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January 2015 Newsletter

Kargar Construction's 2014 Showcase Home


January General Membership Meeting (GMM)

When: Wednesday January 21,  2015 @ 5:30 PM

Where: LPGA Clubhouse 

~1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach

*RSVP Online Here:

January General Membership Meeting


Welcome 2015 VBIA President Jim Mather

Jim Mather of Paytas Homes

NAHB's International Builders' Show 

January 20-22, Las Vegas

Spike Roster

It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (as of November 30, 2014) 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

Housing for Tomorrow Committee

Capital Club Members

Jamie Adley

Ronnie Bledsoe

Lisa Blythe

Steve Courteaux

Michelle Delaney

Bob Fitzsimmons

Alfred Fyock

Mori Hosseini

Chris Koontz

Don Mastro

Jim Mather

Denver Miller

Eric Olsen

Jim Paytas

Cyndi Parker

Frank Severino

Natasha Spencer

Shelley Stewart

JoAnne Sturdevant

Richard VonBrocken


Capital Club is membership in the HFT Committee, attained through investment of $250, with the interest in promoting affordable housing and improvement of local government. 

VBIA Adopts Food Brings Hope (FBH)

Volusia Building Industry Association Adopts Food Brings Hope (FBH) as Charity of Choice and awards FBH with a $2,500 donation. 

Owner of JRB of Ormond and VBIA Hall of Fame Member Ronnie Bledsoe presents FBH Founder and Chair Forough B. Hosseini with a check for $2,500

Membership Renewals

Agnew Construction Corp.

Steve Agnew


Ameris Bank

Bob Selover


D.R. Horton

Jonathan Byrom

 Florida Credit Union

Mitchell Bryant

GreenBuilt Solutions

Nate Ritter


Halifax Plumbing

Jerry Tordeur

Hickson Construction Co. 

Jake Hickson

James Moore & Co. 

Michael Sibley

JRB of Ormond

Ronnie Bledsoe

Keller Williams

Frank Bruno

Knight Jon Boy

Joni Fulford

Landon Homes

Dennis Ginder

Mercedes Premier Homes

Linda Swain

Total Comfort Heat & Air

Dan Harris


Boomers Seen Boosting New-Home Sales as Millennials Wait

Dec 17, 2014 - Michael Jay, a New England radiologist who retired this year at age 64, traded heating bills and Massachusetts state income taxes for a three-bedroom house on a Florida golf course.

“If you don’t need a big Northeast job, then there’s nice living in other parts of the country,” said Jay, who in September moved with his wife, Susan, into a 55-and-over community near Tampa.

Southwest Florida is the fastest-growing U.S. market for new houses, a sign that retirees such as the Jays are poised to buoy growth in the country’s depressed homebuilding industry next year. With new-home sales running well below historic levels, older Americans who have had decades to build wealth and credit histories are helping to prop up demand while younger people put off homeownership.

“Everybody’s best-selling projects are those catering to elder buyers,” John Burns, a housing consultant based in Irvine, California, said in an interview. “It’s really going to happen all across the country.”

Sales of new single-family homes are expected to rise 16 percent to 510,000 in 2015, according to the median estimate of 25 economists and housing analysts in a survey conducted by Bloomberg News. That would be an acceleration from this year, which is expected to show a 2.6 percent increase from 2013, based on the survey results.

Housing starts, including multifamily projects, will climb about 15 percent to 1.15 million units, according to the estimates, which were submitted from late November through last week. Builders broke ground at an annual pace of 1.03 million in November, a 1.6 percent decline from a year earlier, the Commerce Department said yesterday. Annual starts haven’t surpassed 1 million since 2007, before the real estate crash accelerated.

View full article at: Bloomberg Source

NAHB Member Benefit 

NAHB Members can save up to 36% on shipping

As part of the National Association's member advantage program, UPS is pleased to help members save time and money through special services and shipping discounts. We put the power of logistics to work for you every day by providing speed, outstanding reliability and technology tools so you can focus on your business - not your shipping.


Member Discounts from FedEx
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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

Congratulations to our 2014 Builder & Associate of the Year!

2014 Builder of the Year: 
Bob Fitzsimmons of Gallery Homes of DeLand 
with 2015 VBIA Executive Member Shelley Stewart 

2014 Associate of the Year: 
Richard VonBrocken of Von-Aire Inc. 
with daughter Dana (VBIA Staff)


Calling All Parade Entries!

The 2015 Parade of Homes Committee & the VBIA Board of Directors cordially invites you to enter the marketing extravaganza of the 2015 Parade of Homes!

Please Below to Download the 2015 Parade of Homes Entry Packet

POH 2015 Entry Package

Welcome Your 2015 VBIA 
Board of Directors


President            Jim Mather         Paytas Homes

President-Elect Jake Hickson     Hickson Construction

Vice President   Tony DiNizo Luxury Builders

Associate V.P. Cindy Weinberg      Daytona Beach News-Journal

Treasurer           Paul Rechichar   Platinum Builders

Secretary              Shelley Stewart Southern Title

Imm. Past President        Bob Fitzsimmons Gallery Homes of DeLand

Imm. Past A.V.P.     Mary Thomas Old Florida Bank

Builder Directors 

Rick Daniels Vanacore Construction

Amy Haworth  Kargar Construction

Mark Herwald Herwald Construction

Rickey LeBlanc  KB Home

Lenny Sanclemente ICI Homes

Mark Serre Adams Homes

Arthur Wright A.M. Wright Construction

NAHB Builder Director

Ali Kargar ICI Homes

Associate Directors

Alfy Fyock            Alfy’s Roofing

Richard Gailey    Associated Mirror & Shelving

Rob Gross             Lowes

Gary Smith            Merrill Lynch

Richard VonBrocken      Von-Aire Inc. 

Jeff Windholz       Vern’s Insulation

Michael Woods    Cobb Cole


SOLD! 2014 Parade Showcase 

Kargar Construction closed on the 2014 Showcase Home! That’s right, this home was built, showcased, used as a model and sold in with in ONE year!  It is bitter sweet to see it go but we are so happy with the amount of traffic and attention it has brought to Centennial Park at LPGA International.  Professional Title did our closing (members doing business with members) and did a wonderful job as always. The new home owner bought the home fully furnished, turn key.  We are looking forward to the 2015 Parade of Homes!
~Amy Haworth, Kargar Construction

 Happy Holidays from the VBIA!
 Members Enjoy the 2014 Holiday Celebration & Installation

Frank Severino & 2015 VBIA President Jim Mather

Richard Gailey, Gary Smith, Ronnie Bledsoe & Budd Severino

The ICI Homes Crew

Officially a Past-President: Bob Fitzsimmons

 Congratulations to ICI Homes 
CEO Mori Hosseini

ICI Homes CEO Mori Hosseini has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Herbert M. Davidson Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service.

The Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler, a division of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, presents the honor to individuals who have demonstrated a career of exceptional service.

Source: News-Journal

Welcome to the VBIA!

New Members

Chinelli Deign Build

For more than 20 years, Chinelli Design Build has transformed our client's dreams into reality. Traditional, Transitional or Contemporary, Principal Mike Chinelli and his team present beautiful custom homes and select commercial projects in and around Deland.

Phone: (386) 775-8888

Visit us at:

New Member: Michael Chinelli

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

At PetersenDean our mission is to build world class American made roofs and solar roofing systems at the best possible value for our clients.

Phone: (800) 564-0362

Visit us at:

New Member: Jennifer Faircloth



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