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NEFBA inducts new board, gives awards

The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) and the NEFBA Sales & Marketing Council (SMC) ushered in a new board of directors and officers at an induction ceremony and breakfast on Jan. 7. During the “We Are Family. No One Left Behind.” themed event held at the University of North Florida, the new 2011 board members were inducted and six awards were presented to local business people.

The Sales & Marketing Council strives to help local builders, developers, lenders, marketing, and sales professionals work together in order to network and grow their businesses. Leading NEFBA’s Sales & Marketing Council in 2011 will be:

  • Amber Williams, Ryland Homes, Chairperson
  • Mark Carlson, Carlson Capital Advisors, LLC, Immediate Past Chairperson
  • Franchesca Swierz, Homes and Land of Northeast Florida, First Vice Chairperson
  • Denise Patricolo, David Weekly Homes, Second Vice Chairperson
  • Jim Doyle, REDdot Marketing, Secretary/Treasurer

The Northeast Florida Builders Association’s 2011 Executive Board consists of:

  • Michael Bourre of Bourre Construction Group, President
  • Andy Chambers, MasterCraft Builder Group, Immediate Past President
  • Barbara Moore, Lennar Homes, First Vice President
  • Chet Skinner, Skinner Bros. Realty, Second Vice President
  • Ken Kuester, Lumber Unlimited, Third Vice President
  • Keith Ward, Thomas May Construction, Training Vice President
  • Dennis Ginder, Mattamy Homes, Secretary/Treasurer

Additionally, six NEFBA members were recognized at the ceremony with awards. They include:

• Builder Member of the Year. Andy Chambers with MasterCraft Builder Group

• Fred King Associate Member of the Year. Trish Kolosky with Kirks Framing Inc.

• Leadership Award. Doug Wenzel of Bonded Builders Home Warranty

• Arnold Tritt Achievement Award. Ken Kuester of Lumber Unlimited

• Bob Ransom SMC Chairman’s Award. Sue Andrews & Sharon Pacetti with Mattamy Homes

• Good Government Award. Daniel Blanchard of Blanchard Land Company

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