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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

GVHBA welcomes these new members

On May 16, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: Nokajhe Innovative Construction, Feeny Power and Control Ltd., Hauerbuilt Construction Ltd., Marie Joy Design, Bimtrix Design Inc., Great Solution Inc. dba Spray-Net Vancouver, D.E.F. Construction, WeSIMPLIFY Renovation & Design and Ameleco Electric Supply Inc. and Voob Construction & Maintenance Ltd.
 
Nokajhe Innovative Construction
Renovator
1) Hamedreza Ahmadian, Avestex Construction Ltd.
2) Babak Nikraftar, Project Mint Developments Ltd.
Contact: Hamed Karimi
Phone: 778-953-1885
www.nokajhe.ca
hamed@nokajhe.ca
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Feeny Power and Control Ltd.
Trade Contractor: Electrical
1) Joy Chao, John Henshaw Architect Inc.
2) Robert Walker, Davidson Walker Construction Ltd.
Contact: Jamie Feeny
Phone: 778-822-5852
www.feenypower.ca
jamie@feenypower.ca
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Hauerbuilt Construction Ltd. 
Renovator, General Contractor
1) Gordon Guildemeister, Meister Construction Ltd.
2) Matt Inkster, Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd.
Contact: Jayson Eisenhauer
Phone: 604-790-9667
www.hauerbuilt.com
jayson@hauerbuilt.com
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Marie Joy Design 
Professional:  Interior Designer
1) Thalia Sieben, Oakhill Distribution Inc.
2) Shannon McLay, Cypress Hardwood Flooring Ltd.
Contact: Kristina Hibbs / Amanda Severson
Phone: 604-417-6850
www.mariejoydesign.ca
kristina@mariejoydesign.com
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Bimtrix Design Inc.
Professional:  Architectural Design
1) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
2) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
Contact: Evan Gallagher
Phone: 604-789-3052
www.bimtrix.com
evan@bimtrix.com
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Great Solution Inc. dba Spray-Net Vancouver
Service: Exterior Spray Painting
1) Alisa Aragon, Bridgestone Financing Pros
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Jean-Marc Landry / Sylvie Boudreau
Phone: 778-991-9714
www.spray-net.com
geoff@spray-net.com
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D.E.F. Construction
Renovator, General Constractor
1) Curtis Roper, Cloverdale Paint Inc.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Elizabeth Gomez Rodriguez
Phone: 604-366-9345
defconstructionbc@gmail.com
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WeSIMPLIFY Renovation & Design
Renovator
1) Deo Nwrang, Standard Building Supplies
2) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
Contact: Nick Cole
Phone: 604-345-6522
www.wesimplify.ca
nick@wesimplify.ca
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Ameleco Electric Supply Inc.
Supplier: Electrical
Referred by: 1) Octavio Sosa, Wirechief Electric Ltd.
2) Craig Dibble, Teklar Enterprises Ltd.
Contact: York Lee
Phone: 604-558-0868
www.ameleco.ca
sales@ameleco.ca
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Voob Construction & Maintenance Ltd.
Renovator
Referred by: 1) Doug Fyffe, Dick's Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Keith Jacques, Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
Contact: Arthur Basiak
Phone: 604-889-8469
www.voobcon.com
a.basiak@voobcon.com


2017 OVATION AWARD Winners Announced

The Marriott Vancouver was the place to be, and be seen, on Saturday night as the star-studded 2017 Ovation Awards Gala, presented by FortisBC (who graciously gave away a $1,000 natural gas BBQ to the winning answer), played out to an evening of cool live jazz, champagne cocktails (compliments of Floform Countertops and Cambria), and sumptuous food. Entertaining emcee, Bianca Solterbeck of Shaw notoriety, kept us all on the edge of our seats with exciting winning Ovation announcements. Guests were treated to parting gifts by PPG Canada/Dulux as they headed off to the ever-popular O-Lounge after-party, sponsored by Graytek and Caesarstone Canada, which from all accounts the celebrations continued into the early hours of Sunday morning.

 
A big shout out to all of our sponsors and to the Ovation Gala committee for all of their hard work and preparation for this great gala event. 
 
Presenting Sponsor: FortisBC 
Patron Sponsor: BC Housing
Platinum Sponsor: Caesarstone Canada
Broadcast Media Sponsor: Shaw Communications
Premier Sponsor: LIXIL Canada Brands (American Standard, DXV and GROHE)
Premium Gala Sponsor: floFORM Countertops and Cambria 
Creative Sponsor: Ballistic Arts Media Studios
Silver Sponsor: Trail Appliances
Bronze Sponsors: Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware, Dick's Lumber and Building Supplies, CL Capital Group, I-XL Building Products, and PPG Canada/Dulux
Print Sponsor: Minuteman Press 
Tabulation Sponsor: 777 Ecounting Services
Legal Sponsor: Kuhn LLP
Media Sponsors: Black Press, Yellow Pages NextHome, The Vancouver Sun and The Province, Minuteman Press, Glacier Media Group, REW.ca
Photography Sponsors: Martin Knowles Photo/Media, Carsten Arnold Photography
Supporting Sponsors: BCIT, Harris Rebar, Torlys
O-Lounge Sponsors: Graytek, Caesarstone Canada
Event Sponsors: Federated Insurance Company of Canada and Fireplaces Unlimited.
 
For a complete list of winners, click HERE; photos from the event, compliments of Martin Knowles Photo/Media, can be found HERE.

GVHBA welcomes these new members

On April 25, 2017, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed these new members: Ladhar Development Group Ltd., Vinterra Homes Ltd., West Coast Barrier Inc., Results Canada Inc., STK Renovations Inc., PrismTech Graphics Ltd., Vishwakarma Construction Ltd., Greenwood Properties Ltd., Shouldice Designer Stone., Sonia America Inc., Northern Concepts Ltd., North American Trade Promotion Ltd. dba The Construction Expo, Derby Building Products, Etios Solutions Inc. and Maple Leaf Homes Ltd.

Ladhar Development Group Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, single family) / Renovator
1) Jay Batch, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Michael Nordman, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
Contact: Nav Ladhar
Phone: 604-729-3914
www.LadharDevelopment.com
info@LadharDevelopment.com
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Vinterra Homes Ltd.
General Contractor
1) Ron Sargeant, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Mohinder Bhullar, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Sunil Kumar, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Sukh Hoonjan
Phone: 604-649-7590
www.VinterraHomes.com
sukh@VinterraHomes.com
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West Coast Barrier Inc.
Trade Contractor: Siding
1) Rick Van de Perre, Gentek Building Products
2) Camilla Brown, West Coast Dream Homes Ltd.
3) Joey Duplantis, Convoy Supply Ltd.
Contact: Tyler Johnsen
Phone: 604-374-2282
www.fixmysiding.ca
tyler@westcoastbarrier.com
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Results Canada Inc.
Professional: Business Consulting
1) Kevin Parenteau, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Ltd.
2) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Inc.
Contact: Tim O’Connor / Clifton Kanto
Phone: 604-512-3206
www.resultsci.com
clifton.kanto@resultsci.com
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STK Renovations Inc.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom) / Renovator
1) Jevons Tang, EMCO Corporation
2) Dan Glavind, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Tom Anderson
Phone: 604-671-5493
www.stkrenovations.com
stkrenos@gmail.com
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PrismTech Graphics Ltd. 
Supplier: Large format signage and graphics printing
1) Greg Hanberry, Cirrus Homes
2) Chun Tang, Davidson Walker Construction Ltd.
Contact: Paul Milburn
Phone: 604-421-9757
www.prismtechgraphics.com
paul@prismtechgraphics.com
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Vishwakarma Construction Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Single family) / Renovator
1) James Li, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Maggie Bellusci, Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
Contact: Harminder Seehra
Phone: 604-377-8687
www.vishwakarmaconstruction.ca
info@vishwakarmaconstruction.ca
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Greenwood Properties Ltd.
Developer
1) Robert Wall, Wallmark Homes Ltd.
2) Cory Knox, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact:  Keath Williams / Simon Williams
Phone: 604-438-2650 
swilliams@greenwoodproperties.ca
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Shouldice Designer Stone.
Manufacturer: Concrete stone / brick products
1) Philip White, I-XL Building Products Ltd.
2) Ben Good, Woodtone Industries
Contact: Todd Cruickshank
Phone: 778-227-5564
www.shouldice.ca
tcruickshank@shouldice.ca
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Sonia America Inc.
Manufacturer: Bath furniture and accessories
1) Marike Boersma, Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware Ltd.
2) Mike Heeps, Kitchen and Bath Classics (A Wolseley Company)
Contact: Gerardo Velázquez 
Phone: 604-676-6106
www.soniabath.com/us
gvelazquez@sonia-sa.com
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Northern Concepts Ltd.
Builder (1 – 49 units, Custom, single family) / Renovator
1) Kevin McNamee, Trail Appliances Ltd.
2) Rod Lefrance, Standard Building Supplies
3) Cameron Drysdale, Net Zero Energy Solutions
Contact: Shawn Wilson
Phone: 778-840-1763
www.northernconcepts.ca
info@northernconcepts.ca
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North American Trade Promotion Ltd. dba The Construction Expo
Trade show organizer
1) Winston Conyers, Duradek
2) Dan Glavind, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Raman Sharma
Phone: 604-726-0500
www.theconstructionexpo.com
info@theconstructionexpo.com
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Derby Building Products
Manufacturer: Mold-injected poly siding products
1) Sunny Goel, Convoy Supply Ltd.
2) Scott Sullivan, Ply Gem / Mitten
Contact: Alana Evans
Phone: 604-751-0071
www.novik.com
aevans@derbybp.com 
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Etios Solutions Inc.
Service: Web design and graphic design
1) Daljit Dhami, Avalonna Homes Ltd.
2) Steve Chandra, Alleylane Homes Construction & More Ltd.
Contact: Gary Bedi
Phone: 604-761-3957
www.etiossolutions.com
gary@etiossolutions.com
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Maple Leaf Homes Ltd.
Builder (50+ units, Single family) / Developer
1) Harp Jagpal, Ironbridge Homes
2) Udham Hundal, Hundal Bros. Construction Group
3) Scott Brown, Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing
Contact: Hari Pal Sharma
Phone: 604-597-5612
www.mapleleafrealty.com
hari@mapleleafrealty.com 

Celebrating our GVHBA Member 1,000 milestone!

Congratulations to our GVHBA Member 1,000 draw winners:
 

Member #995:   Kristopher Dax Construction Inc. - Restaurant Gift Certificate

Member #996:   Allura by Plycem  - AEM Dinner Ticket and Tabletop Display

Member #997:   Bayrich Development Ltd. - Starbucks Gift Card

Member #998:    Yorkton Group International Ltd.  - 6 months GVHBA Website Advertising

Member #999:    AmpcoGrafix  - Annual Election Meeting Dinner Ticket and Tabletop Display

Member #1000:  Belmar Homes Ltd.  -  Plaque and 5 Tickets to half-day Education &Training Sessions


Member #1001:  Freedom Capital Inc.  - 6 months GVHBA Website Advertising

Member #1002:  NATS Nursery Ltd.  - Booth at 2017 Members' Expo

Member #1003:  Profile Marble and Bath - Networking Breakfast Tabletop Display

Member #1004:  High Precision Monitoring & Analysis Ltd.  - Networking Breakfast Tabletop Display

Welcome to the Association!

And a special Thank-You goes out to Casa Madera Hardwood Floors Inc.,  Julian Tile Inc. and Dick's Lumber & Building Supplies for referring GVHBA Member 1,000.

 


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.
Phone: 604-527-8378
www.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

 


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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