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San Antonio District Office Success Stories

San Antonio District Office Success Stories

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX - The name says it all: Dependable Health Services, Inc. (DHS). Joe Urby founded his company in 1996 to provide medical and non-medical staff to governmental agencies. On January 14, 2008, DHS was approved as an 8(a) certified company with the U.S. Small Business Administration to be serviced by the San Antonio District Office. Dependable Health Services, Inc. (DHS) knows that 8(a) certification does not guarantee business but did realize that it provides a vehicle to market the company to the federal government. It’s the marketing that has helped government customers know DHS. They market by regular onsite visits to military installations around the country. Traveling on a regular basis meeting their employees and contracting officials keeps the company on top of the performance of contracts. Joe Urby states, “SBA has supported DHS since 2008 when we applied for the 8(a) Business Development Certification Program. Business Opportunity Specialist Debra Dimando has constantly guided and overseen the company’s development. The University of Texas at San Antonio - Contract Resource Center and the Minority Business Development Center have also helped in locating and winning contracting opportunities. DHS has experienced tremendous growth because of the SBA 8(a) BD program.” Dependable has formed strategic alliances with key organizations. These alliances have expanded into a Mentor-Protégé Agreement with two Joint Ventures. The Joint Ventures formed a winning team that won two large dollar awards with the U.S. Air Force and Army. The first DoD contract awarded was to provide medical personnel to the Wounded Warrior Brigade at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. This contract inspired DHS to work harder and form alliances with other companies. Today, DHS is in about 20 different military treatment facilities around the country. Their success in contracting and their excellent performance has won them the following awards: Emerging Federal Contractor of the Year 2008-San Antonio Business Opportunity Council (SABOC); Fast Tract Company 2011-San Antonio Business Journal; July 2011 Minority Federal Contractor of the Year-Minority Business Development Agency; and 2011 Minority Business Development Center UTSA. DHS’s contributions to the community speak for itself as past sponsors for different community organizations, such as Special Olympics, and Haven for Hope. Today, DHS focuses on helping the military community with the wounded warrior program by fundraising for The Warrior Road Trip Network in April 2012. This program provides excursions to our nation’s heroes wanting to spend the day in the great outdoors, on a lake, and travel to places like Colorado to hunt. Dependable Health Services adds to their success by employing the most dedicated, professional, inspired and trained staff in their industry. This enables DHS continued: Growth, Growth, Growth. Business Information: Joe Urby, Jr., President, Dependable Health Services, Inc., 118 Broadway, Suite 528,San Antonio, TX 78205; Phone: 210-736-4300; e-mail address: Joe@dependablehealthservices.com; website: http://www.dependablehealthservices.com/

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