FRSA's 96th Annual Convention
and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo
June 27-29, 2018
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, FL
FRSA's convention consists of three full days of education, networking, family fun, sports, and friends along with two days of FRSA's highly recognized trade show, the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center serves as the host hotel for FRSA’s Convention & Expo. The hotel is located at 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746 and can be reached by calling 407-586-0000.
Hotel accommodations are available online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/FRSA18. Access code is FRSA618.
Group rate: $159++ for single/double occupancy
Nightly resort fees are included in this rate when you book within the FRSA room block.
UPDATE: The Gaylord Palms Resort is currently SOLD OUT. We encourage you to continue checking back as cancellations can happen at any time. To be added to the FRSA waitlist, please contact Kelsey O’Hearne at 407-671-3772 ext. 100 or Kelsey@floridaroof.com.
Additional hotel options
FRSA has arranged special rates at the below Kissimmee properties.
Please note: FRSA show management and hotel partners will not be contacting you to make room reservations. Any third-party solicitation is not affiliated with FRSA and may be considered a scam.
FRSA’s Welcome Reception - sponsored by CertainTeed Corp, FRSA Self
Insurers Fund, FRSA Young Professionals and Versico Roofing Systems
Wednesday, June 27 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us at Wreckers Sports Bar to officially kick-off the 96th Annual Convention at FRSA’s Welcome Reception! 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!
National Women in Roofing: Networking & Mentoring Reception
Wednesday, June 27 – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join the National Women in Roofing for a hospitality reception and interactive networking experience. Spend some time getting to know thought leaders, executives, and industry experts while receiving mentoring advice from other roofing professionals.
FRSA Business Luncheon - sponsored by Millennium Metals
Thursday, June 28 - 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, June 28 – 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 29 – 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!
Thursday, June 28 – 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, June 29 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stop by the Silent Auction area on the Expo floor to bid on great getaway vacations, sporting event tickets, special baskets and, of course, roofing products. All proceeds benefit the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation.
FRSA Beer Bust - sponsored by GAF
Thursday, June 28 – 2:00 pm
Ready for a drink? Meet the FRSA Executive Committee as they serve beer to attendees in the Lounge area on the Expo floor.
FRSA Affiliate Competition - sponsored by FRSA Self Insurers Fund
Thursday, June 28 - 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday, June 29 – 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
It’s Jenga time! Affiliate members will gather for a giant-size version of the popular tower building game that’ll have everyone holding their breath. Let’s hope these teams have a steady hand and can keep their blocks “Staying On Top” because the tallest tower wins it all!
S.T.A.R. “Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing” Awards and FRSA
Officer Installation Dinner - sponsored by Gulfeagle Supply Thursday, June 28 - 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate the best of the best in the roofing industry from 2017. Contractor companies and their industry partners will be recognized for unique projects completed throughout Florida in six different categories, while one outstanding project is selected to receive the “Shining Star” Award and recognition as the best roofing project in the state. The 2018-2019 FRSA Officers will be installed and FRSA’s highest honor, the Campanella Award, will be presented to one deserving recipient.
S.T.A.R. Awards After-Party
Thursday, June 28 - 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The fun doesn’t end when the last award is given out! Join us for a lively after-party complete with a DJ, dancing, and drinks!
FRSA Beverage Break - sponsored by Aldo Products Co Inc and RK Hydro-Vac Inc
Friday, June 29 – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Looking for the hair of the dog that bit you? Head to the Lounge area of the Expo floor for a refreshing Bloody Mary or Mimosa to kick start your day!
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 or Friday; winners (18 years or older) will be selected on Friday and must be present to win.
Fishing Tournament - sponsored by Walker Rep Group Wednesday, June 27 - 6:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sunrise Marina, Port Canaveral – $150 for registrations received by May 27 / $250 for registrations received after May 27
Head to Florida’s beautiful East Coast for a day of fishing on the open seas. Boats carrying groups of six will set out in search of king mackerels, cobias, tarpons, and even sharks! Check-in begins at 6 am with the tournament running from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. Following the tournament, winners will be announced as the group enjoys a waterfront lunch. Registration fee includes boat, tackle, rods, reels, beverages, lunch, and prizes. Individual registrants will be paired and space is limited.
Golf Tournament - sponsored by Furman Insurance & Bonds and Sunniland Corp
Wednesday, June 27 - 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebration Golf Club, Kissimmee - $150 for registrations received by May 27 / $200 for registrations received after May 27
FRSA’s 2018 Golf Tournament heads to a new course, Celebration Golf Club, which was 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, June 27 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tenoroc Shooting Range, Lakeland - $115 for registrations received by May 27 / $165 for registrations received after May 27
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. Transportation to/from Tenoroc Shooting Range is not provided. Registrations will be limited to 50 participants, so sign up early!
LADIES OF FRSA PROGRAM
Spa Creations Workshop
Thursday, June 28 - 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Ready for some rejuvenation? Join the Ladies of FRSA as they create their own soothing body balm, bath fizz, and salt or coffee-based bath scrub. When the spa creations are complete, stick around for a fun gift exchange game that will leave you with a smile and a fun prize to take home. All spa supplies, morning beverages, light breakfast snacks, and gifts are included in the ticket price.
Board & Brush Painting Workshop
Friday, June 29 - 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Head just a few minutes down the road to the Board & Brush Creative Studio to build on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor for your home. This hands-on wood sign workshop teaches you the techniques needed to create a custom piece that looks professionally made. Ticket price includes all supplies, round-trip transportation, muffins, and mimosas.
KIDS’ PROGRAM – sponsored by Certified Roofing Specialists Inc
Let’s Be Creative!
Wednesday, June 27 - 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Time to get the creative juices flowing as we officially kick-off the 2018 Kids’ Program with a “Create-Your-Own” night that puts the kids in charge! First, the group will create their own dinner with a pizza and salad bar complete with all the best toppings. Next, they will show off their artistic abilities with a variety of crafts before wrapping up the night as they create their own ice cream sundaes. Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and all craft supplies.
Thursday, June 28 - 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
The kids won’t want to miss an exciting day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World,” where they’ll find alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies to the 14-foot monsters that call Central Florida home. The group will enjoy thrilling shows, a backstage tour with one of the World Famous Gator Wrestlers, and a private animal meet and greet with photo opportunities. The day will start with plenty of games and crafts in the Kids’ Program Room at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Ticket price includes admission to Gatorland, transportation, lunch, and snacks.
Thursday, June 28 - 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Have you ever watched a great magic trick and wondered how it was done? Then this workshop is for you! A local magician will lead the group in several tricks and finally reveal his secrets! Then take your new skills and magic supplies home with you so you can perform them for your family and friends. Ticket price includes dinner at Wreckers Sports Bar, hands-on demonstrations, and magic supplies.
Fun in the Sun Pool Party
Friday, June 29 - 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.
FRSA's Annual Convention and Expo is the educational and networking event for the roofing and sheet metal industries. As we continue to face an ever-changing work environment, FRSA brings you the most informative and up-to-date continuing education seminars on topics that affect your business.
FRSA's Educational and Research Foundation, CILB Provider #0000910, Florida Board of Architecture #0000910 (select courses), and the BCAIB Provider #0000910 (select courses), is offering a total of 25 hours of continuing education credit during the 2018 Convention. All courses are designed specifically for contractors. Our goal is to provide you with the educational tools you need to make your business successful.
Seminars will be offered from June 27-29. To see the complete seminar schedule, click here.
Our generous sponsors help FRSA underwrite the cost of Convention and Expo events. Please keep them in mind when you place your next order.
To view a complete list of sponsors, visit the 2018 Sponsor Page.
Interested in sponsoring an event at the 2018 Convention & Expo? Contact Cheryl Sulock at 800-767-3772 ext. 177 or email@example.com.
Time permitting, all sponsors will receive the following recognition:
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, FL