Leading Restoration Companies Support Advanced Education for Industry Professionals
ORLANDO, Fla. — For the 10th consecutive year, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) sponsors the 20th Annual Windstorm Insurance (WIND) Conference held Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. VCGFL sponsorships include the VIP Conference Sponsor, Keynote Sponsor, TopGolf Tournament Sponsor, Photobooth Sponsor, Charging Station Sponsor, App Banner Sponsor. Sister companies Venture Construction Group (VCG), Venture Construction Group International (VCGI), and VCG Consulting (VCGC) exhibited along with VCGFL in booths 401, 403, 405, 407, and 409. Venture companies are avid supporters of the WIND Conference and the Windstorm Insurance Network.
The annual Windstorm Insurance Conference (WIND) is a three-day conference for the property insurance claims industry. WIND’s mission is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to bring together defense and policyholder representatives to better connect, learn, and engage to advance and improve the industry. The WIND Conference offers property and insurance claims professionals the opportunity to learn about the most up-to-date industry technology and developments. The conference includes breakout sessions, CE/CLE credits and networking events with industry leaders. Attendees include restoration professionals, contractors, claims adjusters, staff and company adjusters, engineers, underwriters, attorneys, and forensic accountants.
“The Windstorm Insurance Conference is one of the best events that industry professionals can and should attend each year. The wealth of knowledge that is shared is crucial for all of us to advance the industry. Our commitment to service begins by continuously educating ourselves on best practices and new technologies and this is an excellent platform for growth,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president of Venture Construction Group (VCG), Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL), VCG International (VCGI), VCG Consulting (VCGC).
VCG and VCGFL specialize in commercial construction, restoration, renovations, waterproofing, custom design, property management services, and emergency services for properties affected by industrial accidents and damage from major weather events including fire, flood, hurricane, and hail. VCGI specializes in commercial and industrial construction, restoration, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. VCGC specializes in 3rd party consulting and inspections.
“We’re grateful for the ongoing support and numerous conference sponsorships over the years from Venture Construction Group of Florida,” says Michelle Griffin, executive director, Windstorm Insurance Network.
VCGFL sponsored the TopGolf Charity Tournament, a networking event and charitable cause benefitting the WIND Endowment Scholarship Fund. The fundraiser included competitive games, multi-media showcase of TVs, music, food and drinks. Event proceeds benefit the WIND Scholarship Fund which helps students at Florida State University’s Department of Risk and Insurance Management/Insurance program with their educational pursuits to become a property insurance claims professional. The 2019 scholarship recipient was Michael Ramsey. Ramsey maintains a 4.0 GPA while working on a double major in both Risk Management and Actuarial Science.
VCGFL sponsored the 2019 Keynote Speaker, Jack Hanna. Hanna, named “Celebrity Animal Activist”, created three nationally televised programs. Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Airing in new episodes is the Emmy award-winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. Hanna has dedicated his life to animal welfare and activism.
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 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 Venture Construction Group
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group (VCG) is a licensed general contractor and an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services. VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. Operational excellence is our mission in every project we undertake, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Specializing in commercial projects, VCG 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. VCG CEO Stephen Shanton earned the prestigious Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award. 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.” VCG is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCG is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council, WindStorm Insurance Network WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, WIND Certified Fellow®, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Certified Member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), Certified Member of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor. VCG credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. With offices nationwide and a solid reputation throughout the country, we are able to respond to your needs with quality, ease, and top-notch service. For more information call 866-459-8348 or visit us online at www.VentureConstructionGroup.com.
About VCG International
VCG International (VCGI) is a global leader in commercial and industrial construction, restoration, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. With over 30 years of experience and the world’s leading industry accreditations, VCGI leads the way in best practices throughout the globe. Learn more at www.VCGInternational.com.
About Windstorm Insurance Network
The Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing education and training, and to promoting a cooperative dialogue among professionals concerned with property and windstorm insurance claims issues. The Windstorm Insurance Network is dedicated to promoting awareness of property and windstorm insurance claims issues through the application of educational initiatives, shared member resources, and technology designed to support and improve the professional delivery of property and windstorm-related insurance claims services. To learn more visit www.WindNetwork.com.
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