London Inc. May 2024 - 4

President's Message
Signature Homes & Renovations as a special
London Inc. inclusion. We look forward to sharing
our members' innovative products, services and
projects, industry updates, community involvement,
LHBA initiatives and events and so much
more within.
Our association celebrated 70 years last year
LHBA President and
Director of Operations
at Wastell Homes
and has continued to proudly represent London's
homebuilding industry. At our core is the strong
belief that we have an obligation to make
communities great. Our members stay true to
this through their work, but also through giving
back to our community through awareness and
charitable efforts.
The LHBA actively provides our members
Founded in 1952,
the London Home
Builders' Association
is comprised of
builders, developers,
renovators, suppliers,
subcontractors, supporting
financial institutions
and professionals
committed to ethical
building and business
practices in the home
building and renovation
industry. Membership
is voluntary and
applicants are screened
by a committee using
criteria from the
Association's Code of
with opportunities to highlight their businesses,
provide education and work with local government
to ensure everyone can live in a well-built
or renovated home. You may have visited this
year's LHBA Lifestyle Home Show in January at
the Western Fair District Agriplex, which offered
access to the region's top industry experts and
showcased the latest innovative, energy-efficient,
sustainable and exciting products and services
- all under one roof. Missed this year? Planning
is already happening for next January's Show. If
you're interested in being part of the show or in
LHBA membership, get in touch!
With a building code that has become more
complex, residential building permits in the City
of London were taking 43.3 days on average to
be issued. In what was overall a slower time for
the homebuilding industry, this created huge
challenges and frustration dealing with the
pressure to build more homes quickly. However,
there is hope on the horizon and we're seeing
improvements already thanks to the leadership of
City of London deputy manager Scott Mathers,
who is actively working to renew customer service
standards and strengthen relationships with
our industry and homeowners to help London
meet the Ontario legislated timeline of 10-day
permit processing for single family homes and
get us closer to our annual building target. Get a
full update from Jared Zaifman, LHBA's CEO on
page 6.
On page 10, LHBA members The Ironstone
Building Company, Palumbo Homes and Urban
Signature Homes share the benefits of condo
living and why now is the time to buy, along with
details on more of our members offering this
We also had the chance to speak with two
LHBA members on alternative housing options.
Firstly, Sue Wastell, president of Wastell Homes,
shares her expertise on modular construction
industry, an area of increasing interest to both
policymakers and the construction industry (see
page 8). Secondly, on page 16, V&V Homes' Luke
Vandenbosch shares his expertise about adaptive
living home renovations and aging in place.
Also in this issue, we update LHBA's Green
Home Build in support of Kids Kicking Cancer
Canada Heroes Circle. This net zero ready home
went to market in April thanks to over 50 LHBA
member and wider homebuilding community
supporters who made this project possible!
If you haven't started following us on Instagram
and X, it's not too late! We'll be posting
about upcoming LHBA events like our Charity
Corporate Soccer Tournament in partnership
with The Tricar Group at the end of May, the 34th
Annual Parade of Renovations on October 6 featuring
RenoMark member homes in the London
area that are open for tours, the Annual Awards
of Creative Excellence celebrating excellence
and innovation in the homebuilding industry in
November and the Business Cares Food Drive
later in the year.
We look forward to sharing our next edition
with you in October.
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