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History of CFMA









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.

  • 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

Philadelphia, PA chapter was formed.

2 new chapters were formed:
Dallas Fort Worth, TX and Chicago, IL.

9 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
South Carolina – Greenville, SC  

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  

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

  • 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

  • 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

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  

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