A commitment to diverse business utilization and development – evidenced through providing real, sustainable partnership opportunities to small business concerns including Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/DBE), Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), and Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise Small, Women- or Minority-owned (SWaM) – is a top priority of Christman and a key element of our ongoing business development activities. We support all Federal, state and local governmental utilization and development programs within all of our market sectors.
To promote diversity on our projects, Christman uses a proactive outreach and bidding process to continuously engage small and diverse business participation.
Project teams carefully review all trade requirements to discuss trade contracting opportunities, along with identifying key goals. Christman’s extensive procurement procedures are proven by our long track record of small and minority business involvement. We encourage all small and minority business concerns interested in participating in Christman projects to provide prequalification information.
In addition, Christman offers a problem solving and training program for small business concerns. Each session provides direct access to experts and leaders in the construction industry. Assisting in the growth and development of our small and minority business partners is a top priority. Our Small Business Development Program helps build relationships, establish trust and share expertise.