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Our History

In 1971, eight (8) minority business and community leaders recognized the need for ensuring a level playing field for minority owned construction companies. Together, they paved the way for MBC to become a leader in creating pathways for success for minority contractors and other construction professionals.

Our founder and first Executive Director was E. Pat Larkins, a local businessman and city commissioner who worked with this team of like-minded professionals to craft and mobilize our mission of: Ensuring that highly skilled minorities and women are fairly represented within the local, state and global construction industry.

After nearly half a century, Minority Builders Coalition Inc. is one of the largest and most influential construction trade organizations in South Florida. MBC members are general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, material suppliers, corporations, service providers and more. Thanks for your support of the Minority Builders Coalition (MBC) in the past. We are continuing to build on our vision to become the premier professional construction-industry associated organization in the South Florida Tri-County area. Our diverse membership includes an array of industry professionals including contractors, architects, engineers, appraisers, estimators, insurance and bonding companies, real estate professionals and more. With over 700 active minority contractors and construction-related businesses in the South Florida area, we have tremendous potential to positively impact growth for our association, increase opportunities for our members, and enhance economic development within our communities.

MBC remains committed to the visions, intentions and legacy of Mr. Larkins and our founders.