Winners’ Circle: HAVAN Awards honour the best

Presented by The Homebuilders Association Vancouver  For most people, the concept of ‘home’ has always conveyed a special significance: family, comfort, stability, certainty — values that have become even more important as the world hunkers down in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Homes have become school rooms, workplaces, playgrounds and sanctuaries of safety. This…

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The 2020 HAVAN Awards Gala Moves Online This Year

For the last decade, the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) would take over the grand ballroom at the JW Marriot Pinnacle for their celebration of homebuilders and renovators across Metro Vancouver. This year the show goes, but in a virtual format. “We are adapting to the new world under a COVID-19 lens,” says HAVAN CEO, Ron Rapp. “Taking…

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Tsawwassen interior designer wins 3 HAVAN awards

Sarah Gallop Design Inc., an interior design firm based in Tsawwassen, won three awards in the Homebuilders’ Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence. The winners were announced last Friday evening during a virtual gala streamed online.   Sarah Gallop Design Inc. won for: Best Bathroom Renovation $35,000 and Over – Bath Bomb – with…

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HAVAN recognizes outstanding builders

Top builders from around Metro Vancouver were recognized by the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) with 2020 Awards for Housing Excellence. The Awards Gala presentations were moved online this year and streamed live from an opulent house in North Vancouver. Celebrating the 11th awards season, 31 builders were awarded 55 prestigious HAVAN Awards. Naikoon Contracting Ltd. (North…

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Outdoor living: At home in nature

Magnificent views, stylish poolside patios and places to play are all showcased in the work of these five finalists in the outdoor categories of the 2020 HAVAN Awards. Presented by FortisBC, the annual awards highlight the work of British Columbia’s homebuilding industry. © Provoke Studios At Milano in Burnaby, unique geometric shapes ensure the property looks…

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2020 HAVAN Award Winners Announced!

MEDIA RELEASE June 22, 2020 For immediate release. 2020 HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence Winners Announced! VANCOUVER, BC: The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence winners were announced Friday, June 19th from 6:45pm – 9pm online. Typically, an exclusive industry Gala, this year with gathering restrictions limited due to COVID-19, HAVAN determined it…

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Doors are swinging wide open to Homebuilders Association Vancouver’s Awards for Housing Excellence Gala

Typically reserved for entrants and sponsors, this year, the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) is excited to invite friends, family and everyone from across Canada to watch live as we announce the best in homebuilding, renovation and design on Friday, June 19th, from 6:45pm during the first-ever online HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence Gala: Home Edition,…

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The Vancouver Residential Design Excellence Awards Ceremony is about to kick off

WASHINGTON June 2, 2020 News] Vancouver Housing Builders Association (HAVAN) will launch a grand 11th big evening of June 19 at 6:45 Vancouver Residential Design Excellence Award (HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence) awards ceremony, The grand award ceremony will be broadcast live to Canadian audiences online. The award ceremony hosted by FortisBC aims to recognize the outstanding architectural design,…

We’re Going Online, and You’re Invited!

  The HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence, presented by FortisBC with Patron Sponsor BC Housing, is set to reach new heights on Friday, June 19th from 6pm until late, with the online HAVAN Awards Gala Home Edition. A pinnacle evening, the Home Edition including live entertainment, HAVAN Award winner announcements, interactive contests, and special guests, can be…

B.C. finance minister optimistic province’s real estate market will become more affordable, despite supply slow down

Ron Rapp said the provincial government still has to do more to remove the barriers to creating more housing. The predicted downturn in new construction will only hurt home buyers as it compounds the “profound imbalance between demand and supply,” he added. “Metro Vancouver’s most desirable neighbourhoods could see housing prices rise more than the regional average.”

HAVAN Appoints CEO Ron Rapp

MEDIA RELEASE February 6, 2020, for immediate release. It is with great pleasure that the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) announces effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Ron Rapp, from HAVAN’s Interim CEO to full-time CEO. Bringing with him a wealth of industry experience, tremendous knowledge of the association, key relationships with industry…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in December

On Tuesday, December 17, Homebuilders Association Vancouver welcomed these new members: Oak and Burrow Carpentry, Fenestration Association of BC, Boparai Custom Home Developers Ltd., Cara Interiors Inc., Valiant Financial Services Inc., EMASS Engineering Ltd., Read Jones Christofferson Ltd. dba RJC Engineers, Aqua-Coast Engineering Ltd., Atek Energy Systems Inc., Albert Mui, CEA, RESISTO (Division of SOPREMA),…

Surrey 37 per cent behind in housing supply projections

Of 18 cities in Metro Vancouver, only City of North Vancouver and Richmond met or exceeded projections. Surrey is behind by 37 per cent in building enough housing to meet its Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy Projection (2011-2018). That’s according to the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver, or HAVAN. It says Surrey’s annual net housing is 2,980…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in November

On Tuesday, November 19, HAVAN welcomed these new members: Satori Homes Ltd., Cedar Creek Estates Ltd., Buildiko Homes & Construction Ltd., Sun Capital Corporation (SCC) Construction Inc., Burritt Bros. Carpet & Floors, Ultralux Homes Inc., Ploutos Enterprises Ltd., Excelsior Architectural Products Ltd., Colin Griffinson Inc., Design Work Group Ltd., Marsh Canada Limited, Maz Majidi PREC…

For the record: October 15, 2019

Non-Profit Mark Cooper has been elected chair of the board of directors at Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN). Rob Griesdale, Avtar Johl and Garett Wall have been elected first vice-chair, secretary and treasurer, and past chair, respectively. Blake Ponuick, Dan Glavind, Gary Mertens, Alisa Aragon, Andrew Delmonico, Dave Deamer, Henri Belisle, Jason Wolfe, Lynn Harrison, Matt Robinson, Randy Chin, Larry Clay and Jeff Bontkes have also been appointed to HAVAN’s board of…

Burnaby homebuilders collecting coats for kids

HAVAN’s 24th annual Coats for Kids campaign, in support of the Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureaus, two groups whose many initiatives help to provide a brighter winter for low-income families, will be opening doors to collect Coats for Kids from November 12 through to December 6. Featuring HAVAN member companies providing 72 drop-off locations across 16 Metro…

Metro Vancouver First Nations ‘buying their own land back’: Thousands more housing units ready to break ground

First Nations are poised to become the next real estate development power-brokers in Metro Vancouver, with billions of dollars worth of real estate on and off reserves at their disposal. Westbank Corp., Polygon, Aquilini and Darwin Properties all have partnerships with local First Nations to build thousands of units of housing and commercial space in…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in October

On Tuesday, October 22, HAVAN welcomed these new members: Janks Design Group, ATEC Energy & Building Envelope Consulting Inc., Curated Home by Chrissy & Co., Covenant House Vancouver, Pure Design Inc., Laura Grist Interior Design, Jon Pezzente Personal Real Estate Corporation, Kelcore Contracting, Amvic Building System, Serac Studios, Red Boutique Properties, Realco Holdings Ltd., Everlast…

Association honours industry achievers for excellence

NEWS RELEASE Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) October 4, 2019 For Immediate Release Association honours industry achievers for excellence The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) presented its annual Association Awards of Excellence at Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Guest speaker Greg Moore presented ‘Building the Region – Why is it so Difficult’, shedding…

Association Elects 2019/2020 Executive Committee

NEWS RELEASE Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) October 4, 2019 For immediate release ASSOCIATION ELECTS 2019/2020 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Vancouver, BC – Members of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) elected Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc. (North Vancouver) as their 2019/2020 Chair at HAVAN’s Annual Election Meeting in Burnaby, at the Riverway Golf Course on Wednesday,…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in September

On Tuesday, September 24, HAVAN welcomed these new members: Day Consumer Services Ltd. dba WOW 1 Day Painting, Smart Wood Design dba Komandor Vancouver, Homegrown Mechanical Ltd., Green Terra Development Ltd., Panatch Group, Open Horizon Developments Ltd., Peter Rose Architecture and Interiors, Keltic Canada Development Co. Ltd., Turco Homes, Impact Recruitment, Top Tier Builders Ltd.,…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in August

On Tuesday, August 20, HAVAN welcomed these new members: CANEX Building Supplies, Hugo Marketing & Consulting, Capture Energy, Craine Projects Ltd., Edgar Development, Braybrook Projects, Pogon Painting and Projects Inc., Home Depot of Canada, Cooper Equipment Rentals, Tamber Development Inc., Metropolitan Hardwood Floors Inc., DYG Windows Ltd. and BuildArt Development Ltd. CANEX Building Supplies Building…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in May

On Tuesday, May 21, HAVAN welcomed these new members: R K Projects Ltd., LUX Architectural Panel, McKenna Construction Limited, Golden Way Enterprises Inc., American Express Canada Ltd., BONE Structure, Renner Glass Inc., BONA Development Ltd., Luso Development Corp., Intelligent Shade Systems Inc. dba Intelligent Window Coverings, C.A.V. Enterprise Inc., Marion Photography, Master Care Janitorial &…

10th Annual HAVAN Ovation Awards Winners Announced.

VANCOUVER: The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN, formerly GVHBA) Ovation Award winners were revealed to the more than 450 guests attending the Gala on Saturday, May 4th at the JW Marriott Parq, Vancouver. Special guests included the Honourable Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Selina Robinson, and BC Housing’s VP and Registrar Wendy Acheson. Celebrating the tenth awards…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in April

On Tuesday, April 16, HAVAN welcomed these new members: Perfection Connection, TriiboxStudio Inc., Giovanna Averill Interiors Inc., Sitka Coast Construction Inc., Amour Construction Inc., Blue Horse Investments Inc., Pacific West Systems Supply, Wishbone Industries Ltd. and Out Of Line Designs. Perfection Connection Supplier: Audio / Video, Home Theatres, Lighting Control Systems, Motorized Window Shades #110…

HAVAN Announces Interim CEO Ron Rapp

MEDIA RELEASE March 25, 2019, for immediate release. Homebuilders Association Vancouver Announces Interim CEO – Ron Rapp It is with great pleasure that the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) today announces effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Ron Rapp, formerly of Morningstar Homes, as HAVAN’s interim CEO for a period of six months.…

2019 Ovation Awards Finalists Announced

MEDIA RELEASE March 5, 2019, for immediate release. 2019 HAVAN OVATION AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED VANCOUVER, BC: The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN, formerly GVHBA) Ovation Award finalists were revealed to the more than 200 guests attending the Finalists ‘Oiree on Thursday, February 28th in Vancouver. Celebrating the tenth awards season, almost 400 entries were submitted this…

Association announces new brand identity

January 31, 2019 Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Rebrands to Homebuilders Association Vancouver to Better Connect Homeowners with Homebuilding Resources Vancouver, January 30, 2019. It’s a brand-new day for the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association as they proudly reveal a new name, Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN), complemented by a new brand identity. The change is…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in October

On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, we welcomed the following new members: Wesco Distribution Canada LP, BMF Homes Inc., Moor Design, Penrose Interior & Architectural Design dba Penrose Design, AccenTrix Design, E5 Home Design Inc., R.S. Osler Homes Ltd., Gracent Homes Ltd., Eurohouse Construction Inc., Fossil Developments Canada Ltd., NRG Insulation Systems, McCabe Design & Interiors,…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in September

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, we welcomed the following new members: 1063508 B.C. Ltd. dba Alair Homes Tri-Cities, Chambers & Stark Design Studio Ltd., House of Bohn Designs Inc., Westcoast Outbuildings Inc., CertiHome, Rockwest Hardscapes & Pools Ltd., Zimal Homes Inc., Bradford Design Decorative Hardware Inc., Luongo Electric Inc., EB Industries Ltd. dba EB Painting,…

HAVAN welcomed these new members in April

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, we welcomed the following new members: Huard Group, RDC Fine Homes, The Green Cleaning Divas Inc., Piara Homes Ltd., Llano Developments Inc., Blue Eco Enterprises Ltd., Manifest Construction Management Inc., Kapoor R.E. Holdings Ltd., Arquero Homes, Hately Homes Ltd., Stella Custom Glass Hardware, E2 Homes Ltd., We Source the World…

Colour me YIMBY – The Province

Like many recent years, 2016 could well have been called ‘Year of the NIMBY’ when it comes to new home construction in Metro Vancouver. The mere fact that most reading this know that NIMBY stands for “Not in My Back Yard,” goes to show how ubiquitous community pushback has become in the face of new development.…