Helping Diverse Subcontractors Clear More Hurdles

By: Lewis Team
Burien-based Ahora Construction is led by Jimmy Matta (second from left).

During Construction Inclusion Week 2023, Lewis’ Jay Sorensen authored a piece in the Seattle DJC about how recent collaborations with Ahora Construction and Professional Lath and Plaster have helped us better understand some of the biggest barriers to MBE participation.

One of the overarching reasons is this: companies like theirs don’t often get treated like the small businesses that they are.

Together, we took those learnings to develop a program aimed at making a potential collaboration fruitful for all. In turn, our local market could see added building capacity, and we’d help build a more sustainable community of trade partners.

Read the full story here.