Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) has announced its 41st president, Steven Harris. He succeeds Kevin Watts.
Harris was appointed as a board director for the association in 2011 and immediately advanced to the position of treasurer. From there, he moved up through the various positions of the executive committee to become president. He also served as president for the Guelph and District Home Builders’ Association in 2010.
Dedicated to the association at the local, provincial and national levels, Steven has served in various capacities putting forth his time and efforts on numerous committees and a variety of events, the association said in an announcement. “In addition, he lends his expertise advocating on behalf of the industry within various Home Builders’ Associations in SW Ontario, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association’s land development committee and its board of directors, and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s Urban Council.”
Harris has a diverse background of property management, real estate investment holdings, on through to landscape design, construction and maintenance, in addition to his personal restaurant, Rosina’s on the shores of Lake Huron. “An entrepreneur true to heart, he is proud of his business holdings with Harris Management Group (HMG), Forestell Designed Landscapes, and Ristorante Rosina creating an array of business backgrounds that he brings forth to the association,” the announcement said.
He grew up on a farm in the hamlet of Creif between Guelph and Hespeler and moved on to attend the University at Guelph, holding diplomas in both Agricultural Business and Horticulture. Following graduation in 2000, Steven worked in the financial industry in Guelph and shortly thereafter moved into a property management venture, expanding into various regions in southwestern Ontario.