The U.S. Small Business Administration has chosen Icon Construction, Inc. of McKinney as its Minority Small Business of the Year for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The award recognizes exemplary minority businesses, their accomplishments and best practices.

"I cannot express how honored and humbled I am to have the privilege of working with the dedicated people who make Icon what it is," Icon Construction President and CEO James B. Bell III said in a press release. "This was earned through a team effort, and everyone deserves to be proud.”

Icon Construction will be officially recognized at an awards luncheon in coming weeks.

 The Small Business Administration (SBA) was created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953 when he signed the Small Business Act. Its function is to “aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns,” according to a press release. 

Since 2004, the SBA has provided counsel and guidance to Icon Construction as an HUBZone, Veteran and Native American-owned modular building manufacturer. Icon Construction has secured dozens of government contracts from agencies including the USACE, DOI, NPS, BIA, DHS, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

“As a former United States Marine, I understand the importance of delivering projects on time and at or under budget," Bell said in the news release. "I am proud that Icon Construction has been able to do just that, time and time again, for the government. But it would also not be entirely possible without the wonderful assistance from the folks at the SBA.”

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