A PTAP SUCCESS STORY
Monument Construction Sells to the Federal Government
In 2008, service-disabled Marine veteran Daniel Proulx, Jr. recognized an opportunity to put his construction background to good use serving the federal market. While building a business plan for what would become Monument Construction, LLC, Proulx began to uncover the myriad requirements and regulations a new prime contractor must navigate to win, then work on, government business.
"Without a doubt the NH-PTAP deserves tremendous credit for helping us get where we are today," he says. "They gave us a college-level education in how to succeed in the federal market: getting registered in the right government databases, pointing us to valuable networking opportunities and events to get our name out, even explaining what contracting officers look for in a winning request for proposal."
Monument Construction's first project was a small one with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Togus, Maine. The firm celebrated its second birthday in December 2010 with its largest award to date, the $6.5 million psychiatric and polytrauma VA facility in White River Junction, VT.
"Some people found our initial growth predictions wildly optimistic in 2008," said Proulx. "But with our terrific team and assistance from knowledgeable partners like those at NH-PTAP, we've already exceeded those goals."
As a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone-certified prime general contractor located in Nashua, Monument currently serves the Northeast New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and supports veteran-owned small businesses in its subcontracting practices. The firm and its principals have completed more than 100 government projects for such clients as the US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Department of the Navy, US Army, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service, US National Park Service, and the US Coast Guard.