Prominent construction company founder accepted to elite invite-only organization

BOCA RATON, Fla. Stephen Shanton, CEO and president of Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL), Venture Construction Group (VCG), and VCG International (VCGI) is honored to join the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). YEC is an invite-only, highly selective, quality over quantity organization for entrepreneurs. Once invited, the YEC membership application process is rigorous and vetted. Applicants provide detailed business information along with supporting documentation, must be under the age of 40, and owner or founder of a business that generates a minimum of $1M in revenue with headquarters in North America.

Award-Winning CEO Stephen Shanton Joins Young Entrepreneur Council

Coined as “the most elite entrepreneurship organization in America”, the YEC is helping disrupt business mentorship and the professional business organization model. To date, the invite-only organization has accepted less than 10 percent of the over 14,000 applications. The YEC forum provides a platform for select member entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and resources to make high-value connections. The YEC has been recognized for their expertise by major media outlets including Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Time, Tech Crunch, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Wired, The Atlantic, Mashable, The Huffington Post, and many more.

Award-Winning CEO Stephen Shanton Joins Young Entrepreneur Council

“This is a true honor. I believe that being a part of such a powerful organization and movement and connecting with other movers and shakers will encourage tremendous growth,” says Stephen Shanton, founder and CEO of Venture Construction Group, Venture Construction Group of Florida, and VCG International.

Shanton has led his companies to massive success in growth, revenues, property owner education, innovation, customer service, accreditations and philanthropy. With a commitment to education and a dedication to innovation, Venture companies carry the industry leading certifications and continue to stay on top of the latest trends, tools, and techniques.

As an industry leader, Shanton implements leading educational courses, safety standards, and technology tools to provide the best level of service under the sun. Always on the curve of innovation, Venture companies are one of the first in the industry to implement 4K/ HD/ 3D Drone Mapping in property inspections to provide comprehensive details to property owners.  Shanton and his companies have been featured in numerous media outlets including Qualified Remodeler, Roofing Contractor, Commercial Construction and Renovation, Construction Business Owner, Professional Roofing, Construction News & Report Group, Building Design + Construction, Roofing- The Industry’s Voice, Builder, Coatings Pro, Roofers Coffeeshop, and many more. Shanton’s projects have garnered numerous industry awards for excellence including the prestigious Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers in the U.S., Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, and is the proud recipient of the FRSA S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. Venture companies are committed to philanthropy and support numerous charities including ALS Association, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Luke’s Wings, Packard Center for ALS Research at John Hopkins, Support Our Troops, Shanton ALS Foundation, Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, and many more.

“We assemble the best of the best,” says Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

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 won the prestigious Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, and is the proud recipient of the FRSA S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, 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

Award-Winning CEO Stephen Shanton Joins Young Entrepreneur Council

About the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite only organization created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The YEC provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and resources, make high-value connections and provide mentorship. The YEC has led various public campaigns to improve access to and policy around entrepreneurship, from the FixYoungAmerica grassroots campaign to the Youth Entrepreneurship Act and, more recently, the launch of BusinessCollective, a virtual mentorship program (in partnership with Citi) that helps millions of aspiring and current entrepreneurs launch and grow new businesses. YEC also launched the MentorshipNetwork so members can give back by working with top organizations, like Junior Achievement, that support the next generation of business leaders. Paying it forward while supporting each other’s growth is integral to YEC’s mission to empower entrepreneurs, who, across the board, believe that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive — nor should they be. Learn more at

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