Dec. 3, 2003 - Mark Parsons elected 2004 GTHBA President

January 18, 2005

Dec. 3, 2003 

Mark Parsons elected 2004 GTHBA President

Toronto— Mark Parsons, vice president of low-rise construction for Monarch Homes, was elected 2004 president of the Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association at the association’s annual general meeting today.

The GTHBA represents more than 1,150 member companies involved in every facet of new home building and residential renovation throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Following in the footsteps of his father Colin, who was president of the association in 1978, Parsons becomes the 70th president in the association’s 83 year history.

Parsons takes the reins at a time of immense change, with new leadership at every level of government and a decidedly anti-development sentiment prevailing with the public. “We’ve got our work cut out for us to educate all stakeholders as to the economic impact of the residential construction and renovation industry and the importance of a balanced approach to growth management,” Parsons stated.

In his more than 17 years with Monarch, Parsons has gained experience in every aspect of the business from estimating to customer service to construction, and has worked his way up from summer jobs sweeping basements through various supervisory roles to overseeing low-rise construction this year alone of well over 850 homes in the GTA, Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Parsons is firmly committed to quality, service and open communications with home buyers, qualities that are embedded in the corporate culture at Monarch Homes. Monarch was recently named Ontario Home Builder of the Year by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and in 1997 earned the coveted Ernest Assaly award recognizing exceptional customer service and excellence in the new home building industry from the Ontario New Home Warranty Program.


Suzanna Cohen
Director of Communications
Stephen Dupuis
Executive Vice President



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