Rick Immburger (CCBIA), FHBA President Bill Truex and the Senior Officers are organizing a supply run on Saturday, October 20 to bring much needed supplies to the Bay BIA, Tallahassee BIA and affected areas. They are requesting CBIA help to get supplies an d have a member drive up on that day to a predetermined drop off location (TBD).
 If you are willing to help donate supplies and/or take supplies to a drop off location, please contact Kathy Curatolo (436-6100 or email ) ASAP.
Save the Date


At the October 9th BCC meeting, Commissioners voted to remove inclusionary zoning from the Affordable Housing Plan. Special thanks to Past Presidents, Dave Dunnavant, Al Zichella and E.O., Kathy Curatolo, for advocating on behalf of builders over the past year and a half on this important issue.



CBIA County Builder Round Table
Next Meeting:
Today, October 17, 3:30-4:30 PM
CBIA Office

Any member is welcome, RSVP is required. Call Nancy at CBIA.
City of Naples

Construction hours in the City of Naples will not be changed thanks to the hard work of CBIA leadership!

CBIA was also successful in ensuring a proposed parking ordinance in Port Royal will focus on landscapers only and not contractors/suppliers as originally stipulated in the draft.


FHBA Takes Positions on Two Key Constitutional Amendments:

Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. The amendment shall take effect January 1, 2019.

FHBA Position: Oppose Amendment 1
The FHBA’s opposition to Amendment 1 is not related to its fundamental purpose, decreasing taxes and making homes more affordable. It is solely a reflection of out-of-control local government,”said Rusty Payton, FHBA CEO. “Our opposition is rooted in the realization that many local governments are out of control and will attempt to fill any void in revenues by increasing impact fees and using them for purposes not  allowed  by law. Their actions will only exacerbate the home affordability crisis, the very thing the amendment is trying to help.”

Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in effect, which limit property tax assessment increases on specified nonhomestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January 1, 2019.

FHBA Position: Support Amendment 2
“Permanently retaining the 10% limitation on tax increases for rental and other properties is good public policy,” said FHBA President, Bill Truex. “These provisions, which are already in effect, allow companies to use the savings on wages, capital investments and other business enhancement priorities. Voting to not  continue  the property tax cap would result in increased taxes, moving our economy backwards.

Interested in Sponsoring a
CBIA General Membership Meeting in 2019?
Contact Kathy at CBIA (436-6100)
New & Renewing Members
New Members
Gloria M. Black
Linda Crowe
Renewing Members
Ben MacGowen

Joe Beauchamp

Donna Overly
Cover the Cost of Your Membership By Taking Advantage of NAHB Member Discounts! 
From Lowe's ProServices to Houzz, as a member of FHBA you also have access to various discounts via the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)! 
Board of Directors
Ryan Benson: President
A Vernon Allen Builder
Dave Dunnavant: Immediate Past President
Peninsula Construction & Engineering
Kevin Deardorff: Vice President
Jessica Schneider: Past Vice President
Robb & Stucky
Cali Clardy: Secretary
Refined Builders & Construction
John Williams: Treasuer
RWA, Inc.
Robyn Bonaquist , B-Squared Advertising
Leroy Christiansen , Gulfshore Insurance
JP Coleman, JP Coleman Construction
Tatiana Gust , Elite Consulting of SWFL
Jay Howard , BUILD LLC
Marc Huling , Roetzel & Andress, L.P.A.
Scott Kish , KTS Group
Jennifer Loftstrand , DIVCO Custom Homes
Jimmy Martin , Raymond Building Supply
Sean Morton , Morton & Wasmer Builders
Nick Radick , Knauf-Koenig Group
Matt Sellick , Stock Development
Keith Stewart , PulteGroup
Jo Carter , The Interior Design Broker

Dave Dunnavant: 2018 President
Peninsula Construction & Engineering,
R obert McGinnis: 2018 Secretary-Treasurer
Forge Engineering
JP Coleman : JP Coleman Construction Inc.
Cathrine Hunter   
Eric Morris : BCB Homes, Inc.
Ex- Officio Kathy Curatolo : EVP CBIA
Ryan Benson : A Vernon Allen Builder
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