Leading Florida construction company acknowledged by Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. for excellence
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) wins the S.T.A.R.—Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Award in Sustainability from the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. (FRSA).The S.T.A.R. Award is an annual awards program presented by FRSA to recognize unique and exceptional projects completed in the state of Florida. Awards were presented at the 2018 S.T.A.R. Awards Dinner on June 28 at 6:00 pm at the Gaylord Palms & Convention Center in Kissimmee. The event featured a presentation highlighting winning industry projects. Attendees included contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects and other industry personnel. Prominent contractor companies in the state were recognized for unique projects in the following categories: Low Slope, Steep Slope, Specialty Metal Fabrication and Installation, Sustainable, Community Service Project/Charity Roof, Unique/Miscellaneous.
VCGFL won the award in the Sustainable category for a 144,069-square-foot commercial restoration project at Windjammer Condominium Association in Stuart. The project included re-roofing on 10 condominium buildings, pool house and maintenance building. The buildings had suffered extreme hail, water and wind damage from a severe hail storm in April, 2015.
“With over 20 years of experience specializing in commercial restoration and construction, we deal with many elements in Florida. As always, we’re committed to property owner education and providing multiple options throughout their project. We offer sustainable, durable, weather-resistant roofing solutions that withstand our intense storm seasons, while also cutting down on energy costs,” says Stephen Shanton, president of Venture Construction Group of Florida.
VCGFL provided a detailed property inspection and utilized 4K/ HD Drone Mapping to detect the wind, hail and water damage. Drone inspections provide high level assessment and scope of repairs, as well as accurate high definition photos for documentation required in insurance restoration. VCGFL utilized TPO coating to help Windjammer save on energy costs and ensure a long- life roofing system that will withstand Florida weather for years to come. TPO reflects the heat well in Florida sun. The construction team managed numerous challenges throughout the 9-month project including strict safety in a high traffic setting with minimal interruption to onsite residents, golfers and visitors.
The FRSA S.T.A.R. Award in Sustainability includes projects with sustainable elements such as Green/Vegetative/Energy Efficient, LEED, Solar/Photovoltaic, cool granule, reflective coating technology, micro turbine inclusive facilities, radiant barrier, highly insulated with CI system, insulation system inclusive of RB technology, roof system that brings a substandard building up to the new energy code. Judging criteria includes: aesthetics, size, completion time, special circumstances, unique project design, complexity of project, workmanship, teamwork, testimonials, and creative problem solving.
About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in industrial/ commercial projects, VCGFL assists property managers, condominium boards, homeowner associations, association boards, hotels and business complexes with general contractor services, specialty construction, historical restoration, water and flood mitigation, and property repairs due to fire, flood, water, wind and hurricanes. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Coatings Pro Contractor Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is a proud member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Orlando, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL takes care of the details every step of the way including roofing, siding, windows, drywall, flooring, paint, gutters to rebuilding properties after major storm events from hurricanes, tornadoes, and hailstorms. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Windstorm Insurance Network WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, WIND Certified Fellow®, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council. VCGFL is a proud member of Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA), Restoration Industry Association (RIA), Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB), Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA), Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. VCGFL credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. For more information call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at www.VCGFL.com.
About Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. (FRSA)
The FRSA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit association of roofing and sheet metal contractors, and industry-related professionals and companies. The association keeps its members informed of building code and other technical roofing-related issues as well as representing the member’s interests with lawmakers and regulators in Florida, and informing the public of the importance of doing business with licensed companies. The association provides its members with assistance in the cooperative purchasing of workers’ compensation insurance, among other services. The association also supports the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation and the FRSA Credit Union. The subsidiary FRSA Services Corporation is a for-profit entity that publishes Florida Roofing Magazine. For more about the FRSA, visit www.floridaroof.com.
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