2019 Small Business of the Year Awards – Part 2

The Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO) Small Business Office recognized Associated Design Group, Inc. (ADG) in the first annual NOAA Small Business Program Awards.

Associated Design Group, Inc. (ADG) Executive Officer Larry Blanchette received the award from AGO Director Jeffrey Thomas on April 4, 2019. NOAA’s first Small Business of the Year Awards were presented during Small Business Industry Day, with over 400 attendees.   

This award recognizes AGD’s efforts over the past five years in providing NOAA with professional architect and engineer design services. The professionalism, technical expertise, and spirit of partnership demonstrated in project after project has helped NOAA maintain a diverse and widespread portfolio of facilities which in turn supports NOAA’s ability to meet mission requirements.

ADG was able to continue working on a design for a major renovation project at NOAA in Miami, Florida during the recent government shutdown. Their willingness to keep going in a spirit of partnership helped minimize delay to this important special appropriation project and potentially saved NOAA millions in expiring funds.

The Small Business Program Awards recognize small businesses who demonstrate outstanding performance, accomplishment, and a spirit of partnership in support of NOAA's mission. AGO recognizes the important role that small businesses play in the successful execution of the NOAA mission.