Clancy & Theys breaks company record for HUB participation with North Ridge Elementary project

- Raleigh, North Carolina

July 12, 2018

Clancy & Theys has broken a company record for historically underutilized business (HUB) participation with North Ridge Elementary School in Raleigh, a project for Wake County Public School Systems (WCPSS). The Clancy & Theys team is working with WCPSS to replace the current school with a state-of-the-art facility designed specifically to meet the needs of North Ridge students and staff.

The project achieved a 57% HUB participation rate, surpassing the goal of 20% agreed upon by WCPSS and Clancy & Theys. 17 first-tier and 16 second-tier Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) subcontractors and suppliers are participating in the North Ridge Elementary project.

“We are thrilled to have exceeded our goal by such a large margin,” said Debra Connolly, diversity coordinator at Clancy & Theys. “We wanted to secure the most qualified and certified subcontractors in order to bring the most competitive bid to the table for this project, and we are proud to say we succeeded.”

HUB certifications are granted to companies owned and operated at least 51% by a minority group. The intention of the certification program is for these companies to gain exposure to state procurement and contracting opportunities for which they might not have been traditionally selected.

During the bidding process for the North Ridge Elementary project, Clancy & Theys sought the participation of HUB’s through advertisements, outreach sessions and trade events where companies could prequalify for approval to bid on the project.

Clancy & Theys encourages MBE subcontractors to register with the North Carolina HUB office and become certified. Connolly often assists HUB’s with obtaining their certification, allowing them to bid on projects with Clancy & Theys and a variety of other local companies. Along with providing information on who to contact to secure opportunities, Clancy & Theys offers other workshops, bonding assistance, payroll programs and bid packaging initiatives that help these companies succeed.

As more subcontractors and suppliers obtain their HUB certifications, Clancy & Theys anticipates increasing MBE participation on its various construction projects. We are extremely proud of breaking our record for HUB participation with this project and, as always, are honored to work with HUB’s to foster diversity within the construction community.