Annual General Meeting of Members and Election of Officers

Tuesday, February 13th at The Comfort Hotel, St. John’s

CHBA-NL’s Annual Holiday Social

2023 Building Excellence & Residential Growth (BERG) Award Submissions Opening Soon!

Brews With Builders

Join us at Quidi Vidi Brewery on June 21st at 6:00 pm Details can be found here

Residential Construction Rebate

Residential Construction Rebate   The Residential Construction Rebate Program allowed homeowners to save money on construction and renovation projects, while also helping to stimulate the economy and employment in the

Home & Garden Virtual Expo

Introducing the Home & Garden Virtual Expo in partnership with Stingray!   Let’s Get Together…..  virtually.  Do you miss connecting with your customers at consumer shows?  We’re about to bring

Home Show 2020 Postponed

After careful consideration of the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, the CHBA NL Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 37th Home Show scheduled to take place March 28

Announcing the 11th Annual BERG Award Winners!

CHBA-NL Special Meeting of Members


CHBA-NL Annual General Meeting of Members

Congratulations to the 2018 BERG Award Winners

Click here for details

Announcing the 10th Annual BERG Awards Gala

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of the Building Excellence and Residential Growth (BERG) Awards Gala. Details can be found here.

Congratulations to CHBA-NL Member Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union

Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU) Wins Three AIM Awards at 2018 MACU Awards   NLCU was honored to take home three Achievement in Marketing (AIM) Awards at the annual

Congratulations to CHBA-NL Member BELFOR

Congratulations are extended to CHBA-NL Member – BELFOR on recently receiving 2 awards:   Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association’s (NLCA) 2018 Subcontractor Award of Excellence Accepting award (L-R): Tim Benoit and

Congratulations to CHBA-NL Member – United Rentals

Congratulations to CHBA-NL Member United Rentals on being awarded Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association’s (NLCA) Supplier Award of Excellence. Accepting award (L-R):  Tzu Hao Hsu, Darcy Murphy, Bernie Yarn, Lou

Home Show 2018 Exhibitor Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Home Show Exhibitor Award Winners! Best Original Booth Design (single booth) – New Found Builders Best Original Booth Design (multiple booths) – Crown Cabinets & Fireplaces

Announcing CHBA-NL’s 2018 Board of Directors

Announcing CHBA-NL’s 2018 Board of Directors

URGENT – Update on Conventional Mortgage Stress Test Situation

Inform Your Buyers that They Need to Secure Their Mortgage Before January 1 to Avoid the New Stress Test   CHBA has been following-up on how the major chartered banks

Did you know Contractors are still eligible for takeCHARGE Rebates?

takeCHARGE Newsletter  

Announcing the 9th Annual CHBA-NL BERG Award Winners

9th Annual BERG Award Winners

Health Canada Issues Dishwasher Recall

Health Canada has issued a recall for several dishwashers, due to a potential fire hazard. The brand names include Bosch, Thermadore, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air and Kenmore. Model numbers can be found

Congratulations to the 2017 BERG Awards Finalists!

Belfor Butler’s Quality Contracting Ltd. Cooper Quality Construction Limited Dawe’s Plumbing and Heating Elite Kitchens & Design ERCO Homes Inc. Gibraltar Development Ltd. K & P Contracting Ltd. Kento Windows

CHBA-NL Annual Golf Classic

CHBA-NL Annual Golf Classic 2017 Winning Team – Harvey’s Oil Ltd.  L-R: Des Whelan (CHBA-NL President), Tim Benoit (Belfor – Winning Team Sponsor), Paul Yetman, Ron Boland, Frank Walsh and

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Winners Announced for 2017 National Awards for Housing Excellence  

Finance Minister Cathy Bennett to Address Members

Honorary Member Award Presented to Mike Lee

An Honorary Member Award was presented to Mike Lee at the BERG Awards Gala on November 19, 2016. Mike was President of the Home Builders Association from 1992-93 and has

2016 BERG Award Winners

The Building Excellence in Residential Growth (BERG) Awards were handed out on Nov. 19.

Landlord Survey on Affordable Housing Opportunities Now Online

The City of St. John’s is coordinating a survey of landlords in partnership with the Rental Team of the Affordable Housing Working Group. Click here for more information. 

CHBA-NL Office Closed due to Power Outage

Due to a scheduled power outage in our area, the CHBA-NL office will be closed Friday, September 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Notice of Special Meeting of CHBA-NL Members

The CHBA-NL Board of Directors hereby give notice of Special Membership Meeting at The Bella Vista, 12:00 pm on October 6th, 2016.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve

September Membership Luncheon

Join us on September 13th, 11:30am at the Bella Vista for our Monthly Membership Meeting. Guest Speaker: Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development RSVP: 753-2000

CHBA-NL Annual Golf Classic 2016

The 2016 CHBA-NL Golf Classic was another success! It was at great day at The Wilds and we were lucky that the unpredictable NL weather cooperated. Thank you to the

Province developing new climate change strategy; seeking your input

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are being asked to participate in consultations to inform the development of a new provincial climate change strategy. Input is requested by September 16, 2016. Engagements include

Building “Yes”: A Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) Toolkit

This practical Toolkit offers housing proponents in NL best practices to support development proposals that offer housing options.

City of St. John’s Seniors Day

A day to recognize seniors and their contributions in the City of St. John’s! There will be exhibitors, information sessions, refreshments and entertainment!

The 2016 HBA of the Year is CHBA-NL!

Winners were announced for the CHBA Leadership Awards at the National Conference in Kelowna where CHBA-NL received HBA of the Year! This award recognized their overall excellence in delivering a strong

Premier Dwight Ball to Speak at CHBA-NL May Luncheon

Transitional Rules for the HST Increase

Information on the transitional rules is now posted on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s website

Highlights of the 2016 NL Budget

Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister Cathy Bennett delivered the province’s 2016 budget on April 14, 2016. View a summary of the Budget here. 

Forum on Housing and the Mobile Workforce in NL

Come to discuss housing-related pressures for communities in the context of high job-related mobility as well as the impacts of the economic downturn on housing and labour markets! Find more

Meet CHBA-NL’s New Board of Directors

On Wednesday, February 10th at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador’s 59th Annual General Meeting a new Board of Directors was elected. The 2016 Board of Directors

Stormwater Detention Policy

The City of St. John’s has revised it’s Stormwater Detention Policy and the new Policy can be found here.

What’s Going on in Canada: A Codes & Standards Webinar

Join the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (EST) and take part in the insightful webinar on the policy directions

November 2015 Housing Starts in St. John’s

Click here to view the latest housing starts in St. John’s.


The Newfoundland and Labrador residential construction industry celebrated the best in the industry at the Sheraton Hotel Saturday night. The event was attended by many industry professionals and partners, including

Seniors Housing Forum- December 8th

The Seniors Housing Forum is taking place on December 8th at City Hall from 8:30am-2:00pm. Click here for more information.

Congratulations to the 2015 BERG Award Finalists


The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced a $2.5 million investment for a new Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP) for first-time homebuyers. Click here for more information.

Government of NL Releases 10 Year Labour Market Outlook

The provincial government released its 10-year Labour Market Outlook today. Minister Clyde Jackman released the details at Academy Canada.  

CHBA Actions Result in Canada Post Suspending $200 CMB Indefinitely – $120M in Savings and Counting!

  The Canadian Home Builders’ Association is very pleased to announce to our members that after further discussions with Canada Post, we can confirm that Canada Post has agreed to

International Builders’ Show – Las Vegas

CHBA-NL is pleased to announce that Members will soon be able to register for the 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas at NAHB member prices.  This arrangement between

Windows, Siding and Doors Training

Training has been scheduled for September 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  Let us help you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.  To learn more or to sign up please contact

We Are Hiring! Membership Services Coordinator

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to the CHBA-NL Team?  It’s a short contract but will offer valuable experience. Want more information?  Contact the office at

Changes to is changing to serve you better The Department of Advanced Education and Skills will be changing  and creating a new working relationship with the National Job Bank at

Seeking Tenants for CHBA-NL Proposed New Building

CHBA-NL is currently seeking long term tenants for proposed new building at 435  Blackmarsh Road.  Please call 709 753 2000 or email for details.

CHBA-NL Signs Canada Job Grant Agreement

We are pleased to announce that CHBA-NL signed a Canada – NL Jobs Grant agreement with the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, April 17th to provide employer


  Cost: $150.00 + HST (Member) $200.00 + HST(Non Member) To register, please complete the registration form and email or fax (709) 753-7469. Registration deadline: April 30th, 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. 


Congratulations to our new Board of Directors. The new members are as follows: Warrick Butler – President Sheldon Colbourne – 1st Vice President Des Whelan – 2nd Vice President Steve


  Thanks to Karwood, Kent, NL Plumbing, Paint Shop, Nuway Kitchens, and Lighting World for teaming up to offer a bathroom makeover worth $5,000! More prizes are rolling in, but

32nd Annual Canadian Home Builder’s Association Newfoundland and Labrador Home Show

EVERYTHING HOME AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Discover your latest home renovation or new home construction at the annual Canadian Home Builders’ Association Newfoundland and Labrador Home Show. Prepare yourself for the province’s

MEMBERS: Fine Lifestyles/Fine Homes Magazine Placement

We are pleased to announce a very exciting relationship recently cultivated with Fine Lifestyles/Fine Homes Magazines. The company has been producing high quality publications in the St. John’s Avalon area

Jim Burton: Community Builder Volunteer of the Year Award

The St. John’s Board of Trade have recognized some of the city’s most outstanding entrepreneurs at the 22nd annual Business Excellence Awards. “These awards recognize the achievements of private sector

Protect Yourself: Get It In Writing!

For a number of years, the Get it in Writing! campaign has provided homeowners with sound information on how to avoid risks when hiring a contractor for their home projects. The campaign was

ALERT: Venmar Ventilation Inc. Expands Recall of Air Exchangers

This recall involves air exchangers with and without heat recovery sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home.  The metal air exchangers

Doing Density Right: Wide-Ranging Panel Discussion and Survey Results

St. John’s is talking about density. Since launching an online survey three weeks ago, local advocacy group Happy City St. John’s, in partnership with the St. John’s Board of Trade

Governments of Canada and NL Sign $68 million Investment in Affordable Housing Agreement

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced a combined investment of more than $68 million over five years to help more individuals and families access affordable housing and

CHBA-NL Seeks 20 Member Companies for Canada Job Grant Participation

The CHBA-NL has submitted a comprehensive proposal for the Canada Job Grant, which we are currently negotiating with the province.  The proposal is based on identifying 20 member companies and

Advertise in the Consumer Directory 2015!

Job Posting: CHBA-NL Membership Services Coordinator

Membership Services Coordinator Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s _____________________________________________________________________________________ 12-MONTH MATERNITY LEAVE POSITION The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) is a

Congratulations to Kim Street: Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

The CHBA-NL would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Board Member, Kim Street, on achieving certification as an Aging-in-Place Specialist! The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the

Doing Density Right: A conversation about the future of our city

Media Release For Immediate Release Doing Density Right Happy City partnering with St. John’s Board of Trade and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – NL to talk about the future of

BuildGreen Atlantic Conference: Member Discount & Energy Efficiency Video Series Launch

Member Discount CHBA-NL members can register for the morning pre-conference workshop, as well as the conference and trade show at our CaGBC members’ price of $125 each, which is a discount

Make Sure Your 2015 National SAM Entry is Ready to Go!

There are less than three weeks to go until the submission deadline for the 2014 National SAM Awards – Recognizing Housing Excellence. The deadline for entries is Friday, November 7,

Apply Now for Membership or Sponsorship of the CHBA Net Zero Energy Housing Council (NZC)

CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council (NZC) is being established to support innovation in our industry with the goal of creating a market advantage for CHBA builder and renovator members.

International Builders’ Show – New CHBA Member Discount!

CHBA is pleased to announce that CHBA members will soon be able to register for the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas at NAHB member prices. This new

CHBA National Home Buyer Preference Study

Want to know what home buyers are looking for in a new home? What features they are willing to trade-off to get what they want? If you’re looking for powerful

October is Renovation Month, Sponsored by RONA!

We’ve partnered with RONA to celebrate Renovation Month with some great tips!

CHBA Welcomes Statement of Shared Principles of Housing Policy for Canada

On behalf of the “National Forum on Housing and the Economy”, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities released a statement of shared principles developed by the Forum.

CHBA-NL and the Canada Job Grant

Applications for the Canada Job Grant are now open in NL and the CHBA-NL is preparing to work closely with members to identify training needs.

NEIA: Province Must Move Forward with Renewable Energy Policies

The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association says implementation of renewable energy policies is critical to green energy sector growth.

CHBA-NL Announces Partnership with Keyin College: Framing Technician Program

The CHBA-NL is pleased to announce a partnership with Keyin College to offer new programming in the field of residential framing to meet the labour market needs of the home building and renovation industries.

Providing Feedback: Envision St. John’s Draft Municipal Plan

To make sure your voice is heard, members are requested to please submit feedback on Envision St. John’s via email at

2014 Building Excellence and Residential Growth (BERG) Awards Gala

Celebrate the industry at the Building Excellence and Residential Growth Awards (BERG) Gala where we recognize achievements in high quality workmanship, consumer service, energy efficiency, marketing, and professionalism in business dealings.

CHBA-NL Member Satisfaction Survey

Please take a moment to fill out our Member Satisfaction Survey! Deadline is Monday, July 7, 2014.