Treasure Coast Builder Ken Ringe Wins Statewide Recognition
Ken Ringe of Stuart-based Bayview Construction Services is 2020 winner of the Florida Home Builders Association’s (FHBA) coveted Paul Joyal Pinnacle Builder of the Year Award.
The annual honor recognizes outstanding Florida builders who favor trade partners who are members of their local builders’ association.
A past-president and long-time member of Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA), Ringe will accept the award during a statewide conference in Jensen Beach this October.
“This is one of the most meaningful and satisfying honors that has ever been bestowed on me,” said Ringe, whose 30-year-old company has won over 40 local, state and national awards for excellence in residential and commercial construction, design, and marketing.
“What makes it special is that it’s a tribute to the professionalism of a valued network of building suppliers and subcontractors who played major roles in my company’s success.”
Paul Joyal, a Melbourne builder for whom the award is named, said “Ken has worked hard for many years to build the size and strength of our association by recruiting members and doing business almost exclusively with members. He’s very deserving of this honor.”
George Cooper, an engineer and 23-year member of TCBA, instituted the award ten years ago while serving as 2nd vice-president of FHBA.
“Ken Ringe lives and breathes TCBA,” said Cooper. “He has always treated his suppliers and subcontractors like they were family. He’s an excellent choice as the winner of this award.”
Ringe estimates that he does 93-percent of his business with trade partners who are HBA-affiliated, meaning they are members of TCBA, FHBA and the National Association of Home Builders.
He is also one of TCBA’s all-time leading membership recruiters, having enrolled 345 new members during his career.
In addition to his industry-related honors, which include TCBA and FHBA Builder of the Year Awards, Ringe has long been devoted to community service.
He has served on Boards of Directors of the Red Cross of Palm Beach and Treasure Coast and currently chairs Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Martin and Palm Beach counties.
Ringe also served four years on the Martin County Zoning and Planning Board and is a past chair and lifetime member of the Martin County Licensing Board.
Ringe earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida and is a Past Chairman of the NAHB Commercial Builders Council.