Construction Trades Board


The purpose of the Construction Trades Board is to regulate and license local contractors. The Construction Trades Board shall have the authority to discipline persons who violate applicable local code, State Statutes or Florida Building Code provisions pertaining to the activities of licensed contractors, including the authority to suspend and or revoke their licenses and impose monetary fines.

Membership Requirements

All applicants must be Manatee County residents or have businesses in the Unincorporated area of Manatee County.

Members shall serve the following terms:

  • Two members appointed for a term of two (2) years each
  • Three members appointed for a term of three (3) years each
  • Two members appointed for a term of four (4) years each

Four of the Members should be licensed building trades contractors:

  • One General Contractor
  • One Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor
  • One Mechanical/Electrical or Plumbing Contractor
  • One State Certified or Locally Licensed in any field of construction not represented

All contractors must have five years of experience.

Three members shall be citizens who do not hold an "Active" contracting license in the field of construction. These will serve as consumer representatives.


The Advisory Board application must be submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment in a vacant position. To view any open Advisory Board positions and to submit an application visit the  Apply for an Advisory Board page.

For questions or additional information please contact:

  • Licensing Department, at 941-749-3077 ext. 3574.

Current Members

Name Term Seat
Harry Blenker
10/01/2024 Licensed General Contractor
Todd Hubbard 10/01/2026 Licensed Commercial Swimming Pool Contractor
Dale Cheetham 10/01/2023 Licensed Plumb/Elec/Mech Contractor
Rory Adams 10/01/2026 State Certified or Locally Licensed Contractor in any field of construction not represented
William Humphreys 10/01/2024 Consumer Representative
David Lee Ballard 10/01/2025 Consumer Representative
William Hennel 10/01/2023 Consumer Representative


The Construction Trades Board meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month as needed. Meetings are held at 3:00 p.m. in the Patricia M. Glass Chambers located on the first floor of the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205.


2021 Meeting Agendas

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Past Meeting Agendas & Minutes (Manatee County Clerk website)