Family-Owned Engineering & Roofing Firms Win Top Federal Contracting Awards
WASHINGTON, DC Two family-owned and operated firms, McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC), an engineering firm from Connecticut, and Sound Roof Systems, Ltd., a roofing contractor from New York, have been named the National Prime Contractor of the Year and National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These winners, along with other national winners and finalists for the National Small Business Person of the Year, will participate in a recognition ceremony at the US Institute of Peace to kick off National Small Business Week. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be presenting all awards.
In FY15, the federal government awarded 25.75 percent, or $90.7 billion, of all federal contracts to small businesses which translates to more than 537,000 jobs supporting revenue for the job creators who produce 2 out of 3 net, new private-sector jobs in the U.S. economy.
The two small businesses were selected from among 10 regional prime contractors and 10 regional subcontractors of the year. The awards honor small businesses that provide outstanding goods and services to the federal government. This year's winners are:
Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
Founded in 1947, McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC) is a family-owned, small business prime contractor with over 70 years of experience providing engineering and technical services to the U.S. Navy. The company has almost 300 employees and is a prime contractor on more than 100 major contracts. MRC's core competencies include: systems engineering and technical support services, design and drafting, configuration management, integrated logistics support, IT, environmental management, training and support and graphic design.
Small Business Subcontractor of the Year
F. Xavier Fleming is the president and founder of Sound Roof Systems, LTD, a family-owned and operated independent roofing contractor that has served Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York for over 30 years. Under Mr. Fleming's leadership, along with his son and partner Xavier Fleming, Jr., SRS has provided comprehensive roofing services for a myriad of customers. Some of the services SRS provides include: roof repairs, roof removal and replacement and related sheet metal work.