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

We are excited to share with you the unprecedented success the 2020 TBA Parade of Homes Digital tour has experienced since beginning on the traditional weekend of Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 9. 

The TBA has turned lemons into lemonade by twisting what could have been a canceled Parade Event to one that is providing the parade builders and community more exposure than a traditional event alone. Plus, we are excited that most of the homes will also be available for the walking tour. 

The annual Smokey Young Golf Tournament, at Golden Eagle Country Club, was a huge success and sold out with 76 golfers and hole sponsors. Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Please visit www.tallyba.com to view the online digital Parade of Homes tour and digital Parade of Homes Magazine. Between the reports coming in weekly for the Digital Tour, google analytics from the TBA website, and the digital marketing campaign currently running with marketing strategies like geofencing and targeted digital display ads, all results are extremely above average in page views, click through visits, length of viewing time and hits, and the best thing is that we finally have the data to share with the builders and sponsors to show them the value of their investment with TBA events!

Take some time to login to bid on many great Parade of Homes Live Auction items benefiting Builders Care –
visit tallyba.com

Don’t miss out on the traditional walk through Parade of Homes Event taking place on June 6 & 13, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and June 7 & 14, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. The printed Parade of Homes Magazines have been distributed to Capital City Bank branches, our proud Parade Magazine Sponsor. To obtain your free magazine, visit www.tallyba.com for the listing of branch locations – please note, all magazines have been placed in racks outside for your convenience and CDC guideline posters will be displayed at each home. The TBA is proud to be the first Builders Association in the Panhandle area to offer our annual parade event, golf outing and saltwater fishing tournament.

The 32nd annual TBA Saltwater Fishing Tournament is right around the corner on June 20 th . Several boats and sponsors have already signed up. Don’t miss out! Plus - save the date of October 23 rd for the TBA Clay Shoot at Talon Range!

On another note, Jodi sincerely thanks everyone for your prayers and support of the recent devastation of her hometown in Michigan because of flooding from two dams failing.  By the grace of God, no one was hurt or lost their lives because of this tragedy but things will never be the same.

Brian K. Will, as 2020 TBA President

Brand New! TBA's Featured Member of the Month

TBA's Featured Member of the Month is going to be an ongoing section of our newsletter spotlighting members and featuring their industry insights and products and services. Beginning in July we will also feature a Builder of the Month as well as an Associate. If you and your business would like to be featured please submit your information to the TBA office by the 15th of the month for consideration.

Jan Austin-Hicken of Southern Flooring and Design

Decorative Tile

Decorative tile is often added to the design to give it a special focal point, to give it some extra zing. Sometimes a listello (from listel, which is a narrow band in architecture)—usually a strip of varying material and various sizes--is made by the manufacturer especially to coordinate with the tile. There are also all kinds of possibilities using mosaics. They can be made of stone, glass, shell, metal, wood, or ceramic or porcelain tiles.

The smaller the tile gets, the more it costs as a general rule. Mosaics can get expensive, mostly because they are highly detailed and have to be assembled by hand. I once used an iridescent glass tile in a shower that was $77.00 for each piece. The pieces were less than a square foot. Not all mosaics are that expensive, but you can expect to pay $20.00+ a square foot. Listellos will be priced similarly and sold by the piece, usually about a linear foot.

Using a mosaic that is sold by the square foot can be more economical than using a listello. Depending on the design, a square foot can yield multiple linear feet while a listello will yield around one linear foot.

One of the most popular uses of decorative tile is for kitchen backsplashes. A kitchen backsplash is typically around 20 square feet. That much space covered by something that costs $20+ a square foot can get costly.

The key to using decorative tile is to use it sparingly if cost is an issue. I like to find a field tile—the primary tile being used—that is relatively inexpensive and jazz it up. The tiles in a mosaic can be used simply as dots of color and texture in the field.

Most kitchen cabinets are installed 18 inches above the countertop, giving a decent sized area to work with. Sometimes there is a 4 inch backsplash of the same material as the countertop, reducing the area to 14 inches. It generally looks better to create a design that has a pattern that will fill the entire space without chopping up the tile. If the space changes size at some point, such as getting larger above the stove, the design can change as well. A focal point can be made manipulating the same tile in a different way.

Sometimes an entire project is developed for the decorative tile. I helped a client remodel two bathrooms. The design of both bathrooms--colors, textures, shapes--were created completely around decorative tile she found that she loved.

Jan Austin-Hicken
Southern Flooring and Design
Click below to visit the 2020 TBA Parade of Homes Online Auction benefitting Builders Care!
Welcome and Thank You New Members!
New Members in June -

Heywood McCord - McCord Construction
Patricia Wilson - Style & Sold
Oak Kenworthy - Tallahassee Blower Door Services
Evelyn Garcia - Ton 40 Crew Inc.

Thanks for Renewing! Member Since

Acme Brick-2017
Barkley Consulting Engineers-2015
Boykin Builders-2017
Delta Management & Construction, Inc.-2017
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida-2015
Fat Boy Drywall-2013
Florida Fence and Screens-2019
Full Press Apparel-2015
Hancock Whitney Bank-2017
Jett Builders-2012
Peoples South Bank-2016
Prime Meridian Bank-2012
Quail Valley Homes-2015
Trudeau Fine Homes-2001
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.
June 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 .

June 2, 2020, Tuesday
Saltwater Fishing Committee
Via Zoom

June 4, 2020, Thursday
GA Committee
Via Zoom

June 6 & 7, 2020, Saturday & Sunday
Parade of Homes
Saturday open 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday open 12:00noon-5:00pm

June 9, 2020, Tuesday
Membership Committee
Via Zoom

June 9, 2020, Tuesday
Green Building Council
Guest speaker Julie Christesen, Principal Planner for Tallahassee Leon County Planning Department
Via Zoom

June 10, 2020, Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting
AT TBA OFFICE (Exec Committee Only)
Board of Directors Meeting
Via Zoom

June 13 & 14, 2020, Saturday & Sunday
Parade of Homes
Saturday open 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday open 12:00noon-5:00pm

June 15 - 19, 2020
NAHB Spring Conference
Virtual Meeting

June 18, 2020, Thursday
Saltwater Fishing Captain's Social and Mandatory Meeting (at least one representative per boat) with registered fishermen and Captains featuring Beer and Brats! Sponsored by Amy Banning and Insure It All!

June 20, 2020
Saltwater Fishing Tournament out of C-Quarters Marina in Carabelle begins at 6:00am! Registration forms available on our website at tallyba.com or by calling TBA office at 850-385-1414.

TBA Corporate Sponsors

Sign up today! See the flyer below to take advantage of this great TBA event!

June 20! Fish on!!!
Contact TBA Office at 850-385-1414 for registration forms.
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.
2020 Don "Smokey" Young Memorial Golf Tournament at Golden Eagle Country Club

May 20 was a picture perfect day for our golf outing! Pictured below, top photo, is Golf Chair Farley Maxwell with 1st Place Winners Team Semper Salty Oyster Co. Middle photo is Rob Warmack collecting his door prize, a wood fired pellet grill donated by Bobby Dollar Appliance. Lower photo is Team Fine Line Design proudly accepting the last place prize of a gallon of hand sanitizer donated by Ology.

A great time was had by all! Many thanks to our sponsors and to the staff of Golden Eagle for a truly memorable day.

Many Thanks to the 2020 Don “Smokey” Young Memorial Golf Tournament Sponsors

Gulfeagle Supply
Prime Meridian Bank
Brian Barnard’s Flooring America
Kraft Nissan
Cain & Bultman
Capital Plumbing Contractors
Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Insure It All!
James Hardie Building Products
JMC Mobility Physical Therapy
Paul’s Termite & Pest Control
Smith, Thompson, Shaw, Minacci, Colon & Power, PA
Southern Bath & Kitchen
Southern Pipe & Supply
Talquin Portable Restrooms, Inc.
VELUX Skylights

We are looking for eager volunteers to assist in these upcoming events for 2020. Please call or email the office with your preferences.
  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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