Home Reno Show – postponed

Event date: April 4, 2020
Showtime: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden - 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1

The Home Reno Show has been postponed.

Check out our new podcast, and get industry information and tips, just like you would at the Home Reno Show! 

With consumer events canceled, HAVAN’s new consumer-facing podcast Measure Twice, Cut Once is an excellent resource for a homeowner to connect with the professionals to protect one of life’s greatest investments – your home. More than just an inspiration board, Season One walks the listener through what you need to know before you even consider picking up a hammer. The podcast features HAVAN’s homebuilding experts sharing behind-the-walls knowledge, in plain language, on design, build, and renovation industry best practices to help you build it right, the first time. Listen now! You might learn a thing or two! And be sure to share with your friends and family for the chance to win a Napoleon Prestige P500 gas barbeque valued at $1050.00, compliments of our Podcast Partners FortisBC. Contest closes 5:00pm, November 30, 2020 PST.

 Also, check out HAVAN’s Design Build Blog. Packed with tips and resources, our guest bloggers are sure to inspire as they share award-winning projects.

Be Inspired by Award Winning Home Builders, Designers and Renovators.

Sponsored by Western Living Magazine and Grenor Homes, HAVAN’s Spring Home Reno Show was scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 4th at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Our award-winning builders, renovators and designers participating in this boutique show each spring offer inspiration, ideas and complimentary advice to homeowners looking to build a custom home or renovate!

This show brings together everything you need to plan your dream home – expert advice, face-to-face contacts with the industry’s leading renovators, and seminars you can’t get anywhere else! One day only!

We encourage you to bring your questions and home plans to Ask the Experts.

Looking to attend this free event? Don’t forget to register!

The first 50 attendees will receive complimentary admission tickets to VanDusen Gardens!

Check out the schedule and speakers (via tabs above.)

Event Agenda


10:30 – 11:00 AM Get it in Writing: Renovation & Home Building Contracts
11:15 – 11:45 PM Kitchen Design Trends for the Inner Gourmet!
NOON – 12:30 PM Benefits of High-Performance Home Design
1:00 – 1:30 PM Bathroom Bliss Renovations
2:00 – 2:30 PM Renovation Budgeting & Financing
3:00 – 3:30 PM Leverage Your Property with a Home Reno: Laneways, Duplexes & More



10:30am Get it in Writing: Renovation & Home Building Contracts

  • Anne Cochrane, Barrister & Solicitor, Kuhn LLP

    Anne serves a wide variety of individual, corporate, government, and charitable clients, guiding them through legal and practical problems both in and outside the courts.

    Anne has appeared before administrative tribunals as well as before the Provincial, Supreme, and Appeal Courts of British Columbia. She has also assisted in the preparation of materials and arguments for consideration by the Supreme Court of Canada.

    Anne currently teaches the Construction Law licensing course on behalf of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association and has served as an editor of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.

    As a law student, Anne received academic awards for the highest standing in tax law and labour law, as well as distinctions for placing in the top 10% of her class.

    Anne practices primarily from our Vancouver office, but she also works with clients out of our Fraser Valley office on a regular basis.

    For more information on Anne Cochrane and her company, please visit Kuhn LLP

11:15am Kitchen Design Trends for the Inner Gourmet

  • Katerina Vastardis & Silvie Pantsios, Owners, Designs by KS

    Together as a team, we bring dream projects to life. From renovations to new construction, our focus is in the home; kitchen and bath. With a passion for organizing spaces while keeping functionality in mind, we design stunning rooms for all budgets. With our clients’ lifestyle taken into consideration, we specialize in the design of cabinetry for any room of the home to store all the practical items, while also displaying some of the pretty ones too!

    Selecting materials and finishes, project managing, and over 10 years of design expertise, is what you can expect while working with Designs by Katerina & Silvie.

    For more information on Katerina & Silvie and their company, please visit Designs by KS

  • Greg Baarts, Owner, Grenor Homes

    Greg comes from a family of home builders. He is the 4th generation in his family as a home builder, and has been involved in the industry since a young age. Greg is a member of the U40 committee with the Homebuilders Association. From renovation to new build, Greg and Grenor Homes help their clients to “build their vision” by working to create projects which are budgeted and managed effectively with the client’s best interest and goals in mind. For the past 3 years Grenor Homes has won service awards for customer experience and service in the industry, proving their dedication and ability to bring out the best in their client’s projects and develop lasting relationships.

    For more information on Greg and his company, please visit Grenor Homes

12PM Benefits of High-Performance Home Design

  • Chris Hill, President, B Collective Homes Inc.

    Chris is the President of B Collective Homes, a Vancouver based residential construction company, he is a Certified Professional Accountant, (CPA, CMA), Master Resident Builder (CHBA), Passive House Tradesperson and Passive House Canada Board Member.

    With a passion for construction, specifically innovation and disruption that provides healthy sustainable living environments, Chris is committed to promoting and building high performance projects.

    For more information on Chris and his company, please visit B Collective Homes Inc.

1pm Bathroom Bliss Renovations

  • Robert Capar, President, maison d’etre design-build inc.

    Robert Capar is the owner of maison d’etre design-build inc. – a Vancouver company with over 20 years experience in residential design and renovation.  maison d’etre’s continual commitment to innovative and timeless design-build projects has been recognized with provincial Georgie Awards and GVHBA OVATION awards.

    Rob is the past President of the Canadian Home Builders Association BC and a Certified Housing Professional and Certified Renovation Professional. He is also an instructor at Langara Community College teaching Home Renovation Planning.

    For more information on Rob and his company, please visit maison d’etre design-build inc.

2pm Renovation Budgeting and Financing

  • Henri Belisle, President, TQ Construction Ltd.

    Henri Belisle is the President of TQ Construction, a family operated business founded over 3 decades ago by his father Ralph Belisle, who beyond his wildest dreams, grew the business on firm handshakes and knocking doors — building TQ from nothing into a nationally acclaimed company.

    Under Henri’s sustainable leadership, TQ Construction continues to evolve as an innovative and progressive design-build firm that bends to stand the test of time; an industry leader known for top quality craftsmanship and uncommon service. Long before achieving his Red Seal in Carpentry at BCIT, Henri worked alongside his family in construction as a kid and developed an affinity for the design-build sector. He knows that anything is possible if you have the right people around you, with everyone pulling in the same direction.

    Henri is a Director of the HAVAN Board, Vice-Chair of the HAVAN RenoCouncil, past Chair of HAVAN’s U40 Committee, and an enthusiastic volunteer and liaison to the Association.

    For more information on Henri and his company, please visit TQ Construction Ltd.

  • Alisa Aragon, Mortgage Expert, Bridgestone Financing Pros with DLC Mountainview Ltd.

    An award-winning 8-year member of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver, Alisa Aragon is the go-to expert for all of her client’s financing needs. She understands the construction industry as a result of extensive and varied career experience with high profile companies, including Polygon Homes, Ledingham McAllister, The Quigg Group and Hollyburn Properties.

    After more than 15 years in the real estate industry, Alisa obtained her Mortgage license from the University of British Columbia and started her own business in 2011. She recently established Bridgestone Financing Pros (with Dominion Lending Centres Mountain View Ltd.) after a successful partnership in Your Mortgage Solutions Group with Dominion Lending Centres Mountain View Ltd.

    Creating short and long term strategies, clients come to Alisa for residential and commercial mortgages, and leasing of equipment and machinery. She also brokers unsecured personal and working capital loans that help them take their businesses to the next level.

    Alisa is a regular contributing writer to Real Estate Weekly (REW.ca), and the New Home & Condo Guide Metro Vancouver Edition.

3pm Leveraging Your Property

  • Graeme Huguet, Owner & General Manager, My House Design/Build Team

    Graeme is the founder and owner of My House Design/Build Team; A Multi-Award Winning Renovator & Custom Home Builder. To date, they have been recognized as a Winner or Finalist in over 100 industry awards, including BC Georgie Awards “Renovator of the Year” for the last 5 consecutive years and the 2019 Client service award.

    Graeme’s extensive background in design and directing for theatre and television provided a foundation for his 20 plus years in the residential building industry. As a certified BC “Green” Builder, his team of designers and tradespersons take pride in guiding clients through the ‘Design/Build Process’ to create Great Living Spaces. Graeme’s team is most noted for incorporating natural light and West Coast Contemporary Design.

    No matter the scope of the project – from a small improvement to the full renovation of a condo, townhome, or detached house, to the building of a new custom home – It all starts with a cup of coffee to discuss your potential project. Graeme’s most loved phrase from homeowners after they see their finished project is “WOW!!”

    For more information on Graeme and his company, please visit My House Design/Build Team.

  • Elton Donald, Partner, Kerr Construction & Design

    Elton Donald is a partner and long-time employee of Kerr Construction and Design. He began working for the company back in ‘91 as a labourer and worked his way up through the ranks to ownership in 2005. As a ticketed red seal journeyman with 20+ years of experience in the construction industry, Elton’s vast hands-on knowledge is essential to the growth and prosperity of the company. As the lead sales representative, he has been key in developing the Kerr Sales Process. When not at work, he enjoys family activities like ATVing, mountaineering, camping with his son and cheering his daughter on at swimming competitions.

    For more information on Elton and his company, please visit Kerr Construction & Design