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, fueling systems, and energy and sustainability for a wide range of commercial and federal government clients. 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, fuels 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 an 8-year relationship with our Mentor firm, we gained extensive experience in federal contracting. What we learned and how we applied it helped us grow the company and become the successful contractor we are today. Because of our success, we gained a strong desire to pay our knowledge forward. In 2015 we became an 8(a) Mentor to two small disadvantaged businesses under Mentor/Protégé Agreements (MPAs):
- Jack Wayte Construction Company, Inc. (JWC), an 8(a) and Woman-owned Small Business (WOSB) based in New Mexico (MPA since April 2015)
- Grot, Inc. (GROT), an 8(a) and HUBZone firm based in Kentucky (MPA 2015-2017)
With our current Protégé JWC, CMS has formed successful joint ventures, which have been awarded multiple indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, projects, and task orders.
In 2020, CMS embarked on a new MPA with Kansas City, MO-based Compass Constructors under the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. An 8(a) and minority business enterprise, Compass is a general contractor with self-perform capability in roofing.
The CMS Code of Ethics is one aspect of the standards of business conduct that are to be maintained at CMS. It is the Company’s policy to maintain compliance with all contractual and legal obligations. Further, it is the Company’s policy to go beyond simply maintaining compliance; it is to maintain good business practices and avoid even the appearance of wrongdoing.
When performing as a government contractor, CMS has a special obligation to the Government to meet both its legal obligations and its own standards of integrity and quality.
CMS is committed to compliance with not only the letter but also the spirit of government contracting laws and regulations. To communicate CMS’s standards and procedures and other aspects of CMS’s business ethics program, our company follows these requirements:
- To be successful, we must conduct ourselves ethically and responsibly wherever we do business.
- Our business is built on our reputation as a company and it is vital that we uphold that reputation in all we do.
- Compliance with mandated guidelines is key, but is not something we do simply because it is required. Our conduct as an ethical company goes beyond regulations.
It is who we are as CMS.
CMS has established a hotline that can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you are uncertain if a situation violates company policy, constitutes harassment or discrimination, or company well-being, please seek clarification. CMS would rather have you ask than let problems go unchecked.
Ethics Reporting Hotline: 888-65ETHIC (888-653-8442)
Callers may remain anonymous or provide their contact information. Remember, if you remain anonymous, there won’t be any way to follow up with you.
Do not use the hotline for immediate threats to life or property. These calls should go immediately to 911 or Security, depending on your location.
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 has 23 years of experience in the construction and environmental remediation industries and has managed operations for CMS since 2004. In this capacity, he has served as the Program Manager for 16 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity construction contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States Navy, and the United States Air Force with a combined ceiling of over $2 billion. Prior to joining CMS in 2004, he worked with Ernest Enrique as a Senior Project Manager for an environmental remediation and construction firm.
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.
CMS is certified with The City of Indianapolis Office of Minority & Women Business Development.
CMS is a member of The National Petroleum Management Association.