So far I have written about some of my experiences working and growing up in the lumber yard business with Mr. Tibbetts. My experiences also included the paper end of our business.
Our fourth of five regional meetings will be on Thursday, May 23 at the Hilton Inn, 10309 Highland Manor Drive in Tampa East/Brandon. Our speakers for the meeting is FBMA Lobbyist, Kari Hebrank, who will give an update on FBMA’s political agenda and the Florida Building Codes, and David Lewis, Norbord Industries, who will update you on allowing the use of wood in the construction of schools and on the Florida Building Codes.
It’s with a heavy heart that I must say goodbye to all of my family and friends living in Florida. Michelle and I have decided to start a new chapter in our lives and have made the tough decision to relocate to our home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia.
With great sadness we note the passing of Dee Callum, wife of former FBMA Chairman of the Board, Tim Callum, Gator Door East. After a three year battle with cancer, Dee passed away on Tuesday, May 7 with her family by her side.
All Quality Products began in 1977 as a Pittsburgh Paint and Paneling Store. Thanks to the support of the community and a lot of hard work, the business was able to grow into a full scale lumber yard, hardware store, and mill shop. Today, family owned All Quality Products continues to insist on giving exceptional quality and unsurpassed customer service.
It’s been since August of 2007 that we had greater single family permitting than we had in March—five and a half years of very tough sledding!
FBMA’s second regional meeting held in Orlando on Thursday, April 25 was well attended and very informative.
The next Fundamental Tools Workshop is Leadership and Communication. The key to a good organization is their management team, through an effective leadership and communication program. This four hour program brings to light the ability to have good insight into people’s actions and best methods for handling those actions.
The third of five regional meetings will be held on Thursday, May 9 at the Courtyard Miami Lakes, 15700 NW 77th Court in Miami Lakes.
I was giving some thought on my next article about my many years with Mr. Tibbetts, and thought I would write about my first trip to the Cayman Islands with Bob Fehr, Cox Lumber President, and Mr. Tibbetts. First I want everyone to know that this trip took place about thirty-five years ago, so many things were done differently. We started the trip from the St. Petersburg Airport on one of Red Carpet Airlines DC-3 planes.