April 2017

FHBA Family Mourns the Passing of Arthur Rutenberg

One of Florida Home Builders Association’s most revered members – Arthur Rutenberg of Clearwater – suddenly passed away March 29, 2017 at the age of 89. Originally from Chicago, Rutenberg moved to Florida in 1953 and began building homes.  An astute businessman and innovative builder, he’s since pioneered home building franchises and designed revolutionary custom …

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Collier Building Industry Association Honors 2017 Parade of Homes Winners at Awards Breakfast

More than 30 overall excellence in construction design and merit awards were presented at the Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) 2017 Multi-Site Parade of Homes (POH) awards breakfast held Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Hilton Naples. According to 2017 CBIA Multi-site POH committee chairperson Jo Carter of The Interior Design Broker, 130 homebuilders, architects …

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Office of Insurance Regulation Launches Assignment of Benefits (AOB) Resource Webpage

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) today launched an Assignment of Benefits (AOB) resource webpage with information to educate Florida’s consumers about changes needed to discourage fraudulent AOB activity. The new webpage provides a sobering projection of insurance rate increases homeowners can expect to see in the next five years without any legislative reform. …

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The Bottom Line: FHBA Spring Conference Has Impact on Legislative Session

Wow! What an experience in Tallahassee last week. We had over 100 FHBA members converge on the Capitol, engaged in grassroots lobbying on behalf of FHBA priorities, and, on Tuesday, observed seven legislative committee hearings on FHBA priorities. The highlight of the event was FHBA President’s, Jeremy Stewart, presentation to the House Careers and Competition …

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