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Diamond Plumbing and Heating

Monday, January 4, 2016  

We are the owners of Diamond Plumbing and Heating from Edmonds, WA, a family and woman owned
firm providing commercial plumbing services. We attended the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bonding Education Program (BEP) follow-up workshop in June of 2015 in Bellevue, WA. The USDOT partnered with The Surety Association of American, East West Bank, WSDOT and the city of Seattle. We learned about project bidding and estimating and USDOT loan guarantee program for small/emerging businesses. The event helped us to get connected with government agencies as we engaged with the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) to obtain our bonding by working with the BEP bonding producer, Brandon Bush, from Propel Inc.

After the workshop, we received one-on-one assistance from the bonding producer and Lily Keeffe’s team. In several months, our company increases our bonding capacity from $6,000 to $350,000. It was good to experience and obtain the necessary tools needed to bid on federal government projects such as USDOT funded projects or private projects.

Thank you for all you do to sup- port our firm to get the access to increase our bonding capacity and to get connected with prime and public agencies.

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