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August 30, 2007 9:23 AM CDT

The MAF Did it Again...

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The Masonry Association of Florida, Inc., had their Annual Convention on August 9th thru August 12th, 2007 at the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, Fl., and we are celebrating our 20th year Anniversary.

We had a great turn out, and the following is a summary of the weekend events:

On Thursday 9th, we had our Masonry Association of Florida, Inc., Annual meeting followed by a Masonry Association of Florida, Inc., Board meeting.

On Friday 10th, we had our Annual Apprentice Skills Competition, and there were 3 levels of Apprentices, 1st, 2nd & 3rd year.

1st Year Apprentices

1st Place
Delmar Lopez

2nd Place
Allen Sharp

3rd Place
Greg McCarthy

2nd Year Apprentices

1st Place
Ruben Martinez

2nd Place
Gabriel Pablo

3rd Place
Justin Wright

3rd Year Apprentices

1st Place
Vicente Perez

2nd Place
Chris Cook

3rd Place
Heriberto Rodriguez

1st and 2nd place winners will go to the Regional Competition held in Destin, Florida on October 12th & 13th.

That competition was followed by the Fastest Trowel competition, and there were winners for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place:

1st Place
Pascal Robertson

2nd Place
Robert Carlton

3rd Place
Jeff Leach

1st and 2nd place winners will go to National Competition at Masonry Show in Vegas next year.

The competitions were followed by an Educational Seminar, by Glenn Clapper AIA, from Brick Southeast, whereby he did a presentation on Building “GREEN” with Masonry, we ended the night with dinner and a presentation by guest speaker Lynn Donohue and Apprentice Awards Presentation.

On Saturday 11th, we had a Golf Tournament at Longboat Key Club, followed by a reception, Silent Auction and Annual Award Dinner hosted by MAF State President Salvatore Anastasi II, and the categories and winners were as follow:

Associate of the Year
Joe Lesstino

Life Time Achievement
Daniel Lageman

Hi-Rise Buildings
1st Place: Gilbert & Byrd Masonry Contractors, Inc
Project: Parkshore Plaza

Residential Buildings
1st Place: Falcon Contractors, Inc.
Project: Wilson Residence

2nd Place: Anastasi Masonry Construction, Inc.
Project: Renaissance Ranch

Fireplaces
1st Place: David Nelson Masonry
Project: Craig Morse Residence

2nd Place: Falcon Contractors, Inc.
Project: Bacara IV

Landscaping
1st Place: Falcon contractors, Inc.
Project: Cortile Entrance

2nd Place: Anastasi Masonry Construction, Inc.
Project: Oakmont - Estates

3rd Place: David Nelson Masonry
Project: Victor Residence

Multifamily Housing
1st Place: Anastasi Masonry Construction, Inc.
Project: Milan

2nd Place: Just Concrete & Masonry, Inc.
Project: Carlyle Condos Parcel - C

Historic Restoration
1st Place: Masonry Builders, Inc.
Project: Sponsler Bennett Office Building

Industrial Buildings
1st Place: Pyramid Masonry Contractors, Inc.
Project: Pyramid Masonry Contractors, Inc. Office Building

2nd Place: Doyle Masonry, Inc.
Project: Doyle Properties, LLC

3rd Place: Martin Warehouse Company
Project: Martin Warehouse

Institutional
1st Place: Beeler Barney & Associates Masonry Contractors, Inc.
Project: The Mainland High School Replacement Project

2nd Place: Bill Overberg Masonry, Inc.
Project: Polk Community College / USF

3rd Place: Southern State Masonry, Inc.
Project: William T. Dwyer High School

Commercial Buildings
1st Place: David Nelson Masonry
Project: Sunshine Plaza / Wynn’s Market

2nd Place: Falcon Contractors, Inc.
Project: Jared Galleria of Jewelry

Best in Show
Mainland High School by Beeler Barney & Associates Masonry Contractors, Inc.

MAF Cup
Awarded to the Chapter with most awards points in a year.

MAFSW CHAPTER

We are very exited to announce that the Northeast Chapter will host the 2008 Convention for the Masonry Association of Florida, Inc.


About the Author

The Masonry Association of Florida (MAF) is a trade association dedicated to the success ofthe masonry contractor by expanding the market share of masonry construction in Florida. For more information, please visit www.floridamasonry.com.

 

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