Project Diversity and Development

Workforce Development

Mentor-Protégé Program

Community Impact

Our Team

How to Work with Us

Samet Corporation as a whole is committed to fostering an environment of equality and inclusion that values diversity and delivers future leaders into our communities where their tolerance and grace is a given, where all men and women are equal and we work to overcome social inequities in authentic ways everyday as part of our work. While we build structures and create value through our projects, our single best opportunity is to build the relationships with people from every walk of life that can help make a difference in our communities. The foundational step to these good relationships is understanding. With knowledge we can affect real, meaningful change that creates the relationships and good reputation that will outlast any structure we build.

MWBE Program Results

The Samet Team’s commitment to MWBE participation is what sets us apart. Since 2006, we have been achieving 35%-56% participation on each project! Through the implementation of our program, we capture interest by publicly reaching out to capable minority and woman owned firms in the community to inform them about opportunities to participate on our projects. We work together with them to help increase their capacity and assure their success on each project!

Subcontractors

Samet Corporation publicly reaches out to capable minority and woman owned firms in the community to inform them about opportunities to participate in all our projects. We offer our experience and knowledge to firms targeted for participation by providing training, networking opportunities, and assistance with completion of our subcontractor/supplier prequalification process. This includes assistance with obtaining NC HUB/SWUC certification where necessary to maximize HUB participation. Samet Corporation structures specific bid packages with reduced financial and bonding requirements in order to maximize HUB participation.

We track and assist targeted HUB firms from the time of identification through the bidding process in order to ensure a successful bid response for all projects.

We offer prequalification support, bonding & insurance support. and plan reading support through our project specific contractor colleges. We offer follow up project management assistance to HUB firms who are successfully awarded subcontracts and take all reasonable measures to ensure that HUB participation on our projects exceed our stated goals.

Workforce Development

Students in Construction from Dudley High School participate in fire station groundbreaking. 

Student Involvement

As a part of Samet Corporation’s culture we like to extend Construction Mentoring into the community by involving local students. For Our K-12 and University Area Schools, we like to involve students by giving them internships to work on construction projects in the area.

The Students in Construction Program exposes students to the interview process and actual day to day construction practices. Each Student will learn trade skills, blueprint reading, and how Engineering & Architecture go hand and hand with construction.

“My experience, having a hand in the construction of this building with my assistance to Mechworks and their HVAC techs has been life-changing to say the least. I, as well as the other interns, have been surrounded by individuals who have provided us with valuable life knowledge as well as necessary skills and tips for the job. Initially, putting together pipes, installing, and sealing ducts wasn’t an experience I expected to enjoy, but being out there and working in the field has not only taught me a trade that I could make a flourishing career out of, but has also allowed me to grasp a side of myself that I never knew existed prior, and for that I am eternally grateful.”

-Gavin W., Students In Construction Intern
Dudley High School

Spirit Rocks

Spirit Rocks are a way our teams helps to impacts future generations. When placing a spirit rock on a local school campus we give students an opportunity to see trades in actions from crane drivers, sales reps, construction operations personnel and more. 

“The rock represents a “touch point” at Fairview. It’s a symbol that we are together in all that we do! I appreciate Samet seeing that vision and creating that for us. One thing that I we want to continue to do for our scholars at Fairview is create experiences for them and give them opportunities to learn outside of the classroom.”

-Abe Hege
Principal, Fairview Elementary

Mentor-Protégé Program

With a focus on helping businesses flourish, our impact can be seen through our mentor-protégé program that started in 2014.

We partner with minority- and women-owned businesses on select projects to assist them with best practices, technology, and the processes needed to grow their operations.

We have implemented these partnerships on higher education, civic and healthcare projects to date, and are continually developing our program to include more businesses, whether first or second tier, to allow for the growth and development of those in our communities.

Our Team

How to Work with Us

We offer our experience and knowledge to firms targeted for participation by providing training, networking opportunities, and assistance with completion of our subcontractor/supplier prequalification process. This includes assistance with obtaining NC HUB/SWUC certification where necessary to maximize HUB participation.

Johnny Sigers

Johnny Sigers

Director Diversity & Development

Chyna Green

Chyna Green

Project Diversity and Development Manager

Jonathan Best

Jonathan Best

Project Diversity and Development Manager

Community Impact

Community Organizations

METROLINA MINORITY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION- Our mission is to serve diverse construction professionals through education, public policy, community service and economic development.

Link: http://mmcaofcharlotte.org/

The members of MWBE Coordinators’ Network are committed to ensuring that all segments of the community have an equitable opportunity to participate in professional service contracts, procurement contracts, and construction projects, in both the public and private arenas.

Link: http://mwbenetwork.org/

The organization’s principal focus is on issues and concerns common to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American construction professionals.

Link: https://umcnc.org/

Our mission is to strengthen the asset base of diverse populations through policy, education and economic opportunities.

Link: https://theinstitutenc.org/

NC Department of Administration Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) mission e is to promote the economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in State Government contracting and procurement that will foster their growth and profitability.

Link: https://ncadmin.nc.gov/businesses/hub

City of Charlotte Business Inclusion  seeks to enhance competition and participation of small, minority and women owned firms in City contracting and to promote economic growth and development in the City of Charlotte.

Link: https://charlottenc.gov/GS/procurement/cbi/Pages/default.aspx

It’s the City’s policy to ensure all businesses, including those owned by minorities and women, are afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the City’s contracting processes for commodities, construction and other professional services.

Link: https://www.greensboro-nc.gov/business/minority-and-women-s-business-enterprise