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Newsletter 0074

 
Grateful & blessed to have all of you in our network and appreciative you've hung in there with us throughout what has been a challenging & difficult year!
Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association wishes you a very peaceful and joyous holiday season. We look forward in 2021 to gather together again with the respect, camaraderie and hospitality that is our trademark.
Please everyone stay safe and in the care and comfort of your families, if possible, during these times.

We continue to serve our small business community, proud of the accomplishments of our members, sponsors and partners who've been with us throughout. Thank you for our blessings!
Regards and appreciation!
Jose Sueiro  Video Intro
II. Postponement of End-of-the-Year General Membership Mtg.
III. New member
a. Coverage Inc.
            Coverage, Inc. is an award winning, bilingual insurance agency delivering comprehensive insurance, risk and claims management solutions to contractor DC, Maryland, and Virginia. With access to more than 50 insurance companies, we offer all lines of insurance coverage including the following:
  • General Liability
  • Workers’ Comp
  • Business Auto
  • Builders Risk
  • Contractors Professional Liability
  • Pollution Liability
  • Group Health
  • Life and Financial Services
  • Bonds
  • Auto, Home and more…..
            Because of our capabilities and relationships with many of our insurance companies, we often get better coverage with lower costs than other agencies for our customers.
             We have a different approach to serving our clients, focusing on solving problems and providing value, rather than simply selling cookie-cutter insurance policies.
            We provide programs and services designed to address your unique issues and promote your long-term success. Our risk management services, provided at no cost to Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association (MDCHCA) members, help businesses prevent and avoid claims. 
            Our SmartComp Mid-Atlantic workers’ comp program, also FREE to MDCHCA members, help businesses recover and control their costs when there are claims. 
            Our Life and Financial Services offer solutions to protect your family and business from life’s surprises while enhancing your future financial success. These are all designed for the purpose of building relationships with you to make your companies healthier, safer and more profitable. 
            We are offering a complimentary analysis of each Hispanic Contractors Association members’ workers’ comp experience modification (EMR). Find out why your mod is what it is. Find out if it’s correct. Find out what your lowest mod can be. Learn about the issues that help you control your mod and, thereby, control your costs. 
b. H2Design Build
We are happy to welcome a visionary thinker and leader in the design/build community of Washington DC, Mr. Harvey Yancey and his company H2Designbuild to our membership and our network. He has already made an impact w/us and we look forward to increasing collaboration. Here is a synopsis of who he is and what his company does:

H2DesignBuild is a full-service design/construction firm based in Washington DC.

Our design team creates clean, modern spaces with an emphasis on openness, light, and thoughtful layout.

Our construction group insists on the highest standards in construction, using top quality finishes and materials.

The results are homes that are consistently lauded for their exceptional design, warm livability and quality of construction.

We partner with individual homeowners to create homes that make longstanding dreams come true; with investors to renovate and build single-family houses, row houses and condominium buildings that are broadly appealing to the discerning buyer; and with local business owners to help them improve their space to enhance their customers’ experiences and optimize their market position. We also invest in the community directly, purchasing and renovating properties to the highest standards.
IV. Bids
a. Rockville water treatment plant 

Project Name: Rockville Water Treatment Plant Electrical Distribution System Upgrades and Main Building Renovations.

Project Owner: City of Rockville, Maryland.

Engineer: CDM Smith.

Bid Time Due: January 12th, 2021

Address: Rockville water Treatment Plant Maryland. 

More info
b. Bozzuto sub-contractor bid opportunity
ANTICIPATED BID DAY:
JANUARY 26, 2021

In anticipation of the upcoming final bid set, we are in search of subcontractors that are able to successfully complete work for the project and its requirements as noted below.
More info
C. Sagres Construction
Sagres Construction will bid the Small Diameter Water Main Replacement 14B for DC Water on January 13, 2021.  Please view the link below for plans and specs:
More Info
V. Fort Myers Series




2021 Calendar Upcoming - FMCC  Small Business Outreach Roundtable Speakers

Fort Myer Construction Corporation Small Business Relationship and Networking Roundtable is intended to foster and promote professionalism and business opportunities through a series of meetings designed for local businesses aiming to grow their skills, and develop professional relationships to help them move their business to the next level.

Find the Calendars and Zoom Link
VI. Construction Management Seminars

Great news from our members: Edith Yanez, our friend and collaborator, and AR. Ricardo Ruiz are working on a new project called Construction Management Support Program (CMSP), an online program in Spanish for subcontractors, construction workers, and everyone who needs to learn the construction tools to be more productive and efficient at work. The program includes Blueprint Reading, Estimating, Scheduling, and Control of Work Advances, Costs, and Quality.  For more information, please visit www.cmsp-online.com/en

VII. Welcome BNG Consulting
The Hispanic Contractors Assoc. is pleased to announce that Cely Argueta, the principal at BNG Professional Consulting Services, is formally joining our team as Membership Coordinator. She'll be organizing our membership services and recruiting new members, so get ready to hear from her.
During the pandemic BNG's outreach brought us various new members (during a difficult period) and she donated many hours of time to attend networking sessions and invest the resources of her company into improvements for the MDCHCA. She's an excellent manager and we're pleased to have her with us. Here's a brief description of here work:

BNG Professional Consulting Services, LLC, provides minority contractors in the Metro area small business support in commercial and government contracting, particularly working in the Construction and Professional Services industry. Argueta provides bilingual training, program and business development and outreach activities in topics related to business growth, strategy and government contracting, construction licenses and minority certifications.
Ms. Argueta graduated from the Catholic University of America with a Bachelor in Political Science and a Master in Public Administration from American University, with a focus on Government Contracting. 
VIII.Donate to; 'Closing the Gap' - food distribution program  
Close the Gap is a food insecurity program founded by Kim & Pedro Alfonso and Angela Franco. This food insecurity program focused on undocumented immigrant families experiencing food insecurity (primarily single Latinx women) in Washington, DC. We feed 40 families per month by providing a $100 Giant Gift Card. In the past, we have also provided PPE equipment (masks, gloves and hand sanitizers) as well as a turkey for Thanksgiving. This program is in partnership with many of the Greater Washington Hispanic Construction Companies and Latinas USA. Latinas USA is the 501c-3 managing the project. Our project cost is $4,000 per month to feed 40 families.
Our goal Is to increase the numbers of families in the program to 100 families per month through December 31, 2021.
Dear Members, please place our logo on your websites so we let everyone know who we are. The logo links to our website and its display is exclusively for members.
 
Board of Directors:
 
Chairman Emeritus:
Alberto Gomez
Prince Construction
 
Chairman:
Carlos Perdomo
Keystone Plus Construction
 
President:
Edwin Villegas
Winmar Construction
 
Vice President
Otto Madrid
JPN Masonry
 
Treasurer:
Tatiana Ahlborn
Absolute Builders
 
Secretary/Managing Director:
Jose Sueiro
SantiMarin&Associates
 
Directors:
 
Pedro Alfonso
Dynamic Concepts Inc.
 
Joshua Lopez
CEO Olympic Strategies
and Lopez & Associates
 
Margarita Dilone
Crystal Insurance
 
Jessica Elias
Gilbane Construction
 
Humberto Garces
Green Cosntruction
 
Jose Ortiz
All State Flooring
 
Corporate Members:
 
The Samakow Club
Providing four (4) 30-minute advice consultations, up to 10 emails/month document review, discounts on all legal services, discounts on numerous local merchant services, and more being added.
For only $100/year.  Yes, per year.
Check out the website for complete list of benefits, and to join
www.samakowclub.com
 
 
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO OUR FOOD PROGRAM AT: Latinas USA (latinas-usa.com)
We will be preparing another newsletter in the next few weeks. If you have any news you'd like to share with members please don't hesitate to write us,
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