Success Stories

From construction, to aviation and powder coating - these are just a few of the businesses that were recognized at the Sacramento District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration Awards Ceremony on May 6th at the Arden Hills Country Club where 275 people attended to participate in the program.


“It’s our privilege to honor these outstanding small businesses that are located in Northern California,” said Joe McClure, District Director.  “We hope this well-deserved recognition from the Small Business Administration will call attention to their success and inspire more people in their communities to pursue their own entrepreneurial dreams. We know California’s small businesses are the heartbeat of America and play an important role as we continue to grow our State’s economy.”  The Winners are listed below.


Sacramento District Office Small Business of the Year: SearchPros Staffing, LLC Sacramento District Office SBDC Counselor of the Year: NEC SBDC... Read More

Kendall Brooks is President and CEO for Total Team Construction Services, Inc., an 8(a), service disabled veteran-owned company headquartered in California. Total Team provides general construction and design services to federal clients along the west coast, Texas, and Florida.  Since its inception in 2003 and through Mr. Brooks’ continuous leadership, Total Team experienced steady, year-over-year growth in both size and revenue.  Mr. Brooks attributes his current success to the guidance and wisdom of his close-knit family.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development, Mr. Brooks holds a Masters degree in Education, with focus on Adult Education and Training; this is in addition to several construction-related certifications..

Mr. Brooks started his career in the construction industry in 1997 after serving in the United States Air Force as a civil engineer in the HVAC and mechanical fields. Upon... Read More

Contractor Services Group, Inc. is Sacramento District  Contractor of  the Year

Sacramento District
Contractor of
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Shelli Moreda, President of Contractor Services Group, Inc. (CSG), grew up on a farm in Idaho, working crops, a dairy and construction projects. It was here the values that underpin CSG were formed:  conservation, hard work, integrity, quality and humility. Since then Shelli raised three children, held an exclusive contract with the State of California to implement performance based budgeting, was VP of a $100M international IT firm and ultimately returned to the “dirt” by launching a construction company.

Shelli had a simple beginning in 2004 by providing quality support services to contractors—Contractor Services Group.  In 2006, CSG was incorporated and, in 2008, was accepted into the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.  SBA assistance, underpinned with solid core values, resulted in marked success with average annual growth exceeding 300%. CSG now has offices in CA and OR and is currently working jobs... Read More

Success Story SearchPros Staffing

SearchPros Staffing an 8(a) Firm,  Receives Nationwide Recognition



It was only six short years ago that the three founders of SearchPros Staffing were squeezed into a rented suite (more like a glorified supply closet than anything resembling an office) in downtown Sacramento, sharing one folding card table, three computers, three phones, a printer, a fax machine, an overloaded surge-protector plugged into a wall outlet, piles of phonebooks, and a singular dream: as the first college graduates in each of their families, to start and run a successful business of their own; to be the role models they never had. With three home equity loans, maxed-out credit cards, and the support and guidance of the SBA/Sacramento District Office, little did they know, that three years later they would own their building and be one of the quickest growing staffing agencies in the United States.


While brainstorming ideas three years ago, the owners of SearchPros... Read More