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CHBA past president Bob Finnigan proud of 36 lives saved through The Mikey Network

Bob Finnigan, CHBA past president 2016, speaks proudly and from the heart about the network of defibrillators founded by Herity/Heathwood Homes, where he is a principal. In 2002, Finnigan’s home builder/developer company based in Toronto, Ontario started The Mikey Network to place portable defibrillators in public spaces. Today, The Mikey Network has distributed roughly 2,200 … Continued

#CdnBuilt: Giving Back and Creating Communities

Members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) have been building, developing and renovating homes from coast to coast for generations. They know that strong communities are not just about bricks and mortar, but about the people living in them. That’s why our members are so passionate about giving back to Canadians. Whether it’s through … Continued

How to choose the right home renovation contractor

Finding the right renovation contractor for your home renovation project is a little bit like dating. The first step is looking for prospective contractors before choosing ‘the one’ you’d like to get to know a little better. Here’s what you need to know to find and interview the right contractor for your home project. Interview … Continued

The Risks of a ‘Cash Deal’ Home Renovation

As the old adage goes, ‘your home is your castle’, and many of us enjoy spending time and money making our homes an enjoyable place to live, play and work. We all want to save money where we can. When you’re looking at updating your kitchen or finally finishing your basement there are some corners … Continued

Do I need a building permit for my home renovation?

You dream of removing a wall in your kitchen to redesign a beautiful room with space for cooking and entertaining, but do you need a building permit? Your living room gets dark in the afternoon so you’re considering hiring a contractor to add another window, but do you need a permit. If so, who’s responsible for … Continued