Centennial Selected as SBA 2012 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award Winner

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Centennial averaged 80% utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses each year for the past five years

It is their dedication to small business and local communities that honors Centennial’s commitment to select, mentor and develop quality subcontractors to meet the dynamic demands of our customers.

Reston, Virginia based Centennial Contractors Enterprises (Centennial) was recently awarded the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in Construction by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The award recognizes large prime contractors who have excelled in their utilization of small businesses as suppliers and subcontractors.

Mark Bailey, Centennial President and CEO commented on the award, “I am extremely proud of our team. It is their dedication to small business and local communities that honors Centennial’s commitment to select, mentor and develop quality subcontractors to meet the dynamic demands of our customers. As a result we have averaged over 80% utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses each year for the past five years. Equally important is this prestigious recognition of our subcontractors’ performance excellence that truly allows Centennial to achieve our mission on behalf of our customers.”

Centennial, a national contractor with offices throughout the United States, is an industry leader in Job Order Contracting. It actively conducts outreach to enhance the skill levels of small business so they can compete for significant work on their own with significant roles for future projects through its functional leads in program management, operations, safety, contracts, human resources, information technology and business development providing assistance, instruction and guidance.

“Our small business partners are essential to achieving our objectives and continue to demonstrate daily the fantastic entrepreneurial spirit of this country,” said Brent LeVander, Western Regional Vice President. “We work with our small business partners to create quality services and solutions to satisfy our customers’ needs with the added benefit of supporting the broader growth and prosperity of small businesses in the local community. Active collaboration and partnering with small business is a requirement for all of us.”

SBA Administrator Karen Mills recently presented the award to Centennial during the official National Small Business Week award ceremony in Washington DC. National Small Business Week recognizes outstanding small business owners and advocates for their achievements and contributions to the nation’s economic and social vitality.

About Centennial Contractors Enterprises
For more than 20 years, Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc., has been a leader in providing responsive construction solutions supporting government, educational and business facilities and infrastructures, with projects focused on renovation, rehabilitation and repair, including adding sustainable systems into its clients’ existing facilities. Centennial has 40 offices across the country. To learn more, go to http://www.cce-inc.com.

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