July 2020
News from the TBA
A Message from Brian K. Will, TBA President

It is hard to believe that we are already entering into the month of July! There have been so many unprecedented and frustrating issues to face this year, challenging our association to raise the bar in terms of value provided to our members, sponsors, and the community. We are meeting those challenges head on and succeeding!

TBA was the first local association in the panhandle area to offer the annual events of a Golf Tournament, Parade of Homes, and the Saltwater Fishing Tournament – all of which exceeded member and sponsor participation!  

Finally, the month of July brings two additional online events with one being TBR and TBA joint interviews for Leon County local candidate races, and the second being the SEBC virtual builders show, online continuing education credits, and sponsorship opportunities.  Please contact the TBA Office for more information.

As we approach this Independence Day celebration, we must wonder what our forefathers are thinking. Have a wonderful Fourth of July Celebration!

Brian K. Will
as TBA President, 2020 
Thank you Bill Kimberl for your dedication to our community! You make TBA proud!

The Tallahassee Builders Association and staff would like to extend sincerest thanks to Becky McNeal of Advantage Title Group for her efforts in raising funds for TBA and Builders Care through the Parade of Homes Online Silent Auction. Because of her diligence and the generosity of those who participated in the auction, TBA has raised in excess of $3,000!

Thanks to Becky and all that contributed to this project!

Online Auction Winners

Pamela Keller, 18-Hole Golf Package for 4.
Donated by Golden Eagle Country Club.

Karen Koelemij, Honeywell Thermostat & Tervis Tumblers.
Donated by Donny's Heating & Air Conditioning & Linn Glass.

Becky McNeal, Absocold Mini Refrigerator & Private Entertainment.
Donated by Bob Carnes & Jodi Sasse.

Robin Yeatman, Lucy & Leo's Gift Card & Woodlane t-shirt.
Donated by Woodlane.

Chris White, Kamando Joe Grill & 45" Pink Panther.
Donated by Southern Pipe & Supply & Tallahassee Roofing.

Michael Lee, 1 Year Annual Silver A/C Maintenance & Duct Cleaning.
Donated by Sterling Service of Florida, Inc.

Sonny Philips, Rinnai Water & One-hour Discovery Flight for 2.
Donated by Rinnai America Corporation & FL Aviation Center

Debbie Milazzo, 1/4 Page Ad in Home in Yard Magazine.
Donated by Home & Yard Magazine.

Brian Will, $100 Home Depot Gift Card.
Donated by Westcor Land Title Insurance Compan y
TBA's Featured Members of the Month

This month's featured Builder is Jack Seitzinger of Fine Line Design, and featured Associate is Amy Banning of Insure It All!

If you would like to be featured as the Builder or Associate of the month, please submit your information to the office by the 15th of the month for consideration.
Jack Seitzinger, owner of Fine Line Design, has been a member of the Tallahassee Builders Association since 2018. He is currently serving as Secretary on the TBA Board of Directors and is also a member of the Remodeler’s Council. As with any small business, Jack performs a variety of tasks when it comes to residential construction—he is a residential contractor, a certified home inspector, and residential design draftsman with 20+ years of experience in the Tallahassee area. 
Intuitive design is crucial to a functional home and successful project. Jack, and the staff at Fine Line offer many different services for all levels of projects - including new construction, additions, and remodel design and construction. Fine Line believes in maintaining balance between functional and aesthetic design to all projects. The team at Fine Line is looking forward to assisting with all your residential drafting questions and needs. The team at Fine Line can be reached at 850-520-4680 or office@finelinetally.com.

Amy Banning is the agency owner of Insure It All! and has been a contributing member of the Tallahassee Builders Association Member since 2016. Currently serving as an Associate Director of the Board of Directors and as the FHBA Associate Director. This year she also served on the TBA Saltwater Fishing Committee and the Parade of Homes committee. 

The year 2020 has presented us with unique challenges. We have had to become more resourceful with our businesses and more creative with our networking.  Staying connected to our business community has become essential. Insure It All! focuses on writing commercial and residential property & casualty insurance throughout the Panhandle of Florida. 

Amy has been in the insurance industry for 25+ years. She represents a broad range of the largest companies writing business in Florida. She spends time educating the community on the insurance marketplace. She holds a CIC designation (Certified Insurance Counselor) and is on the Florida National Alliance Education Committee. 

Please feel free to reach out to her as a resource for all your insurance questions and needs. Amy can be reached at amy@insureitallllc.com or 850-776-4414.
Poole N Around LLC
Congratulations to the following 2020 TBA Saltwater Fishing Tournament winners!

Inshore Winners:
Trout - 1st place, Michael Lopes, 2nd place Bryce Hill
Red Fish - 1st place, Bryce Hill, 2nd place Dalton Poole
Spanish Mackerel - 1st place, Michael Lopes, 2nd place William Davis
In-shore Grand Slam, Dalton Poole

Offshore Winners:
Grouper 1st place, Brandon Poole, 2nd place Brandon Poole
Red Snapper 1st place Mathue Briggs, 2nd place Farley Maxwell
King Mackerel 1st place Travis Lloyd, 2nd place Chris Brown
Off-shore Grand Slam, Travis Lloyd

Thanks to Bryce Hall for his assistance as the "Weigh In Master" and
C-Quarters for their warm hospitality!

Special thanks go out to the entire family and staff of Brian Barnard's Flooring America for inviting all of our fishermen to an incredible evening on the river at their home in Carrabelle. They were so gracious and the food couldn't have been more incredible!
Welcome and Thank You New Members!
New Member in July -

KLD Fence and Deck-Rob Kornegay sponsored by Jack Seitzinger

Thanks for Renewing! Member Since

AAA Claim Consultants-2019
Alpha Foundation-2016
BC Builders Deckworks-2019
Carpenters Construction-2012
Carr, Riggs & Ingram-1997
Dunlap & Shipman-2016
GBGH Construction-2018
Hernandez Painting-2019
Jim Crosby Plumbing-2019
McManus Kitchen & Bath-2015
Marpan Recycling-2018
Moore Lending Group-2019
New South Homes-2013
Poole Engineering-2017
Premier Construction & Development-2013
Robert West, Jr. Plumbing-2019
Sheffield Construction-2008
SRM Concrete-2017
Streamline Roofing & Construction-2007
Tallahassee Kitchen Center-2013
TC Federal Bank-2017
Don't forget to pick up your copy of The Better Living Guide, the Official 2020 Membership Directory for the TBA!

These are available at Prime Meridian Bank locations and at the TBA office.
July 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.

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Subject to change during major events .

July 3, 2020, Friday
Office Closed for July 4th Holiday
Happy July 4th!!!

July 6, 2020, Monday
Holiday Virtual Showcase of Homes Meeting
Via Zoom

July 7, 2020, Tuesday
Membership Committee Meeting
Via Zoom

July 8, 2020, Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Via Zoom

July 9, 2020, Thursday
GA Committee
Guest speaker Doug Maples,
Director of Building Plan Review & Inspections
Via Zoom

July 14, 2020, Tuesday (new day)
Green Building Council
with Guest Speaker,
Dr Jennifer Languell
(state and national green building advocate)
Via Zoom

July 20, 2020, Monday
Holiday Virtual Showcase of Homes Meeting
Via Zoom

July 22, 2020, Wednesday
Remodeler's Council
Via Zoom

July 30 & 31, Thursday & Friday
SEBC's Virtual Builders Show

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 offic e at 385-1414.
When recruiting new members remind them that they were able to continue to work through the pandemic because the local, state and national HBA federation fought hard to keep construction deemed essential. Dues dollars hard at work for you!
Happy and Healthy Fourth of July to all our members and families with the Tallahassee Builders Association!

We are looking for eager volunteers to assist in upcoming events for 2020. Please call or email the office if you have any interest.
  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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