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GVHBA welcomes these new members

On March 21, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: 

Profile Marble & Bath Ltd., Apex Living Ltd. dba Bayrich Development Ltd., Landcraft Homes Ltd., Vancouver Safety Surfacing Ltd., LNLS, Primex Manufacturing, NATS Nursery Ltd., Yorkton Group International Ltd., QAI Laboratories Ltd., High Precision Monitoring & Analysis Ltd., Belmar Homes Ltd., Belmar Homes Ltd., Dynamo Drywall Inc., Freedom Capital Inc., Mirage Screen Systems Inc., Tridecca Project Management Inc., DR Electrical, Baywest Manufacturing Inc., ACO Systems Ltd., Father and Son Masonry & Fence, Randstad Engineering and Westcliff Homes.
 
Profile Marble & Bath Ltd.
Renovator (Kitchens, Bathrooms)
1) Lars Van Linge, Teragon Developments & Construction Inc.
2) Nikki Cruikshank, Merit Kitchens
Contact: Anthony Vanderpol
Phone: 604-596-5071
www.profilemarble.ca
profile@telus.net
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Apex Living Ltd. dba Bayrich Development Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family) / Developer
1) Yana Noor, Patra Stone Works Ltd.
2) Jashanot Bhoday, Oasis Windows Ltd.
3) Stephen Lim, Vinyltek
Contact: Jeffrey Lin
Phone: 604-370-3770
www.bayrich.ca
info@bayrich.ca
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Landcraft Homes Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family) / Developer
1) Bal Johal, Ply Gem / Mitten
2) Aman Binning, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) TJ Sajan, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Harjit Sandhu
Phone: 604-771-0299
www.landcraftgroup.ca
harj@landcraftgroup.ca
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Vancouver Safety Surfacing Ltd.
Paving Contractor
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Ryan Anzew
Phone: 778-877-4229
www.vancouversafetysurfacing.com
sales@vancouversafetysurfacing.com
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LNLS
Land Surveyor
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Kathy Yuen, Phase One Design
Contact: Brian Ngan
Phone: 604-327-1535
www.LNLS.ca
brian@LNLS.ca
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Primex Manufacturing
Manufacturer: HVAC Venting and Telecom / Media Enclosure Solutions
1) Kerry McKearney, EMCO Corporation
2) Malcolm Bradbury, A.O. Smith Canada
Contact: Sean Morrison
Phone: 604-881-7875
www.primexfits.com
smorrison@primexfits.com
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NATS Nursery Ltd.
Landscape Supply, Green Roofs, Nursery
1) Colin Doylend, Britco
2) Paul O’Neill, Beaver Plastics
Contact: Ron Jacobson
Phone: 604-530-9300
www.natsnursery.com
ron@natsnursery.com
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Yorkton Group International Ltd.
Developer
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Ben Lui
Phone: 780-409-8228
www.yorktongroup.com
benlui@yorktongroup.com
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QAI Laboratories Ltd.
Supplier: Third-Party Certification, Testing, and Inspection Body
1) Winston Conyers, Duradek
2) Navroop Sidhu, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Kevin Tsumura
Phone: 604-527-8378
www.qai.org
ktsumura@qai.org
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High Precision Monitoring & Analysis Ltd.
Supplier: Advanced Mobile First Aid & Safety
1) Steve Chandra, Alleylane Homes Construction & More Ltd.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc. 
Contact: Karin Mahil
Phone: 604-782-8384
www.hpanalysis.com
info@hpanalysis.com
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Belmar Homes Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) / Renovator
1) Peter Pocrnic, Casa Madera Hardwood Floors Inc.
2) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Greg Guidotti, Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
Contact: Nick Zanic
Phone: 604-341-9945
www.belmarhomesltd.com
belmar@telus.net
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Dynamo Drywall Inc.
Drywall contractor
1) Reece Terris, Terris Lightfoot Contracting Inc.
2) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
Contact: Juan Manuel Velez
Phone: 604-374-4939
jvelez@dynamodrywall.com
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Freedom Capital Inc.
Commercial Financial Services
1) Raj Bhandal, Seiba Properties & Investments Ltd.
2) Baljit Johal, Mortise Construction Ltd.
Contact: Rosaleen Ram / Pip Dhaliwal
Phone: 604-616-7185
www.freedomcapital.com
info@freedomcapital.com
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Mirage Screen Systems Inc.
Retractable Screen Door Supplier and Installer
1) Gurpreet Sandhu, Wolrige Mahon LLP
2) Kalon Mallais, Euroline Windows Inc.
Contact: Peter Ingram
Phone: 604-596-0651
www.miragescreensystems.com
pingram@miragescreensystems.com
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Tridecca Project Management Inc.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) / Developer
1) Daljit Thind, Thind Properties Ltd.
2) Steve Johnson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Carla Kazemi
Phone: 604-568-2265
www.tridecca.com
info@tridecca.com
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DR Electrical
Red Seal Electrical Contractor
1) Alisa Aragon, Bridgestone Financing Pros
2) David Martin, RSC Renovation Science Corp.
Contact: Dale Randall
Phone: 778-344-0233
www.drelectrical.ca
dalerandall55@gmail.com
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Baywest Manufacturing Inc.
Manufacturer: Log and Timber Homes
1) Chris Lynn, Tamlin International Homes Ltd.
2) Tara Smith, Tolko
Contact: Richard Zhang
Phone: 604-641-1358
www.baywest-mfg.com
info@baywest-mfg.com
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ACO Systems Ltd.
Bathroom and Exterior Drainage Products
1) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring 
2) Martin Knowles, Martin Knowles Photo / Media
Contact: Thomas Osicka
Phone: 604-362-8190
www.acocan.ca
tosicka@aco-online.ca
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Father and Son Masonry & Fence  Randstad Engineering
Masonry Services and Fence Supplier and Installer
1) Mike Heer, I-XL Masonry Supplies Ltd.
2) Dana Hughes, Brock White Canada
Contact: Randy L. Browne
Phone: 604-503-2815
www.fatherandsonmasonry.ca
info@fatherandsonmasonry.ca
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Randstad Engineering
Employment Services
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring 
Contact: Elena Cowan
Phone: 604-915-9333 x. 3325
www.randstad.ca/engineering
elena.cowan@randstad.ca
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Westcliff Homes
Developer / Project Manager
Referred by:                                    
1) Harry Tiwana, Parkshore Homes Inc.
2) Rebecca Rendall, EMCO Corporation
Contact: Jay Dhesi
Phone: 604-813-4468
jaydhesi@shaw.ca
 

Georgie Awards® Gala celebrates 2017 winners and 25 years of home building excellence

BURNABY, B.C. (March 13, 2017) - The 2017 Georgie Awards® winners were announced on Saturday, March 11, at the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards® Gala in Vancouver.

 
The winners were announced by emcee Todd Talbot, co-host of Love It or List It Vancouver, in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 600 industry professionals. The silver anniversary event featured entertainment by DESTINEAK and Westcoast Contortion & Acrobatics, a seated dinner, and a masquerade-themed after-party. 
 
The Georgie Awards® are an annual awards program presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia. The awards are recognized provincially and nationally as a premier housing awards program that highlights excellence in home building and renovation in the province.  
 
"Our members help to build and grow great communities throughout British Columbia. We are proud to present and host the Georgie Awards each year to showcase the innovation taking place within the industry." says CEO Neil Moody. "Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners on this exciting accomplishment."
 
Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC members submitted entries from across the province. Entries were built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed between January 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals. The categories in the Georgie Awards® represent the diverse aspects of the industry, including new residential construction, renovation, marketing and energy-efficiency. 
 
"We extend our appreciation to all members, sponsors, staff and volunteers who have contributed to the program's growth and success over the past twenty-five years. We look forward to building on this success and continuing to raise the bar for the Georgie Awards® in the years ahead," says Moody.

Furthermore, 22 GVHBA members winning in multiple categories including:

Best Environmental Initiative: Portrait Homes for Nelson Peak
Residential Renovator of the Year: My House Design/Build/Team
Custom Home Builder of the Year: Natural Balance Home Builders
Residential Community of the Year: Zenterra Developments for Hyde Park
Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year: Foxridge Homes
Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year: Zenterra Developments

For a complete list of winners, check out www.georgieawards.ca


Bob de Wit: March 2, 2017 Province Column - Builders' Nexus Lane could expedite delivery of new homes

From a homebuilder’s and homebuyer’s perspective, last week’s provincial budget added little to what was an active year by the B.C. government when it comes to the housing file. There was a reduction, albeit tiny, to the threshold exemption of property transfer tax for first-time homebuyers. More intriguingly, the budget promised to finally work things out with municipalities to deal with the supply side of the housing market equation.

Referring to a Deloitte report, Finance Minister Mike de Jong cited 115,000 housing units — notably from only six of the Lower Mainland’s 21 municipalities — as being held up at various stages of planning. Promised actions include:
• to support improvements to local government capacity, where needed, to process applications in a more timely way;
• to use incentives to reward jurisdictions for achieving efficiencies and target outcomes in the application, approval and permitting processes; and
• to adopt a performance-based approach in providing provincial assistance.

Why is this catching my attention?

As I’ve pointed out before in this space, delays in rezoning and building permits increase the estimated completion time and cost for projects, which ultimately get passed on to the homebuyer. At the same time, this delay in housing inventory continues to drive the price of available housing stock upward as supply lags behind demand.

Supply constraint and its impact on housing affordability is an issue the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders’ Association takes seriously. To address our concern, the association initiated an annual Housing Approvals Study — or HAS — research program in 2014, working with Metro Vancouver cities to examine municipal procedures in an effort to identify best practices to promote efficient delivery of new homes, and to tackle the problem of constrained supply.

Research confirmed city building permit offices are swamped. They are seeing unprecedented volumes of applications, and although there are many reasons for delays, the volume alone is daunting. Adding staff resources is an obvious solution – and one I predict the provincial government will support – but an even more impactful approach will be to consider how current staff resources are being deployed.

Looking at the report findings, it became apparent municipalities treat every applicant equally and as if the city has never encountered the builder before, even when that’s often not the case. The fact is, there are “good” builders and “bad” builders, and it’s the latter group that soaks up staff time at city hall.

A simple recommendation, based on HAS findings, is for planning departments to allow staff to expedite applications from builders with proven track records – like a Nexus lane — freeing staff to appropriately focus their attention on less-experienced builders or those they have reason to scrutinize more closely. Focusing energies where needed can boost staff resources and help to bring housing to the marketplace in a timely manner.

A recommendation such as a builders’ “Nexus lane” is just one of the best practices provided by the HAS research. When it comes to municipal permitting processes, most cities strive to adopt best practices that will improve the processing of new housing applications. After all, our elected city officials and senior staff are citizens too, and recognize the importance of a healthy supply of new housing on the local market.

Just how the Liberal government will accomplish its commitments to working with municipalities was not explained in Minister de Jong’s address, but it is my hope the HAS research — available at gvhba.org/events/gettingtogroundbreaking — is part of the Liberal government’s strategy.

Bob de Wit is CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. Email bob@gvhba.org

 


GVHBA Homebuyer Forum

Wondering how and where to buy in Vancouver's real estate market?  Where are the trending neighbourhoods, and what are emerging housing products? Getting ready to buy, gathering market intelligence and finding the home right for you is all part of the home buying process. The Vancouver Sun and The Province feature an overview of the GVHBA's Homebuyer Forum, running today from 3pm - 9pm, with interactive panel discussions at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Featuring industry experts, this is your opportunity to get granular information not readily available on the internet. The Panel discussions will be streamed live. We encourage you to sign up for this FREE opporunity. Empower yourself and buy smart. Read the Vancouver Sun and The Province featuring Zenterra Developments and BCHousing. Register for the event HERE.


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On February 21, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: Square One Investment Group Ltd., AmpcoGrafix, RSC Renovation Science Corp., Harmony Sense Interiors Ltd., DP Tile and Stone Co. Ltd., BOAS Construction Ltd., C/Bridge Construction, BC Floor Covering Association, Area3 Design Studio Inc., Kim Nhai Nguyen (Sutton West Coast Realty), Kristopher Dax Construction Inc., Rylan Business Consulting Inc., Alture Properties Ltd., Powell Contracting Ltd., AD Waters, Allura by Plycem, Empira Properties Inc. and Kronos Buillders Group.
 
Square One Investment Group Ltd.
Builder: (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family)  / Renovator
Referred by:
1) Marty Donaldson, Griff Building Supplies Ltd.
2) Gary Knight, Country Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Jordan Harrison
Phone: 778-736-0299
www.squareonecontracting.ca
info@squareonecontracting.ca
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AMPCO Manufacturers Inc. dba AmpcoGrafix
Supplier: Graphics, signs
Referred by:
1) Gail Yen, FortisBC
2) Pierre Rostaing, Telus
Contact: Dann Konkin / Wade Davies
Phone: 604-472-3800
www.ampcomfg.com / www.ampcografix.com
dann.konkin@ampcomfg.com
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RSC Renovation Science Corp.
Renovator
Referred by:
1) Shawn Perepelytz, Metroworks Tile & Stone
2) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance Company of Canada 
Contact: David Martin
Phone: 604-377-5448
www.renovationscience.com
david@renosci.ca
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Harmony Sense Interiors Ltd.
Interior Designer, Interior Decorator
Referred by:
1) Nick Bray, Project Mint Developments Ltd.
2) Erik Jensen, Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Contact: Lucila Diaz / Anna Cumming
Phone: 778-835-5874
www.harmonysense.com
info@harmonysense.com
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DP Tile and Stone Co. Ltd. 
Supplier: Porcelain tile products, natural stone mosaic
Referred by:
1) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Shuyi Wang
Phone: 604-285-9326
www.dongpeng.com
shirley.dptile@outlook.com
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BOAS Construction Ltd.
Renovator
Referred by:
1) Mike Iacutone, Olympia Tile International Inc.
2) Scott Paulhus, Cloverdale Paint Inc.
Contact: Stuart Oh
Phone: 778-379-2627
www.boasconstruction.com 
boasconstruction@gmail.com
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C/Bridge Construction
Renovator
Referred by:
1) John Meaney, MDM Solutions Inc.
2) Gord Sanderson, Westcoast Moulding & Millwork Ltd.
Contact: Cian Stapleton
Phone: 778-837-3163
cianstapleton@gmail.com
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BC Floor Covering Association
Association
Referred by:
1) Thalia Sieben, Oakhill Distribution Inc.
2) JD Eckmire, MAPEI Inc.
3) Jason Davids, Exclusive Flooring
4) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Thomas Foreman
Phone: 604-881-4944
www.bcfca.ca 
info@bcfca.ca
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Area3 Design Studio Inc.
Interior Designer
Referred by:
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
2) Lynn Sparling, Torlys
Contact: Lisa Hansen / Brenda Chiu / Kulpreet Anant / Marion Nordin
Phone: 778-297-2732
www.area3design.ca 
brenda@area3design.ca
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Kim Nhai Nguyen (Sutton West Coast Realty)
Realtor
Referred by:
1) Harv Hehar, Urban Flare Developments Inc.
2) Reilly Novak, Novak Contracting & Construction
Contact: Kim Nhai Nguyen
Phone: 604-716-9470
Kimnhai.nguyen@icloud.com
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Kristopher Dax Construction Inc.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) / Renovator
Referred by:
1) Kip Sewell, Powerhouse Tile Ltd.
2) Rob Gallop, Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
3) Aaron Scriver, Cypress Hardwood Flooring Ltd.
Contact: Dax Jones
Phone: 604-813-7529
www.kristopherdax.com 
dax@kristopherdax.com
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Rylan Business Consulting Inc.
Business consultant specializing in construction
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Dave Brown, Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
Contact: Lori Gobert
Phone: 604-862-5245
www.rylanbc.ca 
lgobert@rylanbc.ca
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Alture Properties Ltd. 
Developer
Referred by:
1) Blake Ponuick, Preston Mobility
2) Craig Schultz, VictorEric Premium Homes
Contact: Stephen Duke
Phone: 604-777-1808
www.altureproperties.com
Stephen@altureproperties.com
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Powell Contracting Ltd.
Renovator
Referred by:
1) Mark Globe, Standard Building Supplies
2) Yuji Togashi, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Edward Powell
Phone: 604-358-5417
www.powell-contracting.com
edpowell17@gmail.com
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AD Waters
Manufacturers Rep: Plumbing fixtures
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Rob Gallop, Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Contact: Terry Chamberlin
Phone: 1-888-941-4411
www.ad-waters.com
tchamberlin@ad-waters.com
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Allura by Plycem
Manufacturer of fibre cement
Referred by:
1) Rick Van de Perre, Gentek Building Products
2) Ben Good, Woodtone Industries
3) Joel Wishart, Taiga Building Products
4) Andy Bakker, Centra Construction Group
Contact: Mark Genereux
Phone: 1-844-425-5872
www.AlluraUSA.com
mgenereux@elementia.com
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Empira Properties Inc.
General Contractor
10980 – 128A Street, Surrey, BC V3T 3G2
Referred by:
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
2) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Harpal Sohi / Mr. Gagan Sohi
Years in business:1
Phone: (604) 307-9840
www.empira.ca
info@empira.ca
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Kronos Buillders Group
Builder (1-49 units, single family)
Referred by:
1) Jay Minhas, Elegant Developments Ltd.
2) Tajinder Nijjar, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mandy Gill
Phone: 604-597-0137
www.kronosbuildersgroup.com
mandy@kronosbuildersgroup.com

'Healthy home' a new priority

 What is a healthy home? In simple terms , it means plenty of fresh air, non-toxic or low-toxic building materials, and proper moisture control. Speaking with Joe Geluch, president of Naikoon Contracting, Joe explains 'a healthy home starts with caring, not money'. Read Bob's January Province column here.


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On Janaury 17, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 12 (twelve) new members: LSTAR Construction Ltd., J&R Excavation & Demolition Ltd., Moore & Sons Contracting Inc., Westwood Fine Cabinetry, Avrio, Headland Construction, Aedis Design and Construction Inc., Tandem-North Construction Ltd. dba Tandem Construction Ltd., Germanhaus, Coastec Industrial Paints, Aedifex Construction Inc. and Brock White Construction Materials.

LSTAR Construction Ltd.
Roofer
Referred by:
1) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Adam Wicks, Wicks Electric Inc.
ontact: Denis Zhang
Phone: 778-877-7000
denisdodge@gmail.com
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J&R Excavation & Demolition Ltd.
Trade contractor: Demolition, excavations, backfilling, storm detention systems
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Lars Van Linge, Teragon Developments & Construction Inc.
Contact: Hubert Regehr
Phone: 604-247-0337
hubert@jrexcavation.com
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Moore & Sons Contracting Inc.
General Contractor, concrete formwork, retaining walls, foundations
Referred by:
1) Tim Killey, Fire Busters Inc.
2) Gary Knight, Country Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Don Moore
Phone: 604-514-1322
moore.sons@shaw.ca
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Westwood Fine Cabinetry
Supplier: Cabinets
Referred by:
1) Ray Skific, Colonial Countertops Ltd.
2) Len Noort Jr., Noort Development Ltd.
Contact: Dwayne Moore
Phone: 604-544-4000
sales@westwoodfinecabinetry.com
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Avrio
Developer
Referred by:
1) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
Contact: Michael Derbas
Phone: 604-218-4757
www.avrio.co
md@avrio.co
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Headland Construction
Renovator
Referred by:
1) Doug Pearcy, Vertical Grain Projects
2) Rob McHatten, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Mark Ellis
Phone: 604-505-9667
mark@headlandconstruction.com
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Aedis Design and Construction Inc.
General Contractor
Referred by:
1) Chris O’Donohue, Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Sam Bashir / Dr. Jamil Bashir
Phone: 778-886-3759
Aedis.dc@gmail.com
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Tandem-North Construction Ltd. dba Tandem Construction Ltd.
Renovator
Referred by:
1) Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc.
2) Susanne Doise, Sensitive Design
Contact: Taigan Allerton
Phone: 778-862-0697
tallerton@tandem-construction.com
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Germanhaus
Supplier: Kitchens
Referred by:
1) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
2) Robert Mullin, WYSE Meter Solutions Inc.
Contact: Maxim Gotsutsov
Phone:  604-801-5773
info@leichtvancouvver.com
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Coastec Industrial Paints
Supplier:  Architectural coatings/paints
Referred by:                                    
1) Brian Jenkins, Longhouse Specialty Forest Products
2) Dave Hughes, Woodtone Industries
Contact: Gary Brown
Phone:  604-940-3393
gary.brown@coastpaint.com
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Aedifex Construction Inc.
Framers/Formers, carpenters, interior finishing
Referred by:                                    
1) Guy Taylor, Averra Developments Inc.
2) Enoch Deer, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Daniel Matson / Frank Blackburn
Phone:  604-889-4648
contact@aedifexconstruction.ca
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Brock White Construction Materials
Supplier:  Building materials, masonry supplies, landscaping supplies
Referred by:                                    
1) Sandro Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Peter Kefalas, InHaus Development Ltd.
Contact: Shawn Nephin / Gerald Martin
Phone:  604-574-8760
dsmart@brockwhite.com

 


Dry Wall Tariff Update

As many of you already know, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) announced its decision on the recently imposed drywall tariff this past Wednesday. As expected, it was a compromise but one that will have a significantly reduced impact on homebuyers and our industry.

 
Based on CHBA and others’ testimonials, CITT concluded that the imposition of the duty in its full amount would be “contrary to Canada’s economic interests, and specifically, such an imposition has or will substantially reduce competition in those markets, or cause significant harm to consumers of those goods or to businesses who use them.” 
 
The duty has been suspended for six months, will come in at 43% (rather than as much as 277%) and will result -- depending on how the supply-chain reacts -- in less-dramatic price increases, if any, than have been seen. As well, duties collected to-date will be used to offset some of the prices already paid by end users, and options for Fort MacMurray have also been provided. 
 
Suspending the duties for an extended period was a key request of CHBA, as it will help to address many of the fixed-price contracts that were at risk due to the sudden imposition of the duties. It will also allow preparation for potential increase in prices, should those come to fruition. 
 
Although a complete elimination of the duty would be ideal, given that CITT has found that there actually has been substantial dumping occurring, having no duty was not a practical option. However, the dramatic reduction of duties is a very substantial “win” for the residential construction industry and consumers. It is also important to note that the duties are on trans-border inter-company transfers, which are lower than even wholesale prices, so a 43% duty on the final export price does not equal a 43% cost increase to builders and renovators. For example, provisional duties of over 120% were resulting in price increases to builders and renovators of about 30%. There are also nuances of how this final duty gets implemented that may further reduce upward price pressure. More clarity on these nuances will come when the Tribunal releases its next more fulsome report by January 19th. 
 
Moving forward, CHBA will strongly advocate that the government implement measures to at least these levels, and the details of that implementation do the most they can to return drywall prices closer to historic norms, provide price stability going forward, and ensure adequate and competitive supply to Western Canada, and all of Canada for that matter. For more details click here.  Kevin Lee’s CBC interview.

GVHBA welcomes these new members

On December 20, 2016, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 18 (eighteen) new members: Viceroy Construction Ltd., The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation, Monolith Design Build Ltd., Karoleena Inc., Vancouver Premier Contracting Ltd., Cooper Roofing Inc., D3 Dimension Drafting and Design Inc., Azara Homes Ltd., TBW Custom Homes, ServiceMASTER Restore of Vancouver, Saggu Homes Inc., G5 Industries, Teklar Enterprises Ltd., DINOVO Homes and Renovations, Kabuni Technologies Inc., Cambria Canada, Marzstone Contracting Ltd. and Kingswood Real Estate Management Inc.

Viceroy Construction Ltd.
Builder / General Contractor (1 - 49 units, Custom, single family, multi-family)
Referred by:
1) Heather Johnston, PLACE Architect
2) Caru Tsai, Oceanic Flow
2) Eric Han, Wiston Building Materials Co.
Contact: Malcolm Sask
Phone: 604-639-3320
www.viceroy.com
malcolm.sask@viceroy.com
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The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation
Home Warranty Provider
#301, 30 Springborough Boulevard SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0N9
Referred by:
1) Graeme Huguet, My House Design / Build Team Inc.
2) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
Contact: Fraser de Walle
Phone: 800-352-8240
www.anhwp.com
contactcentre@anhwp.com
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Monolith Design Build Ltd.
Builder (1 - 49 units, Custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Shawn Ahluwalia, Sammy’s Designer Flooring Ltd.
2) Dan Funk, Su Casa Design Inc.
Contact: Ranjeev Gill
Phone: 604-760-2044
www.monolithdesignbuild.com
ranj@monolithdesignbuild.com
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Karoleena Inc.
Builder (1 - 49 units, Single family)
Referred by:
1) Jill Kivett, Marketplace Events
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Kurt Goodjohn
Phone: 1-877-336-8580
www.karoleena.com
kurt@karoleena.com
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Vancouver Premier Contracting Ltd. 
Landscape construction
Referred by:
1) Michael Bostitsch, Stairway Business Consulting Inc.
2) Matt Fox, Momentous Impressions Ltd.
Contact: Adam Cottrell
Phone: 778-989-9722
www.vpcsite.ca
info@vpcsite.ca
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Cooper Roofing Inc.
Roofing contractor
Referred by:
1) Matt Robinson, Monarch Floor & Window Coverings
2) Sam Wainwright, Refine and Design Real Estate Inc.
Contact: Shane Cooper
Phone: 778-773-3124
www.cooperroofs.ca
shane@cooperroofs.ca
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D3 Dimension Drafting and Design Inc.
House designs / home plans
Referred by:
1) Miles Wittig, Basil Restoration Ltd.
2) Peter Procnic, Casa Madera Hardwood Floors Inc.
Contact: Kirsten Sutton
Phone: 604-603-6747
www.d3design.ca
info@d3design.ca
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Azara Homes Ltd.
Builder (1 - 49 units, Custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Davinder Kooner, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
2) Charlie Johal, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Amar Mangat
Phone: 604-763-1110
www.azara.ca
build@azara.ca
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TBW Custom Homes
Builder (1 - 49 units, Custom)
Referred by:
1) Neal Turner, Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc.
2) Warren Johnson, Kerrisdale Lumber
3) Alan Thiel, Wespac Electrical Contractors Ltd.
Contact: Deb Salahor
Phone: 778-291-4721
www.tbwcustomhomes.com
info@tbwcustomhomes.com
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ServiceMASTER Restore of Vancouver
Renovator, Restorations
Referred by:
1) Tony Zawadzki, Wespac Electrical Contractors Ltd.
2) Kent Elliott, KPMG LLP
Contact: Warren Groom
Phone: 604-435-1220
www.svmvancouver.ca
claims@servicemaster.bc.ca
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Saggu Homes Inc.
Builder (1 - 49 units, Custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Gary Tiwana, Paramax Homes Ltd.
2) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Sergio Laredo, Moore & Russell Heating Ltd.
Contact: Gurpreet Saggu
Phone: 604-376-5017
www.sagguhomes.com
sagguhomes@gmail.com
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G5 Industries
Cabinets & Millwork
Referred by:
1) Brent Giesbrecht, Cardinal Contracting Ltd.
2) Dave Robertson, Upper Canada Forest Products
Contact: Graham Gerth
Phone: 604-219-4911
www.g5industries.ca
g5ind@telus.net
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Teklar Enterprises Ltd.
Electrical contractor
Referred by:
1) Darren Reidel, maison d’etre design-build inc.
2) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Craig Dibble
Phone: 604-936-9097
www.teklar.ca
info@teklar.ca 
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DINOVO Homes and Renovations
Builder (1-49 units, Single family), Renovator
Referred by:
1) John Longmuir, Port Coquitlam Building Supplies
2) Jef Niemi, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Darcy Davy, Universal Supply Co. Inc.
Contact: Joele Dimeglio
Phone: 604-459-9941
www.dinovohomes.com
admin@dinovohomes.com
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Kabuni Technologies Inc.
Interior designer and interior products
Referred by:
1) Martin Knowles, Martin Knowles Photo / Media
2) Glorie Averbach, Connected Spaces
Contact: Betty Hasker
Phone: 604-428-6403
www.kabuni.com
betty.hasker@kabuni.com
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Cambria Canada
Manufacturer, Natural stone
Referred by:
1) Andrew MacLeod, FloFORM Countertops
2) Denise McIntosh, Genesis Kitchens & Design
Contact: Hana Barber
Phone: 1-866-226-2742
www.cambriacanada.com
hana.barber@cambriacanada.com
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Marzstone Contracting Ltd.
Landscape design and construction
Referred by:
1) Brent Giesbrecht, Cardinal Contracting
2) Chris Meyers, Homestar Building Development
Contact: Roberto Marziale / Tricia Porter
Phone: 604-888-5843
www.marzstone.com
marzstone@shaw.ca
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Kingswood Real Estate Management Inc.
Land developer
Referred by:
1) Robert Mullin, WYSE Meter Solutions Inc.
2) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
Contact: Ketan Ladva
Phone: 604-670-1144
www.kingswood.ca
ketan@kingswood.ca

25 years young: Finalists announced for the 25th Anniversary Georgie Awards®

BURNABY, BC (November 22, 2016) – The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) is
proud to announce the finalists for the 2017 Georgie Awards®.
 
The Georgie Awards® is recognized both provincially and nationally as a premier housing awards program that
highlights excellence in home building and renovation in British Columbia. To be eligible for a Georgie
Award®, members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC submitted entries from across British Columbia
that were built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed during the period of January 1, 2015 - September 30,
2016. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals.
 
The categories in the Georgie Awards® represent the diverse aspects of the industry, including new residential
construction, renovation, marketing and energy-efficiency. The number of entries this year was a 15 per cent increase
from last year.
 
“The high-calibre and inspiring projects submitted each year by CHBA BC members is a large part of why the Georgie
Awards® program has thrived for 25 years,” said Neil Moody, CEO of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of
British Columbia. “We are pleased to have another strong year of entries and finalists, and we look forward to
announcing the winners at the Gala.”
 
The program was first established in 1992 by a group of industry professionals who decided to start a housing awards
program that would provide value to the residential construction industry and communities throughout British Columbia.
The awards are named after Captain George Vancouver, an officer in the British Royal Navy who explored and charted
areas of British Columbia between 1792-95.
 
The 25th Anniversary Gala will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The annual Gala
hosts over 600 industry professionals for dinner, entertainment, the awards presentation and an after-party. Tickets for
the Gala will be available for purchase in late-November on the Georgie Awards® website.
 
“We receive hundreds of entries from across British Columbia and it is an accomplishment in itself to stand out as a
finalist. I want to congratulate all of our finalists and thank everyone who submitted an entry for this year,” said Moody.
 
 
The finalists of the 2017 Georgie Awards® are:
Best Single Family Home up to 2,300 Sq.Ft. under $500,000 – Production
Foxridge Homes Metro Vancouver (Qualico Developments Vancouver Inc.)
Willoughby West Langley
Foxridge Homes Metro Vancouver (Qualico Developments Vancouver Inc.)
Willoughby West Langley
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd.
Michieli Duplex North Vancouver
Odessa Ventures Ltd
Harrison Highlands Agassiz
 
Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,300 Sq. Ft. under $750,000 – Production
Foxridge Homes Metro Vancouver (Qualico Developments Vancouver Inc.)
The Estates at Morgan Heights Surrey
Foxridge Homes Metro Vancouver (Qualico Developments Vancouver Inc.)
The Ridge at Burke Mountain Coquitlam
Portrait Homes Ltd.
Nelson Peak - Phase 2 Maple Ridge
Symphony Homes Limited
Elenora Residences North Vancouver
RDC Fine Homes Inc.
Sky Pilot – Silver Squamish
 
Custom Home valued $500,000 - $899,999
Pheasant Hill Homes
Efficient Living at the Ridge Nanaimo
Alair Homes Vancouver Island
Creekside Nanaimo
Associate Companies: Mazzei Electric, Slegg Building Materials, Mayco Mix
RDC Fine Homes Inc.
Crumpit Woods Oasis Squamish
Tamlin International Homes
Panorama Galiano Island
Ronse Massey Developments
Keat's Retreat Keats Island
 
Custom Home valued $900,000 - $1,299,999
Falcon Heights Contracting
Confluence Victoria
VictorEric Premium Homes
Hythe Residence Burnaby
VictorEric Premium Homes
Wiltshire Residence Vancouver
Archia Development Ltd
Haywood Ave West Vancouver
NZ Builders
Gonzales Modern Victoria
Associate Companies: Butler Brothers, Cloverdale Paints
 
Custom Home valued between $1,300,000 - $1,899,000
Blackfish Homes Ltd
Alpine North Vancouver
Marble Construction Ltd.
Leovista North Vancouver
T.S. Williams Construction Ltd
Atrium Beach House Lantzville
Associate Company: KB Design
Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Home Sweet Chateau North Vancouver
LWE Builders Kootenay
Haven Fernie
 
Custom Home valued between $1,900,000 - $3,000,000
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor Vancouver
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders
Chancellor Blvd Vancouver
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders
West 23rd Vancouver
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders
Tolmie Vancouver
T.S. Williams Construction Ltd
The Element Nanaimo
Associate Company: KB Design
 
Custom Home valued over $3,000,000
Mulberry Property Group, Inc
Eyremount West Vancouver
Cardinal Contracting Ltd.
Tuscan Villa Tsawwassen
Associate Company: Currant Designs
 
Best Multi-Family Townhouse Development – Production
Miracon Developments Inc.
Prima Surrey
Adera Development Corporation
South Ridge Club Willsbrook Surrey
Handmade Development Corporation
Q16 Vancouver
Algra Bros. Developments Ltd
Brixton Station Phase 2 Chilliwack
Infinity Properties Heritage Langley
 
Best Multi-Family Townhouse Development – Infill
Project Mint Developments Ltd.
E Pender St Vancouver
Aryze Developments
Frank Victoria
JDL Homes
Cypress Mews Vancouver
Associate Company: Architrix Design Studio Inc.
 
Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development
Pantheon Developments Ltd
Ellis Vancouver
Associate Company: Wensley Architecture Ltd.
 
Best Multi-Family Mid/High Rise Development
Vanmar Constructors Inc.
Pleasantvale Kelowna
Associate Company: BC Housing
Concert Properties
Era Victoria
Diverse Properties
Hudson's Loft 2 Abbotsford
Associate Company: Wiebe Properties
Adera Development Corporation
Prodigy Vancouver
Concord Pacific Developments Inc
One Pacific Vancouver
 
Best Multi-Family Kitchen – New
Project Mint Developments Ltd.
E Pender St Vancouver
Zenterra Developments Ltd
Hyde Park - Phase 2 Surrey
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd.
Michieli Duplex North Vancouver
JDL Homes
Cypress Mews Vancouver
Associate Company: Architrix Design Studio Inc.
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby
 
Best Single Family Kitchen Under $100,000
Symphony Homes Limited
Elenora Residences North Vancouver
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd.
Kerrisdale Contemporary Vancouver
Foxridge Homes Metro Vancouver (Qualico Developments Vancouver Inc.)
The Estates at Morgan Heights Surrey
3 Dimension Construction Group Inc.
Family & Formal Surrey
Associate Company: Linhan Design & Interiors Co Ltd.
South Ridge Developments Ltd.
Life above Langley
 
Best Single Family Kitchen Over $100,000
Intermind Design
Belle Epoque North Vancouver
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor Vancouver
VictorEric Premium Homes
Wiltshire Residence Vancouver
Marble Construction Ltd.
Leovista North Vancouver
Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Home Sweet Chateau North Vancouver
 
 
Best Residential Renovation under $100,000
Jedan Brothers Contracting
Lonsdale Getaway North Vancouver
Vertical Grain Projects
West Third Condo North Vancouver
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Deer Lake Ale House Burnaby
Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Elevated Character North Vancouver
RodRozen Designs
The Baby Grand Vancouver
 
Best Residential Renovation $100,000 - $299,999
Citta Group
Patio Court Victoria
Goldcon Construction
Merlynn North Vancouver
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Let There Be Light Langley
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Tall Timbers Langley
Kemp Construction Management Ltd
By the Bay Tsawwassen
Associate Companies: Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Exclusive
Floors, Sherwood Painting

Best Residential Renovation $300,000 - $499,999
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
A Splash of Bordeaux Surrey
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Cedar Dale Contemporary West Vancouver
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Rustic Refined Surrey
Saint Construction Management
Ross St Modern Vancouver
Homestar Building Corporation
Yimin Renovation Langley
 
Best Residential Renovation $500,000 - $799,999
0942432 BC LTD - Alair Homes (Vancouver)
Blue Sky Burnaby
Versa Homes
Let There Be Light! Vancouver
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Contemporary Canvas Coquitlam
Saint Construction Management
East Vancouver Heritage Home Vancouver
Ronse Massey Developments
Uhuru Residence Vancouver
 
Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and Over
Marino General Contracting
Kitsilano Dreaming Vancouver
Marino General Contracting
Edgy Outlook on a Vancouver Classic Vancouver
Vertical Grain Projects
Re-Generation House Vancouver
Blackfish Homes Ltd
Modern on Maple Vancouver
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations
Point of View West Vancouver
Associate Companies: Don Stuart Architect Inc., Sensitive
Design Inc.
 
Best Kitchen Renovation under $125,000
New Vision Projects
Transitional Transformation Delta
Associate Company: Sarah Gallop Design Inc.
Jedan Brothers Contracting
Coquitlam Rise Coquitlam
Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Don't Fight The White North Vancouver
Peak Ventures
Unit G Whistler
Versa Homes Let
There Be Light! Vancouver
 
Best Kitchen Renovation over $125,000
Cirrus Homes Eagle
Harbour Kitchen West Vancouver
Cirrus Homes
Deep CoveKitchen North Vancouver
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations
Sailor's Retreat West Vancouver
Associate Companies: Don Stuart Architect Inc., Sensitive Design Inc.
maison d'etre design-build inc.
Fire & Glass Burnaby
Associate Company: Graytek
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Cedar Dale Contemporary West Vancouver
 
Best Condo Renovation under $250,000
maison d'etre design-build inc.
Seaside Bliss Vancouver
Klondike Contracting
Breathtaking Vancouver Special Vancouver
Klondike Contracting
Sublime, Sophisticated & Stylish Vancouver
My House Design & Build Team Ltd.
Treetop Tranquility Vancouver
RodRozen Designs
Marina Exquisite Vancouver
 
Best Condo Renovation over $250,000
Euro Canadian Construction Corp.
Hycroft Reimagined Vancouver
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations
Sailor's Retreat West Vancouver
Associate Companies: Don Stuart Architect Inc., Sensitive Design Inc.
maison d'etre design-build inc.
On A Clear Day Burnaby
Associate Company: Graytek
Peak Ventures
Unit G Whistler
NWI Contracting Ltd.
Smithe Street Penthouse Vancouver
 
Best Master Suite – New or Renovation
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders
Tolmie Vancouver
Mulberry Property Group, Inc
Eyremount West Vancouver
Marble Construction Ltd.
Leovista North Vancouver
Reid Developments Ltd.
Pacific Spirit Vancouver
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations
Sailor's Retreat West Vancouver
Associate Companies: Don Stuart Architect Inc., Sensitive
Design Inc.
 
Best Renovation - Any Room
VictorEric Premium Homes
Cambridge Residence Burnaby
Versa Homes
Cave à Vin Langley
Beyond Beige Interior Design
Powell - Historic Industrial Vancouver
Marble Construction Ltd.
Leovista North Vancouver
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor - Retro Bar and Lounge Vancouver
 
Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single-Family or Multi-Family
Zenterra Developments Ltd
SOHO - Pre Launch Surrey
Zenterra Developments Ltd
Hyde Park - Phase 2 Surrey
Hayer Builders Group
Exchange Langley
Associate Company: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
JDL Homes
Cypress Mews Vancouver
Associate Company: Architrix Design Studio Inc.
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby
 
Best Interior Custom Residence – New or Renovation
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor Vancouver
Associate Company: Sublime Interior Design Ltd
VictorEric Premium Homes
Cambridge Residence Burnaby
Marble Construction Ltd.
Leovista North Vancouver
Beyond Beige Interior Design
Powell - Historic Industrial Vancouver
Tavan Developments Ltd
Hudson on the Park Vancouver
Associate Company: Beyond Beige Interior Design
 
Best Innovative Feature – New or Renovation
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor - Ensuite Envelope Vancouver
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor - Ceiling Details Vancouver
Tavan Developments Ltd
Granville Manor - Retro Bar Vancouver
Marble Construction Ltd.
Leovista North Vancouver
Cardinal Contracting Ltd.
Tuscan Villa Tsawwassen
Associate Company: Currant Designs
 
Best Landscape Design - New or Renovation
Natural Balance Home Builders
Chancellor Blvd Vancouver
Portrait Homes Ltd.
Nelson Peak - Phase 2 Maple Ridge
Zenterra Developments Ltd
Hyde Park - Phase 2 Surrey
Heike Designs Inc.
Crumpit Woods Oasis Squamish
Associate Company: RDC Fine Homes Ltd.
Hayer Builders Group
Exchange Langley
Associate Company: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.

Best Outdoor Living Space - New or Renovation
Marino General Contracting
Epic Oasis Vancouver
Space Harmony Interior Inc.
Dream Garden Room West Vancouver
The Interior Design Group
Mariner Way Parksville
T.S. Williams Construction Ltd
The Element Nanaimo
Associate Company: KB Design
Cardinal Contracting Ltd.
Tuscan Villa Tsawwassen
Associate Company: Currant Designs
 
Best Project Identity
Infinity Properties
Woodland Park Langley
Concert Properties
Nav’o at The Creek Vancouver
Adera Development Corporation
Prodigy Vancouver
Infinity Properties
Heritage Langley
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby
 
Best Advertising Campaign
Infinity Properties
Woodland Park Langley
Concert Properties
Nav’o at The Creek Vancouver
Zenterra Developments Ltd
SOHO - Pre Launch Surrey
Thind Properties Ltd
Pixel Burnaby
Associate Company: MAC Marketing
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby

Best Sales Centre
Concert Properties
Nav’o at The Creek Vancouver
Zenterra Developments Ltd
SOHO- Pre Launch Surrey
Thind Properties Ltd
Pixel Burnaby
Infinity Properties
Heritage Langley
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby

Best Corporate/Project Website
Infinity Properties
Woodland Park Langley
Royale Properties Ltd.
Notting Hill Surrey
Associate Company: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
Ellenwood Homes Ltd. www.ellenwoodhomes.ca Nelson
RDC Fine Homes Inc.
RDC Fine Homes Website Whistler
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby

Best Environmental Initiative
Portrait Homes Ltd.
Nelson Peak - Phase 2 Maple Ridge
Symphony Homes Limited
Elenora Residences North Vancouver
 
Best Certified Home – Production
Texor Homes
Parkgate North Vancouver
Symphony Homes Limited
Elenora Residences North Vancouver
RDC Fine Homes Inc.
Sky Pilot – Silver Squamish
 
Best Certified Home – Custom
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders
Chancellor Blvd Vancouver
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders
Tolmie Vancouver
Pheasant Hill Homes
Efficient Living at the Ridge Nanaimo
Blackfish Homes Ltd
Alpine North Vancouver
LWE Builders
Kootenay Haven Fernie
 
Best Public-Private Partnership
CHBA Central Interior
2017 Training House Kamloops
Associate Company: Thompson Rivers University Trades and
Technology
 
Grand Georgie Awards®: Marketing Campaign of the Year
Infinity Properties
Woodland Park Langley
Zenterra Developments Ltd
SOHO- Pre Launch Surrey
Thind Properties Ltd
Pixel Burnaby
Infinity Properties
Heritage Langley
Solterra Development Corp.
Milano Burnaby
 
Grand Georgie Awards®: Residential Community of the Year
Miracon Developments Inc.
Miracon Developments Inc. Surrey
Portrait Homes Ltd.
Nelson Peak - Phase 2 Maple Ridge
Hayer Builders Group
Exchange Langley
Associate Company: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
JDL Homes
Cypress Mews Vancouver
Associate Company: Architrix Design Studio Inc
Zenterra Developments Ltd
Hyde Park - Phase 2 Surrey
 
Grand Georgie Awards®: Custom Home Builder of the Year
Natural Balance Premium Home Builders Vancouver
Sprucehill Contracting Inc. North Vancouver
Alair Homes Vancouver Island. Associate Companies: Mazzei Electric, City Tile, Illumination Lighting Solutions Ltd. Nanaimo
Tavan Developments Ltd Vancouver

Grand Georgie Awards®: Residential Renovator of the Year
Marino General Contracting Vancouver
Sprucehill Contracting Inc. North Vancouver
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations North Vancouver
My House Design & Build Team Ltd. Surrey
maison d'etre design-build inc. Vancouver

Grand Georgie Awards®: Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year
Foxridge Homes Metro Vancouver (Qualico Developments Vancouver Inc.) Surrey
Portrait Homes Ltd. Richmond
 
Grand Georgie Awards®: Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year
Zenterra Developments Ltd Surrey
Miracon Developments Inc. Surrey
The Customer Satisfaction finalists will be announced in early 2017. 
 
Media Contact:
Laura Chok
Director, Marketing and Events
Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC
laura@chbabc.org
604-432-7112
 
About the Georgie Awards®
The Georgie Awards®, Canada's premier housing awards program, are owned by the Canadian Home Builders'
Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC). For the past 24 years, the Georgie Awards® have showcased the high
quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community. The Awards are provincial in scope
and highlight the commitment and dedication to the building excellence and high standards that CHBA BC member
companies strive to uphold.
 
About the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC
The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC is the provincial voice of the residential construction industry in British
Columbia representing more than 1,700 members through an affiliated network of nine local home building
associations located throughout the province. The industry contributes over $19 billion in investment value to British
Columbia's economy creating 137,100 jobs in new home construction, renovation, and repair - one of the largest
employers in British Columbia.