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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.

www.genesis360llc.com, (225) 304-6657, craig@genesis360llc.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.

Baton Rouge-based Genesis 360 gets $16M Naval Academy contract

Baton Rouge-based facility maintenance and construction firm Genesis 360 LLC was recently awarded a $16 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Naval Academy. According to the company’s announcement, the contract includes the maintenance of the entire academy campus and military base in Annapolis, Maryland, which comprises more than 300 acres.

Source: Baton Rouge-based Genesis 360 gets $16M Naval Academy contract

Five Baton Rouge companies make LED’s 2021 Louisiana Growth Leaders list

Louisiana Economic Development honored Genesis 360 as a 2021 Louisiana Growth Leader this week in a program featuring Gov. John Bel Edwards and LED Secretary Don Pierson. Staged online Thursday evening, Spotlight Louisiana is an annual event celebrating second-stage businesses in the LED Growth Network.

“We have so much to be proud of in Louisiana and our small business community is among our greatest assets,” Gov. Edwards said. “Each of our Louisiana Growth Leaders began as a small company that experienced success by bringing great products and services to the marketplace. They have persevered through challenges, capitalized on opportunities and represent some of the best of what Louisiana has to offer. I look forward to their continued success in the years to come.”

Source: Five Baton Rouge companies make LED’s 2021 Louisiana Growth Leaders list

2021 LOUISIANA GROWTH LEADERS

GENESIS 360 FACILITY MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

“As an Air Force veteran, I’ve traveled the world and seen many great places; however, none compares to the culture and expansive opportunities of the state coupled with the unlimited resources of Louisiana Economic Development (LED). Additionally, because of the tremendous support from our governor, mayors, and other elected officials, Genesis 360, LLC and every small business has the opportunity to scale to unimaginable heights. Genesis 360 is humbly honored to have be recognized as a Louisiana Growth Leader. I am forever grateful for the support from LED and the passion they display towards helping small businesses grow. Salute!”

- Craig Stevens, President

Founded in 2011, Genesis 360 is a one-stop shop for all Construction, Grounds Maintenance, and Building Maintenance Services. Genesis 360 provides services to commercial clients across the U.S. as well as federal agencies such as the Army Corp of Engineers, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of the Navy, and NASA Space Center-Houston. With their wide array of services and strong customer focus, Genesis 360 is often referred to as the Amazon of Maintenance and Construction.

Genesis 360’s success can be attributed to performing well and forming strong  relationships with clients. By offering so many services, the company has been able to expand across the United States at an accelerated rate. Due to this expansion, the company has found other opportunities, even non-construction related, to fulfill client’s needs. For example, they now generate additional revenue by providing medical staffing, waste management services, steel manufacturing, janitorial, and lawn maintenance services. This multi-service business model has allowed the business to grow continuously in the local community with shopping centers, schools, banks, and the chemical industry. The vision of Genesis 360 is to reach every commercial and federal client, in every part of the globe, with a variety of services.

Louisiana Growth Leader Facts:​

  • President Craig Stevens appointed to the Contractors Board Subcommittee in 2020 by Governor John Bel Edwards
  • Awarded six multi-million dollar federal contracts totaling $14 million dollars President is a current board member of The Boys & Girls Club of Baton Rouge, Ascension Chamber, Home Builders of Greater Baton Rouge, and the State Contractor’s Board
  • Granted contracts with Army Corp of Engineers in Louisiana and Washington State, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Army National Guard, and NASA Space Center-Houston
  • Certifications: Veteran Owned, 8(a), Commercial Construction, Residential  Construction