May 2019

University of North Florida Students Visit a Residential Building Site

Students enrolled in the Construction Management degree program at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville visited a luxury custom home under construction to learn more about a possible career in residential home building. Sponsored by the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA), in conjunction with the Custom Builders and Remodelers Council (CBRC), nearly 70 students …

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Commissioner Truex to Attend White House Immigration Ceremony

Charlotte County Commissioner Bill Truex accepted President Donald J. Trump’s invitation to attend Thursday’s Rose Garden ceremony where the president will unveil his plan to modernize America’s legal immigration system. Truex is chair of the National Association of Counties Immigration Reform Task Force, which provides a forum for county officials to discuss immigration and its …

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E-mail Governor DeSantis to Support HB 7103 and Rein-In Local Government Abuses

The FHBA enjoyed a very successful 2019 Legislative Session. As part of HB 7103, we passed language reining-in local government abuses with respect to impact fees, inclusionary zoning, private inspectors, delayed permitting and other issues. Now, the fate of HB 7103 lies in the hands of Governor DeSantis. The Governor is being pressured to veto …

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NEFBA Member Highlight

David Hacker, owner of Construction Specialties of North Florida, and Michael Lenahen, owner of Aurora Builders serve the Northeast Builders Association (NEFBA) in many ways, but their most recent activity was to bring a group of students from the University of North Florida Construction Management program to tour a 10,000 s/f house Michael is building. …

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The 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

If I had to sum up the 2019 Legislative Session for the home building industry in one word, OUTSTANDING! The tenor of the House and Senate begin with the appointed leaders, House Speaker Jose Oliva and Senate President Bill Galvano. A big thank you to both of them for fostering a free-market environment that recognizes …

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BASF Member Highlight

The Building Association of South Florida (BASF) is hosting its’ 75th Anniversary and Installation Gala on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Our 75th Annual Installation evening will be held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, downtown Miami, with the induction of President Jose M. Gonzalez. Jose is the Executive Vice President of Florida East Coast Industries. (FECi). FECi …

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Association Health Plan Strategy

National Association of Home Builders in partnership with FHBA has expressed a growing interest in the possibility of jointly purchasing health care and related benefits for their members.  To answer this interest the NAHB has engaged Mercer, a national firm with a division that focuses on offering Association and Franchise benefit programs.  The first step …

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Opportunity to Change Fire and Building Codes

If you’ve ever wanted to make changes during the establishment of Florida Fire and Building Codes, this is your opportunity! The Florida Fire Code Advisory Council seeks to fill its FHBA licensed contractor seat, once honorably held by the late Jay Carlson. The Council, composed of 11 appointed seats, advises and recommends to the State …

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