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FRSA’s Welcome Reception - sponsored by CertainTeed Corp, FRSA Self Insurers Fund, FRSA Young Professionals, Jack'd Up Social, TAMKO Building Products LLC, and Versico Roofing Systems
Wednesday, July 17 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
Join us at Wreckers Sports Bar as we officially welcome you to FRSA's 97th Annual Convention! This two-story sports bar is the place to be, featuring a 37-foot sports screen, over 50 HDTVs, and the coldest beer in town. Add delicious food stations, an open bar, and entertainment to this FREE event and we’ve set up the perfect opportunity to network with your industry peers!

FRSA Affiliate Competition - sponsored by FRSA Self Insurers Fund
Wednesday, July 17 - 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Who knows the most about roofing? It's time to find out! Join us immediately following the Welcome Reception as the FRSA Affiliates battle it out to see who is the roofing trivia master!

National Women in Roofing Networking Breakfast
Thursday, July 18 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
5 Ways You Can Make a Difference in Your Community and to Your Bottom Line - Join Michelle Boykin with Rackley Roofing, NWIR Executive Council Treasurer, and Heidi J. Ellsworth with RoofersCoffeeShop, NWIR Past Chairwoman, as they discuss National Women in Roofing's pilot program with Purple Purse, a job-placement program dedicated to victims of domestic violence. Learn how to get involved and how it will benefit your business through recruitment opportunities and improving your profitability.

FRSA Business Luncheon - sponsored by Millennium Metals Inc
Thursday, July 18 - 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Elections for the new FRSA Officers and Directors will be held, Life and Honorary Memberships and important industry awards will be presented, and the FRSA Educational Foundation will award scholarships to uniquely qualified students.

FLORIDA ROOFING & SHEET METAL EXPO
Thursday, July 18 – 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, July 19 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 
FRSA proudly hosts the largest regional roofing show in the country. Over 220 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest products and services make this show a vital part of the success of any roofing or sheet metal contractor. The Expo is located in Halls A-D of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center and features daily cash prizes, a Silent Auction, and special events in the Lounge. As always, the Expo is FREE for all roofing professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what’s new in the industry!

Silent Auction
Thursday, July 18 – 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, July 19 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place the highest bid in FRSA's Silent Auction to win great getaway vacations, sporting event tickets, unique baskets and, of course, roofing products. All proceeds benefit the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation.

FRSA Beer Bust - sponsored by GAF and Roof-A-Cide US Inc
Thursday, July 18 - 2:00 pm 
Friday, July 19 - 12:00 pm
Networking can make you thirsty! Stop by the Lounge area on the Expo floor for a cold beer, compliments of our sponsors.


FRSA Young Professionals Networking - sponsored by Sales Transformation Group Inc
Thursday, July 18 - 2:00 pm
This is the place to be for roofing professionals ages 18-39! Gather with the FRSA Young Professionals in the Lounge area on the Expo floor for networking, a chance to learn more about the Young Professionals Council, and a fun giveaway.


FRSA Officer Installation and S.T.A.R. “Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing” Awards Dinner  - sponsored by Gulfeagle Supply
Thursday, July 18 - 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the incredible work of Florida roofing contractors at this important industry event. The 2019-2020 FRSA Officers will be installed and FRSA's highest honor, the Campanella Award, will be presented during a unique display of artistry. Contractor companies and their industry partners will be recognized for exceptional projects completed in four categories, while one premier project will be selected to receive the "Shining Star" Award and recognition as the best roofing project of the year.

S.T.A.R. Awards After-Party
Thursday, July 18 - 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The real celebration kicks off after the last award is given out! Join us for a lively after-party complete with a DJ, dancing, and drinks!


FRSA 25 Square Challenge
Join in the FRSA 25 Square Challenge and win big! Attendees will receive a game card when entering the Expo. Simply visit the exhibitors showcased on the card to collect stamps and turn in your completed card for a chance to win cash prizes. Stamps can be collected on Thursday and/or Friday; winners (18 years or older) will be selected on Friday and must be present to win.


Sports Tournaments

Fishing Tournament - sponsored by Walker Rep Group
Wednesday, July 17 - 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunrise Marina, Port Canaveral – $150 for registrations received by June 17 / $250 for registrations received after June 17
Soak in the sunshine during a day of fishing on the open seas. Boats carrying groups of six will set out along Florida's beautiful East Coast in search of king mackerels, cobias, tarpons, and even sharks! Check-in begins at 6 am with the tournament running from 6:30 am - 12 pm. Following the tournament, winners will be announced as the group enjoys a waterfront lunch. Registration fee includes boat, rod and reel, tackle, beverages, lunch and prizes. Individual registrants will be paired and space is limited.

Golf Tournament - sponsored by Furman Insurance and Sunniland Corp
Wednesday, July 17 - 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebration Golf Club, Kissimmee - $150 for registrations received by June 17 / $200 for registrations received after June 17
FRSA’s 2019 Golf Tournament returns to Celebration Golf Club, a beautiful course designed as the final collaboration between Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior. Using their joint design strategies and the natural lay of the land, they crafted an upscale golf course that takes full advantage of the natural pine forests and Florida wetlands. Registration for the tournament includes green fees, cart, range balls, refreshments, continental breakfast, prizes, and lunch. Check-in begins at 7 am, with the tournament beginning at 8 am. Teams are 4-person scramble format and individual registrants will be paired. Get your registrations in early! Registrations will be limited to 128 players on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clay Shooting Tournament - sponsored by SEMCO
Wednesday, July 17 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tenoroc Shooting Range, Lakeland - $115 for registrations received by June 17 / $165 for registrations received after June 17

So you’re a straight shooter? A marksman? Or you regularly miss the broad side of a barn? Either way, the FRSA Clay Shooting Tournament is the place to test your accuracy and consistency. The tournament will be comprised of several stations at a variety of shooting levels designed to have everyone from beginners to experts hitting the target. Range fees, ammunition, lunch, and prizes are included in the ticket cost. Participants may bring their own guns or share rental guns at the facility. Registrations will be limited to 75 participants, so sign up early!


Pistol Shooting Tournament

Wednesday, July 17 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tenoroc Shooting Range, Lakeland - $95 for registrations received by June 17 / $165 for registrations received after June 17

New for 2019, aim for the bullseye and show off your pistol shooting skills. Targets set up at a variety of distances will test your accuracy and challenge even the best shooters. Range fees, lunch, and prices are included in the ticket cost. Participants must provide their own guns and ammunition. Reserve your spot today as registrations are limited to the first 20 individuals.


Ladies of FRSA Program

The World of Chocolate Workshop
Thursday, July 18 - 9:00 am – 10:15 am 
Join the Ladies of FRSA for a truly delicious experience as they indulge in the World of Chocolate. A local pastry chef will guide you as you choose from a variety of chocolates and toppings to pour and coat your own chocolate truffles. All truffle supplies, morning beverages, and light breakfast snacks are included in the ticket price. 

Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit
Friday, July 19 - 8:45 am - 10:45 am
Take a deep breathe and join the Ladies of FRSA for a morning of relaxation and slow flow yoga. Yoga Instructor and FRSA First Lady Barbara Manson will connect yoga movements with breath as she leads the group in seated and standing poses meant to encourage strength and balance. Complete the class with relaxing stretches and short meditation before enjoying a light breakfast. Ticket price includes yoga mats, bottled water, post-yoga breakfast and morning beverages, and a gift to take home. Modifications will be made to accommodate all fitness levels. Feel free to bring pillows or blankets for additional support.


Kids' program

- sponsored by Certified Roofing Specialists Inc

Mad Science Superhero Party
Wednesday, July 17 - 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s superhero scientists! We’ll kick-off the 2019 Kids’ Program by exploring the science behind superhero powers. Watch as our Mad Scientist makes Superman fly and creates a storm indoors! Jump into the action by making your own ooey-gooey slime and end the night with a sweet treat as you learn the science behind cotton candy. Ticket includes dinner, show, and hands-on demonstrations.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Day
Thursday, July 18 - 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Ready, set, go! It’s time for a thrilling day at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games where kids will race electric go-karts, battle in a 2-level laser tag arena, and take a ride on the XD Dark Ride, a 3D interactive movie experience. Then it’s time to grab lunch before enjoying an hour of unlimited arcade games. The program will start and end with plenty of games and crafts in the Kids’ Program Room at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Ticket price includes all listed activities, transportation, lunch, and snacks. Junior go-kart track available for kids not meeting the height and age requirements of intermediate tracks.

Extreme Video Game Night
Thursday, July 18 - 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tonight, the party is coming to us! Climb inside the Supreme Party Machine, a giant truck packed with large screen TVs, the latest game consoles, and a huge variety of video games. Race your friends in Mario Kart, build creative structures in Minecraft, or show off your dance moves in Just Dance! Ticket price includes dinner at Wreckers Sports Bar and two hours of unlimited game play.

Fun in the Sun Pool Party
Friday, July 19 - 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy some fun in the sun and cool off poolside at the Cypress Springs Family Fun Waterpark! This zero-entry swimming pool, located onsite at the Gaylord Palms Resort, is complete with four slides, a multi-level playground, and an outdoor restaurant. Ticket price includes lunch.


Seminars

For individuals not requiring Continuing Education credit, all seminars* may be audited on a complimentary basis. Seating may be limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis after those requiring C.E. credit have been accommodated. *Excludes NRCA For Foremen Only Programs and OSHA 10-Hour Program.

Wednesday, July 17

NRCA For Foremen Only, Level 1 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Amy Staska

For Foremen Only, Level 1 is a program focusing on communication, leadership, and management skills for field managers. The roofing industry is filled with foremen and superintendents who are incredibly adept at expertly installing roof systems and who were promoted because of that expertise. Unfortunately, these individuals often do not possess equal levels of leadership, communication and management skills needed to effectively run their crews. This program introduces the concept that managing, leading, and communicating are necessary tools to be a truly successful middle manager. It also uses interactive exercises to practice using these new "tools" to become effective crew leaders. This program is not included in the Full Registration – C.E. Seminars package or the 7-Hour C.E. Package and does not carry C.E. credits. Program is limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Course includes lunch sponsored by Ritz Safety LLC.

NRCA For Foremen Only, Level 2 / 8:00 am – 5:00 pm / Tom Shanahan, CAE

For Foremen Only, Level 2 reviews key communication, leadership and management techniques learned in Level 1. It continues focusing on the attention given to disciplinary conversations and interventions. The program then introduces techniques to effectively handle relationships with customers and bosses. This program is not included in the Full Registration – C.E. Seminars package or the 7-Hour C.E. Package and does not carry C.E. credits. Program is limited to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. For Foremen Only, Level 1 must be completed prior to registering for this course. Course includes lunch sponsored by Ritz Safety LLC.

Seminar #1 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
FRSA-TRI Tile Installation Manual 5th Edition - Hip and Ridge Review/
Manny Oyola, Jr. & Paul Oleksak
CILB-0612886, ARCH-9878759, BCAIB-5008299
(G) This course is designed to assist contractors, inspectors, and design professionals in understanding and using the roof tile manual for hip and ridge installation. Attendees will also attain code compliance knowledge through proper use of tables for designing, permitting, and installing tile roof systems.

Seminar #2 / 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Update on OSHA’s Silica Rules for the Roofing Industry /
Kyle Rea
CILB-0612994
(BSP) On September 23, 2017, OSHA began enforcement over the construction industry with its new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard. This course is designed to educate attendees on OSHA’s regulations relating to silica. Attendees will learn how to comply with the standard, changes to the standard, how silica sample analysis will affect the company, and the legal defenses every roofing contractor should have in place if their company is exposed to silica.

Seminar #3 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Ethics in Construction /
Trent Cotney and Tray Batcher
CILB-0612137
(L&R) Topics will include a discussion of licensing violations under Chapters 455 and 489 of the Florida Statutes with special attention to the misappropriation of construction proceeds, underbidding projects, unfair competition, and problems with avoiding regulatory compliance.

Seminar #4 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
FRSA-TRI 5th Edition FL High Wind Concrete & Clay Tile Installation Manual Review /
Manny Oyola, Jr. & Paul Oleksak
CILB-0612872, ARCH-9878760, BCAIB-5008300
(G) This course is designed to assist contractors, inspectors, and design professionals in understanding and using the roof tile manual for designing and permitting tile roof systems. Attendees will also attain code compliance knowledge through proper use of tables for designing, permitting, and installing tile roof systems.

Thursday, July 18

OSHA 10-Hour Training for Construction (Part 1) / 7:00 am – 2:00 pm / Jim Brauner
This course teaches recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces and provides information on workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, an introduction to OSHA, fall protection, ladders and scaffolding, project documentation, supervisory techniques and OSHA Focus Four Construction Hazards. The course is designed to help workers stay up-to-date with their OSHA safety requirements and is suitable for workers, supervisors and management. Attendees who complete both days of the class successfully will receive the OSHA 10-Hour Certification. This program is not included in the Full Registration – C.E. Seminars package or the 7-Hour C.E. Package and does not carry C.E. credits. Program is limited to 40 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Course registration includes lunch.

Seminar #5 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
The Legal Aspects of Construction Licensing /
 Trent Cotney and Tray Batcher 
CILB-0010935
(L&R) The purpose of this course is to help refresh contractors on Chapter 489, licensing and regulation. Attendees will learn the difference between contractors, contracting, business organizations and the scope of various licenses. The instructor will also review license exemptions, the Jim Walter exemption, consequences of unlicensed activity, loss of lien and bond rights, criminal penalties and code violations.

Seminar #6 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Specialty Shingles – Code and Installation Requirements /
 Greg Keeler
CILB-0613031
(G) Keeler explains the basics of various specialty shingle types and construction, specific code requirements, code referenced standards and related test protocols, proper installation, and applicable product approvals. Attendees will become familiar with a multitude of available products and learn how to select the best products for their situation.

Seminar #7 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Wind Mitigation Methods, the Law! /
Rob Irion
CILB-0609669, BCAIB-5008093
(WMM) Materials reviewed will include wind zone areas, insured and/or ad valorem taxation criteria requiring compliance, reroofing, water barriers, gable end enhancements, wall connections, fasteners and braces, and retrofitting.

Seminar #8 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
OSHA Updates for the Construction Industry /
Trent Cotney and Tray Batcher
CILB-0612136
(WPS) Attendees will be provided with an overview of the most recent changes to OSHA’s rules and regulations. Topics include the new silica standard, OSHA recordkeeping changes, the new confined space standards, the adjusted penalty schedule, and rules governing beryllium exposure. Attendees will learn proper recordkeeping for the new rules and how to implement safety manual changes to adjust for the requirements.

Seminar #9 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
Workers’ Compensation Coverage and the Perils of PEOs /
FRSA-SIF
CILB-0613082
(WC) Attendees will review the legal requirements of a contractor to maintain Workers’ Compensation coverage in Florida, how and where to obtain proper coverage, and the potential perils of employee leasing (PEO’s) in the Workers’ Compensation system as it relates to contractors.

Seminar #10 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
Wage & Hour: Potential Pitfalls /
Ben Briggs
CILB-0613090
(BSP) This course is designed to educate on the legalities of various wage and hour issues as the most applicable employment laws for contractors. Topics include the hiring process, employment documentation, I-9 issues, hiring and firing, and worker's compensation insurance.

Seminar #11 / 9:20 am – 12:20 pm
Architect & Building Officials Program
FRSA-TRI 5th Edition FL High Wind Concrete & Clay Tile Installation Manual Review and FRSA-TRI Tile Installation Manual 5th Edition – Hip and Ridge Review /
Manny Oyola, Jr., Paul Oleksak & Mike Silvers, CPRC
CILB-0612872, ARCH-9878760, BCAIB-5008300; CILB-0612886, ARCH-9878759, BCAIB-5008299
(G) This course is designed to assist contractors, inspectors, and design professionals in understanding and using the roof tile manual for designing and permitting tile roof systems. Attendees will also attain code compliance knowledge through proper use of tables for designing, permitting, and installing tile roof systems.

Friday, July 19

OSHA 10-Hour Training for Construction (Part 2) / 7:00 am – 2:00 pm / Jim Brauner
Attendees who complete both days of the class successfully will receive the OSHA 10-Hour Certification. Course registration includes lunch.

Seminar #12 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Strategic Plans & Planning /
H. Lee Rust
CILB-0613011
(G) This course explores each of the critical elements involved in the planning, development, and use of a Strategic Plan for your company. It will explain who should participate in Plan development, how to use the Plan to improve your operations, and how to keep the Plan alive as an integral part of your continuing future business development. This seminar will also help you examine each of the integral parts of a Strategic Plan, show how they fit together, explain what they tell you about your operations, and demonstrate how to not only use the Plan, but also keep it alive as your company grows and prospers.

Seminar #13 / 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Wind Mitigation Methods, the Law! /
Rob Irion
CILB-0609669, BCAIB-5008093
(WMM) Materials reviewed will include wind zone areas, insured and/or ad valorem taxation criteria requiring compliance, reroofing, water barriers, gable end enhancements, wall connections, fasteners and braces, and retrofitting.

Seminar #14 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Workers’ Compensation Coverage and the Perils of PEOs /
FRSA-SIF
CILB-0613082
(WC) Attendees will review the legal requirements of a contractor to maintain Workers’ Compensation coverage in Florida, how and where to obtain proper coverage, and the potential perils of employee leasing (PEO’s) in the Workers’ Compensation system as it relates to contractors.

Seminar #15 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Developing Marketing Plans – An Interactive Class /
Karen Edwards & Heidi Ellsworth
CILB-0612995
(G) Participate in developing a marketing plan for your business. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas and interact with the instructors as they work through the process and segments of a marketing plan.

Seminar #16 / 8:10 am – 9:10 am
Update on OSHA’s Silica Rules for the Roofing Industry /
Kyle Rea
CILB-0612994
(BSP) On September 23, 2017, OSHA began enforcement over the construction industry with its new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard. This course is designed to educate attendees on OSHA’s regulations relating to silica. Attendees will learn how to comply with the standard, changes to the standard, how silica sample analysis will affect the company, and the legal defenses every roofing contractor should have in place if their company is exposed to silica.

Seminar #17 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
OSHA Updates for the Construction Industry /
Trent Cotney and Tray Batcher
CILB-0612136
(WPS) Attendees will be provided with an overview of the most recent changes to OSHA’s rules and regulations. Topics include the new silica standard, OSHA recordkeeping changes, the new confined space standards, the adjusted penalty schedule, and rules governing beryllium exposure. Attendees will learn proper recordkeeping for the new rules and how to implement safety manual changes to adjust for the requirements.

Seminar #18 / 9:20 am – 10:20 am
How to Start or Grow a True Service Department /
Greg Hayne
CILB-0613010
(G) Most commercial roofing contractors struggle to grow their service departments. Even when the intent is there, most roofers do not make the progress they could because their approach is fundamentally flawed. This course will focus on highlighting the true challenges a company faces, not just those they think they face, in starting or growing a true service department.