DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. (Sevan) has earned the exclusive designation as a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) from the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA).
Sevan, a global leader in innovative program management for clients with multiple sites, partnered with NaVOBA to receive the certification—which creates corporate contracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran businesses through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education.
“Sevan is honored to be a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ via the National Veteran-Owned Business Association,” said Jim Evans, Founder and CEO of Sevan. “As a West Point graduate and former special forces officer, it’s a privilege to receive this designation. We greatly look forward to additional partnerships with other veteran owned organizations and clients across the restaurant, retail and government spaces.”
To be eligible for certification, organizations must be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more U.S. military veterans.
“Sevan becoming a Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ is an incredibly exciting milestone for our team and organization,” said David Hendrix, Chief Commercial Officer. “Many of our clients are looking to maximize their diverse spend goals. Sevan now qualifies as a diverse supplier. We look forward to partnering with our current and new clients with this stamp of approval to contribute to our nation’s overall diverse spend initiatives.”
The certification process included a comprehensive list of business requirements and criteria, along with a rigorous examination and verification process. Certification enables Sevan to be more unique and competitive in the multi-site space.
“Corporations will not risk the accuracy of their Supplier Diversity spending goals by recording spend on contracts with firms that say they are owned by veterans if they aren’t absolutely certain of the ownership, operation and control of that firm,” said NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek. “Working with a third-party nonprofit organization like NaVOBA and its VBE certification program provides that certainty.”
In 2022, Sevan was recognized as an Employee-Rated Great Place to Work® for the 9th consecutive year. In 2021, Sevan ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the 4th consecutive year. Also in 2021, Sevan ranked No. 21 on Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Top 50 Program Management Firms, No. 44 on ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms and earned the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award. In 2020, Sevan ranked No. 124 on the Financial Times FT 1000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Visit our website to learn more about Sevan.
Sevan is an innovative global leader in design, program management, construction services and data analytics for organizations with multiple sites. Sevan puts capital to work—creating speed and scale—via dramatically enhanced efficiencies and accelerated schedules for high-quality program rollouts to maximize ROI. We partner with some of the world’s biggest brands and serve the unique needs of clients in the restaurant, retail and government spaces and create unlimited value. Sevan’s team spans across four countries and 40 states. As an extension of your team, our in-house experts manage capital improvement initiatives through every step of a program’s lifecycle.
Sevan helps iconic brands optimize their multi-site construction and facility programs in the United States and internationally. Sevan is headquartered near Chicago in Downers Grove, Illinois and has an international office in London.
Sevan has a passion for sustaining people, the environment and its clients’ businesses. Sevan strategically guides worldwide brands—including 7-Eleven, AAFES, Albertsons, Amtrak, BP, Carbon Health, Chipotle, Corvias, DaVita, Department of Veteran Affairs, Focus Brands, HCA Healthcare, HEB, Inspire Brands, Jiffy Lube, Kroger, Luxottica, McDonald’s, Motor Fuel Group, Office Depot, Popeyes, QDOBA, Starbucks, Sunoco, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walmart, WOW Carwash and Yum! Brands—through their entire turnkey program lifecycle. Sevan rolls out multi-site initiatives efficiently, predictably and transparently. Applying breakthrough technology solutions, Sevan optimizes construction of new builds, rebuilds, remodels and renovations. Sevan has licensed architects in 49 states as well as D.C., Canadian provinces, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Sevan has professional engineers on staff and general contractor licenses in more than 25 states. Since Sevan’s inception in 2011, the team has refreshed more than 25,000 retail stores, 17,000 restaurants and 32,000 healthcare sites. The team has also completed more than 32,000 surveys, totaling more than 1 billion square feet. Sevan Elevate, a program that reinforces and continuously improves safety and sustainability across the company, is designed to impactfully deliver excellence to Sevan’s people and clients.
To learn more about Sevan’s offerings, visit www.sevansolutions.com.
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