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September 2014 Newsletter
September 2014

Congressman Ron DeSantis & VBIA President Bob Fitzsimmons

Save the Date
September General Membership Meeting

When: September 17th
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 Where: LPGA Clubhouse (1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach)

Buy Your Tickets Now!

Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tickets are Now Available!
Individual Tickets: $175

Call the office today!
*This event is Anthony Viscomi approved
Spike Roster
It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (as of July 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 a level of membership in the HFT Committee attained through meeting the $250 contribution requirement which entitles the member to one vote. 

Membership Renewals

Centurion Building Contractors

Steve Thompson


Duke Energy 

James Pooler


Florida Public Utilities 

Kira Lake

Freedom Electric of Central Florida

Jeff McGregor

Gallery Homes of Deland

Bob Fitzsimmons


Gateway Bank of Florida

Steve Messinger

Habitech Systems

Ali Babazadeh

Johns Appliance City 

John Hinton


Jon Hall Chevrolet

Stu Gordon


Koontz Heating & Air 

Chris Koontz

Luxury Builders

Anthony DiNizo 


NAI Realvest 

Chris Butera


Orlando Sentinel 

Carol Bradford


Professional Title Agency 

Cyndi Parker


Richard A Ruebel Gen. Contr. Inc. 

Richard Ruebel 

Zev Cohen & Associates

Dwight DuRant


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.



Entry Deadline: September 5, 2014 

The Volusia Building Industry Association proudly announces the 2014 Top Brass Awards. Open to Builders, Architects, Developers, Interior Designers, Outdoor and Architectural Designers and Salespersons with projects/remodeling projects completed between January 1, 2010 & August 1, 2014. This is a design competition, thus the entry can be an occupied home and it is not necessary to be open to the public! Your entry includes a small picture ad in a special section of the Daytona Beach News Journal for Top Brass on Sunday, October 5th.  


Why should you consider entering? Being an award-winner gives you increased public relations and marketing opportunities, and can be the basis of an effective advertising campaign built on important third-party testimony about the quality of your award-winning product. Moreover, your credibility, especially in the eyes of your buyers and other key market segments, is enhanced when your peers recognize you with an award. The Top Brass Awards allow you to take pride in your product and showcase your talents!


Click below for Top Brass Awards 2014 Flyer/Entry Form: 

August GMM: Immigration, IRS and the State of the Nation
Thank you to everyone for coming out to our August GMM with Congressman Ron DeSantis, who gave a rousing legislative update as well as answered questions concerning the IRS, immigration, and other issues facing our nation.

Congressman Ron DeSantis and Past FHBA President Suzanne Graham

VBIA's 2014 Scholarship Recipients 

Scholarship Chairman Steve Messinger & Scholarship Winner Ali Schultz
New Members
Overhead Door Company of Daytona Beach

The Overhead Door Company of Daytona Beach is your local source for Commercial, Industrial and Residential garage doors and openers as well as Gates, Gate Openers and Access Controls.

Phone: (386) 226-3820

New Member: 
Jeff Hawk

Jeff Hawk
Echelon Cabinetry

 Echelon was developed for home builders, dealers and remodelers. For home builders, dealers, remodeling professionals and their customers, Echelon offers a better overall cabinet experience.

Phone: (407) 448-6187
Visit us at: 

New Member: James Webb

Extreme Pools


Phone: (386) 672-2441
Visit us at: 

New Member: John Crick
John Crick

Eye on the Economy: Existing Home Sales Improving

September 3, 2014- Existing home sales increased 2.4% in July, tallying the fourth consecutive month of increase. While the pace of existing home sales remains 4.3% below the July 2013 rate, the steady improvement for resales is positive news for the new home market because prospective repeat homebuyers must sell their existing home before buyi

ng a newly built residence.


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported July total existing home sales at a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.15 million units combined for single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, up from a downwardly revised 5.03 million units in June.


Although the first-time buyer share increased for the third consecutive month to 29% in July, the share continues to lag far behind the historical average first-time buyer share of about 40%. Housing market improvements caused the distressed sales share to fall below 10% for the first time since NAR began tracking the series in October 2008...



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