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Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association
 Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association October 20, 2014 





Signup Now for TBA Golf Tourney
Set for November 3 at Golden Eagle

The Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) welcomes its members and their guests to participate in the association’s Annual Don “Smokey” Young Memorial Golf Tournament set for Monday, November 3, 2014 at the beautiful Golden Eagle Country Club. Once again, the always-popular event features breakfast, lunch, refreshments, awards and cash prizes... plus a great time with your TBA friends and associates. Click here for the registration form. Nichiha Fiber Cement is sponsoring the Putting Contest. Additional sponsorships are available. Golfers can register as part of a 4-member team ($400) or sign-up as an individual player ($125). Smokey Young was a former TBA member who died of cancer but his love of golf lives on in the hearts of many.

Remodelers Council to Hear News
Of a Creative Mobile Rack System

TBA’s Remodelers Council, under the leadership of Chairman and TBA Past President Jerry McFarland, CIP, of James McFarland Builder, will meet for lunch on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:30 am at the TBA office (201 East Park Avenue) in downtown Tallahassee. In addition to a general discussion of the challenges presented in the award-winning projects of the 2014 TBA Remodelers Showcase Awards, participants will hear from TBA Past President Brian Will, CIP, CAPS, of New South Homes, who will share news of a creative mobile rack system (provisional patent) to transport extra-long materials that are too flexible to hang out of the back of a truck.

County Commissioner John Dailey
Sees Opportunities in Blueprint 2000

If Leon County voters pass the penny sales tax extension on November 4, County Commissioner John Dailey thinks builders will be among the biggest beneficiaries. Meeting with leaders of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) on October 14, 2014 for coffee at the Red-Eye Café in Midtown, Dailey said the millions of dollars earmarked for transportation infrastructure will yield opportunities and “re-create great areas to live.” He offered a caveat: his concern over an outdated comprehensive plan. “I’d scrap the current plan and start over,” said Dailey, who has served on the commission for the past eight years. “It’s also time to re-evaluate the Urban Services Area (USA) and start thinking strategically about our mass transit system and the communities of the future.” He said a workshop on the comprehensive plan is schedule for December 2014.  Dailey was pleased to hear positive feedback on the county’s permitting process, which is shifting to an electronic platform known as Projects Docs. “Local governments are working hard to be customer-friendly,” said Dailey. “We (Leon County Commissioners) encourage creative problem-solving.” The meeting was part of TBA’s ongoing dialogue with elected and appointed officials. Participating from TBA were President Masoud Karimipour, Government Affairs Committee Chair Alan Weekley, and TBA Past Presidents Tom Vieth and Mark Worley.

Tallahassee Builders Association
Presents 2014 Showcase Home

Committed to providing high-quality lifestyle choices in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla and Jefferson counties, the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) is proud to present its 2014 Showcase Home, built by Premier Fine Homes, and open to the public on the weekend of December 13-14 (10 am to 5 pm daily) in the Buckhead community off Centerville Road in Northeast Tallahassee. In addition to highlighting cutting-edge trends and products in today’s new homes, the 3,000-square-foot Showcase Home will serve the community as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots donations. TBA hopes visitors will fill up the Showcase Home garage with toys and its Board of Directors has committed to providing bikes that will enhance the holiday experience for many young people.
 Remember to friend and follow TBA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeBuildersAssociation
 -- Paul M. Thompson, Executive Officer




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Upcoming Events

October 23, 2014
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by
Barkley Consulting Engineers, Inc.
October 23-25, 2014
FHBA Fall Conference
Daytona Beach
October 28, 2014
Phone Blitz
2-4 pm, TBA Office
October 29, 2014
Remodelers Council Luncheon
11:30 am, TBA Office
October 30, 2014
Fall Coastal Window Tour
11:30 am – 3 pm
November 3, 2014
TBA Golf Tournament
Golden Eagle
November 4, 2014
Parade of Homes
Hancock Bank
(Mahan Drive branch)
November 11, 2014
TBA Green
Building Council
Sponsored By
11:30 am, Myers
Park Community Room
November 14, 2014
Joint Meeting
TBA and Mortgage
Bankers of Tallahassee
6 pm – 8 pm
(location to be announced)
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
December 11, 2014
TBA Green Building
Council Roundtable
Sponsored by
Gulf Eagle Supply
11:30 am, Myers Park
Community Room
December 13-14, 2014
TBA Showcase Home
Open House
Buckhead Community
(10 am to 5pm
Each day)
January 29, 2015
Hard Hat Happy Hour
Sponsored by
Tallahassee State Bank


Tallahassee Builders Association Senior Officers
Masoud Karimipour, CIP, CAPS
Persica Homes
Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS
Alan Weekley Homes
Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS
Capital City Builders
Bill Kimberl, IV, CIP, CAPS
Kimberl Construction
David Perkins, CIP, CAPS
Perkins Electric
Vicki O'Neil
Tallahassee City Gas
Shane Lambert, CIP, CAPS
Shane Y. Lambert Construction
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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