MCL Construction is expanding our economic inclusion program to encourage and promote emerging, disadvantaged, and small business participation within the industry.
Savannah Cuevas joins MCL as our Economic Inclusion Coordinator, a new position within MCL. Previously, the role was distributed throughout our preconstruction team. As a company, we did not want to simply meet requirements for hiring emerging, disadvantaged, and small businesses. We want to give these businesses a resource within MCL.
Taking on the more specialized role, Savannah will be responsible for developing programs, mentorships, training, and community outreach initiatives.
“It’s smart, it’s wise, it’s good business to be thoughtful of how we bring up the next generation of contractors,” said Cuevas. “MCL was small once and leaned on bigger companies to build their foundation and reputation as a business.”
Cuevas moves into this position after spending three years with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce where she assisted with their REACH program - a program designed to provide training for construction entrepreneurs. During her time there, she developed a 12-month mentorship program with local construction companies in the industry.
One of those industry mentors is MCL Founder and Chairman, Bob Carlisle.
“When you are just starting a business or you are trying to grow your business, you wear many hats,” said Carlisle. “Having a mentor who has been through it can help you increase your performance and help you grow trusted relationships.”
In addition to her experience with REACH, Savannah has a business degree from Creighton University and is currently working toward a second degree in construction management. This experience in business and the construction industry will help her connect and advise on all aspects of the job.
“It’s hard to take on different roles effectively,” said Cuevas. “Specialized training will be our targeted approach to increasing a business’s success.”
More than an opportunity for emerging, small, and disadvantaged businesses, Savannah’s position will help MCL track and keep a record of the businesses that will protect the integrity of a project’s design and improve the outcome of each project we are selected for.
“We want to be intentional about reaching back and reaching out to the pool of businesses who are growing,” said Cuevas. “We want to seek and mentor those who are really serious about where they want to take their business.”
This new role will help MCL create long-term, sustainable relationships with emerging, small, and disadvantaged businesses that share our goal of building world-class projects.
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