Helen Callier, PermitUsNow’s President Highlighted by Regions Bank, Leading Small Business Lending, in Good Stories Article
March 25, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas (March 25, 2021) – Small Business, Big Lessons. How a technical services firm and an entrepreneurship program changed course in challenging times.
Helen Callier, PermitUsNow’s President Highlighted by Regions Bank, Leading Small Business Lending, in Good Stories Article
March 25, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas (March 25, 2021) – Permit Us Now, a building permitting expediting firm, was selected by HEB, one of the largest independent grocery chains in the U.S., to be featured in a video on HEB’s Supplier Diversity website as a small and diverse supplier success story.
Permit Us Now Featured by H-E-B Grocery as Diverse Supplier Success Story
March 8, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas (March 8, 2021) – Permit Us Now, a building permit expediting firm covering Texas and with a national presence, has announced its commitment to support National Women in Construction Week. Started in 1953, this women’s event recognizes the role and contributions that women make in construction. March 7 to 13, 2021 is this year’s designated week with a focus to Connect, Collaborate and Construct.
Helen Callier reviewing permitting plans.
February 18, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas (February 16, 2021) – Permit Us Now sponsors Houston Community College’s Center of Entrepreneurship Annual Business Plan Competition. The announcement of Permit Us Now’s sponsorship comes at a time when many small businesses in the Houston area continue to struggle with loss of revenue due to the pandemic causing major adverse marketplace shifts.
Permit Us Now team delivering first sponsorship check in 2017 to HCC.
PermitUsNow has released “The Essential Guide to Help Construction Project Executives Pull Building Permits Fast – After Receiving Jurisdiction Rejection Comments”
February 16, 2021
Houston, Texas (February 16, 2021) PermitUsNow has released The Essential Guide to Help Construction Project Executives Pull Building Permits Fast:After Receiving Jurisdiction Rejection Comments.
Emails, text messages and phone calls into our toll-free line over the last few months have shown an increase in Architects and Construction Project Executives asking how to address rejections from Plan Reviewers. While some rejections could have been caught before submitting to jurisdiction, other Plan Review comments seem mostly to be cryptic and the Contractor and/or Architect is not clear on what the Reviewer is conveying.
“We are super excited about releasing this guide as it will help lots of Contractors and Architects to avoid mistakes in responding to Plan Review comments. This guide has practical tips that can be implemented right away in order to respond to jurisdiction plan review rejection comments.” Moruf Jimoh, AAIA, Technical Manager, PermitUsNow
You can punt being frustrated or stuck on how to respond to Plan Reviewers’ rejection comments and begin learning helpful tips here.
Helen Callier Shares the 5 Critical Tips for Obtaining a Permit to Ride Construction Industry Gains in 2021
January 08, 2021
Did you read the December 2020 issue of SubContractors USA? There was a great article on page 4 titled “US Construction Spending to Gain Ground Through 2024” highlighted growth in certain construction industry sectors and regions in the US such as in the South. This is good news if you are prepared to play the game.
December 17, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas (December 17, 2020) – PermitUsNow was selected as the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) Luna Established Firm of the Year during RHCA’s Speaker Tour.
Helen Callier online participation via Zoom
December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 – Houston, Texas: PermitUsNow’s Leadership Releases Latest Construction Industry Article titled Contractors: 5 Tips to Score a Building Permit in a Timely Manner
These helpful tips are offered to assist Contractors, Architects and Project Owners in being successful on pulling permits to start construction per project schedule. Delays cost time and money and the 5 tips are meant to point Contractors in the right direction.
PermitUsNow’s Leadership Extend “Gratitude” For Permitting Team The Opportunity To Serve On Projects
November 24, 2020
News: (Houston, Texas)
PermitUsNow’s Leadership Extend “Gratitude” for Permitting Team the Opportunity to Serve on Projects
As we head into the Thanksgiving and holiday season, the PermitUsNow team extends gratitude to clients, vendors, teaming partners and industry friends at the jurisdictions. We are also grateful for the many opportunities to work together in 2020 and we look forward to great projects to permit for you in the new year.
October 08, 2020
October 2020 featured article sharing helpful tips and best practices for contractors
Helen Callier’s featured article in Subcontractors USA
Helen Callier Selected As One of HEB’s Annual Supplier Diversity Opportunity Exchange And Expo Speakers
September 28, 2020
“September 28, 2020 – Houston, Texas: Permit Us Now’s President, Helen Callier, Selected as Featured Speaker During Construction Panel for H-E-B’s Annual Supplier Diversity Opportunity Exchange and Expo.”
Helen Callier Selected as One of HEB’s Annual Supplier Diversity Opportunity Exchange and Expo Speakers
August 28, 2020
PermitUsNow Leader releases September (Is “It’s the City Problem” Holding Up Your Permit) blog article to be a resource to Contractors, Architects or Project Owners frustrated with Plan Reviewers, stuck in City permitting and screaming “It’s the City!” causing my project with major delays. You will find helpful tips to re-calibrate and position you to pull your permit fast.
August 09, 2020
Three years ago, one of the most devastating storms to hit the Texas Gulf Coast caused over $125 billion in damage and made a horrendous impact in the Houston area. Today, the PermitUsNow continues to receive phone calls from Contractors, Architects, and property owners with pleas for assistance in obtaining building permits to restore and in many cases, rebuild homes. Helen shares in latest PermitUsNow blog and in SubConstractors USA column the 8 Steps to Follow When Completed Construction and Failed to Pull a Building Permit.
July 13, 2020
Helen Callier, President releases latest blog article with suggestions to help contractors and those struggling with online plans submissions for permitting. Read now “The Top Ten Mistakes Contractors Make When Submitting Online for Permit”.
April 23, 2020
“It’s Your Business” show was developed to highlight the local small businesses who are currently participating in contracting and procurement opportunities at HCC.
The guest is Helen Callier, President, Permit Us Now
March 31, 2020
As a response to the changing working conditions in design and construction due to the COVID-19, Permit Us Now has created a blog article to help the design and construction industry to stay up-to-date of its impact on building permitting and inspection activities across the state of Texas and being expanded to other parts of the U.S. We will include a color coded map in the future to denote which jurisdictions are having the longest delays or the greatest impact.
In addition, we have created a page to show a running list of stories and announcements from jurisdictions on the affects of COVID-19 on building permitting and inspections.
Lastly, we will be writing articles weekly to share with the design and construction industry so check back often and bookmark this page for the latest updates.
March 29, 2020
Helen Callier, PermitUsNow President alerts industry that team members are deemed as essential workers during the current health crises and team members continue to pull building permits during the current health crises. Our business is open and is classified under the essential critical infrastructure necessary to continue operations under the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). We fall under Article XI: Infrastructure, Development, Operation and Construction. See the attached bulletin.
January 15, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas (January 15, 2020) – Helen Callier, Founder of Permit Us Now was featured on It’s Your Business TV show by Veronica Douglas, HCC Director of Small Business. This show is designed to showcase local small business success stories such as Permit Us Now that are flourishing and making an impact in the community in creating jobs, boosting the economy and assisting others (small businesses) in their aspirations.
Helen Callier and Veronica Douglas
PermitUsNow Featured As Small Business Success Story During The Houston Association Of Government Guaranteed Lenders Annual (HAGGL) Luncheon
December 12, 2019
December 12, 2019 – (Houston, Texas) – The HAGGL Annual Luncheon highlights lending institutions that have gone over and above in making loans to small businesses during the year. In addition to certain lenders receiving awards, Houston Community College Business Plan Competition (BPC) was recognized for their continued support to helping small business succeed in the marketplace. Permit Us Now along with Twice Media Productions were the only two HCC BPC small business success stories featured during this annual luncheon.
Left to right: Helen Callier – PermitUsNow, Sandra Louvier – HCC BPC, Tiffany Williams – Twice Media
President Of PermitUsNow Participates In Greater Houston Partnership Thought Leadership Series For Business Leaders
November 9, 2019
HOUSTON, Texas (November 8, 2019) – Helen Callier, President of PermitUsNow served as one of the participants in the Greater Houston Partnership’s Thought Leadership Luncheon Series. This week’s luncheon series featured Tilman Fertita, CEO of Landry’s Inc. highlighting key strategies from his book “Shut Up and Listen”.
HCCS Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni with Dr. Kim Burroughs, Director and Liz Carreno, Outreach and Recruiting Manager
PermitUsNow Sponsors The Day Of The Construction Worker Annual Event To Celebrate Harvey Rebuilding And Positive Contributions In Houston Area
September 17, 2019
“HOUSTON, Texas (September 17, 2019) – Permit Us Now served as one of the sponsors for this year’s “The Day of the Construction Worker” held at Minute Maid Park on August 24, 2019. This special day recognized the Greater Houston Construction Industry’s impact in Houston’s growth and for continuing the rebuilding of Houston’s Harvey Storm survivors. The celebration featured free food, music, games, entertainment, industry, safety, and health exhibits plus special appearances were made by Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Airport System Director and large Primes.”
Permit Us Now Sponsors The Day of the Construction Worker Annual Event – Photo L – R – Billisha Hastings, Permit Us Now, Helen Callier, Permit Us Now, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and Michele Jungers, Crown Ridge
July 1, 2019
“HOUSTON, Texas (July 1, 2019) – Permit Us Now was selected as one of the Top 25 Subcontractors of the Year in 2019 during the SubContractors USA Awards Luncheon held on June 26, 2019. The annual event is geared towards small, minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran owned businesses being recognized for their excellence in industry and for making significant contributions in the state of Texas economy.”
Top 25 Subcontractors of the Year Award
January 11, 2019
PermitUsNow Partners – Helen Callier and Moruf Jimoh, AAIA were thrilled to have the opportunity to share how working on H-E-B projects across the state of Texas helps improve quality of life for Texans and those visiting Texas.
February 14, 2019
“HOUSTON, Texas (September 10, 2018) – Permit Us Now was selected as H-E-B’s Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year. Helen Callier, president of Permit Us Now, will accept the Supplier Award during H-E-B’s Supplier Diversity Conference taking place September 13th in San Antonio, Texas. The annual event is geared towards small, minority, women-owned, disadvantaged and historically underutilized businesses.”
H-E-B Grocery Supplier Diversity Supplier of the Year Award
Helen Callier is still sought after by media on article written supporting the construction industry and residents along the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey
January 18, 2019
“From Rockport to Houston to the Beaumont, Port Arthur Triangle, thousands of residential, commercial and government buildings have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and require rebuilding. As a native of Houston, I, along with the Permit Us Now team, want to help our communities get back into operations faster, so we want to share with contractors, architects and project owners what we know to-date on obtaining city building permits…”
How to obtain city building permits to rebuild after hurricane harvey
Helen Callier interviewed by CNBC Nightly Business Report reviewing the impact of the United States Government shutdown on Bradlink LLC, Permit Us Now’s parent company
January 11, 2019
Helen Callier interviewed by CNBC Nightly Business Report reviewing the impact of the United States Government shutdown on Bradlink LLC, Permit Us Now’s parent company that is predominantly involved in government contracting for 15 years. Ms. Callier’s interview begins around the 5:34 minute mark.
Nightly Business Report, the weeks-long partial government shutdown is starting to create anxiety on Wall Street. Plus, the high cost of retail returns.
Kate Rogers, CNBC features Helen Callier, President of Bradlink LLC, the parent company of Permit Us Now, in business industry article
January 11, 2019
“As the U.S.government shutdown enters its third week, on the verge of becoming the longest in history, Main Street is getting creative to stay afloat. The partial closure is having ripple effects nationwide on companies that work with and rely on the federal government to do business…”
Small business owners like Helen Callier of Bradlink, LLC, say the government shutdown is impacting business. Callier is a part of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program, and can’t access resources during the partial closure.
January 8, 2019
Permit Us Now President, Helen Callier, was recently interviewed by host Todd DuPlantis on the Topic TV Show in HCCTV. The interview appears on Houston Community College web sites and other media and is found here for viewing. Helen shares the value that Permit Us Now provides to the construction industry and how participating in HCCS Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business and subsequently, Business Plan Competition helped in developing our business growth plan.
Helen Callier, PermitUsNow, President Shares Building Permitting Outlook in SubContractors USA Newspaper
December 12, 2018
Article outlines key trends impacting permitting and helpful tips for contractors, Project Owners, and Architects to consider in pulling building permits in the year ahead.
“On December 3, 2018, I attended the first annual Asian | Turkish | Indo-American Chambers of Commerce Real Estate and Construction Summit in Houston, Texas. There were three industry panels that provided a treasure trove of industry insights and data along with two powerful keynote speakers including State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Glenn Hager…”
Article presents the three industry trends and impacts on obtaining building permits in 2019
November 16, 2018
Five Secrets Revealed on How a Good Offense Helps to Obtain a Building Permit Fast.
“With hundreds of billions of dollars and many more construction opportunities on the horizon for contractors, some jurisdictions are scrambling to handle the work load for plan reviews to issue building permits. And with recent hurricane-impacted areas along the Florida Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas, jurisdictions will become even more stretched…”
Article reveals the five secrets on how a good offense helps to obtain a building permit Fast
Helen Callier, PermitUsNow, Authors Article on Five Simple Tips to Drive Highway to Permitting Success
October 10, 2018
“I’ve met a few people this year that have struggled in one way or another in obtaining the necessary permits on highway construction projects. From forgetting to fully assess site conditions for Rock Quarry to having modular trailers that lacked State seal of approval to getting started later than planned with environmental permits, issues popped-up that stressed the start of construction. Five simple tips that help to remove blind spots and provide clarity in obtaining agency and jurisdiction permits for highway projects were covered…”
Article reveals five simple tips drive highway to permitting success
September 18, 2018
“Looking to get started with your construction project on time? The building permitting tips and insights below from Helen Callier, Permit Us Now, Contributing Writer will assist you in positioning for success…”
Article presents five ways to get your building permit faster
Bradlink Excited to Sponsor Houston Community College System Entrepreneurial Center Business Plan Competition Starting in 2017
Houston, Texas | August 2016. Bradlink team members were excited to compete in and graduate from Houston Community College System (HCCS) Business Plan Competition (BPC) in May of 2016. The BPC is led by Jack Barry, a successful businessman with over 40 years of proven experience including start-ups, mid-sized firms, and Fortune 500 businesses along with co-facilitator Richard Tyler, an international business consultant and speaker. Helen states, “while our business plan on expanding our building permitting services under the umbrella of PermitUsNow was not selected, we are the ultimate winner because the coaching received and insights gained were more valuable than the actual prize money.”
We are humbled to announce Bradlink is one of the sponsors of HCCS BPC in 2017 to assist other small businesses in shaping their entrepreneurial dreams and business plan.
Sandra Louvier, Director Center of Entrepreneurship NW, John (Jack) Barry, Business Consultant, Helen Callier, Bradlink President, Moruf Jimoh, Associate AIA, Bradlink Technical Permitting Manager