Generals Construction Day Rises to New Heights!
The Generals Construction Career Day (GCCD) took place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Rick & Rita Case Boys & Girls Club, sponsored and hosted by Castle Group. The 2019 GCCD event was one of the biggest event yet! Twenty construction companies led hands-on activities with over 220 teen Club Members. Activities included crane operation, masonry/forming, carpentry, air conditioning steel construction, electrical, and special projects led by GT McDonald, JA&M and Coastal Construction. Our title sponsor Castle Group led an awesome station about property management and were voted the Top 5 Station for the day! GT McDonald and JA&M led a group of Club Members in erecting three flagpoles in front of the Club – one for the American flag, the state of Florida flag and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County flag. Coastal Construction led a demolition project in which they removed a desk in the Cadet Game Room giving the Club Members more space to play games and have fun!
Club Members invested in their Club by helping MC Velar Construction build cubbies and benches for Members to store bags, purses and other items and to provide a place for Members to sit while waiting for games and activities. Allegiance Crane & Equipment doubled the fun by providing two cranes for the Members to operate! C. Davis Electric provided an awesome structure to demonstrate electrical and drywall. SunTech Plumbing , Right Way Plumbing and Nagelbush Mechanical led awesome plumbing station teaching Club Members not only about the plumbing trade, but how to fix small plumbing issues at their home.
We sincerely appreciate all of the construction companies that participated in the event:
Castle Group (Title Sponsor) - Real Estate/Property Management
Hotwire Communications - Wiring/Splicing
Best Roofing - Roofing
Allegiance Crane & Equipment - Crane Operation
AB Institute – Construction Career Pathways
C Davis Electric/Lotspeich – Electrical/Drywall
Steel Fabricators - Steel Construction
Thermal Concepts - Robots
Advanced Roofing - Roofing
Smith Building Incorporated - Architecture
Stiles Construction - General Contracting
Right Way Plumbing - Plumbing
SunTech Plumbing - Plumbing
Coastal Construction - Fire Alarms
Nagelbush Mechanical – Plumbing
MC Velar - Carpentry
ANF Group - On-Screen Takeoff
JA&M Developing Corp. /GT McDonald - Flagpole
Coastal Masonry - Masonry
Schwebke-Shiskin & Associates – Surveying
During lunch, ABC Institute representative Aracelis Olivo made a presentation about construction career pathways. Donnell Bennet, former NFL Champion, and Thomas D. Stephanis Club Alumni visited with Club members to discuss the importance of networking and staying motivated to meet goals.
We also thank Jim Robertson, Generals Club Chair, and GCCD Co-Chairs, Bob Case & Debi Davis-Case, Tim Moses, John Moses and Jeff Slade for their hard work in making the GCCD a success!