Vigil-Agrimis Inc.: U.S. Small Business Administration's regional Minority Small Business of the Year for 2007.
Latino-owned and operated, Vigil Agrimis, based in Portland, specializes in planning, analysis and design of water and natural resources projects. Since Ken Vigil and Paul Agrimis formed the company in 1999, it has become a leader in providing design services in the Western United States — particularly for Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
"It is my pleasure to recognize Vigil-Agrimis, Inc. for their leadership, for advancing this nation's entrepreneurial spirit and their contributions to our economy and the small business community," said Oregon SBA District Director Harry DeWolf. "For all of these things, I offer my sincere congratulations."
Using multidisciplinary teams of engineers, landscape architects, and environmental scientists, Vigil-Agrimis has worked successfully on hundreds of waterways and wetlands projects. Their field-based practice results in everyone from principals to junior staff spending substantial amounts of time in the field observing the functions of natural systems. These field observations, coupled with detailed office analysis, result in real-world solutions and designs for their clients. Known as a company of "green" engineers, landscape architects and environmental scientists, Vigil-Agrimis strives to complete designs that are both sensitive to the environment and sustainable. The firm works with clients to look for cost-effective "green" solutions.
The Award will be presented at the Minority Business Opportunity Committee's Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards Luncheon: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Portland, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets to the event cost: Individual Luncheon Tickets: $65.00; Table of 10: $650; Trade Show Booth: $300.00. For tickets visit www.bdiweb.org.