SBA Selects Rico’s Pump Service & Electric Motor Repair as Top Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year in NYS

Release Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Release Number: 
18-28
Contact: 
Rachael Stanton 315-471-9393 x 244

ALBANY, N.Y. – The U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Rico’s Pump Service & Electric Motor Repair LLC based in Troy, N.Y., as the New York State winner of 2018 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award. Nominated by the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, Rico’s Pump Service & Electric Motor Repair LLC has also been selected as the SBA’s Region II 2018 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Rico’s Pump Service & Electric Motor Repair LLC has been a trusted mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contractor in the Capital Region since 2006. Rico’s specializes in interior remodeling, testing and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment and controls, rebuilding pump systems, and design and installation of low-yield well systems. The Troy-based company provides expert service with integrity and takes pride in fixing things right the first time for institutional, commercial, and municipal customers. Owned by Enrique Montiel-Ochoa and Ellen Montiel-Ochoa, Rico’s counts the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, the Village of Green Island, and the NYS Division of Military & Naval Affairs among their valued customers. Rico's entered the SBA 8(a) program in the fall of 2015, enabling the company to continue to grow and hire additional employees. Rico’s also holds NYS Minority-Owned Business Enterprise and NYS Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certifications.

“We are honored to have received these awards. We have completed several office, restroom, and kitchen remodeling projects at the Arsenal over the past few years and it is gratifying to know how pleased they are with our work,” said Enrique Montiel-Ochoa, co-owner of Rico’s Pump Service & Electric Motor Repair LLC.

Rico’s Pump Service & Electric Motor Repair LLC received the Syracuse District, New York State, and Region II awards at SBA’s annual awards luncheon on May 3 at the Albany Marriott Hotel in Albany as part of SBA’s National Small Business Week celebration. For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.

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