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BASFNews THE MAGAZINE OF THE BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA

www.basfonline.org

JANUARY

2008

FirstBank Florida GROWS ITS REAL ESTATE LENDING PORTFOLIO

INSIDE:

Installation Gala Hall of Fame Inductees Award Winners Holiday Wrap-Up


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Contents 6 Cover Story:

Installation Gala 4 4 5 6 12 13 16 16 18 20 22 24 24 26

2008 BASF Executive Committee

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Meeting The Challenges In 2008 CALENDAR OF EVENTS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Resolve To Get Involved INSTALLATION GALA New Leadership Introduced BROWARD LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Six Cities Oppose Hometown Democracy MIAMI-DADE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Floridians For Smarter Growth Update NEW CAPSTONE SPONSOR The Home Depot Supports BASF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Forecasting New Home Sales in 2008 BASF MEMBER BENEFITS New MCIM Workers’ Compensation Program 2008 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS NAHB UPDATE International Builders Show In February HOLIDAY PARTY BASF’s Mix-n-Mingle: A Great Evening SPIKE CLUB, NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWALS

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President Rey Melendi Lennar Homes, Inc. First Vice President Robert Duffy W.F. Roemer Insurance, Inc.

President Elect Ashley Bosch, Esq. Blok Urban Development Group, LLC Second Vice President Carlos E. Gonzalez, Jr. SunTrust Bank Secretary /Treasurer Fernando Martinez Caribe Homes Assistant Secretary Alberto Milo The Urban Development Group

BASFNews, the bi-monthly magazine of the Builders Association of South Florida, is published six times per year. For advertising or editorial information, please call 305-556-6300. Send address changes for subscriptions to Builders Association of South Florida: 15225 NW 77th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014. BASFNews is published in the interest of all segments of the home building industry and is distributed to members and others associated with the industry. The Builders Association of South Florida, Inc. does not accept responsibility for, or endorse any statement or claims made by advertisers or authors of any articles. Every effort has been made to assure accuracy of information, but authenticity cannot be guaranteed. Advertisers and advertorials in BASFNews do not constitute an offer for sale in states where prohibited by law. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of BASF. Copyright 2008.

Immediate Past Vice President Julian David Gonzalez C.P.S. Life Executive Committee Member Lenny Miller Pasadena Homes, Inc. Builder Presidential Appointee Oscar Barbara Quantum Builder Presidential Appointee Richard M. Horton The Green Companies

Associate Presidential Appointee Miriam Alvarez Bonded Builders Risk Management Associate Presidential Appointee Marianna E. Perez City National Bank Ex Officio Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes, Inc. Ex Officio Luis Rabell LPR Builders Ex Officio JC Calleiro CEMEX

Ex Officio John McQueston Stewart Title Company BASF Exec.Vice President Toni Pacelli-Hinkley

2008 BASF Board of Directors Fred Abbo Prime Homebuilders Tony Barrios Matrix Employee Leasing, Inc. Ernie Bascuas The Sherwin-Williams Company Lloyd J. Boggio Carlisle Group, Inc. Layla Caballero The Miami Herald Carlos Castellanos C Squared Construction, Inc. Ray Castellanos Authentic Construction, LLC Jeff Daley Avatar Communities/ Brookman Fels Thomas M. David, Esq. Weisenfeld & Associates, P.A. Frank De Varona MarineMax William Delgado The Builders Consultant Group, Inc.

Builders Association of South Florida 15225 NW 77th Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33014 Phone: 305 556-6300 – Fax: 305 556-6304 Website: www.basfonline.org

Immediate Past President Silvio Cardoso United Homes International Inc.

Alberto Diaz Black & Decker (Price Pfister) Margaret Diaz Unified Lending & Investments Orlando Diaz Real Estate Diaz Investment Group, Inc. Alex Fernandez Creative Mindworks Manny Fernandez Blok Urban Development Group, LLC Luis Garcia Adonel Concrete Fernando X. Gomez BankUnited, FSB Jose Gonzalez Flagler Development Group Manny Gutierrez Countrywide Home Loans Carolina Herrera Lennar Homes Diana Ibarria Standard Pacific Homes of Florida

Octavio Jacobo The Home Depot Salvador A. Jurado, Jr., Esq. Building Components Group, Inc. John Kiskinis Kiskinis Communications, Inc. Cesar Llano Century Homebuilders Patricia Lubian Regions Bank Tom C. Murphy Coastal Construction Group Stanley B. Price, Esq. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP Luis Quiñones BenTrust Financial Cynthia Ruiz, Esq. LPR Builders John Storm Comcast Cable Jim Werle Werle Associates David Wolfe WCI Communities

Note: All BASF Life Directors, Past Presidents and Past First Vice Presidents are also members of the Board of Directors.

BASF Staff Toni Pacelli-Hinkley Executive Vice President Odalys Galiano Saenz Director of Events & Sponsorship Janina Goenaga Membership & Events Coordinator

Truly Burton Government Affairs Director for Miami-Dade County Brandon Biederman Government Affairs Director for Broward County

Sandra Principe Executive & Legislative Assistant Liliana Pacheco Associate Director of Membership Lilia Morales Junior Accountant/ Bookeeper


President's Message

Hello and Welcome By way of this, my first column for the BASFNews as your 2008 president, I would like to address our members and leaders in an open letter. My fellow members: As we lead our industry into a new year with many challenges ahead of us, I would first like to offer my sincere congratulations and appreciation to our newly elected and installed Executive Committee members and the Board of Directors for their attentiveness and involvement in our association. It is also important that we recognize the value of our general membership for being the backbone of our industry. It is through their dedication of time and continued financial support that we can take on the governmental issues that impact both our industry and each of us individually as citizens of this community. More than ever, the expression “there is strength in numbers” rings loud and clear. Together, we have the strength it takes to make a difference and face these challenges. And let’s not leave it at one cliché. Let us remember that “when the going gets tough, the

tough get going!” Our group as a whole must be stronger, tougher and more focused than ever on helping our industry and more importantly, our community, regain its strength. We must be good stewards as we advocate on behalf of the building industry. It is not just our goal to improve our industry alone, but to do so in a manner that improves our community by realizing and employing new methods which will help us safeguard our environment so that it remains healthy and strong for our future. As we undertake this goal to strengthen our industry and community, we remind everyone that it is in fact a great time to buy! Interest rates remain at historic lows, our inventory of homes is just enough to satisfy any buyer’s needs or wants and there are manyupgrades and incentives available, combined with the tax advantages of home ownership. Finally, the banks and mortgage companies do have money to lend – they are just getting back to the basics when it comes to qualifying borrowers. We can not allow ourselves to be influenced by the negative spin the media has given to our current market.

We must instead remind our2008 BASF President selves that the Rey Melendi, Lennar Homes last 7 to 8 years have been an anomaly rather than the norm. Contrary to what has happened recently, our market has traditionally seen home values increase about 5 – 6% each year, which is still exceptional for an investment that offers us tax advantages and sanctuary at the same time. The BASF has proudly contributed in providing the sense of pride and security that comes from owning a home. We’ve done it together, from the time the dirt is moved to form the foundation for those homes until it becomes the playground for the people living there. Every one of you, as members of the BASF, contributes to that transformation from dirt, to home, to neighborhood, to community. As your new president I have the utmost confidence that you will continue to show the strength and perseverance that our community has come to expect from the BASF. I am proud and look forward to leading such a wonderful team. Now, let’s make 2008 great!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS CEA Seminar 9 a.m.- 4:30 pm at BASF NOW Presentation at BASF at 12 noon CONFERENCE CALL: Membership Committee on Breakfast and other events for the month at 10 a.m. BASF Executive Committee Meeting at BASF at 11:30 a.m. Fishing Committee Meeting at MarineMax at 12 noon Golf Committee Meeting at BASF Office at noon BEST Board meeting 8:00 a.m. IBS- Orlando, FL Dade Legislative meeting at Greenberg, Traurig, P.A., 121 Brickell Avenue, 22nd floor, Miami, Fl 33131 BASF Board Meeting, The Globe, Cocktails 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Member reception CEA Seminar 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at BASF HRC meeting Golf Tournament Committee Meeting at noon Fishing Committee Meeting at MarineMax at noon Membership and Events Meeting at 9:30 a.m. BASF Executive Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m., BASF Conference room BEST Board Meeting 8:00 a.m. SMC Meeting Dade Legislative meeting at Greenberg, Traurig, P.A., 121 Brickell Avenue, 22nd floor, Miami, Fl 33131

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Executive Vice President’s Message

Resolve to Get Involved! January --the start of a new year, new beginnings and new year's resolutions! Welcome to the first issue of the BASFNews for 2008! This issue is designed to introduce you to the new officers and board of directors who will take us through the challenges that we expect from the new year. They are leaders in their respective companies and they lend their insight and expertise to guiding the Builders Association of South Florida (BASF) through the complexities of our industry issues and community concerns. Our membership is fortunate to have such savvy and seasoned leaders on board! The Installation Gala that installed our officers and board members also honored our Builder and Associates of the Year, the Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award winner, as well as the Hall of Fame inductees and the President's Award winners. As you read about these marvelous men and women, I hope that they inspire you to want to emulate their service to our association and to our industry. We are all so much better off because of their service to BASF and the industry that supports so many in our community. As we contemplate our resolutions for the new year, I encourage you to resolve to become more involved with the BASF activities this year more than you have in the past. This resolution is designed to help you network and to provide you with opportunities to live our philosophy of members doing business with members. Your membership in BASF is vital to our efforts to keep our industry moving forward on local, state and national levels. Your BASF membership entitles you to membership in the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Our BASF staff is available to help you tap those resources to benefit your company needs. Your membership supports our industry efforts and now more than ever our industry needs your support! BASF, FHBA and the NAHB advocate for our industry and our strength is in the numbers of members we have that want the same thing for our industry--the economic prosperity to provide jobs and housing for attaining the "American Dream". Housing equals jobs and when housing slows down, it takes a harder toll on the economy than most other industries. BASF wants to be there for you as we fight for the industry and as we provide opportunities for you to meet with and network

with the members who want your business and want to do business with you. The Legislative Committees for both MiamiDade and Broward counties have meetings set up for the year. We appreciate the diligence of Truly Burton and Brandon Biederman and the involved men and women who monitor the issues that effect our industry. They form the shield that protects our industry from unnecessary legislation, excessive fees, and moritoria that can strangle our industy and our economy in South Florida. Resolve to get involved! BASF has opportunites for all your interests and your educational needs. Let me give you a sneak preview of what is already on the calendar for the new year: January leads off with Brad Hunter, Director of MetroStudy, presenting his overview of the industry and what to expect with the changes in the market. There is a workshop in January for Florida's BEST entries that will enlighten the attendees on how to prepare their notebooks for judging. Go to www.floridasbest.org for an application to enter and information about this premier industry awards program. The awards banquet will take place at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida on April 26th. It is 'THE' event to see and be seen with the BEST! The Membership Committee, the Golf Tournament Committee and Fishing Tournament Committee already have meetings scheduled in January. It is not too late to join any of these committees and the chairs and co-chairs welcome your participation. Our Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) preempted the new year by providing a nationally renown speaker, Lou Ludwig, to give the first seminar in a series that will continue quarterly in 2008. Fernando Martinez chairs the SMC and has excellent ideas on how to inspire and assist sales teams to successfully navigate the challenges of a slow market. Contact the BASF office at 305 556 6300 to find out how you can get involved! February finds the International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando for the last year. Next year, 2009, the IBS will move to Las Vegas again. The show dates are from February 13-16th. Go to www.buildershow.com to register and get an idea of the educational and professional opportunites available to you as part of your membership benefits.

Like Golf ? Get involved Executive Vice President with the Golf Toni Pacelli-Hinkley Tournament Committee! This committee has plans to make the tournament fun and exciting with a few new twists to peak your interest! This year the tournament is being played at Doral! Save May 16th on your calendar now! If golf isn't your way to unwind with business friends and colleagues, the Fishing Tournament Committee is preparing another wonderful get-a-way to Bimini Bay Resort and Marina for the whole family! Last year's fabulous tournament had just as many serious anglers as people who came just to socialize and bring their family for a funfilled vacation! Save June 18-22nd on your calendar for a glorious time to spend with friends and family in the relaxed atmosphere of beautiful Bimini Bay. Betty and Frank DeVarona of MarineMax and Julian David Gonzalez welcome new committee members. There's much more in store for you to get to know the people in the know at BASF! The opportunities to sponsor events, and build relationships as you build your businesses are plentiful. The BASF staff is ready and willing to help you maximize your sponsorhip dollars, and increase your visibility in reaching out to our membership. We promote and encourage our members doing business with members. It is not just a slogan -- it is a philosophy of life and the backbone of our business plan for you! As I close this column, I would like to take this time to thank the Capstone and Keystone companies that support BASF and our philosophy. Keystone Sponsors include The Green Companies, Matrix Employee Leasing, and The Miami Herald. I also want to welcome The Home Depot as they transition from a Keystone sponsor to a member of the Capstone Sponsorship 'Club'. The Home Depot joins Comcast, Countrywide Home Loans, FHBI, Regions Bank and Sherwin-Williams as a Capstone Sponsor. Resolve to do business with a member! Resolve to do business with these companies! They have already proven that they are there supporting our industry and you! Here's to a prosperous, healthy, Happy New Year!

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Cover Story

Installation Gala BASF Kicks Off the New Year by Welcoming 2008 Officers The Builders Association of South Florida hosted its annual Installation Grand Gala at the Hyatt Regency Miami this past November in grand style as Incoming President Rey Melendi of Lennar Homes, Inc., Vice President Robert Duffy and the 2008 officers and board of directors were introduced for the first time. Highlighting the evening was a video presentation that featured a review of 2007 and the many accomplishments that were achieved. Local radio personality John “Footy” Kross served as master of ceremonies for the evening. “It’s a challenging time for our industry and I know our incoming officers and board members share my commitment to making this year a success for the association,” said Melendi. “Silvio Cardoso did an amazing job leading the association and I am eager to take advantage of the opportunities he has left for me.” Several members were recognized by the association for their dedication and guidance during 2007. They included Richard Horton of The Green Companies, Builder of the Year; Carlos E. Gonzalez, Jr. SunTrust Bank and Carter McDowell, Esq., Bilzin Sumberg Baena

Here’s Help For many years, John “Footy” Kross has embraced a host of worthwhile charities and causes that have helped to enrich the lives of many South Floridians. One such charity, Here’s Help is a private, non-profit rehabilitation agency that was established in 1969. Here’s Help offers clients treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, dependency and addiction. This organization believes in providing an individual with the best care and services needed in order to recover. The program is fully-accredited by the Florida Department of Children and Families and operates two locations in Miami-Dade County. For more information or to find ways to help, we encourage you to contact Here’s Help at (305) 685-8201 or visit www.helpfl.com.

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Price & Axelrod, LLP Associates of the Year; Luis P. Rabell of LPR Builders, Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award Winner and Silvio Cardoso, United Homes and Toni Pacelli-Hinkley, executive vice president of BASF, Florida Home Builder Association Eagle Award winners. Joseph Goldstein, Esq., Holland & Knight, and Neisen O. Kasdin, Akerman Senterfitt, were inducted into the BASF Hall of Fame. Silvio Cardoso, 2007 president, presented a host of deserving members with the President’s Award. “Our association was instrumental in the fight against rising property taxes and home owners insurance along with other key issues that greatly impact South Floridians,” said Cardoso. “The extraordinary support of our membership this past year helped us to make a positive difference. I wish Rey and his incoming board much success and know that they will meet the many challenges in 2008 head on.” Following the awards presentation and installation ceremony, the dance party began with live music in the ballroom until late in the evening.


Jay and Julie Caravia (Sherwin-Williams)

2008 BASF President, Rey Melendi (Lennar) being sworn in by Anthony Seijas

Tom C. Murphy, Suzanne Murphy, Lourdes and Richard Horton

Ann and Joe Godin (AT&T)

Alberto Diaz and Marisol Tamarazzo–Diaz

Carlos Castellanos, Elen Castellanos, Elaine Castellanos, and Jorge Castellanos

Patty Lubian (Regions Bank) receiving the Capstone Award from Toni Pacelli-Hinkley

Elizabeth and Manny Gutierrez (Countrywide Home Loans)

Fred Abbo, Edward Abbo, and Craig Dallas

Johanna PeĂąa, Bernardino Curbelo, and Carmen Cabrera

Phillip and Natalia Gallego with Raul Martinez, Jr.

Rob and Gina Duffy (W.F. Roemer) Rob was installed as First Vice President with Liz and Manny Gutierrez (Countrywide Home Loans, Capstone Sponsor) and Patty and Luis Lubian (Regions Bank, Capstone Sponsor)

Julian David and Zaida Gonzalez

Nancy and Juan Carlos Enriquez

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Robert Bonnet, Deborah Reyes, Arthur Reyes

Carlina and Eduardo Camet

John Remes, Cheryl Remes, Bill and Angela Dowd

Bob and Toni Hinkley

Cookie and President Award Winner, Ed Swakon

Vicente Cammarano, Emilio Rodriguez and Bill Dowd

Richard M. Horton receiving Builder of the Year Award from last year's winner, Fred Abbo

Luis and Lily Villar with Madeline and JC Calleiro

Ana Ruiz, Luis and Mayra Rabell with Cristina Harper

Jennifer and Orlando Diaz (RED i)

Al Zichella, John Wiseman, Toni Pacelli-Hinkley, Jay Carlson

Octavio Jacobo (The Home Depot), Annette Pedron and Ruben Pedron (SunTrust Bank)

Capstone Sponsors, Jay Caravia (Sherwin-Williams) and Manny Gutierrez (Countrywide Home Loans) receiving Capstone Awards with Toni Pacelli-Hinkley

Alberto Cordoves, Andy Witkin, Anthony Seijas, Angel Medina and Silvio Cardoso

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Lisa Eisenacher and Al Eisenacher, BASF President-1999

Marivi and Silvio Cardoso

Richard and Lourdes Cervera Horton (The Green Companies)

Joy and Michael Furshman

BASF Housing Hall of Fame Members, Andy Witkin, Eduardo Camet, and Michael Cannon

Suzie and Larry Abbo (Prime Homebuilders)

Luis Rabell receiving Al Singer Spirit of the Industry Award from last year's winner, Miriam Rodriguez-Alvarez

Silvio and Toni Pacelli-Hinkley with 2007 FHBA President John Wiseman receiving FHBA Eagle Awards

Julian David and Zaida Gonzalez with Betty and Frank DeVarona

Michele and Michael Leonard with Emely and Fernando Gomez

President Award winner Jeff and Julie Bercow

Board of Directors & Executive Committee Members take oath of office

Rey and Carol Melendi, Silvio and Marivi Cardoso with Tamy and Anthony Seijas

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Eva and Fred Abbo (Prime Homebuilders)

Michael and Michele Leonard with Marianna and Mario Perez

Manny and Elizabeth Gutierrez with Gina and Rob Duffy

Rey Melendi, Silvio Cardoso and Anthony Seijas

Julio and Layla Caballero (The Miami Herald)

Rey and Carol Melendi

BASF Housing Hall of Fame Inductees Joseph Goldstein, Esq., (Holland & Knight) and Neisen Kasdin (Akerman Senterfitt)

Evangeline Gouletas, Michael Cannon, and Judy Sokolow

BASF Housing Hall of Fame Members Lenny Miller and George Berlin

Lucee Wolper, Cynthia Solomon, Esq. with Ben Solomon, Esq., Bridgette Bonet, Esq. and Anthony Giovinnetti, Esq.

Gerry Knight with Peggy and Andy Witkin

Miriam Rodriguez-Alvarez (Bonded Builders), Patty Lubian (Regions Bank),Cynthia Ruiz (LPR Builders), Marianna Perez (City National Bank), Carolina Herrera (Lennar), Toni Pacelli-Hinkley (BASF Executive Vice-President)), Layla Caballero (The Miami Herald) with Frank DeVarona (MarineMax), Luis Quinones (BenTrust), Alberto Diaz (Black & Decker, Price Pfister), Orlando Diaz (RED i), Manny Fernandez and Ashley Bosch of (Blok Urban Development Group) in the background.

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2007 BUILDER OF THE YEAR

2007 ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

Richard M. Horton The Green Companies

Carlos E. Gonzalez, Jr. SunTrust Bank

2008 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Joseph Goldstein, Esq. Holland & Knight LLP

Neisen Kasdin, Esq. Akerman Senterfitt

2007 ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR

2007 AL SINGER SPIRIT OF THE INDUSTRY AWARD

Carter McDowell Esq. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP

Luis P. Rabell LPR Builders

2007 PRESIDENTS AWARDS – Each year, the BASF President selects outstanding members for recognition with President’s Awards. For 2007, BASF President Silvio Cardoso presented President’s Awards to the following members for their dedication and tireless service on behalf of the building industry and the Builders Association of South Florida.

Jay Arnold The Arnold Creative Group

Julian David Gonzalez C.P.S., Inc.

Tony Barrios Matrix Employee Leasing

Carlos E. Gonzalez, Jr. SunTrust Bank Real Estate Finance Group

Jeff Bercow, Esq. Bercow Radell & Fernandez, P.A.

John Hall Ludovici & Orange

Orlando Diaz Real Estate Diaz Investment Group, Inc.

John Kiskinis Kiskinis Communications, Inc.

Andy Dolkart Miami Economic Associates, Inc.

Marianna Perez City National Bank

Rob Duffy W.F. Roemer Insurance, Inc.

Shelley Eichner Calvin Giordano Associates Inc.

Stanley Price, Ed Swakon Esq. EAS Engineering, Inc. Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Joe Goldstein, Esq. Holland and Knight LLP

Frank & Betty DeVarona MarineMax

Osvaldo Vento Everglades Lumber

BASF INSTALLATION GRAND GALA SPONSORS Capstone Sponsors Comcast Countrywide Home Loans Florida Home Builders Insurance Regions Bank The Sherwin-Williams Company Keystone Sponsors Matrix Employee Leasing The Green Companies The Home Depot The Miami Herald Diamond Sponsors Bercow Radell & Fernandez Billing, Cochran, Heath, Lyles, Mauro & Anderson, P.A. Building Components Group, Inc. City National Bank of Florida Colonial Bank Design Drywall of South Florida, LLC

Flagler Development Group Frank Crystal & Company Holland & Knight INKredible Printing Lennar Homes, Inc. Nelco Testing & Engineering Services Pascual, Perez, Kiliddjian & Associates Quantum Rinker Materials / CEMEX Solomon & Furshman, LLP Sun-Sentinel The Curtis Group United Homes International, Inc. W.F. Roemer Insurance Agency, Inc. Gold Sponsors AT&T Avatar Properties, Inc. C Squared Construction, LLC Coastal Construction Ford Engineers, Inc.

Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. Southwest Plumbing Services Platinum Sponsors Akerman Senterfitt Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP LPR Builders Prime Homebuilders Silver Sponsors Adonel Concrete Atlantic Tile Contractor, Inc. Lowell Homes, Inc. HSQ Group, Inc. Richard & Rice Construction Co. Inc Witkin Design Group Spirit Sponsors Chivas Regal Southern Wine & Spirits

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Broward Legislative Update Broward County to hold Workshops on Implementation of a Linkage Fee Ordinance – Last year Broward County commissioned a study to look at linkage fees on commercial construction for affordable housing. This study was conducted by FIU, and the County is now holding workshops to discuss the study and their results. Thus, the County Commission could use this study to begin assessing commercial development with a large fee for affordable housing. While it is early in the process, the report indicates that this fee could range from $1.87 to $7.87 per square foot or higher. This would include assessments on medical/educational, retail/wholesale, industrial/manufacturing, warehouse, hotel and even entertainment type construction. BASF has begun to evaluate this proposed situation. For more information please call Brandon Biederman at BASF. Broward County to Implement School Concurrency on February 1st 2008 - In 2005 the Florida Legislature through Senate Bill 360

mandated that concurrency be applied to the public school system. Thus for developers wishing to forgo these new requirements, and be vested and exempt from school concurrency you must execute and record your agreements prior to the effective date of concurrency. As February is approaching, we would strongly suggest that you begin working on your agreements with the School Board as soon as possible to avoid paying true school concurrency rates on any planned developments. Six Cities in Broward County Pass Resolutions Opposing Hometown Democracy – Understanding that a constitutional amendment is not the appropriate mechanism for land use changes, six cities in Broward have passed resolutions opposing Hometown Democracy. Those cities include the City of Coral Springs, Hallandale Beach, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Tamarac and Wilton Manors. If passed this amendment would constitute a fundamental abandonment to the cities comprehensive

Brandon Biederman, Katrina Wright, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Ann Kashmer & Laura Van Etten

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Michael Getz, ZOM Florida, Inc., Chair, BASF Broward Legislative Committee

plan and land use processes which has historically been an effective model for furthering smart growth. This amendment would paralyze local governments from acting on local land use decisions, and would require costly elections on a regular basis. Hometown Democracy Meeting Held – Newly posted petition signatures put Florida Hometown Democracy almost two-thirds of the way toward the required number of signatures to make it to the 2008 ballot. If passed, this proposed amendment would require every comprehensive plan change in every county and municipality to go before voters. In some local jurisdictions, voters could be required to consider more than 1,800 proposed changes in every election. A coalition of organizations, including BASF and the Florida Home Builders Association, is working to educate Floridians about this misguided proposal. If you would like more information on this issue contact BASF at (305) 556-6300


Miami-Dade Legislative Update County requests deferral on school concurrency – at their December 11th meeting, the County Commission’s Government Operations and Environment (GOE) Committee deferred adoption of the school concurrency interlocal agreement to their January 15 meeting. Further, they adopted a resolution requesting the Department of Community Affairs for an extension of time until March 31, 2008 to adopt this agreement. The County’s adoption deadline had been January 1, 2008. County staff will be working on revisions to the concurrency documents between now and the January 15 meeting to resolve outstanding differences. While the deferral request is pending at this time, it appears to defer implementation of concurrency until this agreement and the element are adopted. We urge all builders to discuss how to best protect their project entitlements with their consultants and attorneys. County’s twenty-year water consumption permit approved – water conservation and re-use are key elements – At their November meeting, the South Florida Water Management District approved the County’s twenty-year consumptive use permit. This will provide water for existing and future development, with significant and new reliance on water conserving methods and new water re-use capital facilities. This was a major victory for the county and an important milestone for development. However, the caveat from the District was that “this was not a signal to move the urban boundary.” Meanwhile, the county continues to work on its new water allocation system to comply with state legal requirements. All new water requested for future development must be accounted for, based on the new conservation requirements established in the county’s new permit. BASF will be working closely with WASD staff as they prepare this new process Meetings held on Mobile Home Park moratorium - County staff held two meetings in December on the current building permit moratorium

Joe Goldstein, Esq. Holland and Knight, Chair, BASF Miami-Dade Legislative Committee

applicable to existing mobile home parks. At their October 23, 2007 meeting, the county commission adopted a 120-day building permit moratorium imposed on all existing mobile home parks in the unincorporated area. The purpose of the moratorium is to give the county manager time to prepare a Jay Caravia of Sherwin Williams, Toni Pacelli-Hinkley, Congressman Ron Klein, and report on possible Brandon Biederman zoning code changes, to protect existing residents from premature Past President, Rick Horton, was chair redevelopment. The Planning and of this effort. It would establish county Zoning Director is scheduled to registration requirements and a written submit his report on this issue by test for any crane operating firms who January 2008. do business in Miami-Dade County. Our thanks to Rick for his good efforts Floridians for Smarter Growth on behalf of our high-rise members! update – locally, BASF is leading a regional effort to educate and organize other groups to support the work of Floridians for Smarter Growth. This group is working to combat the APRIL 26, 2008 “Hometown Democracy” campaign. With coalition partners, BASF has BEST Banquet at the helped to establish a speakers’ bureau, Westin Diplomat local subcommittee chairs and worked with cities to oppose hometown democracy efforts. Last month, the City of North Miami Beach revised an MAY 16, 2008 ordinance so that certain residential projects would require a “super-super” Golf Tournament at majority (6 to 1 vote) to get approved. the Doral Golf Resort Further, any project seeking a variance above current Master Plan thresholds and Spa to height or density will now require a super-majority vote (5 to 2 vote). BASF is reviewing its options in this JUNE 18 – 22, 2008 city, including filing a law suit, to stop the proliferation of arcane voting Fishing Tournament requirements to stop growth.

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Crane Safety ordinance adoption likely – County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson had led this effort to increase crane safety in all high-rise construction projects. BASF’s own

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Capstone Sponsor

Home Depot Joins BASF as a Capstone Sponsor The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer with stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. The chain operates more than 20 stores across Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties and two Expo Design Centers. Every store has a Contactors’ Services Department while each Expo Design Center has a Trade Services Department to better assist contractors, builders, architects and designers. These departments take advantage of the resources of

the company and provide additional services and benefits that are specific to the needs of construction professionals. Octavio Jacobo, who has actively represented his company in South Florida since 2005, joined BASF that same year. He was elected to the board of directors in 2008. “We’re pleased to become a Capstone Sponsor of BASF,” said Jacobo. “It reaffirms The Home Depot’s commitment of being the supplier, neighbor, and fellow association member of choice for the South Florida construction industry.”

For information on the services and benefits available to you through The Home Depot, call Octavio at 954-682-4131 or e-mail him at Octavio_jacobo@homedepot.com.

2008 Projections

Anticipating Demand and New Homes Sales in 2008

Brad Hunter, director of the South Florida Region for Metrostudy

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What lies ahead for the real estate market in 2008? The Builders Association of South Florida will host its “Anticipating Demand and New Homes Sales in 2008” program on Thursday, January 24 at Jungle Island (1111 Jungle Island Trail). The reception begins at 6 p.m. with a dinner and presentation to follow at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Brad Hunter, director of the South Florida Region for Metrostudy. He is a member of the Housing Market Forecast Panel for the Housing Market Report, a national newsletter and is a regular speaker at the Southeast Builder’s Conference.

Registration for the event is $60 for BASF members and $100 for non-members. Walk-Ins will pay an additional $10 fee. The deadline to RSVP is January 22. For registration information, contact Janina Goenaga at (305) 556-6300. This event is sponsored by Michigan Construction Industry Mutual. Capstone Sponsors include: FHBI, Sherwin-Williams, Countrywide Home Loans, Comcast, Regions Bank and The Home Depot. Keystone Sponsors include: The Green Companies, Matrix Employee Leasing, Inc. and The Miami Herald.


MCIM Insurance

BASF Announces New Insurance Program by MCIM As an additional benefit to which may result in an additional members, BASF announces a new premium credit. insurance program by Michigan MCIM provides Safety Seminars Construction Industry Mutual with continuing education credits to (MCIM), a workers’ compensation policyholders at no cost. The seminars insurance carrier that specializes in are proven to reduce claims and the construction industry. MCIM is increase productivity. Additionally, recognized for its focus on safety the company provides assistance and innovation, and for providing in designing safety and drug-free policyholders with a program that workplace programs for its insureds, is tailored to meet their unique which, when implemented, will qualify requirements. for additional policy credits. “We are pleased to provide the Loss Prevention is MCIM’s key caliber of services offered by MCIM. focus. The company’s Loss Prevention This new program will prove to be an Consultants have many years of excellent benefit for our members and experience assisting policyholders will further strengthen the association in recognizing and managing safety Eleanor Powell-Yoder, President & CEO of Michigan Construction overall,” said Toni Pacelli-Hinkley, hazards. Their objective is to provide Industry Mutual (MCIM), presents Toni Pacelli-Hinkley with a plaque in recognition of BASF’s endorsement of MCIM. Executive Vice President of BASF. safety assessments and education to “We have put a great deal of help keep workers safe. Association and our endorsed agents thought into designing our program,” MCIM’s in-house Claims Adjusters will produce a long and healthy said Eleanor Powell-Yoder, average 20 years of experience. relationship.” President & CEO of MCIM. “Our They pride themselves on their for For more information, please goal has always been to provide a helping to reduce costs, assuring contact one of the following better program for policyholders. proper medical direction and prompt endorsed agencies below. This commitment is what we refer payment of benefits. to as “the MCIM Difference.”’ “As we expand throughout the state One of MCIM’s many outstanding of Florida, it is gratifying to be so features is their dividend programs. warmly received by BASF,” said Policyholders can qualify for one of Powell-Yoder. “I am confident that three separate plans with a dividend the enthusiasm generated by the potential of up to 41%. In addition, 100% of the dividend is paid nine months after the conclusion A&A Underwriters, Inc. (Miami) 305.220.7447 of the policy term. Advanced Insurance Underwriters, LLC (Hollywood) 954.416.9670 The Florida Contracting HBA Insurance (Miami) 305.714.4400 Classification Premium Adjustment Insurance Handyman, Inc. (Florida City) 305.242.8900 Program (Contractor’s Keys Insurance Services, Inc. (Key Largo) 305.453.1445 Credit) is yet another strong Keys Insurance Services, Inc. (Key West) 305.743.0494 feature for MCIM policyholders. The Keys Insurance Services, Inc. (Marathon) 305.743.0494 company will assist W.F. Roemer Insurance Agency, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale) 954.731.5566 insureds with the application process,

ENDORSED AGENCIES

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Executive Committee

BASF Welcomes the 2008 Executive Committee At the Builders Association of South Florida’s annual gala in November, more than 40 industry leaders and distinguished professionals were sworn in as members of the BASF Board of Directors. The board of directors is lead by a 18 member executive committee shown below.

Rey Melendi

Robert Duffy

Lennar Homes, Inc. President

W.F. Roemer Insurance, Inc. First Vice-President

Silvio Cardoso

Julian David Gonzalez

United Homes International Immediate Past President

CPS Immediate Past Vice-President

Marianna E. Perez

Lani Kahn Drody

City National Bank of Florida Associate Presidential Appointee

Lowell Homes, Inc Ex-Officio

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Ashley Bosch, Esq.

Carlos E. Gonzalez, Jr.

Lenny Miller

Oscar Barbara

Blok Urban Development LLC President-Elect

SunTrust Bank Second Vice-President

Pasadena Homes, Inc. Life Executive Committee Member

Quantum Builder Presidential Appointee

Luis Rabell

JC Calleiro

LPR Builders, Inc Ex-Officio

CEMEX Ex-Officio

Fernando Martinez

Alberto Milo

Caribe Homes Secretary / Treasurer

The Urban Development Group, LLC Assistant Secretary

Richard M. Horton

Miriam Rodriguez Alvarez

The Green Companies Builder Presidential Appointee

John McQueston

Stewart Title Guaranty Ex-Officio

Bonded Builders Risk Management Associate Presidential Appointee

Toni Pacelli-Hinkley

Builders Association of South Florida Executive Vice President


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2008 Board of Directors

BASF Welcomes the 2008 Board of Directors

Fred Abbo

Prime Homebuilders

Tony Barrios

Lloyd J. Boggio

Thomas David, Esq.

Frank DeVarona

Matrix Employee Leasing, Inc.

Jeff Daley

Avatar Communities / Brookman Fels

Weisenfeld & Associates, P.A.

Alex Fernandez

Manny Fernandez

Creative Mindworks

Blok Urban Development, LLC

Diana Ibarria

Octavio Jacobo

Standard Pacific Homes

The Home Depot

Stanley B. Price, Esq.

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Ernie Bascuas

Carlisle Group, Inc.

William Delgado

The Builders Consultant Group

Luis Garcia

Fernando X. Gomez BankUnited, FSB

Salvador Jurado, Jr., Esq.

Building Components Group, Inc.

Luis Quinones

LPR Builders

C Squared Construction, Inc.

Alberto Diaz

Black & Decker (Price Pfister)

Margaret Diaz

Manny Gutierrez

Carolina Herrera

Jose Gonzalez

Cesar Llano

Patricia M. Lubian

John Storm Comcast Cable

Orlando Diaz

Real Estate Diaz Investment Group, Inc.

Countrywide Home Loans

John Kiskinis

Ray Castellanos

Authentic Construction, LLC

Unified Lending + Investment

Flagler Development Group

Kiskinis Communications, Inc.

Cynthia Ruiz, Esq.

Carlos Castellanos

The Miami Herald

MarineMax

Adonel Concrete

BenTrust Financial

Layla Caballero

Sherwin-Williams

Century Homebuilders

Jim Werle

Werle Associates

Regions Bank

Lennar Homes

Tom C. Murphy

Coastal Construction Group

David Wolfe

WCI Communities


NAHB

International Builders Show Set for February 13-16 The newest home building products, services and trends will be taking center stage at this year’s 64th annual International Builders Show (IBS) to be held in Orlando, February 13-16. Presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the show will include more than 290 top-quality educational sessions, special events and 1,900 exhibitors. Leading

suppliers, manufacturers and hundreds of new companies will fill over one million square feet of exhibit space showcasing the latest building products. The IBS will also offer countless networking opportunities for 100,000 industry professionals expected to attend. The online registration deadline for the IBS is Friday, January 25. For more information on registration call 202-266-8111

or visit www.BuildersShow.com. Founded in 1942, NAHB is a trade association based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority. Its builder members construct about 80 percent of the new homes each year in the United States.

Mix-n-Mingle

Holiday Wrap Up Special thanks to Alex Fernandez and his team at Creative Mindworks for hosting BASF’s annual Holiday Party last month. Their newly redesigned offices proved to be a wonderful venue and, with the

temperatures beginning to dip, the festive evening was a great way to kick-off the Holiday Season. The assortment of tasty foods and overflowing spirits were provided courtesy of Creative Mindworks.

Rob Duffy, Bill Dowd, Manny Gutierrez, Luis Quinones and Manny Fernandez

Donated toys were distributed to the pediatric wards at Jackson Hospital. Cash donations were sent to the Broward Partnership for the Homeless.

Rick Horton and Alex Fernandez

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Frank and Betty DeVarona, Rick Horton and Lizette Fernandez

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BASF staff, Odalys Saenz, Brandon Biederman, Liliana Pacheco and Janina Goenaga

Frank DeVarona of MarineMax with Manny Maroño, Mayor-City of Sweetwater and Orlando Lopez from Econographics

John Kiskinis, Javier Mas and Orlando Diaz

Toni Pacelli-Hinkley, Esther Garver and Joe Avetrani


Members Doing Business With Members New Members

Tannebaum Weiss, PL Daniel Weiss (305) 374-7850 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

Condo.com Barbara Ferenczi Sponsored by: John Kiskinis Kiskinis Communications

New Homes Sys, LLC Barry Lynn (561) 939-7300 Sponsored by: Jeffrey Spear The Spear Group

ES Consultants, Inc. Fransisco Hernendez (305) 412-8185 Sponsored by: Carlos Castellano C Squared Construction, Inc.

Membership Renewal

Econographics Orlando Lopez (305) 634-6500 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

BASF Members For Over 19 Years Lowell Homes, Inc. Lani Kahn Drody (305) 577-8550 Member Since: 1967 Sponsored by: Lew Lautin Florida Wetslandsback

FEMBI Mortgage Rolando Moreno (305) 666-3333 Sponsored by: Fernando Martinez Caribe Homes

South Dade Lighting, Inc. 305-238-7131 Member Since: 1973 Sponsored by: Al Singer Singer & Associates

Golf View Gerald Duke (954) 252-6284 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

Florida City Gas Ramiro Sicre (305) 835-3610 Member Since: 1981 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International, Inc.

Terrel Duke Masonry, Inc. Terrel Duke (954) 252-6284 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

General Stair Corporation Esther Garver 305-769-9900 Member Since: 1986 Sponsored by: Tom Paine

Caruva, Inc. Wilber Valdes (786) 556-2436 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

Pascual, Perez, Kiliddjian & Associates Edgar Perez 305-592-1363 Member Since: 1986

The Costoya Partnership Inc. Domingo Costoya (305) 485-7497 Sponsored by: Guillermina Ojeda The World of Insurance

Prisma Land Development Corp. Marlon S. Gomez (786) 525-6580 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International Shorecrest Construction Patrick Lee (305) 347-5409 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International GEL International, Inc. Gregory Lopez (786) 388-0312 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

Bonded Builders Risk Management Miriam Alvarez 800-749-0381 Member Since: 1987 Sponsored by: Lew Lautin Amicon Development Corp Advanced Insurance Underwriters Charlotte Floyd (954) 963-6666 Member Since: 1990 Sponsored by: Bernard Offenberg Amicon Development Corp. B. R. Electrical Service Corp. Boris Borges (305) 238-9909 Member Since: 1991 Sponsored by: Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes

One Step Lien Search Ivan Ramos (305) 822-9979 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

BASF Member For Over 9 Years

Regency Pool & Spa of Florida, Inc. Rafael Imbert (954) 424-0134 Member Since: 1995 Sponsored by: Noah BreakstoneBreakstone Construction

K&L Gates Robert B. Galt (305) 539-3311 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

Calvin, Giordano and Associates, Inc. Dennis Giordano 954-921-7781 Member Since: 1998 Sponsored by: Harold Eisenacher

Vico Windows, Inc. Rocky Petreccia (954) 563-5686 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

Carr Residential Homestar, Inc. Jose Fernandez (305) 378-2560 Member Since: 1998 Sponsored by: Bill Dowd W.F. Roemer Insurance

CGI Windows & Doors Inc. Len Quist (305) 507-4533 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International

BASF Members for over 8 years The Loomis Company David Vlazny 954-772-0448 Member Since: 1999 Sponsored by: Bill Dowd W.F. Roemer Insurance

Shanco Construction Richard Shan 954-454-6430 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Oscar Barbara Quantum Homes

Brickell Vizcaya Development Jorge Reyes 305-233-5944 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by:Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes

Sunrise Construction of Marathon, Inc. David Mullins 305-289-8883 Member Since:2004 Sponsored by: Robert Duffy W.F. Roemer Insurance

America’s Construction Company Fernando Lopez 954-449-5553 Member Since:2006 Sponsored by: Blas E. Garcia A.B.S. Insurance Consultants

E&D Development, Inc Edwin Carrion 786-268-7749 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Guillermina Ojeda The World of Insurance

The Beautiful Mailbox Andrew Corsetti 954-792-6245 Member Since: 1999 Sponsored by: Joyce Villar D.R. Horton

BASF Members for over 3 years D'asign Source & Co. Inc. Franco D'Ascanio (305) 743-7130 Member Since: 2001 Sponsored by: Richard Horton The Green Companies

Contich Construction, Inc. Curtis Contich 954-943-4810 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Oscar Barbara Quantum Homes

Mike Hodes Construction, Inc. Mike Hodes 305-218-2370 Member Since:2002 Sponsored by: Jessica Gonzalez Century Homebuilders

Sun Trust Bank/ C.R.E.G. Carlos Gonzalez (305) 579-7131 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Luis Rabell LPR Builders

The Related Group of Florida Jorge Perez (305) 460-9900 Member Since: 2002 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International, Inc.

Constructive Consulting Services, LLC Jose Matos 305-300-5238 Member Since:2003 Sponsored by: Robert Duffy W.F. Roemer Insurance Simmens Building, Inc. Allen Simmens 954-797-1952 Member Since: 2003 Sponsored by Robert Duffy W.F. Roemer Insurance

BASF Members for 1 to 3 years

The Fairway Insurance Group, LLC. Edward Brown III 954-772-9819 Member Since : 2004 Sponsored by: Ed Rodriguez DTRT Insurance Group Morse Builders, Inc. Roger Morse (305) 294-0811 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Jessica GonzalezCentury Homebuilders LLC

Gurri Matute Construction Company Jose Matute 305-445-8511 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Oscar Barbara Quantum Homes National City Mortgage Brian Crumpton 305-467-4700 Member Since: 2005 Sponsored by: Guelcys Perez Insurance Marketers, Inc

Weaver & Weaver General Contractors Walter Weaver 305-275-7439 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Donald Trombly USI Insurance Services

Cobra Construction, Inc. Joseph Spada (561) 276-3820 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by: Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes Regions Bank Patricia Lubian 305-774-5146 Member Since:2007 Sponsored by:Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes

Walker Zanger, Inc. Laura Larsen 954-321-3881 Member Since: 2007 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International, Inc. D.A. Community Builders Alex Formoso 305-665-1041 Member Since:2007 Sponsored by: Richard Horton The Green Companies

Castle Management Inc. Craig Vaughan (954) 792-6000 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by: Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes

Focus Real Estate Advisors Craig Werley 305-613-5084 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by: Toni Pacelli-Hinkley Builders Association of South Florida Archie Construction Incorporated Rommy Silva (786) 346-7443 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by: Jon Remes W.F. Roemer Insurance

The World of Insurance, Inc. Guillermina Ojeda (305) 670-0209 Member Since: 2004 Sponsored by: Jessica GonzalezCentury Homebuilders, LLC

The Builder’s Consultant Group William Delgado 954-435-2695 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by: Silvio Cardoso United Homes International, Inc. Fannie Mae Shalley Horn 305-603-2300 Member Since: 2006

Golden Empire Homes, Inc. Aram Lusararian 954-340-7613 Member Since: 2005 Sponsored by: Richard Horton The Green Companies

Sotolongo Builder’s Group, Inc. Ernesto Sotolongo 305-740-7444 Member Since: 2003 Sponsored by: Jessica Gonzalez Century Homebuilders

Matrix Construction Group Angel Acosta 305-222-8065 Member Since:2006 Sponsored by:Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes

The Gym Source Bob Lawrence (954) 818-5502 Member Since: 2007 Sponsored by: Richard Horton The Green Companies

Russo Construction Group, Inc. Achilles Ballesta (305) 279-9529 Member Since: 2007 Sponsored by: Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes Engineered Systems Solutions Jesus Carmenate 305-986-2217 Member Since: 2007 Sponsored by: Richard Horton The Green Companies

RMQ Construction, Corp. Ramon Martinez (305) 644-2224 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by: Oscar Barbara Quantum Homes

E M Construction Group, LLC Enrique Martinez 305-271-2273 Member Since: 2006 Sponsored by:Lani Kahn Drody Lowell Homes

Spike Club Statesman Spike (500 Credits & Above) Bill Dowd 750 Jon Fels 508

Super Spike (250-499 Credits) Jean Frandsen 445.5 Sandy Miot 392 Oscar Barbara 361.5 Lani Kahn Drody 363.25 Robert Krieff 299 Luis Rabell 300.5 Lew Lautin 282.5 Rick Horton 277 Bernie Offenberg 274.5 Royal Spike (150-249 Credits) Omer Gaudette 228.5 Lenny Miller 225.5 John Arbib 216 Ron Schwartz 206.5 George Berlin 208 Silvio Cardoso 198.5 Adolph Berger 198 David Adler 166.5 Jeff Spear 161.5 Susan Highsmith 157.5

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Red Spike (100-149 Credits) Eduardo Camet 148.5 Irv Adler 146.5 Harold Eisenacher 138.5 Lonnie Raulerson 138 Noah Breakstone 135 Mark Levy 127 Frank Robles 126.5 Oscar DiVeroli 125 Robert Duffy 124 Jon Remes 118.5 Green Spike (50-99 Credits) Bill Graham 91 Randy Schwartz 90.5 Jim Carr 88.5 Barry Pollock 85 Deborah A. Reyes 83.5 Larry Kahn 80 Miriam R. Alvarez 78.5 Thomas P. Murphy, Jr. 77.5 Todd Stephens 77.5 Stan Krieger 74 Robert Bonnet 67.5 Mike Cannon 66.5 Jeff Gillispie 65.5 Milton Bloom 59.5

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Life Spike - Navy (25-49 Credits) Leo Schwartzberg 49.5 E.E. Hubshman 49 Dennis Kleinman 48.5 Patricia Mendoza 47.5 Bob Legg 46.5 Javier Fernandez 46.5 John McQueston 46.5 Robert Green 44 Carlos E. Gonzalez, Jr. 40 Thomas Williams 39.5 Albert Cohen 39 Ileana Marquez 38 Hank Green 36.5 Jim Shafer 36.5 Harry Sonenblum 36.5 Robert Dady 35.5 Guillermina Ojeda 35 Jose Fernandez 33 Rey Melendi 31.5 Stephen Reimer 26.5

Spike (6-24 Credits) Charlotte Floyd Keith Hurand J.C. Calleiro Tony Palumbo Elizabeth Freeman Ashley Bosch Fred Sanchez Julian David Gonzalez Steve Solomon Blas E. Garcia Raymond Butler Margaret Diaz Don McCartney Stanley Price John Kiskinis Armando Goenaga Jay Caravia

Tacks (0.5 -5 Credits) Jessica Gonzalez Diana Ibarria Joseph H. Roth III Carey Keyes Manny Fernandez Bernie Navarro Betty De Varona

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Raul Sotolongo Carlos Garcia Frank Mackle Thomas C. Murphy Tyler Chappell Harry Hollub Toni Pacelli Hinkley Jason T. Quimby Bernando Kopel Ray Castellanos Ernesto Castillo Alex Fernandez Andrew Fields Marcia Friedman Luis Garcia Fransisco Garcia Guelcys Perez Kimberly Prat Kirk Yourmans Javier Estrada Miguel A. Ruiz Jose Fernandez Perla Lichi Harris Millman Scott J. Topolski

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