Simon JV to Bid for $325M in Air Force Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – True Simon LLC, a joint venture between locally based Simon Roofing and True Inspection Services of Urbana, is among four approved contractors for roof repair and replacement contracts within the U.S. Air Force’s Northeast region, the company announced today.

The national contract is capped at $325 million over a five-year period.

Simon Roofing formed the joint venture with True Inspection Services, a SBA 8(a) company, in April 2013 following a two-year relationship as part of SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program.

Following a nearly two-year proposal process, True Simon earned the right to bid for a series of identified commercial roofing projects in the Air Force’s Northeast region – one of five Air Force regions comprising the entire contract. The region includes Delaware (Dover Air Force Base), Maryland (Joint Base Andrews), Massachusetts (Cape Cod AFS and Hanscom AFB), New Hampshire, (New Boston AFS), New Jersey (Joint Base McGuire), New York (Rome Labs), Ohio (Wright-Patterson AFB) and Virginia (Joint Base Langley).

“This award presents a significant business opportunity for both Simon Roofing and True Inspection,” said Barry Couts, president, True Simon.

“Our joint venture is a win-win for both companies,” said Kelly West, vice president, True Simon. “It allows Simon Roofing to bid on 8(a) projects, and gives True Inspection Services access to Simon’s bonding capacity, national network of service centers and extensive experience in the industry.”

Thirty-two contractors were chosen among the five regions for the USAF contracts that will range from approximately $220 million to a ceiling of $325 million.

Simon Roofing operates 64 service centers throughout the United States. Using its 115 years of experience, Simon Roofing manufactures innovative roofing products and provides high-quality roof repair, restoration and replacement services.

True Inspection Services, founded in 2007, is la minority-owned commercial inspection company.  It provides independent, third-party assessment of the quality of construction and ensures specification conformance. In addition, the company performs a variety of construction management, administration and owner representation services on commercial, government, aviation, and industrial projects.

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