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August 2021 Newsletter

Now, more than ever, the CCCIA is here to help.
Good Day fellow CCCIA Members,

Welcome! I hope you are having a positive start to the new school year! Hard to believe that it is already mid August and our summer is rapidly coming to a close. Isn't Summer supposed to be our "slow" time of the year? Apparently, Cape Coral no longer experiences "slow" times. "Season" is all year long. With the increased activity, most of us are very busy. In fact, I am not aware of any CCCIA members that are struggling for work, but if you do need help, be sure to hire only fellow CCCIA members. If you are working with subs that aren't members, why? Send them to Janis. She will sign them up so they too can reap the benefits of being a part of the CCCIA.

We have two informative events this month. We are hosting a bookkeeping and accounting webinar on 8/17 and our dinner meeting is on 8/19. The subject of the webinar is designed to show you ways that bad bookkeeping can tank your company and how to seal the "leaks" in your profitability. Hiring people/firms that specialize in construction can save your company HUGE amounts of money. Invest an hour to increase your profits and streamline your accounting practices. It is FREE. It is on Zoom. You can't afford NOT to attend. Register today.

Dinner on the 19th features Cape Coral City Manager, Rob Hernandez. I am looking forward to hearing how he sees the evolution of our "BIG" small town in the coming years. There will be a Q&A so this is your chance to get answers directly from the City!

If there is a subject you think we should cover in a webinar or dinner, please let us know. I hope to see you soon.

As always, if you need me, please reach out.
Best Regards,
Melanie Williamson
Williamson and Sons Marine Construction, Inc.
2021CCCIA President
NEW Webinar Series! Every other month we will bring you a webinar on various subjects that are important to your business. These webinars are FREE and on ZOOM.
August 17th Webinar: Construction Bookkeeping and Accounting
August 19th Dinner Meeting featuring the Cape Coral City Manager, Rob Hernandez
Dinner will be plated and served to you. Menu for August Dinner: House Salad with Ranch or Balsamic dressing. Rolls & Butter, Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans. Strawberry Shortcake for Dessert & Coffee or Iced Tea. Vegan meal options are available. If you prefer vegan, make a note in the comment section of your on-line reservation.
2021 is our 50th Anniversary!
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Senate Approves $550B Infrastructure Bill in Bipartisan Effort
WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2021) — The United States Senate has passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a 69 to 30 vote this week. The bill would provide $550 billion in new infrastructure investments and, according to a White House fact sheet, will supply approximately 2 million jobs per year over the next decade. If passed by the House and signed by President Biden, the bill will be the largest federal investment in public transportation ever, the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system and the largest investment in clean drinking water and waste water infrastructure in American history. of America (AGC) is designed to lessen the carbon footprint of the built environment while also making the process of building projects even more efficient.

“This infrastructure package contains the most significant investment in our nation’s infrastructure in a generation and could yield crucial wins for the American people and construction industry, It is promising to see progress made toward modernizing our nation’s roads, bridges, water infrastructure, transit, railways, ports and other critical infrastructure. This bipartisan accomplishment is something that has eluded Congress for decades and is proof of the possibilities when lawmakers choose compromise over conflict." - Michael Bellaman, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) President and CEO.

CRA- OKs $10.35 Million Parking Garage Contribution
“The only way we can make this work is for the city to loan the CRA the money up front and then pay back the city over a 20-year period through the tax revenue generated from this project,” Hernandez said.
South Cape redevelopment agency will borrow money from the city, pay it back over 20 years with tax dollars it receives. The agency unanimously approved and committed $10,350,000 up front toward the “The Cove Project”  for the parking garage component, which will include 125 spaces reserved for public parking on the lower levels of the 525-stall, multi-story structure.

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Back to School

Members & Friends,
As August is upon us, it is once again the time when we send our kiddos back to school. Summer break was way too short. Ask any school age child and they will agree. As we start another school year, let's look to our trade schools and colleges that offer opportunities to the next generation of workers. With construction at a all time high, the need for skilled tradesman has grown as well. We are always exploring ways to educate our youth that a career in the construction industry is a rewarding career choice. What's not to like about learning a trade, coming out of school with little to no debt and getting a great job that pays a living wage, all before the age of 21? This is an ongoing mission of the CCCIA to help educate our youth in the positives of learning a trade.

July permits continue to break records. Once again, over 400 single family permits were issued in a single month. The City reported 406 single family home permits in July, down 2 from 408 in June. 3,459 single family permits have been issued FY2021, with two months left to go! At this rate, we will reach 4k SFH permits issued. This is something we have not seen in a very long time. Additionally, misc. permits have exceeded the total number for FY2020 with two months left to go. Misc. is defined as anything that would attach to a SFH permit, pool permit, fence permit, ECT. As of July 2021 the City had issued 34,606 misc. permits. Two things that jumped out at me when I saw this number was one; the City issued 30,407 total misc. permits in all of 2020, and two; that is a 10K permit increase with two months left to go! What a great time to be in this business! I am sure you agree, this year has for sure been one for the books.

We are looking forward to having our City Manager Rob Hernandez as our featured speaker at our August Dinner Meeting. City Manager Hernandez has been on the job a little over a year and he will be discussing the Cities budget and his vison for Cape Coral. With almost a billon dollar budget and over 200k residents, Cape Coral isn't that little sleepy town people thought it once was. To reserve your spot, CLICK HERE The meeting will be held Thursday, August 19th at the Palmetto Pine Country Club.

I wanted to thank all of our sponsors, players and volunteers that participated in our CCCIA Hard Hat Hold'em Poker Tournament in July. A great time was had by all and the event was a huge success for the CCCIA. Our next "BIG" event is going to be our Third Annual Preferred Materials CCCIA Clay Shootout on November 5th. Information will be out shortly for this sporting outdoor event. "Busting clay makes my day!" Don't miss your opportunity to spend the day shooting guns, eating BBQ and raising money for the CCCIA.

As a CCCIA member, think about companies you work with that would benefit from membership. Your referrals are mutually beneficial.. As I tell our members, we are stronger in numbers! The CCCIA is the association supporting the construction industry. We are your advocate in the City of Cape Coral.

Stay safe and healthy.
Bill Johnson, Jr. IOM
Executive Director/CEO
611 S.E. 11th Street, Suite A
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 772-0027 (office)
(239) 980-4612 (cell)
(239) 772-0071 (fax)
We need a sponsor for September 2021.
CCCIA Member Spotlight!
Dawn Stratton
Phone: 239-772-027

Member Spotlight!
Would you like to "put the spotlight" on your business?

Easiest and least expensive marketing promotion you will ever do!
  1. You choose the week/weeks you would like to be featured.
  2. Send your marketing message and exclusive promotions.
  3. We will do the creative! (We accept complete ads too!)
  4. Your business will be featured in an all membership email AND we will post the spotlight on our Facebook page.

Let's work together to create an eye-catching spotlight!
Marketing Resources at the CCCIA? Yes please!
Please see below for links for the Significant Changes to the
7th Edition 2020
Florida Building Code .
7th Edition 2020 Florida Building Code
The City of Cape Coral Adopted the new 7th Edition 2020 Florida Building Code on 12/31/20.

Permits applied on before 12/31/20 will fall under the old 6th Edition 2017 Florida Building Code.

The CCCIA along with the Lee BIA put on a code class in December to help our members with the significant changes. Please click the links on the left for more information .
The below link will provide you access to the City of Cape Coral's Community Development website and all news on the Building Department. There is a wealth of information there and the CCCIA works with the City to make sure the major announcements are sent to the industry prior to going on their site.
Cape Building Department - Monthly Building Reports
City of Cape Coral Building Department July 2021
Permit Report
City of Cape Coral Building Department July 2021
Inspection Report
CCCIA New Member & Renewals Spotlight
Welcome Our New July
CCCIA Members

  • Baeside, Inc.
  • Cape Coral Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Castleton Mortgage
  • Main Street Business Solutions, LLC
  • Green Panda Energy
  • Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats
  • Best Choice Nursery and Landscape
  • Brightera, Inc.
  • Diamond Gulf Construction
  • FloraScapes Designs

Members don't do business with non-members. Spread the word about the benefit of being a CCCIA member. Send your referrals to Janis at
CCCIA Member Renewals
July 2021

1 Year
  • Vantage Construction Services, LLC.
  • Aran & Franklin Engineering, Inc.

2-6 Years
  • Priority Business Solutions
  • Holiday Builders
  • Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano
  • Paradise Grills
  • Precise HomeWatch, LLC.
  • Rusnell Marine Construction
  • FISH Window Cleaning

7-10 Years
  • Artesian Pool Construction, Inc
  • Siesta Pebble, Inc.

15+ Years
  • Nextran Truck Centers Fort Myers
Want to spotlight your business and share what the CCCIA has done to help you grow! Send us your testimonial along with your logo and we will put it up on our Facebook page for all to see.

We are here for you. As part of your membership, we offer this FREE service. We want to partner with you on Facebook. Send us your DEAL or ANNOUNCEMENT and we will share your post with other members. The CCCIA, BUILD, BELONG, BENEFIT!


Looking for help? Looking for work? Members helping members. It's what we do!
We can help you find employees or employment. Please send us a share worthy job description with all details necessary to get the word out. The better the job description or resume, the faster we can get the job done!
Our Members are HIRING!
Interested? Want to join their team? Email your resume to
Community Relations/Physician Liaison at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano, PA
The ideal candidate will assist in all areas of marketing lead generation; specifically with medical providers to assist our personal injury practice.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with medical providers and others to promote our law firm
  • Contribute to marketing and creative brainstorm initiatives
  • Identify and propose internal/external ideas and initiatives to help promote general awareness of company brand

  • 2 - 3 years' experience in marketing/brand management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of all social networking platforms
Aran+ Franklin Engineering Inc. are Windstorm Certified in Florida.
From South Texas to SWFL and Beyond!
Who Are 2021's Outstanding Women in Construction?
CBO's Outstanding Women in Construction is a special section designed to honor the powerhouse females of construction. An increasing percentage of the construction workforce is made up of these smart, industrious women and you know who they are. We think it's time to acknowledge these impressive women and the countless contributions they're making to the construction industry.
2022 Builders' Showcase of Homes
Save the dates! The 2022 showcase will be here before we know it!

Reserve you premium space today! We can make this showcase better than ever! We know that these are challenging times with material costs at an all time high and lead times that seem to stretch forever. However, Now is the time to start planning for the showcase.

Guarantee your entries TODAY. Ask Dawn how!

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