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During the last 17 years, through Aldrica Lattimore's leadership, Accurate Engineering Integrated Construction Services Inc. has gained a track record of consistent, outstanding performance evaluations -- meeting or exceeding the demanding requirements of federal and military customers that include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Department Veteran Affairs, U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Labor, city of San Diego, San Diego City School District, University of Southern California, State University of San Diego and U.S. Department of General Services, which awarded Accurate with an unrestricted, five-year IDIQ construction services contract for all trade divisions.

Lattimore has been lauded for her community commitment as well as her business acumen. She has been awarded prestigious honors, including: 2009 SBCA Best in Business Award, 2008 SBA Business Person of the Year Award, 2007 SBA Woman Owned Business of the Year, 2005 Construction Company of the Year Award by USC, 2004 SBA Business of the Year Award, 2003 Supplier of the Year award by Sempra Energy and 2003 Living History Maker Entrepreneur Award by Wells Fargo. Accurate Engineering has also been featured in more than 15 publications including the covers of the National Business Advisor Magazine and the San Diego Business Journal.

Being a small business advocate, Lattimore has formally and informally mentored numerous emerging, small, woman- and minority-owned businesses over the years, providing support, advocacy and honest care and concern in their success.

Accurate has maintained a Partnership in Education relationship with the San Diego Unified School District since 1998, and is host and sponsor of numerous community and educational programs and causes. In addition, Accurate Engineering's internship programs are approved for credit units by local colleges and universities. Accurate is also a state of California approved apprenticeship training site.

Lattimore has served on numerous industry, educational and political boards and advisory committees over the years, including chair of 51st Congressional Small Business Advisory Committee, Senator Morrow Small Business Committee, Congressman Duncan Hunter Sr. Small Business Committee, National Defense Industrial Association Small Business Committee and former Congressman Rick Lazio. She is dedicated to the empowerment and uplifting of small, and woman owned small businesses.

As a woman small business owner, Lattimore is also a longtime member and supporter of the National Association of Women in Construction, National Association of Women Business Owners and the National Women's Chamber of Commerce.

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