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

The Tallahassee Builders Association was chartered with NAHB on February 8, 1955! The overriding constant for the last 65 years has been Membership. There is Strength in Numbers! Membership is key to having a voice in our industry and our community. Strength to oppose unnecessary regulations and mandates that could potentially add thousands of dollars to new home construction (non-members should understand the value of membership from this statement alone). Strength to develop working relationships with our local elected officials and building officials. Strength for community service projects and involvement. Strength for our governmental affairs committee and PAC to have an impact. 

TBA is taking part in NAHB’s Membership Drive this Fall. The drive will begin on September 1 and end November 30. On December 1 we will compare our membership count to August 31 and if we have recruited as least three new members, we qualify for NAHB’s competition drive. What can you do? PLEASE
RECRUIT AT LEAST ONE NEW MEMBER – You are the best recruiter for the TBA!

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Skeet Shoot on October 16! A great networking and fun event!

Remember, Construction is deemed essential and is leading our economy back!

Brian K. Will, as 2020 TBA President


THANK AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER TODAY AS WE RECOGNIZE ALL OF OUR VALUABLE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS DURING SEPTEMBER! SEPTEMBER IS NAHB'S ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPRECIATION MONTH!
Skeet Shoot-Out Competition!
New this year:
NAME YOUR TEAM COMPETITION!
Food Sponsor $500
Includes 1 team of shooters.

Range Sponsor $400
Includes 2 shooters.

Beverage Sponsor $300
Includes 1 shooter.

Target Sponsor $125
Recognition on banner.
You can find the Skeet Shoot Registration and Rules for Talon Range at tallyba.com.
THANK YOU SKEET SPONSORS!
Click on the link below for information about IBS Ambassador September Deals








Thanks for Renewing! Member Since

Bridgewater Builders LLC-2013
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet-2015
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.-2016
Gooch Construction Inc.-2019
Insure It All!-2016
James Moore & Co.-2016
Jones Construction and Design-2016
King & Wood PA-2018
Movement Mortgage-2019
Parrish Builders-1984
Paul's Pest Control-2016
Persica Design & Construction-2013
Randy Merritt Construction-2012
Regions Bank-2016
The St. Joe Company-2016
The Poppell Appraisal Group-2018
Total Quality Roofing-2019
White's Plumbing-2012

Homes for the Holidays/Remodelers Showcase Awards Virtual Tour Event Coming November 20- December 31

The TBA is happy to announce this brand new combined event "Homes for the Holidays/Remodelers Showcase Awards Virtual Tour."

This event is the result of an idea to offer builders an additional option to display their work separate of the annual Parade of Homes, and for all members to participate in donations to the 2020 chosen charity, Christmas Connection.

This new event will allow builders and remodelers to showcase projects from the previous three years and is being held digitally November 20-December 31 in the spirit of the holiday season! Please contact the TBA office for more information.
TBA's Featured Members of the Month

This month's featured Builder is Ben Chaisson of BC Deckworks and Construction and the featured Associate is Becky McNeal of Advantage Title Group.

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.
Ben Chaisson, BC Deckworks and Construction
Ben Chaisson, owner of BC Builders & Deckworks, has been a member of the Tallahassee Builders Association (TBA) since 2019. Ben is a certified building contractor with over 18 years of construction experience throughout the Florida Panhandle, including new home construction, additions, remodels, and custom outdoor construction.

BC Builders & Deckworks believes in quality craftsmanship and building a lasting reputation. Specializing in new deck construction and repair, pergolas, arbors, and ramps, Ben and his team transform outdoor living spaces with meticulous detail. The team offers numerous custom wood and composite options. Feel free to reach out to BC Builders for your next outdoor project at 850-545-6253 or bencbuilders@gmail.com.
Becky McNeal, Advantage Title Group
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THE TBA WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR UPDATES RELATIVE TO COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND EVENTS. THANK YOU.
September 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.

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

September 3, 2020, Thursday
Government Affairs Meeting to review the revised Leon County Chapter 5 Building Code.
10am-12 noon
Via Zoom

September 7, 2020, Monday
Office Closed
Happy Labor Day!

September 8, 2020, Tuesday
Membership Committee Meeting
10:15am-11:15am
Via Zoom

September 8, 2020, Tuesday
Green Building Council
11:30am-1:00pm
Via Zoom

September 9, 2020, Wednesday
Executive Committee Meeting
(In person and Zoom)
10:45am-11:30am
Board of Directors
11:30-1:00
Via Zoom

September 15, 2020, Tuesday
TBA Home & Garden Show Committee Meeting
1:00pm-2:00pm
(In person and Zoom)

September 17, 2020, Thursday
2021 Parade of Homes Committee Meeting
1:30pm-2:30pm
Via Zoom

September 21, 2020, Monday
Homes for the Holidays Virtual Tour Meeting
3pm-4pm
Via Zoom

September 23, 2020, Wednesday
Remodelers Council
11:30am-1:00pm
Via Zoom
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.
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!

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



Call Linn Glass at 385-1414 for details.




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.
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!