Strategic Partnerships

Our Approach to Mentor-Protégé Participation

We seek firms that share our Dewberry at Work values as a complementary vision for the future to partner under the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program. Characteristics we consider in a mentor-protégé relationship include: 

  • Supports our small business and diversity objectives 
  • Complementary services 
  • Shared portfolio/backlog with common clients 
  • Desire to learn best practices from each other  
  • Strong financial foundation 
  • Complementary geographic locations 
  • Resources to support the mentor-protégé relationships 
  • Current contracts/projects with targeted clients 

Current Mentor-Protégé Partnerships

  • Lowe Engineers, LLC (Lowe)
    Small business designation: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), NAICS Codes: 541330, 541360, 541370
  • GKY & Associates, Inc. (GKY)
    Small business designation: Virginia SwaM certified small businesses, Federal Small Business, NAICS Code: 541330

Under the SBA Mentor-Protégé Program, we are working together on internal business management systems, navigating federal contract bidding, contracting best practices, acquisition processes, performance processes, strategic planning, and business development for federal, state/local, and commercial opportunities.  

Interested in Developing a Mentor-Protégé Relationship with Us? 

We are continuously looking for strategic partnerships that are good candidates for formal mentor-protégé relationships. More specifically, we are looking for architectural, engineering, and construction protégés that meet our criteria. If you feel your firm would be an ideal candidate, please contact us.