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GVHBA welcomes these new members

On March 15, 2016, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 16 (sixteen) new members: Mischka Enterprises, Insul-Twin Systems Ltd., Kato Electrical Inc., Canada Lands Company CLC Limited, West Coast Dream Homes Ltd., P. Rogers Design, First Impression Designs Inc., REHAU Industries LLC, 360 Home Renovations Inc. NextPacific Development Group, VELUX Canada Inc. Paragon Surfacing Ltd., Ironbridge Homes Inc., Urban Fireplaces, Haraman Development and Pacific Specialty Brands. 

Mischka Enterprises
Subcontractor
Referred by:
1) Carl Hansen, Standard Building Supplies
2) Nick Forster, Richelieu Hardware Canada Ltd.
Contact: Michael Eder
Phone: 778-321-8213
michael@mischkagroup.org
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Insul-Twin Systems Ltd.
Contractor: Insulation, Siding, Fire Stop, Rainscreren, Gutters, Windows & Doors
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
Contact: Tim Bateman
Phone: 604-942-4948
tim.bateman@insultwin.com
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Kato Electrical Inc.
Electrician
Referred by:
1) Sam Wainwright, Refine & Design Real Estate Inc.
2) Darren Reidel, maison d’etre design-build inc.
Contact: Arthur Kavanaugh
Phone: 604-417-4785
info@katoelectrical.com
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Canada Lands Company CLC Limited
Developer
Referred by:
1) Darren Cranston, Polygon Homes Ltd.
2) Ben Taddei, Conwest Contracting Ltd.
Contact: Deana Grinnell
Phone: 604-257-0140
dgrinnell@clc.ca
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West Coast Dream Homes Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Mike Lawson, Starline Windows Ltd.
2) Dennis Quaale, Glass World
3) Ray Skific, Colonial Countertops Ltd.
4) Derek Jezierski, West Coast Windows Ltd.
Contact: Camilla Brown and Richard Schmohl
Phone: 604-767-6050
westcoastdreamhomes@shaw.ca
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P. Rogers Design
Interior Designer
Referred by:
1) Sheryn Calvert, Calvert Enterprises Ltd.
2) Mike Cairns, Modern Classic Building Solutions Inc.
Contact: Penelope Rogers
Phone: 604-785-7007
rogersdesign@shaw.ca
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First Impression Designs Inc..
Interior Design
Referred by:
1) Grant Miller, Foxridge Homes, A Qualico Company
2) Karim Walji, KFA Homes Ltd.
3) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
4) Denise Gunn, Falcon Homes Ltd.
Contact: Shannon Haerdi
Phone: 604-777-5653
shannon@firstimpressiondesigns.com
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REHAU Industries LLC
Supplier: Manufacturer of PEX Plumbing systems, PEX radiant floor heating systems, vinyl window systems
Referred by:
1) Dave Kroeker, EMCO Corporation
2) Randy Kolstad, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
Contact: Clayton Blaney
Phone: 604-364-8661
clayton.blaney@rehau.com
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360 Home Renovations Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family), Renovator
Referred by:
1) , Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) , Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
Contact: Sunny Takhar
Phone: 604-445-3535
info@360homerenovations.com
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NextPacific Development Group 
Developer
Referred by:
1) Ben Taddei, Conwest Contracting Ltd.
2) Steve Jedreicich, Townline Homes
Contact: Harrison Han
Phone: 778-379-1090
harrison@nextpacific.com
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VELUX Canada Inc..
Supplier: Manufacturer of skylights, sun tunnel skylights, roof windows & accessories
Referred by:
1) Dan Glavind, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Sunny Goel, Convoy Supply Ltd.
Contact: Ben Legge
Phone: 604-468-0060
ben.legge@velux.ca
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Paragon Surfacing Ltd.
Supplier: Quartz, Granite and solid surface countertops 
Referred by:
1) Chris Hill, Ritchie Construction Ltd.
2) Morgan Weldrick, My House Design / Build Team Ltd.
Contact: Vince Woodlock
Phone: 604-278-2225
vw@paragonsurfacing.com
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Ironbridge Homes Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Alvin Luke, Fontile Corporation Ltd.
2) Liz Archer, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) T.J. Sajan, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Harp Jagpal / Jesse Kallar
info@ironbridgehomes.ca 
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Urban Fireplaces 
Supplier: Fireplaces, fireplace installations
Referred by:
1) Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Liz Jest, Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Contact: Leif Paterson
Phone: 604-424-8300
leif@urbanfireplaces.ca
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Haraman Development 
Builder (1-49 units, multi-family), Developer
Referred by:
1) Shami Dhaban, Country Lumber Ltd.
2) Christine Valdes, National Home Warranty Group Inc.
3) Jeremy Nickel, Nickel Bros. House Moving Ltd.
4) Miles Timms, Disposal King Ltd.
Contact: Harry Parmar
Phone: 604-315-7576
hparmar@haraman.ca
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Pacific Specialty Brands
Supplier: Kitchen appliance distributor
Referred by:
1) Steve Raben, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
2) Doug Truesdell, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Ms. Nikki Lawder
Phone: 604-430-5253
nlawder@pacificspecialtybrands.com

 


Ovation Awards: The Homeowner Experience


2016 Georgie Awards® Winners Announced

BURNABY, BC (March 14, 2016) - The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) is pleased to announce the winning entries for the 2016 Georgie Awards®. 

 
The winners were announced on Friday, March 11, in Vancouver in front of over 600 members and guests at the sold-out 24th Annual Georgie Awards® Gala. The event featured emcee Todd Talbot, from W Network's Love it or List it Vancouver, opening act Fresh Dance Crew and a performance from break-dance crew Now or Never in the second half of the program.
 
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, 2014 - September 30, 2015. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of out-of-province industry professionals. 
 
"The Georgie Awards® continue to be the premier housing awards program in Canada because of the diverse and high-level entries we receive from across British Columbia," said CHBA BC's CEO Neil Moody. "This year was no exception and all of the winners represent the level of quality and professionalism we have come to expect within the residential construction industry in the province. Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners for their accomplishments." 
 
The winners of the 2016 Georgie Awards® are:
 
Best Single Family Detached Home up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. under $500,000 -Production
New Dawn Developments Ltd. - Novak Residence
 
Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,000 Sq. Ft. under $750,000 - Production
Fernie Home Builders Inc. - Snow Creek Cabins
 
Best Single Family Detached Home over 2,000 Sq. Ft. over $750,000 - Production 
Symphony Homes Limited - Elenora Residences
 
Custom Home valued under $750,000
Alair Homes - Chateau Wolff Estate
Associate Companies: Mazzei Electric, Slegg Building Materials, Mayco Mix Ltd.
 
Custom Home valued between $750,000 - $1,500,000
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - The Winton House
 
Custom Home valued between $1,500,000 - $3,000,000
Homestar Building Corp. - North Langley Family Home
 
Custom Home valued over $3,000,000
Kindred Construction - Kadenwood
 
Best Townhouse Development
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. - Family Heritage
 
Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development
Forge Properties - Royce
 
Best Multi-Family Mid/High Rise Development
Kindred Construction - South Creek Landing
 
Best Multi-Family Kitchen
Thind Properties Ltd. - Skyway Kitchen
 
Best Single Family Kitchen under $100,000
RDC Fine Homes Inc. - Fairway
Associate Company: Top 40 Woodworks
 
Best Single Family Kitchen over $100,000
Pars Construction - Villa Sogno
Associate Companies: inArtifex Design Ltd., AcuTruss Industries, The Kitchen Studio
                                            
Best Residential Renovation under $100,000
Vertical Grain Projects - West End Nest Condo                                            
 
Best Residential Renovation $100,000 - $299,999
Ronse Massey Developments Inc. - Casa Verde
 
Best Residential Renovation $300,000 - $499,999
Keith Dahlen Construction Ltd. - The Cadden Residence
 
Best Residential Renovation $500,000 - $799,999
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - Amazing Grace
 
Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and Over
RodRozen Designs - Hari Residence
Associate Companies: Colonial Countertops, Fontile Kitchen & Bath
 
Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000
Tavan Developments - Riverside Escape
 
Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. - Hillside Splendor
 
Best Condo Renovation
Best Builders Ltd. - In the Sky
Associate Companies: Monarch Floor and Window Coverings, Dick's Lumber
                                             
Best Interior Design Display Suite Single Family Production or Multi-Family
Forge Properties -  Royce - H Plan                                            
 
Best Any Room New or Renovation
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. - Hillside Splendor
 
Best Interior Design Custom Residence - New or Renovation
Carol Faan Interiors Ltd. - Shaughnessy Manor                                   
Associate Company: Copa Development Corp.
 
Best Master Suite New or Renovation
Pars Construction - Villa Sogno                                                 
Associate Companies: inArtifex Design Ltd., AcuTruss Industries, The Kitchen Studio
                                               
Best Innovative Feature - New or Renovation
KBC Developments [Kliewer Bros. Construction Ltd.] - Galadriel
 
Best Landscape Single Family New or Renovation
Jaheny Custom Builders Ltd. - Tuscan Reflections        
 
Best Landscape Multi-Family - New or Renovation
Denford Construction Management Ltd. - Retirement Community in Campbell River
 
Best Outdoor Living Space Multi-Family - New or Renovation
Solterra Development Corp. - Keefer Block                   
 
Best Outdoor Living Space Custom - New or Renovation
Jaheny Custom Builders Ltd. - Tuscan Reflections          
 
Best Project Identity
Milori Homes - Walter's Place                                                           
Associate Company: Metrics Project Marketing
 
Best Advertising Campaign
Milori Homes - Walter's Place                                                  
Associate Company: Metrics Project Marketing
 
Best Sales Centre
Zenterra Developments - Hyde Park Phase 1
 
Best Corporate Website
Portrait Homes Ltd. - Portrait Homes                                       
 
Best Environmental Initiative
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - The Winton House              
 
Best Certified Home - Production
RDC Fine Homes Inc. - Crumpit Woods                                      
 
Best Certified Home - Custom
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - The Winton House                                 
 
Best Certified Whole House Renovation
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. - Hillside Splendor
 
Best Public-Private Partnership                                    
Kindred Construction - The Kitsilano Neighbourhood House
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction - Multi-Family
Concert Properties
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction - Single-Family
Portrait Homes Ltd. 
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction - Renovator
Shirmar Construction 
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Marketing Campaign of the Year
Concert Real Estate Corporation - The Creek
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Residential Community of the Year
Forge Properties - Royce
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Custom Home Builder of the Year
Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Residential Renovator of the Year
My House Design/Build Team Ltd.
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year
Portrait Homes Ltd.
 
Grand Georgie Awards® Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year
Zenterra Developments
  
 
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 voice of the residential construction industry in British Columbia representing more than 1,600 members through an affiliated network of nine local home building associations located throughout the province. The industry contributes over $18.2 billion in investment value to British Columbia's economy creating 133,700 jobs in new home construction, renovation, and repair - one of the largest employers in British Columbia. 

GVHBA Announces Ovation Award Finalists - Industry leaders in residential construction, renovation and design in Metro Vancouver

 VANCOUVER – On March 9, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) revealed the finalists for its seventh annual 2016 Ovation Awards, which recognizes excellence in new-home construction, residential renovations and design in Metro Vancouver.

 
From smartly designed Yaletown condo renovations, to awe-inspiring custom-built villas in Surrey, the GVHBA Ovation Awards showcase projects of all types and budgets, and connects real-estate-savvy Metro Vancouverites with the local professionals who can help them build, buy or renovate their dream home.  GVHBA Chief Executive Officer, Bob de Wit, says, “In addition to creating great spaces, the Ovation Awards also spotlight industry leaders who are changing the way we think about housing.  We are proud of the world-class builders, renovators and designers who are increasing density and creating neighbourhoods, initiating construction strategies to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact, and designing innovative technologies to address homeowners’ demands for comfort, convenience and connection.” 
 
For the seventh year in a row, FortisBC is the presenting sponsor, and the patron sponsor is once again the Homeowner Protection Office, branch of BC Housing.  Sponsors also include Caesarstone Canada, Shaw Cablesystems, FloFORM Countertops, Ballistic Arts Media Studios, Trail Appliances, Cantu Bathrooms & Hardware, Dick's Lumber and Building Supplies, Black Press, Yellowpages NextHome, The Vancouver Sun and The Province, Minuteman Press, Glacier Media Group, REW.ca, Martin Knowles Photo/Media, Carsten Arnold Photography, BCIT, Harris Rebar, Kuhn LLP, 777 Eccounting Services, BCIT, and Federated Insurance Company of Canada.   
 
The full list of finalists and their incredible project photos are available at www.ovationawards.ca. Finalists were selected by a rigorous panel of award-winning judges, but the public is invited to decide the winner in one category -- the popular People’s Choice Award.
 
This year’s theme is sizzlin’ kitchens, so channel your inner foodie and visit http://www.ovationawards.ca/peoples-choice to vote for your favourite new or renovated kitchen until April 3.
 
The winners of the 2016 Ovation Awards, including People’s Choice, will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, April 23 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC.
 
Here are the GVHBA Ovation Awards 2016 finalists listed alphabetically, by category, noting project name and builder location. 
 
Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $50,000
Intermind Design Inc. for Gentleman (New Westminster)
Troico for Delightful Duplex (Coquitlam)
 
 
Best Kitchen Renovation: $50,000 - $99,999
My House Design/Build Team for Let There Be Light (Surrey)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Vancouver Southlands (North Vancouver)
RodRozen Designs for Radiant Red in Point Grey (Vancouver)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. for Skyline (North Vancouver)
•  Designer: Sensitive Design (West Vancouver)
 
Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and over
My House Design/Build Team for Cedar Dale Contemporary (Surrey)
My House Design/Build Team for Rustic Refined (Surrey)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Grace (North Vancouver)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. for Sailors Retreat (North Vancouver)
•  Designer: Sensitive Design  (West Vancouver)
 
Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation
Barrett Group Custom Builders Inc. for Tall Tree Great Room (North Vancouver)
My House Design/Build Team for A Splash of Bordeaux (Surrey)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. for View Point (North Vancouver)
•  Designer: Sensitive Design (West Vancouver)
Sprucehill Contracting Inc. for The Family Tree (North Vancouver)
 
Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $35,000
Build-Pros Construction Ltd. for Lisa and Lindsay (North Vancouver)
Goldcon Construction for The Del (North Vancouver)
Intermind Design Inc. for Gentleman (New Westminster)
Troico for Cambie Corridor (Coquitlam)
 
Best Bathroom Renovation: $35,000 and over
My House Design/Build Team for Hillside Splendor (Surrey)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. for Sailors Retreat (North Vancouver)
•  Designer: Sensitive Design (West Vancouver)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. for View Point (North Vancouver)
•  Designer: Sensitive Design (West Vancouver)
VictorEric Design Group for Rosewood Residence (Vancouver)
 
Best Renovated Room
My House Design/Build Team for Hillside Splendor - Central Stairway (Surrey)
My House Design/Build Team for Hillside Splendor - Mastersuite (Surrey)
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. for The Woodward (Langley)
TQ Construction for Graceful on Granville (Burnaby)
 
Best Addition Renovation
Intermind Design Inc. for Mid-Century Adaptation (New Westminster)
My House Design/Build Team for Contemporary Canvas (Surrey)
 
Best Heritage Renovation
Kerr Construction for Heritage Home Kitchen Reno (Vancouver)
 
Best Exterior Renovation
Best Builders Ltd. for Nature's Best (Delta)
•  Architect: Architrix Design Studios Inc.
My House Design/Build Team for A Splash of Bordeaux (Surrey)
My House Design/Build Team for The View (Surrey)
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. for The Woodward (Langley)
 
Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: Under $200,000
Best Builders Ltd. for In the Sky (Delta)
Intermind Design Inc. for Gentleman (New Westminster)
Klondike Contracting Corporation for Rustic Modern Paradise (Vancouver)
maison d'etre design-build inc. for Art & Light (Vancouver)
 
Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: $200,000 and over
Klondike Contracting Corporation for Seventh Heaven (Vancouver)
RodRozen Designs for Vanhattan Chic (Vancouver)
RodRozen Designs for Yaletown Prestige (Vancouver)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. for Sailors Retreat (North Vancouver)
•  Designer: Sensitive Design (West Vancouver)
 
Best Renovation: Under $100,000
Best Builders Ltd. for Warm Summer Nights (Delta)
Jedan Brothers Contracting Ltd. for Lonsdale Getaway (Coquitlam)
My House Design/Build Team for Citrus Splash (Surrey)
 
Best Renovation: $100,000 - $299,999
Intermind Design Inc. for Mid-Century Adaptation (New Westminster)
Klondike Contracting Corporation for Opulence Meets Sophistication (Vancouver)
My House Design/Build Team for Tall Timbers (Surrey)
Ronse Massey Developments for Casa Verde (Vancouver)
 
Best Renovation: $300,000 - $499,999
My House Design/Build Team for A Splash of Bordeaux (Surrey)
My House Design/Build Team for Cedar Dale Contemporary (Surrey)
My House Design/Build Team for Rustic Refined (Surrey)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Vancouver Southlands (North Vancouver)
 
Best Renovation: $500,000 - $799,999
My House Design/Build Team for Contemporary Canvas (Surrey)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Grace (North Vancouver)
Sprucehill Contracting Inc. for Creekside Living (North Vancouver)
 
Best Renovation: $800,000 and over
Kerr Construction for Heritage Home Renovation (Vancouver)
My House Design/Build Team for Hillside Splendor (Surrey)
Ronse Massey Developments for Crown (Vancouver)
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. for The Woodward (Langley)
 
Best Custom Home: Under $750,000
lanefab design build for poon-li  (Vancouver)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Nookian House too (North Vancouver)
 
Best Custom Home: $750,000 - under $1.5 million
Kemp Construction Management Ltd. for Sunnyside Up (Delta)
•  Designer: Sarah Gallop Design Inc. (Delta)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for The Winton House (North Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Kitsilano Treasure (Vancouver)
VictorEric Design Group for Ash Residence (Vancouver)
 
Best Custom Home: $1.5 million - $3 million
Best Builders Ltd. for North Shore Lookout (Delta)
•  Designer: Beyond Beige Interior Designs Inc. (North Vancouver)
G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. for Cammeray Heights (West Vancouver)
Ronse Massey Developments for Highbury (Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Granville Manor (Vancouver)
 
Best Custom Home: Over $3 million
COPA Development Corporation for Shaughnessy Manor (Vancouver)
•  Designer: Carol Faan Interiors Ltd.  (Richmond)
Jaheny Custom Builders for Tuscan Reflections (Surrey)
 
Best Single-Family Detached Home (Production): 2,000 s.f. and over
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Nelson Peak Phase 1 - Hummingbird Homeplan (Richmond)
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Nelson Peak Phase 1 - Siskin Homeplan (Richmond)
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Nelson Peak Phase 1 - Sparrow Homeplan (Richmond)
Symphony Homes Limited for Elenora Residences (North Vancouver)
 
Best Single-Family Detached Home (In-fill): 2,000 s.f. and over
Marble Construction Ltd. for 948 Belmont (North Vancouver)
NRT Development for W18 (North Vancouver)
 
Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: Less than 1,500 s.f.
Adera Development Corporation for Breeze Adera Projects Ltd. (Vancouver)
Hayer Builders Group for Exchange (Surrey)
Platinum Group of Companies for Harvest at Bose Farm (Surrey)
 
Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: 1,500 s.f. and over
JDL Homes for Cypress Mews (Surrey)
•  Architect: Architrix Design Studios Inc.
Miracon Developments Inc. for PRIMA (Surrey)
Platinum Group of Companies for Harvest at Bose Farm (Surrey)
Zenterra Developments Ltd. for Hyde Park (Surrey)
 
Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development
Adera Development Corporation for Sail Adera Projects Ltd. (Vancouver)
Censorio Development Corporation for Beta (Vancouver)
Forge Properties Inc. for Royce (White Rock)
 
Best New Kitchen: Under $100,000
Best Builders Ltd. for North Shore Lookout (Delta)
•  Designer: Beyond Beige Interior Designs Inc. (North Vancouver)
Bolder Homes Ltd. for The Grand (North Vancouver)
Forge Properties Inc. for Royce (White Rock)
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Best Foot Forward (Delta)
•  Builder: Niebuhr Construction 
 
Best New Kitchen: $100,000 and over
Barrett Group Custom Builders Inc. for Cortell Kitchen (North Vancouver)
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Sunnyside Up (Delta)
•  Builder: Kemp Construction Management Ltd. (Delta)
Marble Construction Ltd. for 2408 Mathers (North Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Kitsilano Treasure (Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Granville Manor (Vancouver)
 
Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated
G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. for Cammeray Heights (West Vancouver)
Jaheny Custom Builders for Tuscan Reflections (Surrey)
My House Design/Build Team for Cedar Dale Contemporary (Surrey)
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. for The Woodward (Langley)
 
Best Special Feature: New or Renovated
Marble Construction Ltd. for 948 Belmont (North Vancouver)
Platinum Group of Companies for Harvest at Bose Farm (Surrey)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Granville Manor -- Ceiling Lower Floor (Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Granville Manor – Retro-Bar (Vancouver)
 
Best Interior Design Display Suite: Multi-Family Home
Forge Properties Inc. for Royce - L Plan (White Rock)
Forge Properties Inc. for Royce - O Plan (White Rock)
Forge Properties Inc. for Royce - H Plan (White Rock)
Zenterra Developments Ltd. for Hyde Park - Unit 136 (White Rock)
 
Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single-Family Home
Bold Properties Inc. for Larchwood (Coquitlam)
Marble Construction Ltd. for 948 Belmont (North Vancouver)
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Nelson Peak Phase 1 - Siskin Homeplan (Richmond)
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Nelson Peak Phase 1 - Hummingbird Homeplan (Richmond)
 
Best Interior Design Custom Residence: New or Renovated
Carol Faan Interiors Ltd. for Shaughnessy Manor (Richmond)
•  Builder: COPA Development Corporation (Vancouver)
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Sunnyside Up (Delta)
•  Builder: Kemp Construction Management Ltd.  (Delta)
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Kitsilano Treasure (Vancouver)
VictorEric Design Group for Point Grey Residence (Vancouver)
 
Shaw Cablesytems Award for Best Marketing Campaign
Hayer Builders Group for Exchange (Surrey)
Marble Construction Ltd. for 948 Belmont (North Vancouver)
Metrics Project Marketing for Walter's Place (North Vancouver)
•  Builder: Milori Homes (North Vancouver)
Zenterra Developments Ltd. for Hyde Park (Surrey) 
 
Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability in New Residential Construction
lanefab design build for deschner lane house (Vancouver)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for The Winton House (North Vancouver)
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Nelson Peak Phase 1 (Richmond)
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. for The Woodward (Langley)
 
Excellence in Building Science in Residential Construction
Adera Development Corporation for Shore Projects Ltd. (Richmond)
Graytek Solutions Ltd. for Nature's Best (Coquitlam)
Builder: Best Builders Ltd. (Delta)
Graytek Solutions Ltd. for The Woodward (Coquitlam)
Builder: Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. (Langley)
Graytek Solutions Ltd. for View Point (Coquitlam)
Builder: Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc. (North Vancouver)
Designer: Sensitive Design (West Vancouver)
 
BC Housing Award for Excellence in Creating Innovative Housing Choices
JDL Homes for Cypress Mews (Surrey)
Architect: Architrix Design Studios
Zenterra Developments Ltd. for Hyde Park (Surrey)
 
FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction
lanefab design build for two birds lane house (Vancouver)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for The Winton House (North Vancouver)
 
GRAND OVATION AWARDS
 
Residential Renovator of the Year: Small Volume
Barrett Group Custom Builders Inc. (North Vancouver)
 
Residential Renovator of the Year: Large Volume
Best Builders Ltd. (Delta)
My House Design/Build Team (Surrey)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. (North Vancouver)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. (North Vancouver)
 
Custom Home Builder of the Year
Best Builders Ltd. (Delta)
G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. (Vancouver)
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. (North Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. (Vancouver)
 
Single-Family Home Builder of the Year
Portrait Homes Ltd. (Richmond)
 
Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year
Adera Development Corporation (Vancouver)
Hayer Builders Group (Surrey)
Platinum Group of Companies (Surrey)
Zenterra Developments Ltd. (Surrey)
 
People's Choice Award
Afdon Contracting (North Vancouver)
My House Design/Build Team (Surrey)
Best Builders Ltd. (Delta)
Marble Construction Ltd. (North Vancouver)
Tavan Developments Ltd. (Vancouver)
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. (North Vancouver)
Zenterra Developments Ltd. (Surrey)

New housing affordability measures announced in BC Budget 2016

For immediate release

Burnaby, British Columbia (February 16, 2016) - Effective February 17, the purchase of a qualifying new housing unit valued at up to $750,000 will be exempt from the Property Transfer Tax (PTT). 

The cost of this measure will be offset by adding a third tier to the property transfer tax rate at 3 per cent on the portion of the fair market value over $2 million. The PTT had previously been applied as 1 per cent on the first $200,000 of the property market value and 2 per cent on the remainder. 
 
"We have advocated that changes to the property transfer tax structure are long overdue and that B.C. home buyers deserve a reduction in taxes on housing," says CHBA BC CEO Neil Moody. "We are pleased to see the provincial government eliminate the PTT on new housing units up to $750,000." 
 
Canadian residents and permanent residents who purchase their principal residence and live in the unit for a full year will be exempt from the PTT on newly built homes up to $750,000. This exemption is predicted to save the purchaser up to $13,000, and provides an estimated $75 million in property transfer tax relief for new construction in 2016-17. 
 
There have been no changes to the threshold of the existing tiers within the PTT. "We would have liked to also see the 1% PTT threshold increase to $525,000, and indexed annually. We will continue to advocate to the government for these changes to reflect market conditions," said Moody.
 
Other budget measures that may be of interest to CHBA BC members includes:
  • Developing better data on cost drivers including ways to encourage the municipalities to make the costs on new housing more transparent to home buyers, such as local government fees; 
  • Expansion of the Home Renovation Tax Credit to include persons with disabilities; and
  • Providing $8 million over three years for increased youth trades training to help more young people participate in B.C.'s growing industries. 
"What these changes signify is that housing affordability, and finding ways to increasing the supply of market affordable housing units, is an important issue for the provincial government in the next year," said Moody. "These measures are positive steps for home buyers in British Columbia."
 
About the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC
The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC is the voice of the residential construction industry in British Columbia representing more than 1,600 members through an affiliated network of nine local home building associations located throughout the province. The industry contributes over $18.2 billion in investment value to British Columbia's economy creating 133,700 jobs in new home construction, renovation, and repair - one of the largest employers in British Columbia.

GVHBA welcomes these new members

On February 16, 2016, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association 14 (fourteen) new members: Sir Homes Ltd., Don Stuart Architect Inc., Urban Flare Developments Inc., Conquistador Builders Ltd., 505-Junk, Black Thumb Contracting Ltd., Modu-Loc Fence Rentals, Luxmore Realty, Alair Homes North Surrey, Constructive Home Solutions Inc. and Cardinal Contracting Ltd.

 
Sir Homes Ltd.
Renovator
Referred by:
1) Manj Nijjer, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Dalbir Dosanjh
Phone: 604-721-9537
dalbirs.dosanjh@gmail.com
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Don Stuart Architect Inc.
Supplier:  Architectural, Interior Design and Lighting Design Services
Referred by:
1) Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Susanne Doise, Sensitive Design Inc.
Contact: Don Stuart
Phone: 604-925-6866
donstuartarchitect@gmail.com
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Urban Flare Developments Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom)
Referred by:
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Phil Bowie, Rempel Bros. Concrete Ltd.
Contact: Harv Hehar
Phone: 604-825-3874
info@urbanflare.ca
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Conquistador Builders Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, Single family)
Referred by:
1) Don Groom, Ply Gem / Mitten
2) Bill Strain, Villa Electric (1980) Ltd.
Contact: Barrie McDowall
Phone: 604-538-3393
lmm@shaw.ca
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505 Ventures Ltd. dba 505-Junk
Supplier: Waste Management and Recycling
Referred by:
1) Brandon Smith, New Vision Projects Inc.
2) Brad Lavigne, BC Eco Paving
3) Danny Kerr, Breakthrough Academy
Contact: Scott Foran
Phone: 604-505-5865
scott@505junk.com
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Black Thumb Contracting Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom), Renovator
Referred by:
1) Chris Galer, Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd.
2) Randy Ellis, West Coast Windows Ltd.
Contact: Hayden Killam
Phone: 604-767-5046
hayden@blackthumbcontracting.com
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Modu-Loc Fence Rentals
Supplier: Temporary construction fence & safety products
Referred by:
1) Steve Allen, Onni Group of Companies
2) Dave Bingh, Trasolini Chetner Construction Corporation
3) Steve Eder, Cressey Development Group
4)  Colby Coath, Townline Homes
Contact: Jeff Block
Phone: 604-525-4544
jblock@moduloc.ca
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Luxmore Realty
Real Estate
Referred by:
1) Virginia Liu, PEM Net Industry Solutions Inc.
2) Charan Sethi, Tien Sher Construction Group Ltd.
3) Greg Nielsen, G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.
Contact: Sharon Ma
Phone: 604-790-1111
mail@sharonma.ca
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9334084 Canada Inc. dba Alair Homes North Surrey
Builder (1-49 units, Custom, Single family), Renovator
Referred by:
1) Peter Nielsen, Alair Homes Delta
2) David Babakaiff, Alair Homes
3) Geoff Hamelin, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Yared Demeke
Phone: 604-290-7272
yared.a@alairhomes.com
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Constructive Home Solutions Inc.
Building Envelope Specialist
Referred by:
1) Denisa Ionescu, Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing
2) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
Contact: Murray Frank
Phone: 604-999-2641
Murray@telus.net
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Cardinal Contracting Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, Custom), Renovator
Referred by:                                    
1) Craig McDougall, Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
2) John Hutton, Westcoast Moulding & Millwork Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Brent Giesbrecht
Phone:  604-535-1926
brent@cardinalcontracting.ca

My House Design / Build Team

My House Design/Build/Team Named NARI 2016 Regional CotY TM Winner The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Names Regional CotYTM (Contractor of the Year) Winners

February 2016—The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named My House Design/Build Team Ltd., in Surrey BC, 2016 Regional (Northwest) CotY winner in the Entire House over $1,000,000.00 category of its annual awards competition.

"My House Design/Build/Team is a Licensed Renovation and Custom Home company with a reputation of excellence in BC’s home improvement, renovation and new construction industry. We are a complete service design/build team that includes designers, project managers, craftsmen, and office staff who strive for exceptional quality in every project that we do. We strive to develop a distinctive reputation within the building community through our commitment to put homeowners first, our matchless style and quality, and our guarantee to provide the value you deserve for your investment. These high standards continue to set us apart. We Create Great Living Spaces! When you walk through one of our renovated or custom homes, you will notice distinctions that make the home a “My House" home. From thoughtful planning and innovative design, to vision for detail and skilled craftsmanship, our team always delivers excellence."

Respected by our peers and the industry as a whole, our team has been Winner & Finalist of over 100 Industry Awards, including GVHBA Ovation Awards, BC Home Builders Association Georgie Awards®, Canadian (CHBA) National, Interior Design Association Awards, Built Green BC Awards; and now NARI CotY Awards. Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards each year.

Each year NARI presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work through their remodeling projects. Judging is based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty by an impartial panel of industry experts. NARI named 158 Regional CotYTM winners (with 22 partner team members) from the 2016 competition. Regional CotY Winners will now advance as finalists at the national level.

Contact: Shawna Binns, Phone: 604-836-6014, E-mail: Shawna@myhousedesignbuild


Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers

Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (registration and breakfast start at 7 a.m., the program begins at 8 a.m.)
Location: The Italian Cultural Centre Society – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver

Building Smart with Air and Vapour Barriers is a half-day workshop focussing on the use of air and vapour barriers in single and multi-unit residential buildings. We hope you can join the panel of building envelope experts who will share building science principles, design considerations and practical installation details.

For more details about the topic, check out the program and register for the workshop today.

This event is presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing.


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On January 19, 2016, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 10 (ten) new members: True North Comfort, Imperial Exterior Enterprises Inc., Rod Le Roy Construction, Elegance Blinds & Shades, Staub Electronics Ltd., Furtado Contracting Ltd., Commercial Lighting Products, Retail Media Group / Air Miles Incentives,GAF Canada ULC and Pointbreak Consulting Group Ltd. 

True North Comfort
Supplier: Plumbing & HVAC
Referred by:
1) Rob Griesdale, Blackfish Homes
2) Mark Young, Markell Mechanical
Contact: Coralee Beatty
Phone: 604.770.2040
admin@truenorthcomfort.ca
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Imperial Exterior Enterprises Inc.
Siding and exteriors, Renovator
Referred by:
1) Shawn Sabourin, Mitten, Inc.
2) Mark Genereux, Kaycan Ltd.
Contact: Vladymyr Rostotskyy
Phone: 778.862.8087
imperial.ext@live.ca
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Rod Le Roy Construction
Builder (1-49 units, single family)
Referred by:
1) Jay Batch, Dick's Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Keith Booth, Kitchen Craft of Canada Ltd.
Contact: Eve Le Roy
Phone: 778.868.6148
rod_leroy@hotmail.com
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Elegance Blinds & Shades
Supplier: Blinds and Shades
Referred by:
1) Nikki Newson, Cornerstone Kitchens & Design Ltd.
2) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance
Contact: Bertrand J. Shubra
Phone: 778.953.0208
message@elegancebc.com
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Staub Electronics Ltd.
Supplier: Electronics (wholesale)
Referred by:
1) Glorie Averbach, Connected Spaces
2) Michael Chamzuk, Best Built-in Centre
Contact: Mary Quinn
Phone: 604.270.7316
maryq@staub.ca
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Furtado Contracting Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom), General Contractor, Renovator
Referred by:
1) Rich Emanuel, Dick's Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Melanie Kilgour, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
3) Maria Magagnin, Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
Contact: Tony Furtado
Phone: 778.828.2982
tfurtado4@telus.net
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Commercial Lighting Products
Supplier: Lighting
Referred by:
1) Stan Baldwin, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
2) Martina Vanousova, Norburn Lighting & Bath Centre
Contact: Vicente Mabanta
Phone: 604.540.4999
vince@comlight.com
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Retail Media Group / Air Miles Incentives
Advertising, Incentives
Referred by:
1) Donna Ann, Concord Pacific Developments
2) Dan Noel, Rinnai Canada
Contact: Sarah Cronin 
Phone: 604.209.6224
sarah@rmgloyalty.ca
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GAF Canada ULC
Supplier: Roofing Supplies / Products
Referred by:
1) Sunny Goel, Convoy Supply Ltd.
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Brad Hodgins
Phone: 778.903.0978
bhodgins@gaf.com

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Pointbreak Consulting Group Ltd.
Insurance
Referred by:
1) Blake Poniuk, Preston Mobility Inc.
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Mr. Kevin Jeffrey
Phone: 604.639.8463
www.pointbreakcg.com  
kevin.jeffrey@pointbreakcg.com


Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction Finalists Announced

BURNABY, BC (January 15th, 2016) - The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) is proud to reveal the finalists for the Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction category.  

The finalists for this award, as part of the prestigious Grand Georgie Awards® class, are determined through survey results from customers conducted on Avid Ratings Canada. The survey questions cover all aspects of the home buying process, from construction and product satisfaction to warranty service experience and referral intentions.

To win the Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction category, the entrant must be in the top 75th percentile in Canada as rated by the Avid Index Score.

"This award reflects a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and service, and demonstrates they are leaders in their field and the industry," says CHBA BC's CEO Neil Moody. "We would like to congratulate the finalists this year for their outstanding achievements and we look forward to the Georgie Awards Gala."

The 2016 Georgie Awards® winners will be announced at the sold-out 24th Annual Georgie Awards® Gala on March 11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.

The finalists for the Georgie Awards® Customer Satisfaction are:

Concert Properties
Portrait Homes
Shirmar Construction

For the full list of Georgie Awards® finalists, click here.