Ohio Minority-Owned Construction Firms Awarded $495 Million Contract From U.S. Army

Two minority-owned Ohio companies have been awarded a nearly half-billion construction contract with the United States Army. Clemons-Vazquez JV — comprised of Dayton-based Clemons Construction Co., Inc, a Black and veteran-owned small business established in 2005, and Vazquez Commercial Contracting LLC, a Hispanic-owned firm founded in Kansas City, Mo., in 2008, with additional offices in Cincinnati and Clarksville, Tenn. — has been awarded a five-year, $495 million contract from the U.S. Army and the Department of Public Works for construction and renovation at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. It would not have happened without the assistance of the Ohio MBDA. “The Ohio MBDA has been crucial to my business – and this project,” says Kevin Clemons, CEO of Clemons Construction Company. “Director Marco Grgurevic invited me to speak at an event in Cleveland. That’s where I met the group from Vazquez and we got talking and connected afterwards. I realized working with them would broaden opportunity.” Read full article Here