Valerie Hufnagel is president and CEO of Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group. It's not just a family business, it's a woman-owned family business. That's a big deal because the federal government awards specific landscape maintenance and landscape construction contracts to woman-owned and minority-owned companies.
Because of her company’s status as a woman-owned company, Hufnagle says she has many opportunities to bid on government work in a minimally competitive environment. Sometimes she's bidding on work against one or two other companies and many times she has no competition at all. Sure sounds a lot better than bidding against 10-12 other contractors.
Show: All in the landscape family
Guest: Valerie Hufnagel, Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group, North Bergen, N.J.
Date: Feb. 6, 2013
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