Builders Care Presents Annual Awards at Holiday Celebration

Lee Builders Care

On Thursday, December 1st, the Lee Building Industry Association and Builders Care hosted their annual Holiday Party, Awards Program and Installation of Officers. The program was held at the Blue Coyote Supper Club in Fort Myers. More than 85 guests were welcomed for a delicious dinner, drinks, and networking with colleagues and friends. 2016 was a successful year for Builders Care. With more than 45 projects completed this year alone, the organization met a significant milestone by celebrating its 10-year anniversary as well as reaching the $4 million dollar mark of services provided to homeowners in Lee County, all at no charge to the deserving families.







Each year, the Board of Directors and staff select recipients of the annual awards. These awards recognize the individuals and partner companies that support the mission of Builders Care and have gone above and beyond, time and time again.

It was a pleasure to present the following awards to our special volunteers:

  • Volunteers of the Year Mike Nilles, Michael Nilles and Michael Parker
  • Volunteer Company of the Year Ferguson Enterprises
  • Partners of the Year Grabber Construction Products and Priority Marketing
  • Contributors of the Year WestCoast Structural Concrete & Masonry and Cape Coral Plumbing
  • Building Partners of the Year Carney Quality Construction and Lennar Homes

Other activities during the evening included the BIA’s annual awards and the installation of new board members for both organizations for 2017.

The 2017 Builders Care Board of Directors include:

  • President – Dan Beiter
  • Vice President – Michael Reitmann
  • Secretary – Butch Ritter
  • Treasurer – Annette Nilles
  • Immediate Past President – Chris Brasher
  • Wendi Carroll, Director
  • Bob Bassett, Director
  • Randy Thibaut, Director
  • Teri Hansen, APR, Director
  • Jimmy Rodgers, Director
  • Chuck Thornton, Director
  • PJ Anzalone, Director
  • Phillip Ford, BIA EVP, Director
  • Gregg Truxton, Legal Council
  • Richard Durling, BIA President, Director

About Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (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 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 is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association ( ) is a 62-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Follow Builders Care at or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.