Committees

Member Services Committees:

Member Services Committee

Next Generation Committee


Technical Committees:

Builder Technical Committee

Economic Committee

Government Relations Committee

Health & Safety Committee

Renovator Committee


Events Committees:

Awards of Excellence in Housing Criteria Committee  

Awards of Excellence in Housing Event Committee  

Curling Committee

Golf Committee

RCIC Sponsorship & Marketing Committees

RCIC Sessions Committee

 


Member Services Committees:

Member Services Committee

Chair: Chris Laxdal, Kitchen Craft Cabinetry


Co-Chair: Quang Nhan, A&B Concrete Pumping Ltd. T

he Membership Committee works to promote CHBA-ER to all potential members in the homebuilding industry. The main goal of this committee is to recruit new members and to maintain members that already exist. Volunteers on this committee need to have a passion for the Association and truly believe in the benefit of membership.

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Next Generation Committee

Chair: Steve Jackson, Enviromatics Group

Co-Chair: Anna - Marie Petruk, Kitchen Craft

The NextGen Committee targets the up-and-coming members of the industry; the next generation of supporters, volunteers, and leaders. The committee plans educational and social events while also encouraging the members to get as involved as possible. This committee is ideal for members new to the industry who are looking to learn and grow within the Association.

The NextGen Committee is very involved in the community. They initiated the Mentorship program, work closely with the Edmonton Region Homebuilding Charity (ERHC), and also promote Careers in Construction created by CHBA National and BuildForce.

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Technical Committees:

Builder Technical Committee (BTC)

Chair: Derrick Hiltz, Sterling Homes Ltd.

Co-Chair: Len Walters, Coventry Homes Inc.

With the mandate to represent both single and multi-family builders, the BTC addresses technical matters facing these sectors. Meeting monthly, the BTC membership is made up of site managers and site supervisors of Builder members. The BTC:

  • Reviews changes to municipal land use bylaws, building codes, and development and building permit related processes.
  • Pilots self-compliance and new approval processes.
  • Identifies topics and speakers for the Association’s Builder Breakfasts.

Regular attendance by City of Edmonton building inspections services and fire department representatives’ helps address issues directly in Committee meetings.  

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Economic Committee (EC)

Chair: Ray Meredith, CIBC

Co-Chair: Sheri Mitchell, RBC

With the mandate to provide a forum to discuss economic trends in the region, including labour markets, land supply and housing markets, the EC is a unique forum.  Meeting every other month, the Committee is comprised of builders, land developers, surveyors and government, financial, marketing, and sales professionals.  Economist from the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government and representatives of the Edmonton Real Estate Board regularly participate.  

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Government Relations Committee (GRC)
Chair: Greg Nakatsui, Lincolnberg Master Builder
Co-Chair: Shafin Kanji, Kanvi Homes

Mandated to lead the Association’s relationship with regional municipal political leadership, GRC ensures that the industry’s voice is clearly heard and respected as a trustworthy source; and that its actions reflect integrity and are creditable. Through regular monthly meetings, GRC:

  • Discuss and define industry concerns.
  • Review proposed public policies.
  • Develop Association positions on municipal issues.
  • Guide the development and maintenance of key government relationships.

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Health & Safety Committee (HSC)

Chair: Angela Scheck, Brookfield Residential

Co-Chair: Kelly Ruddy, Landmark Group of Builders

Mandated to focus on job-site safety, the HSC works closely with the Alberta Construction Safety Association and OHS. At their monthly meetings, HSC discuss such issues as:

  • Fall protection and safe work practices.
  • Safety programs.
  • Prime contractor issues.
  • COR, and WHMIS.

 HSC also annually organizes safety barbeques that are supported by a many of safety organizations (e.g., WCB, OHS and City of Edmonton Fire Department).

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Renovator Committee (RC)

Chair: Aquilino Naccarato, Ackard Contractors Ltd.

Co-Chair: Marie Soprovich, Aquarian Renovations

Mandated to promote professionalism, consumer awareness, and education throughout the renovation industry, the RC meets monthly. The RC invites speakers to their regular meetings to discuss technical issues and other issues specific to renovators. To celebrate Renovation Month (October), RC annual organizes a Community Service Day. 

 

 

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Events Committees:

Awards of Excellence in Housing Criteria Committee

Chair: Katrina Rowe, Beaverbrook Management Ltd. 

The Awards of Excellence in Housing Criteria Committee is formed every year in April to extensively review the criteria and survey process for all award categories. The committee determines if any changes are required in advance of the coming year’s show. They also review a limited component of the judging process, (Due to the confidential nature of the judging process, most changes are made internally.), and any issues brought forward from the previous year’s event.

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The Awards of Excellence in Housing Event Committee

Chair: Jamie Strynadka, Daytona Homes Master Builder

The Awards of Excellence in Housing Event Committee assists the Programs and Services Manager with all of planning for the annual Awards of Excellence in Housing Gala, including entertainment, décor, set up, take down, budget, prizes, gifts, etc

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Curling Committee

Chair: Brent Rudko, Stantec Geomatics Ltd.

The Curling Committee is in charge of drafting teams, booking ice time, organizing catering, prizes, and the budget for the CHBA-ER’s annual bonspiel.

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Golf Committee

Chair: Gil Girard, Barcol Doors & Windows

The Golf Committee assists with the planning and execution of the annual CHBA-ER Charity Golf Tournament. The committee meets to decide on gifts for golfers, registration fees, sponsorship fees, etc. Committee members are very active at the event, assisting with registration and sign-in, distribution of golfer’s prize bags, mulligan sales, sign set up, and the coordination of dinner events.

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RCIC Sponsorship & Marketing Committee: 

Chair: Elizabeth Ninkovic, Alberta Hardwood Flooring

The RCIC Exhibitor / Marketing Committee is responsible for reaching out to industry related companies and expanding the success of the exhibit floo, sponsorship, and delegate attendance. The committee also assists in the development of marketing materials for the Conference, and the industry as a whole.

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RCIC Sessions Committee 

Chair: Nikki Biehn, Daytona Homes
Co-Chair: Adrienne Floyd, Brookfield Residential 

The RCIC Sessions Committee is responsible for researching topics that members want to hear about and arranging top-of-the-line speakers to deliver them at the conference.

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