Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Small Business Success Story - N.K. Bhandari Architecture & Engineering, P.C. (NKB)

Today's small business success story comes from the Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College.

Christopher R. Resig
Christopher R. Resig, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, became President and owner of N.K. Bhandari Architecture & Engineering, P.C. (NKB) in January 2015. Chris has been with the firm a total of 18 years.

For over 35 years, NKB has provided architectural and engineering services for Federal, State, Health, Corporate, Industrial, Higher Education, K-12 Education, and Facilities clientele. Representative projects include: Customs and Border Protection Renovations at Robert McEwen Custom House in Ogdensburg, NY; Hanley Federal Building Façade Restoration, Syracuse, NY; Massachusetts National Cemetery Phase III Expansion, Bourne, MA; New Parking Structure, Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Juan, PR; Corning Inc. Process Research Center North Addition, Corning, NY; and Grant and Scott Barracks Restoration at USMA, West Point, NY.

Chris has been focusing on growing and diversifying the business since becoming owner.  He has found a niche in government contracting. The firm is solidifying its position in providing design services in the Federal and State public sectors. In 2015 the firm was awarded a large, long term, contract with the General Services Administration Special Projects Division. For this contract, NKB will be providing architectural and engineering services throughout the 18 states, comprising the northeastern United States, at a wide range of Federal installations. Chris is assessing office requirements for existing and new employees needed to satisfy the anticipated workload.

Chris participated in SBA's Emerging Leader program in 2014. Emerging Leaders is a 7-month intensive training program focusing on professional development of executives who lead existing small businesses poised for growth. The Emerging Leader program provided Chris with the opportunity to acquire fundamental and key insights and skills in the ownership and leadership of a small business.

Participants graduate from the program with a 3-year Strategic Growth Action Plan that has been vetted by peers and business experts based on their individual business situation and goals. The firm has been able to complete their 3-year plan, established a new plan, and is working on executing the new plan now.

Chris worked with the Onondaga SBDC on an ongoing basis to develop strategies and resources available for the acquisition and leadership transition within the firm.

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