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July 2017

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Contents COLUMNS

THE  VOICE

6 Terry Hymel, President's Message

DEPARTMENTS & FEATURES

6 Calendar of Events 7 SEBC 8 Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Recap 10-11 2017 Parade of Homes Award Winners 12 Florida Building Code 14 Building Permits Fees Increase 15 Rain Barrels on Parade 16 News Makers 17 Business Breakers 18 Nail Drivers’ Charity Golf Tournament 18 Welcome New Members 19 Blower Door FAQ’s 20-22 BIA Associate Member Directory

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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - July 2017 Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems As we expected, the 2nd quarter here at the BIA was extremely busy. Our flagship, and largest event of the year, the 38th Annual Parade of Homes has concluded and included 26 fine homes in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The Kick Off Party was held at the brand-new Pavilion at Point Washington Preserve. Thanks to Doug Liles of Southern Hybrid Homes for hosting this great event as well as Cox Pools and Trustmark Bank for their sponsorships. Blue Ribbons were handed out in each category at the KickOff Party and the 1st and 2nd place winners were announced at the Parade Banquet on the 13th. This year’s Parade also featured, for the first time, ‘Rain Barrels on Parade’. Art departments at local schools painted rain barrels that were then displayed at the Parade homes. The rain barrels were sold via an online auction raising money that will be split between the participating schools and the BIA Mike Josey Scholarship Fund.

The annual “Legislative Wrap Up Breakfast” is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd

The 6th Annual Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament was another well-attended and successful event. This year, the Tournament was held in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Crestview. The 3rd quarter is going to be very busy as well. The Southeastern Building Conference (SEBC) is being held in Orlando July 27th to 29 th. It brings together all of us involved in the building industry for a few days of learning and fun. In addition to the exhibit floor displaying all of the latest and greatest products, there are a host of builder CEU opportunities along with sales and marketing seminars to sharpen even the sharpest skills. On Wednesday, August 9 th we are co-hosting a breakfast event with ECAR at the Ramada Plaza on Okaloosa Island. Our Guest Speaker, Edsel Charles, will enlighten us with his “Future Housing Trends and How it Will Impact Your Business” presentation. He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Market Graphics Research Group, Inc. You do not want to miss this event, Edsel Charles is not only an informative presenter, but very entertaining as well. The event is bound to sell out so make sure you reserve your seat. We will also be co-hosting another event with ECAR later in August. The annual “Legislative Wrap Up Breakfast” is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22nd at the Costa Center at Northwest Florida State College. This will be a very busy session as there are a variety of issues that will be discussed involving all types of businesses in the construction industry. It’s your chance to be face to face with your legislators.

... It’s your chance to be face to face with your legislators.

As a member of the BIA, I hope that you are taking full advantage of the opportunities afforded to you. In addition to these local opportunities, there are the numerous discounts offered by the FHBA and the NAHB (the other two associations which are part of your local membership). The Builder Rebate program is awarding builders an average of $1,400 per year on products that you are probably already buying. If you need more information about all the discount opportunities or how to access them, please contact us at the office so we can steer you in the right direction. Please remember, we can always use help on our event committees. It is a great way to get involved and meet new contacts!

CALENDAR of EVENTS JULY 13

AUGUST 9

SEPTEMBER 4

Parade of Homes Awards Banquet Compass Rose

Future Housing Trends Guest Speaker - Edsel Charles Ramada - Ambassador Room

Labor Day BIA Office Closed

BIA Board and Committee Meetings Day

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BIA Board and Committee Meetings Day

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Legislative Update Breakfast Costa - NWF State College

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SEBC Orlando

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Recap

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Thank You A big thank you to everyone that participated on Saturday, May 6th and to all of our sponsors for making this annual event a success! The Mike Josey Memorial Sporting Clay Tournament raises money for a scholarship fund in Mike's memory. This scholarship fund provides scholarships to those entering into the building industry.

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On Thursday, July 13th the winners of the 2017 Parade of Homes were announced at the Parade of Homes Awards Banquet at the Compass Rose in Valparaiso. Winning builders were announced at the Kick-off Party on June 9th, but winners were not told how they placed. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event marks the 38th 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 #1 Jeremy Stewart Construction - 5614 Price Plantation Road, Baker Merit Award: Entry #25 Jeremy Stewart Construction - 618 Price Plantation Road, Baker

CATEGORY 2 First Place: Entry #9 Tracy Acree Construction - 509 Grandridge Drive, Crestview Merit Award: Entry #7 Jimmy Henderson II Construction Company - 101 Haislip Drive, Crestview

CATEGORY 3 First Place: Entry #17 Halifax Homes - 924 Whispering Creek Avenue, Freeport Merit Award: Entry #16 D.R. Horton - 59 Lilly Bell Lane, Freeport

CATEGORY 5 First Place: Entry #11 Jimmy Henderson II Construction Company - 526 Cove Drive, Ft. Walton Beach Merit Award: Entry #5 D.R. Horton - 503 Gadwell Street, Crestview

CATEGORY 6 First Place: Entry #12 Robert Fisher Signature Homes - 221 Tecumseh Lane, Mary Esther Merit Award: Entry #8 Toolan Development - 5516 Frontier Drive, Crestview

CATEGORY 7 First Place: Entry #26 C.M. Taylor Contracting, Inc. - 300 Clareon Drive, Panama City Beach Merit Award: Entry #19 BetterBuilt of N.W. Florida, Inc. - 28 Grayton Boulevard, Santa Rosa Beach

CATEGORY 8 First Place: Entry #25 D.R. Horton - 11 Pleasant Street, Inlet Beach Merit Award: Entry #20 Chase Green Construction - 1056 Driftwood Point Road, Santa Rosa Beach

CATEGORY 9 First Place: Entry #18 Carter Building Company - 2907 Loblolly Court, Sandestin Merit Award: Entry #13 Blue Danube Contracting - 531 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin

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Situated directly off of Highway 98 North for quick access to Florida’s Scenic Route 30-A and the famous sandy white Emerald Coast Beaches. While Peach Creek is secluded in a natural setting, it also has the accessibility for all your family’s needs; with nearby top healthcare, state colleges, an International Airport, and plenty of outdoor activities including the Windswept Dunes Golf Club, rated 4 stars by Golf Digest.

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Facts

Governor Rick Scott Signs Bill Changing How Florida Building Code is Updated Change is coming to the way the Florida Building Code is updated.

History of the Florida Building Code

Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill (HB 1021) into law on June 23rd that, among other things, changes the way the state’s building code is updated. The new law, which goes into effect July 1, requires the Florida Building Commission to review and determine which parts of international and national codes to adopt, instead of automatically adopting the national codes.

In 1974, Florida adopted a state minimum building code law requiring all local governments to adopt and enforce a building code that would ensure minimum standards for the public’s health and safety. Four separate model codes were available that local governments could consider and adopt. In that system, the state’s role was limited to adopting all or relevant parts of new editions of the four model codes. Local governments could amend and enforce their local codes, as they desired.

Florida currently uses the International Code — building regulations developed by the International Code Council and used across the country — as its baseline. The Florida Building Commission adopts the International Code, and then makes Florida-specific amendments and changes when it adopts the Florida Building Code.

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew demonstrated this system of local codes did not provide the level of public protection that was necessary when the local code that was universally acknowledged to set the strongest standard for hurricane protection essentially failed. After the state filled the property insurer void left by failed and fleeing private insurance companies, and the federal government poured billions of dollars of aid into the disaster area, it became starkly apparent the state had a significant interest in the effectiveness of building codes.

Under the bill signed into law Friday, the Florida Building Commission would be allowed to review international and national codes to determine which provisions need to be adopted, instead of adopting the entire code and making amendments. The commission would be required to adopt any provisions necessary to maintain eligibility for federal funding and discounts from the National Flood Insurance Program, the Federal Emergency Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The change was backed by the Florida Home Builders Association, which said streamlined future changes to the building code. However, building code officials had called on Scott to veto the measure saying that by signing it Scott would be abandoning “a process that has worked effectively since Hurricane Andrew.” “The Florida Building Code is widely regarded as among the most effective set of building codes in the nation,” wrote Doug Wise, the president of the Building Officials Association, in a June 16 letter to Scott asking for a veto. “This is because the code development process established by the Florida Legislature ‘got it right’ when the decision was made to base Florida’s codes on the national model codes. These model codes are developed and updated through a consensus process and are the foundation documents which are modified to address Florida-specific conditions.” Wise went on to say that signing the bill could lead to a weakened building code, which would “disconnect Florida’s building professionals from the ongoing updates of the national model codes and will lead to a stagnate, out-of-date, set of regulations, harming the citizens of Florida by creating a less safe built environment.” Earlier this year, Jeremy Stewart with the Florida Home Builders Association told Florida Politics that suggestions that changing the way the code is updated would diminish home building safety are “flat out false, disappointing, and coming from vendors in the process who manufacture items installed in homes, not those who shake hands with the consumers at the end of the day.” The law went into effect July 1. 12

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In 1996, a study commission was appointed to review the system of local codes created by the 1974 law and to make recommendations for modernizing the entire system. The 1998 Legislature adopted the study commission’s recommendations for a single state building code and an enhanced oversight role for the state in local code enforcement. The 2000 Legislature authorized implementation of the Florida Building Code (Code), and that first edition replaced all local codes on March 1, 2002. In 2004, for the second edition of the Code, the state adopted the International Code Council’s I-Codes.The International Code Council (ICC) is an association that develops model codes and standards used in the design, building, and compliance process to “construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures.” Every three years the ICC publishes the I-Codes: a complete set of model comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes, for all aspects of construction, that have been developed by ICC members. All 50 states have adopted the I-Codes. All subsequent Florida Building Codes have been adopted utilizing the I-Codes as the base code. The most recent Code is the 5th edition, which is referred to as the 2014 Florida Building Code.The 5th edition of the Code went into effect June 30, 2015. The Florida Building Commission (commission) also adopts the National Electric Code (NEC) into the Code. The NEC is published every three years by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and has been adopted by all 50 states. The NFPA develops codes to address the installation of electrical conductors, equipment, and raceways; signaling and communications conductors, equipment, and raceways; and optical fiber cables and raceways in commercial, residential, and industrial occupancies in order to protect people and property from electrical hazards.


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NEWS from OKALOOSA COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT

Fee Changes Breakdown - Effective July 6, 2017

Alan Baggett, Executive Vice President After more than a year of working with the Okaloosa County Growth Management, members of the BIA Board of Directors and Governmental Affairs Committee attended the June 6th Board of County Commissioners meeting in Crestview in support of an ordinance that will modestly increase building permits fees starting on July 6, 2017.

However, we have informed the GMD that we will be on the lookout for any arbitrary denial of inspections as a way to increase GMD revenue. In other words, the inspectors (and the BIA leadership) understand that every effort should be made to pass inspections. The idea is to reduce reinspections, to allow our schedules to move forward, and reduce the inspectors’ workloads. We’ll be especially interested in hearing about how this process is improved.”

In return for our support for higher fees we receive, among other things:

7. The fee for fax permits $25 (currently $10)

 Elimination of the requirement to hold Okaloosa County harmless on the liability certificate we provide the county licensing.

8. Courtesy power inspections are now $50 (currently $0.0) 9. Temporary Certificates of Occupancy (TCO) - $150. To extend the TCO an additional $150 is required. (currently $0.0)

 More efficient and timely inspections- one new inspector this year, one planned for next year.  Updated technology which will allow us timely access to inspection results. The BIA Governmental Affairs Committee will review the performance of these changes in six months and again in one year. The BIA also informed the Board of County Commissioners and Growth Management Department (GMD) of Okaloosa County that we would provide an update of how well the building department is performing compared to the goals we’ve established. As a measure of the GMD’s performance, we will want to hear from you all during this time. Feel free to contact Felix Beukenkamp (felixb@ beukenkamp.com) or Skip Miller (skip@keylimeconstruction.com), Co-chairs of the BIA Governmental Affairs Committee.

10. Contractors that allowed their license to lapse after 2-years are purged from the system are required to go to the competency board for reinstatement - $200 11. Reciprocal letters (each municipality and county) - $50 each 12. Renewal late fees go into effect 30 days after expiration instead of 90 days. (These fees are for Registered and Specialty contractors only) View the entire document, Resolution 17-102, at www.biaow.org.

Okaloosa County Growth Management Permit Information

The attached breakdown shows the fee changes: For a 3,300 SF house the permit will be (approximately) an additional $133. For a 9,000 SF mercantile building the permit will be (approximately) an additional $233. Following is a breakdown of what fees have changed for Permits & Licensing: 1. Base fee on all permits $70 (currently $60) 2. The complete valuation table has changed for all permits that are based on the square footage calculation (SFD & CIS) – See Table 2 in the resolution attached 3. Residential Electrical Permits -Temp Pole fee is now $25 (currently $20) 4. Mechanical Permit Fees are now calculated by tons (T) instead of cost – 1T up to 5T = $50 – After 5 Tons add $10 per ton (Ex. $70 base fee + $50 for 5Tons + $4 Surcharge = $124.00) Note: Refrigerant lines /coolers - will be based on cost of construction 5. Irrigation Permits - irrigation permit fee $20 (currently $15) 6. Commercial Plan resubmittal fee $75 (currently $60) Reinspection fees $50 per trip per trade 2nd Reinspection $100 per trip per trade $150 per trip per trade 3rd Reinspection “The reinspection fee change was established to eliminate using the inspection department to create a punch list. 14

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Rain Barrels on Parade

The BIA partnered with schools in Okaloosa and Walton Counties to design and paint 32 rain barrels donated by Okaloosa County Recycling. Art department students from 20 local schools, hand painted the rain barrels that were placed at new houses during the BIA’s 38th Annual Parade of Homes in June. The rain barrels had a starting bid of $100, with many of them selling for much more. This project raised over $3,000. Half of the proceeds will be split among the participating school’s art programs. The other half will be donated to the Mike Josey Memorial Scholarship fund, a construction based scholarship created by the BIA in honor of a fallen member of our association. Thank you to our Rain Barrel Brigade who made this project possible!

Accurate Painting of NW Florida Advanced Concrete Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Gulf Power Northwest Florida Daily News Okaloosa Gas ResortQuest Real Estate Robert Fisher Signature Homes Sherwin Williams The Legacy Cabinet Company Toolan Construction Waltz Cabinets Waterstone Mortgage Wilson Enterprises www.biaow.org

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News Makers

CRAM THE VAN with School Supplies

For Local Elementary Schools

Annual Charity Golf Tournament Fundraiser North Gulf Coast Chapter Community Associations Institute held its’ Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit three area Habitat for Humanity Affiliates on May 12th.

August 2, 2017 • 11 am - 2 pm at the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors Parking Lot 10 Hollywood Blvd. S.E. • Fort Walton Beach, FL • 850.243.6145 www.emeraldcoastrealtors.com

DROP OFF SUPPLIES • PICK-UP LUNCH

Supply list:

Paper: lined paper, reams of copy paper, reams of construction & colored paper, spiral notebooks, composition books, index cards Pencils & Pens: blue or black pens, #2 pencils, colored pencils, erasers, crayons, pencil sharpener, pencil case, colored markers, highlighters, dry-erase markers General Supplies: dry-erase boards, paper clips, report covers, pocket folders, pencil cases, pencil boxes

NORTH GULF COAST CHAPTER

The Chapter raised $17, 400 for Habitat for Humanity in Bay, Walton, and Okaloosa Counties.

Classroom staples: stapler, staples, rulers, tape, protractors, glue sticks, scissors, calculators, earbuds Things you can never have too much of: tissues, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels

Back packs!

Newest Homeowners in Crestview #57 and #58

Keys being handed over to new homeowner, Rosalind Cruz (#58).

Gulf Power employees present the sponsorship check for Home #58 to Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County.

B&C Fire Safety presents a home fire extinguisher.

REAL ESTATE

On behalf of ERA American Real Estate, Crestview, Kate Beam donates $1,000 to Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County.

BIA Members: Send us YOUR employee, new product or business news and we will publish it in this section. Email to: cs@emeraldcoastpubs.com Trees on the Coast donates a new tree to Habitat new homeowners Ester Simmons (#57) and Rosalind Cruz in Crestview 16

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Deadline for the October issue: September 15, 2017


Business Breakers

2017 ECAR

Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island to benefit

This year’s event will be supporting the construction of a new home and new life for United States Air Force Hero, Cpt. Nathan Nelson.

MEET THE HERO United States Air Force Caption Nathan Nelson suffered a spinal cord injury from a rocket blast in 2013 during his third tour in Afghanistan leaving him paralyzed below the waist with limited use of his hands. For his service to the country Capt. Nelson received numerous recognitions including the Purple Heart, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.

REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW! Registration Deadline: October 1, 2017

ecarvolleyball.eventbrite.com or call 850.243.6145 • $120 per 4 person team (incl. lunch and tank top), min.1 female per team • $30 alternate fee • 2 Level of Play (Advanced or Social) • Rally Scoring Format

TO SPONSOR THE EVENT

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 • Logo on the Tournament tank top In-kind - Donations Support the players with much needed goodie bags items: sunscreen, water etc.

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HomeServices

Cox Pools Ranks 14 in Nation’s Top 50 Cox Pools makes the list of “PSN Pool and Spa News” 2017 Top 50 Pool Builders. The 59-year old company ranked 14, up from 21 last year. The components in the ranking of pool builders include revenue, staff, industry involvement, web presence, and community involvement. In addition, each company was asked to reveal the best new idea implemented in the past two years. According to Joanne McClain, Editor In Chief of “Pool and Spa News,” there were a few themes that emerged capturing her attention when ranking the companies in this year’s 15th annual competition. “The first was the pursuit of efficiency. Many builders have implemented ways to streamline their businesses in all aspects of operations.”

Cox Pools needs efficiency when at any point they may have 230 pools under some phase of work. While a majority of Cox Pools’ business is derived from new pool construction, an increasing amount of work is performed renovating existing pools, an aspect of the pool building industry that sometimes gets overlooked. In 2016, Cox Pools ranked 6th in terms of pool renovation revenue alone.

SPONSOR LEVELS:

PenFed Realty

Welcome Randy Wise, with Randy Wise Homes, to the BIA’s Board of Directors. Randy joined the Board in May 2017. Randy Wise Homes is a locally owned general contracting company located in Niceville. Welcome Randy!

“In 2015-2016 we were very excited to put into full capacity our new web-based construction management software,” said Drew Schaarschmidt, co-owner. “The program is so advanced we can track sales lead all the way through to storing a job’s warranty information. I can log in and see all jobs and where they are in terms of building phases, manage my subcontractors, and track payments all in the cloud.”

contact Drew Wayner, ECAR Communications Director, drew@ecaor.com or call 850.243.6145

SOUTHERN

Eglin Federal Credit Union was voted Best Mortgage Company and Financial Institution by our members for Finest on the Emerald Coast 2017! EFCU services mortgage loans for residential homes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Holmes, Walton, Bay & Washington County.

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MANAGEMENT, INC.

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.

Staffing is an important facet of Top 50 judging. Cox Pools has 169 employees and an average tenure of 12 years. Their employees are all trained in the art of plaster and shotcrete. Supervisors participate in annual conferences and earn continuing education credits. Among the other categories for judging, Cox Pools was proud to report to PSN their community involvement; they contribute annually to several worthy causes including The George Butchikas Foundation for Autism, the Alys Beach Foundation, Girls, Inc. and numerous local school sports boosters. “With Cox Pools getting ready to celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we couldn’t be happier to make the Top 50 Pool Builder’s list again this year,” said Schaarschmidt. PSN Pool and Spa News is a national trade publication headquartered in Los Angeles, published by Hanley Wood. www.biaow.org

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Attention Golfers! 2017 Nail Drivers’ Charity Golf Tournament The annual Building Industry Association Nail Drivers’ Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 13th. After having a huge turnout last year, we are returning to Blackstone Golf Course in Mossy Head. This terrific course is carved through rolling terrain designed to provide an enjoyable experience for all skill level golfers. The tournament format is four-person best ball. Visit BlackstonGolfCourse. com to check-out this great course. Registration begins at 10:30 am with a shotgun start at 12:00. There will be plenty to eat and drink! Lunch and drinks are being provided. Fun and Prizes There is a huge payout for the 1st Hole in One! A $25,000 cash prize 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, numerous door prizes and prizes for all contest winners. Mulligans and Tee Busters will also be available.

WELCOME new MEMBERS A to Z Security & Sound, Associate Member Joe Zuppa, (850) 664-2222 Sponsor: Terry Jones, Compass Builders All Clear Restoration & Remediation, LLC, Associate Member Matthew Lozecki, (850) 460-0296 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Chesser & Barr, P.A., Associate Member Mike Chesser, (850) 651-9944 Sponsor: Felix Beukenkamp, Beukenkamp Building Group Chi-Mar Construction, LLC, Builder Member Marty Williams, (850) 837-8016 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Destin Custom Home Builders, LLC, Builder Member Pete Knowles, (850) 337-8000 Sponsor: Carmela Bell, ResortQuest Real Estate Emerald Coast Technical College, Associate Member Charlie Morse, (850) 892-1241 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems Folkers Windows Company, Associate Member Kip Robinson, (850) 477-1772 Sponsor: Chris Taylor, CM Taylor Contracting Joseph Vincent Construction, Builder Member Joseph Vincent, (850) 499-8598 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems MB Construction of Destin, LLC, Builder Member Mark Borgen, (850) 797-7758 Sponsor: Bobby Fisher, Robert Fisher Signature Homes

This event is great fun for all men and women participants, please join us!

Okaloosa Technical College, Associate Member Royal Preston, (850) 833-3500 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems

Nail Drivers’ Supports Scholarship Funds

The Granite Guy, LLC, Associate Member Richard Hanscome, (850) 305-3842 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems

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. 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 Stoppert Team, Associate Member James Stoppert, (612) 840-3886 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems WEAR-ABC Channel 3 Television, Associate Member Terri Rounsaville, (850) 699-8438 Sponsor: Terry Hymel, Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems

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.

We Need Your Support at all Levels Even if you don’t play golf, you can be a part of this terrific event! Be a Hole-in-One ($400), Eagle ($350), Birdie ($100), Watering Hole ($100) or Par ($50) Sponsor. Call the BIA for sponsorship information, 850.863.5107. Don’t miss this terrific event for an important cause! www.biaow.org 18

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Blower Door Testing FAQs

7. How long does the blower door take? It will take 30 minutes to complete after set-up.

Starting July 1, 2017, new home construction will be required to adhere to the recent Blower Door Testing requirements. Check out the top 10 helpful FAQs below. If you have further questions on the new Blower Door Testing requirements, contact SkyeTec at 866-759-3832.

8. When should it be performed? Once the house is complete, all weatherstripping is installed, home has power, water and no holes is the walls.

1. When will Blower Door Testing be required on residential homes? Homes permitted on or after July 1, 2017 2. Where are the Blower Door Testing requirements found? Section 402.4.1.2 of the Florida Building Code, 5th Edition 2014 Energy Conservation 3. What is the requirement? Each home must be 7 air changes per hour (7 ACH50) or less to pass. 4. Does testing requirement apply to Multi-Family? Yes, if the building is 3 stories or less since the building will be under the residential energy code. 5. Is the Blower Door Test difficult to pass? If the home meets all sealing requirements found in table R402.4.1.1, passing the Blower Door test will be easy. Please see the attached table. 6. How much will a Blower Door Test cost? The state average cost is around $150.00 per Blower Door Test.

9. How do I receive the results / what do I do with the results / what paperwork do I provide to the official? The results are usually left onsite for the builder but can be provided electronically by some providers. 10. What does the blower door tell me? The blower door tells you how leaky or drafty a home will be, this can contribute to homeowner discomfort. The tighter a house is the better control we can have over pollutants that come in the house, we want to control where the air comes from and filter it before it gets to the occupants.

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Associate Members ACCOUNTING / BOOKKEEPING

BANKING / FINANCE

CATERING

Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, CPAs (850) 243-6713

BB & T (850) 460-3080

LesGo Personal Chef Services (850) 862-7379

Warren Averett, LLC (850) 244-5121

BBVA Compass (850) 226-2570

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

ADVERTISING

Beach Community Mortgage (850) 315-4100

Accent Signs (850) 729-7446 Community Broadcasters (850) 654-1000 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 Executive Air (850) 502-6616 Four Seasons Air Conditioning (850) 243-2655 Gordon Air Conditioning & Associates (850) 682-5214 Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. (850) 678-2313 Kool Breeze of N.W. Florida, Inc. (850) 939-3325 One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating (850) 678-0021 AIR QUALITY Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems (850) 420-6416 Four Seasons Air Conditioning (850) 243-2655 Gordon Air Conditioning & Associates (850) 682-5214 APPLIANCES - SALES & REPAIRS Builder Specialties, Inc. (850) 650-9092 Ferguson Enterprises (850) 269-1993 Linnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822 Sears Commercial (850) 316-5584 APPRAISALS Mims Real Estate Advisors, LLC (850) 835-4444 ARCHITECT / HOME DESIGN / BLUE PRINTS B. Design of Destin, Inc. (850) 650-8221 CartoBlue (850) 838-4675

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Centennial Bank (850) 269-6358 Coastal Bank & Trust (850) 729-5560 Community Bank, Coast (850) 461-4142 Community Bank, Coast (850) 423-1536 Eglin Federal Credit Union (850) 862-0111 First City Bank (850) 244-5151 First Florida Bank (850) 865-0488 Hancock Bank (850) 684-5073 MidSouth Bank (850) 586-7757 Mortgage One of the South (850) 796-2100 Trustmark National Bank (850) 622-2926 Waterstone Mortgage Corporation (850) 362-6901

Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida (850) 429-0002 CareerSource Okaloosa Walton (850) 651-2315 Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce (850) 682-3212 Destin Chamber of Commerce (850) 837-6241 Economic Development Council (850) 362-6467 Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation (850) 217-8986 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 CLOSETS / STORAGE SYSTEMS Paradise Closets and Storage, LLC (850) 217-4357

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (850) 297-1236

Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage (850) 396-4830

BRICK - MASONRY / CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL MAINTENANCE

Keego Clay Products (850) 664-2253

98 Property Services, LLC (850) 368-2688

BROKERS

COMMUNICATIONS - CELLULAR PHONES / PAGING / RADIOS

Mims Real Estate Advisors, LLC (850) 835-4444 BUILDING MATERIALS Builders FirstSource (850) 835-1711 Gatlin Lumber & Supply Co. (850) 243-9102 Interior Exterior Building Supply (850) 517-1167 Lowes Home Improvement of DeFuniak Springs (850) 951-6060 LP Building Products (704) 591-4160 Navarre Lumber & Supply, Inc. (850) 939-2550 Rew Materials (850) 471-6291 CABINET - SALES / INSTALLATION A-Team Kitchen and Bath Group (850) 279-3058

CenturyLink (850) 599-1642 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT McGriff Community Development Corporation (850) 226-6385 CONCRETE - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS Advanced Concrete Supply, Inc. (850) 301-0306 Fort Walton Concrete, Inc. (850) 256-4112 Ready Mix USA (850) 596-5829 COUNTER TOPS Superior Granite (850) 301-0716 The Granite Guy, LLC (850) 305-3842 World Stone and Design, LLC (850) 235-0399 DEVELOPERS

ATTORNEYS

Cabinets RRR Us (850) 424-3735

Chesser & Barr, P.A. (850) 651-9944

Kitchen and Bath Center (850) 275-3100

Dowd Law Firm, P.A. (850) 650-2202

Linn's Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822

Matthews & Jones, LLP (850) 269-7338

Seaside Premium Cabinets (850) 533-6801

Gatlin Lumber & Supply Co. (850) 243-9102

Nishad Khan, P.L. (850) 500-3030

The Legacy Cabinet Company (850) 729-5901

Majors Home Improvement, Inc. (850) 983-2899

Pleat & Perry, P.A. (850) 650-0599

CARPETING / FLOORING

New View Windows and Doors, Inc. (850) 231-1689

AUDIO / VISUAL

Destin Flooring America (850) 650-8511

A to Z Security & Sound (850) 664-2222

Jones Carpet One (850) 863-3239

Sound Decision, LLC (850) 376-6095

Renovation Flooring (850) 460-7295

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Kolter Homes (561) 682-9500 Ruckel Properties, Inc. (850) 678-2223 DOORS / MILLWORK / WINDOWS

Southeastern Sash & Door (850) 664-5252 DRONE SERVICES VIDEO / MAPPING Untamed Aero Solutions, LLC (903) 453-1225


Associate Members Builder Specialties, Inc. (850) 650-9092

DRYWALL - CONTRACTORS / SUPPLIERS

GARAGE ORGANIZERS

Rew Materials (850) 471-6291

Tailored Living featuring Premier Garage (850) 396-4830

DUMPSTERS

GAS PIPE INSTALLER

Johnny on the Spot Toilet Rentals, Inc. (850) 682-4877

Okaloosa Gas District (850) 729-4724

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

GRANITE

Emerald Coast Technical College (850) 892-1241

Kitchen and Bath Center (850) 275-3100

Northwest Florida State College (850) 729-5212

Superior Granite (850) 301-0716

Baker's Construction Service, LLC (850) 333-9555

Okaloosa Technical College (850) 833-3500

The Granite Guy, LLC (850) 305-3842

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

World Stone and Design, LLC (850) 235-0399

Casey Electric, Inc. (850) 682-3037

GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS

Richardson Enterprises (850) 678-2584

Architectural Gutter Systems, LLC (850) 226-6133

Ronco Generators (850) 837-7979

HVAC

Wisco Pen Electric, LLC (850) 243-9617 ELECTRICAL SUPPLY Sequel Electrical Supply, LLC (850) 664-0121 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Legacy Insurance (850) 682-2519

Advanced A/C & Heating (850) 244-3757

INSULATION - FOAM / OTHER

Relevant Energy Solutions (850) 999-4929

Gulf Coast Insulation, LLC (850) 685-9709

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

INSURANCE / BONDING

Coastal Equipment Rental (850) 622-0980

Acentria Insurance (850) 892-3184

United Rentals (850) 430-1815

Acentria Insurance (850) 682-2725

EQUIPMENT SALES

Acentria Insurance (850) 650-1950

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 Hearth & Fireplace Creations (850) 729-1234 Keego Clay Products (850) 664-2253 FLOORING Destin Flooring America (850) 650-8511 Renovation Flooring (850) 460-7295 GARAGE DOORS Coastal Insulation (850) 302-0000 HomeTown Garage Doors, LLC (850) 398-5197 Overhead Door Company of NW FL (850) 269-1066

GPL Landscaping (850) 424-6701 LANDSCAPING - FERTILIZATION Advanced Lawn Control, Inc. (850) 864-5178 LANDSCAPING & IRRIGATION A Decorative Edge (850) 830-2613 LENDING/MORTGAGE/HOME FINANCING

Beach Community Mortgage (850) 315-4100

Professional Inspection Enterprises (850) 830-0127

Coastal Insulation (850) 302-0000

The Event Room (850) 586-7911

LAND CLEARING / EXCAVATION

INSPECTIONS (CONSTRUCTION)

Airtight Pro Insulation, LLC (850) 307-3730

EVENT ROOM

WinSupply - Bath & Kitchen Idea Center (850) 863-8619

BB & T (850) 460-3080

Airtight Pro Insulation, LLC (850) 307-3730

United Rentals (850) 430-1815

Sears Commercial (850) 316-5584

Executive Air (850) 502-6616

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Coastal Equipment Rental (850) 622-0980

Linn's Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822

Fisher-Brown Insurance (850) 982-7300 Gilmore Insurance & Bonding (850) 244-3387 Legacy Insurance (850) 682-2519

Centennial Bank (850) 269-6358 Community Bank, Coast (850) 461-4142 Community Bank, Coast (850) 423-1536 Eglin Federal Credit Union (850) 862-0111 First City Bank (850) 244-5151 Hancock Bank (850) 684-5073 Mortgage One of the South (850) 796-2100 University Lending Group (850) 586-7070 Waterstone Mortgage Corporation (850) 362-6901 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (850) 297-1236 MAILBOX REPAIR AND SALES

Niceville Insurance Agency (850) 729-2131

Mailbox Sales and Repair, LLC (850) 803-1453

Norton Insurance of Florida (850) 244-1574

MARKETING

Term Brokers Insurance (850) 864-2000 The Campbell Agency Work Comp Specialists (850) 234-3197 INTERIOR DESIGN/ DECORATING Defined Interiors, Inc. (850) 934-7776

CartoBlue (850) 838-4675 The Petermann Agency (850) 243-5315 METAL ROOFING Destin Roofing, Inc. (850) 837-2645 MOLD REMEDIATION

Sugar Beach Interiors (850) 837-5157

All Clear Restoration & Remediation, LLC (850) 460-0296

INVESTMENTS

NEWSPAPER

Hurley Investments, LLC (901) 870-7187

Northwest Florida Daily News (850) 315-4301

LPL Financial Services (850) 398-8188

OFFICE EQUIPMENT/COPIERS/PRINTERS

IRRIGATION / FERTIGATION GPL Landscaping (850) 424-6701 KITCHEN & BATHS At Home Contracting, Inc. (850) 650-4663 A-Team Kitchen and Bath Group (850) 279-3058

CPC Office Technologies (850) 243-2679 OUTDOOR PRODUCTS Hearth & Fireplace Creations (850) 729-1234 PAINTING CONTRACTORS Accurate Painting of NWFL, Inc. (850) 279-6959 S&S Painting of Northwest Florida (850) 862-2000 www.biaow.org

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Associate Members PAINTING SUPPLIES Sherwin Williams (850) 534-0741 PEST CONTROL Advanced Lawn Control, Inc. (850) 864-5178

REFRIGERATION Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. (850) 678-2313 REMODELING / IMPROVEMENTS

Southland Pest Service, Inc (850) 862-1544

Affordable Home Improvement of the Emerald Coast, LLC (850) 862-6766

PHOTOGRAPHY

At Home Contracting, Inc. (850) 650-4663

Emerald Coast Real Estate Photography (850) 776-7227 Untamed Aero Solutions, LLC (903) 453-1225 PLUMBING (CONTRACTOR / SUPPLIES) Ferguson Enterprises (850) 269-1993 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 Building Savvy (850) 248-9760 The Trophy Center, Inc. (850) 862-8413 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 98 Property Services, LLC (850) 368-2688 PUBLISHING Building Savvy (850) 248-9760 Homes & Land of the Emerald Coast (850) 650-1014 RADIO Community Broadcasters (850) 654-1000 REAL ESTATE SERVICES/ HOUSING DATA 30a Local Properties (850) 225-5455 30a Local Properties (469) 734-7183

A-Team Kitchen and Bath Group (850) 279-3058 Cox Pools (850) 235-7957 Emerald Coast Home Restoration, LLC (850) 737-1587 Jones Carpet One (850) 863-3239 Linn's Prestige Kitchens (850) 862-6822 The Legacy Cabinet Company (850) 729-5901 RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS Jordan Air Enterprises, Inc. (850) 678-2313

WEAR-ABC Channel 3 Television (850) 699-8438 TILE - SALES/INSTALLATION Seaside Premium Cabinets (850) 533-6801 TITLE SERVICES Nishad Khan, P.L. (850) 500-3030 Pleat & Perry, P.A. (850) 650-0599 Pratt Aycock Title, LLC (850) 359-1930 TOWING Autoworks Towing & Recovery (850) 588-1511 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

Lowes Home Improvement of DeFuniak Springs (850) 951-6060

Southland Utility Services (850) 333-9405

WinSupply-Bath & Kitchen Idea Center (850) 863-8619

Young's Contracting (850) 729-1321

ROOFING - CONTRACTORS/SUPPLIERS

UTILITIES

Destin Roofing, Inc. (850) 837-2645 John G. Gordon Roofing, LLC (850) 830-4961 SCREENS / FLORIDA ROOMS At Home Contracting, Inc. (850) 650-4663

CHELCO (850) 892-2111 Gulf Power Company (850) 244-4733 Okaloosa Gas District (850) 729-4724

Hometown Contractors, Inc. (850) 995-9947

Southland Utility Services (850) 333-9405

SECURITY - LOCKS/SAFES/SYSTEMS

VACUUM SYSTEMS (CENTRAL)

A to Z Security & Sound (850) 664-2222

Bluewater Central Vacuum Systems (850) 420-6416

Sound Decision, LLC (850) 376-6095

VINYL SIDING

SHELVING

Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency (850) 685-5447

SIDING - CONTRACTORS/SUPPLIERS

Classic Luxury Real Estate, LLC (850) 660-1962

TELEVISION STATION

RETAIL

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida - WaterColor Crossing (850) 396-2773

Century 21 Wilson Minger Agency (850) 678-5161

Paradise Closets and Storage, LLC (850) 217-4357 Affordable Home Improvement of the Emerald Coast, LLC (850) 862-6766

Hallmark Distributors, Inc. (850) 863-3280 WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION All Clear Restoration & Remediation, LLC (850) 460-0296 WATER SERVICES

Hallmark Distributors, Inc. (850) 863-3280

A Decorative Edge (850) 830-2613

SIGNS

WATERPROOFING

Coldwell Banker Residential RE (850) 714-3090

Accent Signs (850) 729-7446

John G. Gordon Roofing, LLC (850) 830-4961

Coldwell Banker Residential RE (850) 376-0108

The Trophy Center, Inc. (850) 862-8413

WINDOW TINTING / REPLACEMENT / TREATMENTS

Emerald Coast Association of Realtors (850) 243-6145

SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY

Budget Blinds of Destin (850) 855-4670

Compass Solar Energy (850) 439-0035 STORM PROTECTION PRODUCTS

New View Windows and Doors, Inc. (850) 231-1689

ERA American Real Estate (850) 651-2454

Hometown Contractors, Inc. (850) 995-9947

First National Land Title (850) 862-2143

Overhead Door Company of NW FL (850) 269-1066

STUCCO / PLASTERING / SCAFFOLDING / SUPPLIERS

WORKER'S COMP SPECIALIST

ERA American Real Estate (850) 865-1207

ResortQuest Real Estate (850) 837-3700

LP Building Products (704) 591-4160

Ruckel Properties, Inc. (850) 678-2223

SYNTHETIC GRASS

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The Stoppert Team (612) 840-3886

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ForeverLawn Emerald Coast (850) 812-3388

The Campbell Agency Work Comp Specialists (850) 234-3197


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The Building Industry of Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida presents the Parade of Homes Awards in this quarterly publication.

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