CMS is an award-winning construction contractor with design-build experience and strong self-performance capabilities in mechanical, piping and fabrication work. Our scope of services encompasses new construction, renovations, energy and sustainability, and building operations maintenance and repairs (BOMR). As a prime contractor, we have the ability to execute a full range of construction disciplines. In addition, our mechanical capability enables us to self-perform the most technically challenging mechanical and energy work.
Our standard business practices of empowering our employees, partnering with our clients, and consistently applying innovative solutions to project challenges enables us to provide our customers with the best value for their construction dollars. This best value assertion is faithfully supported by our customers, with nearly 90 percent of our revenues generated from repeat business.
Minority Business Enterprise
CMS was established in 1996 and re-incorporated in 2004 after a change in ownership. After re-structuring in 2004, CMS obtained a key Federal Program certification — 8(a) Business Development — from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). 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.
CMS, a former 8(a) and Protégé firm, graduated from the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program in April 2014 with a high degree of success. During our 8-year relationship with our Mentor firm, we gained extensive experience in federal contracting, which has helped us to grow the company and become the successful contractor we are today. Because of our success, we have a strong desire to pay it forward and are now serving as the Mentor to two small businesses under SBA-approved 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Agreements (MPAs):
- Jack Wayte Construction Company, Inc. (JWC), an 8(a) and Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB) based in New Mexico (since April 2015)
- Grot, Inc. (GROT), an 8(a) and HUBZone firm based in Kentucky (since December 2015)
Listen to CMS Corporation President, Mercedes Enrique, in an interview at the 2016 SAME Small Business Conference in Atlanta, GA. CMS has been a member of the Society of American Military Engineers since 2004.
CMS is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ernest C. Enrique, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Ernest has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He has developed and implemented large-scale strategic growth initiatives and successfully managed global federal construction operations. He is held in highest regard by his customers, competitors, peers and employees. Ernest is a licensed Professional Engineer and he serves as the Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lourdes University.
Mercedes O. Enrique
Mercedes provides organizational leadership and strategic direction to succeed in an evolving construction industry. Since taking over CMS’s assets in 2004, the company has grown from one location with eight employees to seven locations with 85 employees; and has gone from regional mechanical subcontractor to prime general construction contractor Mercedes is a sustaining member of SAME serving in a variety of positions and was elected to serve as the 2016- 2017 Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee Chair.
Khushwant S. Mander
Executive Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer
Khushwant is a key owner and leader in the continued growth and success of CMS. Prior to joining CMS in 2004, Mr. Mander worked with Mr. Enrique as a Senior Project Manager. His experience with federal and private sector clients has provided him with extensive knowledge of the construction marketplace. Mr. Mander earned a Master’s degree in Geology from Bowling Green State University and Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science/Chemistry from Allegheny College.
OUR CORE VALUES
Each member of our Executive Team espouses our Core Values and promotes a positive workplace and quality, reliability and integrity on each project.
We share a PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT to ensuring the safety of our CMS team members, subcontractors, clients, and the people in the communities in which we work.
We provide safe, quality, reliable, and responsive CLIENT-FOCUSED services and continually strive to exceed customer expectations in a sustainable manner.
Positive Can-Do Attitude
We value flexibility, creativity, integrity, and a strong work ethic and foster a positive, PEOPLE-ORIENTED CORPORATE CULTURE with team members who are determined to get the job done.
We take RESPONSIBILITY for our commitments and behaviors in all of our decisions and actions.
We treat our customers, team members, partners, suppliers, and each other with respect, recognize the importance of DIVERSITY, and VALUE each person’s contributions.
We all provide effective leadership during times of triumph or turmoil to maintain and STRENGTHEN our Company and our core values.