The BIA has a long history of community involvement. The BIA was one of the original founding Charter members for the Future Builders of America program in 2003 with the (FHBA) Florida Home Builders Association and their FBA Foundation providing scholarships to student chapter members pursuing construction related post secondary educational programs. Since 2003 the FBA program has expanded in size and scope adding an annual Leadership Camp for those FBA students demonstrating leadership and academic excellence.
The Lloyd Williams Scholarship was established by the BIA in 2004 as a local scholarship program for students in the community pursuing construction related educational programs. This scholarship is administered through the (MCF) Manatee Community Foundation with the BIA’s participation in the scholarship recipient’s selection each year.
The Parade of Homes ™ is an annual winter event that brings the latest in design and technology to showcase the areas top builders products to the residents and visitors of the community. The annual display and judging of these outstanding model homes is an annual anticipated event for Manatee and Sarasota counties.
The Sarasota Slam is the annual fishing tournament presented by the BIA and headquartered at the areas outstanding venue of Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota. The Sarasota Slam selects a local charity each year to receive a donation. www.sarasotaslam.com