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October 2014 Newsletter
October 2014


October 23-25 at the Shores Resort & Spa
October General Membership Meeting
Guest Speaker: 
Kimberly Mackey
Featuring her widely popular program: "Realtors & Builders, can't live with em, can't live without em!"

To RSVP: Pay online using the secure link below

When: October 15th
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 Where: LPGA Clubhouse (1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach)

Sponsored by Bonded Builders Warranty Group

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tickets Still Available!

Individual Tickets: $175
 1st 15 tournament winners: Minimum $175 paid back!

First Place Winner: $2000 Prize!

Call the VBIA office today!
Save the Date 

*What will construction
be like the rest of the year? How do you sell the American Dream to Millenials?

When: October 31, 2014

Luncheon with David Crowe, Chief Economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

*Event flyer will be out next week
Information Session: 
Changes to the Residential Florida Energy Codes

When: Thursday, November 6th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM


Where: Advanced Technology Center (Daytona Beach) 

*Registration is required

Call the VBIA Office at: 
Top Brass Cocktail Reception

October 15th 4:00 PM @ LPGA Clubhouse (1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach)

*Complimentary to Top Brass Entrants

*Non-Top Brass Entrants: $20
Spike Roster
It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (as of August 31, 2014) is now available! 
Click the link below to view: 


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

Richard Friedman

Alfred Fyock

Mori Hosseini

Chris Koontz

Jim Mather

Denver Miller

Eric Olsen

Jim Paytas

Cyndi Parker

Frank Severino

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. 

New Members
ICI Homes

ICI Homes introduces another member to the VBIA, Jean Ball, who serves as Director of Quality Assurance. 
Phone: 855.215.2974 
Visit us at:
James Moore & Co. 
James Moore & Co. CPAs and Consultants is a full-service firm that provides accounting and auditing, tax and business consulting services. 
Phone: 386.257.4100 
Visit us at: 
New Member: 
Jill Carlton
Membership Renewals

Bonded Builders Home Warranty

Doug Wenzel



Melody Stokes


Budd Severino's Advanced Home Ext.

Budd Severino

Haynes Bros Furniture

Dan Wilson

Henin Homes

Jerome Henin


Holiday Builders

Karen Lane

Kargar Construction

Amy Haworth

Mercedes Premier Homes 

Tim Durkin


Old Fashioned Craftsman

Clark Higgins


The Johnson Group

Jerry Johnson

Thomas J. Mosco Custom Homes

Thomas Mosco 


Ultra Beauty

Eric Gaffka


Williams Engineering

Tom Williams



Bill Zachary


VBIA's Housing For Tomorrow: General Election (Nov. 4th) Endorsed Candidates 

Share this with employees, family and friends! And their family & friends...

Our Ballot Selections are the candidates at the County, State and National levels who have demonstrated a commitment to the free enterprise system and specifically to the construction industry, workforce development and education. 

FHBA Fall Conference

The 2014 FHBA Fall Conference is in Daytona Beach! 

October 23-25, 2014

Join us for the FHBA Fall Leadership Conference at the Shores Resort & Spa. You won't want to miss it!

To Register & Purchase Tickets, Visit:

For the Fall Conference calendar of events: 
Get Your Dues Paid!
Upgrade your office equipment with TUI and they will pay up to $575 towards your VBIA Membership Dues for the year! Offer valid through 10/31/2014. 

Contact Zack Jarrell @ 386-442-1866

September GMM: 
New Leaders & the Future of the Construction Industry
Thank you to everyone for attending our September GMM, where New FHBA CEO Rusty Payton, FHBA President-Elect Jerry Linder and numerous Volusia County government candidates were on hand to address the future concerns of our industry. 

Bob Selover (Ameris Bank), Jo Anne Sturdevant (Sturdevant-Beach) & Jeff Hawk (Overhead Door)

Bob Fitzsimmons & Lenny Sancelemente, first in the hot seat for "Ask the Builder" answering questions about how to do business with them. 
Featured Member

Amy Haworth


 Amy, who serves as Marketing Director for Kargar Construction, has been with Kargar since April of 2010. Amy is also a current member of the VBIA Board of Directors. Kargar Construction is Volusia and Flagler County's leader in quality, solid built custom homes. We pride ourselves in providing our home owners with the best built energy efficient home. Our home designs are truly unique, functional and state of the art. Kargar cares about the home owner's experience from contract to closing and beyond.

Cycle for Life
On Sunday, October 5, Mike Woods of Cobb Cole, and a small group of cyclists will pedal for numerous miles through Seminole and Volusia counties in the Cycle for Life. Below is a segment of a letter from Mike Woods regarding his son and the event. 


"As some of you may know, I've become very involved with the Central Florida Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. My son Tobin was formally diagnosed with CF shortly after his birth last year. CF is a genetic disease that impacts how the body transfers salt from cell to cell. As a result, CF patients have to deal with overly thick and sticky mucus. This mucus can clog the lungs and lead to a cyclical pattern of lung infections. It also blocks nutrient absorption leading to pancreatic and other digestive issues. There is no cure at present, but treatment improvements have bumped the average life expectancy into the thirties and forties. This is tremendous as CF patients rarely lived to elementary school age just a few decades ago...Many of the fundraisers that the CF Foundation holds are based on outdoor activities. On Sunday, October 5th, the CF Foundation will hold the Cycle for Life, a bicycle ride which starts in Lake Mary and rides through Volusia. My team for the ride, is Tobin's Two-Wheelers...There are only 30,000 people in the US with CF and about 70,000 worldwide. With such a small cohort, we are very much dependent on those not directly impacted by CF to spread the word and help raise awareness and funds for research. The CF website ( has more detailed information and I am always available to answer any questions or speak on behalf of the CF Foundation at other local organizations. However, If you are interested in helping with the ride, please visit the link below and sign up to participate or support Ted and Robin's efforts with a donation. Every little bit helps." ~Mike Woods 

Support Tobin's Two-Wheelers 


Featured New Member
John Crick
  John Crick
John Crick, President of Extreme Pools in Ormond Beach Florida. John has 

been in the swimming pool and spa industry for 30 years. John was 

promoted to the position of President of Extreme Pools in July of 2013. Since this time I has "designed and constructed some of the most elaborate and cutting edge swimming pools in this area.  Uncompromising construction and attention to every detail has always been my directive."

New-Home Sales Top 500,000 in August, Highest Level Since 2008

September 24, 2014- Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in August, the high

est level in six years, according to newly released data by th

e U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.


"This jump in sales activity is in line with our latest surveys, which indicate builders are seeing increased traffic and more serious buyers in the market for single-family homes," said Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del.


"This robust level of new-home sales activity is a good sign that the housing recovery is moving towards higher ground," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. "Historically low mortgage rates, attractive home prices and firming job and economic growth should keep the housing market moving forward in 2014."


Regionally, new home sales rose 50 percent in the West, 29.2 percent in the Northeast and 7.8 percent in the South. Sales were unchanged in the Midwest. The inventory of new homes for sale edged up to 203,000 in August, which is a slim 4.8-month supply at the current sales pace.



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