Board of Directors

Chair of the Board

P. Lamont (Monte) Kendall  • Builder Member

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on March 2, 2010, Monte Kendall is the Chief Executive Officer, Homes By Avi Group of Companies in Calgary.

Shortly after receiving his CA designation, Monte entered the residential construction industry in Calgary, joining Homes by Avi in 1999.  Monte played a vital role in the growth of Avi from a single division building 200 homes per year to a multi divisional, multi City, international Builder currently building 1,000 homes per year.

Monte has been a member of ANHWP’s Audit Committee, Governance Committee and Risk & Audit Committee and assumed the role of Chair of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on April 6, 2017.

Vice Chair of the Board

Miles Kohan • Builder Member

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on February 26, 2013, Miles Kohan is the President & CEO of Park Royal Homes (2016) Ltd. in Edmonton.

Prior to becoming President & CEO of Park Royal Homes (2016) Ltd. Miles was Vice President of Sterling Homes.  He is a fan of new technology and improved building practices and enjoys the creative part of building something that lasts in the community.  Miles hold an MBA from the University of Wales and attained his Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2016.

Miles assumed the role of Vice-Chair of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on April 6, 2017 and also serves on the Governance Committee.

Board Directors

Stephen Amonson • Builder Member

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on February 26, 2013, Stephen Amonson is the Managing Director of Housing for Hutchinson Acquisition Corp. in Edmonton.

Prior to joining HAC Stephen gained valuable and extensive experience in the new home building industry with Daytona Group of Companies, Homes by Avi Edmonton, Bedrock Homes Edmonton and Ashcroft Master Builder.

Stephen serves on ANHWP’s Governance Committee and is the Chair of the Professional Home Builders Institute of Alberta.

 

Amolak Grewal  Independent

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on March 10, 2016, Amolak Grewal is an Independent Director from Edmonton.

Amolak has over 25 years of experience in financial services, technology and human resource industries and is the President & CEO of HumanEdge Global, a national search firm with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.  Amolak earned his undergraduate science degree from the University of Calgary and has completed Executive programs at Queens University and the Anderson School for Management in UCLA.

Amolak serves on the Governance Committee, Professional Home Builders Institute of Alberta and Human Resources Committee.

 

Dave Hooge • Builder Member

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on March 12, 2015 and to the Board of The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on April 6, 2017, Dave Hooge is the President and General Manager of Stepper Homes Ltd.

Dave’s focus for over twenty-five years, the last nineteen of them with Stepper, has been to build the best homes and provide the best experience to homebuyers who are likely making the biggest buying decision of their lives.  Dave earned his Master Home Builder designation and received his MBA from Queen’s University.

Dave serves on the Professional Home Builders Institute of Alberta.  

 

Stewart McAndrews • Builder Member

Kurt Paterson • Independent

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on March 6, 2014 and the Board of The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on November 4, 2015, Kurt Paterson is an independent Director from Edmonton.

His previous professional practice with provincial, national and international organizations includes insurance, risk management, finance, government relations, governance, technology and education.  A Commerce graduate from the University of Alberta, Kurt attained his CPA, CA designation with PricewaterhouseCoopers, is a Fellow with the Insurance Institute and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Kurt has served as Chair of the ANHWP Governance Committee and assumed the role of Chair of The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on April 6, 2017.

 

Peter Parkin • Independent

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty program on March 12, 2015 and The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on November 4, 2015, Peter Parkin is an Independent Director from Okotoks.

Peter studied Business and Commerce at Ryerson University in Toronto and is also a published author of seven novels.

Peter spent his entire professional career in the insurance industry, working with five different companies.  The last half of Peter’s career was spent acting as Vice Presidents of underwriting, marketing and operations at several organizations and was Chief Operating Officer with a large national insurance organization headquartered in Calgary prior to his retirement.

 

Shirley Raab • Independent

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on March 12, 2015 and the Board of The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on November 4, 2015, Shirley Raab is an Independent Director from Edmonton.

Shirley holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a CPA designation and has been awarded a fellowship in the CPA profession.  Shirley has over twenty years of executive experience in the insurance industry as a CEO and consultant. 

Shirley assumed the role of Chair of ANHWP’s Governance Committee in 2017.

 

Steve Ruggiero • Builder Member

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on April 6, 2017, Steve Ruggerio is the President and Managing Partner of Kimberley Homes Group.

After graduating from the University of Alberta, Steve began his career with Kimberley Homes where he started on-site, learning the build process and studying under the Kimberley senior team to learn all aspects of operations.  Steve became a partner and Vice President of Operations for Kimberley Homes in 2007 taking a leadership role in the growth, restructure and expansion of the company.

Steve serves on the Professional Home Builders Institute of Alberta.

 

Greg Yuzwa • Independent

Nominated to the Board of The Alberta New Home Warranty Program on March 3, 2009 and the Board of The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on November 4, 2015, Greg Yuzwa is an Independent Director from Calgary.

After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, Greg spent his entire career with Price Waterhouse.  As a partner for twenty-six years, Greg served the audit, tax and business advisory needs of primarily private companies in various industries including real estate development, home building and insurance.

Greg was Chair of ANHWP’s Risk & Audit Committee and assumed the role of Vice-Chair of The New Home Warranty Insurance (Canada) Corporation on April 6, 2017.