SARASOTA, Fla. – Over 250 attendees connected with the area’s largest general contractors and development firms with subcontractors at the 8th annual Reverse Trade Show, an event hosted by the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, a not-for-profit trade organization.
On June 22, over 20 general contractors showcased information on the construction industry. Those involved in the building community discovered how to bid on projects and build relationships with the finest design and construction firms in the region.
“This event always attracts a crowd within the construction community, and we were really pleased with the number of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange members and the area’s general contractors that came out to connect with subcontractors, building departments, government officials and attendees,” said Mary Dougherty, executive director of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange.
Participants browsed 35 vendor booths at the Polo Grill and Bar. Government officials and the building departments from Sarasota and Manatee Counties were also in attendance.
About the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange was established in 1952 and is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a trade organization under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors as representatives of the industry. The not-for-profit organization represents a broad cross section of the building industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others from affiliated industries.
The GCBX membership is comprised of close to 400 companies in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. It includes some of the most respected contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service providers and businesses in construction‑affiliated industries. GCBX’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the building industry are conducted in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. For more information, visit www.GCBX.org.