Welcome to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Vancouver Island

The voice of the residential construction industry for Vancouver Island

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is comprised of three levels:  Local, Provincial and National.  This structure fully represents a broad-based membership – such as the home building industry. 

In September 2014, fully backed by support from the Provincial and National offices, CHBA-Central Vancouver Island and CHBA-Victoria members voted to unite into one strengthened association:

CHBA-Vancouver Island

The Canadian Home Builders' Association – Vancouver Island (CHBA-VI) membership includes new home builders, renovators, developers, trades, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders and other professionals across Vancouver Island. Members commit to act with integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their company's operations.

The CHBA-VI's membership is a voluntary affiliation made up of building professionals who are committed to industry excellence. Through the Association, members have access to technical information as well as specialized education and training courses. CHBA also promotes a members' code of ethics that requires high standards in customer relations and business practices.

The CHBA-VI is a proud part of this national standard of excellence, servicing professionals and the communities of Vancouver Island.

News & Events


Member Recognition Awards!

At the May Members Meeting, we held the Annual Member Recognition Awards to recognize activeMembers in our Association who have donated their time and efforts to assist in organizing, sponsoring, promoting and strengthening our local CHBA!

Thank you to:

  • The Rookie of the Year Award – Michelle Woodruff of The Brick for your outstanding performance in your first season! 
  • The Behind the Scenes Award – Wayne Davis from Award Builders for your ideas and support and for all the work you’ve done that we don’t actually see.
  • The Sparkling Gem Award – Tara Martin, with G.Martin Custom Builders, who’s given priceless contributions to the CHBA this year.   
  • The Fairy Godmother Award - Elise Morgan from Sullivan Wealth Management for magically appearing to save the day.
  • The Girl Friday Award –  Anu Mayer of Island Aggregates for getting the job done.  
  • The Pinch Hitter Award - Greg Martin from G.Martin Custom Builders for stepping up to the plate 
  • The Swiss Army Knife Award - Ron Bickford with Rob-Ron Developments for helping out in so many areas this year. 
  • This year’s ABCD Award Byron Gallant from B.Gallant Homes for Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. 
  • National Award of Honour to the Builder or Renovator member for outstanding accomplishment at the local level Peter Schultze, Peter Schultze Construction
  • National Award of Honour for a Non-Builder Member for outstanding accomplishment at the local level - Parm Bhalru with Mayco Mix
Thank you to ALL of our Member and busy volunteers, your assistance is valued and appreciated!!!


Live and Interactive Webinar on Enhanced Licensing System

Following the success of the Free HPO Information Sessions, delivered in communities province-wide from March to May, the HPO is now offering a webinar presentation on B.C.’s Enhanced Licensing System.    CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE 


Press Releases


Home Builders and Government of Canada announce partnership to renew Get it in Writing!
March 5, 2015
HALIFAX – March 5, 2015 –The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce an agreement with the Government of Canada to renew its successful public information program, Get it in Writing!, for the next three years.

This industry-lead initiative provides homeowners with advice on how to hire a contractor, and the dangers of dealing with illegal ‘cash’ operators.

“Cash operators threaten the financial security of homeowners, the physical integrity of their homes, harm the businesses of legitimate renovators, and undermine the well-being of all Canadians by evading taxes that support the government services we all depend on,” says CHBA CEO Kevin Lee.




Find the Winners List and Project Pics at www.VIBEawards.ca!



Click Here to read the 2014 National Strategic Plan.


New Enhanced Licensing System for BC Residential Builders was Announced on March 4th


The BC Government has announced an enhanced licensing system for residential builders. It establishes new qualifications and continuing education requirements as a condition of renewing a builder licence and other changes.

The seven core training courses offered by CHBA BC have been recognized as meeting these new mandatory education requirements and the Association is an approved training provider under the new regulation.

"As a home builder, I strongly support this progressive action by the BC government," stated Simon Howse, President of CHBA BC.  "It promotes professionalism in our industry, and provides assurance to consumers that their new homes will be well-built", he added.  "Our industry also appreciates that the new requirements will be phased in, to allow our members time to ensure they meet the new standard."

Read the Press Release from CHBA BC Here.

Click Here for more Information on the New Regulations.




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