Our Past Guides our Future
BCMBC was founded in 1971 under the direction of the late E. Pat Larkins, a former city commissioner and local businessman.
E. Pat Larkins, grew up in a segregated Pompano Beach Florida and fought for equal rights. He became the city's first African-American mayor and served 19 consecutive years as city commissioner and seven terms as mayor.
Mr. Larkins believed in creating and supporting opportunities for African-Americans and sought to level the playing field within the local build and construction industries. Through his passion, fortitude, vision and leadership, the Broward County Minority Builders Coalition became a conduit for ensuring “the proactive participation of highly capable minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) in contracting, and by expanding the opportunities for highly skilled residents to join the construction labor force.”
Improving Homes, Improving Communities!
BCMBC programs are committed to improving individual residential structures, which in turn improve communities. Program eligibility and service areas vary. Complete this quick form and a team member will contact you regarding your eligibility.
Serving the Community
Serving People, Building Communities!
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The Grand Opening of the Green Ready Institute:
The Green Jobs Expo and Training Recruitment Fair, attracted over 450 community members. Over 40 Exhibitors showcased their goods and services; with over 10 offering jobs.
This Green Initiative exposed South Floridians to current, future and possible employment and economic development resources in the Green Jobs Industry.
The Expo attracted job seekers, contractors, builders, small businesses, homeowners, community leaders and elected officials interested in increasing profit, developing people, and improving the planet..
Legislators and Local Experts provided presentations on: