80 Years Success: Manitoba Home Builders’ Association

In 1937, six visionaries started a legacy. Frank Lount, Henry Borg­er, Walter Senicki, Henry Pehrson, Frank Mager and A. W. Hagg gathered around the table and formally created what is now known as the Manitoba Home Builders Association . Over the years, we have changed our name, changed our logo, changed our
loca­tion and changed our membership but the mission and purpose remain the same.

This year marks the 80th anniver­sary of the Manitoba Home Builders Association. 80 years! That makes us the oldest provincial home builders association in Canada. We were even established before the Canadian Home Builders Association.

The MHBA always has been and al­ways will be the voice of the residen­tial construction industry in Manito­ba. It will always provide a forum for ongoing education for its members. It will always endeavour to create an environment in which our members can operate their businesses suc­cessfully. We will always promote
af­fordability and choice in housing for all Manitobans.

Celebrating 80 Years With Our Long Standing Developer Members…


Qualico Communities has been shaping the way neighbourhoods in and around Winnipeg grow for almost half a century. Building on decades of knowledge in community development, we pride ourselves on exploring new ways of doing things and are keen to work with our partners to build vibrant, sustainable communities where people don’t just live, but where they thrive.

Qualico Communities has created many notable Winnipeg neighbourhoods. Beginning in the 1970s with All Seasons Estates in East Kildonan, Forrest Park in Charleswood, Waverley Heights in south Winnipeg, and River Park South in St. Vital.

Our current projects range from bare land condominium and urban infill projects to single family and complete communities with multi-family, mixed-use commercial and single family homes. We are actively developing neighbourhoods in and around the city with communities including Sage Creek and RidgeWood West in Winnipeg, Pritchard Farm Southlands Village in East St. Paul, Oak Bluff West in the RM of Macdonald, and Taylor Farm in Headingley.


Ladco Company Limited traces its roots back to 1919, founded by John Henry Borger. Today it is a diversified corporation with interests in land development, commercial and residential real estate, property management, heavy construction and building products (Borland Construction Inc), and hospitality. Ladco is privately owned, conservatively financed, professionally managed, community-minded and employs over 600 Manitobans.

Since the 1950’s Ladco has been a pioneer in the land development business having developed a number of master planned communities, including Windsor Park (the first master-planned community in Winnipeg;) Southdale (the first community in Winnipeg to feature man-made lakes); Royalwood (the introduction of the wetlands concept and preservation of more than 100 acres of boreal forest along the Seine River), Richmond West, along with South Pointe and Prairie Pointe, Ladco’s latest communities in southwest Winnipeg.


Since 1950, Genstar has fine-tuned the art of designing master planned communities. We believe a successful community is measured by fairness, integrity, professionalism and achievement in building financial value. Accordingly, our team reflects these values every step of the way. We take pride in cultivating communities that bring families, friends and individuals together to form meaningful relationships and enrich their lives and the surrounding area.

Backed by more than 65 years of talent, experience and enduring value, our best years are still to come.