Success stories

Learn how the services offered MO PTAC procurement specialists helped Missouri businesses achieve success and win government contracts.

Watch this video (2:25 min) to learn how one woman-owned construction business learned how to do business with the government with assistance from MO PTAC:

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Better by Design, LLC – Brookfield

Woman-owned construction firm succeeds with MO PTAC help.

Midway Development Co., Inc. – Columbia

A business started in a pool performs swimmingly.

Etegra, Inc. – Olivette

How can a small firm get big? By acting big. And where are they now? Making money from the people who make money.

Hannibal Machine Inc. – Hannibal

MO PTAC helped narrow these entrepreneurs’ vision.

Charles Tool Company, LLC – Eminence

How do you tell if foreign companies making inquiries are legit?

Pulse Medical Staffing, LLC – Columbia

Meet the mortar in the brick wall of health care.

Innovet, Inc. – St. Louis

Tenacity learned in the service leads to tenacity as an entrepreneur …

Veterans Worldwide Sales and Services, LLC – Gravois Mills

How can smaller firms compete in the federal marketplace?

Nanova – Columbia (Where are they now?)

Got cavities? There’s an innovative, MU-developed solution for that. Firm manufactures dental varnish, plans to add jobs. Inc. – Columbia

Meet the Airbnb of equipment rental.

Brandt Contracting, Inc. – St. Peters

Sedrick Brandt is in the dirt business.

Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC – Kansas City (Where are they now?)

Contracting firm finds success in federal marketplace with MO PTAC help; wins No. 1 spot on Ingram’s Corporate 100 list.

Missouri Thistle, Inc. – Owensville

Meet the largest small manufacturer you’ve never heard of.

Production Products Manufacturing & Sales Co. – St. Louis City (Where are they now?)

Chemical and biological protective shelter maker tackles Ebola — and the future.

ALL Solutions Inc. – St. Louis

Government contracting specialist Carolyn Jones helps owner of strategic analysis firm land DLA contract worth up to $3 million.

Halcyon Shades – St. Louis (Where are they now?)

Habitata president gives major props to BDP for multiple government contracts, resulting in profitable year, hiring new employees.

LMG Construction Services, LLC – Kansas City

Lisa Garney’s CV reads like a superheroine’s: Construction supervisor and jack-of-most trades, attorney, pilot, White House intern, London School of Economics graduate, Corps of Engineers-certified quality control manager, master plumber. Plumber?

PSRI Technologies, LLC – Jefferson City & Chesterfield

We celebrate Black History Month with this story of a talented, hard-working woman who found a niche and stuck with it.

ACE Midwest, LLC — Parkville

How does a cable cross the road?
Very carefully.

Central Ozark Machine, Inc. – Alton

Triumph over adversity in Oregon County.

Phoenix Textile Corporation – O’Fallon

How did a small healthcare textiles firm make it to the big time? Government contracting.

Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC – Kansas City

From $38,000 to $1.3 million and 25 federal projects

C & M Contractors, Inc. – Doniphan

They’d never worked in the conditions they found in Joplin

Foxhole Technology Inc., Springfield

As a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, Foxhole Technology accrues distinct advantages in procuring government contracts through MO PTAC.

Ridewell Corporation – Springfield

Ridewell Corporation was hesitant to step into the contracting arena. Until MO PTAC came calling.

Robinson’s Cleaners – Columbia & Jefferson City

What’s a little laundry between friends? So reads the website of Robinson’s Cleaners, a third-generation business owned a brother and sister team.

Simms Building Group Inc. – St. Louis

General contractor turns construction experience to business success in St. Louis.

Genesis Environmental Solutions Inc. – Blue Springs

Blue Springs environmental services firm makes positive strides with advice from MU Extension business development experts

Hensley Technologies – Kansas City

KC tech equipment supplier rapidly reaches milestone in government contracts

Nanoparticle BioChem, Inc. – Columbia

Nanotechnology firm capitalizes on advice from MU business development team.



This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a PTAP cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.