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2012 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year

Advisory Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mr. Donovan Wadsworth, Owner of D&M Contracting, Inc., Richmond, KY, is the 2012 Small Business Person of the Year  for the Kentucky District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

D&M Contracting, Inc. was started in 2000 and has evolved into a full-service restoration company that provides fire, water and wind damage repair services to locally and nationally-owned insurance companies.  D&M is accredited through the National Association of Home Builders and the Better Business Bureau and is certified with the Institute of Inspections, Cleaning, and Restoration. 

Mr. Wadsworth also was elected President of the Home Builders’ Association.  Last year, the company received the award as “Small Business of the Year” from the Richmond, KY Chamber of Commerce and has experienced tremendous growth during a very challenging economy.  D&M Contracting has as many as 150 personnel on its payroll at any given time. 

Management at D&M Contracting also believes in giving back and is heavily involved in their local community.  The business is also Veteran-friendly, providing Military Veterans with home modification needs through discounted contracting pricing.  D&M supports a program that enables veterans to qualify for grants to assist with Veterans’ home modification requirements.

Through their church in Lexington, KY, Mr. and Mrs. Wadsworth have been involved in international mission work for many years. Nominated by Michael Rodriguez with the Eastern Kentucky University SBDC, D& M Contracting, Inc. received an SBA loan, is a military veteran and was provided assistance by the EKU SBDC.