Leading Florida Restoration Company Joins the National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Dedicated to continuing education, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) earned accreditations from the National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC) including Certified Green Indoor Air Quality Specialist, Certified Mold Hygienist, Certified Green Mold Remediation Contractor, and Certified Remediation Technologist.
NAERMC courses are approved by the State of Florida for the Florida Mold Licensing Program. Coursework covers mold assessment and remediation; testing; inspecting; standards of practice per the EPA and IICRC; mold toxins and mold health; moisture intrusion; green chemical-free remediation procedures; reporting and protocol. The in-depth training is based on case studies with hundreds of photo examples from real jobs.
The courses were developed by Gary Rosen, Ph.D. Dr. Rosen is a Florida licensed building contractor, certified indoor environmental consultant, and holds licenses in mold assessment and remediation. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional (AP). LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. He is certified in mold remediation and water mitigation by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The mission of the IICRC is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries. He is certified in mold assessment & remediation by ACGIH®. ACGIH® is a 501(c)(3) charitable scientific organization that advances occupational and environmental health. Rosen was a Post-Doctorate Fellow for Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul D. Boyer, who won the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Rosen earned his doctorate degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida with honors.
“We are committed to maintaining leading accreditations and education to better serve our customers. The NAERMC courses include excellent knowledge,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
According to the Florida Department of Health, four kinds of health problems that come from exposure to mold include allergies, irritant effects, infection, and toxic effects. People with severe allergies to molds may have more serious reactions, such as hay-fever-like symptoms or shortness of breath. People with chronic illnesses or people with immune system problems may be more likely to get infections from certain molds, viruses and bacteria. Molds can also trigger asthma attacks in persons with asthma. Headaches, memory problems, mood swings, nosebleeds and body aches and pains are sometimes reported in mold complaints.
Some types of molds can produce chemicals called “mycotoxins”. These molds are common, and are sometimes referred to as “toxic mold”. According to the department website, they recommend treating all molds the same when it comes to health risks and removal. All indoor mold growth should be removed promptly, no matter what type(s) of mold is present, or whether or not it can produce mycotoxins.
For information on the health effects of mold exposure, call your County Health Department’s Environmental Health Office, the Florida Department of Health, Radon and Indoor Air Program at 1-800-543-8279. For additional information on the safe removal of mold, call VCGFL at 1-866-459-8351 for a consultation with a Mold Remediation Specialist.
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, roofing, 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 has earned leading industry awards including the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA) Silver PRISM Award for Safety Team of the Year, GCBA Gold PRISM Award for Craftsmanship- Commercial Exterior, GCBA Silver PRISM Award for Craftsmanship- Commercial Exterior, Owens Corning Pinnacle Award for Safety, Construction Business Owner Award, 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 advanced accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor and 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); Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); NRCA Qualified Trainer; Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading manufacturer 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 Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors
The National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC) is the nation’s premier organization for environmentally responsible mold remediation and mold assessment training & certification for professional mold contractors. Learn more at https://www2.free-mold-training.org/
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