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March 17, 2021

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Save the Date-Upcoming CDBIA meetings

04/06: CDBIA General Membership Meeting Calling All Young Building Professionals! Sponsored by Patriot Plumbing Corporation at Carmelo's

04/9: CDBIA Building Industry Hour on 1580am WCCFAM AND 100.9FM. Guest: Denise Dull, Gulf Coast Partnership

04/16: CDBIA Building Industry Hour on 1580am WCCFAM AND 100.9FM Guest: Craig Holt, Four Points by Sheraton

04/18 Construction Cornhole, benefitting the CDBIA Young Building Professionals

04/19 CDBIA Professional Women in Building Meeting sponsored by Wharton-Smith

05/04: May General Membership Meeting- Future Builders of America Scholarships

05/07: Gene Extejt Classic Swingo De Mayo Golf Tournament

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Updates from your CDBIA family

Lemon Bay Glass

Glass Shower Enclosure Installer
Our company is growing, and we are Hiring!!! – This is a great place to work. We are eagerly interested in hiring qualified individuals. Located in sunny Englewood, FL, we are a glass company currently seeking an experienced 'Mirror and Shower Door Installer'.
> The right candidate will have at least 2-5 years of experience. We are looking for someone with experience in all aspects of shower doors including framed, frameless, frameless sliding, etc.
> Candidates will be able to measure, fabricate, and install a variety of glass & mirror products.
> Top salary based on experience.
> You also need to have your own tools and a valid driver's license.
Customer satisfaction, craftsmanship, and attention to detail are crucial.
> This is a full-time position with benefits as well as a 401k plan + company match, profit sharing.
> Paid holiday/vacation time.
> A friendly work environment.
We are a high-quality shop looking for someone who is self-motivated and takes great pride in their work.

If this is you, contact us today with your resume.
> Lemon Bay Glass ph. #941-475-1281 > Email: info@LemonBayGlass.com; Place in Subject Bar - 'Shower Installer Resume'
> Link to see more about the company and job - https://lemonbayglass.com/glass-installer/

Murdock Stones, Inc.

Murdock Stones Etc. is looking to fill 2 positions...one for part-time driver. Some dump truck and/or loader/forklift experience preferred. The other job is for a yard worker/front end loader. Some front end loader experience preferred. Apply in person at 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte after 9am. We are open 8-5 Monday through Friday and Saturdays 8-12. It's a good place to work...we have employees that have been here 19, 10, 6, 5 and 5 years...NO phone calls please.

The Firm Advertising Agency

Get ready Southwest Florida! The Firm Advertising Agency is proud to be a part of the SWFL Parade of Homes™ through the CDBIA again this year. It begins March 6th and runs through the 14th. See some of the most innovative and progressive homes entered this year by local and national builders. If you can’t get out and see them all in person, click https://www.swflparadeofhomes.com/ go to their website and click the “Virtual Tour” links. Let us know how we can help you with a Virtual Tour. Call us. 941-347-8198

Consult Engineering

Consult Engineering’s new YouTube channel is called Building Integrity. Founder and Principal Engineer, Josh Porter, conceived of the channel as an educational (and entertaining) outreach of our company, as well as a digital brochure for our company, staff and services. While the inspiration was to find an alternative to traditional marketing during the Covid-19 era, the purpose is literally to build integrity within the construction industry through education and accountability. The target audience is the homeowning public, property managers, contractors, tradesmen, students and anyone interested in construction. We launched the channel just before Christmas with a good amount of content for subscribers to digest. Going forward we will build our video library with episodes featuring interviews with industry leaders from our office studio, on-the-job videos shot in the field during our inspections, in depth lessons with Josh at his desk and various fun, informational or visually appealing short videos.

We invite you to please subscribe to the channel and recommend it to your friends, employees and customers who may enjoy it. The direct link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9xpl8LyFRsKXASGHBBj_xQ

Once we reach 100 subscribers, we’ll be able to get a URL that is something like YouTube/channel/BuildingIntegrity, instead of that alphabet soup. And YOU can help us get there! If any of your companies have channels you’d like to promote, please let your CDBIA family know about them

Dancing Moon Travel

Pat Hand with Dancing Moon Travel features the owner of Dove Island Fishing Lodge in Sitka, Alaska! Visit her facebook page here

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2021 Marketing Tips Every Builder Should Know

Podcast: A Renewed Momentum on Housing Legislation

February Home Sales Down on Rising Material Costs, Interest Rates

Housing Releases

For the Week of March 29
Consumer Confidence: Tuesday, March 30

The Consumer Confidence Index fell 4.3 points from 92.9 to 88.6 in December, the lowest level since August 2020, as job growth continued to slow and more states re-imposed restrictions on business due to resurgence of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Present Situation Index plunged 15.6 points to 90.3, and the Expectation Situation Index increased 3.2 points to 87.5.

Construction Spending: Thursday, April 1

Total private residential spending rose 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $713 billion in January. The monthly gains are largely attributed to the strong growth of spending on single-family and improvements. Spending on single-family construction increased 3% to a $376.2 billion annual pace, and remodeling spending rose 2.3% in January. Meanwhile, multifamily construction spending inched up 0.7%.

Employment: Friday, April 2

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased 379,000 in February and the unemployment rate fell to 6.2%. Employment in construction declined in February due to the severe winter weather in many states. Currently, job gains in residential construction offset all the jobs lost in March and April, while non-residential construction is still missing 316,100 jobs that lost in the past 12 months.

For the Week of March 29
Consumer Confidence: Tuesday, March 30

The Consumer Confidence Index fell 4.3 points from 92.9 to 88.6 in December, the lowest level since August 2020, as job growth continued to slow and more states re-imposed restrictions on business due to resurgence of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Present Situation Index plunged 15.6 points to 90.3, and the Expectation Situation Index increased 3.2 points to 87.5.

Construction Spending: Thursday, April 1

Total private residential spending rose 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $713 billion in January. The monthly gains are largely attributed to the strong growth of spending on single-family and improvements. Spending on single-family construction increased 3% to a $376.2 billion annual pace, and remodeling spending rose 2.3% in January. Meanwhile, multifamily construction spending inched up 0.7%.

Employment: Friday, April 2

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased 379,000 in February and the unemployment rate fell to 6.2%. Employment in construction declined in February due to the severe winter weather in many states. Currently, job gains in residential construction offset all the jobs lost in March and April, while non-residential construction is still missing 316,100 jobs that lost in the past 12 months.ncome remaining after adjusting for taxes and inflation, rose 11% in January, the largest monthly gains since May 2020.

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FHBA NEWS- March 22, 2021
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Registration is now open for the 2021 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC).

Don't miss the region's top event, returning better than ever to the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

In addition to the FHBA conference meetings, SEBC features two days jam-packed with continuing education, networking and the region's best industry trade show.

w FHBA business meetings scheduled to take place during SEBC. Click here for FHBA Meeting Schedule

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HBI Acquires Future Builders of America

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) today announced it has acquired the programming, assets, and trademark of the Future Builders of America (FBA).

“The Future Builders of America has been the great pride of participating Florida schools, students and sponsors,” said Ed Brady, HBI’s president and CEO. “With FBA now a part of HBI, we have the potential to serve thousands more young people nationwide.”

“To create the next generation of America’s skilled workforce in residential construction will require our industry to attract more young people at the secondary school level,” said Brady. “As a career technical student organization, FBA scaled nationally could provide students everywhere the opportunity to gain the enthusiasm and abilities needed to be successful in building industry careers.”

“That is our vision for FBA,” Brady added. “We have much work ahead to reach it.”

FBA was launched in 2003 by the Florida Home Builders Association to link students with the local building community. It grew to 17 chapters across the state. Guest speakers and field trips to building sites, along with opportunities for summer and post-graduation employment, have helped introduce an estimated 3,500 participants to opportunities in the construction industry.

“FBA and its dedicated supporters have built a sustained commitment to youth pursuing rewarding careers in construction and related trades,” said Cindy Hall, who has served as FBA’s executive director since 2016. “HBI’s acquisition of FBA means our students will have the benefit of HBI’s national network of resources and its industry-recognized skilled trades curriculum and certifications.”

HBI trains skilled workers for the building industry. It is the nation’s leading provider of career technical education in construction. The independent nonprofit offers construction career training, certification programs, advance training, and job placement for more than 10,000 students each year. It is the largest residential construction trainer for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps, operating on 66 centers nationwide.

“Through this agreement, HBI is the proud steward of an extraordinary initiative first created by Florida’s home building industry, an effort that has made a positive difference for thousands of bright, young Floridians,” said Hall, who will serve as HBI’s director of FBA programs. “We will continue to work closely with the Florida Home Builders Association and FBA donors to assure its continued success all across the U.S.”

High schools participating in FBA can apply for a grant to fund implementation of HBI’s pre-apprenticeship curriculum in residential construction for students to earn industry-recognized credentials. Funded in part by The Home Depot Foundation and the National Housing Endowment, the “Schools-to-Skills” program is currently accepting applications. For more information, visit: www.hbi.org/s2s. Applications are due March 31, 2021.

Visit http://www.hbi.org for more information on HBI and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

FHBA Legislative Update

Today marks day 21 of the 60-day Legislative Session and day one of FHBA’s Virtual Hill Days!
But first, a quick recap of week three:
SB 268 Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing by Senator Keith Perry
SB 268 passed the Senate Regulated Industries Committee last Tuesday, 7-1.

If passed into law, the bill would expressly preempt the licensing of occupations to the state and supersede any local government licensing of occupations. The legislation specifically prohibits local governments from requiring a license for a person whose job scope does not substantially correspond to that of a contractor or journeyman type licensed by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).

The bill specifically prevents local governments from requiring a license for: Painting, flooring, cabinetry, interior remodeling, driveway or tennis court installation, handyman services, decorative stone, tile, marble, granite, or terrazzo installation, plastering, stuccoing, caulking, and canvas awning and ornamental iron installation.

This bill also authorizes local governments to issue journeyman licenses in the plumbing, pipe fitting, mechanical, and HVAC trades, as well as the electrical and alarm system trades (which is current practice by local governments). Like last year’s bill, FHBA continues to monitor the language and is actively working with the bill sponsor to express concerns.

Visit this link to learn more; http://fhba.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05OTI2OTE5JnA9MSZ1PTExNTQ3MzUzOTImbGk9ODUxMjk3NDU/index.html

HB 337 Impact Fees by Representative Nick DiCeglie

The proposed committee substitute (PCS) for HB 337 Impact Fees was formally adopted and passed (13-5) out of the Local Administration and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee last Tuesday. To watch the committee hearing visit this link, http://fhba.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05OTI2OTE5JnA9MSZ1PTExNTQ3MzUzOTImbGk9ODUxMjk3NDg/index.html and start the video at 17:30 for testimony related to this bill.

The PCS includes all provisions of HB 337 except for the three percent cap, which was replaced with a phase-in method based on percentages and annual limitations. CS/HB 337 is now in the House Ways & Means Committee.
HBA Governmental Affairs Director, Dane Bennett, defended the proposed legislation in remarks to the subcommittee. He said government consultants who conduct impact-fee studies “often are hired on their ability to basically show the need for the largest increase.” Bennet's testimony was quoted in this article by the Orlando Sentinel, (visit this link to read, http://fhba.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT05OTI2OTE5JnA9MSZ1PTExNTQ3MzUzOTImbGk9ODUxMjk3NTA/index.html). He further went on to explain that impact-fees are then passed directly onto the home buyer in the price of a new house. “For every $1,000 increase in the price of a new home, 10,274 Floridians are priced out of the marketplace.”

CS/HB 337’s Senate Companion, SB 750 by Senator Joe Gruters will be heard this Wednesday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Senate Community Affairs Committee – Chaired by Senator Jennifer Bradley of Orange Park, FL. Please tune into https://thefloridachannel.org to watch live.

As previously noted, CS/HB 21 Construction Defects has one remaining committee (Judiciary) in the Florida House before it heads to the floor. FHBA leadership will be meeting with Judiciary Chairman, Rep. Danny Perez, and Florida Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls this Wednesday, March 24.

CS/CS/SB 1128, which preempts local governments from prohibiting natural gas in new and existing homes, sailed through its second Senate hearing 9-0 last Tuesday in Senate Community Affairs. It has one remaining committee reference before it heads to the Senate floor.

CS/SB 284, which will prohibit local governments from adopting “building design” or aesthetic controls on single and two-family dwellings in their land development regulations (*with exceptions), passed its first Senate hearing last Tuesday, 6-3, and is now on tomorrow’s (3/23) agenda for Senate Regulated Industries. Its House companion, HB 55, has passed through all three committees in the House and awaits its final vote on the floor.

CS/SB 72 by Senator Brandes, which includes a provision to shield businesses from COVID-19 liability suits cleared the full Senate Thursday (3/18) with a party-line vote.

Finally, the Senate Appropriations Committee signed off on SB 100, one step further in dismantling the MCORES project which was led last year by Former Senate President Bill Galvano.

As always, FHBA members are appreciated for staying up to date on lobbying efforts in place to protect your bottom line. To learn more, tune in Thursday at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) for another FHBA Governmental Affairs virtual committee meeting.

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