News From Your Tallahassee Builders Association
In This Issue
Networking Opportunities at TBA
9/11 Day of Service
Early Bird Registration Opens August 1
Online Educational Portal
Builder Books
Quick Links
NAHB Member Discounts
Corporate Sponsors
TBA Sponsors
Meet our Members with Designations
August Early Bird Builders Show  Registration
Issue: # 35
 August 29, 2016 
Upcoming TBA Calendar of Events
TBA Government Affairs Committee Meeting and Presentation on Leon County Online Permitting Portal

Date: Thursday, September 1
Time: 10:30 am - Government Affairs Committee Meeting / 11 am - 12:30 - Online Portal Informational Presentation 

Bring Your Own Lunch!

Program:  Leon County Planning Department Online Portal Presentation

TBA and the County Planning Department will be on hand to explain and demonstrate the new County/City online permitting portal that officially will be in effect on October 3.

9/11 Day of Service - Much Thanks to all of the Volunteers! 

TBA Members with Congresswoman Gwen Graham

FHBA CEO Rusty Payton Presents Congresswoman Graham with the Defender of Housing Award on Behalf of TBA

LAST 2 DAYS to SAVE in August! 
August means summer vacations, school starting and this year, registration opening for the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS)!
August-only registration deals will offer  NAHB members incredible savings to attend the 2017 Builders' Show . The industry's premier event is the best opportunity for you to see the latest building products, gain expertise and meet key business partners. Don't miss your opportunity to take advantage of these August-only exclusives:
  1. FREE IBS expo pass includes access to explore the products of 1,400+ top manufacturers and suppliers on the building industry's largest exhibit floor
  2. $275 IBS full registration includes access to explore the products of 1,400+ top manufacturers and suppliers and 120+ IBS education sessions covering 8 industry tracks
  3. FREE Spouse registration includes the same show access as the primary registrant
  Go to and register today!

Need To Complete your FL Contractors CEUs this week! 
TBA Now Offering Online Education for Association Members and non-members!!

Through our Online Education Partnership with @ Home Prep, an online Education provider based in Knoxville, Tennessee, we now offer Online Training Courses for the Trades and Professions. Classes from 1 CEU to all 14 CEUs are available. 

We selected @ Home Prep as our online Education partner for a number of reasons;
  • 15 years in the business                 
  • 90% student success rate
  • 100,000+ satisfied students                 
  • Excellent Value
  • 600 Online Training Courses (Contractors, Construction Trades, HAZWOPER, etc.)   
For more information or to register for an online class visit the . Register today! 
Builder Books - An NAHB Affinity Partner 

Check out these books and many more online at the TBA Bookstore

Another great tool to assist in lowering overhead and boosting profits is Scheduling for Home Builders with Microsoft® Project, available from BuilderBooks. Create efficient schedules to monitor and control construction progress and produce.
Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for Professional Builders and Remodelers, Fifth Edition, is the most widely used recommendation by the home building and remodeling industry on how homes should perform during the warranty period. This fully-amended reference tool will help builders and remodelers manage customer expectations and resolve customer complaints, while delivering high-performance homes.
Business owners often learn how to run a successful company the hard way-through trial and error. You don't have to rely on this haphazard approach to entrepreneurship. Survive and Thrive in Building: Fundamentals of Business Management covers basic but essential knowledge for running a successful company, whether you're a veteran builder or new to residential construction.
TBA members - Don't miss the chance to
promote your membership by submitting an article for publication in our weekend article featured in the Tallahassee Democrat! We are looking for articles on 
Fall Remodeling, Winterizing your Home, Outdoor Living and Fall Design Trends. 

Interested in submitting a profile of your business or a member of your firm....Submit as follows:
  • 100 Word MAXIMUM description submitted in a word document (NO PDFs will be accepted)
  • Submit a color LOGO of the company in a JPEG attachment (DO NOT EMBED ANY IMAGE IN A WORD OR PDF)
  • Submit a product image or descriptive image mentioned in description above.
  • Submit via email to
Anyone interested in submitting an article for publication in the Tallahassee Democrat Saturday edition of HomeFinder, must submit an informative article for consumers to read 750 words or less and send to ASAP. We have limited spaces available. 

Take a moment to visit the   TBA events calendar and if a committee or a council interests you please feel free to add it to your Outlook or online calendar's and plan to join us at the next meeting. 

Lynne Edwards
Executive Officer
Tallahassee Builders Association
2600 Centennial Place, Ste 101
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Mobile:  (850) 251-7477 
Office:  (850) 385-1414