Convention & Expo
Convention & Expo

Convention

FRSA's 101st Annual Convention 
and the Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo 

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Kissimmee, FL

July 12-14, 2023 

Gaylord Palms
 

 

 

 

Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo

FRSA proudly hosts the largest regional roofing show in the country. Over 220 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products and services make this show a vital experience for roofing or sheet metal contractors. The Expo is located at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center and includes the Foundation Auction and the Affiliate Competition. As always, the Expo is FREE for all roofing professionals. Gain a competitive advantage by exploring the latest and greatest the industry has to offer.

Expo Hours 
Thursday, July 13 - 11:00am-5:00pm
Friday, July 14 – 10:00am-2:00pm

Foundation Auction
Wednesday, July 12 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, July 13 – 11:00am-5:00pm
Friday, July 14 – 10:00am-1:00pm

Check out the link below as NEW ITEMS are being added throughout June. Place the highest bid on items in the Foundation’s Auction to head home with great getaway vacations, sporting event tickets, unique baskets and, of course, roofing products. Check out great packages onsite at the Expo and bid from anywhere! Text FRSA to 243725 or visit www.bidpal.net/frsa to register and bid online. Bidding goes LIVE Friday July 7, the week before and concludes on July 14. All proceeds benefit the industry through the FRSA Educational and Research Foundation.

FRSA Beer Busts - sponsored by GAF and Sunniland Corp.
Thursday, July 13 – 2:00 pm
Friday, July 14 – 12:00 pm

Networking can make you thirsty! Stop by the Lounge area for a cold beer, compliments of our sponsors.

 

FRSA’s Welcome Reception - sponsored by Adams and Reese LLP, Eagle Roofing Products, FRSA, FRSA Self Insurers Fund and Versico Roofing Systems 
Wednesday, July 12 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us at Wreckers Sports Bar as we kick-off FRSA’s 101st Annual Convention. Add delicious food stations and an open bar to this FREE event – the perfect opportunity to network with industry peers.

 

 

NWiR Mentorship and Networking Session
Wednesday, July 12 – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join National Women in Roofing for an insight-filled session where you will be able to network with other NWiR members and hear from women in the industry about their career experiences. 

 

FRSA Affiliate Competition 
Thursday, July 13 – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Affiliate chapters from across the state compete in a scavenger hunt, where they will solve challenges and follow clues on the Expo floor to lead their Affiliate to victory. Proceeds benefit FRSA’s 2023 Charity of Choice, The Faine House.

FRSA Business Luncheon sponsored by Millennium Metals Inc.
Thursday, July 13 - 11:15 am – 1:00 pm

Elections for FRSA Officers and Directors will be held, Life and Honorary Memberships bestowed along with other industry awards and FRSA Educational Foundation scholarship recipients honored.



FRSA Officer Installation Reception, Dinner & After Party
Reception - sponsored by Gulfeagle Supply 
Thursday, July 13 - 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm 

Officer Installation Dinner and S.T.A.R. “Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing” Awards Reception

Dinner
Thursday, July 13 – 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

FRSA Officers for the coming year will be installed, the President’s Award and FRSA’s highest honor, the Campanella Award, will be presented.

 

After Party
Thursday, July 13 – 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

Sports 
All sports tournaments will take place on Wednesday, July 12

 

Fishing Tournament 
Sunrise Marina, Port Canaveral – 7:00am-1:00pm
-- Pricing and further details coming soon! --

Soak up 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 to find the catch of the day. Following the tournament, winners will be announced and grab-and-go lunches will be available. Registration fee includes boat, rod and reel, tackle, beverages, lunch and prizes.

 

Golf Tournament sponsored by Furman Insurance and Sunniland Corp
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club, Kissimmee - $175 for registrations received by June 20 / $225 for registrations received after June 20

Falcon’s Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the finest public Golf Courses in Orlando. This Rees Jones designed championship Golf Course features over 7,000 yards from the back tees and providing golfers four sets of tees to choose from. Check-in begins at 7:00 am, with the tournament beginning at 8:00 am. Registration includes green fees, cart, range balls, refreshments, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes. 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.

 

Pistol Shooting Tournament sponsored by BRI Roof Consulting Corp
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tenoroc Shooting Range, Lakeland - $125 for registrations received by June 20 / $175 for registrations received after June 20

Ready, aim, fire! Keep your eye on the target as you 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 . Each participant must provide their own gun and ammunition. Reserve your spot today as registrations are limited to the first 20 individuals.

 

Clay Shooting Tournament
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tenoroc Shooting Range, Lakeland - $125 for registrations received by June 20 / $175 for registrations received after June 20

The tournament is 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 price. Each participant must provide their own gun or arrange gun rental ahead of time. Registrations will be limited to 75 participants, so sign up early!

 

 

Ladies' & Kids' Program Events
All Ladies' & Kids' programs will take place on-site


Ladies of FRSA Program
Thursday, July 13 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Art and Mimosas!

Join the ladies as they learn the techniques to create unique artwork while enjoying Mimosas. All supplies, morning beverages and muffins are included in the ticket price.

Friday, July 14 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cake Decorating Workshop

It’s time to have your cake and eat it too! This event will be a truly delicious experience as attendees dive into the world of cake decorating. Gaylord Palms pastry chef will guide you with basic instructions and design techniques as you decorate your own mini cake. All supplies, morning beverages and muffins are included in the ticket price.

 

Kids’ Program 

All Kids’ Program events take place on-site and include chaperones

Kids’ Program sponsored by Certified Roofing Specialists Inc. 

Wednesday Night, July 12 – 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mad Science
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s superhero scientists! We’ll kick-off the 2023 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. Ticket price includes dinner, show, hands-on demonstrations and ice cream sundaes.

Thursday Day, July 13 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pool Party & Crafts

Enjoy some fun in the sun and cool off poolside at the Cypress Springs Family Fun Waterpark! This infinity swimming pool, located onsite at the Gaylord Palms Resort, is complete with four slides, a multi-level playground and an outdoor restaurant. The group will show off their artistic abilities with a variety of crafts as they take a break from the sun. Ticket price includes lunch and crafts.

 

Thursday Night, July 13 – 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Extreme Video Game Night

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 and two hours of unlimited game play.

    

Friday Day, July 14 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Exploring Florida’s Habitat Up Close

Calling all explorers! The Gaylord Palms Resort is filled with adventures just waiting for you. The program will start with a presentation from reptile experts at Gatorland as they discuss some of Florida’s most unique creatures. For those interested in getting closer to the exhibits, there will be an opportunity to hold them with the guidance of Gatorland team members. Then set out on a scavenger hunt that will have you navigating the Gaylord Palms atrium and learning about plants, animals and historical landmarks. Ticket price includes activities, lunch and snacks.

Seminars

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
8:00 am – 9:00 am                  Seminar #1 – 2023 Florida Building Code 8th Edition

8:00 am – 9:00 am                  Seminar #2 – Contractor Licensing Issues and Construction                                                                               Contracts

9:00 am – 3:30 pm                  Seminar #3 – CCN – KPI Managing by the Numbers

10:15 am – 11:15 am              Seminar #4 – The OSHA Inspection and Citation Process

10:15 am – 11:15 am              Seminar #5 – Communicating Safety

11:30 am – 12:30 pm              Seminar #6 – Navigating Material Volatility

11:30 am – 12:30 pm              Seminar #7 – Estimating the Right Way

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm                Seminar #8 – Tile Hip and Ridge Installation

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm                Seminar #9 – Workers’ Compensation Coverage and the Perils of                                                                       PEOs

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  Seminar #10 – FBC Requirements for Underlayment

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  Seminar #11 – FRSA-TRI 7th Edition Tile Manual

 

Thursday, July 13, 2023

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #12 – KPI Managing by the Numbers

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #13 – Lightweight Insulating Concrete Roof Decks

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #14 – How to Start or Grow a True Service Department

8:00 am – 11:00 am                Seminar #15 – Architect & Building Officials Program

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #16 – The Impact of the Legalization of Marijuana on the                                                                       Construction Industry

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #17 – Designing for Performance – Single-Ply Roofing                                                                           Lessons

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #18 – Top 5 Employment Issues in Roofing

9:30 am – 10:30 am                Seminar #19 – Workers’ Compensation Coverage and the Perils of                                                                       PEOs

9:30 am – 10:30 am                Seminar #20 – FBC Requirements for Underlayments

9:30 am – 10:30 am                Seminar #21 – Top 5 Insurance Issue in Roofing

 

Friday, July 14, 2023

6:00 am – 2:00 pm                  FRSA Registration Desk Open

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #22 – Wind Mitigation Methods, the Law!

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #23 – Top 5 Insurance Issues in Roofing

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #24 – Estimating the Right Way

7:00 am – 8:00 am                  Seminar #25 – Communicating Safety

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #26 – Tile Hip and Ridge Installation

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #27 – Specialty Shingles – Code and Installation                                                                                   Requirements

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #28 – Reputation Management Legal Issues

8:15 am – 9:15 am                  Seminar #29 – KPI Managing by the Numbers

 

 


Special Thanks to our 2022 Convention & Expo Sponsors! 
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 2022 Sponsor Page.

 

Interested in sponsoring an event at the 2023 Convention & Expo? Contact Rachel Zehnal at 800-767-3772 ext. 199 or rachel@floridaroof.com

Time permitting, all sponsors will receive the following recognition:

  • Company name and website hyperlinked on FRSA's website

  • Company name in the official Convention Program

  • Recognition in Florida Roofing Magazine

  • Recognition as a sponsor in the event mobile app

  • Sponsor sign at the Expo

  • Ribbon in booth (if exhibitor) and sponsor ribbon on badges

  • Company name on door tag hangers placed on every room in FRSA block at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

  • Points for 2024 Expo booth selection

  • Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Silver and Bronze sponsors receive additional recognition


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Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo

Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Expo

July 12-14, 2023 - Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, FL

 



2023 S.T.A.R. Awards

2023 S.T.A.R. Awards

S.T.A.R.—Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing is an awards program designed by the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA) to recognize members' unique and outstanding projects. A panel evaluates the entries for inclusion and outstanding performance in each category. 


2023 Charity of Choice

2023 Charity of Choice

Each year, the FRSA President selects a Charity of Choice to support. Donations are received during the year and presented during FRSA's Annual Convention.