Weston-based Florida Community Bank (FCB) was recently honored by the Latin Builders Association with its Mortgage Lender of the Year Award.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cabrera congratulated the 42 South Florida businesses, including FCB, that won awards at the association’s 36th annual awards ceremony at the Hilton Downtown Miami.
“It is truly gratifying to be recognized by the Latin Builders Association for the high quality of leadership, innovation, and commitment for which FCB strives,” FCB President and CEO Kent Ellert said. “The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Florida and is critical to fueling the economic strength of our communities.”
The Latin Builders Association is a nonprofit organization established in 1971 comprising a wide array of individuals and companies related to South Florida's burgeoning construction industry, representing builders, developers and contractors; architects, engineers and lawyers; electricians, real estate agents and tradesmen.
“We strive to provide a vital forum for discussion, networking, training/development and representation at local and state level,” the association said on its website.
FCB was founded in 2010 and now ranks as Florida’s third largest independent banking institution with 48 full-service branches statewide. Recently it earned a five-star rating from Bauer Financial.
“Our dedicated associates truly make FCB the successful market leader and mortgage lender it is today,” Ellert said.
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