Industry Briefing

FRSA holds 80th convention

The Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (FRSA) recently held its 80th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Kissimmee, Fla. During the convention, the association elected the following officers: president—Steve Sutter, president of Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida, Sarasota; president elect—Melanie Luikart, secretary/treasurer and co-owner of Ray Roofing Co. Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.; vice president—Jim Cheshire, president of Dimensional Roof Systems, Orlando, Fla.; and secretary/treasurer—Dave Shewski, owner of Shewski Roofing Inc., Sarasota.

In addition, several FRSA members were honored. Steve Munnell, FRSA's executive director, was awarded the Bob Campanella Memorial Award for years of dedication to the industry. Loretta Hartley, a sales representative for Southern Specialties, Tallahassee, Fla., received the Earl R. Blank Heart Award for outstanding service to the industry by an associate member. The Charlie Raymond Membership Award was given to Dave Cummings, sales manager for Camp-Rigby Roofing-Sheetmetal Contractors Inc., Cape Coral, Fla., for recruiting the most new FRSA members during 2001. Terry Turner, president of Armstrong Roofing Inc., San Mateo, Fla., was granted the Bieler Family's Enthusiasm Gets It Done Award for contributions to the industry and FRSA. And Anna Cam Fentriss, a government lobbyist based in Tallahassee, accepted the President's Award for her assistance to 2001 FRSA President Carl Engelmeier, principal of E.H. Engelmeier Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Inc., Orlando, during his term.

Next year's FRSA convention and trade show will take place in Kissimmee, July 9-12.