New name for Vancouver builders
February 25, 2019
The former Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will have a different name emblazoned over its booths at the annual B.C. Home and Garden Show this month: HAVAN.
The association changed its name in January to the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN), a new brand identity.
Bob de Wit, HAVAN’s CEO explained the change. “Homebuilders Association Vancouver is a simple yet strategic name change, which allows us to quickly convey a clear message across all platforms to the public,” he said, noting “the acronym HAVAN plays off the idea of ‘home as one’s haven.’”
HAVAN remains affliated with both the provincial, and national offices of the Canadian Home Builders Association. HAVAN’s 1,100+ members build 65 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s homes, de Wit noted.