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US Construction Restoration and Development Concept Group is a family-owned business specializing in restoration, including fire repair, and environmental and hazmat consulting. The company was founded in 1940 in Alabama and is currently headquartered in Detroit. US Construction is also classified as a US Government Federal Inspector company. The organization’s culture is deeply rooted in education, training, mentoring and giving back to the city of Detroit.
We talked to company CEO, Al Foster.
What are some of your notable projects?
We really loved doing some projects around the city for Motor City Blight Busters; it’s so great to have a positive impact on the city. Another notable project we were involved in was Evergreen Estates, which included 400-500 units. We’ve also really enjoyed being city and government contractors on various projects throughout Detroit.
How do you want your company to impact Detroit in the long term?
Right now US Construction is doing a lot of education, training and mentoring in the city. We mentor veterans, returning citizens and youth. We provide skilled construction training in addition to soft skill mentoring that people may need assistance with. We go above and beyond by giving people the right tools to obtain a GED, get a job and much more.
Our end-goal is to create jobs here in the city of Detroit. We pride ourselves in collaborating with other Detroit-based businesses to make this happen.
What is the US Construction culture all about?
For some background, I was born and raised here in Detroit. I currently sit on about a dozen boards throughout the city from the M-1 Rail committee to task force boards for veterans and returning citizens, among others. This makes me, and my company very committed to improving the community in any way we can, and our company culture reflects that dedication.
Campbell Ewald buys $100 million every year from outside suppliers – covering a wide variety of categories including production services, freelance production, printing and catering/food service. For general commerce, they are always looking to expand their local and small business presence.
Controller Pam Maxfield takes you through the vendor process and provides helpful tips for potential suppliers about how to be a Buyer-Ready Business for an agency such as Campbell Ewald.
This is one of a series of videos offering similar tips from large buying organizations based in Detroit.Watch the Video Contact a Business Development Manager