Builders’ Breakfast

ABC Central Florida

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ABC Central Florida features speakers and presentations by business and community leaders, developers, builders, architects and many others involved in the industry. The Programs Committee puts together these opportunities to encourage owners, developers, and construction users within the community to use merit shop contractors' services, specifically ABC Central Florida members. 

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ABC Office, 651 Danville Drive, Suite 200, Orlando FL 32825
7:30 AM  Breakfast & Networking
8:00 AM  Program

2023 Upcoming Builders’ Breakfast Programs


Builders’ Breakfast Past Presentations


January 31, 2023 - Industry Forecast Panel Discussion
Trevor Hall, Jr., Executive Director, Colliers International
Ben Lalikos, Senior Vice President, Cogent Bank
Matthew Sloan, Subsidiary Regional Manager, ECS Florida
Chad Wentz, Studio Principal, Little Diversified Architects

February 22, 2023 - Orlando Health
John Walsh, Assistant Vice President, Orlando Health

April 26, 2023 - KAST Construction Company
Bryant Bell, Vice President, KAST Construction Company
Michael Spencer, Project Executive, KAST Construction Company

May 25, 2023 - WELBRO Building Corporation
Darick Bennett, Senior Vice President, WELBRO
David Ziesig, Preconstruction Director, WELBRO
Nathan Hunter, Vice President Preconstruction, Broadmoor
Kathy Logan, Principal, Cooper Carry
Ivi Kusta, Director of Hospitality, BPGS Construction

June 6, 2023 - Legislative Session Impacts Panel Discussion
Carol Bowen, Chief Lobbyist for ABC of Florida
Chris Dawson, Shareholder/Gov. Affairs Advisor, Gray | Robinson, P. A.
Steven Lockhart, General Counsel, Finfrock Construction, LLC
Doug Gartenlaub, Partner, Burr & Forman LLP

June 27, 2023 - Prefab Panel Discussion
Michelle Whiteside, Regional Lean Director, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Lisa Gugino., Senior Director of Construction Operations, Falkbuilt By American Interiors
Gary Badge, Architect, FK Architecture
Frank D'Aprile, Director of Preconstruction, KENPAT

August 22, 2023 - Economist + Universal Foundation
Sean Snaith, Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting, University of Central Florida
Diane O'Dell, VP, Community & Diversity Relations


January 12, 2022 - Atrium Management Company
Adam T. Wonus, Partner, Atrium Management Company

March 31, 2022 - Mill Creek Residential
Steven Roth, Vice President of Construction, Mill Creek Residential

May 12, 2022 - VISION 2050, Orange County Planning
Alberto A. Vargas, Manager, Planning Division

June 29, 2022 - Architect Panel Discussion, Building Tomorrow
Evan Bourff, Principal, DWELL Architects
Michael K. Chatham, President Director of Design, Helman Hurley Charvat Peakcock Architects, Inc.
Ben Hooley, Director, Scott + Cormia Architecture and Interiors, LLC
David Leyte-VIidal, Senior Project Manager, RLF Architecture

July 7, 2022 - Space Coast Update
Wayne Justice, Commissioner, Port Canaveral

September 7, 2022 - Economic Update
Nicole Euler, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement, Orlando Economic Partnership

October 19, 2022 - Supply Chain Panel Discussion
Eddie Hernandez, Florida Accounts Manager, Lehigh Hanson
Bob Hyttel, Account Manager, Trane Commercial Systems CFL
Jay Jackson, President, Tharp Plumbing Systems, Inc.

December 15, 2022 - City of Orlando, SODO & Creative Village Developments and more!
Martin Hudson, Urban Project Manager, City of Orlando