Members of the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) elected Mark Cooper, Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc. (North Vancouver) as their 2019/2020 chair at HAVAN’s Annual Election Meeting in Burnaby, at the Riverway Golf Course on October 2, 2019.
As president of Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc, Cooper, a Red Seal certified journeyman carpenter, is passionate about building community. A certified Built Green Canada member, Shakespeare Homes and Renovations, under his leadership is an 11-time HAVAN Ovation Award winner, including best top-end renovation and Renovator of the Year – Large Volume; a two-time CHBA-BC Georgie Gold recipient, and National Housing Awards for Excellence recipient.
An active member of HAVAN since 2007, Cooper has served four years on the board of directors with the last two terms in the roles of second vice chair and first vice chair. He also chairs the HAVAN Reno Council (three years), actively organizing educational seminars and round tables to mentor industry peers. Cooper succeeds outgoing chair, Garett Wall, CEO of Centra Windows.
Also elected to the 2019/2020 HAVAN executive committee are: first vice-chair Rob Griesdale, Blackfish Homes, (North Vancouver); secretary/treasurer Avtar Johl, Platinum Group of Companies, (Surrey), with Garett Wall, Centra Windows, (Langley) as past chair.