During the day, Michael Delich is president of Fernie Vacation Properties, but in his spare time, he has dedicated loads of energy on behalf of fellow builders in the Kootenays.
In 2010, he
was a leader of an independent builders group known as the Fernie Area Builders and Developers Association
"It was an organization that actively participated in informing and educating government, communities and businesses on the importance on the housing industry in the local economy," says Delich
Recognizing the need to further strengthen the position of builders in the Rocky Mountain region, Delich
was instrumental in marshalling the organization to move under the CHBA banner.
Recently ratified, the new CHBA Rocky Mountains association represents builders in the Kootenay
region (south of Fairmont Hot Springs) in the communities of Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie
Now these 30 founding members can take advantage of CHBA BC programs, like Built Green™ BC, the Georgie Awards®, and more.
Delich, a professional engineer with an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, quickly recognized the benefits industry members in eastern B.C. would reap if they made the move to the CHBA family.
is certainly no stranger to good business sense - in 2010, he
celebrated 20 years of business in Fernie
and area, focusing on building visionary properties at the Fernie Alpine Resort.
sees the secondary home market as a continuing vital sector of the economy in his
"And it will strengthen as the commodity economy strengthens locally and in adjacent provinces.
company has approved plans for townhomes and slope side ski cabins projects, as well as plans for a new 60 multi-family project in Fernie
In addition to his
business reputation in the ski and resort industries, his
dedication to giving back to his
local industry has earmarked Delich
as a true leader in the Kootenays.