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Northwest SBTRC Small Business Success Story

Mike Monteleone owns Pacific CM, a firm located in Everett, WA that offers construction management and quality control services that will streamline and add value to projects by providing specialized Subject Matter Expertise from construction and document control professionals.  Pacific CM is certified as a Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SEDBE), a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Small Construction Supplier (SCS).

  (Pacific CM owner, Mike Monteleone, 3rd from the top left)

Through 8 years of networking effort, support, and guidance our Northwest SBTRC has helped Pacific CM in achieving the success reported today.  Since December 2016, when the firm first attended the Bonding Education Program (BEP) session in Bellevue, WA, the NWSBTRC helped the Pacific CM develop a marketing plan to pursue DOT related contracts.  At that time, the owner (and only employee) was having challenges pursuing DOT related contracts, specifically with the agencies located in King County area.

The Northwest SBTRC encouraged the company to pursue contracts outside the King and Pierce County area.  The SBTRC staff kept Pacific CM informed about upcoming opportunities with Community Transit, located in Snohomish County and assisted the firm in arranging a meeting with Community Transit procurement director, Kunjan Dayal.  As a result, Pacific CM successfully obtained multiple contracts from Community Transit, supported by Federal Transit Administration Funds, with a total estimated value of $21 million dollars.  The scope of the project was the installation of a 12.5-mile extension of the transportation lines with the addition of 34 modern bus stations on major corridors serving Snohomish County.  Pacific CM teamed with KPFF Consulting Engineers on this project providing Construction Management, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Inspections, and Document Control administrative services. 

Since the obtaining the contracts, Pacific CM was able to hire 8 full-time and 2 part-time employees. Over the last 12 months Pacific CM has been on several teams who were awarded on call contracts with King County Metro, and Seattle Department of Transportation:  

  • Community Transit Greenline Corridors Stations
  • Port of Seattle International Arrivals Facility
  • Port of Seattle Construction Management IDIQ
  • Seattle DOT 4th Ave S Off-ramp
  • Seattle DOT Greenwood Ave and Admiral Way
  • Community Transit Greenline 128th St Widening

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization established the Small Business Transportation Resource Centers (SBTRCs) through a network of grantees across the country. The SBTRCs work closely with the transportation contracting community and other technical assistance providers to serve small disadvantaged transportation businesses. For additional information on the SBTRC program, please click here.                      

Updated: Monday, May 6, 2019
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