HGTV Host & Owner, Baeumler Quality Construction
Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty. A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and the US since 2007 on the hit shows Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, Bryan Inc. and his upcoming show Island of Bryan. Bryan’s quick wit and easy-going personality have made him a huge hit with viewers on all of his home renovation shows.
Learning valuable tricks of the trade from his father, a meticulous aircraft engineer, Bryan spent his childhood summers building his family’s cottage from the ground up. After earning a dual degree in Political Science and Business, Bryan was headed towards a career of practicing law. Realizing he’d rather be renovating than being chained to a desk, his innate passion for building took over and he traded in his tie for a tool belt and founded Baeumler Quality Construction.
A few kids and number of hit TV shows later, Bryan continues to tackle home renovation projects, be the spokesperson for numerous products and expand his growing businesses to include Baeumler Approved and Baeumler Custom Cabinetry. Currently filming Island of Bryan with wife Sarah, viewers will be able to watch them restore a small abandoned resort on South Andros Island in the Bahamas. In Island of Bryan, we follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumlers, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet. For more information about Bryan, visit www.bryanbaeumler.com.
Presentation Topic: Do's and Don'ts with Bryan - After countless renos, both on and off-screen, designing and building his family dream home and flipping properties with his wife Sarah, all while balancing a busy family life and young kids, Bryan can share real-life advice on managing a reno, big or small.
Program Manager, Energy Efficiency Alberta
Shae Doyle is the program manager for Energy Efficiency Alberta’s residential programs. Shae has worked in the environmental non-profit sector, tech industry, and public service. She has recently received a Masters of Public Policy with a focus in energy and the environment from the University of Calgary. She is passionate about ensuring Albertans have access to and benefit from government programs that not only benefit our environment and economy, but ultimately save Albertans money.
Presentation Topic: Energy Efficiency Alberta: Home Energy Plan - Energy Efficiency Alberta launched the Home Energy Plan this past fall as part of the agency’s residential rebate programs. Homeowners can now get a rebate for a home energy evaluation, learn the best ways they can make their home more efficient in a way that works for them, and get access to a much larger array of home improvement rebates with a new online portal. Rebates are available for a wide range of energy-efficient upgrades including insulation, windows, water heating, furnaces, home heating and more. Plus, you can receive a bonus rebate of $1,000 if you complete three or more home improvements. Come and learn how you can access these amazing savings and make your home more cozy, comfortable, and energy efficient!
Jamie Banfield - Principal Designer, Jamie Banfield Design
As an award-winning interior designer, Jamie Banfield believes in obtainable and timeless design for all spaces. Recently recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of the industry’s top 30 Under 30 in North America and One to Watch by Western Living Magazine Jamie has become a creative force in the industry, and recognized for his signature West Coast style. Jamie has the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty. With a passion for sustainable design Jamie offering a unique perspective to his finished project see through private residences and boutique commercial projects throughout the Pacific North West.
Formally trained in interior design, with a complementary background in manufacturing, construction, and custom mill work. In 2017 Jamie Banfield launched THE BANFIELD. THE BANFIELD is a line of high-end mill work inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Featuring strong lines and distinctive character, THE BANFIELD strikes a perfect balance between modern style and rustic elements. The collection brings together design, function and durability while providing a superior BC handcrafted product that will stand the test of time.
Jamie Banfield will not be quitting his day job, as he lends his talent on design and construction to local and national TV outlets such as Global TV, CTV and CBC, home and design publications and speaker engagements on stages across North America.
For more information about Jamie Visit www.jamiebanfield.ca
Presentation Topic: The Designer Bathroom on any Budget - Ten Designer hacks for the perfect bathroom from finding your style to execution like a professional.
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Gary Sharp - Canadian Home Builders Association
Gary Sharp became the CHBA’s first Director, Renovator Services in June, 2015. Gary is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. He is responsible for the National Canadian Renovators Council. Gary manages the writing and production of CHBA’s National Best Selling Builders’ Manual. Gary has been involved in the construction and renovation industry for over 25 years, providing building services, engineering, builder training, new product development as well as sales and marketing advice to both private industry and government.
BREANNA LUKACSY B.A.I.D., Owner + Interior Designer & REHANNA HARTUNG MID, B.Env.D, NCIDQ , Owner + Professional Interior Designer - Hella Design Studio
Breanna has a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount Royal University in Applied Interior Design and is an expert in customer service and business coaching. She is a super strong team leader with a passion for restaurant design and connecting with local businesses. When B is out of the office, you can find her cuddling with her two pitbulls, sweating out a Crossfit workout at her husband's gym, or learning Italian with a glass of wine in hand!
Rehanna has a Bachelors Degree of Environmental Design and a Masters of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba. She has also earned her status as a Professional Interior Designer through the NCIDQ. Rehanna has a keen eye for detail and loves the challenge of renovation projects. When Re isn't working, you can find her creating art, hitting the gym or going for a run, and daydreaming her next trip - Hawaii and Europe are faves, with Japan at the top of her hit list!
Presentation Topic: Great Design: Elevating Your Reno - Hella Design Studio believes that good design is beautiful, but great design encompasses both beauty and function, while telling a story about your life and how you live it. Our presentation: “Great Design: Elevating Your Reno”, dives into how renovators can infuse personality, function, and luxury into their homes. Through sharing personal experiences, client stories, and their expertise in design, Hella will help your interior be “Hella Good.”
Jennifer Crack - City of Calgary
Beginning her career with the City of Calgary in 2010, Jennifer Crack realized her passion and area of expertise in working with homeowners on renovation applications and training employees. Jennifer has since transitioned into a role which brought a focus on Customer Service and provides a conduit between homeowners, and community associations into Planning & Development. She is involved in creating outreach programs to aid homeowners with applications, workshops for community associations as well as implementation of the online application tool built for homeowners to apply for their home renovation projects.
Saturday, January 12: Avoiding pitfalls in your Renovation - tips and tricks for a smooth and safe DIY - Permits are not about getting a piece of paper; they ensure the safety, and maintain the character of our communities. The City has resources to guide you through the overwhelming process involved in renovations. Hear from our inspectors who will highlight the most common issues that homeowners run into and how to avoid them. This expert advice from plumbing and electrical can get you on the right track.
Sunday, January 13: Suites, from start to finish - Secondary Suites have been a hot topic in Calgary for some time. Suites allow Calgarians to boost their income, pay their mortgage faster, and provide safe, affordable housing options while maximizing our existing infrastructure. For those wanting to build a new suite, or rent out an existing suite, we can show you the path, from start to finish, in a few simple steps. Come hear how our Inspectors are helping you make your suite safe. Making suites safe can be as 1,2, 3, …. 4.
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Halyna Tataryn - Tataryn Group/Remax
Educated in Engineering, Urban Planning and Architecture, Halyna brings her passion for homes and dedication to her work with her clients. Halyna has extensive knowledge about architectural history and design – heritage homes especially. Her in-depth understanding of construction techniques, building materials and design provides her clients with unparalleled expertise and professional insight. Halyna takes an engineering-solutions approach to home selling and buying. She focuses on selling unique inner city properties and helping buyers make smart and informed decisions.
Presentation Topic: How to Maximize Your Renovation Dollar and the Value of Your Home - Join Halyna for great tips on how to stretch your renovation return and maximize your homes value in today's market.
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