Small Disadvantaged Business and Minority Business Enterprise

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Ernest and Mercedes Enrique display SAME Awards. CMS won the SAME Small Business Award in 2010.

CMS was established in 1996 and re-incorporated in 2004 after a change in ownership. After re-structuring in 2004, CMS obtained two key Federal Program certifications – Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and 8(a) Business Development – from the US Small Business Administration (SBA).  Although the firm remains an SDB, CMS recently graduated from the 8(a) program and is a recognized success story  within the SBA program.

CMS has also been named a certified a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) by the Indiana Department of Administration, Minority and Women’s Enterprise Division, and the City of Indianapolis.  Mercedes Enrique, CMS President, was recently elected to the Minority Business Enterprises Input Committee (MBEIC), which is a standing committee of the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC) Board of Directors. The MBEIC is organized specifically to provide Board members and the Council constructive and solution-oriented input on issues affecting minority-owned businesses.

Recognition from the Society of Military Engineers

CMS has been honored with two prestigious awards from the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). In 2010, CMS received the SAME Small Business Award  for use of innovative technology or management to achieve outstanding results in work completed for the Army, Navy, and Air Force; company support for the professional development of its employees through participation in SAME education and training activities; and participation in small business conferences. SAME recognized CMS’ spotless safety record, flawless execution, and innovative management of its DoD projects.