We the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) and our fishing tournament Sarasota Slam, has been implicated by association with a now infamous video of 3 young men dragging a shark by boat. The video tape footage revealed one of the men in the video was wearing one of our fishing shirts, they are not a member of the MSBIA. We are making this statement because our association has been under attack via social media, emails and phone calls from the public and from media outlets, both local and beyond. We want the public to know that the MSBIA does not stand for nor condones this type of behavior and has been swift in its actions in banning these young men from participating in the Sarasota Slam. We are providing information to the Florida State Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), and cooperating with their investigation. We will be not providing any names, or any other information, except to the appropriate authorities. We take pride that our tournament is safe and family friendly, donates a portion of proceeds to charity, and follows all NOAA and Billfish Foundation rules and regulations. We expect all anglers in the tournament to also comply with FWC Commission rules and regulations.

       

Welcome to the Manatee-Sarasota BIA

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The Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association (MSBIA) is a membership driven networking and advocacy group focused on the needs of the building & development industry and related business in Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

As of November 2016, we have over 380 members comprised of builders, developers, local municipalities, consultants and supporting businesses. This gives us a significant voice when addressing issues that impact business and development in Southwest Florida. The association is affiliated with both the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Our mission is to serve our membership by working to ensure a positive building environment.



Events

Click on the event above to visit the registration page.

 

Selecting a Contractor

 

Here you will find a few articles of selecting the right contractor and phone numbers to the local building departments.

 

Find a Professional

 

Whether you are looking for a home builder, painter, A/C guy or a mortgage banker, we encourage you to choose from our list of local licensed companies.

 

Parade of Homes

 

Visit all of our models and communities year round, even from the comfort of your own home. Virtual tours are available for most models.