OAK RIDGE, June 11, 2013 - Restoration Services, Inc. (RSI) has been selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the 2013 Region IV Subcontractor of the Year in recognition for their hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to the community. The SBA Region IV encompasses the southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. "The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation's economic growth," stated John Shoraka, SBA Office of Government Contracting and Business Development. The SBA announced regional awards as they prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week, June 17-21, 2013.
RSI was nominated for the Subcontractor of the Year by URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR). RSI is an integrated team subcontractor to UCOR supporting the DOE Environmental Management cleanup mission in Oak Ridge. Their implementation of an integrated characterization approach saved UCOR $1.3 million in FY2012 and $2 million in FY2013. They continue to have an outstanding safety record with much of their work in high hazard settings.
RSI places a high value on giving back to the local communities where their staff works and lives. Their charitable contributions focus on local organizations and their employee-base outreach offers targeted support and scholarships. As part of their commitment with UCOR to DOE's Asset Revitalization Initiative, they installed a 200 kW solar farm at the East Tennessee Technology Park on land purchased from the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee.
Staci Ferguson, RSI President, was honored by the award, "We appreciate the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizing RSI with this award. It's all a result of our employees who commit, every day, to work safely, work hard, and provide innovative responses to our customer's needs. We also want to thank everyone at UCOR for giving us the opportunity to prove ourselves as we work together to clean up the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation."