Warm Greetings FBMA members!

I hope this finds you well, your business thriving and sights set for a renewed vision as we (finally) see the approach 2021.

It was wonderful to see so many members and friends at the Tom Stead Golf Tournament held in September at Orange County National. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to gather together once again AND to have such great support from sponsors and members to rekindle old relationships and meet newer members. Thanks again to everyone for coming out in support of the FBMA!

We have some exciting news along with a new look from FBMA HQ in Mount Dora!

Following an updated strategic plan initiative, we are updating our name to the FLORIDA BUILDING MATERIAL ALLIANCE and rebranding with modern look and colors to better highlight and show o? our industry as well as our glorious Sunshine State.

This doesn’t come without great discussion and inspection from the board. An alliance is a union or association formed for mutual bene?t, a relationship based on merging interests, e?orts and qualities. It’s a perfect time to rejuvenate and energize us to work together with renewed determination to work through industry changes and disruptions. In days where building strong personal and working relationships seems to be disappearing, our industry continues to work closer than ever – to foster and cherish long-standing friendships and relationships. Our new logo embodies the varied aspects of the FBMA of home building and construction. It highlights our bright Florida sun and the energy that emanates throughout the FBMA and our member organizations.

Please welcome and congratulate our incoming Chairman, Doug Bross. He brings years of valuable building material experiences and enthusiasm to the FBMA. He will bring fresh ideas for young and old to work and grow together in our changing world. This is THE time to reach out to others in our industry and work together to bring young people and new technologies into our workspaces.

Thank you all for your continued support of the FBMA through this most unusual year. We are all looking forward to kicking o? our 101st year with Doug bringing new insight to our Alliance!

With best regards,

Bridget Pulsifer

Mark Your Calendar For These 2021 Important Dates

FBMA Summer Educational Conference

We are thrilled to return to the beautiful Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fl. The event will host a golf tournament, poker tournament, skeet tournament with great dinners and educational programs. Registration will be available in May.

When: June 9-11
Mission Inn Resort & Club
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL.


FBMA Convention and Trade Show

Our 2021 Convention and Trade Show will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center. Our trade show will be held in Sebastian. We will celebrate our 100th year anniversary with Dan Marino as keynote speaker.

When: September 7-10
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, FL.


Thank You, TopGolf Sponsors.

Meet Your New Chairman

Bridget Pulser, Mills and Nebraska passed the gavel to Doug Bross, Builders FirstSource on November 4 during our annual meeting. Doug brings years of valuable building material experiences and enthusiasm to FBMA.

Doug Bross, FBMA Chairman

Doug Bross is the Central Florida Area Manager for Builders FirstSource. He began his building products career with Georgia Pacific in 1989 in Manassas, Virginia. He was promoted to Operations Manager in 1992 managing the distribution facility. In 1995, Doug joined Builders Supply and Lumber, which is now named Builders FirstSource. In 2000, he relocated to Florida to manage the Orlando market, where he currently works and resides in Windermere, FL.

Doug is involved in charitable work. He sits on the Board of Directors for Home Aid, volunteers with Downs Syndrome Association and The Salvation Army and runs a yearly charitable golf tournament to benefit a different charity each year.

Doug is married to Jyll, his wife of 30 years. He has two children. Ally is 22 and a senior at the University of Central Florida. Clayton is 20 and a junior at the University of Florida.

Doug enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.

2021 Aspiring Leaders

Aspiring Leaders - The NEXT Group stands for New Executive Training. This program is designed to give each attendee a brief insight and limited exposure to many of the areas we call our day-to-day business.

There will be six classes given and you must attend all six classes to graduate. The classes will be held at the FBMA headquarters located at 1303 Limit Avenue in Mt. Dora.

There will be three days of classes with two sessions each day. The classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and should end by 3:30 p.m.

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FBMA Welcomes Two New Member!

84 Lumber
Michael Kalin, Manager
3751 County road 561
Tavares, FL 32778
Ph: (352) 742-8400

The Brewster Group at Morgan Stanley
Billy Brewster, Financial Advisor
201 E. Pine Street, Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
Ph: (407) 849-4773

Global Fireproof Solutions

Global Fireproof Solutions, Inc. (GFS) specializes in certified, code compliant factory and field applied fire-retardant solutions for all wood products. We’ve leveraged the benefits of our non-pressure application method that provides permanent fire protection for dimensional lumber and plywood, as well as the “hard-to-find” structural wood products such as LVLs, Glulams, LSLs, and OSB, while maintaining their structural design values.

With factories strategically located in three Southern U.S. states…Florida, Georgia, and Texas…our clients have the flexibility to ship us their wood products, in the quantities they need, while taking advantage of lead times that are 3-4 times faster than the industry standard. These factories also serve as home base for our field crews that provide on-site applications of fire-retardants for new and existing structures nationwide.

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