Properties Magazine January 2013 : Page 44

FOCUSED FORWARD McTech Corp.’s leadership team includes (from left) Senior Vice President of Business Development Vince Stephens, President/CEO Mark Perkins, Secretary/Treasurer Lisa Cifani and Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Edwin Williams. Designed to Deliver Cleveland-based McTech Corp. spreads wings as GC, CM and Design/Builder By Lou Kren | Photos courtesy of McTech Corp. W ith expertise and experience in general contracting, design/build, construction management and program management, McTech Corp. has exhibited its talents nationwide since its founding in 1997. The company, located at 8100 Grand Ave., has served federal, state, municipal, educational, industrial, commercial and health care clients, and now boasts annual billing of $150 million. McTech, beyond its Cleveland head-quarters, has offices in North Kansas City, Missouri; Riviera Beach, Florida; St. Albans, West Virginia; Columbus, Ohio; and New Orleans, Louisiana. Current and recent projects populate the U.S. map, with McTech active in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado and Maryland. Its 80-employee team includes highly experienced con-struction professionals from project managers, field supervisors, and safety and quality-control specialists through to engineering and document-control personnel, according to Vince Stephens, senior vice president for business devel-opment at McTech. 44 Formed by Mark Perkins, now presi-dent and CEO, McTech takes on the energy of its founder. Perkins gradu-ated the company through the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program, created to help small and disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. It also helps these companies gain access to fed-eral and private procurement markets. The focus of the program is to provide business development support includ-ing mentoring, procurement assistance, business counseling, training, financial assistance, surety bonding, and other management and technical assistance. In the 8(a) program, “the company must grow, and a certain percentage of work must not be federally funded,” says Phillip Armstrong, McTech vice president of operations. “Mark did all of that, and graduated McTech from the 8(a) program in 2009, two years ahead of schedule, because the company met pro-gram goals and grew its revenue beyond the program thresholds.” In response, McTech pays forward, mentoring other contractors to complete the circle of small-business development. It has also formed McTech Foundation, whose mission is to support programs and initiatives to develop emerging busi-nesses and offer educational assistance to disadvantaged urban-core youth. The foundation’s goal is to improve the com-munity through grants and gifts. “What sets us apart is the ability to accomplish and deliver the owner’s Properties | January 2013

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