New Mexico Firm Takes Top Honor in Federal Contracting

Weil Construction, Inc. honored during National Small Business Week
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Release Number: 
05-18A NM
Contact: 
Jordan Ripley, PIO 505-248-8250, jordan.ripley@sba.gov

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque-based construction company, Weil Construction, Inc. has been named the National Prime Contractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Weil Construction, Inc., along with other national winners and finalists for the National Small Business Person of the Year, participated in a recognition ceremony at the U.S. Institute of Peace on April 30, during National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C.  SBA Administrator Linda McMahon presented the awards.  Weil Construction, Inc. will also be recognized at the SBA New Mexico Small Business Week Awards Ceremony on May, 2 in Albuquerque, NM.

The federal government awarded over $99 billion of all federal contracts to small businesses in FY16, which translates to more than 537,000 jobs supporting revenue in the U.S. economy. 

Weil Construction, Inc. was selected from among a strong field of candidates submitted by SBA’s ten regional offices.  The award honors the small business for providing outstanding goods or services to the federal government as prime contractor. 

“I congratulate Chris Weil, President and Owner of Weil Construction, Inc., on his recognition as National Prime Contractor of the Year,” said John Garcia, SBA New Mexico District Director.  “His dedication, hard-work and leadership are the drivers of his extraordinary success and he exemplifies our state’s entrepreneurial spirit.”

Prior to founding Weil Construction in 2005, Chris Weil worked as a senior project manager for one of New Mexico’s oldest and most established construction companies building schools, community centers and judicial facilities throughout New Mexico and Arizona.  Weil’s expertise helped him launch Weil Construction Inc., a construction company and small disadvantaged business certified in SBA’s 8(a) and HUBZone programs. The company specializes in new construction, renovations, remodels, tenant improvements, facility repairs and systems upgrades. 

Weil Construction benefitted from the assistance of an SBA-backed loan.  The company also benefited from business counseling and training provided by SBA Resource Partners  SCORE and the Small Business Development Center.  Weil participated in SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program and graduated in 2016.  Weil Construction has 45 employees, satellite offices in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas and made $13 million in revenues in 2017.  The company specializes in federal and non-federal projects.  Its federal clients include GSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Aviation Administration and the National Park Service. 

For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit www.sba.gov/nsbw

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