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Up-Side Management Company and DeMaria Building Company Subcontractor Recruitment Event (Oct 16/18)


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The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC), Coastal Carolina Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College are pleased to co-host TWO subcontractor/vendor recruitment events with Up-Side Management Company and DeMaria Building Company, for the upcoming construction of projects in support of construction projects and programs (IDIQs) at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg.

Wednesday,  October 16, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Coastal Carolina Community College
James Melton Skills Bld – Room 104B/C
444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC

Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fayetteville Technical Community College
General Classroom Bld – Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Rd
Fayetteville, NC

This is a FREE event. 


Up-Side Management Company (U-SMC) and DeMaria Building Company (DeMaria) both Federal Prime Contractors were approved to participate in the All Small Mentor Protégé Program by the Small Business Administration (SBA) on 12 July 2017. After receiving SBA approval, U-SMC and DeMaria formed a legal joint venture U-SMC/DeMaria JV1, LLC on 24 July 2017 for the purpose of uniting core competencies to provide superior quality design-build and design-bid-build new and renovation construction services to pursue federal stand-a-lone and IDIQ construction contracts. The JV is certified as a Hub Zone Joint Venture and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (CvE certified with the Department of Veteran Affairs) on and is considered a Small Business under NAICS Code 236220. The joint venture partners’ company information consists of the following:

  • U-SMC is a minority owned, SBA certified HUB Zone, 8(a) / Small Disadvantaged Business and a VA CvE certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business. U-SMC’s corporate office is in Hubert, North Carolina, with SBA approved bona fide offices located in Jacksonville, Florida and Velpen, Indiana. In addition, U-SMC’s Florida office is an SBA certified Hub Zone location. U-SMC has completed over 150projects valued at $64M for multiple federal and DOD agencies located within the Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Caribbean regions. 70% of these 100 projects have been completed for NAVFAC, primarily NAVFAC SE military installations
  • DeMaria is a large construction firm and has been providing construction services for over 49 years. Incorporated in 1969, DeMaria has grown from a general contracting company in Detroit with less than 10 employees to a firm maintaining a strong local presence in Michigan while expanding into different markets across the nation. DeMaria’s Government project experience dates back to 1972, and the firm has been awarded, either through joint venture agreements or individually, over one billion ($1B) dollars of work for various Federal Government agencies. Clients include the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Transportation Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and the General Services Administration. With more than four decades of experience of working within the government sector, DeMaria understands the need to meet or exceed each executing agency budget, quality, and schedule goals.
    • DeMaria is also the recent Awardee for Solicitation No. N40085-19-R-9124, P9838 Ambulatory Care/Dental Center, Marine Corps Air Station, New River, NC. The project requires construction of a 44,000 SF Ambulatory Care/Dental Clinic to incorporate the Marine Centered Medical Home concept for Marine Active Duty personnel at MCAS New River. Supporting facilities include utilities, site improvements, facility special foundations, parking, antiterrorism force protection measures, demolition, and environmental protection measures. Existing building AS100 will be demolished at the conclusion of the project. The construction/contract duration will be 874 calendar days after Notice to proceed. The magnitude of this project is greater than $25,000,000.
    • DeMaria is also currently recruiting for the following positions*:
      • Government Estimator
      • Site Safety, and Health Officer
      • Quality Control Manager

* Please go to for additional information.

In addition to U-SMC and DeMaria, Mahorsky Group Inc. will have representation present to offer assist stance to potential subcontractors with any surety or bonding questions they might have.

  • MGI is a surety bond agency that operates nationally focusing on federal construction. We excel at stretching single job opportunities, securing larger aggregate bond programs and provide overall surety support that is unattainable elsewhere. Our clients have access to bonding capacity that helps them grow and become more profitable.

U-SMC and DeMaria as well as our Joint Venture are seeking subcontractors and vendors within all divisions.

Division 1 – General Requirements Division 9 – Finishes
Division 2 – Existing Construction Division 10 – Specialists
Division 3 – Concrete Division 11 – Equipment
Division 4 – Masonry Division 12 – Furnishings
Division 5 – Metals Division 13 – Special Construction
Division 6 – Woods & Plastics Division 14 – Conveying Systems
Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Division 21 – Fire Suppression
Division 8 – Openings Division 22 – Plumbing
Division 23 – HVAC Division 26 – Electrical
Division 27 – Communications Division 28 – Electronic Safety & Security
Division 31 – Earthwork Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
Division 33 – Utilities  

U-SMC Contact:
Cindy Martin
Federal Contract /Marketing Manager
Phone: 904.778.5506

DeMaria Contact:
Jennifer Michalski
Estimating Coordinator
Phone: 248.756.0814

Unable to attend the Event:  U-SMC and DeMaria request each of our subcontractors to complete an online subcontractor qualification. To complete the online application and view our current bid agenda by going to: and clicking on Subcontractors tab at the top of the page. CLICK on the “Contractor Qualification” to download this document and follow the directions at the top of that form. Upon completion, please send to

The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.

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