Planning a renovation or to build your dream home? One of the greatest challenges a homeowner can face during the planning stage is to visualize the possibilities.
On October 27th, 2017, GVHBA’s builders and renovators came together to offer a contemporary solution to planning your dream home with 360 degree virtual tours! Powered by the latest in Samsung technology, show attendees were able to view up to fifteen custom-built homes and renovations using virtual reality goggles, all from the comfort of the GVHBA Builders’ Lounge!
Fifteen builders were on-site to lead the tours and offer one-on-one consultations! Projects featured included a wide variety of projects such as, condos, townhomes, whole-home renovations, and specular custom built homes too. Builders provided tips and trends associated with each project to help homeowners realize the possibilities.
Take a tour of these luxurious home, that our builders and renovators members crafted! Be inspired; be informed!
3D Tour by SeeVirtual Marketing & Photography
Homeowners looking for professional custom home and renovation advice.
Whether it is just one room or your entire home, by connecting with licensed builders and professional renovators early in the process, we can help you realize your dream.
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
4:30 pm – KITCHEN & BATHROOM TRENDS with MIREL COZOS from EUROCRAFT HOUSE
5:30 pm – LANEWAY HOMES with IAN NICULE from NICONS ENTERPRISES
6:30 pm – “LIGHT UP YOUR GREAT ROOM” – HOW TO RENOVATE YOUR DINING AND LIVING ROOM, AND ENHANCE THROUGH LIGHTING with DAVID MARTIN from RSC RENOVATION SCIENCE CORP.
7:30 pm – BUILDING TO ENTERTAIN with TODD BEST from BEST BUILDERS LTD
Friday, October 27th, 2017
12:30 – BUILDING FOR LUXURY with FELIPE FREIG from VERSA PLATINUM CONSTRUCTION LTD
1:30 – THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOME with LAUREL JAMES from NOVELL DESIGN BUILD
2:30- BUILDING GREEN: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS with GREG CIRRUS from CIRRUS HOMES INC.
3:30 – STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONDO RENOVATION with DAVID MARTIN from RSC RENOVATION SCIENCE CORP.
4:30 – TAKING A PROJECT FROM DESIGN TO BUILD: MAKING DREAMS A REALITY with GRAEME HUGUET from MY HOUSE DESIGN/BUILD TEAM LTD.
5:30 – WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL; HOW TO HIRE A PRO. with ERIK JENSEN from SPRUCEHILL CONTRACTING INC.
6:30 – DESIGN TRENDS: WORKING WITH SMALL SPACES with ROB CAPAR from MAISON D’ETRE DESIGN-BUILD INC.
7:30 – RENOVATE OR BUILD NEW? INFORMATION TO HELP YOU DECIDE with SANDRO STEFANUCCI from ABSTRACT HOMES
Saturday, October 28th, 2017
10:30 – DESIGN TRENDS: WORKING WITH SMALL SPACES with ROB CAPAR from MAISON D’ETRE DESIGN-BUILD INC.
11:30 -“LIGHT UP YOUR GREAT ROOM” – HOW TO RENOVATE YOUR DINING AND LIVING ROOM, AND ENHANCE THROUGH LIGHTING with DAVID MARTIN from RSC RENOVATION SCIENCE CORP.
12:30 – KITCHEN & BATHROOM TRENDS with MIREL COZOS from EUROCRAFT HOUSE
1:30 – STRATEGICALLY BUILDING ABOVE CODE TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY, DURABLE HOME with LARRY CLAY from CLAY CONSTRUCTION INC
2:30 – WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL; HOW TO HIRE A PRO. with ERIK JENSEN from SPRUCEHILL CONTRACTING INC.
3:30 – LANEWAY HOMES with IAN NICULE from NICONS ENTERPRISES
4:30 – BUILDING FOR LUXURY with FELIPE FREIG from VERSA PLATINUM CONSTRUCTION LTD
5:30 – THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOME with LAUREL JAMES from NOVELL DESIGN BUILD
6:30 – RENOVATE OR BUILD NEW? INFORMATION TO HELP YOU DECIDE with SANDRO STEFANUCCI from ABSTRACT HOMES
7:30 – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS – FINISHING TOUCHES (CRAFTSMANSHIP) with DARREN BOUDREAU from THAT’S IT COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTING LTD.
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
10:30 – STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONDO RENOVATION with DAVID MARTIN from RSC RENOVATION SCIENCE CORP.
11:30 – TAKING A PROJECT FROM DESIGN TO BUILD: MAKING DREAMS A REALITY with GRAEME HUGUET from MY HOUSE DESIGN/BUILD TEAM LTD.
12:30 – BUDGETING FOR PROJECTS (MAKING SENSE OF YOUR RENOVATION DOLLARS) with STEVE KEMP from KEMP CONSTRUCTION
1:30 – DESIGN TRENDS: WORKING WITH SMALL SPACES with ROB CAPAR from MAISON D’ETRE DESIGN-BUILD INC.
2:30 – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS – FINISHING TOUCHES (CRAFTSMANSHIP) with DARREN BOUDREAU from THAT’S IT COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTING LTD.
3:30 – STRATEGICALLY BUILDING ABOVE CODE TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY, DURABLE HOME with LARRY CLAY from CLAY CONSTRUCTION INC
4:30 – BUILDING GREEN: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS with GREG CIRRUS from CIRRUS HOMES INC.
Sandro Stefanucci, President & CEO, Abstract Homes and Renovations
Topic: RENOVATE OR BUILD NEW? INFORMATION TO HELP YOU DECIDE
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 7:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 6:30 pm
With a history of satisfied customers spanning 34 years, Sandro Stefanucci has earned a reputation as a meticulous and efficient contractor. Dedicated to the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction, Sandro is a hands-on multitasking powerhouse. Sandro’s passion for his clients and projects is reflected in the quality of his work and his portfolio of successful jobs. If you’re looking for the best detail-oriented, full-service contractor to manage your major home renovation or luxury dream home build – build it with Sandro, build it with Abstract.
For more information on Sandro or his company, please visit Abstract Homes.
Robert Capar, President, maison d’etre design-build inc.
Topic: DESIGN TRENDS: WORKING WITH SMALL SPACES
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 6:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 10:30 am; Sunday, October 29th at 1:30 pm
Robert Capar is the owner of maison d’etre design-build inc. – a Vancouver company with over 20 years experience in residential design and renovation. maison d’etre’s continual commitment to innovative and timeless design-build projects has been recognized with provincial Georgie Awards and the GVHBA OVATION awards.
Rob is the past President of the Canadian Home Builders Association BC and is a Certified Housing Professional and Certified Renovation Professional.
Robert sits on the Provincial Education Committee and the Homeowner Protection Office Advisory Board.
Robert is also an instructor at Langara Community College teaching Home Renovation Planning.
For more information on Rob and his company, please visit maison d’etre design-build inc.
Larry Clay, Founder & President, Clay Construction Inc.
Topic: STRATEGICALLY BUILDING ABOVE CODE TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY, DURABLE HOME
Presentation Dates: Saturday, October 28th at 1:30 pm; Sunday, October 29th at 3:30 pm
As founder and president, Larry oversees all aspects of the business and is a consistent motivator for his team. To our clients, he is a creative, authoritative and reassuring presence throughout the building process. His expertise and commitment to premium customer care have earned Clay Construction top awards in customer service. He is an industry leader serving on local, provincial and national home building boards and has been a featured speaker coast to coast. He is passionate about building healthy, comfortable, efficient and durable homes.
For more information on Clay and his company, please visit Clay Construction Inc.
Graeme Huguet, Owner & General Manager, My House Design/Build Team
Topic: TAKING A PROJECT FROM DESIGN TO BUILD: MAKING DREAMS A REALITY
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 4:30 pm; Sunday, October 29th at 11:30 am
Graeme is the Owner of My House Design/Build Team; A Multi-Award Winning Renovator & Custom Home Builder. To date, they have been recognized as a Winner or Finalist in over 100 industry awards, including the winner of BC Georgie “Renovator of the Year,” for 2014, 2015, & 2016, and Finalist for this year, 2017.
Graeme’s extensive background in design and directing for theatre and television provided a foundation for his 20 plus years in the residential building industry.
As a certified BC “Green” Builder, his team of designers and tradespersons take pride in guiding clients through the ‘Design/Build Process’ to create Great Living Spaces. Graeme’s team is most noted for incorporating natural light and West Coast Contemporary Design.
No matter the scope of the project – from a small improvement to the full renovation of a condo, townhome, or detached house, to the building of a new custom home – It all starts with a cup of coffee to discuss your potential project.
Graeme’s most loved phrase from homeowners after they see their finished project is “WOW!!”
For more information on Graeme and his company, please visit My House Design/Build Team.
Darren Boudreau, Project Director, That’s It Commercial and Residential Contracting
Topic: ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS – FINISHING TOUCHES (CRAFTSMANSHIP)
Presentation Dates: Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 pm; Sunday, October 29th at 2:30 pm
That’s It! Contracting is a Coquitlam based company started by Darren Boudreau, who has been in the construction industry for 30 years. Upon finishing his schooling at BCIT, his experience as a carpenter has tailored his skills in the finishing area. He has worked up the ranks with various companies from formwork to the finish for many years. He has also had been a superintendent for some major companies for over 15 years. With his skills, he has been able to complete various projects with minimal disruption to the clients and left them very pleased. He continues to show everyone the skill set that he has, which laid out our foundation for what we stand by to this day. These skills are passed on to each and every client in the finest details and utmost professional attitude that will make them say “That’s it! That’s what I want”.
For more information on Darren or his company, please visit: That’s It! Commercial and Residential Contracting.
Laurel James, Director & Principal Designer, Novell Design Build
Topic: THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOME
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 1:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 5:30 pm
As Co-Director of Novell, Laurel brings extensive professional expertise in home design, interior design and project management, amounting to over 20 years of experience in the field. She is a passionate designer, an effective communicator, and loves to discover new ways of delivering truly customized solutions that are design-build and user-focused.
Specialties: Interior Design, Home Design, Project Management, Business Development
For more information on Laurel or her company, please visit Novell Design Build.
Ian Nicule, Operations Manager, Nicons Enterprises Inc.
Topic: LANEWAY HOMES
Presentation Dates: Thursday, October 26th at 5:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 3:30 pm
Ian is an experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Construction industry. Skilled in Negotiation, HVAC, Customer Service, Sales, and Real Estate Development. Strong operations professional graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology.
For more information on Ian and his company, please visit Nicons Enterprises Inc.
Steve Kemp, President & Owner of Kemp Construction
Topic: BUDGETING FOR PROJECTS (MAKING SENSE OF YOUR RENOVATION DOLLARS)
Presentation Dates: Sunday, October 29th at 12:30 pm
When Steve started in the home building industry he was working in sales and marketing for a prestige custom home builder invited by the provincial government to participate in a pilot community of energy efficient homes. 30 years later he continues his commitment to building high-performance traditional homes and renovations – that combine style and energy efficiency for comfort. Steve works with his suppliers and customers to educate, inform and keep up to date with products and technologies that bring energy efficiencies to each project. He shares that passion with his industry colleagues through his involvement with the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders and is currently Vice-Chair of the Renovation Council. Steve has built a network of highly qualified suppliers that also share his commitment. Beyond the technology, he believes a great project is built on great customer relationship. Steve works with each customer to build that relationship from the initial dreaming through to project completion.
For more information on Steve or his company, please visit Kemp Construction.
Todd Best, President& Owner, Best Builders Ltd.
Topic: BUILDING TO ENTERTAIN
Presentation Dates: Thursday, October 26th at 7:30 pm
Todd Best was surrounded by the building models that his father, a master architect and the founder of Best Builders, kept around their home.
As Todd began working with his father on the restoration of old armories, he became fascinated with restoration—the process of making a heritage building new and fresh, while maintaining its original look and unique features.
This passion for thoughtfully crafted, unique re-design led Todd to shift his focus, once his father retired, from larger commercial buildings to single-family homes.
That change in direction has moulded Best Builders into what we are today: an award-winning home building team that is still proudly family-run and always committed to creating homes of the highest quality.
For more information on Todd or his company, please visit Best Builders Ltd.
David Martins, Renovation Engineer, RSC Renovation Science
Topic: STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL CONDO RENOVATION
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 3:30 pm; Sunday, October 29th at 10:30 am
Topic: “LIGHT UP YOUR GREAT ROOM” – HOW TO RENOVATE YOUR DINING AND LIVING ROOM, AND ENHANCE THROUGH LIGHTING
Presentation Dates: Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 11:30 am
I am an engineer and a residential renovator, combining the field of building science with the practice of renovation and remodeling. My passion and engineering background have enabled me to take a unique and detail oriented stance in the art of renovations. I take scientific and research-based approaches for exclusively customized results and I pride myself in creating beauty with every detail!
In 2015, I founded Renovation Science to serve as the most respected renovation company for detail-oriented homeowners in the Greater Vancouver area. Through Renovation Science, I am able to guide clients in transforming their spaces using integral, sustainable, and green methods for more comfortable, and functional living. I approach each project like a partnership, empowering my clients to systematically communicate their visions and maximize our collaborative efforts.
I am also the creator of the REBOOT Strategic Renovation Plan, assisting in the design and implementation of renovations for ultimate satisfaction.
For more information on David or his company, please visit RSC Renovation Science Corp.
Felipe Freig, Principal & Owner, Versa Platinum Construction Ltd.
Topic: BUILDING FOR LUXURY
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 12:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 4:30 pm
Felipe has over 17 years of experience as a skilled craftsman and hands-on tradesperson. He’s also managed more than five hundred different job sites! Even when he started in the industry during his high school years, Felipe had a sense of pride and personal fulfillment from his work that inspired him to always strive for the best.
With this kind of dedication and expertise, you can be assured of only the finest quality results.
As principal of Versa Homes, Felipe has selected some of the best sub-trades in the industry to work with. Contact us to setup a meeting!
For more information on Felipe and his company, please visit Versa Platinum Construction.
Mirel Cozos, Owner, Eurocraft House
Topic: KITCHEN & BATHROOM TRENDS
Presentation Dates: Thursday, October 26th at 4:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 12:30 pm
Eurocraft House is a team of multi-disciplinary professionals who provide an integrated, one-stop approach to home and condo renovations.
We can completely gut your home, assist with changing layouts and floor plans, move plumbing or electrical systems or undertake varied smaller projects, from basement redevelopment to custom kitchens, bathrooms, and cabinets.
We can support you from concept to completion and assist you with obtaining the necessary permits to complete your projects, large and small.
Success is a shared journey with our clients whom we see as partners in the exciting and multi-faceted process of construction management.
For more information on Mirel or his company, please visit Eurocraft House.
Greg Hanberry, Director, Cirrus Homes Inc.
Topic: BUILDING GREEN: SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
Presentation Date: Friday, October 27th at 2:30 pm; Sunday, October 29th at 4:30 pm
Greg grew up on the North Shore and cut his teeth building fences and landscaping. An avid musician and graduate of design studies at Capilano University, Greg has been leading a team of professional designers, builders, and renovators for 16+ years. Greg is married, has two great kids and a cat. If you can’t reach him he’s out running.
For more information on Greg or his company, please visit Cirrus Homes Inc.
Erik Jensen, President & Owner, Sprucehill Contracting Inc.
Topic: WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL; HOW TO HIRE A PRO
Presentation Dates: Friday, October 27th at 5:30 pm; Saturday, October 28th at 2:30 pm
Erik is one of few Vancouverites that has been here his entire life. In fact, he has called the North Shore home for more than 90% of his life, with a brief stint living in Burnaby.
As a kid, he found himself helping his dad in the workshop and then helping the trades that came to work on the family house. His passion for construction was reignited while volunteering at Camp Artaban, constructing an outbuilding for the campers so they could use flushing toilets instead of pit toilets. He can recall the moment when, sitting on the porch of Summerville House, lacing up his work boots, he smiled and realized, “Hey, I really love this stuff!”
Thankfully, his loving and extremely supportive wife (who had just watched him go through 4 strenuous years of post-secondary education getting his Bachelor of Computer Science Degree) didn’t leave him when he broke the news that he wanted to quit his office job managing a local IT firm to swing a hammer in 2006! Thanks, Lianne!!!
As an excellent visual learner and problem solver, Erik quickly worked his way from labourer, to apprentice, to journeyman in under 2 years.
Sprucehill was incorporated in 2006, but Erik didn’t really get serious about creating his business until January of 2009 when the real estate market was in one of the biggest slumps in local history. But when he did get serious, he got really serious and set out to make Sprucehill Contracting the best construction company on the North Shore.
Now, Erik leverages the problem solving and technology skills learned in university to enable Sprucehill to run as efficiently and as organized as it does. And, if you ask him, he’ll tell you that Sprucehill is one of the most organized construction companies in the biz. And if you ask the trades and clients that work with Sprucehill, they’ll agree!
For more information on Erik and his company, please visit Sprucehill Contracting Inc.