2021 CONSTRUCTION AWARDS

Presented by Hayward Lumber

IN PERSON EVENT at The Carriage Museum in Santa Barbara on Friday, October 15th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. ‘Suit Up, Boot Up’ Theme so come in your best western wear.

We’ll have a red carpet, drinks, networking, charcuterie board appetizers, plated dinner, dessert, awards presentation, and more. We cannot wait to get together with you all and recognize our members who have completed some incredible projects! Judging has begun. Entries are judged anonymously based on quality, craftsmanship, and fit the category. There are 12 award categories with one winner per category. Winners announced LIVE at the event and presented with an award.

The SBCA is so thankful to have judges from a variety of fields within the building community. Judges have been assigned projects. Projects are kept anonymous with entrants names hidden so the work is judged based on the work itself. The SBCA has carefully planned to have variety of judges on projects to bring different opinions, design eyes, and expertise to the judging. We want to be transparent with entrants and the community.
Thank you judges for supporting the SBCA!


Anthony Grubmine | Principal Architect, Harrison Design Santa Barbara | Chair on the City of Santa Barbara’s Historic Landmarks Commission
Garry Oswald | Retired Contractor, 40 years experience | GRD Construction
Laurie Bennett | VP of Arbee Inc. (including Fence Factory and C&W Construction | Board Director for the Ventura County Contractors Association (VCCA) | Past President of National Association of Women In Construction
David Atkin | General Contractor, David Atkin Construction | 3rd Generation Contractor | Board Member with the Ventura County Contractors Association and the Board of Appeals for the Ventura County Fire Department
Melinda Tremblay | Owner & Designer | Rincon Road Design Studio
Robert Ooley, FAIA | Architect, County of Santa Barbara | VP of Government Relations on California Board of the AIA | Author
Kathleen Volpi | County of Santa Barbara Plan Technician
Don Gordon | Retired, Gordon Fiano Inc. | Board of Director, TRADART
Cass Ensberg, FAIA | Architect, Ensberg Jacobs Design | SB County Board of Architectural Review
Lisa Eklund | Building Liaison, EP Consulting | Board Director for the Ventura County Contractors Association (VCCA) | Previously PM, OM, and Construction Manager in the construction field for 25+ years
Dennis Whelan | Architect | AIA Member | Retired UCSB Campus Architect | Manager of the Santa Barbara County Architectural Archival

Tickets on sale NOW! Ticket Options: Single or Table of 10. Open to SBCA members & non-members.

Tickets are non-refundable. Sponsorship opportunities available with tickets included. See flyer below.

Thank you to our title sponsor Hayward Lumber for supporting the SBCA for years. Thank you our other sponsors for your support. We could not do this without you. American Riviera Bank | Frank Schipper Construction | Ferguson Bath Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, and Miele Inc. | Action Roofing & Action Energy

Entrant Projects – We will continually share photos on our social media leading up to the event.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram & Facebook to stay-up-to-date!

Sponsorship opportunities available! Grow your business and connect with our incredible community. Branding on AwardForce website & promotional materials, speaking opportunities, name on trophy, and more. Contact Jenny at marketing@sbcontractors.org to become a sponsor for this incredible event. Flyers below.

Contest is open to current SBCA general contractor and subcontractor members in good standing. Submissions closed June 30, 2021. Projects substantially completed between January 1, 2019 – January 1, 2021. Contractor must have specialty contractor license if submitting project in subcontractor category. Project must have building permits for scope of work.