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Kendal building bosses win national awards
Two Kendal construction bosses have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication by winning a national accolade.
Mike Hillbeck, of Russell Armer Homes, and Peter Robinson, who works for Briery Homes, were chosen from more than 13,000 applicants for a prestigious Pride in the Job quality award.
It is the sixth time Mike has been singled out for recognition.
National House Building Council (NHBC) has picked 450 UK regional winners after what it described as “12 months of rigorous judging”.
Mike’s nomination focused on his work at Masters’ Grange, Kirkby Lonsdale, where he is leading the development of 34 homes on an historic school site.
The 54-year-old said: “We have to prove we have proper, effective control over every aspect of a site – and produce high quality homes.
“It’s all about attention to detail and being organised!
“To win a quality award again is great, not just for me, but for my site team and the company. It shows our commitment to producing houses that we’re proud of.”
Mike, who lives in Kendal, has been with Russell Armer for 16 years.
Peter’s award comes for his work at The Oaks development, in Longtown, for Natland-based Briery Homes.
Peter, who has worked in construction for more than 30 years after starting as an apprentice plumber and heating engineer, said: “One man gets the award but one man can’t win it. You rely on the whole team, from the architects through to all the different trades on the site to maintain the highest standards. We have a great team and the quality of their work is reflected in the quality of the homes we build there.”
Both men’s names will go forward to a national final in October when one overall winner of the award will be named.