For masonry or roofing work in the New Jersey and the tri-state area, USA General Contractors Corp is a well known resource. Whether it’s for renovation work or new construction, we have been called upon for a wide variety of construction projects. However, there are things that make our particular contracting business different than the standard contractor you might find in this area. Unlike many others, our company is WBE Certified. While that may not seem like that much of a big deal to some, the benefits to this sort of certification can be extremely appealing.
The first thing to understand is that the WBE stands for the Women’s Business Enterprise organization, and it’s an appendage of the National Women Business Owners Corporation. While women-owned businesses aren’t anything unusual, in the contracting world, it is a bit more of a rarity. However, USAGCC has made a name for itself because of quality workmanship, which speaks volumes about its ownership and leadership.
In order for a business like ours to be certified by the WBE, a woman must own a majority of the business. In addition, the owner of the company must be a US citizen over the age of 18. A woman must also serve as either the president or CEO of the company and must be in that executive role for at least six months. A woman must be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the business as well.
One of the benefits of a WBE certified construction company is the over $200 billion market that exists for these types of businesses. The fact is that the government, both on the federal as well as the state level, is on the lookout for women-owned businesses to fulfill the services that they require. Whether it’s purchasing products, renovating existing facilities or the construction of new facilities, there are billions of dollars to be had from owners of companies certified by the WBE or the veteran appendage, the Veteran Woman Business Enterprise organization.
The WBE, as well as The Veteran Business Enterprise, has certainly improved the playing field for women owning their own business. Whether it’s a construction business like USA General Contractors Corp, or a business that provides products or services to the government, there is plenty of money to be made. Regardless of whether a woman-owned business looks to the government or to the private sector for business, USA General Contractors Corp. has shown that woman-owned businesses can survive in virtually any industry and be successful as well.