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The 2022 ACAF Convention

The 2022 ACAF Convention

For Members Only

Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

Event Details

Welcome to the 65th Annual  ACAF Convention

Sponsored by  

RENEW . REFLECT.  EFFECT.

There's no better time or place to reflect and recharge 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, Grand Lakes located in Orlando. 

Due to the popularity of the Convention the Ritz Carlton has NOW SOLD OUT! We now have an overflow hotel with a discounted room rate available for guest rooms.

Renaissance Orlando @ SeaWorld 
6677 Sea Harbor Drive 
Orlando, FL  32821
(407) 351-5555

This hotel is a 10 minute drive from the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes. 
The  discounted rate of $ 175/ night + $35 resort fee includes:

  • Daily scheduled shuttle to:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot,  Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs and Universal Studios.
  • Enhanced Wi-Fi in Guest rooms.
  • Resort beverage - 2 coupons per guest room (Beer & Wine).

Daily parking - $ 30,  Valet - $ 40

To make a reservation please visit the link below.

https://book.passkey.com/go/AsphaltContractorsAssociation

Convention Information 

HOSPITALITY ROOM: Our Hospitality Room will be open Thursday 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 main level. Come relax and visit with other members and guests.

NAME BADGES: Your badge will be available for pick up at the registration area beginning Thursday at 1pm in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom Registration Desk. 

Please wear 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 which will be formal attire.   

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

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please reach out to [email protected].  If you have a special need, please contact Kelly Parker, Meeting Planner at (912) 713-9680 or via email at [email protected].

Schedule of Events

as of 5/10/22 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

1pm-5pm                    Registration
1pm - 5pm                  Hospitality Room - Sponsored by Alta Equipment               
2pm -5pm                 ACAF Board of Director's Meeting (invitation only)
3pm-5pm                   Women of Asphalt Meeting
6pm-9pm                   ACAF Board of Directors Dinner (invitation only)                   

Friday, June 3, 2022                           

7am-5pm                      Registration 
7am-8:30am              Continental Breakfast
8:30am-9:15am        General Membership Meeting  
9am -10:30 am          Spouse/Guest Family Brunch & Scavenger Hunt
9:15 -10am                    Guest  Speaker Peter Zeihan
10am-10:30am          Morning Break- Sponsored by Blacklidge

10:30-11:15 am           The Road Forward: Asphalt & the Environment
11:15 -Noon                  Asphalt by Dephalt:  Mapping Journey's Into the
                                         Asphalt Industry                                                                        
Noon - 1 pm                Lunch Buffet- Sponsored by CWR Contracting
1pm - 5pm                   Hospitality Room- Sponsored by ATS 
1pm -2:30 pm            FDOT Industry/Roundtable Discussion 
6:30pm-8:30pm     Opening Reception & Family Dinner
                                          Sponsored by  Gardner Asphalt Supply 
                                         Entertainment Sponsored by Thompson Tractor 
                                                                                                            

 Saturday, June  4, 2022

7am                          Golf  Tournament  Continental Breakfast                     
8am -Noon           W.J. Whitehurst II Golf Tournament
                                   at the Ritz Carlton Golf Course adjacent to the hotel
1 pm-4pm              Dobbs Equipment Asphalt Mixer at Ritz Pool Cabana's
6pm -7pm             Chairman's Reception- Sponsored by Hubbard
7pm -9:30pm     The Golden Roads Award Banquet 
 Sponsored by Martin Marrietta, Ring Power, White Rock Quarries                  

  THANK YOU TO OUR CONVENTION SPONSORS    

Friday Hospitality Sponsor

Title Sponsor
Break Sponsor

Asphalt Mixer Sponsor

Wifi Sponsor

Friday Night Family Dinner Sponsor

Chairman's Reception

Awards Dinner Sponsor

Room Key Sponsor

Awards Dinner Sponsor

Convention Tote Sponsor

Friday Night Entertainment Sponsor

Award Dinner Sponsor

Russell Abell
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Russell Abell Acme Barricades
Phil Addison
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Phil Addison Vice-President Hubbard Construction Company
Vincent Aguayo
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Vincent Aguayo LINDER
Vincent Aguayo
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Vincent Aguayo Linder Machinery
David Allain
David Allain Technical Director Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc
Lupe Aranda
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Lupe Aranda Sweep It, LLC
Foster Bachschmidt
Foster Bachschmidt Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer
Greg Baier
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Greg Baier Gator Grading & Paving, LLC
Larry Baker
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Larry Baker Earthwave Technologies, Inc.
John Baldwin
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John Baldwin Vice President Bob's Barricades, Inc.
Jim Barlow
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Jim Barlow South Florida Materials Corporation
Molly Berry
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Molly Berry Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering, LLC
Brittany Blacklidge
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Brittany Blacklidge Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc.
Ann Blakeley
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Ann Blakeley Port Consolidated, Inc.
Shawn Blitz
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Shawn Blitz Hubbard Construction Company
Ensworth Blyden
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Ensworth Blyden Peavy & Son Construction Co., Inc.
Wes Bower
Wes Bower Stansteel/Hotmix Parts
Lance Brooks
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Lance Brooks Ingevity
Walter Bruning
Walter Bruning Astec Industries
Jared Calhoun
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Jared Calhoun Hubbard Construction Company
Matt Carden
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Matt Carden CWR Contracting, Inc.
Tim Carter
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Tim Carter Director of Quality Control P & S Paving, Inc.
Alfredo Castro
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Alfredo Castro Quality Engineer Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Eron Chambers
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Eron Chambers Hubbard Construction Company
Allen Christy
Allen Christy Turtle Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Grant Cool
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Grant Cool President Asphalt Group, Inc.
Don Corsette
Don Corsette Milling Division Manager Turtle Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Rick Crocker
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Rick Crocker Preferred Materials, Inc.
Clay Cross
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Clay Cross Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Jeffrey Davis
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Jeffrey Davis Sales Specialist Venezia Liquid Tank Lines, Inc.
Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis Construction Partners Inc. - Communications Manager Construction Partners, Inc.
Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis Construction Partners Inc. - Communications Manager CWR Contracting, Inc.
Andy DeCraene
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Andy DeCraene Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Joseph Donaruma
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Joseph Donaruma Preferred Materials, Inc.
Diego Echeverry
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Diego Echeverry TransPremier, LLC
Matt Edie
Matt Edie MultiTherm, LLC
Jon Elko
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Jon Elko Bomag Americas Inc.
Victoria Espino
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Victoria Espino Sales Representative Martin Asphalt Company
Anthony Falzarano
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Anthony Falzarano Dobbs Equipment
Jerry Fletcher
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Jerry Fletcher Preferred Materials, Inc.
Bob Flowers
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Bob Flowers Senior Vice-President CWR Contracting, Inc.
Rick Fort
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Rick Fort Director of Quality Control Preferred Materials, Inc.
Vincent Foster
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Vincent Foster P & S Paving, Inc.
Scott Fowler
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Scott Fowler Vice-President Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
Ponch Frank
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Ponch Frank Ranger Construction Industries, Inc.
David Fuerst
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David Fuerst Associated Asphalt
Mitchell Gant
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Mitchell Gant Duval Asphalt Products, Inc.
Joey Gelwix
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Joey Gelwix Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.
Nick Georgi
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Nick Georgi LINDER
Brad Gibbs
Brad Gibbs Arkema - Road Science
Diana C. Guarnizo
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Diana C. Guarnizo TransPremier, LLC
Sergio Guarnizo
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Sergio Guarnizo TransPremier, LLC
Vince Hafeli
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Vince Hafeli President Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Ignacio Halley
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Ignacio Halley Halley Engineering Contractors, Inc.
Chris Harris
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Chris Harris Anderson Columbia Company, Inc.
Jose Hernandez
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Jose Hernandez Area Sales Manager Gardner Asphalt Supply
Kristy Hernandez
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Kristy Hernandez BlackRock Milling
Ed Hicks
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Ed Hicks Gator Grading & Paving, LLC
Kevin Hicks
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Kevin Hicks CEO Gator Grading & Paving, LLC
Jamie Hill
Jamie Hill Gardner Asphalt Supply
Hazen Hinds
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Hazen Hinds Hubbard Construction Company
Matt Horan
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Matt Horan Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Chris Hubbard
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Chris Hubbard Roadtec, Inc.
ashley hummel
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ashley hummel Cargill
Michael Iapaluccio
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Michael Iapaluccio Vice President of Paving The Middlesex Corporation
Phil Ireland
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Phil Ireland Ring Power Corporation
Cash Jackson
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Cash Jackson E.R. Jahna Industries, Inc.
Todd Jackson
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Todd Jackson Vulcan Materials Company
Adell Jahna
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Adell Jahna E.R. Jahna Industries, Inc.
Jeff James
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Jeff James The Middlesex Corporation
Mike Jensen
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Mike Jensen P & S Paving, Inc.
Mike Jensen
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Mike Jensen P&S Paving Inc
Kurt Korinek
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Kurt Korinek Associated Asphalt
Brandon Kowalske
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Brandon Kowalske Hubbard Construction Company
Tim Kruger
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Tim Kruger CWR Contracting, Inc.
Darin Kubilis
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Darin Kubilis Preferred Materials, Inc.
Matthew LaChance
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Matthew LaChance Ingevity
Ryan Lee
Ryan Lee Turtle Infrastructure Partners, LLC
Julio Leganoa
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Julio Leganoa Halley Engineering Contractors, Inc.
Calvin Lewis
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Calvin Lewis CWR Contracting, Inc.
Roger Linde
Roger Linde FORTA
Dallas Little
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Dallas Little Cargill
Curtis Long
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Curtis Long Chief Operating Officer P & S Paving, Inc.
Robert Lopez
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Robert Lopez President General Asphalt Company, LLC
Dwayne Ludwig
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Dwayne Ludwig Hubbard Construction
Anthony Marcucci
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Anthony Marcucci Preferred Materials, Inc.
Thurman Matney
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Thurman Matney QC Manager CWR Contracting, Inc.
John McBrayer
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John McBrayer Hubbard Construction Company
Steve McReynolds
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Steve McReynolds Duval Asphalt Products, Inc.
Joe Meier
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Joe Meier Chief Estimator The Middlesex Corporation
James Moller
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James Moller CWR Contracting, Inc.
Mark Musselman
Mark Musselman President Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc
Tanya Nash
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Tanya Nash Director of Engineering Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering, LLC
Rex Nealis
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Rex Nealis Sales Manager White Rock Quarries
Terry Overcash
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Terry Overcash CWR Contracting, Inc.
Darren Phillips
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Darren Phillips CWR Contracting, Inc.
Scott Pittman
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Scott Pittman Ajax Paving Industries of FL, LLC
Kevin Price
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Kevin Price Preferred Materials, Inc.
Garlon Rainey
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Garlon Rainey Beard Equipment Company
Stephanie Richards
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Stephanie Richards Associated Asphalt
Chris Riley
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Chris Riley CWR Contracting, Inc.
Augusto Salles
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Augusto Salles Dobbs Equipment
Stuart Savoy
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Stuart Savoy CWR Contracting, Inc.
Lonnie Schaub
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Lonnie Schaub Preferred Materials
Tobie Sheils
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Tobie Sheils Thompson Tractor Company
Matt Siegel
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Matt Siegel Atlantic Coast Asphalt
James Smith
James Smith McGriff-Williams Insurance
Robert Spillman
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Robert Spillman Preferred Materials, Inc.
Richard Straily
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Richard Straily Area Manager CWR Contracting, Inc.
Joe Sustaita
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Joe Sustaita Hubbard Construction Company
Mike Sweadner
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Mike Sweadner Astec, Inc.
Donald Tate
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Donald Tate CWR Contracting, Inc.
John Taylor
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John Taylor VP/GM Preferred Materials, Inc.
Wesley Trautman
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Wesley Trautman Dobbs Equipment
Adam Tschetter
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Adam Tschetter Dobbs Equipment
Bryan Turner
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Bryan Turner CWR Contracting, Inc.
Jacob Unger
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Jacob Unger Preferred Materials, Inc.
Anne Van Keppel
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Anne Van Keppel Hubbard Construction Company
Amber Vickrey
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Amber Vickrey Preferred Materials, Inc.
Jay Waddell
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Jay Waddell Martin Marietta Materials
Kevin Wall
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Kevin Wall Beard Equipment Company
George Wallschleager
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George Wallschleager Hubbard Construction Company
Daniel Weekley
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Daniel Weekley President Weekley Asphalt Paving, Inc.
Christopher Werner
Christopher Werner Regional Manager Gardner Asphalt Supply
John Williams
John Williams Regional Director Iron Sheepdog
Shane Williamson
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Shane Williamson AJAX PAVING INDUSTRIES OF FL, LLC
Chris Wilson
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Chris Wilson Martin Marietta Materials
Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson Gardner Asphalt Supply
Tommy Wilson
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Tommy Wilson Wirtgen America Inc.
Jarod Wolford
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Jarod Wolford Martin Marietta Materials
christopher wood
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christopher wood Beard Equipment Company
231 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida, Inc. Logo 1007 E. DeSoto Park Drive, Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850.222.7300

All information is current as of 5/10/22. and subject to change.

Activities and Services at the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes

POOLS

The resort offers an array of aquatic activity with three distinctive pools and a splash pad. Enjoy the sparkling resort pool with its shady lounge areas and cabanas with personal concierge service. Visit the Spa’s private lap pool for an invigorating swim. Or meander down the lazy river at the adjacent JW Marriott hotel. 

 RITZ CARLTON SPA & CAFE 

  Monday–Friday           9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Saturday–Sunday        9 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Spread across 40,000 sq. ft., it is a destination in itself, with 40 treatment rooms, a full salon, and a barbershop offering an array of services. Between or post-treatment, relax in the outdoor lap pool or enjoy a healthy meal at Vitale, a Spa Café. To reserve a spa treatment, call 407-393-4200.  

 FITNESS CENTER (Open 24 hours with room key) 

Features an array of free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment with TVs. Complimentary equipment orientation is available with our fitness professionals. Wellness and workout programs include: boot camp, cycle, HIIT barre, yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes for group or private lessons. 

 

GRANDE LAKES SPORTS EXPERIENCES Celebrate the richness of life and discover what inspires you. Featuring fly and spin-cast fishing school, private master naturalist-guided Eco-Tours on Shingle Creek (headwater to the Florida Everglades, trail bikes, falconry and more). Book your adventure now by calling (407) 393-4531. 

 

 THE RITZ-CARTLTON GOLF CLUB   

 Home to the W.J. Whitehurst II Tournament this   year, the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole       championship course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and tests the abilities of every skill level; and features a clubhouse, restaurant, and lessons for both children and adults. 

 

RITZ KIDS® 

Offering a variety of supervised activities for children ages 4 through 12. With Ritz Kids®, curiosity is sparked by locally inspired environmental and cultural experiences, while child-friendly amenities and menus address the day-to-day comforts of young travelers. For inquiries, call (407) 393-4977.

DINING AT THE RITZ-CARLTON GRANDE LAKES 

KNIFE & SPOON (American, steakhouse, seafood) 
Dinner 5:30–10 pm Open Wednesday-Sunday

Conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar (called “the single most talented cook I ever worked with” by Anthony Bourdain), Knife & Spoon attracts hotel guests and outsiders alike offering a signature dining experience. Attire: business casual. Reservations are highly recommended. 

 HIGHBALL & HARVEST (Field-to-table artisan) 

    Breakfast              7–11 a.m.    Lunch    11:30 a.m.–4 p.m.    Dinner            5:30–10 p.m.   Bar Bites          4–5:30 p.m. 

 Named for the “highball” trains that moved Florida’s bountiful harvests from field to table—serves up rustic, Southern-style cuisine with modern refinement. Resort casual Reservations are highly recommended. 

 BLEU (American, poolside) 
Friday & Saturday       11 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Sunday–Thursday        11 a.m.–5 p.m. 

Refreshing al fresco dining poolside. Classic burgers, fresh seafood and salads, and frozen drinks prepared with the freshest ingredients. Attire: casual. Swimwear is welcome. 

 VITALE, SPA CAFÉ (Healthy) 
Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Featuring great salads, power bowls and smoothies designed to refresh and revitalize after a workout or spa treatment. Attire: Spa, workout or casual. 

 FAIRWAYS PUB (Pub fare, craft beer) Located at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club adjacent to the hotel 

Thursday–Sunday        11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Inspired clubhouse fare and broad selection of crafted micro brews and draught beer provide the perfect finishing touch to a day on the links. Views of the 18th hole and the resort. To-go menu for golfers. Attire: resort casual. 

 THE LOBBY LOUNGE (Bar and bites) 
Thursday–Sunday        11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Monday–Thursday      4 p.m.–Midnight 
Friday–Saturday, beverages only       Noon–5 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, food & beverages   5–11 p.m.  
Friday–Saturday, beverage only         11 p.m.–1 a.m. 
Sunday Noon–Midnight 
Live entertainment, Friday and Saturday    7–11 p.m. 

This solarium lounge offers a casually elegant ambiance fondly called “sunroom chic”.  Guests are welcome to relax and savor classic cocktails reimagined. Attire: resort casual. 

 FIRST DROP® (Café) 
Daily    6 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Locally roasted coffee, fresh juices, handcrafted milk shakes and smoothies; as well as select small bites including breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads, pastries, candy, and snacks. 

 IN-ROOM DINING (refer to in-room menu) 

Breakfast menu  6 a.m.–11 p.m. 
All-day menu   11 a.m.–11 p.m. 
Beer, wine, cocktails   7 a.m.–11 p.m. 

Dine within the comfort of your guestroom. Select from traditional entrees or lighter fare options. Children’s menu selections also available. 

 DINING AT THE ADJACENT JW MARRIOTT 
Guests at Ritz-Carlton can charge JW dining to their guestrooms

 PRIMO (Italian)
Daily    6–10 p.m. 

Enjoy robust flavors produced through classical cooking methods with strong inspiration from cuisines off the coastal regions of Italy, France and Spain. Our chefs use local, farm fresh produce with the support of organic and sustainable agriculture; and features ingredients cultivated from the resort’s on-site Primo Organic Garden. 

Attire: Resort casual Reservations are highly recommended

 WHISPERING CREEK FARM: THE KITCHEN (Tapas and craft beer) 
Daily 5–11 p.m. 

Farm-inspired comfort food. Items include flatbreads, sandwiches, snacks and small plates showcasing produce from Whisper Creek Farm (onsite) and local farmers. Full bar and seasonal craft beers from the on-site nano-brewery availableAttire: Resort Casual 

 CITRON (American brasserie) 
Daily    7 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Chef-crafted cuisine inspired by American classics that utilize seasonal and local products. Breakfast menu and breakfast buffet are accented by hand-crafted breads and breakfast pastries baked in-house each morning.