Mr. Frank Lemos is the President of the National Minority Business Advisory Council. He is also President of LDC, Inc. and has more than three decades of experience serving in executive capacity providing consulting services in a number of different industries throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a nationally recognized businessman who has served as a leading consultant in the professional construction consulting industry for over 25 years managing and/or consulting large regional and national engineering firms for over 12 years. Mr. Lemos founded LDC, Inc., a civil engineering firm, in 2003 with a focus on commercial and new home construction. As a result of the 2008 economic crash, Mr. Lemos was forced to strategically diversify LDC’s core services with the intention of expanding services to new clientele. Within less than four years, LDC, Inc. grew by 320% through the implementation of its aggressive and creative business development campaign; a testament to his entrepreneurial fortitude and leadership. This successful expansion included adding three new professional services; structural engineering, land surveying, and land planning to LDC’s core competencies.
National and Regional clients who seek LDC’s services include: Bank of America, Jones Lang LaSalle, Cushman & Wakefield, City of Seattle, King County, City of Bellevue, City of Everett, Snohomish County, City of Bothell, City of Redmond, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Bellevue College, DR Horton, Sundquist Homes, Pacific Ridge Homes, CDM Smith, Mowat Construction, Gary Merlino Construction, Ferguson Construction, and MidMountain Contractors to name a few. Mr. Lemos leads with compassion, determination, and conviction. He pursues the vision and goals of LDC, as well as that of the community with zeal and unwavering tenacity. He motivates and leads his team by example, generating excitement in servicing clients, to push the envelope and meet clients’ demanding timelines, while never accepting compromises in delivering quality service and ‘Engineering ABOVE the Standard’.
Additionally, Mr. Lemos is a tireless servant leader who gives back to the community in leadership roles such as State Commissioner for Economic Development on the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, President of the National Minority Business Advisory Council, and Chair of the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Advisory Committee. He holds several advisory committee positions and is known nationally as a staunch advocate for policies and community action that supports job creation and fair and equitable public contracting opportunity in Washington State for disadvantaged businesses.
Through his advocacy and business success, Mr. Lemos has been honored with many prestigious awards including: the recent El Centro de la Raza Roberto Maestas Legacy Award, the recent U.S. Minority Business Development Agency National Advocate Award, the U.S. Small Business Association Small Business Champion Award, NW Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council Business of the Year – “MBE Advocacy Award”, and two Tabor 100 Crystal Eagle Service Awards.