Construction Trades Board

Purpose

The purpose of the Construction Trades Board is to regulate and license local contractors. The Construction Trades Board shall have the authority to discipline persons who violate applicable local code, State Statutes or Florida Building Code provisions pertaining to the activities of licensed contractors, including the authority to suspend and or revoke their licenses and impose monetary fines.

Membership Requirements

All applicants must be Manatee County residents or have businesses in the Unincorporated area of Manatee County.

Members shall serve the following terms:

  • Two members appointed for a term of two (2) years each
  • Three members appointed for a term of three (3) years each
  • Two members appointed for a term of four (4) years each

Four of the Members should be licensed building trades contractors:

  • One General Contractor
  • One Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor
  • One Mechanical/Electrical or Plumbing Contractor
  • One State Certified or Locally Licensed in any field of construction not represented

All contractors must have five years of experience.

Three members shall be citizens who do not hold an "Active" contracting license in the field of construction. These will serve as consumer representatives.

Application

The Advisory Board application must be submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application is available for downloading on the Apply for an Advisory Board page.

For questions or additional information please contact:

  • Cindi Blake, Permitting Development Services Manager, at 941-749-307 ext. 3802.
  • Deanna Ward, Permitting Supervisor, at 941-748-4501 ext. 3842.

Meetings

The Construction Trades Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month as needed. Meetings are held at 3:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers located on the first floor of the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Current Members

Name Term Seat
Howard Jensen 10/01/2019 Licensed General Contractor
George (Bill) Tolson 10/01/2018 Licensed Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor
William Edwards 10/01/2018 Licensed Contractor
Dale Cheetham 10/01/2019 Licensed Plumb/Elec/Mech Contractor
Albert Benincasa 10/01/2018 Consumer Representative
William Hennel 10/01/2019 Consumer Representative
William Humphreys 10/01/2019 Consumer Representative