Announcing the new CHBA NL Board of Directors 2018

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to present our new Board of Directors for 2018, elected at the 61st Annual Meeting of Members on February 13, 2018.

Randy Oram (Karwood Contracting Ltd.) will take over the position as President, and Des Whelan (Training Works) will now serve as Past President.

Members elected four new directors to join the CHBA NL Board for a two-year term; Krystal Hobbs (Reflective Marketing), Curtis Mercer (K & P Contracting Ltd) and Craig Foley (Gibraltar Development Ltd). Also, re-elected for a second term on the Board is Darin Steeves (Dawe’s Plumbing and Heating).

These four new Directors will be joining current Board Members; Linda Mansfield (Homeworx Modular Homes & Renovations), Heidi Smith (Spaces), Kent Bishop (York Developments Inc.), Grant Cooper (Cooper Quality Construction Ltd.) and Tim Crosbie (Coastal Cedar Homes Ltd).

Furthermore, we are pleased to have Chris Janes continue representing the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The position representing the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation will be filled in the near future.

2018 Board of Directors

Front Row L-R: Des Whelan (Immediate Past President), Linda Mansfield, Randy Oram (President), Heidi Smith, Craig Foley, Krystal Hobbs. Back Row L-R: Darin Steeves, Chris Janes, Tim Crosbie, Curtis Mercer, Grant Cooper. Missing from photo: Kent Bishop

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association-Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) is the voice of the Province’s residential construction industry.

The CHBA-NL membership includes new home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders, and other professionals – the companies and people who provide Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with quality housing. Members commit to act with integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their company’s operations.

The CHBA-NL’s volunteer driven committees oversee the work of the Association in areas as diverse as technical and economic research, education and training, renovation, land development, the environment, and marketing. Through the voluntary efforts of its members, the CHBA-NL serves both consumers and producers of housing by promoting quality, affordability, and choice in housing for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

CHBA-NL members contribute real solutions and make positive changes that promote and protect the interests of the industry and consumers by working with municipal, provincial, and federal governments in the areas of labour market needs, government imposed costs, underground economy, and housing affordability.



Our Mandate

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) is an industry association whose members include new home builders, renovators, developers, trades, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders, government representatives and other industry related professionals.

The association is the voice of the industry advocating on behalf of members and consumers. The CHBA-NL offers support and services to members through fostering learning, encouraging excellence, and is committed to providing affordability and choice in housing for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

CHBA-NL Annual Report 2015

CHBA-NL Strategic Plan 2012-2015

CHBA-NL Annual Report 2014

CHBA-NL Annual Report 2013

CHBA-NL Annual Report 2012


Our Vision

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) is recognized as the voice of the residential construction industry in the province.  Our members are professionals involved in all aspects of new home construction and residential renovations, and are dedicated to the business of building affordable, quality homes.

Code of Ethics

  • Members shall comply with the National Building Code of Canada as a minimum standard for construction and shall work towards its improvement in the interests of structural sufficiency, safety, and health.
  • Members shall plan their sites and homes to conform to the principles of good community planning.
  • Members shall deal justly with their employees, subcontractors, and suppliers.
  • Members shall deal honestly and fairly with their customers.
  • Members shall cooperate to extend the effectiveness of the Association by exchanging information and experience, and encourage research on materials and techniques in order to provide the best value for their customers.
  • Members shall uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the services they render.
  • Members shall avoid all conduct or practice detrimental to the home building industry, to the Association, to the good name or reputation of any of its members, or to customers.
  • These responsibilities are freely and solemnly assumed as they form part of an obligation as members.