Burnaby Renovator: Commitment to Community Involvement
Sasen is actively leading the cause in making Brentlawn a safer neighborhood for all. As a Burnaby renovator, principal of Sasen, Matthew Senf, has gone to great lengths in providing evidence and received full support of the community to ensure their voices are heard by the city of Burnaby to implement traffic calming measures.
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Home Performance Stakeholders Council
Sasen sits on the Home Performance Stakeholders Council as a renovator consultant. As part of this council, we contribute to the development of our industry, specifically in terms of renovation. We represent the renovation sector of our industry to create a better, more sustainable industry. This impacts business as well as home owners. As a Burnaby renovator and a renovator across Vancouver, maintaining industry changes that are aligned with the company values is important to us.
The following is information from the HPSC website regarding the mission of this council:
The HPSC exists to help companies operating in home performance succeed. We believe industry input is critical to developing effective long-term policies and programs that support home performance.
Through our Sector Council’s, we create opportunities for industry to provide an impactful voice on the unique needs of their sector in effort to build BC’s home performance industry. Our focus is to facilitate industry development in the following key areas:
Advocacy: To create opportunities for industry to work together to provide input and recommendations that remove industry barriers and promote growth.
Market Growth: To support the development of effective, long-term strategies, tools and resources to accelerate industry growth and expand business opportunities.
Capacity Building: To cultivate and support a trained and qualified workforce that reliably delivers home performance related products and services.
Quality Workmanship: To help the development and implementation of programs, training and accreditation that supports quality workmanship.
Burnaby Food Bank & St. Timothy’s Church
As a Burnaby renovator, we were involved with the upgrading of the kitchen at the local Anglican church, St. Timothy’s.
The renovation was complex, involving many municipality-mandated upgrades for this commercial-grade kitchen. This church kitchen not only improves the lives of the parishioners, but is also used for local food ministry, including supporting the Food Bank. St. Timothy’s is not only a client, but our neighbour and part of our community. We thank the parish for its community support throughout the renovation.
As renovators, one of our core values is preserving and making better what is already existing. Heritage BC is a non-profit that supports heritage conservation in the province. As members, we demonstrate our commitment to preserving the historic and heritage buildings in Vancouver. Our membership also allows us to stay up to date on heritage and conservation efforts, education and development in the province.
Our work on the award-winning project in New Westminster has allowed us other opportunities to renovate and restore heritage buildings. We are sensitive to the craft and care it takes to work with a heritage building and modernize while maintaining the integrity of what is existing. We find heritage renovation incredibly rewarding!
Sasen Renovations is part of the overall community and when we are able, we love to give back! We have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity Restore, representing them at trade shows. We also partnered with Habitat and other build companies to be part of the Robson Redux design project that occurs annually. The Robson Redux chooses a winning design that is then installed for public use during the summer. This creative and unique challenge integrates design and community. It is evidence that Vancouver values art and community, and we enjoyed a day of working as a team to build something bright and unique!
Sasen’s greater community also includes the organizations we belong to, including the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. In partnership with the GVHBA, we contributed to the annual Coats for Kids donation program. Every year, this clothing drive allows community members to donate gently used or new coats and warm clothing and gifts that are gifted to kids and teens who may be in need of a warm outfit during the winter months. Thanks to The Lower Mainland and Surrey Christmas Bureau as well as our colleagues at the GVHBA who open their hearts to the community over the holidays.