Another year has come and gone! We want to say thank you to each and every member of the Fredericksburg Area Builders Association for your ongoing support this past year. Before looking ahead to all of the great events and member networking opportunities at FABA, here's a brief look at 2017 in review. The year began with the annual Presidents Gala to welcome the 2017 Board, led by outgoing president, Dave Phelps. Each month our membership came together at various committee meetings and Hard Hat Networking Receptions. Throughout the year, we hosted two fun golf tournaments, a delicious Crab Feast and BBQ, and one of the most successful Membership Drives our association has seen. 2017 also was year that FABA brought back the Sales and Marketing Council. The SMC kickoff event and several awesome educational opportunities that they sponsored at FABA were just the beginning for this group. The 2017 Parade of Homes was a great success. We continued FABA's tradition of community service at Empowerhouse's Walk-A-Mile, and LuAnn's House of Hope Trees of Hope. FABA wrapped up the year with with float in both the Fredericksburg and Stafford Christmas Parades. There are so many opportunities for all of you to be involved and to network with other FABA members. Thank you for coming out to all of these events and supporting FABA.
FABA Turns 50!
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Thanking Our 2017 President
Dave Phelps served as the 2017 President of FABA. He is the founder of ICF Homes of Virginia, which specializes in designing and building insulated concrete form technology. During his time as president, Dave executed one of the most successful membership drives that FABA has ever experienced. Thank you Dave, for all that you accomplished this past year!
Welcoming Our 2018 President
Gene Brown is the President-Elect of FABA, being sworn in at the Presidents Gala on January 20th. He studied Business Administration and Computer Technology at the University of Mary Washington before he became Vice President of Atlantic Builders. Gene is excited to start his year of presidency at FABA! Be sure to say hello and congratulate him at the Presidents Gala.
January Calendar of Events and Meetings

January 17 - What's the DEAL with Hard Money Lending? 8:30am
                    (SMC Educational Opportunity - Open to all FABA members)
January 18 - Meet House Delegates and State Senators (Richmond, VA)                                       (in lieu of a Legislative Committee Meeting)
                 - Hard Hat Networking Reception (Park Lane Tavern) 5:00pm
January 20 - Presidents 50th Anniversary Gala (UMW University Center) 6:00pm
*All events and meetings are located in the FABA Boardroom unless otherwise noted.*
Virgina Legislative Bills to Watch
These legislative bills will be introduced to the Virginia State Legislature for vote this year. Each of these bills affects the housing industry.  Please review to see how this may affect your business.
For more information and summaries to each bill, click here.
VA-HB59 - Transportation
VA-HB72 - Prioritization Process Project Selection
VA-HB98 - VA Public Procurement Act
VA-HB103 - I-95
VA-HB121 - Community Schools
VA-HB129 - Worker Retraining Tax Credit
VA-HB179 - Public Facilities
VA-HB193VA Public Procurement Act
VA-HB199 - Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, and Media Literacy Advisory Council
VA-HB209 - Duty to Take Reasonable Precautions
VA-HB237 - One Stop Small Business Permitting Program
VA-HB391 - Uniform Statewide Building Code
VA-HB399 - School Boards
VA-HB471 - Small Business Tax Exemptions
VA-HB473 - VA Procurement Act
VA-HB475 - Commercial Motor Vehicles
VA-HB500 - VA Small Business Financing Authority
VA-HB513 - Dept. of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
VA-HB555 - Landscaping
VA-HJ17 - Workforce Development Opportunities
VA-HJ41 - Transportation Funds
VA-HJ58 - Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation
VA-SB58 - Minimum Wage
VA-SB90 - VA Casino Gaming Commission
VA-SB140 - Motor Vehicle Fuel Sales Tax
VA-SB211 - Comprehensive Plans
Thank You FABA Member Renewals!

ARS/General Heating
C & F Mortgage Corporation

C & O Home & Business Services
Columbia Gas of Virginia, Inc.

Fredericksburg Country Club
Mid-Atlantic Technologies, Inc.
Legacy Engineering, P.C.


Lyons Stucco and Stone, Inc.
Rappahannock Electric Coop
Republic Home Builders

Robert B. Payne, Inc.
Simply Home, LLC
Walts Construction, Inc.

Incoming 2018 Board of Directors
Gene Brown
Atlantic Builders, Ltd.

Marc Simes
1st Vice President
WJ Vakos Companies

Stacey Lampman
2nd Vice President
Spaces Design Studio, LLC

Dave Phelps
Immediate Past President
ICF Homes of Virginia, LLC

Sara Cushing
Legacy Engineering, P.C.

Scott Hine
Assurance Financial Group, LLC

John Reid
Associate Vice President
Embrace Home Loans

Charlie Payne
Legal Counsel
Hirschler Fleischer
Dan Sandoval
Builder Director
Republic Home Builders

John Gasque
Builder Director
Toll Brothers, Inc.

Tim Hall
Builder Director
Tricord Homes

Brandon Serbay
Builder Director
BuiltRight Homes, Inc.

Jeremiah Horstick
Builder Director

Frank Sigmon
Associate Director
Builders FirstSource

Rusty Cowper
Associate Director
Union Bank & Trust

Maria Moore
Executive Vice President

Introducing the 2018 Cornerstone Sponsors

FABA's sponsorship packages include newsletter ads and they will be included! Once we have finished collecting all of the ads from our new sponsors, we will send out a "Part 2" of the January newsletter that recaps the President's Gala and promotes the events at the end of the mont and ALL of the sponsor ads will be presented. Sponsors, be sure to send your ads in by the Friday, January 12th deadline so your ad will be included. Email with any questions.

2018 Partner Sponsors

2018 Platinum Sponsors

2018 Gold Sponsors

2018 Silver Sponsors

2018 Friend Sponsors
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