Tight Lines wins Silver Tommie in 2008 for Tractors and Vines
January 17, 2009, Kelowna, B.C. — Tight Lines Contracting Ltd. today announced it has been awarded a Silver Tommie in the category of Renovations over $300,000. The project, Tractors and Vines, is located in Trout Creek (Summerland), BC, and is owned by Ivan and Janet Janssen. The Tommie Awards are sponsored by the BC Interior chapters of the Canadian Home Builders Association and are awarded by a committee of the contractors peers.
“I was extremely pleased to once again be recognized by the selection committee and my peers for this project,” said Anthony Deane, President, Tight Lines Contracting. “This was an interesting opportunity for Tight Lines as not only were we able to renovate the home and build an adjacent barn, but we were also able to put the full property to use by planting a commercially viable vineyard, which the Jannsen’s are very proud of. The uniqueness of skills and trades required to complete the entire project was gratifying for all involved,” added Deane.
The Tractors and Vines project involved a complete re-design of the existing home including creation of new kitchen, dining, living, bathroom and bedroom spaces. Every room was reconstructed with modern cabinetry, floors, plumbing and electrical. The reclamation of existing fir floors and the addition of new appliances and fixtures added the subtle elegance the Janssens required. A wrap around ground level deck and extensive fir and cedar trellis work provide a great venue for quiet and sun sheltered outdoor recreation.
The accompanying barn was constructed with RV and tractor storage in mind and can accommodate both. The extensive shop facilities, including an underground service pit make allow for on-site tractor and other farm equipment service to be performed with ease. Extensive exterior concrete slabs allow for significant external storage and ample turn-around room for the largest pieces of equipment.
Nestled between an extensive apple orchard and an operating market garden, the Janssens desired the 1 acre of remaining property, which was in fallow, be utilized to its fullest extent and made the decision to plant grapes. The infrastructure (posts, trellis, drip irrigation) were first installed and Pinot Noir was planted.
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