Another year is coming to an end and Normac has plenty to show for all of our accomplishments in 2022. Across the country, our teams are actively involved in our local industry associations ; we attend and sponsor events, support charity functions, and provide valuable insight for various educational seminars. While our business development teams are out representing Normac, our appraisal and client services team are kept busy working behind the scenes, serving clients coast to coast. To wrap up 2022, we’d like to share some highlights from all of our regions in Canada and the USA.
As an associate member of PAMA and elected member of the Associates Committee, we annually sponsor the Whistler Great Escape Conference, Casino Night, the summer golf tournament, the Christmas luncheon, and the bi-annual Real Estate Conference in the Sun, in Huatulco, Mexico this year.
We also support our local REIC / IREM chapter and were thrilled to sponsor their events throughout the year, especially the Holiday Reception hosted at the Vancouver Aquarium!
In February, our BD Associate, Omar Khan, presented alongside BFL Canada in a CCI BC Chapter seminar. In November, our Senior BD Associate, Nicole Daniels, was also elected to the Board of Directors for the CCI BC Chapter and she looks forward to helping the chapter thrive through 2023.
After a 3 year hiatus, both CCI North Alberta‘s ACE Condo Expo and CCI South Alberta‘s ACR Conference were back live. For the first time ever, we exhibited as Normac Reliance. During the ACR Conference, Omar presented another session with BFL Canada on construction cost and insurance trends in the condo market.
We also sponsored both CCI North Alberta and South Alberta’s annual, sold out golf tournaments. Normac was the Platinum sponsor for the 13th annual Astoria Golf tournament in support of the Airdrie Food Bank and the 4TH Annual ACMS Charity Tournament.
It wouldn’t be summer in Alberta without the Calgary Stampede; Harold Weidman and Kim Lozinski cheered on our clients at Simco Management during the chuck wagon races.
After sponsoring a virtual event, Normac was asked to present to CCI Manitoba on the importance of appraisals and the current state of costing to the industry group. Omar delivered the presentation virtually and it was the first time an appraisal firm presented to the CCI Manitoba members.
In the Fall, Omar made a visit to Winnipeg to meet with some of our insurance and property management clients and to attend the CCI Manitoba AGM. The after party was hosted at Fort Gibraltar and featured axe-throwing. Bullseye, Omar!
Our team in Ontario exhibited at multiple events this year, including PM Springfest, ACMO and CCI Toronto‘s Condo Conference, and CCI-Eastern Ontario‘s Ottawa Condo Conference. We also had the pleasure of speaking on the insurance panel for the CCI-Grand River annual conference alongside Atrens-Counsel Insurance Brokers.
The team at Normac also hosted several client functions throughout the year with our industry colleagues from Detail Roofing, including our Summer and Christmas parties. Our Client Services Administrator, Autumn Samonig and Property Information Collector, Andreia Vilaca enjoyed getting out with BD Associate William Shin for many of these events.
Since becoming a member in 2021, Normac has had the honour of sponsoring and speaking at multiple CCI Nova Scotia virtual seminars, four of them just in 2022. Most recently, we sponsored a session lead by BFL Canada on Risk Management and enjoyed connecting with some of the audience during and after the presentation
USA! USA! USA!
This was a big one for us. After years of strategic planning, Normac finally expanded south of the border to the USA. We launched Normac USA in the Spring and officially registered our business in Broward County, located in the Miami Metropolitan area in South Florida.
Our President, Cam Carter, Senior Director, Margarita Carlos, and Business Development Consultant, Cori West brought Normac USA to the CAI USA Conference in May and the Cooperators Expo in South Florida in December. Our beloved Normac pigs stole the show and we were thrilled to introduce our services to the local industry.
Since our US inception, we have also provided our appraisal services in the states of New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, and Arizona.
One major accomplishment we are proud to share is achieving our automation goals. This project has been six years in the making and we have finally launched our proprietary appraisal app software across Canada, streamlining the appraisal process to serve our clients more effectively.
It is because of our people that Normac is the successful business that it is today and 2022 marked the 10 year work anniversary for our Director of Client Services, Shari Dawson. Shari is a name most all of our clients have come to know and trust and we’d like to acknowledge her for always upholding Normac’s values and helping us to achieve our reputation for exceptional customer service.
Our Normac family continues to grow; this year we welcomed new team members across the country in Calgary, Kelowna, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. We were also thrilled to welcome two baby boys in our Vancouver office – Elliot and Dallas – whose moms are the real Normac MVPs this year.
2022 was a record year for us and we are excited to continue that momentum into 2023. Heading into our 25th year, we look forward to expanding our services into more new territories while maintaining our reputation as the go-to company for insurance appraisals within our established regions.
We want to thank all of our clients, partners, and team members and their families for their ongoing support and loyalty throughout the years. We could not do any of this without you. Wishing you all a very joyous holiday and all the best for the New Year.