HSGS enters into business mentorship program with Ameresco
Solar installer Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) joins new joint venture with energy company Ameresco. The joint venture was facilitated as part of the SBA Mentor Protégé Program, which helps qualifying small businesses known as protégés gain exposure and win government contracts through partnerships with more experienced companies called mentors. By entering into a joint venture, HSGS will have a unique opportunity to grow as an energy supplier by learning from the Ameresco team, which consists of an experienced group of government contractors.
Together, the pair will work together to provide cleantech solutions to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal agencies. The companies decided to enter into a mentor-protégé relationship after HSGS spent the past five years providing Ameresco as a major subcontractor on projects supporting the VA, the US military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
“Our relationship with Ameresco has grown into a partnership built on a shared passion for this industry and the desire to develop increasingly innovative solutions,” said Col. R. David McNeil. “We appreciate Ameresco taking on this role as a mentor dedicated to educating our team as we continue to work together.”
HSGS, based in South Carolina, is a solar PV project developer and an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company specializing in the development, design, installation and maintenance of solar PV solutions. The group serves a range of organizations from medium commercial to large scale utility solar projects.
“The strength of HSGS’ work and ability to deliver innovative solutions have made them a consistent partner of ours over the years, and we are excited to expand our relationship with this joint venture,” said Nicole Bulgarino, executive vice president and general manager of Federal Solutions at Ameresco. “Working on federal projects is always a rewarding experience and we are so excited to share our knowledge and expertise with a team eager to learn more.”
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