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By Anonymous on May 17, 2016
Founded in 1981 by the late William S. Cumby, Sr. and William S. Cumby, Jr., W.S. Cumby, Builders & Construction Managers, is celebrating 35 years of construction excellence in 2016. Now in its 3rd generation, W.S. Cumby is a proud family-owned business with strong family values, regarded for integrity and an unfailing commitment to service which will continue for many more years to come. “We are really excited to be celebrating the milestone of our 35th anniversary this year, said President and Founder, Bill Cumby, Jr., LEED BD+C. It isn’t something my dad and I could have imagined when we... more
By Anonymous on May 17, 2016
Philadelphia (May 2016) -- Wright Commissioning, the Philadelphia region’s only independent building commissioning firm, has been certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Eastern Division. The MBE certification makes the firm eligible for various civic, municipal and government projects. “As a woman and a double minority, I’m pleased with the certification and am hopeful that it will enhance the success of our business,” said Kim Wright, CEO, a Hispanic- and Asian-American. “But it continues to be true that many woman and minority-owned businesses have a long way to go to achieve revenues on par... more
By Elizabeth Paul on May 16, 2016
In case you didn’t hear, thousands of architects will be heading to Philadelphia this week for AIA National Convention. Amidst the rush of preparation, AIA Philadelphia is taking a moment to reflect on the history of Philadelphia’s AEC community. Today we’re highlighting the AIA Philadelphia Welcome Pocket Guide sponsor O’Donnell & Naccarato, a Philadelphia-headquartered structural engineering firm and ardent supporter of AIA Philadelphia for nearly 30 years. O’Donnell & Naccarato has taken a hands on approach to supporting the chapter through sponsorship of a variety of programs and even in instructing the Structural ARE classes to architects preparing for their... more