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First-time winners join longstanding honourees at 22nd Annual Georgie Awards®

First-time winners join longstanding honourees at 22nd Annual Georgie Awards®
 
VANCOUVER, BC February 1, 2014 - The best of B.C.'s residential builders, renovators, designers and marketers were honoured tonight at the 22nd annual Georgie Awards® gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
  
The Georgie Awards®, which are presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC (CHBA BC) and BC Homes, recognize the gold standard in B.C.'s residential home construction industry. This year's winners, selected by a respected jury of independent industry professionals from outside the province, are an exciting mix of up-and-coming companies, first-time winners and longstanding honourees.
 
First-time winners took the top prizes for Best Single Family Homes: Talisman Homes (Resort Living, Tsawwassen, under $500,000); Saiya Developments (The Roof, North Vancouver, under $750,000); and Sopka Development (Esquimalt, West Vancouver, over $750,000).
 
Repeat winner Solterra Developments returned strong this year with three wins for its Keefer Block condo project in Vancouver, as did Adera Development and Portrait Homes, each winning awards in two categories. Adera won for Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year and Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development (Sail in Vancouver) and Portrait Homes won Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year (Hampstead in Maple Ridge).
 
Perhaps the most noteworthy wins of the evening, awards for best environmental projects went to Atira Women's Resource Society for its recycled shipping container housing development in Vancouver.
 
"The excellent work from the winners - and indeed all the finalists - demonstrates that B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction," says Rob Capar, President of CHBA BC.
 
The awards cover projects and products built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed for the period of January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013. Winners were announced at the black-tie awards, emceed by local broadcasting icon Wayne Cox, and featured entertainment by versatile musician Andrew Johns.

View all the winners and finalists online at www.georgieawards.ca
 
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MEDIA CONTACT: 
Jill Greenwood  
604-432-7112
Jill@chbabc.org   
 
 
About the Georgie Awards®
 
The Georgie Awards®, Canada's premier housing awards program, are owned by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC). For the past 22 years, the Georgie Awards® have showcased the high quality and calibre of British Columbia's home building and renovation community. The Awards are provincial in scope and highlight the commitment and dedication to the building excellence and high standards that CHBA BC member companies strive to uphold. 
 
The Georgie Awards® Where inspiration comes home   
 


BCBEC and HPO BC presenting 2014 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Energy Efficiency on February 11, 2014

On Tuesday, February 11, the Britich Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing present the 2014 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Energy Efficiency

To be held at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., this half-day workshop will focus on energy efficiency in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders will provide insight into key issues, including insulation strategies, high performance walls and energy efficiency code requirements. The workshop is presented by the BC Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO), a branch of BC Housing.

Visit the BCBEC website to view the workshop program and to register online today.

 


GVHBA welcomes these new members

On December 17, 2013, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 9 (nine) new members: Nuvo Sales Ltd., V6B Kitchens, Fine Cabinetry & Design, SM Sign Magic, Infiniti Pacific Custom Homes Ltd., Fortress Railing Products, Mirolin Industries Corp., HW Construction, Rocksolid Enterprises Inc. and Western Homes & Management Ltd.

Nuvo Sales Ltd.
Lighting products, Manufacturer’s rep
Referred by:                                    
1) Shea Robinson, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
2) Sub Ketchan, The Lighting Warehouse
Contact: Ms. Cathie Hayes 
Phone: 604-531-6834; Fax: 604-531-5829
www.nuvosales.com
cathie@nuvosales.com
The company is a manufacturer’s rep, in BC and Western Canada, for a variety of lighting products and lines.
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V6B Kitchens, Fine Cabinetry & Design
Cabinets, Millwork
Referred by:                                    
1) Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd. 
2) Mario Sidler, SIDLER® International
Contact: Mr. Ken Veach 
Phone: 604-684-6824; Fax: 604-684-6144
www.v6b.com
ken@v6b.com
For more than 25 years, V6B has been offering a full range of kitchen and bath design services around the world.
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SM Sign Magic
Signs
Referred by:                                    
1) Kent Sillars, Vesta Properties Ltd. 
2) Cheryl West, Foxridge Homes, a Qualico Company
3) Avtar Johl, Platinum Group of Companies
Contact: Mr. Mike Bowyer 
Phone: 604-594-3636; Fax: 604-594-8080
www.signmagic.ca
signmagicltd@telus.net
The owners bring more than 35 years experience providing signs and related products to the construction industry.
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Infiniti Pacific Custom Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single)
Referred by:                                    
1) John Horsnal, North Shore Door Ltd. 
2) Matt Robinson, Monarch Floor and Window Coverings
3) Peter Kostopoulos, B.A. Robinson Ltd. Co.
Contact: Mr. Paul Blakley 
Phone: 604-293-1609
www.infinitipacific.ca
paul@infinitipacific.ca
The owner brings more than 30 years experience building single family homes in BC and the US.
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Fortress Railing Products
Metal railings, low voltage deck lights
Referred by:                                    
1) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance of Canada 
2) Rob Shute, Sears Commercial
Contact: Mr. Peter Corr 
Phone: 604-761-9044
www.fortressrailing.com
peterc@fortressrailing.com
The company manufactures in North America iron, aluminum and glass railings and related railing products.
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Mirolin Industries Corp.
Manufacturer of acrylic tubs and showers
Referred by:                                    
1) Sydney Irvine, Barclay Sales Ltd.
2) Dennis Manns, Kitchen & Bath Classics, A Wolseley Company
Contact: Ms. Susie Pontarini 
Phone: 604-499-5338
Fax: 800-463-2236
www.mirolin.com
spontarini@mirolin.com
For more than 40 years, the company has been manufacturing acrylic tubs and showers with sales across Canada.
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HW Construction
General Contractor, Renovator, Cabinets
Referred by:                                    
1) Randy Sibley, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) David Renwick, Baker Newby LLP
Contact: Mr. Ryan Carpenter 
Phone: 604-616-8978; Fax: 604-466-0276
www.hwconstruction.ca
rcarpenter@hwconstruction.ca
HW Construction provides full-service residential construction and renovations.
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Rocksolid Enterprises Inc.
General Contractor, Renovator
Referred by:                                    
1) Daryl Wilson, Starline Window
2) Shea Robinson, B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
Contact: Ms. Dawn Carmichael
Phone: 604-736-1055
www.callrocksolid.com
info@callrocksolid.com
For more than 23 years, the company has provided full renovation and landscaping services.
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Western Homes & Management Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single), Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Steve Johnson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Ron Sargent, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Mick Sidhu 
Phone:  604-773-5507; Fax: 604-544-4343
www.westernhomesbc.com
info@westernhomesbc.com
The company’s owner brings more than 25 years experience building quality homes across the Lower Mainland.
 


CHBA Actions Result in Canada Post Suspending $200 CMB Fee for Two More Years - to 2016

CHBA is very pleased to announce that today we have been informed that Canada Post has agreed to "defer the implementation date of the community mailbox fee for new development for a [further] two-year period until January 1, 2016."
 
This is a significant victory for CHBA's members, and especially for new home buyers, from coast to coast.  CHBA will continue to oppose any implementation of the proposed fee in the future, and, in the meantime, developers, builders and new homebuyers can rest assured that no fee is coming for at least 2 years.  With the sweeping changes underway at Canada Post, we will see what 2016 will bring; CHBA will of course remain vigilant and active accordingly.
 
In late 2012, Canada Post announced its intention to unilaterally impose a $200 fee per mailbox on new home buyers. Thanks to the coordinated efforts of CHBA at all three levels, and the actions taken by its members, in July 2013 Canada Post agreed to suspend its Community Mailbox (CMB) fee until January 1, 2014.
 
This action acknowledged CHBA's perspective and allowed for further consultation with CHBA.  That initial one-year suspension alone saved our industry and new home buyers tens of millions of dollars in 2013. 

Subsequently, CHBA's discussions with Canada Post led to a potential reduction of the fee and better terms for its implementation.  However, after careful review, CHBA's Board of Directors concluded unanimously that better terms were not the point and that CHBA needed to remain steadfastly opposed to any such fee, period, both for our industry and for unsuspecting new homebuyers.
 
Based on that Board decision, CHBA advised Canada Post of its absolute opposition to any such fee. Further discussions and correspondence ensued, as CHBA emphasized to Canada Post the fee's blatant unfairness on several levels and the Association's ongoing commitment to actively oppose any attempts to implement the fee.
 
Today's announcement is therefore a welcome development.  While we have been at loggerheads with Canada Post on this issue, and despite a lack of initial consultation when they first tried to implement the fee, we do acknowledge Canada Post's more recent willingness to consult with CHBA and take corrective action as a result.   We are pleased that those discussions have led them to extend the fee suspension for two more years.  Very importantly, we also send kudos throughout CHBA at all three levels of our Association for the collective efforts that have led to this successful outcome.
 
Kevin Lee, CEO, CHBA 
 

GVHBA welcomes these new members

On December 17, 2013, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 12 (twelve) new members: Bolder Homes Ltd., Horizon Landscape Contractors Inc., Seneca Homes Ltd., WireChief Electric Ltd., Springline Designs Ltd., Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc., Ridgewater Homes Ltd., Metro-City Projects Inc., Laurentian Sales Inc., Construction Accountant Lynch Yang & Company, CGA, Angel Elevating Solutions, and Cornerstone Kitchens & Design Ltd.

Bolder Homes Ltd.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single, multi-family), Developer, Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Doug Fyffe, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Ray Larson, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Sukey S. Mehat 
Phone: 604-924-4663; Fax: 604-924-4615
www.bolderhomes.ca
info@bolderhomes.ca
The owner brings more than 30 years building experience in Vancouver and on the North Shore.
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Horizon Landscape Contractors Inc. 
Landscape Construction
Referred by:                                   
1) Mark Fraser, Marcon Construction Ltd. 
2) Shawn Ruthuen, Kindred Construction Ltd.
3) Marty Donaldson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Brian Dougherty 
Phone: 604-533-9757; Fax: 604-533-3633
www.horizonlandscape.ca
brian@horizonlandscape.ca
For more than 20 years, Horizon has been offering a full range of landscaping construction and services around the province.
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Seneca Homes Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom), Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Peter Ryznar, The Pacific Newspaper Group 
2) Carl Hansen, Standard Building Supplies
3) Simon Pond, Dynamic Tile & Stone
4) Shawn Moran, Graytek
Contact: Mr. Jon Vendargon 
Phone: 604-209-5726
www.senecahomes.ca
jon@senecahomes.ca
The owners bring more than 40 years experience providing custom home building and renovating services.
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WireChief Electric Ltd. 
Electrician
Referred by:                                   
1) Geoff Ho, Definitive Systems Inc. 
2) Brad Katronis, My House Design / Build Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Octavio Sosa 
Years in business: 6
Phone: 604-800-1665; Fax: 604-800-1665
www.wirechiefelectric.com
info@wirechiefelectric.com
The company is fully licensed and experienced with electrical services for new homes, renovations and maintenance.
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Springline Designs Ltd. 
Custom concrete decor
Referred by:                                   
1) Gord Schlechtleitner, Fireplaces Unlimited 
2) Rob Jones, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Shane Spring 
Phone: 604-543-8703; Fax: 604-543-8915
www.springlinedesigns.net
shane@springlinedesigns.net
The principals of this family-run business bring more than 20 years experience with concrete forms and decor.
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Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc.
Architects
Referred by:                                   
1) Chris Tsakumis, EPTA Properties Ltd.
2) Otto Boffo, Boffo Developments Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Chris Dikeakos 
Phone: 604-291-2660; Fax: 604-291-2661
www.dikeakos.com
shauna.b@dikeakos.com
The firm has won numerous awards over the years. Solo District and Station Square in Burnaby are two of the latest projects.
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Ridgewater Homes Ltd.
Renovators, General contractors
Referred by:                                   
1) Katrina Jensen, MIRA Floors & Interiors
2) Ron Rapp, Morningstar Homes Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Daryl Berden 
Phone: 604-235-1956; Fax: 604-574-1986
www.ridgewaterltd.com
info@ridgewaterltd.com
The owner brings more than 25 years industry experience building and restoring homes around the Lower Mainland.
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Metro-City Projects Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single)
Referred by:                                   
1) Jay Batch, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Raj Want, Rahul Glass Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Martin Tang 
Phone: 604-250-2608
metrocity250@gmail.com
For more than 20 years, the company has been building single family homes primarily in Vancouver and Burnaby.
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Laurentian Sales Inc.
Flooring
Referred by:                                   
1) Barb Rush, Wholesale Blind Factory
2) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Ms. Dorothy Wolf 
Phone: 604-988-0091; Fax: 604-988-0092
www.laurentiansales.ca
contact@laurentiansales.ca
Laurentian Sales markets loose-lay and Click luxury vinyl tiles and planks to a wide variety of dealers.
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Construction Accountant Lynch Yang & Company, CGA
Accountant
Referred by:                                   
1) Troy Abromaitis, Bucci Developments Ltd.
2) Bobby Colburn, WBI Home Warranty Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Kevin Lynch, P.Eng 
Phone: 778-231-5201; Fax: 604-988-0092
www.constructionaccountant.org
lynchyang@constructionaccountant.org
The firm is a one-stop, full-cycle service that includes bookkeeping, project tracking, invoicing, payroll and other tax services.
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Angel Elevating Solutions
Elevators, Lift devices
Referred by:                                   
1) Brad Katronis, My House Design / Build Ltd.
2) Sasha Todorovic, Federated Insurance Company of Canada
Contact: Mr. Kyle Langereis 
Phone: 604-364-2115; Fax: 250-383-7099
www.angelelevatingsolutions.com
kyle@angelsolutions.com
The company sells and installs Savaria stair lifts, wheelchair lifts and elevators designed for home use.
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Cornerstone Kitchens & Design Ltd.
Kitchen and bathroom designs, products
Referred by:                                   
1) Maria Magagnin, Julian Ceramic Tile Inc.
2) Courtney Bogdanovic, FloFORM Countertops
Contact: Ms. Nikki Newson 
Phone: 604-986-9969
www.cornerstonekitchendesign.ca
nikki@cornerstonekitchendesign.ca
The company designs and manages kitchen and bathroom projects throughout the Lower Mainland.


Eight GVHBA members named finalists for the 2013 CHBA National SAM Awards

Surrey, B.C. (December 10, 2013) - Today the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) annouced the finalists for the 2013 CHBA National SAM Awards, sponsored by MASCO and Delta Faucet. Eight GVHBA members were named finalists in 13 categories for the SAM Awards, which celebrate excellence in new homes, home renovation, innovative technology and construction, outstanding presentation and marketing across Canada. Adera Development Corporation and Concert Properties led the pack with four finalist placements, followed by TQ Construction with three, Portrait Homes and Solterra Development who received two each, and Eurohouse Group, reVISION Custom Home Renovations, and Upward Construction and Renovation who received one finalist placement each. Congratulations to our members! CHBA National SAM Award winners will be presented at the CHBA's announced 71st National Conference on April 4, 2014 in Whistler, British Columbia.


New Builder Licensing to be Administered by the Homeowner Protection Office

A new system of Minimum Qualifications for Licensed Residential Builders in British Columbia will be administered by the Homeowner Protection Office, a branch of BC Housing.
 
The proposal is based on work done in partnership with the industry since 2005 to enhance professionalism in the residential construction sector in British Columbia by introducing education and training qualifications as a condition of residential builder licensing.
 
All existing licensed builders will be grandfathered and exempted from meeting the Minimum Qualifications. Like many other professions, a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program will be introduced for all new and existing licensed residential builders of single family, duplex, and structures containing less than five dwelling units.
 
The administration of the Minimum Qualifications process by the Homeowner Protection Office will be a complement to the existing licensing system and will result in no additional licensing fees to residential builders.
 
Proposed changes to the Homeowner Protection Act regulations are needed to enable these new requirements. The enhanced system is expected to be phased in beginning sometime in 2014.
 
HPO worked closely with the sector to develop the new system of minimum qualifications and will continue to work with the building industry to implement the new system to ensure it is fair and accessible to all builders across the province. 
 
The HPO will establish an advisory council to be chaired by a representative of the home building industry. The council will operate as a standing committee of BC Housing’s Industry and Consumer Advisory Council (ICAC) which was established under the Homeowner Protection Act. Industry representatives bring their collective expertise to ICAC which assists in identifying new and emerging issues and opportunities in the residential construction industry and consumer protection.

GVHBA welcomes these new members

On November 19, 2013, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 8 (eight) new members:  K. Chen Construction Management Inc.,  Build-Pros Construction Ltd., Top to Bottom Contracting, Provetto Solutions Inc.,  Nightshift Street Ministries, Baywest Management Corporation, Desjardins Group, Sublime Interior Design Ltd. and Pro-Pack Contracting & Design Services.

K. Chen Construction Management Inc. 
Builder (1-49 units, single and multi-family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Warren Johnson, Kerrisdale Lumber Co. Ltd.
2) Steve Johnson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
3) Lauren Turtle, Standard Building Supplies
Contact: Mr. Kevin Chen   
Phone: 604-630-9488; Fax: 604-630-9487
www.formationpm.com
kchen@formationpm.com
The owner brings more than 10 years building experience. The current project is a 4-storey multi-family building in Vancouver.
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Build-Pros Construction Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom), Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Marty Donaldson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Harvey Dusome, Olympia Tile International Inc.
3) Ron Nadine, Oasis Windows
Contact: Mr. Alex Nasooti   
Phone: 604-813-2778; Fax: 604-255-9378
www.buildpros.ca
info@buildpros.ca
The owner is an experienced and award-winning builder returning to the GVHBA.
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Top to Bottom Contracting 
Builder (1-49 units, custom), Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Fred Formosa, Falcon Homes Ltd. 
2) Jim Severinski, Frontier Homes & Renovations Inc.
Contact: Mr. Ken Kelleway   
Phone: 604-462-0280
www.toptobottomcontracting.com
ttbcontract@gmail.com
The owners bring more than 40 years experience providing home building and renovating services.
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Provetto Solutions Inc. 
Renovator, General contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Miles Timmis, Disposal King Ltd. 
2) Chelsea Herberts, Banner Carpets
3) Mike Bosa, Solterra Development Corp.
Contact: Mr. Matteo Lanci   
Phone: 778-996-8355
www.provettosolutions.com
info@provettosolutions.com
The principals of this family-run business bring more than 35 years industry experience in building and renovating.
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Baywest Management Corporation 
Property management services
Referred by:                                   
1) Brad Jones, Adera Development Corporation
2) Paul Lee, Onni Group of Companies
Contact: Ms. Janice  Pynn   
Phone: 604-591-6060; Fax: 604-591-6076
www.baywest.ca
jpynn@baywest.ca
Baywest manages strata corporations, co-ops, rental buildings and individual strata units for investors.
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Desjardins Group
Lenders, Merchant service providers
Referred by:                                   
1) Tim Carroll, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Rachel Wille, Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc.
Contact: Mr. John Li   
Phone: 604-321-2352; Fax: 604-321-5281
www.desjardins.com/en
john.li@scd.desjardins.com
For more than 110 years, Desjardins has been providing banking, investing and merchant services Canada wide. 
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Sublime Interior Design Ltd.
Interior designers
Referred by:                                   
1) Kal Aujla, Jade Lion Estate Homes Ltd.
2) Dan Zielnik, Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
Contact: Ms. Geele Soroka   
Phone: 604-688-5487; Fax: 604-688-5489
www.sublimeinteriordesign.com
info@sublimeinteriordesign.com
The company brings more than 10 years experience providing full-service interior design services. 
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Pro-Pack Contracting & Design Services
Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Marty Donaldson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Jay Baszucki, Ames Tile & Stone Ltd.
3) Alisa Aragon, Your Mortgage Solutions Group
4) Linda Clark, Black Press
Contact: Ms. Shelly Patterson   
Phone: 604-850-0056
www.pro-pack.ca
shelly@pro-pack.ca
With more than 20 years experience in general contracting, the owners provide full-service design and renovating work.


Finalists Announced for 22nd Georgie Awards®

Finalists Announced for 22nd Georgie Awards®
 
B.C.'s best builders, renovators, marketers inspire with excellence
 
BURNABY, B.C. (October 31, 2013) - The Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) is pleased to announce this year's Georgie Awards® finalists, whose new home and renovation projects highlight just some of the quality, skill, professionalism and excellence in B.C.'s residential construction industry.
 
Presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia and BC Homes, the Georgie Awards® showcase the best of B.C.'s residential construction industry, whether home builder, renovator, marketer, or otherwise involved in the industry. Now celebrating their 22nd year, the Georgie Awards® are nationally known for recognizing and rewarding excellence and innovation in British Columbia's home building and renovation community.
 
"The level of excellence and innovative designs in building and renovation by CHBA members in British Columbia is reflected in the outstanding submissions received and reviewed by our professional panel of judges. We are looking forward to an exciting evening on February 1, when the winners will be announced." said Neil Moody, CEO of the association.
 
The awards cover projects and products built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed for the period of January 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013. An esteemed judging panel of industry professionals from outside B.C. recently judged all Georgie Awards® entries in an intense and exhaustive three day process.
 
Finalists for Customer Choice powered by Avid® Georgie Awards®, Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year will be announced in January 2014.
 
Finalists and winners will be celebrated at a black-tie awards gala with featured guests and entertainment on February 1, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
 
Tickets to the gala will be available November 2013 on www.georgieawards.ca.
 
The 22nd Annual Georgie Awards® finalists are:
 
Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Sq. Ft. under $500,000 - Production
Domae Enterprises Summit Residences Inc. for Summit Residences, Abbotsford
East Kootenay Milestone Homes Inc. for 2030 Golden Eagle Dr, Sparwood          
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Hampstead, Maple Ridge
Talisman Homes Ltd. for Resort Living, Tsawwassen   
                                                                                                      
Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Sq. Ft. under $750,000 - Production
Genex Development Corporation for Southbrooke, Surrey                          
Noura Construction Limited for Platinum Rose Estates, Coquitlam
Talisman Homes Ltd. for Resort Living I, Tsawwassen                      
Talisman Homes Ltd. for Resort Living II, Tsawwassen                     
Saiya Developments Ltd for The Roof, North Vancouver   
Sopka Development Corporation for Esquimalt, West Vancouver      
                                   
Custom Home valued under $750,000                    
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Quilchena Classic, Vancouver                          
Converge Construction for White Rock Ocean View, White Rock
Clay Construction Inc. for Kitsilano Living, Vancouver   
Blackfish Homes for Esquimalt, West Vancouver         
Roadhouse Homes Ltd. for Jone's Place, Vancouver                                        
                                                                                                                                 
Custom Home valued between $750,000 - $1,500,000        
Rockridge Developments Inc. for Point Grey Craftsman, Vancouver             
Urban Core Ventures for The "Dwell" on Despard, Victoria            
Tamlin Homes for The Gambier, Gambier Island                                               
T S Williams Construction Ltd. for The Horizon, Nanaimo                                 
Coastal Construction for Sidney by the Sea, Sidney                                        
                                                                                                                                 
Custom Home valued between $1,500,000 - $3,000,000    
Best Builders Ltd. for Sentinel, West Vancouver                                               
Boda Construction Ltd. for West Van Haven, West Vancouver                    
Paramax Homes for The Grove, West Vancouver                                                        
Coastal Construction for Marina Residence, North Saanich
Associate company Zebra Design Group      
Blue Ice Construction Limited for Northlands, Whistler    
                                                                                                                       
Custom Home valued over $3,000,000  
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Shaughnessy Charm, Vancouver                   
Eurohouse Group for Millstream Residence, West Vancouver                       
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Adera Radiance, Vancouver                                         
Jade Lion Estate Homes for Jade Lion Estate, Surrey                    
Boda Construction Ltd. for Moonlight Beauty, West Vancouver     
                                                                                                                 
Best Townhouse Development                 
Alchemy Construction Ltd. for Lonsdale Contemporary, North Vancouver   
Adera Development Corporation for Breeze - Phases 3 - 5, South Surrey
Ankenman Marchand for Heritage Townhouse Residence, Vancouver
Anthem Properties for The Rockwoods, Surrey           
Monterra Builders for The Timbers, Courtenay 
                                                                                                                                      
Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development             
Adera Development Corporation for Sail - Building 1, Vancouver
Porte Development Corporation for Origin, Burnaby                                        
Oris Consulting Ltd. for REMY, Richmond
Associate Company Penta Builders Group      
BC Housing Management Commission for Linden Tree Place, Vancouver   
                                                                                                                                 
Best Multi-Family High Rise Development            
Epta Properties Ltd. for Avra, White Rock      
                                                                                                                                 
Best Residential Renovation $100,000 - $299,999                       
Nordic Projects Ltd. for Dawn Drive Residence, Delta                                     
Klondike Contracting for Hillside Home, North Vancouver                                
Kenorah Construction & Design Ltd. for Family First, Surrey          
Sasen Design & Development Inc. for Heritage Exterior Facelift, New Westminster
Roadhouse Homes Ltd. for Oxford Re-Qualified, Burnaby      
                                                                                                                        
Best Residential Renovation $300,000 - $499,999                
Lacey Developments Ltd for Embley Residence, Tsawwassen  
Best Builders Ltd. for Reviving the 70's, South Delta
Associate Company Sarah Gallop Design Inc.   
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd. for Northwood, West Vancouver
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations for Panorama, North Vancouver
Associate Company Sensitive Design   
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. for 1975 Parker Street, Vancouver          
                                                                                                                                 
Best Residential Renovation $500,000 - $799,999                
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Suite Escape, West Vancouver        
Best Builders Ltd. for Garden House, Vancouver
Associate Company Architrix Design Studio Inc.                      
reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc. for The House Fit for "Sonny and Claire", Vancouver                          
Sasen Design & Development Inc. for Burnaby Transformation, Burnaby                 
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Green with Envy, Delta                        
                                                                                                                                 
Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and Over
Best Builders Ltd. for West Van Getaway, West Vancouver                          
JDL Homes Vancouver for Waterloo Heritage, Vancouver
Associate Company Modern Classic Building Solutions Inc.        
Shakespeare Homes & Renovations for Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver
Associate Company Sensitive Design       
Vision Built Construction Ltd. for West Side ReVision, Vancouver               
TQ Construction Ltd. for Seclusion, West Vancouver                                        
                                                                                                                
Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000                                                 
Schreyer Construction Ltd. for Cedar Ridge Home, Whistler                          
Klondike Contracting for Neufeld Residence, Vancouver                              
Kenorah Construction & Design Ltd. for Family First, Surrey          
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Green with Envy, Delta   
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Magic Metamorphosis, Delta
Associate Company New Vision Projects                   
 
Best Kitchen Renovation over $100,000                                                   
Copper Creek Homes for Pol Residence, Langley                                          
Euro Canadian Construction Corporation for Beach Kitchen, Vancouver        
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Suite Escape, West Vancouver                    
Boda Construction Ltd. for Edgemont Natural, North Vancouver                                 
Vision Built Construction Ltd. for kit-CHIN Renovation, Vancouver                  
                                                                             
Best Condo Renovation under $300,000               
Klondike Contracting for Neufeld Residence, Vancouver                                              
RJR Construction Management Ltd. for Emmerton/Cronin, Vancouver          
reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc. for Downtown Flow, Vancouver
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd. for Bellevue, West Vancouver       
TQ Construction Ltd. for The Eighties Townhouse, North Vancouver               
                                                                                                                                 
Best Condo Renovation over $300,000                 
Euro Canadian Construction Corporation for Beach Condo, Vancouver
LOTOS Construction for Marinaside, Vancouver          
Rockridge Developments Inc. for Harbour One, Vancouver          
Beyond Beige Interior Design for The Hamilton Project, Vancouver
Associate Company Craftworks Construction Inc.              
Warmbuilders & Construction Mgmt. Ltd. for Goldenwood, Whistler   
                                                                                                            
Best Renovation - Any Room
Schreyer Construction Ltd. for Cedar Ridge Home, Whistler                                      
Icon Developments Ltd. for Drift, Ucluelet                                          
TQ Construction Ltd. for Deer Lake Spa Bath, Burnaby                                              
B Cubed Construction Ltd. for Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island                                 
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Green with Envy, Delta    
                                                                                                                                   
Best Multi-Family Kitchen                           
Solterra Development Corporation for Keefer Block, Vancouver                                
Solterra Development Corporation for Sun at 72, Surrey                                            
Kooney Homes Ltd. for Zen Townhomes - Phase 1, Surrey                                      
Adera Development Corporation for Sail, Vancouver                                      
Forge Properties for Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.               
                                                                                                                                 
Best Single Family Kitchen under $100,000
Ritchie Contracting and Design Ltd. for The House That Rose Built, Penticton           
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Quilchena Classic, Vancouver                          
My House Design/Build Team Ltd. for Modern Tranquility, West Vancouver
Urban Core Ventures for The "Dwell" on Despard, Victoria                                         
Paramax Homes for The Baughen Kitchen, North Vancouver                           
                                                                                                                                 
Best Single Family Kitchen over $100,000
Eurohouse Group for Millstream Residence, West Vancouver                                   
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Classic Beauty, Vancouver                              
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Adera Radiance, Vancouver            
Odenza Homes Odenza for Ultimate Kitchen, Vancouver              
Paramax Homes for Grove Kitchen, Vancouver                                                  
                                                                                                                                 
Best Master Suite - New or Renovation 
Schreyer Construction Ltd. for Cedar Ridge Home, Whistler                          
Jade Lion Estate Homes for Jade Lion Estate, Surrey                   
Eurohouse Group for Millstream Residence, West Vancouver                       
Tavan Developments Ltd. for Shaughnessy Charm, Vancouver                                
B Cubed Construction Ltd. for Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island                      
                                                                                                                                 
Best Interior Design Display Suite - Single Family or Multi-Family
Solterra Development Corporation for Keefer Block, Vancouver   
Kooney Homes Ltd. for Zen Townhomes - Phase 1, Surrey         
Censorio Development Corporation for Elliot Street, New Westminster        
Forge Properties for Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. for Canvas, Surrey         
                                                                                                                                 
Best Interior Design Custom Residence - New or Renovation
Schreyer Construction Ltd. for Cedar Ridge Home, Whistler                                      
Beyond Beige Interior Design for The Hamilton Project, Vancouver                           
VictorEric Design Group for Noble Residence, Vancouver                                          
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Reviving the 70's, Delta
Associate Company Best Builders Ltd.                  
Coastal Construction for Marina Residence, North Saanich                               
                                                                                                                                 
Best Innovative Feature - New or Renovation     
Eurohouse Group for Millstream Residence, West Vancouver                                   
Alchemy Construction Ltd. for Lonsdale Contemporary, North Vancouver                
Best Builders Ltd. for Sentinel, West Vancouver                                               
Beyond Beige Interior Design for Arbutus Luxury, Vancouver                        
Atira Women's Resource Society for Recycled Shipping Container Housing Development, Vancouver                            
                                                                                                                                 
Best Landscape Design
Solterra Development Corporation for Sun at 72, Surrey                                            
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Hampstead, Maple Ridge                                            
Noura Construction Limited for Platinum Rose Estates, Coquitlam 
                                                                                                                                 
Best Outdoor Living Space - New or Renovation
Ritchie Contracting and Design Ltd. for The House That Rose Built, Penticton
Solterra Development Corporation for Dolce, Vancouver                                
Urban Core Venture for The "Dwell" on Despard, Victoria              
Houston Landscapes for Private Residence - Edgemont Village, North Vancouver
Sarah Gallop Design Inc. for Green with Envy, Delta                        
                                                                                                                                 
Best Project Identity
Solterra Development Corporation for Keefer Block, Vancouver  
RDC Fine Homes Inc. for The Valkyries, Squamish     
Kooney Homes Ltd. for Zen Townhomes - Phase 1, Surrey                          
Forge Properties for Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
Anthem Properties for The Rockwoods, Surrey                                
 
Best Advertising Campaign
Solterra Development Corporation for Keefer Block, Vancouver                                
Forge Properties for Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. 
                                                                                                                                 
Best Sales Centre
Century Group for 3 Civic Plaza, Surrey                                            
Solterra Development Corporation for Keefer Block, Vancouver  
Kooney Homes Ltd. for Zen Townhomes - Phase 1, Surrey                                      
Censorio Development Corporation for Elliot Street, New Westminster      
Forge Properties for Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
                                                                                                                                 
Best Corporate Website                                             
Censorio Development Corporation for www.censorio.com                          
Forge Properties for www.royceliving.com
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.
Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. for www.liveatcanvas.com                  
Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd. for www.upwardconstruction.ca                    
                                                                                                                                 
Best Environmental Initiative                    
Ritchie Contracting and Design Ltd. for Penticton Indian Band Eco Sage Housing Project, Penticton          
Adera Development Corporation for Sail, Vancouver                     
Porte Development Corporation for Origin, Burnaby                                        
Atira Women's Resource Society for Recycled Shipping Container Housing Development, Vancouver                          
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Hampstead, Maple Ridge                                             
                                                                                                                                 
Best Public-Private Partnership                
BC Housing Management Commission for Skwachay Healing Lodge, Vancouver 
Ritchie Contracting and Design Ltd. for Penticton Indian Band Eco Sage Housing Project, Penticton                      
Atira Women's Resource Society for Recycled Shipping Container Housing Development, Vancouver                          
CHBA Central Interior for 2013 Training House, Kamloops                                         
Intracorp Projects Ltd. for John Yeoman's Place, Vancouver
Associate Company BC Housing Management Commission      
                                                                                                                                 
Salesperson of the Year in New Home Construction                             
Adriana Cikojevic for Forge Properties, Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.                   
                                                                                                                          
Marketing Campaign of the Year                               
Forge Properties for Royce, White Rock
Associate Company Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd.   
                                                                                                                                 
Residential Community of the Year
Solterra Development Corporation for Sun at 72, Surrey                                
Porte Development Corporation for Origin, Burnaby                                        
Benchmark Homes for Ascot, Langley                                               
Portrait Homes Ltd. for Hampstead, Maple Ridge                                             
                                                                                                                                 
Custom Home Builder of the Year            
Tavan Developments Ltd., Vancouver                                              
Best Builders Ltd., Delta                                                    
Clay Construction Inc., Vancouver                                                        
                                                                                                                                  
For more information:
Lauren Carter
604.603-8442
lauren@georgieawards.ca   
 
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GVHBA welcomes these new members

On October 15, 2013, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association welcomed 14 (fourteen) new members: Epta Properties Ltd., Arden Development Ltd., Goldlane Homes Ltd., Kooner Projects Ltd., Panesar Construction Group Inc., Harbourview Projects Corp., Metro Van Homes Inc., Saiya Developments Ltd., Urban Strokes Painting & Decor, Roxul Inc., Novak Construction, Eurocon Homes Ltd., Hauser Jones Development Inc. and Ritchie Builders Vancouver.

Epta Properties Ltd. 
Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Morris DeCotiis, Onni Group of Companies
2) Cameron McNeill, MAC Marketing Solutions Inc.
Contact: Mr. Chris Tsakumis 
Phone: 604-270-1890; Fax: 604-270-8039
www.eptaproperties.com
ctsakumis@eptaproperties.com
The company has been a developer for more than 40 years. Avira in White Rock is their current project.
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Arden Development Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, single family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Moe Raminder, Standard Building Supplies
3) Chuck Carter, Oasis Windows
Contact: Mr. Albert Lam 
Phone: 604-813-2778; Fax: 604-255-9378
amah88@telus.net
The owner brings five years experience in project management and is now building spec homes in Richmond.
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Goldlane Homes Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, single, custom)
Referred by:                                   
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Gurjeet Nahal, Oasis Windows
Contact: Mr. Dave Brar 
Phone: 604-825-0121; Fax: 604-943-6330
goldlanehomes@gmail.com
The owner brings 10 years experience in building single and custom homes primarily in Surrey.
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Kooner Projects Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom), Project management
Referred by:                                   
1) Ron Sargeant, Northcoast Building Products Ltd. 
2) Jas Jawanda, JDL Homes
Contact: Mr. Gurjit Kooner 
Phone: 604-790-2293
www.koonerprojects.com
The principals of this family-run business bring more than 45 years industry experience. Their current project is in PoCo.
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Panesar Construction Group Inc. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single, multi-family)
Referred by:                                   
1) Minaz Popatia, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Clay Wolf, Gienow Windows & Doors
3) Paul Lamoreux, Rempel bros. Concrete Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Pintu Panesar 
Phone: 604-790-2293; Fax: 604-909-4910
www.pcginc.com
info@pcginc.com
The principal of this company brings more than 15 years industry experience and builds primarily in Coquitlam and Vancouver.
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Harbourview Projects Corp. 
Builder (1-49 units, single, multi-family), Developer
Referred by:                                   
1) Rob McArthur, Polygon Homes 
2) Kevin Mann, Adera Development Corporation
Contact: Mr. Alan Saunders 
Phone: 604-987-9953; Fax: 604-987-9964
www.harbourviewprojects.ca
info@harbourviewprojects.ca
The principals bring more than 40 years property development and multi-family building experience to the Lower Mainland.
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Metro Van Homes Inc.
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single, multi-family)
Referred by:                                   
1) Satnam Gill, Northcoast Building Products Ltd. 
2) Paul Bains, Country Lumber
Contact: Mr. Bhupinder Johal 
Phone: 604-270-8855
www.metrovancustomhomes.com
info@metrovancustomhomes.com
For nearly 10 years industry, the owner has been building single family and townhomes across the Lower Mainland.
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Saiya Developments Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, custom, single family)
Referred by:                                   
1) Doug Johnson, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies 
2) Dave Applas, Coast Wholesale Appliances LP
3) Derek Egerton, Savannah Heating Products Ltd.
4) Ben Allard, Coquitlam Concrete
Contact: Mr. Vikas Sharma 
Phone: 604-729-1264
www.saiyadevelopments.com
info@saiyadevelopments.com
The principal recently completed a custom home in North Vancouver and has a new project in progress in Surrey. 
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Urban Strokes Painting & Decor 
Painting contractor
Referred by:                                   
1) Steve Kemp, Kemp Construction Management Ltd. 
2) Rhonda Twerdoclib, Dulux Paints
Contact: Mr. Bruce Baker 
Phone: 604-723-8558
www.urbanstrokes.com
brucebaker@shaw.ca
The owner brings more than 15 years experience and his company offers full painting and specialty coating services. 
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Roxul Inc.
Insulation manufacturer
Referred by:                                   
1) John Moore, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies
2) Arthur Lo, Insightful Healthy Homes Inc.
Contact: Mr. Ryan Foster 
Phone: 604-353-2249
www.roxul.com
ryan.foster@roxul.com
Roxul is the leading stone wool insulation manufacturer for North America. 
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Novak Construction
Builder (1-49 units, single, custom), Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Shane Impey, Northcoast Building Products Ltd.
2) Terry Berget, Rempel bros. Concrete Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Reilly Novak 
Phone: 778-997-5568
rnovak@freedominvestments.ca
The owner brings more than 15 years framing and building experience building single and custom homes.
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Eurocon Homes Ltd. 
Builder (1-49 units, single family)
Referred by:                                   
1) Darren Kruze, Country Lumber  
2) Steve Ben, Coquitlam Concrete
Contact: Mr. Harry Leung 
Phone: 604-961-1079
harry.leung@shaw.ca
The owner brings more than five years experience in building and has two spec homes underway in Burnaby.
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Hauser Jones Development Inc. 
Builder (1-49 units, single family)
Referred by:                                   
1) Shawn Hilliard, Somerset Homes  
2) Rick Ilich, Townline Homes
Contact: Mr. Bradley Jones 
Phone: 778-668-5787; Fax: 604-253-2904
www.hauserjones.com
bradley@hauserjones.com
Bringing more than 15 years building experience, the company’s latest project is a custom home on West 8 in Vancouver.
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Ritchie Builders Vancouver
Project manager, Renovator
Referred by:                                   
1) Nick DeVito, Divine Hardwood Flooring (Vancouver) Ltd.
2) Shaun Krahn, Kitchen Craft of Canada Ltd.
Contact: Mr. Trevor Sowa 
Phone: 778-883-7692
www.ritchiebuildersvancouver.com
trevor@rbvan.com
With 20 plus years building experience in the Okanagan, this company is branching out to the Lower Mainland.