Two weeks ago, Kim and Dave Garvey opened a new Eastern Shore satellite office on Cambridge’s Washington Street to expand their Stevensville based business, KG Industries, LLC. The three-year old construction management firm currently has three employees and decided to move to Dorchester County to take advantage of the County’s HUBZone certification.
“As Queenstown residents and business owners, we were drawn to Cambridge because we love the Eastern Shore and wanted to see our business grow in a location that also offered location advantages only found in Dorchester,” Dave explained, adding, “We are hoping to grow our business by capitalizing on our federal contracting expertise.” The company is currently a subcontractor on an office renovation for the U.S. Coast Guard in Baltimore. Past contracts have included soil remediation, bulkhead repair and interior office renovations.
Garvey looks forward to joining the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce and to playing an active role in the County’s business community. The company plans to bid on local projects in both government and private contracts and plans to hire Dorchester County residents as their business grows.
Residents of Queenstown for over a quarter century, the Garveys once operated a larger construction company but closed that following the economic recession. The construction industry veterans also plan to expand KG Enterprises into the data scanning and storage business.
HUBZone certification requires that a third of the employees in that company reside in the designated community. To learn more about Dorchester’s HUBZone opportunities and how your business might benefit, contact John Mason at 410-228-0155.