About SABA

The Stratford & Area Builders’ Association is the local voice of the residential construction industry.

Mission Statement

SABA is the voice for the resident land development, homebuilding, professional renovation and the professionals and suppliers who service the construction industry in Perth County.

SABA is proud to be affiliated with the OHBA and CHBA.

It is our belief that if you offer services in the construction industry membership in SABA helps strengthen our industry and contributes to its ongoing future and success.

SABA is committed to providing a forum for its members to network, share information and experiences, promote ethical building and building practices, be the voice of the construction industry in Stratford and Perth County, better our communities and promote trades to our next generation.

SABA proudly supports RenoMark, the industry standard of excellence for renovators. Consumers can renovate with confidence by employing RM members who have raised the bar by meeting the program criteria and proudly display the RM logo.

SABA endeavours to  strengthen objective dialogue with municipal, provincial and federal government to ensure that services and legislation affecting our industry ensure our industry goals and interests.

SABA is committed to educating and training members in building science, product innovation, health and safety through industry partners and stakeholders.

SABA is committed to promoting trades to youth.


  • members shall comply with all building codes which apply to any construction performed by a member
  • members shall plan their sites and homes to conform to the principles of good community planning
  • members shall deal justly with employees, subcontractors and suppliers
  • members shall deal honestly and fairly with their customers
  • members shall cooperate to extend the effectiveness of the association by among other things: interchanging information and ideas, improving building codes, encouraging research on materials and better building practices
  • members shall uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the services they render
  • members shall avoid all conduct or practices that discredit or harm our industry

The Home Builders’ Associations in Canada are organized at three levels — locally, provincially and nationally. All three levels work together to serve our members by keeping them informed, involved and prepared for today’s business challenges.

By obtaining a membership with SABA, you automatically become a member at the provincial and national levels.

  • Locally

    SABA offers monthly meetings, newsletters, publications, workshops, access to expert advice, demonstration projects, awards programs, social activities…a full slate of services and activities that provides you the opportunity to make business contacts, gain knowledge and build your visibility with consumers.

    Local Members

  • Provincially

    The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) works with the provincial government and agencies on a wide range of housing matters, from codes and standards to infrastructure financing and environmental legislation. Education and training programs for OHBA members are organized and delivered at the provincial level.

    Provincial Members

  • Nationally

    The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) works with the federal government on issues that affect members-finance policy, taxation and the underground economy are some examples.
    For over fifty years, the CHBA has worked to build a strong and professional housing industry in Canada.

    National Members

CHBA collaborates with public and private agencies to promote housing research and demonstration projects, consumer education programs and national marketing initiatives like New Homes Month and Renovation Month. The national office also provides members with a wide range newsletters, technical and marketing publications, and presents the annual CHBA National Conference and Awards programs.

CHBA members represent every area of Canada’s housing industry – new home builders and renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, service professionals and others.

CHBA activities are centered in three areas:

  1. Working to achieve a stable business environment for our members.The CHBA is committed to a fair and competitive marketplace, where all members have the opportunity to operate their business profitably.
  2. Working to promote and protect the interests of consumers.The CHBA believes that all Canadians have the right to decent, safe and appropriate housing. We also believe that all Canadians have the right to a reasonable opportunity to own a home.
  3. Working to support the professionalism of our members.We believe that skills, experience and integrity are the cornerstones of professionalism. CHBA provides members with opportunities to learn, grow and take pride in what they do.

SABA Executive

Executive Officer

  • Derek Smith                                                                                              Contact: dsmith@stratfordbuilders.ca / (226) 236-1870


  • John Meinen – Pinnacle Quality Homes Inc.

Vice Presidents

  • Montana Wilson – MTE Consultants –  Vice President
  • Heather Galloway – Simply Divine Designs Ltd. – 2nd Vice President


  • Cory Williamson – Famme & Co. Professional Corp. – Treasurer
  • Courtney Teahen – Teahen Construction & Plumbing, Teahen Design Group
  • Gary Lingard – Progress Aluminum & Insulation
  • Jake Van Kooten – JVK Restoration Masonry
  • Larry Otten – Larry Otten Contracting Inc.
  • Melissa Schenk – MS2 Productions
  • Matt Feeney – Feeney Design Build
  • Robyn Schieckoff – Hyde Construction Ltd.

Past Presidents

  • 2016-2018 Harold Holland – Feltz Design Build
  • 2013-2015 Courtney Teahen – Teahen Construction Ltd. and Design Group
  • 2012-2013 Larry Otten -Larry Otten Contracting
  • 2010-2012 John Meinen – Pinnacle Quality Homes Ltd.
  • 2009-2010 Douglas Stewart – IBIGroup
  • 2008-2009 Trevor McNeil – Don McNeil Ltd.
  • 2007-2008 Richart Brink – NR Renovations Ltd.
  • 2006-2007 Rick Vanderschot – Vanderschot Construction Ltd.
  • 2005-2006 Carol Roth – Stratford Home Hardware Building Centre
  • 2004-2005 John Meinen – Pinnacle Quality Homes Ltd.
  • 2003-2004 Gary Lingard – Progress Aluminum & Insulation Ltd.
  • 2002-2003 Jason Francis – Jason Francis Constn., Ltd.
  • 2001-2002 Gerry James – Eagle Sealants Inc.
  • 2000-2001 Conroy Schelhaas – Wecan Construction Ltd.
  • 1999-2000 John Hood Tidman – Arky Designs Ltd.
  • 1998-1999 Pete Vossen – Who Contracting Ltd.
  • 1997-1998 Gerry Culliton – Mountain & Mitchell LLP.
  • 1996-1997 Bill Cunningham – Cunningham Paint & Wallpaper
  • 1995-1996 Jack West – Don McNeil Ltd.
  • 1994-1995 Ken Schneider – Turner Plumbing & Heating
  • 1993-1994 Julie Jackson – A. J. Jackson Construction Ltd.
  • 1992-1993 AI Mclean – McLean Taylor Const., Ltd.
  • 1990-1992 Ron Belliveau – Belliveau Construction Ltd.
  • 1989-1990 Don Brown – Don Brown Homes Ltd.
  • 1987-1989 Matt McCann – McCann Construction