2021 50th Anniversary Builders' Showcase of Homes/
New www.cccia.org Issue
November 2020
Now, more than ever, the CCCIA is here to help.

Dear CCCIA Members:

As we close out the year, we must ask the question, what can/will happen next? We were treated to a late season tropical storm; we survived the most contentious Presidential Election of our time and there is still 6 weeks of the year. No doubt 2020 will be one for the record books on so many levels.

October was our first in person Dinner Meeting since the Covid-19 shutdown. We had the privilege of meeting the new Cape Coral City Manager, Rob Hernandez. In his presentation, he shared his experiences in other markets and how he can use that knowledge to enhance the appeal of Cape Coral for current and future residence and businesses.

The November CCCIA Dinner Meeting on November 12th featured one of our most popular topics. The Contractors Round Table Discussion. We were honored to have Donovan Dugan of Poseidon Homes, Matt Sinclair of Sinclair Custom Homes, Jeremy Sposato of Sposen Signature Homes, and Vince Cartelli from Christopher Alan Homes. Our MC was Ed Ramos with Ramos Builders. They covered the events of 2020 and what they expect in 2021. The future is bright in Cape Coral. It is a great time to be a part of the CCCIA.

November 6th, we held the 2nd annual Preferred Material Clay Shoot Out at the Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda. It was our first “event” of 2020 due to COVID-19. It really was a perfect day. We want to thank our sponsors, shooting teams and volunteers for coming out! TriCircle Pavers donated a firepit valued at $500! There were raffle prizes and 50/50 Cash. Everyone had a wonderful time and left with new friends and great prizes. Please join us next year for this exciting outdoor event.

2021 is the 50th anniversary of the CCCIA. We recently published the 50th anniversary CCCIA Builders’ Showcase of Homes Marketing Proposal packet. This is an excellent opportunity for your company to acknowledge what the CCCIA means to you AND advertise to 70K in print and so many more via electronic media. Prices start at $350 for an eighth of a page. Call Dawn or Janis at the CCCIA office to discuss.

Lastly, a busy winter season is coming up. Remember, with the increased population we are/will be seeing increased exposure of COVID-19. There are still many risks. Please willingly set a good example for others and comply with businesses Mandatory MASK policies and social distancing. We still have a way to go. Please continue to use good judgement, be smart and be SAFE!
Marty McClain, EnviroStruct, LLC.
2019- 2020 CCCIA President
Our NEW website is LIVE!
Please visit www.cccia.org today
This new site has been a long time coming. We really wanted to create a resource for our members to network with other members and for the citizens and businesses of Cape Coral to be able to find reliable vendors that will do quality work for a fair price. We feel like we have accomplished this with our member directory and other online tools to join, refer and comment. If you would like to help us improve our website, please send us your comments to us via this web link: https://members.cccia.org/contact
2021 50th Anniversary Builders' Showcase of Home is selling fast!
Reach over 70K customers in print and unlimited numbers electronically
The 2021 Builders’ Showcase of Homes will expand upon our already popular web presence to fully maximize your investment. All Digital Media will be directing the consumers to our web platform so that they may get all the information on each of our participants in this year’s Builders Showcase of Homes. We have configured our site to scale to a mobile platform, such as a tablet or smart phone, to make searching easier. The consumer will also be able to open participant’s websites, plot their location to your model via Google/Apple maps and be able to see a picture of the exterior of your entry.

New this year, 1/8th page ads for affiliates!
Variety of Media Options used in Campaign
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.

Advertising will start in mid-December and continue through mid-March of 2021 to maximize your advertising investment and to drive traffic to your models long after the showcase has concluded
The Builders' Showcase of Homes is one of the most anticipated events of the year for Cape Coral. 2021, as the 50th anniversary of the CCCIA will exceed past success!
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.
Lee County COVID-19 Numbers as of November 15th
  • All data comes from Johns
Hopkins University (JHU). JHU gathers COVID-19 data from the World Health Organization, the European Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, and local health organizations.

  • Confirmed cases
The total number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Deaths
The total number of people who have died due to a confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • 5-day moving average
The average number of new COVID-19 cases for a given day, the two days before that day and the two days after that day. This trend line is used to show patterns more clearly.

The EYES Have it!
Our communication is now amplified by our eyes.
With a face mask as the new standard in our wardrobes these days, they filter out the smile, frown, gasp, wow expressions that we all use each day. Our communication is now amplified by our eyes, and our tone of voice to get our words delivered and understood.

A brief example is how a 6-month-old baby uses his/her eyes to communicate their feelings as their main source of getting their point across. Crying would be their verbal skill most in use.

Our eyes deliver great body language, as they have in the past, but now let's take a fresh look (cheap pun) at what our eyes are saying as our words are being spoken.

  • Looking up = A Visual thinker
  • Looking down = Power and dominance
  • Looking sideways = Checking, reviewing credibility of what they just heard
  • Gazing = Shows positive interest toward person, charts, examples
  • Glancing = Glancing at a door could be interpreted as a desire to leave
  • Eye Contact = Displays acknowledgment and shows interest
  • Breaking Eye Contact = Dissatisfied or discomfort with message

There are dozens more expressions that are revealed by our eyes, and with a bit more attention, we can better understand each other with amplified clarity.

In conclusion, our eyes are at times screaming a message, and at other times they are silent, and calming. Both are a solid form of communication.

Perhaps we should take a bit more time and effort to be more aware of what our eyes are communicating, or not communicating.

Written by David K. Aaker ACE, IOM. David is a Faculty member of the Institute program, and has been in the non-profit management and training arena for over 39 years. He is a keynote speaker, trainer in customer service and leadership and was named "Among Americas Best Speakers" by Sky Radio on American Airlines in May of 2009. Feel free to contact David at davidkaaker@aol.com, www.davidkaaker.com or 760-323-4600.
4 Common Contractor Questions & The Answers You Need
A consultant's advice for solving problems
Being a construction business owner today is an extremely difficult responsibility. With changing economic conditions, employment requirements and safety concerns, as well as aggressive competition, a tight labor market and material shortages and delays, it’s tough to make business decisions with certainty.
As a business coach, I get lots of calls for help from business owners. And the questions I receive have never been so diverse as they have been lately. The following are some of these questions I’ve received in the last few weeks, and some advice for handling each of them.

2nd Annual Preferred Materials Clay Shoot..
Was a Complete Success!
Perfect weather! Remarkable sportsmanship, competing with old friends and new, delicious food, lots of prizes. What more could we ask for?

Everyone had a GREAT time!
First Place Team
Second Place Team
Third Place Team
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 - Industry Update

Members & Friends,
I hope this message finds you all well. November is on track to one of our busiest months this year.

Our November Dinner meeting was held on November 12th and we would like to thank all the members who attended in person and virtually. Moderator Ed Ramos from Ramos Builders led a panel of experts in our annual Contractors Roundtable. Our panel gave our membership a look into how the industry has performed since the onset of COVID 19 and what they have had to do deal with both supply increases and an increased demand for new homes. We did learn at the November 12th meeting that in the month of October there were 354 Single Family Home Permits issued. This has been the highest number issued since April of 2006.
The CCCIA is partnering with the Lee BIA to hold a Code Class on Wednesday December 9th. We are currently working on the flyer to get out to our membership. This class will cover all the major code changes in the upcoming 7th edition 2020 Florida Building Code. These changes will take effect on December 31st at midnight, so make sure you get your permit packages in.

Finally, our 2021 CCCIA Builders Showcase of Homes event is in full swing. This event will take place the last two weekends in January and the first weekend in February. With 2021 being our 50th anniversary, we are looking forward to great event to highlight our Contractors and 50 years of service in our community. You can go to our website www.cccia.org for more information.
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 49 years and have accomplished much for our membership in that time. We are as only strong as our members and without your support, we could not do what we do.

I wish you all success! Please stay safe.

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

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As a non profit organization, the CCCIA relies on the collection of dues and fund raising events to support our organization and staff. With all fund raisers on hold, we request that if you have received an invoice from us, and plan to continue your membership, please remit your payment or contact Dawn@cccia.org to defer payment. Please confirm your commitment to the CCCIA for 2020. We know we live in challenging times. We want to work with you to stay engaged with the CCCIA community. Build, Benefit, Belong! We really are all in this together.

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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?

Only $200! 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! Even though we cannot be together, we can still work together!
Please see below for link for the New Land Development Code.
City of Cape Coral New Land Development Code
The City of Cape Coral Adopted a new Land Development code in August of 2019

The CCCIA formed a task force to review this new code and work on several issues that relate to our industry and the way Single Family Homes are built in Cape Coral.
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 October 2020
Permit Report
City of Cape Coral Building Department October 2020
Inspection Report
CCCIA New Member & Renewals Spotlight
Welcome Our New October
CCCIA Members

  • Collier Electric Company of Ft. Myers
  • FLO Stop Restoration
  • Busey Bank
  • GCM Contracting 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
October 2020

1 Year
  • Family Hardware

2-6 Years
  • Cape Cleaners
  • Lauren Homes
  • Marco Office Supply
  • Priority Business Solutions
  • Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler & Sanchez, PLLC
  • Lori Manning Designs
  • Right Choice Realty
  • S.P.O. Construction

7-10 Years
  • Tracey Homes
  • Art Castellanos, A1A Castellanos + Tramonte Architects
  • Arnold Roberts Signature Homes
  • Bill Smith Electronics

11- 14 Years
  • Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC

15+ Years
  • Amaral's Aluminum, Inc.
  • Gallagher, Lutgert Insurance
  • Suncoast Contractors Supply

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 any deal?
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 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!

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We invite you to explore the positions Beattie Development has open. Find a position that matches your skills. Apply today and submit your resume or application. Beattie Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EOE
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