Supporting Small Businesses in Construction, A/E, Environmental and Related Trades / Services


Advantage Strategy Consulting, Inc.

Advantage Strategy Consulting, Inc. is passionate about helping small, diverse and disadvantaged firms build their pipeline of work, grow their revenue and break into new and exciting markets. Their mission is to help professional service firms discover and develop competitive advantage in order to achieve business goals and dreams. They partner with clients to plan and think strategically, resulting in thriving businesses with less stress on owners and leaders.


AECOM is a leading provider of comprehensive program management, architectural, planning, engineering, environmental, design, and information technology consulting services to the US and other national governments. Over the past seven decades, they have served over 50 agencies within the defense, national security, civil government, government institution, and corporation sectors.

Aerial Services Inc (ASI)

Aerial Services Inc (ASI) provides premier Aerial Acquisition, Digital Ortho, Vector Mapping, Terrain & LiDAR services to government, utilities, engineers and other geospatial clients. Based in the Iowa heartland for over half a century, Aerial Services’ resilient work ethic, cutting-edge technology, and experienced staff combine to harness the power of geographic information and provide needed solutions.

Aldridge Electric

With nearly $500 Million in annual revenue and over 63 years of experience completing complex infrastructure projects, Aldridge is widely recognized as one of the leading contractors in the country. Aldridge has built a reputation for completing challenging projects in the transportation, power, utility and industrial markets while upholding our commitment to being Incident and Injury Free.

DECO Coatings

DECO Coatings is the premier choice in North American for liquid applied protective coatings. DECO is known as ‘The Coating Nerds’. Based in the Midwest, DECO works 24/7 and maintain a Drive Thru and Drop climate-controlled warehouse facility as well as a Pack & Ship. Established in 1992, the DECO management team has nearly 100 years of industry experience.


Environmental Monitoring & Technologies, Inc. (EMT)

Environmental Monitoring & Technologies, Inc. (EMT), is an environmental laboratory and certified SDVOSB.  EMT has provided their clients with quality testing services for over 30 years. They specialize in water, waste, and soil analytical testing of organics and inorganics, as well as NEFAP certified field sampling services. Their accreditations to DoD ELAP, NELAP, and several state programs allow EMT to provide outstanding support nationwide.


Rose Consulting Law Firm

Rose Consulting practices in the areas of Business Law, Government (Federal, State and Local) Contracts, Joint Ventures, Teaming Agreements, Bid Protests, Claims, Construction Law, Mentor Protege, Veterans Law, Women owned Small Business, 8(a) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Law, HUBZone Law, and Small Business Law, Arbitration, Mediation, Litigation, Labor Law, Contracts, Subcontracts, Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy, Administrative Law, Accidents, and Personal Injury.

SYTE Corporation

Founded in 2003 and based in Chicago, IL with an office in Charlotte, North Carolina, SYTE Corporation (SYTE) is a general contractor providing construction related solutions to the public and private sectors. As a certified U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a), HUBZone and Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOB) business, SYTE Corporation has designed, constructed, maintained and/or managed some of the most unique, complex and high-profile construction related projects in the nation. The company has consistently achieved exceptional contractor performance ratings and continues to work diligently to firmly establish itself as the preferred Small Business partner of some of the nation’s most recognized government agencies and the private sector.


Woolpert is a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by strategically blending engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert works with inventive business partners like Google; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aerial systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. Woolpert serves the needs of federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the United States Armed Forces.

Capital Development Board (IL)

When one of the State of Illinois’ 8,771 properties requires repair or renovation, the Capital Development Board manages the project. Many projects involve modernizing facilities to meet accessibility standards and protecting the lives and safety of Illinois residents by removing such environmental hazards as asbestos and lead. Projects can range from the replacement of a failing heating system to the restoration of internationally significant historic structures.

Chicago Transit Authority

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday, 1.6 million rides are taken on CTA. The CTA is a regional transit system that serves 35 suburbs, in addition to the City of Chicago, and provides 81 percent of the public transit trips in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area either with direct service or connecting service to Metra and Pace.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s purpose is to ensure that:

  • all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;
  • national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;
  • federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;
  • environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy

General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA is committed to fostering an effective, sustainable, and transparent government for the American people and to providing innovative solutions to federal agencies. The Great Lakes Region supports federal agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, helping them access workspace, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services. GSA also strives to find sustainable solutions that help reduce the federal government’s environmental footprint.

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Centers are a portal for small businesses looking to enter the world of government contracting. The centers provide one-on-one counseling, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses interested in selling their goods and services to local, state, and/or federal government agencies. View additional details concerning the services offered by Illinois PTA Centers as well as a list of center locations.

Illinois Tollway Authority

The Illinois Tollway is dedicated to providing and promoting a safe and efficient system of highways while ensuring the highest possible level of service to their customers. Whether it’s I-PASS, the Move Illinois Program, open road tolling or keeping you safe with H.E.L.P. trucks, they are committed to delivering great benefits and services to customers. The Illinois Tollway is a revenue bond-financed administrative agency of the State of Illinois. Operations are funded by toll and concession revenues.

Lake County Purchasing

Lake County Purchasing works to ensure an open and competitive purchasing process, and assists Lake County departments and agencies in purchasing required goods and services in conformance with the Lake County Purchasing Ordinance. Purchasing also strives to increase awareness about business opportunities, while maximizing participation from Lake County businesses, including women owned and minority business enterprise. Lake County invests $186 million each year on various goods and services including equipment, products, supplies, and services ranging from small to big purchases.

McDonald Hopkins LLC

McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm out of Chicago, IL. More than 140 attorneys and 50 service and industry teams are focused on legal solutions that help clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future.

Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (NACC-IL)

The mission of the Native American Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (NACC-IL) is to provide opportunities for networking an support of American Indian business people in Illinois, to provide a mentor’s environment for those individuals beginning new endeavors and to establish a vehicle for education, networking and growth opportunities for Native Americans in the business community.

NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic

As an integral part of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) enterprise, we at NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic (NAVFAC MIDLAND) are the Navy’s installation facility experts, managing the planning, design, and construction of shore facilities fro the U.S. Navy from Maine to North Carolina.


Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations. Pace’s family of public transportation services offer affordable and environmentally responsible transit options for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.


Dakonte Product Group, Inc

Dakonte Product Group is a manufacturer of transparent industrial envelopes and restaurant menu covers for industrial, office and hospitality customers throughout the US and Canada. Its online ordering systems allow customized selection from a catalog of stock items for specific needs.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. They recognize that small business in critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.

Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA)

The Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA) is a coalition of non-profit organizations with a mission to expand Native economic development in Wisconsin by strengthening Native-owned businesses and community. Through collaboration, WIBA members work together to build a strong, vibrant economy for Wisconsin’s Native American communities. WIBA provides affordable lending opportunities to Tribal Members throughout Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1987 to assist Wisconsin businesses in creating, developing and growing their Federal, State and Local Government sales, revenues, profits and jobs.