Newsletter 0075

I. New members
1. R&G Heating and Cooling 
R&G Heating and Cooling was established in 2012 as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Company. We offer a full quality HVAC solution service for commercial and residential customers throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia. R&G is well qualified in all areas of HVAC work ranging from new system installations to maintenance and repairs. Our core competencies are:  
  • Full system replacement. 
  • Roof top unit installation. 
  • Heat Pump installation. 
  • Package unit installation. 
  • Mini Split system installation. 
  • Combustion Analyzer with Testo 310 repair 
  • Air Ductwork, indoor AHU/ VRF Daikin installation 
  • Air Duct Cleaning, Ductwork design and fabrication
Contact: Guillermo Barral, 410-241-5022  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Prisma LLC.
Founded in 2012 by Alex Valenzuela, Prisma LLC provides services as a general contractor in different projects that may include; interior renovations, concrete repair, masonry, brick paving, historical restoration, site utility, building additions and construction management among other services.
Mr. Valenzuela is an engineer with an MBA and possesses over 25 years of experience with residential and commercial projects in the region.
Contact: Alex Valenzuela, (301) 880-9013
3. VMC Contracting Inc.
Emboldened by his belief in the American Dream, Mr. Victor Cierra’s career in commercial construction began in 1991. His reputation for delivering strong results finally caught the eye of big league, national contractor, HITT and earned him the opportunity to work with them. Focused on his dream to establish his own company, he embraced the opportunity that enabled him to launch VMC Contracting Inc. in October 2001.  VMC Contracting is an MBE certified general contractor licensed in Maryland, DC and VA.  
4. C&M Contractors Services, Inc.
C&M Contractors Services, Inc. is a general contractor, specializing in Sediment Control Services, Bob Cat services, Site Maintenance, Concrete Work, and General Management services for new home construction, commercial building and facilities. C&M Contractors Services, Inc. is an expanding company currently headquartered in Prince Georges County, Maryland. C & M Contractors Services, Inc. is a Woman-owned and Maryland MBE/DBE/SBE Certified company. Additionally, C & M Contractors Services, Inc. is certified as a Prince George County Based Small Business.  Our core services include: 
New Construction Sediment Control Services for Land Developers  
  • New Construction Sediment Controls Services for Home Builders & Commercial Contractors  
  • Site Clean-Up  
  • Pre and Post Construction Exterior Clean Up  
  • Landscaping and Concrete Work  
  • Pressure washing and Cleaning Sites for Construction Preparation  
Contact: David Banda,(301) 860-9228
II. Board news
Present & Future Leadership of Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association

Proud to announce the leadership succession at one of the region's premier business guilds; Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Assoc. (MDCHCA).

            Based in Washington DC, and currently boasting a membership network of 216 minority, Hispanic and immigrant owned construction and construction related enterprises, MDCHCA has been led these past 5 years by Chairman of the Board, Carlos Perdomo, owner and CEO of Keystone Plus Construction. Mr. Perdomo, whose father Eduardo began the organization in the early 1980s, took control of the organization when there were less than 10 members and the Association had very little influence with either local governments or private industry. Today, Hispanic owned construction and commercial contracting firms are among the most dynamic, fastest growing and most influential sectors of the construction industry. A feat that has been aided by our Association under the leadership of Mr. Perdomo.

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With JPN Masonry & Otto Madrid The Sky's the Limit

He arrived in the United States on March 3rd, 2001 with a backpack full of dreams much like other Salvadoran immigrants. Until one day, four years later, in the corner of a Centreville apartment, JPN Masonry was born and the construction world opened a new array of possibilities for Otto Madrid, now President & CEO of JPN.

Fifteen years later, what began with a single desk and computer in a shared apartment, now employs over 80 workers and has left its stamp on iconic buildings across Washington DC. JPN has contributed to school and hospital renovations, water treatment facilities construction and the building of the District's last two sports venues; the Entertainment & Sports Arena and DC United Stadium. His company now invoices over 10 million dollars a year and is renowned for its craftsmanship and outstanding service

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Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association 2020 Program Review (Annual Report

Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) in Full Swing

Once again our Corporate Advisory Council has been activated. 8 of the top 20 builders in the region, 2 utilities (PEPCO, DC Water), the Airports Authority, Building Trades Unions, 3 of the largest Hispanic owned construction firms in the District, a major accounting firm, a giant civil engineering co., etc. are among our Advisory Council members.
We held a virtual meeting of the CAC, Wednesday, February 24th preparing for our live, annual 'Tapas & Wine' reception which this year will be celebrated outdoors the evening of Wednesday, April 14 -public health situation permitting (weather predicted, 74 & sunny). 
On the call we also began to plan for our July 2021 fundraiser. The fundraiser is going to be exotic and exciting, but let's not say more about it until things clear up. All of our live sessions are subject to the public health crisis being under control.
Above a photo from last year's celebration. You can read about all of our activities from 2020 here.  
Link to CAC logos here
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III. Networking Opportunity
Callling all Contractors!  Dozens of local BNI Chapters (Business Networking International) are looking for a few good Contractors in the following fields – Builder/General Contractor, Carpentry, Landscaping, Brick/Stonemasonry, Handyman, Commercial Contractor, Electricians, Plumbing, Interior Decorating, HVAC, Painting and many other trades.  Just as an example a member of Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association has received more than $600,000 in referrals in their first year of BNI Membership even during the Pandemic.  All meetings are held virtually.  If you want to receive additional information on how joining BNI in conjunction with membership in Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Association can help you grow your business, contact Margarita Dilone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
IV. Bids
1. DC Water solicitations

St. Elizabeth’s East

Vertical Construction

Invitation to Bid

This invitation to Bid is for the townhome vertical construction for St. Elizabeth’s East. The vertical construction Bid Package consists of the following.

  • Architectural Plans
  • Structural Plans
  • ME&P Plans
  • Civil Engineering Plans
  • Landscape Plan
  • Exterior Color Scheme
  • Strip Elevations
  • Lot Matrix
  • Construction Specifications
  • Scopes of Work per Discipline
  • Bid Sheets
  • Job Rules
  • CBE Requirements
  • First Source Requirements
  • 2015 Green Communities Requirements (Green Sheet)
  • Vicinity Map

St. Elizabeth’s East consists of three parcels of land totaling 2.9 acres. The property is located at 1100 Alabama avenue SE, Washington DC 20032. The property is bordered to the north by Sycamore Drive, Alabama Avenue to the south, 8th Street to the west and 12th Street to the east. When completed St. Elizabeth’s will be comprised of 88 new townhomes located within walking distance of a metro stop.

There are 2-unit types, a 16 x 32-foot rear loaded 1 car garage townhome, and a 20 x 32 rear loaded side by side two car garage townhomes. Both units will have the ability to add an optional loft with a rooftop terrace on selected lots. The 16-foot townhome is standard with 1,207 square feet. The optional loft adds an additional 299 square feet. The 20-foot townhome is standard with 1,520 square feet. The optional loft adds an additional 355 square feet. The 20-foot unit is always and end, and the 16-foot unit is always and interior unit. There will be high visible and non-high visible end conditions. It is imperative the Construction Specifications, Lot matrix and strip elevations are strictly adhered to. The unit mix is the following.

 20-foot End Unit Townhome  16-foot Interior Unit Townhome

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The site will be developed in 3 phases, 14B, 14A and parcel 10. Unlike many in-fill sites located in the District there is plenty of room for staging material and parking.

There are First Source and CBE requirements for the developer and subcontractors. Included in the bid package will be the requirements and guidelines for each. We encourage all CBE and non-CBE certified companies to submit proposals.

Access to the bid documents will be provided via a link to access the Vendor Portal. Each bidder will be required to download plans and Scope of Work for their respective discipline. The bid documents in the Vendor Portal will consist of the following. Be advised, the Bid Sheets provided must be filled out or the bid will not be considered complete. Please note, bid sheets will be revised by COB Monday, February 15, to include options. If you have any questions concerning the Bid Sheets, please call for clarification.

  • Architectural Plans
  • Structural Plans
  • ME&P Plans
  • Civil Engineering Plans
  • Landscape Plan
  • Exterior Color Scheme
  • Strip Elevations
  • Lot Matrix
  • Construction Specifications
  • Scopes of Work per Discipline
  • Bid Sheets
  • Job Rules
  • CBE Requirements
  • First Source Requirements
  • 2015 Green Communities Requirements (Green Sheet)
  • Vicinity Map

Vendor Portal Link: St. Elizabeth’s Vendor Portal

All bids are due on or before 3-12-21. Please return all bids to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Roger Rockhill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. Roger Rockhill can be reached at 1-703-505-8716 and Ollin Toler at 1-804-314-2002. Thank you in advance.

V. 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.
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
Carlos Perdomo
Keystone Plus Construction
Edwin Villegas
Winmar Construction
Vice President
Otto Madrid
JPN Masonry
Tatiana Ahlborn
Absolute Builders
Secretary/Managing Director:
Jose Sueiro
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:
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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
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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