Diversity & Inclusion
Armada Hoffler Construction Company actively promotes diversity and inclusion in its projects by granting opportunities to Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (LSDBE) as well as Minority Business Enterprises (MBE). For more than three decades, we have been a leader in ensuring minority, small and women-owned business participation in our industry. At the beginning of every project, we set a goal of LSDBE & MBE participation and make every attempt to satisfy our commitment.
Our team considers several criteria before selecting the appropriate subcontractors. We review each one’s work experience, work load, manpower available, the schedule and scope of work required, as well as price competitiveness. Armada Hoffler understands the special challenges a minority subcontractor may have in acquiring new contracts. As such, we are willing to make concessions on relaxing our payment terms and or procuring the materials for the job ourselves, asking the minority subcontractor to solely provide labor as part of their contract with us. We believe that making adjustments of the kind can be especially helpful to certain subcontractors. We are always eager to grant them every opportunity to succeed and prosper.
Armada Hoffler Construction Company is proud to have been among the first companies in the country to participate in the federal government’s Mentor/Protégé Program administered by the Small Business Association. This arrangement allows minority contractors to borrow expertise, training and bonding capacity from larger firms, as needed. It further yields opportunity for the minority firm to compete, win and perform government contracts, as well as participate in private sector projects that would otherwise be unattainable.
Our first endeavor in the Mentor/Protégé Program began in 1988 with our association with, what was then, the newly formed Section 8(a) certified minority firm, Curtex Construction. Our three-year alliance with Curtex provided the financial and management assistance which stimulated the opportunity for growth within their organization. During this tenure, Curtex successfully performed over $11 million dollars worth of construction, and subsequently “graduated” from under our wings.
In 1991, we undertook the support of another newly formed construction group – S.W. Day Development Corporation – which is a licensed Class A, minority-owned and operated, general construction company. With substantial retained earnings and a formidable track record of successful projects, S.W. Day became fully independent of Armada Hoffler in 1996.