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    Monday, April 16, 2018
    As many of you know, the MSBIA has taken on a remodel project for Karen Hicks. She is a Sarasota County Deputy Sheriff and Guardian Ad Litem, a Court Appointed Special Advocate for vulnerable children. As a Guardian Ad Litem, Karen works with children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties that have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Through no ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Political, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    The advocacy that your MSBIA performs on the local, state and national levels is evident in many successes. Earlier this year, a strong contingent of your membership went to Tallahassee to represent you in matters of important legislation during the legislative session. The following are the major bills that passed this past session by both the House and Senate and approved by the Governor. All ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 05, 2018
    GATES Construction is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Simpler as Superintendent. Simpler will be responsible for daily onsite supervision of GATES’ projects, including quality control, safety and security, project close out, and transition planning. Simpler has over 16 years of construction experience with a wide variety of project types. He received his B.S. from Colorado State ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, March 26, 2018
    I am happy to share a well-deserved thank you to our members that participated in last weeks Manatee County Commission public hearing. The Commissioners heard our plea and voted to maintain their Impact Fees at 90% in lieu of increasing them to 100% on April 18, 2018.  Why is this important? The potential effect to the Manatee County Impact Fees would have been an average increase of over $900 ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Political, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    Thanks to everyone who attended the Installation banquet at the Westin Sarasota the evening of November 9, and to our new Board of Directors who participated in an all-day retreat and planning session on November 10.Click here for pictures from the Installation of OfficersWe have a lot of experienced board members, all involved and critical to our industry, and a new enthusiasm and drive to build ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, October 30, 2017
    It’s beginning to be that time of year again where the weather cools off and we begin planning for the Holiday season. As an association we also look forward to our annual Installation of Officers, which will be at the beautiful Westin Sarasota on November 9th. This event is an important one in the life of our association when we install our duly elected President and other members of the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    Mike Rahn was inducted in the Florida Housing Hall of Fame at the FHBA Fall Conference on Saturday, October 21st. Mike’s honorable record of service in the Marines prepared him for a life of service to this country, his family, and this building association. Mike is and has been an active and steadfast member of the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) over many years. His work ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Six Attorneys from Icard Merrill Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018Three Attorneys Also Earn “Lawyer of the Year” Awards Sarasota, Florida – October 17, 2017 – Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. (Icard Merrill) – a Sarasota-based, full-service law firm – announces that six of its attorneys have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, October 16, 2017
    As NAHB Now has reported in their post Eliminate the Dust: Complying with the new Silica Standard, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased the permissible levels of exposure to crystalline silica for construction. NAHB is actively lobbying policy makers informing them that this change in the ruling is wide-reaching and will be difficult to enforce let alone meet. ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, October 06, 2017
    Dear MSBIA Members, October is once again National Membership Recruitment Month! We are excited to kick-off our Membership Drive by having a contest to win tickets to a NFL Monday Night Football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons on December 18.Thank you for being Members in the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association! Without you as a Member, we would be just ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, September 05, 2017
    We are once again face-to-face with human tragedy in the form of Hurricane Harvey that slammed into Texas this past week. I am reminded that my problems are insignificant compared to those that have been so adversely affected.  Sure, there is still pain in what we are enduring, but hopefully we can see beyond our own issues and support those in need.  As we continue to watch and wait for the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article