Naples, Fla. — Three leading members of the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA)— Matt Sellick, Ryan Benson and Robyn Bonaquist —were honored by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) during its premier trade event, Summer Conference/Southeast Building Conference 2022 (SEBC), held recently in Kissimmee.
Matt Sellick, President of Stock Development and current Collier Building Industry Association President, was recognized by FHBA as the recipient of the Paul Joyal Pinnacle Builder Award.
The award was established by George Cooper and named after Paul Joyal, a Melbourne home builder and member of the Florida Housing Hall of Fame, who has consistently done business exclusively with members through his 30 plus-year career. The Paul Joyal Pinnacle Builder of the Year Award is presented annually to a FHBA member for doing a high percentage of business with FHBA members. The recipient is selected by FHBA’s Associate Members/Trades Council, announced during SEBC and presented during FHBA’s Fall Leadership Conference.
According to CBIA executive officer Amelia Vasquez, Sellick and his colleagues provide exceptional volunteerism on behalf of the home building industry and community, and continually champion CBIA member collaboration for construction projects in Collier County.
Sellick was chosen from among builders throughout Florida because Stock Development works with many CBIA members to build homes in southwest Florida. With an average of 325 completed residences on an annual basis, clients will always find numerous CBIA members working together on Stock Development Homes, from surveyors and excavators to architects and mechanical engineers during the initial phase and sub-contractor partners including masonry, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, drywall, carpentry, and painting on the structural aspects to interior designers and landscape architects in the final phase.
Also, at SEBC 2022, Ryan Benson, principal at A. Vernon Allen Builders, was nominated to serve as secretary of the FHBA Board of Directors. Benson has served as chair of the CBIA Government Affairs Council, vice-chair of the CBIA City of Naples Government Affairs Council, CBIA Executive Committee, CBIA Finance Committee, and CBIA President in 2018 and 2019. On the state level, Benson has served as Area VI Vice President for FHBA and chair of the FHBA Government Affairs Committee. He will be installed at the FHBA October fall conference in Orlando, Florida.
“Ryan Benson is that one-in-a-million leader,” said Vasquez. “Through his visionary approach to leadership, Ryan has demonstrated stamina and focus, and developed a culture of synergy among our leadership team at CBIA. It will be an honor to have him represented on the leadership team at FHBA.”
Robyn Bonaquist, President and Chief Executive Officer of B-Squared Advertising was selected to become the Area VI Associate Vice President for a two-year term representing Charlotte, Collier, Lee, and Sarasota – Manatee Builder Associations at the state level.
An associate member of CBIA since 2006, Bonaquist has provided continual leadership on the executive committee and board of directors at CBIA, chair of its sales and marketing council, and chair and committee member of its CBIA Sand Dollar Awards annual event. Bonaquist provides numerous volunteer hours assisting CBIA’s branding and marketing efforts; she currently serves on the CBIA board of directors.
Bonaquist has received recognition at FHBA as the Florida “Associate of the Year” and “Woman of Distinction” for her continued leadership at the state level.
According to Vasquez, “Robyn Bonaquist has been an associate member of CBIA involved in all aspects of our mission over the past 16 years. She has stepped up when asked as a leader and team player based on CBIA needs, always willing to share her professional expertise, support, and time. She will represent the southwest builder association members with the same exceptional expertise and enthusiasm she has done for CBIA.”
Founded in 1985, CBIA is an association of builders, remodelers, interior designers, and other housing industry professionals. It is one of more than 700 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. CBIA is located at 3200 Bailey Lane, Suite 110, Naples, Florida. For more information, call (239) 436-6100 or visit www.cbia.net. Follow CBIA on Facebook, on Instagram and Twitter.