Events

The Florida Surety Bonds team stays informed in this constantly changing industry. We invest time in industry events, expos, and seminars in addition to holding our own Seminars and speaking at various business’s and associations. By doing so, we are able to provide valuable information & resources to our clients.

HABITAT BUILDERS BBQ - September 3, 2015

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in our community!  This is a two phase project near the Longwood SunRail Train Station.  Currently Phase 1 is a shell, but needs all MEP’s to finish.  Phase 2 will be a ground up project.  Habitat does an excellent working with people to buy their homes, and their mortgages help finance the next projects.  Please come and learn more about how you can make a difference.  It feels good to give back.  Fun to have good food and drink, too! Habitat Magnolia Homes
Please join us for dinner and libations on September 3rd, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm! Come ready to learn all about how you can be a part of our 25th Anniversary Build, Magnolia Place Townhomes. 750 Monroe Road, Sanford, FL 32771 RSVP: 407-696-5855 ext. 2109 | mhattaway@habitat-sa.org  

Event Sponsors:

fsb           Wharton Smith


LUNCH & LEARN - September 9, 2015: Protecting the Subcontractor

Presented by: James C. Washburn, Esq. Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A This lunch and learn will provide valuable insight on the following:
  1. Defining the Scope
  2. Dispute Resolution
  3. Liquidated Damages
  4. Change Orders
  5. Flow-Down Provisions
  6. Paid-if-Paid and Paid-when-Paid
  7. Insurance Issues
  8. Indemnification Liability


ABC Construction Expo - September 17, 2015 at The Central Florida Fairgrounds



Florida Surety Bonds 2015 Understanding Lien and Bond Law Seminar

Presented by: Frank Rapprich, Esq. with the Fisher Law Firm Florida Surety Bonds had another successful seminar on the important topic of Lien & Bond Laws. Educating our clients on these laws is important. The seminar addressed topics such as: Notice to Owner, Notice of Non Payment, Claim of Lien (FL, GA, AL), Bond Lawsuits, Lien Lawsuits, Public vs. Private Jobs, Current Developments, and How to get Paid! An added bonus on this seminar is the 3 hours of CGC Continuing Education Credit.

LUNCH & LEARN - March 25, 2015: Negotiating the Terms of Construction Contracts

For this lunch & learn, we partnered with Gregory S. Martin & Associates, P.A. to put together a very education session on contract review. Business Owners and Project Managers will gain valuable insight on the most commonly litigated contract provisions including: * Impact of flow down provisions * Indemnification * Duty to Defend * Pay if Paid and Paid when Paid clauses

LUNCH & LEARN - January 28, 2015:  "Quickbooks for Contractors"

What better way to kick off the new year, than with lunch and some free insight on: * How to to Set up QuickBooks for Construction Job Costing, Percentage of Completion Reporting, and Work on Hand Schedules * Month-End Closing Procedures to keep you secure * Benefits to your bonding program and your executive team.

FLORIDA TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE  - MBE Contractor Networking Event - Oct. 3,  2014

The Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is a great resource for minority businesses. They are committed to contributing to the growth and development of small, minority, service-disabled veteran and disadvantaged-owned businesses. The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) office helps make sure that Florida’s diverse business community actively participates in and has access to Florida Turnpike Enterprise’s contracting and procurement opportunities. We were happy to be a part of the event to help shed some light on what exactly is involved in the bonding process and help answer some important questions about bonding!

ABC CONSTRUCTION EXPO - September 18, 2014 @ The Central Florida Fairgrounds

This annual event is one of the best places to network with company owners, senior management, estimators, project managers and industry professionals. This year over 900 people in the construction industry attended, ranging from Contractors and Suppliers to Construction CPA's, and Attorney's.

LUNCH & LEARN, July 16, 2014 - The Affordable Care Act for Contractors (with under 50 employees)



LUNCH & LEARN, August 6, 2014 - The Affordable Care Act for Contractors (with over 50 employees)



Habitat for Humanity Builders Blitz Dedication - June 16, 2014

That's right, only 12 short days after the initial groundbreaking, the homes are ready for the families to move in! Florida Surety Bonds  had the honor of presenting Mr. and Mrs. Spencer with the keys to their new home. Dedication Collage

We were really excited to be a part of this event!

Habitat for Humanity Builders Blitz Groundbreaking! - June 5, 2014

Today was an exciting day for the Florida Surety Bonds team! As a sponsor of the build, we got to partake in the groundbreaking of the long awaited Habitat for Humanity Veterans Builders Blitz! The Builders Blitz that Habitat of Humanity is doing starts this Saturday. With the support of over 50 local companies that volunteered (including several of Florida Surety Bonds’ own valued clients) they will build two homes for two families in just 7 days!! Allan Spencer is the Vietnam Veteran and future homeowner who will benefit from the Veteran’s Build. He and his wife are beyond excited to watch the progress of their new home. Here are some pictures of the Groundbreaking event:

Groundbreaking 6 5 14     Groundbreaking(3) 6 5 14                Groundbreaking(10) 6 5 14 Groundbreaking(1) 6 5 14

(Cheryl, Susan, Mr. Spencer, Jeff, Kim, Teresa)                 (Susan with Mr. Spencer) Groundbreaking(7) 6 5 14      Groundbreaking(12) 6 5 14 Groundbreaking(2) 6 5 14

Thank you to all the local sponsors! This couldn’t have happened without your help!

LUNCH & LEARN  - May 21, 2014  -  "Better Banking Relationships"



LUNCH & LEARN  - April 9, 2014  -  "ABC's of Subcontractors getting paid - Lien and Bond Laws in 2014"



NATIONAL DISABLED VETERAN BUSINESS COUNCIL: Florida Veteran Business Conference - April 11, 2014

Florida Surety Bonds had a table at the Florida Veteran Business Conference this past week. This workshop allowed Veteran owned businesses to meet and build relationships with organizations that will help them grow and position their business for Government contracting opportunities. Jeff Reich met with many different Veterans to help answer any questions they had regarding getting their company set up for bonding. FSB Veterans Business Conference 4 11 14 FSB Veterans Business Conference Speaker 4 11 14

LUNCH & LEARN – March 5, 2014 - "ABC’s of GC’s getting paid – Lien and Bond Laws in 2014"



Community Outreach 2013

The team at FSB contributed box loads of non-perishable food items and delivered to Spring Lake Elementary. There, up 60 backpacks will be packed of food for these 60 children who are living at the Remington.  This small contribution is making a difference to these kids.  We are happy to report that even though there are many low income children at Spring Lake, they are still an “A” school, so parents are working with their kids and the kids are doing well despite tough circumstances.
Donna Spring Lake Food Donation 2013
 (Donna Keefer handing a food box to a Spring Lake employee)   In lieu of Holiday Gifts, Florida Surety Bonds made a "seed" money gift to Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County for a Disabled Veteran. Our candidate is a disabled Navy Vietnam Vet. He and his wife have four sons, two of which servce in the Navy and Army, and 10 grandchildren. J P Morgan Chase Bank has donated a first floor foreclosed condominium in Altamonte Springs, and it needs a complete interior rehabilitation, i.e. kitchen, bathroom, flooring, etc. as well as disability features.  The condominium is a better fit due to maintenance and safety concerns than a new house. The project will begin in February 2014.
Habitat Contribuation 2013
(Cheryl Foley & Kim Niv dropping off a check to Kelly Pisciotta, Resource Director and Penny Seater, Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County: Veteran's Build) 

Florida Surety Bonds Annual Holiday Party - Dec. 2013

Group photo (2) This year the holiday part was extra special because Florida Surety Bonds also celebrated it's 15 year anniversary!

2013 ABC Construction Expo - September 19, 2013

It was another great year at the ABC Construction Expo! This annual event is one of the best places to network with company owners, senior management, estimators, project managers and industry professionals. This year over 900 people in the construction industry attended, ranging from Contractors and Suppliers to Construction CPA's, and Attorney's. ABC Expo 2013 (from left to right: Kim Niv, Don Bramlage, Teresa Durham, Susan Reich)

Florida Surety Bonds 2013 Understanding Lien and Bond Law Seminar

Presented by: Frank Rapprich, Esq. with the Fisher Law Firm Every year, Florida Surety Bonds holds a seminar to discuss the important topic of Lien & Bond Laws. Educating our clients on these laws is important. The seminar addresses topics such as: Notice to Owner, Notice of Non Payment, Claim of Lien (FL, GA, AL), Bond Lawsuits, Lien Lawsuits, Public vs. Private Jobs, Current Developments, and How to get Paid! An added bonus on this seminar is the 3 hours of CGC Continuing Education Credit. Seminar - Sheraton Orlando North 3 13 13