FBMA Convention Highlights!

Legendary Football Coach, Steve Spurrier entertains 400 attendees at the Kick Off Breakfast. Arlen Tillis accepts Chairman's plaque from Incoming Chair Sherry Heal
Past Chairs (left to right) Chris Lee, 1st Choice Door & Millwork; Dave Weston, Naples Lumber Company; Greg Bell, Window & Door Design Center of Florida; Bridget Pulsifer, Mills & Nebraska; Don Magruder, Ro-Mac Lumber Company and Clark Yandle, Yandle Building Materials) gather as Sherry Heal is sworn in by Chairman Arlen Tillis

Robert Pearce accepts 90-year member award for Huttig Building Products Deanna Jenkins accepts 90-year member award for Thomas Lumber Company
FBMA was pleased to present three $1,500 scholarships to Ashley Brooke Hayes, daughter of Jeff and Lori Hayes, Gilchrist Building Supply; Clayton John Bross, son of Doug Bross, Builders FirstSource; and Katie Burton, stepdaughter of Scott Lovell, Manning Building Supplies. Unfortunately, all three students were in class and unable to attend the breakfast. Accepting for Clayton is his father, Doug (left) and accepting for Ashley is her father, Jeff Hayes.

Pictured left to right is Dave Weston, Naples Lumber & Supply Company, Ron Labbe, Naples Lumber & Supply Company and Ron’s wife, Fran. Ron was the recipient of the Charlie Harnden Industry Service Award, the highest award FBMA can bestow up a member. Adrianne Phillon, representative from FBMA’s Charity, Give Kids the World, accepts a donation check for $3,000. The money was raised from the Tampa and Jackonsville TopGolf events this year.

Thank You To All Our Sponsors!

Convention Booth Awards

Multiple Booths Awards Single Booth Awards
First Place - Best of Show
Builders Hardware/ODL

Second Place
All Points Screw, Bolt & Specialty Co.

Third Place
Huttig Building Products
First Place - Best of Show
Universal Forest Products

Second Place
Hood Distribution

Third Place
Southern Pine Timber Products

Hall of Fame Recognition Rewards

Spike Cissel (left) presents the dealer Hall of Fame Recognition Award to Kirby Manning, Manning Building Supplies at the Hall of Fame Luncheon.
Lawrence Hall (left) presents the associate Hall of Fame Recognition Award to Dionel Cotanda, Robbins Manufacturing at the Hall of Fame Luncheon.

Convention Golf Winners

First Place Winners - Crooked Cat Golf Course 
Rick Slodysko 
Adam Poe 
Jeff Prettyman 
Kyle DeYoung
First Place Winners - Panther Lake Golf Course 
Russ Hallenbeck
Kyle Hooker 
Bryan Harshbarger 
Ryan Stead

Don't Miss FBMA's Fall Texas Hold'em Poker and Golf Tournaments

It’s not too late to register for FBMA’s Fall Texas Hold’em Poker and Golf Tournaments.

The tournaments take place at the beautiful Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills, a verdant oasis steeped in history. The early settlers of Howey-in-the-Hills found wondrous natural beauty in the shade and shadows of mature oaks, pines and palms.

The event will begin on Thursday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m. with a host reception followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. and the ever popular Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at 7:00 p.m. The total cost to participate, including dinner and your tournament “buy in” is $49. Don't play poker? Join us for the reception and dinner for $30 and stay to see who Lady Luck smiles on.

Golf registration begins the next day, Friday, October 19 at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The golf fee and awards luncheon is only $89. The golf tournament will be played on the beautiful El Campeon golf course.

We hope you will take advantage of these networking opportunities by bringing your employee, your customers or your colleagues.

Click on the link below to access the interactive, PDF registration form and and email to betty@fbma.org; fax to 352.383.8756 or mail to FBMA, P.O. Box 65, Mt. Dora, FL 32756 and sign up today!


Thank you to our Texas Hold'em Poker and Golf Tournament Sponsors!

FBMA Welcomes New Members!

AOR Insurance
Matt Clements, Sales Manager
1021 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
P: (407) 927-2275
F:  (407) 774-0936
E: matt@aorinsurance.com
Windsor Mill
Bobby White, Southeast Territory Manager
365 Commerce Drive
Dendron, VA 23839
Mailing Address:
737 Southpoint Blvd, Suite H
Petaluma, CA 94954
P: (707) 665-9663
C:  (804) 564-8098
E: bwhite@windsorone.com
Wyman Legal Solutions
Andrew Wyman, President
955 NW 17th Avenue, Suite C
Delray Beach, FL 33445
P: (561) 361-8700
F:  (561) 361-8899
E: andy@wymanlegalsolutions.com
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