Second Vice President
Natasha Cartagena Spencer
Immediate Past President
NAHB Senior Life Director
2019 Hurricane Season is Here!
With hurricane season upon us, forecasters have predicted an average hurricane season this year. Getting prepared may sound daunting or time consuming but, worth your efforts. Preparedness will reduce fear and increase resiliency from the impact of a disaster. Do you know what to do before, during and after an emergency situation?
Here are a few steps to take to help you, your family and business
Stay Informed Build a Kit
Tara Andrews of Twin Rivers Insurance, Inc.
Gave us a rating of 10/10 ! THANK YOU!
M. H. Williams Construction Group, Inc.
ABC Supply Co. Inc.
Anderson Rentals Inc.
Brevard Stone, Inc.
Brown & Brown Insurnace
Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Classic Wood Flooring, Inc.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Custom Glass & Mirror
Eagle Roofing Products Florida, LLC
Gatto's Tires & Auto Service
Hammond Kitchens & Bath, LLC
Peay's Electric Inc.
Caliber Home Loans
Edward Jones (s)
One Stop Cooling and Heating, LLC
ServPro of South Brevard, West Brevard
Everest Capital Of Brevard
Anderson Huston Painting
Florida Native Roofing, Inc.
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc.
Shoff Insurance Advisors
Sales and Marketing Council
Welcome New Members!
Thank you for renewing!
Irene Henderson of Loyd Contracting Co., Inc.
Gave us a rating of 10/10 ! THANK YOU!
Brevard Internships In Construction Knowledge (BRICK) Orientation
June 6, 2019
Casino Night supporting AMIKids
June 13, 2019 5:30 pm
HBCA of Brevard
PACE Financing Presentation Sponsored by: Omni Resource Group and Tibbetts Lumber
June 19, 2019 5:00 pm
HBCA of Brevard
Board of Directors Meeting
June 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm
HBCA of Brevard
June 25, 2019 at 10:00 am
HBCA of Brevard
Featuring Brown & Brown
June 26, 2019
Featuring Adams Homes
July 7, 2019
Joyal Family Spike Golf Tournament
July 27th - Turtle Creek Golf Course
DOJ Files Suit Against Multifamily Properties
Could Be a $2.5 Billion Tax
Could Be a $2.5 Billion Tax Court
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced a lawsuit against 82 multifamily properties involving more than 3,000 housing units in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. The case is United States v. Miller-Valentine Operations. Alleged violations include accessibility barriers involving steps and inaccessible routes, inaccessible features in kitchens and bathrooms, lack of floor space for wheelchair users to maneuver, and public spaces that do not comply with the ADA.
Gatto's Tires and Auto Service
Gatto Tires joined the HBCA to connect with potential
new customers in the construction industry. Gatto's tires and Auto Service is a family-owned and operated business. Founded in 1971 by Mike Gatto, it is currently run by his daughter Pam Gatto and her sons Mike McHenry and Scott McHenry.
Gatto's has six locations in Brevard county, and offers a full line of tires as well as maintenance and repairs on all types of vehicles.
Our Cocoa location does service, tires and alignments on large trucks, RVs and trailers. We offer on-site service throughout Brevard county.
Need your company or personal vehicles serviced, stop in and see what special pricing is available for fleet and commercial customers.
For more information and to find a location nearest to you,
visit www.gattos.com or
The Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) is the largest industry trade show in the southeast.
The 2019 SEBC is a two-day Expo and Education Show featuring various networking opportunities, professional development, and continuing education conference for anyone and everyone in the building industry. Held at the Gaylord Palms & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL August 1 & 2.
Visit the SEBC Website to register and for more information.
Survey Looks at Accessory Dwelling Units
Roughly 20 percent of remodelers undertook projects that created an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) by converting an existing space over the past 12 months, and almost as many created an ADU by building a new addition. Those numbers come from a survey conducted by NAHB as part of its first quarter 2019 Remodeling Market Index.
NAHB started addressing this topic in its RMI survey because it is not possible to detect national trends in ADU creation through existing data sources. ADUs in general require permits, but ordinances vary tremendously across the country, and there are no federal government standards or programs to collect the information in a consistent way.
Many property owners may be unaware of, or may even ignore, the requirements. According to a 2006 report from the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, an estimated 90 percent of ADUs in San Francisco as of 1960 were created without obtaining proper permits.
Roughly 75 percent of remodelers in the survey reported ADU projects costing at least $50,000, and a substantial 28 percent reported projects costing at least $150,000.
May Member Mixer Featuring
The May Member Mixer hosted by Joyal Homes was another great event! Over 50 members and guest attended the May Member Mixer in the popular Addison Village in Viera. The beautiful Joyal Homes Bella Vue model has a British West Indies style and is fully custom built. This home is featured in the upscale, gated community with tile roof and paver driveway with a fantastic curb appeal. We also, celebrated owner Paul Joyal's birthday!
Visit www.joyalhomes.com or call Kerrie Kunde at 321-254-0997 for more information.
MEMBER MIXER SCHEDULE
July 17th - Adams Homes
August 21st - Glass Doctor
September 18th - Simms Builders
October 23rd - DiPrima Homes and USBank
November 20th - HD Supply White Cap Construction Supply
Call 321-254-3700 For Rate Information
The Sales and Marketing Council held the first ever Builder/Realtor Meet and Greet but with a twist. This exclusive event for local Realtors mirrored the speed dating style with twelve of our local HBCA builders participating. To achieve the exclusive feel, it was open to only 50 Realtors.
The builder members participating were Adams Homes, Arthur Rutenberg, Christopher Burton Luxury Homes, Homes by Towne, Joyal Homes, LifeStyle Homes, mai Design Build, SanMar Homes/Newton Land Development, Simms Builders, Viera Builders and Vintage Estate Homes. The builder members had ten minutes to present to the Realtors before moving to the next group. At the end of the rounds, a informative Q&A was held to field additional questions.
Thank you to our sponsors BB&T and Florida City Gas for helping make this evening a huge success!
First Ever Builder/Realtor Speed Dating
Hosted by the Sales and Marketing Council
Sales and Marketing Council
A Proud Affiliate of the National Assocation of Home Builders
Do your sales need a warm-up?
Are your sales trends cool and getting chillier? Does the quarterly report look as frosty as an iceberg? Well, don’t stand there shivering. We have a hot idea for you!
The Sales & Marketing Council – a vibrant segment of the Home Builders and Contractors of Brevard – brings the local new homes construction and sales community together with home-grown and nationally-recognized experts.
At HBCA Sales and Marketing Council meetings and events you’ll hear about the latest trends, news and tactics to boost your sales. And you’ll enjoy frequent opportunities to mix, network and socialize with your peers in the Brevard County new homes business. (Did we mention you can win awards and prizes, too!)
Pour on the heat! Come to the next exciting Sales and Marketing Council meet-up at the HBCA, 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 17. And don’t miss the Social Media Tips & Trends Workshop, Wednesday, August 28.
2019 Excel Awards
Call for Entries
The Florida Home Builders Sales and Marketing Council's Excel Awards honors World-Class marketing and sales professionals, builders, commercial contractors, craftsman, Realtors, on-site salespeople, public relations professionals, associate/supplier companies during the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC). Winners are presented awards of excellence in Marketing, Design and Individual Achievement, along with special achievement and appreciation categories.
Final Entry Materials Due June 17, 2019
In a letter to members of the House Financial Services Committee, NAHB expressed concerns to federal lawmakers over increased costs and undue burdens to America’s home builders and home owners regarding the use of cluster mailboxes by the U.S. Postal Service.
Since 2012, the Postal Service has expressed preference for centralized delivery service, typically to cluster mailbox units. In practice though, this change has resulted in a de facto mandate for new construction across the nation.
By moving to cluster mailboxes in an attempt to save money, the Postal Service is essentially shifting this additional upfront cost to home builders — and ultimately — to home owners. It is unclear who, if anyone, will be responsible for the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the units or any associated legal liabilities.
Employers Must Use New I-9 Form
New Index Shows Single-Family Production Mostly in Exurbs
Remodeling Spending by Zip Code
Home owners in the average zip code who improve their homes in 2019 will spend $8,327 per improvement, according to recent estimates from NAHB economists on spending on improvements to owner- occupied housing by zip code.
Not surprisingly, there is considerable variation across the country. There are many zip code areas where spending per improved home is under $6,500, and many other zip code areas where it is over $11,000.
Zip codes with high spending per improved home tend to cluster around large metro areas, especially in the Northeast. Ten of the top 11 zip codes, in terms of spending per improvement, are in New York State, and the other is in New Jersey.
Remodeling projections aggregated to the state level are available here.
NAHB Concerned about Mailboxes
In a sign that housing affordability is becom- ing a growing issue nationwide, exurbs were the only region that registered single-family permit growth on a year-over-year basis in the first quarter of 2019, according to NAHB's Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).
The HBGI is a quarterly measure of building conditions across the country. It uses county level information about single- and multi- family permits to gauge housing construction growth in urban and rural regions.
There are seven regions in this first iteration of the HBGI. They are: Large Metro – Core County, highly urbanized areas; Large Metro – Suburban County, inner and outer suburbs of larger metropolitan areas; Large Metro – Outlying County, exurbs of larger metropolitan areas; Smaller Metro – Core County, urbanized areas and inner suburbs of small metropolitan areas; Smaller Metro - Outlying County, outer suburbs of small metropolitan areas; Micro county, small towns; and Non Metro/Micro County, rural areas.
At 5.6%, the year-over-year growth in single- family permit activity of exurbs was the highest among the regional geographies in the HBGI.
Exurbs are outskirts of major metropolitan areas that lie beyond the suburbs.
According to the latest edition of NAHB’s study, “What Home Buyers Really Want,” 46 percent of recent and prospective home buyers want a security camera in their home, more than any other home technology feature listed in the survey. The next most desired technology features were: video doorbell (45 percent); programmable thermostat (44 percent); a wireless home security system (40 percent), and a multi-zone HVAC system (39 percent).
Recent guidance from the EPA seeks to clarify condi- tions under which ground- water discharges require a permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimina- tion System program. The guidance states that
"... releases of pollutants to groundwater are categori- cally excluded from the Act’s permitting requirements because Congress explicitly left regulation of discharges to groundwater to the states, and EPA has other statutory authorities.”
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Daybreak, a mixed- use, walkable community in South Jordan, Utah, is the first project in the region to reclaim surplus mining land and create opportunties for market-rate affordability without additional subsidies. The largest master-planned community in the state, it is entitled for more than 20,000 homes in the city of about 66,000 located 18 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Kennecott Land Company, the developer, was established in April 2001 by international mining company Rio Tinto to convert surplus mining land into mixed-use development. The planned development on 4,200 acres on the west side of South Jordan comprises about 36% of the city’s land area. An intensive and thorough period of remediation, restoration and reclamation for the property lasted through the mid-2000s; construction at Daybreak started in 2003.
In 2016, the developer sold its Daybreak assets to Värde Partners, a Minnesota-based global investment firm with a significant presence in Utah. A new company, “Daybreak Communities,” was formed to manage Daybreak’s development.
Daybreak incorporates smart growth principles to minimize sprawl, water use and congestion. The community’s collaboration with Envision Utah — a statewide nonprofit civic engagement organization — provides a guiding vision for the planning and development of the property.
The development of Daybreak is divided into 12 “villages,” each planned for approximately 1,000 to 1,500 residential units. It is a good example of creative land use that enables production of more affordable housing. To find more examples of innovative land use and other housing affordability resources, visit nahb.org/housingforall.
Mining Land Offers Affordable Housing Options
Affordable Project Enlivens Philly Community
Affordable Project Enlivens Philly Community
1. Approximately 60-48 hours prior to hurricane landfall, postpone delivery of building materials to all jobsites except any you may need to secure a site from storm damage.
2. As a hurricane’s direction and force intensifies within 48-36 hours before landfall:
a. Stop all construction activity
b. Activate your hurricane jobsite plan
c. Notify your subcontractors to help you secure the jobsite
3. Jobsite preparation and protection tips:
a. Give priority attention to those located in populated areas
b. Confirm batteries are reliable in all important equipment and tools, including cell phones
c. Fill up gas tanks in work and personal vehicles
d. Take photos of valuables that cannot leave the jobsite
e. Clean up all construction debris
f. Empty dumpster(s) or secure contents
g. Tie or band together all loose plywood and lumber
h. Secure other loose building materials
i. Remove your permit board and all jobsite signage
j. Turn off electricity, water, and gas
k. Push over portable toilets and secure them by placing concrete blocks or sand inside
4. Advise your subcontractors to leave and not return to the jobsite until the hurricane threat has passed. Let your subcontractors know who will be contacting them after the hurricane passes.
5. During the final 24 hours prior to hurricane landfall, go home to prepare your family and personal property.
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Tips On Steps To Prepare
Your Worksite Prior to a Hurricane