CANUNGRA eco-friendly builders Hobbs Building and Interiors has been recognised at the Gold Coast Housing and Construction Awards on Saturday night.
The black tie affair held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre attracted more than 800 industry representatives including co-owners Luke and Nikki Hobbs with their second-year carpentry apprentice Max Patterson.
The team was nominated for three awards on the night under four key housing criteria - liveability and design, innovation, workmanship and degree of difficulty.
Co-owner Luke Hobbs won the Individual- Rising Star category with the judging panel praising him for his passion coupled with a calm, approachable demeanour as well as several newly appointed business processes that gave Hobbs the competitive edge.
Mr Hobbs said his creative team always did its best to explore and improve on ways to enhance the customer build experience.
"Such enhancements include our New Client Manual, savvy social media promotion, complimentary 12-month customer care maintenance program and customer relationship management software, including a personalised client dashboard coming soon which will facilitate daily logs, work-in-progress pictures, build schedule and progress claims," he said.
"Our end goal is to be environmentally responsible and resource-efficient on all residential and commercial projects, including recommending and utilising the most innovative and sustainable quality products on the market.
Luke and Nikki Hobbs recently appeared as keynote panellists alongside Hype Build and Design's Aaron and Daniella, 2017 winners of the reality television show House Rules.
The pair also showcased their Canungra selections showroom and latest fully off-grid project at Carneys Creek, west of Boonah.
Hobbs Building and Design also took the Housing - best Use of Sloping Site category for their Tamborine Mountain Raiforest Views "Project McDonnell".
Mr Hobbs said the two storey steel framed home situated on 7.62 hectares of sloping land was designed by Tamborine Mountain's Cameron Design Logic and engineer Peter Falvey.
"This parcel of land was our client's former childhood property and... was always going to be a truly memorable family home," he said.
The firm received the Housing $251k to $350k for a Mundoolun four-bedroom bespoke family home built within the Mundoolun Estate in partnership with Munruben building designer Pride Home Designs.