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Craig Stevens C100 Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Inc. has selected Craig Stevens as a member for 2022.  Current C100 Chairman Tim Temple stated, “Craig brings talent, know-how and an energy to the Committee of 100’s mission of making Louisiana a better place for our citizens, businesses, and industries.”  

Craig is the President of Genesis 360, LLC, a commercial facility maintenance company working with local property management businesses. Under Craig’s leadership, the company has evolved into a full-service grounds’ and building maintenance, construction and IT services company. Genesis 360 has commercial and federal clients across the United States and maintains offices in Baton Rouge, Houston, and Maryland. 

Prior to his work with Genesis 360, Craig was the Director of Operations for Circle K Convenience Stores, Inc., managing over 1,000 employees and presenting the annual P & L financial overview to the owners and stakeholders of the company. Craig has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and is a 25 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Due to his outstanding leadership, Craig has been recognized by various civic organizations. In 2022, Genesis 360 was named the Baton Rouge Business Report Company of the Year, while Craig was recognized as the 2022 SBA Business Person of the Year. 

The Committee of 100 for Economic Development Inc is Louisiana’s Business Roundtable promoting public policy that makes Louisiana more competitive in retaining existing business and industry and attracting more innovative businesses to Louisiana. 

 

SBA 2022 Person Of The Year

CRAIG STEVENS, PRESIDENT OF GENESIS 360, LLC SELECTED AS SBA 2022 BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

 

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and voice for America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced Craig Stevens as the 2022 Small Business Person of the Year for Louisiana.

Company President, Craig Stevens stated “We are honored for being recognized for this prestigious award. This is an example of the great team we have that has always been true to our core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”

The winners will be formally recognized on May 5 during the National Small Business Week (NSBW) Virtual Summit’s Awards Ceremony, May 2-5. This year’s NSBW theme, “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship,” highlights the resilience, ingenuity, and creativity of these award winners who, like millions of small businesses, have navigated challenges from the pandemic and contributed to our nation’s economic comeback.

ABOUT GENESIS 360: The mission of Genesis 360 is to put its track record of excellence to work for its federal and commercial clients, allowing them to focus on their core business. As a one-stop shop for construction, grounds maintenance and building maintenance, IT Services. Genesis 360 serves organizations across the United States. Currently Genesis 360 has offices in downtown Baton Rouge, Houston, and Maryland.

BIOGRAPHY: Craig Stevens is an Opelousas, Louisiana native and the owner of Genesis 360. After 25 years of service in the US Air Force serving in the 93rd Bomb Squadron. Craig retired as a Captain and started Genesis 360, LLC in 2011. His first jobs were striping parking lots at shopping centers, and he was asked to perform other tasks such as painting, sign removals, and lawn service. When the property managers asked Craig to perform construction services, his “aha” moment happened. Commercial clients wanted a “one stop shop” for maintenance and construction services. Craig proceeded to get his Commercial and Residential Construction licenses and the rest is history.

Craig is certified as 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran, and HUBZONE. The long-term goal for Genesis 360 is to become the “Amazon” of maintenance, construction and IT Services in the federal and commercial arena by continuing as a one stop shop for these critical services. Craig has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and is also a graduate of Leadership Ascension & New Orleans Emerging Leaders. He is a very proud supporter of the community as he served on the board for the Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club, Dream Teachers, BREC, Builders Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau. Craig is also a Rotarian member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Source: OpportunityLouisiana.com

Reflections With CEO, Craig Stevens

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HISTORY

Genesis 360 started out as a parking lot striping company, then evolved into a full-service maintenance and construction company. After getting his construction license, owner Craig Stevens positioned the company as a one-stop-shop for services related to building maintenance, grounds maintenance, and construction. Genesis 360 now does work across the country for commercial business owners, shopping centers, and the federal government.

WHAT VALUES GUIDE YOUR BUSINESS?

As a retired Air Force Officer, I adopted the same core values for which I was held accountable in the Air Force—”Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do!”

HOW HAS YOUR BUSINESS CHANGED & WHAT LESSONS HAVE YOU LEARNED?

We have grown tremendously. We originally provided service only in Louisiana, but now we cover the entire U.S. It’s difficult to scale if you limit your company to one geographic area or just one service.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOUR BUSINESS HAS FACED?

Our biggest challenge has been establishing brand recognition in the local community. On the federal government level, specifically with the Army Corps of Engineers, we’re a household name and have a number of multi-million dollar past performance projects outside Louisiana. But we have to do a better job making local businesses aware of our skills and services.

WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON FOR YOUR COMPANY?

Along with our strong relationships and past performance, we hold a number of certifications that position us to become a multi-billion-dollar company in 10 years—8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned, HUBZONE and DBE, for example. We have several projects in the pipeline from the commercial and federal sectors. Our plan is to become the “Amazon” of maintenance and construction. We are excited about the future and what God has in store for us.