Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Small Business Contractors and Consultants Recognized for Achievements on City of Austin Projects

 

Every year, the City of Austin Small and Minority Business Resources (SMBR) Department honors contractors, consultants, and graduates who participate in the City’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Procurement Program. Companies are selected based on the number of successful City projects, integrity and work ethic, and community outreach efforts.
 

2021 Contractor of the Year

  • The Whiting-Turner Company

The Whiting-Turner Company provides construction management, general contracting, design-build and integrated project delivery services on projects large and small. They are recognized for their extraordinary contributions on pivotal projects, including the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Existing Terminal Centralized Baggage Handling System Upgrades.


2021 Consultant of the Year

  • Casabella Architects, Inc.

Established in 1989 in Austin, Texas, Casabella Architects, Inc. has provided 30 years of professional design services. They have led major projects such as Phase1 of the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center and the Tejano Monument stationed on the Texas State Capitol Lawn.


Four companies were recognized as Small Businesses of the Year based on their successful delivery of quality service:
 
2021 Small Businesses of the Year

  • CVI Development, LLC
  • CAS Consulting and Services, Inc.
  • Crespo Consulting Services, Inc. 
  • VTC
Two companies now exceed the U.S. Small Business Administration’s size standards and are now honored as alumni of the SMBR program:
 
2021 MBE/WBE Graduates
  • Alpha Paving Industries, LLC
  • Lamb Star Engineering, LLC
SMBR also recognizes service providers, including the Asian Contractor Association, Austin Area Black Contractors Association, and U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association, for their support to minority and women firms in construction and their assistance with outreach efforts throughout the year.
 
Small businesses certified as minority- and/or women-owned enterprises can be found on the Certified Vendors Directory at www.austintexas.gov/smbr.
 
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About the Small & Minority Business Resources Department (SMBR)
SMBR administers the Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Procurement Programs for the City of Austin. SMBR promotes access and equity on City of Austin contracts, providing economic opportunity to small, minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged businesses.

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