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TBA Weekly Report
Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association
 Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association September 15, 2014 



Member Spotlight

Deborah McClellan of Hancock Bank Mortgage Lending
Steps Up as Generous Sponsor of TBA Activities, Events

Deborah McClellan’s support of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) knows no bounds. The Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending at Hancock Bank is serving this year on TBA’s 25-member Board of Directors and in addition, she has been active on a number of committees, and just last week sponsored and spoke at the TBA Green Building Council luncheon. McClellan told Council members that “Hancock is a $20 billion bank and we have money to lend.” She said Hancock is one of the highest-rated banks in Tallahassee and tailors its lending products to serve builders and their home buyers. She predicts mortgage interest rates will stay in very affordable ranges in the foreseeable future and sees better news on appraisals as the market continues to rid itself of foreclosures and distressed properties. McClellan has also sponsored meetings of the TBA Remodelers Council and will be hosting TBA’s Board of Directors meeting this Wednesday at its 2453 Mahan Drive location.

Thursday’s General Membership Meeting
Features Housing and Economic Forum

It’s time to take an inside look at what’s happening with Tallahassee’s economy and its housing market. And the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) is happy to oblige with a great general membership meeting program on Thursday (September 18, 2014) at 11:30 am at the Tallahassee Democrat. A panel discussion moderated by TBA President Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS, of Persica Homes, will include Jeff Doxsee, President of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors®, Laura Jo Hewitt (Prime Meridian), President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Tallahassee, and Greg Lane and Matt Ryan of Timberlane Appraisal. The speakers will focus on the outlook for new and existing homes, inventory levels, new communities, trends in mortgage lending and appraisals, and factors that are driving the Tallahassee-area economy. The cost of the lunch is $12 payable at the door through cash, check or credit card. Seating is limited so an RSVP to Jacqueline Hill at jhill@fhba.com will guarantee your place. TBA thanks Mike Still, Robin Yeatman and our friends at the Tallahassee Democrat Media Group for hosting the luncheon at their Magnolia Drive headquarters.

Centennial Bank Will Sponsor
Sept. 25 Hard Hat Happy Hour

September 25: Centennial Bank (hosted by Matt Brown and Will Davis at Betton Place branch)
October 23: Barkley Consulting Engineers, Inc. (hosted by Doug Barkley)
November 20: Floorida Floors (hosted by Warren Weeks)
Hard Hat Happy Hours are held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and are open to TBA members, their associates and guests. 


Sales Tax Holiday on Appliances
Will Include Big Double Rebates

TBA members are encouraged to take advantage of the sales tax holiday on the purchase of energy-efficient appliances (including tank and tankless natural gas water heaters) on September 15-30… an offer which has been enhanced with double rebates on Energy Star® appliances and Natural Gas Appliances. Rebates run from $80 on a dishwater and freezer up to $1,500 for a heat pump. For appliances using natural gas, the double-rebates run from $100 on fire logs to $1,400 on the first-time installation of a furnace. For details, visit www.talgov.com/YOU.

International Builders Show in Vegas
Offers Free Show Pass in September

Attention all TBA members… the month of September is your only chance to register for a FREE expo pass to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders Show (IBS) set for January 20-22, 2015 in Las Vegas. It’s the building industry’s biggest event… and as an added bonus, spouse registration is also free in September. To reserve your show pass or register, go towww.buildershow.com/september. The Florida delegation has been assigned to the Venetian Palazzo Hotel but a number of rooming options should be available to you. IBS is part of Design and Construction Week™ in Vegas featuring the co-location of the Builders Show and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Your IBS expo pass also gives you access to the exhibit floors of IBS, KBIS, the International Window Coverings Expo, The International Surface Event, and the Las Vegas Market. Remember, this offer ends after September.

Welcome These New TBA Members
And Support Them with Your Business

Concept Construction Group (Robert Smith and Stacy Harnett) 850-212-7840 conceptconstructiongroup@gmail.com web site: www.ccgcontractor.com

(Sponsor: Drexal Harris)


On Q Financial – Mortgages Simplifed (Kerry Gaby) 850-807-0018 web site: www.onqfinancial.com (Sponsor: Jane Conn)


The Sights and Sounds of North Florida (Jon Sheppard) 850-926-3474 sightsandsoundsco@gmail.com web site: www.thesightsandsoundscompany.com

Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)


WCTV (Heather Peeples) 850-907-2133 (Sponsor: Bobby Dollar)


Sunniland Roofing (Paul Walsh) 850-631-0828 pwalsh@sunnilandroofing.com

(Sponsor: Alan Weekley)  
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 -- Paul M. Thompson, Executive Officer




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Upcoming Events

September 15, 2014
11:30 am, TBA Office
September 16, 2014
TBA Membership
11:30 am, TBA Office
September 17, 2014
TBA Board of
Directors Meeting
11:30 am, Hancock Bank (Mahan Drive location)
September 18, 2014
TBA General Membership Meeting
Housing and
Economic Forum
11:30 am, Tallahassee
September 24, 2014
TBA Remodelers
Council Meeting
Subject: Financing
11:30 am, TBA Office
September 25, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by
Centennial Bank
(Betton Place branch)
5:30 pm – 7 pm
October 9, 2014
TBA Green
Building Council
Sponsored by Panasonic
11:30 am, Myers Park
Community Room
October 23, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by
Barkley Consulting Engineers, Inc.
October 23-25, 2014
FHBA Fall Conference
Daytona Beach
November 3, 2014
TBA Golf Tournament
Golden Eagle
November 11, 2014
TBA Green
Building Council
Sponsored by Norboard
11:30 am, Myers
Park Community
November 20, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by
Floorida Floors
5:30 pm – 7 pm
December 4, 2014
TBA Installation/
Awards Banquet
Hotel Duval
December 11, 2014
TBA Green Building
Council Roundtable
11:30 am, Myers Park
Community Room


Tallahassee Builders Association Senior Officers
Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS
Persica Homes
Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS
Alan Weekley Homes
Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS
Capital City Builders
Bill Kimberl, IV, CIP, CAPS
Kimberl Construction
David Perkins, CIP, CAPS
Perkins Electric
Vicki O'Neil
Tallahassee City Gas
Shane Lambert, CIP, CAPS
Shane Y. Lambert Construction
Doug Barkley, P.E.
Barkley Consulting Engineers
Builder Directors: Mark Trudeau, CIP, CAPS; H.R. “Sonny” Phillips, CAPS; Jane Conn, Thomas Asbury, Jr., and Doug Barton, CIP, CAPS.
Associate Directors: Mike Roberts (Roberts Sand), Larisa Kuleshova (City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility), Matt Gilbert, (James D A Holley & Company, CPAs), Deborah McClellan (Hancock Bank), and Bobby Dollar (Appliance Consultants).

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