Chilliwack man heads BC Home Builders’ Association

Nathan Stone, managing partner of the Odessa Group in Chilliwack, is the new president of the B.C. branch of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

Stone’s election to head the association’s new executive committee was announced Saturday at the BC CHBA’s annual general meeting in Vancouver.

M.J. Whitemarsh, acting CEO of the association, said the new committee members “have their work cut out for them” with a provincial election looming on May 14, 2013.

“It is crucial that we have a strong executive committee that is both knowledgeable and representative of the pan-British Columbia residential construction industry that the CHBA BC represents,” she said in a news release.

“B.C.’s home building and renovation community is a huge economic contributor to the province’s GDP, and as the new executive continues to shepherd CHBA BC forward into the future, they will work with government to enhance and improve the industry throughout the province,” she said.

Immediate Past President Doug Wittal said he wished Stone “all the best” as he takes on the mantle of new president.

Last year, Stone was president of the Fraser Valley branch of the BC CBHA when it received the ‘Local Association of the Year Award’ for its progress and achievements implementing an agenda of services for members, and for support of the provincial association and its programs.

“With his cheerful and positive outlook,” a news release at the time said, “Nathan was a great asset in his interactions with all levels of government and the association as the voice of residential construction.”

The new CHBA BC executive directors announced with Stone are: Robert Capar, 1st vice-president; Todd Senft, 2nd vice-president; Nicholas Hill, 2nd 2nd vice-president; Michael Delich, Secretary Treasurer; Gordon Bliss, presidential appointee.

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