Elford, Inc. includes all of the segments of the populations in the communities where we provide construction services. We are committed to providing a representative project team by partnering with Minority-based Enterprises, Veteran-based Enterprises and Woman-based Enterprises in the areas of design, project development, construction, subcontracting, joint venture relationships, and goods and services purchasing.

We serve as mentors to MBE/WBE/EDGE/SDVOB/VOB leadership teams to enhance their skills and capabilities through coaching and professional development. Elford’s robust plan to support and enhance the small business community includes training sessions throughout the year, meet and greets with key decision makers both externally and internally, individual mentoring sessions, introductions to other diversity professionals for assistance with certifications and business planning, and information sessions on tips to grow their businesses.


"We believe strongly that we have a duty to our community to promote, uplift, and be inclusive of minority and historically underutilized business partners."

Jim Smith, CEO, Elford

"The inclusivity and diversity of our team is critical to our success today and tomorrow."

Mike Fitzpatrick, President, Elford

In 2020, Elford contracted with MBE, EDGE, WBE, DBE, VBE, and other historically underutilized subcontractors and partners for over $38,986,460.

Denise Gilliam

Denise Gilliam, Elford’s Director of HR & Inclusion, has been honored by the OhioMBE as a Top MBE Advocate.

For more information please contact:
614-545-2496 direct