Chris Dostie (left) and Sean Junker (right) congratulate Gene Rover, who is holding his first-place championship belt.

Membership drive winners announced

Seven teams competing for members and prizes
Jul. 25, 2018

The 2018 annual NEFBA Membership Drive began May 1 with an ambitious goal of adding 100 new members as members and teams of members competing to recruit the most.

With six days to go to the final tally, the winners appeared to be uncatchable. The seven teams competing for members and prizes were Remodelers Council (Jumbo Shrimp), Sales & Marketing Council (Hammers), St. Johns Builders Council (St. Augustine Saints), Clay Builders Council (Free Birds), PWB/YPG (Bananas), Nassau Builders Council (Pirates) NEFBA presidents (Padres).

Team and individual winners were announced at the party.

Team Winners

 Team champions were the St. Augustine Saints (50.5 points), “First Loser” was the Jumbo Shrimp (29 points) and third place went to Hammers (12.5 points). In addition to bragging rights, the Saints took home a trophy and will be treated to a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game with NEFBA’s president.

Individual Winner

The individual winner was Rover, who earned 15 points (15 new members) followed by Tony Raso with 14 points (11 new members, five renewals, one affiliate) and Jamie Warrington with 9.5 points (19 affiliates).

“The membership drive promotes a healthy competition between teams and individuals,” says NEFBA President Chris Dostie. “And, it’s a lot of hard work. I am extremely proud of our members who worked so hard to enlist new members.”

At the May 24 welcome party, 86 new member companies and 52 new affiliate members (individual employees of member companies) were added to NEFBA’s membership, bringing the combined total of active members to 1,475. 

“New members bring in new questions, new ideas and fresh enthusiasm,” says Sean Junker, membership chair and NEFBA first vice president. “The drive isn’t over even when the applications have been processed at the national level. We want our members to be on the lookout for new recruits year-round.”

Welcome Party Sponsors

Welcome party sponsors were Centricity, CHW, Insuramerica of Florida, TECO Peoples Gas, Scapes of North Florida, PrimeLending, Del-Air, Duval Ford, LP Smartside, Earthworks of Florida, Micamy Design Group, Floridian Property Management, Patio & Pizza, Brogdon Builders, Stephens Advertising, BCM Services, DECO Products and Quality Stones.

Find Out More

For more information about membership benefits, contact Hans Krieg, NEFBA’s director of member services, at (904) 725-4355 or