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This issue: More on beating bed bugs Don’t get snowed Choosing a good tenant

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President’s Message


Choosing a Good Condo Tenant

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Re-Sale U o


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CCI North Alberta Annual Conference & Trade Show 2014 Review


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CCI North Alberta Chapter Annual Golf Mixer 2014


Don’t Get Snowed


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by Barbara Zeller

I’m sure most people reading this article could contribute hair-raising rental stories they’ve heard of trash strewn over floors, kicked-in walls, stolen appliances, sinks that have been left on causing massive water damage, wild parties, and noisy occupants. I know I could. e t e e o e o o t to a other per o a e o a la lor a a ba te a t ll a e o r ob a a la lor h ore lt tha o r te a t epe able o erate o tho e aro h her re pe t l o o r r le a the o o b -la a a all e re A a la lor o are le all a a all re po ble to the o o orporat o or a a e a e b o r te a t or e or e e t pro ee h h ht be ta e a a t the o o t relate atter here are a e o r el o or at o a UME

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don’t let the bed bugs bite


part 2


HOW THE INFESTATIONS START It o te ee that be b ar e ro o here he b are e e t h t hh er a are all tra porte l a e lothe be r t re a other te he a be o ero pla e l e b e ta a are a part lar proble or hotel otel apart e t a o e theatre here t r o er o o pa t o ta t e b are all r pt a a le e ap ete t o a ter ra l to t a e bo e a belo he e are e pe all t a are all o erloo e A r e o -ha be o he a r t re a other a that the b are tra porte to pre o l o - e te ell e b al o a be arr e o a per o loth or hoe re lt a e tat o e be b are thro ho t a b l to roo or oor to per o l e o le el o lea l e e tat o r t ha e ple t o h bloo e ho t


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PREVENTING INFESTATIONS A lt a t a be to era ate be b t a e reat e e to ta e pre a t o to a o the the r t pla e o ehol ho l be la t he a r e r t re e pe all be a o he C rb e te ho l be a o e a e o -ha art le ho l be e a e lo el be ore be bro ht to the ho e or a o e all to ether ra eller a a t to et to the hab t o he the r be hotel roo a there are a o be b ho l re e t a other roo a other part o the hotel ra eller a a t to ele ate t a e o the oor o to a l a e ta ho l o pe t that o a ha e bro ht ho e be b t o l be pr e t po ret r ho e to pla e all loth pla t ba t l the a be pla e re tl to the a her a or r er he t a e ho l be pla e lear pla t ba a e a e re larl o er the e t t o ee he e e o be b rea to the po t here la e b all a pr e t pra t e a l ar t a help to a o e tat o or at lea t pro pt earl er ter e t o

1. When did you discover the bug(s)? 2. What time of the day? 3. When you discovered the pest, was there any evidence of more? 4. When you discovered the pest, did you search the rest of your unit hat did you find 5. Did you save the pest? 6. How did you discover the pest? (making the bed, in a drawer, etc.) 7. Have you been experiencing bites or rashes? If so for how long? 8. Can you remember where you might have picked up the hitchhikers? 9. Have you had visitors? When? Who? 10. Have you visited anyone in the complex? If so what unit(s)? 11. If you have a vehicle, did you check the vehicle? 12. What have you done to control the pest? Did you use any chemical spray to help control the pests?

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U E A URS e b o ot b t a o e rap l o er oor all e l a other r a e e b are a t e a l at ht he r atte e bo e e able the to t to t re e e pe all tho e a o ate th attre e bo pr be ra e a hea boar e b o ot ha e e t l e a t or bee b t o te to o re ate hab t al h pla e e b pre er to h e lo e to here the ee I e atel a ter ee the ra l o a re e el e here to e t the r eal USE EE er or ho e- eep hore re larl eep oor ept a arpet a e I o pe t be b e atel po e the a ba a o te t to a pla t ba o ot let l tter a late o r ho e o the oor lo et oor hel e boo a e or pboar o ot tore a th er be le a eale pla t o ta er o ot let be to h all or oor o ot let rta to h the oor ll r t re a a ro all o ot p t oat ba pa or ba o r t re l be or o the oor Create a area o r ho e here the e te a be h p a a ro be roo a l roo

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DO NOT PANIC the har e t th to o ot to pa N e a t pe o b pra pra ll prea the b thro h o r ho e a al o to atta he e hbo r t N tart leep a other roo e ll ollo o there N thro o t a r t re attre e or ar boar bo e he e te ho l be ta e a tr b the t o er or re e t to the la ll o o pla e a o the e te o r ar a th ll o ta ate the ar e l o o r e hbo r a o ot prea the e tat o

A e propert a a e e t o the t at o Care ll pe t the area here o pe t b to be horo hl a the r t re a tart to el tter the area roperl re o e arba e o ot pla e the e te other part o o r ho e be ore thoro hl he or be b e e ber e at o the be t etho to help pre e t a be b e tat o he oar o re tor o er a the propert a a er t or to ether th pro e o al to atta the proble a l a re pe t ll a po ble Carmen Zuorro, CCI Board Member and Property Manager


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Questions & Answers with Robert Noce renters of units are bound by the bylaws whether or not you have read them or someone has told you otherwise. of pets per unit. I have recently discovered there is a bylaw that states there is only one A

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a e o the a t that o ha e pro e the boar ell th t r ht to e a that a pet o er a abo e the l t o o e be re o e ro o r t It a ot ee a r b t t o l appear that o ere or e abo t the b la I there are other o er ho al o ha e ore tha o e a al the r t the boar ha a obl at o to e or e the b la a a t the a ell a re re the to re o e a a t o al pet o er the l t o o e


Helpful hint: As bylaws vary, it is important to read your bylaws in their entirety before you sign your purchase agreement. The Condominium Property Act states that all owners/

A a e o the l te a t o ha e pro e I o l a that o ha e a po ble la orth p r he rea o I a th be a e t o l appear that ba e o o r e t o the propert a a e e t o pa a a e t or the o o orporat o e abo t the e a ot ta e a a t e tep to eal th t o a re re the a ta e o a la er to help o ort thro h the le al e o l ab l t Helpful hint: When the condominium corporation or the property management company, agent for the condominium corporation, is aware of a potential danger, it is incumbent on it to take active steps to provide notice to the owners of the danger or


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Submetered neighbours pay for what they use. So they use less. Happy you, happy planet.

Ignoring the danger may expose the condominium corporation to liability if people suffer damages as a result of their failure to address the danger.

has replaced his dog, contrary to the bylaws, and the board has been other residents wanting to replace their dogs. What

hire a lawyer for the or does the property approval of the board


pet bylaw, which states that you cannot replace your pet when your pet

A It epe o the o tra t bet ee the o o orporat o a the propert a a e e t o pa o e o tra t allo the propert a a er to h re le al o el o erta e tho t the appro al o the boar he o o orporat o thro h the boar a e ot ate ter a o to the a ree e t to t the ee o the orporat o It ha bee e per e e that o t propert a a er ll ee the appro al o the boar pr or to h r a la er Helpful hint: No two property management company contracts need to be the same. Each party has the ability to negotiate terms and conditions to address their concerns.

A I the e e e lear that a o er brea he the b la b repla h ea o th a e o the the boar ha to or th the o er to a ol t o to the proble or t ll ha e o alter at e b t to br a a to o rt a a t the o er a the o rt to ra t a or er or the o er to et r o h o It that ple o o ot ha e the l r o p a hoo h h b la o ll a ll ot e or e I ho e er ore tha -per- e t o the o er a t a tor eel that the rre t b la t or a r the the alter at e o l be to a e o r b la to allo o er to repla e the r ea pet Helpful hint: A condominium corporation board does not have the discretion to pick and choose which bylaws to enforce. If there is evidence of a breach of a bylaw, then the board must act.

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that is part of a group of 12 townhouses. When the developer built the

association. The developer

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coverings. Is there anything we can do about

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board. One has had new windows installed without approval, and another has We have no newsletters advising residents of any

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So, you have found the perfect apartment-style condominium: great location, perfect size and the price is right. Now what? Have you done your homework before making the offer? These are aspects that you should look into before closing the deal.

AR I t oor or o t oor par I t oor t e re I t heate I t o t oor the l ht a e ate I t ear a pot here o ll be p le oe the t o e th o e par pa e or t o I t o l o e th o e pot a o ha e t o eh le o t re tal par a a lable the o t a lo at o e o t

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don’t get snowed By George Armstrong We may be in the midst of Summer, but now is the time to consider ‌


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1) How many properties did your company clear last year? Tip: If the answer is 40 or less, the company is almost certainly a one-man show. 2) How much and what type of insurance do you have? Tip: Two-million dollars is not enough for snow removal; the answer should be $5 million or more, and the contractor must have a specific „snow services” rider in his or her policy. 3) Are all of your employees covered by WCB? Tip: Request a current issue of the company’s WCB clearance certificate. 4) How many trucks are in your fleet, and of those, how many are backup vehicles? Tip: A ratio of one backup truck per every three or four regular service trucks is excellent. 5) Do you subcontract any of the work performed? Tip: Some (typically smaller) contractors take on more work than they know they can handle and will then sell off any extra jobs to the highest bidder prior to the beginning



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of the snow season. 6) Do you have a 24/7 dedicated customer service person? Tip: The contractor’s answer may be: „Yeah, you can call me any time you want, I am up all night anyway!” Remember, they will be operating the plow and won’t in fact be able to speak with you. 7) Do you provide detailed diagrams and descriptions of the areas of my property you will be servicing? Tip: Avoid disputes during the service season; have all areas to be serviced laid out in writing and keep a copy. 8) Is your pricing all-inclusive and flat rate for the season? Tip: Don’t sign a contract that ultimately will leave open the possibility of extra charges, no matter how initially cheap it seems. 9) Does your company start plowing snow at an accumulation of one or two inches? Tip: A snow service should clear snowfalls at an accumulation of one inch. Otherwise, a property is susceptible to the dangers of black ice and slips and falls.


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MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release

May 7, 2014

Condominium Property Act Fails to Deliver

Edmonton - The Canadian Condominium Institute, North Alberta Chapter is voicing its concerns with Bill 13 The Condominium Property Amendment Act, introduced by the Government of Alberta on May 6, 2014.


Despite nearly five years of consultation, the legislation falls short of protecting condominium owners. CCI North Alberta says the province has ignored their call for consumer protection measures and Builder/Developer accountability. “The number one concern we’ve heard from owners over the past decade is water infiltration and building construction issues. These issues are not addressed in this legislation.” “We are concerned developers will not be held accountable, and condo owners will be left holding the bag,” said Anand Sharma, President of the Canadian Condominium Institute North Chapter. CCI has advocated for significant holdbacks against developers with deficient building practices and an independent inspection process that forces developers to build ethically and responsibly. “The province is leaving good building practices entirely in the hands of warranty providers. But warranty providers are for-profit entities backed by private insurance. Their primary goal is profit, not the public interest. Without strong language and enforcement in the Condominium Property Act, the province is letting the crisis in building deficiencies in Alberta condominiums continue,” added Sharma. Sharma said some changes to the Act proposed by consumer protection groups were ignored. At the same time, the Government included new items - such as the inclusion of an inspector to audit developer documents and accounts that were never raised in consultations. The Act also removes financial reporting requirements. It does not require annual financial statements to be prepared by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAPP). This is a clear deviation away from consumer protection, said Sharma. The Canadian Condominium Institute is also concerned that many changes have been put in the regulations, where there is little public input or oversight. “Much of the detail with the Condominium Property Amendment Act lies in the regulations, and those haven’t been shown to the public.” “Key policy issues that needed significant changes such as insurance, property manager accreditation and training, and document disclosure to owners are not detailed in legislation. These critical issues will be legislated behind closed doors and outside the Legislature where elected officials and the public have input,” said Sharma CCI North Alberta expressed support for the Act’s provisions for a tribunal that will address some issues facing condominium owners.

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MEDIA RELEASE Condominium Property Act Fails to Deliver “We have been asking for a disputes resolutions model that would allow owners to seek resolutions outside of the court system, and we are pleased that the Alberta Government has responded with the establishment of a tribunal,� stated Sharma. CCI North Alberta will be proposing a number of amendments over the coming months, and is looking forward to improving the legislation significantly and providing input for the regulations prior to the fall legislative session. The Canadian Condominium Institute-North Alberta is a non-profit organization with a mandate to educate Condominium directors, owners and professionals in North Alberta. As the voice of condominium owners and boards, CCI North Alberta represents and advocates on behalf of its members and condominium owners to all levels of government. -30Media inquiries may be directed to: Anand Sharma, President Canadian Condominium Institute - North Alberta

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Regular Maintenance is the Key Inspecting your condo and common property on a regular basis, and following good maintenance practices, is the best way to protect your investment. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it is important to get into the habit of doing them. Establish a routine for yourself and your Board of Directors or building manager and you will find the work is easy to accomplish and not very time consuming.

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In order to assist more Condominium Boards understand their role and obligations, the CCI-North Alberta Chapter will be presenting the Condo 101 seminar in Grande Prairie, AB. This three hour introductory seminar is geared to Condominium Board Members as well as Owners and will cover the basics of Board Governance, Financial and Maintenance Responsibilities as well as your Legal Obligations as a Corporation. This course is being offered in Grande Prairie, AB at NO CHARGE. Sponsored by Key Property Management Inc. Thursday, July 10, 2014 Center 2000 #217 – 11330 – 106 Street Grande Prairie, AB 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Registration must be completed and returned to the CCI office in advance as space is limited.

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trade directory Company


Full Name



Barbara L. Surry

Barbara L. Surry, B. Comm, CMA

(780) 467-0562

Colin Presizniuk & Associates

Colin Presizniuk, MBA, CGA, ACCI, FCCI, TEP

(780) 448-7317;

Luu Ho, CGA, CFE

(780) 448-7317;

Varughese Arattu, BBA

(780) 448-7317;

Rami Alherbawi, GSc., CGA

(780) 448-7317;


Gregory Blakley, BMgt., CGA

(780) 448-7317;

Kouri Berezan Heinrichs Chartered Accountants

Mohini Kumar, CA

(780) 463-8101

Lim & Associates

Cheng S. Lim, CGA

(780) 484-8803

The Alberta Bookkeeping Company Ltd.

Veronica van Egteren

(780) 439-7400

Gerrit Roosenboom, DSA

(780) 982-4355

Dan McDaniel

(780) 424-0397

Lucien Roy, ACCI, FCCI

(780) 424-0397

Yvonne Harris

(780) 750-9951

Fatima Salvador

(780) 750-9951

Alberta Property Management Solutions Inc.

Georgina MacNeil

(780) 714-8889;

AV8 Solutions

Brett Binnie

(780) 352-9277

Ayre & Oxford Inc.

Roseanne Evans, CPM, ARM, ACM, Associate Broker

(780) 448-4984

Bella Management and Realty Ltd.

Alison Pon

(780) 444-2665

Bentley Thorpe Management & Consulting Inc.

Oksanna Luchkanych Clinton

(780) 472-1821

Braden Equities Inc.

Robert Paquette

(780) 429-5956

Canwest Management & Realty Inc.

Arvind Kapur

(780) 461-2447

CasaWise Management

Doug Lane

(780) 413-0275

Celtic Management Services Inc.

Keri Ramirez

(780) 449-5655

Cornerstone Management

Carolyn Flexhaug

(780) 701-7264

CS Management Inc.

Curtis Siracky

(780) 993-4805

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Economy Management 2012

Jen Martin

(780) 453-1515

Estate Properties Incorporated

Chester Quaife, ACM

(780) 433-2345

FOCHAUS Management Inc.

Corina MacKinnon

(780) 988-1947

Fort Management Ltd.

Lorna MacNeil

(855) 791-3948

Jerrica Ross

(855) 791-3948

Kathy Bowers

(855) 791-3948

Group Three Property Management Inc.

Michele Curtis

(780) 641-0222

Hallmark Management

Darcie-Lee Rea

(780) 819-2108

Harvard Property Management Inc.

Laura Sharen

(780) 413-6916

Helm Property Management & Realty Ltd.

Joel Helm, CPM

(780) 408-3082

Homestead Property Management

Shirley & Ted Appelman

(780) 203-4105

JLR Property Management Inc.

Lisa Wallbridge

(587) 521-2090

KDM Management Inc

Brian Fischer A.C.M.

(780) 460-0444

Key Investment Property Management Inc.

Karen Schoepp

(780) 833-5555

Kris Hendrickson Management Inc

Kris Hendrickson, ACCI

(780) 473-4487

Larlyn Property Management Ltd

Michael Holmes, MBA, CPM, RCM, ACCI, CMOC

(780) 424-7060

Magnum York Property Management Inc.

Ron Gauvreau

(780) 482-1644

Mastery Consulting Inc.

Alan Whyte, ACCI, ACM

(780) 482-2311

Mayfield Management Group Ltd

Edith O’Flaherty

(780) 451-5192

Helena R, Smith, ACCI, FCCI

(780) 451-5192

Midwest Property Management

Allan Carr, ACCI, RPA

(780) 420-4040

Parterre Property Services Inc.

Dwayne Ropchan

(780) 988-0221

Pinnacle Realty & Management Inc

Rick Murti, ACCI, ACM, e-PRO

(780) 758-4434

Pivotal Property Management Inc.

Jamie Shima

(780) 431-5629

Premier Asset Management Inc.

Elaine Smith

(780) 414-0297

Prince Property Inc.

Sandi Danielson

(780) 416-9098

Rancho Management Services

Jack Dodds

(780) 463-2132

Signiture Property Management Ltd.

Gwen Russell, ACCI

(780) 467-5544

Simco Management (Edmonton) Inc.

Ray Pratt

(780) 455-4111

Star Property Developments Ltd.

Dianna Morris

(780) 488-5401

Stellar Condominium Management Ltd.

Alicia Jentner

(587) 990-4583

Strategic Property Management

Diane Drew

(780) 739-6619

Stephen Crane

(780) 739-0918

TEGA Property Management Ltd.

Susan Milner

(780) 757-7828

The Property Shop Inc.

Judy Martin

(403) 346-6970

TRC Realty Management Inc.

Richard Kayler

(780) 962-9300

Universal Asset Management Inc.

Vanessa Denman

(780) 340-4360

Victorian Property Management

Brian Newbert, ACCI

(780) 463-0066

Victorian Property Management

Jules Leclercq

(780) 463-0066

Western Realty Group Inc.

Sarah Henkel

(780) 437-2900

ENGINEERING Aegis West Engineering Inc.

Garett Cochrane, B.Sc.,P.Eng.

(780) 238-3418

CCI Group Inc.

Walid Habis, P.Eng.

(403) 457-7744

Morrison Hershfield Limited

Billy Huet, P.Eng.

(780) 483-5200

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Nick Trovato, B.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.

(780) 452-2325

TCL Engineering

Ted Hagemann

(780) 435-2833

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Venture Engineering Consultants Ltd.

Rajesh Kaliandasani, CEI, CES, CEC, RTS, PQS

(780) 484-1974

Wade Engineering Ltd.

Allan King, P.Eng., ACCI, FCCI

(780) 486-2828

Condo Cash Program Inc.

Jim Wallace

(780) 952-7763

Pacific & Western Bank of Canada

Karl Neufeld

(604) 984-7564

William J. Rhind & Associates Ltd.

Will Pozzo

(403) 283-1378



INSURANCE BFL CANADA Insurance Services Inc.

Tony Reed & Greg Cortese

(403) 613-4415

Diverse Claims Adjusters Ltd.

Paul Whitman, FCIP

(780) 756-4222

HUB Phoenix Insurance Brokers

Dawn Mitchell, FCIP, CRM, CAIB, ACCI

(780) 453-8407

Marsh Canada Limited

Anniesa Henkel, FCIP, CRM

(780) 917-4869

PRIMELINK Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Murray Dadswell

(780) 435-3632

Renfrew Insurance Ltd.

Brenda Klassen

(403) 299-1000

Stevenson Douglas Insurance Services

Dave Douglas CIP

(780) 758-4144

Westgate Perma Insurance Ltd - The Cooperators

Gregory Clark

(780) 448-7137

Reliance Asset Consulting Inc.

Harold Weidman, ACCI, P.App., CRP, DAC


Suncorp Valuations Ltd.

Bill Doig, B.Sc., FCIP

(780) 421-7300

Dobko & Wheaton

Gerry Dobko, QC

(780) 539-6200

Field LLP

Paul H.W. Girgulis

(780) 423-3003

Jennifer Oakes

(780) 423-7662

Gledhill Larocque

Victoria A. Archer

(780) 465-4852

Melnyk & Company

Beverley Anderson, LLB

(780) 428-8900

Miller Thomson LLP

Roberto Noce, Q.C.

(780) 429-9728

Erin Berney

(780) 429-9733

Ogilvie LLP

Robert Assaly, QC, ACCI

(780) 429-6243

Politeski, Strilchuk, Milen Lawyers

Mathew R. Corrin

(780) 875-2288

Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP

Emmanuel Mirth, QC, ACCI, FCCI

(780) 425-9510

Todd A. Shipley, BA, LLB

(780) 497-3339

David van Leenen, BA, LLB

(780) 413-3100

Carly Tyson

(780) 413-3180

Shourie Bhatia LLP

Arun Shourie

(780) 438-5281

Willis Law

Hugh Willis

(780) 809-1888

Witten LLP

John M. Frame

(780) 428-0501;

Dorian Andrews

(780) 435-2214



Sharek, Logan & van Leenen LLP


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ABP Windows & Doors

Bob Robinson

(780) 465-7547

All Reach Glass Services Inc.

Blaine Adams

(780) 483-9561

All Weather Windows Renovation Div.

Trevor Derewlanka

(780) 451-0670

Amptec Fire and Security Ltd.

Jerry Poon

(780) 426-7878

Best Choice Painters Ltd.

Patrick Aubert

(780) 465-2378

Brookfield Homes

Chris Battochio

(780) 990.2701

Canadian Tree Care

Trevor Pihrag

(780) 485-0700

Capital Consulting & Contracting Inc.

John Setterlund

(780) 991-4908

Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre

Debbie Koper

(780) 453-6517

Christensen & McLean Roofing Co.

Phil Roy

(780) 447-1672


Bernie Winter, ACCI, FCCI, CEO

(403) 270-3164

DF Technical & Consulting Services Ltd..

Dennis French

(780) 468-3131

En-Pro Energy Specialists

Dan Brownsberger

(403) 815-2904

Excel Bldg. Inspection & Consulting

Eldon Schechtel

(780) 464-5634

Garland Canada Inc.

Richard Lucid

(780) 485-7612


Rafal Dyrda

(800) 274-9704

Great Canadian Sundeck & Railing Ltd.

Mike Buwalda

(780) 490-5539

Innovative Landscape Concepts Ltd.

Chris Yaremko

(780) 660-8483

ITAK Services & Solutions Inc.

Sue Hooke

(780) 809-0632

Karlen-Elecom Ltd.

Mickie Poon

(780) 453-1362

Magic Wand Cleaning & Restoration Services

Scott Utas

(780) 991-7847

Noralta Lock & Key Ltd.

Murray Harrison

(780) 902-9112

Nordic Mechanical Services Ltd.

Amber Forest

(780) 469-7799

Practica Ltd.

Esther Strubin

(519) 624-9001


Ulli Robson

(780) 288-2986

Shaw Communications Inc.

Jesica Grant

(780) 490-3427

Solution 105 Consulting Ltd.

Chris Vilcsak

(780) 429-4774

TEGA Property Management Ltd.

Carmen Zuorro

(780) 757-7828

Thermotech Environmental Inc.

John Van Ginkel

(780) 987-8002

United Parking Services

Dan Mechalchuk

(780) 914-8811

Urban Systems Surveys Inc.

Bruce Drake

(780) 430-4041

Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation

Cynthia Woodford

(780) 799-4058

Ye Olde Plumber Ltd.

Ken Roskell

(780) 988-0377

Capcity Realty Group Inc.

Luis Claro

(780) 701-9523

Connie Kennedy Realty Inc

Connie Kennedy, ACCI

(780) 482-6766

Edmonton Real Estate Board

Jon Hall

(780) 453-9323Jon

First Independent Real Estate Ltd.

Jack Engel

(403) 341-7888

Liv Real Estate

Nathan Mol

(780) 486-8655

Mac’s Realty Ltd.

Liz Frieser

(780) 875-9449

Meyers Management Consulting Group

Tracy Meyers

(780) 748-2500

Pinnacle Realty & Management Inc.

Rick Murti, ACCI, ACM, e-PRO

(780) 758-4434

ReMax Real Estate Centre

Agnes Fisher

(780) 466-4070

Royal LePage/Summitview Realty

Rich Potter

(780) 852-5500

Royal LePage/The Realty Group Gr. Pr.

Angie Peters

(780) 532-3400


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Royal LePage/True North

Mark Ritchey

(780) 799-6411

Simco Developments Ltd.

Darryl Sim

(403) 340-0065


Garett Cochrane, B.Sc.,P.Eng.

(780) 238-3418

CCI Group Inc.

Walid Habis, P.Eng.

(403) 457-7744

Don Myhre, CRP

Don Myhre, CRP

(780) 916-6540

Dynamic Reserve Fund Studies Inc.

Colin Jackson

(780) 486-5188

Excel Bldg. Inspection & Consulting

Eldon Schechtel

(780) 464-5634

Morrison Hershfield Ltd.

Billy Huet, P.Eng.

(780) 483-5200

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Nick Trovato, B.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.

(780) 452-2325

Reliance Asset Consulting Inc.

Harold Weidman, ACCI, P.App., CRP, DAC


Reserve Fund Planners Ltd.

Richard McDonell, CPM, CRP

(403) 348-5444

Sharon Bigelow Reserve Fund Study

Sharon Bigelow

(780) 965-0965

Wade Engineering Ltd.

Allan King, P.Eng., ACCI, FCCI

(780) 486-2828


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 Building Envelope

 Parkade

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Wade Engineering offers consulting services throughout Alberta.

Other Services Offered: Roof Area Management Programs, Roof Condition Reports, Pre-Purchase Inspections and Building Audits P l e a se co nt a c t us f o r a f r e e S e rv i c e P ro po sa l

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Tel: (780) 486-2828 / Fax: (780) 484-5752

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InSite to Condos - Summer 2014