BUILD UP HOUSTON PROGRAM OVERVIEW

SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS NETWORK
 
Once connected, you’ll have this revelation: “I don’t have to be alone.” You’ll be surrounded by CEOs, like you, who will become your trusted advisors.
BUSINESS EDUCATION FOR CONTRACTORS
 
The StreetWise 'MBA' curriculum was developed at Boston University, and provides business owners with the knowledge and know-how to take their business to the next level.
ACCESS TO CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
 
Prepare for opportunities with government and anchor institutions, and learn from experts in the field of both public and private lending.
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National Program Results
Based on 2018 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 69% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 36%. 
  • 80% of alumni businesses reported being profitable. 
  • $704 million in government contracting secured by alumni businesses. 
  • 66% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 32% doing business with each other. 
  • 66% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.

Basic Eligibility Requirements 

  • Applicant must be the owner or co-owner of business.
  • Business must be certified with the City of Houston
  • (MWSBE, DBE, PDBE, ACDBE.
  • Business operating a minimum of three years.
  • Business has a minimum of four employees.
  • Business has a minimum of $250,000 annual revenue
  • Business must be in the construction industry
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TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Get the knowledge, know-how, and network your business needs. Enroll in the City of Houston's Build Up Houston program. Time to work on your business, not just in it.

MEET THE GRADUATES

“Build Up Houston gave me different perspectives on taking my business to the next level, thinking outside the box, and working with other companies to share ideas. Since participating in Build Up Houston, my work with the City of Houston and the State of Louisiana has increased.”
"Since participating in Build Up Houston, I have worked on two City of Houston contracts and two projects with one of the general contractors that supported the program. In a year’s time of starting the program, I have doubled my revenue and number of employees. Build Up Houston has allowed me to do business in a more professional manner, taught me to lead my team, and have a stronger back office. I am also pursuing business with other Build Up Houston graduates.”

TERRY SOWELLS

SCMU, Inc.

VICTOR WASHINGTON
Washington & Sons' A/C and Heating

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