October 10, 2023
For immediate release
Vancouver, BC – The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Fall Leadership Awards, presented by FortisBC, took place on Thursday, October 5 at The Kent in Vancouver, bringing together a sold-out audience of homebuilding professionals from across the region to honour members for their exceptional volunteer commitment within HAVAN and their dedication to enhancing the professionalism of the residential construction industry.
Since 1974, HAVAN’s success has been attributed to the passion and dedication of its member volunteers, and as the Association approaches its 50th anniversary in 2024, HAVAN is the largest homebuilders association in BC, the second largest in Canada and seventh largest in North America.
Congratulations to this year’s winners. Photos from the event are available HERE.
Leadership Award Recipients
- Chair Award of Honour: Randy Chin, RBC Royal Bank(Vancouver)
- Member of the Year: Qualico Developments (Van) Inc. & StreetSide Developments (Surrey)
- Trailblazer Award: Ryan O’Shea, Miracon Development Inc.(Surrey)
- Ambassador Award: Keith Lloyd, The Business Surgeon Consultancy (Coquitlam)
- Volunteer of the Year Award (two winners): Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies (Surrey) and Chelsea Julian, Upper Canada Forest Products (Burnaby)
- HAVAN Hero Award: Laurel James, Novell Design Build (Vancouver)
- Gary Santini Education & Innovation Award: Airfoam Industries Ltd. (Langley)
- Peter Simpson Award: Shaun St-Amour, Clay Construction Inc. (Surrey)
- Hall of Fame inductees: Avtar Johl, Platinum Group of Companies (Surrey) and Arthur Lo, Insightful Healthy Homes Inc. (Vancouver)
For more than 20 years, the Connection Awards have been awarded to builders, renovators and suppliers who do business with the most HAVAN members over the course of one year.
- First Place
- Second Place
- New Member
Recognizing individual and corporate achievement in referring and recruiting new members.
- Corporate Rooftopper Award: Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies(Burnaby)
- Supplier Member Award: Reza Kamrani, Federated Insurance(Burnaby)
- Renovator Member Award: Henri Belisle, TQ Construction(Burnaby)
- Builder Member Award: Larry Clay, Clay Construction Inc.(Langley)
Thank you to the Leadership Awards sponsors: FortisBC, Ci Partners, Convoy Supply, Hyland Landscapes, ICBA Benefit Services, POCO Building Supplies, The Home Depot Canada, Taymor Industries, Tien Sher Group of Companies, Yard At A Time Concrete, 360hometours.ca, James Alfred Photography and Green & Green – Gifts with Flair.