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Pensacola Strong Towns Award

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CivicCon celebrated 23 individuals and organizations on Monday, December 4th 2023 for their work in making Pensacola and the surrounding area an even better community.

Fooladi, president and CEO of ParsCo was awarded the Strong Towns Award which recognizes individuals or organization that embody the ideals of Chuck Marohn, founder of Strong Towns, who advocates for smart, bottom-up development patterns to make cities safe, livable, inviting, financially strong and resilient.

The Strong Towns award recognizes the Strong Towns mantra of making good use of our existing resources and infrastructure, instead of creating costly new sprawl.

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CivicCon live: Who helped make Pensacola great in 2023? Find out at CivicCon Awards (msn.com)


Strong Towns Award

Amir Fooladi

As ParsCo President and CEO, Fooladi has invested heavily in renovating historic buildings in the downtown area, his most recent project being the Motor Inn Station Number Two in Belmont-DeVilliers. He’s played a significant role as general contractor in the renovation of several of the downtown’s most iconic buildings including Brent Lofts and the historic Marston Quina renovation, which won the Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for Best Historical Renovation in Florida.

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ParsCo Construction in Pensacola, Florida

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5 Reasons Why You Should Choose ParsCo construction in Pensacola, Florida for your general contracting needs.

Are you planning to build a new home or renovate an existing property in Pensacola, Florida?

Choosing the right construction company is crucial for the success of your project. While there are many construction companies to choose from, it’s always a good idea to choose a local construction company for many reasons.

Familiarity with local building codes and regulations:
ParsCo Construction is headquartered in Pensacola, Florida and has more of an understanding of local building codes and regulations than a company from outside the area. This can help ensure that your project is completed on time and within the legal requirements.

Knowledge of local weather patterns:
Pensacola, Florida, is known for its tropical climate, which can pose unique challenges for construction projects. ParsCo has experience working in the area’s climate and is well equipped to handle weather-related issues.

Access to local suppliers and materials:
ParsCo has established relationships with local suppliers and materials providers. This can help ensure that your project is completed with high-quality materials and within budget.

Faster response times:
When you work with ParsCo Construction, you can expect faster response times than you would from a company located outside the area. This is especially important if you need urgent repairs or renovations.

Support for the local economy:
By choosing ParsCo Construction, Florida, you’re supporting the local economy. Local businesses create jobs, boost the local tax base, and help keep money within the community.

If you’re looking for a reliable construction company in Pensacola, Florida, look no further than ParsCo Construction. Our team of experienced engineers, architects, builders and contractors have been serving the local community for over twenty-five years.

At ParsCo, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality workmanship, using only the best materials, and providing exceptional customer service.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help bring your construction project to life.

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The 64th Annual Parade of Homes West Florida Offers the Best in New Home Construction and Amenities

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By Amir Fooladi, HBA President

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association (HBA), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Parade of Homes. We are pleased to have the Parade of Homes back to the original time frame.

Being in the spring offers people who are courting the idea of moving over the summer an opportunity to view firsthand some of the product that will be available. With the hot housing market, inventory has impacted the number of entries we have for this year’s Parade of Homes. However, we are very pleased that this community event is taking place, especially since this is our 64th year.

In terms of cutting-edge technology and features, make sure you see the HBA’s American Dream Home, built by Signature Homes, LLC, in the gated community of Iron Rock, in Escambia County. Iron Rock, a 290-lot gated community offering architectural details warm rustic hues that tie to local elements native to the landscape.

The beautiful Iron Rock community is in one of the fastest growing Pensacola suburbs. Cantonment, Florida is a mere 20 minutes from downtown Pensacola and 30 minutes from both NAS Whiting Field and NAS Pensacola. Cantonment is located in Escambia County, Florida’s westernmost county at the tip of the “Panhandle” and is home to an International Paper Mill operation.

The private Iron Rock neighborhood will feature a host of amenities with room for future amenity additions as the community grows to its full potential. Enjoy an atmosphere that embodies nature and yet feels like a resort.

The Dream Home is a very spacious 2,252 square-feet, four bedrooms and three bathrooms including a two-car garage with an impressive list of features and upgrades. “Pensacola Energy Natural Gas Advantage Elite Home features are designed to save money and reduce energy consumption,” said Marketing Manager Jill Grove, of Pensacola Energy. “This has been an exciting project for our team of professionals who were involved in the planning before construction began. We made significant recommendations to develop a customized energy-feature package that will benefit the homeowner for years to come.”

I am very thankful to the team at Signature Homes, LLC for building this beautiful home for the HBA. Also, we could not do this project without the help and support of our Dream Home Donors, and our major partner in Pensacola Energy. Make sure you view the Dream Home Donors list and if you see something you like in the Dream Home, contact one of the donors. I am sure they can be of service.
What are we seeing in the housing industry across the nation? Consecutive solid monthly gains for builder confidence, spurred in part by the slightly easing mortgage rates, signal that the housing market may be turning a corner even as builders continue to contend with high construction costs and building material supply chain logjams. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes in February rose seven points to 42, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This is the strongest reading since September of last year.

As the housing industry celebrates New Homes Month in April, recent data from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), reveals that first-time home buyers account for almost half (43 percent) of the new home market in 2021, up from 32 percent in 2018.

According to the index, about two-thirds of the builders reported that more than 20 percent of their homes were sold to first-time buyers. Twenty-seven percent of builders said more than half of their sales were to first-timers.

“A growing number of first-time buyers are eager to purchase a new home, yet home prices remain a challenge,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla. “Policymakers must address the barriers to entry for buyers, such as soaring material costs added to the price of a new home, to keep the American Dream of homeownership within reach of everyone.”

Home builders recognize the variety of factors that contribute to housing affordability. This year, building materials have played a significant role. Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180 percent since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than $24,000 since April 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home.

The average first-time buyer share has trended upward steadily since NAHB began using the current methodology to measure it in 2016. Between 2018 and 2021, the share grew strongly from 32 to 43 percent. The reason for the upward trend before 2018 is less clear, but declining interest rates undoubtedly contributed to the post-2018 surge. The rate on 3-year fixed rate mortgages in the Freddie Mac Lender Survey declined from over 4.75 percent in October 2018, to under 2.75 percent by the end of 2020.

What is interesting is that this coincides with what we are seeing in Northwest Florida. Land prices have skyrocketed, the hidden costs of housing with regulations and fees have made it harder for first-time home buyers to obtain homeownership. This is why the Home Builders Association fights against regulations and fees that add to the cost of housing but does nothing to protect the health, safety and welfare of home buyers.
If you are in the market for a new home, the Parade of Homes will afford you the opportunity to see homes of all shapes and sizes complete with valued amenities.

I encourage you to visit the homes scattered throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Special thanks the home builders who have entered homes into the Parade including Acorn Fine Homes, D.R. Horton, DSLD Homes, Encore Homes by Parsco, Flynn Built, Holiday Builders, Lennar, Mitchell Residential, Owens Custom Homes & Construction, Inc. and Signature Homes LLC.

The Parade of Homes is brought to you by the HBA, Signature Homes LLC, SNS Realty, Pensacola Energy, Ballinger Publishing, Pensacola Magazine, WEAR TV 3, COX, CAT Country 98.7. This year’s Parade is set for May 6 – 14, 2023, with weekend hours from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and weekdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

In closing, whether you are a potential home buyer or looking to build a home, the Parade of Homes has something for everyone.


Parade of Homes Pensacola 2023

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HBA of West Florida; Home and Product Expo 2022

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Mark your calendars for the Home and Product Expo, set for Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st at the Pensacola Interstate Fair Expo Hall.

Pensacola Home & Product ExpoAdmission is free.

WHAT:           Home and Product Expo

WHEN:           April 30 – May 1, 2022

WHERE:         Pensacola Interstate Fair Expo Hall

TIME:             Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. / Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

COST:            Free

PARKING:     Free

SPONSORS: Hancock Whitney / Blue Coral Sport Fishing Towers / Alyssa’s Etc.

Bring your personal documents to be shredded for free on Saturday the 30th from
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. thanks to Hancock Whitney Bank.

KJM Land Surveying / CAT Country / WEAR TV 3 / Cox Communications

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The Condominiums at One Palafox Place Progress

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Brent Condominiums at One Palafox PlaceUnits under construction-

Located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, Florida- One Palafox Place occupies a 4.5-acre city block and includes seven buildings, 200,000 square feet of commercial space, and an open-air pedestrian breezeway connecting the block to the east side of Palafox Street.

The Brent Condominiums at One Palafox Place will feature 30 contemporary, luxury units on the second and third floors of  the historic Brent building – ranging from 400-square-foot individual studios to 1,340-square-foot residences. 

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Gateway Church of Christ Opened It’s New Location

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The Gateway Church of Christ celebrated a new location Sunday morning.

The church opened its new facility at 445 Creighton Road in Pensacola.

The church is 55,000 square feet and has many amenities.

It features a large sanctuary, a cafe, a gymnasium and two kids play areas.

The building will open for community activities beginning in January.

Visit gatewaycoc.org for service times and to learn more about the church and the resources it offers to the community.

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New Scholarship For PSC Students Announced By Builder

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A new scholarship has been announced Tuesday by a local builder for Pensacola State College Students.

Pensacola builder Amir Fooladi established the the PSC Student Constructors Endowed Scholarship for students hoping to enter the construction field.

Fooladi, PSC President Ed Meadows and the PSC Alumni Association announced the PSC Student Constructors Endowed Scholarship during a afternoon press conference Tuesday at the Pensacola campus.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled in the College’s carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and drafting design programs.

The scholarship also will help supply Northwest Florida with more construction trade employees.

“One of the biggest hurdles in our industry right now is finding good people and having a skilled labor force,’’ Fooladi said. “A lot of times we don’t have the skilled labor we need. Some of the biggest hurdles we face in our industry right now are finding good people and having a skilled labor force. We want to help our community by creating high-paying jobs for an industry that’s really in need of people.”

“Mr. Fooladi’s generosity is greatly appreciated and comes at a critical time to help meet the major shortage of skilled workers in the construction field,” PSC President Meadows said.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction sector jobs are projected to grow about 4 percent each year through 2029 and gain about 296,300 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupation, the BLS reported.

The median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $48,610 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

Fooladi earned a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi and is an adjunct instructor at the University of West Florida where he teaches construction administration and contract law.

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Student Constructors Endowed Scholarship

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In an effort to help students who want to earn a living in the construction industry, Amir Fooladi, of ParsCo Construction and Encore Homes, has created “The Student Constructors Endowed Scholarship” at Pensacola State College (PSC).

This will help students in Carpentry, Drafting Design, Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC programs.

Please join us on August 17th, at 3:30 p.m. at Pensacola State College, Building 18, Parking Lot W. for the announcement and dedication of the scholarship. This is off Airport Blvd.

Amir, who serves as the Secretary on the HBA Board of Directors, encourages you support the cause by donating to PSC Alumni Association and designate: The Student Constructors Endowed Scholarship. See attached flyer.

The HBA appreciates Amir’s efforts to create a skilled workforce for the future of the construction industry.

To donate to this scholarship, visit alumni.pensacolastate.edu
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