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Increases for new development could add up to $5,000 to the price of a single family home: homebuilders

The Metro Vancouver regional district, an unelected body responsible for utilities like water and sewer, are set to increase sewer fees for new development, sparking an outcry from the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association (GVHBA) and Urban Development Institute (UDI).

The sewer charges for new development will increase between 82% and 111%, depending on the building type, for Vancouver, and between 214% and 230% in the Fraser Valley, according to the UDI and GVHBA. “The timing of this imposed stack of government charges on new homes couldn’t be worse,” said GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit.  

To continue reading, please visit Business in Vancouver - Sewer Fee Increases to Jack Up Prices of New Homes.


Impact on Affordable Housing: GVHBA and UDI send collective message to the Metro Vancouver

GVHBA and UDI send collective message to the Metro Vancouver board chair outlining their concerns with the sudden fee increase and lack of meaningful consultation with industry stakeholders.
See here for more information. 


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On October 17, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members:   WE Invest Inc., Janet Scagel Design, Surreyvilla Construction Inc., Ponderosa Construction Ltd., Yang’s Enterprises Ltd., White Star Property Services Ltd., Westmark Developments Ltd., EMEC Design Group Ltd., Lan-Gees Investments Corp., Christophe Vaissade Designs Inc., Red Five Design, Square Nine Developments Inc., The Collaborative Design Studio Inc., Zimba Design, Elinteriors, Ryder Creek Homes, Capilano Builders Ltd., JLY Development Ltd., Neopacific Development Inc., K.M. Roberts & Associates Ltd., McGivern Construction Ltd., Purity Group Solutions Inc. dba Purity Design, Kitchen Renos West, Holson Developments Ltd., 1118376 B.C. Ltd. dba Delta Construction, SeeVirtual Marketing & Photography Inc., Silva Timber Products Ltd., Nestworks Construction Ltd., Sunnymead Construction Ltd., Emkor Construction Ltd., Legacy Framing, Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd., The Business Surgeon and GreatVan Builders Inc.
 
WE Invest Inc.
General Contractor / Developer
1) Joel Tilstra, Kastra Construction Inc.
2) Lanson Foster, Lanstone Homes Ltd.
3) Justin Bontkes, Caliber Projects
Contact: Wally & Esther Wiebe
Phone: 604-679-1612
wewiebe@mac.com 
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Janet Scagel Design
Interior Designer 
1) Mark Isaac, Alchemy Construction Ltd.
2) David Adair, Blackfish Homes Ltd.
Contact: Janet Scagel
Phone: 604-612-5737
www.janetscageldesign.com
janet@janetscageldesign.com
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Surreyvilla Construction Inc.
Developer
1) Ron Sargeant, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Kuldeep Huauluck, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
Contact: Khalid Hussain
Phone: 778-564-5058
kchohan@surreyvilla.ca
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Ponderosa Construction Ltd.
General Contractor, Project Manager
1) Taryn Swanepoel, Hi-Design Custom Cabinetry Ltd.
2) Aaron Scrivener, Cypress Hardwood Flooring Ltd.
3) Nick Cindric, Starline Windows Ltd.
Contact: Kyle Klassen / Lynnette Klassen
Phone: 778-988-5553
kpklassen@hotmail.com
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Yang’s Enterprises Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family)
1) Collin Jackson, Standard Building Supplies
2) Jessica Hudson, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
3) Loy Leyland, Loy Leyland Architect Inc.
Contact: Hugh Ho
Phone: 604-222-8799
hughvivho@shaw.ca
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White Star Property Services Ltd.
Landscape Construction
1) Dennis Stobbe, Hyer Homes & Renovations Ltd.
2) Dave Dore, Burnco Rock Products Ltd.
Contact: Jerry Ma
Phone: 604-882-0075
info@whitestarltd.ca
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Westmark Developments Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family) / Developer
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Mike Vanderput, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
3) Stephen Collins, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Harmel S. Bains
Phone: 604-821-1333
www.westmarkhomes.ca
info@westmarkhomes.ca
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EMEC Design Group Ltd.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Consultant
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
2) Cory Saran, Forge Properties Inc.
Contact: Zeeshan Wahla
Phone: 604-999-2069
www.emec.ca
info@emec.ca
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Lan-Gees Investments Corp.
Developer
1) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
2) Reza Kamrani, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Dildar Lanji
Phone: 604-585-6877
dildarlanji@gmail.com
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Christophe Vaissade Designs Inc.
Building Designer
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Cory Saran, Forge Properties Inc.
Contact: Christophe Vaissade
Phone: 604-614-6627
www,cvdesigns.ca
chris@cvdesigns.ca
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Red Five Design
Graphic Design 
1) Jamie Squires, Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing
2) Rav Hayer, Hayer Builders Group Inc.
Contact: Michael Marsland-Root
Phone: 604-338-4218
www.redfivedesign.ca
create@redfivedesign.ca
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Square Nine Developments Inc.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Single family) / Developer
1) Moe Bhatha, Standard Building Supplies
2) Sunil Kumar, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Manish Sharma
Phone: 604-492-1859
www.squarenine.ca
manish@squarenine.ca
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The Collaborative Design Studio Inc. 
Interior Design
1) Hari Pal Sharma, Maple Leaf Homes Ltd.
2) Kevin Dhaliwal, Essence Properties
Contact: Donna Russell
Phone: 604-787-1706
www.thecds.ca
donna@thecds.ca
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Zimba Design
Building Design and Consulting
1) Josh Young, Maestro Development Inc.
2) John Friswell, CCI Renovations
Contact: Pam Chilton
Phone: 604-803-5532
www.zimba.ca
contact@zimba.ca
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Elinteriors 
Interior Designer
1) Jamileh Askarian, Noura Homes
2) Brandi Miskinis, Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre
Contact: Ewa Lis
Phone: 778-892-1957
www.elinteriors.ca
info@elinteriors.ca
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Ryder Creek Homes 
Builder (1 – 49 units, Single family) / Developer
1) Scott Frampton, Standard Building Supplies
2) Jim Boyd, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Ryan Thorpe
Phone: 604-812-2558
ryan@ryder-homes.com
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Capilano Builders Ltd. 
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family)
1) Rod LaFrance, Standard Building Supplies
2) Darren Henry, EMCO Corporation
Contact: Bryce Eyton
Phone: 604-971-5660
www.capilanobuilders.ca
info@capilanobuilders.ca
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JLY Development Ltd. 
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family)
1) Michael Cui, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
2) Anne Lu, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Jing Long (James) Yuan
Phone: 604-495-4088
www.jlydevelopment.com
yuanjames@hotmail.com
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Neopacific Development Inc. 
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) / Developer
1) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Ali Faham, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Aryan Farrokhi
Phone: 604-983-8656
www.neopacific.ca
info@neopacific.ca
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K.M. Roberts & Associates Ltd.
Manufacturer’s Representative
1) Al Thiel, Wespac Electrical Contractors Inc.
2) Randy Kolstad, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
Contact: Brian LeCappelain / Dave LeCappelain
Phone: 604-882-8488
www.kmroberts.com
blecappelain@kmroberts.com
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McGivern Construction Ltd.
Renovator
1) Rob Myckatyn, Standard Building Supplies
2) Gary Ogden, Vinyltek Windows
Contact: Brian McGivern
Phone: 604-374-4720
www.mcgivernconstruction.ca 
brian@mcgivernconstruction.ca 
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Purity Group Solutions Inc. dba Purity Design
Interior Design
1) Theresa Patterson, Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
2) Ian Martens, Shirmar Construction
3) Jessica Krahn Buchanan, Fontile Corporation Ltd.
Contact: Sydney Carlaw
Phone: 604-510-7226
www.puritydesigns.ca
sydney@puritydesigns.ca
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Kitchen Renos West
Interior Designer (kitchen)
1) Ralph Belisle, TQ Construction Ltd.
2) Paula Nickerson, Olympia Tile International Inc.
Contact: Amber Mendonca
Phone: 604-365-4151
www.kitchenrenoswest.ca
amber@kitchenrenoswest.ca
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Holson Developments Ltd.
Developer
1) Dave Snowden, Standard Building Supplies
2) Deborah Simla, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
3) Mahesh Chadha, Rahul Glass Ltd.
4) Nicky Pratt, Fontile Corporation Ltd.
Contact: Sergey Holson Sr. / Sergey Holson Jr.
Phone: 604-537-2367
holsonltd@gmail.com
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1118376 B.C. Ltd. dba Delta Construction
General Contractor
1) Alan Chan, Trail Appliances
2) Kayli Tan, Universal Supply Co. Inc.
Contact: Karl Ka-Keung Tsang
Phone: 604-729-9119
7299119@gmail.com
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SeeVirtual Marketing & Photography Inc.
Sales & Marketing, Advertising & Promotions, Drafting / Floor plans
1) Avtar Johl, Platinum Group of Companies
2) Dave DeBruyn, InHaus Development Ltd.
Contact: Brett Youngberg
Phone: 604-575-1244
www.seevirtual360.com
info@seevirtual360.com
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Silva Timber Products Ltd.
Supplier: Engineered wood panels
1) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
2) James Dewinetz, Pacific Rim Cabinets Ltd.
Contact: Richard Kaufmann
Phone: 604-474-1730
www.silvapanel.com
info@silvapanel.com
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Nestworks Construction Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family) / Renovator
1) Warren Johnson, Kerrisdale Lumber
2) Brock Hayes, West Coast Windows
Contact: Stephen Nestmann
Phone: 604-916-0028
www.nestworks.ca
info@nestworks.ca
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Sunnymead Construction Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, single family)
1381 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1B6
1) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Brian Hirsch, Euroline Windows Inc.
Contact: Emma Wang
Years in business: 4
Phone: 604-281-2100
sunnymeadconstruction@gmail.com.
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Emkor Construction Ltd.
Renovator
1) Adrian Alblas, Burnaby Blacktop Ltd.
2) Jay Minhas, Elegant Development Inc.
Contact: Hunish Rangi
Phone: 778-712-0808
www.emkorconstruction.ca
hunish@emkorconstruction.ca
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Legacy Framing
Framing sub-contractor
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Development
2) Alisa Aragon, Bridgestone Financing Pros
Contact: Kyle Andresen
Phone: 604-795-6977
kyle.andresen@gmail.com
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Canadian Turner Construction Company Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Multi-family)
1) Katie Maslechko, Beedie Development Group
2) Tim Higgenson, Lafarge Canada Inc.
Contact: Amit Patel
Phone: 604-398-2200
www.turnerconstruction.com
spospisil@tcco.com
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The Business Surgeon
Business Consulting / Coaching
1) Alisa Aragon, Bridgestone Financing Pros
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Keith Lloyd
Phone: 604-728-6667
www.BusinessSurgeon.ca
KLloyd@businesssurgeon.ca

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GreatVan Builders Inc. 
Builder (1 – 49 units, Multi-family) 
1) Craig Fleming, Trail Appliances Ltd. 
2) Ray Willey, Burnco Rock Products Inc. 
Contact: Simon Chen 
Phone: 778-829-0809 
westacorp@gmail.com 

 

 

 


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On September 19, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: Kong Phat Construction Ltd., Canadian Countertops, Davenport Projects Ltd., Caliber West Renovations Inc., Roxul Inc., Modern PURAIR® Vancouver, Sajoiq Investments Ltd., Grand Homes, Stylux Design and Construction Ltd., Reid Pelly Construction Ltd., Simba Flooring Corp., Counterpoint Interiors, Ever Casa Construction Ltd., HT Blinds, 1131382 B.C. Ltd. dba A & A Development, PSL Construction Ltd., Wow Factor Staging Rentals Ltd., Cambridge Doors Ltd., Frontier Flooring, Sammarco Construction, LifeTec Construction Group Inc., Wesgrove Homes Inc., Sam Chan (Royal Pacific Tri-Cities Realty), Landmark Premiere Properties and B-Tec Custom Works Inc. dba Merit Homes.

 
Kong Phat Construction Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom) / Renovator
1) Shirley Wu, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Jessica Hudson, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Christy Tsang
Phone: 778-838-1189
www.kongphatconstruction.com
info@kongphatconstruction.com
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Canadian Countertops
Stone fabricator & installer
1) Hussain Khatheer, VGC Vancouver General Contractors Inc.
2) Agnes Gonzalesz, Caesarstone Canada
Contact: David Scott
Phone: 778-229-1816
www.canadiancountertops.com
david@canadiancountertops.com
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Davenport Projects Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, Single family) / Renovator
1) Michael Upward, Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd.
2) Chad Walmsley, Northern Alpine Contracting
Contact: Kiff Mowat
Phone: 604-828-5433
kiff@davenporthomes.ca
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Caliber West Renovations Inc.
Renovator
1) Felipe Freig, Versa Platinum Construction Ltd.
2) Mike Merakian, Blue Ocean Construction Inc.
Contact: Joey Monette
Phone: 778-785-7395
www.caliberwestrenovations.ca
joey@caliberwr.com
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Roxul Inc.
Supplier: Insulation products
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Sunny Goel, Convoy Supply Ltd.
Contact: Emilia Coghill
Phone: 778-229-3689
www.roxul.com
emilia.coghill@roxul.com
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Modern PURAIR® Vancouver
Service:  Duct cleaning
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Kevin Dhaliwal, Essence Properties
Contact: Matt Taylor
Phone: 604-695-7676
www.modernpurair.com
matt.taylor@modernpurair.com
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Sajoiq Investments Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family) / Developer
1) Harj Sandhu, Landcraft Homes Ltd.
2) Deshia Singh, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Iqbal Singh Bhullar
Phone: 604-724-9734
www.sajoiqgroup.com
sajoiq.investments@gmail.com
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Grand Homes
Renovator
1) Gary Tiwana, Paramax Homes Ltd.
2)  Reza Kamrani, Federated Insurance 
Contact: Drazen Vukovic
Phone: 604-290-3549
vukovicdrazen84@yahoo.ca
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Stylux Design and Construction Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family) 
1) Dan Glavind, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Scott Frampton, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Ray Gorjian
Phone: 604-235-1935
www.styluxconstruction.com
info@styluxconstruction.com
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Reid Pelly Construction Ltd.
General Contractor / Project Manager
1) Jonathan Vendargon, Seneca Homes Ltd.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Reid Pelly
Phone: 604-865-0996
www.reidpellyconstruction.com
reid@reidpellyconstruction.com
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Simba Flooring Corp. 
Supplier:  Flooring products
1) Ensen Yao, DP Tile and Stone Co. Ltd.
2) Thalia Sieben, PurParket
Contact: Jun Wu / Julia Xu
Phone: 604-285-9876
www.simbaflooring.com
Vancouver@simbaflooring.com
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Counterpoint Interiors 
Renovator
1) Robert Capar, maison d’etre design-build inc.
2) Lynn Harrison, Harrison Marketing Resources Ltd.
Contact: Brian Carroll
Phone: 604-683-8407
www.counterpoints.com
brian@counterpoints.com
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Ever Casa Construction Ltd.
General Contractor / Project Manager
1) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
Contact: Werner Gonzalez
Phone: 778-984-9354
wernerg2011@hotmail.com
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HT Blinds 
Supplier: Window coverings
1) Cory Saran, Forge Properties Inc.
2) Imran Khan, Kuji Homes Construction
Contact: Haseeb Choudhary
Phone: 604-593-5450
www.htblinds.ca
info@htblinds.ca
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1131382 B.C. Ltd. dba A & A Development 
Developer
1) Terry McDermott, Coast Spas Lifestyles Inc.
2) Jagdev Khosa, Rahul Glass Ltd.
Contact: Sukh (Vinnie) Dosanjh
Phone: 778-837-3529
vwproperty@outlook.com
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PSL Construction Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom) / Renovator
1) Rob Gallop, Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
2) Aaron Scrivener, Cypress Hardwood Flooring Ltd.
Contact: Aaron Johnson
Phone: 778-858-9275
www.pslconstruction.ca
aaron@pslconstruction.ca
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Wow Factor Staging Rentals Ltd.
Service:  Staging 
1) Nick Dosanjh, DVL Homes
2) Kam Dhami, Marquis Custom Homes
Contact: Shirley Belzer
Phone: 604-857-0102
www.wowfactorstaging.com
shirleybelzer124@msn.com
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Cambridge Doors Ltd.
Supplier:  Doors, moulding and hardware
1) Prabjhot Basraon, Ikonik Homes
2) Udham Hundal, Hundal Bros. Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Contact: Harleen Jagpal
Phone: 604-572-0222
info@cambridgedoors.ca
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Frontier Flooring
Supplier:  Flooring products, stair systems, exterior decking, installation
1) Allan Sieben, Vintage Hardwood Flooring
2) David Babakaiff, Alair Homes Vancouver
Contact: Elmer Cabrera
Phone: 604-336-2909
www.frontierluxury.com
elmer@frontierluxury.com
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Sammarco Construction
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family)
1) Valentino Citton, Homes by Valentino
2) Garry Ludbrook, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Matthew Sammarco
Phone: 604-318-4975
mpsammarco@gmail.com
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LifeTec Construction Group Inc.
Manufacturer: CFS structural panels (wall frames, joists & trusses)
1) Reza Kamrani, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
2) Alisa Aragon, Bridgestone Financing Pros
Contact: Krishna Jolliffe / Robert St-Aubin
Phone: 604-260-6303
www.lifetechomes.com
info@lifetechomes.com
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Wesgrove Homes Inc.
Renovator
1) Larry Wilson, G. Wilson Construction Co. Ltd.
2) James Swenson, Kenorah Design + Build Ltd.
3) Ian Gillies, EMCO Corporation
Contact: Jason Mitchell
Phone: 604-209-6641
www.wesgrovehomes.com
jmitchell@wesgrovehomes.com
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Sam Chan (Royal Pacific Tri-Cities Realty)
Service: Realtor
1) Perdip Moore, PD Moore Homes Inc.
2) Karen MacInnes, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Sam Chan
Phone: 604-722-2223
www.greatervancouverhousing.ca
samc@royalpacific.com
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Landmark Premiere Properties
Developer
1) Ted Wong, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Bob Lee, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Jamshid Tahmasbi
Phone: 604-620-1677
www.landmarkliving.ca
accounting@landmarkproperty.ca
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B-Tec Custom Works Inc. dba Merit Homes
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) 
1) Gurnam Grewal, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Sunil Sharma, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Mike Bakshi
Phone: 604-716-4444
www.merithomes.ca
mike@merithomes.ca

When a “Small” Job Isn’t So Small After All

 

 
It is not uncommon that a project initially expected to be a “small” job becomes more complicated as work proceeds. This can often become a point of contention with clients, regardless of whether you have a written or oral contract. In the recent Provincial Court case of Portnoy and Khait v. Pacific West Mechanical, a plumbing service took a small financial hit, when a “small” job became more complex than originally planned. 
 
THE FACTS
 
This case involved a couple (the “Homeowners”) that owned a condo unit in Vancouver. The Defendant was a plumbing contractor retained to perform plumbing kitchen repairs at the Homeowners’ condo unit.  The Defendant estimated one-hour to complete these repairs.
 
However, the repairs took longer than expected because the Homeowners had recently replaced their kitchen sink, which resulted in debris contamination in the plumbing lines. This fact was not known to either party when the time estimate for the plumbing work was originally provided. The additional work took an extra 2 to 3 hours to complete and the Defendant charged the Homeowners accordingly.  
 
The Homeowners initially paid the Defendant for the extra work but then sued to recover the amount paid over and above the original fixed-price contract.   
 
DECISION

The adjudicator hearing the case accepted the Homeowners’ evidence that the contract was originally meant to be a fixed-price one.  However, he also found there was “more to the story than the contractual arrangement”.  Because the Defendant did not know about the debris in the plumbing lines when the contract was made, the adjudicator found it could not be held strictly to the fixed-price contract in those circumstances.  In the result, the Defendant was entitled to some, not all, of its invoice and had to refund the Homeowners for part of the extra payment.
 
LESSONS LEARNED

Even if it initially appears that a job will be small, the possibility exists that the scope can expand due to unforeseen site conditions. Make sure your contract (especially a fixed-price contract) clearly stipulates whose responsibility it is to pay for additional costs resulting from unforeseen complications on site.  Also, if unforeseen conditions arise, ensure you obtain signed authorization from your client in advance to show that extra payments for any additional work have been agreed to.
 
 
This article was written by Jay N. Spiro, a lawyer, and Jeremia S. Chow, a summer articled student, who practice in construction law with the law firm of Kuhn LLP. This article is only intended as a guide and cannot cover every situation.  It is important to get legal advice for specific situations.  If you have any questions or comments about this case or other construction law matters, please contact us at 604-684-8668 (Vancouver) or 604-864-8877 (Abbotsford). 
 



GVHBA welcomes these new members

On August 15, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: Anja Henche Design Inc., Form Creative Inc., By Design Construction Inc., SIGA Cover Inc., Sunbeam Homes Inc., Steelix Builders Group Ltd., PSL – Par’s Services Ltd., Baljit Singh Kalkat dba KJR Developments, Anvil Studio Inc., Novin Boom Construction Ltd., Pavel Denisov Design , Lexi Development Group Inc., Larch Construction Ltd., Azek Building Products, Benest Holdings Group Ltd., Avis Homes Ltd., Chevdesign Inc. dba Craig Chevalier Designs, Faber, Manjit Athwal Construction Ltd. dba Highlight Homes, and Meme Brooks Design Inc.

 
Anja Henche Design Inc. 
Designer 
1) Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd.
2) Brian Boyd, Boda Construction Ltd. 
Contact: Anja Henche 
Phone: 604-724-5543
www.ah-design.ca 
anja@ah-design.ca
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Form Creative Inc.
Interior Design Consultant 
1) Mike MacPhee, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Alan Alibhai, Trail Appliances Ltd. 
Contact: Sandip Saran 
Phone: 778-294-2920 
www.formcreative.ca 
accounting@forge.ca 
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By Design Construction Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, multi-family) 
1) Perdip Moore, PD Moore Homes Inc.
2) Colin Jackson, Standard Building Supplies 
Contact: Bobby Purba 
Phone: 604-351-8614
www.bdchomesinc.com 
info@bydesignconstruction.ca 
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SIGA Cover Inc.
Manufacturer – Building envelope materials 
1) Marcel Studer, Econ Group Construction and Development Ltd.
2) Mat Turner, Lanefab Design Build Ltd. 
Contact: Sean Mcstay 
Phone: 604-365-1705
www.sigacover.com 
sean.mcstay@sigacover.com 
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Sunbeam Homes Inc.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom) 
1) Mark Yu, PHY Construction Ltd. 
2) Kai Luo, Royal Vela Developments Ltd. 
3) Richard Zhang, Baywest Manufacturing Inc. 
Contact: Shilin Sun 
Phone: 604-728-1886
www.sunbeamhomes.ca 
info@sunbeamhomes.ca 
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PSL – Par’s Services Ltd.
Contractor – Hazardous waste transporter, sewage systems, treatment plants 
1) Minder Bhullar, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Shannon Dykhuizen, Lafarge Canada 
Contact: Par Leihl 
Phone: 604-278-4445
www.pslservices.ca 
par@pslservices.ca
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Baljit Singh Kalkat dba KJR Developments
Builder (1 - 49 units, Single family) 
1) Kirt Sims, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) David Hirsch, EuroLine Windows Inc. 
Contact: Baljit Singh Kalkat 
Phone: 604-771-4827
billykalkat@hotmail.com 
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Steelix Builders Group Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Multi-family) 
1) Rick Johal, Zenterra Developments Ltd. 
2) Vikas Sharma, Saiya Developments Ltd. 
3) Ron Sargeant, Northcoast Building Products Ltd. 
Contact: Parm Dhaliwal
Phone: 778-242-5052
steelixbuildersgroup@gmail.com 
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Avis Homes Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) 
1) Steve Johnson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Moe Bhagha, Standard Building Supplies 
3) Mike Szép, Yard-At-A-Time Concrete (1988) Ltd. 
Contact: Kuljit Dhillon 
Phone: 778-889-4545
Kuljit25@hotmail.com
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Anvil Studio Inc.
Graphic Design Consultant 
1) Mike MacPhee, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Alan Alibhai, Trail Appliances Ltd. 
Contact: Sandip Saran 
Phone: 778-294-2920
www.anvilstudio.ca 
accounting@forge.ca 
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Novin Boom Construction Ltd. (NBCO)
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family) / Renovator 
1) Marcel Bousquet, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Michael Nordman, Coast Wholesale Appliances 
3) Amir Taghiakbari, ATACO Construction Ltd. 
Contact: Hooman Khorrampour
Phone: 604-716-4201
www.nbco.ca 
info@nbco.ca 
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Pavel Denisov Design 
Architect / Residential Designer 
1) Joe Geluch, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. 
2) Shawn Hilliard, Somerset Homes Ltd. 
Contact: Pavel Denisov 
Phone: 604-417-7753
www.denisov-arch.com 
info@denisov-arch.com 
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Lexi Development Group Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, Single family), Project Managers 
1) Elizabeth Archer, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Kelly Frick, Lafarge Canada Inc. 
Contact: Bahaedin Naemi 
Phone: 604-779-5394
www.lexi.house 
info@lexi.house 
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Benest Holdings Group Ltd. 
Developer 
1) Hao Min, Bold Properties 
2) Dave Kyle, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
Contact:  Kai Ma 
Phone: 778-385-6225
www.benesthomes.com 
info@benesthomes.com 
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Larch Construction Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, multi family), Developer 
1) Jay Batch, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Dave MacPhee, Northcoast Building Products Ltd. 
Contact:  Eugene Averbuch 
Phone:604-355-8678
eugene.averbuch@gmail.com 
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Azek Building Products 
Supplier: Building materials 
1)Mike Bayer, Standard Building Supplies 
2) John Moore, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
Contact: John Klovensky 
Phone: 778-229-8664
www.azek.com / www.timbertech.com 
john.klovansky@cpgbp.com 
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Chevdesign Inc. dba Craig Chevalier Designs 
Residential Designer 
1)Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd.
2) Greg Nielsen, G.D. Nielsen Homes 
Contact: Craig Chevalier 
Phone: 604-987-9365
www.chevalierdesigns.com 
craig@chevalierdesigns.com 
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Faber 
Employment services, Software apps 
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc. 
2) Jeff Melo, Melo Construction Ltd. 
Contact:  John Reid / Justin Locke / Sebastian Jacob / Jordan Squire 
Phone: 604-512-4220
www.faberconnect.com 
john@faberconnect.com 
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Manjit Athwal Construction Ltd. dba Highlight Homes  
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family) 
1) Gurnam Grewal, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Raj Sohal, Rahul Glass Ltd. 
Contact:  Jagveer Athwal / Manjit Athwal 
Phone: 604-783-0089
highlighthomes@hotmail.com 
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Meme Brooks Design Inc. 
Interior Decorator and Home Staging 
1) Jason Lyle, Lyle Construction Ltd. 
2) Doug Langford, JDL Homes Vancouver 
Contact: Meme Brooks 
Phone: 604-428-6996
www.memebrooks.com 
design@memebrooks.com

Holistically Built Kitchen Wins Ovation Awards in Boulevard Vancouver

Holistically Built Kitchen Wins Ovation Award by Bob de Wit in Boulevard Vancouver


BC Construction Industry Raising $1 Million for Wildfire Relief: #Here4BC

BC CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY RAISING $1 MILLION FOR WILDFIRE RELIEF: #HERE4BC
The BC and Canadian construction industry comes together to support those affected by the BC wildfires



VANCOUVER, B.C. – Support for the Here4BC campaign, launched on July 18 by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), has gained huge momentum across the Canadian construction industry, with 56 companies and associations, including the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) and the Urban Development Institute (UDI), committing to raise $1 million dollars to assist British Columbians who have been displaced, lost homes and businesses, and much more as a result of the wildfires.

The Here4BC program encourages the industry to contribute to the Red Cross British Columbia Fire Appeal, through financial donations and/or by contributing to the online registry of supplies, services and equipment that can be loaned or donated to the relief efforts. “We’re incredibly proud to see the industry joining resources to help British Columbians in need,” says VRCA President, Fiona Famulak. “The key to this campaign’s success is having Associations in the Canadian construction industry mobilize their members, especially those in B.C. So far, more than $124,000 has been raised – and is increasing by the hour -- with BC donors contributing 77% of those funds.”

Bob de Wit, GVHBA CEO, says the wildfire devastation really hits home for members. “Our members’ passion is in building homes and neighbourhoods for families, so seeing the incredible losses experienced by these communities has spurred many members to ask us, ‘How can we help?’ We’re proud to be part of this important initiative,” says de Wit.

“The wildfire situation doesn’t just impact the people living in those communities,” says UDI President & CEO Anne McMullin, “it touches all British Columbians so it is important that we all work together to help those in this time of need.”

The online Here4BC fundraising campaign will run until August 31. Help amplify the call for donations. The website, www.Here4BC.ca, contains information on how companies, their employees and associations can help, as well as direct links to donate to the Canadian Red Cross British Columbia Fires Appeal. Everyone is encouraged to share via social media, using the hashtag #Here4BC.

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Fashion & Function in New Home Condo Guide

Fashion & Function in New Home Condo Guide by Bob de Wit as PDF


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On June 20, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: 

On June 20, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: Royal Vela Developments Ltd., Schulz Construction, Canada Glass Restore dba Vancouver Home Maintenance, Zytech Building Systems LP, Power Pros Electrical Ltd., Belfast Construction Ltd., ISN Enterprises Inc., PropertyGuys.com, Kastra Construction Inc., Precision Way Projects Ltd., Bissett Fasteners, Aeon Stone & Tile Inc., Tyrrell Projects Inc. and Johns Manville.
 
Royal Vela Developments Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family)
1) Kirt Sims, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Doug Patterson, Ply Gem / Mitten
Contact: William Yin
Phone: 780-441-1456
Yinzhimin2000@hotmail.com
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Schulz Construction
Builder (1-49 units, Custom) / Renovator
1) Mario Iacioviello, Standard Building Supplies
2) Greg Hasler, Hasler Homes
Contact: Graham Schulz
Phone: 604-790-6667
www.schulzconstruction.ca
schulzconstruction@shaw.ca
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Canada Glass Restore dba Vancouver Home Maintenance
Service: Glass restoration / Renovator
1) Dave Mayhew, Weatherguard Gutters Inc.
2) Lauren Tuttle, Standard Building Supplies 
Contact: James McMahon
Phone: 844-567-7378         
www.canadaglassrestore.com
info@canadaglassrestore.com
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Zytech Building Systems LP
Supplier: Roof truss, I-joists, framing lumber, Smart Frame (wall and floor panelization)
1) Clay Duguid, Vesta Properties Ltd.
2) Kevin Beck, Anthem Properties Group Ltd.
Contact: Steve Bratke
Phone: 604-546-3232
www.zytechtruss.com / www.zytechbc.com
sbratke@zytechtruss.com
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Power Pros Electrical Ltd.
Trade Contractor: Electrician
1) James Gray, Graytek
2) Mackenzie LaPorte, MKL Custom Homes Ltd.
Contact: Kirby Sewell / Brad Kasper
Phone: 604-855-1700
www.powerpros.ca
info@powerpros.ca
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Belfast Construction Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family)
1) Dave Kyle, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Craig Lundy, Imperial Painting Ltd.
3) Jim Boyd, Oasis Windows Ltd.
4) Matt Latham, Pella Windows & Doors
Contact: Allen Zu
Phone: 778-386-2720
https: www.belfastgroup.ca/construction
admin@belfastgroup.ca
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ISN Enterprises Inc.
Developer
1) Jeffrey Lin, Bayrich Development Ltd.
2) Enoch Deer, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
3) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Ian Wu
Ian.wu@outlook.com
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PropertyGuys.com
Service: Real Estate Marketing
1) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Alisa Aragon, Bridgestone Financing Pros
Contact: Tony Csanyi-Fritz
Phone: 236-987-4897
www.propertyguys.com
tfritz@propertyguys.com
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Kastra Construction Inc.
Subtrade: Siding, exteriors contractor
1) Lanson Foster, Lanstone Homes Ltd.
2) Glenn Jenkins, Country Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Joel Tilstra
Phone: 778-809-3304
Tilstra.siding@gmail.com
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Precision Way Projects Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom) / Renovator
882 East 19 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5V 1K5
1) Rich Harrison, Standard Building Supplies
2) Andrew Thomson, Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
Contact; Norman Little
Phone: 604-790-6676
Precision.way.projects@gmail.com
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Bissett Fasteners 
Supplier: Fasteners
1) Ken Humphrey, Country Lumber Ltd.
2) Darcy Doroshekno, Standard Building Supplies
Contact:  Christy Chong
Phone: 604-540-0200
www.bissettfasteners.ca
cchong@bissettfasteners.ca
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Aeon Stone & Tile Inc.
Supplier: Natural stone, custom kitchen & bathroom furniture, doors & closets
1) John Gunson, Euro Canadian Construction Corporation
2) Quinn Prince, SSC Countertops Ltd.
Contact: Tushar Simoniha
Phone: 604-872-8444
www.aeonstonetile.com
tushar@aeonstonetile.com
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Tyrrell Projects Inc.
Renovator
1) Shawn Perepelytz, Metroworks Tile & Stone
2) Karen Plamondon, Exclusive Floors Ltd.
Contact: Ryan Tyrrell
Phone: 778-928-5894
www.tyrrellprojects.com
ryan@tyrrellprojects.com
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Johns Manville
Supplier: Building insulation products
1) Jarnail Garcha, Royale Properties Ltd.
2) Rob Currie, Basement Systems Vancouver Inc.
Contact: Lakhei Dusanj
Phone: 778-877-3766
www.jm.com
lakhei.dusanj@jm.com