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About Us

Mission Statement

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association represents the residential construction industry in the Greater Vancouver Area. Dedicated to the professionalism of its members, GVHBA provides the following services:

  • Liaison with local governments and housing industry groups.
  • Education and training.
  • Technical and economic information transfer.
  • Public visibility and recognition.
  • Opportunities to network.

Organizational Structure

GVHBA is affiliated with the Canadian Home Builders' Association at both the provincial and national levels. Established in 1974, it is the largest of the 10 local associations in British Columbia with more than 850 members, eight full-time and one part-time staff. A Board of Directors, elected annually by the general membership, governs GVHBA.

GVHBA History

Read about the history of GVHBA. Construction Business magazine's article (PDF format) about the association and its 30 years of service to members.

Staff Listing

Bob (Robert) de Wit
Staff liaison Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Media

Wendy McNeil
Vice President, Marketing & Education
Staff liaison for Education Committee, Renovation Council, and Ovation Awards Committee

Dawn Sondergaard
Director, Marketing Communications
Staff liaison for Golf Committee and Sales & Marketing Communications Committee

Renée Auer
Director of Membership & Sales
Staff liaison for Membership Committee and Suppliers' Council

Mark Sakai
Director of Government Relations
Staff liaison for Development Committee and Technical Committee

Carolyn Beale
Manager of Membership & Sales

Vanessa Smith
Manager of Online Education and Marketing

Office Location

Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
#1003, 7495 - 132 Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1J8

Phone: (778) 565-4288
Fax: (778) 565-4289

Membership Requirements

To become a member of GVHBA, a company must submit an application form, bank reference, a minimum of two GVHBA member references, and two trade references. Builders should be a member of a third-party warranty program and be registered with the Homeowner Protection Office.

Application Process

All applications for membership in GVHBA are circulated to the general membership for review prior to ratification by the Board of Directors. Upon ratification the new member agrees to abide by the GVHBA Code of Ethics. Memberships are renewed each year if the company remains in good standing with the association. Learn more about joining GVHBA.

Code Of Ethics

GVHBA members agree to abide by this Code of Ethics.

Complaints and Ethical Issues

Complaints about GVHBA members are dealt with according to the Canadian Home Builders' Association Code For Disciplinary Action. A Complaints Committee addresses issues around possible improper conduct of members.