CHBA CI - Honours Past and Present Members for Outstanding Dedication to the Home Building Industry

May 15, 2014

Recognizing the outstanding dedication of our members, CHBA Central Interior had their first ever Awards of Excellence/Milestone Awards dinner meeting last night at the Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre.

The evening provided the opportunity to recognize long standing members, as well as the opportunity to recognize member’s dedication to the association. This event was sponsored by Rona Inc. along with award sponsors City of Kamloops and OK Builders Supply.

The Beaver Award is presented to an outstanding builder/developer or renovator member in recognition of his/her dedication and service to the Association in the past 5 years.  This award was presented to Jason Gagnon of Greenvale Construction.

The Maple Leaf Award is presented to an outstanding member - other than a new home builder/developer or renovator - in recognition of his/her dedication and service to the Association in the past 5 years.   This award was presented to Sam Dabner of Fulton & Company LLP.

The Rooftopper Award is awarded to a CHBA CI member who sponsored the most new members in the past 5 years. This award was presented to Doug Wittal of DW Builders.

The Handshake Award is awarded to the CHBA CI Builder/Developer or Renovator who has used the most CHBA CI Member in the past 5 years. This award was presented to Curtis Schlosser of Granite Homes Inc.

These four awards were presented by Nick Esser of Rona Inc. and Neil Davis of OK Builders Supply.

During the evening, long standing members were presented with milestone certificates and plaques for their continuing support of the Association by President Matt McCurrach along with Marlene Anderson, 1st VP and Curtis Schlosser, 2nd VP.

45 year Members - Best West Realty – Bill Bilton, Excel Industries Ltd. – Enzo Lizzi, Plainsman Construction Ltd. –Jim Thomson

40 year Members - Homex Development Corp. – Peter McCurrach and Allnorth Land Surveyors- Scott Rhodes

30 year Members - City of Kamloops, Convoy Supply Ltd., Mair Jensen Blair LLP-Lawyers, OK Builders Supplies Ltd., Royal Bank of Canada, The Kamloops Lampost Ltd., Underhill Geomatics Ltd.

25 year Members - Anchor Construction Services Ltd., DW Builders, Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre, Norberg Truss Ltd., Rona Inc., Royal LePage Realty,

20 year Members - A&T Project Developments Inc., Bank of Montreal Bev Wassen-Hunter, Brockwhite Construction Material, FortisBC, Fulton & Company LLP, Kamloops This Week, KPMG LLP Chartered Accountants, Lane's End Homes Ltd., Norgaard Ready-Mix Ltd., ProCad Designs Ltd., Ply Gem, T & N Roofing, The Fireplace Centre, Thompson Rivers University School of Trades and Technology

15 Year Members - BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd., Bridgeport The Floor Store Ltd., Granite Homes Inc., Hillside Contracting, HUB International Barton Ltd., McElhanney Assoc. Land Surveying Ltd., Mibroc Group, Pagebrook Inc. "Tobiano", Sun Rivers Construction Ltd., Thompson-Nicola Regional District, Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada

10 Year Members - Campbell Creek Village, City Furniture & Appliances Ltd., Homeowner Protection Office Branch of BC Housing, Lenna's Creative Interiors, NexBuild Construction Corp., Noremac Concrete Pumping, Peace of Mind Systems Ltd., Shaw Cablesystems, The Brick Warehouse Corp., Valley First Credit Union, Warner Rentals Ltd.

5 Year Members - All Weather Windows Ltd., Alpha Foundations Inc., Apex Construction, B. Coombs Construction Ltd., B.A. Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre, BDO Canada LLP, Brown's Repair Shop Ltd., Canadian Western Bank, Columbia Property Management Ltd., Commercial Construction Supply, Copper Island Fine Homes Inc., Craftsman Ventures (C.R.) Ltd., Creekside Plumbing Ltd., Daley & Company Chartered Accountants LLP, Danchuk Construction Ltd., Dueck Construction, EMCO Corp., Fresh Branding Marketing Promotion Inc., Fulcrum Development, Gabion Wall Systems Ltd., Greenvale Construction, Habitat for Humanity Kamloops ReStore, HKR Builders Ltd., Invis - Brenda Colman, Juniper West Developments Ltd., K&C's Construction and Renovations Ltd., Kamloops Truss Ltd., Kellermeier Contracting Ltd., Klein Homes Ltd., KMS Tools & Equipment (Kamloops), K-West Mechanical Ltd., MacFin Developments Inc., Meranti Developments Ltd., Mettler Construction, Mountain Recreation Homes, Myrtlewood

Home Designs, NuFloors, Orchards Walk, Original Home Designs & Construction, Pacific Crest Homes Ltd., Rapid Cool Heating & Refrigeration Inc., RDF Electric, River City Realty Ltd., River City Rock Products Ltd., SA Electric Ltd., Sagebrush Interiors Inc., Snow-Terra Investments Ltd., Stoney Creek Contracting Ltd., TLN Contracting Ltd., Tri-AMM Developments Corporation, West Edge Engineering Ltd., Wilderness Custom Homes B.C. Inc., Windsor Plywood, Wolseley Canada

Long-time member and Past President Peter McCurrach also recognized Founding Members Gene Allgaier and the late Frank Hewlett. These two men were instrumental in establishing the first Kamloops home building association in 1965.

The CHBA Central Interior in partnership with the City of Kamloops, honoured 4 individuals for their vision and long-term dedication in helping develop the City of Kamloops for more than 40 years. “The Lifetime Community Builder Award is a special honour that is not recognized annually. Recipients of this award have exemplified outstanding dedication to the housing industry and the City of Kamloops over the length of their careers.” says Matt McCurrach, CHBA CI President.

Award recipients: Ben Nielsen, Ken Moffett, Peter McCurrach and Bill Bilton.

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"As a member of the CHBA, for the past 20 years, I have always found the association to be an extremely valuable resource and advocate for the industry."