For Vendors

Mentor Protégé Program

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The Mentor Protégé Program with the USF Office of Supplier Diversity, in conjunction with Skanska, engages small and diverse subcontractors through partnership, training, and development to strengthen businesses and build capacity. The participants received instruction from Skanska, USF faculty & staff, and industry professionals who shared their knowledge and provided insight into being successful on Skanska projects and what it takes to be a successful business in the construction industry.

The next Mentor Protégé Program cohort will kick off in August 2024 with firms our community partner organizations recommend. Firms are eligible for participation if they have been in business for at least one year and are specific to the construction industry, i.e., trades, suppliers, vendors, etc.

Registration for the 2024 MPP Cohort will open May  1.  Please check this page for the application link at that time. 

In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact the following community partners if you want to be selected for the program.

Those partner organizations include:   
Inclusive St. Petersburg  
Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce

Read more about the success of our previous cohorts here.

2021 Mentor Protege Cohort

2021 Mentor Protégé Program Cohort

Past Program Session Topics:    

  • Environmental Health & Safety                                                
  • Field Management                                        
  • Human Resources                                        
  • Marketing & Business Development       
  • Legal                                                               
  • Project Accounting                                       
  • Project Planning & Preconstruction          
  • Sustainability    
Nia Olgetree Arielle Group at Graduation

Nia Ogletree of Arielle Management Group, LLC at 2021 Mentor Protégé Program Graduation

 The 2021 Mentor Protégé Program cohort included: 

  • AAA Restoration & Builders Team LLC 
  • Angel’s Cleaning Service 
  • Arielle Management Group LLC 
  • DuCon LLC 
  • E&I Mechanical LLC 
  • Evolve Mechanical Services LLC 
  • Len’s Roofing Inc. 
  • Phill’s Home Construction 
  • Samamed Home Improvement LLC 
  • Secure2ware Inc. 
  • WSV Group Inc. 

The 2022 Mentor Protégé Program cohort included: 

  • BSM Rescreen and Repairs LLC
  • Cablelytics LLC
  • Carter Companies LLC
  • Chosen Industries, LLC
  • Citrus Roll Off Dumpster, LLC
  • Essential Janitorial Solutions
  • Lenox Millennial Cleaning LLC
  • Mary Butler, LLC
  • MJ Renovation Group dba MJ Renovation
  • Optional Solutions, LLC
  • Pinder Construction & Construction Management Services LLC
  • Smiley's Restoration & Painting Services, LLC

The 2023 Mentor Protégé Program cohort included: 

  • AEC Development Partners LLC
  • Cut Ups Lawn Service
  • Gulf Atlantic Engineerss, PA
  • id Designs & Co.
  • Innovative Homes & Remodeling Inc.
  • J&B Construction Services USA Inc.
  • Marvis Enterprises Corporation
  • Promise Construction and Repair Solutions, LLC
  • Toro Construction Services Inc dba Toro CSI