November 2023 Blog Archive

What Gen Z Wants From Leaders Tue, Nov 28, 2023 Mark Athitakis, Contributing Editor, Associations Now Like every younger generation, this one is testing tradition. But listening can spark new ideas for a healthier workplace. Recent research shows that Generation Z is starting to show some sway in... Read More

Florida Nuclear Auto Verdicts and Their Impact on the Commercial Auto Market Tue, Nov 28, 2023 Tyler Kocis, Surety and Risk Advisor, Furman Insurance Florida has seen a sharp rise in high-dollar legal cases, known as “nuclear verdicts,” significantly affecting the legal and insurance climate. This article delves into the ramificat... Read More

Delegate or Do It Yourself? Tue, Nov 28, 2023 Mitch Levine, CEO, Corporate Finance Solutions Most companies’ founders are responsible for the majority, if not all, of the management responsibilities, as well as some of the production, service or administrative responsibilities. There&rsqu... Read More

Florida Solar Incentives 2023 Tax Credits & Rebates Mon, Nov 27, 2023 Lora Novak, Senior Editor, Today’s Homeowner Florida’s nickname is the Sunshine State and it’s not surprising that it’s one of the country’s most popular states for solar power, according to the Solar Energy Industries ... Read More

Reasons for Florida to Go Solar Mon, Nov 27, 2023 Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director Florida is the Sunshine State and it’s not surprising that it’s ranked third for solar potential but only fourteenth in terms of rooftop solar installed. Solar installation is expected to double in the ... Read More

FRSA and BOAF Partner to Bring Roofing Code Updates to Industry Professionals Mon, Nov 27, 2023 Mike Silvers, CPRC, Owner, Silvers Systems Inc. and FRSA Director of Technical Services As the end of the year approaches and we start filling next year’s calendar, it is a good time to revisit what has been accomplished this year. In particul... Read More

Beyond the Blueprint: Navigating Project Specifications Mon, Nov 27, 2023 John Kenney, CPRC, CEO, Cotney Consulting Group In last month’s article, “Decoding Construction Drawings: The Essential Guide for Roofing Contractors,” we highlighted the principal role of blueprints for roofing contractors. Howeve... Read More

Tallahassee Tidbits Mon, Nov 27, 2023 Chris Dawson, Attorney, GrayRobinson The Legislature is slowly preparing for the 2024 Regular Session and October saw the commencement of committee weeks with a slew of agency reports and budget forecast updates. Bill drafts are starting to trickl... Read More

Protecting Your Job Sites During Hurricane Season Mon, Nov 27, 2023 Trent Cotney, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP In August, Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida and caused serious damage to parts of the Gulf Coast. Although its wrath could have been worse, it serves as a reminder that hurricane season is still in... Read More

Industry Updates - November 2023 Mon, Nov 27, 2023 CORE Roofing Systems Has Acquired McCurdy-Walden Inc. Founded in 1986, McCurdy-Walden, a roofing contractor serving North Florida, has been acquired by CORE Roofing Systems. McCurdy-Walden is a full-service roofing contractor that provides roof repl... Read More

Building Risk Categories Wed, Nov 08, 2023 Riku Ylipelkonen, Owner, Standard Building Advisors and FRSA Technical Advisor Have you ever wondered why hurricane shelters protect you better than your home in the event of a hurricane? One of the main reasons that municipal buildings and hospital... Read More

Upcoming Solar Panel Changes in the Florida Building Code 8th Edition (2023) Tue, Nov 07, 2023 The new 8th Edition (2023) of the Florida Building Code (FBC) includes a few changes to sections that cover Solar Energy Systems. They are fairly limited in their scope but they do present an opportunity to review. In this article, we will examine re... Read More

Establish a Legacy of Giving with FRSA Foundation Endowment Wed, Nov 01, 2023 Looking back over the history of the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation, much has been accomplished. Thanks to the generous donations of many in the industry, the Foundation presents roofing specific continuing education seminars and awards sch... Read More