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The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Inc. held its annual dinner meeting, officer installation and awards banquet Jan. 26 at the Sara Bay Country Club. Long-time members and former officers - Bill Dove, Leighton Hunter and Wendel Kent - all received honorary memberships. After talking briefly about the challenges facing the Florida Legislature this session, Sen. Lisa Carlton installed the organization's board of directors and chairman. Jack Cox of Halfacre Construction Co. was appointed chairman.
New board members are Doug Sutter, Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida; Stan Sabuk, Skyline Builders Group Inc.; Joe Welch, Purvis Gray & Co. CPAs; Tom Walter, the Parker Walter Group Inc.; and Steve Anderson, Anderson & Ellis Inc.
The chairman-elect, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer positions will be elected at the group's next board meeting.