Pro Landscape, Inc., a Minority-owned Success
Pro Landscape, Inc., and its subsidiary, PLI Systems, Inc., of Hillsboro, are owned and operated by Manuel Castaneda. Manuel has grown his companies to about $7 million and has 40 employees.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification is for firms seeking contracting opportunities with recipients of federal transportation-related projects. Some of the recipients in this category include the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Tri-Met and the Port of Portland. The eligibility criteria is based on US DOT regulations, 49 CFR 26.
The source of the capital contribution must come from independently owned holdings without the benefit of a transfer of assets or gifts from non-disadvantaged persons and must be proportionate to the woman/minority's ownership interest.
The minority- or woman-owned business must not be associated or dependent upon a non-disadvantaged firm(s) or individual(s).
Firms must not exceed the following size standards:
|General construction contractor||$22,410,000 (DBE)|
|Specialty construction contractor||$14,000,000|
|Non-construction firms||Refer to Small Business Administration, North American Industry Classification System Codes (NAICS) size standards|
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