Three prominent members of the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) – Matt Sellick, Ryan Benson and Robyn Bonaquist – were honored by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) at its premier trade event, Summer Conference/Southeast Building Conference 2022 which s was recently held in Kissimmee.
Matt Sellick, president of Stock Development and current president of the Collier Building Industry Association, has been recognized by the FHBA as the recipient of the Paul Joyal Pinnacle Builder Award.
The award was named after Paul Joyal, a Melbourne homebuilder and member of the Florida Housing Hall of Fame, who has always done business exclusively with members throughout his more than 30-year career. The award is given annually to an FHBA member for doing a high percentage of business with FHBA members. The recipient is selected by the FHBA’s Associate Members/Trades Council, announced at the SEBC, and presented at the FHBA’s Fall Leadership Conference.
According to Amelia Vasquez, CBIA Executive Director, Mr. Sellick and his colleagues do outstanding volunteer work on behalf of the homebuilding industry and the community, and continually advocate for CBIA members to work together on projects. construction in Collier County.
Mr. Sellick was chosen from builders all over Florida because Stock Development works with many AABC members to build homes in Southwest Florida. With an average of 325 homes completed on an annual basis, clients will always find many AABC members working together on Stock Development Homes, from surveyors and excavators to architects and mechanical engineers during the initial phase and sub-contract partners. , including masonry, HVAC, plumbing. , electrical, drywall, carpentry and painting on structural aspects to final interior designers and landscape architects.
Additionally, at SEBC 2022, Ryan Benson, Principal at A. Vernon Allen Builders, was named Secretary of the FHBA Board of Directors. Mr. Benson has served as Chair of the CFIA Government Affairs Council, Vice Chair of the CFIA City of Naples Government Affairs Council, CFIA Executive Committee, CFIA Finance Committee and President of the CFIA in 2018 and 2019. At the state level, Mr. Benson served as Vice President of Zone VI for the FHBA and Chair of the FHBA Government Affairs Committee. It will be installed at the FHBA’s fall conference in October in Orlando.
“Ryan Benson is that leader in a million,” Ms. Vasquez said. “Through his visionary approach to leadership, Ryan has demonstrated stamina and focus, and developed a culture of synergy within our leadership team at CBAA. It will be an honor to have him represented on the FHBA management team.
Robyn Bonaquist, President and CEO of B-Squared Advertising has been selected to become Associate Vice President of Zone VI for a two-year term representing Charlotte, Collier, Lee and Sarasota – Manatee Builder Associations at the State.
An Associate Member of CBIA since 2006, Ms. Bonaquist has provided ongoing leadership on CBIA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Chair of its Sales and Marketing Council, and Chair and Committee Member of its annual CBIA Sand Dollar Awards event. Ms. Bonaquist volunteers many hours to help CBIA’s promotional and marketing efforts; she currently sits on the CBIA Board of Directors.
Ms. Bonaquist was recognized by the FHBA as Florida’s “Associate of the Year” and “Woman of Distinction” for her continued leadership at the state level.
According to Ms. Vasquez, “Robyn Bonaquist has been an associate member of the AABC involved in all aspects of our mission for the past 16 years. When asked, she has been a leader and team player as needed by AABC, always willing to share her professional expertise, support and time. She will represent the members of the Southwest Builders Association with the same exceptional expertise and enthusiasm that she brought to the CBIA.
Founded in 1985, the AABC is an association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. AABC is located at 3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 110, Naples, Florida. For more information call 239-436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. ¦