2021 50th Anniversary Builders' Showcase of Homes Issue
February 2021
Now, more than ever, the CCCIA is here to help.

Dear CCCIA Members:

Can you believe we are in February already? Our 50th Anniversary Builders’ Showcase of Homes awards dinner was a huge success and we had almost 100 home entry builders and other nominees in attendance. Photos of the event are on our website, www.cccia.org. Please join me in congratulating the winners and saying thank you to everyone who participated.
I also want to congratulate our member, John Gunter, on his new role as the Mayor of Cape Coral. Mayor Gunter has always been a strong supporter of the construction industry, and I know he will excel in his new role.

Please make note to attend the 10th annual, Catch the Vision — Tips, Trends & Forecasting. This virtual event is set for Tuesday, February 16th at 7 p.m. The event will stream on Cape TV and the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral's You Tube Channel. Learn about what is new and upcoming in our beautiful city. Our own Executive Director Bill Johnson Jr, is one of the hosts of this event. 

This month's Dinner Meeting speaker will be Mr. Ricardo Noguera, City of Cape Coral’s Economic Development Office, (EDO), Coordinator. Ricardo will give an update and overview of current and future development plans. There will be a Q&A. This is your opportunity to ask about projects you have seen or heard about and get answers directly for the people that oversee them. 

The Cape Coral EDO reports single-family home sales in Lee County rose to 1,648 units in December 2020, an increase of 425 units (35 percent) from December 2019. Lee’s median price rose from $262,000 to $315,000 over the same period.

Please feel free to contact me with suggestions or ideas. We are all invested in the success of Cape Coral and the CCCIA. My contact info is below. 
Best Regards,
Melanie Williamson
Williamson and Sons Marine Construction, Inc.
2021CCCIA President
On February 11th we will host our first "In Person" Dinner Meeting of 2021. Only 84 attendees allowed. Make your reservations TODAY!
If you have a conflict with the City, a partner or another CCCIA Member and wish to have a sounding board or resolution assistance, please click the image below. You may also submit resolution requests at www.cccia.org We are here to help!
2021 50th Anniversary Builders' Showcase of Homes Feedback Surveys.
Feedback Surveys:
We had 26 homes, 22 Builders and a million wonderful ideas to enjoy! The innovation and designs were truly extraordinary.

A survey will be sent out to all builders in the Showcase. Please fill out the survey as honestly as possible. This feedback provides us the the information we need to improve upon the showcase to deliver value to you and the community. We want to offer the best home show in SWFL. Thank you for making the 50th anniversary showcase our biggest event ever.

Our MEMBERS are world-class!

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Windward Construction
Sinclair Custom Homes
2021 is our 50th Anniversary!
Keep your eyes open! We have deployed a variety of Media Options this year!
Print Ads with the NEWS-PRESS, Digital Banner Ads, Facebook Targeted Advertising, Targeted email Marketing, Geo-Fencing, Slip sheets and Mobile High Impact Mobile Banner Ads. Digital signage and MORE!

Advertising started in mid-December and will continue through mid-March of 2021. We will maximize our advertising investment and drive traffic to the showcase models long after the event has concluded!
Continuing efforts to Mask Up Cape Coral! Spread the Word, Not the Virus.
Please print and post on all of your entry points in your offices and job sites to encourage safety.
How to Build Your Firm's Wealth
Finding profits & purpose in business ownership & other investments

Your business’s purpose is not to build buildings, install pipe, hang drywall, pour concrete, erect steel or move dirt. You are in business to make a profit, build equity, seek wealth-building opportunities, and enjoy the benefits of owning a successful business.
After 20 years as a commercial general contractor, I finally realized why I was in business. Year after year, I worked hard to scrape out a 2% to 5% pre-tax net profit, which didn’t leave much after taxes, bonuses, etc. While my company did most of the work, our customers made most of the money. Why? Because I was in the contracting business and my customers were in the wealth-building business.

What Business Are You In?

The purpose of your construction company is not to build projects for other people. The purpose of your company is to deliver results the owners want. Owners want their company to make significant profits, which will build wealth, grow equity, generate passive income opportunities, and, therefore, deliver financial freedom.

DEMAND EXCELLENCE! Members supporting Members. Some of our members are struggling. Make a difference and call upon your fellow CCCIA members when you need a product or service. Access the directory with the link below.
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Industry News
CCCIA February Update

Members & Friends,
The pace of business continues to accelerate as we move into February. Fun Fact: Since October of 2020 the city of Cape Coral has issued over 1277 Single Family Home permits! If this trend continues, fiscal 2021 will be one of biggest, if not THE biggest year for new home starts. An increase this large has resulted in product constraints and increased costs. Some basic items like ply-wood are at an all time high. Appliances are scarce and some items that were one price last year have tripled in cost, that is if you can get them at all. Our builder members have been thinking outside the box to keep their costs down and work on delivering a product to the end user without a huge increase in cost and time. The City is working with the CCCIA to bring on additional staff to deal with the increased permit volume. We have an item on the February council agenda to address additional staffing at the Building Department needed to alleviate delays in key areas where they too are seeing backups.

Sunday, February 7th was the final day of the 2021 CCCIA Builders Showcase of Homes. I want to thank all participating builders and advertisers that made this years' Showcase one for the record books. We overcame a great hurdle in putting this event on in 2021. COVID almost cancelled the showcase and quite a few times I found myself wondering, "How are we going to do this?!" I am proud to represent some of the most resilient, out the box, thinkers in this business. We took a unified plan and put safety first. We were able to deliver a product to the community that was safe and allowed our Builders to showcase their greatest assets, their homes. This is my 7th year putting on this event and I must say it was my favorite. To see how we all came together, is a testament to our industry.
As always, if you know of anyone who could benefit from membership in the CCCIA we gladly welcome the referral. We have been the watchdog for the industry for the last 50 years and have accomplished much for our members in that time. We are stronger in numbers! We could not do what we do without your support. Send your referrals to the all new www.cccia.org for online membership applications.

In closing, if you have not already signed up, we have a great dinner meeting lined up for this Thursday, February, 11th at the Palmetto Pine Country Club. Our Economic Development Manager Ricardo Noguera will give us an update on what is going on around town according to the Cape Coral EDO. Always a great subject with a lively Q&A. Sign up today at www.cccia.org

Stay safe and healthy.

Bill Johnson, Jr, IOM
Executive Director / CEO
239-772-0027 - Office
239-980-4612 - Cell

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CCCIA Member Spotlight!
Dawn Stratton
Phone: 239-772-027
Email: dawn@cccia.org
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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.

Do not let this opportunity pass you by!
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 .
QLESS Permitting Sign In Service
City of Cape Coral Building Department
The City of Cape Coral’s building division is using the QLess sign in and “join the line” for permitting services on line or via cell phone app.

The link below will direct you to the City’s website for more information.

The flyer below can also be disseminated to your employees to make them aware of the new sign in system.
The final link below will give you detailed instructions on how you can use this system that you can print out.

This system will greatly enhance your customer experience and keep you from waiting long periods of time in City Hall.
City of Cape Coral Building Department January 2021
Permits Applied Report
City of Cape Coral Building Department January 2021
Permits Issued Report
CCCIA New Member & Renewals Spotlight
Welcome Our New January
CCCIA Members

  • A&R Builders of SWFL, Inc.
  • Carpenter Homes
  • Comfort Solutions
  • Discover Interiors
  • Exquisite Plumbing
  • FastSigns
  • LMB Construction Cleaning Services
  • Nuresto Property Group
  • ORB Solutions

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 janis@cccia.org
CCCIA Member Renewals
January 2020
  • Rosado Landscape Design, Inc.

2-6 Years
  • Armex Construction, Inc.
  • Brand 1 Ink.
  • Fuller Metz Cremation & Funeral Services
  • Import Cabinet Brokers, Inc.
  • Naples Lumber & Supply
  • Drake Ready Mix
  • Tile Concepts of Lee County, Inc.

7-10 Years
  • Cool Water Custom Pools
  • Frey & Sons Homes
  • PGI Homes
  • Preferred Building Systems, LLC.
  • Coastal Building Materials

11- 14 Years
  • D&D Garage Doors
  • Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers

15+ Years
  • Custom Pools by Design
  • Ryan Hammond, Inc.
  • Thomas W. Kelley Custom Builders, Inc.
  • Aubuchon Homes
  • Breeze Newspapers
  • Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral
  • Constantino/Nelson/Werline CPA Firm
  • Engineering & Design Consultants, Inc.
  • Honc Marine Contracting
  • Raymond Building Supply Corp.
  • Olin Hill & Associates
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.

Want to share a Members ONLY Deal? Want to share anything?
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JOB DESCRIPTION This position is responsible for maintaining a high level of professionalism among fellow coworkers, current customers, prospective clients, homeowners, and office staff. The Plumber will respond promptly to scheduled jobs, respond to perform repairs, prepared to resolve customer problems in a courteous, professional, and accurate manner. The Plumber will have top-notch trouble shooting and communication skills. This position requires enthusiasm and a positive attitude as well as the initiate to be proactive.

Email: office@bergauplumbing.com
Tracey Homes, Inc.
is looking for someone to work out in the field doing concrete work (Footers, Fill cells, and Slabs), carpentry (interior framing, Trim, Install soffit and fascia, install door knobs), and punch out work. THIS IS A FULL TIME POSITION! Starting pay is between $10-$15/ hour and will be paid weekly. Please email resume to:

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