June 9, 2021
06/18: CDBIA Building Industry Hour on 1580am WCCFAM AND 100.9FM Guest: Security Alarm Corporation
06/22: CDBIA Next Gen Council Meeting- open to all members
06/25: Building Industry Oversight Committee Meeting
07/09: CDBIA Building Industry Hour on 1580am WCCFAM AND 100.9FM Guest: Pat Hand, Dancing Moon Travel
07/10: CDBIA Dart Tournament
07/15-7/16: Southeast Building Conference
07/16 42nd Annual Aurora Awards
07/16: CDBIA Building Industry Hour on 1580am WCCFAM AND 100.9FM Guest: Open
07/19: CDBIA Professional Women in Building meeting, sponsored by Cindy Grover, Harbor Home Builders
09/09: Market Trends of SWFL
Welcome to the CDBIA family
The following new members were approved by the CDBIA Board of Directors in May:
Eric Loche, Morgan Stanley
Sponsor: Rich Lancette, AMS Floors
Cara Reynolds, Wrightway Emergency Insurance
Sponsor: Wendy Atkinson, Nolan Family Insurance
Scott Nuwer, Scott W. Nuwer Inc.
Sponsor: Kelley Munsell, Harbor Nissan
Rich Lancette, AMS Floor
Sponsor: Bob Miller, Boyette & Miller Construction and Development
Stacy Rose, Best of the Best Blinds & Designs LLC
Kelley Munsell, Harbor Nissan
Erin Hallstead, affiliate of Michael Saunders & Company
Colleen Ferrara, Conserva Irrigation of SWFL
Rachel Henthorn, DOT Lumber LLC
Sponsored by James Weisberg, Quality Homes of Port Charlotte
Update on Lumber
This has probably been the most exciting week since mid-April. Dozens of our members had reached out to me after seeing the WSJ article, and other national news stories on the prices of lumber coming down. Click here for the link to the WSJ article.
The price tracker below provides an overview of the behaviors within the U.S. framing lumber pricing market. The information is sourced each week using the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite which is comprised using prices from the highest volume-producing regions of the U.S. and Canada.
NAHB has worked hard to keep this topic, and all building supplies as a top priority. As the NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke stated in a meeting this week "it's time to stop being nice and start being angry". Chairman Fowke met last week with US Secretary of Commerce Raimondo.
NAHB also shared this video. Members from throughout our nation worked hard to reach our to our federal legislators. By the end of next week, NAHB feels each legislator will be contacted. To see how effective this is, please enjoy the following video: EVERYONE IS TALKING LUMBER ON CAPITOL HILL
Options for Industry Members
Navigating the Lumber Price Crisis
Escalation Clause for Lumber Materials: NAHB recommends including an escalation clause in contracts that indicates if lumber prices increase by a certain percentage, the customer would be required to pay the extra costs.
Understanding Appraisal Approaches: Appraisers can incorporate three approaches to determine the value of a property: the sales comparison, cost and income methods. Learn how the cost approach can help builders.
Freddie Mac Supports Collaboration Between Builders and Appraisers: Scott Reuter, single-family chief appraisal officer at Freddie Mac, notes the importance of this relationship and provides additional resources in a recent blog post.
Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage? As home builders and remodelers adjust to soaring materials prices, one area that may be overlooked is the impact of prices on a project’s insurance coverage.
How Builders Are Dealing with Lumber Prices: NAHB recently asked builders about their reactions to the rising and volatile lumber prices in its April 2021 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).
NAHB has resources available to share with your community to demonstrate how rising material costs is hurting home buyers, builders and the housing industry.
When you register by June 30th, you'll automatically be entered to win a FREE two-night stay at the Gaylord Palms Resort during the upcoming 2021 Southeast Building Conference! This room reservation will cover your stay for the nights of July 14 and July 15!
You are invited to the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association's Dart Tournament on July 10th 2021 at
The Icehouse Pub (http://www.theicehousepub.com/) in Punta Gorda. Registration will begin at 1:30 pm and darts will be in the air at 2:30 pm.
Prizes will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place dart teams.
Prize for 1st place: $400 AND they get to choose which of the following CDBIA nonprofit members will receive $500:
Boy and Girls Club of Charlotte County
Charlotte County YoungLife
Crossroads Hope Academy
Gulf Coast Partnership
The Homeless Coalition
Registration is $80 per team. A team is four (4) players.
Sponsorship opportunities available:
Bullseye Sponsor - $1500 Your Company's Logo on all 10 Dart Board Signs which will remain posted for 2 weeks after the event . Mentioned in all event promotions. Logo on drink coasters. Company logo on front of T-shirts. Sponsor is able to put marketing material at dart tournament event. Two free team registrations (8 players) and the opportunity to present the winners with awards.
Neck Gaiter Sponsor - $1000 You will receive your company logo on 5 dart boards which will remain posted for 2 weeks after the event. All players will receive a gaiter with your logo on it. One free team. Mentioned in all event promotions.
1st Round Sponsor - $750 8 table signs in the Dart Bar Area. Logo on Drink Tickets. Mentioned in all Event Promotions. Logo on 1 Dart Board sign. One free team registration (4 players).
On the Board Sponsor - $200 Logo on Dart Board Sign which remain posted for two (2) weeks after the event. One free team registration (4 players). Mention in all event promotions
Click here to register: https://charlottedesotobia.growthzoneapp.com/ap/Events/Register/vrADoaeL?mode=Attendee
Thank you sponsors:
Enjoy scenes from the last Dart Tournament:
You are invited to the next meeting of the CDBIA PWB (Professional Women in Building)
This meeting is sponsored by Colleen Defillipo,
This event is FREE to all members of the CDBIA PWB.
For CDBIA Members and Guests the price is $10.
Food and beverages will be available with your registration.
Please register by 6/18 so we can ensure a head count to purchase food and drinks.
Click here to register.
When you are a member of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association, you are also a member of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.
Here are some of the fantastic savings available to members from your memberships to all 3 associations:
Planning a vacation? Let your membership with the CDBIA help save you money!
Hotel Planner We have negotiated special hotel rates as well as consolidated the best hotel rates available in the marketplace. Our service strives to ensure you the best pricing and hotel booking experience possible.
Ticket Monster Fantastic savings on Disney, Universal and attractions all around our nation! You can also get deals on movie tickets, Escape Room, cars, hotels and events such as superbowls and your favorite concert!
Expedia- Save 10%: Through registering with National Purchasing Partners, you are eligible for up to a 10% on expedia's low prices.
Dancing Moon Travel CDBIA Member Pat Hand, Dancing Moon Travel can be your personal guide to giving you the best experience during your next vacation.
Weekly and sometimes daily, we have experienced construction workers contacting us looking for employment.
We always recommend first they visit http://members.cdbia.com/jobspot.
If you are hiring, let us know. We will continue to promote your openings on our page and our social media.
Let's get your crews full and get everyone back to work.
Stwan's Pressure Washing
For the month of June Stwan’s Pressure Washing is offering 10% off any service to all CDBIA members.
Appointments can be for any month, as long as you schedule an appointment before the end of June you will receive 10% off your service.
Call today to schedule your FREE estimate and mention this promotion 941-276-8629.
Ken Rite Construction
Help Wanted-Construction Estimator/Sales
Competitive salary plus commission
Experience in construction estimating and Microsoft office.
Residential remodeling, custom homes and light commercial.
Opportunity for potential growth and investment in the company.
To apply, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that Murdock Stones Etc. sells a large variety of mulch at everyday low prices? This week, we'll tell you that our Melaleuca Mulch is $2.75 for a 2 cubic foot bag....and Melaleuca is Florida friendly and BUG RESISTANT. ($3 to $4 at most other establishments) 590 Prineville St. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market). 7621 Sawyer Circle (off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox). www.murdockstonesetc.com. 941-629-6651
Suncoast One Title & Closings
Carolyn McManus-Bagiardi has joined Suncoast One Title!
Carolyn grew up in Boston, Massachusetts before moving to sunny Southwest Florida in 1994. Carolyn has over 27 years of experience in the title industry. She is a licensed title agent and carries a Certified Land Closer Designation through the Florida Land Title Association. Carolyn will, as the new Vice President oversee operations across all offices for Suncoast One Title and will be a catalyst in influencing expansion of the company by partnering with talented title agents in Southwest Florida and beyond.
Please give her a warm welcome!😁👏
If you are interested in joining her at Suncoast One Title, please reach out!
Dancing Moon Travel
Pat Hand with Dancing Moon Travel: In week number three in the June Let's Talk Travel series focusing on Hawaii, Pat once again welcomes Carlos Banks from Pleasant Holidays. This week, they visit the island of Hawaii or better known as the "Big Island".
Pleasant Holidays has been voted "Best Tour Operator - Hawaii" 17 Consecutive Years. https://fb.watch/6bsghvt_Uu/
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/
News for you
From the desk of Greg Murray, City Manager
Current Board and Committee Vacancies (Volunteer Appointment Information Form)
Board of Zoning Appeals – (Two alternates) Meets the fourth Tuesday at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers. City residency required. Seven member board with two alternate members. Three year terms, maximum of three terms. Financial disclosure required. Makes recommendations to City Council on variances to City Code.
Code Enforcement – (one alternate) Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 9 a.m. in City
Council Chambers. City residency required. Seven-member board with two alternate members.
Three-year terms. Maximum of three terms OR partial term plus two more terms. Financial
disclosure required. Makes recommendations to City Council on variances to City Code.
Burnt Store Isles Canal Advisory Committee – Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Must be resident of Burnt Store Isles Canal Maintenance Assessment District. Five-member board. Three-year terms. Maximum of three terms OR partial term plus 2 more terms. Financial disclosure required.
Building Board – (One contractor and one consumer advocate) Meets monthly on the 4th
Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers – City residency not required. Seven member board with two alternate members. Three-year terms. Maximum of three terms OR partial term plus 2 more terms. Four members must be involved with the building
industry and three members must be consumer advocates who are not, nor ever have been, involved with building industry.
General Employees’ Pension Board – Meets quarterly and as called in Council Chambers. Five members – two City residents at-large, two general employees and one member appointed by the Board. Four-year terms – no maximum. Financial disclosure required. Charged with management of the General Employees’ Pension Fund.
Wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccination?
Click here: www.tinyurl.com/CharlotteVaccine
They have been responding within a day, and setting up appointments within 24 hours of their call.
Currently, as of June 3rd:
Percent of residents series completed: 46.1%
Total People vaccinated: 58.2%
Percent of residents series completed: 27.7%
Total People vaccinated: 36.3%
Percent of residents series completed: 39.1%
Total People vaccinated: 48.4%
Click here to view number of people vaccinated
Charlotte County Committee Vacancies
The Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee is seeking three volunteers, two business representatives and one resident. Members must be residents of Charlotte County. The resident representative must live within the CRA boundaries and business representatives must represent a business that is located within the CRA boundaries. Meetings are held quarterly in the Administration Center at 18500 Murdock Circle and are generally held on the first Monday at 10:30 a.m. To obtain an application, call 941-743-1300 and select option 1 or email Lisa.Eby@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
The Historical Advisory Committee is searching for two volunteers who must be permanent residents of Charlotte County who are interested in preserving the history of Charlotte County. The position calls for these members to serve from different Charlotte County historical organizations. The terms are three years and will be staggered in order to be in compliance with Ord. No. 2004-045, Sec. 1-11-69. The HAC’s functions, powers and duties include:
• To evaluate and make recommendations about where historical markers
• should be established;
• To review development and construction projects of historical significance;
• To provide input on potential historic districts;
• To provide input on historical programs and outreach efforts;
• To make recommendations on establishing an archives/collection program;
• To raise funds to preserve historical structures and amenities;
• To provide recommendations to the board on issues relating to those duties specified above or other duties assigned by the board;
• To review and provide input on the capital improvement budget.
For more information, please contact Morgan.Cook@charlottecountyfl.gov.
The Agricultural and Natural Resources Advisory Committee is searching for two voluntary members who must be residents or owners of real property in Charlotte County and broadly representative of the interests of agricultural land ownership and use, agricultural commodity finance and production, agricultural processing, agricultural economics and marketing, agricultural engineering and water management, soils use and fertility, wildlife management, geology and mine
engineering, and environmental conservation. Both volunteers must be engaged in commodity production. The term is effective immediately upon approval and will expire Dec. 31, 2024. If you are interested in an application and information, please contact Morgan.Cook@charlottecountyfl.gov.
The following MSBU/TU Advisory Boards are seeking volunteers who must be both a property owner within and reside within the Unit. Submit applications to Public Works Department, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; call 941-575-3600 or e-mail MSBU-TU@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
• Boca Grande Street & Drainage Unit is seeking one member to fill vacant unexpired terms through Oct. 31, 2021.
• Burnt Store Village Street & Drainage Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2021.
• Don Pedro Knight Islands Street & Drainage Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2024.
• Gulf Cove Waterway Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2022.
• Harbour Heights Waterway is seeking two members to fill vacant unexpired terms through Oct. 31, 2021 and Oct. 31, 2022.
• Manasota Key Street & Drainage Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2023.
• Manchester Waterway Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2024.
• Northwest Port Charlotte Street & Drainage Unit is seeking one member to a fill vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2022.
• Rotonda Heights Street & Drainage Unit is seeking one member to fill a vacant unexpired term through Oct. 31, 2021.
• Rotonda Lakes Street & Drainage Unit is seeking five members to fill vacant unexpired terms through Oct. 31, 2021, Oct. 31, 2022, and Oct. 31, 2023.
• Suncoast Waterway Unit is seeking five members to fill vacant unexpired terms through Oct. 31, 2022, Oct. 31, 2023, and Oct. 31, 2024.
While we are working on many issues for you, such as impact fee increases, building supply chain issues and increases on product, we have not stopped working on unlicensed handyman.
This is a reminder to you that the CDBIA is an anonymous hotline. If you happen to see someone doing work without a license, you can report it to the CDBIA. The CDBIA will report it to the county and never reveal who contacted us. All calls are strictly confidential.
Another suggestion to help homeowners.
When you are bidding on a job, you are welcome to share the resources available to explain how they can make sure they are hiring the right person (contractor) for the job they are wanted completed.
Checklist for hiring a builder, remodeler, contractor.: This is a checklist that can help a homeowner perform their due diligence when hiring a contractor
Tips for hiring a contractor- This brochure is from Department of Business and Professional Regulation and offers additional resources for Florida
What a handyman can and cannot do- This is a list of what a handyman can do in Charlotte County.
With your help, we can create additional awareness to your potential customers when they see lower bids coming in and how to check to make sure that person is the right person for the job.
To report an unlicensed person to the CDBIA, you can call 941-625-0804 or send an email to email@example.com.
Recent reported crimes
Punta Gorda – Overnight subject(s) cut the catalytic converter off a 2002 Ford Excursion that was parked outside a business.
Englewood – 3 unlocked vehicles burglarized – pocket knife & money taken.
Port Charlotte – Vehicle (locked) burglary – Window broke, No valuables were left inside = nothing taken.
Port Charlotte – Theft of bicycle from residence that left garage door open, owner left garage door open at lunchtime while he watched TV, owner provided video. *Suspect located and arrested*
Port Charlotte - 2 TV's removed from new condominium complex by unknown suspect(s).
Punta Gorda – 2 catalytic converters stolen from a Dodge Ram 3500 & a Ford E-series van being kept at a storage facility.
Punta Gorda – 13 exotic Tegu lizards stolen from licensed owner's property.
Gasparilla Rd – Burglary/Grand Theft from a boat on the water. Unknown suspects removed a 25hp 2 stroke motor, a 12 volt marine battery, and a 5 gallon fuel tank.
Port Charlotte – Residential Burglary – 4 rings removed from bedroom by unknown individual.
• Reminder, Charlotte County public schools are out for summer on June 4th. More kids will be out & about, biking, playing and enjoying our beautiful community!
• As always, please remember to remove your valuables, key/key fob & guns and always lock your doors!
• The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office offers a drug addiction recovery initiative for anyone who decides to make a change and choose life without drugs. They may bring their "user amount" of drugs to any Deputy or Sheriff's facility without fear of arrest. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will then assist them in obtaining necessary treatment.
• If you see something suspicious, say something. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office non-emergency #941-639-0013
• The 2021 Tip A Cop is here and is scheduled for Thursday May 27th , 11:30 am to 9:00pm at Buffalo Wings & Rings, located at 1020 El Jobean Rd. in Port Charlotte. Last year's event was such a big success, we could not have done it without our own uniformed celebrity waiters and waitresses from our Law Enforcement and Corrections divisions. Tips raised will go to support The Law Enforcement Torch Run that benefit Special Olympics Florida.
Come on out and have some fun while being waited on by your Law Enforcement officers and lets raise money for a great cause!! 100% of the Tips raised go to support Special Olympics Florida. Thank you for supporting the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics.
• The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office encourages civilian participation in crime prevention activities through its Volunteer Services Unit. County residents volunteer in four areas: Citizens Observation Patrol, Marine Patrol, Parking Enforcement and Administration. Volunteer participation often has a direct impact on the effectiveness of deputies. Interested individuals willing to contribute a minimum of 16 hours per month should contact Sgt. Al Sacco (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download an application at CCSO.org and return it to any District Office.
• Charlotte County Sheriff's Office district offices will be closed on Monday May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.
For the Week of June 21
Existing Home Sales: Tuesday, Jun 22
After reaching a record high in October, existing home sales dropped to a ten-month low in April, as tight inventory continues to limit sales and fuel home price growth. Existing home sales fell 2.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.85 million in April. The median existing home price in April surged to an all-time high and was the largest annual pace on record. Meanwhile, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts, rose 1.9% to 111.3 in March.
New Home Sales (May): Wednesday, Jun 23
After a significant downward revision for the preliminary March data, newly-constructed single-family home sales fell 5.9% to an 863,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in April, the lowest since June 2020. Residential demand continues to be supported by low interest rates, a renewed consumer focus on the importance of housing, and solid demand in lower-density markets like suburbs and exurbs. However, higher building costs, longer delivery times, and general unpredictability in the residential construction supply-chain are now having measurable impacts on new home prices.
FHBA NEWS- June 14, 2021
Reserve Your Room for SEBC This Week!
The Southeast Building Conference will take place July 15-16 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL.
In addition to the region's largest industry trade show, more than 40 hours of continuing education, and in-person networking with your colleagues, FHBA business meetings also take place throughout the week. Visit http://fhba.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDA3MTY1MiZwPTEmdT0xMTU0NzM1MzkyJmxpPTg3NDc3OTk5/index.html to see all meetings
The special room rate for SEBC attendees will expire on June 21. Make your reservations today to ensure your room is in this room block! Visit http://fhba.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0xMDA3MTY1MiZwPTEmdT0xMTU0NzM1MzkyJmxpPTg3NDc4MDAw/index.html for details
NAHBNow: Watch the 2021 Spring Leadership Meetings
NAHB members and executive officers are invited to watch the Leadership Council and Board of Directors meetings during this week’s 2021 Spring Leadership Meetings. The meetings can be observed via livestream webcasts on desktop or mobile devices.
The first session of the Board of Directors will take place tomorrow, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Smile! June is Oral Health Month.
Make your dental hygiene a priority with a MetLife group PPO dental plan from the FHBA Private Health Exchange.
The Comprehensive Plan option gives you the freedom to visit any licensed dentist in the country — or stay in-network and save by choosing from 481,000+ participating dentist access points. Plan highlights include a high annual max of $1,750 per person and no waiting period for preventative coverage.
Enroll now for a July 1 effective date: Visit memberbenefits.com/fhba for more information.
Meet Kerwyn Jones Wilson, Florida Certified Master Builder
Kerwyn Jones Wilson is the owner and CEO of Jones Construction and Design, LLC located in Quincy, Florida. Mrs. Wilson is passionate about the construction industry and works as a design professional, drawing custom blueprints and constructing those plans for new homeowners. When she isn't on the job site, in her pink steel-toed boots, you can find her sampling delectable cuisine with friends or even building parade floats for local events. She is also an active Realtor with EXP Realty working primarily in the Big Bend Area.
Kerwyn works tirelessly in the community and serves on several Advisory Councils and Boards of Directors. She is currently President of the National Association of Women in Construction Tallahassee Chapter, the Charter Founder of the Gadsden Chapter of the Future Builders of America, and Treasurer for the Community Economic and Development Corporation, just to list a few.
Complete This Survey For A Free SEBC Expo Hall Pass
In partnership with the Florida Department of Health, FHBA Builder members can receive a FREE SEBC Expo Hall Pass for completing their Radon Resistant Construction Survey.
This survey is quick, easy and less than 10 questions long. The goal is to help better understand if builders are aware of radon and its health effects, and if builders are implementing any "Radon-Resistant New Construction Features."
Take the survey today and receive your code to register for a FREE Expo Hall Pass! Less than three minutes of your time can save you $25!
Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BuilderSurveyRRNC to take the survey.