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Designer's Specialty Millwork Leads in the Industry Through an MBDA Partnership

Designer's Specialty Millwork (DSM) is an industry leader in the manufacturing/millwork sector. Established in 1994, the company has experienced tremendous growth and earned a commendable reputation for its commitment to customer service, quality work, and time management. G.G. Harrison, DSM's owner, was looking to take the company to the next level and expand their portfolio into the public sector.

The Miami MBDA Business Center was DSM's ideal partner for pursuing government contracts. In addition to extensive relationships in both private and public sectors, the Miami MBDA Business Center currently serves as a registered primary source in identifying minority sub-contractors for the Florida Marlins Stadium project. DSM worked with MBDA to strengthen its business model for government contracting and benefited from consulting services to identify opportunities and prepare strong bid packages. By joining forces with the MBDA, DSM has received over $7.2 million in contract awards and created over 30 new jobs in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

The company currently reports annual revenues in excess of $14 million and continues to exceed expectations on every contract.



Minority Business Community At-A-GlanceA
Business Owner Number of Firms Gross Receipts ($1000s) Average Gross Receipts Paid Employees
African American  181,496 $10,528,813 $58,011 65,085
American Indian & Alaska Native  9,747 1,060,062 108,758 3,655
Asian American  64,931 17,340,193 267,056 104,650
Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander  1,772 188,426 106,335 899
Hispanic American  450,137 72,644,226 161,382 302,345
All Minority  680,069 101,384,269 149,079 476,898
 Private Sector Federal Government State Government Local Government Not Disclosed Total
Dollar Value of Contracts  $50,893,019 $2,153,357 –  $12,578,118 $106,813 $65,731,306
Dollar Value of Capital  114,264,054 100,000 100,000 774,260 –  $115,238,314
Number of Contracts  43 3 –  20 10 76
Number of Capital Transactions  64 1 1 3 –  69
TOTAL TRANSACTIONS  107 4 1 23 10 145
  Number of Transactions Value of Transactions
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 3 $325,045
Construction 91 33,746,455
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 2 100,003,914
Information 9 578,017
Manufacturing 20 4,838,395
Mining 6 30,262,523
Retail Trade 9 12,239
Services 10 2,203,032
Transportation, Warehousing & Public Utilities 1 9,000,000


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