Leading restoration company holds comprehensive staff training in advanced communications

STUART, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) held the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) ProForemen Level 1 training on Dec. 1 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Led by expert NRCA representatives, the certification program equips roofing industry professionals with more effective communication and management skills to streamline operations and jobsite productivity. Topics spanned communication, leadership, productivity, and conflict resolution.

The NRCA ProForeman Level 1 training included interactive assessments on identifying personal communication styles, improving communication skills, and developing conflict resolution tactics. The hands-on class also provided education and insights on identifying the difference between managing and leading, and best practices on increasing job management skills and productivity.

“At Venture Construction Group of Florida, we’re a family. Communication is key, both internally and externally. The NRCA ProForeman Level 1 course really helped each member of our team advance on many levels. We are committed to maintaining the industry’s leading accreditations and education to provide the best level of service. We believe that starts with investing in our staff members,” says John Carr, managing director, Venture Construction Group of Florida.

The session was led by Thomas Shanahan, MBA, CAE, vice president of Enterprise Risk Management; and Amy Staska, vice president of NRCA University. Shanahan is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Construction Sector Council, which sets the U.S. research agenda for construction safety and health. Shanahan previously served on the oversight committee for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and also served on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Advisory Committee of Construction Safety and Health. Shanahan is active in regulatory actions affecting the roofing industry and works with officials from the Department of Transportation, OSHA and NIOSH. Shanahan holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Staska holds a tenured career in education and training, and leads the NRCA University on a variety of initiatives including the NRCA Safety Manual, Toolbox Talks, Future Executives Institute, and the ProForeman certificate program.

Typically designated for foremen and field managers, all VCGFL staff attended the training session and received the NRCA ProForeman Level 1 certification.

“We are growing immensely throughout Florida with new and expanded office locations and additional employees. It’s part of our company culture to ensure that our staff members possess advanced communication skills to work synergistically. Our ongoing training ensures that our office and field personnel are on an even platform and allows us to raise the bar in performance and productivity,” says Sandra Lawson, director of operations, Venture Construction Group of Florida.

VCGFL has been a member of the NRCA since 2015. Founded in 1886, NRCA provides information, education, technical assistance, advocacy, publications, programs and support to help roofing professionals. NRCA has more than 3,500 members from all 50 states and 53 countries and is affiliated with 97 local, state, regional and international roofing contractor associations. NRCA contractor members range in size from companies with less than $1 million in annual sales volumes (50 percent of the current membership) to large, commercial contractors with annual sales volumes of more than $20 million. More than half perform both residential and commercial roofing work, and more than one-third have been in business for more than a quarter of a century.

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 AwardPro Remodeler Forty Under 40 AwardQualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers AwardQualified Remodeler Master Design AwardFlorida 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 National Roofing Contractors Association

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is one of the construction industry’s most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. Founded in 1886, NRCA is a nonprofit association that represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and county, city and state government agencies. NRCA’s mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry.  Learn more at www.NRCA.net.

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