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Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association
 Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association December 29, 2014 



TBA Relocates Its Offices
To 641 McDonnell Drive

The Tallahassee Builders Association is on the move. With a three-year management contract with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) set to end December 31, 2014, TBA is temporarily moving into the offices of longtime TBA member Orange State Construction at 641 McDonnell Drive (in the Railroad Avenue Industrial Park) where former FHBA CEO/Executive Vice President Paul Thompson will serve as Executive Officer (EO).  TBA’s new mailing address is: P.O. Box 1212, Tallahassee, FL 32302. The phone number remains the same at (850) 385-1414 and the new fax number is (850) 561-6868. TBA President Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS, has appointed a task force, chaired by Third Vice President Matt Gilbert of James D A Holley and Co. CPAs, to search for a permanent office location for TBA.

Edwards Joins TBA Staff
As Deputy Executive Officer

Lynne Edwards is joining the staff of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) as Deputy Executive Officer on January 5, 2015, according to an announcement from TBA President Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS, of Alan Weekley Homes and Executive Officer Paul Thompson. Edwards is the former Vice President of Exposition Management for the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). Edwards was previously a member of the staffs at TBA and the Hernando BA. She has been a driving force behind the success of FHBA’s Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), Aurora Awards, and Excel Awards. “Lynne has long dreamed of being an EO and her position at TBA puts her one step closer to that opportunity,” said Thompson.

TBA Thanks These Generous
2014 Showcase Home Donors…

Anderson Columbia Co. (concrete)
Acme Brick (stone, tile and brick)
AKA Insulation LLC (insulation)
Allied Doors of North Florida (garage doors)
Brigman & Brigman Cabinets (cabinets)
B&T Fencing, Inc. (fencing)
Bob McKiethen and Sons, Inc. (roofing)
Bobby Dollar Appliance Consultants (appliances)
Bonded Builders Warranty Group (warranty)
Capelouto (termite & pest control)
Capital City Design Center (lighting fixtures)
City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility (natural gas, gas lamps)
Conyers Hardwood Flooring (floors)
Donny’s HVAC (HVAC)
Integrity Interior Trim (interior trim)
ES Green & Company (green certification)
Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery (plumbing fixtures)
Floorida Floors (carpet)
GutterHawk (gutters)
L&W Supply/USG (sheetrock)
Keith McNeil Plumbing (gas installation)
Moen (plumbing fixtures)
Nichiha Fiber Cement (siding)
Porter Paints (paint)
Prime Meridian Bank (construction financing)
Pro-Build (building materials)
Seminole Trusses (Trusses)
The Sights and Sounds Co. (home theatre)
Sunniland Corporation (shingles and underlaminate)
Superior Granite & Cabinetry, LLC (granite)
Terry West Plumbing, LLC (plumbing installation)
Trex Decking and Railing (deck and railing)
Velux Skylights (sky lights and sun tunnel)

Panasonic Hosts January Meeting
That Marks Kickoff of Parade™

Panasonic, which made the first Energy Star®-rated fan and the first quiet fan, will sponsor the Thursday, January 15, 2015 TBA General Membership Meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites at I-10 and North Monroe Street. The meeting begins at 11:30 am and also serves as kickoff for TBA’s 2015 Parade of Homes™. This year’s Parade is chaired by Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS of Capital City Builders. The Parade Committee’s current focus is encouraging builders to enter a home or homes in the Parade, which runs the weekends of May 9-10 and May 16-17, 2015. The other priority is lining up sponsors. Early sponsor commitments (in alphabetical order) are Bobby Dollar Appliance Consultants, Capital City Bank, Centennial Bank, City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility, Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), Hancock Bank, Perkins Electric, Prime Meridian Bank, Superlube Auto Service, and Tallahassee State Bank. The deadline for builders to earn the early-bird discount is January 15, 2015. Homes & Land Magazine of Tallahassee will be producing the official Parade of Homes publication. The Parade of Homes Award Banquet is Thursday evening, May 14, 2015. For information on entering or sponsoring, see the forms listed under News at www.tallyba.com or call Parade Sponsorship Chairman David Perkins, CIP, CAPS of Perkins Electric at 251-7600.

Tallahassee State Bank Hosts
January 29 Hard Hat Event

Mark the date of Thursday, January 29 – from 5:30 pm to 7 pm – for TBA’s first Hard Hat Happy Hour of the New Year. It will be hosted by our friends Sharon Weeden (President/CEO) and Mary Colonese (mortgage specialist) at Tallahassee State Bank. The bank offers a diverse range of products from one-time close Construction/Permanent Loans to Conventional, Jumbo, Portfolio and Government supported loans.  Details and directions to the location of the event will be provided in the weeks ahead. Hard Hat Happy Hours are TBA social and networking events where members are invited to bring friends, associates and prospective members for drinks and snacks provided by our sponsors. If you would like to sponsor a Hard Hat event in 2015, call Executive Officer Paul Thompson at 251-1053.



TBA members… note that January 9, 2015 is the deadline to reserve your advertising space in the Official Guide to the 2015 North Florida Home Show co-sponsored by TBA and East Coast Shows, Inc. The event will be held February 6-8 at the Civic Center. If you are interested in advertising, call Lynne Edwards at 385-1414. The four-color guide goes to 5,000 show visitors and has a log shelf life. Discounts are provided to TBA members who advertise.

 Remember to friend and follow TBA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeBuildersAssociation

 -- Paul M. Thompson, Executive Officer  


View the 2014 TBA
Membership Directory

Barton Construction

Persica Homes

Roberts Sand Company

Premier Fine Homes

Appliance Consultants

James McFarland Builders

Tallahassee Builders Association Senior Officers
Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS
Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS
Bill Kimberl, CIP, CAPS
Thomas Asbury, Jr.
Vicki O'Neil
Matt Gilbert
Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS
David Perkins, CIP, CAPS
Builder Directors: Doug Barton, CIP, CAPS; Jane Conn; H.R. "Sonny" Phillips, CAPS; Shane Lambert, CIP, CAPS;  Jerry McFarland, CIP
Ex-Officio Builder Directors: Ed Dion, CIP, CAPS; Pat Gridley; John Koelemij; Karen Koelemij, CAPS; Robert Parrish; Stan Derzypolski, CIP, CAPS; Mark Worley, CIP, CAPS, GMB; Mark Trudeau, CIP, CAPS
Associate Directors: Bobby Dollar (Appliance Consultants); Garth Easton (Pro-Build); Philip Pomeroy (Prime Meridian Bank); Deborah McClellan (Hancock Bank); Mike Roberts (Roberts Sand Company)
Ex-Officio Associate Directors: Doug Barkley, P.E. (Barkley Consulting Engineers); Drexal Harris (Baker-Harris Insurance); Lynn Wollschlager (Carpet One); Larisa Kuleshova (City Gas)
P.O. Box 1212,  • Tallahassee, FL 32302-1212 • Phone: 850-385-1414 • Fax: 850-561-6868 • www.tallyba.com​
Physical Address: 641 McDonnell Drive (32310) Railroad Square Art Park






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P.O. Box 1212,  • Tallahassee, FL 32302-1212

(850) 385-1414, Fax: (850) 224-1359, paul.thompson@tallyba.com