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 The DC Hispanic Contractors Association (DCHCA)
1841 Columbia Rd. NW, Suite 614, Washington DC 20009    202-203-0120


FACT SHEET

The DC Hispanic Contractors Association (DCHCA) is a not for profit membership organization, created to support the advancement of the Hispanic Construction Community by facilitating the tools and information to ensure the success among Immigrant & Hispanic owned construction businesses in the Washington DC area.

VISION - Provide a platform for the Hispanic & Immigrant Contractor’s community to set forth their aims and ideals - Create a forum for the expression of Hispanic & Immigrant Contractor’s interests and concerns - Influence the city as it relates to opportunities for the advancement and well being of Hispanic & Immigrant Contractors.

DCHCA presents constructive membership benefits in the areas of training, consulting, business procurement, and advocacy to its membership: general contractors, developers, builders, subcontractors, construction workers, manufacturers, vendors, and related corporations.

TRAINING: DCHCA offers numerous educational sessions, at minimum cost and on an ongoing basis. These programs are designed to create awareness about the hazards of the trade and improve the entrepreneurship skills of new construction businessmen and women, including but not limited to: Blueprint Reading / Bidding / Estimating / Project Management/Safety in the Workplace / Business Management / Financing / Minority Certification Assistance / Contract Interpretation / Bonding / Insurance.



CONSULTING: DCHCA provides consulting for Construction Businesses. Services include: Guidelines for Start-ups: Entity Selection Assistance / Company Name Registration / Business License / Tax ID / Insurance & Bonding Consultation / Minority Certification Assistance / Accounting. Business Management: Estimating Forms / Invoices / Bid Proposals / Agreements / Subcontractor Contracts / Contractor Contracts / Schedules / Lien Filing.

CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES: DCHCA offers information about actual and upcoming construction projects for members to participate in the bidding process. DCHCA also makes possible contact referral, matching services and the following networking events to ensure business and procurement opportunities: Membership Meetings/Networking Breakfasts/ Annual Construction Safety Fair / Fundraisers / Awards Ceremonies / Workshops, Seminars & Special Events.

ADVOCACY: DCHCA works closely with private, public, government, and other nonprofit organizations in order to identify business opportunities and promote the inclusion of Hispanic & Immigrant entrepreneurs.  In addition, DCHCA works in partnership with the National Hispanic Construction Association (NHCA) as well as all participating local chapters across the country and other construction trade related organizations to help address state and federal construction related laws and issues at the pertinent government leverage.