Despite Disadvantageous Odds, US&S Succeeds
Accepting the award for S. Richard Hagins (CEO) and Euleta Alston (President) is Michael Mance, Marketing Manager for US&S
Council Recognizes US&S, Inc., A Facility Maintenance Company, As Class 3 Minority Business Enterprise Of The Year
Greenville, SC 50 percent of all small businesses survive five years or more, according to the Small Business Administration report, with only one-third surviving 10 years or more. The fact that women and minority-owned firms tend to be smaller and less profitable makes these odds even more disappointing especially in an economy with a strong entrepreneurial foundation. This makes the growth of US&S, Inc. a positive anomaly. Being recognized as a Class 3 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and awarded the 2018 Minority Business Enterprise of the Year by the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC) is a testament to the company's continued momentum.
CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses with the mission to expand business opportunities for MBEs to add economic value to the supply chain. It is a membership organization of major corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, and universities that operate within North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. It's important to understand that the purpose of a qualified certification program is to open doors to minority businesses and create mutually beneficial lines between corporations and MBEs, and that it is up to the organization to sustain and grow their business which US&S, Inc. continues to do.
As a Class 3 Enterprise, an MBE with annual sales of $10 Million to $50 Million, US&S is recognized for its continued business performance. CVMSDC recognizes US&S' innovative and cost-saving approaches and the unique service offerings provided to its customers.
Being an industry-leading 'Facility Service' provider, US&S upkeeps facilities through maintenance and support service solutions. This allows end-user organizations to focus on their core business, so that they can achieve more by focusing less on the maintenance of their facilities.
CEO Rich Hagins started US&S in 2003 with the purpose of building a company that provided positive value and opportunities for people and the community. He states that, "As with many successful companies, growth is driven by a desire to create enough value to either sell your business or provide a legacy for the next generation." Now, In business for 15 years, US&S' gains continued recognition under the leadership of Euleta Alston daughter of the company's founder. This growth and sustainability speaks directly to the organization's focus on quality performance as a strategy to beat disadvantageous odds.
CEO Rich Hagins started US&S in 2003 with the purpose of building a company that provided positive value and opportunities for people and the community. He states that, "As with many successful companies, growth is driven by a desire to create enough value to either sell your business or provide a legacy for the next generation." Now in business for 15 years, US&S gains continued recognition under the leadership of Euleta Alston daughter of the company's founder. This growth and sustainability speaks directly to the organization's focus on quality performance as a strategy to beat disadvantageous odds. Michael Mance, Marketing Manager, officially accepted the award on behalf of Euleta Alston and Richard Hagins on August 20, 2018, at the Annual CVMSDC Business Opportunity Conference (BOC) in Concord, NC.
About US&S, Inc.
US&S is a facility maintenance and facility solutions service provider specializing in operations & maintenance, repairs and renovations, janitorial and grounds maintenance, and professional services. US&S has successfully completed projects for a broad range of clients, typically pursuant to long-term service contracts for federal, industrial, commercial and institutional clients. With its principal office in Greenville, South Carolina, US&S' primary geographic market is the southeastern region of the United States. US&S is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and is recognized as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) with the Carolinas-Virginias Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC).
For more information about US&S, Inc., visit www.usands.com.