Commercial restoration company leads the way in property owner advocacy
ORLANDO, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) sponsored the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjustors (FAPIA) 2018 Fall Conference at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort on October 27- 29. VCGFL sponsored the Scary Insurance Claims Cocktail Party on Oct. 27 and the Public Adjuster’s Sunday Brunch on Oct. 28. VCGFL exhibited and held meetings with industry leaders throughout the event, and also sponsored a DJI Spark drone contest.
“Insurance advocacy for policy holders is what FAPIA does and they’re great at it! We had a wonderful time and we look forward to continuing our support of this critical organization,” says Stephen Shanton, president of Venture Construction Group of Florida.
The conference featured breakout sessions, networking events, roundtable panel discussions, exhibitors, and a forum for construction and restoration professionals to connect with attorneys and public adjusters and share resources on the latest issues and trends affecting the insurance restoration industry.
The conference kicked off with a welcome address by FAPIA president, Jimmy Farach. Breakout sessions included large loss claims, flood claims, construction, drone technology, insurance company practices, Hurricane Michael causation issues and Florida policy law, and a public adjuster roundtable discussion.
Known as the “gold standard” of state public adjuster associations, FAPIA launched 25 years ago in Miami in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. FAPIA has grown from a small group of dedicated insurance professionals to the largest state trade association for public adjusters in the nation with nearly 400 members. FAPIA’s goal is to educate the Florida legislature on major issues affecting the insurance restoration profession and to help deter regulation that hurts policyholders and the profession.
“It was great to connect with so many amazing industry professionals who are also leading the way in property owner advocacy. ‘It takes a village’, and FAPIA is definitely the village. We learn so much at every conference,” says John Carr, managing director, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
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, Panama City Beach, 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 the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjustors
Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) was founded in 1992 to protect residential and business policyholders in the wake of devastating Hurricane Andrew in South Florida. Today, FAPIA consists of nearly 400 members who are committed to ensuring homeowners who suffer an insured loss receive full and fair compensation from their insurance carriers. FAPIA members are located throughout the state and commit to a strict code of ethics as well as continuing education requirements to ensure policyholders receive the best representation. FAPIA consists of licensed insurance professionals who use their expertise to advocate for the consumer. The association is working to grow and enhance the industry by improving laws and regulations that govern public adjusters and their services to policyholders. For more information, visit www.FAPIA.net.
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