Showing posts from April, 2018

Valley of the Sun Has Teamed Up With UMOM to Install a "Little Free Library"!

Please help to make this endeavor a success!
Valley of the Sun will:                                                                  Collect funds for the donation; $500 donation per libraryHold a book drive for gently used booksBrainstorm ideas for our library design (color, decorations, etc.)Gather a group of volunteers to assemble and decorate the boxProvide on-going maintenanceSee link on Valley of the Sun website for donations!After funds are collected we will need volunteers to help build the Little Free Library!We are excited and honored to provide a "take one, leave one" book station at the UMOM campus to give children and their families easy access to books 24/7! Visit the home page of the CFMA VoS website to donate now!

Fall' 18 Scholarship Applications Being Accepted!

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2018

It is a new year... with new tuition bills. The CFMA VOS Fall'18 scholarship is accepting applications 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 below website. Application deadline is 5/1/2018.

March/April 2018 on CFMA BP Online

From reflecting upon the importance of suicide prevention and mental health in our industry, to managing your company’s health insurance investment, to focusing on high employee engagement, check out the March/April 2018 issue of CFMA Building Profits for important HR issues that affect everyone on your team.

Only Five Day Left to Sign Up!

Pre-pay Monthly Lunch Meetings Option Now Available!      Application Deadline April 15, 2018 Click here to download application CFMA Valley of the Sun  an organization of professionals committed to serving the construction industry

The Clock is Ticking!

There's Still Time to Sign Up to Attend and Still Time to Support this Year's CEoY Banquet with a Sponsorship! Awards Banquet:  Thursday, April 26, 2018
Thank you to our event title sponsor!

Sponsorships are Available:  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

There is Still Time to Register!

Thursday, April 12, 2018 4-6pm

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

Announcing the 2018 Executive of the Year Winners!

2018 Pioneer Award Recipient Harold Ashton, Ashton Co. Inc.

Executive Of the Year:  General Contractor Doug DeClusin of Sunland Asphalt & Construction Executive Of the Year:  Subcontractor  Dan Puente of DP Electric

Executive Of the Year: Emerging Professional Kimberly Davids of Weitz Congratulations!! Thank you to our title sponsor!

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

Spotlighting a 2018 Executive of the Year Winner - General Contractor

Doug Declusin, Sunland Asphalt Doug DeClusin is the founder and CEO of Sunland Asphalt. An active participant in the construction industry, DeClusin was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chapter of The Associated General Contractors in 2013 and 2014 and has been a member since 2007 and is on the Board of Directors for Pantheon Enterprises, an environmentally conscious chemical company. He is also an active member of the Executives' Association of Greater Phoenix. Doug was finalist for Construction Executive of the Year in 2009 by the Construction Financial Management Association and won the CEO of the Year award presented by Phoenix Business Journal in 2012. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Boys and Girls Club, Horses Help, the Ronald McDonald charities, as well as the ASU Del E. Webb School of Construction. For over 38 years, Sunland Asphalt has been completing projects across the country, ranging from parking lot maintenance to majo…
Thank You CFMA Volunteers! The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that volunteers spent a median of 52 hours on volunteer activities during the period from September 2014 to September 2015. Among those who volunteered, median annual hours spent on volunteer activities ranged from a low of 36 hours for those under 35 years old to a high of 94 hours for those aged 65 and over. According to The Corporation for National and Community Service, in 2015, 1 in 4 Americans volunteered 7.9 billion hours, which equated to an estimated value of $184 billion! In fact, volunteering has increased by 60% since 1974, when President Nixon created the first National Volunteer Week!

CFMA thanks you for all your volunteer hours and wishes you happy National Volunteer Month! Volunteers LIKE YOU have made CFMA the construction financial professional's organization of choice. YOUR time and YOUR expertise in: Serving on a CFMA committeeServing on your CFMA chapter's boardAuth…

President's Letter

2018/19 Season It's a brand-new year for CFMA Valley of the Sun and we have a lot to look forward to! We have a couple new officers, and a few new board members to start this new year. I'd like to welcome Lisa Sullivan as our new Treasurer and Randy Brammer as our new Secretary. I'd also like to welcome Melanie Clark, Bryan Eto, Kristen Otsuka, and Jennifer Jaeger to the board of directors. I would like to thank our outgoing Secretary Jared Asay, as well as Directors Eric Pach and Terry Rubenalt for their efforts and support of our chapter over the last several years. I'd also like to thank Michelle Walker our Past President for all of her dedication and LOVE for CFMA. She has left some big shoes for me to fill! We made a lot of progress this last year with member engagement and I'm hoping to continue and build on that! We want our members to continue to receive the maximum benefit from their membership. Keep your eyes open for more social even…