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December 2014 Newsletter
December 2014

The 2014 Parade of Homes Showcase: Kargar Construction's 'Arash'
Holiday Celebration & Installation

Join us for our Annual meeting of members!
When: Friday, December 5th @ 
5:30 PM

Where: LPGA Clubhouse 
~1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach

Cocktails 5:30

*Featuring Special Guest

 Jazz Singer Linda Cole

Dinner 6:30 

(Options include Beef, Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian) 

*Dancing afterwards with Live DJ!  

*Wear Your Holiday Dressy Attire!

Tickets $45 each

*To purchase tickets, please register and pay online

Please bring an unwrapped child's toy, which we will donate to Food Brings Hope to deliver to homeless youths in Volusia County. You may also donate funds and we will shop for you if you wish.



Save the Date
  • VBIA Office Open House: Wednesday, December 17th 3:00PM-6:00PM. Stop by and visit! Come learn about entering the 2015 Parade of Homes and advertising opportunities. 
  • January General Membership Meeting: January 21, 2015 5:30PM at LPGA International Clubhouse
Spike Roster
It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (as of October 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: 
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

Don Mastro

Jim Mather

Denver Miller

Eric Olsen

Jim Paytas

Cyndi Parker

Frank Severino

Natasha Cartagena 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. 

Membership Renewals

Adams Homes of N.W. Florida

Stacey Zagury


Daytona Beach News Journal

Cindy Weinberg


J&N Stone

Robert Richards

JMS Building Corp.

Jeff Robinson

Kargar Construction

Mike Kargar


Keyes, Stange & Wooten Wealth Management

Marc Wooten

Kolter Homes

Mark Bines & Alissa Bennett


Orlando Construction & Design

Chuck Orlando


Prestige Carpet of Daytona

Aime Bischoff

Shirah Builders

Stan Shirah


Sliger & Associates

Joe Zapert


Solti Construction Co. 

Peter Solti

Space Coast Credit Union

Randall Vostrejs


Stoll Construction

Herman Stoll


Vanacore Construction

Todd Vanacore


Winston-James Development

Winston Schwartz & Charles Kasza 

ACT in Action
The Volusia County School Board approved an agreement with the Academy of Construction Technologies' (ACT) for the establishment of career & technical instructional and internship opportunities. 

Let's get our youth back in the trades!


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Now Accepting Entries for the 2015 Parade of Homes!

2015 Parade of Homes: March 21-29, 2015

2015 Call for Model Home, Custom Home, Renovation or Community Entries
  • Over 120,000 Full Color Guidebooks distributed in Volusia & Flagler Counties via The News Journal
  • Multi-Media Promotional Campaign Featured in Multiple Newspapers, Magazines, Websites & Social Media
Click the link below for the 2015 Parade of Homes Entry Packet
VBIA Board Member: President of the Volusia County Bar Association

Michael Woods, 36, an attorney and partner at Cobb Cole law firm in DeLand, has lived here nearly his entire life, his family having moved to the city when he was just 6 months old.

His community's rich history of art, culture and politics, as well as his family ties to the area, are not only what keeps him here but also involved in efforts to improve not only the community, but also his profession.


One of the ways he is seeking to do the latter is by serving as president of the Volusia County Bar Association, which has seen its ranks grow to 600 members this year. He also serves on the board for the Central Florida chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a past-president of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce.


View Entire Article Here:

Lake HBA Associate of the Year: Congratulations Dale!
Dale Roberts of Dale E. Roberts & Associates was announced as 2014 Associate of the Year by the Home Builders Association of Lake & Sumter. Dale was selected by his peers for outstanding leadership and commitment to the Association, the construction industry and the community during this past year.
Shelley Stewart Honored with Prestigious Industry Award
The Florida Land Title Association (FLTA) awarded its prestigious Raymond O. Denham Award to Shelley Stewart, CLC, President of Southern Title at its annual convention held in Daytona Beach last week.
This award is presented to an individual who has shown exemplary leadership, outstanding service to the association and a tireless commitment to the industry. Over the course of her career, Stewart has been the leading force behind a variety of title insurance initiatives on both a local
Shelley Stewart
, state and national level. She served as President of FLTA in 2008, was a member of the Florida Title Insurance Advisory Council and has provided extensive leadership and guidance on legislative issues.

FLTA President Jeff Stein, Esq. lauded Stewart's lengthy commitment to the industry, saying, "There is no one more selflessly dedicated to the success of our industry and the protection of our home buyers and consumers. It is and has been a singular honor for me to share in her enthusiasm and dedication over these years. No one is more deserving of this high honor from our Association."
(November 12, 2014)
New Members
American Builders Supply
Serving as one of Florida's leading independent building materials supplier. We offer the highest quality doors and millwork, windows, trusses, wall panels and lumber using materials from the best manufacturers in the industry.
Phone: (407) 321-3667
Direct Cell: (920) 216-0988

New Member: Andy Kacyon
City of DeLand

Founded in 1876 by Henry DeLand, the City is proud of its unique heritage and is rich in history and culture. With a population of 27,000 DeLand is a thriving City.
Visit us at:

New Member: Matt Adair (Chief Building Official)
Fretwell Homes

We are a full service construction company. We offer Residential New Home Construction, Additions, Remodeling, and Commercial General Contracting.


Phone: (386) 274-4445

Visit us at:
New Member: Greg Fretwell
Herwald Construction

Herwald Construction, Inc. provides Additions and Remodeling services in New Smyrna Beach. 
Phone: 386-428-7263
New Member: Mark Herwald
Single-Family Production Poised to Take Off in 2015


October 31, 2014 - A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015 while a growth in renters will keep the multifamily market at cruising altitude or higher, according to economists who participated in yesterday's National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 2014 Fall Construction Forecast Webinar.

"Single-family builders are feeling good. They are not overly confident, but confident enough to keep moving forward," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe.


He added that the single-family sector will finish out the year much stronger than it began and set the stage for a robust 2015. "This is mostly due to significant pent-up demand and steady job and economic growth that will allow trade-up buyers who have delayed home purchases due to job insecurity to enter the marketplace," said Crowe.


NAHB is forecasting 991,000 total housing starts in 2014, up 6.6 percent from 930,000 units last year. Single-family production is expected to rise 2.5 percent this year to 637,000 units, increase an additional 26 percent next year to 802,000 and reach 1.1 million in 2016. 


NAHB is forecasting that residential remodeling will post a 3.4 percent decline in 2014 over last year, due in large part to slow activity in the first quarter caused by an unusual harsh winter throughout much of the nation. Residential remodeling activity is expected to rise 2.7 percent in 2015 and an additional 1.3 percent in 2016.

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