JBX

Junior Builders Exchange (JBX): Building tomorrow’s leaders—today.

Does your company have a rising star or two?

Sure you do. Let JBX help develop your high potential team members in a stimulating environment in which visionaries become leaders. JBX prepares the next generation of construction leaders through relationship and team building with like-minded up and coming industry leaders. JBX members share problems, develop solutions, and work collaboratively through educational and social programs that cultivate their natural talents and leadership potential. JBX’s calendar of events is designed to encourage JBX and Builders Exchange member interaction. Typical events include:

  • Educational/Leadership programs
  • Mixers
  • Local Project Reviews
  • Annual Golf Outing in support of the Mary Parkes Asthma Center

Good relationships equal better projects, and those relationships start early with the JBX. We’ve been known to settle change orders over beers and negotiate subcontracts over coffee.

For more information, please contact JBX@robex.com

Executive Board Members

Courtney Lafferty, Board President
LeChase Construction

Courtney is an experienced Project Engineer at LeChase Construction with a demonstrated passion for delivering high-quality projects, safety and integrity. After graduating from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, she proceeded to ensure client satisfaction on numerous higher education, healthcare, and commercial projects. Alongside this, Courtney’s continued devotion to promoting the industry to the next generation is evident in her pursuit to develop a LeChase Young Professionals group and involvement in ACE, the Junior Builders Exchange and the Rochester Careers in Construction boards.

John Miller, Vice President
O’Connell Electric Company

John has been involved with the Junior Builders Exchange Board since 2017.

He joined O’Connell Electric Company in 2013 after serving on Active Duty in the Air Force and finishing his bachelor’s degree at Keuka College in Organizational Communication. John also serves in the NY Air National Guard as an Emergency Management Craftsman with the rank of Technical Sergeant. In his time at O’Connell, John has held positions on the Corporate Safety Committee and the Mary Parkes Asthma Center Golf Tournament Planning Committee. In 2017, he received his license to fly small unmanned aerial systems (drones) for commercial operations. John also serves as a member of the Rochester Chamber Future Leadership Council, is Vice President of the Board for the Victor Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Planning Committee for Rochester’s Finest, a professional development and fundraising program hosted by the Rochester Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2017, he achieved the award for Top Performer as an Honoree. John resides in the Village of Victor with his wife Kara along and their two children.

Josh Frizzell, Treasurer
The Bonadio Group

Josh is a manager in The Bonadio Group’s Commercial Team and is a member of the Construction Team. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science degrees in Accounting from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.

Josh’s professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Construction Financial Management Association.

Mark Mancuso, Immediate Past President
Flower City Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Mark has been involved with the Junior Builders Exchange board since 2010.

After graduating from Binghamton University (’05) with his B.S. in Financial Economics, Mark spent ten great years working in customer relations with The Dolomite Group. During much of that time Mark volunteered both on jobsites and on the ReStore Committee for Flower City Habitat for Humanity. In 2017, Mark officially joined the ReStore staff as the Donations Coordinator, after which his initial duties quickly transitioned to the role of Procurement & Special Projects Manager. On top of his previous responsibilities to solicit donations for the purpose of resale, Mark also handles the acquisition of both vacant lots for new construction and “zombie” houses for the purpose of rehabilitation, collaborating with the City of Rochester on neighborhood initiatives, assembling and implementing a ReStore Kitchen Deconstruct program, and assisting the Development and Construction teams with various initiatives.

When not focusing on the Habitat Mission of bringing partners together to build homeownership, develop stronger communities, and encourage hope, or organizing lively JBX events, Mark spends much of his time these days holding impromptu dance parties with his little girl and admiring his baby boy as he grows.

Additional Executive Board Members

Jenna Kraeger, Advisor, Builders Exchange of Rochester

Kim Gaylord, Advisor, Builders Exchange of Rochester

Board Members

Jason Clark, Schuler-Haas

Matthew Eldred, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Dave Emmi, O’Connell Electric

Kasey Fanton, Upstate Roofing & Painting

Kelly Fenton, Aerotek

Matt Holmes, Ernstrom & Dreste

Brian Kulzer, Drapery Industries

Brian Wade, T Bell Construction Corp

ROBEX's Annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner! Dust off the clubs and save the date for June 6th, 2019! Registration information coming soon! ...

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Join ROBEX and JBX for our annual Bowling Tournament! Register early there are limited spots available!

Thank you to our event sponsors!
Christa Construction
Oasis Finishes
Upstate Roofing & Painting

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Thank you to all who attended our March Happy Hour at The Playhouse // Swillburger! A special thanks to Patty for representing Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Western New York Chapter! JBX is looking forward to hosting many events this year to benefit CFF!

Join us for our next event our JBX Bowling Tournament!
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