OHBA Standing Councils

OHBA is an active association comprised of our Board of Directors and councils. OHBA employs staff, but the backbone of the association comes from its members and volunteers. It has been said that an association is only as good as its members and one way to get involved is to sit on one of OHBA’s standing councils and be part of important decisions being made in the residential construction industry.

The various standing councils each have different mandates and objectives, but they have all been established to serve our membership and specific needs for all our HBA’s. Every OHBA member is invited to join and participate on any of the following councils.

To learn more, please contact one of the council chairs.

  • Builders’/Developers’ Council
    Builders’/Developers’ Council David Renfroe
    Greater Ottawa HBA

    The council is a venue for identifying concerns and issues affecting builders in Ontario. Builders’ Council is open to all OHBA builder members.

  • Renovators’ Council
    Renovators’ Council Garnet Northey
    Peterborough & The Kawarthas HBA

    The council works on professional standards, technical services, public awareness, government liaison and the long-term development of the renovation market.

    Contact: Garnet Northey, Spotlight Home & Lifestyle Inc. (Lakefield), 705-657-9777

  • Chair, President’s Council
    Chair, President’s Council Tom McLaughlin
    Guelph & District HBA

    Council members are designated from each local association. This council provides a venue for association-related issues, facilitates information sharing between local associations, and coordinates regional meetings concerning provincial issues.

    Contact: Tom McLaughlin, Thomasfield Homes, (Guelph) – 519-836-4332

  • Chair, Executive Officers’ Council
    Chair, Executive Officers’ Council Jason Burggraaf
    Greater Ottawa HBA

    Membership consists of Executive Officers from each local association. The council promotes professionalism and the exchange of ideas and information to assist EOs.