Friday, March 30, 2012

Facebook Timelines

As of today, March 30th, all Facebook business pages will be converted to Timeline. There are a lot of new features that are incorporated to the Timeline and overall will allow users to access past posts a lot easier than previous pages. Read on for some of our favorite features:

-          Admin Panel:  The area at the top of the page makes it easier to see updates that you need to respond to. You will need to click on "Updates by others" to see some of them. You can also see new "likes" easier, so you can welcome them by name.
-          Cover Photo:  This prominent photo allows you to choose a unique image to boldly express what your page is all about. There are differences between personal Timelines and page Timelines, so what you know about personal Timelines may not necessarily apply to the page one.
-          Milestone:  Now you are able to pinpoint an exact date of a special occurrence. These special dates will be accessible via a special list.
-          Private Messages:  Pages still aren’t able to send messages, but if they choose to allow their fans to message the page then admins will be able to privately respond as the page.
-          Highlighted Applications:  Admins can choose what page information is highlighted by adding the box to the top of the page. They can also drag and drop to choose the order.

There are many more features to be excited about. We found this article that we think is worth sharing <Click here to read more.>

As always, many people do not like the change. We believe this to be a step in the right direction. Stay tuned and we will continue to provide you with up-to-date information about these changes. Use them to your advantage! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Building Code for Exams

As the state legislature continues modifying building codes and laws, the contractor exams must be revised. A new exam is developed every few years based on the most recent codes. This is one of those years.

Beginning June 19-20, 2012, the 2010 Florida Building Code will be used for the contractor examination. If you have purchased books and taken classes based on the 2007 building codes, April is the last exam for which these books will be good. You will want to take this exam if you still need to test. Otherwise, you will be forced to purchase new booksThe registration deadline for the April 17 - 18, 2012 examination is March 18, 2012.

Sign up here:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Congratulations, February licensees!

Congratulations to the following Licenses, Etc. clients who were approved in February:

  • Glenn Babst at Glenn's Plumbing, Inc. of Marco Island, FL
  • Keri Croswell at Acts Construction, Inc. of Orlando, FL
  • William Samuels, Sr., at Approved Roofing, LLC of Bradenton, FL
  • Craig Miles at Miles Custom Builders of Naples, FL
  • Rene Suarez at Professional Building Restoration, Inc. of Wellington, FL
  • Chris Riendeau at CR Building Services, Inc. of Lake Clarke Shores, FL
  • Michael Delia at Home & Property Management Resources, Inc. of Wellington, FL
  • James E. Wark at JWARK Construction, Inc. of Clinton Township, MI
  • Dustin Dubois at Dubois Construction Services, LLC of Deerfield, FL
  • Robert Ainslie at Cambi, Inc. of Jasper, AL
  • Michael Brown of Winter Garden, FL
  • Matthew O'Brien of Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Benjamin King at Ben King Construction, LLC of Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Margarita Maria Alvarez at R&A Construction Services LLC of Margate, FL
  • Thomas Chad Lane of Winter Springs, FL
  • Leslie Hope at Hydra Engineering & Construction, LLC of  Crawfordville, FL
  • Joe Hope at Hydra Engineering & Construction, LLC of  Crawfordville, FL
  • William Frenzel at Frenzel Services, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jack Wilburn at Compass Building Services, LLC of Mount Dora, FL
  • Richard Haff at Pro-Tech Building Systems, LLC of Bonita Springs, FL
  • Jacob Werthem at TJRW, LLC dba Tact Services of Stuart, FL
  • Eli Smith of Naples, FL
  • Shawn Cook of Punta Gorda, FL

And remember if you would like to be set up on Social Media Networking sites, call Lisa at 239.963.5369 for more information.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Has your license been unexpectedly suspended?

We are always on the lookout for information we believe is share worthy. The article we found in the Construction Industry Licensing Board Newsletter is one such informational piece. You can see the entire newsletter by clicking here. Read on below for what to do if you suddenly find your license suspended.

“Has your Florida contractor’s license been suspended unexpectedly and you aren’t sure why? If so, there is a possibility that the suspension is for failing to comply with disciplinary actions taken against your license by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) or failure to comply with the terms of probation on your license.  If the CILB has taken disciplinary action against your license or placed your license on a term of probation, you may have items that required your compliance in order to maintain your license in a current active status. For example, you may have outstanding fines and/or investigative costs you owe to the Department; or you may have failed to provide proof of restitution made to a homeowner. If you were given a period of probation, you may not have complied with the terms of that probation. You may have even been ordered to take additional continuing education hours, but haven’t provided proof that they have been completed.

Please feel free to contact the Department to obtain information regarding your license status and to assist you with achieving compliance with the CILB’s requirements.  If you have outstanding fines, investigative costs or other unresolved disciplinary issues, please contact the Department at 850.487.1395 to make payment arrangements or to be put in touch with CILB staff. If you have received a notification letter of your suspension and have already made payment, you must provide proof of such to the Executive Director of the CILB. Please be sure to follow up with Department staff by contacting the CILB office to ensure that your suspension is lifted once you have complied with any outstanding discipline.

~David Spingler, Discipline Coordinator
Construction Industry Licensing Board”