Leading Restoration Companies Support Military Personnel and Veterans
CHARLOTTE, N.C..— Venture Construction Group (VCG) and Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) recently sponsored Team Evolve in the Bonefrog Race on Oct. 19. The race kicked off at Porter Farms, 7600 Miami Church Rd, Concord, N.C. Start times began every 15 minutes from 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Bonefrog is the world’s only Navy Seal obstacle course. The race consisted of three different race options: a 3-mile course with over 20 obstacles; 6-mile course with over 30 obstacles or a 9-mile course with over 50 obstacles. Team Evolve earned their Trident, which is earned when a participate completes all the Bonefrog Races in one calendar year. Team Evolve also won the Biggest Team award. All participants received a timed race entry, HESCO Bonefrog T-Shirt, finisher medal, followed by an after-party including a free beer and group photos.
“At Venture, we’re committed to giving back, and we honor our nation’s military personnel and veterans,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president, Venture Construction Group of Florida, Inc., Venture Construction Group, Inc.
The Bonefrog races were created by U.S. Navy Seals to challenge, build and inspire participants to become better athletes while recognizing they can do anything they set their minds to, while enjoying the camaraderie and teamwork that active duty Navy Seals experience. Proceeds benefit the Navy Seal Foundation, which provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community. The foundation supports critical needs of active-duty personnel and veterans and provides family services, command support, educational programs, and legacy activities.
“It is apparent to us that Venture truly cares about the well-being of the communities they work with. The sponsorship really helps us with necessary training equipment to foster a team environment and helps us to make Team Evolve a creative alternative for folks who may not want to go to the gym while giving them an opportunity to develop positive relationships with others in the community. We are so very grateful and hope that Venture understands the impact their contributions have made to Team Evolve and the lives it changes!”, says JT Thompson, CEO and founder, Evolve with JT.
The final competition of the season is the Team Evolve Final Evolution Race, held on Dec. 7 in Panama City Beach, Fla. Venture’s corporate giving campaigns support numerous initiatives annually including programs that positively impact U.S. active duty military personnel and veterans. Based in Panama City, Fla., Team Evolve trains and participate in a variety of obstacle courses throughout the year, in addition to volunteering in a number of community projects.
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. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Panama City Beach, 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 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 an esteemed member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” Shanton is a certified member of the WindStorm Insurance Network™ and is a WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, and WIND Certified Fellow®. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. VCGFL is a proud member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA); Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). 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 Team EVOLVE
Team Evolve is an obstacle course race team and training program under the direction of Coach JT Thompson. At Team Evolve, we provide a one-of-a kind-team environment that focuses on both individuality and teamwork, which fundamentally transforms each person, both on and off the field. The team has been featured in several media stories and has participated in several fundraising events to give back to the community. Learn more at www.EvolvewithJT.com.
About Bonefrog Race
The HESCO Bonefrog, owned and operated by U.S. Navy Seals, was created by Navy Seals to challenge, build and inspire participants to become better athletes. Learn more at www.BoneFrogChallenge.com
About the Navy Seal Foundation
Built on an unparalleled legacy and established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, national, non-profit benevolent organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. The Foundation is a resolute cornerstone for the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) community and their families in times of adversity and triumph. Each of our specialized programs maps directly back to the U.S. Special Operations Command directive and the Naval Special Warfare’s Preservation of the Force and Family Program, a program designed to address the “fraying” of the force caused by the stress of more than 18 years of sustained combat. Our programs are designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate their families, and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss. Learn more at www.NavySealFoundation.org.
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