Valley Kitchens and Joinery general manager Brad Allinson paid tribute to his team and the businesses he works with after winning the Kitchen Project of the Year over $45,000 category at the HIA Awards.
Valley Kitchens designed, built and fit the joinery for the kitchen, butler's pantry and also the laundry in taking out the award, but Mr Allinson was mindful of the team effort that goes into any building project.
“A special shout-out to our partners Caesarstone Australia,” Mr Allinson said.
“Hunter Valley Granite and Marble were the stonemasons and they did a fantastic job.”
Mr Allinson said it was a great feeling being recognised by his industry peers.
“Our whole team works incredibly hard and throws their hearts and souls into every kitchen we install, so to have that industry recognition was fantastic,” he said.
“The competition was tough – we have so much great talent in the Hunter – so to take home Kitchen of the Year was amazing.”
Recognition at the HIA Awards is a major validation for participating businesses and Mr Allinson said victory was a gratifying indication that they are getting things right for their clients.
“It's just really wonderful to be recognised among all that talent.
“Valley designs, builds and installs kitchens across the spectrum of prices and it's extremely validating to be recognised at the top end of the market.
“We always listen to what our clients want when they come to us, and for us it's fantastic that people are always so happy with what we do for them. Industry recognition is the icing on the cake.”
Valley Kitchens is an award-winning specialist kitchen design and installation company creating premium, contemporary kitchens and joinery to suit every home and project.
From sleek and modern to traditional and timeless, each kitchen is designed and built with the same quality craftsmanship and personal service they’ve given customers over the past 36 years.
Whether it’s the kitchen of your dreams for your forever home or a standard layout for an investment property, the Valley Kitchens team works with you to create a custom, functional design for your needs.
Valley Kitchens’ designers pride themselves on staying at the forefront of the industry and can advise on the latest trends, materials and innovations to help you create the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
Backed by the highest craftsmanship from their experienced cabinet makers and the personal service that has been the hallmark of the family company since 1980, Valley Kitchens is with you every step of the way – from design to installation.
Their use of Australian board products complying with the strictest sustainability projects is very important to them.
Mr Allinson said he was rapt with being involved with the HIA Awards.
“It was so great to see the commitment everyone has to being part of the industry,” he said. “The camaradarie and sense of pride and belonging on the night was really special.”
He also praised the other major category winners, highlighting the collaborative nature of building industry and committment to quality.
“We also want to give a huge congrats to Hotondo Homes [Project Home over $300,001], Montgomery Homes (Display Home of the Year) and Coolwater Constructions [Project Home of the Year],” he said.
“We installed the kitchens and joinery in the winning homes and it's always great working with them.”