HUBZone Company Grows Business Through Certifications and Subcontracts

April 19, 2018 in Success Stories

La Salle Solutions, LLC is a minority-owned, HUBZone-certified company that was established in 2009 in San Diego and provides Construction Management and Construction Quality Management services in Southern California. The company is also certified by the State of California as a Microbusiness, by the California Department of Transportation as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and by the City of San Diego as a Small Local Business Enterprise.

By leveraging the opportunities provided by these certifications and building a trusted reputation, La Salle Solutions has been awarded sub-contracts on the federal, state, and local level as the company has grown in the past eight years.

The company has performed contracts for the City and County of San Diego, Caltrans, San Diego County Water Authority, the San Diego Association of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments, NAVFAC Southwest, and the Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Amphibious at Naval Base Coronado. This work has included construction management, construction quality control management, construction inspections, cost estimating and CPM scheduling services.  

La Salle Solutions has been a client of San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center since January of 2010. Marcus and Dennis La Salle began attending various workshops on how to market to government agencies and began working one-on-one with PTAC counselors shortly thereafter. Over the years, the PTAC has assisted La Salle Solutions with registrations, certifications, identifying contract opportunities, marketing and creating a capabilities statement, and preparing bids and proposals. The company continued to attend workshops and networking events and began to win local contracts with San Diego agencies and eventually state and federal contracts as well as both a prime and subcontractor.

An example of a recent sub-contract award is the company’s $150,000 subcontract award for the County of San Diego Asphalt Road Resurfacing and Culvert Repairs projects, where its staff are performing Construction Inspections. 

Dennis La Salle, Manager, said, “The assistance we received from the SDCOC/PTAC has been instrumental in the growth of our small business and we are grateful to the leaders and staff of the PTAC, and also we would like to congratulate the funding partners on supporting the SDCOC/PTAC.”