Often times, our clients ask us to track identification and participation of diverse businesses and workforce on our projects. This is done so to maximize opportunities for disadvantaged businesses and the local resident workforce. As a result, we have developed a customized process to help identify, assist, award and place those who are qualified and seeking opportunities on these projects.


This page is your resource for understanding where those projects are, specific requirements, and how to get connected.


When a project is released, Barton Malow queries our vendor database for potential bidders. We also post in local publications and send out e-blasts to spread the word of our upcoming projects. Our project teams seek most qualified, responsive bids and only award after a thorough post bid review process.


Barton Malow has carefully assembled a highly qualified team with an emphasis on performing work using local, diverse firms. We have extensive experience and knowledge specific to the needs of our projects. Our team fully recognizes the importance of maximizing participation by Local and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Our plan takes a proactive approach to meeting participation goals, and we will identify and award subcontracting and supplier opportunities in a systematic and transparent manner.


Types of businesses currently (but not limited to) included in our Program:

  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business


The goals of our program are to identify, thoroughly vet, provide technical assistance and contract with targeted businesses. Our project team works closely with these firms on our project to ensure clear understanding of capabilities and capacity to perform. At times, our team may conduct a site visit to better assess your capacity. In order to be considered for our projects, you must:


  1. Visit
  2. Complete a Project Registration Form
  3. Meet the Project Team by attending the Targeted Business Project Outreach events or scheduling a one-on-one meeting with one of our team members
  4. Complete the Pre-qualification Process


We encourage eligible firms to obtain local and state certifications in advance as you will be required to provide to the Barton Malow Project Team prior to submitting bid proposals. We also encourage you to visit this site regularly, as project updates, webinars and general information on our program.


View our projects with business and workforce inclusion goals


The construction skilled trades industry is comprised of many trades and variations of work including:

  • Boilermaker
  • HVAC/Plumbers/Pipe Fitters
  • Electrical Workers
  • Truck Drivers
  • Carpenters/Millwrights
  • Concrete Masons/Concrete Finishers
  • Operators
  • Ironworkers
  • Laborers
  • Bricklayers
  • Painters & Operative Plasters
  • Roofers
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Mechanics


Are you interested in learning more about the skilled trades apprenticeship program, Barton Malow Boot Camp or becoming employed on our projects?


Understanding the Process

Business Diversity