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TBA Weekly Report

News from Your Tallahassee Builders Association
April 7, 2015
TBA members who are interested in "What Solar Electric Can Mean to You"should plan to attend this Thursday's meeting of the TBA Green Building Council, which is operating this year under the leadership of Chair Larisa Kuleshova of the City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility.  The program begins at 11:30 am with a sponsored lunch at the Myers Park Community Room (912 Myers Park Drive) followed by the featured speaker Tom Gillman of the City of Tallahassee Utility Services Division. The lunch and program is free to Council members and $10 for non-Council members. Tom will bring participants up to date on residential and commercial cost-saving opportunities through solar, including solar thermal, photovoltaic applications, and the City's net-metering program.


Helen Proctor

TBA's 2015 Parade of Homes™ is just around the corner (the weekends of May 9-10 and 16-17) and the event simply would not be possible with the generous support of our sponsors. This year's Parade Sponsorship Subcommittee, led by David Perkins, CIP, CAPS, ofPerkins Electric, engaged 31 companies who invested $20,000 in sponsorship dollars and in-kind contributions, including Platinum Sponsors Capital City Bank, City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility, and Hancock Bank. TBA is pleased to share this Platinum Sponsor Profile ofHelen Proctor at Capital City Bank (followed by a list of all the sponsors). Helen is a Senior Vice President for Commercial Real Estate Lending with Capital City Bank. Helen joined Capital City Bank shortly after earning her business degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola and has now served the bank for 29 years. In many ways, she personifies Capital City's long-standing commitment to professional excellence and community service. Capital City Bank is a long-time member of the Tallahassee Builders Association and Helen gives back to builders and the community by helping sponsor (and competing in) TBA's annual golf tournament and serving as a volunteer for TBA's "Builders Care" community service projects. "The Parade of Homes™ is a special event for our community and Capital City Bank is pleased to do our part as a Platinum sponsor," said Helen. 

 TBA's 2015 Parade of Homes Sponsors

Platinum: Capital City Bank, City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility, Hancock Bank.

Gold: Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, Prime Meridian Bank, Pro-Build.

Silver: Acme Brick, Stone & Tile, Bobby Dollar's Appliance Consultants, Capelouto Termite & Pest Control, Centennial Bank, Crowder Excavating, ES Green & Company, Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), Hi-Tech System Associates, Homes & Land of Tallahassee, James Hardie Building Products, Legacy Insurance Solutions, Perkins Electric, Super-Lube, Tallahassee Board of Realtors, Tallahassee State Bank/Synovus Mortgage.

Bronze: Air Control Heating and Cooling, All Weather Insulation, Bonded Builders Home Warranty, Carpet Studio, Donny's Heating & Air, Jim Bennett Plumbing, Nichiha Fiber Cement, Roberts Sand Company, The Appliance Solution, Timberlane Appraisal.


In TBA News, Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS, of Persica Homes (left in photo to the right) and Senior OfficerLarry 

Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS, of Capital City Builders (right in photo above) met with Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier to discuss local transportation projects; TBA Past PresidentTom Vieth, CIP, CAPS, of Vieth Constructionwas also on hand for the discussion... PresidentAlan Weekley, CIP, CAPS, of Alan Weekley Homes (right in photo below) met with Kim Moore(center) and Rick Frazier (left) of the Tallahassee
Community College Workforce Program
 to explore opportunities to work together to attract and train young people for careers in construction; he was joined by TBA Past President and longtime workforce training advocate Ed Dion, CIP, CAPS, of Dion Builders... Congratulations to TBA Past President Brian Will, CIP, CAPS, of New South Homes, who is celebrating his 25th year in business this month... Led by Eric Davis of Sheetrock Services andWarren Weeks of Floorida Floors, TBA's all-star bowling team won its recent challenge match against the Mortgage Bankers of Tallahassee; Senior Officer Bill Kimberl, CIP, CAPS, of Kimberl Construction, and his wifeMelanie, represented TBA's leadership at the event... under the direction of Chair Vicki O'Neil of the City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility, TBA is drawing ever-closer to doing its first "Builders Care" community service project. Already, over 30 TBA members have volunteered to work on aSaturday morning to help. If you want to help and have no signed up yet, e-mail Vicki at vicki.oneil@talgov.com.

 Be sure to see the TBA calendar below for many educational and networking opportunities... and the Member Benefit of the Week.




Paul M. Thompson, CAE, MIRM

Executive Officer

Tallahassee Builders Association

P.O. Box 1212

Tallahassee, FL 32302

Email: paul.thompson@tallyba.com

Mobile: (850) 251-1053

Office: (850) 385-1414

Fax: (850) 561-6868



Upcoming TBA Meetings:

  • April 7, 11:30 am, Parade of Homes Committee, Hancock Bank (2453 Mahan Drive)
  • April 8, 10:30 am, Membership Committee, Prime Meridian Bank (Capital Circle)
  • April 8, 11:30 am, Board of Directors Meeting, Prime Meridian Bank (Capital Circle)
  • April 8, 12:30 pm, Sponsorship Committee, Prime Meridian Bank (Capital Circle)
  • April 9, 11:30 am, Green Building Council, Myers Park Community Room
  • April 20, 2 pm, Member & Consumer Education Committee, Capital City Bank (Metropolitan Blvd.)
  • April 20, 3 pm, Builders Care Committee, Capital City Bank (1301 Metropolitan Blvd.)
  • April 29, 11:30 am, Remodelers Council, Sponsored by Kitchen Tune-Up, Old Town Café (Timberlane Road)
  • April 30, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Persica Homes Model Home (location to be announced)
  • May 14, 6 pm to 9 pm, Parade of Homes Awards Dinner, Hotel Duval
  • May 28, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Centennial Bank (1953 Thomasville Road)
  • June 11, 5:30 pm, Free Networking Dinner for TBA Members, Calico Jacks (CJs)
  • June 12, 7 pm, Anglers' Social (open to all TBA members), C-Quarters Restaurant, Carrabelle
  • June 13, TBA Saltwater Fishing Tournament, C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle
  • June 25, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Independent Green Technologies (3954 West Pensacola Street)
  • July 30, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Brian Barnard's Flooring America (2731 Capital Circle Northeast)
  • August 27, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Mortgage Bankers Association of Tallahassee (location to be determined)
  • September 24, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Sunshine Savings Bank (1400 East Park Avenue)
  • October 29, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Barkley Consulting Engineers (3494 Martin Hurst Road)

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Barton Construction
Persica Homes
Roberts Sand Company
Premier Fine Homes
Appliance Consultants
James McFarland Builders

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

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






Member Advantage Program



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