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7 Welcome New Members 7 Calendar of Events 8 HERS Index 10 Builder Confidence Hits High 10-11 2017 Parade of Homes 12 Okaloosa County Growth Management Permit Information 12 Single Family Housing Hits Highest Level 14 News Makers 15 Business Breakers 16 Applause 16 Rebates for Members 17 Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Tournament 17 NAHB Discount 18 Facts about Unlicensed Contracting 20-21 Builder Member Directory 22 Home Show Recap

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President's Message - April 2017 Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems It is an honor to be serving you as the first Associate Member President of the BIA of Okaloosa and Walton Counties. I find it hard to believe that we are already in the second quarter of the year. To say it has been busy at the BIA during the first quarter is a huge understatement. We have had an exceptionally good January and February for new members joining the organization. Thanks to all of you who for sharing the benefits of the BIA resulting in the addition of these new members. Our annual Economic Forecast breakfast was held in conjunction with ECAR in January and was extremely well attended. The annual Spring Home Show was a huge success at the end of February. We had to increase our vendor space for additional booths several times as the show dates drew closer. Ticket sales for attendance were also much higher than they have been in recent years. A big ‘thank you’ goes out to all vendors that participated; we hope to see you again in 2018! In January, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation along with The Walton County Sheriff ’s Office conducted a 3-day sting operation that led to the arrests of 6 individuals for contracting without a license. Thanks to all those involved.

This event attracts thousands of visitors each year, many of which are from out of the area...

The second quarter is shaping up to be no less active. April is going to be a busy month for Continuing Education and Member Benefits. Are you taking full advantage of these opportunities that the BIA offers? If not, you should be. We have two Blower Door Classes scheduled at this time. The first will be in Walton County on April 19th at 9:00 am at Southern Hybrid Homes Office. The second is in Okaloosa County on April 20th at the BIA office. On the same day, April 20th, there will be a Home Automation Class at the BIA office at 12:00 pm. On April 26th, the BIA will be hosting a New Member Orientation at the BIA Office at 8:00 am. This is not only for new members, but any members that want to find out what the BIA offers and what it can do for you as well as what you can do for the BIA. Have you ever thought about volunteering for an event committee? It is a perfect way to get involved and become part of something important that affects lives and livelihoods for years to come. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to network with other members which is always a good thing. In addition to the educational and member benefit opportunities, the BIA is presenting, the 6th Annual Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Crestview on Saturday May 6th at the Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center. The Tournament will also include a raffle for two separate gun giveaways. One of the guns is an LSI Pointer Sporting O/U 12 Gauge 28” shotgun donated by Cadenhead Services Pest Control. The second is a Savage AXIS .30-06 Rifle donated by Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center. A big ‘thank you’ to both-of-these businesses for their donations. Raffle tickets are available now and can be purchased anytime at the BIA office and from a number of members selling tickets. And best of all, you do not have to be present to win. There is still time for sponsorships and to register a team or individually for this fun event. And if you want to be involved but don’t shoot, we can use volunteers for the committee as well as help on the day of the event. The feel-good part of this event, is that a portion of the money raised goes to the great cause of funding our Mike Josey Scholarship Fund. Next up is the biggest event of the year – the 38th Annual Parade of Homes scheduled for June 10th through 18th. This is the time of year for not only Builders but Associate Trade Partners to show-off their work. But, the involvement doesn’t stop there. Manufacturers, suppliers, realtors and financial institutions all benefit from the sale of a new home. So, it is in everyone’s best interest to be as involved as possible. This event attracts thousands of visitors each year, many of which are from out of the area and plan their vacation around this event, as evidenced by the phone inquiries received annually at the BIA. There is still time to become a Sponsor for this popular event. There is also still time to enter your home in the Parade. Deadline for entry is Thursday, April 27th. As you can see there are numerous opportunities for you to become involved. As is with most things in life, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. Thank you for being a member and we hope to see you soon.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Airtight Pro Insulation, LLC, Associate Member

HomeTown Garage Doors, LLC, Associate Member

Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Builder Member

Hurley Investments, LLC, Associate Member

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida WaterColor Crossing, Associate Member

JP Carducci, Inc., Builder Member

Kenny Hayslette, (850) 307-3730 Sponsor: Jeremy Stewart, Jeremy Stewart Construction Nelda Santiago Rabens, (850) 688-2769 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems

Doshia Centeno, (850) 396-2773 Sponsor: Doug Liles, Southern Hybrid Homes

Carter Building Company, LLC, Builder Member

Jason Carter, (850) 978-2106 Sponsor: Carmela Bell, ResortQuest Real Estate CartoBlue, Associate Member

Eric Leitten, (850) 838-4675 Sponsor: Carmela Bell, ResortQuest Real Estate Chase Green Construction, LLC, Builder Member

Chase Green, (850) 428-7889 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Classic Luxury Real Estate, LLC, Associate Member

Lisa Hughley, (850) 660-1962 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Coastal Bank & Trust, Associate Member

Steve Burks, (850) 729-5560 Sponsor: Felix Beukenkamp, Beukenkamp Building Group Coastal Equipment Rental, Associate Member

Todd Oden, (850) 622-0980 Sponsor: Doshia Centeno, Berkshire Hathaway Compass Solar Energy, Associate Member

Dan Gardner, (850) 439-0035 Sponsor: Terry Jones, Compass Builders of Florida Diven Tree Services, Associate Member

Daniel Diven, (850) 217-4165 Sponsor: Jeremy Stewart, Jeremy Stewart Construction ForeverLawn Emerald Coast, Associate Member

Marci Gragg, (850) 812-3388 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Hearth & Fireplace Creations, Associate Member

Todd Pumphrey, (850) 729-1234 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems

Jacob Davidson, (850) 398-5197 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises

Michael Virden, (901) 870-7187 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Jason Carducci, (850) 699-1028 Sponsor: Thomas Watkins, Watree Construction Nishad Khan, P.L., Associate Member

John G. Savoca, (850) 500-3030 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Northwest Florida Daily News, Associate Member

Diane Winnemuller, (850) 315-4301 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Pleat & Perry, P.A., Associate Member

Jenny MacDonald, (850) 650-0599 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Relevant Energy Solutions, Associate Member

Gene Cebulski, (850) 999-4929 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Seaside Premium Cabinets, Associate Member

Randall Lemon, (850) 533-6801 Sponsor:Vicki Kitchens, Sears Commercial

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Steven W. Simpson, (850) 376-6095 Sponsor: Bobby Fisher, Robert Fisher Signature Homes Superior Granite, Associate Member

Ashley Kulesa, (850) 301-0716 Sponsor: Kevin Reeves, Legacy Cabinet Company The Petermann Agency, Associate Member

Steve Petermann, (850) 243-5315 Sponsor: Bobby Fisher, Robert Fisher Signature Homes United Rentals, Associate Member

Kristin Godwin Bushman, (850) 430-1815 Sponsor: Andy Wilson, Wilson Enterprises WinSupply-Bath & Kitchen Idea Center, Associate Member

Shannon Daniels, (850) 863-8619 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems

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Blower Door - CEU Class - Walton County Southern Hybrid Homes Office • 9 - 10 am

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Blower Door - CEU Class - Okaloosa County BIA Office • 9 - 10 am

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Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center - Crestview

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BIA Board and Committee Meeting Day Sponsor Needed • BIA Office

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Parade of Homes Judging

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Parade of Homes Kick Off Party

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Home Automation Class BIA Office • 11 am - 1 pm

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New Member Orientation Breakfast BIA Office • 8 - 9 am

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BIA Board and Committee Meeting Day Sponsored by Forever Lawn - BIA Office

JUNE 10-18 Parade of Homes

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Superior Granite General Membership Meeting 6 pm

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A Move Toward More Helpful Appraisals – HERS Index Buyers in some states will get important information about a property they're interested in buying with the addition of a HERS Index on an appraisal addendum. Developers of the Home Energy Rating System and the Appraisal Institute are teaming up to give home buyers a better understanding of how much it will cost to live in the houses they're interested in buying. 150

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Builders of high-performance houses have long complained that standard appraisals fail to give enough credit for energy-saving features. “One of the largest barriers to the building and selling of high energy performance homes is that the value of energy upgrades is too often not reflected in the real estate appraisal of a home,” RESNET Executive Director Steve Baden told the Insulation Institute. “Many of the features that make a home energy-efficient are hidden behind drywall and aren’t obvious to home buyers. Our goal is to make information, such as the HERS score of a home, visible in the appraisal so that consumers have more facts available to make their decisions.” The HERS score will be added to an existing green-building addendum for appraisers, which lists such things as certification under the LEED program, or the National Green Building Standard. The Appraisal Institute will get access to RESNET’s data base of HERS-rated homes — initially in states like Texas with a larger number of HERS rated homes and in other states in the future. In 2015, there were some 206,000 HERS-rated homes in the U.S. Texas had the highest state total (40,012).

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Builder Confidence Hits 12-Year High Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This is the highest reading since June 2005. “Builders are buoyed by President Trump’s actions on regulatory reform, particularly his recent executive order to rescind or revise the waters of the U.S. rule that impacts permitting,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. “While builders are clearly confident, we expect some moderation in the index moving forward,” said NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “Builders continue to face a number of challenges, including rising material prices, higher mortgage rates, and shortages of lots and labor.” Derived from a monthly survey that NAHB has been conducting for 30 years, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Scores for each component are then used to calculate a seasonally adjusted index where any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor. All three HMI components posted robust gains in March. The component gauging current sales conditions increased seven points to 78 while the index charting sales expectations in the next six months rose five points to 78. Meanwhile, the component measuring buyer traffic jumped eight points to 54. Looking at the three-month moving averages for regional HMI scores, the Midwest increased three points to 68 and the South rose one point to 68. The West dipped three points to 76 and the Northeast edged one point lower to 48. Editor's Note: The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index is strictly the product of NAHB Economics, and is not seen or influenced by any outside party prior to being released to the public. HMI tables can be found at nahb.org/hmi. More information on housing statistics is also available at housingeconomics.com 10

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The annual Parade of Homes is the single largest and most important showcase of new homes during the year! The Parade of Homes Builders present the latest innovations for residential construction. Subcontractors, suppliers, and service companies turn out their best efforts as well in this showcase of housing excellence.

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Become the Central Site of the 2017 Parade of Homes and be the focal neighborhood of the entire Nine Day Parade of Homes Event!

Benefits of being the “Central Site”:

• Your development will be listed in all Parade of Homes communications including, but not limited to: radio spots, magazines & newspaper print ads, and billboards! • A large, upscale sign at the entrance to your subdivision, designating it as a “Central Site” of the 2017 Parade of Homes. • Your development will be featured as the Cover of the popular Parade of Homes Guide/Catalog along with a full page advertorial inside. • Over 24,000 catalogs will be distributed throughout Okaloosa & Walton Counties, the Northwest Florida region, Atlanta, Nashville & Birmingham before & during the event. • Central Sites are licensed to use the phrase “Central Site of the 2017 Parade of Homes“ in all advertising. • Your own “Twilight” Tour; where only your development will be open until 8:00pm. • And Much, Much More! Bring the success of the Parade home to your Neighborhood!

Benefits of being a “Featured Neighborhood”:

• A large, upscale sign at the entrance to your subdivision, designating it as a “Featured Neighborhood” of the 2017 Parade of Homes. • Your neighborhood will be the subject of all publicity efforts prior to and during the Parade including radio spots, print ads and billboards. • Your neighborhood will be listed on the Cover of the popular Parade of Homes Guide/Catalog along with a 1/2 page advertorial inside. • Featured Neighborhoods are licensed to use the phrase “A Featured Neighborhood of the 2017 Parade of Homes“ in all advertising. • Each Featured Neighborhood will select its own date for an exclusive “Twilight Tour” during the Parade.

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The annual Parade of Homes is the single largest and most important showcase of new homes during the year! The Parade of Homes Builders present the latest innovations for residential construction. Subcontractors, suppliers, and service companies turn out their best efforts as well in this showcase of housing excellence. Homes ranging from affordable starters to milliondollar luxury estates are exhibited in the annual Parade, each featuring the latest in building technology and the hottest trends in interior design.

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The BIA, in cooperation with Parade Sponsors such as public utility companies, launches an impressive regional marketing campaign to promote the event, Central Sites, Featured Neighborhood and builders. And it works -more than 10,000 consumers attend the nineday event each year!

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Single-Family Housing Starts Reach Highest Level since Late 2007 Nationwide housing starts rose 3 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Single-family production increased 6.5 percent to 872,000 units — its highest reading in nearly a decade — while multifamily starts fell 3.7 percent to 416,000 units.

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Regionally in February, combined single- and multifamily housing production rose 35.7 percent in the West. Starts fell by 3.8 percent in the South, 4.6 in the Midwest and 9.8 percent in the Northeast. A drop in multifamily permits pulled overall permit issuance down 6.2 percent in February. Multifamily permits fell 21.6 percent to 381,000 units, while single-family permits rose 3.1 percent to 832,000 units — its highest level since September 2007. Regionally, overall permits rose 25.4 percent in the Midwest. Permits fell 10 percent in the West, 10.4 percent in the South and 22.3 percent in the Northeast.


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News Makers 2nd Annual Community Appreciation Cookout Saturday, April 29th, 2pm - 6pm, at Liza Jackson Park. FREE hotdogs, hamburgers, live music by Tribe Zion, Mathis Martial Arts demonstration, silent auction with resort get-a-ways from local resorts such as ResortQuest and Ramada, raffle items, Elsa and kids activities. Fun for the whole family!

Publix Managers present a check to Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County. Pictured L-R Natalie Diehl, Kelly Arnett, Tim Bryant, Mark Seifert, Jacob Foreman

Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY, sent a wonderful group of students to work on a Habitat for Humanity Home during their Spring Break. Pictured is the group after a week’s work of painting and installing siding, soffits and insulation, finishing shingling and starting the drywall.

Gulf Power sponsors Habitat Home #58 and helps raise the walls.

ECAR's Community & Military Outreach Committee volunteered at Food For Thought in Destin filling hundreds of backpacks for area school children March 29th. Food for Thought has been working to fight child hunger since 2010, and currently serves 23 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, providing backpacks filled with food for 1,700 students each week. To volunteer or donate: fftfl.org

Home #57 was dedicated to Esther Simmons and her two daughters. Shown here waiting to be interviewed by CVCTV.

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Business Breakers Eglin Federal Credit Union Extends Field of Membership to Veterans Always looking for more ways to better serve our community, Eglin Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that the National Credit Union Administration has added local veterans to our field of membership. The Florida Panhandle is home to thousands of veterans, and we are proud to offer them our services. To join, the veteran must be honorably discharged from any of the US Armed Services and reside in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa or Walton Counties. To become a member visit your local branch or eglinfcu.org/join.

Cox Pools Wins Gold Award Cox Pools of Panama City Beach received a Gold Award in the Residential Concrete Free Form category of the 2016 Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) annual International Awards of Excellence competition. This category is for pools that feature a combination of non-geometric curves and straight lines, and which have a 601 sq. ft. or more of water surface area. The winning pool was custom-built in Panama City Beach and includes a yin-yang tanning deck feature.

Named as a Power Pro Premier Dealer Ronco Generators, the Gulf Coast’s largest dealer of residential standby generators, was recently named a Power Pro Premier Dealer by Generac Power Systems. This distinction is the highest level available for a Generac residential/commercial dealer. It is only open to those dealers that meet the most rigorous set of criteria and highest standard of excellence in sales and customer service. “We are very pleased and excited to be named a Power Pro Premier Dealer for Generac. This designation signifies our commitment to providing the overall best value and highest level of customer service to our customers throughout the Gulf Coast”, said Jonny Miller Owner of Ronco Generators. “Practically speaking, our dealers are the Generac brand in the eyes of customers,” said Ryan Jeske, vice president of sales, residential products, Generac. “That’s why the Power Pro program rewards dealers like Ronco Generators for living the Generac brand promise of giving our customers peace of mind. They consistently provide outstanding customer service. Maintain an inventory of product and parts. Provide 24/7 product support. We congratulate Ronco Generators for their significant commitment to their customers and for being among the best of the best.”

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals' awards programs recognize prominent achievements and outstanding performers in the pool, spa and hot tub industry, defining the state of the art and promoting the industry to potential customers. The APSP International Awards of Excellence (AOE) recognizes and rewards installations of pools and hot tubs that showcase the most beautiful and creative work in the pool and spa industry. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world.This event is open exclusively to APSP members.

Help Teach A Child to Save EFCU is participating with other financial institutions sponsoring Okaloosa $aves in "Teach a Child to Save" April 24 through July 31. EFCU’s branches will have black plastic boxes at lobby teller check counters for entries. Each time a child makes a deposit to their EFCU account they submit a completed entry form in the black plastic lobby box. Okaloosa $aves will draw six $50 winners in August. During that promotion, EFCU is also sponsoring a youth new account promotion. When youth under 18 join or existing youth members open a new suffix, they will be eligible for a $25 random drawing held at the branch where they opened their account.

Sponsored by Gulf Power, Chef Ernie Danjean of Dockside Café & Oyster Bar in Niceville hosts Chef Ernie’s Cooking Experience. The live cooking demonstrations run through August and educates on the benefits of cooking with induction cooktops. Chef Ernie says that the advantages of induction cooktops are: safety, efficiency of operation, precise controls and comfort. As Chef Ernie would say, "Electric cooking is cool. Aiyee". With a flair for entertainment and a desire to create delicious dishes, Chef Ernie continues to wow the audience with mouth-watering cuisine while cooking on state of the art equipment. Visit Dockside’s website to register for free tickets to one of the shows at mydocksidecafe.com.

Kits for Cats Thank you to Jonny Miller with Ronco Generators and his team as well as Ian Abrams with Waltz Cabinets for supporting SOCKS in their 2017 Kits for Cats Challenge. All paws at SOCKS thank you!

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Applause First Neighborhood HFH will begin working on its’ first neighborhood thanks to the generosity of Attorney Nathan Boyles, who donated the land for the building of four homes. Before the homes can be built, funding for the infrastructure must be raised. HFH was recently given a great start with a benevolent gift from of one of its’ own, Col. (Ret) Roger Budd. Roger, a volunteer from the early days, tirelessly gave time, energy and leadership to the jobsite, as well as great character. At age 94, he was on Col. (Ret) Roger Budd. the jobsite working just days before his passing. His dedication didn’t end there. Through a very generous financial legacy, Habitat can begin the process of paving the way for more families to achieve the dream of homeownership.The main road through the neighborhood will be named for him.

National Safety Award For the second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity was recognized with an award for safety at the International Builders Show. Focused on Habitat for Humanity International’s Competent Person safety training and master safety trainer initiative, the NAHB presented HFHI with the Judges Special Recognition Award. Team members from HFHI construction safety and master safety trainer programs accepted the award at the 2016 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence ceremony in Orlando in January.

Okaloosa Gas District

Okaloosa Gas Presents the 2017 Natural Gas Utility Worker of the Year Award to Danny Hudson

Okaloosa Gas District celebrated the national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 17, 2017. The District recognized it’s employees who provide one of their most valuable assets, their natural gas utility with a breakfast cooked by executive management and served by office personnel. During the morning breakfast Eddie Springle, VP of Marketing presented the 2017 Natural Gas Utility Worker of the Year Award to Danny Hudson. Danny is a Crew Leader for the Districts’ Operation division. He is responsible for laying natural gas pipeline to our infrastructure as well as compliance. Danny stood out with his expertise, hard work ethic and dedication to keep our community safe. March 18th is the date of the New London, Texas school incident in 1937 involving natural gas that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution and the employees of distribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible.

Member Rebate Program A Free Member Benefit of your State and Local HBA Associate Members

Participating Manufacturers

Introducing the new Associate Member Directory • Associate Members who supply or install any of the 50+ Manufacturer brands can register for this free member benefit. • All Associate Member Directory listings are hyperlinked to their business website. • The goal is to reinforce the phrase: “It’s good business to do business with an Associate Member” by showing the Builder and Remodeler members where they can shop to negate their annual dues.

Builders & Remodelers Earn Money for Products You’re Already Buying! The Member Rebate Program is a free member benefit available to all active Builder and Remodeler members.

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It Takes Only 3 Easy Steps to Participate

With 50+ industry leading manufacturers in the program, members are rewarded for their loyalty, the same as a “Top 5” Builder.

 Register - Tells us where to send your check

Call us Toll Free: 866.849.8400 Visit your State Website: FHBArebates.com

 Receive a Rebate Check - After a brief verification process by the manufacturers, lump-sum rebate checks are sent

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 Submit a Rebate Claim - Claim using our Excel, Online, or Paper Claim Form


6th Annual Mike Josey Memor ial

Sporting Clay Tournament

held by the BIA, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Crestview Mike Josey Memor ial Scholarship

The event benefits our Mike Josey Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund was started in memory of Mike Josey, who passed away in 2008. Mike was an active member of the BIA, where he served as 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors, 2008 Parade of HOMES Chair, and as a member of the Program and Governmental Affairs Committees. He was the 2009 President-elect of the association. Previously, the BIA held a poker run in Mike’s memory to support his two children’s education. In 2012, the BIA changed the event to, what is now known as, the Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament and now raises money for a scholarship fund in Mike’s memory. This scholarship fund provides scholarships to those entering into the building industry.

Satur day May 6, 2017 8:00am Registration

9:00am Shot Gun Start Participate

• Cost: $125 per person

• Fee includes 100 clays, 12 & 20 gauge shotgun shells, lunch & Hi Members,

a T-Shirt. • You must provide your own shotgun. • Shooters will be placed into teams of 6. • We use a handicap system that eliminates the need for anyone to furnish a handicap and make all shooters eligible to win. • Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Shooters!

2017 morial Me y Josey Mike rting Cla Spo ment Tourna

at Shoal River Sporting Clays & Shooting Center in Crestview www.shoalriver.com

Course transportation

Transportation on course is not provided. You may bring your own or reserve in advance of the six 6-seater golf carts that will be available for rent. The golf cart rental is $100.

Be a Sponsor

It is not too late to sponsor this event! Sponsorships range from $50 to $1000. Call Jennifer at 850.863.5107

Take advantage of these great discount programsto from the learn more about this amazing event. National Association of Home Builders! www.biaow.org

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Facts

Know the Facts about Unlicensed Contracting Unlicensed activity occurs when a person who is not licensed by the state performs or offers to perform services that require state licensure. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the BIA takes unlicensed activity very seriously because it threatens the livelihood of Florida’s consumers as well as takes away business from licensed professionals throughout the state. Unlicensed activity is against the law and it also poses various financial and safety dangers to consumers. One of those risks is that shoddy or incomplete work performed by an unlicensed individual is not typically covered by homeowner’s insurance. That means if a consumer finds that the work performed was substandard, insurance will not reimburse the individual for the money spent out of pocket in a hurry after a storm or even pay to get the job done right. Therefore, it is crucial that professional licenses are always verified with DBPR prior to signing any contracts or any work being performed. Other dangers of hiring unlicensed individuals include: • Poor qualifications. Unlicensed persons typically do not have the education, insurance, or qualification required of a licensee. • Poor quality work. Unlicensed individuals typically do poor quality work or do not finish the project, leaving the homeowner on the hook to repair or finish the project. • Possible criminal background. Unlicensed persons often have criminal backgrounds that may include fraud, theft, violent crime, sexual offenses, and substance abuse. • Likelihood of being the victim of a scam. Unlicensed persons often disappear after taking your money, and the department cannot discipline an unlicensed person, help get your money back, or require the person to finish or improve the work done. Scams in the construction industry, especially home improvement, are sadly widespread. Con artists pose as contractors and often target vulnerable people and take advantage of homeowner’s need for urgent post-hurricane property damage. • Limited resources for broken contracts. When you have a dispute with a licensed contractor, you call DBPR, which has the authority to discipline and even revoke the license. This gives the licensee more incentive to play fair. However, this type of action is not available against unlicensed contractors and homeowners often find the only answer is an expensive, and generally futile, civil suit. • No insurance and liability for injuries to others. You may end up being liable for personal or financial injuries to others. An unlicensed individual typically is uninsured and will have no way to pay you back for any property damage. • No coverage under homeowner’s policy. Most homeowner policies require that work must be done by a licensed contractor and provide no coverage for work that is not. • Noncompliance with building codes. Most projects, even small ones, require permits and inspections that unlicensed individuals ignore or are unfamiliar with. If your project isn't permitted or doesn’t comply with the building code, you may have to remove or repair the work at your own expense and be subject to fines by local government. • Liens being imposed on your property. You may be subject to liens placed on your property by subcontractors or supplies. Please see http://www.dbpr.state.fl.us/reg/Liens.html for more information about Florida lien law.

If a consumer suspects they are a victim of unlicensed activity, they can report it to DBPR by: Filling out an online complaint form and emailing it to ULA@ myfloridalicense.com Hotline: 866.532.1440 (inside Florida) or 850.488.6603 (outside Florida) DBPR Mobile app: can verify licenses by name or number and can also send in a complaint including descriptions and pictures straight from their mobile device to DBPR. 18

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Builders ARCHITECT / HOME DESIGN / BLUEPRINTS Beukenkamp Building Group (850) 651-8673 Robert Fisher Signature Homes (850) 862-3600 CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT Spence Brothers Construction, Inc. (850) 678-4000

Tracy Acree Construction, Inc. (850) 862-4389

Huff Homes, Inc. (850) 897-6464

Tradewinds Development Corp. (850) 259-2505

J. Becker Custom Homes, LLC (850) 269-3917

Walton Properties & Construction, Inc. (850) 244-3330

JP Carducci, Inc. (850) 699-1028

Water Crest Homes, LLC (850) 585-8788

Janssen Const. Mgmt., Inc. (850) 837-7181

Watree Construction (850) 314-0828

Jay Terrell Construction (850) 689-1334

CONTRACTORS - RESIDENTIAL

Jeremy Stewart Construction, Inc. (850) 682-6156

CONTRACTORS - COMMERCIAL Alan Paul Construction, Inc. (850) 689-4375 Antebellum Construction, Inc. (850) 934-8563 Babin Custom Builders, Inc. (850) 865-5245 Beukenkamp Building Group (850) 651-8673 CM Taylor Contracting, Inc. (850) 830-3305 Cadenhead Development, Inc. (850) 398-5030 Compass Builders of Florida, LLC (850) 654-9444 Crowson Construction Services (850) 863-1555 Daniel Coon Construction, Inc. (850) 978-4558 Davis Dunn Construction, Inc. (850) 654-9152 Emerald Coast Building Contractors, LLC (850) 654-5898 Emerald Waters Development, LLC (850) 585-0037 Ferrin Campbell Construction, LLC. (850) 826-0810 Greater Gulf Construction, LLC (850) 729-1600 Henry Company Homes, Inc. (850) 380-8500 Jay Terrell Construction (850) 689-1334 Jeremy Stewart Construction, Inc. (850) 682-6156 Jimmy Henderson II, Const. Co., Inc. (850) 864-5426 John E. Dalton General Contractor, Inc. (850) 622-9700 KG II Development, Inc. (850) 682-8635 Key Lime Construction, LLC (850) 897-4663 Mathews Development Company, Inc. (850) 267-2601 Rob-Roy Corporation (850) 651-2706 Robbins Builders, Inc. (850) 939-5464 Robert Fisher Signature Homes (850) 862-3600 Romair Construction (850) 269-3399 Southern American Homes (850) 650-1800 Southern Paradise Homes, Inc. (850) 862-2181 20

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Alan Paul Construction, Inc. (850) 689-4375 Alys Beach Construction (850) 213-5608 Antebellum Construction, Inc. (850) 934-8563 Arthur Rutenberg Homes (850) 688-2769 Babin Custom Builders, Inc. (850) 865-5245 Barber Construction (850) 862-7629 BCW Construction, Inc. (850) 654-6025 BetterBuilt of N.W. Florida, Inc. (850) 729-3826 Beukenkamp Building Group (850) 651-8673 Bock Construction, Inc. (850) 529-7949 C Squared Home Builders, LLC (850) 585-7193 CJM Enterprises (850) 689-1370 CM Taylor Contracting, Inc. (850) 830-3305 Carter Building Company, LLC (850) 978-2106 Coastyle Homes, LLC (850) 974-5423 Compass Builders of Florida, LLC (850) 654-9444 Craftsman Homes by Southern Ventures (850) 275-0051 Creekwood Home Renovations, Inc. (850) 936-6212 D.R. Horton, Inc. (850) 660-1701 DKM Custom Homes, LLC (850) 650-7539 Daniel Coon Construction, Inc. (850) 978-4558 David Weekley Homes (850) 236-3468 Davis Dunn Construction, Inc. (850) 654-9152 Emerald Coast Building Contractors, LLC (850) 654-5897 Emerald Coast Custom Homes, Inc. (850) 217-3712 Emerald Waters Development, LLC (850) 585-0037 Halifax Homes (850) 460-2601 Holloway Roofing Unlimited, Inc. (850) 678-7663

Jimmy Henderson II, Const. Co., Inc. (850) 864-5426 John E. Dalton General Contractor, Inc. (850) 622-9700 KG II Development, Inc. (850) 682-8635 Key Lime Construction, LLC (850) 897-4663 Kirby Properties, Inc. (850) 502-4548 Lewis B. Jones Construction (850) 951-9696 Linc Grant Construction (850) 682-4021 RAK Construction (850) 502-2437 Randy Wise Homes, Inc. (850) 678-9473 Rob-Roy Corporation (850) 651-2706 Robert Fisher Signature Homes (850) 862-3600 Samuel Steven & Associates (850) 380-2989 Southern American Homes (850) 650-1800 Southern Hybrid Homes (850) 622-8150 Southern Paradise Homes, Inc. (850) 862-2181 Tier 1 Custom Builders (850) 608-6330 Toolan Development, Inc. (850) 546-0815 Tracy Acree Construction, Inc. (850) 862-4389 Turner Legacy Homes (850) 528-7027 Watree Construction (850) 314-0828 Westerra Development, Inc. (850) 682-6321 Whitrock Associates, Inc. II (850) 862-7900 Whitworth Builders, Inc. (850) 862-6861 Wilson Enterprises of NWFL, Inc. (850) 305-6544 COUNTERTOPS Emerald Waters Development, LLC (850) 585-0037


Builders DEVELOPERS

INSURANCE RESTORATION

Bonezzi Development Company (850) 650-4725

John E. Dalton General Contractor, Inc. (850) 622-9700

The St. Joe Company (850) 231-6428

INTERIOR DESIGN / DECORATING

Tiforp Development Corp. (850) 654-4884

Henderson Development & Design, LLC (850) 650-0066

Whitworth Builders, Inc. (850) 862-6861

MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR

ENGINEERS - CIVIL / CONSTRUCTION / CONSULTANTS Westerra Development, Inc. (850) 682-6321 GENERAL CONTRACTORS Ambry Homes Northern Ltd. (850) 897-4633 BCW Construction, Inc. (850) 654-6025 BetterBuilt of N.W. Florida, Inc. (850) 729-3826 Blue Danube Contracting, LLC (850) 654-7497 Bonezzi Development Company (850) 650-4725 Chase Green Construction, LLC (850) 428-7889 Coastyle Homes, LLC (850) 974-5423 Craftsman Homes by Southern Ventures (850) 275-0051 Freeport Industries Development, LLC (850) 835-1043 Henderson Development & Design, LLC (850) 650-0066 Huff Homes, Inc. (850) 897-6464 John E. Dalton General Contractor, Inc. (850) 622-9700 Kirby Properties, Inc. (850) 502-4548 RAK Construction (850) 502-2437 Spence Brothers Construction, Inc. (850) 678-4000

Craftsman Homes by Southern Ventures (850) 275-0051 REMODELING / IMPROVEMENTS Alan Paul Construction, Inc. (850) 689-4375 Babin Custom Builders, Inc. (850) 865-5245 Beukenkamp Building Group (850) 651-8673

Lewis B. Jones Construction (850) 951-9696 Randy Wise Homes, Inc. (850) 678-9473 Robert Fisher Signature Homes (850) 862-3600 Southern Paradise Homes, Inc. (850) 862-2181 Tier 1 Custom Builders (850) 608-6330 ROOFING - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS Barber Construction (850) 862-7629 Holloway Roofing Unlimited, Inc. (850) 678-7663 Whitrock Associates, Inc. II (850) 862-7900

C Squared Home Builders, LLC (850) 585-7193 CJM Enterprises (850) 689-1370 Chase Green Construction, LLC (850) 428-7889 Compass Builders of Florida, LLC (850) 654-9444 Creekwood Home Renovations, Inc. (850) 936-6212 Crowson Construction Services (850) 863-1555 Emerald Coast Custom Homes, Inc. (850) 217-3712 JP Carducci, Inc. (850) 699-1028 Jeremy Stewart Construction, Inc. (850) 682-6156 Jimmy Henderson II, Const. Co., Inc. (850) 864-5426 John E. Dalton General Contractor, Inc. (850) 622-9700 KG II Development, Inc. (850) 682-8635

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2017

RECAP The 38th Annual Home Show was a huge success with over 2,000 visitors and 96 vendors, more than we’ve had in years! It’s a sure sign that things are looking up! A “special thank you” to Eglin Federal Credit Union for sponsoring our event and a huge thank you to everyone who participated and attended. We couldn’t have done it without you!

2018

HOME SHOW

FEBRUARY 24 & 25 www.biaow.org

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