As 2021/22 President, it is a pleasure to be part of an outstanding VRBA team, building our community. I want to thank Dusty Delain, Past President for his leadership. I look forward to continuing to work with Dusty and this year’s Board of Directors to safely address the ongoing pandemic and boost our limited housing supply. Our 2021/22 Board is represented by:

Past President: Dusty Delain, Amity Construction Inc

First Vice-President: Ellie Sercombe, Limona Construction Ltd and TEKloch Homes Ltd

Second Vice-President: Mike Dalton, Città Group

Treasurer: Russ Barry, Interactive Construction Inc

Builders Council Chair: Ellie Sercombe, Limona Construction Ltd and TEKloch Homes Ltd

Suppliers and Trades Council Chair: Paul Smith, K2 Stone (Victoria) Inc


  • Tony Aindow, Goodison Construction Ltd
  • Darrell Ell, Independent Concrete Ltd
  • Amandeep Gill, Patriot Homes Ltd
  • Jamie Gill, Seba Construction
  • Rob Mickelberry, Prodigy Development Services Ltd
  • Dan Olive, SeaFirst Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Paul Smith, K2 Stone (Victoria) Inc
  • Brian Trenchard, EnViroTec General Contracting Ltd
  • Christopher Walker, Christopher Developments

At VRBA’s Annual General Meeting, Dusty presented the following awards:

Jerry Hepburn Award Memorial Award for integrity & professionalism – Tim Schauerte, James’ Joinery

Mike Kipot Award for contribution to the industry – Reed Pope Law Corporation

Sponsors Appreciation Award for supporting the CARE Awards and housing excellence  – Victoria Real Estate Board

Marilyn Ann Lee Award for service and innovation – Dan Olive, SeaFirst Insurance Brokers Ltd      

Service Award for delivering builder education – John Heaney, Reed Pope Law Corporation;  Anton Van Dyk, Centra Construction Group; Murray Frank, Building It Right; and Greg Gillespie, Mike Geric Construction

Service Award Derek Ballman, FloForm Countertops for valuable service on the Board of Directors

In addition, I appreciate the President’s Award from Dusty for service to the association. VRBA will continue its leadership in professionalism, education, and advocacy for consumer protection and housing affordability.

VRBA gives back to the community through fundraisers such as the Festival of Trees for the BC Children’s Hospital, Threshold Housing Society, Habitat for Humanity, CFAX Santa’s Anonymous, Goldstream Chums, and T-C Christmas Fund. Join us in building exceptional homes and communities.

Thank you for your support!

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