By Jeff Landefeld, Director of Preconstruction, The Beck Group, Atlanta
At the beginning of 2019, we shared news of our inaugural BeckEnvision Partnership Program kicking off in Atlanta. Now, we’re pleased to report that all five participating Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) firms graduated from the program.
A ceremony celebrating the graduation of firms South Fulton Landscape, Fresh Start Construction & Management Inc., EGM Services, H&M Restoration Services, and Pristine Cleaning Services of Georgia was hosted by our Beck Group team in Atlanta and our partner, Envision, to honor the milestone.
Representatives from each firm shared personal stories of what they learned and how the program is already impacting their business. Following the stories, Ben Bard, Regional Director of Beck’s Atlanta Office, and Envision Co-Founders Allen Greene Senior and Allen Greene II, awarded participants a special plaque to commemorate the accomplishment and experience.
To graduate, participants from the five firms met once per month to learn about topics like mission and vision statements, cash flow management, winning work, project execution, safety, contracts, and growth strategies. Classes were taught by experts from across our firm, Envision, and sometimes included guest speakers from thriving AEC-related firms in the Atlanta region.
The goal of the program is to give diverse companies the knowledge to grow their businesses, build networks, and develop relationships to pursue work with The Beck Group and similarly scaled construction managers. It was also crucial that we create a program which could lead to successful long-term partnerships.
In speaking to everyone in the room, Envision Co-Founder Allen Greene Senior aptly noted, “We’re not done. The journey is just starting. You have tools in your arsenal that you can take to move forward. You can strategically move through this journey and be successful.”
If you are interested in learning more or applying for a spot in the Atlanta 2020 BeckEnvision Partnership Program, please contact Jeff Landefeld.