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Local Builders and Renovators Bring Home Ovation Awards!

The GVHBA announced the 2015 Ovation Award winners to a sold out crowd of 350 builder, renovator, designer and supplier members at Saturday night's gala event, presented by FortisBC with Patron Sponsor Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing, hosted by Fiona Forbes of Shaw notoriety at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Read full article here. 


GVHBA welcomes these new members

 On May 19, 2015, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 17 (seventeen) new members: Grandview Homes Inc., Meister Construction Limited, Miracon Development Inc., Monaco Estates Inc., Kendall Ansell Interiors, Instant Plumbing and Heating Ltd., Proridge Homes Ltd., Vivanta Homes Ltd., Canadian Horizons Land Development Corporation, Forty Ninth Contracting Ltd., PEM Net Industry Solutions Inc., Grayrose Developments Ltd., Ethical Waste Services Ltd., Stark Depot, Cosentino, Urban Villas and Fairlands Custom Homes Ltd. 

 
Grandview Homes Inc.
Developer
Referred by:
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Dave Diman, Country Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Amar Ubhi
Phone: 604-723-3300
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Meister Construction Limited
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family, multi-family)
Referred by:
1) Richard Kadulski, Richard Kadulski Architect
2) Elizabeth Archer, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Gordon Gildemeister
Phone: 604-328-3086
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Miracon Development Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, multi-family)
Referred by:
1) Ranjit Rai, Raicon Developments Inc.
2) Gregory van Popta, McQuarrie Hunter LLP
3) Tajinder Nijjar, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
4) Kelly Penny, Exclusive Floors Ltd.
Contact: Ken Mitchell
Phone: 604-372-0880
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Monaco Estates Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family), Developer
Referred by:
1) Bhupinder Pattar, B&B Roofing Ltd.
2) Lila Lawlor, Travelers Canada
3) Don Groom, Ply Gem
Contact: Paul Jahn
Phone: 778-889-2560
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Kendall Ansell Interiors
Interior Design
Referred by:
1) Shea Robinson, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co. 
2) Shawn Stewart, RJR Construction Management Ltd.
Contact: Kendall Ansell
Phone: 604-614-7992
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Instant Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
Plumbing, Heating (Trade Contractor)
Referred by:
1) Doug Crosby, EMCO Corporation
2) Harman Bains, Universal Supply Co. Inc. 
3) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Gurpreet Singh Khangura
Phone: 604-614-0924
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Proridge Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Paul Bhogal, Sunrise Kitchens Ltd.
2) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Terry Berget, Rempel bros. Concrete Ltd.
4) Harman Bains, Universal Supply Co. Inc. 
Contact: Gary Khera
Phone: 604-566-1811
info@proridgehomes.com
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Vivanta Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom)
Referred by:
1) Dave Diman, Country Lumber Ltd.
2) Brian Hirsch, EuroLine Windows Inc.
Contact: George Kollattu
Phone: 604-433-7090
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Canadian Horizons Land Development Corporation
Developer
Referred by:
1) Tim Bontkes, Infinity Properties Ltd.
2) Gary Mertens, Qualico Developments Vancouver Ltd.
Contact: Nathan Hildebrand
Phone: 604-632-9919
www.canadianhorizons.ca
nhildebrand@canadianhorizons.ca
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Forty Ninth Contracting Ltd.
Excavator, Landscape construction (Contractor)
Referred by:
1) Barny Vignal, Burnco Rock Products Ltd.
2) Jonas Schierbecker, Shirmar Construction
Contact: Craig Moffatt
Phone: 604-306-9445
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PEM Net Industry Solutions Inc.
LED Lighting (Supplier)
Referred by:
1) Tim Kikot, Interlock Industries (BC) Ltd.
2) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
Contact: Virginia Liu
Phone: 604-816-0978
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Grayrose Developments Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, multi-family), Developer
Referred by:
1) Laura Hooseman, Black Press Group Ltd.
2) Rosalind Nair, Travelers Canada
Contact: Hans Rawlins
Phone: 604-542-1992
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Ethical Waste Services Ltd.
Waste Management Services
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Mark Nowotny, My House Design / Build Ltd.
Contact: Paul MacDonald
Phone: 604-552-4035
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Stark Depot
LED lighting, Roofing products (Suppliers) 
Referred by:
1) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Ryan Wang
Phone: 604-563-8868
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Cosentino
Manufactured stone / surfaces
Referred by:
1) John Friswell, CCI Renovations
2) Anthony McGillvrey, Valley Countertops Industries Ltd.
Contact: Veronica Ray
Phone: 604-365-8490
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Urban Villas
Builder (1-49 units, single family)
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Rob Clunes, Pacific Home Warranty Insurance Services Inc.
Contact: Jose Cid
Phone: (604) 362-6765 
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Fairlands Custom Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Stephen Lim, Vinyltek Windows
2) Enoc Deer, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Andrew (Shih Cheng) Huang
Phone: (778) 895-7018 
 

Ovation Awards recognize excellence in residential construction

Innovation and energy efficiency mark winning entries. Click to read full article on The Vancouver Sun. 

The award for Best Single Family Home less than 2,000 square feet went to Naikoon Contracting for Nookian House, with associate Insulspan.

 


Metro Vancouver Builders, Renovators and Designers Bring Home Ovation Awards

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) 2015 Ovation Awards celebrate the best in new home, renovation and design.
 
Monday, April 27, 2015
 
The GVHBA announced the 2015 Ovation Award winners to a sold out crowd of 350 builder, renovator, designer and supplier members at Saturday night’s gala event, presented by FortisBC with Patron Sponsor Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing, hosted by Fiona Forbes of Shaw notoriety at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver.
 
Top winner of the night Naikoon Contracting Ltd. brought home seven awards, including Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability in New Residential Construction and the Grand Ovation Award for Custom Homes Builder of the Year. Following close behind was My House Design/Build Team Ltd. with six awards, including BC Housing’s Award for Excellence in Creating Affordable Housing Choices and the Grand Ovation Award for Renovator of the Year: Large Volume. The new award category “Excellence in Technological Innovation in Residential Construction” went to Graytek Solutions Ltd. with associate Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. for “The Mayfair”– a popular project also winning for Best Renovated Room, Best Outdoor Living Space and the People’s Choice Award.
 
Award entries up 77% over last year reflect the healthy growth and professional work in the residential construction industry across Metro Vancouver,” said Bob de Wit, GVHBA’s CEO.  “The addition of the category for Excellence in Technological Innovation in Residential Construction is an indicator the brand reflects leading-edge industry standards. The Ovation brand is a symbol consumers can trust and should look for when building or renovating their home.”
 
Following Saturday’s award ceremony, the GVHBA’s U40’s hosted the official after-party “O Lounge.” Set to a backdrop of smooth jazz, cool Nutanix ice luge drinks and delectable dessert bars the enthusiastic crowd celebrated the industry and GVHBA’s successes!
 
The Ovations Awards, now in its sixth year, honour excellence in the design and construction of new single and multi-family homes as well as the renovation of existing homes across Metro Vancouver. 
 
2015 GRAND OVATION AWARD WINNERS LISTED HERE.
 
(View winners online here. High res images available on request.)
Residential Renovator of the Year: Small Volume
Tavan Developments Ltd. – Vancouver
Residential Renovator of the Year: Large Volume
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. – Surrey
Custom Home Builder of the Year
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - North Vancouver
Single-Family Home Builder of the Year
Paramax Homes Ltd. - West Vancouver
People’s Choice Award
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc for The Mayfair, Vancouver
 
 
2015 OVATION AWARD WINNERS
Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $50,000
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Creekside - Surrey
Best Kitchen Renovation: $50,000 - $99,999
SARAH GALLOP DESIGN INC for Weaverbird - Delta
with Associate: Ardent Renovations - Langley
Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and over
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc for Out of the Shadows - North Vancouver
with Associate: Sensitive Design - West Vancouver
Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation
Beyond Beige Interior Design for Hamilton - Eclectic Industrial - North Vancouver
Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $35,000
Kenorah Design/Build Ltd for Classically Inspired Beauty - Delta
Best Bathroom Renovation: $35,000 and over
Beyond Beige Interior Design for Hamilton - Eclectic Industrial -North Vancouver
Best Renovated Room
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc for The Mayfair - Vancouver
Best Addition Renovation
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Silver Lining- Surrey 
Best Accessible Renovation
Reid Developments Ltd. for Eton - Coquitlam
Best Heritage Renovation
Sasen Renovations for Queens - Burnaby
Best Exterior Renovation
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Silver Lining - Surrey
Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: Under $200,000
reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc. for Petite & Chic - VANCOUVER
Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation:  $200,000 and over
Beyond Beige Interior Design for Hamilton - Eclectic Industrial - North Vancouver
Best Renovation: Under $100,000
Klondike Contracting for Oak Street Dream - VANCOUVER
Best Renovation: $100,000 - $299,999
reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc. for Nip and Tuck - VANCOUVER
Best Renovation: $300,000 - $499,999
Kenorah Design/Build Ltd for Classically Inspired Beauty - Delta
Best Renovation: $500,000 - $799,999
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc for Doran Rd. - North Vancouver
with Associate: Sensitive Design - West Vancouver
Best Renovation: $800,000 and over
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Burkehill Place
Best Custom Home: Under $750,000
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi - North Vancouver
with Associate:  Twenty One Two Design Vancouver
Best Custom Home: $750,000 - under $1.5 million
Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group Ltd for Vanglo House  - Vancouver 
Best Custom Home: $1.5 million - $3 million
G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd. for Kerrisdale Zen- West Vancouver        
Best Custom Home: Over $3 million
John Henshaw Architect Inc. for Balsam Residence - Vancouver
Best SFD Home: Less than 2,000 s.f.
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Nookian House - North Vancouver
with Associated: Insulspan -Delta
Best SFD Home: 2,000 s.f. and over
Marble Construction Ltd. for 965 Leovista- NORTH VANCOUVER
Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: Less than 1,500 s.f.
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Family Heritage -Surrey
Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: 1,500 s.f. and over
Porte Development Corp for Lift –Vancouver
Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development
Cedar Development Corp for Prelude - Vancouver
Best New Kitchen: Under $100,000
Ikonik Homes for High Point - Surrey
with Associate: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd - Surrey
Best New Kitchen: $100,000 and over
Paramax Homes Ltd. for The Grove - West Vancouver
Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated
Teragon Developments & Construction Inc for The Mayfair – Vancouver
Best Special Feature: New or Renovated
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Rammed Earth Wall - North Vancouver
Best Interior Design Display Suite: Multi-Family Home
Zenterra Developments for Hyde Park Pre-Launch - Surrey
Best Interior Design Custom Residence: New or Renovated
Twenty One Two Designs Inc. for Midori Uchi - Vancouver
with Associate: Naikoon Contracting Ltd. - North Vancouver
Best Marketing Campaign
Zenterra Developments for Hyde Park Pre-Launch - Surrey
Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability in New Residential Construction
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi -North Vancouver
Excellence in Technological Innovation in Residential Construction
Graytek Solutions Ltd. for The Mayfair - Graytek Solutions Ltd.
with Associates: Teragon Developments & Construction Inc. - Vancouver
BC Housing Award for Excellence in Creating Affordable Housing Choices
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Family Heritage-  Surrey
FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi - North Vancouver
SPONSORS:
Presenting sponsor: FortisBC
Patron sponsor: Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing
Sponsors: Caesarstone, Shaw, Nutanix, Black Press Group, Wall2Wall Media, The Province, Vancouver Sun, Glacier Media Group, REW.ca, Cantu Bathrooms, Trail Appliances, Dick’s Lumber and Building Supplies, I-XL Masonry Supplies, Minuteman Press, Ballistic Arts Media Studios, Martin Knowles Photo/Media and FloFORM Countertops.
 
For further information and photos of winners and their projects, please contact:
 
Bob de Wit, CEO
Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association
778-565-4288

 


GVHBA welcomes these new members

 On April 21, 2015, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 15 (fifteen) new members:  Sunbury Cedar Ltd., New Era Construction, HomeProHire, Genesis Kitchens, Town & Country Floor Design Inc., Merit Kitchens, Action Interior Cabinet Refinishing & Renovating, TDH Homes Ltd., Bold Properties, Glasser Brothers Construction Ltd., JRD Development Ltd., Masonite International, Lionsgate Scaffolding Ltd., Caissie Construction & Renovation and Khosa Ventures Ltd.

Sunbury Cedar Ltd.
Supplier (lumber, building materials)
Referred by:
1) Mike Boffo, Boffo Developments
2) Peter Roskell, Polygon Homes Ltd.
Contact: Tony Goodale
Phone: 604-589-1900
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0981388 BC Ltd. dba New Era Construction
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Peter Day, Nycon Services Ltd.
2) David Adair, Blackfish Homes Ltd.
Contact: Keli Hopkins
Phone: 604-815-7717
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HomeProHire
Supplier 
Referred by:
1) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Joseph Neely, Indoor Outdoor Guy Renovations Inc.
Contact: Thomas Juhasz
Phone: 778-747-0377
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Genesis Kitchens
Renovator, Interior Designer 
Referred by:
1) Russ Winter, Coast Wholesale Appliances
2) Maria Magagnin, Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
Contact: Denise McIntosh
Phone: 604-937-7336
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Town & Country Floor Design Inc.
Flooring (Installer)
Referred by:
1) Ron Rapp, Morningstar Homes Ltd.
2) Jake Kostelyk, Kenorah Design/Build Ltd.
Contact: Shane Lewis
Phone: 604-854-1633
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Merit Kitchens
Cabinets, Kitchen products (Manufacturer)
Referred by:
1) Ryan Sheepwash, Minuteman Press
2) Merle Marvin, Door Pro Ltd.
Contact: Nadiya Masse
Phone: 604-591-3321
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Action Interior Cabinet Refinishing & Renovating
Cabinets, Kitchen products (Refinishers)
Referred by:
1) Justine Diersch, Marketplace Events
2) Lyann Chan, Pearl Sinks
Contact: Suzanne Smith
Phone: 604-983-0746
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TDH Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Chris Coakley, Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd.
2) Andre Hellner, Griff Building Supplies Ltd.
Contact: Thomas Hogge
Phone: 604-562-3841
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Bold Properties
Builder (1-49 units, single family)
Referred by:
1) Roque Hsieh, KPMG LLP
2) Ben Nishi, FortisBC
3) Chet Whittingham, Trail Appliances Ltd.
4) Dave Ashton, Country Lumber Ltd.
Contact: Tommy He
Phone: 604-946-8942
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Glasser Brothers Construction Ltd.
Framers, Formers
Referred by:
1) Phil Rechsteiner, Rechsteiner Construction Ltd.
2) Chelsea Herberts, Banner Carpets Ltd.
3) Rick Harrison, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Chris Glasser
Phone: 604-230-9295
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JRD Development Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, single family), Roofer
Referred by:
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Sukhi Kainth, Vinylco Windows Ltd.
Contact: Jaswinder Dheri
Phone: (604) 501-2295
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Masonite International
Doors (manufacturer)
Referred by:
1) Doug Campbell, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Terry Adamson, Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc.
Contact: Luke Thompson
Phone: (800) 616-7111
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Lionsgate Scaffolding Ltd.
Scaffolding, Construction Equipment Protection (rentals) 
Referred by:
1) James Barlow, Preston Mobility Inc.
2) Pezhman Molchtari, Archway Construction Ltd.
Contact: Trevor Stuart
Phone: (604) 321-8852
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Caissie Construction & Renovation
Renovator, General Contractor
Referred by:
1) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
2) Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd.
3) Charles Baverstock, Stonebridge Operations Incorporated
Contact: Sean Caissie
Phone: (778) 868-9584
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Khosa Ventures Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, single family, custom)
Referred by:
1) Dave Mayhew, Weatherguard Gutters Inc.
2) Minaz Popatia, Dick's Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mohinder Khosa
Phone: (604) 727-9005
www.hghmosaichomes.com
mohinderkhosa@gmail.com


CHBA BC Announces Delivery of ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Qualification Program

BURNABY, B.C. (April 14, 2015) -The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) is pleased to announce that as of April 1, 2015, they are licensed to deliver ENERGY STAR training and certification to builders in the province. CHBA BC is excited to add ENERGY STAR to its residential certification programs for new construction, since it is consumer-recognized, nationally supported and internationally trusted.       
 
Members have indicated they wanted to include a customer-recognized and nationally-supported residential certification program for new construction. ENERGY STAR has become more user-friendly and relevant for builders at a time when builders are looking for ways to enhance their product offerings to homebuyers.
 
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver a program for new homes that comes with national support and international marketing in place already" said Vanessa Joehl, Director of Environmental Programs for CHBA BC. "Consumers see the ENERGY STAR logo on their electronics and appliances, understanding that qualified products are beneficial, and now they have the opportunity to have the same qualification for their entire home." 
 
For a closer look at the new Power Smart incentive program, CLICK HERE

The new ENERGY STAR standard released in B.C. takes into account our provincial building code and new energy provisions. It is important to note as well that using the ENERGY STAR standard will align City of Vancouver builders with their new building bylaws released Jan. 1, 2015.
 
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has released, for the first time in B.C., Builder Option Packages (BOPs) for builders to follow, and consumer focused marketing materials are available, at no cost to qualified ENERGY STAR builders from NRCan.
 
Also, new programs introduced by BC Hydro and FortisBC will encourage builders and Certified Energy Advisors participating with the ENERGY STAR certification process.
 
"BC Hydro is pleased to support builders who aim to build Power Smart new homes that are ENERGY STAR® qualified. These highly efficient homes offer residents more comfortable, healthier homes and the opportunity to save on their energy bills year after year, " said Joanna Sofield, General Manager of Power Smart, BC Hydro. "We are pleased to continue to offer builders financial incentives, education, training and marketing support to encourage them to meet our New Homes standard of ENERGY STAR for New Homes."
 
On average, ENERGY STAR homes are 20 per cent more energy-efficient than those built only to standard building code, and that translates to less energy to operate the home and less in utility bills. Typical features include efficient heating and cooling systems, a heat recovery ventilation system, increased wall and attic insulation, and ENERGY STAR rated high performance windows, patio doors and skylights.
 
"The addition of ENERGY STAR is well-timed and is a program that will benefit builders throughout British Columbia." said CHBA BC President, Simon Howse. "We have been working on bringing ENERGY STAR to our members for some time and are pleased to be able to offer this program that is well recognized by homebuyers."
 
CHBA BC is offering an ENERGY STAR certification webinar to all those who have completed the Building Science for New Homes course (previously known as Built Green Builder Training).
 
The next webinar will be hosted April 15th at 9 a.m. and participants can Reister Here
 
After April 1, CHBA BC's Building Science for New Homes course will be the new requirement for builders wishing to obtain an R-2000 or ENERGY STAR certification. Once a builder has completed their training, they may work with one of CHBA BC's Certified Energy Advisors to obtain an ENERGY STAR qualification on the home.
 
CHBA BC has worked towards an affordable registration model for ENERGY STAR home enrollments and offers a discounted registration fee for CHBA members province wide.


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On March 17, 2015, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed eleven (11) new members: 
 
MNP LLP, Rechsteiner Construction Ltd., Fina Development Group, Custom Ornamental Iron Works, Maestro Development, JPMG Construction Ltd., Titan Enersave (a division of Amir F.C. Inc.), DMD Power Engineering Ltd., T.M. Crest Homes Ltd., Patra Stone Works Ltd., and Jamie Banfield Design.
 
MNP LLP
Consultancy (accounting, tax)
# 2300, 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J1
Referred by:
1) Mark Isaac, Alchemy Construction Ltd.
2) Robert Barone, Barone Developments Ltd.
Contact: Kelly LaVallie
Years in business: 70
Phone: 778-374-2163
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Rechsteiner Construction Ltd.
Renovator
7718 Jensen Place, Burnaby, BC V5A 2A8
Referred by:                                    
1) Cheslea Herberts, Banner Carpets Ltd.
2) Dave Kyle, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Randy Ellis, West Coast Windows Ltd.
Contact: Philip Rechsteiner
Years in business: 1
Phone: 778-996-5661
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Fina Development Group
Developer
4055 – 1 Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5C 2W5
Referred by:                                    
1) Sunil Kumar, Oasis Windows Ltd.
2) James Lee, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Marco De Cotiis
Years in business: 7
Phone: 604-299-9211
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Custom Ornamental Iron Works
Supplier (ornamental iron, stairs, railings)
12020 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J8
Referred by:                                    
1) Steve Kemp, Kemp Construction Management Ltd.
2) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
3) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
Contact: Marvin Henschel
Years in business: 4
Phone: 604-273-7940
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Maestro Development
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family), Renovator
752 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1V7
Referred by:                                    
1) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
2) Gur Raklura, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Joshua Young
Years in business: 7
Phone: 604-723-9618
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JPMG Construction Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family), Developer, Renovator
17345 Abbey Drive, Surrey, BC V4N 4M3
Referred by:                                    
1) Jag Hans, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Tanveer Dhillon, Morrison Windows Ltd.
Contact: LB Golee
Years in business: 2
Phone: 604-596-4933
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Titan Enersave (a division of Amir F.C. Inc.)
Supplier, Consultant (LED lighting)
8165 Government Road, Burnaby, BC V5A 2AE
Referred by:                                    
1) Paul Tabuchi, Tamlin International Homes Ltd.
2) Curtis Nesser, Beedie Development Group
Contact: Anil Mehra
Years in business: 22
Phone: 604-422-0115
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DMD Power Engineering Ltd.
Electrical Engineer
#12, 17358 - 104A Avenue, Surrey BC V4N 5M3
Referred by:                                    
1) Andrew Baker, Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd.
2) Chris Ho, Polygon Homes Ltd.
3) Ryan Lucy, Morningstar Homes Ltd.
Contact: Tom Burns, P.Eng.
Years in business: 15
Phone: 604-589-9012
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T.M. Crest Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, single family, multi-family), Developer
16484 High Park Avenue, Surrey, BC V32 0M1
Referred by:                                    
1) Ron Sergeant, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Jan Rasilainen, Traveler’s Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Gurveer Samra
Years in business: 25
Phone: 778-881-0564
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Patra Stone Works Ltd.
Manufacturer, Installer (natural stone, porcelain, glass)
#106, 18485 – 53 Avenue, Surrey, BC V35 7A4
Referred by:       
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Mark Issac, Alchemy Construction Ltd.
3) Arthur Szpak, Lotos Construction Ltd.
Contact: Marta Biela
Years in business: 16
Phone: 778-574-2121
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Jamie Banfield Design
Designer
209 – 15735 Croydon Drive, Surrey BC V3S 2L5
Referred by:       
1) Deano Pellegrino, Caeserstone Canada
2) Mark Eglinton, Euro-Line Appliances
3) Vanessa Pinelli, Troico Home Solutions Inc.
Contact: Jamie Banfield
Years in business: 4
Phone: 778-991-1646

Building Smart #21 – Changes to 9.32 Ventilation in the BC Building Code

The ventilation requirements for single family residences and secondary suites are changing. The BC Building Code section 9.32 includes new provisions to ensure that the whole house maintains comfortable, safe living conditions for occupants. This seminar will explore options for conformance with the new requirements.

 
This spring, Building Smart #21 will examine the changes in the requirements for ventilation for homes, explore key components of house ventilation systems and controls, and explain why mechanical ventilation is required.
 
To register online, click here.
 
Visit the HPO’s Building Smart page for more information and to view the full seminar brochure.
 
The cost for the three-hour seminar is $80 (GST included). 
 
Each participant receives a presentation handout and a certificate of completion.
 
Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served at the start of the seminar. Please arrive early.
 

 


Housing Industry Celebrates Achievements at CHBA National SAM Awards –Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence

Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 6, 2015 – The achievements of Canada’s leading home builders, renovators and developers were recognized at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s (CHBA)National SAM Awards – Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence - presented today.
 
The awards were a highlight of the CHBA National Conference, with builders and renovators from across Canada receiving top honours. “Each of these CHBA National SAM Award winners is outstanding,” CHBA President Bard Golightly said. “I congratulate all the winners and commend their tremendous accomplishments.”
 
The CHBA National SAM Awards honour outstanding achievement by home builders, renovators and developers, and by their marketing teams. Albi Homes of Calgary, Alberta won the prestigious Grand SAM Award. The firm had won the Grand SAM in 2012. This prestigious award is presented annually to a CHBA builder member for combined excellence in both the building and marketing of new homes. Albi Homes was a finalist in seven separate categories in new homes and marketing.
 
Seven Lakes Developments Ltd. of Porters Lake, Nova Scotia won the Marketing Excellence Award with creative concept and production by McOuat Partnership. The award recognizes the builder-member achieving the highest cumulative results in at least four Marketing Award categories. The firm also won individual Marketing Awards in the Sales Office and Project Signage and Logo categories.
 
The CHBA National SAM Awards, presented in partnership with Masco/Delta Faucet and Genworth Canada is the country’s premier competition for new homes, home renovations, community development, marketing and sales. An independent panel of judges selected from across Canada presided over the competition. 
 
The CHBA National SAM Awards – Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence was a highlight of the CHBA’s 72nd National Conference. The CHBA is the national voice of the residential construction industry, representing more than 8,500 member firms across the country. Membership comprises home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.
 
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For more information:
Michael Gough
Email: gough@chba.ca
Telephone: 613.230.3060 ext. 227
 
 
WINNERS FOR THE 2014 CHBA NATIONAL SAM AWARDS – PRESENTED BY MASCO/DELTA FAUCET AND GENWORTH CANADA–
GRAND SAM AWARD
Albi Homes, Calgary, AB
MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD
Seven Lakes Developments Ltd., Porters Lake, NS
Creative, concept and production: McOuat Partnership
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Hopewell Residential Management LP, Calgary, AB: “Mahogany Lakeside Living in Calgary”
GREEN HOME AWARD
Landmark Group of Builders, Edmonton, AB
NEW HOME AWARDS
Production Homes:
Single Detached Home Under 1,500 Square Feet
Pacesetter Homes, Edmonton, AB: “Maverick - New Castle”
Single Detached Home Between 1,500 and 2,200 Square Feet
Linwood Custom Homes Ltd., Young's Point, ON: “The Antler Trail”
Single Detached Home Over 2,200 Square Feet
Munro Homes Ltd., Regina, SK: “The Oslo Showhome, The Creeks”
Single Attached Homes
Lifestyle Homes Inc., Garson, ON: “4th Avenue Residence”
Custom Homes:
Single Detached Home Under 2,500 Square Feet
Econ Group Construction and Development Ltd., North Vancouver, BC
Single Detached Home Between 2,500 and 4,000 SQUARE FEET
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Surrey, BC
Single Detached Home Over 4,000 Square Feet
TS Williams Construction & KB Design, Nanoose Bay/Victoria, BC
Multi-Family Project:
Cedar Developments Corporation, Vancouver, BC: “Prelude”
HOME RENOVATION AWARDS
Kitchen
Timberworx Custom Homes, Guelph, ON
Any Room
Hierarchy Development & Design, Ottawa, ON
Whole House – Under $250,000
Timberworx Custom Homes, Guelph, ON
Whole House – Between $250,000 and $500,000
TQ Construction, Burnaby, BC
Whole House – More Than $500,000
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Surrey, BC
GREEN RENOVATION AWARD
My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Surrey, BC
MARKETING AWARDS
Print Ad
Sterling Homes (Edmonton) Ltd., Edmonton, AB: “All Dressed Up”
Creative, concept and production: Leyteblair
Direct Promotion
Cresco Construction Limited, Bedford, NS: “#iCouldLiveHere Campaign”
Creative, concept and production: Kohoot Media
Website
Concert Real Estate Corporation, Vancouver, BC: “The Kip District”
Creative, concept and production: 52 Pick-up Inc.
Project Signage and Logo
Seven Lakes Developments Ltd., Porters Lake, NS: “The Villages of Seven Lakes”
Creative, concept and production: McOuat Partnership
Brochure/Kit
North Prairie Developments Ltd., Saskatoon, SK: “Shangri-La on 4th”
Sales Office
Seven Lakes Developments Ltd., Porters Lake, NS: “The Villages of Seven Lakes”
Creative, concept and production: McOuat Partnership

Building Inspiration in British Columbia, Winners of the 23rd Annual Georgie Awards® Announced

BURNABY, BC (March 02, 2015) - British Columbia's residential construction industry was celebrated in Vancouver on Friday February 27, by honouring the best and brightest of B.C.'s home building and renovation community at the 23rd Annual Georgie Awards® Gala, held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel. 
 
Presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA BC), the Georgie Awards® highlight how our province's residential construction industry continues to raise the bar of excellence, skill and professionalism throughout B.C. With the increase in submissions, this year's awards attracted many inspirational and high-calibre projects, challenging the esteemed judging panel from outside B.C. Winners were chosen with objectivity and anonymity during a three-day judging process.
 
"This year's Georgie Awards® winners showcase the imagination and ingenuity that resides and flourishes within our province." said CHBA BC CEO Neil Moody. "The increase in submissions as well as attendees at the gala demonstrates the vitality of the residential construction industry in our province and I want to extend my congratulations to all the winners on a job well done."
 
The Georgie Awards® Gala, emceed by Wayne Cox, was nearly sold out with over 500 distinguished guests and residential stakeholders in attendance. Performances by DESTINEAK as well as the 007 After Party and Dance were well received and went into the early morning hours. 
 
The 23rd Annual Georgie Awards® winners are: 
 
Best Townhouse Development
Adera Development Corporation for Breeze (Lot C, Phase 7-9), Surrey
Associate Company: Adera Realty Corporation
 
Custom Home valued under $750,000
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi, North Vancouver 
 
Custom Home valued between $750,000 - $1,500,000
Westpeak Developments for Hendry, North Vancouver
 
Custom Home valued between $1,500,000 - $3,000,000
TS Williams Construction for Cadence, Lantzville
Associate Company: KB Design
 
Custom Home valued over $3,000,000
All Elements Design.Manage.Build for Sin~Ceras, Kelowna
 
Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Sq. Ft. under $750,000 - Production
Portrait Homes for Hampstead Phase 2, Maple Ridge
 
Best Residential Renovation under $100,000
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Klahanie Reno, Port Moody
 
Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development
Adera Development Corporation for SAIL (Phase II), Vancouver (UBC)
Associate Company: Adera Realty Corporation
 
Best Multi-Family High Rise Development
Concert Real Estate Corporation for Salt, Vancouver
 
Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. under $500,000 - Production
Naikoon Contracting Ltd for The Nookian House, North Vancouver
 
Best Residential Renovation $100,000 - $299,999
ARYZE Development and Construction for Broadmead, Victoria
 
Best Residential Renovation $300,000 - $499,999
Sarah Gallop Design for A New Dawn, Delta
Associate Company: My House Design/Build Team 
 
Best Residential Renovation $500,000 - $799,999
Blackfish Homes Ltd. for Meadfeild, West Vancouver
 
Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and Over
My House Design/Build team Ltd for Silver Lining, Coquitlam
 
Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc for Serving up the Light, West Vancouver
Associate Company: Sensitive Design
 
Best Innovative Certified Home - Production or Custom
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi, North Vancouver
 
Best Condo Renovation under $300,000
reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc for Petite & Chic, Vancouver
 
Best Condo Renovation over $300,000
Moeski Design Agency for White Rock Penthouse, White Rock
 
Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000
Sarah Gallop Design Inc for A New Dawn, Delta
Associate Company: My House Design/Build Team
 
Best Single Family Kitchen under $100,000 - New
All Elements Design.Manage.Build for Sin~Ceras, Kelowna
 
Best Single Family Kitchen over $100,000 - New
Eurohouse Construction Inc. for Mathers Residence, West Vancouver
 
Best Interior Design Custom Residence - New or Renovation
Paramax Homes Ltd. for Forest Hills, Edgemont Village
 
Best Project Identity
Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. for The Ridge at Bose Farms, Surrey
 
Best Environmental Initiative
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi, North Vancouver
Associate Company: Richard Kadulski Architect
 
Best Interior Design Display Suite - Single Family or Multi-Family
Adera Development Corporation for remix, North Vancouver
 
Best Master Suite - New or Renovation
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for West Vancouver Horizon, West Vancouver
Associate Company: MKL Homes
Associate Company: Mirage Hardwood Floors
 
Best Multi-Family Kitchen - New
Moeski Design Agency for White Rock Penthouse, White Rock
 
Best Advertising Campaign
Tavan Developments Ltd. for South Granville Estate, Vancouver
 
Best Innovative Feature - New or Renovation
Vineyard Developments for Vineyard Developments, Vernon
Associate Company: Hybrid Elevators
 
Best Affordable Certified Home - Production or Custom
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Midori Uchi, North Vancouver
 
Best Sales Centre
Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. for The Ridge at Bose Farms, Surrey
 
Best Landscape Design - New or Production
John Henshaw Architect Inc. for Balsam Residence, Vancouver
 
Best Renovation - Any Room
Miccaro Designs, Fine Residential Interior Design for "Purple with Envy" (Wine Cellar), North Vancouver
 
Best Corporate Website
Tavan Development Ltd. for South Granville Estate
 
Best Outdoor Living Space - New or Renovation
TS Williams Construction for Cadence, Lantzville
Associate Company: KB Design
 
Best Certified Whole House Renovation
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for Burkehill Place, West Vancouver
 
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. for The Ridge at Bose Farms, Surrey
 
Residential Community of the Year
Adera Development Corporation for SAIL (Phase II), Vancouver (UBC)
 
Customer Choice Awards 
Single Family Production - Portrait Homes
Single Family Custom - Clay Construction
Multi-Family (Low Rise) - Portrait Homes
Multi-Family (Mid/High-Rise) - Concert Properties
 
Residential Renovator of the Year 
My House Design/Build Team Ltd, Surrey
 
Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year
Portrait Homes for Hampstead Phase 2, Maple Ridge
 
Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year
Adera Development Corporation
 
Custom Home Builder of the Year
Naikoon Contracting Ltd, North Vancouver  
 
View the full list of finalists and winners at www.georgieawards.ca