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September 2017 Associate Spotlight – Sams Gas

Sams Gas Co recently joined the HBCA of Brevard in June of 2017 as they are expanding into the Space Coast area. Family owned and operated since 1964, Sams Gas Co can service all of your gas needs from custom homes to gas lines, kitchen-cooking and everything in between.

“If gas flows through it we can do it!”

For more information contact Sams Gas Co at 407-855-1903 or visit www.SamGas.com

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Associate Spotlight, Member News, News|0 Comments

September 2017 Builder Spotlight – Brothers and Son Construction

Brothers and Son Construction Inc. joined the HBCA back in 2006 to take advantage of the many benefits to include continuing education, insurance and networking.

Member Robert Brothers is a general contractor with a proven track record of more than a decade of serving Brevard County and the State of Florida’s construction needs.

Bothers and Son Construction Inc. grew from a small handyman business to a general contractor dealing in large commercial projects with no advertising thanks to their wonderful customers and word of mouth.

Brothers and Son Construction specializes in turning dreams into reality no matter how big, small, difficult or unusual. As they say, “You Dream It, We Build It.”

For more information

Call 321-508-4809

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Builder Spotlight, Member News, News|0 Comments

Hurricane Recovery – News You Can Use!

As we all put the hurricane behind us, there are still many people in need within the community.  Everyone is working extremely hard to bring normalcy back to our personal lives and our community.  With many people without water, electricity or both, we hope that life returns to normal soon!

Below are resources for home owners and businesses that need help through the rebuild and repair process.

  • Florida Hotline: 850-410-1403
  • If your business received damage as a result of the storm, it is imperative to fill out a damage assessment form for the state by visiting flvbeoc.org
  • Brevard is one of the counties declared and covered under the SBA disaster assistance declaration. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ The SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955.
  • The rebuilding phase is in full force, we are directing consumers to seek assistance from licensed, reputable contractors. The HBCA is taking calls and responding to emails and directing home and business owners to contact you – our members for assistance. Most of the calls are for smaller repair jobs, if you want to be at the top of our referral list, please contact the staff at HBCA at 321-254-3700 and let them know what type of jobs you are accepting.
  • Click http://fhba.com/consumers/ to find more resources to help you after a natural disaster presented by the Florida Home Builders Association.
  • Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: 850-898-3489or floridadisasterloan.org

Please let the staff know what you are doing in the community to support.  We will feature you and your business in our upcoming Newsletter, Social Media and Website.  We are here to support you – our members, please contact Suzanne or Alex at the office at 321-254-3700.

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments

In Memory of Donald Laurence Simms

We are profoundly saddened at the death of Donald Laurence Simms, Falcon Realty & Development Corporation. Don was a HBCA member for over 21 years. Don’s last assignment at the HBCA was a Builder Director on the Board of Directors which he held for several years. Don was also the chairmen of Government Affairs.

Don’s calmness and positive demeanor will be greatly missed throughout the HBCA and within the Brevard community. When Don spoke, everyone listened. He was extremely well known and liked. Don always had something positive to say no matter what the situation. He was prepared and ready to provide advice and experienced perspective on any issue.

The family is planning a Memorial and Celebration of Life Service and Reception on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The Memorial Service will be held at Florida Memorial Gardens from 1 – 2 pm located at 5950 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32940. A reception to celebrate his life will immediately follow at Suntree Country Club from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Our deepest condolences go out to the Simms family. May you rest in heavenly peace!

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments

Home Buying a Strong Boost to Overall Economy, NAHB Study Shows

Aappliances new consumer spending analysis from NAHB highlights another reason why home building helps drive a healthy economy: In their first year of ownership, new home buyers spend about $10,601 on appliances, furnishings and home improvement projects — 2.6 times as much as other home owners in a typical year.

NAHB economist Natalia Siniavskaia studied the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey to help quantify the wave of activity — and cash — spent to install new refrigerators, buy couches and make other improvements as new owners personalize their homes.

“While construction jobs are the most obvious impact of new homes on the economy, it’s important to realize that it doesn’t stop there,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a home builder and developer in Kerrville, Texas.

“It’s the architects, the heating technicians, the lumber dealers. And it’s the mom-and-pop owners at the local furniture or appliance store who are helping these buyers make their house a home,” he said.

During the first two years after closing on the house, a typical buyer of a newly built single-family home tends to spend on average $4,500 more than a similar non-moving home owner.

previous NAHB study based on 2004-2007 data collected during the housing boom showed somewhat higher spending by home owners overall. But the tendency of buyers to outspend non-moving owners on appliances, furnishings and home improvements was similar.

In the aggregate, most of the demand for appliances, furnishings and remodeling projects in a given year is generated by non-moving home owners, because they outnumber home buyers by such a wide margin.

But new owners’ impact is noticeable — and vital, MacDonald said. “The health of housing — and new home buying — is  key to the overall state of our economy.”

Read Siniavskaia’s Eye on Housing blog post on her findings. See the study here.

By |July 11th, 2017|Categories: Member News, News|0 Comments

June 2017 Associate Spotlight – Tibbetts Lumber Co

Tibbetts Lumber Co., formerly known as Cox Lumber Co., has been in business since 1949, supplying new home builders and remodelers with quality building materials.

Members of the HBCA since 2012, Tibbetts Lumber remains involved to stay up to date with the latest information about the local building industry.

Today the company has 5 locations in Florida (St. Petersburg, Land O?Lakes, Ocala, Ft. Myers, & Palm Bay), 3 Cox Lumber Ltd. locations in Grand Cayman, & Tibbetts International in St. Petersburg.

Tibbetts has cultivated relationships with manufacturers of top end construction materials to bring you the highest quality products at a reasonable and competitive price.

Visit www.TibbettsLumber.com for more information.

“Building the Future. Restoring the Past.”

2820 Kirby Cir .

Palm Bay, FL

32905

321-409-9800

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Associate Spotlight, Member News, News|0 Comments