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The Sixth Annual Ovation Awards: Metro Vancouver Homebuilding Excellence

 Read article from New Home Guide: Metro Vancouver Edition by YPNextHomes.ca May 29 - June 12, 2015


What does green really mean: Understanding the jargon of energy efficiency

Read article from2015 Builder & Developer annual by YPNextHome.ca

 


Carpentry standouts rewarded with scholarships

Left to right: Marita Luk, Business Development Manager; Matthew Anderson; Jeff Dewhurst, Carpentry Instructor; Keenan Piller; Stephen Sallaway, Associate Dean; Azenith Alforque; and Ryan Chapman.

Congratulations to four deserving award recipients from the Carpentry Framing and Forming Foundation program: Azenith Alforque, Keenan Piller, Matthew Anderson, and Ryan Chapman. Each student was presented a $1,000 scholarship at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) Annual General Meeting on April 1, 2015.

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association (GVHBA) is a great supporter of the training done at BCIT and has provided recognition and support through bursaries to our students since 1998. Funding for the scholarships was raised from the annual GVHBA Fall Classic Golf Tournament.

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Parade of Renovated Homes set for May 31

When it comes to getting inspiration and information for your home renovation, there’s nothing quite like seeing something in real life, says Bob de Wit, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA).

The organization is holding its annual Parade of Renovated Homes on Sunday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., allowing members of the public to tour through nearly a dozen homes around Greater Vancouver.

“Seeing is believing,” de Wit explains. “Being able to take a look at a finished project and to talk to a renovator about all of the stages involved in getting to that point — that has a lot of value. You can’t get that by looking at a picture on the Internet.”

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Vancouver’s best makeovers

When it comes to getting inspiration and information for your home renovation, there’s nothing quite like seeing something in real life, says Bob de Wit, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA)

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Read full article on TheVancouverSun.com 


Ovation Awards recognize excellence in residential construction

The residential construction and renovation business in Metro Vancouver is on a high. For proof, look no further than the 2015 Ovation Awards, held at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver late last month.

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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