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TBA Weekly Report
Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association
 Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association April 21, 2014 



Note to TBA Members: TBA is holding a membership drive during the month of May under the leadership of Membership Committee Co-Chairs Drexal Harris (Baker-Harris Insurance) and Mark Worley, CIP, GMB (Worley Construction). If you want to join a membership recruiting team and be eligible for cool prizes, e-mail Drexal at dharris@baker-harris.com

Parade of Homes™ Magazine
Available Online at tallyba.com

The 72-page TBA Parade of Homes magazine, published by Homes & Land of Tallahassee, is now available online at http://goo.gl/gp1woI and homesandland.com, according to Parade of Homes Committee Chairman Doug Barton, CIP, CAPS, of Barton Construction. The printed magazines will be available in the Tallahassee-area Publix stores starting April 26, 2014. The publication features 20 builders presenting 27 homes on May 10-11 (Mother’s Day weekend) and May 17-18. The City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility and Capital City Bank are the Platinum sponsors of the event. The Parade judging is set for Friday, May 9 with housing professionals from Fort Walton Beach, Lake City, Tampa, Jacksonville and Valdosta (GA) teaming to select the winning entries. The Tallahassee Board of Realtors will select the Realtors’ Choice Awards; the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) will present its Green home awards; and Parade visitors will vote on Consumers’ Choice Awards sponsored by Homes & Land.  The Parade Awards Banquet is Thursday evening, May 15 at Hotel Duval. 

TBA’s Technology Seminar
Packs the House at Democrat

TBA’s members are a whole lot “tech-savvy” after attending last week’s Technology Seminar and general membership meeting at the Tallahassee Democrat. The educational event fulfilled the “vision” of Member Consumer Education Committee (MCEC) Chairman Stan Derzypolski, CIP, CAPS, of 3 Rivers, Inc. “We tried to present as many different aspects of technology as possible, including applications that builders are actually using in the field,” said Derzypolski. In fact, TBA Past Presidents Jerry McFarland, CIP and Ed Dion, CIP, CAPS, presented some of the more interesting apps related to measuring living spaces and designing remodeling projects. Mike Still of the Tallahassee Media Group (Tallahassee Democrat) shared insights on effective web sites and digital advertising and Greg Colovos of Mac and More Systems discussed mobile offices and linking various devices using cloud technology. Derzypolksi said that due to the rapid change in the digital world, at least one more tech-focused seminar would be presented later this year.


TBA Soliciting Builder to Build
The  2014 Fall Showcase Home

The Tallahassee Builders Association is seeking a builder member to build our 2014 Fall Showcase Home. The home will be required to be on display to TBA members and the public over two weekends in October. The builder will assume all responsibility and legal liability for the construction of the home and guarantee its availability during the open-house weekends. The builder must be willing to coordinate and document donations and discounts of materials, products, and services to the home. TBA will be responsible for promoting the home, the builder, and the donors to create maximum exposure for them as well as TBA. If you are a TBA builder member and would like to produce the Fall Showcase Home for 2014 under these general terms, submit a proposal to TBA’s Executive Officer Paul Thompson at pthompson@fhba.com by Friday, May 2 and plan to attend the May 6, 2014 meeting of the Member and Consumer Education Committee (11:30 am at the TBA office) to present your proposal and ask questions about the project.

Table Tops Will Be Available
At TBA GMMs Starting in June

The TBA Member and Consumer Education Committee (MCEC), chaired by Stan Derzypolski, CIP, CAPS,  has announced that three table-top displays will be available to associate members at each of the upcoming general membership meetings, starting with the June 19, 2014 luncheon at Killearn Country Club. The cost is just $25. Tabletop sponsors are asked to make a brief presentation on their product or service and present a door prize. To reserve your tabletop for a future meeting, call Member Services Director Jacqueline Hill at 385-1414. 
Hi-Tech System Associates, Inc.
will host TBA’s next Hard Hat Happy Hour (HHHH) from 5:30 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at their Centerville Road showroom. Jenkins Brick will host on June 26, 2014 at its Capital Circle location. HHHH is free to TBA members and their guests and potential members.


TBA’s Saltwater Fishing Tournament
Open for Sponsors, Boats, Fishermen

Remember to mark your calendar for Saturday, June 7, 2014 for TBA’s 26th annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament being co-chaired by Mike Roberts of Roberts Sand Company and Bill Kimberl, CIP, CAPS of Kimberl Construction. The tournament committee is working hard to secure sponsors for the event. A flyer – which can be used to select your sponsorship or to sign up for the event – is available under News at www.tallyba.com. There will be cash prizes for In-Shore and Off-Shore Grand Slams and well as the largest fish of various species. The Captain’s Meeting is set for Thursday night, June 5 at CJ’s on Capital Circle. The Anglers’ Social will be Friday night, June 6. In addition to Roberts and Kimberl, Tournament Committee members are Jimmy Stringer (Stringer Acoustical Ceilings), Steve O’Connor (Handyman Matters), Alan Weekley, CIP, CAPS (Alan Weekley Homes), Barney Crutchfield (BEC Company), Garth Easton (Pro-Build) and David Perkins, CIP, CAPS (Perkins Electric.  

Remember to friend and follow TBA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeBuildersAssociation


-- Paul M. Thompson, Executive Officer

Welcome These TBA New Members
& Support Them with Your Business

AAA Tree Experts, Bruce Avery, bruceavery08@gmail.com 850-385-3319 (Sponsor: Drexal Harris)
Kitchen Tune-Up (adding affiliate member), Chuck Burkhead cburkhead@kitchentuneup.com 850-364-1085 (Sponsor: Masoud Karimipour)
Triple J Supply LLC, Claud Davis, cdavis@triplejsupply.com 229-226-1521 (Sponsor: Masoud Karimipour)
Premier Construction (adding affiliate member), Jeff Doxsee, Capitoldox@aol.com  850-545-4747 (Sponsor: Thomas Asbury Jr.)
Tallahassee Democrat (adding new contact) Mike Still, mstill@tallahassee.com 850-599-2235 (Sponsor: Mark Worley) 


View the 2013 TBA
Membership Directory


Upcoming Events

April 21, 2014
Meeting with Leon County Commissioner Bryan Desloge
9 am, TBA Office
April 29, 2014
TBA Remodelers Council
11:30 am, TBA Office
May 10-11, 2014
TBA Parade of Homes Weekend
May 15, 2014
TBA Parade of Homes Awards Banquet
6:30 pm, Hotel Duval
May 17-18, 2014
TBA Parade of Homes Weekend
May 22, 2014
TBA Hard Hat
Happy Hour
5:30 pm – 7 pm, Hi-Tech System Associates, Inc.
May 31, 2014
TBA Parade of Homes/Consumer Seminar
10 am – Noon, Tallahassee Democrat (277 N. Magnolia Drive)


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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