Construction News
March 2020
Please Enjoy Our March 2020
CCCIA Newsletter
CCCIA is Experiencing "The Luck of the Irish!"
I was once told that March is the beginning of many things new and this March appears to be following that trend. We have Baseball Spring Training, Daylight Savings Time, the Beginning of Spring and the start of the Easter Celebrations to name a few.

The CCCIA is extremely happy to add to the March list of beginnings. The March Dinner Meeting on Thursday March 12 th will feature the Cape Coral Economic Development Manager “Ricardo Noguera”. As we are all aware construction is everywhere in Cape Coral. We approached Ricardo several months ago regarding his input for this meeting and asked that he share what he is seeing in the future for our great City. This is not a meeting you will want to miss!!!!!

In keeping with luck of the Irish we may see the long-awaited agreed conclusion regarding the Sea Wall Standards discussions after two years, add to that the more recent 60/40 Impervious Standards quickly coming to a possible close. These have not been easy tasks to overcome, however with the collaborative efforts of CCCIA Executive Director “Bill Johnson Jr” and the Cape City Staff setting meetings for discussions with the stake holders we are almost there.       

We realize that St. Patrick’s Day is March 17 th however in keeping with the spirit of the day a little pre-green might be a nice touch for this Dinner Meeting.

Marty McClain, EnviroStruct, LLC.
2019- 2020 CCCIA President
CCCIA March Dinner Meeting
Thursday, March 12th 2020 @

Palmetto Pine Country Club
Thank you to our March Dinner Meeting Sponsor Williamson Bros. Roofing
Development Opportunities in Cape Coral
March Dinner keynote speaker, Ricardo Noguera, Cape Coral Economic Development Manager will discuss Growth & Opportunity
  • Ricardo Noguera has three decades of experience in economic and community development. He originally hails from Brooklyn, New York. Noguera holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural geography from Hunter College, City University of N.Y. His master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley focused on city and regional planning. Noguera has devoted his career to revitalizing distressed communities and drawing foreign and domestic investment into communities in California, the Pacific Northwest and South Florida.
We still have some Showcase of Homes Magazines available. Want some? Email:
Sinclair Custom Homes
Koogler Homes, Inc.
Palmer Homes of SWFL
Questions please reach out to Dawn at or
February Dinner Meeting Highlights
John Honc, Bubba Williamson and Brent Stokes were our industry experts to discuss seawalls and docks. A very lively discussion and excellent questions educated and enlightened a nearly sold out crowd. Thank you to you all for your continued partnership with the CCCIA.
New Member Introductions


When you become a new member of the CCCIA, we will recognize you at the dinner meeting following your approved application. This recognition will allow you a minute to introduce yourself and your business to the dinner attendees comprised of members and city officials. We will also present you with a perpetual date plaque to display in your place of business to celebrate your years of dedication and support of the CCCIA

 February Dinner Meeting, New Member Introductions
White Stone Developments
Florida Cooling Solutions, Inc.
Amethyst Design * Style
RLD, Inc. (Rosado Landscape Design)
Macias, Weiss and Associates, CPAs
Generator Supercenter
SuEllen's Floral Company
Networking Opportunities
Each of our dinner meetings allows you the opportunity to network with builders and their affiliates. Partnership opportunities are limited only by how many contacts you make. Networking, targeted marketing to our database of members and face to face meetings will elevate your Business in Cape Coral and beyond. If you work your membership, your membership will work for you!
Search our database for your companies listing. Update everything! There is a new website coming with enhanced membership data, opportunities and optics. The more in-depth your company profile, the easier it will be for other members and the Cape Coral community to find you and do business with you, and recommend you to others.

Being a member is fun!
New Member Application
Want to share your positive experience with the CCCIA and other members? Please send us your recommended members.
We want to make your photos FAMOUS!
Big changes are going on around here and the CCCIA offices are changing too. We will be launching a new web site and we need your Cape Coral photos! Three amazing photos will be used on our home page and the talented photographer/s will WIN a FREE DINNER at one of our monthly dinner meetings. Email your favorite Cape Coral Photos TODAY! (No really, we need them ASAP!)
Building Industry News
Bill Johnson, Jr, IOM
Executive Director / CEO
239-772-0027 - Office
239-980-4612 - Cell
Builders Liaison Meeting

I wanted to reach out to the CCCIA membership and inform you of our next Builders Liaison Meeting with the City of Cape Coral Building Department.

The meeting is going to be on Wednesday March 25th at 7:30 am in City Council Chambers. the address is 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. Cape Coral, FL. 33990

This is your opportunity to speak in an open forum with representatives from all departments in the City. Our meeting will allow you to discuss any issues that you are currently experiencing in the field or at the permit counter.

If you have any topics you want brought up for this meeting , please send them to me prior to the 25th

"Is there a subject you would like to know more about? Please message me directly!"
CCCIA Industry Update
As we finish up the 1st quarter of 2020, I just wanted to reach out and update the membership on what the CCCIA is working for on your behalf.

We have several issues that we have various stakeholders groups engaged with the City on.

* Our Seawall task force is working with the City on finalizing new Site Specific Engineering Standards along with a raised cap height to help contractors with higher elevation homes. We had a successful meeting with Staff and Council on February 24th and we should wrap this issue up soon.

* Our Code Committee has been looking at the newly adopted Land Development Code and one of the primary issues is the 60/40 rule. Our Committee has met with Staff and we are reviewing ways we can keep our contractors under the 60% without driving up costs of the home. This meeting is taking place this month and we will have an update to share soon.

* We have made headway in the PUE issue and what is allowed in it. After meetings with the City & Council member Gunter, We feel we will have a resolution to this issue that will benefit both the Industry & the City.

* Our Building Industry Oversight Committee continues to work with staff on issues we see, levels of service and Building Fund Reserves.

There will always be situations where the CCCIA will be your voice. It is the our mission, along with our volunteer member committees, to work for you to resolve these issues and accomplish common sense building codes and changes that effect us all. of us. I will be giving regular updates via our newsletter & emails on issues that we face as an industry.
Sheriff Carmine Marceno
Lee County Sheriff's Office

Article Submitted by: Dr. Kim Swanson
Crime Prevention Practitioner
Community Response Unit - LCSO
Crime Prevention at Construction Sites
. The Commerce Department stated in December 2019 that the construction of new homes in the U.S. was at a 13 year high (Market Watch, January 2020). Lee County has seen an increase in permits pulled for all types of housing. This means construction sites are abundant in both residential and commercial areas. 
Please see below for link for the New Land Development Code.
City of Cape Coral New Land Development Code
The City of Cape Coral Adopted a new Land Development code in August of 2019

The CCCIA formed a task force to review this new code and work on several issues that relate to our industry and the way Single Family Homes are built in Cape Coral.
Two CRB Vacancies in Cape Coral
You can make a difference in our Community
Construction Regulation Board Vacancies- Get involved
There are two CRB vacancies – 1. Contractor possessing a valid “B” certificate or higher, and 2. Roofing Contractor.

  • On 3/2, Council will determine if they want to appoint an applicant who has applied for the roofing contractor vacancy. I have one roofing contractor application.
  • On 3/3, the Clerk’s office will be advertise for any of the vacancies that remain exist. 

City of Cape Coral Affordable Housing Advisory committee is also needing to fill a vacancy for a Labor position in the building industry.

If you are interested please complete the application and return to:

Kimberly Bruns, CMC
City Clerk
Cape Coral City Clerk's Office
1-239-574-0417 PHONE #4417
1-239-242-5344 FAX
QLESS Permitting Sign In Service
City of Cape Coral Building Department
The City of Cape Coral’s building division now has a way to sign in and “join the line” for permitting services on line or via cell phone app.

The link below will direct you to the City’s website for more information.

The flyer below can also be disseminated to your employees to make them aware of the new sign in system.
The final link below will give you detailed instructions on how you can use this system that you can print out.

This system will greatly enhance your customer experience and keep you from waiting long periods of time in City Hall.
City of Cape Coral Building Department February 2020
Permit Applied Report
City of Cape Coral Building Department February 2020
Permit Issued Report
CCCIA New Member & Renewals Spotlight
Welcome Our New February
CCCIA New Members

  • Weiss Construction Group
  • World Blinds - USA
  • Premier Flooring
  • Channel Mark Construction
  • Hickcox Brothers Marine
  • Edwin Ambert Interiors
  • LVCC Real Estate
  • LIguid Outdoor Media & Digital Media Services
  • KellyBLVD Furniture, LLC

Members don't do business with non-members. Spread the word about the benefit of being a CCCIA member. Send your referrals to Janis at
CCCIA Member Renewals
February 2020

1 Year
  • First Horizon Bank

2-6 Years
  • Naples Lumber & Supply
  • Cool Water Custom Pools
  • HC Carpentry
  • Comcast Business

7-10 Years
  • Ron Schmitt Construction

11- 14 Years
  • Ryan Hammond, Inc

15+ Years
  • LAI Construction Management, Inc.
  • Avalon Engineering
  • Preferred Materials

Want to spotlight your business and share what the CCCIA has done to help you grow! Send us your testimonial along with your logo and we will put it up on our Facebook page for all to see.

Please contact Janis Keim at for more details
Want to share a Members ONLY Deal? Want to share any deal?
We are here for you. As part of your membership, we want to partner with you on Facebook. Send us the details and we will share your post with other members. Give us as many details as possible and include an image. The CCCIA does not cost, it pays to be involved. BUILD, BELONG, BENEFIT!

If you are interested in hosting a members networking event, please contact Janis at
CCCIA Job Zone
If you are looking for help OR looking for work, please send us your Job Posting or resume.
Email Bill at for more details.
Looking for help? Looking for work? Members helping members. It's what we do!
We can help you find employees or employment. Please send us a share worthy job description with all details necessary to get the word out. The better the job description or resume, the faster we can get the job done!
CCCIA Upcoming Events

March 4th - CCCIA night at the EverBlades!

March 12th - CCCIA General Membership Dinner Meeting - 5:30 pm - Palmetto Pine Country Club
Subject: Economic Development

April 9th - CCCIA General Membership Dinner Meeting- 5:30 at Palmetto Pine Country Club
Subject: Environmental Building Concerns

May 8th- CCCIA General Membership Dinner Meeting- 5:30 at Palmetto Pine Country Club
Subject: Marketing Your Business in 2020

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