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TBA Weekly Report
Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association
 Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association July 28, 2014 

 

 

 
 
Note to TBA Members: I want to thank the many TBA members who traveled to Orlando last week to take part in a “Roast and Toast” honoring me for 36 years of service to the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). Sponsors of the special event were Orange State Construction (John and Karen Koelemij), City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility (Vicki O’Neil and Larisa Kuleshova), Persica Homes (TBA President Masoud Karimipour and his wife Amy), H.R. “Sonny” Phillips and his wife Janice, Capital City Builders (Larry Wayne and Gloria Strickland), Alan Weekley Homes (Alan Weekley), Dion Builders (Ed Dion and his wife CJ), Baker-Harris Insurance (Drexal and Jeannie Harris) and Capelouto Termite & Pest Control (Raymond and Grant Capelouto).  Along with representatives of these sponsors, I was touched by the participation of FHBA Past Second Vice President Rob Wilson, Matt Ryan (Timberlane Appraisal), Matt Gilbert (James D A Holley & Co., CPAs), David and Tammy Perkins (Perkins Electric and David Perkins & Co., CPAs), Kip Carpenter (Carpenter’s Construction), Leeann Everhart (daughter of FHBA and TBA Past President Lee Everhart), TBA Past President and builder Pat Gridley, Florida Green Building Coalition Executive Director Suzanne Cook, CAE, IOM, Jerry Linder (Vintage Homes), and Jackie Johnson of Homes & Land magazine. Many others extended me well-wishes. I am grateful to all and thankful for the opportunity to serve my FHBA and TBA family. – Paul Thompson, CAE, MIRM, CEO/Executive Vice President, Florida Home Builders Association; Executive Officer, Tallahassee Builders Association
 

Wednesday Remodelers Council Luncheon
Focuses on Lead-Based Paint Abatement

Jerry McFarland, CIP, Chairman of the TBA Remodelers Council, reminds everyone that this Wednesday (July 30), the Council will host a luncheon seminar that will focus on lead-paint abatement and the speaker will be J. Perry Brake of the American Management Resources Corporation. The event, which begins at 11:30 am at the TBA office (201 East Park Avenue downtown), is free to Remodelers Council members and $20 for non-members. Remodelers are required to comply with EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule. American Management Resources Corporation is an EPA Approved RRP Training Provider. Brake has extensive experience teaching adults in Environmental Health and Safety, Asbestos and Lead Paint classes. Prior to joining AMRC, Brake was a Senior Safety and Health Inspector and Regional Asbestos Program Manager for the Florida Division of Safety, Department of Labor and Employment Security.
 


 

FSU Football Commentator Keith Jones
To Speak at August 21 TBA Luncheon

Keith Jones, who has been a part of the FSU football broadcast team for Sunshine Network television since its inception in 1988, will be the featured speaker at the Tallahassee Builders Association’s Thursday, August 21, 2014 general membership meeting. The luncheon begins at 11:30 am. The location will be announced later this week as a large crowd is expected to want to hear Jones’s assessment of the Seminoles’ upcoming football season. Fans who listen to Jones are amazed by his knowledge of the intricacies of football. What some fans may not know is that Jones was an outstanding member of the 1978-80 Florida State football teams. Some fans might also be surprised to learn that Jones is one of the brightest student-athletes to have come through FSU's athletic program. So mark your calendar and plan to join your TBA family at what may be one of the highlight events of the year. Many thanks to Drexal Harris of Baker-Harris Insurance for lining up Keith to make this special TBA presentation.
   


 

TBA’s Ed Dion Participates at SEBC
On Builders Buying Preferences Panel

Suppliers of products and services to builders gleaned some real insights into why builders buy during a seminar at last week’s Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) in Orlando. Sponsored by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Associates/Trades Council, the program was entitled “It’s Not Always Who You Know But What You Know” and moderated by FHBA Past President John Wiseman of CORE Construction. Wiseman posed questions to a panel that included remodeler SEBC Chairman Ed Dion, CIP, CAPS of Tallahassee, custom home builder Ray Puzzitiello of West Palm Beach, volume builder Larry Sekely of M/I Homes Tampa, and FHBA/TBA Executive Officer Paul Thompson. The bottom line was that “relationships” are important in terms of whom builders buy from, and factors like quality, delivery, and follow-up can offset and often overcome a lower price by competitors. Builders also placed a premium on Home Builders Association membership and cited it as the deciding factor when two suppliers were otherwise equal in price and performance. 
 

NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly
Set for FHBA Fall Conference

Kevin Kelly, Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a member of TBA (Vintage Homes), will be a featured guest at the Florida Home Builders Association’s newly-formatted Fall Leadership Conference at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach on October 23-25, 2014. Kelly, from Wilmington, Delaware, is a veteran of 30-plus years in the building and development business and has been the industry’s No. 1 spokesperson on a wide range of issues before Congress and federal regulatory agencies. The conference marks the “changing of the guard” of FHBA leadership, a schedule that features five exciting special events and networking opportunities – including a “Beach Bash” – and a closing luncheon where the FHBA’s major individual awards will be presented and the officers installed. The FHBA Board of Directors meeting is set for Saturday morning, October 25, 2014. Look for details soon. 
 

Remodelers Showcase Awards
Now Open for 2014 Applications

Members of TBA Remodelers Council can now enter their best work in the 2014 Remodelers Showcase Awards, which are sponsored by the City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility. Last year’s winners received a ton of positive publicity from their success. Categories for entries include Kitchen, Bath, Home Rehabilitation, Creative Repair, Commercial, Detached Structures, Historic Restoration, Room Addition, Outdoor Spaces, and Green Home Renovation. Each category has three price breakdowns. The deadline for entries is August 15, 2014 and the winners will be announced at the September 18, 2014 general membership meeting. The application will is also available on the TBA web site under News. 
 

Mark Your Calendar For These
TBA Hard Hat Happy Hours

August 28: Jenkins Brick (hosted by Terry Dove)
September 25: Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell (Tallahassee Law Firm hosted by Bobby Long)
October 23: Barkley Consulting Engineers, Inc. (hosted by Doug Barkley)
November 20: Floorida Floors (co-hosts Warren Weeks and Masoud Karimipour)

Hard Hat Happy Hours are held from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and are open to TBA members, their associates and guests.
 
  
 Remember to friend and follow TBA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeBuildersAssociation
 -- Paul M. Thompson, Executive Officer
 
 

Welcome These New Members to TBA
And Support Them With Your Business

BB&T (adding associate member), Glenarva Ryan, gryan@bbandt.com 850-297-2329 Banks, Mortgages, and Financial Services (Sponsor: Mark Worley)

Donny's Heating & Air (adding associate member), Donny Godwin, donny@donnyshvac.com 850-942-4349 Builders-Residential, Green Building Certifying Services, Heating & Air Conditioning, Remodeling/Repair Contractors (Sponsor: Alan Weekley)

Renegade Construction (adding affiliate member), Cliff Renn, cliftonsrenn@aol.com 850-933-8111 Builders-Commercial, Builders- Residential (Sponsor: Drexal Harris)

Renegade Construction (adding builder member), Terrell Folsom, tfolsom@comcast.net 850-556-1477 Builders-Commercial, Builders- Residential (Sponsor: Drexal Harris)

Bodiford Electric (adding builder member), Bobby Bodiford, kvbodiford22@yahoo.com 850-656-9665 Electrical Contractors (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Epps Decorating (adding associate member), Nick Epps, 850-508-4744 Interior Design/ Interior Decorator (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

James Hartman PA (adding associate member), James Hartman, james@jhartman-cpa.com 850-879-1740 Accountant (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Southern Financial Insurance Group (adding affiliate member), Jack Rivers, jack@southernfig.com 850-567-3501 Insurance Agents (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Southern Financial Insurance Group (adding affiliate member), Jennifer Cirioni, jenny@southerfig.com 850-521-3075 ext.245 Insurance Agents (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Southern Financial Insurance Group (adding associate member), Sandy Hennessy, info@southernfig.com 850-521-3075 Insurance Agents (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Southern Financial Insurance Group (adding affiliate member), Stephen Copeland, stephen@southernfig.com 850-521-3075 ext. 297 Insurance Agents (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Total Quality Roofing (adding associate member), Kevin Swartz, kevinrswartz@comcast.net 850-251-3703 Gutters & Downspouts, Roofing Contractors, and Roofing Maintenance (Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Urban Financial of America (adding associate member), Michael Weltman, mweltman@ufareverse.com 850-556-6694 Associations, Banks, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), Consulting Education, Mortgage Lenders, Real Estate Services ( Sponsor: Mark Trudeau)

Brenton Hudson Construction (adding builder member), Brenton Hudson, brentonhudsonconstruction@embarqmail.com 850-322-7092 Builders- Commercial, Builders- Residential, Remodeling/Repair Contractors, General Contractor, Erosion Control (Sponsor: Mark Worley)

Distinctive Home Planners (adding associate member), Chris Larichiuta, cacL116690@gmail.com 850-212-7319 Drafting, Home Plan & Design (Sponsor: Mark Worley)

Florida Pest Control (adding associate member), John Hourigan, j.jourigan@flapest.com 850-222-6853 Home Inspection, Termite Protection, Pest Control Services, Lawn and Weed Pest Control (Sponsor: Mark Worley)

Janis Engineering Group (adding associate member), James Spinnenweber, office@janiseng.com 850-576-1281 Builders-Residential, Green Building Professional (Certified) (Sponsor: Mark Worley)

Karen Design LLC. (adding associate member), Karen Johnson, 850-508-4744 Interior Design/ Interior Decorator (Sponsor: Mark Worley)

Tharpe Construction & Remodeling (adding builder member), Mathew Tharpe, mtharpe@tharpeconstruction.com 850-868-0806 Builders- Commercial, Builders- Residential, and Remodeling/Repair Contractors (Sponsor: Shane Lambert)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding associate member), Lawrence "Chip" Hartung, chiphartung@cbhnmail.com 850-386-6160 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Amber Whetstone, amberelinor@gmail.com 850-570-8242 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Ana Alvarez, anasootin@gmail.com 850-545-1914 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Bill Enright, Bill.enright@coldwellbanker.com 850-933-1066 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Cassandra Harkin, cgharbin1@aol.com 850-545-6661 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Chris Cicatello, 850-519-2624 Real Estate Agent, and Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Christie Orros, agent@tallyrealestate.com 850-321-2393 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Cindy Cooper cindy@tlhrealestate.com 850-545-8076 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Deborah Thompson, deborah@deborahthompson.com 850-386-6160 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Debra Bell, debracoldwellbanker@comcast.net 850-321-5560 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Donald Pickett, donpick@aol.com 850-591-4725 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Fincher Smith, fincher@finchtally.com 850-545-9070 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Georgia Turner, georgia@tlhrealestate.com 850-386-1797 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Jim Brockett, jimbrockett@gmail.com 850-459-4585 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Jim Butler, jmb9005@gmail.com 850-933-9005 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Jo Eldridge, joeldridge@comcast.net 850-566-6763 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), JoAnn Jacobs, jacobsjoann@gmail.com 850-556-2220 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Joe Brannon, joe.brannon@coldwellbanker.com 850-510-3223 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Jonathan Rigsby, jcr279@comcast.net 850-980-5734 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Kathy Reardon, kathy@tallahasseehomeseller.com 850-510-2511 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Kathy Rivenbark, tlhkathy@gmail.com 850-363-3800 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Kelly Chavers, chaversk@gmail.com 850-212-1727 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Laura Kenney, sales@laurakenney.net 850-694-1939 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Lea Manifold, leamanifold@aol.com 850-443-2649 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Maren Cox, marencox@gmail.com 850-728-3525 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Mariela Sonturri, mariela@marielasellshomes.com 850-545-3920 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Nadia Scheffers, nadiascheffers@gmail.com 850-264-9005 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Nick Renaud, renaudnick@gmail.com 253-444-8400 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Priscilla Tharpe, tharpepl@gmail.com 850-933-9412 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Renee Glennon, renee.glennon@comcast.net 850-445-5180 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Rubye Lamb, rcarollamb@aol.com 850-545-8387 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Sandra Dallett, sandy@iselltallahassee.net 850-528-3285 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Scott Williamsom, swilliamsom5305@gmail.com 850-228-5512 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Shep Sheppard, shep@cbhnmail.com 850-386-6160 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Stacy Hardenburg, stacy_hardenburg@comcast.net 850-570-8360 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Thomas Jacobs, tjacobs4477@gmail.com 850-556-5426 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Ruby Lamb, rcarollamb@aol.com 850-545-8387 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Coldwell Banker Hartung & Noblin, Inc., (adding affiliate member), Yvonne Howell, yvonnejhowell@gmail.com 850-933-2219 Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Services (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

The Phoenix Environmental Group (adding associate member), Lee Amiss, lea@tpegi.org 850-345-7020 Environmental Services, Erosion Control, Land Use Consulting (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

The Phoenix Environmental Group (adding affiliate member), Mark Friedemann, mark@tpegi.org 850-878-3331 Environmental Services, Erosion Control, and Land Use Consulting (Sponsor: Stan Derzypolski)

Premier Construction (adding affiliate member), John "Jack” Seitzinger, jack@homesbypremier.com 850-514-1000 Builders-Residential, Green Building Professional (Certified) (Sponsor: Thomas Asbury Jr.)

Cemex (adding associate member), John Sanderson, johncsanderson@cemex.com  850-513-1764Brick, Stone & Marble, Construction Suppliers, Drywall Supplies/Materials, Insulated Concrete Forms (IFC) Consulting (Sponsor: Tom Vieth)

 


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Upcoming Events
 

July 29, 2014
TBA Parade of Homes Committee
10:30 am, TBA Office
 
July 29, 2014
TBA MCEC Committee
11:30 am, TBA Office
 
July 30, 2014
TBA Remodelers
Council Luncheon
Speaker: Perry Brake on Lead-Paint Abatement
11:30 am, TBA Office
 
August 13-15, 2014
GreenTrends
Sponsored by the Florida Green Building Coalition
floridagreenbuilding.org
 
August 28, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by Jenkins Brick
5:30 pm – 7 pm
 
September 3-6, 2014
NAHB Fall Board of Directors Meeting
Phoenix
 
September 25, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
5:30 pm – 7 pm
 
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 20, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by
Floorida Floors
5:30 pm – 7 pm
 
December 4, 2014
TBA Installation/
Awards Banquet
Hotel Duval
 
  

  
 


Tallahassee Builders Association Senior Officers
 
PRESIDENT
Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS
Persica Homes
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT
Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS
Alan Weekley Homes
TREASURER
Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS
Capital City Builders
SECRETARY
Bill Kimberl, IV, CIP, CAPS
Kimberl Construction
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
David Perkins, CIP, CAPS
Perkins Electric
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT
Vicki O'Neil
Tallahassee City Gas
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Shane Lambert, CIP, CAPS
Shane Y. Lambert Construction
IMMEDIATE PAST SECOND
VICE PRESIDENT
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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