Board of Directors
L-R: Darin Steeves, Kent Bishop – Treasurer, Grant Cooper, Randy Oram – 1st Vice President , Des Whelan – President, Heidi Smith,  Eric DenOuden – Visiting CHBA National President, Curtis Mercer – 2nd Vice President, Tim Crosbie, Sheldon Colbourne – Past President.  Missing from photo:  Linda Mansfield, Colleen O’Keefe, Chris Janes, Darren Purchase


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.

2017 Board of Directors

Des Whelan – President

Sheldon Colbourne – Past President

Randy Oram – 1st Vice President

Curtis Mercer – 2nd Vice President

Kent Bishop

Linda Mansfield

Heidi Smith

Tim Crosbie

Grant Cooper

Darin Steeves

Darren Purchase

Chris Janes

Colleen O’Keefe

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.