Florida Commercial Restoration Company Supports Consumer Advocacy and Education
DUCK KEY, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) proudly sponsored the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) 2019 Spring Conference. The conference took place at the Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key in the Florida Keys on June 3-5. VCGFL was the exclusive Hook and Cook sponsor and Gold Sponsor of the annual fishing tournament. As a long-time supporter of FAPIA, VCGFL staff also exhibited at the conference.
“Each year, we are proud to sponsor the FAPIA conferences. They do so much to improve the industry and really set the bar in ethics, education and advocacy,” says Stephen Shanton, president and CEO of Venture Construction Group of Florida.
The FAPIA Fishing Tournament was held on June 2 from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m., followed by the weigh-ins and award ceremony. Later that evening, the Hook and Cook Dinner took place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Hawks Cay chef prepared fish caught that same day by the FAPIA Fishing Tournament Anglers. The networking event featured a delicious fresh catch dinner and live music served ocean side at sunset.
The three-day conference featured exhibitors, educational seminars, networking events, and a round table discussion. The conference kicked off with a welcome from the FAPIA President, Craig Drillich, who encouraged members to support the exhibitors and sponsors who support policyholder advocacy. The educational seminars included sessions on public adjusting, law and ordinance, roofing, business interruption, wind damage, claims, appraisal vs. litigation, loss lessons from hurricanes Irma and Michael, and case law.
“The public adjusting industry appreciates the continued support from Venture Construction Group of Florida through FAPIA. They always go above and beyond,” says Craig Drillich, president of FAPIA.
FAPIA launched 25 years ago in Miami in the wake of Hurricane Andrew and has grown from a small group of dedicated insurance professionals to the largest state trade association for public adjusters in the nation with over 400 members. FAPIA continues to make strides promoting good public policy by developing educational programs to make the most up to date information available to the public adjusting community in Florida.
About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is a licensed general contractor and 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 commercial projects, VCGFL assists property management companies, condo associations, multi-family structures, hi-rises, retail/business plazas, government facilities, hotels and resorts with comprehensive general contractor services, restoration, mitigation, specialty construction, historical restoration, remodels, property repairs and rebuilds due to fire, flood, water, wind, hail, and hurricane damage. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Roofing Alliance MVP Award, 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 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. For more information call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at www.VCGFL.com.
About Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) was founded in 1993 to protect residential and business policyholders in the wake of devastating Hurricane Andrew in South Florida. Today, FAPIA consists of over 600 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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