February 2021
News from the TBA
A Message from Mark Kessler, as TBA President

It is hard to believe we are in February already! Perhaps time is going fast because most of us could not wait for 2020 to be over. I hope you all had a great start to 2021.

By now, you should have seen information coming from staff regarding events and marketing opportunities available to you to promote your business to the community, here is a quick rundown:

●Membership Directory: This will be handed out at every event throughout the year. Limited ad space is still available through February 12th.
●TBA Golf Tournament: April 6, Golden Eagle Country Club
●Parade of Homes Event, May 8, 9, 15 & 16: Take advantage of this member-only opportunity to showcase your products and services to the community. Traditional walk through AND VIRTUAL tours are available to enter and the Virtual Tour stays on the TBA website for 12 months.
●TBA Saltwater Fishing Tournament: June 19, Carrabelle
●TBA Home & Garden Show: October 2 & 3, North Florida Fairgrounds inside climate-controlled building #’s 2 & 4. Watch for contract details coming soon.
●TBA Clay Shoot Competition: Date in October TBD, Talon Gun Range
●2nd Annual Homes for the Holidays is an opportunity to submit photos of homes that were not ready to be in the traditional walk-through parade event. This digital event begins on November 19 and stays on the TBA website for 12 months.
●Remodelers Showcase Awards: This digital event begins on November 19 and stays on the TBA website for 12 months.
●Holiday Banquet/Director Installation: December 2, Capital City Country Club
●Many Sponsorship Opportunities
●Advertising opportunities on the TBA website, TBA E-Newsletter, and the Parade of Homes and Home & Garden Show Magazines
●Monthly Green Building Council round table discussions
●Monthly GA updates
In addition to the above, watch for information coming out on Remodeler Council round table discussions and General Membership meetings.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, or Linn or Jodi, for any questions or input.  

Yours in service to the TBA

Mark Kessler
New Members in January!

Garcia's Lawn & Landscape, Ricardo Garcia
Stay Dry Roofing, David Monk
Walsh Consulting & Electrical Services, Henry Walsh

Thank you for renewing your TBA Membership!

Thanks for Renewing! Member Since

A-1 Service, LLC-Han Yichun, 2018
Bobby Dollar Appliance Consultants-Bobby Dollar, 1997
Boulos Development-Rachael Davis, 2018
BB&T now Truist-Kimberly Price, 2018
ES Green & Co.-Randy Conn, 1992
Florida Green Building Coalition-CJ Davila, 2008
Glass Pro Shop-Ross Little, 2013
Gulfeagle Supply- Farley Maxwell, 2002
H & H Construction and Restoration Services-John Harbin, 2020
Howdy's Rent A Toilet-Kevin Jenkins, 1997
M & R Construction and Siding-Mitchell Morgan, 2013
Norbord Inc.-David Lewis, 2017
Shane Y. Lambert Construction, Inc.-Shane Lambert, 2004
Talquin Portable Restrooms, Inc.-Bill Strauss, 2008
The First Bank-Nina Vickers, 2019
Yellowhammer, LLC-Rami Deeb, 2008
Thank you to our 2021
Level 1 Premier Sponsor -
Prime Meridian Bank!
Earn Seven Hours of CE Free From FHBA!

FHBA is pleased to share that we are brining Florida Builders FIVE identical online continuing education seminars in partnership with the Florida Building Commission, The Florida Department of Building and Professional Regulation and Building a Safer Florida, Inc.

Earn continuing education credit from the convenience of your home or office! Choose from one of five dates:
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 22
  • May 18
  • June 10
Florida Building Code Training: Course Line Up
8 am- 9:00 am Residential Egress Provisions | 1 Hour| General | CILB # 0613638 | BCAIB #5008751 | FBPE #0008653
9:05 am – 10:05 am Residential Energy Code General Requirements | 1 Hour| General | CILB # 0613640 | BCAID #5008750| FBPE #0008653

10:10 am- 11:10 am Residential Fire-Resistant Construction | 1 Hour | General | CILB # 0613642 | BCAIB #5008749| FBPE #0008653

11: 15 am – 12:15 pm Electrical Provisions for Builders | 1 Hour | Advanced Building Code | CILB #Pending | BCAIB #5008784 |1021.0 FBC | | FBPE #0008653

12:15 pm 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Plumbing and Mechanical Provisions for Builders | 1 Hour | Advanced Building Code | CILB #Pending | BCAIB #5008786 | 1019.0 FBC | FBPE #0008653

2:35 pm- 4:35 pm Building & Retrofitting in Florida | 2 Hours | General & Wind Mitigation Methodology |CILB # 0613745 | BCAIB #5008785 | FBPE #0008653

Thank you to our 2021
Level 1 Premier Sponsor - Metronet! Contact: Jackie Wilson 850-980-1414
Thank you to our 2021 Parade of Homes Major Sponsor:
City of Tallahassee/Natural Gas Utilities!
The TBA is looking for Builder Members and Associate Members to be featured in the monthly TBA E-Newsletter! This is an extremely valuable, FREE, offer bringing you and your business marketing exposure to both the membership and the community - every month the newsletter is uploaded to the TBA website. Don't Miss Out! Contact Linn Glass at linn.glass@tallyba.com today!
Featured Builder of the Month!
Casey Lauer, Elevation Construction & Design
Featured Associate of the Month!
Todd Barber, Barber's Best Termite and Pest
February Events
Click on the link to be directed to the Tallyba.com Calendar of Events. Plan to attend by clicking on the event and submitting your RSVP.

February 3, 2021, Wednesday
Virtual Board Orientation training
TBA Office and via Zoom

February 4, 2021, Thursday
GA Committee Meeting
TBA Office and Via Zoom

February 8, 2021, Monday
2021 Home & Garden Show Committee
TBA Office and Via Zoom

February 8, 2021, Monday
2021 Parade of Homes Committee Meeting
TBA Office and Via Zoom

February 9, 2021, Tuesday
Green Building Council Meeting
Via Zoom

February 10, 2021, Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting
IBSX (International Builders Show)

February 10, 2021 Wednesday
Board of Directors Meeting
IBSX (International Builders Show)

February 16, 2021, Tuesday
Membership Committee Meeting
Virtual Membership Recruitment training
TBA Office and Via Zoom

February 25, 2021, Thursday
Hard Hat Happy Hour
To Be Determined
Please remember to register.
Thank You 2021 TBA
Corporate Sponsors
Thank you Centricity for your 2021 Partnership Sponsorship with TBA!
In accordance with guidelines recommended by the CDC, the TBA will continue to conduct itself in a manner consistent with those guidelines for the health and safety of our staff and members. Please note that all meetings will be conducted via Zoom (teleconferencing) unless otherwise indicated. Be sure to check the Memberzone calendar for instructions or call the office at 385-1414.
Click on NAHB CONNECT to share, discuss, and learn with industry peers.
Click below to watch a video for a sneak peek of the IBSX Virtual Experience Platform

February is CTE Month
Career and Technical Education Month (CTE) is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

How can you engage students during CTE Month?
  • Donate equipment or supplies that meet industry standards to students.
  • Arrange for students to virtually tour a construction site with a local home builder.
  • Host a virtual Q&A session to discuss local career opportunities for students.

Did you know that TBAbiz has a brand new format for 2021? Click on the following link to sign up for TBAbiz FreeLists today!

The new email address to to interact and have discussions on TBAbiz FreeLists is TBAbiz@freelists.org
It's time to put your 2021 marketing dollars to good use!

The TBA is considered the community resource for residential construction so don't miss out on advertising in one, or more, of the following opportunities to market your business!

 Interested in being a part of the Green Building Council and/or The Remodelers Council?

Call Linn Glass at 385-1414 for details.

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