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History of CFMA

1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | 2001-2010 | 2011-Present
  History

  1981-1990
1981
David Casey and seven other individuals met in the spring in Kenilworth, NJ to discuss the needs of the construction industry. From that meeting, the vision to build a national association was born. Woodbridge, NJ chapter was formed.
1982
  • CFMA held its first conference in Atlantic City, NJ at Caesars Palace. David Casey was named the first president.
  • First newsletter written
  • 111 members joined CFMA
1983
Philadelphia, PA chapter was formed.
1984
2 new chapters were formed:
Dallas Fort Worth, TX and Chicago, IL.
1985
8 new chapters were formed:
Houston, TX Piedmont – Greensboro, NC
Middle Tennessee – Nashville, TN Puget Sound – Seattle, WA
Northeast Ohio – Cleveland, OH San Diego, CA
Orange County – Anaheim, CA San Francisco, CA
1986
7 new chapters were formed:
Charlotte, NC Georgia – Atlanta, GA
St. Louis, MO Honolulu, HI
Tampa Bay – Tampa, FL Milwaukee, WI
Valley of the Sun – Phoenix, AZ  
1987
6 new chapters were formed:
Greater Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN
Kansas City, MO NYC – New York City, NY
Maine - Fairfield, ME Western NY – Rochester, NY
1988
  • The first issue of “The Book” was released.
  • The CFMA Newsletter was transitioned into the Building Profits Magazine.
  • 8 more chapters were formed:
Central Ohio – Columbus, OH Silicon Valley – San Jose, CA
Greater Washington - Washington DC Greater Detroit – Detroit, MI
Massachusetts – Boston, MA Northern Nevada – Reno, NV
Sacramento, CA Utah – Salt Lake City, UT
1989
  • The first Education course, “Basics of Construction Accounting” was given
    at the conference held in Boston, MA.
  • The first Annual Financial Survey was released. To date, it is the only one of its kind.
  • 8 additional chapters were formed:
Albuquerque, NM Greater Pittsburgh, PA
Central Virginia – Richmond, VA Portland, OR
Colorado – Denver, CO South Florida – Miami, FL
Connecticut Valley – Hartford, CT Kentuckiana – Louisville, KY
1990
7 additional chapters were formed:
Las Vegas, NV Triangle – Raleigh, NC
Southeast Louisiana – New Orleans, LA Western Michigan – Grand Rapids, MI
Maryland – Baltimore, MD Fox River Valley – Green Bay, WI
San Antonio, TX  

  1991-2000
1991
Long Island – Farmingdale, NY chapter was formed.
1992
6 more chapters were formed:
Central Indiana- Indianapolis, IN Madison, WI
Greater Wichita, KS Niagara Frontier – Buffalo, NY
Iowa – Des Moines, IA Northwest Ohio – Toledo, OH
1993
2 chapters were formed.
Northern Indiana – Fort Wayne, IN and Southwestern Michigan – Kalamazoo, MI.
1994
  • The first Spring Creek trip went to Jackson Hole, WY.
  • 4 additional chapters were formed:
Birmingham, AL Bluegrass – Lexington, KY
Central Pennsylvania – Lancaster, PA Mississippi – Jackson, MS
1995
A new chapter is formed: Lansing, MI
1996
  • First Issue of the Information Technology (IT) Survey was printed.
  • CFMA launched its website.
  • 4 additional chapters were formed:
Central New York – Syracuse, NY Central Texas – Austin, TX
Miami Valley – Dayton, OH Quad Cities – Davenport, IA
1997
3 more chapters were formed:
South Central Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA Nebraska – Omaha, NE
Knoxville,TN  
1998
A new chapter is formed: Greater Berks-Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA
1999
4 more chapters were formed:
Central Florida – Orlando, FL Greater Oregon – Eugene, OR
Northeast Florida – Jacksonville, FL Inland Northwest – Spokane, WA
2000
A new chapter is formed: Delaware – Wilmington, DE

  2001-2010
2002
2 more chapters were formed:
Tri–State Indiana – Evansville, IN Big Sky – Billings, MT
2003
A new chapter is formed: NY Capital Region – Albany, NY
2004
  • ICCIFP held its first inaugural exam at the New Orleans conference.
  • 2 more chapters were formed:
Siouxland – Sioux Falls, SD Last Frontier, AK
2006
A new chapter is formed: South Sound – Tacoma, WA
2008
  • 2 more chapters were formed:
Pikes Peak – Colorado Springs, CO Northwest Washington
2009
A new chapter is formed: Southern Ontario, ON

  2011-Present
2011
A new chapter is formed: South Jersey, NJ
2012
  • 2 more chapters were formed:
Idaho – Boise, ID Dakota – Fargo, ND
2014
A new chapter is formed: Heart of Texas Temple, TX

CFMA reaches 7,000 member milestone!
2015
  • 4 new chapters were formed:
Edmonton - Alberta Miami-Dade - FL
Ocean State - RI Inland Empire - CA
2016
  • 2 new chapters were formed:
Ozarks - MO Mid-South - TN
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