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Success Stories

Success stories veteran-owned small businesses

Many verified Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) have successfully completed the CVE Verification process. Read these inspirational success stories to learn of the experiences and recommendations shared by small business owners, like you.

Turbine Technologies receives Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year Award

Business Administration selected Tyler Burke, president and CEO of Farmington-based Turbine Technologies Inc., as the winner of its annual Veteran-Owned Small Business Award for 2015. Burke was recognized for his success in creating economic opportunity for workers and for his service in the U.S. National Guard. (From Hartford Business)

From One Veteran to Another: A Message of Thanks for a Prestigious Award

Dr. Clayton Lawrence owner of LEAP was selected as the 2015 Washington D.C. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year. (From PR.com)

USDA-RD Selects Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC as Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year

Thomas & Herbert Consulting LLC announced today that the company has won the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (RD) Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) of the Year Award. (From PR Newswire)

American Product Distributors Wins Red Hat Software's "Accelerate, Integrate, Automate Award" at the Ninth Annual Red Hat Innovation Awards Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Open Source

American Product Distributors, Inc. (APD), (CVE Verified SDVOSB) a leading provider of custom procurement solutions for large organizations, today announced it has received the "Accelerate, Integrate, Automate Award" from Red Hat Software as part of its Ninth-Annual innovation Awards Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Open Source. (From IT News Online)

The American Legion Department of Colorado Awards Summit Technical Solutions the Employer of Veterans Award

The American Legion Department of Colorado has awarded Summit Technical Solutions, LLC an Employer of Veterans Award, recognizing STS for their dedication in hiring veterans. (From PR Newswire)

Four Points Technology, LLC Receives USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 2015 Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Award

Four Points Technology, LLC, has been selected as the 2015 Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Award. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) presented Four Points Technology this award on behalf of the 2015 MRP AbilityOne and Small Business Excellence Awards Program. (From Market Wired)

Robbinsville contractor wins top award for 2015

Herve Cody Contractor, Inc. (CVE Verified SDVOSB) of Robbinsville has won the Southeast Region’s 2015 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award and will now compete for the national title. (From The Graham Star)

Erikson Builders and Co., named Minnesota Veteran Small Business Award

Ryan Erickson Sr., owner and CEO of Erickson Builders and Co., (CVE Verified SDVOSB) Rogers, has been named the Minnesota Veteran Small Business of the Year for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Minnesota District Office. (From Twin Cities.com)

Utility Systems Solutions President & CEO Recognized as Texas 2015 Small Business Person of the Year

Utility Systems Solutions President and CEO David Shutler traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to attend the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awards ceremony celebrating the 2015 National Small Business Person of the Year. (From Newswire)

Bedford Contractor Wins SBA Award

Bedford contractor Mabbett & Associates Inc., (CVE Verified SDVOSB) which provides environmental consulting and engineering services, has been named the Small Business Association's 2015 Region 1 (New England) Prime Contractor of Year Award.
(From LowellSun.com News)

Turbine Technologies Inc., receives SBA Veteran-Owned Small Biz Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the winner of its annual Veteran-Owned Small Business Award for 2015. Mr. Tyler Burke, President and CEO of Turbine Technologies, Inc., (CVE Verified SDVOSB) has been selected to receive thhis prestiguous award for Connecticut.
(From Stamford Plus)

2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year

2015 Woman Vetrepreneur of the Year, Kaney O'Neill, CEO of O'Neill Contractors, named by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) in parthernship with JP Morgan Chase.
(From PR Web)

Kentucky's Small Business Winners Announced

Kentucky's small business winners announced and Mr. Scott Shinn, President and CEO of Sustainment Solutions, Inc. (SSI) (CVE Verified VOSB) in Lancaster, KY, has been named the US Small Business Administration (SBA) 2015 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year by the Kentucky District Office of the SBA.
(From Hazard-Herald)

Navy Veteran Delaware Small Business Person of the Year

Navy Veteran Delaware Small Business Person of the Year Brad Winemiller, Navy Veteran and owner of Greenleaf Services (CVE Verified SDVOSB) will be honored as the Small Business Person of the Year during a ceremony at the DuPont Country Club on May 5, along with other 2015 Delaware Small Business Award winners.
(From Delaware Online)

SBA Honoring 12 Small Businesses in Greater Sacramento

SBA honoring 12 small businesses in greater Sacraemnto, B&B Enviornmental Safety Inc., (CVE Verified SDVOSB) owned by president and CEO Kenneth Baugh in Lathrop, CA, was named Veteran-owned business of the year.

C2 Solutions Group

C2 Solutions Group receives “Fantastic 50” and “2015 Best Places to Work” Awards. C2 Solutions (CVE Verified SDVOSB) named to Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual List of Virginia’s Fastest Growing Companies. Additionally, C2 Solutions was also named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Small Employer category by Virginia Business magazine. (from Consumer Electronics Net)

Four Points Technology

Four Points Technology, LLC Receives USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 2014 Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Contractor of the Year Award. Four Points Technology, LLC has been selected as the 2014 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Contractor of the Year award winner. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) presented Four Points Technology this award on behalf of the 2014 MRP AbilityOne and Small Business Excellence Awards Program (from Digital Journal)

ThunderCat Technology

ThunderCat Technology Named One of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for 2015 For Second Year in a Row. ThunderCat Technology (CVE Verified SDVOSB) was recently named as one of The Best Places to Work in Virginia. Virginia Business created the annual list of Best Places to Work in Virginia. (from PR Web)

Successful Veterans Larry Broughton and Travis McVey Come Together to Discuss Entrepreneurship and Service

Travis McVey, decorated Veteran and successful entrepreneur, will be the featured Spotlight Honoree at Larry Broughton's Speakeasy Dinner. Learn more »

Nexum®

Nexum®, a leader in comprehensive networking and cybersecurity solutions, has renewed its verification as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) by VA. Learn more »

HX5 LLC

Ft. Walton Beach-based HX5 LLC, a verified SDVOSB, won a $15.9 million, 5-year contract to support the Combat Rescue Helicopter program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Learn more »

Greenleaf Services

Greenleaf services with assistance from the Delaware Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) obtained a contract to care for a variety of government grounds such as the Wilmington VA Medical Center in Delaware, Togus National Cemetery in Maine, and Beverly National Cemetery in New Jersey, among others.

Steele Group, LLC

The Steele Group, LLC - is awarded VOSB status. The Steele Group, LLC, a consultancy company based in Indianapolis, IN, is awarded Veteran-Owned Small Business status.

Center for Verification and Evaluation Transformation

Over the past months, the VA Center for Evaluation and Certification (CVE) has undergone major changes and implemented significant improvements to its operations to better assist Veterans and become much more Veteran-friendly. Small Business Focus Group Feedback includes pain points in the existing Verification process and the MyVA Verification Application Transformation Trial outlines this organizational transformation and the improvements to Verification processing.

Verification Program Document Study

American University in Washington, DC, recently completed a research study of federal government and selected state/ organizational requirements for designated Veteran-Owned Small Business contracts. This study benchmarked the requirements of CVE with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other selected governmental organizations’ documentation required for verification or certification programs. 

According to the study report: “CVE’s documentation requirements are well within the norm and reflect the median for similar programs…” Thus, all of the eight federal and state focused organizations benchmarked against CVE requirements are generally very similar, and the American University study concludes that “CVE’s documentation and certification requirements fall within the median of the organizations benchmarked.” 

Regarding eligibility for set-aside Veteran business contracts, the study also concludes that, “The potential rewards for certification for these special contract considerations are great; therefore the various individual processes can be expected to evidence an appropriate degree of rigor in order to qualify.”  This rigor in the CVE verification process is therefore deemed as necessary in the study results, given the potential rewards for being verified. Learn more »

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