By Helen Callier
December 17th, 2020
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PermitUsNow Wins 2020 RHCA Luna Established Firm of Year Award
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. This Luna award recognizes a well-established, woman-owned architecture, engineering, or construction company that has exemplary performance in the industry and does business in the respective city. The award is given to a woman-owned company in construction, architecture, or engineering.
Callier and the PermitUsNow team are thrilled to receive this prestigious award, the first of its kind in Houston, Texas) and are pleased to know that their innovative approach to tackling tough construction permitting and design problems is appreciated by the industry. This dynamic team also plays a key role in the Houston business community by sponsoring Houston Community College’s Center of Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition each year and answering permitting questions from elderly and economically challenged homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey and other floods.
Callier via recorded video spoke these words "On behalf of the Bradlink | PermitUsNow team, we are super excited and grateful to receive the 2020 Luna Award for Established AEC Firm. This is the first RHCA award of its kind in Houston and it’s an honor for us to be recognized."
Clients of PermitUsNow’s offering words of support and testimony include Burns and McDonnell, SpawGlass and McCarthy. Here’s what Kris Mickshaw, Project Executive, SpawGlass “…whether working directly for our Clients or directly for SpawGlass, their professionalism, way of resolving issues, sense of urgency and overall care of pulling a permit as quickly as possible helped us save time and money which are valuable to not only SpawGlass but for our Clients as well.”
And Kyle Rhodes, Project Executive, McCarthy states this about working together on the new Southwest Airlines Hangar at Hobby International Airport "The PermitUsNow team was a significant asset in facilitating information back and forth between the design team and the specific permitting entities. Their involvement and efforts contributed significantly to allowing the multiple enabling projects to start- on-time for a successful project kick-off."
Burns and McDonnell, a long time client of PermitUsNow, says “….PermitUsNow provided exceptional permitting services to Burns & McDonnell. Helen’s team worked as a partner to our design build team during the design and permitting phases for a new corporate aviation hangar at George Bush Intercontinental Airport during 2020. The staff at PermitUsNow assisted our team to maintain an aggressive schedule as required by our client. In addition to expediting permits, Helen and her staff’s strong relationships help to facilitate discussions between our design build team, Houston Airport System staff, and City of Houston staff. Helen’s support has been invaluable to our team and we look forward to collaborating on future projects.” Raymond Mason, P.E., Project Manager
The PermitUsNow team led by Helen Callier, Founder is committed to being innovative and leveraging their talents and expertise to help Architects, Contractors, and Project Owners to have permits in hand quickly to start construction in a timely manner.
This year’s annual RHCA Luna Awards was held live online via Zoom.
For a full biographical profile on Callier, please visit www.linkedin.com/in/helencallier.
About Permit Us Now, LLC
Founded in September 2016, Permit Us Now, a division of Bradlink LLC, is the go-to one-stop building permitting firm that helps Project Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors save time and money plus start construction in a timely manner. Permit Us Now covers over 300 jurisdictions in Texas and expedites permits in other states in the U.S. Permit Us Now, is located downtown Houston, Dallas, Texas and maintains an office in Austin, Texas on Travis St. Permit Us Now manages permits from programming to design phase to close out for commercial, institutional and residential projects with a team of recognized experts. Permit Us Now was also recently recognized by Subcontractors USA for leadership and innovation in the construction industry.
Through its parent company, Permit Us Now is a certified minority and woman-owned business through the City of Houston, NMSDC, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a participant in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) program. Clients of Permit Us Now include JOERIS, Burns and McDonnell, OTG – The Experience | United Airlines, DNA Architects, Horizon, HOLT Construction, Acuform, BrakeCheck, CVS, and many others.
For more information on Permit Us Now, LLC, please visit www.permitusnow.com or follow @permitusnow, on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.