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At Sundt, our commitment to diversity is about building projects that support the growth and success of the small, disadvantaged and veteran owned contracting community. Since our founding in 1890, we have built lasting business relationships through the continuous development and engagement of local, small, minority and veteran-owned businesses as partners.

We provide innovative resources that serve the needs of our current and potential diverse subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers. Our successful program is based on a “TEAM” approach that embraces Training, Education, Advocacy and access to Mentoring opportunities.

When we first receive a project, our successful Diversity and Inclusivity program takes wings through a four-phase process.

Phase 1

Includes Strong Outreach Efforts in the Local Community for team members for both design and construction.

Phase 2

Our Pre-Construction team reviews the project elements and creates bid packages that allow an equal playing field for the local, small, minority and veteran businesses.

Phase 3

During construction, we continue to reach out for team members as we understand that there are always needs on a construction site. We provide networking events, training and workshops and an open door to our Area Champion for questions or concerns that may arise.

Phase 4

We wrap up our success stories with our team members and identify the quantitative participation of our local, small, minority and veteran businesses.

We recognize that our projects cannot be successful without our team partners; contractors, architects, engineers, vendors, suppliers and professional services firms. Together, with our owners, we align to the needs and aspirations of the project to bring it to a completed structure.

Sundt Construction has Area Champions who work closely with the community organizations to locate and identify ready, willing and able diverse contractors, suppliers, vendors, and professional services firms. The champions focus on their project area and search out local firms who can assist Sundt in building their local economy and take pride in being a part of a beautiful project in their neighborhood.

 

Area Champions

Arizona: Alyson Gartin (ajgartin@sundt.com)

California: De Anna Andrews (CaliBizOutreach@sundt.com)

Texas:

 

Types of certifications Sundt is ALWAYS Searching For Include:

AABE: African-American Business Enterprise

ABE: Asian-American Business Enterprise

ANC: Alaskan Native Corporate and Indian Tribes

AVMBE: Aboriginal & Visible Minority Enterprise

ANC-LB: Alaskan Native Corporate and Indian Tribes (Large Business)

DBE: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

DVBE: Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise

ELBE: Emerging Local Business Enterprise

ESB: Emerging Small Business

HBCU/MI: Historically Black Colleges Universities/Minority Institutions

HBE: Hispanic Business Enterprise

HUBE: Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise

Hubzone SB: Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business

Hubzone: Historically Underutilized Business Zone

LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

LBE: Local Business Enterprise

MBE: Minority Business Enterprise

NABE: Native American Business Enterprise

SB: Small Business

SB (Micro): Micro Small Business

SBA8(a) – Small Business Administration 8(a)

SBE: Small Business Enterprise

SDVOSB: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

SDB: Small Disadvantaged Business

VOBE: Veteran Owned Business Enterprise

VOSB: Veteran Owned Small Business

WBE: Woman Owned Small Business Enterprise

WOSB: Woman Owned Small Business

 

 

No-Cost Certifying Agencies

System for Award Management

Small Business Association

The Supplier Clearinghouse

Veteran Affairs

California Department of General Services

California Department of Transportation

Arizona Department of Transportation

Texas Department of Transportation

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