By Kevin Vaughn, Jr.
Prince Construction Company, Inc. (PCC) was founded in the District of Columbia in 1988 by Owner and President Alberto Gomez, to provide quality construction services to the Mid-Atlantic region. PCC has been certified as a District Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) and also a Minority Business Enterprise – 8(a) – with various jurisdictions including, Washington DC MBOC, Prince George’s MBOC, Virginia’s MBE and others. PCC was organized to provide expert service in the areas of General Contracting, Construction Management, as well as heavy construction services in the areas of street construction, repair, maintenance, asphalt paving, ramp construction, concrete work, sewer and utility work.
PCC is a member of local 201 for furnishing and installing reinforcing steel. PCC’s key management personnel brings over 150 years of progressive construction experience to the company and, therefore, to each project. PCC has grown quickly in a short period of time. By focusing on objectives set early in the planning stage: Maintain a high standard of performance; Maintain a steady level of growth; and provide a service which guarantees repeat customers, PCC has managed to reach a sales level of over 10 million dollars and a bonding capacity of over 6 million dollars.
“Our providing this service is a step toward garnering additional work opportunities on an even larger scale. We have received great reviews so we are hopeful that we will be able to continue providing needed services,” Gomez said.
Prince Construction began as a small remodeling company, primarily employing family and friends. “We have hired many truckers, landscapers, concrete and utility workers in and around Anacostia,” said Gomez. Supporting the community is important to Prince Construction and being able to hire locally is one of several ways the company and its owner are able to give back.
PCC has completed projects for the DC Department of Public Works, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Walter Reed Army Hospital, Fort Myer Construction Company, McClean Contracting Company, Hull Corporation and many more.
Mr. Gomez also has chaired the Board of Trustees for DC Public Schools for many years and has served on the Board of Directors for Children’s Hospital, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, Anacostia Holding Company, and most recently was named one of the 17 members of Mayor Vincent Gray’s informal task force aimed at helping him reform the Districts minority contracting system. On January 19th, 2013 Mr. Gomez became a Great Street Small Business Honoree, an award given by the Congress Heights Community Training and Development Corporation’s Great Street Business Leadership Council (GSBLC).
Gomez’s vision for Prince Construction is simple: “I see us continuing to do what we’ve been doing for many years – creating work opportunities for people and providing for not only the Prince Construction family but for our Ward 8 family at large.”