Showing posts from 2018

Nominations Being Accepted: 2018 Controller of the Year-Hosted by FEI


CFMA VoS Social Committee is hosting a First Annual Lumber Jack and Jill Happy Hour

3109 S. Fair Lane, Tempe, AZ 85282

Wear your rugged jeans, woodsy plaid, facial hair and forest gear.
(No open toed shoes or sandals)
Come join us for a lesson in axe throwing by axe-pert coaches in a safe and comfortable environment.  Take your best shot at hitting the dart board like target; it's a lot like bowling, but without the clown shoes.  

Beer, wine and other non-alcoholic beverages will be provided along with Pizza for just $45/person.

Visit for details and to register online
Check it out here:

Young Construction Financial Professionals*

Quarterly Event:  Thursday, February 15, 2018 4-6pm Keynote Speaker:  Dave Miller, CTP, CCIFP, CRIS, CFP                                Jokake Construction Services DPR:  222 N 44th Street Phoenix AZ Email Danielle Puente for details and to sign up. *Our Young Construction Financial Professionals are a group of CFMA members under the age of 40 who coordinate meetings and events for their younger age group.

Tips from Building Profits!

Suicide Prevention Took Center Stage at the 2018 Grammy Awards At the 2018 Grammy Awards, rapper Logic performed his song “1-800-273-8255” with Alessia Cara and Khalid to put a spotlight on the suicide epidemic. These performers were joined on stage by suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Among those who promoted the power of the Lifeline was Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention member, Sally Spencer-Thomas! Improving Your Organization in 2018 As we enter the second month of the new year, it’s important to stay on top of our goals for 2018. Here are three manageable tips to help your construction company improve its organization this year.

Thank You and Congratulations!

Thank you to all participants of the 2017 Arizona Construction Industry Compensation Survey.  Your participation was invaluable in making this year's survey a meaningful tool for you, your organization, and our industry.    Your input is very important to us in our continual efforts to provide a useful resource for evaluating your firm's compensation as related to others in the construction industry.   Please share suggestions you might have for future surveys with the Salary Survey Committee by emailing For participating, each company was placed in a raffle drawing held at the January luncheon.  Congratulations to the winners: Linda Montoya from True Metal Solutions - $500 gift cardDebbie Russell from SBD - $100 gift cardKetih Beiber from HACI - $100 gift card

CFMA VoS Fall 2018 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted!

Deadline to Submit:  May 1, 2018 It is a new year... with new tuition bills! 
The CFMA VoS is accepting applications for Fall'18 scholarships to help ease the cost.  So, if you know any construction/business oriented student or construction-financial industry employed folks currently, or soon to be, undertaking a related education program, point them towards the CFMA VoS scholarship webpage:  Application deadline is 5/1/2018.  Thank you! Your CFMA VoS Scholarship Committee

Get Involved with the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention

You can learn more about the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention and its more than 60 members at Also share upcoming Alliance events with your local chapters and affiliates, and be sure to send information about your upcoming events to If you have local contacts for Addiction Recovery, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Veterans, Web Resources for Employers, and/or Selected Speakers/Presenters, please send them tokdomboski@cfma.orgas we aim to compile a national resource guide.

February Luncheon Presentation

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:45am-1:30pm "Tax Reform is Finally Here...Are You Ready?"

Cord Armstrong, CPA, CCIFP Shareholder, Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. Managing Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC Stephan King, CPA/PFS Sole Practitioner, Stephan King PC Learn about the significant changes effecting the construction industry Please note alternate location:   Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe Click here for details and to register today! Prepaids, simply email noting your attendance and meal choice.
Are you ready to Reach Out Branch Out Top Out at CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition in Miami? 4 general sessions and 42 breakout sessions—earn up to 34.5 CPE creditsSOLD OUT Exhibition Hall--access to top-notch companies ready to show you solutions to your industry challengesREACH OUT to friends old and new with multiple networking events, such as our mixers for volunteers and first-time Conference attendees, Chairman's Luncheon, evening receptions, and famous Closing Night party! BRANCH OUT and fill your agenda beyond the tried and true with our first ever "gamification" session, The CFM Challenge! Or link up at our Golf Tournament at The Miami Beach Golf Club and be sure to check out the Construction Technology Forum and take advantage of valuable face time with your current construction software provider. TOP OUT your Conference experience by fulfilling your personal and professional goals! Ha…

What a GREAT idea!

Dear CFMA Member: As a CFMA member, we wanted to let you know that you will now be automatically registered for all CFMA Webinars and will no longer receive CFMA Webinar marketing e-mails. There is no obligation to attend any CFMA Webinars and no penalty if you miss a webinar. To kick things off, you will be automatically registered for the February 7 CFMA Webinar, Selecting the Right Technology Partner presented by Jason Keen. Look for your confirmation e-mail soon. How will this work? CFMA will automatically register you for each CFMA Webinar approximately three weeks before the live event and you will receive an e-mail confirmation and link to add the session to your calendar. On the day of the CFMA Webinar, you will receive an e-mail reminder with all the webinar access information.
What’s in it for me? No need to ever manually register for any CFMA Webinars.Keep your inbox a little less cluttered.Better manage your time to take advantage of …

Women of the VoS CFMA Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 7th 4:30-6:00pm The Beverly on Main in Scottsdale.  Join  fellow females in the construction finance profession to network with one another, provide mentoring opportunities for younger and more established females within the profession, and of course enjoy delicious cocktails and appetizers.  $35=two cocktails and appetizers Click here to register online Women of Construction Finance Management (WCFM) CFMA Valley of the Sun

Happy New Year! Wait! You moved???? Where???

In all the excitement of the new year, you moved, you changed jobs, you got a new e-mail address or phone number.

PLEASE remember to update your contact information on the CFMA National website - we won't be able to send you updates, information or a Valentine if we don't know where to find you!

It is quick & easy - log onto the website and update your info today!!

You can still Register-January Luncheon Presentation

Thursday, January 18, 2018

"Ringing in the New Year:  An Accounting Update for 2017 and Beyond" Bryan Eto, CPA, CCIFP, CFE, CGMA Accounting & Assurance Shareholder and Construction Industry Practice Leader BeachFleischman PC Where:  DoubleTree Suites - 320 N 44th Streeet Phoenix AZ  85008 Time:  11:45am Click here full details and to register 

New Member Gathering

Ahead of the January 18th Luncheon at DoubleTree Suites Please join us for the next New Member Gathering! You are cordially invited to join us for a new member gathering, immediately preceding our January luncheon on Thursday January 18th @ 11:00am at the DoubleTree Hotel. We will have an informal meet and greet on the patio just before the lunch program. Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible - we really want to get to know you! RSVP to: Randy Brammer at
Get to know your CFMA Valley of the Sun Chapter! 
Get to know your fellow new members! 
Tell us about you and your company! 
Be sure to bring business cards!
DoubleTree Hotel 320 N. 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

2018 Construction Executive of the Year Banquet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 Thank you to our title sponsor!

2018 Pioneer Award Recipient Harold Ashton, Owner and Operator                                                            Ashton Co. Inc. New this year, nominations are being accepted in three categories: Executive of the Year-General ContractorExecutive of the Year-Sub ContractorEmerging ExecutiveBe sure to submit your nomination today!  Nomination deadline -January 31, 2018.
Click here to download the nominations form. Recognition leading up to, and at the event:  Click here to download a sponsorship form. Click here to register online for the Dinner & Awards Banquet. OR,  download the registration form here Mountain Shadow Resort - 5445 E Lincoln Drive Scottsdale AZ  85253