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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.
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.