The Home Inspection Association BC (HIABC) provides members with an enriched career by providing opportunities to serve our association and its members. Awards for distinctive service are provided to recognize our members who have given of themselves for the betterment of our industry.

The Bill Hopen Award


The Bill Hopen Award is dedicated to the memory of Bill Hopen, a founding member of HIABC who provided much wisdom and insight during the association’s formative years. The Award is presented annually at the HIABC Annual General Meeting to an individual who has furthered the development of the Home Inspection profession in British Columbia

  • Past Recipients
    • 2016 – Gary Poirier, AHI
    • ​2015 -  Dan Lagerstrom, AHI
    • 2014 – Steve Beliveau, AHI
    • 2013 – Wayne DeJong, AHI
    • 2012 – Craig Hostland, AHI
    • 2011 – Helene Barton, HIABC Executive Director
    • 2010 – Chris Stockdale, AHI
    • 2009 – Vince Burnett, AHI
    • 2008 – Barb Bell, Registrar
    • 2007 – Bill Sutherland, RHI
    • 2006 – Rose Marie Moore, AHI
    • 2005 – Bruce Riddick, AHI
    • 2004 – Tony Kazoleas, AHI
    • 2003 – Larry Hipperson, AHI
    • 2002 – Ron Payne, AHI
    • 2001 – Roland Klann, AHI
    • 2000 – Bill Clayton, AHI
    • 1999 – Marj Dickie, Registrar
    • 1998 – Calvin Lindsay, AHI
    • 1997 – Owen Dickie, AHI

The Larry Hipperson Memorial President’s Award


The Larry Hipperson Memorial President’s Award is awarded at the discretion of the HIABC President in recognition of exemplary service to HIABC and its members.

Past Recipients

  • 2016 – Gary Poirier, AHI
  • 2015 - Helene Barton, HIABC Executive Director
  • 2014 - Jeff Griffiths, Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Ltd
  • 2013 – Chris Stockdale, AHI
  • 2012 – Bill Parkinson, AHI
  • 2011 – Don Ruggles, AHI
  • 2010 – Presented by President Owen Dickie to the entire HIABC Membership
  • 2009 – Bill Sutherland, AHI
  • 2008 – Owen Dickie, AHI
  • 2007 – Dave Ferrero, AHI
  • 2006 – Barb Bell, Registrar
  • 2005 – Vince Burnett, AHI

The Association Service Award


The Association Service Award is in recognition of dedication and positive contribution to the programs and events operated for the benefit of all HIABC members.

Past Recipients

  • 2015 – Doug Barnes, AHI
  • 2014 – Cris Hemingway, AHI(R)
  • 2013 – Helene Barton, HIABC Executive Director
  • 2012 – Wayne DeJong, AHI
  • 2011 – Bill Parkinson, AHI
  • 2010 – Craig Hostland, RHI
  • 2009 – Don Ruggles, AHI
  • 2008 – Chris Stockdale, AHI
  • 2007 – Vince Burnett, AHI
  • 2006 – Owen Dickie, AHI
  • 2005 – Bill Sutherland, AHI

​Owen Dickie Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award


The Owen Dickie Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is dedicated to the memory of Owen Dickie, a founding member of CAHPI(BC) - now HIABC - who worked selflessly to advance the home inspection industry from its raw beginnings to the professional it is today.  From bylaws and policies to professional examinations and provincial licensing.  Owen was a driving force behind every advancement.  The Award is given in recognition of exceptional long term contribution by an individual to HIABC and the Home Inspection Industry.

Past Recipients

  • 2012 - Owen Dickie         
  • 2012 - Bill Sutherland

Past Presidents


HIABC honours our past Presidents and the leadership and time they volunteered to an always challenging task.

  • 2015 - 2017 – Vince Burnett
  • ​2012 - 2015  - Craig Hostland
  • 2011 – 2012 – Tony Kazoleas
  • 2010 – 2011 – Chris Stockdale
  • 2008 – 2010 – Owen Dickie
  • 2004 – 2008 – Bill Sutherland
  • 2002 – 2004 – Larry Hipperson
  • 2000 – 2002 – Tony Kazoleas
  • 1999 – 2000 – Roland Klann
  • 1998 – 1999 – Doug Barnes
  • 1996 – 1998 – Calvin Lindsay
  • 1995 – 1996 – Owen Dickie
  • 1994 – 1995 – Bill Clayton
  • 1993 – 1994 – Dan Root
  • 1992 – 1993 – James Dobney