IO Environmental Infrastructure


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“When the federal budget sequestration hit in 2015, 85% of our federal revenue dried up overnight and many of our competitors went out of business. It is not an overstatement to say that the SBDC kept us in business.”

-Mike Bilodeau, CEO

Client Impact:

Areas of Assistance:

  • New Jobs: 20 Full Time

  • Securing Contracts

  • Government Contracts: $86.2 Million

  • Finding Buyers

  • Capital Infusion: $750,000

  • Hiring New Employees

  • Obtaining Funding

The federal budget sequestration rocked government contractor in 2015, and 85% of the client’s federal contracting revenue vanished in an instant. The SBDC acted immediately by opening doors in the private and public works sector along with the other assistance, and in only two years’ time, the client’s fortunes completely changed course.

The results are nothing short of phenomenal: dozens of new jobs, tens of millions in government contracts, and one very satisfied SBDC client.

Description of Business:

IOEI is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that employs a minimum 40% Veteran workforce to provide a wide range of services to the environmental services industry and the civil infrastructure and facilities construction industry.

Use of Capital Infusion Funds:

The company utilized  financing to double its staff and scale up the company to accommodate its significant growth in government contracting awards.


San Diego, CA

Miramontes Family Trucking


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“I have been in the transportation industry for 30 years, and I always wanted to start my own company. It has been a dream of mine, and now my dream has come to life.”

-Fernando Miramontes, President


Client Impact:

Areas of Assistance:

  • Capital Infusion: $40,000

  • Financing

  • Owner Investment: $2,500

  • Business Plan

  • Jobs Created: 1

  • Financial Projections

  • Started New Business

  • Bank Accounts

The SBDC helped the client successfully navigate all aspects of the 6-week financing process including compiling the loan application, assisting with the underwriting process, and communicating regularly with the lender and underwriters to ensure approval of the loan.

Further, the SBDC worked with the client to develop a Business Plan along with creating comprehensive financial projections including a Profit & Loss Statement, Sales Forecast, Operating Expenses, Budget and Balance Sheet.

Description of Business:

The Company provides transportation and logistics services to agricultural customers in Imperial Valley with routes throughout California and Arizona.

Use of Capital Infusion Funds:

The Financing was utilized to purchase the first truck in the company’s fleet and enabled the business to launch and begin operations.


Brawley, CA

MD Commercial Cleaning

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“The SBDC’s advice and direction was invaluable in so many ways, including helping us obtain a significant four-year contract with MCCS Camp Pendleton. They put our company on an entirely different path.”

-Decarlos Daniels, CEO


Client Impact:

Areas of Assistance:

  • Increase in Sales: $3.85M

  • Secure Contracts

  • New Jobs: 5

  • Obtain Financing

  • Government Contracts: $108,000

  • Obtain Certifications

  • Capital Infusion: $10,000

  • Bid Submissions

  • Owner Investment: $10,000

When the owners of MD Commercial Cleaning, Massah Chatton and Decarlos Daniels, reached out to the SBDC in 2014, they were just beginning to investigate government contradicting as a new potential growth channel for their company.

Fast forward to the present: After significant assistance from the SBDC that amounted to an intensive “A-to-Z” education in the world of government contracting, it has now evolved into their main revenue driver and become the foundation of the company.

Description of Business:

A Native-American Owned Business that is DBE/SMBE/SB/MBE Certified, the company provides a variety of cleaning services to commercial and governmental clients in Southern California.

Use of Capital Infusion Funds:

The company utilized an owner investment to augment its working capital to accommodate contracts with the US Navy, Orange County and others.


Fallbrook, CA 92028