Showing posts from February, 2018

March Luncheon Presentation: Joint Event with ABA and NAWIC

Thursday, March, 15 2018 11:45am-1:30pm "Tales From the Dark Side - How to Steal $1 BILLION (and How to Prevent it!)"
Michael S. Nyman, CPA, CISA, CISSP, CITP, CRISC, Signing Director Specialized Advisory Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP With recent highly publicized security breaches through the country, one begins to recognize the importance of understanding Cyber Security and its risks.  In the Tales from the Dark Side presentation, you will learn: Am I or is my organization a targetSecurity threats are realReasons to care about security Specific attacks used by hackersCommon security practices that you can useVisit the event posting here for details and to register online

Top of the Phoenix Lists: Mechanical Contractors

By  – Research Director, Phoenix Business Journal Bel-Aire Mechanical Inc. and Comfort Systems USA-Southwest repeated their 1-2 ranking from a year ago when thePhoenix Business Journaltoday published the 2018 edition of its annual Mechanical Contractors list.  

The list is ranked by 2017 local gross sales, and Bel-Aire reported $75.8 million. Second went to Comfort Systems USA-Southwest with $70.3 million and third was IMCOR - Interstate Mechanical Corp. with $66.5 million.

Congratulations to all our VoS CFMA member companies!

Connection Cafe Break

Connection Cafe Break Work keeping you busy? You may have missed the hot topics other members have been talking about on CFMA’s Connection Café. Critical incident debriefing, job costing overtime pay, and captive insurance all generated some buzz recently. Join in the conversation to share and get useful information!

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