Associate Member Appreciation Month
The month of September, we partner with NAHB and FHBA to celebrate the many contributions that Associate members make to the home building industry.
Associate Members, YOU are a vital component of the Association. Thank You Associate members for supporting our local association and representing Brevard on the state and local level. Your time and talent given to volunteer on committees, attend meetings, sponsor and participate in events makes us strong. You forge new business relationships thru networking and many of you work hard to encourage others to become members, the backbone of our association and national federation.
Your dedication to the building industry is evident and your active membership strengthens the association and increases value.
Did you know that...
* FHBA has 8246 member of which 5329 or 65% are Associate members
* NAHB has 135,775 members of which 82,445 or 61% are Associate members
These stats prove that, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS matter to the building industry and local associations!
Thank You for being a Associate Member!
WE APPRECIATE YOU!
Second Vice President
Natasha Cartagena Spencer
Immediate Past President
NAHB Senior Life Director
BUILDER ASSOCIATE AFFILIATE
Adams Homes 84 Lumber Brown & Brown Insurance
Complete Drywall Contractors Accent Outdoor Lighting Shelter Mortgage Company (2)
DiPrima Construction Corp. American Fence
Harlan Property Development Atlantic Garage Doors of South Brevard
NuVision Builders Brevard Insurance & Marketing
Stanley Homes Central Florida Truss, Inc.
Sun Quality Builders, Inc. CPA Payroll Inc.
Southeast Door & Trim
BUILDER ASSOCIATE AFFILIATE
Premier Cabinets & Trim Beau Monde Builders
Waterstone Mortgage Corp
Thank you for renewing!
Welcome New Members!
Become a viable part of the association and join the Membership Committee. This committee oversees the health of the association's membership and is responsible for member recruitment and retention.
We are seeking individual to bring new ideas to the table and be a part of one of the core groups in the association.
Please join us on the 4th Tuesday at 10AM every month. For more information contact the committee chair Brian Hawkins of Caliber Home Loans at Brian.Hawkins@caliberhomeloans.com or call 321-254-3700.
NEW MEMBERS - You are invited to join the HBCA at the next Board of Directors Meeting.
Take this opportunity to meet the leadership and give a brief introduction of your business. Find out how you can get more involved and hear the latest on the association - behind the scenes.
The Board of Director meetings are held at the HBCA of Brevard on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 3:30 pm. Please RSVP to Suzanne Cummins at Director@HBCA-Brevard.org or call 321-254-3700 so you can be added to the agenda. We look forward to meeting our newest members and learning about your business!
Membership is the backbone of the Association!
Recruit new members you do business with during our October Membership Drive! Easily earn the 6 points needed to become a Spike Club member during the membership drive. The statewide call dates are October 15th and 16th, but your can recruit all month long. Benefits include:
- Earn 3 spike points for every new Builder and Associate member that joins before October 26th
- Besides bragging rights, you can also become eligible to cruise with other Spike Club members during the 2021 Spike Cruise
- Prizes will be awarded to members who bring in the most members
More details to follow!
Spike club benefits include qualifying for the annual cruise and invitation to social events on the local and national level. This years eligible members will be sailing March 2nd - March 7th, 2020 on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas leaving out of Fort Lauderdale. They will cruise to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Mexico and back to Fort Lauderdale.
Did you know that the Spike Club actively supports the Brevard community? Over the past 18 months, the Spike Club has donated over $10,000 to the following needs and causes.
Future Builders of America Student Chapter $2,500
Children's Hunger Project $1,500
Future Builders of America Legislative Conference $2,000
New Chairs for the HBCA of Brevard Board Room $1,600
Nana's House - $1,500
HBCA Administrative Fees $3,000
THANK YOU Spike Club Members and the Membership Committee
The monthly membership meeting is the 4th Tuesday of every month at 10 am. Join Us!!!!!
Join us for the September Member Mixer Featuring Builder Member Monarch Homes
Featuring Monarch Homes
September 18th 5:00 pm
Board of Directors Meeting
September 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm
HBCA of Brevard
Membership Committee Meeting
September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
HBCA of Brevard
Sales and Marketing Council (SMC)
Networking Event at Hell 'n Blazes
September 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Membership Drive Month - Earn Triple Spike Points!
FHBA Fall Leadership Conference
St. Augustine, FL
October 1 - 4
Chili Cook Off & Trade Show
October 10th @ 5:00 pm
Fall SAMTRAM - Realtor Bus Tour
October 15th and 16th
Board of Directors Meeting
October 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm
HBCA of Brevard
Membership Committee Meeting
October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am
HBCA of Brevard
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BRICK Program - Highlighted at State Conference
Brevard Internships in Construction Knowledge - the BRICK Program will be highlighted in a presentation at the fall conference of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitiation in Jacksonville on October 29th. The collaborative partnership between the HBCA of Brevard, the businesses that participated as worksites and EmployU, combined with the successful outcomes for both student participants and employers were key factors in the selectin of BRICK for inclusion in this esteemed conference.
Congratulations to all of the students, parents and the HBCA of Brevard members that participated in this years program. Thank you HBCA members for opening up your worksites and allowing the students the opportunity! It's exciting to know that the association is working to help educate and inform our youth about the great industry opportunities that are available.
Magical Hands Cleaning and
Painting Services, Inc.
Magical Hands Cleaning has been in business since 2004. Serving Brevard, Indian River and Orange counties. Magical Hands Cleaning provides the best reliable services to their customers by offering cleaning, pressure washing and painting services.
Magical Hands Cleaning services the builders and home owners as well as apartment complexes. Magical Hands Cleaning believes they are different because they take care of all customer's needs and exceeds the customers requests. Antonia Garayalde states "Our customers love us because they can trust that we do a great job with the best quality products".
For more information
call 321-723-5215 or email email@example.com
Calling all builders, remodelers, and showrooms
Sign up today FOR THE FALL SAMTRAM
email dIRECTOR@HBCA-BREVARD.ORG FOR ENTRY FORM
The August Member Mixer hosted by and featuring Associate member Glass Doctor was another great event! Over 40 members and guests attended the monthly networking member event at the local office on Wickham Road in Melbourne.
Glass Doctor has been servicing the Brevard area fixing you "panes" for many years.
Contact Josh or Emily Anne @ 321-216-2336 / Brevardglass@gmail.com
for your glass, window and mirror needs!
August Member Mixer Featuring
Propel Builders is holding a special TRADE PARTNER meeting on Monday, September 17th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 10:30 am and you are invited to attend. This breakfast meeting will be held at the Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard auditorium, located at 1500 Eau Gallie Blvd., A2, Melbourne, FL. Propel Builders will have key members of the team sharing details about their exciting partnerships in the area.
With a large number of houses currently under production or in permitting for 2019 closings, the rest of the year will be very busy for Propel Builders and the HBCA of Brevard. In addition to introducing you to the key members of our team, we will be covering a wide range of important topics that include production, construction processes, purchasing, customer service, quality and safety.
Mark your calendars and have a representative from you company attend. CLICK HERE to RSVP!
Parking is limited so please park across the street at the Eau Gallie First Baptist Church.
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 cooler? 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 Association 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. Monthly meetings are held every 3rd Monday's at 3:30 p.m.
Interest rates on loans for land acquisition, development, and single-family construction (AD&C) continued to drift upward in the second quarter of 2019, according to results from NAHB’s quarterly AD&C Financing Survey.
Relationships among the various subcategories of AD&C loans remained about the same, with the highest average interest rate – 6.59% – recorded on loans for land acquisition loans, followed by 6.49% on loans for land development, 6.21% on loans for speculative single- family construction, and 5.97% on loans for pre-sold single-family construction.
In each case, the average rate in the second quarter of 2019 was higher than in either the first quarter of 2019 or the fourth quarter of 2018.
The upward trend occurred while the Federal Reserve’s target federal funds rate remained stable and mortgage rates were trending downward.
DHS has put out new rules for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program that increases the level of investment required for foreign-born investors seeking to participate. Immigrants seeking to use the EB-5 program to gain permanent residency status must invest at least $900,000 (up from $500,000) in areas designated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as high unemployment or rural areas. They will need to invest at least $1.8 million (up from $1 million) for economic projects in all other areas.
Rates on AD&C Loans Trend Up
DHS Raises EB-5 Investment Requirements
Over the first six months of 2019, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 417,453. On a year-over-year basis, this is a 6.1% decline over the June 2018 level of 444,600.
Year-to-date ending in June, single-family permits reported declines in all four regions. The Midwest, Northeast, South, and the West declined by 9.8%, 3.0%, 3.7%, and 10.2% respectively, compared to the same time period in 2018. The Northeast region had the highest growth in multifamily (8.1%) while the West recorded a decline in multifamily permits growth (-6.3%) during the last 12 months.
Between June 2018 YTD and June 2019 YTD, eight states and the District of Columbia saw growth in single-family permits issued while 42 states registered a decline.
The District of Columbia recorded the highest growth rate during this time at 89.5% from 57 to 108 while single-family permits in Montana declined by 24.9%, from 1380 in 2018 to 1037 in 2019.
Year-to-date, ending in June 2019, the total number of multifamily permits issued nationwide reached 232,682. This is 1.6% ahead of the 229,013 at the same point in 2018.
Between June 2018 YTD and June 2019 YTD, 28 states and the District of Columbia recorded growth while 22 states recorded a decline in multifamily permits.
2019 Brevard Legislative Delegation Meeting
Single Family Permits Fall in First Half of 2019
BBHAffordable Project Enlivens Philly Community
The Brevard County Legislative Delegation public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2019. The meeting will be from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Canaveral Port Authority Commission room located at 445 Challenger Road, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920.
If you would like to speak at the meeting, please complete the electronic appearance form to provide your contact information and the topic of your presentation. You can access the link at https://form.jotform.com/91925530895164.
Due to limited amount of time and to ensure fairness to all speakers, presentations will be limited to 3 minutes. You must submit your appearance request no later than Friday, September 6, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
Brew Sponsor $2,000 (Sold)
Award Sponsor $500 – (1 of 2 Sold)
*6’ table, 2 Admission tickets, Logo on all Print and Marketing Materials to include HBCA Website,
Newsletter and Social Media, Logo positioned on HBCA Website Small Footer for two months
($99 value), One Quarter-Page Ad in HBCA Newsletter ($125 value), Present Awards
Dessert Sponsor $250 – (2 of 3 Sold)
Logo on dessert table, 2 Admission Tickets, Logo on all Print and Marketing Materials to include HBCA Website, Newsletter and Social Media.
Entertainment Sponsor $250 – (2 of 3 Sold)
Logo on entertainment area, 2 Admission Tickets, Logo on all Print and Marketing Materials to include HBCA Website, Newsletter and Social Media.
Entries are encouraged to bring flyers, coupons, samples, or other items to brand your booth. Set up 3:00PM ● Doors Open 5:00PM
Month of october
statewide Membership drive
Want to build better homes and enjoy bigger profits? Then come to the 2020 Builders’ Show, Jan. 21-23 in Las Vegas. The show features more than 1,400 exhibitors from around the globe in 600,000 net square feet of exhibit space, showcasing the latest and most in-demand products and services.
IBS 2020 offers the most up-to-date education the industry has to offer. It features sessions in seven tracks, taught by renowned building industry experts.
OSHA is asking for comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information by Oct. 15, 2019 on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for items listed on Table 1 of the silica rule.
For more information, contact Rob Matuga at 800-368-5242 x8507.
OSHA Seeks Input On Silica Rule
Don't Miss the
2020 Builders' Show
FHBA is happy to announce that HBAs in Florida have been selected by NAHB to participate in the Statewide Drive Training program option. The state training offers a similar commitment and curriculum as the local one, but on a larger and more collaborative scale.
As part of the program, staff from NAHB’s Federation Services team held in-person two training sessions in Florida with over 50 members attending. Areas convered were:
· Discovery and Orientation – Membership activities (e.g., events, programs, budgets, etc.) and our current value proposition.
· Recruitment - Tools to identify ideal prospects and talking points on how best to frame "the ask" and close the deal.
· Onboarding and Retention – Successfully-proven retention strategies during drive training to onboard and orient new members to the association.
· Membership Drive Resources – Attending HBA's received ready-to-use resources to support local associations hosting a 48-hour membership drive as part of the statewide campaign.
Read more in the Membership 360 Campaign and Statewide Drive Training FAQ.
The Membership Drive:
October 15th and 16th are the established two day period for the official drive. Any new member who is recruited during your local’s two-day drive will receive a free All Access Pass to the SEBC. HBAs that register their fall drives qualify for triple spike points for every builder and associate member that is recruited during the entire month. Also, during the Fall Membership Drive, through NAHB nine builder members will win a trip to Napa Valley. Locally, the HBCA of Brevard will award prizes and recognition to members who bring in the most members and much more. Look for specific information to follow soon.
Get your business recognized by offering a discount. Send your discount specifics to Suzanne at Director@HBCA-Brevard.org before September 26th to be included in the New Member Incentive/Discount lists that will be offered to all new members and current members for November and December 2019.
We look forward to a successful and productive membership drive.
Rusty Payton - CEO/Chief Lobbyist
Brian Hawkins - Membership Chair
Bob DiBella - Membership Co-Chair
Call Suzanne @ 321-254-3700 to sign up to participate!
Sales and Marketing Council (SMC)
Social Media Panel Event
Great turnout of members and guests at the SMC quarterly event. Everyone enjoyed breakfast and heard presentations specific to marketing your business with Social Media. Guest member speakers from Blue Tangerine Chad Fagg, Rock, Paper, Simple Joshua Adams, Johnny Lascha from CCVideo and Bryan Stephens of Digital Graphics covered the latest social media marketing trends.