Chester Engineers and Premier Engineering Consultants, LLC in Second Year of an SBA Mentor-Protege Agreement
Chester Engineers (Chester), has a formal Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé (MP) agreement with Premier Engineering, LLC (Premier). This renewable yearly agreement focuses on providing Premier with technical, administrative and management assistance to enhance Premier’s capabilities and assist them in obtaining the goals set forth in their business plan. The agreement was officially approved by the Kansas City District Office of the Small Business Administration on July 1, 2010.
Chester’s CEO, Mr. Robert O. Agbede stated “We are honored to have been selected by Premier Engineering and approved by the SBA as Premier’s Mentor and we are making every effort to make this Mentor Protégé relationship a model of success.” Agbede, having led an 8(a) company before, learned very early on that the smartest way to enter and learn the consulting market was to find successful partner companies with whom to collaborate for mutual success. Chester’s entire senior management team is dedicated to the growth of Premier and is working towards a long-term relationship with the Premier team.
The SBA's Mentor-Protégé program enhances the capability of 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program encourages private-sector relationships and expands SBA’s efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of 8(a) clients. This mentoring program is offered under SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program serving disadvantaged firms.
Dr. Raymond Okuagu, President of Premier commented “The SBA Mentor-Protégé agreement with Chester Engineers has provided an outstanding and unique opportunity for Premier. We have been learning much and have benefitted considerably from this close relationship with a highly successful and highly regarded firm. The ability to work closely with Mr. Agbede and his team has been of tremendous value to me, my team, and the development and growth of Premier.“
About Chester Engineers
Chester Engineers, Inc. (“Chester”) is an international engineering, design/build, and program/construction management firm with a storied history in public and private infrastructure projects dating back to 1910. Chester Engineers (Chester) provides the highest quality of professional services in the following areas:
- Water and Wastewater Treatment for Municipal and Industrial Customers
- Environmental Sciences, Compliances and Solutions
- Water and Energy Conservation
- Design/Build, Full Service Engineering: Metals, Minerals, Hydrocarbon Processing and Chemical Processing Industries, Government
- Program and Construction Management
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- General Civil and Site Development
Chester is committed to working with our clients to assist them in managing their operations, meeting existing challenges, planning for the future, and engineering and implementing solutions to their needs. Chester provides innovative solutions to client issues requiring design, engineering, scientific investigation/analyses, management, and consulting services. Chester is a leading client-focused, technology-based national provider of professional services to major public and private sector clients.
About Premier Engineering, LLC
Premier Engineering Consultants, LLC, is an Engineering Consulting Company with the goal of providing exceptional engineering services to clients in the areas of Civil/Structural Engineering and Project Management. Providing clients with a single point of contact for a full array of new facilities development, addition or renovation of existing facilities, we can tailor our services to a specified task or a comprehensive package. Our engineers, surveyors and project managers work together to determine the most cost-effective use of client resources. We are equipped to provide superior design of both public and private facilities such as buildings, bridges, towers, culverts, foundations (deep and shallow), water resources and waste water facilities, etc. We have in-house state-of-the-art soft wares and highly qualified and experienced personnel that allow us to provide optimal solutions to our clients. We ensure quality by utilizing peer reviews and other in-house quality control measures.
For more information and subcontracting opportunities, visit the Chester website at www.chesterengineers.com or the Premier website at www.preengcon.com.