Participation in TBA’s Committees or Council’s is an excellent way to get involved in the Association’s activities! It also provides great networking opportunities and the chance to support the efforts of the home building industry throughout Leon and our surrounding counties. The following is a list of committees currently soliciting for new members.
Note: All meeting times are subject to change depending on other scheduled events. Check the TBA Online Calendar. ALL COMMITTEES now meet at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
Committee, Council and Task Force chairs are appointed by the President of the Association, if not otherwise designated by the TBA Bylaws, and preside over all meetings of their respective groups.
Vice-Chairs are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the First Vice President and preside over meetings in the absence of the chairman.
Committees are ongoing groups of members that serve to fulfill major objectives of the association’s strategic plan. Councils are forums for particular groups of the membership and serve for those specialized membership needs.
Task Forces are created ad hoc by the board and serve for a short period of time to perform a specific task or project.
Chairs and Vice-Chairs are responsible for working with the Senior Officers and the Executive Officer (EO) while ensuring their group carries out the policies or projects of the Board of Directors assigned to them; work to achieve the association’s objectives that lie within their jurisdiction; provide regular written reports to the Board of Directors on the activities of their group; and communicate with the Senior Officers, the EO, and other council, committee and task group chairs when necessary to carry out the duties of their position or otherwise to fulfill the association’s mission as stated in the strategic plan. Council and Committee chairs are also responsible to ensure their appointment(s), if any, to the Board of Directors are made in a timely manner as outlined in the association’s bylaws.
All Council, Committee and Task Group Members serve important roles in carrying out the programs, policies and projects of their respective council, committee or task group. These council, committee and task group members are responsible for bringing to the table ideas, issues, concerns, and solutions to problems that serve the group’s needs. All such members are encouraged to attend and regularly participate and keep informed about the activities and issues surrounding their committees, councils or task groups charge.
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Sonny Phillips, Chair
This committee started in 2015 to serve as the community outreach for TBA members where we could provide construction services to the needy, the elderly and disadvantaged homeowners living throughout our community.
Mission: Builders Care is the non-profit charitable arm of the Tallahassee Builders Association. Its mission is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to the elderly, disabled, and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means.
Meetings: Meets monthly on the same day as our Marketing/Branding Committee meeting
Chairperson: Sonny Phillips, CIP, CAPS of H.R. Phillips Inc.
William Kimberl, IV, CIP, CAPS of Bill Kimberl Construction LLC
Vicki O’Neil of City of Tallahassee / Natural Gas Utility
Lara Kuleshova of City of Tallahassee / Natural Gas Utility
Brian Neely of Kessler Construction LLC
Mark Worley CIP, CAPS, CGP, of Worley Construction Inc
Farley Maxwell of Gulfeagle Supply
Philip Pomeroy, Chair
This committee is responsible for planning and executing the Fall Clay Tournament.
The Clay Tournament Committee will begin meeting in May on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am. The Meetings will be held at the the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE: is a sub-committee within the Marketing and Branding Committee
This committee has combined with the Marketing and Branding and will meet during those meetings to discuss educational opportunities for TBA members and the general public that will address the problems and challenges we are faced with in our home building industry. The committee organizes Educational Seminars and consumer-driven events held at the Annual Home Show, as well as oversees the solicitation of speakers to discuss pertinent topics. The committee’s goal is to help keep TBA members informed on current industry issues, sales techniques, and customized business solutions.
The Education Committee meets during the Marketing, PR and Branding Committee. All committee meetings for Education and Marketing meet at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
Brandon Jett, Chair
This committee oversees the main objective of the goals and finances of the Tallahassee Builders Association and reports to the Board of Directors.
The Executive Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month just prior to the Board of Directors meeting. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors Meeting takes place at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
Mark Kessler, Chair
This committee is responsible for reviewing the monthly financial statements and for providing oversight and stewardship for the Association’s assets.
Finance Committee meets quarterly or as needed.
Tyler Easom, Chair
This committee is responsible for planning and executing the annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament.
Fishing Committee meets January – July on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm at the TBA office.
Farley Maxwell, Chair
This committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the annual Golf Tournament.
The Golf Committee meets from December – March. Please see our online calendar for specific times and meets at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
Robert Watson, Chair
This committee is responsible for identifying critical local, state, and national building industry issues that are relevant to our Builders, Remodelers and Associate Members. Their focus is to educate our members on specific legislation including codes, mandates, tax, financial, immigration and other issues pertinent to our industry. They oversee meetings with local municipalities and representatives, including City and County Councils and work with the FHBA and NAHB on both state and national legislative issues.
Government Affairs Committee meets on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Please see our online calendar for specific times and special guests.
Paul McManus of McManus Kitchen and Bath
This Marketing and Branding Committee works to create new opportunities to brand our association within the community and to help advertise member businesses and services within the association. Their focus is to develop website and social media programs in an effort to expand and help brand our association to new members and consumers.
Marketing/Branding and PR Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 a.m. The committee meets at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd. Please see online calendar for specific meeting dates.
Drexal Harris, Chair
The Membership Committee develops recruitment and retention programs for new and current members. Additionally, this group creates and implements programs and services of value to the membership including Ambassador New Member Orientation; Membership drives and Spike Club. The committee oversees Membership growth via emails and calls to potential, new, and existing members throughout the year.
Membership Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
PARADE OF HOMES COMMITTEE
Jackie Johnson, Co-Chair / Jane Conn, Co-Chair
The Parade of Homes Committee develops the upcoming event from Builder Participation to organizing media programs and annual awards dinner.
Parade of Homes Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 a.m. at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
SPONSORSHIP (NON-DUES REVENUE) COMMITTEE:
Bobby Dollar, Chair
The Sponsorship Committee is comprised of one member from each of the above committees where the goal of the event is to raise money for the TBA. Each committee can select their chair or a member of the committee to serve on Sponsorship. This committee reviews all sponsor packages and creates corporate packages for our membership.
Sponsorship Committee meets following board meeting as needed throughout the year but meets monthly from July – September for planning programs.
40<40 A YOUNG BUILDING PROFESSIONALS GROUP
40<40 is coming back to TBA in 2018 and will be dedicated to the education and mentoring of our young housing industry professionals. The Committee is comprised primarily of young Builders, Remodelers, and Associate members who are interested in engaging with their peers to discuss industry challenges relevant to their generation and level of experience in the building industry.
GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
Mark Bernsten, Chair
The Green Building Council (GBC) is comprised of members of the TBA who work to promote building green through the use of products and services that include building an energy efficient and healthy home. The GBC meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the TBA Headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd. Please note that each month the GBC provides educational sessions and sponsored programs. Lunch is FREE to GBC members and $20 per non- member. GBA annual dues is $75.
Mark Kessler, Chair
The Remodelers Council (RMC) is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Remodelers Council and the NAHB Remodelers Council and provides monthly educational sessions, industry news, updated products and services, discounted fees to the National Remodelers Annual Trade Show, NAHB Remodelers Online Directory and TBA Annual Showcase Awards program. RMC Annual Dues are $105. The RMC meets the last Wednesday of the month for Lunch at the TBA headquarters located at 3231 Capital Medical Blvd.
Please contact Lynne Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org for committee/meeting details or feel free to call us at 850.385.1414.