ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND RECOGNITION

Direct Steel® and Construction is honored to be recognized for its mission to provide individualized knowledgeable professional service.

  • Direct Steel and Construction featured panelist during WIPP conference sponsored by Department of Defense – July 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured in NAWRB Magazine – June 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured in EW Magazine – June 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction recognized with Leadership award by the Chicago Sky – June 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured in Chicago Woman magazine – May 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured panelist, WBDC/PTAC sponsored event – April 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured panelist at Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Women Business Development Center event – March 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction President recognized with Women of Influence award – March 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured in Daily Herald Business Ledger – March 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction awarded USACE contract – February 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured panelist at the 5th Annual Middle Market Manufacturing Investment Conference – February 2017
  • Direct Steel and Construction published in Enterprising Women Magazine – Winter 2017 Edition
  • Direct Steel and Construction recipient of WBDC Legacy Award – November 2016
  • Direct Steel and Construction featured in Value Drivers blog – October 2016
  • Direct featured The Secrets of Successful Women Entrepreneurs panelist – September 2016
  • Direct Steel and Construction published in Enterprising Women Magazine – Summer 2016 Edition
  • Direct project highlighted in Metal Construction News – August 2016
  • President of Direct Steel and Construction appointed to Advisory Board – June 2016
  • Direct project highlighted in Chicago Tribune – May 2016
  • 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Award – Prestigious Awards Program Recognizes World’s Top Women Entrepreneurs, Enterprising Women Magazine · January 2016
  • VP Buildings 2016 Hall of Fame winner · March 2016
  • Featured panelist; Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce · September 2015
  • MBMA Contractor Task Group appointment · June 2015
  • Illinois Diversity Council featured panelist · May 2015
  • LEED Green Associate accreditation renewed · April 2015
  • Featured Speaker at Indiana University Business Forum · March 2015
  • Featured Contractor in the McHenry County Business Journal 2015 Book of Lists · January 2015
  • Featured presenter at NSEN event · November 2014
  • Appointed to the State of Illinois SBDC Advisory Board · October 2014
  • Direct Steel and Construction President awarded WBDC 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year · September 2014
  • Direct Steel and Construction President featured in “Lessons Learned” blog on Today’s Chicago Woman’s website · September 2014
  • Featured Panelist for the Small Business Administration Contract Connections and ChallengeHER Event · August 2014
  • Featured panelist – WBDC: Business Success panelist · June 2014
  • Direct Steel and Construction recognized for 10th anniversary as an authorized VP Buildings Builder · June 2014
  • Featured Panelist – Indiana University Chicago Advancement; Risk and Reward Event · May 2014
  • VP Buildings 2014 Hall of Fame winner · March 2014
  • Direct Steel and Construction celebrates 10th anniversary · January 2014
  • Dartmouth “Tuck” Executive Program · October 2013
  • Recognized by the Chicago Sun Times · September 2013
  • Recipient of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship to attend the 2013 Tuck WBENC Executive Program sponsored by IBM · August 2013
  • VP Buildings presents Direct Steel® and Construction with Builder Sales Volume Award · May 2013
  • SBA (Small Business Administration) hosts round table at Direct Steel® and Construction offices · April 2013
  • SBA Regional Director recognized Direct Steel’s® accomplishments · March 2013
  • Direct Steel LLC recognized in the Business Journal’s PowerBook 2013 Book of Lists · January 2013
  • Direct Steel® and Construction has been selected as one of 102 small businesses Sam’s Club is helping this holiday season. Along with SCORE Foundation (Small Business Association), Sam’s Club is supporting customized training and providing $1,000 in merchandise to help us grow our business. · December 2012
  • Direct Steel® and Construction recognized as Honoree at Athena International convention · October 2012
  • Received a Certificate of Registration for U.S. Trademark of “Direct Steel®” · October 2012
  • Direct Steel® and Construction awarded the Small Business Association SCORE Mentor program · September 2012
  • Presented VP Buildings Hall of Fame plaque · August 2012
  • Direct Steel® and Construction participates in Groundbreaking for Dorr Township’s new office (see more)· August 2012
  • Presented AthenaPowerlink Award · June 2012
  • VP Buildings Hall of Fame Winner · April 2012
  • Nominated as Small Business Association’s SCORE Woman Owned Small Business of the Year · March 2012
  • Authorized by American Institute of Architects to provide pre-engineered metal building presentations for educational credit · February 2012
  • Highlighted within the DexOne produced video · October 2011
  • LEED Green Associate accreditation earned · June 2011
  • Awarded the Athena Power Link Program · May 2011
  • Represented as Founding Member of the VP Buildings Green Advisory Board · May 2011
  • Recognized in Today’s Chicago Woman magazine · May 2011
  • DCEO (Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) recognition for award of Department of Energy contract · January 2011
  • WBDC (Women’s Business Development Center) November 2010 WBE of the Month · November 2010
  • Featured Guest of Nancy Munro, audio “Powerful Women” blog · December 2010

 

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