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The Mission of the Blog will be: To provide the community a forum comprised of professional commentaries, in order to educate the public in making good construction and design related decisions. Bio for blog administrator Ray Allain: I have been a custom home builder in Naples Florida for the past 10 years. I obtained a degree, and worked in the field of engineering prior to becoming a home builder. I have been a member of the Collier Building Industry Association for the entire time i have been i. The building business, serving as a board member for five years, Secretary, Treasurer and currently President.
Do you have the right insurance coverage for your business?
Posted 12/9/2013 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments
What Is Next In Insurance in 2014??
Hire a professional for professional service
Posted 11/21/2013 at 7:08 p.m. 0 comments
You almost always get exactly what you paid for....
Plan for ‘Uncle Sam’
Posted 10/19/2013 at 7:07 a.m. 1 comment
It's never too early to begin your tax planning.
How to properly select AC systems
Posted 8/26/2013 at 5:08 p.m. 2 comments
Every Floridian knows that humidity is uncomfortable at times and practically intolerable at others, but did you know that it also affects the performance of your air conditioner?
Landscaping The Smart Way
Posted 8/11/2013 at 1:44 p.m. 0 comments
Hiring professionals may not be the cheapest but it always pays.
Why Hire a Licensed Plumber?
Posted 6/9/2013 at 9:24 a.m. 0 comments
Be smart when saving money and weigh all the costs. Insurance isn't free, and cheap isn't always a value.
How to Choose a Builder?
Posted 4/9/2013 at 8:33 a.m. 0 comments
Selecting a builder is more than a contract. It is more analogous to choosing a partner in a serious relationship.
A Handshake Is Not Always Enough
Posted 3/21/2013 at 1:27 p.m. 0 comments
Why its important to have a good contract.
The Impact Tax: Commonly referred to as the Impact Fee
Posted 2/25/2013 at 5:41 p.m. 0 comments
Impact fee taxes are used to pay for infrastructure needs caused by increases in population and must pass a dual rational nexus test to be legal.
The local government must demonstrate a reasonable connection, or rational nexus, between:
• the need for additional capital facilities and the growth in population generated by the subdivision; and the expenditures of the funds collected and the benefits accruing to the subdivision
– Hollywood, Inc. v. Broward County, 431 So.2d 606 (Fla. 4th DCA 1983)
Who is The Collier Building Industry Association?
Posted 1/30/2013 at 2:37 p.m. 0 comments
Our organization has the primary goals of advocacy, philanthropy, education and networking.