Dec 7 - Desi Auciello elected 2006 president

December 13, 2005

Desi Auciello elected 2006 GTHBA president

December 7, 2005

TORONTO - Desi Auciello, president of Cachet Estate Homes, was elected 2006 president of the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association at the association's annual general meeting today.

The GTHBA represents more than 1,375 member companies involved in every facet of new home building and residential renovation throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

As a self-described "905 builder" concentrating on low-rise projects, Auciello sees his mandate as representing the interests of both low- and high-rise builders, as well as professional renovators and associate members, with equal enthusiasm. "That's the strength of our association:  we're united in our efforts to advance the industry," says Auciello.

A unified voice is especially important when it comes to communicating industry concerns to provincial and municipal governments. "Certainly one aspect that occupies a great deal of the time and resources of the organization is dealing with the government at all levels. Currently, the provincial Liberal government has been actively involved in legislation that regulates development in the Greater Toronto Area, and the GTHBA has been at the table pro-actively addressing the issues," says Auciello. He enumerates the Greater Golden Horseshoe growth plan, proposed City of Toronto Act and Ontario Municipal Board reform as some of the hot topics.

 "There are a lot of issues and a lot of challenges, but the GTHBA has never been stronger. I'm proud to be a part of it, and to lead it forward."

With more than 1,375 members, the GTHBA is the voice of the residential construction industry in the Greater Toronto Area. Established in 1921, the association is comprised of land developers, home builders, professional renovation contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service, professional and financial firms. We are proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders' Associations'.

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