Licensed General Contractor Leads the Way in ALS Research Advocacy
BOCA RATON, Fla. — As the ALS Florida Association Chapter Premier Statewide Sponsor, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) sponsored the Hope and Health Symposium held on Sept. 18. from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The virtual event featured keynote speakers, learning lab, vendor fair, and educational sessions for people living with ALS including caregivers, healthcare professionals, and supporters of the ALS community. VCGFL exhibited virtually in an online booth and shared tips and education, along with other community vendors. The event included expert panel, speakers, and live Q&A sessions.
“Everything we do supports our mission of finding treatments and a cure for ALS, which is why it is so critical to fund ALS research. Thank you to Venture Construction Group of Florida for your commitment to our mission and our families,” said Cal Brooks, vice president of development, ALS Association Florida chapter.
The ALS Association works to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy and strives to empower people with ALS and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The ALS Florida Chapter is one of more than 39 nationwide chapters providing free services and assistance for persons diagnosed with ALS, their families, and caregivers. Learn more, donate, or get involved at https://www.als.org/florida. Participate in your local ALS fundraiser event. Virtual options are available.
“Being part of the fight to cure ALS is extremely important. ALS took my father from me, but the fight and passion of which he fought to live was inspiring. We’re so grateful for the medical experts, hospitals, universities, and research centers dedicated to finding a cure for ALS,” said Stephen Shanton, CEO and president of Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL).
VCGFL is an award-winning construction and restoration company committed to giving back. Fundraising events include the Central Florida Walk to Defeat ALS in Orlando on March 20; the Broward Walk to Defeat ALS in Davie on April 10; the Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS on April 17; the Sarasota Walk to Defeat ALS on April 24; the Greater Tampa Bay Walk to Defeat ALS on May 1; the ALS Ring of Honor Golf Classic in St. Augustine on May 10; the Southwest Walk to Defeat ALS on May 15; the Tampa Bay CEO Soak on May 21; the Orlando CEO Soak on June 24; the Jacksonville CEO Soak on July 22; the South Florida CEO Soak in Dania Beach on August 26; and the virtual Hope & Health Symposium on Sept. 18; the Tallahassee Walk to Defeat ALS on Oct. 16; the Miami Walk to Defeat ALS on Oct. 30; the St. Augustine Walk to Defeat ALS on Nov. 6.
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 residential, industrial and commercial projects, VCGFL assists homeowners, 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 Roofing Contractor Magazine’s “Top 100”; Better Business Bureau (BBB) Southeast Florida and Caribbean 2021 Torch Award for Ethics Finalist; 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, 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. 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 ALS Association Florida Chapter
Established in 1987, The ALS Association Florida Chapter is fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on all fronts, or as we like to say, “Covering all the bases for people living with ALS in Florida.” We provide patient programs, advocate on behalf of patients with our government leaders, create awareness of the disease, and fund research. In addition, the Chapter provides financial support to our statewide multidisciplinary ALS clinics and research facilities, enabling them to increase patient care. Learn more at www.alsafl.org.
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