July 17-19, 2019
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.
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 and an open bar 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!
Business Luncheon - sponsored by Millennium Metals Inc
Thursday, July 18 - 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
Elections for 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. Gain a competitive advantage by exploring the latest and greatest in the industry!
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 Busts - 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.
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 prizes 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 breath 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.
FRSA's Educational and Research Foundation, CILB Provider #0000910, Florida Board of Architecture Provider #0000910 (select courses), and BCAIB Provider #0000910 (select courses), is offering a total of 21 hours of continuing education credit during the 2019 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.
NOTE: Licensed construction contractors are required to earn 14 hours of continuing education credit per renewal cycle (two years). Within the 14 hours, they must meet six specific training requirements: (ADV) Course meets Advanced Florida Building Code requirements; (BSP) Course meets Business Practice requirements; (L&R) Course meets Laws and Rules requirements; (WPS) Course meets Workplace Safety requirements; (WC) Course meets Workers' Compensation requirements; (WMM) Course meets Wind Mitigation Methods requirements. All additional hours are recorded as (G) Course meets General requirements. Excess hours cannot be carried to the next renewal cycle.
If you only want to attend the education programs, you may purchase a Continuing Education Package which provides you with 7 hours of seminars. The Education Package also allows you entrance into the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo.
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.
To view the complete seminar schedule, please 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 2019 Sponsor Page.
Interested in sponsoring an event at the 2019 Convention & Expo? Contact Cheryl Sulock at 800-767-3772 ext. 177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time permitting, all sponsors will receive the following recognition:
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July 18-19, 2019
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, FL