DoD Selects Hensel Phelps / BlueForge for Elite Mentor-Protégé Program

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Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and BlueForge, LLC were recently selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) to participate in a specialized DoD Mentor Protégé Program.

"We are honored that the Department of Defense has put their confidence in BlueForge and Hensel Phelps" - John Jackson, BlueForge

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and BlueForge, LLC were recently selected by the Department of Defense (DoD) to participate in a specialized DoD Mentor Protégé Program. This important program assists small businesses (protégés) in successfully competing for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual and uniquely tailored development agreements. Under the program, mentor firm Hensel Phelps will provide construction management focused development support to BlueForge, LLC.

Protégé firm, BlueForge, is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and certified HUBZone Small Business with extensive construction experience and outstanding ratings including multiple projects with the VA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other federal agencies.

"We are honored that the Department of Defense has put their confidence in BlueForge and Hensel Phelps," stated John Jackson, Managing Partner of BlueForge. "It is truly an honor to assist the DoD by serving those who serve and defend our great nation on a daily basis. This team is committed to providing the highest level of service and support to those who put their lives on the line for our freedom."

"Hensel Phelps is very proud to be involved with this important program." said Kirk Hazen, Vice President of Hensel Phelps. "We have worked with BlueForge on a number of projects and welcome the opportunity to continue to mentor and assist their business efforts as they grow and pursue other government-related opportunities throughout the country."

About Hensel Phelps
Hensel Phelps is an employee owned construction management, design builder and general contracting company, established in the United States in 1937 with over 2,100 employees today, annual construction revenues exceeding $3 billion and bonding capacity that exceeds $5 billion. Hensel Phelps has won numerous awards for its support of diversity programs and is presently ranked by ENR as the #2 Green Government Office Construction Contractor.

About BlueForge
Protégé firm BlueForge is a design build construction management firm, specializing in new construction and renovation projects for the Federal Government and select private clients throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast regions of the United States. The company provides rapid response construction services to its clients within the market area that it serves. BlueForge is a federally certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and HUBZone small business concern.

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