Construction Association
of Thunder Bay
Construction Association of Thunder Bay

TBHBA-Thunder Bay Home Builders Association

Thunder Bay Home Builder's Association Mission

The mission of the Thunder Bay Home Builders’ Association (TBHBA) is to be the voice of the residential construction industry, to achieve an environment in which our membership can operate profitably, and to promote affordability and choice in housing for all.



Thunder Bay Home Builder's Association Contacts

John Simperl, President

Bruno’s Contracting Ltd.
665 Hewitson Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5V5
Phone: (807) 623-1855

Harold Lindstrom, Executive Officer

Thunder Bay HBA
857 North May Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3S2
Phone: (807) 622-9645

The TBHBA is part of a Canada-wide network of 8,500 builders, renovators, dealers in supplies and services to the housing industry as well as related trades and professions. Our members receive support, information and advantages at three levels – regional (TBDHBA), provincial (OHBA), and national (CHBA). Membership benefits include:

  • Business referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Networking Events
  • Subscription to CHBA‘s magazine Building Excellence – 4 issues/year
  • Subscription to OHBA‘s magazine Ontario Home Builders – 6 issues/year
  • Provincial and National Conferences
  • Provincial Membership Directory
  • Exclusive Discounts with selected companies


As a local member of the TBHBA, you are automatically a member of both the Ontario & Canadian Home Builder's Assocations.

As #homebeliever champions, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) believes in the great Canadian dream of home ownership by supporting more housing choice and supply across Ontario. OHBA is the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario, representing 4,000 member companies organized into 27 local associations across the province. Our membership is made up of all disciplines involved in land development and residential construction, including: builders, developers, professional renovators, trade contractors, manufacturers, consultants and suppliers.

In addition, OHBA collects, analyzes and distributes information to its members and the general public; promotes innovation and professionalism within the industry; promotes affordability and choice in housing; and provides group benefit plans and other membership services. Our members have built over 700,000 homes in the last ten years in over 500 Ontario communities. The residential construction industry employs over 500,000 people and contributes over $60 billion to the provincial economy. The best way to think of OHBA is as a network of volunteers working in committees to advocate, inform and educate interests in these core areas.

OHBA provides members with professional high-powered advocacy. OHBA representation at meetings with ministry officials varies with the matter being discussed and the status of discussion. OHBA serves on provincial task forces, submits written briefs and makes presentations at Standing Committee hearings.

How OHBA Works For You

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association is the voice of the building, land development and professional renovation industry in Ontario. It is a voluntary association whose primary goal is to positively impact provincial legislative, regulatory and tax policies that affect the industry.

In addition, OHBA collects, analyzes, and distributes information to its members and the general public; promotes innovation and professionalism within the industry; promotes affordability and choice in housing; and provides group benefit plans and other membership services.

Our members have built more than 700,000 homes since 2007, and in more than 500 Ontario communities. The residential construction industry employs more than 500,000 people across the province, and contributes more than $66.6 billion dollars to Ontario’s economy.

Leading cooperative Ontario home builders associations

OHBA is an advocacy association which is composed of an executive committee, a Board of Directors, five standing committees, and three councils.

The work of the association is done by volunteer members supported by staff who manage the day-to-day business of the association. OHBA staff work on a variety of support documents and services for our local associations and our members.

Our mandate

  • Provide administrative support for committees;
  • Accompany executive and committee chairs to meetings with provincial representatives;
  • Government relations and advocacy;
  • Liaise with provincial civil servants;
  • Liaise with cabinet ministers and MPPs;
  • Liaise with other industry associations;
  • Plan and deliver the OHBA conference, and other major association events;
  • Organize local and international housing tours and educational seminars;
  • Write position papers, respond to new government policies and legislation, issue background information, speeches, press releases, magazine articles; and, day-to-day association management.

Canadian Home Builder's Assocation (CHBA)

Who We Are

Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry." Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, our membership is made up of some 9,000 companies – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals. 

What We Do

CHBA seeks a strong and positive role for the housing industry in Canada’s economy and in the life and development of our communities. In addressing this goal, we support the business success of our members. We work to ensure Canadians have access to homes that meet their needs at a price they can afford to pay, and that the interests of homebuyers and homeowners are understood by governments. And we provide information to Canadians to help them become more informed and confident when they buy a new home, or hire a renovator to improve their existing one.

How We Work

CHBA is one association working at three levels – nationally, provincially and locally. Our members join a Local Home Builders’ Association, and automatically become members at the provincial and national levels of the Association.

Each level of the Association works with the government at their level. And because many housing issues involve multiple levels of government, we frequently collaborate to ensure a consistent approach towards real solutions that will benefit consumers.

CHBA is a federal not-for-profit organization governed by an elected Board of Directors and a volunteer executive, supported by our professional staff. 

At the national level, our system of Committees’ and Councils brings together builders and industry experts from across the country to share information and ideas, and to formulate recommendations to governments to improve the quality and affordability of homes for Canadians.

If your company is interested in becoming a CHBA member, contact the Local Home Builders' Association in your area.