For the fourth consecutive year, Virginia Business and Best Companies Group have selected ConceptSolutions as a 2016 Best Places to Work in Virginia finalist.

“We are honored to be recognized among the top employers in the state,” said John Krahulec, ConceptSolutions Executive Vice President and COO. “ConceptSolutions is a great place to work not just because of our benefits, but because of our people.  They are the best!”

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2016 Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of 100 companies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;

– Be a publicly or privately held business;

– Have a facility in the state of Virginia;

– Have at least 15 employees working in the state of Virginia; and

– Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

The final rankings will be announced at an awards luncheon on January 28, 2016 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com.

 

For the third consecutive year, Virginia Business and Best Compa2015_best places to worknies Group have selected ConceptSolutions as a 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia finalist. The comprehensive list was announced in the February 2015 issue of Virginia Business Magazine.

“It is an honor and privilege to be named among the top employers in the state,” said Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions president and CEO. “ConceptSolutions values its employees and we are proud of this continued recognition on the 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia list.”

The annual statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Virginia. This distinction is bestowed upon companies with excellent ratings in several employee-focused categories such as corporate culture, benefits, engagement, and leadership.

The 2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia list comprises 100 companies chosen from an original pool of 150 companies split into three categories—small employers (15-99 employees), medium employers (100-249 employees), and large employers (250 or more employees). ConceptSolutions ranked 47th out of 63 small employer finalists.

Participating companies across the state entered the two-part assessment process. Employers completed a survey evaluating workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. Employees of the various employers also completed a survey measuring the employee experience. Best Companies Group analysts then used the survey feedback to determine the strengths and opportunities of participating companies, which is used for ranking determinations.

To see the list and cover article for the announcements, visit: http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/keeping-the-troops-happy

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit: http://www.bestplacestoworkva.com/

Concept Solutions, LLC. (www.Concept-Solutions.com), a Small Business technology and management consulting company serving government organizations, announced today it has been named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of a total of 80 companies, split into three groups: 39 small employers (fewer than 100 employees) 15 mid-sized employers (100-250 employees), and 26 large-sized employers (more than 250 employees). ConceptSolutions has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia in the medium category.

Organizations from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

“Our appearance on this list illustrates the strong core values at the heart of ConceptSolutions,” said Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions President & CEO. “ConceptSolutions is proud to be recognized as one of the best places to work.”

About ConceptSolutions
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ConceptSolutions is an information management and technology consulting company, providing strategic, technical, and problem solving expertise to the FAA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other government organizations. ConceptSolutions is a leading enterprise Web 2.0 implementer with a track record of making organizations measurably more productive, efficient, and innovative. ConceptSolutions maintains federal contract vehicles and partner alliances, including GSA Schedule 70, STARS II, and MOBIS; FAA eFAST; Seaport-e; Oracle Partner Network; TURBO Enterprise Partner Program; SalesForce Partner Program and the Microsoft Partner Program. For more information, please visit www.concept-solutions.com.

Concept Solutions, LLC. (www.Concept-Solutions.com), a Small Business technology and management consulting company serving government organizations, announced today it has earned a spot in Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 program. Deloitte’s Fast 500 is an annual listing of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage revenue growth over the past five years.

For revenue growth between 2007 and 2011, ConceptSolutions ranks 332 nationally, 8 locally, and 6 in the Computers/Peripherals category. Concept Solutions achieved 229% growth over the 5-year span, landing on the ranking list for a 6th consecutive year.

“We are honored that ConceptSolutions has earned a place as one of the fastest growing technology companies each of the past six years,” said Phong Mai, President and CEO of ConceptSolutions. “With continued support from our customers and hard work from our staff, we look forward to continued success.”

About Deloitte’s FAST 500
The Technology Fast 500 ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2012 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2007 to 2011.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Technology Fast 500 award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2007 and 2011. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About ConceptSolutions
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ConceptSolutions is an information management and technology consulting company, providing strategic, technical, and problem solving expertise to the FAA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other government organizations. ConceptSolutions is a leading enterprise Web 2.0 implementer with a track record of making organizations measurably more productive, efficient, and innovative. ConceptSolutions maintains federal contract vehicles and partner alliances, including GSA Schedule 70, STARS II, and MOBIS; FAA eFAST; Seaport-e; Oracle Partner Network; TURBO Enterprise Partner Program; SalesForce Partner Program and the Microsoft Partner Program. For more information, please visit www.concept-solutions.com.

Concept Solutions, LLC. (www.Concept-Solutions.com), a Small Business technology and management consulting company serving government organizations, announced today it has earned a spot in Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 program. Deloitte’s Fast 500 is an annual listing of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage revenue growth over the past five years.

Since its founding in 1999, ConceptSolutions has prospered with steady growth, landing on the FAST 500 list each of the past five years. For revenue growth between 2006 and 2010, ConceptSolutions ranks 322 nationally on the 2011 FAST 500 and ranks 20 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with a five-year revenue growth of 262%.

“ConceptSolutions is honored to be recognized by Deloitte as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America. Through our continued commitment to provide the best services for our customers, ConceptSolutions has continued to journey forward to achieve consistent growth and success,” said Phong Mai, President and CEO of ConceptSolutions. “We are proud to receive recognition on the prestigious list for each of the past five years.”

About Deloitte’s FAST 500
The Technology Fast 500 ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2011 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2006 to 2010.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Technology Fast 500 award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2006 and 2010. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About ConceptSolutions
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ConceptSolutions is an information management and technology consulting company, providing strategic, technical, and problem solving expertise to the FAA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and other government organizations. ConceptSolutions is a leading enterprise Web 2.0 implementer with a track record of making organizations measurably more productive, efficient, and innovative. ConceptSolutions maintains federal contract vehicles and partner alliances, including GSA Schedule 70, STARS II, and MOBIS; FAA eFAST; Seaport-e; Oracle Partner Network; TURBO Enterprise Partner Program; and the Microsoft Partner Program. For more information, please visit www.concept-solutions.com.

Concept Solutions LLC, an information management and Enterprise Web 2.0 technology consulting company serving government, military and commercial organizations has earned its second consecutive Fantastic 50 Ranking from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce with a ranking of 45. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Fantastic 50 is a list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the state.

“We are very proud to have once again earned this ranking,” said Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions President and CEO. “This recognition reflects the continued dedication from all of our staff, and we are excited to carry this success into our future.”

ConceptSolutions followed up strong performance in 2009 with a successful 2010, which saw major contract wins and add-ons. During 2010, ConceptSolutions continued impressive growth, adding 70 employees and finishing the year with $25M in revenue.

“These growing companies are proof positive that optimism is very much alive in Virginia’s business community,” said Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber. “Small businesses are the economic engine of the Virginia economy, creating jobs necessary to revitalize the Commonwealth’s economy following the recent worldwide financial crisis.”

The Fantastic 50 award program is sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communications, Inc., Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, SunTrust Bank, Virginia Business Magazine and the Westfields Marriott. The networking reception prior to the awards banquet was sponsored by SAIC and Hunton & Williams. Multi-media and program sponsors include Washington Gas, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and In Your Ear. Nominations for the Fantastic 50 were sought statewide from local chambers, economic development organizations, small business development centers and through the sponsors’ networks. Companies could also nominate themselves. To be eligible, companies were required to be privately held, with headquarters in Virginia, and to show sales between $200,000 and $100 million. They were judged on a four-year sales revenue history. Verification of all award entries was conducted by the accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.

Firm Ranks #262 for Five-Year Growth of Over 350%

Reston, Virginia — October 21, 2010 — Concept Solutions, LLC. (www.Concept-Solutions.com), an information management and enterprise Web 2.0 technology consulting company serving government, military, and commercial organizations, announced today it has earned a spot in Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 500 program. Deloitte’s Fast 500 is an annual listing of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in North America based on percentage revenue growth over the past five years. ConceptSolutions has been named to the Fast 500 listing each of the past four years.

“ConceptSolutions is proud to be a member of the 2010 Deloitte’s Fast 500. Appearing on this prestigious ranking illustrates our dedication to serving our growing number of government clients and our commitment to quality and innovation,” said Phong Mai, President and CEO of ConceptSolutions. “We are pleased to have achieved consistent and continuous recognition on this list over the past four years.”

With a five-year revenue growth of 352%, between 2005 and 2009, ConceptSolutions ranks 262 on Deloitte’s 2010 listing. ConceptSolutions has enjoyed steady growth since its founding in 1999, appearing on the Fast each of the past four years. The company has ranked 293 in 2007, 287 in 2008, 303 in 2009, and most recently, 262 in 2010. Within the Washington, DC metropolitan area, 32 companies were named to the Fast 500 listing, with ConceptSolutions ranking the 18th highest of those companies.

About Deloitte’s FAST 500
The Technology Fast 500 ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500 award winners for 2010 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2005 to 2009.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Technology Fast 500 award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2005 and 2009. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

About ConceptSolutions
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, ConceptSolutions is an information management and technology consulting company, providing strategic, technical, and problem solving expertise to the FAA, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and Fortune 1000 companies. ConceptSolutions is a leading enterprise Web 2.0 implementer with a track record of making organizations measurably more productive, efficient, and innovative. ConceptSolutions maintains federal contract vehicles and partner alliances, including GSA Schedule 70, FAA eFAST, Seaport-e, Oracle Partner Network, TURBO Enterprise Partner Program, and the Microsoft Partner Program. For more information, please visit www.concept-solutions.com .

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The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has recognized Concept Solutions, LLC with the 2010 Small and Disadvantaged Business Award. This award is given away each year to a small business for demonstrating outstanding achievement or contribution, which has added to the quality, safety, or efficiency of air traffic control.

“ConceptSolutions is extremely proud to be recognized by the Air Traffic Control Association,” said Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions’ President and CEO. “We strive to provide our clients with the safest, most efficient, and highest quality solutions, and this award reflects the hard work from all of our staff to successfully meet our clients’ needs.”

Through numerous projects, ConceptSolutions has shown the commitment to assist the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and related agencies through program management, system engineering, and logistics support in an effort to maintain and improve safety, efficiency, reliability, and cost throughout the National Airspace System (NAS).

Inc. magazine today ranked Concept Solutions, LLC on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

“ConceptSolutions takes pride in our placement on the Inc. 5000 list,” said Phong Mai, ConceptSolutions President and CEO. “We appreciate the recognition from such an esteemed organization, and we are eager to continue to build upon our success that has put us in such company.”

ConceptSolutions received an overall rank of 1587 out of 5000 companies, and was ranked 175 out of 335 companies within the Government Services industry for performance during FY 2009. ConceptSolutions 2009 revenue was over $19 Million, a 180% growth from 2006.

“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

Reston, Virginia — April 20, 2010 —Concept Solutions, LLC. (www.Concept-Solutions.com), an information management and enterprise Web 2.0 technology consulting company serving government, military, and commercial organizations, announced today it has won the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Achievement Award for the 2nd consecutive year.

Phong Mai, President and CEO and John Krahulec, Executive Vice President and COO of ConceptSolutions received the award on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at a ceremony held at DHS offices. The Department of Homeland Security selected ConceptSolutions as a 2010 Award recipient for its efforts in 2009 providing technical support to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). According to DHS, “ConceptSolutions demonstrated their commitment to quality by working proactively to help the TSA achieve FPDS-NG [Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation] validation, delivering the annual certification report on schedule and under budget…Several best practices have been implemented…These include improvements in contract file operations, reducing FPDS-NG input errors, [and] development of reports to monitor data accuracy…The team has also developed comprehensive FPDS-NG training to be provided to all contracting divisions in FY 2010.”
The DHS Small Business Achievement Award, which was also awarded to ConceptSolutions in 2009 for efforts in 2008, is presented to small businesses for outstanding commitment to the homeland security mission. ConceptSolutions is one of fourteen companies from across the country to be awarded the 2010 annual award.

“ConceptSolutions proudly accepts the 2010 DHS Small Business Achievement Award. Such an award is evidence of our team’s technical talent, problem solving, and continued commitment to quality. Our core value of tailoring our solutions and deliverables to the customers’ needs takes on added importance as we continue to support mission-critical homeland security efforts,” said Phong Mai, President and CEO of ConceptSolutions.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, “[ConceptSolutions’] conscientious efforts have led to significant improvements in FPDS-NG data accuracy and related business processes. They are true team players…true experts in the field…every question answered and explained in consummate detail.”




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