Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association with 79 chapters representing 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with two million employees. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) traces its history to 1884 when it was established by a group of contractors. The first name of PDCA was the “Master House Painters Association of the United States and Canada”. It came into legal existence in New York City on January 15, 1885 for the specific purpose of attacking industry abuses which arose from “unwise competition”, to remedy a defective apprentice system, to solve problems created by unsatisfactory materials, and to devise a means for assuring the public of the “skill, honorable reputation, and probity” of master painters.

CASF is a non-profit organization whose members are from all aspects of the construction industry. Our members include general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and other professionals, such as attorneys and accountants – each with a vested interest in the building industry. Membership in CASF is synonymous with the construction industry in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. With over 500 members, our network of professionals makes the Construction Association of South Florida one of the leading and most outstanding construction-related organizations in the region.


201325-Year Appreciation AwardCASF
2011Crafstmanship AwardCASFWallcovering at Florida Shores Bank by Bobby Soars
2010-2011Gold Medal Plaque of HonorBuilding of AmericaPainting & wallcovering at the new construction and renovation of NSU Rolling Hills Graduate Residence Halls
2010Craftsmanship AwardCASFPainting & coatings atCleveland Clinic Florida ICU/PACU by Mark Gregory
2010Craftsmanship AwardCASFWall finishes at Autonation Tenant Improvements by Jerome Soars
2010Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award/Historical 5 - 15 MillionABCInterior Contractor for the Renovation of St. Gregory Catholic Church
200820-Year Appreciation AwardCASF
2007Craftsmanship Award
CASFExterior Painting at Children’s Service Council By Larry Stoneman
2005Craftsmanship Award
CASFPainting at Champion Audi by Armando Orta
2005Craftsmanship Award
CASFPainting at International Yacht Collection by Craig Nerud
2004Excellence in Construction/Institutional under $5 millionABCExterior Painting at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
2003Southeast’s Top 150 Specialty ContractorsF.W.Dodge Southeast ConstructionDespite a difficult economy, these remarkable companies rose to the challenge and achieved a ranking as one of the Southeast’s top 150 Specialty Contractors. With vision, commitment and steadfast determination, they have truly made a difference and have given the economy a strong foundation in uncertain times.
200315-Year Appreciation AwardCASF
2002Excellence in Construction/Institutional under $5 millionABCHoly Cross Hospital and Chapel
2002Recognition of Outstanding Performance and Dedicated ServicesFort Lauderdale Historical SocietyOld Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum and Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
2002Appreciation AwardFort Lauderdale Historical SocietyNew River Inn and King-Cromartie House
2002Certification AwardNational Right to Work CommitteeRick Gardella
2001Team Work and DedicationStiles ConstructionCity Furniture Corporate Offices/Distribution Center
2001Excellence in Construction/Renovation under $5 millionABCEldorado Furniture
2000Honored ProfessionalWho’s who in the executive and businessRick Gardella
2000Honored ProfessionalWho’s who in the executive and businessJack Pietro
1999Craftsmanship AwardCASFInterior painting at PGA Financial by Larry Stoneman
199810-Year Appreciation AwardCASF
1997Craftsmanship AwardCASFPainting and Wallcovering at Shepard Building by Elliott Feliciano
1997Craftsmanship AwardCASF Painting at Shepard Building by Jeff Dunne
1997Craftsmanship AwardCASFExterior Painting at Aerocar Aviation Corporation by Michael Vezina
1997Craftsmanship AwardCASF Interior Faux Painting at Las Olas Centre by Oscar Sanchez
1995Craftsmanship AwardCASF Wallcovering at Honeywell-MPC6 by Elliott Feliciano
1994Appreciation AwardKids in Distress
and Stiles Corporation
New Kids Campus
Craftsmanship AwardCASFPainting at Sharfestein Residence
1992Craftsmanship AwardCASF Painting and Wall finishing at Lawrence Residence by Raul Aguillar
1992Work ExcellenceOne Blockbuster PlazaOne Blockbuster Plaza
1991Craftsmanship AwardBroward Builders ExchangeCommercial Painting at Northern Trust Bank Building
1990Craftsmanship AwardBroward Builders ExchangePainting at Sacks Residence
1987Appreciation Award to Jack Pietro
Jewish Association for Residential CareClayman House
1986Bronze Bee Award/Contribution AppreciationBroward Builders Exchange
Business Member
Chamber of Commerce of the United States
1982Outstanding Effort and DedicationStiles ConstructionLots 20 &21 at Corporate Park