Left to Right: Ruben Landa, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association; Charles Buescher, McCarthy Building Companies Southern Region VP of Business Development; and Ken Tse, Asian American Contractors Assocation
In an effort to develop new partnerships, improve collaboration and strengthen the construction market in North Texas, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., hosted a supplier fair to expand its industry relationships with minority-owned construction suppliers. The fair encompassed commercial construction-related trades, and suppliers had the opportunity to learn about construction opportunities at DFW Airport, Texas Woman’s University, Parkland Hospital District and more. Key advocacy groups at the supplier fair included the Asian American Contractors Association, Regional Black Contractors Association, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, National Association of Minority Contractors, DFW Minority Supplier Council and more.
“Our teams enjoyed engaging the suppliers at the event and discussing many upcoming construction opportunities in DFW’s pipeline,” said Joe Jouvenal, McCarthy Southern Division Senior Vice President. “At McCarthy, we consistently look for opportunities to build mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers who meet our standards. Our goal is to provide opportunities for them to compete on equal basis with all suppliers.”
McCarthy actively uses its position as a leading commercial general contractor to introduce minority construction suppliers to project opportunities and pursuits in higher education, aviation and healthcare around DFW. Collaborating with minority businesses is an extension of McCarthy’s ongoing efforts to grow awareness of the career paths available within the construction industry. McCarthy undertakes education and recruiting efforts to ensure that they, and the industry at large, have the capacity to meet owner/market demands in an active construction market. McCarthy’s outreach events are designed to foster relationship and capacity building for qualified minority trade contractors.