BOSS™ athlete Dylan Fitzpatrick, a freshman at Narbonne High, was rewarded for his efforts in the classroom with the opportunity to join ESP founder and CEO Everett Glenn at the 16th Annual Awards Dinner for the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Southern CA Chapter. In addition to his work in the classroom, Dylan is a freshman starter on the Narbonne junior varsity with great promise on and off the court. Dylan’s father, Ed Fitzpatrick, joined us for the event, which took place on Friday, October 23, 2015, at the newly renovated Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel.

NAMC is a national non-profit trade association founded in 1969 that today serves over 5,000 minority contractors across the country. Through advocacy and education, NAMC promotes the economic and legal interests of minority contractors. By reducing and removing barriers to full equality, NAMC helps bring about wider procurement and increased business opportunities for members and minority contractors across the country. Today, NAMC members represent over $1 billion of project capacity.

The year round component of the BOSS™ process includes real world experiences and the opportunity to see the entrepreneurial process first hand and learn about advocacy to empower small, minority and women-owned contracting firms was an amazing opportunity for Dylan and his dad that. We were able to share the opportunity with Dylan and his dad courtesy of Tim Coffey, President & CEO of TEC Constructors & Engineers, one of Southern California’s most experienced and reputable African American contractors. For more than 24 years, TEC has performed general contracting, program management and construction management on private & public works projects, ranging from highway expansions, new school facilities, major airport tenant improvements & expansions projects to extensive hospital tenant improvement projects.