saba members build the places we live, work and play

saba members build the places we live, work and play



How It Works

For the rest of May, June, July and August 2020, SABA members buy lunch for another SABA members crew!  IN TURN that member company agrees to buy lunch for another SABA member's crew and so on! 

It is our SABA way of saying THANKS to the crews that keep building Perth, Oxford and Huron and at the same time, support local restaurants devastated by COVID-19.   Each time a lunch is donated to another member, a chain link is built to the pay it forward.   We will post the companies that participate as they link.  If you cannot participate now, that's cool, maybe next month or the month after.  There is no rush and as we celebrate getting back to work during COVID-19, we look forward to all getting back together again to celebrate what being a member of SABA is all about!  

5 simple steps to build the chain link:

1.  Identify the SABA member crew that you would like to buy boxed lunched for;

2.  Contact the SABA member company representative you want to give lunch to and ensure that if you do this, they will in turn do the same for another SABA member company they work with - since you cannot shake will just have to do! 

3. Contact a local take out restaurant that supports the local economy where you are working to ensure they can accommodate the request, pick a day that works and line it up. 

4. Contact Melissa Schenk or Derek Smith and let us know the date and we will blast it all over social media along with graphics of the challenge we are currently developing and will use your logo all over it. 

5. On the day that the delivery happens, snap a few pictures from an appropriate physical distance of the crew getting their lunch, and send them to Melissa or Derek so we can post them all over media. 


Watch the Link Grow!

To see the chain link as it builds, click below, and watch as it grows!   


Four Pillars

As of May 11th, we are starting to see the province signal a re-opening and restart of commerce in some ways. There is still much work to be done and our provincial and national associations are hard at work to understand how to unify the information local association members receive from authorities. In order to assist, SABA is in the process of developing and implementing a framework for success based on current information allowing SABA leadership to make informed decisions. It is a living document. It will change and grow as we move through the summer months. We need your ideas to make it successful, so we have established pillars of knowledge gathering.


The FOUR PILLARS established to guide our decisions are


Collect Data - Track members needs through survey and roundtables - now, a month from now, and beyond

Observe Health and Safety - Continuous Monitoring for Event Planning and Member Support

Communicate - Provide Members with all tools available through responsive communication

Financial Health - Monitor steps necessary to ensure the financial well-being of the association, now and for the future


Thank you in advance for your time and your support of SABA.  

COVID-19 RESOURCE for saba members

SABA has assembled links for our members to valuable resources that will assist your business decisions in the coming weeks as we move through the social distancing and business interruption period. 

About SABA

What We Do

SABA connects and represents the business and best practice interests of over 110  firms operating in the residential and light commercial construction industry.  SABA services the greater Stratford Area and Perth County.  SABA members prescribe to a code of ethics and are involved in the association in varying capacities.

One Membership, Three Levels of Service

While SABA represents over 110 firms, we draw additional strength on provincial and federal housing and construction matters of interest to the public from representation at the provincial and federal level.   We are integrated seamlessly with Ontario Home Builders Association, and the Canadian Home Builders Association.  

Our History


Established in 1987. a group of builders and allied professionals came together to form the association.  Over the last 30 plus years the association has grown to include many firms associated with building the community of Stratford and Perth County.    To view the story of the founding and formative days of the association and the record from the Beacon Herald, click below.

Board of Directors Leadership


Vice President

Vice President


Montana Wilson is a licensed professional engineer and department manager at MTE Consultants Inc. in Stratford.  Montana will serve SABA through 2020

Vice President

Vice President

Vice President


Heather Galloway is the proud owner of Simply Divine Designs in Stratford.   Heather provides design services to many SABA members and will assume Board President in November  2020

Past President

Vice President

Past President


John Meinen has been building homes for 30 years.  John has served the OHBA as President and has been Board President of SABA four times.  John will serve as CHBA chair for 2020-2021 


SABA is well served by a Board of Directors of 14.   Elected at the annual general meeting each October, or November they serve a 1 year term.    The Directors of SABA are as follows:

President                        Montana Wilson

Vice President               Heather Galloway 

Past President              John Meinen

Director                            Larry Otten

Director                            Matt Feeney

Director                            Robyn Gueguen 

Director                            Melissa Schenk

Director                            Courtney Teahen

Director                            Jake VanKooten

Director                            Cory Williamson

Director                            Gary Lingard

Director                            Caroline Baker

Director                            Colleen Brown

Director At Large          Jack West

Ex Officio                          Derek Smith, Executive Officer

                                             Don McNeil, Accounting and Finance