President’s Post: Fall Update

As summer turns to fall, which invariably means that winter is on its way, AviUrban is busy finishing up as many seasonal items as possible before the snow begins to fly. Unfortunately this September we got beat up by mother nature which set us back a bit, but we will catch up on the loss of time and get the job done. Many amazing developments were recently finished or getting close to being finished up. Prospect Rise, The Block, Victoria Cross and Sawyer all progressed leaps and bounds over the summer months. We also have The Post and Edison starting to take shape as we work up the schedule in those developments as well.

As I have said many times before, my favourite time of year usually coincides with a change of season, and none appeal to me more than Autumn. I recently returned from a trip to Jasper which took me through the Icefields Parkway. Just over two hours of unbelievable scenery in full living colour as the forest changed colour against a backdrop of glaciers and jagged mountain tops. It was a truly remarkable sight. It was even better on the return trip as I was carrying some precious cargo beside me the entire drive.

The Jasper conference of the Canadian Home Builder Association – Alberta is a yearly highlight in the social events calendar for homebuilders. Held at the beautiful Jasper Park Lodge, it is an opportunity for industry to get together from all over our great province to meet on important issues affecting residential construction and development. It is also the time when our association of over 1500 member businesses, representing essentially 10% of every working Albertan, comes together to acknowledge the best in housing at the annual Awards of Excellence. These coveted awards are quite prestigious in that it is our peers that vote on who best represents innovation and performance amongst the homebuilding community. This year Avi Urban, and the entire Homes by Avi Group of Companies was recognized as the 2014 Multi-Family Builder of the Year.

I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge the importance of all our partners, trades, suppliers, and developers that provide us the opportunity to work in such a great industry and bring our product to the marketplace. It is also a great time to say thanks to our homeowners who trust AviUrban to build their home, and to deliver on what we promise. It is important to you and it is also important to us.

Enjoy the change in seasons and take advantage of these last few weeks of warmth. I know we will.