Growth & Development Forum - Saskatoon & Region Home Builders' Association

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

World Trade Center Saskatoon Prairieland Park Hall A


A Future Focused Look at Housing in 2023 & Beyond…

Join in as we welcome local industry leaders, government representatives, building science experts and CHBA CEO, Kevin Lee, for a day of informative education, networking, exhibitors, and guest speakers who will be discussing local housing trends and providing valuable economic and demographic forecasting as it a pertains to the residential construction industry in Saskatchewan.

New for 2022, the Exhibitor Hall will bring together manufacturers and vendors showcasing new and innovative products, technologies, and services aimed at increasing builder productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.

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Developers, builders, renovators, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers, financial institution employees, real estate agents, new home warranty providers, government representatives or anyone who supports or has interest in the residential construction industry.


Previously called the Developer’s Forecast, this event has been put on by the SRHBA for over 10 years!


Optional Morning Workshop:

8:00 – 8:30 am – Registration Opens (Morning Session)
8:30 – 11:30 am – LEEP IDP for Canadian Homebuilders – An Overview, Costing and Optimization for Tiered Codes, and Embodied Carbon in the Homes you Build – The What, Why and How – Tyler Hermanson – Co-owner and Director of Innovation, 4 Elements Integrated Design Ltd.

Forum & Tradeshow:

Master of Ceremonies – Evan Drisner – GM, NuFab Building Products
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – General Registration & Exhibit Hall Networking
11:50 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch – Opening Remarks & A “Fireside Chat” with Charlie Clark – Mayor of Saskatoon
1:00 – 1:15 pm – Development Forecast – Nicole Burgess – CEO, SRHBA
1:15 – 1:45 pm – CMHC’s Saskatoon Housing Market Update – Taylor Pardy – Senior Specialist, Market Analysis, CMHC

  • This presentation includes an update on where we are at to date in the resale, new construction and rental markets, and forward-looking information on what trends we can expect to see on key housing variables to help builders and developers navigate this unique time.

1:45 – 2:15 pm – Exhibit Hall Networking & Refreshment Break
2:15 – 3:00 pm – Keynote – “What’s Hot and What’s Not” – Key Trends in Homebuyer Preferences – Tim Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer, Avid Ratings

  • Emerging trends and reversing trends have become evident in the wake of COVID-19 when it comes to homebuyer preferences. It is no surprise that digital resources have been increasing in importance in the home-buying process. Also on the rise is the desire for larger homes, further from work and amenities. Generational differences also play a significant role in the desires of today’s homebuyers. Learn more about top home-buying trends, as this session takes an in-depth look at how consumers rate the importance of home offices, oversized kitchens, legal secondary suites, energy efficiency, community features, proximity preferences, and more.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Exhibit Hall Networking & Refreshment Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm – Panel – Addressing Housing Affordability Through Innovation and Collaboration

  • Kevin Lee – CEO, Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
  • Alex Miller – CEO, Big Block Construction
  • Errol Fisher – VP of Construction, North Ridge Development
  • Moderator – Evan Drisner – GM, NuFab Building Products

4:30 – 5:00 pm – Closing Remarks & Exhibit Hall Networking

SRHBA Members’ Holiday Reception:

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Members’ Holiday Reception

  • Join us for a drink (or two!), appetizers and prizes, as we kick off the holiday season in style!

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Tim Bailey – Chief Strategy Officer, Avid Ratings

Tim Bailey has spent most of his career in the construction industry, starting at 16 years old by working summers as a site labourer. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and has worked as a carpenter, project manager, new home salesperson, and vice president for an Ontario-based home builder. As Chief Strategy Officer of Avid Ratings, Tim helps companies in the building industry leverage research, data and analytics to create customer experience excellence.

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Taylor Pardy – Senior Specialist, Market Analysis, CMHC

Taylor is an economist with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and spokesperson on housing market trends in Western Canada. He has experience conducting analysis on both BC and Prairies housing markets and provides forecasts, analysis and commentary on developments in the resale, rental and new home markets. He has been conducting economic and housing market analysis with CMHC since 2015 and holds a Master of Arts, Applied Economics and Policy Analysis from the University of Regina.

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Alex Miller – CEO, Big Block Construction

Alex is passionate about community building. He values trust, learning from best practices, and innovating through collaboration with the goal of guiding others through the development journey. He has a knack for leading and inspiring people to maximize their success on the team. As co-founder of the Innovative Assets Group of Companies, his personal investment total in construction projects is over $350 million. Alex is also an active member of the community, serving on the Saskatchewan New Home Warranty and Canadian Home Builders’ Association boards. As CEO, Alex establishes and maintains customer relationships and oversees the project at the highest level, helping to identify and remove any obstacles that may occur throughout the project.

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Kevin Lee – CEO, Canadian Home Builders' Association

Kevin Lee is a Professional Engineer with a Masters in Architecture, and has worked in the housing industry for 30 years. With his experience in both the public and private sectors, Kevin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in housing policy, technology and business to the CEO position at CHBA. Kevin began his career in housing in the trades as a mason, deck builder, and construction site supervisor. Since then, he has run his own housing consulting business, and has been an executive in both the public and private sectors. Kevin has a true passion for housing.


Tyler Hermanson – Co-owner and Director of Innovation, 4 Elements Integrated Design LTD.

Tyler is co-owner and Director of Innovation at 4 Elements Integrated Design Ltd. An architectural technologist by training and long-time Energy Advisor with over 15 years’ experience in energy efficient homes and buildings, Tyler’s role is primarily training EnerGuide Energy Advisors and tackling the more complex energy and verification/certification projects as a Certified Professional Building Commissioner. Tyler is a Primary Quality Assurance Designee as a LEED for Homes Provider and worked extensively in the early adoption and development of both Built Green High Density and Net Zero Energy Homes programs in Alberta.

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Charlie Clark – Mayor of Saskatoon

Charlie is passionate about Saskatoon. He believes our history of innovation, problem-solving, and collaboration can position us as a leading city across Canada. His approach is centered on the belief that partnerships among groups with different perspectives can offer the best solutions to the challenges being faced by cities across the world. He is committed to building a community where people see each other’s strengths instead of differences, where families can thrive, and children are able to see a future for themselves here. He is married to Sarah Buhler, a law professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and they have three children: Simon, Ben, and Rachel. Previous to serving as mayor, Charlie was the Ward 6 City Councillor for ten years. Before elected life, he worked in the areas of mediation and community economic development. He has bachelor’s degrees in conflict resolution and education as well as a master’s degree in environmental studies.


Errol Fisher – Vice President of Construction, North Ridge Development Corporation

In 1997 Errol began as a Site Supervisor at North Ridge. His journey at North Ridge has encompassed the Site Supervisor role, VP of Operations and currently Vice President of Construction. Errol’s passion has never strayed from improving the home building industry and has resulted in serving on several boards. At the national level he chaired CHBA’s Professional Development Committee for 4 years, and is one of the founding members of the Net Zero Council. Errol is the Chair of the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders’ Association Builder Committee and is the Chair for the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. Errol was honoured as the CHBA 2017 Member of the Year due to his long-standing contributions to CHBA through his dedication and outstanding service and was recently awarded the Ambassador of the Year at the SRHBA’s 30th Housing Excellence Awards.

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Evan Drisner – GM, Nufab Building Products

Evan is a Husband of 22 years, Father of two boys (17 and 14), and partner in the All-Fab Group of Companies. All-Fab is the largest truss manufacturer in Western Canada with operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Minnesota. Working with many of Western Canada’s top Homebuilders, the All-Fab Group takes pride in ensuring homeowners not only get the home of their dreams but a house that is built with quality products. With experience in the Financial, Not-For-Profit and Manufacturing industries, Drisner is a creative and hardworking professional with a unique ability to build relationships and corporate brands. A strong leader with a proven track record in motivating people to succeed. Strong written, oral and public communication skills with a passion for people. Evan Drisner focuses much of his time giving back to the community. He is the host of the Shaw TV show The Road Less Travelled, Prairieland Park Board Member, football coach, a lackluster musician, former host of Chamber on Tap, and is involved in many events and community groups in the city.


Terry Jenson – MLA, Martensville-Warman

Terry Jenson was elected as the MLA for Martensville-Warman in the 2020 provincial election. He is a member of the Crown and Central Agencies committee and the Economy committee.

Terry has owned the Clark’s Crossing Gazette, a community newspaper covering the Martensville-Warman area, since it was established in 2008. He is also the past-president of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association (SWNA) and past-president of Ad Canada Media Inc. Prior to his 26 years in the community newspaper industry, Terry worked on air at radio stations in North Battleford and Prince Albert.

In addition to his professional life, Terry has been an active Kinsmen Club member, a retired Saskatchewan Hockey Association referee, an auxiliary constable with the RCMP, and he holds a private pilot’s license. In the winter months Terry has been a coach for his son’s minor hockey teams and is a proud “cheerleading dad” for his daughter. In the summer months, he plays golf and spends time fishing and boating at the family cabin.

Terry and Angela have two children living at home, son Asher and daughter Kolbie.


Judy Harwood – Reeve of the RM of Corman Park No. 344

Prior to being elected Reeve in 2012, Judy served on council from 1994 to 2000. She was then appointed to the Corman Park and Saskatoon District Planning Commission where she served for 12 years. Over the course of her career, Judy has served on numerous boards, including SaskTel, Saskatchewan Transportation Corporation (STC), Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Park, Saskatoon and District Chamber of Commerce, Ronald McDonald House, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA), Saskatoon Community Foundation, President of the North Saskatoon Business Association, and as a Director on the Board of SaskPower. Judy received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for Outstanding Community Service, in 2014 she was awarded the North Saskatoon Business Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Sask. Business Magazine named her one of Saskatchewan’s 10 Most Influential Women. Most recently, Judy was presented a Canada 150 Medal for contributions to the community, as well as the 2021 SREDA Bruce Richet Award for contributions and commitment to regional economic development.

Judy’s lifelong occupation has been in hotel management, she holds a certificate from Cornell University in Essentials of Hospitality Management and a Certified Hotel Administration (CHA) designation.

Judy and her husband Robert live on 80 acres southwest of Saskatoon. Her proudest accomplishments are her children, Christine and Mark. Christine and her husband Earl, and Mark and his wife Shannon, have blessed their family with six beautiful grandchildren, Emily, Sarah, Abbey, Connor, Logan and Olivia.



Investment: $1,500

Sponsors receive:

  • Logo placement on all print material, digital displays and signage at event
  • Verbal recognition and thanks at the opening and closing address
  • One (1) complimentary full day registration (includes morning session*, lunch & reception)
  • One (1) feature recognition of your company’s sponsorship on SRHBA’s LinkedIn page (pre-event)
  • *Morning session registration is transferable to another attendee, must be pre- registered with SRHBA prior to event


Investment: $850 / booth

Exhibitors receive:

  • 1 – 10’ x 10’ booth, black drape (8’ back, 3’ sides)
  • 1 – 8’ table
  • 2 – chairs
  • 1 – 110v electrical outlet
  • Wifi is included
  • Access to full afternoon programming, lunch and 2.5+ hours of attendee networking opportunities

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