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TBA Weekly Report

News from Your Tallahassee Builders Association
May 19, 2015
TBA completed its successful 2015 Parade of Homes™ last weekend with massive crowds swamping 18 homes on display in 17 Tallahassee-areacommunities. Last Thursday night, TBA held its Parade Awards Banquet where six Gold Award winners were announced and Anthony Swinson of Kenley Design & Construction, LLC (pictured with Lisa Johnson of Lisa Johnson Real Estate Services) won the Platinum/Best of Show Award for its spectacular 3,165 square foot, $569,900 entry in Golden Eagle. Congratulations to all our 2015 Parade winners - and the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Green Home Awards winner Premier Fine Homes - as listed below.  


Platinum/Best of Show

Kenley Design & Construction, LLC

9704 Prestancia Way

Golden Eagle


Category 1 - $180,000 - $259,000

Gold Winner

Richard Sneed Construction

2416 Tippecanoe Ridge



Category 2 - $260,000 - $349,000

Gold Winner

Richard Sneed Construction

5101 Bonnie Lake Road

Tallahassee Trails


Category 3 - $350,000 - $449,000

Gold Winner

Panhandle Building Services

5599 Charles Samuel Drive



Category 4 - $450,000 - $570,000

Gold Winner

Kenley Design & Construction, LLC

9704 Prestancia Way

Golden Eagle


Category 5 - $571,000 - 649,000

Gold Winner

Foundation Homes

6290 Pine Fair Way

Centerville Conservation


Category 6 - $650,000 - $999,000

Gold Winner

Alexander Dinkelman, Inc.



Green Home Awards

Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC)

Under 1,900 Square Feet

Premier Fine Homes



Over 1,900 Square Feet

Premier Fine Homes

Cortona Hills


Fishermen, fisherwomen, and kayakers.... it's time to make your plans to

participate in TBA's 2015 Saltwater Fishing Tournament set for Saturday, June 13 at the C-Quarters Marina in Carrabelle. There's big money on the line - minimum $1,000 payoffs each for theIn-Shore Grand Slam, Offshore Grand Slam, andKayaker's Grand Slam. You can register your boat or kayak by clicking on the tournament icon on the home page at www.tallyba.com. Major sponsors are ABC Supply (Anchor Sponsor), Pro-Build, Argos, andBobby Dollar's Appliance Consultants (with support from GE, Sub-Zero and Wolf). Even if you're not planning to fish, there are two related events open to ALL TBA members. That would by the FREEThursday evening (June 11) Captains' Dinner at CJ's on Capital Circle Northeast (with drinks and food from5:30 pm to 6:30 pm), and the Friday evening (June 12) Anglers' Social at C-Quarters where tickets are just $20 per person for a delicious Coosh's-catered Low Country Boil (7 pm start time). There will also be valuable door prizes at the Friday night event. You can use the Fishing Tournament form on the web site to purchase tickets to the Anglers' Social. 





In other TBA news, our association leaders continue to maintain a productive dialogue with local elected officials. In photo, Government Affairs Committee Chair Masoud Karimipour (right) of Persica Homesand Larry Wayne Strickland (left) of Capital City Builders recently met with Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier... be sure to mark your calendars for two great May events... theRemodelers Council luncheon set for Wednesday, May 27 at 11:30 am at Old Town Café, is sponsored by TAW Power Systems, Inc. and TBA members John and Vicki Cunniff of Power On LLC (the program highlights emergency standby power generators made by Kohler® Power Systems)... and this month's Hard Hat Happy Hour hosted by Centennial Bank onThursday, May 28 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at the bank's Thomasville Road location.


TBA Welcomes These New Members...

  • Fidelity Bank Mortgage, Brett Bosarge (primary) 850-895-8220, brett.bosarge@lionbank.com, Dana Cummins, Dennis Nielsen and Ross McWilliams (affiliates), bank, mortgage lender, financial services (Sponsor: Jane Conn) 

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


Upcoming TBA Meetings: 

  • May 19, 2 pm, Builders Care Committee, Capital City Bank (Metropolitan Blvd. location, third floor conference room) 
  • May 23, 9 am to 11 am, TBA Home Buying Seminar (for consumers), Tallahassee Democrat (Magnolia Avenue)
  • May 27, 10 am, Parade of Homes Committee, Hancock Bank (Mahan Drive location) 
  • May 27, 11:30 am, Remodelers Council (luncheon sponsored by TAW® Power Systems and Power On LLC), Old Town Café (Timberlane Road) 
  • 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.  Click here to Register to Attend.
  • June 13, TBA Saltwater Fishing Tournament, C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. Become a Sponsor or register your boat or kayak  here
  • June 18, 11:30 am, General Membership Meeting, Guest Speaker: Greg Lane of Timberlane Appraisal, Holiday Inn & Suites
  • June 25, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Independent Green Technologies (3954 West Pensacola Street)
  • July 23, 11:30 am, General Membership Meeting, Speaker: Leon County Administrator Vince Long (location to be determined)
  • July 30, 5:30 pm to 7 pm, Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Brian Barnard's Flooring America (2731 Capital Circle Northeast)
  • August 20, 11:30 am, General Membership Meeting, Speaker: Florida Home Builders Association President Jerry Linder, Holiday Inn & Suites
  • 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