September 15, 2016    

Kamloops, B.C.  Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior Elects New Board of Directors

Last night at the September 14 dinner meeting for members, the local Home Builders Association Central Interior (CHBA CI) announced the new board of directors for 2016/17.

The following were elected:

Rob Lemire, Cypress Insurance Brokers - President; Kelly Reid, HKR Builders - First Vice President and Marlene Anderson, TRI-AMM Developments Corp. - Second Vice President.

Mario Piroddi, BDO Canada LLP remains as Treasurer; and Steve DuMont, Gillespie and Company LLP as Secretary. Matt McCurrach, Homex Development Corp. as Past President.

Elected Directors are: Alex Rugolo – KPMG; Bev Wassen-Hunter, BMO Bank of Montreal; Ron Wrabel – Wrabel Brothers Construction Ltd.; Ryan Kurzac, Kamloops Home Hardware Building Centre and Tom Calne, Fulcrum Development.

The Association thanks Paul Vinepal of River City Enterprises Ltd. as director for his contribution for the past year.

“I’m looking forward to a successful year supported by a strong Board bringing diverse points of view that will continue to move our organization forward,” said Rob Lemire.  “Building technology is rapidly evolving and today’s homes are more livable and energy efficient than ever before.  The number one concern to our industry is housing affordability. There are relentless upward cost pressures but the area of greatest concern is the regulatory burden imposed by all levels of government through increases in taxes and fees.”

Guest speaker Glen Farrow from the City of Kamloops spoke about Solid Waste Facilities in Kamloops, different waste streams (wood, gypsum, metal, concrete, etc), education on the benefits of source separation and tipping fee structure.

The Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior is a non-profit organization of close to 200 members comprised of home builders, renovators, suppliers, contractors and professionals directly related to the industry. CHBA CI is the voice of home building in the BC Interior.


For more information, contact:
CHBA Central Interior Office
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."