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Lynda Hauser Construction Administrator Resume

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November 2018 Newsletter

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November 2018 Associate Spotlight – Mack Insurance Group

Providing peace of mind, Mack Insurance Group has been in business for 25 years. Tenille Perry, Personal Lines Account Manager of the Melbourne office, joined the HBCA of Brevard just shy of a year ago. The goal to connect with like minded building industry professionals and stay up to date on the building changes in Florida.

Mack Insurance specializes in giving you peace of mind when it comes to protecting your assets, both personal and commercial, preserving your way of life. Many people pay for insurance policies but are never fully taught what they do or how they work. Clients of Mack Insurance Group understand how their hard earned money is protecting them, their families and their business. Mack Insurance Group represents over 100 insurance carriers, giving their clients a great coverage at a great price.

For more information or to receive a quote today

Visit MackInsGroup.com or Call 321-259-5900

John Wilkinson Resume

John Wilkinson

Contractor with 20+ years of experience in construction, estimating, inspections, handy work, and repairs seeking a position in Construction Supervision.   Self-starter with good communication skills.

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Election 2018 Endorsements

Home Builders and Contractors Association

of Brevard General Election Endorsement List

 

After careful consideration and hours interviewing candidates, the HBCA Government Affairs committee has voted to endorse the following candidates running for political office.  We encourage everyone to exercise your Right to Vote and do so either during Early Voting Period October 27 through November 3; absentee ballot or at your precinct from 7 am to 7 pm on November 6thClick Here to visit the Supervisor of Elections website for polling information.

 

U.S. Senate                                        Rick Scott

Florida Cabinet Races

Governor                                            Ron DeSantis

Chief Financial Officer                    Jimmy Patronis

Attorney General                            Ashley Moody

Commissioner of Agriculture      Matt Caldwell

 

The Florida Home Builders Political Action Committee (FHB PAC) endorses the above state cabinets for the primary races.  The FHB PAC seeks to ensure a favorable environment for the home building industry.

 

Brevard County

State House of Representatives

District 50                                            Rene Plasencia

District 51                                            Tyler Sirois

District 52                                            Thad Altman

District 53                                            Randy Fine

 

Senate

District 14                                            Dorothy Hukill replacement Tom Wright

 

County Commission

District 2                                               Bryan Lober

District 4                                               Curt Smith

 

Brevard Public Schools – School Board

School Board District 1                   Misty Belford

School Board District 2                   Charles Parker

School Board District 5                   Katye Campbell

 

During the Florida Home Builders Leadership Conference the FHBA Board of Directors and Government Affairs leadership discussed and voted to Oppose Amendment 1, and voted to support Amendment 2. Both amendments impact the home building industry.  Below is a summary of the amendments and FHBA’s position to help YOU decide.

 

AMENDMENT 1, INCREASED HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION:

Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to increase the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. The amendment shall take effect January 1, 2019.

FHBA Position: Oppose Amendment 1

“The FHBA’s opposition to Amendment 1 is not related to its fundamental purpose, decreasing taxes and making homes more affordable. It is solely a reflection of out-of-control local government” said Rusty Payton, FHBA CEO. “Our opposition is rooted in the realization that many local governments are out of control and will attempt to fill any void in revenues by increasing impact fees and using them for purposes not allowed by law. Their actions will only exacerbate the home affordability crisis, the very thing the amendment is trying to help.”

AMENDMENT 2, LIMITATIONS ON PROPERY TAX ASSESSMENTS:

Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to permanently retain provisions currently in effect, which limit property tax assessment increases on specified nonhomestead real property, except for school district taxes, to 10 percent each year. If approved, the amendment removes the scheduled repeal of such provisions in 2019 and shall take effect January 1, 2019.

FHBA Position: Support Amendment 2

“Permanently retaining the 10% limitation on tax increases for rental and other properties is good public policy,” said FHBA President, Bill Truex. “These provisions, which are already in effect, allow companies to use the savings on wages, capital investments and other business enhancement priorities. Voting to not continue the property tax cap would result in increased taxes, moving our economy backwards.

Pictures From the Fall 2018 SAMTram Parade of Homes Tour

Thank you so much for organizing this event. Please tell the builders we appreciate the time they took to let us preview their homes plus all of the goodies. The bus makes it so much easier to see a lot of inventory in a short space of time. I look forward to paying this hospitality back with some sales.
Thank you and HBCA for partnering with the Realtor community.
– Barbara Zorn
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star

October 2018 Associate Spotlight – Advisar

New member to the HBCA as of April 2018, Mark Fossati, Business Development Manager, joined the HBCA of Brevard to learn more about the homebuilding community in Brevard County.

Advisar delivers designed-to-order premium door systems. Advisar.com is one of the industry’s first online door system ordering platform, allowing contractors to select, quote, order and pay online. This brings unprecedented ease and speed, allowing products to be on your jobsite in as few as 5 business days.

They are committed to finding ways to make door buying easier by bringing a new level of simplicity, service and innovation to the industry – and helping residential contractors be more effective, productive and profitable.

For More Information on these Premium Building products

Visit www.Advisar.com

Or Call Mark at 407-244-0349

October 2018 Builder Spotlight – Viera Builders


Viera Builders, Inc. joined the HBCA of Brevard back in February of 2008 and has been taking advantage of the networking, continuing education and more ever since.

Following more than three decades of third generation leadership, Viera Builders has seen that implementing their founders’ business vision has made them a highly successful company and allows them to stay true to their core principles.

Viera Builders pride themselves on planning and developing full lifestyle communities that foster quality of life and sense of community throughout Viera.

They attentively meet the needs of their buyers through precision and attention to detail in every aspect during the building process. Understanding buyer’s needs and properly communicating those needs is what sets them apart.

For More Information

Visit VieraBuilders.com

Or Call 321-633-3113

October 2018 Newsletter

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Pictures From the Spring 2018 Parade of Homes and Awards Ceremony