Jamie Warrington, leader of Jacksonville’s BMC division, is NEFBA’s Associate of the Year.
It didn’t take long for the manager of the Jacksonville division of a national construction materials company to impress the leaders of the Northeast Florida Builders Association.
Jamie Warrington made such an impact since moving to the area two years ago to lead Building Materials and Construction Solutions that NEFBA presented the 43-year-old with the 2019 Fred King Associate of the Year Award at the group’s annual installation of officers and awards banquet Jan. 18.
The ceremony at the Jacksonville Marriott on Salisbury Road included other awards, including the Builder of the Year, presented to Chris Dostie of Dostie Homes.
Dostie, the immediate past president of NEFBA, shared why the organization chose Warrington for the associate award.
“This individual made their presence felt in the industry and at the association, joining our board and he quickly understood what we were all about,” Dostie said.
Dostie added that Warrington signed up 19 new affiliate NEFBA members, all employees and sales people at his company’s Jacksonville office, and that the BMC division provided more than $25,000 in sponsorships at association events.
“I can personally attest that the 2018 president’s project, the 24-hour house partnership with HabiJax, would not have been a success without this individual’s commitment and leadership within his company to make it happen,” Dostie said.
Warrington moved to Jacksonville recently but he’s been working in the building materials industry since he was a young man. At age 21, he began managing an 84 Lumber location.
The local BMC division is providing lumber, windows and other materials and services to local and national homebuilders.
The market is so busy that the BMC location on Lane Avenue is running out of storage space for materials to help Northeast Florida construction companies keep up with the demand for new housing.
One of the company’s most popular and innovative products is its Ready Frame brand, which is a set of pre-cut and labeled wood that comes with detailed instructions to build roof and floor trusses. The system allows builders to save money and time because laborers don’t need to measure and cut lumber at a job site, eliminating spare wood pieces that go to waste.
Warrington said BMC, which is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, wants to expand in the region and state.