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TBA Weekly Report
Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association
 Your Weekly Report from the Tallahassee Builders Association October 27, 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.

TBA’s Karen Koelemij Captures
FHBA’s Coveted ‘Eagle Award’

TBA Past President Karen Koelemij of Orange State Construction has been honored with a 2014 “Eagle Award” by Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) President Ron Lieberman. The award was presented at last week’s FHBA Fall Leadership Conference in Daytona Beach.  At FHBA, Karen is a Life Director and has served in many leadership roles, including Area I Builder Vice President and Chair of the Bylaws Committee. She has also served as State Representative and Area V National Area Chairman of NAHB, drawing her more than 20 years of NAHB Board experience and her status as a Senior Life Director. “Karen consistently steps up to help FHBA, NAHB and the Tallahassee BA,” said Lieberman. During the conference, David Perkins, CIP, CAPS, of Perkins Electric was honored for his two years of service as FHBA Area I Associate Vice President. The FHBA Board of Directors elected Vicki O’Neil of the City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utility to succeed Perkins in the position. SEBC Chairman Ed Dion, CIP, CAPS, of Dion Builders, and 2012 Florida Remodeler of the Year Larry Wayne Strickland, CIP, CAPS of Capital City Builders also participated in the FHBA conference.

Upcoming Hard Hat Happy Hours
November 20, 2014: Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Floorida Floors, 5:30 pm–7 pm
January 29, 2015: Hard Hat Happy Hour, Sponsored by Tallahassee State Bank

Member Spotlight

TBA Builder Member Jerry Linder
Installed as New FHBA President

Jerry Linder, who owns the Tallahassee-based custom home building firm of Vintage Homes, has been installed was the 2014-2015 President of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA). Linder also owns the St. Augustine-based JL Linder Group, Inc. He is a Past President of the state’s largest local builders’ association – Northeast Florida BA – and served FHBA as an Area II Builder Vice President on the Executive Committee as well as chairman of the Industry Issues Committee, a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee, and Board member of FHB Insurance (FHBI), the insurance and risk management arm of FHBA. At TBA, Linder’s Vintage Homes has entered award-winning custom homes in the TBA Parade of Homes at Persimmon Hill the past two years.  Last year, Vintage was the builder of a Habitat for Humanity project in Tallahassee known as “The House That the House Built.” Linder coordinated the construction and the donations of materials and TBA support the project financially. “You can always count on Jerry,” says Lieberman. “He’s the type of person who sees a need and jumps right in and gets it done. He’s always there for FHBA and, no doubt, he’ll make a great President.”

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.

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Support Them With Your Business

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 Remember to friend and follow TBA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TallahasseeBuildersAssociation
 -- Paul M. Thompson, Executive Officer




View the 2014 TBA
Membership Directory


Upcoming Events

October 28, 2014
Membership Phone Blitz
2-4 pm, TBA Office
October 29, 2014
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 13, 2014
TBA Green
Building Council
Sponsored By Norbord
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
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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