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Home Decor and Renovations: GVHBA Ovation Awards featuring Shakespeare Homes & Renovations and Alchemy Construction

 A lot of media buzz was received surrounding the GVHBA annual Ovation Awards Finalists. Read coverage of the Ovation Awards finalists and Shakespeare Homes and Renovations as well as Alchemy Construction HERE


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On May 20, 2014, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 21 (twenty-one) new members: Morrison Windows Ltd., DVL Homes, Patagonia Solid Wood Corp., EQ3 Ltd., Arcom Design & Construction, BC Eco Paving, ALP’s Mechanical, Helpful Handyman, DEKORA Staging Inc., Exterior Worx, Azuro Concepts Inc., Cantu Bathrooms, CMC Wood Group Ltd., Talius, NRT Development Inc., Pacific Safety Consulting Group Inc., TMT Plumbing & Heating Ltd., Garaventa LiftBC, Mainland Tile & Stone Ltd., Canstone Development Ltd. and Duradek Canada Ltd.

Morrison Windows Ltd.
Windows, Skylights
Referred by:                                   
1) Minder Bhullar, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Sheron Devi, Oasis Windows Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Gurtej Dhillon 
Phone: 604-539-1315; Fax: 604-539-1305
www.morrisonwindows.ca 
info@morrisonwindows.ca
The owners bring more than 10 years experience to a new company that supplies and installs windows, doors and skylights.
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DVL Homes
Builder (1-49 units, single family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Minaz Popitia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Nick Dosanjh
Phone: 604-603-7422
www.dvlhomes.com
info@dvlhomes.com
The company has been building and developing single family homes primarily in Surrey for more than 10 years.
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Patagonia Solid Wood Corp.
Wood flooring
Referred by:                                   
1) Enrique Ponce De Leon, NWI Contracting Ltd.
2) Doug Walden, NUCASA – The Finishing Touch
Contact: Mr. Jorge Ravenna 
Phone: 604-935-4665
www.patagoniaflooring.com
jr@patagoniaflooring.com
The company supplies and sells solid wood floors and carpets in the Lower Mainland and BC.
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EQ3 Ltd.
Interior Designer and Sales Consultant specializing in modern furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories.
Referred by:                                   
1) Mike Cairns, Modern Classic Building Solutions Inc.
2) Sasha Todorvich, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Mr. Navin Ramani 
Years in business: 10
Phone: 604-681-5155; Fax: 604-681-5154
www.eq3.com
nramani@eq3.com
With 12 stores in Canada and the US, EQ3 manufactures and distributes furniture of modern design and functionality.
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Arcom Design & Construction
Design, Project management.
Referred by:                                   
1) Aaron Singh, EMCO Corporation
2) Amir Asthari, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Hamdi Homayoon 
Phone: 604-653-9183
www.arcomco.com
hamdi@arcomco.com
The company specializes in the design and project management of custom homes and major renovations.
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B.C. Eco Paving
Paving contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Andrew Orr, Insight Business Development
2) Brad Katronis, My House Design / Build Team Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Bradley Lavigne 
Phone: 604-785-3795
www.ecopaving.ca
brad@ecopaving.ca
The company uses 100% recycled rubber material to resurface driveways, patios, playgrounds and pool decks.
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ALP’s Fireplace Service Inc. dba ALP’s Mechanical  (Previous member)
HVAC, Mechanical contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Paula Yang, EMCO Corporation
2) Andrew Orr, Insight Business Development
Contact: Mr. AJ Prakash 
Phone: 604-375-4932
www.alpsfireplaceservice.com
aj@alpsfireplaceservice.com
Since 2008, the company has been providing full-service HVAC and mechanical services throughout the Lower Mainland.
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Helpful Handyman
General Contractor, Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.
2) James Gray, Graytek
Contact: Mr. Bruce Preston 
Phone: 604-882-0442
www.helpfulhandyman.net
bruce@helpfulhandyman.net
For more than 8 years, the company has been offering a wide range of renovation services, large and small.
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DEKORA Staging Inc.
Home staging
Referred by:                                   
1) Robert Crowe, Robert Crowe PREC (RE/MAX Real Estate Services)
2) Caithlin Scarpelli, Atira Women's Resource Society
Contact: Mr. Michael Nathanson 
Phone: 604-876-4355; Fax: 604-215-3897
www.dekora.com
mnathanson@dekora.com
The company is a leading home staging décor company providing services to create inviting spaces with broad appeal.
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Exterior Worx
Siding / Exterior sub-contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Robert Capar, maison d’etre design-build inc.
2) Randy Edmunds, R&A Makena Construction Inc.
Contact: Mr. Ryan Soiper 
Phone: 800-475-7018
www.worxrenovations.com
rsoper@worxrenovations.com
The company provides siding and exterior finishing services throughout the Lower Mainland.
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Azuro Concepts Inc.
Water features, Outdoor living design
Referred by:                                   
1) Paul Clarke, MPB Construction Ltd.
2) Sasha Todorovich, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Mr. Byron Wilson 
Phone: 604-649-5888
www.azuroconcepts.com
byron@azuroconcepts.com
The company’s owners bring decades of experience building backyard spaces and water features.
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Cantu Bathrooms
Bathroom and kitchen products, door hardware
Referred by:                                   
1) Mario Sidler, SIDLER® International
2) Tony Testini, American Standard
3) Tony Liu, COPA Development Corp.
4) Greg Nielsen, G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Bill Sauder 
Phone: 604-688-1252; Fax: 604-688-1232
www.cantubathrooms.com
info@cantubathrooms.com
The company is a distributor and retailer of luxury bathroom and kitchen accessories and products.
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CMC Wood Group Ltd.
Hardwood floor supplier
Referred by:                                   
1) Rich Maidment, Kemp Construction Management Ltd.
2) Barb Rush, Wholesale Blind Factory
Contact: Mr. David Sun 
Phone: 604-688-1252; Fax: 604-688-1232
www.cmcfloors.com
david@cmcfloors.com
The company is a distributor and manufacturer of hardwood flooring since 2001.
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Talius
Roll shutters, Screens
Referred by:                                   
1) Ralph Mathiesen, Townline Homes
2) Blair Wilson, G. Wilson Construction Co. Ltd.
Contact: Mr. James Grieve 
Phone: 250-832-7777; Fax: 250-832-8577
www.talius.com 
james@talius.com
For more than 33 years, the company has manufactured roll shutters and retractable screens for installation province wide.
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NRT Development Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, single, multi- family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Tracy Wheeler, Powerhouse Tile Ltd.
2) James Li, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Ramin Towfigh
Phone: 604-729-2884
www.nrt.ca
ramin@nrt.ca
The company had been building and developing single family homes and duplexes, primarily on Vancouver’s west side.
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Pacific Safety Consulting Group Inc.
Health and safety consultants
Referred by:                                   
1) Simone Sunderland, Green Sheet Construction Data Ltd.
2) James Johnson, Multivista Construction Documentation Inc.
Contact: Mr. Fernando De Melo 
Phone: 604-278-3512
www.pacificsafetyconsulting.com 
fdm@pacificsafetyconsulting.com
For more than 8 years, the company has provided hazardous materials consulting and safety training and assessments.
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TMT Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
Plumber
Referred by:                                   
1) Jay Marwaha, Trail Appliances Ltd.
2) Frank Bruni, EMCO Corporation
3) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
Contact: Mr. Ricky Dhadwal 
Phone: 604-726-4545
www.tmtplumbing.com
info@tmtplumbing.com
The company provides full-service plumbing, gas fitting and heating services for new construction and renovations.
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Garaventa LiftBC
Elevators, Lift devices
Referred by:                                   
1) Gordon Wilson, G. Wilson Construction Co. Ltd.
2) Greg Nielsen, G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Jason Retallick 
Phone: 604-461-6636; Fax: 604-461-0525
www.garaventabc.com 
jretallick@garaventa.ca
For decades, Garaventa has been designing and manufacturing commercial and residential accessibility lifts and elevators.
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Mainland Tile & Stone Ltd.
Tile, Stone distributor and retailer
Referred by:                                   
1) Brad Katronis, My House Design / Build Team Ltd.
2) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
Contact: Mr. Amir Amarhoun 
Phone: 604-451-8453; Fax: 604-451-8423
www.mainlandstone.com 
amir@mainlandstone.com
The company distributes and retails tile and stone flooring products.
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Canstone Development Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, single family, custom), General Contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Enoch Deer, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
2) Ted Wong, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Loy Leland, Loy Leland Architect Inc.
Contact: Ms. Nancy Liao
Phone: 778-888-2451
www.canstonedevelopment.com
nancyliao100@gmail.com
The owners bring years of experience been building single family and custom homes, primarily on Vancouver’s west side.
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Duradek Canada Ltd.
Deck and roof membrane products, Fences, Rails
Referred by:                                   
1) Wayne Didio, Adera Development Corporation
2) Monica Ballard, Shell Busey's Home Improvements
Contact: Mr. Kevin MacMillan 
Phone: 604-591-5594; Fax: 604-591-3100
www.duradek.com 
kevin@duradek.com
For decades, the company has distributed and manufactured sheet vinyl for outdoor, maintenance free applications.


Building Smart Webinars - BC Building Code Requirements – Part 3 Energy Efficiency

Building Smart webinars, presented by the Homeowner Protection Office, are live, moderated, interactive online educational 0pportunities for residential construction industry professionals. This particular webinar series explores best practices and Building Code requirements for the design and construction of large residential buildings in British Columbia. Topics will include an overview and compliance of the National Energy Code for Buildings and ASHRAE standards, thermal envelope performance, heating ventilation air conditioning and domestic hot water, energy modelling, and lighting and electrical power. Licensed Residential Builders, contractors, building officials, architects, engineers, trades and others involved in Part 3 construction will learn the latest research and technologies through these practical and informative sessions. Learn more and register to join the sessions online or as part of the studio audience.


Metro Vancouver New Condo Guide: Looking to Sell? How Staging Helps

Read my current article "Looking to sell? How staging helps" featured in the Metro Vancouver New Condo Guide "Tips & tricks."


Metro Vancouver New Condo Guide: Walk the Talk

Here is my recent article "Walk the Talk" in the Metro Vancouver New Condo Guide discussing how walkability affects livability. READ ARTICLE


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On April 15, 2014, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 9 (nine) new members: Archia Developments, 604-TRASH-IT, Braveco Homes, ARCHITEK Sustainable Building Products Inc., ARCHITEK Sustainable Building Products Inc., A.W. Kennedy Construction, Hasler Homes Ltd., Bond Roofing and Royal West Developments (0938357 BC Ltd.).
 
Archia Developments 
Builder (1-49 units, single family), General Contractor, Project Manager
Referred by:                                    
1) Holly Hart, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) David Hirsch, Euroline Windows Inc.
Contact: Mr. Amir Karimi
Phone: 604-913-1904; Fax: 604-913-1919
The company builds single family homes on the North Shore, primarily in West Vancouver.
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604-TRASH-IT 
Garbage and Recycling Removal
Referred by:                                    
1) Matt Robinson, Monarch Floor and Window Coverings
2) Miles Wittig, Basil Restoration Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Dave Abercrombie
Phone: 604-872-7448; Fax: 604-684-1759
For more than 10 years, the company has provided junk and garbage removal services to contractors and homeowners.
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Braveco Enterprises Inc. dba Braveco Homes
Builder (1-49 units, single family), General Contractor, Project Manager
Referred by:                                    
1) John Longmuir, Port Coquitlam Building Supplies Ltd.
2) Aaron Johnson, Starline Windows (2001) Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Ravinder (Rav) Sodhi
Phone: 604-773-5455; Fax: 604-380-1455
The owner brings more than 20 years industry experience building single family homes in the Lower Mainland.
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ARCHITEK Sustainable Building Products Inc.
Green products, Architects
Referred by:                                    
1) Dave Godmaire, Convoy Supplies Ltd. 
2) Nick Kerchum, Natural Balance Home Builders
Contact: Mr. Ashley Campbell
Phone: 604-838-7676
ARCHITEK is a living architecture technology company assisting with and designing green roofs and facades and living walls. 
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People’s Trust Company
Mortgages, Finance
Referred by:                                    
1) Oleg Tsaryov, Eurohouse Group
2) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group (with Dominion Lending Centres Casa Mortgage Inc.)
Contact: Mr. Tom Wollner
Phone: 604-331-2210
The bank provides construction companies, developers and consumers financing for mortgages and projects.
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A.W. Kennedy Construction
Renovator, General Contractor
Referred by:                                    
1) Rod LeFranc, Standard Building Supplies
2) Trevor Stephenson, North Shore Door Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Andrew Kennedy
Phone: 604-986-3244; Fax: 604-986-3245
The owner brings more than 20 years construction experience and provides full service renovation services.
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Hasler Homes Ltd.
Renovator, General Contractor
Referred by:                                    
1) Rick Alexander, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Michele Buchamer, Miccaro Designs
3) Alex Stewart, Rempel bros. Concrete Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Greg Hasler
Phone: 778-688-7846
The company provides full service renovation services across the Lower Mainland.
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Bond Roofing
Roofer
Referred by:                                    
1) Joey Duplantis, Convoy Supply Ltd.
2) Alicia Meeker, Pacific Rim Cabinets Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Daniel Fajfar
Phone: 604-375-2100; Fax: 604-431-6692
Bond Roofing is a family-owned roofing business with more than 45 years experience in the roofing and construction industry.
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Royal West Developments (0938357 BC Ltd.)
Builder (1-49 units, single family), Renovator
Referred by:                                    
1) Dave Deighton, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Karen Nowak, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Peter Khahk
Phone: 778-895-9378
For more than 10 years, the company has been building single family homes in the TriCities area and Burnaby.
 

GVHBA Members ADERA and SOLTERRA Win CHBA National SAM Awards!

    

CHBA National SAM Awards

Congratulations to our GVHBA members who brought home awards from last weekend’s Canadian Home Builders' Association's National SAM Awards in Whistler. Solterra Development Corp won in the Direct Promotion category for their project "Keefer Block" while Adera Development Corporation won in the Best New Multi-Family Project for “Sail.”

For further infomation see  The Vancouver Sun and Business in Vancouver coverage.


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On March 18, 2014, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 14 (fourteen) new members:  MacLean Homes Ltd., Royal Golden Construction Group Ltd., Ardex Americas, Altium Building Corporation, Mulberry Property Group, Golden Dream Homes Ltd., Alleylane Homes Construction & More Ltd., Tycon Building Solutions Inc., Zenith Development Ltd., LDJ Contracting Ltd., Atti Group Ltd., Myshsael Schlyecher Photography, Bungay Law Office and Otivo Development Group.

MacLean Homes Ltd.
Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Rick Dell, Ply Gem
2) Einar Halbig, E3 Eco Group Inc.
Contact: Mr. Josh MacLean 
Phone: 604-922-1622; Fax: 604-922-3584
www.macleanhomes.ca
admin@macleanhomes.ca
For more than 30 years, the company has developed single and multi-family home projects throughout the Lower Mainland.
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Royal Golden Construction Group Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, single family), General Contractor, Project Manager
Referred by:                                   
1) Shane Impey, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Enoch Deer, Sen Western Wholesale Lumber Ltd.
3) Ted Wong, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Ryan (Jian) Zhang 
Phone: 604-283-1598; Fax: 604-321-8612
rgc.vancouver@gmail.com
With more than 15 years experience, the owner has been building single family homes primarily on Vancouver’s west side.
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Ardex Americas
Tile applications and systems
Referred by:                                   
1) Bob Wiens, Schluter Systems (Canada) Inc.
2) Kip Sewell, Powerhouse Tile Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Philip Livingstone 
Phone: 778-791-0403
www.ardexamericas.ca
philip.livingstone@ardexamericas.com
For more than 65 years, this global company has been providing solutions for concrete and tile installations and restorations.
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Altium Building Corporation
Cladding and siding products
Referred by:                                   
1) Rita Georgeson, Mitten Inc.
2) Corrine Moore, Esther’s Sheet Metal Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Todd Collins 
Phone: 604-574-1233; Fax: 778-574-3311
www.altiumbuildingcorp.com
todd@altiumbuildingcorp.com
The company designs, manufactures, supplies and installs metal cladding and siding and roofing products.
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Mulberry Property Group
Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc.
2) Ray Larson, Standard Building Supplies
3) Mike Lavis, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Scott Manderson 
Phone: 604-990-1434; Fax: 604-904-9431
scott.manderson@mulberryproperty.ca
www.mulberryproperty.ca
The owners have been developing and renovating properties in BC for more than 25 years.
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Golden Dream Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family), General Contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Ed McEvoy, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Amin Haji, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
Contact: Mr. Moninder Sharma 
Phone: 604-619-0724
www.goldendreamhomesltd.com
info@goldendreamhomesltd.com
The owner brings more than 25 years industry experience building homes all over the Lower Mainland.
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Alleylane Homes Construction & More Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom), Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Minaz Poptia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Harjeet Kang, A&I Drywall Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Steve Chandra 
Years in business: 10
Phone: 778-320-5471; Fax: 604-957-1024
alleylanehomes@gmail.com
For more than 10 years, the company has been building and renovating homes mainly on Vancouver’s east side.
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Tycon Building Solutions Inc.
Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Justin Bontkes, Caliber Projects
2) Ross Power, Powerhouse Building Solutions Inc.
3) Miles Wittig, Basil Restoration Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Tyson VanDelft 
Phone: 604-744-4895; Fax: 604-744-4896
tyson@tyconbuildingsolutions.com
The owner brings nearly 8 years renovating experience building with a current barn to residence project in Langley.
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Zenith Development Ltd.
Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Stephen Collins, Trail Appliances
2) Rochelle Williams, Convoy Supply Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Bhupinder Dubb / Mr. Jat Dhiman 
Phone: 604-599-4715; Fax: 604-498-4615
Bhupinder_zenith@hotmail.com
For more than 20 years, the company has developed many townhome projects primarily in Surrey.
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LDJ Contracting Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single and multi-family)
Referred by:                                   
1) John Reynolds, Building Supplies Ltd.
2) Kurt Sims, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Mark Taylor, Exclusive Floors Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Colin Jones 
Phone: 604-418-9592; Fax: 604-582-1280
www.ldjcontracting.com
info@ldjcontracting.com
Since 1982, the company has built more than 200 custom and single family homes throughout the Lower Mainland.
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Atti Group Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single and multi-family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Davide Granata, Sam’s Garage Doors Ltd.
2) Sarb Dhaliwal, Standard Insulation and Siding Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Sasen Tehrani 
Phone: 604-770-2884; Fax: 604-770-2882
www.attigroup.ca
info@attigroup.ca
The principals bring more than 15 years experience building single family and townhome projects primarily on the North Shore. 
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Myshsael Schlyecher Photography
Photographer
Referred by:                                   
1) John Friswell, CCI Renovations
2) Greg Hanberry, Cirrus Homes
Contact: Ms. Myshsael Schlyecher 
Phone: 604-618-6972
www.myshsael.com
myshsaelinc@gmail.com
The owner brings more than 20 years of film and photographer experience to her craft.
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Bungay Law Office
Lawyer
Referred by:                                   
1) Andrew Orr, Insight Business Development
2) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Mr. Christopher Bungay 
Phone:  604-684-4300; Fax: 604-684-4302
www.bungaylawoffice.ca
chirs@bungaylawoffice.ca
For more than 10 years, the office has practised in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law and employment law.
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Otivo Development Group
Builder (1-49 units, single and multi-family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Angelo Tsakumis, EPTA Properties Ltd.
2) Ed Stock, Starline Windows (2001) Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Donato DeCotiis 
Phone:  604-434-6848; Fax: 604-434-6847
www.otivo.ca
info@otivo.ca
For more than 20 years, the company had built many boutique townhome projects in Burnaby and Vancouver. 


Building Smart #19 – New Energy Provisions in the BC Building Code

The energy efficiency requirements for residential homes are changing in December of this year. The BC Building Code will include a new section 9.36 with various insulation and mechanical requirements as well as options for designers and builders on how to conform. Building Smart #19 will explore these new requirements through practical examples.

The session:

  • Provides an overview of the prescriptive requirements for airtightness
  • Explains how to calculate the thermal resistance of assemblies
  • Compares prescriptive vs. trade-off paths
  • Describes below-grade assembly requirements
  • Provides calculation examples of ceiling, wall, fenestration and door areas
  • Describes HVAC requirements and mechanical ventilation best practices

For more information, view the brochure.

Dates: April 7 – May 29
Times: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (except in Vancouver on May 29, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
Locations: 21 communities province-wide
To register, click here.

Each participant will receive a presentation guide and a certificate of completion. Sandwiches and light refreshments will be served at the start of the seminar.


Greater Vancouver Builders’ Association Announces 2014 Ovation Awards Finalists

Greater Vancouver Builders’ Association Announces 2014 Ovation Awards Finalists
Celebrating Metro Vancouver’s best builders, renovators and designers

On March 6, 2014,  in Vancouver, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) announced the finalists for the fifth annual 2014 Ovation Awards.

The awards honour excellence in the design and construction of new single-family and multi-family homes as well as the renovation of existing homes.
“Homeowners in Metro Vancouver demand the very best when it comes to the design and construction of their homes. Vancouver is a leading-edge city and the design and construction of our homes reflects this. We are proud to be working with world-class builders, designers and renovators,” says GVHBA Chief Executive Officer Bob de Wit.

In addition to the rigorous panel of award-winning judges, the public can weigh in with the popular People’s Choice Award. Visit http://www.ovationawards.ca/peoples-choice/ to vote for your favourite new or renovated home until April 7. The 2014 Ovation Award winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, April 26.

For the fifth year in a row, FortisBC is the presenting sponsor. Patron sponsor is once again the Provincial Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing. Sponsors also include Ballistic Arts Media Studios Inc., Black Press Group, Casesarstone Canada, EMCO Corporation, Glacier Media, I-XL Masonry Supplies, Kitchen Craft of Canada Ltd., Martin Knowles Photo/Media, Minuteman Press, Ply Gem, Sears Commercial, Trail Appliances Ltd., The Brick Commercial Sales, The Vancouver Sun, The Province and Wall2Wall Media.

GVHBA Ovation Awards 2014: Finalists by Category *In alphabetical order (project name follows company name)

Best Kitchen Renovation - Under $50,000            
• Level One Construction Ltd., Golden Kitchen Glow          
• Level One Construction Ltd., Pristine Dream
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., Indian River

Best Kitchen Renovation: $50,000 - $99,999        
• Klondike Contracting Corporation, Sky-High Sanctuary
• Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Green with Envy           
• TQ Construction Ltd., Foresthill Kitchen  
               
Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and over      
• Euro Canadian Construction Corp., English Bay Condo Renovation
• reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc., The House Fit  For "Sonny and Claire"              

Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation
• Best Builders Ltd., Reviving the 70’s
• maison d'etre design-build inc., Four to One       

Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $35,000        
• Kerr Construction, Sleek Bathroom          
                                               
Best Renovated Room
• maison d'etre design-build inc., Master Suite Getaway 
• Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Green with Envy           

Best Addition Renovation          
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., Meadfield  (Associate: Sensitive Design)
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., Mountain Highway  (Associate: Sensitive Design)
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., Panorama  (Associate: Sensitive Design)

Best Accessible Renovation       
• Best Builders Ltd., The Homecoming      

Best Exterior Renovation            
• maison d'etre design-build inc., 70's Upgrade    
• Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Green with Envy           

Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation     
• Euro Canadian Construction Corp., English Bay Condo Renovation
• Frits De Vries Architect Ltd., Marina Side Residence         
• maison d'etre design-build inc., Discerning Luxury           
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Klahanie Comfort     

Best Renovation: Under $100,000           
• Essy West Contracting Inc., West End Loft Renovation   
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Klahanie Comfort     
• VGC Vancouver General Contractors Inc., Marinaside Penthouse Renovation

Best Renovation: $100,000 - $299,999    
• Klondike Contracting Corporation, Hillside Home              
• Nesseler Construction Ltd., Beach Retreat           
• Rain City Renovations, W10 Basement

Best Renovation: $300,000 - $499,999    
• Naikoon Contracting Ltd., 1975 Parker   
• Boda Construction Ltd., Edgemont Natural         
• Best Builders Ltd., Reviving the 70’s        

Best Renovation: $500,000 - $799,999    
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., Meadfield  (Associate: Sensitive Design)
• Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Green with Envy           
• reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc., The House Fit For "Sonny and Claire"

Best Renovation: $800,000 and over      
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., Mountain Highway  (Associate: Sensitive Design)
• Best Builders Ltd., West Van Getaway

Best Custom Home: Under $750,000      
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Quilchena Classic      
• Mountainside Design + Build, Transitional Timber Frame Home 
• Frits De Vries Architect Ltd., Dunbar Laneway   

Best Custom Home: $750,000 - $1.5 million        
• Marble Construction Ltd., 3197 Bewicke Avenue               
• Kerr Construction, Alder Crossing            
• Frits De Vries Architect Ltd., Heather Street

Best Custom Home: Over $1.5 million  
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Adera Radiance         
• Boda Construction Ltd., Rockbank           
• Best Builders Ltd., Orchard Way
                               
Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 s.f.              
• Talisman Homes Ltd., Resort Living         
• Portrait Homes Ltd., Hampstead Phase 2 at Silver Ridge - Alder Plan        
                                               
Best Single-Family Detached Home: 2,000 s.f. and over               
• Talisman Homes Ltd., Resort Living I       
• Talisman Homes Ltd., Resort Living II
• Wesgroup - Bluetree Homes, Bluetree Homes at Citadel Heights                               

Best Single Family Residential Community        
• Portrait Homes Ltd., Hampstead Phase 2 at Silver Ridge
• Wesgroup Properties - Bluetree Homes, Bluetree Homes at Citadel Heights        

Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: Less than 1,500 s.f.     
• Milori Family of Companies, Cove Gardens
• Nordic Projects Ltd., The Camden            
• Wesgroup Properties - ParkLane Homes, Winchester Estates     

Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: 1,500 s.f. and over      
• Alchemy Construction Ltd., Lonsdale Contemporary
• Kooney Homes Ltd., Zen TH Phase 1       
• Milori Family of Companies, Cove Gardens                          

Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development            
• Allaire Properties Easton Inc., Easton     

Best New Kitchen: Under $100,000         
• Kooney Homes Ltd., Zen TH Phase1
• Novak Contracting & Construction, A Taste for Elegance               
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Quilchena Classic      

Best New Kitchen: $100,000 and over    
• Jade Lion Estate Homes Ltd., Tuscan Sunrise      
• Marble Construction Ltd., 3197 Bewicke Avenue
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Adera Radiance          
               
Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated 
• Best Builders Ltd., Orchard Way
• Best Builders Ltd., Reviving the 70’s        
• Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Green with Envy            
               
Best Special Feature: New or Renovated             
• Best Builders Ltd., Cypress          
• maison d'etre design-build inc., Texture and Light           
• Tavan Developments Ltd., Adera Radiance          
                                               
Best Interior Design Custom Residence: New or Renovated       
• Beyond Beige Interior Designs Inc., Hamilton - Eclectic Industrial
• maison d'etre design-build inc., Contemporary Detailing              
• Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Reviving the Seventies (Associate: Best Builders Inc.)

Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single Family or Townhouse Community      
• Ikonik Homes, Jacobsen (Associate: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing)
• Wesgroup Properties - Bluetree Homes, Bluetree Homes at Citadel Heights
• Wesgroup Properties - ParkLane Homes, Winchester Estates      
               
Best Interior Design Display Suite: Condominium           
• Forge Properties Inc., Royce White Rock (Associate: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing)
• Wesgroup Properties - Bluetree Home, Bluetree Homes at Mackin Park               

Best Marketing Campaign          
• Allaire Properties Easton Inc., Easton     
• Forge Properties Inc., Royce White Rock (Associate: Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing)
• Kooney Homes Ltd., Zen TH Phase 1       

Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability in New Residential Construction    
• Talisman Homes Ltd., Resort Living II       
                                               
FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction
• Alchemy Construction Ltd., Lonsdale Contemporary                                        
                                               
BC Housing Award for Excellence in Creating Affordable Housing Choices          
• Alchemy Construction Ltd., Lonsdale Contemporary        
                                               
GRAND OVATION AWARDS                        
                               
Renovator of the Year: Small Volume   
• maison d'etre design-build inc.  
                               
Renovator of the Year: Large Volume   
• Best Builders Ltd.            
• Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc.
• TQ Construction Ltd.       
               
Custom Builder of the Year        
• Best Builders Ltd.            
• Tavan Developments Ltd.            
                               
Single-Family Builder of the Year           
• Portrait Homes Ltd.         
                               
Multi-Family Builder of the Year             
• Kooney Homes Ltd.       
• Platinum Group of Companies  

For further information, contact:  Bob de Wit, GVHBA CEO -- bob@gvhba.org, Ph: (778) 565-4288; Cell: (604) 916-3434