Work Zone Traffic Control & Maintenance Wins Department of Transportation Contracts
Trisha Early and Cindy Hudgin joined forces two years ago working with Trish’s already established business training and certifying flaggers for road construction. With Trish’s extensive experience in the road construction industry and Cindy’s background in office management, they decided to start their own traffic control company. Work Zone Traffic Control & Maintenance, a woman-owned Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) was formed in 2014.
They had lots of questions about where to start with their business, and the Alaska PTAC was there to help. PTAC specialists provided assistance with obtaining a DUNS number, registering in SAM, creating a Statement of Qualifications and navigating the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) application process. They also set up Bidmatch services for the company to help identify potential contract opportunities.
Work Zone Traffic Control and Maintenance was started with nothing more than determination. They had no equipment, work trucks or money for payroll. Trish and Cindy were the only employees, using Trish’s pickup truck and renting signs and devices. But with their grit and persistence, they successfully secured and finished two Department of Transportation drilling projects in their first year. As a result, they are able to start procuring signs and devices for their business and purchase their first flatbed work truck.
They look forward to growing their business in the years ahead, knowing that the PTAC will be there every step of the way.
For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.