Industry Awards


Recognizing Excellence in New-Home Construction, Renovation and Design in Metro Vancouver, click here for details to and how to enter.


Every year, HAVAN presents its Leadership Awards to honour members for their service to the association and the homebuilding industry, as nominated by their peers. Awards are presented at the annual November Municipal Dinner.

Congratulations to the recipients of 2021.

Chair’s Award of Honour
Avtar Johl, Platinum Group of Companies, Surrey

Member of the Year
Mike Freedman, Audio Insider Technology Design, Surrey

Jennifer-Lee Gunson, J-Pod Creations and Euro Canadian Construction Corp., Vancouver

Trailblazer Award
Chris Hill, bCollective, North Vancouver

Ambassador Award

Blake Ponuick, BAKA Communications, Richmond

Volunteer of the Year Award
Faye Bork, Dick’s Lumber and Building Supplies, Burnaby

HAVAN HERO of the Year
Todd Best, Best Builders Ltd., Delta

Gary Santini Education & Training Award
Nick Bray, Nick Bray Architecture, Vancouver

Peter Simpson Award
Gary Mertens, Foxridge Homes,  a Qualico Company

Rooftopper Awards – 2021 (most member referrals)
Awards are presented at the annual November Municipal Dinner.


Builder Member: Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc, White Rock
Renovator Member: Kevin Hatch, Twin Lions Contracting, North Vancouver
Supplier Member: Mike Freedman, Audio Insider Technology Design, Surrey
Corporate Member: Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies Ltd., Burnaby


Handshake Award – 2020 Winners (Conducting business with most members) – Announced at the Members Expo

Builder first place: Caliber Projects Ltd., Langley (doing business with 82 member companies)
Renovator first place: My House Design/Build Team Ltd., Surrey (doing business with 96 members)
Supplier first place: Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies Ltd., Burnaby (doing business with 381 member companies)
Builder second place: Abstract Homes & Renovations Inc., Vancouver (doing business with 46 members)
Renovator second place: TQ Construction Ltd., Burnaby (doing business with 78 members)
Supplier second place: Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Delta (doing business with 174 members)
Random draw winner: Baseline Processing Inc., Vancouver (doing business with 33 members)


Previous Hall of Fame Inductees

Norm Couttie
Ralph Belisle
Richard Kadulski

Robert and Harry Grim

Mark Gauvin

Ross Gurney
David Podmore
David Worthington

Gary Friend
Peter Simpson

Milan Ilich
Chuck Marr
George Pinch

Cec Ballard
Bob Rasmus

Lloyd Hughes
Ron Jenish

Ken Farrish
Leigh Grelish
Harald Koehn
Steve Kurrein
Bill Parneta

Michael Audain
David Hill
Neil Ziola

Larry Bourne
Dave Deighton
Denny Pearce

Bill Strain
George Thew

Doug McLean
Gary Santini
Ken Sawatsky

Albert Koehli

CHBA-BC Provincial Georgie Awards

The Georgie Awards salute the outstanding professionals of the BC homebuilding, design and renovation industries. Entries are judged by an impartial panel of industry experts from across Canada and the United States. For more information visit the Georgie Awards website.

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

The National Awards for Housing Excellence pay special tribute to the achievements of new home builders, home renovators, developers and new home sales and marketing professionals from across the country. The competition is open to member builders, renovators, and land developer members. For more information visit the CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence website.