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

I hope you enjoyed the Holidays and are ready and recharged to start a new year. I am honored to serve you and the Tallahassee Builders Association as the 2021 President.

Many thanks to our past President, Brian Will, the 2020 Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for their commitment to the Association. Because of their dedication, the TBA enjoyed a successful 2020 even with the challenges the year presented to us.

Jodi Sasse has proven to be a wonderful addition to the TBA family. As Executive Officer, her commitment to the Association and its members along with her leadership skills, enthusiasm, and drive to guide the TBA to new levels of success are a joy to work with. Combine this with the solid dedication and professionalism of Linn Glass and the TBA is poised for a successful year!

I am excited and have confidence that the 2021 Executive Committee and Board of Directors, along with Jodi and Linn, will achieve new levels of success for the TBA. 2021 is sure to be a great year. Members will enjoy the same events, programs and committees as they have in the past and a few new to the TBA.

As the New Year begins, I encourage each of you to take advantage of all that the TBA has to offer in 2021.

  • Schedule time to work on yourself and on your business. The TBA is a great resource.
  • Attend Governmental Affairs meetings (very possibly the most valuable meeting each month).
  • Learn from the resources and educational opportunities available from the Remodelers Council, Green Council and other TBA offerings.
  • Promote your business through the Parade of Homes, Remodelers Showcase, Homes for the Holidays and the new TBA Home and Garden Show.
  • Take a moment and make a commitment to help your association by recruiting just one new member in the first quarter of 2021.

Together as a group and through active participation we can be a driving force for the good of our industry.

I encourage you to get involved and remember to have fun!

Yours in service to the TBA

Mark Kessler
Thank you to our TBA 2021
Level 1 Premier Sponsor - Metronet! Contact: Jackie Wilson
Parade of Homes Early Bird Kick Off Hard Hat Happy Hour! January 28, TBA

Don "Smokey" Young Memorial Golf Tournament! April 6, Golden Eagle

TBA Parade of Homes! May 8, 9 and 15,16

33rd Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament! June 19, Carrabelle

Brand new TBA Home & Garden Show! Oct. 2 & 3, North FL Fairgrounds

Annual Clay Shoot! October (date to be determined), Talon Range

The Parade of Homes Early Bird Kick Off Hard Hat Happy Hour will be held at the TBA Office on Thursday, January 28, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This will be the last time to enter your forms for the ever popular Parade of Homes at the lowest entry fee of $1,750 for the first entry, and $1,550 for additional entries (entry fee after January 28th is $1,950 for each entry).

There will be plenty to eat and drink but be sure to dress appropriately to be outside for this socially distanced event. Be sure to register and if you need an entry packet just call the office at 850-385-1414 or click the link below.

Thank you to our 2021 Parade of Homes Major Sponsor:
City of Tallahassee Natural Gas Utilities!
Click on the following link to go to the online
Parade of Homes Sponsorship form today!

Thank you for renewing your TBA Membership!

Thanks for Renewing! Member Since

Centricity-Doug Wenzel, 2009
Kessler Construction-Mark Kessler, 2007
Legacy Cabinets-Jessica Napier, 2015
North Florida Spray Foam-Neil Autrey, 2020
Pennyworth Homes-Ebe Walter, 2019
Tadlock Roofing-Josh Andrews, 2019
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!
Jason Meadows, White Oak Construction LLC
Jason Meadows is the Owner of White Oak Construction LLC. He has been a member of Tallahassee Builders Association for four years. White Oak Construction has been in business here in Tallahassee spanning 5 decades. Jason has been a local Building Contractor since 2004. Jason's roles include working hand in hand with future and present clients, estimating, project management, quality management and oversite. Jason has participated in home/trade shows, sponsorships and won multiple Gold, Platinum, Best in Show and Realtors Choice awards in the Parade of Homes.
White Oak Construction specializes in custom home design, remodels and residential construction. White Oak Construction enjoys serving the families of Tallahassee and surrounding areas. 
If you or someone you know is interested in high end remodeling or custom homes, please contact Jason directly at 850-570-9675.
January 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.

January 11, 2021
2021 Parade of Homes Committee
TBA Office and Via Zoom

January 12, 2021
Membership Committee Meeting
TBA Office and Via Zoom

January 12, 2021, Tuesday
Green Building Council Meeting
Meeting has been moved to February 9

January 13, 2021, Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting
In person and Zoom

January 13, 2021 Wednesday
Board of Directors Meeting
In person and Zoom

January 28, 2021
Parade of Homes Early Bird Entry HHHH
TBA Office
Please remember to register.
Thank You 2021 TBA
Corporate Sponsors
In accordance with guidelines recommended by the CDC, President Trump and Governor DeSantis, 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) until 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 on the IBSX Virtual Experience
to register today!
Don't miss out! Take advantage of the Brand New 2021 TBA Sponsorship Opportunities available to market yourself and your business! Email Linn Glass at Linn.Glass@tallyba.com today!
Watch for advertising opportunities coming soon for the 2021 TBA Spring Parade of Homes and Fall TBA Home & Garden Show Magazines as well as advertising opportunities for the TBA monthly e-newsletter and the TBA Website!

2021 TBA Membership Directory Opportunity!

Are you good to go with your current listing in the TBA Membership Directory? Do you want to make any changes to your information for the 2021 Directory? Be sure to review your contact information, category listings and what size ad you would like to place.

This is an extremely valuable, affordable, way to market your business as this will be provided to the community all through the year at every TBA live event!

Don't miss out! Contact Linn Glass today at linn.glass@ tallyba.com or click on the link below to fill out the information and return to Linn online. Thank you!

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
Plan to halt work for at least 10 minutes from Jan. 11-15.

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

Call Linn Glass at 385-1414 for details.

Take Advantage of your Membership today with these Cost Savings Programs.
Click on the National Purchasing Partner logo today to take advantage of the many discount programs available to you!