The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, formed in 1952 by a small group of 20 Sarasota contractors, continues to serve the business needs of local building contractors, and to promote "Members Working With Members". The Builders Exchange was reorganized in 1998 as Gulf Coast Builders Exchange, Inc., and has never lost sight of these objectives. The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange is proud to list among its members some of the most respected and influential companies in the area.
The Gulf Coast Builders Exchange (GCBX), represents a broad cross section of the building industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and others from affiliated industries. GCBX’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the building industry are conducted in Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Wholly owned by the membership, the Builders Exchange is a not-for-profit corporation operating as a trade organization under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors as representatives of the industry.