At times, we add strength to a project team when we bring on a trusted partner. One who shares our beliefs in safety, customer satisfaction and teamwork.
We’ve formed partnerships where our technical expertise, required by a client, meshes with our partner’s in-depth knowledge of the local subcontractor market. Or, our financial strength and back-office systems combine smoothly with a smaller partner’s on-the-ground capabilities.
Walbridge has successfully completed projects in the United States and globally with several excellent partners. One is Devon Industrial Group.
Devon has grown from a small minority business enterprise (MBE) founded in the Midwest, into a sizeable construction firm (with revenue exceeding $100 million per year) capable of performing work throughout the United States and Canada.
Ford Motor Company helped bring Devon and Walbridge together in the 1990s when the two contractors teamed up on some work for the global automaker. The successful effort resulted in the formation of Devon Industrial Group. Devon is the majority partner, with Walbridge holding a junior position in the firm.
Working with Walbridge has provided Devon with additional expertise and resources. Devon helps Walbridge’s clients achieve higher levels of supplier diversity participation on projects, an area of growing importance to many customers.
The relationship between the two contractors is a testament to the power of mentorship and inclusion.