We are very proud of Mike Delich and all of his achievments – Mike is a true community builder and has that rare ability to align different beliefs and groups together for a common good and for the benefit of the region and the community of Fernie! Mike congratulations from all of us at Fernie Alpine Resort!
MICHAEL DELICH ( from recent newsletter of the CHBA Rocky Mountains association)
Rocky mountain man
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 and Sparwood. 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. Delich, the chapter president, 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. He sees the secondary home market as a continuing vital sector of the economy in his region. “And it will strengthen as the commodity economy strengthens locally and in adjacent provinces.” His 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. “As a business, [we must] be a corporate leader for the industry by participating in our community.”