Award-winning serial entrepreneur accepted into invite-only organization  

BURKE, Va. Venture Construction Group (VCG) CEO Stephen Shanton has been accepted into the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). The YEC forum provides a platform for select member entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and resources to make high-value connections. YEC is a highly selective, invite-only organization for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. The YEC is known as “the most elite entrepreneurship organization in America,” accepting less than 10 percent of the over 14,000 applications they have received to date. The YEC has been recognized for their expertise by major media outlets including Entrepreneur, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, The Atlantic, Time, Tech Crunch, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Mashable, The Huffington Post, and many more.

“Everything we do at the YEC is meant to fulfill a social need and promote free enterprise at the same time, while also curating meaningful connections among our generation’s most successful entrepreneurs,” says Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).

With over 20 years of expertise, Shanton is the CEO and president of Venture Construction Group (VCG), Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL), and VCG International (VCGI). Venture companies carry the industry leading certifications and accreditations.

Venture Construction Group CEO Stephen Shanton Joins Young Entrepreneur Council

Founded in 1998, VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. With a  commitment to education and dedication to innovation, VCG remains ahead of the curve in adopting new technologies and best practices in construction including drone technology, property management app services and 3rd party consulting. Shanton’s company projects and initiatives been featured in numerous local and national press including: Qualified Remodeler, Roofing Contractor, Professional Roofing, Coatings Pro, Builder, Commercial Construction and Renovation, Roofers Coffeeshop, Construction Business Owner, Roofing- The Industry’s Voice, Builder,, The Times Herald, Middleburg Online. A major advocate for philanthropy, giving back is an integral part of the company’s mission. VCG sponsors many community events, nonprofit organizations, foundations and initiatives to improve the lives of others throughout the U.S.

Venture Construction Group CEO Stephen Shanton Joins Young Entrepreneur Council

“I am honored to be a part of the YEC. Being connected to other successful entrepreneurs creates a positive impact amongst all of us,” says Stephen Shanton, founder and CEO of Venture Construction Group, Venture Construction Group of Florida, and VCG International.

About Venture Construction Group

Venture Construction Group (VCG) is a leader in residential and commercial construction, roofing, renovations, restoration, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services. We are a full-service general contractor and assist property owners throughout Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. Founded in 1998, VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. Operational excellence is our mission in every project we undertake, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Venture Construction Group is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council, WindStorm Insurance Network WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, WIND Certified Fellow®, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Certified Member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), Certified Member of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor. VCG credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. With offices nationwide and a solid reputation throughout the country, we are able to respond to your needs with quality, ease, and top-notch service. For more information call 866-459-8348 or visit us online at

About the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC)

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite only organization created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The YEC provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and resources, make high-value connections and provide mentorship. The YEC has led various public campaigns to improve access to and policy around entrepreneurship, from the FixYoungAmerica grassroots campaign to the Youth Entrepreneurship Act and, more recently, the launch of BusinessCollective, a virtual mentorship program (in partnership with Citi) that helps millions of aspiring and current entrepreneurs launch and grow new businesses. YEC also launched the MentorshipNetwork so members can give back by working with top organizations, like Junior Achievement, that support the next generation of business leaders. Paying it forward while supporting each other’s growth is integral to YEC’s mission to empower entrepreneurs, who, across the board, believe that doing well and doing good are not mutually exclusive — nor should they be. Learn more at

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