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The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) is proud to offer and sponsor a number of consumer events throughout the year that are both informational and educational. These events will help provide you with the information you need to make your renovation a more enjoyable experience.

Latest News

October 10, 2013
GVHBA Honours Volunteers and Achievers

GVHBA Honours Volunteers and Achievers

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) presented its annual Association Awards of Excellence on October 2, 2013.

"The awards honour association members for their exceptional level of volunteer commitment and dedication to enhancing the professionalism of the homebuilding and renovation industries in the Greater Vancouver area," said GVHBA Chief Executive Officer, Bob de Wit.

Chair’s Award of Honour
Dan Glavind, Dick’s Lumber & Buiding Supplies, Burnaby

Builder Member of the Year
ParkLane Homes/Bluetree Homes, Vancouver

Corporate Member of the Year
Wall2Wall Media Inc., Burnaby

Association Marketing Awards
1. Black Press, Surrey
2. Ballistic Arts Media Studios Inc., Burnaby

Technical Excellence Award
Naikoon Contracting Ltd., North Vancouver

RenoMark™ Renovator Member of the Year
Miles Wittig, Basil Restoration Ltd.., Vancouver

Supplier Member of the Year
Kitchen Craft of Canada Ltd., Burnaby

Sub-Contractor Member of the Year
David Stevenson, Plasti-Fab Ltd., Insulspan Division, Delta

Community Service Members of the Year
1. Elegant Development Inc., Richmond
2. EMBERS, Vancouver

Gary Santini Education & Training Awards
1. Kitchen Craft of Canada Ltd., Burnaby
2. Portrait Homes, Richmond

BuiltGreen Multi-Family Builder of the Year
Mosaic Avenue Construction Ltd., Vancouver

BuiltGreen Single-Family Builder of the Year
Cressey Development Group, Vancouver

Volunteer Member of the Year
Faye Bork, Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, Surrey

Peter Simpson Award
Simone Sunderland, Green Sheet Construction Data

Handshake Awards (Conducting business with most members)
Ralph Belisle, TQ Construction Ltd., Burnaby
John Friswell, CCI Renovations, North Vancouver

Hall of Fame Inductees
Ross Gurney, TD Financial Group
David Podmore, Concert Properties
David Worthington, McQuarrie Hunter LLP (posthumously)

Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association is comprised of 735 companies representing developers, builders, renovators, sub-trades, suppliers, manufacturers and other professionals in the residential construction industry.

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Upcoming Events

May 24, 2014
Spring Home Renovation Show

Free Spring Home Renovation Seminar

Before You Renovate Your Home, Talk to the Pros!

The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association(GVHBA) is presenting its annual Spring Home Renovation Show on Saturday, May 24 in the Floral Pavillion at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, located at 5251 Oak Street in Vancouver.

Tired of searching online for renovation information or walking for hours through a home ideas show, trying to find useful renovation information? Then this is the show you don't want to miss!

The GVHBA's Spring Home Renovation Show has one focus -- providing consumers with professional home renovation information. The full-day event will feature booths of renovation contractors and renovation-related products and services, seminars to provide homeowners with important information in all areas of renovations, and opportunities to participate in Ask a Pro -- free one-on-one consultations with renovation professionals.


The event is free to attend and pre-registration is encouraged. Make sure you bring your renovation questions!



Seminar topics and times (may be adjusted prior to the show):

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Hiring a Pro/Getting started on your Reno
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. FortisBC incentives and rebates
11:30 - 12 noon Kitchen Design Trends
12 noon - 12:30 p.m. Heritage Renovations
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Planning a Green Renovation
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Surviving the Renovation (What they don't show you on TV)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. To Renovate or Build New... That is the Question
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Living Small and Design for Small Spaces
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Get it in Writing - Contracts
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Creating Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

The Ask a Pro one-on-one consultations are first come, first serve and sign up takes place at the event.

June 1, 2013 – June 30, 2013
GVHBA Parade of Renovated Homes

Every June -- for one day only -- the GVHBA Renovation Council invites the public to tour professionally renovated homes across Metro Vancouver. The popular Parade of Renovated Homes showcases leading-edge renovation design, construction techniques and building products. Professional renovators, many of them award winners, are on site to discuss their craftsmanship and offer expert advice. Renovation projects range in price, which offers people who view the homes an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own renovations.

The 2014 date will be Sunday, June 8.  Details about the event will be posted mid-May.

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Disclaimer

The GVHBA does not guarantee or warrant
1. the accuracy of the information provided by any of the RenoMark renovators listed on this website;
2. the quality of the work performed by its RenoMark renovators;
3. the compliance by its RenoMark renovators to the RenoMark code of conduct.
You should make your own inquiries and obtain references as to the reputation of the renovator you select and ensure that you or your lawyer reviews all contracts with the RenoMark renovator you select.