Local, State, and Federal Certifications

Small Business

SBA’s size standards define whether a business entity is small and, thus, eligible for Government programs and preferences reserved for “small business” concerns. Size standards have been established for types of economic activity, or industry, generally under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Small Business Administration [www.sba.gov]


Government of the District of Columbia, Local Business Opportunity Commission: Registered enterprise in the Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Program as promulgated by D.C. Act 12-268, the “Equal Opportunity for Local, Small, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Act of 1998”. The business enterprise is duly registered by the Commission as a Local Business Enterprise, Small Enterprise (Specialty Trade Contractor). Certification Number LS01-10-8598


State of Maryland Minority Business Enterprise and/or Disadvantage Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE) Certification Number 91-208.

Minority-Owned Business 8(a) Certified

SBA’s 8(a) Business Development programs are intended to help small businesses be successful for the future. We receive support for government contractors, access to capital, management and technical assistance, and export assistance. We accomplish our goal by building community-based small businesses, which in turn revitalizes neighborhoods, creates jobs, and encourages economic growth. SBA uses a number of assistance intervention tools, ranging from contract support to low-interest loans for site acquisition, construction, and the purchase of new or upgraded equipment.

Prince George’s County Government

The Government of Prince George’s County MBDD has determined that RSC Company, Inc. qualifies as a County based MBE for procurement purposes, Certification Number 02-1132.

HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a “principal office” in one of these specially designated areas. [A principal office can be different from a company headquarters, as explained in our section dedicated to Frequently Asked Questions.] The program resulted from provisions contained in the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997.

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program is administered by a staff in Washington, D.C. in cooperation with field staff located in SBA District Offices around the country. A full listing of those local District Office staff members [HUBZone liaisons] is available on the HUBZone web page under “Contacts.” www.sba.gov/hubzone


State of Maryland Master Electrician, 1622

District of Columbia Master Business License Class B

District of Columbia Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractor, #739

District of Columbia Electrical Contractor, #ECC1109

District of Columbia Gasfitter Contractor, #GC997

Prince George’s County Maryland Electrical Contractor, #EC-0993

Prince George’s County Maryland Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor, #FC-0020

State of Maryland Construction, 1711

State of Maryland Home Improvement Commission Contractor/Salesman

Montgomery County Maryland Electrical License, #EB2707