The Builders Association of South Florida (BASF)

About the Association: the Builders Association of South Florida BASF) is the result of over 70 years combined service to the building trade association field in South Florida.  The Builders Association of South Florida (BASF) established in 1944 is a 70 year old association with a reputation for excellence in government affairs.
The multiple award-winning BASF has represented South Florida’s building industry by maintaining high standards in building through service to its membership and the general public. BASF members are dedicated to fulfilling the “American Dream” of affordable home ownership for everyone.

About your staff – BASF’s “Go-To” People make the difference. BASF is lucky to have two extraordinary people working for them! They are here to serve your needs throughout South Florida. It’s a big job and they are up to it! Call them any time and we have the answers to your questions, discounts, educational offerings, government affairs.

Ms. Truly Burton

Executive Vice President and Government Affairs Director


trulyburton@basfonline.org or (954) 399-9233 x 206

Truly has over 25 years of experience working in the home builders industry. Her strengths then and today include Lobbying, Government Affairs, and Legislative Affairs. She brings with her a wealth of contacts throughout the East Coast, at the Local, State and Congressional levels. Now, as the Executive Vice President of BASF, Ms. Burton’s much respected and credible reputation within the industry fortifies BASF and its members as she is your “Go-To” source for Government Affairs and Trustees Memberships.

Additional daily operations include managing BASF staff, include Setting weekly staff Goals, Monitoring Membership Growth, Event Planning, Financial Planning, Business Development, and ensuring that BASF upholds its mission standards.

Susan Burns

Director of Education and Professional Development


SusanBurns@basfonline.org or (954) 399-9233 x 202

Susan is a retired business owner with over 20 years’ experience running multiple small businesses. Her skill sets include Contract Negotiation and Budgeting, Collections and Administration. Ms. Burns is responsible for leading efforts that maintain and enhance ongoing learning within the Association. Also, she is responsible for the BASF annual calendar, is the support for the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, produces quarterly event reports and is always looking for more professional development opportunities – all focused on helping our Members sharpen their skills and advance their industry knowledge and be more profitable.

Her additional responsibilities include event support, registration and billing questions, and data base coordination. She keeps the wheels turning at BASF! She’s the “Go-To” person for education classes, event support and registration for monthly and special events. She can be reached at SusanBurns@basfonline.org or 954-399-9233, extension 202.

The BASF Flow Chart is a graphic representation of how the Association operates, including standing committees and task forces. It clearly shows the roles and responsibilities and the interaction between Board, Executive Committee and Executive Staff

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BASF Flow Chart