Ocean Twp. environmental services firm wins SBA contracting honor

Renova Environmental Services, an Ocean Township-based environmental remediation and heavy civil construction firm, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2020 Prime Contractor of the Year for Region II, which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The award-winning company serves both federal and private clients throughout the mid-Atlantic and Northeast region, SBA Regional Administrator Steve Bulger said in a news release.

“During fiscal year 2019, the federal government awarded New Jersey small businesses like Renova Environmental Services $2.3 billion in federal contracts, or 24.3% of the $9 billion in contracts that were awarded to all firms in the state, which exceeded the federal government’s goal of 23%,” Bulger said in a prepared statement. “… We firmly believe that small business owners who aggressively seek federal government contracting opportunities can put their companies on the path to achieving significant economic growth over time.”

Company President Paulo Rodriguez Heyman started the company in 2006, and has 16 years of experience managing projects in the environmental and construction sectors, including remedial action operations, long-term monitoring and heavy civil construction.

“Receiving SBA’s prestigious Prime Contractor of the Year Award attests to the ingenuity and resolve of our team,” Rodriguez Heyman said in a statement. “All of us at Renova are grateful to the SBA for facilitating our growth and enabling us to provide stable careers for our workforce and exceptional value to the federal government.”

The company was nominated by Sean Waldron, contracting officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit – Providence, according to the SBA.

“Small businesses like Renova Environmental Services play an important role in providing goods and services to the federal government,” SBA New Jersey District Director Al Titone said in a statement. “… If you want to compete for contracts with the federal government, then you have to develop an expertise and provide exceptional services to the U.S. government like Paulo Rodriguez Heyman has done.”

Renova competed with nine other prime contractors nationwide for the 2020 National Prime Contractor of the Year award, which was won by Action Facilities Management Inc. of Morgantown, West Virginia.