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2021 Florida Asphalt Convention

2021 Florida Asphalt Convention

Join us June 10 - 13 to Rejuvenate & Relax at the Ritz Carlton, Naples

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Sunday, June 13, 2021

Event Details



Lisa Murray, Reservations Manager at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort at (239) 514-6169. If rooms are available, she will assist you, but the room rate will longer be at the ACAF disounted group rate.  The hotel is in a sold out situation and all requests are based on availability.

We do still have some guest rooms available at the Inn at Pelican Bay, which is located  just down the street.

Inn at Pelican Bay
800 Vanderbuilt Beach Road

Call the hotel directly at: 239 597-8777 and ask for the ACAF rate. This is a lovely property with Deluxe Lake View Rooms (1-2 persons) $179+ $31.95 resort fee + 12% tax.

Reservation Cut off date May 28. After this date, you can call the hotel to see if they will honor the discount rate.

Resort fee Includes:  Hot Deluxe Breakfast served lakeside daily, Daily Beach transportation with beach towel and bottled water, Wi-Fi acccess in rooms and public areas,on-site parking, daily local & national newspapers, Local & 1 800 calls, afternoon cookies, coffee and tea service, in room safe, 24 hour Fitness and Business Center.

Check in 4 pm and Check Out 12Noon

If you have any questions or need any help, please call Kelly Parker, ACAF Meeting Manager at (912) 713-9680.

Welcome to the 64th Annual ACAF Convention

There's no better time or place to rejuvenate your personal and professional energy than at this annual event. Our Association has arranged a full weekend that we hope you will find to be informative, enjoyable and refreshing. This years' convention will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, an ageless elegant property located on three miles of private beach along Florida's Paradise Coast.  This resort offers luxurious amenities, numerous on-property dining options, world-class spa treatments, boutique shopping and a wide variety of family entertainment for all ages. 

Included with the ACAF Discounted Rate of $199 you will receive the following amenities:

Daily use of (1) Umbrella and (2) Beach chairs and towel service
Daily Two Hour Rental of Bicycles for riding at trails near hotel through Pelican Bay area 
Enhanced Wi-Fi Access in Guestroom
Access to Teen Lounge Vue
Driving Range Access at Tiburon Golf Club – Complimentary shuttle available 
Fitness Center - Fitness and Yoga Classes daily
Discount Valet Parking- $25 per night

Please be aware that the Ritz Carlton is going through a renovation of the North Tower during our stay. We have made every effort to keep our events away from the construction and noise of the renovation.  Some services and outlets are no longer available at the property due to construction. We are talking with the hotel on a daily basis and will update the information as it is provided to us. 
This information is accurate
as of 5/11/2021.

HOSPITALITY ROOM: Our Hospitality Room will be open Thursday from 1–5p.m. and Friday from 1-5p.m. Also, in the unlikely event your room is not ready when you check in, we invite you to visit the Hospitality Room –located on the North Side of the hotel to relax and visit with other members and spouses.

NAME BADGES: Your badge will be available for pick up at the registration area beginning Thursday at 1pm in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom foyer located on the lobby level North tower. Please wear your name badge to all functions for access and recognition. 

DRESS CODE: All events are "resort casual" with the exception of the Saturday evening Awards Dinner. It will be formal attire. Suits and Tuxedos for Men and dresses for Ladies.  Please note - hotel meeting rooms tend to be on the cool side. 

SEATING: There will no assigned seating for scheduled events, with the exception of a reserved Board table. 

Ritz Carlton Dining

Exquisite culinary experiences await at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, where each restaurant showcases fresh, flavorful dining, inspired by the beach and underscored by spectacular Florida sunsets.


A sophisticated sushi restaurant and bar designed to bring the atmosphere of the beach at twilight indoors with its innovative cocktail menu and sleek décor. Enjoy the sushi prepared by a world-recognized sushi chef and take small plates outside onto the terrace where lounge sofas await overlooking the gulf. Located on the Lobby Level.  Reservations Recommended.

The Grill

A popular venue for sophisticated dining, The Grill features award winning steaks, cocktails and impeccable service that sets the standard for a five star experience. The perfect setting for an intimate dinner that slips into the late hours with menu selections including dry-aged beef, fresh seafood, seasonal favorites and a collection of international award-winning wines. Located on the Lobby Level. Reservations Required

Gumbo Limbo

Sample the ocean's delicacies amidst waterfront views and warm Gulf breezes at Gumbo Limbo. Located directly on the water, this casual outdoor dining experience features an ever-changing menu of expertly prepared dishes, coupled with an innovative cocktail list. The beautiful ocean view and waves provides the perfect accompaniment to your meal. 
Open Daily 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Bringing a touch of Coastal Italy to South Florida, Terrazza’s features an open air terrace that reveals stunning views and cool Gulf breezes.  This all-day dining experience begins with an extensive breakfast buffet, as well as a la carte dining while the afternoon and evenings feature the finest a la carte Italian cuisine. Reservations recommended for Dinner. Dinner will now be served in the Lobby area due to construction.

In Room Dining

Impeccable service and a refined dining experience is also available in the comfort and privacy of your own guestroom.
Available for Breakfast and Dinner Only. No lunch delivery at this time.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Boutique

Located within the resort, the spa celebrates the holistic properties of nature, from the garden to the sea. Treatments incorporate local herbs and botanicals, as well as stones from the Gulf; spa facilities include a healing steam room, saunas and aqua lounges. Located on the Lobby Level. 
To reserve a spa treatment, call 239 514-6001.

Ritz Carlton Shopping

The Boutique

Find the latest fashions from top designers including Magaschoni, Trina Turk and Three Dot. Shop for fragrances, such as Bond No. 9 and Bulgari, and exclusive designer shoes and handbags from Italy and Spain. Jewelry and fine accessories are also available.  Temporarily Located Near the Spa. 

The Gallery
A unique boutique offering fine gifts and accessories. From beautiful jewelry and exceptional artwork to exquisite crystal and fine china, you'll find the perfect item to commemorate your stay. Located on the lobby level.  

The Signature Shop
This shop offers a complete array of designer resort wear, swimwear, cover ups, beach bags and sunglasses for both ladies and gentlemen. Designer Gottex, Karla Colletto, Roberto Cavalli and Tom Ford are proudly displayed along with a complete selection of Ritz-Carlton signature apparel and accessories. Temporarily located near the Spa. 

Gentlemen can discover effortless style from designers like Bugatchi Uomo, Peter Millar, Southern Tide and Michael’s Swim. Exclusive logo apparel and accessories, and a vast array of sunglasses by Maui Jim and Oakley are also available. 


The ultimate entertainment lounge, Vue features all of the popular interactive virtual-reality games played via consoles hooked up to 40” Samsung LCD TVs from Microsoft X Box One game stations with wireless controllers, to Sony Playstation 4, and the latest from Nintendo Wii.  Vue also boasts a 63” LCD with Blu-ray player controlled via remote touch pad, a top notch Bang and Olufsen surround sound system and several flat screen high definition LCD televisions to watch HDTV content and select movies on.

Central to the room is the Alienware gaming station, equipped with the latest games: Minecraft, Call of Duty- Advance Warfare and FarCry. Staffed by experienced gamers, Vue provides the perfect setting for the ultimate social gaming experience with the latest technology.  

Nature’s Wonders

Nature’s Wonders is an environmentally focused program led by resort conservationist. The dynamic program allows guests, ages 5 – 12, to learn about and discover nature in a colorful, living eco-sanctuary, featuring 11 aquariums that house sea creatures like sharks, crabs, turtles and eels. Nature’s Wonders promotes awareness of and respect for Florida’s natural beauty and its sensitive ecosystems.

During the day, young resort guests, five and older, can enjoy hands-on discovery programs in the Nature’s Wonders facility that utilize a science-based curriculum and visual stimuli like preserved reptile skeletons—all the tools to help a budding marine biologist explore a new world. Nature’s Wonders children’s programming is American Camp Association®-accredited and designed to provide a fun, educational experience for our young guests.

Thursday - Sunday

Full Day Adventure: Limit - 6 attendees
9 am – 4 pm
$150 per child, includes lunch

Half Day Adventure: Limit – 6 attendees
9 am – 12 pm or 1 – 4 pm
$80 per child

Open House
4:30 pm -5:30 p.m.
Complimentary - Open to any age attendee.

For reservations, call (239) 514-6001. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. 

Outdoor Family Pool
Enjoy tropical Gulf breezes as you bask poolside under the warm Florida sun. The resort’s heated salt water pool is a family pool with an interactive children’s splash pool. Please check-in with our pool concierge for towels, seating and umbrellas beginning at 8 a.m., daily. Please note - some construction noise will be heard in this location.

Fitness Center

The Center is furnished with state-of-the-art cardio and weight training equipment including free weights, cable machines and exercise balls. The center also includes studios for fitness classes such as yoga and group cycling as well as an instructional Pilates room complete with a Reformer and Cadillac.  Please contact the center for the schedule of classes.

Naples Vintage Trolley

Hop On/Hop Off Tours –This service operates from 8:30am to 5:30pm, 7 Days a week. Board the Trolley at Vanderbuilt Beach Road at the main entrance to the Ritz Carlton to shop, dine & sightsee. Your pass allows you to hop on and off as many times as you wish to tour at your own pace! For a map of the informative guided tour as well as a schedule visit:, or inquire with the hotel concierge.

Adult $27.50
Children age 4-12 $12.00
Children under 4 are Free

Would you like to enjoy some fun water sports? If so, you may rent wave runners, parasails, paddleboards and kayaks with Naples Beach Water Sports located at north side of the Ritz Carlton Beach. Open seven-days-a-week featuring safe, top-quality equipment and a dedicated, experienced staff. For more information, visit

SPECIAL REQUESTS: If you have any special requests, please contact our Meeting Planner, Kelly Parker so we can accommodate your needs. Phone (912) 713-9680, email: [email protected].

Jake Adames
Jake Adames Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc.
Phil Addison
Phil Addison Vice-President Hubbard Construction
Phil Addison
Phil Addison Vice-President Hubbard Construction Company
Vincent Aguayo
Vincent Aguayo LINDER
Lupe Aranda
Lupe Aranda Sweep It, LLC
Foster Bachschmidt
Foster Bachschmidt Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer D.A.B. Constructors, Inc.
greg baier
greg baier Gator Grading & Paving, LLC
Larry Baker
Larry Baker Earthwave Technologies, Inc.
John Baldwin
John Baldwin Bob's Barricades, Inc.
Jim Barlow
Jim Barlow South Florida Materials Corporation
Brittany Blacklidge
Brittany Blacklidge Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc.
Shawn Blitz
Shawn Blitz Hubbard Construction Company
Perry Borom
Perry Borom Director Asphalt Sales Hunt Refining Company
Wes Bower
Wes Bower Stansteel/Hotmix Parts
Celeste Bramonte
Celeste Bramonte Florida Asphalt Contractors, LLC
John Bramonte
John Bramonte Florida Asphalt Contractors, LLC
Lance Brooks
Lance Brooks Ingevity
Ken Cardillo
Ken Cardillo Marathon Petroleum Company, LP
Tim Carter
Tim Carter Director of Quality Control P & S Paving, Inc.
Eron Chambers
Eron Chambers Hubbard Construction Company
David Church
David Church Preferred Materials, Inc.
Clay Clements
Clay Clements Vulcan Materials Company
Grant Cool
Grant Cool The de Moya Group
Brian Corley
Brian Corley E.R. Jahna Industries, Inc.
Jeffrey Davis
Jeffrey Davis Venezia Liquid Tank Lines, Inc.
Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis Construction Partners Inc. - Communications Manager CWR Contracting, Inc.
Andy DeCraene
Andy DeCraene Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Joseph Donaruma
Joseph Donaruma Preferred Materials, Inc.
Diego Echeverry
Diego Echeverry TransPremier, LLC
Justin Failoni
Justin Failoni Collinsworth, Alter, Fowler & French, LLC
Brian Federico
Brian Federico Martin Asphalt Company
Heath Fincher
Heath Fincher Sales Representative Martin Marietta Materials
Jerry Fletcher
Jerry Fletcher Preferred Materials, Inc.
Bob Flowers
Bob Flowers Senior Vice-President CWR Contracting, Inc.
Rick Fort
Rick Fort Director of Quality Control Preferred Materials, Inc.
Scott Fowler
Scott Fowler Vice-President Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
Ponch Frank
Ponch Frank Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
Mitchell Gant
Mitchell Gant Duval Asphalt Products, Inc.
Joey Gelwix
Joey Gelwix Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Brad Gibbs
Brad Gibbs Arkema - Road Science
Dimitrov Gomez
Dimitrov Gomez Hubbard Construction Company
Braxton Gray
Braxton Gray Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc.
Matt Groh
Matt Groh Sales & Technical Manager Associated Asphalt
Diana C. Guarnizo
Diana C. Guarnizo TransPremier, LLC
Vince Hafeli
Vince Hafeli President Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Ignacio Halley
Ignacio Halley Halley Engineering Contractors, Inc.
Jose Hernandez
Jose Hernandez Technical Sales & Marketing Manager Gardner Asphalt Supply
Jamie Hill
Jamie Hill Gardner Asphalt Supply
Hazen Hinds
Hazen Hinds Asphalt Contractors Assoc. Flo
Hazen Hinds
Hazen Hinds Hubbard Construction Company
Travis Hoffman
Travis Hoffman Hubbard Construction Company
John Hooper
John Hooper Preferred Materials, Inc.
Matt Horan
Matt Horan Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Phil Ireland
Phil Ireland Ring Power Corporation
Cash Jackson
Cash Jackson E.R. Jahna Industries, Inc.
Todd Jackson
Todd Jackson Vulcan Materials Company
Wayne Keaton
Wayne Keaton GS Equipment
Britney Kobliska
Britney Kobliska Haul Hub Technologies
Kurt Korinek
Kurt Korinek Associated Asphalt
Matthew LaChance
Matthew LaChance Ingevity
Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee Turtle Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Julio Leganoa
Julio Leganoa Halley Engineering Contractors, Inc.
Mike Lemke
Mike Lemke D.A.B. Constructors, Inc.
Tim Lemke
Tim Lemke D.A.B. Constructors, Inc.
Roger Linde
Roger Linde Forta
Dallas Little
Dallas Little Cargill
Rob Lopez Jr.
Rob Lopez Jr. General Asphalt Company, Inc.
Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez President General Asphalt Company, Inc.
Mark Marine
Mark Marine Preferred Materials, Inc.
Thurman Matney
Thurman Matney QC Manager CWR Contracting, Inc.
John McBrayer
John McBrayer Hubbard Construction Company
Joe Meier
Joe Meier Chief Estimator Middlesex Paving
Chris Metzing
Chris Metzing D.A.B. Constructors, Inc.
Mark Minich
Mark Minich Spot-On Performance, LLC
Cody Montgomery
Cody Montgomery Hubbard Construction Company
Tom Morgan
Tom Morgan Hubbard Construction Company
Mark Musselman
Mark Musselman President Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc
Brian Nash
Brian Nash Hunt Refining Company
Tanya Nash
Tanya Nash Director of Engineering Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering, LLC
Rex Nealis
Rex Nealis Sales Manager White Rock Quarries
Charles Nielson
Charles Nielson President Neilson Hoover & Company
Mike Novak
Mike Novak Gator Grading & Paving LLC
Jerry Parrish
Jerry Parrish Florida Chamber Foundation
Corey Pelletier
Corey Pelletier Anderson Columbia Company, Inc.
Michael Perez
Michael Perez Hubbard Construction Company
Anath Prasad
Anath Prasad President Florida Transportation Builders Association, Inc.
Kevin Price
Kevin Price Preferred Materials, Inc.
Luis Saldana
Luis Saldana Hubbard Construction Company
Augusto Salles
Augusto Salles Dobbs Equipment
Stuart Savoy
Stuart Savoy CWR Contracting, Inc.
Bob Schafer
Bob Schafer President Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
Lonnie Schaub
Lonnie Schaub Preferred Materials, Inc.
Joe Seckinger
Joe Seckinger Alta Equipment Company
Matt Siegel
Matt Siegel Hubbard Construction Company
Molly Soltis
Molly Soltis Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering, LLC
Robert Spillman
Robert Spillman Preferred Materials, Inc.
Joe Sustaita
Joe Sustaita Hubbard
Mike Sweadner
Mike Sweadner Astec Industries
Paul Sweet
Paul Sweet Preferred Materials, Inc.
John Taylor
John Taylor VP/GM Preferred Materials, Inc.
Kim Thompson
Kim Thompson Vulcan Materials Company
Susan Tiber
Susan Tiber Territory Sales Representative Forta Corporation
Jacob Unger
Jacob Unger Preferred Materials, Inc.
George Wallschleager
George Wallschleager Hubbard Construction Company
Megan Warren
Megan Warren
Brian Wasowicz
Brian Wasowicz Triple G Enterprises, Inc.
Carrie Jean Weekley
Carrie Jean Weekley Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc.
Daniel Weekley
Daniel Weekley President Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc.
John Wells
John Wells GS Equipment
Devin C. Whitehurst
Devin C. Whitehurst V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.
William M. Whitehurst
William M. Whitehurst V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.
Jackson Whitehurst Jr.
Jackson Whitehurst Jr. V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.
Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson Martin Marietta Materials
Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson Gardner Asphalt Supply
Tommy Wilson
Tommy Wilson Wirtgen America Inc.
Jarod Wolford
Jarod Wolford Martin Marietta Materials
Mike Woodford
Mike Woodford V.E. Whitehurst & Sons, Inc.
Will Zima
Will Zima Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc.
201 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc. Logo 1007 E. DeSoto Park Drive, Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32301

June 10-13, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021


1pm-5pm                Registration open

1pm-5pm                Hospitality Room Open

2pm-5pm               ACAF Board of Director’s Meeting (invitation only)

3pm - 5pm             Women of Asphalt  - Zoom Option available

6pm-9pm               ACAF Board of Director’s Dinner (invitation only)


Friday June 11, 2021


7am–5pm              Registration open

7am-8:30am       Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by                                                    Dobbs Equipment

8:30am-9:15am    General Membership Meeting

9am-10:30am      Spouse/Guest and Family Brunch & Bingo 

9:15am-10am      James M. Winford, Ph. D., P.E. - President,                                             Prairie Contractors & 2020 Chairman NAPA  
                                   Mapping the Course - A NAPA Update

10am-10:30am    Morning Break

10:30-11:15am      Jerry Parrish, Ph.D. Chief Economist,                                                     The Florida Chamber Foundation 
                                   Florida's Economic Outlook

11:15am-Noon     William "Bill" C. Buttlar, Ph. D., P.E. Glen                                                  Barton Chair in Flexible Pavement, Civil and                                      Environmental  Engineering Department,                                              University of Missouri - Columbus 

                                  New Tests and Tools for Highly                                                           Sustainable ResIlient Asphalt

Noon-1:30pm     Buffet Lunch - Sponsored by                                                                      CWR Contracting Inc.

1pm-5pm            Hospitality Room Open  
                                 Sponsor: Asphalt Testing  Solutions &                                                     Engineering

1:30pm-3:00pm      FDOT Industry/ Roundtable Discussion

6pm-8pm         Opening Reception and Family Dinner on the                                     Beach Sponsor: Gardner Asphalt Supply

 Saturday June 12, 2021

7am                   Continental Breakfast -Tiburon Golf Club 
                             Sponsored by: Nielson, Hoover & Co.

8am-12noon   W.J. Whitehurst II Annual Golf Tournament at                                     Tiburon Golf Club

1pm-4pm           Family Day/Asphalt Mixer
                                Sponsored by: Blacklidge

6pm-7pm          Reception
                               Sponsored by: White Rock Quarries

7pm-9:30pm     Awards Banquet and Scholarship Dinner 
                                  Sponsored by: 
                                 Ring Power and Martin Marietta           

Sunday, June 13, 2021

8:30 am-9:30am      Sunday Prayer Breakfast

Friday Hospitality Sponsor
Saturday Night Reception Sponsor
Friday Night Dinner Sponsor
Friday Entertainment Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Asphalt Mixer Sponsor
Awards Banquet Sponsor
Awards Banquet Sponsor
Room Key Envelope Schedule Sponsor
Convention Bag Sponsor
Convention Wi-Fi Sponsor
Friday Continental Breakfast Sponsor

Tiburon Golf Club

W.J. Whitehurst II Golf Tournament - Fundraising Event for the ACAF PAC

Refreshment Cart Sponsor
Golf Breakfast Sponsor
Golf Transportation Sponsor
Golf Cart Ice Chests Sponsor 

Golf Hole Sponsor

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