Committees

Technical & Membership Committees:

Builder Technical Committee

Economic Committee

Government Relations Committee

Health & Safety Committee

Member Services Committee

Next Generation Committee

Renovation 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


Committee Descriptions:

Technical & Membership Committees:

Builder Technical Committee (BTC)

Chair: Derrick Hiltz, Sterling Homes Ltd.


Co-Chair: Len Walters, Coventry Homes Inc.

The Builder Technical Committee (BTC) represents single and multi-family builders with a mandate to address matters facing these two sectors, while informing the membership of those matters.  It reports to the Industry Advisory Committee, meets monthly and is led by a Chair and Co-Chair.

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Economic Committee

Chair: Ray Meredith, CIBC

The Economics Committee discusses trends in the region’s economic and labor markets and land supply and housing markets. The committee is comprised of builders, land developers, surveyors and government, financial, marketing, and sales professionals.

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Government Relations Committee

Chair: Colin Weibe, All Weather Windows

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Edmonton Region (the Association) actively develops and maintains effective relationships with local municipal governments. Government relations is a process of building relationships with local municipal governments. The goal of these relationships is to influence public policy.

Through regular monthly meetings, the Association’s Government Relations Committee discusses and defines industry concerns, reviews proposed public policies, develops Association positions on various municipal issues and guides the development and maintenance of key government relationships.

Emphasizing the need to foster and support choice, selection and affordability within the Edmonton Region’s housing market; the Committee is an effective voice for the industry.  Membership on the Committee is broad and diverse (reflecting the Association’s membership) and always open to new members joining the Committee.

The Committee is regularly and actively engaged in a broad range of issues. For the regional municipalities are regularly reviewing their policies and reacting to a wide range of influences and requests to change policy and procedures. The Association works diligently to ensure that its voice is clearly heard and respected as a trustworthy source; and that its actions reflect integrity and are creditable. 

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Health & Safety Committee 

Chair: Angela Scheck, Brookfield Residential

The Health &Safety Committee focuses on job-site safety. The group discusses such issues as: fall protection, safe work practices for roofers, framers access to sites, ramps, stairs, guard rails, garbage maintenance, backfill openings, openings in floors and walls, safety programs and insurance, prime contractor issues, COR, and WHMIS. They meet monthly and work closely with the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).

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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, Environmatics 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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Renovation Committee 

Chair: Aquilino Naccarato, Ackard Contractors Ltd.

The Renovation Committee promotes professionalism, consumer awareness, and education throughout the renovation industry. The committee meets monthly to discuss technical issues specific to renovators 

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Events Committees:

Awards of Excellence in Housing Criteria Committee

Chair: Katrina Rowe, Beaverbrook Development

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

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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