Our Members Speak
April 9, 2013
I am very passionate about Sears Commercial and being able to offer builders such great deals and being a member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association has been an excellent way to connect with prospects and gain clients that I would have had a very difficult time connecting with otherwise.
I have found that by regularly attending meetings and events I have been able to successfully network and meet new potential clients and reconnect with existing clients. I highly recommend becoming a member if you’re not already one and regularly attending meetings and events if you’re looking to grow your business and expand your network.
Account Manager B.C.
Sears Canada Inc.
March 20, 2013
Alchemy Construction joined the GVHBA in 2011 because we felt that the organization upheld the same values and standards that we had built our business on. It is our goal to build a reputation as a reliable, professional company, where we put our customers first. GVHBA has proved over and over again, that they too, support their customers, both members and the consumer.
Our team has attended as many of the events, seminars and roundtables as possible, and look forward to participating in more in the future. We entered the industry award programs and were thrilled to be recognized for one of our projects.
It’s a real asset to our company to be part of such a professional organization.
Alchemy Construction Ltd.
June 15, 2012
To Anyone Thinking of Joining the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association:
Becoming a member of the GVHBA in 2007 was a great thing to do! As a professional builder and renovator, this one action has produced innumerable positive benefits for my company.
With the association, I can offer my staff industry training and education.
For myself, I am able to meet my peers and we can share our knowledge with one another. We may be competitors but there is a camaraderie shared by us that can’t be found elsewhere.
Moreover, I want to thank the GVHBA for introducing the Ovation awards. This local program has really helped me to market my company to the public and has given Best Builders some great advertising and spin-off marketing opportunities.
Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd.
May 17, 2012
Peter and Wendy,
Just a quick note to let you know that our people who manned the booth at the Croatian Cultural Center last night [Spring Home Renovation Seminar] told me that it was an excellent show for MAAX. There were a lot of people at the show who are at the beginning of a reno or about to start one. Our people went nonstop for the entire time presenting MAAX products and they also had some builders and designers visit the booth. Well done !
Regional Sales Manager
MAAX Bath Inc.
March 21, 2012
As a professional renovator, and owner of Briar Design & Construction Ltd., I can’t say enough about the GVHBA organization. Since joining the association, we have participated in many educational opportunities and successful consumer events. I personally appreciate being able to meet with fellow renovators at the Reno Councils to discuss common issues and new ideas. Right from the beginning, we felt welcomed, and were encouraged to get involved. In doing that, our business has benefited tremendously from the experience.
Jim Bahnuk, Briar Design & Construction Ltd.
December 14, 2011
12 December 2011
To: The GVHBA
Since joining on in 2005 Econ Group has found its membership to the GVHBA an invaluable asset for our company.
A true advocate within the home building industry, the Association’s presence is felt both on a day-to-day level (through its numerous learning, training and networking opportunities) and within higher-level dialogue pertaining to systemic trends and shifts.
Truthfully, there is not a Monday Morning Briefing or a Housing Starts email that I, and all the administrative staff of Econ Group, do not read immediately. The information that the GVHBA provides us in a consolidated format saves us time. As any Principal of a busy design/build office can attest, my spare moments are few and far between. Instead of needing to pore through myriad resources, the GVHBA provides me trustworthy snapshots of the big picture.
The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association raises professionalism and accountability in our industry, standing at the forefront as a proactive voice within local and regional challenges as they arise. The entire Econ team wishes to thank you for your tireless work within our field.
Principal, Econ Group Construction + Development Ltd.
November 1, 2011
To: The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
Attn: Renée Auer
The My House Team has found invaluable benefit in membership with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. Their constant support in all areas of education, resource, networking, referral and marketing keep us on top of the local Renovation andHousing industry.
Keeping us up to date with Seminars, Workshops & Talks; hearing from renowned industry speakers on recent/relevant topics and trends; there is always something new and exciting being offered by the dynamic group of people that make up the staff and directors of the GVHBA. These people are a constant pleasure to work with & will always go the extra mile to help their members. From visiting the association’s office to attending meetings and events, as a member, you are greeted with warmth from administration and fellow members; and as a member of the consumer public you are handled with the utmost competence and professionalism.
A key benefit of being a member of this group is that there is guaranteed to be someone within the association that is an expert on whatever your query, and governing members work to help you find that perfect fit. The standard that is set by the RenoMark program lends to our team constantly striving to reach higher; and for consumers it gives confidence and peace of mind that they have chosen to work with professionals. We are proud to display the professional stamp of the GVHBA and value our membership, the resulting relationships & support that we receive from this top notch association and its people.
The My House Design/Build Team
Roz Screeton, Marketing Manager
August 9, 2011
Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd has been a member of the GVHBA since 2005. Since joining the GVHBA the Green Sheet has continually been more than satisfied with the direct results the company receives through our membership. There is no other organization that facilitates such diverse interactions among professionals in the residential construction industry. Each and every month of the year there are multiple networking, courses, council meetings and sponsorship opportunities available to their members.
The Green Sheet’s team greatly appreciates the invaluable hard work, support and dedication that the GVHBA staff provides their members. Their consistent effort to create opportunities for their members to better network and educate themselves in the industry is completely unrivalled.
It is without a doubt that Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd looks forward to a continued longstanding membership with the GVHBA. Having seen the success of our membership we are confident that there are many future opportunities to be had with the GVHBA.
Simone Sunderland, President
February 8, 2011
As a professional renovator myself, I am pleased to be a member of an organization that offers RenoMark, a national program whose structure provides a level of confidence to homeowners and compels member renovators to abide by a 10-condition code of conduct, including offering written contracts, safety compliance, liability insurance and warranties.
For members, GVHBA offers numerous networking and marketing opportunities, technical and green-building updates, design trends, consumer preferences, community planning initiatives, economic outlooks, education and training, and analysis of and reaction to local, regional, provincial and federal government policy.
I can’t say enough about the GVHBA staff, and the dedicated volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors, various committees, councils and task forces. This combined team, recognized nationally for its excellence, works diligently for the residential construction industry, for the association, for consumers, and for many community and charitable organizations throughout Metro Vancouver.
Todd Senft, Owner
February 1, 2011
“Joining the Greater Vancouver Home Builders was one of the smartest business decisions we ever made. Membership gave us direct contact to our primary clientele through the numerous networking events, thus developing many lasting relationships with members of the GVHBA. We are very proud to support and work with the builders that make a difference in the industry.”
Tim Killey, Owner
May 28, 2010
The GVHBA website has been an excellent source of qualified traffic to ours. It is currently our third most popular referring site.
Troy Abromaitis - Wallmark Homes Ltd.
June 1, 2009
GREATER VANCOUVER HOME BUILDERS' ASSOCIATION #2O3, 15463 - 104 Avenue Surrey BC V3R 1N9
Attention: Mr. Peter Simpson - CEO
l'm writing today to personally thank you and the GVHBA for helping me become a Professional Homebuilder. Twenty five years ago, l joined the GVHBA on the advice of Walt Scott,a "Builder's Builder". He told me to join the GVHBA if I wanted any chance at success. Since 1984 I've helped build over 3,000 homes for BC families, an achievement l'm very proud of it.
I would not be writing this letter today if I had not received the education, advice, encouragement and fellowship that I received over the years as a member of the GVHBA.
I encourage anyone who truly wants to make homebuilding a career to join the GVHBA. It will change your life as it did mine.
MORNINGSTAR HOMES LTD.
May 29, 2009
We have been members of the GVHBA for 12 years. As builders, some of the greatest benefits to us have been exposure to new products and trades, learning new ideas through networking with colleagues and suppliers and keeping current with new concepts and code changes.
The benefit for supplier & sub-trade members would be the ability to network and showcase their product or service to new potential clients. There are many different committees that can help you with business challenges as well.
Remember the more you get involved, the more it will help your business.
Portrait Homes Ltd.
May 28, 2009
Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association
# 203-15463-104 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3R 1N9
Ph: (604) 588-5036 Fax: (604) 588-5037
To Renée Auer, Director of Membership & Sales:
We at Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. wish to express how the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has helped our business to become the top referred waterproofing company in the Lower Mainland. The excellent reputation that the GVHBA maintains in our industry is shared by all the members and lends considerable credibility when conducting business with companies in the building industry. We have seen Basement Systems Vancouver grow seven fold in size since joining the GVHBA. The professional manner in which the members conduct their business is a main reason we choose to do business inside the GVHBA realm. The GVHBA staff is hard-working, proficient and very pleasant to deal with, whether it’s a simple request or a more in depth request for help in dealing with a municipality.
Our customers tell us that they have researched our professional affiliations and they have referenced the GVHBA as a credible and above-board organization. This translates into trust for my account representatives and ultimately leads to increased contracts and sales for my company. A great ongoing benefit of joining the GVHBA is the opportunity to gain access to industry-leading dinner meeting speakers, relevant topics and forecasting trends. We often know what’s happening or going to happen months before the media! The educational aspect of the GVHBA was instrumental in allowing our company to present and discuss a new product to the members of the Education and Training Committee and the Technical Committee. Since that time, Delta-MS has become the top-rated dampproofing membrane and is now well accepted in the building community.
We participate in the many fine social networking events such as the Annual Golf Tournament and Christmas Party and consider these to be a top notch way to both have fun and meet the people with whom we do business.
In summary, our membership in the GVHBA has more than paid for itself in all forms - from knowledge and credibility to networking and public visibility. We look forward to many years of membership in the GVHBA.
Basement Systems Vancouver Inc.
May 28, 2009
The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association provides Mitsui Homes Canada with a wealth of information about the developing construction trends and technology innovations, as well as connecting our key personnel with some of the most influential and knowledgeable people in the industry. Many of our customers and suppliers are also GVHBA members and it’s an added pleasure when we cross paths at GVHBA events.
Mitsui Homes Canada