Future Builders of America hosted its first Leadership Camp in 2004 at the FFA facility in Haines City, Florida. Just seven students attended the first event but it was such a success that five of the original seven students returned the following year, and they brought friends. Through the dedication and hard work of the camp committee, countless volunteers, donors and FHBA’s own inspirational staff, the Leadership Camp has grown since its inception in both quantity of students and quality of programs. In 2016, the event was renamed to the "Leadership Summit".
Save the dates - April 21-24, 2022 for the Annual Leadership Summit
The 2021 Leadership Summit was a HUGE success, even in the midst of challenging times. Many, many thanks to the Instructors, Team Leaders and, most importantly, the Sponsors who helped to make all of it happen!
Check out our video! Thank you to Grey Street Studios and our volunteers for the awesome photos!
2021 Classes and Activities
Team Building Competitions
Construction Plans Reading
HVAC (Air Conditioning/Heating)
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Model Career Fair
Marketing Class And much more......!!!!
The 2021 Harper Student of Excellence Award was presented to Judd Parker of Bartow High School for his leadership, attitude and enthusiasm at the Leadership Summit. Pictured L-R: Robert Harper, Judd Parker and Teacher Jimmy Giles of Bartow High School
Thank you to all of our 2021 Volunteers!
Summit Chair - Wendy Dittmar, Manning Building Supply
Melanie Bohde, Univ. of Gainesville, Alumni 2016
Jason Coil, Univ. of Gainesville, Alumni 2019
Austin Dittmar, Manning Building Supply, Alumni 2018
Adan Macias, Suwanee Ironworks, Alumni 2010
Adolfo Macias, Suwanee Ironworks, Alumni 2012
Skylar Schulz, Alumni 2017
Jimmy Giles, Bartow High School
Rick Hervey, DeLand High School
Thomas Hoien, Fort Meade High School
Bob Mortensen, Osceola Tech
Sherwin Owenby, Marion Technical Inst.
Jeff Purcella, American Vocational Academy
Erika Rains, Somerset Preparatory Academy
Ovidio Rivera, Somerset Preparatory Academy
Gina Russo, Somerset Preparatory Academy
Cindy Waller, Polk County School Board
Frank Waller, Lake Region High School
Harold Weston, Bartow High School
Jim Brann, The Porch Factory
Lorrell Bush, Florida Fire Sprinkler Assoc.
Julie Coker, Julie "Kaboolie" Coker LMT
Michelle Delaney, LRA Insurance
Dave Haney, Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers
Mike Hickman, Hickman Homes
Rick Howard, Rick's Pool Service
Virginie Jones, Poolcorp
Kerwyn Jones-Wilson, Jones Construction & Design
Bill Kachman, Florida Green Building Coalition
Stefan Liopiros, Big Trees Plantation
Ralph Locke, Environmental Construction & Consulting
Maria Mahlhahn, West Bay Landscape
Scott McCracken, Sawhorse Construction
Merry Mott, Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Assoc.
David O'Brian, Project LIFT
Manny Oyola, Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Assoc.
Vincent Powers, National Fire Sprinkler Assoc.
Ray Puzzitiello, Puzzitiello Builders
Mike Silvers, Florida Roofing & Sheet Metal Assoc.
Cergile Sincere, Project LIFT
Hal & Denise Stambaugh, Travmo Electric
Steve Torres, Coastal Building Contractors
Kimberly Wilson, Springer-Peterson Roofing
Seste Wilson, North Florida Vault & Septic
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jimmy Schaefer, Real Reach Marketing
Carson Anderson, Real Reach Marketing
Alicia Pesco, Grey Street Studios
for your amazing video and photography!!!