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Congrats Torch Award Winners!

Special congratulations to 2 GVHBA member Torch Award Winners: Vancouver General Contractors & MIRA Floors and Interiors.

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BBB of Mainland BC is proud to announce this year's list of Torch Award winners. The annual gala was held Thursday, June 11th, at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver and was attended by over a hundred local businesses, award nominees and finalists.

This year there were five award categories which included Marketplace Excellence Award, Community Excellence Award, Green Award, Innovative Business Practices Award and People's Pick Award.

Here are the winners for the 8th Annual BBB Torch Awards:

 Marketplace Excellence Award - Large Business Category
Canadian Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.

Marketplace Excellence Award - Medium Business Category
Vancouver General Contractors

 Marketplace Excellence Award - Small Business Category
School Is Easy Tutoring

 Community Excellence Award
Wheelin' Mobility

 Green Award

 Innovative Business Practices Award
MIRA Floors & Interiors

 People's Pick Award - 1st Place
4 Pillars Consulting Group (Surrey)

 People's Pick Award - 2nd Place
School Is Easy Tutoring

 People's Pick Award - 3rd Place

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Stunning Transformations on Show at the Annual Parade of Renovated Homes

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A Host of Great Ideas and Tips at the North Shore Home Reno Show

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The Sixth Annual Ovation Awards: Metro Vancouver Homebuilding Excellence

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

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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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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.