AAF President’s Column – October 2015

Ahh! Fall is finally in the air and if you are a sports fan like me your weekends are filled with pigskin passion and playoff baseball. With the holidays fast approaching I find the people around me getting excited about making plans to spend time with family and friends. Speaking of family, in our business [...]

AAF President’s Column – October 2015 2016-01-10T23:24:35+00:00

AAF President’s Column – September 2015

We’re well into the summer months at this point and if you are like me the unrelenting weather has you stretched sometimes to the breaking point in an effort to keep up with customer needs. Heck, I’ve even considered adding a maritime crew to access some of our areas in West Central Florida due to [...]

AAF President’s Column – September 2015 2015-09-02T14:47:35+00:00

AAF President’s Column – August 2015

We need qualified technicians! This is an ongoing theme I hear across that state from dealers and one of the biggest challenges to growth that I personally face. While there are some programs available none really target all of the specific skills necessary to be a well-rounded low voltage technician in a reasonable time table [...]

AAF President’s Column – August 2015 2017-12-06T17:50:36+00:00

AAF President’s Column – July 2015

As I have become more involved in my role as President I am truly blown away by the relationships we have built with our public officials both at the local and state levels. I had the opportunity to represent the AAF at the Florida Police Chiefs Association’s (FPCA) summer conference and can tell you it [...]

AAF President’s Column – July 2015 2017-12-06T17:50:37+00:00

AAF President’s Column – April 2015

With the Alarm Association quickly traversing into the 21st century I am proud to have the opportunity to represent a group with such a rich history of innovative, committed, and involved leaders. I truly believe this association provides the best representation of the low voltage contractor in the country and I will personally strive to [...]

AAF President’s Column – April 2015 2017-12-06T17:50:37+00:00

AAF President’s Column – September 2015

We’re well into the summer months at this point and if you are like me the unrelenting weather has you stretched sometimes to the breaking point in an effort to keep up with customer needs. Heck, I’ve even considered adding a maritime crew to access some of our areas in West Central Florida due to [...]

AAF President’s Column – September 2015 2014-09-01T16:29:04+00:00

From the President: July 2013

Why join the Alarm Association of Florida?           Did you know that there are more than 147,000 trade associations in the United States.  According to the American Society of Associations most of these are State and Local organizations.  Why are there so many Trade Associations?  Studies have shown that when like minded people in the same [...]

From the President: July 2013 2013-07-25T09:26:10+00:00

A word from the President

Last month, we left off at, “Who are we in this dogfight?” Our industry, our whole world is changing. It is evolving at a pace that is threatening all that we are familiar with. Technology is tripping over its own shoelaces with new discoveries and new products. What we knew and trusted today is old [...]

A word from the President 2017-12-06T17:50:45+00:00

From the President

In late March the AAF was invited to a meeting of some 35 Fire Alarm Contractors in the Ft. Myers-Naples Region. With significant local issues facing these Contractors, they wanted to discuss whether they should join forces with the AAF or start their own organization. After about an 30 minutes of commentary by Bob Neely [...]

From the President 2017-12-06T17:50:46+00:00