After months of researching, making copies, meetings, making copies, completing forms, making copies, and more meetings, Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC is now EDGE Certified. For some of you, this may mean nothing. For others, it may be a benefit. For us, it is an opportunity for company growth and for furthering our business into new and larger sectors.
EDGE stands for Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity Program. In the words of the State of Ohio: "As its name suggests, the State of Ohio’s EDGE program provides an EDGE to small businesses by Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity in public contracting. EDGE is an assistance program for economically and socially disadvantaged business enterprises. The State of Ohio developed the program because it is committed to making all state contracts, services, benefits and opportunities available without discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or ancestry.The state recognizes the need to encourage, nurture and support the growth of economically and socially underutilized businesses to foster their development and increase the number of qualified competitors in the marketplace."
For Yoder Concrete Construction, LLC, it is opening doors for us with businesses and markets that we have only begun to visit. We are excited about the opportunities it may bring to us. Being a small, rural business that is woman owned and operated in the construction field, it can be challenging and intimidating at times. (I would love to tell you a story from just last night, but it will take me a little off topic, so I'll stay focused.)
What does it mean for you? If you are a general contractor or public/state funded entity that has a goal to utilize state of Ohio suppliers who qualify under the EDGE program, we may be of benefit to you. We not only help you meet your goals, but more importantly, we offer quality concrete construction and service that will assist you in completing your construction project.
In either case, we would love to assist you in your next construction project where concrete is needed. Visit our website at yoderconcrete.com or you are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. How may we help you?