Orlando, Fla. – REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON), an Orlando-based security, professional and facilities service company, recently completed the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) Grow Program, a comprehensive training and certification curriculum that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies they once served in uniform.
The Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business was one of 47 companies from 14 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) Grow Program. During the program’s graduation, REDCON was presented with a congressional citation on behalf of Alan Grayson.
“The VIP Grow was an amazingly intense 27-hour learning experience; the information and insights obtained from this program will position REDCON to succeed in the federal contracting market,” said Kyle Evans, President and Founder of REDCON Solutions Group.
Evans, who retired as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant after being wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom, founded REDCON Solutions Group in 2014. Combined, Evans and his leadership team have more than 20 years of government, military, corporate and non-profit sector experience.
REDCON provides a range of solutions to public and private entities, including security, training, facility maintenance and professional services. For more information, visit redconsolutionsgroup.com.
REDCON Solutions Group is a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubator in Orlando.
Since its launch in 2009, VIP Grow has helped 638 service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses grow. A survey of 255 of the program’s graduates determined that 2915 new jobs were created and the size of their businesses increased by an average of 51 percent within a year of graduating from the Institute. More than 81 percent of surveyed graduates credited VIP Grow for equipping them to make recent business decisions and avoid unseen pitfalls. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses are more likely to hire, mentor and train other war veterans as they transition to private life, which is a national priority.
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For information on REDCON: Kyle Evans, President, REDCON Solutions Group, 407-601-0567, Kyle.Evans@REDCONSolutionsGroup.com.
For information on the UCF Business Incubation Program: Michael Weiss, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator-Orlando, 321-281-8384, Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu.
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc., 407-644-4142, Lvershelco@aol.com.
About Redcon Solution Group
REDCON Solutions Group (REDCON) headquartered in Orlando, Fla., provides superior services to both U.S. Government agencies and commercial entities in the areas of Security, Facilities Maintenance and Professional Services. As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, REDCON continues to grow and excel by following the philosophy inspired by its founders to always provide the highest quality services to our federal, state and commercial clients; and doing so with an effective management team to adapt to the dynamic federal marketplace. We strive to continuously improve our services and support to keep pace with our clients’ ever changing requirements. Service excellence is the heart and soul of our business and the critical element in our customer relationships. Visit REDCONSolutionsGroup.com.
About the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51 Billion on regional sales and $2.48 Billion on regional economic output. During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program. Visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.