Spike Club

Become a Spike and Grow the TBA

Because members are so important to the TBA and the homebuilding industry, Spikes are our most valuable members of the association. When you recruit new members to the TBA, the NAHB recognizes and rewards your actions as a Spike Club member.

That’s because member-to-member recruiting efforts are the biggest source of growth for the TBA, and by extension, the NAHB. Spikes bring new blood to the association, which means new growth, stability and ideas. New members also can become leaders of the TBA, the FHBA and the NAHB, which is invaluable to our continued relevancy now and for years to come.

It’s why Spikes are so important to our future. Spikes help build the voice, power and influence of our industry, beginning right here at the Tallahassee BA.

Why be a Spike?

When you recruit, involve and keep members, you build and strengthen the TBA and the homebuilding industry. And the Spike Club rewards you for your efforts. While intangible, these rewards carry with them national recognition as an accomplished and well-connected member. There’s more, too:

  • You get a highly coveted invitation to the Spike Party — the NAHB’s biggest party of the year —
  • at the International Builders Show.
  • You get increased visibility, recognition and networking opportunities.
  • You’re treated as a VIP throughout the year.
  • You can win prizes, awards and recognition from the HBA.
  • You can win NAHB awardsfor each level of achievement.

How Spike credits work

Spike credits are earned by recruiting and retaining members. You earn one Spike credit for each new member you sponsor. When a new member renews after the first year of membership, you automatically get one retention credit. For every year the member renews after that, you get half a credit for that renewal. As you accumulate more credits, you’re eligible for more benefits and greater prestige. Check out the NAHB Spike Club for details.

Get Spike credit

Simply write your name on the ‘Sponsor’ line of a membership application you share with a prospective new member. You can also get credit when through the Online Membership Application.

For more info about Spikes or TBA membership, contact Lynne Edwards, Executive Officer at lynne.edwards@tallyba.com.

What are the Spike Club levels? How do I earn double Spike credits? State and local home builders associations can host organized membership drives or campaigns throughout the year and apply for a double Spike Credit month through NAHB.

Learn more about earning double Spike Credits. You may also contact Mary Spooner at 800- 368-5242 x8337. How can I get tickets to the IBS Spike Party? You must be a Spike in good standing as of October (having at least six credits) and you must have earned at least one new member credit during the previous 12 months. The new member credit can be one full credit earned when a new Builder or Associate member is recruited, or two ½ credits when Affiliate or Council members are recruited.

Tallahassee Builders Association SPIKE CLUB Members

Spike Candidates – 1 -5 new members

Thomas Asbury Jr.          3.5
Doug Barkley                     1.5
Doug Barton                     4.0
Matt Brown                      0.5
Steve Byrd                        5.0
Gil Chason                       3.5
Will Davis                       2.0
Ann DeVeer                    1.5
Brentley Dumas            0.5
Matt Gilbert                   1.0
Rebecca Grabowski      3.0
Saxon Hannon               3.0
Robbie Hartsfield          0.5
Lara Kuleshova              5.0
Casey Lauer                   1.0
Jerry Linder, Jr.           4.0
Deborah McClellan       1.5
Bobby Nylen                  0.5
Vicki O’Neil                   3.5
Dave Perkins                1.0
Philip Pomeroy            0.5
Helen Proctor               1.0
Mike Roberts                5.0
Warren Weeks              3.0
Lynn Wollschlager       .75
Joe Wynn                      3.75
Jane Conn                   16.50
Randy Conn                  18.75
Bobby Dollar                15.50
Masoud Karimipour         10.50
Shane Lambert               18.50
James McFarland             14.50
Bill Strauss                16.50
Brian Will                  13.00
LIFE (25) GREEN (50), RED (100), ROYAL (150)
Garth Easton                     70.50
Bill Kimberl                     35.00
Robert Parrish                   97.00
Sonny Phillips                   50.00
Larry Wayne Strickland   42.75
Tom Vieth                        66.00
Alan Weekley                    34.00
Russell Sobczak                102.00
Robert Verrill                   128.75
Jim Bennett                      174.00
Mark Trudeau                   187.00
Kip Carpenter                    201.50
John Koelemij*                 217.50


Stan Deryzpolski               260.75
Ed Dion                               260.50
Karen Koelemij                 316.00
Mark Worley                     474.50

Drexal Harris                     697.00

Doug Wenzel                     1405.00