Emerio’s first public works contract was a subconsultant to Brown and Caldwell in 2009, as part of their team on the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services Sanitary and Storm Sewer On-Call Contract. After eight years and over a dozen more subcontracts with prime consultants on BES projects, Emerio was successful in it’s pursuit of securing our first prime contract with BES, ironically, it’s the Sanitary and Storm Sewer On-Call! We’d like to first thank the City of Portland’s emphasis on equitable contracting and small business utilization. Also, we’d like to thank diversity practitioners like Rob Lee, PE, who has championed, advocated for, and supported our business over the years. Rob was a key player in our first subcontract with BES and, now at Murraysmith, helped us develop a winning a strategy for our current BES prime contract.