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Mentor Protégés

Belstar Cost Estimating, LLC (BCE)

Belstar is pleased to announce that several Belstar clients have accepted our Mentor Protégé proposal to work with a smaller firm know as Belstar Cost Estimating, LLC (BCE). As a result, the Cost Estimating Division will begin to operate as Belstar Cost Estimating, LLC (BCE) effective on January 1, 2007. BCE will be under the ownership and direction of Ms. Margaret Lucas, who brings over thirty years of business management skills to this new small business, Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) organization. Ozzie Belcher and Dan Belcher, Sr., will serve on the BCE Advisory Board. Buck Young will continue as Chief Estimator and Jim Mahoney and Bruce Van Hart will continue to provide their Senior Estimator experience to BCE.

BCE will provide cost estimating services for building and building related projects for in house projects only, while Belstar will continue to provide, either directly to clients or through BCE, cost estimating services for on-site owner and cost estimating assignments that require full time personnel, site development and heavy/highway projects.

All of us at Belstar are excited about the opportunity to mentor BCE. We are confident that BCE will succeed by continuing the service that Belstar has provided to its cost estimating clients for the past 22 years. Please contact BCE at mlucas@belstarcost.com or byoung@belstarcost.com

Holland Home Improvement/Construction

After 15 years of managing a commercial and residential portfolio in the Baltimore area, Mark and Michelle Holland decided to answer the calls of many individuals and local firms to become licensed home improvement contractors. Holland Home Improvement (HHI) is a full service home renovation company. HHI specializes in additions, kitchens, basements and bathrooms. A service arm of the company, Construction Related Services, has been created to provide Human Resources needs. Construction Related Services is proud to be a member of Belstar’s Mentor Protégé program.

Holland Home Improvement and Construction Related Services can be reached at (410) 258-7632 via phone or via mail at the following address:

220 South Augusta Avenue
2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21229

Both companies are in the process of having web sites developed. Web addresses will be distributed at a later date. In the interim, for more information please contact Mark Holland directly at markloans@aol.com.

M.A. + Associates

Belstar Role as a mentor to M.A. + Associates is in support of the following contracts’

• HDR/ Dewberry/ (JV) BRAC contract with the Baltimore Corps of Engineers in support of the new Community Hospital at Fort Belvior.
• HDR on call contract with Veterans Administration for Facilities Nationwide

M.A. + Associates/Ideal Design + Construction

(MA+A) a division of Ideal Companies, LLC, is a small minority owned business that was founded in 2000 to provide a broad range of consulting services to government agencies, commercial businesses, architectural/engineering firms, and developers. With a small experienced staff, MA+ A represents an impressive track record of experience and credentials. We are headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. Our technical staff includes Certified Cost Engineers/Estimators (CCE). All personnel have extensive experience in their area of concentration.
We apply a dynamic quality assurance/quality control plan that is unique to each project to ensure that the technical and presentation requirements are held to the highest standards.
MA+ A has become a respected company in providing multi-disciplined consulting services to public and private sector projects. MA+ A’s capabilities include:
• Cost Management
• Cost Estimating
• Construction Claims
• Site Surveys

M+A has extensive experience providing cost engineering services on large medical facilities. Our staff has provided management and cost estimates on over 250 projects nationwide with a total estimated construction value in excess of $5 Billion. Local experience includes projects throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
M+A is Directed by Mr. Michael Withers
Please contact (MA+A) at 571.221.0491 or by email at michaelawithers@aol.com

Millennium Institute of Construction (MIC)

As a decade-long institution MIC is committed to excellence in education and training. Our goal is to help foster the development of well-informed and well-prepared persons who are prepared for success and leadership in our area of specialization. MIC is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, and accessible training opportunities that respond to the ever-changing construction industry needs. We seek to enable individuals to reach their full potential through successful competition within the marketplace.

For more information on MIC go to http://millenniumtysons.com/ or give them a call at (703)298-5789.

To view our inactive mentored businesses, please visit our archive.