Second Vice President
Natasha Cartagena Spencer
Immediate Past President
NAHB Senior Life Director
Roy Pence - Pence Septic Systems
Unifying force for housing!
Doing business with someone who is not a member? Invite them to join.
On Average, the Association gives out 3 different types of referrals every week.
A&E Custom Homes
Beau Monde Builders
Forbes Can Fix It
Admic Electric, Inc.
Aurora title & Escrow - Brevard
Coldwell Banker Paradise
FlameTech Fireplace & Grill Co.
Green Thumb Landscaping Inc..
Harvest Web Deisgn
House of Lights
Patrick Guerry's Tile Installation
Space Coast Trim & Door, LLC
United Contractors Building Corporation
Coldwell Banker Paradise (3)
Newton Land Development
River Tree Builders
Stanley Homes, Inc.
Sales and Marketing Council
Welcome New Members!
Thank you for renewing!
The Association offers great opportunities to network with others connected to the industry that supports all of us. You not only make work connections, but you make lifelong friends!
Government Affairs Luncheon
Brevard Building Officials
July 10, 2019 11:30 am
Featuring Adams Homes
July 17, 2019 5 - 8 pm
Brevard Internships In Construction Knowledge (BRICK)
OSHA 10 and CPR First Aid Training
July 9, 11, 12, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
July 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm
HBCA of Brevard
July 23, 2019 at 10:00 am
HBCA of Brevard
Joyal Family Spike Golf Tournament
July 27th - Turtle Creek Golf Course
Supporting Children's Hunger Project and HBCA Foundation
Southeast Building Conference
Gaylord Palms Kissimmee, FL
August 1st and 2nd, 2019
Featuring Glass Doctor
August 21, 2019
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.
Five Star Claims Adjusting
Five Star Claims Adjusting joined the HBCA to build
relationships and network with other business professionals in the industry.
We are a team of private licensed adjusters. Our state of the art thermal imaging helps find hidden damage you may not be aware of. Regardless if a claim has been submitted or not, we can review your property or current claim. Five Start Claims Adjusting specializes in all types of property claims, including storm, water, fire, lightning, tornado, sinkhole, appliance leaks, plumbing damage and more.
No recovery - No Fee! If we aren't successful, our inspections, estimates, submissions and communications cost you nothing. We work hard to restore our communities for its business owners and residents.
Our team consists of professionals from all backgrounds, working together to assist you!
For more information
visit www.AskAnAdjuster.com or call 321-414-4008
GA Quarterly Luncheon
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 SEBCShow.com to register and for more information.
AND THE WINNER IS...
Associate Member Aggi Hall from Hippo Roofing is the winner of the free booth at the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC). The Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) has generously awarded one free 10 X 10 booth to each of the 24 local building associations that make up the state association.
All New 2019 Associate members were eligible to win. The drawing for the free booth, valued over $1,300 was held at the June Member Mixer at Brown & Brown Insurance Central Coast. Vice President, Terry Jarrett of Brown & Brown Central Coast pulled the winning company.
Be sure to get your free expo passes and stop by and visit Aggi and the other Brevard members attending and presenting their products and services at the annual building expo and education conference.
Use Promo Code SEBC19 when registering.
Winner of the SEBC exhibit booth,Aggi Hall of Hippo Roofing and Terry Jarrett of Brown & Brown Central Coast
The June Member Mixer hosted by Brown & Brown Insurance Central Cost was another great event! Over 40 members and guests attended the June Member Mixer in the newly renovated offices in Suntree. Brown & Brown Insurance has been servicing clients for over 80 years and provide a comprehensive range of insurance services and solutions. The latest change was combining the Vero Beach area with Brevard and updating their name to
Brown & Brown Central Coast.
Contact Terry, Marisol, Ty or any of the agents at 321-757-8686
for your business and personal insurance needs.
June Member Mixer Featuring
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 Casino Night event was another huge success! Over 100 HBCA members and guests came out for a night of cards, food, prizes and networking!
"Each year the event grows in member participation and sponsorships" said Christina Slate, who was the Casino Night chair this year. Sponsors doubeled this year and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the local youth organization AMIKids. The committee was excited to have our top sponsor the Royal Flush was long time members from Classic Wood Flooring Carpet & Tile Design Center. Owners Don and Julie Herndon has worked with and supported the AMIKids organization, so it was a perfect fit.
Christina also stated how "the event was a lot of fun to work and the great committee members went above and beyond again with the decorations and obtaining prizes". Thank you sponsors and attendees for making it a great evening.
2019 Casino Night - Success!
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, July 15th. And don’t miss the Social Media Tips & Trends Workshop, Wednesday, August 28.
Veteran Brighway Insurance Agency Owner and now Multi-unit Owner, Steve Trout, opened a second location on June 17th, partnering with Agency Principal Jason Buchner. The new office location is in Indian Harbour Beach and will offer the same expert counsel and choice in insurance Brands as his Rockledge location.
The new location is located at 729 Pine Tree Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937.
For more information about Brightway
The Steve Trout Agency
Visit BrightwayTroutBrevard.com or call 321-586-2222
Brightway Insurance Opens New Location
NAHB Members Converge on Capitol Hill
BBHAffordable Project Enlivens Philly Community
Nearly 700 NAHB members from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill in early June for NAHB’s 2019 Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will increase the production of quality, affordable housing and keep the housing recovery moving forward.
“We are sending a loud and clear message to members of Congress that there is an urgent need to implement innovative solutions to ease the nation’s affordability woes and enable more families to achieve homeownership or have access to suitable rental housing,” said NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde.
In nearly 300 individual meetings with their representatives and senators, NAHB members discussed the following key housing issues:
Workforce and immigration * Trade policy
Housing finance reform * Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
National Flood Insurance Program * Building energy codes
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) addressed the members before their Hill visits and cited the need to reduce regulatory burdens and taxes to help the residential construction industry.
During the first week of June, NAHB convened its spring leadership meetings in Washington, D.C.
The event included meetings of NAHB’s committees and councils, the 2019 Transitional Board and the Legislative Conference, which featured Sen. John Barrasso, chair of the Senate Republican Conference.
The week-long event concluded with the first meeting of NAHB’s new Leadership Council on Saturday, June 8. You can view videos of the Leadership Council Meeting.
Grant from HUD
NAHB has received a $110,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fight housing discrimination.
The grant will be used to educate developers and multifamily building owners and managers on the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility requirements.
With the administration announcing increased en- forcement actions by the U.S. Immigration and Cus- toms Enforcement agency (ICE), NAHB has a guide to remind members what to do if federal officials visit their job sites.
Now more than ever, employers should be aware of their obligation to comply with the law and know how to handle visits from ICE.
For more information, contact David Jaffe at 800-368-5242 x8317 or Amy Chai at 800-368-5242, x8232.
NAHB Leadership Council Sets Priorities
What to Do if ICE
Visits Your Site
Huge Victory for NAHB on Takings Claims
Could Be a $2.5 Billion Tax
Could Be a $2.5 Billion Tax Court
In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court.
In 1985, the Supreme Court issued a decision, known as the Williamson County decision, that forced land use plaintiffs to first go through years of expensive state administrative and/or court proceedings prior to bringing a “takings” claim in federal court. Local governments often used the decision to their advantage to tire out property owners. In addition, once a property owner finally filed a case in federal court, government defendants would use the prior state court decision as leverage to throw out the federal case.
In Knick v. Township of Scott, the Supreme Court ruled that “the state-litigation requirement [in Williamson] imposes an unjustifiable burden on takings plaintiffs, conflicts with the rest of [the Court’s] jurisprudence, and must be overruled.
A property owner has an actionable Fifth Amendment takings claim when the government takes his property without paying for it.”
This means that rather than going through expensive and drawn-out state court proceedings, a land use plaintiff can bring a takings claim in federal court as soon as the taking occurs.