Waterloo Region HBA Named OHBA’s 2012 Local Association of the Year
WATERLOO REGION, Ont. — Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) has been named 2012 Local Association of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA). The award is presented to the local home builders’ association that has made significant contributions to the residential construction industry and raised awareness of the association within their community.
Notable among a list of outstanding achievements is WRHBA’s comprehensive government relations and advocacy efforts through eight liaison committees that meet regularly with municipal staff. The Association is also very committed to encouraging youth to join the industry and supports various projects including a renowned Student Ambassador Program at three levels of education: high school, college and university. WRHBA holds an annual High School Design Competition and invites students from the Conestoga College Renovation Technician Program and the University of Waterloo Planning Department to attend monthly dinner meetings to learn about the business of the Association and to make contacts within the industry.
Highly committed to supporting the community where they build, WRHBA and its members have donated to dozens of charitable causes over the years and extended their generosity internationally when they sponsored one of the six houses built during OHBA’s Humanitarian Build in the Dominican Republic in 2011.