News From Your Tallahassee Builders Association
In This Issue
Networking Opportunities at TBA
9/11 Day of Service
Defender of Housing Award Presentation
Early Bird Registration Opens August 1
Online Educational Portal
Builder Books
Become a CIP Today
Quick Links
NAHB Member Discounts
Corporate Sponsors
TBA Sponsors
Meet our Members with Designations
August Early Bird Builders Show  Registration
Issue: # 34
 August 23, 2016 
Upcoming TBA Calendar of Events
TBA Remodelers Council Meeting and
Luncheon
Date: Wednesday, August 24
Time: 11:30 am - 1 pm
Location: TBA Office 2600 Centennial Place #101
Program:  Brick Masonry Techniques for Builders

HARD HAT HAPPY HOUR
Sponsored by Interior Exterior Supply
Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

Location: 540 Appleyard Dr,  Tallahassee, FL 32304
 
TBA VOLUNTEER - Builders Care - please note we NEED Volunteers to help. 

Leon County Day of Service is: Thursday, August 25 and we need volunteers

Sign up to Volunteer for Builders Care and help TBA Give Back to Our Community.

      VOLUNTEER TODAY!

9/11 Day of Service - Community Event with TBA Builders Care 
TBA VOLUNTEERS - Builders Care is partnering with with Leon County on their Annual 9-11 Day of Service - a community service day to remember those that were lost on September 11th. 

We NEED Volunteers to help work on a home in Woodside Heights. The teams are gathering at 
the staging area is located at 826 Amy Street, Tallahassee, 32305 at Woodside Heights Assembly of God by 8:30 am. 

Event:  Leon County 9-11 Day of Service
Date: Thursday, August 25 
Time: 8:30 am - 3 pm 
Location of Home: 824 Greenleaf Drive

Click here for a Volunteer Information Sheet

Defender of Housing Award Recipient Congresswoman Gwen Graham to be honored by TBA 
TBA members and Builders Care Volunteers will honor and work alongside Congresswoman Gwen Graham on Thursday, August 25th during the 9-11 Leon County Day of Service beginning at 10 am. TBA members will present Congresswoman Graham with the NAHB Defender of Housing Award as noted below:
 

Location: 826 Amy Street, Tallahassee, 32305 at Woodside Heights Assembly of God 
Date: Thursday, August 25 
Time: 12 Noon

Register for the 2017 Builders' Show in August and SAVE!
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 BuildersShow.com/august and register today!



Online Continuing Educational Portal for Members 
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.

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.)
 
Benefits of @ Home Prep Online Training Courses include ;
* State Approved (where applicable)      
* Access to an Instructor
* Take at Your Convenience                 
* Automatic Notification to the State
* Start and Stop as Needed                   
* Satisfaction Guaranteed
* Fully Narrated                                     
* iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
*"Live", Friendly, Support                       
* 1 Year of Access
           
Types of @ Home Prep Online Training Courses
Online Exam Prep/Review Courses -
Courses designed to prepare students to take State License exams. Training materials based on key information found in the reference books from which the State License exams are developed.

Online Continuing Education Courses -
State approved, fully narrated courses designed to provide current licensees with Trade specific training that meets state requirements for mandated Continuing Education prior to each renewal. Upon successful completion, @ Home Prep will notify the state licensing body and the student will be able to print off a certificate of completion.
 
For more information or to register for an online class visit the Tallyba.com. Register today! 
Builder Books - An NAHB Affinity Partner 
A GREAT OFFER FOR TBA MEMBERS


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.
Earn your Construction Industry Professional (CIP) Designation Today! 
What is a Construction Industry Professional (CIP)?

The  Construction Industry Professional (CIP) designation was created to raise the bar of professionalism among our members. Open to 
both the builder and associate member, ear ning the designation means your business is committed to: providing the highest levels of quality construction; staying abreast of the latest in new home construction by attending educational programs throughout the year; for providing excellent customer service and for adhering to a strict code of ethics within your everyday practice.
 
How do I Become a Construction Industry Professional (CIP)?
The Tallahassee Builders Association's Construction Industry Professional (CIP) designation is earned by members who have demonstrated high levels of education, experience, and customer service... qualities that are important to consumers in selecting individuals to meet their home building, remodeling, or product/service needs. After earning the designation, CIPs are required to meet annual continuing education requirements to assure that they are abreast of building code changes, industry trends, and consumers' preferences. CIPs have gone "the extra mile" to demonstrate their professionalism and high standards of performance.
 
What are the benefits of becoming a CIP?
Builder and Associate members
  • Press release announcement
  • Use of the CIP logo and designation on promotional materials
  • Special listing on TBA website
  • Certificate of achievement for display in their office
  • Listing on materials that promote the program
  • Associates - Special face-to-face access to TBA Builder members
 
To learn more about earning your CIP or to download an application, please visit our website at tallyba.com.

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 lynne.edwards@tallyba.com
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 lynne.edwards@tallyba.com 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. 

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