Texas Department of Transportation Invests $100 Billion: Bradlink’s Helen Callier Shares Strategies for DBE Growth

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 25, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Helen Callier, president of Bradlink LLC will serve as a panelist during a session at the Texas Department of Transportation Austin District (TxDOT). Bradlink, an industry recognized technical services firm and DBE certified firm, works on transit, transportation, and aviation projects in Texas. This Information Sessions and Connections Event, scheduled on January 25, 2024, will be held at the TxDOT Austin District Headquarters and will present projects related to TxDOT receiving an historic Unified Transportation Program (UTP) investment of $100 billion to improve transportation in Texas.

The event’s program is geared toward providing an avenue for TxDOT to meet with DBE and HUB Contractors. Also, with $8.3 billion being invested in the TxDOT Austin District, Prime Contractors, representatives from the Associated General Contractors of Texas will be at this information session to meet and explore possible contracting with DBE and HUB firms.

With 20 years of proven industry experience as a subcontractor and prime in government contracting, Bradlink is a known leader in markets that engage DBE contractors. 

“It’s truly an honor to share tips with other small businesses on ways to use their DBE and HUB certifications to grow their business. TxDOT requires help from small businesses to meet growing demands on roads, bridges, and highways in the state. With 1300 people a day moving into Texas, now is a good time to consider TxDOT for growing your small business.”

Leveraging the company’s State of Texas HUB and DOT DBE certifications assisted Bradlink to be working currently as a prime on Austin ISD Bond Program, supporting key projects at Austin Bergstrom Airport, and providing construction scheduling on the Houston Airport System New Federal Inspection Services Building at Bush IAH as a sub to Hensel Phelps.

“We are thankful for TxDOT inviting Helen Callier, our president to share words of wisdom to small businesses on ways to use their DBE certifications to grow. Texas is a great place to do business and there are millions of dollars at TxDOT to go after.” Moruf Jimoh, AAIA, Technical Manager of Bradlink LLC

Bradlink’s president, Helen Callier, who has been instrumental in building the company, expressed her enthusiasm for the event. She stated, “As we gather at the TxDOT Connections Event, I am excited to share insights with fellow entrepreneurs on unlocking the full potential of their DBE and HUB certifications. Small businesses play a crucial role in shaping the transportation landscape, and together, we can contribute to the growth and development of our great state. Texas offers incredible opportunities, and I look forward to empowering others to seize them with confidence and success.”

Bradlink’s president, Helen Callier, has been instrumental in building the company. In 2023, her influential expertise earned her a prominent spot on page 49 of the SBA Small Business National Resource Guide, showcasing her as a thought leader in the industry.

About Helen Callier

Helen Callier, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University and graduate on the Goldmans Sachs 10KSB Program, is President of Bradlink LLC, a Technical Services firm and Founder of PermitUsNow, an industry recognized building permitting and expediting firm headquartered in Texas. Recognized as HBJ’s Women Who Mean Business, SBA Women Business Champion, former State of Texas Commissioner of Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and serving as Advisory Board Vice Chair for Tri-County Regional Black Chamber of Commerce and Advisory Board Member for SubCUSA, Helen is known as a point guard in the business community. She is a regular blogger, a published author, dynamic speaker, and a valuable contributor in the business community and supporting Texans.

About Bradlink LLC

Bradlink LLC, with offices in Houston, Austin and Dallas, Texas is a technical services firm that provides program management, building design, permit expediting, construction oversight, and facilities support services primarily to government agencies. Clients of Bradlink include the Houston Airport System, JACOBS, ATKINS, Hensel Phelps, Austin ISD, and the USACE.

Bradlink has received many business awards and recognitions including a recent MWDBE Firm of the Year from the Government Procurement Breakfast Forum and A/E Services Firm of the Year from the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA).

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