As part of our communication tools, the TBA Today is your monthly newsletter with information on our local, state and national associations. Each month we send this to over 2100 members and potential members as well as to leaders within the community. Starting in February will offer advertising space for members that wish to use this venue as a means to promote their business member-to-member. Please contact the office for more details.

We hope you enjoy our first newsletter of 2018!

January 2018


FBA_blackOctober is Careers in Construction Month, an important time for all of us in the housing industry to increase public awareness about the great jobs available in residential construction and related trade professions.

NAHB recently launched a Careers in the Construction Trades section on its website to highlight the opportunities in six popular trades. We encourage businesses and our members to share this information with educators, students and their parents.

If you are looking for ideas to highlight construction careers in your business, check out the Careers in Construction Month Toolkit. Some activities include:

  • Open Up Your Site: Work with your local middle or high school to host a field trip for students to visit your construction site. Arrange for students to tour the site and gather first-hand information about what it takes to have a successful career in construction.
  • Host a Job Shadow Day: Invite students to spend the entire day at your business to learn various aspects of the industry and the range of career opportunities. Learn how Toll Brothers hosted a national job shadow day.
  • Honor a Local Educator: Select a day to recognize a local teacher for their contribution to developing the future construction workforce. Honor instructors in high schools, universities, job corps centers and apprenticeship training programs.

Throughout the month we’ll be sharing more information about trades and HBA success stories. If you have questions about Careers in Construction Month or new ideas to share, contact NAHB’s Greg Zick at 202-266-8493.

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Welcome to the First Annual TBA Home & Garden Show!

Visit for more details on the Expo….

Admission to the Expo is: $5 per person or $15 for a family four pack of adults. Kids 12 and Under are Free.

The Home & Garden Show, presented by the Tallahassee Builders Association, will take place, September 30th and  October 1st, 2017 at theTBA Homes & Garden Show v5 Centre of Tallahassee (Tallahassee Mall). The show will feature products and services related to home improvement, landscaping, remodeling, decorating, home sales and much more! In addition to the many home and garden exhibits, the Home & Garden Show will also include informational seminars and how-to clinics and will be attended by a large number of home owners and home buyers from around the Big Bend.

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Exhibit Space is open to Members and Non-Members of the Builders Association.

The TBA Home & Garden Show will be the place for home owners and buyers  to have a direct face-to-face conversation with the both interior and exterior designers from builders, to remodelers to local designers, landscapers and gardeners. The TBA Home & Garden Show will showcase the latest in home improvement ideas and techniques. By attending this expo the home owners and buyers can also understand the significance of ideas on adding to your home, kitchen and bathroom accessories. The 1st Annual TBA Home & Garden Show is an event you don’t want to miss!

Exhibits will include: Local Builders, Remodeling Firms, Architecture & Designing, Appliances, Pools & Spas, Outdoor Living, Entertainment Systems, Roofing & Siding, Landscape & Garden Tools and more!

Interested in Becoming an Exhibitor….Contact the Tallahassee Builders Association today by calling 850.385.1414.

Click on the 2017 H&G Exhibitor Prospectus for a detailed information or complete your form online.

This show offers not only new and exciting products, but informational seminars that are offered at no additional cost to our attendees.

The 2017 Home Show is a selling event!

The 2017 Home Show Hours are Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm and Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor for the 2017 Home Show, please call the TBA office at 850-385-1414.

Seminar Schedule

Saturday, September 30

11 am – Hancock Bank – Everything you want to know about (and more) about Construction Permanent Financing

Noon – Leon County Extension – Grow Food in your Backyard

1 pm – Prime Meridian Bank – Pre-Qualifying For Your Dream Home – What you can do to prepare to purchase or build the home of your dreams.

2 pm – Tallahassee Nurseries – Fall and Winter Gardens and Lawn Care

Sunday, October 1

Noon – Tallahassee Nurseries – Creating a Perfect Fall Flower Arrangement

1 pm – Leon County Extension – How to create a Florida-Friendly Yard

Exhibitors as of September 20

AAA Insurance – Booth 66

Alpha Foundation Specialists – Booths 32-33

A Plus Water Solutions – Booth 48

Bella Cabinets – Booth 58

Bobby Dollar Appliance Consultants – Booths 29-36

Brenda Francis Art – Booth 18

Brian Barnard’s Flooring America – Booth 25-40

Builders Care Foundation- Booth 80

Capital City Gutter -Booths 77-60

Chelsea House – Good Samaritan Network – Booth 81

Community Christian School -Booth 51

COSTCO -Booth 15

Department of Business and Professional Regulation -Booth 9

Eppes Decorating Center – Booth 8

Fidelity Bank Mortgage – Booth 42

Fitness PRO – Booth 47

Flint River Log Homes – Booth 37

Florida Masonry Apprentice and Foundation -Booth 12

Fresh Air Technologies – Booth 7

Full Moon Construction and Renovation Inc. -Booth 10

Golden Eagle Country Club -Booth 28

Gwaltney Construction -Booth 59

Homes and Land – Booth 3

Jett Builders, Inc. -Booth 46/55

John Hurst Outdoor Services – Booth 62

Kitchen Tune-Up – Booth 19

LeafFilters Gutter Protection – Booth 72

Lowes – Booth 64

MaryKay – Booth 21

Master Granite – Booths 58-57

McManus Kitchen and Bath -Booths 43-44

Monat Anti-Aging Haircare – Booth 30

Mr. Fix This LLC- Booth 50

Multistone Enterprises dba Talquin Fabrications -Booth 11

NRG Industries – Booth 24

Ponderosa Junction – Booth 23-23

Praesidium Homes, LLC – Booths 4-5

Roberts Sand Company, LLLP -Booths 13-14

Sam’s Club – Booth 41

Sleep Number Tallahassee – Booth 73

Southern Home Consultants – Booth 35

Suntec Solar Energy – Booth 20

Tallahassee Builders Association -Booths 2 & 79

Tallahassee Democrat – Booth 17

Tallahassee Nurseries – Booth 75

Tallahassee Roofing Inc. -Booth 68-69

Tallahassee Segway Tours – Booth 71

The Grounds Guys -Booth 78

Thrivent Financial –Booth 82

UF/IFAS Leon County Extension – Booth 1

Water Lily – Triple J Supply -Booth 6

WAY-FM – Booth 83

Window World of Tallahassee – Booth 53-54


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Lee’s Place is located across from Lake Ella by the American Legion Hall and services families in need. 

About: Founded in 2000 by Dr. Brenda Rabalais, Lee’s Place is named in honor of her son Lee, who died at the age of 14 after a battle with Bone cancer. Born out of that life changing experience, Dr. Rabalais built Lee’s place as a center where families and the community can come together to to receive quality, licensed and therapeutic services in a warm and inviting environment.

The TBA Builders Care Foundation spent three weekends under the direction of GC Sonny Phillips as members rebuilt a rotted deck and Pergola area. Much thanks to Sonny Phillips and his volunteers: Brian Neely and Mike Johnson of Kessler Construction LLC, TBA President Bill Kimberl, DBPR Volunteer Chris Lee, Deborah McClellan of Hancock Bank and our suppliers for making this rebuild a possibility.

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Houzz – Join over 25,000 NAHB member companies and get free access to Houzz Concierge Service, special discounts on local advertising programs, and up to 10% off Houzz Shop products. Learn more at or call 800-640-8061.hozz tba

FCA US LLC – A $500 cash allowance for members, employees and household family members. This offer is good toward many new models in the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or FIAT® vehicle lineup and is stackable with most current local or national incentives. Visit to learn more.

Lowe’s – Visit or call 877-435-2440 and register to save 2% on your Lowe’s Accounts Receivable (LAR) or Lowe’s Business Accounts (LBA) purchases and free delivery on purchases over $500. Save an additional 5% every day at the store when you mention the 5% at time of purchase and when using your LAR or LBA.


General Motors – Enjoy a Private Offer of $250, $500 or $1,000 on many Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Other offers may be available for even more savings. Visit to learn more.

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UPS Savings Program & YRC Freight – UPS discounts of up to 36% on a broad portfolio of shipping services. Savings of at least 70% on less-than-truckload shipments 150 lbs. or more with UPS Freight and YRC Freight. Visit or call 1-800-MEMBERS (800-636-2377) for more information.

GEICO – Exclusive NAHB discounts for members on auto insurance. Visit or call 800- 368-2734. Mention NAHB for auto, homeowners, and commercial auto quotes.


2-10 Home Buyers Warranty – Visit or call 855-280-1328 to receive exclusive access to discounts on select products, including the Builder Backed Service Program and the systems and appliances warranty.

AXA Equitable – Offers full-service, low-cost retirement plans that can help reduce taxes while saving for life in retirement. Visit or call 800-523-1125, Option 3, Department 2046 and mention NAHB.

TSYS (formerly TransFirst) – Payment solutions with average savings of 16% per year. Web/mobile tools, credit card and eCheck processing and more. Free “Savings Analysis” call 800-613-0148 or visit

Dell – Up to 30% off on all Dell computers. Call 800-757-8442 and Mention NAHB or visit

Associated Petroleum Products (APP) – Earn $0.015 for EVERY gallon purchased using the APP Fuel Card program. Visit to enroll or call 800-929-5243, Option 6 and mention NAHB.

Hertz – Up to 20% off on rental cars and FREE Gold Plus Rewards membership. Visit, or call 800-654-2200 and use CDP# 51046.

Avis – Up to 25% off car rental base rates and FREE Avis Preferred Service membership at, or call 800-331-1212 and use AWD code G572900.Avis_logo_for_MA_page - Copy

Budget – Up to 25% off car rental base rates and FREE Budget Fastbreak at, or call 800- 283-4387 and use BCD code Z536900. Office Depot – 10% off all delivery orders. Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Call 800-274-2753 and mention NAHB.

Associated Petroleum Products (APP) – Earn $0.015 for EVERY gallon purchased using the APP Fuel Card program. Visit to enroll or call 800-929-5243, Option 6 and mention NAHB.

G&K Services – Enjoy up to 20% guaranteed savings off standard pricing on uniforms, facility services, and direct purchase customized apparel. Visit or call Your National Account Specialist at 713-967-6214 to request quote or free site assessment.

Omaha Steaks – Save 10%, in addition to any online specials.

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Endless Vacation Rentals – 25% discount on over 200,000 vacation rentals worldwide. Call 877-367-6433 and mention NAHB at time of reservation or go to

Wyndham Hotel Group – 15% off at over 7,400 hotels. Call 877-670-7088 and mention ID 8000002688. Go to and click on the Wyndham logo to find out more.

FTD – 20% off floral arrangements and gifts at or call 800-SEND-FTD use code 17421.

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