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August 2015 Newsletter

Spike Roster

It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (as of June 30, 2015) is now available! 


Click the link below to view: 

Click Here for Spike Report 

What is a Spike?

Recruiting new members to your local association is an activity recognized and rewarded through the Spike Club. Those who participate are called Spikes. 

For more information on Spikes visit: 

NAHB Spike

2nd Annual VBIA Texas Hold'Em Tournament

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Volusia Building Industry Association
Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room

Individual Ticket: $195

Table of 10: $1,950

Contact the VBIA Office at (386) 226-1414 for more information!

Membership Renewals

ICI Homes

Lenny Sanclemente


Extreme Pools

John Crick


KB Home

Andrea Guiliano

 Overhead Door Co. of Daytona Beach

Jeff Hawk

Social Media Consulting CFL

Ursula Amon


Orlando Sentinel

Carol Bradford

Associated Mirror & Shelving LLC

Richard Gailey

Fred C Sharfstein General Cont

Fred Sharfstein


Duke Energy

James Pooler

Dale E. Roberts & Associates

Jackie Roberts

NAI Realvest

Chris Butera

Vanacore Construction Inc.

Scott Vanacore

Winston-James Development Inc.

Jamie Allan Adley

NAHB Member Benefit

NAHB Members can save on a wide variety of services!

FHBA Member Benefit



Attention Builders and Remodelers: Get money for products you already use! The FHBA's Member Rebate Program is a free member benefit available to all active Builder and Remodeling Members.

Click Here for More Information

How to target home buyers on Social Media

Lots of valuable information at the SEBC 2015 Educational sessions about demographics, and how to reach the Millennials, Female Buyers, Over 50, Over 60 and 70 plus home buyers.  Highlights might make it into a future column.
Today I want to highlight how social media has the capability to target certain groups of highly engaged people. And according to Facebook, they are 89% accurate for narrowly targeted campaigns. Find the right customers across devices including desktop, mobile and tables. Deliver relevant messages to specific people. Get the most value by reaching only the people that matter to you based on information such as age, location, income, interests and behaviors.
In addition, remarket to those that have shown an interest in your ad but not taken any action the first time around as it can take up to seven encounters before an action gets taken, as we have all heard before.
Instagram has become a powerful mobile platform for advertisers and is following Facebook in regards to targeted ads. This platform is on its way to become the preferred platform for millennials.
Is your business looking to reach more customers with social media and Facebook marketing? Contact Ursula Amon with Social Media Consulting CFL, a VBIA affiliate, for a FREE consultation today! 386.527.5089

We are honored to have Congressman Ron DeSantis as our speaker at our August General Membership Meeting!

Wed  August 19, 2015


Cocktail Reception With The Congressman  5:30 pm

Dinner  6:30

Speaker:  U.S.  Congressman Ron DeSantis


LPGA International Clubhouse (1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach, Fl 32114)


Members:$25.00 | Non-Members: $35.00

RSVP & pmt required by 8-12-15

Register Here

FHBA is fighting hard for you!

The Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) fought hard for the one-year extension on the mandatory blower door testing. This victory was the result of an intensive lobbying effort. An effort that required us to leverage leadership relations.

Without the FHBA, the market would have been unprepared to adhere to the mandatory code and, as a result, experienced significant time delays and costs in construction projects.

You can be a part of change that supports the building industry

With these challenges facing us, the Florida Home Builders PAC asks you to donate the cost of one blower door test - $250. Donations will support our efforts to fight unnecessary fees and seek ways to stop burdensome regulations, like the blower door test.

Click here to donate today!


2015 VBIA Scholarships Awarded

VBIA gave out a total of $3,000 to  four winning student applicants. The funds included memorial contributions from Halifax Plumbing, Wholesale Lighting, Jane Self, Habitech Security, Professional Title and Southern Title.

VBIA Scholarships are given in honor of Wayne Beighle, Tommy Durrance and Gus & Steve Sliger. A new memorial was established by Habitech owner, Ali Babazadeh to honor his brother, Arash.

Arash was a graduate of Georgia Tech’s Industrial Engineering School and had a passion for learning and achieving new things.  In contributing to the VBIA Scholarship Fund, Arash’s family and friends wish to recognize the dedication to continued education and one’s willingness to always want more out of life.  The family’s hope is that a small part of Arash’s light and optimism can be passed on through his memory in this scholarship, the many lives he touched throughout his life and the loved ones he leaves behind.

This Year’s Scholarship Winners

Collin Olsen, one of our favorite Spruce Creek football champions, is already in classes @ Florida International University. Collin was honored to be chosen for the Spruce Creek Hall of Fame and graduated Cum Laude. He was on the Honor roll all semesters of high school, while receiving multiple Player awards and many volunteer efforts. Collin’s dad, Eric, is a VBIA Past President and our 2016 Showcase Home Builder.

Braden Olsen accepting check for big brother Collin from Scholarship Committee Chairman, Steve Messenger.

Katy Lackey is a psychology Major @ Florida State and a junior this year. She is a member of The International Honor Society in Psychology, works multiple jobs and helps out on church cleanup projects. Katy’s dad, Brad Lackey helps us make the Parade happen each year.

Richard Jack Daniels will be attending Daytona State this fall and is aiming towards a career in Construction Management. Jack plans to keep working @ Vanacore Construction, along with a car wash job and coaching youth baseball.

Jack’s dad, Rick Daniels is one the VBIA Board and membership co-chair.

Jonathan Amon has been accepted at Georgetown University in Washington DC to study Finance. He tutors other students in Spanish & Soccer, has been a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government and the cross country & soccer teams @ Spruce Creek High. Jonathan has a very impressive 4.7177 GPA.

Jonathan’s mom, Ursula Amon, is a VBIA member and social media expert.

New Members

Apex Insurance Resources, LLC.

Visit us at:

New Member: Jim Urseth Phone: (800) 731-8703

New Member: Angi Dionne Phone: (320) 316-4014

Mid-Florida A/C Inc.

Phone: (386) 668-8752

Visit us at:

New Member: Michael Hall

Florida Community Bank

Phone: (386) 944-2253

Visit us at:

New Member: Delana Sanders

"Do Business With A Member"

 “Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged.  No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”

--Theodore Roosevelt

104 LaCosta Lane, Suite 130 | Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Phone: (386) 226-1414 | Fax: (386) 226-9940


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Ph: (386) 226-1414
| Fax: (386) 226-9940

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