Future Builders of America Inc
2600 Centennial Place
Tallahassee FL 32308
The mission of the Future Builders of America is to be engaged in construction-related educational activities, including assisting students in understanding and pursuing rewarding careers in construction and related trades.
CEO/Executive Director Cindy Hall
Board Chair Suzanne Graham
Board Chair Affiliation Massey Services, Inc.
General Info
Former Names
Florida Home Builders Association Foundation
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2000
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $148,530.00
Projected Expenses $112,801.00
Impact Statement
In 2015 the Future Builders of America was able to distribute $25,500 worth of scholarships to students entering secondary education. A three day long leadership camp was successfully coordinated for 60+ FBA student members and 30+ volunteers to come work and learn from industry leaders and business owners. FBA distributed materials and tools to 13 local chapters including power tools, hand tools, books and other class room learning tools. Select FBA students were sponsored to attend the South East Builders Conference and were exposed to governmental affairs and shown how they can make a difference by becoming a leader in our industry. Our goals for 2016 are to retain all of our existing chapters, open new chapters where possible and bring awareness of our association to those students who wish to have support becoming professionals and assets to our communities. We are setting up for our 12th annual Leadership Camp in early April and look forward to having a full roster. We are working to become more visible as an organization in the state of Florida and to gain the support of individuals and small and large businesses in the construction industry. The Future Builders of America has a sponsorship program we have begun marketing, the Million Dollar Sponsor Club and our goal is to add 10 more pledges to this club this year. Each pledge is for $1,000 for a ten year period for a total of $10,000. 
Needs Statement
  1. Camp Sponsorships: 3 day leadership camp in Haines City from April 6-8 with approximately 65 students in attendance and 35 professional volunteers. Includes all lodging, meals, T-shirts,classrooms, materials, and ropes course and other activities - Total cost is $40,000.
  2. Scholarships- Yearly scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as those still in college. Typically we give out $500 - $2000 scholarships to students enrolled in any sort of construction/engineering major. We have given from $4000 - $25,500 annually years past to deserving students throughout the state. Any donation for this is appreciated. These funds roll over from year to year if not used until needed.
  3. Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC) trip to Orlando in July funding. Typically we bring the top students available to represent the group. The cost of room/board and entrance to the SEBC as well as making sure the students are dressed to impress. Each student typically costs $500 to go for the trip based on double occupancy.
  4. Our long term biggest goal is to create own own campground for the FBA in northern Florida where we have a few hundred acres of land that was graciously granted to us by Robert and Amy Harper. As of now we use the Future Farmers of America Leadership Training Grounds in Haines City to host our leadership camp each year but our dream and the dream and vision of our founders was to have our own Leadership Camp that can be used at an affordable rate and perhaps even turn a profit and make us more self sufficient in future years. This is a big dream indeed and would run approximately $2 Million to get a lodge house and cafeteria as well as some activity areas for sports or other activities. 
Background Statement
The Future Builders of America was originally established in 2000 as a foundation under the Florida Home Builders Association to address the workforce shortage in skilled trades.  Since 1949 the Florida Home Builders Association has represented the interest of Florida's construction and remodeling industry encompassing more than 473000 and pulls from across the state, producing an annual economic impact of more than 42 billion.  In 2010 it was restructured as a stand-alone, Florida non-profit.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Future Builders of America currently has 13 chapters in Florida.
Bartow High School, Bartow
Charlotte Technical Center, Port Charlotte
DeLand High School, DeLand
George Jenkins High School, Lakeland
Immokalee High School, Immokalee
Leesburg High School, Leesburg
Manatee High School, Bradenton
Manatee Technical College, Bradenton
North Port High School, North Port
Okeechobee High School, Okeechobee
Palmetto High School, Palmetto
Port St. Lucie High School, Port St. Lucie
South Fork High School, Stuart
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Description Chapters of the Future Builders of America are workforce development programs in schools that offer drafting, construction and engineering related classes.  The program links the local professionals to their future workforce and building industry leaders.  Guest speakers, field trips and opportunities for employment help introduce the students to rewarding futures.
Budget $100,000
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) General/Unspecified Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success The main short term goal of our organization is to support students in their education in the construction industry. We offer financial aid to those students attending post secondary classes as well as job placement assistance to those entering the work force. FBA students are networked with professionals throughout the state of Florida. By working with local and industry leaders the students are encouraged to become leaders themselves.
Long Term Success The ultimate long-term goal of the future builders of America organization is to enable our students to go forward with a sense of pride in workmanship and to create a better, stronger, construction industry. Our long-term goal for our students completing our program is that they will one day go through and gain the knowledge to become a journeyman and then a master of their trade and eventually the dream of owning their own business will be a reality. We want to impart the importance of having a profession versus having a job.
Program Success Monitoring Most of the students in our program volunteer to return as counselors for our leadership camp. We also hear reports of success from their employers and from their teachers that have helped them in the program. Each year we receive renewed applications from students still continuing in college that have been prior reciprocates of scholarships.
Program Success Examples
As a young boy I always had an interest for building and creating. Thankfully while in high school I was given the opportunity to attend Charlotte Vocational School's building construction program. It was there that I was taught the groundwork for blueprint reading, framing, roofing and more. During my attendance at VoTech (CTC) my former interest developed into a passion. I was first to graduate from the building construction program and was blessed to have been given a generous scholarship from Future Builders of America (FBA). This scholarship allowed me to further my education at Santa Fe College in Gainesvill, Fl. I graduated in 2012  with an A.S. in Building Construction Technology. Today, I can proudly say I own a successful construction company in Charlotte County where my interest began. The Future Builders of America was instrumental to my education and my success.
Mathew Bennett
Bennett Building & Remodeling 
Description The Future Builders of America scholarship fund helps address the pressing need for a better trained workforce in the building industry.  The program has awarded scholarships to an average of fifteen students per year throughout Florida for higher education in Universities or Trade Schools.  Traditionally, at least 10% of Future Builders of America's general operating budget is set aside to be awarded annually through the scholarship program.  Since 2000 the Future Builders of America has awarded over $100,000 in scholarship funds to students interested in a career in the construction industry.
Budget $15,000
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success For those students going directly into the workforce, our "Tools of the Trade" scholarships allow the students to be able to purchase much needed tools for the trade they are applying for and with tools in hand, will be a much more desirable to hire from an employer.
Long Term Success By receiving a Future Builders of America scholarship, the student will be able to further their education in colleges and trade schools to learn more about a specific trade they are interested in pursuing, as their career of choice in the construction industry.  This will hopefully encourage the student to become our next business owner of a construction company, trade company, engineer, etc.
Program Success Monitoring We know the scholarship program is helping because of the feedback, monitoring and success stories of graduated students.
Program Success Examples Because of success stories from students that graduated from the program and have gone on to become project superintendents for large construction corporations, working up the ladder with companies they chose as their career trades and owning their own construction/trade companies.
Description Leadership Training Camp is an annual program where the students learn more about their selected industry.  Run by professionals of the building industry, the students develop team building, leadership and networking skills through various classes and activities.
Budget $45,000
Category Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Students who go through the leadership training camp program leave with a sense of empowerment that they have the support of not only other industry professionals but that they have learned new skills. Those students showing exceptional leadership potential are recognized and awarded.
Long Term Success Although only three days long students are enriched by networking with leaders in their future profession. Students also network with top students throughout the state at this leadership camp. Only the best and brightest in their classes are allowed to attend this innovative program that builds upon their path to success. The mentoring the students receive from our top professionals goes long term towards their success by building their confidence and helping them map out their future plan.
Program Success Monitoring The program leads to the success of students in the program and is monitored by the follow up of graduated students, their career paths they chose to follow and their successes.
Program Success Examples All three programs work hand in hand in the success of the Future Builders of America.  Those that attend Leadership Camp have an opportunity to hone in on a specific trade they would like to work and narrow the many trade options that are available in the industry.  With this experience they will be able to decide if they will apply for the Tools of the Trade scholarship to enter the workforce or a scholarship to further their education in a specific field.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Cindy Hall
CEO Term Start Mar 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email execdirector@futurebuildersofamerica.org
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 1
Volunteers 21
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Florida Home Builders Association
Habitat for Humanity 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Suzanne Graham
Company Affiliation Massey Services, Inc.
Board Term Oct 2015 to Oct 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Allen Anderson Retired
Eric Babin Babin Custom Builders, Inc.
Allen Baggett Okaloosa Walton BIA
Beth Cantin Cantin Homes, Inc.
John Carlson Core Construction
Michelle Delaney LRA Insurance
Ed Dion Dion Builders
Suzanne Graham Massey Services, Inc.
Cindy HALL Eco Solutions Marketing, Inc.
Michael Hickman Hickman Homes, Inc.
Richard Ilmberger Suncoast Glass & Mirror, Inc.
James Painter Painter Masonry & Construction, Inc.
Rusty Payton Florida Home Builders Association
Ray Puzzitiello Puzzitiello Builders, LLC
Mike Rahn Regions Bank
Emmett Reed Florida Health Care Association
Drew Smith Two Trails, Inc.
Pat Spalding Florida Public Utilities
Natasha Cartagena Spencer Shelter Mortgage Company
Bill Truex Truex Preferred Construction, LLC
Maddie Williams Executive Director - Treasure Coast Builders Association
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 15
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 20
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 71
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 37
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 37
Standing Committees
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $148,530.00
Projected Expenses $112,801.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$72,485$140,294$62,708
Administration Expense$11,068$77,279$9,081
Fundraising Expense$113$32$57
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.090.330.73
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%64%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$829,417$840,175$983,528
Current Assets$79,687$116,522$219,275
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$3,247$21,922$11,080
Total Net Assets$826,170$818,253$972,448
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Gain from Sale of Assets Other Then Inventory $43,922 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $27,401 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $11,304 -- --
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities24.545.3219.79
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal tax returns.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Future Builders of America Inc
Address 2600 Centennial Place
Tallahassee, FL
Phone 850 224-4316