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TBA Weekly Report

News from Your Tallahassee Builders Association
July 28, 2015
Don't miss this week's meetings. The Remodelers Council's Luncheon and Meeting will be Wednesday, July 29 from11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Old Town Café (1415 Timberlane Road), where Chairman Brandon Jett, CIP, of Jett Builders, will host a Remodelers Showcase Awards roundtable on how to enter the awards program and how to generate business-building publicity from a winning entry. The luncheon is free to Council members and $12 for non-Council members. The deadline to enter the Remodelers Showcase Awards is August 28. To see the complete list of categories or download an entry form, please click here. Our second event is the Hard Hat Happy Hour
sponsored by Brian Barnard's Flooring America (2731 Capital Circle) to be held Thursday, July 30 from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. All TBA members, their employees and guests are welcome to attend this FREE event. 


Tallahassee Builders Association is now on Houzz! Join us on this social network by adding our association's badge to your profile, you will helpshowcase your industry credibility and be a part of our member directory. To add our logo badge to your profile, go to our page HERE, look on the left side and add click "Add as Affiliation" just under our Members area. If you are not yet on Houzz, you can set up a free profile here. Houzz is the leading online destination for remodeling and new home construction design, providing the consumer with ideas to complete a remodeling project from start-to-finish. Houzz connects the consumer with home improvement professionals around the work and currently has over 30 million unique users per month. Join TBA on Houzz today!


TBA's Green Building Council will host "Building Energy Efficient Homes: Understanding the House as a System" with nationally renownedresidential energy-efficiency expert Steve Easley onTuesday, August 11, 2015 from 10 am to Noon at theHoliday Inn & Suites at 2725 Graves Road (I-10 and North Monroe). Lunch will be provided by the seminar sponsors:DuPont™ Tyvek and Parksite. The two-hour course offers continuing education credits for builders and architects. For FL contractors, the course is CILB #0608302-High Performance Housing(two general hours of CEUs) and for architects, the course is FBAID #9878179-High Performance Housing (two HSW Level 1 CEUs) requirements. The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) is sponsoring the continuing education credits under their Provider number 004878. SEATING is LIMITED. Reserve your space today. The cut-off for reservations is August 5. To make your reservation contact Lynne Edwards atlynne.edwards@tallyba.com.


Get 8 FREE CEUs Advanced Code & Code Related General August 26 and 27when the Department of Business and Professional and the Regulation,Florida Building Commission. The free day 1 program sponsored by the DBPR 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 $150. Click here for more information or to register


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

Fax: (850) 561-6868


Upcoming TBA Meetings:

  • July 29, 11:30 amRemodelers Council Luncheon and Meeting, Old Town Café (1415 Timberlane Rd)
  • July 30, 5:30 pm to 7 pmHard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Brian Barnard's Flooring America (2731 Capital Circle Northeast)
  • August 11, 10 am - NoonGreen Building Council's educational session "Building Energy Efficient Homes" presented by Steve Easley. 2 FREE CEUs for Florida Contractors provided by the Florida Green Building Coalition. (2725 Graves Road at I-10 and North Monroe) (lunch will be provided)
  • August 12, 10:30 amTBA Membership Committee meeting, Prime Meridian Bank (1897 Capital Circle NE)
  • August 12, 11:30 amTBA Board of Directors meeting and luncheon, Prime Meridian Bank (1897 Capital Circle NE)
  • August 20, 11:30 amGeneral Membership Meeting, Speaker: Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) President Jerry Linder and FHBA CEO/Chief Lobbyist Rusty Payton, Holiday Inn & Suites, . (2725 Graves Road at I-10 and North Monroe) Register online $20 per person.
  • August 26-27, Advanced Code and Code Related General Education session (Earn 8 FREE CEUs), Leon County Extension Office (
    615 Paul Russell Rd.)
  • August 27, 5:30 pm to 7 pmHard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored byCapital City Bank (3528 Thomasville Road)
  • 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:

The Florida Home Builders Association education partner, PACEPDH offers online continuing education for a wide array of Florida licenses including Contractors, Plumbing, Electrical, Engineers, Interior Designers and Home Inspectors. Earn all 14 CEUs during the month of Augusat for one low price of $79 by using the code: TBA at  http://www.pacepdh.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=custom.fhba

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P.O. Box 1212,  • Tallahassee, FL 32302-1212

(850) 385-1414, Fax: (850) 224-1359, paul.thompson@tallyba.com






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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