FRSA’s highest honor is the Bob Campanella Memorial Award, which is presented each year to the FRSA member who is deemed most worthy of recognition for service to his or her community, the Association and the industry. The award was initiated in 1965 by the Saint Petersburg Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors’ Association, as a memorial tribute to the late Bob Campanella, owner of Ace Roofing Company, in Saint Petersburg.
Suggestions are taken from the membership and submitted to a committee of previous Campanella Award recipients, who select the recipient each year. For those of you who are not familiar with our Campanella Award tradition, let me give you a few details. We don’t reveal the name of the recipient at the beginning of the ceremony – instead we provide details about them and their service to the industry. The previous year’s recipient presents the award
and speaks about the recipient, sharing background information. While the information about the recipient is being presented, local artist Tony Trotti paints a portrait of this year’s recipient. If you look around the room at the people sitting at the dinner tables, you’ll notice people trying to figure out who the recipient is from the verbal clues and by watching the person who Tony is painting onstage.
Al Singleton was born in a small town in Georgia to a close knit family with four siblings. He shared a close bond with his father that would last a lifetime and would eventually have a huge impact on his future career choice.
Al has a strong religious faith and is an Elder and Deacon in his church, Newtown Gospel Chapel.
He gives back financially by supporting youth sports, scholarship funds and local human services organizations. He currently sits on the Construction Industry Licensing Board in Sarasota and volunteers on additional boards and nonprofits, including the Women’s Exchange Board. Read more.