CMS Projects Receive ABC Award of Excellence

MAUMEE, OH — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky recently awarded CMS Corporation (CMS) the 2018 Award of Excellence for projects at Purdue University, IN and Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI. The Purdue Flex Lab Facility project received the Award of Excellence in Construction in the “Mechanical/ Commercial” category and the Detroit Arsenal Tank Command (TACOM) Miscellaneous Repairs, Building 230 in the “Federal Government/Military/Under $10M” category.

For the Purdue Flex Lab Facility, CMS performed mechanical scopes of work, including campus-wide systems integration, for the construction of a new 107,800-SF multidisciplinary engineering research building. As the prime mechanical subcontractor for this $54M state-of-the-art facility, CMS met the prime contractor’s mechanical requirements and expectations for constructability, design, function, operation, and life span. Work on the new facility began in 2016 and was completed in the fall of 2018. CMS self-performed over half the mechanical scope and also managed specialized mechanical contractors for quality, timeliness, and professional conduct.

As the prime contractor for the $3.6M design-build renovation of Building 230 at Detroit Arsenal, CMS reconfigured existing spaces to provide 200 work stations, 35 new offices, 4 copier/filing areas, 2 conference/team rooms, and a kitchenette/break room. CMS also upgraded the existing HVAC system and installed furnishings. Overall, CMS delivered an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable space for Army personnel that was in like-new condition, durable, maintainable, and sustainable. All work integrated seamlessly with the Arsenal’s other buildings and finishes.

The Award of Excellence honors the skill and creativity of project teams, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer, responsible for outstanding merit shop construction projects. CMS was recognized by ABC for excelling in innovation, quality, and safety on both projects.

Khush Mander, Executive Vice President, was on hand with other members of CMS to accept both awards at the ABC 2018 Merit Shop Construction Awards Gala on September 27, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, IN.

SBA Approves CMS and JWC Mentor/Protégé Agreement

April 23, 2015

MAUMEE, OH – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the Mentor/Protégé Agreement (MPA) between CMS Corporation (CMS – the Mentor) and Jack Wayte Construction Co., Inc. (JWC – the Protégé). CMS is an award-winning small business with over 20 years of experience in design-build, new construction, renovation, and mechanical/fabrication work for the federal government and commercial clients. Based in Alamogordo, NM, JWC has been in business for 56 years. They have experience in renovation, design-build, and heavy civil construction in both the public and private sectors. JWC is a family owned and operated business.

CMS has worked with JWC for the past two years. Just last year, both firms were awarded two ID/IQ Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOCs) – one with the USACE Albuquerque District and the other with USACE Ft. Worth District. These contracts, with ceilings of $140M and $49M, respectively, were awarded under an SBA-approved 8(a) Joint Venture between CMS and JWC called the “JWC CMS JV.” The JWC CMS JV is currently executing projects at Camp Bullis, TX, and Kirtland AFB, NM under these contracts, with a combined value of $4 million.

The purpose of the MPA program is to encourage Mentors to provide a broad range of business development assistance to Protégés. Such assistance may include technical and/or management assistance, financial assistance in the form of equity investments and/or loans, subcontracts, and/or assistance in performing prime contracts with the Government through JV arrangements. CMS had a highly successful Mentor-Protégé arrangement as a Protégé that ended in 2014. This positive experience has positioned CMS to becoming a top Mentor to JWC.

Under the CMS and JWC MPA, CMS will provide JWC assistance in the following areas:

  • Expansion of their management team
  • Expansion of their operations
  • Estimating and proposal support
  • Marketing

The MPA offers CMS, a 2014 graduate of the government’s 8(a) program, a meaningful opportunity to “give back” to the small business / 8(a) community.