Diversity & Inclusion


Johnny Sigers
Project Diversity Manager

Samet Corporation publicly reaches out to capable minority and woman owned firms in the community to inform them about opportunities to participate in all our projects. We offer our experience and knowledge to firms targeted for participation by providing training, networking opportunities, and assistance with completion of our subcontractor/supplier prequalification process. This includes assistance with obtaining NC HUB/SWUC certification where necessary to maximize HUB participation. Samet Corporation structures specific bid packages with reduced financial and bonding requirements in order to maximize HUB participation.

We track and assist targeted HUB firms from the time of identification through the bidding process in order to ensure a successful bid response for all projects.

We offer prequalification support, bonding & insurance support. and plan reading support through our project specific contractor colleges. We offer follow up project management assistance to HUB firms who are successfully awarded subcontracts and take all reasonable measures to ensure that HUB participation on our projects exceed our stated goals. Through our Diversity Inclusion efforts, Samet Corporation has successfully achieved between 30%-60% HUB Participation on our projects. This has led to over 60 million dollars being awarded to historically underutilized businesses

Key elements of our approach include:

Outreach to capable MBE/WBE/DBEs through telephone campaigns, project mixers, and preconstruction project informational meetings to inform them about potential project opportunities.
Training and assisting firms to complete our subcontractor/supplier prequalification process.
Tracking and assisting targeted HUB firms through the bidding process to maximize their likelihood of success.
Providing project management support to subcontractors working on Samet projects.

Recent MWBE Projects Include:

  • Union Hill Elementary
  • Renovations & Additions to Summerfield Elementary
  • George C. Simkins Elementary School
  • Guilford Middle School
  • Winston-Salem State University Center for Design Innovation
  • Winston Salem State University Donald Julian Reaves Student Center
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University: Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
  • University of NC in Greensboro Spartan Villages
  • University of NC in Greensboro Jefferson Suites
  • First Baptist Church Holland Homes
  • Guilford Technical Community College Cameron Campus
  • Guilford Technical Community College Parking Deck
  • Oak Grove High School
  • University of NC in Charlotte Residence Dining Hall
  • City of High Point Baseball Stadium
  • Greensboro Field House
  • Gateway Research Facility
Team Owner Project Type Project Value MWBE Participation
Samet Greensboro D-League Fieldhouse Renovation 55.5 M 32%
Samet/SRS Simkins Elementary School $15.7 M 56%
Samet/SRS UNCG Spartan Village Phase I Residence Halls $47.6 M 33.8%
Samet/SRS Winston-Salem State University Classroom / Studio $26 M 29.3%
Samet/SRS Guilford Middle School New Middle School
(still under construction)
$30.9 M Tracking at 34%