Paradigm Certified as SBA 8(a)


Paradigm Mechanical Corp. Certified as SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Participant

San Diego, Calif. June 21, 2013 — Paradigm Mechanical Corp., a woman-owned small business mechanical contracting company, has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a Participant in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program.

Divided into two phases over nine years, certified companies advance from a four-year development stage to a five-year transitional stage. While the 8(a) certification program helps firms build competitive and institutional know-how through sole-source contracts, the SBA encourages participation in competitive contracts as well as commercial contracts.

Founded in 2010, Paradigm Mechanical Corp. works with building owners, tenants and general contractors in the design / build of mechanical systems for medical, laboratory, government, and industrial facilities in the Southern California region. Paradigm has completed projects for high profile clients such as Rady Children’s Hospital, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, Solar Turbines, and the City of San Diego.

Paradigm’s leadership team leverages many years of project team experience, technical knowledge and creativity to address and implement solutions to any challenge a building project might present. In addition to the new SBA 8(a) designation, Paradigm holds the following certifications: WBE, DBE, SBE and SLBE.

“As a participant in the SBA’s 8(a) program, Paradigm is now able to bid and acquire federal contracts that are strategically set aside for members of this select group,” said CEO and President Melinda Dicharry. “We’ll use our existing experience and client relationships in federal contracting to leverage with the SBA’s program. I am excited about the future opportunities for Paradigm and our team of employees.”

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