2016 

DIRTY GLOVES DRAIN SERVICES, LLC

4460 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10466, Nadine J. Hickson – President

Dirty Gloves Drain Services LLC is a Minority & Women-owned company located in the Bronx  providing plumbing and maintenance services. The owner came to SoBRO PTAC for assistance with government contracting, including but not limited to services such as the bidding process support, MBE certification, NYC/NYS, DBE, SAM, DUNS, Capabilities Statement and Financing.  As a result of this assistance, Dirty Gloves Drain Services LLC received contracts with NYC Housing Authority and Sears Holdings Corporation. Furthermore, SoBRO PTAC also facilitated a loan for Dirty Gloves, in the amount of $127,784. from Tru Fund Financial, to help them begin the work on recently acquired contracts.

FINE FARE SUPERMARKET

459 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455, Frank Pimentel, President

149 Street Food Corp., doing business as Fine Fare Supermarkets (“Fine Fare”), recently took advantage of a $176,371 grant through SoBRO’s Community Economic Development Program, funded by US Department of Health and Human Services.  The grant is providing partial financing for the acquisition of equipment for use by Fine Fare in its new 14,610 square foot supermarket on 149th Street in Mott Haven.  The supermarket will provide this economically distressed community with 3,200 square feet of fresh produce, 300 square feet of fresh salad bar equipment, and 1,008 square feet of deli space for prepared and fresh foods.  Fine Fare management expects to employ 25 full-time and 23 part-time employees at the supermarket.

SoBRO PTAC personnel prepared and negotiated the grant and equipment leasing agreement pursuant to which the equipment was acquired and leased to Fine Fair.

BRYCE CONSTRUCTION INC.

3121 Kingsland Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469, Patrick Nwokeji – President

Bryce Construction is a Bronx-based minority owned company that provides construction services for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The SoBRO PTAC team provided Bryce Construction assistance with the government contracting process.  Most recently, the owner was faced with a challenge in regards to a background check done by an agency.  SoBRO PTAC staff assisted the owner with his defense, explaining to the Agency that not all the liens associated belong to Bryce Construction.  The company also received assistance with the contract compliance and DBE certification, leading to successful completion of the contract.  Furthermore, the client was awarded a contract in the amount of $300,000 from the NYC Department of Design and Construction as well as a contract in the amount $420,000 from the City University of New York.

FORTUNE CONSTRUCTION GROUP CORP.

1857 Gleason Avenue, Bronx, NY 10472, Alvin Cepeda – President

Fortune Construction Group Corp, a Bronx-based and minority-owned company, came to SoBRO PTAC for assistance with MBE and DBE certifications, government contracting process, and access to financing. Alvin Cepeda, President, was provided the necessary assistance to become a successful government contractor. Most recently, Fortune Construction Group Corporation, was awarded a contract to provide construction services for Public School/IS 338 in the amount of #2,337,500.00. SoBRO PTAC is currently assisting the company with the 8(a) certification to expand contracting opportunities in the Federal level.

WALTERS & WALTERS INC.

1428 Sheridan Expressway, Bronx, NY 10459, Calvin Walters – President

Calvin Walters, President of Walters & Walters, Inc., a Bronx-based minority owned company, was awarded a contract in the amount of $1,400,000 million from the NYC Transit Authority, as a result of our SoBRO PTAC staff assistance which include support with Vendex questionnaires, safety plan, contract compliance and sub-contractor prequalification process.

JOHNSON SECURITY BUREAU, INC.

609 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451, Jessica Johnson – President

Jessica Johnson, President of Johnson Security Bureau, Inc., a woman and minority-owned company located in the Bronx, was provided assistance with government contracting process, procurement opportunities, financial services and all certifications with the City, State and Federal.  Most recently, Johnson & Johnson Security was awarded a sub-contract to provide security services in the amount of $1,300,000.

JAJ CONTRACT FURNITURE, INC.

Mount Vernon, NY, Jemon Council – President

JAJ Contract Furniture, Inc. is a high end furniture manufacturer who has been a client of Bronx PTAC since 2013.  Recently, they secured a $120,000 contract with Princeton University and a $47,000 contract from the National Science Foundation.  SoBRO PTAC has provided JAJ with assistance in identifying bids and other government contracting matters.

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CLASON POINT PARTNERS, INC.

30 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY

Clason Point Partners is a minority-owned company located in Yonkers, NY.   The owner, Albert Cruz, came to SoBRO/PTAC for assistance with the government contracting process: i.e MBE certification, vendor registration, 8(a), Hub Zone, SAM registration, market research , finding procurement opportunities, bidding process.  Clason Point was awarded contracts from the following agency: Aviation Flight Test Directorate (AFTD), Defense Information Technical Center, DOD US Navy, GSA, Department of Mental Hygiene.  Contract awards over $3,000,000.  He was also awarded an IDIQ contract from the US Corps of Engineers to provide piloting and RFID based asset management system to automate the tracking of assets in and out of secure labs.

WALTERS & WALTERS, INC.

Walters & Walters is a minority-owned company located in Mount Vernon, NY providing structural steel and iron works services came to SoBRO/PTAC for assistance with the government contracting which include bidding process, MBE certification, NYC/NYS, DBE, SAM, DUNS registrations.  As a result of these assistance, Walters & Walters received contracts from City Hall and Purchase College in the amount of $350,000.

DUPREY, THE HOME IMPROVER, INC.

Duprey, The Home Improver is a Bronx-based and minority-owned company established in 2008 to provide construction services to commercial, industrial and residential buildings.  Mr. Duprey, President/Owner of the company came to SoBRO for government contracting assistance.  He was provided assistance with the MBE certifications (NYC/NYS), DBE certification, NYC SCA prequalification, Vendex, and NYC DDC Build it Back prequalification as well as with the MTA mentorship program and financial loan. SoBRO PTAC assisted him to identifying procurement opportunities, bidding process as well as connecting Duprey to the prime contractors.  Last year, Duprey was awarded over $100,000 in contracts. The owner, Francisco Duprey, was also assisted and has been accepted in the MTA mentorship program. He is currently working with the contractor and Neighborhood Housing Projects. He also advocate for small businesses in the community promoting SoBRO PTAC and MWBE programs.

JADECUM CONSTRUCTION
572A Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Jadecum Construction a woman and minority owned company located in Brooklyn is a successful government contractor. The owner came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team in 2009 for government contracting assistance. Client was assisted with MWBE Certification, DBE certification, NYC School Construction prequalification, DUNS & Brad Street registration, CCR registration, finding subcontracting procurement opportunities and bidding process. Most recently, client was awarded with 2 contracts from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and NYC Department of Citywide Agency in the total amount of $464,000.

GLOBE INVESTIGATION & SECURITY SERVICES
3265 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY

Globe Investigation & Security Services is a woman-owned company located in the Bronx. The business was established in 1997 to provide security, investigative and survey services to private and public companies. Globe Investigation came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team in 2006 seeking assistance with the government contracting. They were assisted with the necessary tools to gain access to the government contracts. Client was assisted with the vendor registration, NYC & State certification, NYCSCA WBE certification and prequalification, as well as the Vendex questionnaires. As a result, Globe Investigation was awarded a contract from the NYC Department of Design and Construction in the amount of $300,090 to provide security guard services to the construction project located in the Bronx.

VAZ MEDICAL & INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, INC.
522 Beach Avenue, Bronx, NY

Vaz Medical is a service-disabled veteran owned company located in the Bronx. Vaz Medical was established in 2000 providing medical and industrial safety supplies as well as equipment to construction companies, Fire Department, Health and Hospitals Corporation. The owner, Emilio Vazquez came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team for assistance with the government contracting process. He was provided with the procurement leads, business networking event information, City, State and Federal registration process and certification. Vaz Medical received contracts award from NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Department of Environmental Services as well as Skanska and Tully Construction companies. Total contracts awarded: $461,504.

LIS CONSTRUCTION INC.
25 Robert Pitt Drive, NJ

Lis Construction, Inc. is a minority owned company located in NJ. Lis Construction came to SoBRO for MBE certification assistance. The business was established in 2008 to provide construction services. SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team has been providing assistance to Lis Construction with procurement opportunities from various agencies. Most recently, Lis Construction was awarded a contract in the amount of $364,000 funded by the State to provide masonry services for the West Tenth project in Manhattan.

VERDE CUSTOM FLOWERS, INC.
Bronx, New York

Verde Custom Flowers Inc. is a minority and woman-owned company located in the Bronx. Verde Custom Flowers, Inc. provides custom design flowers to high end fashion industry, private and public companies. SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team assisted Verde with the government contracting process, MWBE recertification and financial loan. Verde was approved for $50,000 loan from SEEDCO.

PEACE AND SOLAR, INC.
New York, NY

Peace and Solar, Inc. was established in 2009 to provide solar photovoltaic design, installation to residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Charles Stewart, President of the company, came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team for government contracting assistance. Client was assisted with the bidder’s registration for City, State and Federal, MBE certification (City & State), DUNS, CCR registration as well as the HUB Zone Certification. Client was awarded a contract from NYSERDA in the amount of $120,000 and Monmouth Park, NJ for $119,000 to provide solar photovoltaic systems design and installation.

BE WASHINGTON MAINTENANCE
Bronx, NY

BE Washington Maintenance is a woman and minority-owned company located in the Bronx providing janitorial services to both public and private customers. The owner, Linder Washington came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team in 2010 seeking assistance with the government contracting process. She was assisted with the MWBE certifications (City/State), CCR registration as well as with the 8(a) certification. She was also assisted with a financial loan, business plan and marketing plan. BE Washington Maintenance was approved with all the certifications stated above. She is currently working on a contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers to provide cleaning services in NY and NJ locations.

SEAGULL CONSTRUCTION
Bronx, NY

Vicole Martinez, President/Owner of Seagull Construction came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team in 2009 and was assisted with the bidding process to provide construction services to an Army recruitment office as well as a financial loan. Client was provided with assistance in obtaining an 8a mentor/protégée agreement with the US SBA. Client was also approved for $150,000 loan for business expansion.

ZELAYA FENCE SYSTEM
Bronx, NY

Carlie Edwards, President/Owner of Zelaya Fence System came to SOBRO’s PTAC and M/WBE Business Services Team in 2010 to learn how government contracting works. He was assisted with the process of government contracting including FAR regulations, Procurement Policy Board Rules and the Local Law 29 of NYC. He was approved for both City and State MWBE certifications. As a result, he obtained a contract to provide fencing services for the Whitestone Bridge Project in the amount of $65,500.