Grace Management, Inc. (GMI) was established to provide food services to the Marine Corps, and educational institutions. The company’s founders are members of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI) of Oregon.
GMI teams with large and experienced companies to solicit Government and other contracts requiring small business and minority business participation. And with women owning more than 50 percent of the company, GMI qualifies as a women-owned small business under the Small Business Administration (SBA) guidelines. GMI also qualifies as a small disadvantaged business (SDB).
We currently provide food service for the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2008 GMI entered into a subcontract agreement with a major corporation in the Government services business. As part of that agreement, GMI is providing professional contract administration services to this major corporation. In 2009, GMI signed a subcontract to provide food service operations at a site located at Camp Pendleton.
In 2011, GMI was awarded a subcontract to provide food services at four locations at Parris Island, SC. This subcontract entails providing nearly 200 employees for those sites.
Our next step is working with a large government contractor or as a prime to pursue new growth opportunities by providing facilities management services. Many Government agencies are quickly recognizing the benefits, including cost savings, of outsourcing the maintenance of facilities and equipment to an outside company. We see this as a natural avenue for growing our business.