posted 07/17/2021

The Scholarship & Membership Awards Banquet

The Scholarship & Membership Awards Banquet held on June 30th went off without a hitch except three of the regular attending members to receive awards were not present although Director Alan Belcher was there for his presentation for work on the Charity Committee.  Seven young and eager faces were there for presentation of their scholarships that ranged from $750 to $1,400.  Totaling $7,000, this marked programs 3rd year, highest amount of awards, and its widest & most diverse range of recipients from community college students to doctoral candidates.  President Hassan ran the meeting narrowing its’ focus to the scheduled awards and Scholarship Chair Todd Brown performed admirably as the master of ceremonies injecting a little ‘education’ about the dollar bill prior to presenting the awards.  Subsequently, three of the recipients; Kaylee Murray, Leslie Sims, & Alyssa Sims also won scholarships from the FRSA Educational & Research Foundation.

posted 05/09/2021

 NEFRSA To The Rescue

The North Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association has once again applied the skills of it's members in serving the community with a much needed project.

The Mandarin Volunteer Fire Dept. was in dire need of a new roof. The personel at the fire department perfrom their duties without pay to protect the citizens of their community. Too many times their work goes without praise and it was about time
to give them back something they deserve ... a functional roof on their Fire House.

The association decided it would contribute time, materials and manpower to the project. It may seem to some that this venture was only a charitable event, however ,it was more than that. The out-pouring of skills from the qualified craftsmen of the association shows the community that we really care. This project was just one of the many that have been completed in the past.

To all who particapted in any way to this project ......

                         "JOB WELL DONE"!

submitted by: Ralph DeCicco




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 As important as this message is to you consumers who follow our web site, we present this press release form Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater in its entirety.

CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Arrest of Three North Florida Roofers for Unlicensed Insurance Activity…


   Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced today
   the arrests of Derek Shawn Kellog, 31,Crawfordville; Corey
   Jermaine Brownlee, 30,  Jacksonville; and Sean McCaslin, 49,   

   Tallahassee;employees of Roofmasters, Inc., for acting as

   unlicensed public adjusters while soliciting  homeowners for
   roof repairs in the Tallahassee area. 

   An investigation by the Department of Financial Services’
   Division of Insurance Fraud revealed that Roofmasters, Inc.,
   based in Jacksonville, used high-pressure sales tactics and
   informed homeowners they were "insurance specialists”
   and could assist them in dealing with their insurance
   companies.  Company literature notes that homeowners
   may be entitled to a new roof with no out-of-pocket
   expense.  Roofmasters, Inc. submitted an insurance claim 
   on behalf of a homeowner, violating Florida law. 
   Kellog, Brownlee and McCaslin were booked into Leon
   County Jail.  If convicted, they each face up to 5 years
   in prison. 

   CFO Atwater encourages Floridans to ‘Verify Before
   You Buy’ to ensure that the insurance adjuster, agent
   or company you are dealing with is licensed to transact
   business in Florida.

   Anyone with information of suspected insurance fraud
   is asked to call 800-378-0445.  Citizens who provide tips
   can remain anonymous. The Department of Financial
   Services to date has awarded almost $275,000 to more
   than 40 citizens as part of its Anti-Fraud Reward Program.
   The program rewards individuals up to $25,000 for
   information that directly leads to an arrest and conviction
   in an insurance fraud scheme.




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