CHBA Central Interior Celebrating 50 Years

Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior celebrated its 50th anniversary as the voice of the residential construction industry in our region. The celebration was held at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre last Wednesday, May 13th with guest speaker David Trawin, CAO City of Kamloops.

Recognizing the outstanding dedication of our members, CHBA Central Interior had their 2nd annual Awards of Excellence/Milestone Awards together with the celebration.

The evening recognized long-standing members as well as specific members for outstanding dedication and service to the association. This event sponsor was Rona Home Centre and the award sponsor was the City of Kamloops.

Beaver Award - presented to Tom Calne of Fulcrum Developments.  This award recognizes the builder/developer or renovator member for outstanding dedication and service to the Association.

 Maple Leaf Award - presented to Al Norgaard of Norgaard Ready-Mix Ltd.  This award goes to outstanding member - other than a new home builder/developer or renovator - for his/her dedication and service to the Association.

Rooftopper Award - jointly presented to Kamloops Home Hardware and Rona Home Centre for sponsoring the most new members to a CHBA CI.

The Handshake Award - - presented to Jeff Arnold of A&T Project Developments Inc for hiring the most CHBA CI Members. 

These four awards were presented by Nick Esser of Rona Home Centre and Matt McCurrach, CHBA CI President.

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 Jason Gagnon, 1st VP.

50 year Members - Best West Realty – Bill Bilton,

30 year Members – Norberg Truss Ltd. And Royal LePage Realty

25 year Members - Norgaard Ready-Mix Ltd., The Fireplace Centre

20 year Members - Granite Homes Inc.

15 Year Members - Homeowner Protection Office Branch of BC Housing, NexBuild Construction Corp., The Brick Warehouse Corp.

10 Year Members – Brown's Repair Shop Ltd., Copper Island Fine Homes Inc., Craftsman Ventures (C.R.) Ltd., Daley & Company Chartered Accountants LLP, Juniper West Developments Ltd., Kamloops Truss Ltd., Klein Homes Ltd., KMS Tools & Equipment (Kamloops), K-West Mechanical Ltd., Orchards Walk, Pacific Crest Homes Ltd., ., Snow-Terra Investments Ltd., TLN Contracting Ltd., Tri-AMM Developments Corporation,

5 Year Members – ABCO Waterproofing & Sundecks Inc., Canadian Stone Industries, Chimera Construction Ltd., Darrel Worthington Drywall Ltd., Macon Construction Ltd., Malcolm Homes Ltd., MCM Realty Estates Ltd., Sprucelee Construction Ltd., Valley First Insurance and Whitstone Developments Ltd.

As a special tribute, the CHBA and the City of Kamloops came together to honour Enzo Lizzi, Excel Industries Ltd, and Kundan Bubbar, CHBA-CI board member and Chief Building Inspector for the City of Kamloops, with the Lifetime Community Builder Award.  This award is not part of the annual recognition program but from time to time is given to exceptional individuals whose vision and long-term dedication has played a leading role in building the Kamloops community.  “The Lifetime Community Builder Award recognizes those who've made strong contributions to both the housing industry and our city over the course of their careers.” says Matt McCurrach, CHBA CI President.  "Kundan and Enzo exemplify the kind of selfless generosity that adds so much to the quality of life for everyone in our community. We're proud to have them as part of our association."

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For more information, contact
Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior
Phone: 250.828.1844    
Email: [email protected]

"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."