The eleventh annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association took place at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva on June 2 and raised $20,000.00 for Lee BIA Builders Care through the tournament’s live auction on Saturday evening. The donation will go toward the nonprofit’s efforts in providing emergency home repairs and construction services to those in need.
The tournament had 263 registered anglers on 74 boats competing for cash prizes. First place prize of $5,000 was awarded to Team Better Buildings Inc. (Eric Carstensen, Mike Carstensen, Miles Meredith and Kristin Carstensen). Second place prize of $3,000 was awarded to Team Dooley Charters (Shane Dooley, Sherry Dooley and Amanda Jones) and third place prize of $2,000 was awarded to Team HONC Industries (Jayson Rider, Nelson Diaz and Richard Fruend).
Sponsors and partners of the 2018 event included: Five County Insurance, Builders Insurance Group, Better Buildings, Inc., Juniper Landscaping, Lee-Mar Building and Construction Corp., Modern Tile & Carpet, Dal-Tile Corporation, US Floors, LLC, Mohawk, FineMark Bank, Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes, Siesta Pebble, Raymond Building Supply, Truss Construction Company, Inc., Cape Coral Plumbing, Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings, Wallace International Trucks, Argos RMX LLC, JJ Haines, TEC, Bostik, Global Gem Flooring, NorthPointe Bank & California Closets, Boral Roofing LLC, Mike Patrick Electric, NAC Products, Shaw Industries, Southern Soffit, HONC Industries, Dream Weaver, Service Contracting Solutions, Emser Tile, IBERIA Bank, Shoreline Flooring, International Wholesale Tile, Kinetico Water Systems, Boat Master Trailer, Hooters, Coastal Building Materials/Cape Decks and Docks, The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon and Bass Pro Shops.
“This year’s tournament has been the most successful to date” said Phillip Ford, executive vice president of the Lee BIA. “It would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, event partners, anglers and committee members that show up year after to year to support our association and Lee BIA Builders Care.”
About Lee Building Industry Association
The Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA), a not for profit organization representing Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, is a powerful voice for the building industry in the regulatory arena. The Lee BIA is chartered by the National Association of Home Builders and is an affiliate of the Florida Home Builders Association, giving members three memberships in one. It is comprised of over 380 companies involved in every aspect of building and creating a thriving community for a growing Southwest Florida. The mission of the Lee BIA is to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. The Lee BIA is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd., #4 in Fort Myers. For more information on membership and its various programs, please visit www.BIA.net or call 239-936-5525.
About Builders Care
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.