NAPLES, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2016) – Andy Bringardner, principal with A. Vernon Allen Builder, has been selected as a member of the Leadership Collier Foundation’s, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Collier™ Class of 2017.

Leadership Collier was formed by the Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. The primary objective of Leadership Collier is to educate local business leaders about the societal and economic challenges facing the community today.

Born in Ohio, Bringardner and his family moved to Naples during his childhood. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rollins College and became a certified general contractor.  He joined A. Vernon Allen Builder, Inc. more than a decade ago, and in 2013, Bringardner partnered with co-worker Ryan Benson to purchase AVA and become the newest generation of owners. Bringardner is active in the Collier Builder Industry Association and the Naples Chamber of Commerce and served on the Youth Leadership Collier Selection Committee.

Through the work of the LCF Alumni Association™, graduates continue to build alliances, foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and our schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders.

  1. Vernon Allen Builder was established in 1951 and became the first homebuilder in Port Royal, and today is one of the most established and finest custom homebuilders in Naples. A. Vernon Allen Builder specializes in new custom homes as well as remodels and additions in the neighborhoods of Port Royal, Old Naples, Park Shore/Moorings and Royal Harbor.

For more information about A. Vernon Allen Builder, call 239-261-5300 or email


About The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization of more than 1,800 active members who works to strengthen the local economy and promote the business community. The Chamber accomplishes this through public policy and business advocacy, leadership programs, executive business forums and sessions, and enhanced member benefits and services. The Chamber is dedicated to ensuring that Naples remains the best place in America to live, work and visit. For more information, call 239- 262-6376 or visit