The Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA) Educational and Research Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Founded in 1982, the goal of the Foundation is to educate the work force, management and owners of construction businesses, as well as other industry related professionals.
FRSA's Educational & Research Foundation offers a variety of ways to contribute to the industry and support industry "Excellence through Education," from Foundation Membership to Endowment and Scholarship Programs, the FRSA Educational Foundation is the largest industry-related Foundation in the Southeastern United States. With more than $340,000 provided in scholarships and new educational programming added each year, FRSA stays on the cutting-edge of industry education and quality standards.
To learn more about our programs and membership, visit the Foundation Membership and Education & Resources sections.
2022 - 2023 Officers
President: Adam Purdy, CPRC, Edwards Roofing Co., Inc.
Vice President: Bo Copeland, L Bo Grease Enterprises
Secretary/Treasurer: Paula Kennedy, Gainesville Roofing & Co., Inc.
Bo Copeland - L Bo Grease Enterprises
George Ebersold - Tom Tanenbaum Inc.
Cory Ewert - TAMKO Building Products
Paula Kennedy - Gainesville Roofing Co., Inc.
Diana King - Springer Peterson Roofing and Sheet Metal
Manny Oyola, Jr., Eagle Roofing Products FL
Adam Purdy, CPRC - Edwards Roofing
Gary Register - J. Register Co.
Mike Silvers, CPRC - Silvers Systems, Inc.
Les Sims, CPRC - Armstrong Roofing, Inc.
Brad Sutter - Sutter Roofing Co. of FL
Brian Swope, CPRC - Tampa Roofing Co., Inc.
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The FRSA Educational and Research Foundation Endowment Program exists to provide donors a means to establish a legacy of giving through tax-deductible contributions for the purposes of industry research, quality education and scholarships to provide a knowledgeable pool of professionals for consumers to call upon.
By becoming a member of the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation, you are directly supporting professionalism and education within the industry. With membership levels starting as low as $75, and benefits as great as complimentary CEU's, a little membership goes a long way.
Since its inception, the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation has awarded more than $340,000 in scholarships. The Scholarship Program is available to assist FRSA members and their families, along with employees (and their families) of member companies.
Licensed contractors are required to earn 14 hours of continuing education credits every two years.
Many of the Foundation's activities, including the Scholarship Program, are funded by the proceeds generated by an Auction. The Auction consists of a variety of donated gifts and services, which are displayed during FRSA's Annual Convention and Expo and are also available on an online auction platform.