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Home Builders honour leadership, accomplishment

March 18, 2012

Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, March 18. 2012 -- The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) today honoured leadership and accomplishment among its membership with the presentation of awards at the 69th CHBA National Conference.

The Beaver Award, presented to the outstanding builder member of the year, went to John Hrynkow of the CHBA-Edmonton Region.

Marty Hope of  Calgary won the Maple Leaf Award as the outstanding non-builder member for 2011. Until he retired in January Mr. Hope was for many years the new homes writer for The Calgary Herald.

Gary Friend  of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association won the prestigious Gordon S. Shipp Award in recognition of leadership, dedication, and continuous lengthy service to the CHBA at the national level. Mr. Friend was President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association in 2009.

The Colonel Boss Award, presented to the Home Builders’ Association making the greatest progress and achievement compared to the previous year, went to the Regina and Region Home Builders’ Association.

The William M. McCance Award for outstanding contribution to the home building industry in the technical area went to  Rick Gratton of the  Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta.

The Community Service Award for the betterment of the way of life of people in its community went to the CHBA-Calgary Region.

The Harry J. Long Memorial Trophy for the highest increase in membership was awarded to the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders’ Association.

The Dave Bell Memorial Award for the promotion of education and training programs for members and consumers went to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association - British Columbia.

The Canadian Renovators’ Council Award for a significant contribution to the renovation industry and leadership within the Association went to  Grant Sakiyama of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association.

The Riley Brethour Award, recognizing contributions at the national level in marketing and sales was presented to Richard Luciani of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Toronto.

Executive Officers’ Council Awards

The Dave Stupart Award of Honour for the Executive Officer of the Year went to Peter Simpson of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association.

The Ken McKinlay Award for excellence in communication went to the Regina and Region Home Builders’ Association.

The Susan Chambers Award of Recognition for the initiation and development of non-dues sources of revenue was presented to the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association.

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is the national voice of the residential construction industry, representing more than 8,000 member firms across the country. Membership comprises new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.



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