Diversity Outreach & Involvement
Bremik Construction shares our client’s commitment to diversity as a business strategy and core value. Bremik regularly works with qualified DMWESB subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers and has diligently fostered relationships with these firms over the years. We are members of OAME (Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs) and MCIP (Metropolitan Contractor Improvement Partnership), and host regular outreach events and pre-bid meetings at their facilities as well as our office. Bremik also teaches an annual project management workshop through MCIP, where our project managers educate minority residential subcontractors, who want to enter into commercial construction, how to work with a commercial general contractor.
While we have several projects in preconstruction or under construction pursuing DMWESB participation, below is a list of completed projects that exceeded the client’s minimum goals.
|Project||Goal Utilization||Actual Utilization|
|14th & Raleigh Apts||20%||20.3% (to date)|
|Lents Commons||20%||22.72% (to date)|
|Kaiser Oregon City Dental||11.4%||17%|
|Kaiser Mt. Scott MOB||11.4%||15%|
|U of O Portland Center||20%||24%|
|White Stag Block||20%||24%|
Award: 2015 Business Equity Award, Portland Development Commission – Portland Mercado
Dulce Weston is Bremik Construction’s internal Diversity Outreach Coordinator, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bremik Construction is an EEO employer and as a contractor founded and based in Portland, Oregon we are committed to the promotion, development and utilization of a diverse local workforce and commercial construction industry. As an industry leader, we recognize our vital role in the continuous advancement of opportunities for women and minorities in the commercial construction industry.
- Bremik Construction makes a conscious effort to hire a diverse workforce, with 26% of our office and labor team consisting of women and minorities.
- Bremik Construction also believes in fostering a strong relationship with the union carpenters and laborers apprenticeship programs. This ongoing relationship allows us to bring talented and diverse employees into the workforce.
- Annual participation in the Oregon Tradeswomen “Women in Trades” career fair, educating youth and women about a career in the commercial construction industry.
“Having worked with Bremik for the last 10 years, I’ve had a very good opportunity to be a part of the most diverse workforce in the area. We as a company firmly believe in hiring people with the love to learn and the ability to work. Bremik has always been on the leading edge when it comes to hiring women and minorities. There are no lines and certainly no ceilings to stop anyone from attaining their goals. Our goal here at Bremik Construction is to teach the skills that will lead to a long and fruitful career in our industry, and that’s exactly what we do.” – JoAnn Lay-Taylor, Foreman