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Newsletter September 2017




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New Silica Rules Go Into Effect Sept. 23

Click HERE for the new OSHA Fact Sheet 

Events August 2017


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Waterford by Vanacore Construction

Scottsmoor of Halifax Plantation, Ormond Beach


There is a wide range of marketing research reports that document the growth and opportunities in local search. 

Below is a short summary:

  • 50% of consumers that perform a local search on their smartphone visit a store within that same day. The same is true for 34% of customers that perform a search on their computer or tablet (Hubspot)
  • 78% of local searches result in offline searches (Media Genesis)
  • 46% of all searches made on Google are local
  • 60% of American adults use their smartphones and/or tablets when searching online for information on local products and services (Local Search Association)
  • Consumers even want local search results customized. 67% of smartphone users stated they wanted their searches customized to their city or zip code while 72% of computer and tablet users said the same. Meanwhile, 61% of smartphone users wanted searches customized to their immediate surroundings and 70% of computer or tablet users would also like local searches to be customized to their surroundings. (Google)
  • When using local listings, 68% of consumers were to found to have used the ‘get directions’ or ‘call’ buttons within a mobile ad (CH Consulting Group)
  • 86% of users look up the location of a business using Google Maps (Chat Meter)

Local search, and as a result, local lead generation is often overlooked. Is your business focusing on local search?

Contact us for a FREE consultation session.

386.527-5089, E-mail, Website



Workers’ comp rates could 

decrease in 2018

Florida businesses could see workers’ compensation insurance premiums decrease in 2018, after a tumultuous period that included a double-digit rate hike late last year and a lobbying battle about whether to revamp workers’ compensation laws.

The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which proposes rates for workers’ compensation insurers, said Monday it was recommending an average premium decrease of 9.6 percent effective Jan. 1. The proposal will be reviewed by the state Office of Insurance Regulation, which can approve the decrease or direct changes.

Spike Report

New Members

It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (07/31/17) 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


 “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

FHBA Membership Benefits

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NAHB Membership Benefits

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Builders & Remodelers: 

Members only manufacturer rebate

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

Save the Dates!

Upcoming events: 


Sept 14:  New Silica Rules Seminar @ International Tile

Sept 20: GMM LPGA Congressman Ron DeSantis Speaker

Oct 11:   GMM AIRPORT CPA Suzanne Forbes Speaking

Oct 18-21:   FHBA Fall Conference Ponte Vedra

Nov 5:     Annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament




Jan 8-12  IBS Orlando

Feb 12-14    FHBA Spring Legislative Conference Tallahassee

Aug 28     Primary Election

Nov 6      General Election

Click Here for the Calendar of Events for 2017

Thank you to our 2017 Parade Diamond Sponsors 

International Tile

Florida Public Utilities Company!

ABC Supply Co


Member: Melody Stokes

Phone: (386) 233-3483

Member: Marc Sammelman

Phone: (386) 206-8538

B&S Plastering

Member: Steve Bracewell

(386) 299-4612

Greg's Roofing, Inc.

Member: Greg Hageman

Phone: 672-2821

Newkirk Engineering, Inc.

Member: Harry Newkirk

Phone: (386) 290-7599

Member: Sonya Olson

Phone: (561) 339-1741

Johnson Aluminium & Carpet

Member: Tommy Johnson

Phone: (386) 304-5959

Chris MacDermant Exteriors, Inc.

Member: Chris MacDermant

Phone: (386) 566-7449

Commercial Drywall, Inc.

Member: Doug Parnell

Phone: (386) 299-2567

Membership Renewals

Member: Jean Alepin

Phone: (386) 740-8188

Member: Stuart Layman

Phone: (386) 253-6646

Member: Elan Schlachet

Phone: (386) 238-5000

Member: Jim Paytas

Phone: (386) 756-0439

Member: Kira Lake

Phone: (386) 668-9759

Member: Abigal Moore

Phone: (386) 756-6020

Member: Karen Lane

Phone: (407) 756-3729

Member: Kathie McDaniel

(321) 610-5252

Member: Jackie Roberts
Phone: (407) 416-5696



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