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Homebuilders struggle to keep up with Canadian boom

 The housing boom in Canada’s hottest cities has spilled over into the suburbs, where builders say they are working as fast as they can to meet soaring demand and get homes to market before a much-feared housing bust. READ MORE.


GVHBA Fall Classic Silent Auction

 

 


Surrey Now: Cooling off period urged to protect hasty home buyers

Bob de Wit weighs in on a recommended seven day cooling off period to protect homebuyers with time for home inspection. READ HERE.


Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver: The Real Estate Therapist with Bob de Wit

Your Real Estate Therapist Joannah Connolly is joined by Bob de Wit, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association as they discuss a new and revealing study surveying Vancouver millennials, knowing when it's time to rent and when it's time to buy, home renovations and more. Joe Geluch President of Naikoon Contracting Ltd. also stops by to discuss some of his innovative housing ideas.

 Listen on Demand here. Bob's piece starting at 08:50.


The Province: Residential building has become as much a science as a craft

Building science technology, used to enhance livability and meet or exceed consumer expectations in home performance and sustainability, has now become the "musthave tool" in any professiona builder's tool box.

Read more.


North Shore News: Renovate or Relocate May 2016

 Read here.


Home BUILDER Magazine: GVHBA Customize Parade To Reflect Builder Activity

Read the snippet on page 35 HERE


Westcoast Condominium: How to select a renovator

Bob de Wit offers advice on how to find a renovator who will deliver on your dreams.

Read more.


Westcoast Condominium: How to live in a high-rise condo

Vancouverites are looking to the high-rise apartment as a form of permanent housing as the cost of the single family home becomes further out of reach for the average person. Some people may consider this a setback for millennials: that perhaps they will be at a lesser advantage than previous generations. But from my viewpoint, there are some great benefits to the high rise.   

To read the full list of benefits, click here.


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On June 21, 2016, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 25 (twenty-five) new members:  Nufloors Coquitlam, Legacy Advantage CPA Ltd., Duro-Last Roofing, RDG Management Ltd., Wyse Meter Solutions Inc., Shelter Homes, Futurehome Development Ltd., Avid Ratings Canada Ltd., Viceroy Houses (2015), Westcove Construction Ltd., 588284 B.C. Ltd. dba Apex Construction, Avestex Construction Corporation dba Avestex Group, 0761778 B.C. Ltd. dba Rajiv Pandey (Realtor, Homeland Realty), Fresh & Clean Management Co., C&S Tile Distributors, Henry Company Canada, Prossimo Development Consulting Ltd., You Move Me, Divine Homes Ltd., Monde Home Products, Fresh Coat A Paint, Orbit Holding Ltd., T.J.M. Construction Ltd., Alleylane Homes Construction & More Ltd. and Huansheng Modern Doors Ltd. dba HS Door Canada.
 
Nufloors Coquitlam
Supplier: Flooring
Referred by:
1) Jason Davids, Exclusive Floors Ltd.
2) Michael Masse, Mirage Hardwood
3) Shane Lewis, Town & Country Floor Design
Contact: Niki Jacques
Phone: 604-942-4109
njacques@nufloorscoquitlam.ca
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Legacy Advantage CPA Ltd.
Supplier: Bookkeeping
Referred by:
1) Cheri Stefanucci, Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc.
2) Dorothy Wolf, XL Flooring
Contact: Bob Wang
Phone: 778-858-8462
bwang@legacyaddvantage.ca
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Duro-Last Roofing
Supplier: Roofing products
Referred by:
1) Khang Nguyen, Architrix Design Studio
2) Simone Sunderland, Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd.
Contact: Tim Kikot
Phone: 604-908-6925
trk1@shaw.ca
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RDG Management Ltd.
Developer (Multi-family)
Referred by:
1) Scott Brown, Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing
2) Trevin Rogers, Baker Newby
Contact: John Rempel
Phone: 604-881-4763
john@rdgmanagement.com
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Wyse Meter Solutions Inc. 
Supplier: Electrical, water, and natural gas sub-metering & utility management
Referred by:
1) Bill Gill, View Dynamic Glass
2) Norm Wong, Telus
Contact: Peter Mills / Robert Mullin
Phone: 1-800-672-1134
sales@wysemeter.com
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Shelter Homes
Builder (1-49 units, custom)
Referred by:
1) Hartez Sandhu, Oasis Windows Ltd.
2) Massimo Rizzi, Starline Windows Ltd.
Contact: Erwin Plett
Phone: 604-537-8161
shelterhomes@shaw.ca
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Futurehome Development Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom)
Referred by:
1) Rich Emanuel, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) David Hirsch, Euroline Windows Inc.
Contact: Michael Fang
Phone: 604-351-8968
futurehome.cindy@hotmail.com
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Avid Ratings Canada Ltd.
Supplier: Customer loyalty and management technology 
Referred by:
1) Rob Grimm, Portrait Homes Ltd.
2) Eric Andreason, Adera Development Corporation
Contact: Tim Bailey
Phone: 800-987-6318
tim.bailey@avidratings.ca
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Viceroy Houses (2015)
General Contractor
Referred by:
1) Aaron MacLean, Mitsui Homes Canada Inc.
2) Yusi Liang, Wiston Building Materials Co.
Contact: Jane Atherton
Phone: 604-639-3320
jane.atherton@viceroy.com
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Westcove Construction Ltd.
Builder: (1-49 units, custom)
Referred by:
1) Dina Jesus, Standard Building Supplies
2) Cindy Prato, Four Seasons Insulation Ltd.
Contact: Joel Voyer
Phone: 604-925-4404
westcoveltd@aol.com
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588284 B.C. Ltd. dba Apex Construction
Builder: (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Gurnan Grewal, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Joshan Singh, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Bhupinder Singh Johal
Phone: 604-366-2890
b_s_johal@hotmail.com
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Avestex Construction Corporation dba Avestex Group
Builder: (1-49 units, custom, single family, multi-family)
Referred by:
1) Jay Batch, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Ramin Towfigh, NRT Development Inc.
Contact: Hamid Ahmadian / Massoud Karimari
Phone: 604-283-7839
hamid@avestex.com
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0761778 B.C. Ltd. dba Rajiv Pandey (Realtor, Homeland Realty)
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:
1) Jay Batch, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Disha Bains, Trail Appliances Ltd.
Contact: Rajiv Pandey
Phone: 604-603-0170
rajivpandeyca@gmail.com
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Fresh & Clean Management Co.
Supplier: Post-construction cleaning services
Referred by:
1) Lee Nystrom, Nycon Services Ltd.
2) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Jasmina Sivic
Phone: 778-881-5670
info@thinkclean.ca
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C&S Tile Distributors
Supplier: Porcelain, Natural stone tile
Referred by:
1) Mike Iacutone, Olympia Tile International Inc.
2) Eric Andreason, Adera Development Corporation
Contact: Sara Corra
Phone: 604-435-4431
scorra@ceramstone.com
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Henry Company Canada
Supplier: Building envelope systems
Referred by:
1) John Moore, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Lawrence Singh, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Chris Lee
Phone: 800-523-0268
clee@henry.com
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Prossimo Development Consulting Ltd.
Developer
Referred by:
1) Robert Grimm, Portrait Homes Ltd.
2) Rick Johal, Zenterra Developments Ltd.
Contact: Randy Dick
Phone: 778-918-2010
rdick@me.com
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You Move Me
Supplier: Movers
Referred by:
1) Matt Varrick, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
2) Arthur Tsang, Kitchen and Bath Classics
Contact: Prabh Heer
Phone: 778-668-5087
Prabh.heer@youmoveme.com
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Divine Homes Ltd.
Developer, General Contractor
Referred by:
1) Colin Jackson, Standard Building Supplies
2) Gurwinder Dhangra, Morrison Windows
Contact: Jatinder Singh Didden
Phone: 778-712-0074
divinehomesbc@gmail.com
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Monde Home Products
Supplier: Wholesale Appliances
Referred by:
1) Doug Truesdell, Trail Appliances Ltd.
2) Gord Chang, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
Contact: Brendan Rigney
Phone: 604-275-2210
marketing@mondehomeeproducts.com
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Fresh Coat A Paint
Renovator
#69, 11571 Thorpe Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z4
Referred by:
1) Peter Tjernagel, Johannesen Construction Ltd.
2) Jeanette Martin, Cypress Hardwood Flooring Ltd.
Contact: Jason Fu
Phone: 778-881-3866
Jason@freshcoatapaint.ca
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Orbit Holding Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom)
Referred by:
1) Minder Bhullar, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Walter Wiedemann, Rempel Bros. Concrete Ltd.
Contact: Satinder Grewal
Phone: 778-552-0759
orbitholding@hotmail.com
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T.J.M. Construction Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family, multi-family), Developer
Referred by:
1) Tajinder Nijjer, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Baljit Sidhu, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact:  Tejinder Saluja
Phone: 604-724-4706
wintoo@hotmail.com
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Alleylane Homes Construction & More Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, single family, multi-family) 
Referred by:
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Sukhi Kainth, Vinylco Windos Ltd.
Contact:  Steve Chandra
Phone: 778-320-5471
alleylanehomes@gmail.com
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Huansheng Modern Doors Ltd. dba HS Door Canada
Supplier: Fire door, entrance door, door hardware, metal door frame modification
Referred by:
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) Todd Senft, reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc.
Contact: Herman Ho
Phone: 604-474-0369
hsdoor1750@gmail.com