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TBA Weekly Report

News from Your Tallahassee Builders Association
August 25, 2015
If you missed last week's General Membership Meeting, you missed the FHBA Legislative Update presented by FHBA CEO Rusty Payton and FHBA President Jerry Linder (Vintage Homes). Theirpresentation covered the successes and losses the FHBA team had during the Legislative Session this past spring and the outlook for 2016. Payton spoke on the importance of members attending Fall Conference and becoming a part of the decision-making process in setting the path for Governmental Affairs. Linder went over the successes the team made for pushing back dates for the Mandatory Blower Door test as well as other changes to the Florida Building Code.
Calling all Members...Final Weeks to Volunteer! Our Builders Careproject is getting close to the finish line and we need your help to bring these sisters home. Please contact Sonny Phillips of H.R. Phillips Inc. at 850-545-7787 if you would like to become a volunteer at the house and REMEMBER we still need tile and trim specialists, as well as volunteers who would like to help paint, garden, clean, install cabinets, and more. Contact Sonny or the TBA at850-385-1414.
Join us this Wednesday for the Remodelers Council luncheon and meeting at Old Town Café (1415 Timberlane Rd # 416) from 11:30-1:00 pm, where ChairBrandon Jett, Jett Builders, will monitor a roundtable discussion that includes topics on the state of remodeling's economic outlook and (1415 Timberlane Rd # 416) and marketing your business through council membership. TBA's Remodelers Showcase is now accepting entries for remodeling projects completed in 2015. Click here for the Call for Entry.  
Don't forget to attend this week's classes on Advanced Code & Code Related General (August 26 and 27) sponsored by the Department of Business and Professional and the Regulation, Florida Building Commission. The free day 1 program will provide students with an overview of the science of energy use contributors in buildings, energy code compliance methods, tools and field verification issues, and prepare them to address common questions. The course is comprised of three main sections-- Building Science, The Residential Florida Energy Code (including a discussion of compliance and energy saving improvement options), and Residential Energy Code Forms. (4 CEU's or PDH's). Attendees can opt to take the second day of education and earn an additional 6 credits for $150Click here for more information or to register.
Get Ready for Some Football....join us at this Thursday's (August 27 from5:30 - 7 pmHard Hat Happy Hour sponsored byCapital City Bank (3528 Capital Circle NE) dressed with apparel from your favorite college team. Team captains will be selecting their teams during the event and get everyone geared up to compete during October's Fall Membership Drive!
Lunch n' Learn series welcomes HOUZZ on Tuesday, October 6 (11 am - 1pm) for a 2 hour interactive, hands-on presentation, where Houzz experts will work with you side-by-side to help you create a compelling, complete professional profile on Houzz that will attract new clients and promote your brand. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot. The TBA Lunch n' Learn series will be held at the Tallahassee Democratoffice on Magnolia.
Join us for the First Annual Associate Showcase (Table Top Display Trade Show) event coming on Thursday, October 22 at the Holiday Inn and Suites (Graves Rd and I-10). This event will replace the General Membership Meeting and will be held from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Builders are invited to come meet our trade partners. Book your space today as space is limited.
Be Involved...Become a Volunteer...Join A Committee Today! TBA members and their employees are encouraged and needed for service on a variety of committees.  Our current active committees include: Builders Care(charitable committee); Parade of Homes; Showcase Home (annual home built in December); Fishing or Golf Tournament; Education; Membership, Governmental Affairs; Sponsorship; Communication/Public Relationsand N. FL. Home Show. In addition to our committees we have 2 councils:Green Building Council and Remodelers Council which both meet monthly and welcome new members. Many members have expressed an interest in an Emerging Leaders group and Professional Women's Council. If you have an interest in joining any of the committees or councils, please contact the TBA atlynne.edwards@tallyba.com.
Welcome New Members
Citizens State Bank, Marvin Brooks, 850-629-4837 or visitwww.csbdirect.com. Sponsor: Stan Derzpolski
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida, Charlotte Dodson, 850-656-2920 or visitwww.farmcredit-fl.com. Sponsor: Stan Derzpolski
Law Redd Crona and Munroe, CPAs, Chris Flager, 850-878-6189 or visitwww.lrcm.com. Sponsor: Alan Weekley
Meeks Services, Jimmy Meeks, 850-575-3201 or emailmeeksservicesinc@yahoo.com. Sponsor: Tom Vieth
McCall Service, Ward Schuller, 850-877-7143 or visitwww.mccallservice.com. Sponsor: Mark Worley
McManus Kitchen and Bath, Paul McManus, 850-564-8756 or visitwww.mcmanuskitchenandbath.com. Sponsor: Drexal Harris
Paul's Termite and Pest Control, Kent Edmunds, 850-222-6808 or visitwww.callpauls.com. Sponsor: Tom Vieth
Private Wealth Management & Consulting, Edward Knowles, 850-692-2500 or visit www.pwmcllc.com. Sponsor: Stan Derzpolski
Be sure to see the TBA calendar below for many educational and networking opportunities... and the Member Benefit of the Week. 
Lynne Edwards
Executive Officer
Tallahassee Builders Association
P.O. Box 1212
Tallahassee, FL 32302
Upcoming TBA Meetings:
  • August 26-27Advanced Code and Code Related General Education session (Earn 8 FREE CEUs), Leon County Extension Office (615 Paul Russell Rd.)
  • August 26, 11:30 am - 1 pmRemodelers Council Luncheon and Meeting, Old Town Café (Timberlane Road)
  • August 27, 5:30 pm to 7 pmHard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Capital City Bank (3528 Thomasville Road)
  • September 3, 10 amGovernment Affairs Committee, Capital City Bank (Metropolitan Blvd)
  • September 9, 10:30 amMembership Committee, Prime Meridian Bank (Capital Circle)
  • September 9, 11:30 amBoard of Directors, Prime Meridian Bank (Capital Circle)
  • September 10, 11:30 amGreen Building Council, Myers Park Community Room, Sponsored by Independent Green Technologies.
  • September 16, 2 pm - 3:15 pm - Lunch and Learn series, Tallahassee Democrat $10 per person - Branding your Business in the Association. (Earn 1 CEU toward NAHB designations and TBA CIP Designation)
  • September 24, 5:30 pm to 7 pmHard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Sunshine Savings Bank (1400 East Park Avenue)
  • October 15-17FHBA Fall Conference, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • October 29, 5:30 pm to 7 pmHard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Barkley Consulting Engineers (3494 Martin Hurst Road)
TBA Member Benefit Of The Week:
International Builders Show (IBS) Septmber is your ONLY CHANCE to take advantage of TWO GREAt offers.... IBS Expo Hall FREE Pass - explore the halls for FREE and meet with over 1200 of the nation's leading suppliers. Or register in September and get a FULL registration for just $275 with access to over 100 educational sessions plus get Expo Hall Access. Registration opens September 1 at www.Buildersshow.com/September.
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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