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June 2021 Newsletter
Are you ready to start networking again?

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

June marks the half way point of 2021. The first half of this year flew by and is now in the rearview mirror. The next half promises to continue the fast and furious pace. June also marks the beginning of hurricane season, and the experts are predicting an active one! (Oh Joy.) If you want to learn more about how the City of Cape Coral approaches Hurricane Season, be sure to attend their Hurricane Seminar tonight, (6/9/21), from 6-8PM at the City Council Chambers, 1015 Cultural Park Blvd., CC, 33990. (Click here to download the flyer.) Our own Bill Johnson, Jr. will be presenting on the topic of securing your property BEFORE a storm and the clean-up & restoration AFTER. He will also show attendees how to avoid unlicensed contractors.

Tomorrow night, (6/10/21) you are invited to a FREE Networking event at Paradise Grills. This event has almost 100 members and potential members registered. On the attendee list are City officials, CCCIA board members and builders! This should be a wonderful evening to create lasting connections. Haven't registered? Click here.

June 15th we are hosting a FREE "Escalation Clauses Explained" Webinar featuring Scott Hertz, Construction & Real Estate Attorney with Aloia| Roland. Builders and most trades can benefit from this information. Want to learn more? Click here.

July 8th brings you another FREE Networking event. This time at Aubuchon Homes. The theme is "Take a Tour Around the World with Us." Aubuchon always does an amazing job with their events! Do not miss it. July also features one of our most anticipated social events of the year. The Hard Hat Hold'em Poker Tournament. This year we will be playing at the Yacht Club and dinner will be catered by Rib City. I hear there are other surprises too. Stay tuned for details.

The Builders' Showcase of Homes will start selling in October. NOW is the time to plan for your model entry and/or your advertisement in the print and online magazines. This market is CRAZY, but you must plan now if you intend to have a home in the showcase to show and sell!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow night at Paradise Grills!

As always, if you need me, please reach out.
Best Regards,
Melanie Williamson
Williamson and Sons Marine Construction, Inc.
2021CCCIA President
June 10th Networking at Paradise Grills! This is a FREE event. Register TODAY!
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
June 15th Webinar: Escalation Clauses
Summer Networking is BACK ON!

June 10th, 2021 @ Paradise Grills in South Cape

July 8th, 2021 @ Aubuchon Homes, also in South Cape.

These events are FREE See you there!
2021 is our 50th Anniversary!
Please use this logo in all of your marketing!
Be a Proud CCCIA Member! Feature this logo on all of your Sales and Marketing collateral.
From home improvement to home building, shortages causing major delays and cancellations for builders and contractors
Rising costs and material shortages put the construction and homebuilding industries in peril, while the economy wobbles.
by: Louis Llovio Tampa Bay Editor
When Rafael Jose Simón walked out of the Home Depot on Florida Avenue in Tampa last week, his cart was loaded with supplies.
There were window frames and paint and a couple pieces of plywood.
This is good, he says. It means there’s work. And that hasn’t always been the case lately for the owner of Simón Construction, an independent home remodeler.
“Prices are going up. They’ve tripled,” he says.

“When we price out a job, it’s a lot higher and that’s because of the materials. Not the labor.”

What Simón sees is exactly the same thing contractors, builders and manufacturers across Florida — and the country — are seeing. Prices for materials, particularly lumber, have been continually rising while simultaneously becoming scarce. That's led to a perfect storm of obstacles that, in turn, has led to high anxiety among builders and contractors. The fear? Continually rising prices and material and labor shortages will crater their industry, just as they are counting on an economic rebound.

To all current and future CCAS Veterinary Clinic patients:
We greatly appreciate your patience as we got our clinic up and running these past few months. If you tried to get an appointment and couldn’t, please try again! We have more staff and we’re ready to meet you and your furry friends.
Although we are low cost, our clinic features state of the art equipment, including digital x-ray, ultrasound, a full in house laboratory, and a digital dental x-ray for more complicated dental procedures. Our staff veterinarian, Dr. Kristie Welsh, has over seventeen years of experience and will treat your pet with the utmost care and compassion.
Now through June 30th they are offering:
$20 Veterinary Exams
A savings of $15 - just provide us with the code "JUNE20" at the time of booking.
BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) on our CCAS Private Label products, including our very popular Joint Care and Dental Chews, Sugar Cookie Shampoo, and Sweet Pea Ear Cleaner. 
Discount applies to both current and new clinic patients. 
Schedule your appointment today by calling 239-573-2002, Extension 106. If you get our voicemail, please leave a message and we will get back to you promptly. 
We hope to see you and your pets very soon!
Scholarship Winner Selected by the CC Mayor's Scholarship Committee
Haley Hornsby was awarded a Cape Coral Mayor's Scholarship Fund (CCMSF) scholarship donated by the CCCIA. Haley is a 2021 graduate of North Ft. Myers High School and will study nursing at Florida State University. Congratulations Haley from all of us at the CCCIA!

Earn your dues! Refer a friend, or two, or 10! Share the CCCIA!
New Member Application
Want to share your positive experience with the CCCIA and other members? Please send us your recommended members.
The Halfway Mark

Members & Friends,
It is crazy how fast this year is going. 2021 has defiantly proved to be one for the books. We are seeing numbers on our Single Family Home permits issued that rival 2003. As of May there have been 2,737 SFH permits applied for and 2,645 SFH permits issued. We still have four months to go to the reset in October for the City. To put this in perspective, the Building Department issued 2,276 SFH permits for all of last year. At this pace we should top out around 3,800 permits which is a huge increase over last year.

This year has also been a challenge for our members in not only the availability of building materials but the overall cost increases of those materials. Many of these increases have forced our builder's to add escalation clauses to their contracts, hold off final pricing till plans have come out of permitting. Some have tried to absorb these costs and some unfortunately have had to return deposits and pass on projects.
The CCCIA is working with the Building Department to help keep up with this new increase in permitting. As you know we helped secure 11 new positions in the Building Department and we continue to work on issues thru meetings with staff and our upcoming Builders Liaison meeting on June 23rd.

Don't forget about our CCCIA member referral program. There is strength in numbers. We need your support to thrive. Get involved!

Please send your referrals to or have them apply online at CCCIA New Membership Application. Once vetted and approved, as a thank you, we will apply a $25 credit to your account to use on your future dues renewals.

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)
Sponsor a dinner! Reserve your Month now!
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 .
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 May 2021
Permit Report
City of Cape Coral Building Department May 2021
Inspection Report
CCCIA New Member & Renewals Spotlight
Welcome Our New May
CCCIA Members

  • Ryan & Ryan Insurance
  • Sun National Title
  • D&R Electrical Services
  • Pearle Vision
  • Home Damage Doctor
  • Florida Window Geeks

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
May 2020

2-6 Years
  • J & J Pools, Inc.
  • Gulf Coast Nail & Staple
  • Verizon Wireless / Cellularsales
  • Captain's Complete Restoration / Captain Steamer

7-10 Years
  • A-1 Shelters, Inc.
  • Boral Roof Tile
  • Crown Trophy

15+ Years
  • Assured Partners of Florida
  • McGriff Insurance Services
  • Beattie Development Group
  • Marvin Development
  • Five County Insurance
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?
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!
Marketing Account Manager- Remote
CONRIC pr + marketing is currently seeking a full-time, talented and enthusiastic Marketing Account Manager with 3-5 years of experience to join our growing agency. The ideal candidate is a passionate marketer with proven management, communication and writing skills using a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations tools to create engaging campaigns. Additional skills needed to be successful on our team include proficiency in account management and relationship management, project management, flexibility across projects and timelines, multidisciplinary thinking, current knowledge of digital marketing, analytics and content creation, awareness of trends and technology, minimal graphic design skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
NEW Account Executive
Spiro and Associates is looking to enhance and expand their team!

They are seeking a professional to be their new Account Executive

Take a look @ to become more acquainted with the Agency, then contact the Chief Creative Officer, Chris Spiro, at with your resume and salary requirements.

They can't wait to meet you!
Part Time Pressure Washing Assistant
Cape Coral Power Washing is looking for a part time summer helper. This is about 10 hours a week. If you are a good fit, the role can grow into a full time gig in the fall with 40+ hours a week. JOB REQUIREMENTS: NO drug use. No felonies. Clean driving record. Strong work ethic and drive to succeed. Willingness to learn new skills. Attention to detail. Not afraid of heights.

If you or someone you know is interested: 239.540.3220 or
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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