Mavid Construction receives SBE certification in Milwaukee

Posted July 24, 2014

Mavid Construction has received Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification from the City of Milwaukee, Mavid co-founder Zoar Fulwilder announced today. The firm qualified for the designation as a Native American-owned business which also met the small-business standards of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Mavid Construction has participated in a number of large-scale projects around Wisconsin, including work at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, five University of Wisconsin campuses and several state correctional institutions. The firm specializes in metal stud and drywall, commercial flooring, glass and glazing, and commercial doors and hardware.

“Mavid is pleased to receive this certification and to join the City of Milwaukee’s Residential Preference Program (RPP),” says Fulwilder. “We are committed to meeting or exceeding local hiring goals and to working with communities to cultivate a vibrant workforce.”

According to Fulwilder, Mavid Construction has met or exceeded requirements for utilization of local labor on each project it has undertaken while working on nearly every Native American community in the state of Wisconsin.

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“We now are in the process of organizing a local workforce in Milwaukee by utilizing our Union resources, community organizations and the Veteran Affairs job placement program,” Fulwilder says. “We look forward to expanding our project work in the city.”

Mavid Construction was recognized by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) as one of the state’s top minority business enterprise (MBE) contractors, presenting it with an “Excellence in State Contract” award at the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development. Mavid Construction also is a past winner of the Indian Business of the Year award, given by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.

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Fulwilder co-founded the firm in 2008 to service Native American casinos and institutional facilities. The Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz., was one of Mavid’s first projects.

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