Boston – Suffolk is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Build With Us @ Suffolk program.
The business accelerator program provides an eight-course curriculum for minority-, women- and veteran-owned trade partners and subcontractors that helps them expand their businesses, develop important industry relationships and learn how to partner with Suffolk on the most sophisticated and complex projects in the country. Originally launched in Massachusetts as the Trades Partnership Series, Build With Us @ Suffolk has expanded nationally to California, Florida, New York and Texas.
Build With Us @ Suffolk trains businesses on Suffolk’s construction management approach and processes, estimating and contractual rules of engagement, and comprehensive reporting systems and collaboration platforms, among other topics. It also pairs up subcontractors with Suffolk mentors and leaders who help guide them through the complicated world of navigating larger, more sophisticated jobs. The program has graduated a total of 180 participants since it was founded ten years ago.
“We started as a small, hungry business that wanted an opportunity to prove ourselves to other general contractors,” said Deon Cameron, estimator and project manager at KO Stone, Inc. “Build With Us @ Suffolk was the turning point for our company. Working on a Suffolk project opened doors for us and showed we were able to perform well on a larger scale.”