Beck | Envision Partnership Featured in Tampa Bay Times
- Aug 4, 2022
As USF’s on-campus stadium takes shape, Tampa companies aim to benefit
The Beck Group and its partner Envision, a Tampa-based construction services company, were recently in a story by the Tampa Bay Times. It focuses on the University of South Florida’s plans to build an on-campus stadium while ensuring that diverse businesses have an opportunity to participate in the project.
USF’s Office of Supplier Diversity has driven the school’s push to steer 13 percent to 20 percent of procurement spending toward minority-, women- and veteran-owned Tampa Bay businesses. It’s led the way as the school has broken ground on new projects like the research and innovation building and the Osprey Suites dormitory in St. Petersburg.
The Beck | Envision Partnership
Beck and Envision, which is minority-owned, understand the University’s push to ensure there is more diversity in its procurement spending. The duo’s history started a decade ago with Beck’s mentorship program, which helps grow the capacity of minority- and women-owned enterprises. The mentorship evolved into a years-long partnership with the firms working on more than a dozen projects.
A portion of the Beck|Envision projects includes three with USF. This includes the Judy Genshaft Honors College, scheduled to open next year. Additionally, Beck and Envision are among the companies that are part of the stadium bid.
“USF has provided us the framework and structure for us to succeed and grow,” said Ryan Toth, Regional Director of Beck’s Tampa office. “They love having us there. It allows us to connect more deeply with some of the smaller, minority trade contractors that want to do the same thing Envision’s done on the general contractor side.”
Envision founder Allen Greene Sr. commented on how the partnership opened doors to USF and beyond in the article. “We’re on warp speed because we teamed up with a great team,” Greene said. “We’re not looking for anyone to give us anything because we’re an MBE (minority business enterprise) firm — we’re a qualified firm. We want to work at the best level, and one of the best in the industry is teaching us.”