Buying, Building or renovating a home?
VRBA members are Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction
Become a VRBA member
The Victoria Residential Builders Association is one of the most respected and progressive industry associations in Canada. We are the professional voice for builders, renovators, designers, trades and suppliers with members from Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and BC’s interior.
Building A new home OR RENOVATION?
The best way to achieve competitive pricing is to use our online Expression of Interest Form which is distributed to VRBA’s contractors. You will be contacted directly to discuss the project and costs without obligation.
The CARE Awards showcase Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction. They are judged by a panel of industry professionals using criteria such as architectural design, quality workmanship, creative use of space, and energy efficiency.
Why Hire a Member?
VRBA is the largest residential builders association on Vancouver Island with 180+ home builders, renovators, designers, trades and suppliers. Your builder should have a professional contract, strong track record, as well as warranty and liability coverage.
The Victoria Residential Builders Association is an inclusive, independent, non-profit incorporated in 1940 – one of the most respected and progressive industry associations in Canada. We promote education, professionalism, consumer awareness and housing affordability.
Our association has been at the forefront of advocating mandatory education and training for builders of new homes in BC, which has been achieved, and we continue to promote a national renovation tax credit to address the costs of asbestos mitigation, seismic safety and retrofits for energy efficiency. Mandatory education and training in BC for renovations is also necessary for professionalism and consumer protection.
Get competitive pricing quotes from industry professionals
Connect directly with leaders in sustainable design and construction
Hire award winning builders that can efficiently manage your project start to finish
Explore our award-winNing industry professionals
VRBA builders have a network of skilled trades and reliable suppliers to manage your project professionally and efficiently.
Why Become a VRBA Member?
VRBA is the industry’s leading advocate for housing affordability and professionalism. Here are just some of the many benefits offered.
NEW HOME AND RENOVATION PROJECTS
The Victoria Residential Builders Association receives and distributes free Expression of Interest forms for new homes and renovations to their members from consumers.
CONTINUED TRAINING & EDUCATION
We hold free monthly education sessions including lunch that qualify builders for Continuing Professional Development credits. We partner with Murray Frank’s Building It Right education program and the Vancouver Island Construction Association to deliver education and training to licensed builders.
Leading social media presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook attracting thousands of followers plus a weekly column on industry issues in the Times Colonist newspaper
BUILT GREEN CERTIFIED
Find Built Green Certified members in our directory. We work closely with Built Green Canada to achieve more sustainable construction, including energy efficiency and water conservation.
The CARE Awards event is a members-only awards program promoting Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction. It is unmatched for profile, marketing and prestige in the home-building industry.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST SINCE 2014
Due to the coronavirus,
the CARE Awards Call For Entry Deadline has been extended to September 1.
The 2020 CARE Awards will be presented in a virtual format unless Provincial Health Guidelines safely permit larger gatherings. The awards date is to be confirmed.
The CARE Awards event is the premier industry awards celebrating Canada’s leaders in sustainable West Coast design and construction, managed solely by the Victoria Residential Builders Association. View our members award-winning projects at www.careawards.ca.
Non-members intending to enter the 2020 CARE Awards must apply for VRBA membership by August 1; and be approved for membership by August 31, 2020. Application form here.
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2020 CARE Awards Gold Sponsors