VOL. 12, ISSUE 12 | DECEMBER 2017
BUILDERS FRAMEWORK Fredericksburg Area Builders Association
What's inside: CALENDAR OF EVENTS Page 2 SAVE THE DATE - JAN 20 PRESIDENTS GALA Page 2 MEMBERSHIP REPORT Welcome To FABA! Page 4 MEMBER HAPPENINGS Support our members Page 5
Happy Holidays! As we put the final touches on 2017, we hope you all will join us at our first Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 13th from 11 am to 6 pm here at the FABA office (3006 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg VA 22408). Stop by anytime during the day for some holiday cheer and treats! Mark you calendars now for our 50th Anniversary Presidents Gala on Saturday, January 20th. We will celebrate FABA's golden anniversary in high style at the brand new University Center at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg. Watch your mailbox and FABA's social media pages for more details in the next few weeks. On Tuesday, December 5th, FABA attended the Spotsylvania County Builders Rountable. Check out our Legislative Update on page 3 for more details and a brief recap. FABA is about networking and doing buisiness with a member. Be sure to reach out to and welcome our new members listed on page 4. Our members are busy in the community. Check out our Member Happenings on page 5. There are many opportunities and benefits for FABA members. This year, the FABA Holiday Parade Float took home the first place award! FABA staff and members from AKB Designs, Brandonbilt Foundations, Carter Lumber, Clarus, Holt for Homes, Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg, and Suburban Auto Sales came together to build and provided the materials for this incredible float celebrating the Magic of Christmas. Look for the FABA float in the Stafford County Christmas Parade on December 16th. Visit www.FABAVA.com and FABA's Facebook page for photos and videos. And check out page 12 for lots of great photos. All of us at FABA wish you and your families happy holidays.
December 2017 Calendar December 11
Stafford County Bi-Monthly Meeting Time: 9:00 am Location: 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford VA 22554 All things legislative in Stafford County. All FABA Members are welcome to attend.
FABA Holiday Open House Time: 11 am - 6 pm (Stop By Any Time) Location: FABA (3006 Layfayette Blvd. Fredericksburg) Holiday Open House for ALL FABA Members
FABA Associates Committee Meeting Time: 9:00 am Location: FABA Boardroom All FABA Members and their employees are invited. Agenda items include association's networking, advocacy, and education. The committee also plans and organizes several social events throughout the year.
FABA Membership Committee Meeting Time: 10:00 am Location: FABA Boardroom The Membership Committee coordinates membership recruitment and develops programs to maintain existing membership. All FABA Members are welcome to attend.
FABA Board Meeting (Full Board) Time: 3:00 pm Location: FABA
DISC Personalities - SMC Education Time: 8:30 am Location: FABA Boardroom
Stafford County Christmas Parade - "Christmas Dreams" Time: 5:00 pm Location: Embrey Mill Park 1600 Mine Road Stafford 22554 Join FABA on their award winning parade float, or bring your chairs to watch this family friendly holiday event.
FABA office will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of Christmas and New Years. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Legislative Committee Update Our Legislative Committee attends county meetings and keeps FABA up to date on governmental issues. On Tuesday, December 5th, FABA attended the Spotsylvania County Builders Roundtable. Representatives from Ryan Homes, Tricord Homes and Spear Builders were also at the meeting. Some items discussed were: The tentative adoption date of the 2015 Building Code is July 2018. Dave Ansell, Deputy Building Official Plan Review Supervisor of Spotsylvania County, is requesting an additional reviewer in an effort to keep up with new permits. An invitation will be extended to the Spotsylvania County Utilities Inspector to attend the next roundtable to address builder concerns. At this time, no new Master Plans will be accepted for submission. The next Spotsylvania County Builders Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Bring your own lunch. Mark you calendar to attend. The Legislative Committee plays a crucial role for FABA member businesses. This group is responsible for reviewing and influencing proposed legislation and regulations. These proposals affect Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Caroline and Orange Counties as well as the City of Fredericksburg. This committee typically meets the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 am
Legislative Upcoming Dates: December 11 - 9:00 am Stafford County Bi-Monthly Meeting January 18, 2018 - 8:30 am FABA Legislative Committee Meeting
MembershipÂ Report NEW MEMBERS B&D Log Homes BlueLine Rental Comcast Liberty Roofing Center Orenco Systems Purvis Ford, Inc.
RENEWALS 84 Lumber Apple Door of Fredericksburg Assurance Financial Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Atlantic Builders Bobcat of Richmond Built Right Homes, LLC Dannex Construction Drafting Surveying Supply
Ferguson Enterprises Inc First Choice Heating & A/C Foundation Homes Inc. Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. Mendleson Development Company Mid South Building Supply Morris Tile Company The Carpet House Thompson Building Corp.
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FABA Members: The ACES Construction/Design Industry Group is offering discounted tickets to FABA members for their Dec. 8th Holiday event. Use Promo Code FABAmember to take 10% off your tickets. Click here to register and for event details Join us for a wonderful evening of merriment! Enjoy sipping wine, sample savory hors d'Ĺ“uvres, network, learn self-defense tips, and the CHANCE TO WIN MANY PRIZES! Plus, shop local artisans and vendors. Sponsored by: Froehling & Robertson Engineering; Central Rappahannock Regional Library; Move with Purpose Defense Academy; Fredericksburg Area Builders Association
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2017 FABA Board of Directors Dave Phelps 2017 President ICF Homes of Virginia, Inc.
1st Vice President Atlantic Builders, Inc.
Associate Vice President Embrace Home Loans
2nd Vice President W.J. Vakos
Builder Director Republic Home Builders
Associate Director Spaces Design Studio, LLC
Immediate Past President Halsey Homes Corporation
Associate Director Builders FirstSource
Builder Director Toll Brothers, Inc.
Legislative Director Legacy Engineering, P.C.
Sara Cushing Secretary Legacy Engineering, P.C.
Builder Director Tricord Homes
Treasurer Assurance Financial Group
Builder Director Built Right Homes, Inc.
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Fredericksburg Area Builders Association December 2017 Newsletter