The Question: Why did you start the company?
The Answer: I started the company because I realized there’s a huge disparity with minorities participating in the construction industry. I first started working as an advocate for minority contractors several years ago while I was working at the NAACP. Back then, we partnered with Case Western Reserve University to create a supplier diversity initiative council. Today, the main part of our business involves compliance and monitoring projects for major corporations and nonprofit organizations, including Cuyahoga Community College, University Hospitals and developer MMPI. But about 20 percent of our business entails helping minority and female-owned small businesses with business development. Then we help identify bid opportunities.