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CONTENTS JULY 2018
is a quarterly publication of SEPTEMBER 14
1980 Lewis Turner Blvd. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 Phone - 850.863.5107 Fax - 850.864.2037 www.biaow.org BIA STAFF:
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President's Message Welcome New Members SEBC 2018 Parade of Homes Award Winners Canadian Softwood Lumber Legislative Update Nail Drivers News Makers Business Breakers Flood Insurance Mike Josey Sporting Clay Tournament Recap 19 Parade Kick-off Party Recap 20-22 Associate Member Directory
Jennifer Fleming Director of Marketing & Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
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Alan Baggett, Executive Vice President email@example.com
Emerald Coast Marketing & Publishing LLC A Full Service Media Sales, Creative, Graphics, Printing and Publishing Company.
Beach Community Bank & Mortgage
C.M. Taylor Contracting, Inc.
Eglin Federal Credit Union Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Gulf Power Habitat for Humanity Restore Okaloosa Gas ResortQuest REW Materials Sequel Electrical Supply
The BIA would like to give a Shout Out to the following companies for their support last quarter!
4507 Furling Lane, Suite 106 Destin, FL 32541 Phone - 850.650.1014 CS@EmeraldCoastPubs.com www.ECMarketingandPublishing.com www.biaow.org
blu, Gulf front, coastal contemporary living. Under Construction on Okaloosa Island. The first new construction opportunity in a decade along this stretch of Northwest Florida beaches. Clean lines, contemporary finished and comfortable luxury. Three and four bedroom Gulf front residences with prices starting in the high $700s. Be one of the lucky few to call blu home. Visit ownblu.com for more information and construction progress via drone video.
Cindy Blanton - Cindy.Blanton@ResortQuest.com | Janette Klein - JKlein@gnt.net ResortQuest Real Estate | 888-546-6033
Driftwood Townhomes â€“ Miramar Beach A Great Investment Property Just a 3 minute walk to the beach (700â€™) in popular Miramar Beach near Pompano Joes, these units were designed and built to maximize return on investment. Each energy efficient home includes a garage, granite countertops, hardwood and porcelain tile throughout and many more upgrades. Each townhome comes with stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, two sets of front loading washer/dryer sets, plus three HVAC units. 4 Bedrooms start at $589,900. Models open daily Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. 257 Driftwood Rd., unit #6, Miramar Beach
Hana Hawkins | ResortQuest Real Estate 855-635-1143 | Hana@HanaHawkins.com | DriftwoodGroupLLC.com
Brand New Construction Opportunities in Northwest Florida
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EVERYTHING LOCAL START TO FINISH! PRE-QUALIFICATION
Start with a complementary pre-qualification and see what price range of home you would qualify for.
Once you have settled on your choice of home, we’ll walk you through the application process.
Once your loan request is submitted, all processing activities are conducted locally.
When your loan is ready, it’s not packaged and sent out of State. Our staff of Local Underwriters will review your file.
Once your file receives an approval, our local closing department works directly with your title company to prepare for your closing.
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FINANCING: VA • Conventional • FHA • Rural Housing • Construction–Permanent • Portfolio • Lot and Renovation
MESSAGE FROM THE 2018 BIA PRESIDENT ANDY WILSON, WILSON ENTERPRISES OF NWFL,
I’d like to welcome all new members and extend a hello to all of our existing members! This year has been so busy, but has gone by so fast for me. We had yet another successful Parade of Homes event! There were several featured neighborhoods and a quality group of homes to tour. It’s always a good time to see the builders’ and associates’ hard work on display in each home.
“Is there a Superhero in you? The BIA is hosting a themed membership drive September 27th.”
BUILD with the BIA previewed several of the homes leading up to the kickoff of the Parade. With over 5-7k views per weekly episode the show was directly linked to the sale of a few of the Parade homes. One with a price tag of over $1.6 million! The BIA building also got a long overdue makeover. Thanks to Accurate Painting of NWFL we got a new modern look! There are several events coming up. SEBC is August 16th-17th at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando. That’s always a fun event for continuing education, and to preview new products at the trade show. September 14th is our annual Nail Drivers’ Charity Golf Tournament. This year it will be held at the beautiful Rocky Bayou Golf Course. Is there a Superhero in you? The BIA is hosting a themed membership drive September 27th. Do you know someone that wants to be a part of the BIA or just curious about joining? Bring them along and let’s show them the many benefits the BIA can bring to their company! Also keep your eyes peeled for a brand new mobile friendly website that we have in the works. As always, thank you for your membership, and I’m looking forward to another busy half of 2018 as your president!
Calendar of events
BIA Board and Committee Meeting Day BIA Office
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SEBC Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee SBIA Board and Committee Meeting Day BIA Office
Save the date September 14
Labor Day BIA Office Closed
BIA Board and Committee Meeting Day BIA Office
Is There a Superhero in You? Membership Drive Kick Off
Nail Drivers’ Golf Tournament Rocky Bayou Golf Course Niceville
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Builders Specialties Supply, Inc. Associate Member John Sproat, (850) 433-3063 Sponsor: Jason Carducci, JP Carducci, Inc. Centricity Associate Member Doug Wenzel, (866) 440-7271 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc. Coastal Custom Home Building Builder Member Wylie Hutchinson, (706) 580-3849 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc. Coldwell Banker Residential RE Affiliate Member Lisa Hoisington, (850) 714-3090 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc. Coldwell Banker Residential RE Affiliate Member Tanya Rivera, (850) 376-0108 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Faith Mechanical, Inc. Associate Member Jerry Paul Cadenhead, (850) 689-4770 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Step One Automotive Group Associate Member Maureen Bierman, (850) 244-7611 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Florida Pest Control Associate Member Nikky Broadwater, (850) 243-7166 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Thad Brown Builders, Inc. Builder Member Thad Brown, (850) 230-9561 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Lighting Etc. Associate Member James Murphree, (850) 249-6834 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Tidwell Development Builder Member Johnathan Tidwell, (850) 279-6686 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Murfeeâ€™s Air Conditioning, LC Associate Member Carl Murfee, (850) 520-5014 Sponsor: Jason Carducci, JP Carducci, Inc.
Wes Norton Construction, LLC Associate Member Wes Norton, Sr., (850) 974-0940 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
Stearns Home Loans Associate Member Kimberly Register, (850) 865-5359 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc.
ANNUAL PARADE OF HOMES TH
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On Thursday, July 19, the winners of the 2018 Parade of Homes were announced at the Parade of Homes Awards Banquet at Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville. Builders were told on June 8th whether or not they won, just not how they placed. This year’s event is the 39th Annual Parade of Homes presented by The Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Inc. (BIA). Categories are based on construction cost of the homes and are kept confidential. Below is a list of the winners: CATEGORY 1
First Place - Entry #13 – Holiday Builders, Inc. – 42 Harmony Way – Freeport Merit Award - Entry #12 – D.R. Horton – 452 Lilly Bell Lane – Freeport
CATEGORY 2 First Place - Entry # 5 – Daniel Coon Construction – 4030 Painter Branch Road – Crestview Merit Award - Entry #14 – Randy Wise Homes – 20 Rhapsody Street – Freeport
CATEGORY 3 First Place - Entry #4 – Dale Riley Construction – 4084 Happy Trails Road - Crestview Merit Award - Entry # 2 -Jimmy Henderson II Construction – 422 Eisenhower Drive – Crestview
CATEGORY 4 First Place - Entry #6 – Ferrin Campbell Construction – 1309 Angelica Place - Niceville Merit Award - Entry # 15 – Randy Wise Homes – 7 Pintail Drive -Freeport
CATEGORY 5 First Place - Entry # 10 – Tracy Acree Construction – 1184 French Quarter Way – Fort Walton Beach
CATEGORY 6 First Place - Entry # 7 – Randy Wise Homes – 4404 Colleen Cove - Niceville
CATEGORY 7 First Place - Entry # 16 – Arthur Rutenberg Homes – 159 Defuniak Street – Santa Rosa Beach
CATEGORY 8 First Place- Entry # 18 – BetterBuilt of NWFL – 11 Trigger Trail East – Seacrest Beach Merit Award - Entry # 19 – Thad Brown Builders – 145 Clareon Drive – Inlet Beach 8
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Estates. Custom solid wood cabinetry, granite counter n $319,455 • 3BR,tops. 2.5BA • 2093 SF Wood look tile throughout, carpet in the bedrooms. Kitchen overlooks the living room with stacked stone fireplace and large wooden mantel. Split floorplan, 4- bedroom, 2-bath plus a separate office with custom-made barn door. Master bedroom has large walk in closet. Bathroom has separate shower with custom tile work and glass enclosure and large soaking tub. Side entry garage. Home has under eave lighting for added curb appeal. Large covered back porch. Half acre lot, privacy fenced in the back yard.
n $253,900 • 4BR, 2BA • 2064 SF
REALTOR CHOICE AWARD
Also given out the Parade of Homes Awards Banquet were the Realtor’s Choice Awards. Two teams of realtors from the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (ECAR) judged each home in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. DIRECTIONS:
From Hwy 85 travel North, turn right on Airport Road, turn right on Poverty TEXT: T40342049 to 81035 for more photos & info Creek Road. Make a left onto Painter RANDY WISE HOMES Branch Road, right on Happy Trails License # RG0029913 • Phone 850-678-9473 Road and right again on Happy Trails www.RandyWiseHomes.com Road.
n 159 custom-built DEFUNIAK STREET Exceptional quality showcased in this exquisite home n style SANTA BEACH, located in North Crestview. The grandeur of thisROSA home both insideFL 32459 and out is sure to please with a total under roof of 6,007 square n $1,900,000 • 4BR,feet. 4.5BA • 3721 SF Showcasing a beautiful display of today’s custom trends, the home features quality craftsmanship, an oversized 3 car garage, attached mother-in-law suite and large rear patio. The interior features all 10’ ceilings, 8’ doors, gorgeous custom cabinetry with quartz countertops, wood plank tile flooring, custom trim throughout, beautiful tiled showers, an oversized pantry, upgraded lighting/plumbing/AC package and lots more. A must see!!
4030 PAINTER BRANCH ROAD
n CRESTVIEW, FL 32539 n $513,000 • 5BR, 3.5BA • 3979 SF
DANIEL COON CONSTRUCTION, INC. License # CBC1257053 • Phone 850-978-4558
Okaloosa Gas District
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ARTHUR RUTENBERG HOMES License # CBC053660 • Phone 850-688-2769 www.arthurrutenberghomes.com
The Consumer Choice Award is awarded to the Parade entry voted ‘favorite’ by the public. 2018
1309 ANGELICA PLACE
n NICEVILLE, FL 32578
n $369,900 • 3BR, 2.5BA • 1772 SF
Entry # 5 Daniel Coon Construction at 4030 Painter Branch Road in Crestview. Okaloosa Gas District
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The winner for the Realtor’s Choice Award TEXT: T40342003 to 81035 for more photos & info in Okaloosa County: DALE RILEY CONSTRUCTION, INC. Entry # 5 License Daniel Coon Construction at # RB0040938 • Phone 850-598-0036 4030 Painter Branch Road in Crestview.
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FERRIN CAMPBELL CONSTRUCTION, LLC License # CGC1524249 • Phone 850-826-0810
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American home builders need reasonably priced lumber to build homes that average working families can afford. However, U.S. domestic production is not sufficient to meet demand. That’s why NAHB is working with the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to clear the regulatory hurdles that constrain domestic lumber production. In 2017, the United States consumed 47.6 billion board feet of softwood lumber while producing only 33.9 billion board feet. That’s a shortfall of 13.7 billion board feet. Nearly one-third of the lumber consumed in the U.S. last year was imported, and approximately 93% of the imports came from Canada. Annual domestic production has not met demand even once during the last 50 years. Why It Matters Today’s record high lumber prices are harming home builders and home buyers. Since January 2017, rising lumber prices – made worse by 20 percent tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber – have increased the price of an average single-family home by nearly $9,000. The tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber are acting as a tax on American home builders and home buyers, making housing less affordable for American families and forcing builders to look overseas to other markets, including Sweden, Germany and Russia, in order to meet demand. 10
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That is why it is imperative that the Trump administration resumes talks with Canada to find a long-term solution to the trade dispute that will ensure American home builders and consumers have access to a reliable supply of softwood lumber at reasonable prices. At NAHB’s urging, 171 House members sent a letter to the administration urging the United States to resume softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada. Read the letter. Now it’s the Senate’s turn. Urge your U.S. senators to sign a letter to the Administration demanding action.
SOLUTIONS America cannot meet the nation’s demand for softwood lumber, therefore, NAHB believes the following steps should be taken: • Rescind the lumber duties and negotiate a settlement to address American home builder concerns regarding price and availability of lumber. NAHB is meeting with representatives of the Trump administration and Congress, as well as Canadian federal and provincial officials, to achieve this goal. • Boost domestic production by seeking higher targets for timber sales from publicly-owned lands and opening up additional federal forest lands for logging in an environmentally sustainable manner. • Reduce U.S. lumber exports. Domestic producers are selling abroad to China and other international clients in order to increase profits. Exporting timber should be discouraged when there is a gaping need at home. • Seek out new markets to reduce our nation’s reliance on Canadian lumber imports and make up for our domestic shortfall. NAHB met with Chilean government, trade and industry officials that focused on increasing exports of softwood lumber to America. Other potential markets include Brazil.
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2018 Nail Drivers’ Charity Golf Tournament
The annual Building Industry Association Nail Drivers’ Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, September 14th. For the first time ever, the tournament will be held at Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville. Rocky Bayou CC features 115 acres of championship golf, challenging play with wide fairways, perfectly managed greens, and five spring fed lakes.
Prepare for a Great Day of Unparalleled Play! Registration begins at 10:30 am with a shotgun start at 12:00. Lunch and refreshments are being provided and there will be plenty to eat and drink! The tournament format is four-person best ball and fun will be had by all men and women participants!
Did We Mention Prizes?
Nail Drivers’ Supports Scholarship Funds
A $25,000 cash prize is up for grabs and will be awarded by the 1st Hole in One Sponsor, Niceville Insurance. Contests abound from putting, closest to the pin and closest to the beer. There is also a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and prizes for tournament winners. Mulligans and Tee Busters will also be available.
Each year, the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa and Walton Counties makes an investment in the future leaders of the building industry. The Nail Drivers’ Golf Tournament plays a major role in the BIA’s Scholarship Fund annual investment.
Sponsor and Support You don’t have to play golf, to be a part of this terrific event! Sponsorships: Hole-in-One ($400), Eagle ($350), Birdie ($100), Watering Hole ($100) or Par ($50). Call the BIA for sponsorship information, 850.863.5107. Don’t miss this terrific event for an important cause!
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Scholarship applications are distributed to all local high schools, colleges and the Construction Technology Institute. As many as five $1000 scholarships are given out to deserving students. The BIA has two different memorial scholarship funds. The Mike Josey Memorial Scholarship Fund and the William R. McClarrie Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both men were integral in the development and success of the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton Counties.
Thanks to our 2018 Program Sponsor Club Members: Centennial Bank, D.R Horton, Ronco Generators, Northwest Florida Daily News and Accurate Painting of NW Florida, Inc
Lunch provided by Okaloosa Gas Beverage Sponsor: Gulf Power, Centennial Bank 1st Hole in One
$25,000 Cash Prize
Sponsored by Niceville Insurance (specific hole)
Each year, the BIA gives scholarships in memory of 1995 Association President William “Mac” McClarrie. Those $1,000 grants are given to college and college-bound students to help offset the costs of education at any chosen institution. Priority is given to students taking courses associated with the construction industry.
Title Sponsor - $2,500 (Limited to only 1 company) Includes company logo on hat/visor, team of 4, watering hole, event tee sign, logo on entry flyer, recognition in the next issue of the “VOICE”. William “Mac” McClarrie Scholarship Sponsor - $1,500 (Limited Availability) Includes a team of four, watering hole, event tee sign, recognition in the next issue of the “VOICE” and two tickets to the Annual BIA Installation Banquet as a presenting sponsor of one student scholarship.
charity golf TOURNAMENT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
600 Golf Course Drive NICEVILLE, FL O RID A
• 11:00 am - Registration • 12:30 pm - Shotgun Start • Format - 4 Person Best Ball • 5:00 pm - Awards • Closest to the Pin Contest • Putting Contest • Closest to the Beer Contest • Tee Busters & Mulligans Available Sponsorship Amount: _______________________________________
Afternoon Meal Sponsor - $1,000 (Limited to only 1 company) Includes a team of four, watering hole, event tee sign, recognition in the next issue of the “VOICE”.
Hole in One Sponsor - $400.00 Four players, One Tee or Green
Player 1 Name: ___________________________________________
Sign, and a Watering Hole Spot
Company Name: _______________________ Phone: _______________
Eagle Sponsor - $350.00 Four players & One Tee or Green Sign Birdie Sponsor - $100.00 One player Par Sponsor - $50.00 One Tee or Green Sign Watering Hole Sponsor - $100.00 Place a tent or table at a hole
to giveaway promotional materials, drinks, snacks, whatever you would like! (Tent and table not provided by BIA) Please send check for payment to BIA Office with entry form: 1980 Lewis Turner Blvd. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. Any cancellations must be made by September 7, 2018 or you will be charged the full amount. All fees must be paid before teeing off on the 14th. No exceptions can be made. Fax (850) 864-2037. This event benefits the BIA scholarship funds.
Company Name: _______________________ Phone: _______________
Player 2 Name: ___________________________________________ Company Name: _______________________ Phone: _______________ Email:___________________________________________________ Player 3 Name: ___________________________________________ Company Name: _______________________ Phone: _______________ Email:___________________________________________________ Player 4 Name: ___________________________________________ Company Name: _______________________ Phone: _______________ Email:___________________________________________________
In the event of inclement weather, the BIA has the right to shorten the event to 9 holes and or reschedule the event.
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW! ecarvolleyball.eventbrite.com or call 850.243.6145 Walls went up on Okaloosa Habitat’s House#61 in May. Step One Automotive Group agreed to sponsor the house going up in Crestview, for a single mother with three children. We anticipate completing the home in July.
• $120 per 4 person team (incl. lunch and tank top), minimum 1 female per team • $30 alternate fee • 2 Level of Play (Advanced or Social) • Rally Scoring Format • Check-in 8:00am | Play 9:00am Registration Deadline: August 24, 2018 To sponsor the event contact: Tammy Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850.243.6145
SPONSOR LEVELS: Hero - $500 • Includes one 4-man team registration • Company name & logo 2’x6’ banner prominently displayed courtside • Logo on the Tournament tank top Friend - $300 • Company name & logo 2’x3’ banner prominently displayed courtside In-kind - Donations • Support the players with much needed goodie bags items: sunscreen, water etc. to benefit
Volunteers make Habitat for Humanity homes a reality. Local women came out in May to ready hammer. In one day they covered 3 full walls with sheathing.
MEET THE HERO
This year’s event will be supporting the construction of a new home and life for the wife and family of Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar.
Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, died April 8, 2017 of injuries from enemy fire while his unit was conducting counter-ISIS operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base. Sergeant De Alencar’s numerous awards include the Purple Heart, five Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with two stars.
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Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa and Hub City Smokehouse and Grill partnered together to WIN 3rd place in the People’s Choice Award, in Destin Common’s Annual Smoke on the Coast BBQ Competition and Fireworks event July 3rd. Seventeen local non-profits participated in the event, sponsored through the Coins for a Cause program at Destin Commons. 14
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All proceeds from this event go to Building Homes for Heroes®, an organization dedicated to building and modifying homes, and gifting them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families. www.biaow.org 1
BUSINESS BREAKERS ECAR WINS NATIONAL AWARD Recently, The Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS ® proudly accepted a 2017 Local REALTOR® Association Triple Crown Award at the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes state associations that meet their state-specific RPAC (Realtors Political Action Committee) goals and local associations that meet NAR-specified criteria during the current fundraising year. ECAR would like to thank their wonderful members for helping them achieve this great honor.
INTRODUCING ECAR’S NEW APP The Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce their new app with data partner FOREWARN! About one-third of their membership, or 1,200 members, have already downloaded and are using this exciting new tool. This initiative was designed to help members assess who they are dealing with on the other side of the phone, and it is revolutionizing how members communicate with potential customers. Thanks to this new (and complimentary) technology, ECAR is one step closer to keeping real estate professionals safe across the Emerald Coast.
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Receives Land Donation from Ruckel Properties, Inc.
ON THE MOVE! EFCU’s Mortgage Loan Origination Team has a new home! The Fort Walton Beach Chamber Ambassadors recently joined us for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to welcome the Mortgage Loan Origination Team to their new home on the 2nd floor of EFCU’s main office. Our in-house Mortgage Services team has over 60 years of experience and is excited and ready to serve all the mortgage needs of our community. Stop by and speak with one of our team members or check out eglinfcu.org/ mortgages.
“The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is a worthy cause. It is the keeper of our local history and an educational resource. My late father, C. Walter Ruckel, Jr., supported the Museum with annual contributions, serving on the Board of Trustees, and volunteering with the Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary for the Museum’s annual Saturday in the Park Festival. With this land donation, I am continuing the Ruckel and Plew families’ tradition of honoring the past while building the future.” – Marion Ruckel Skalicky, President and CEO of Ruckel Properties, Inc. The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, through exhibits, programs, and events seeks to preserve and promote the history of Northwest Florida. Ruckel Properties’ donation will help the Museum by providing them an opportunity for expansion so they can continue their mission to educate the public about the heritage and culture of our area. “We are extremely excited about the potential growth of our museum. This Museum relies on the community to support our preservation efforts and we are very grateful to Marion Ruckel Skalicky and Ruckel Properties for their generous contribution and confidence in us to keep history alive for future generations. Ruckel Properties is part of our history and now, they are making history.” – Gina Marini, Manager, Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida. www.biaow.org
FLOOD INSURANCE www.nahb.org Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage to Texas and Florida, comparable to the costs from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, according to a preliminary estimate from Moodyâ€™s Analytics. This comes following the devastation brought about by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma 12 years ago that severely taxed and threatened the solvency of the NFIP. The claims alone from those natural disasters cost the federal government nearly $15.5 billion. It is still too early to tell the total cost of the claims that will be filed by NFIP insurance holders in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Due to the major flooding events in 2017 and during the last decade, many have raised concerns about continuing to build in the floodplain. However, the properties that are most likely to be damaged or repetitively flooded are older housing stock. New construction is built to more stringent codes and standards and is more resilient than the older housing. Additionally, all new construction is required to pay full-risk unsubsidized rates which helps to support the financial stability of the flood insurance program. In an effort to reduce taxpayer risk, Congress has discussed increasing access to private flood insurance. The program was initially created because
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the private market was unable and unwilling to cover flood damage. Now, insurance organizations have shown interest in entering the market as an option in addition to the NFIP. NAHB supports competition in the marketplace, but only if it does not negatively affect the affordability and availability of the NFIP. WHY IT MATTERS The NFIP identifies flood-prone areas in the country, makes flood insurance available to property owners in participating communities and encourages efforts to mitigate flood hazards. The NFIP must be reauthorized by Dec. 8, 2017. Congress requires all properties within the 100-year floodplain that are purchased with a federally backed mortgage to carry flood insurance, and any lapses in the program would have severe effects on the ability to purchase homes or renew insurance for properties in the 100-year floodplain. It is essential that the program gets reauthorized in a timely manner. NAHB has been at the forefront of this issue, working with lawmakers on a viable, long-term bill. We have reached an agreement with the House Financial Services Committee on legislation that will provide a five-year reauthorization that will keep the NFIP fiscally sound and let builders provide safe and affordable housing.
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7th Annual Mike Josey Memor ial
Sporting Clay Tournament
The Kiwanis Club of Crestview
A HUGE thank you to our 2018 Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament Sponsors and to all that joined us on Saturday, April 28th for the 7th Annual event at the Shoal River Sporting Clay & Shooting Center in Crestview.
SPONSORS Advanced Fire Protection Services Gulf Coast Shutter Habitat ReStore Jeremy Stewart Construction
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Johnny on the Spot Keego Clay Products Okaloosa Gas Robert Fisher Signature Homes
Southeastern Sash and Door Southern Paradise Homes Southland Utility Services Wilson Enterprises of NWFL
Recap THANK YOU to all of our 2018 Parade of Homes Kick-Off Party sponsors and to all of those that attended! It was fun evening at The Barn at Water Oaks Farm and a fabulous start to our 39th Annual Parade!
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ACCOUNTING / BOOKKEEPING Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, CPAs (850) 243-6713 Warren Averett, LLC (850) 244-5121 ADVERTISING Accent Signs (850) 729-7446 Homes & Land of the Emerald Coast (850) 650-1014 Lamar Advertising (850) 862-4343 The Petermann Agency (850) 243-5315 WEAR-ABC Channel 3 Television (850) 699-8438 AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING Advanced A/C & Heating (850) 244-3757
First City Bank (850) 244-5151 First Florida Bank (850) 865-0488 Hancock Bank (850) 684-5073
CAR SALES Step One Automotive Group (850) 244-7611 CARPENTRY Wes Norton Construction, LLC (850) 974-0940
MidSouth Bank (850) 586-7757
CARPETING / FLOORING Destin Flooring America (850) 650-8511
Mortgage One of the South (850) 796-2100
Renovation Flooring (850) 460-7295
Stearns Home Loans (850) 865-5359
CATERING LesGo Personal Chef Services (850) 862-7379
Suntrust Mortgage (850) 714-5111 Synovus (850) 729-5560 Trustmark National Bank (850) 622-2926
CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida (850) 429-0002 CareerSource Okaloosa Walton (850) 651-2315 Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce (850) 682-3212
Air Care Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. (850) 682-1883
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation (850) 362-6901
Four Seasons Air Conditioning (850) 243-2655
Destin Chamber of Commerce (850) 837-6241
Bath Fitter (850) 429-1777
Economic Development Council (850) 362-6467
BATHTUB REFINISHING & REPAIR
Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation (850) 217-8986
Gordon Air Conditioning & Associates (850) 682-5214 Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. (850) 678-2313 Kool Breeze of N.W. Florida, Inc. (850) 939-3325 Murfeeâ€™s Air Conditioning, LC (850) 520-5014 One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating (850) 678-0021 AIR QUALITY Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems (850) 420-6416
Bath Fitter (850) 429-1777 BLUEPRINTS HD Drafting & Design (850) 939-3837 BRICKS - MASONRY / Contractors / Suppliers Coastal Brick and Stone, LLC (850) 729-2742 Keego Clay Products (850) 664-2253
Greater FWB Chamber of Commerce (850) 244-8191 Niceville Valparaiso Chamber (850) 678-2323 Okaloosa Habitat for Humanity (850) 315-0025 Walton Area Chamber of Commerce (850) 267-0683 CLEANING - RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL Accurate Painting of NWFL, Inc. (850) 279-6959
Four Seasons Air Conditioning (850) 243-2655
BUILDING MATERIALS Builders FirstSource (850) 835-1711
Gordon Air Conditioning & Associates (850) 682-5214
Crestview Wholesale Bldg. Supply, Inc. (850) 682-5624
CLOSETS / STORAGE SYSTEMS Paradise Closets and Storage, LLC (850) 217-4357
APPLIANCES - Sales / Repairs Ferguson Enterprises (850) 269-1993
Gatlin Lumber & Supply Co. (850) 243-9102
Pinnacle Cabinets & Closets, LLC (850) 477-5402
Interior Exterior Building Supply (850) 517-1167
CONCRETE - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS Advanced Concrete Supply, Inc. (850) 301-0306
Linn's Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822 ARCHITECT / HOME DESIGN / BLUEPRINTS B. Design of Destin, Inc. (850) 650-8221 CartoBlue (850) 838-4675 AUDIO / VISUAL A to Z Security & Sound (850) 664-2222 BANKING / FINANCE BB & T (850) 460-3080 Beach Community Mortgage (850) 315-4100 CCB Community Bank (850) 543-1728 Centennial Bank (850) 269-6358 Community Bank of Mississippi (850) 461-4142 Community Bank of Mississippi (850) 423-1536 Eglin Federal Credit Union (850) 862-0111
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LP Building Products (704) 591-4160 Navarre Lumber & Supply, Inc. (850) 939-2550 Rew Materials (850) 471-6291 CABINETS - SALES / INSTALLATIONS A-Team Kitchen and Bath Group (850) 279-3058
Fort Walton Concrete, Inc. (850) 256-4112 Ready Mix USA (850) 596-5829 COUNTERTOPS Glass Recycled Surfaces (404) 859-9583 The Granite Guy, LLC (850) 305-3842
Kitchen and Bath Center (850) 275-3100
World Stone and Design, LLC (850) 235-0399
Kitchen Design Innovations, Inc. (404) 229-8187
DECKING Harris Fence Installation, Inc. (850) 537-6169
Linn's Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822 Pinnacle Cabinets & Closets, LLC (850) 477-5402
DEVELOPERS Ruckel Properties, Inc. (850) 678-2223
The Legacy Cabinet Company (850) 729-5901
DOORS / MILLWORK / WINDOWS Builders Specialties Supply, Inc. (850) 433-3063
Wes Norton Construction, LLC (850) 974-0940
Gatlin Lumber & Supply Co. (850) 243-9102 Majors Home Improvement, Inc. (850) 983-2899
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS New View Windows and Doors, Inc. (850) 231-1689 Smith Building Specialties (850) 785-4900 Southeastern Sash & Door (850) 664-5252 DRYWALL - Contractors / Suppliers Rew Materials (850) 471-6291 DUMPSTERS Johnny on the Spot Toilet Rentals, Inc. (850) 682-4877 EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Northwest Florida State College (850) 729-6051 Okaloosa Technical College (850) 833-3500 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS Casey Electric, Inc. (850) 682-3037
FURNITURE - INDOOR / OUTDOOR Lighting Etc. (850) 249-6834 GARAGE DOORS Coastal Insulation (850) 302-0000 Overhead Door Company of NW FL (850) 269-1066 GAS PIPE INSTALLER Faith Mechanical, Inc. (850) 689-4770 Okaloosa Gas District (850) 729-4724 GENERATORS Bluewater Bay Generators of NW FL, Inc. (850) 499-8296 Casey Electric, Inc. (850) 682-3037 Ronco Generators (850) 837-7979
Richardson Enterprises (850) 678-2584
Wisco Pen Electric, LLC (850) 243-9617
Ronco Generators (850) 837-7979
GRANITE Kitchen and Bath Center (850) 275-3100
Wisco Pen Electric, LLC (850) 243-9617 ELECTRICAL SUPPLY Sequel Electrical Supply, LLC. (850) 664-0121
The Granite Guy, LLC (850) 305-3842 World Stone and Design, LLC (850) 235-0399
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Legacy Insurance (850) 682-2519
HOME DESIGN HD Drafting & Design (850) 939-3837
ENERGY EFFICIENCY Relevant Energy Solutions (850) 999-4929
HOME STAGING Design & Dwell Homes, LLC (850) 533-1843
ENGINEERS - Civil / Construction / Consultants Anderson Engineering (850) 714-8100
HVAC Advanced A/C & Heating (850) 244-3757
FENCING - MATERIALS / INSTALLATIONS Harris Fence Installation, Inc. (850) 537-6169
INSPECTIONS (CONSTRUCTION) Professional Inspection Enterprises (850) 830-0127
Quality Lawnworks of NWF, Inc. (850) 460-6979
INSULATION - FOAM / OTHER Coastal Insulation (850) 302-0000
FILL DIRT / SAND Ready Mix USA (850) 596-5829 FINANCIAL SERVICES Hurley Investments, LLC (901) 870-7187 FIRE PROTECTION CONTRACTOR Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc. (850) 244-2026 FIREPLACES - SALES / INSTALLATIONS Doodlebuggers Service Network (850) 243-0154
Gulf Coast Insulation, LLC (850) 685-9709 iFoam (850) 226-4184 NWFL Insulation (850) 665-4256 INSURANCE / BONDING Acentria Insurance (850) 892-3184
Sugar Beach Interiors (850) 837-5157 INVESTMENTS Hurley Investments, LLC (901) 870-7187 LPL Financial Services (850) 398-8188 KITCHEN & BATHS A-Team Kitchen and Bath Group (850) 279-3058 At Home Contracting, Inc. (850) 650-4663 Kitchen Design Innovations, Inc. (404) 229-8187 Linnâ€™s Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822 WinSupply-Bath & Kitchen Idea Center (850) 863-8619 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GLE Outdoor Designers (850) 758-6152 Wyscape Landscape Contractors (850) 279-6384 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GPL Landscaping (850) 424-6701 GLE Outdoor Designers (850) 758-6152 LANDSCAPING - DESIGNER GLE Outdoor Designers (850) 758-6152 LANDSCAPING - FERTILIZATION Advanced Lawn Control, Inc. (850) 864-5178 LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION Quality Lawnworks of NWF, Inc. (850) 460-6979 Wyscape Landscape Contractors (850) 279-6384 LENDING / MORTGAGE / HOME FINANCING BB & T (850) 460-3080 Beach Community Mortgage (850) 315-4100 Centennial Bank (850) 269-6358 Community Bank of Mississippi (850) 461-4142 Community Bank of Mississippi (850) 423-1536 Eglin Federal Credit Union (850) 862-0111
Acentria Insurance (850) 682-2725
First City Bank (850) 244-5151
Acentria Insurance (850) 650-1950
Hancock Bank (850) 684-5073
Fisher-Brown Insurance (850) 982-7300
Mortgage One of the South (850) 796-2100
Legacy Insurance (850) 682-2519
Stearns Home Loans (850) 865-5359
Destin Flooring America (850) 650-8511
Niceville Insurance Agency (850) 729-2131
Suntrust Mortgage (850) 714-5111
Renovation Flooring (850) 460-7295
The Campbell Agency Work Comp Specialists (850) 234-3197
University Lending Group (850) 586-7070
FRAMING CONTRACTORS Emerald Coast Structures, Inc. (850) 687-1297
INTERIOR DESIGN / DECORATING Defined Interiors, Inc. (850) 934-7776
Waterstone Mortgage Corporation (850) 362-6901
Hearth & Fireplace Creations (850) 729-1234 Keego Clay Products (850) 664-2253 FLOORING Advanced Concrete Supply, Inc. (850) 301-0306
LIGHTING Lighting Etc. (850) 249-6834
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS LUMBER WHOLESALE Klumb Forest Products (850) 341-9039 MARKETING CartoBlue (850) 838-4675
30a Local Properties (469) 734-7183 Coldwell Banker Residential RE (850) 714-3090 Coldwell Banker Residential RE (850) 682-4300
The Petermann Agency (850) 243-5315
Coldwell Banker Residential RE (850) 376-0108
METAL ROOFING Destin Roofing, Inc. (850) 837-2645
Coldwell Banker Residential RE (850) 902-0151
Specialty Roofers, Inc. (850) 974-7663 MOLD REMEDIATION All Clear Restoration & Remediation, LLC (850) 460-0296 NEWSPAPERS Northwest Florida Daily News (850) 315-4301 OFFICE EQUIPMENT / COPIERS / PRINTERS CPC Office Technologies (850) 243-2679 OUTDOOR KITCHENS Doodlebuggers Service Network (850) 243-0154 OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Hearth & Fireplace Creations (850) 729-1234 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Accurate Painting of NWFL, Inc. (850) 279-6959 Cool Cote (864) 641-5196 S&S Painting of Northwest Florida (850) 862-2000 PAINTING SUPPLIES Sherwin Williams (850) 420-2795 PEST CONTROL Advanced Lawn Control, Inc. (850) 864-5178 Arrow Exterminators, Inc. (850) 862-3631 Florida Pest Control (850) 243-7166 Southland Pest Service, Inc (850) 862-1544 PLUMBING - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS Faith Mechanical, Inc. (850) 689-4770 Ferguson Enterprises (850) 269-1993 Royce Plumbing (850) 699-1511 POOLS / HOT TUBS / SPAS Blue Haven Pools on the Gulf, LLC (850) 932-2600 Cox Pools (850) 235-7957 PORTABLE TOILETS Johnny on the Spot Toilet Rentals, Inc. (850) 682-4877 PROMOTIONAL / ADVERTISING The Trophy Center, Inc. (850) 862-8413 PUBLISHING Homes & Land of the Emerald Coast (850) 650-1014 REAL ESTATE SERVICES / HOUSING DATA 30a Local Properties (615) 497-4344
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Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (850) 243-6145 ERA American Real Estate (850) 865-1207 ERA American Real Estate (850) 651-2454 First National Land Title (850) 862-2143 Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast (850) 225-3381 PowerHouse Real Estate Group (850) 259-3886 ResortQuest Real Estate (850) 837-3700 Ruckel Properties, Inc. (850) 678-2223 The Stoppert Team (612) 840-3886 REFRIGERATION Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. (850) 678-2313 REMODELING / IMPROVEMENTS 1st Choice Home Improvements (850) 476-8887 Affordable Home Improvement of the Emerald Coast, LLC (850) 862-6766
SECURITY - LOCKS/SAFES/SYSTEMS A to Z Security & Sound (850) 664-2222 SHELVING Paradise Closets and Storage, LLC (850) 217-4357 SIDING - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS Hallmark Distributors, Inc. (850) 863-3280 SIGNS Accent Signs (850) 729-7446 The Trophy Center, Inc. (850) 862-8413 STORM PROTECTION PRODUCTS Hometown Contractors, Inc. (850) 995-9947 STUCCO / PLASTERING / SCAFFOLDING / SUPPLIERS LP Building Products (704) 591-4160 SYNTHETIC GRASS ForeverLawn Emerald Coast (850) 812-3388 TELEVISION STATION WEAR-ABC Channel 3 Television (850) 699-8438 TREE SERVICE Diven Tree Services (850) 217-4165 TRUSSES - FLOORING / STEEL / WALLS Builders FirstSource (850) 835-1711 UNDERGROUND UTILITIES & EXCAVATION Gulf Power Company (850) 244-4733 Southland Utility Services (850) 333-9405
A-Team Kitchen and Bath Group (850) 279-3058
UTILITIES CHELCO (850) 892-2111
At Home Contracting, Inc. (850) 650-4663
Gulf Power Company (850) 244-4733
Cox Pools (850) 235-7957
Okaloosa Gas District (850) 729-4724
Emerald Coast Home Restoration, LLC (850) 737-1587 (850) 863-3239
Southland Utility Services (850) 333-9405
Linn’s Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822 The Legacy Cabinet Company (850) 729-5901 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. (850) 678-2313 RETAIL Crestview Wholesale Bldg. Supply, Inc. (850) 682-5624 WinSupply - Bath & Kitchen Idea Center (850) 863-8619 ROOFING - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS Destin Roofing, Inc. (850) 837-2645
VACUUM SYSTEMS (Central) Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems (850) 420-6416 VINYL SIDING Hallmark Distributors, Inc. (850) 863-3280 WARRANTIES - Home / Call Back Management Centricity (866) 440-7271 WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION All Clear Restoration & Remediation, LLC (850) 460-0296 WATERPROOFING John G. Gordon Roofing, LLC (850) 830-4961
John G. Gordon Roofing, LLC (850) 830-4961
WINDOW TINTING / REPLACEMENT / TREATMENTS New View Windows and Doors, Inc. (850) 231-1689
Specialty Roofers, Inc. (850) 974-7663
Overhead Door Company of NW FL (850) 269-1066
SCREENS / FLORIDA ROOMS At Home Contracting, Inc. (850) 650-4663
WORKER’S COMP SPECIALIST The Campbell Agency Work Comp Specialists (850) 234-3197
Hometown Contractors, Inc. (850) 995-9947
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