Meet Frank Vitale from FAS3

Title: President

Frank brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the construction/sinkhole repair industry to his elected role with the Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization Specialists (FAS3). Before being voted President of FAS3 in December of 2014, Frank served as the organization's Secretary for two years. 

He has spent over 10 years with L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc, which co-founded FAS3 in 2006. As Vice President and General Manager, Frank oversees the day-to-day operations of L.R.E., which is Florida's largest foundation contractor company by number of full-time employees (over 130).

The majority of the 5,000 residential and commercial repairs L.R.E. has completed since 1989 are projects that have been carried out during Frank's leadership role with L.R.E. As a result, L.R.E. has established itself as a Top 10 Dealer for Foundation Supportworks, a leading manufacturer of foundation repair and stabilization products.

Under Frank's leadership, L.R.E. has been the proud recipient of several prestigious awards. In 2014 alone, L.R.E. was named a Bright House Regional Business of the Year award finalist and a member of the USF Fast 56. In addition, L.R.E. was named a Tampa Bay Times Top Workplace for the second consecutive year.

In addition to providing guidance and valuable leadership skills en route to upholding L.R.E.'s reputation as a reliable and reputable foundation contractor, Frank has played an integral role in the expansion of L.R.E.'s company and services, which include a Sinkhole Emergency Response Team, PolyLEVEL product and Construction/Restoration division.

The competent and ethical approach taken by Frank and L.R.E. have led to the Brooksville-based foundation contractor being entrusted to carry out high-profile projects such as MacDill Air Force Base, Busch Gardens, Duke Energy, Florida Fire College and Tampa General Hospital, among others.

Outside entities have recognized Frank's unique credentials and skill set as well. He's been a featured industry expert in several national publications, including Construction Today, US Builders Review and Newsweek - The Daily Beast. Frank has also been interviewed by CNBC as a sinkhole repair expert.

Before joining L.R.E. in 2004, Frank earned his Associate's degree from St. Petersburg Junior College and studied at the University of South Florida. Frank has earned multiple certifications and licenses, including his Certified Builders Contractor's license: CBC 1256398.