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September 2015

September is Associate Member Appreciation Month!

The next time you come to your local home builders association (HBA) event, look around at your fellow members. I guarantee that more than half of the people you see will be associate members. These are people who are essential to the home building process and help enable our industry to provide Americans with an unrivaled selection of quality homes.

Among the ranks of associate members are subcontractors, sales and marketing specialists, architects, interior designers, title and settlement experts, lawyers, people in the financial services industry, product suppliers and manufacturers, and many more who are essential to the challenging task of providing housing for a growing population. 

“Associates, Lots of Associates Build Our Homes!”
2nd Annual VBIA Texas Hold'Em Tournament Sunday, October 18, 2015
We are pleased to have Michael Jiloty as our guest speaker at our September General Membership Meeting!

Volusia Building Industry Association
Daytona Beach Kennel Club & Poker Room

Individual Ticket: $195

Table of 10: $1,950

Contact the VBIA Office at (386) 226-1414 for more information!

6 Ways to Turn Managers Into Coaches Again

The role of the manager is currently undergoing a transformation. Historically, managers embraced the role of coach and mentor. Through informal conversations during the commute to work, over a coffee break, or while enjoying a burger after hours, managers passed along crucial information and knowledge about the organization’s culture. Even more formal conversations, like one-on-one meetings and small group gatherings, transferred insight and understanding to employees. This invaluable information wasn’t found in textbooks, from a class, or over an app, but given from someone with years — decades even — of experience.

But today, tighter budgets, flatter organizations, a heavy workload, and too many direct reports often leave managers without the time — and sometimes without the skills — to shoulder the responsibility of being coach and mentor. And yet, this function remains critical to the long-term health and productivity of the organization.

How to Blow Your Boss's Mind

We all want to get ahead. Still, even when it seems you're doing everything right--you're never late to work, rarely take a sick day, and always meet deadlines--promotions can be few and far between.

You're putting the work in, so why aren't you getting rewarded? The answer is simple: You don't get promoted for fulfilling your boss's expectations.

Your boss's expectations are the price of entry. Even if you're making a great effort and doing all that's asked of you, you won't stand out. You'll be seen as someone who completes the minimum requirements, and no one who builds a great career is seen this way.

Wed, September 16, 2015

5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Speaker:  Michael Jiloty

Topic: Presenting and Preserving Your Image

Location: LPGA International Clubhouse (1000 Champions Drive Daytona Beach, Fl 32114)

Cost: Members:$20.00 | Non-Members: $25.00

RSVP & pmt required by 9-10-15

Home of the Month

2015 Parade Grand Winner: 
The Corina II A by M/I Homes in Riviera Bella

BRACE for the Storm

The BRACE for the Storm workshop can be delivered via the internet to homeowners in your community to teach them how to prepare their homes for the next wind disaster. Participants also learn how to save money on the windstorm portion of their homeowner’s insurance premium.

During each workshop participants will gain valuable insight on how homeowners can undertake one or more windstorm mitigation projects on their homes to strengthen it against Florida’s next wind disaster. The importance of mitigating homes against the damage caused by a flood or wildfire will also introduced.

Neighborhood and community leaders are encouraged to schedule a workshop for local homeowners.

To schedule a BRACE for the Storm workshop for neighborhood and community residents.

While you’re watching the news…why not watch a video on you handheld device on Hurricane Prep for your home?

Spike Report

New Members

It's Here! The updated Spike Roster (as of July 31, 2015) 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

FHBA Membership Benefits

Click Here for all membership benefits

NAHB Membership Benefits

Click Here for all membership benefits

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

Visit us at:

Grand Opening!

New Member: Loren Bush  

Phone: (407) 708-7400

Visit us at:

New Member: Dodge Taylor

Phone: (904) 509-1028

Membership Renewals

Capital Partners Ins. & Fin. Services
Mark Baker

Florida Public Utilities Company
Kira Lake

Geosam Capital US LLC
Martin Pham

Habitech Systems, Inc.
Ali Babazadeh

Iberia Bank
Mary Thomas

KB Home
Rickey LeBlanc

Kuhar Surveying & Mapping
Celeste Kuhar

LRA Insurance
Michelle Delaney

Old Fashioned Craftsman, Inc
Clark Higgins

Paytas Homes Inc.
James Paytas

Pioneer Appliance, Inc.
Ben Watson

Prestige Carpet of Daytona
Aime Bischoff

Shelter Mortgage Company, LLC
Colette Wilson

Southern Title
Heather Benge

Surface Crafters
Stuart Layman

TUI Total Solutions
Zack McDonald

United Contractors Building Corporation
Jean Alepin

Vanacore Construction Inc.
Richard Daniels

Vern's Insulation
Jeff Windholz

Williams Engineering PLC
Thomas Williams



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