Leading Florida Restoration Company Advocates for ALS Research
SARASOTA, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is the Premier Statewide Sponsor of the ALS Association Florida Chapter Sarasota Walk to Defeat ALS®. The car parade was held in lieu of a walk on April 24 and kicked off at 10 a.m. at Nathan Benderson Park. Participants decorated their vehicles and drove laps in honor of those still fighting ALS and in memory of those who lost their fight with ALS. Local businesses, residents and volunteers participated and cheered them on. The event raised $29,143, reaching 97 percent of its $30,000 goal. The event is still accepting donations.
The Walk to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s biggest annual event. Funds raised have a direct impact on the advancements of global ALS research and public policy initiatives aimed at finding treatments and a cure for the disease.
The ALS Association Florida Chapter teams with leading ALS physicians and clinics across the country to provide access to specialized care for those living with ALS. The ALS Clinics and ALS Association Certified Centers of Excellence provide supportive care in a family-oriented atmosphere modeled after the criteria of The ALS Association Center℠ Program.
“The ALS Association is very close to my heart. Having lost my father to ALS, we are ongoing supporters to fight for a cure and support those living with this disease,” said Stephen Shanton, CEO and president of Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL).
The ALS Association Florida Chapter provides free services and assistance for persons diagnosed with ALS, their families and caregivers. The mission of the ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Learn more or donate online at www.alsafl.org.
“Everything we do supports our mission of finding treatments and a cure for ALS, which is why it Is so critical fund ALS research. We are thankful for companies like Venture Construction Group of Florida for their support to help find a cure for ALS,” said Cal Brooks, vice president of development, ALS Association Florida chapter.
VCGFL launched their annual statewide sponsorship in March, kicking off with the Central Florida Walk to Defeat ALS in Orlando on March 20. Other events include the Broward Walk to Defeat ALS in Davie on April 10; the Jacksonville Walk to Defeat ALS on April 17. As the premier statewide sponsor, VCGFL will sponsor 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 Orlando CEO Soak on June 24, the South Florida CEO Soak in Dania Beach on August 26. Additional events in the fall will be announced at a later date. Learn more, donate, or get involved at https://www.als.org/florida.
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 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. 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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