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DURHAM REGION HOMEBUILDERS' ASSOCIATION

2021/2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Tiago Do Couto, Minto Communities 

DRHBA President


Johnathan Schickedanz, FarSight Homes

DRHBA Past President 

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

I feel it’s important to get involved in the political discussion(s) to ensure that correct policy decisions are made and ensuring that various housing options remain available and affordable in the Durham Region.

What do you bring to the board?

I will provide the time required to properly and proficiently represent our industry.

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

I hope to see our association grow to over 200 member companies and become the “Hub” for the building and development industry in Durham Region.



Domenic Chiodo, Accubuilt Construction Ltd.

1st Vice President

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

I want to join the DRHBA board of director because I would like to contribute and be a part of discussions and decisions relating to our industry and community.

What do you bring to the board?

I bring years of renovation experience, custom home building experience and a fresh new outlook on the construction industry that I think will be beneficial.

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

I would like to engage our youth into the industry we are so passionate about.


Emidio DiPalo, Infinity Custom Homes

2nd Vice President

Why do you want to join the board?

I want to join the board because I believe in the importance of our industry as an engine of growth in our region.  As a member of this industry, I feel it is necessary to ensure that the DRHBA board is effectively engaged when dealing with issues which challenge our ability to continue being that engine of growth.

What do you bring to the board?

I will bring several years of valuable experience, at different levels within the DRHBA framework, from sales and marketing, strategic initiatives, and policy planning.  I will also bring a prospective gained from working my way up from DRHBA member, to DRHBA presidency. 

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

I simply wish to lend my expertise to the issues which DRHBA finds important to utilize and leverage my experience to better our association and member experience. 


Eddy Chan, Delpark Homes

Director



Geoff Osborne, D.G.Biddle & Associates Limited

Director

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

I would like to contribute my experience with building design and the approvals processes in being an advocate for the issues that affect our industry.

What do you bring to the board?

A strong work ethic, an ability to multitask and meet deadlines.  I also bring a team first mentality and a fresh perspective on the issues currently effecting our industry. 

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

My primary goal would be to assist the board with advocacy related issues and working with the association to better promote our shared interests.  I think I could be a great addition to the team and a strong voice for our industry.



Marco Coscarella, Candevcon 

Director

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

I would like to be a part of continuing to enhance and promote our communities home building industry; while taking this opportunity to further my knowledge of the industry by networking with the Board of Directors and other members of the DRHBA.

What do you bring to the board?

I have a team-oriented personality and a strong passion for the home building industry. I can bring a fresh strategic way of thinking while maintaining the cornerstone standards and values that have shaped the home building industry we have today.

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

I would like to work with other Members of the Board to explore and advocate modern innovations that will help keep our home building industry on a forward thinking path. In addition, I would like to further enhance the public's awareness and knowledge of the overall home building industry.




Mark Chan, Upperview Homes

Director

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

- To share knowledge with members

- Understand development & building trends in Durham

What do you bring to the board?

I am a Certified Management Accountant with 20+ years of land development and builder experience.

I believe that I can help the board with the following:

- real estate strategies

- forecast real estate trends

- land development matters

- builder matters

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

hope to help DRHBA grow even bigger than it already is and to bring more awareness to DRHBA.



Nick Henley, Henley Contracting 

Director

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

Having been on the board of directors for the last two years, I have developed a strong understanding of the association’s role within the development and housing industry.  I would like to continue on the board to further monitor municipality’s decisions to ensure that progress is being made to improve the home building environment and further promote the home building industry as the key economic driver within the Durham Region.

Representing many local builders and development corporations, I would use my position on the board of directors to best represent the interests of the developers, builders and the housing industry as a whole.

What do you bring to the board?

Working on many different land development project throughout the Durham Region has allowed me to gain knowledge of each municipalities and conservation authority’s approval processes and monitor any proposed changes to their standards. It has also made our organization experts on the costs of construction within the Durham Region to ensure that municipal budgets are being properly calculated when increasing development charges and other development related fees. On a technical level, Candevcon has many very experienced engineers and planners and we are often requested to work with municipalities to modify and improve on their existing standards on many projects that we work on.

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

I hope to continue to work with the municipalities, develop further connections within the municipal staff, and use the knowledge and connections of the DRHBA to help guide municipalities towards decisions that will help to remove “red tape” from the approval process which would in turn provide a boost to the Durham Region housing economy as a whole.


Shannon Hunt, PGL Environmental Consultants

Director

Why do you want to join DRHBA's board of directors?

I would like to join the DRHBA to give back to the community that I live and work in. The coming years will be exciting as the development planned for our Region changes the face of our community. I would like to be able to support this change by providing the DRHBA with my environmental expertise related to site assessment and the movement of excess soil that can be beneficially reused. From a personal perspective, I am also looking for a new challenge because I believe personal growth comes from new opportunities and listening to and learning from new voices.

What do you bring to the board?

I bring over 25 years of environmental experience and municipal and Ministry connections within the environmental space to the board, as well as a fresh perspective.

If elected, what do you hope to accomplish during your term?

If elected my hope is that I will be able to assist the DRHBA board and members in navigating through the early years of the new Excess Soil Regulation and making the transition as easy as possible through education and on-going support.



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