News and Updates


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



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.



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.”


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. 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


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


Or Call 321-633-3113

Pictures From the Spring 2018 SAMTram

Photos From the 36th Annual Joyal Family Classic Spike Golf Tournament

Associate Appreciation Month September 2018

From plumbers to electricians and selling lumber to financing mortgages, associate members are a vital part of our association. They include suppliers, service providers and product manufacturers across all facets of the home building industry.

Take a moment to view all our associate members and thank a fellow member you do business with.

In recognition of your support, all associate members will be entered into a drawing.

The winner will be announced at the next membership meeting on September 25th 2018

September 2018 Associate Spotlight – UniFirst Corporation

UniFirst Corporation joined the Home Builders and Contractors Association in January 2018 to increase their exposure in the community. Doing business since 1936, UniFirst has created a business empire that provides multiple services.

These services include:

Employee Uniform Service – A full-service uniform rental program that goes well beyond basic workwear deliveries and takes care of all of your work apparel needs for one low weekly fee per employee.

Facility Service Programs – Provides cost-effective floorcare, restroom, and cleaning products to create a safe, attractive, and more productive workplace.

By nurturing a “family” corporate culture with a customer-focused business philosophy and maintaining finely tuned and ever evolving service operations, UniFirst has succeeded in delivering maximum satisfaction, value and results to their customer.

“Customers are the focus of everything we do. We, therefore, pledge our best efforts to exceed our internal and external customers’ expectations and to assist our Team Partners in achieving their very best? ”

For more information on UniFirst Corporation

visit or Call 321-269-2993

September 2018 Newsletter

Click here to read the September 2018 HBCA Newsletter

Economic and Housing Outlook Presentation