Our roots as a mentor date back to the 1980s when we were one of the first contractors in the City to embrace and perfect the Job Order Contracting (JOC) delivery method. As Paschen and its team members were learning the ropes, our subcontractors, many of which were small, minority, and woman-owned businesses, were learning right along with us. In fact, we continue to partner with some of these same subcontractors today.
Since 2009, we have actively participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program, providing management, technical, administrative, and business development assistance to our protégés. Most recently, we established a Mentor-Protégé relationship with SYTE Corporation, an 8(a) Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
We enjoy having the opportunity to mentor our small and diverse business partners, helping them grow and develop through new business opportunities and through experience on larger, more complex jobs. For our efforts in mentorship and small business development, Paschen has been recognized by a wide range of prestigious organizations including Black Contractors United, the Federation of Women Contractors, the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association, and the U.S. Minority Contractors Association.