As part of the Green Build, the Authority’s small business development team aims to ensure that local, small and disadvantaged businesses have opportunities to bid on and win contracts.
So who is winning some of these projects? Take JJ Hawes Inc.DBA Hawes Construction Company, a small business based in Southeastern San Diego. The minority-owned business run by Jess Hawes, president and CEO, won a bid to remove windows and uninstall a large stained glass art piece in Terminal 2, in preparation for construction in the immediate area. They then installed temporary walls to protect the existing building.
Several local businesses benefited from the Airport Authority’s outreach program, including JJ Hawes Inc., based in Southeastern San Diego, which won the bid to remove and preserve a stained glass art piece.
Hawes said that the airport’s small business department was extremely helpful as he registered his company with the airport and prepared to bid on projects.
“We went through the airport’s Bonding and Contract Finance Assistance Program, and it was a tremendous help,” Hawes said. “We also enrolled in the Turner School of Construction Management. Both programs were very beneficial to our business in helping us win this work.”
Hawes said he will be seeking out opportunities to work with the airport in the future.
“The project was very successful,” he said. “Our goal is always to complete a job within budget, on time and to satisfy our customer, and we did just that.”
For more information about business opportunities at the airport, visit san.org/smallbusiness or call 619-400-2568.