A supportive community is the backbone of every small business. It is important that small business owners find ways to give back to the communities which sustain their success. In light of this reality, BSP would like to highlight that it has made charitable soil donations to local non-profit groups, such as Delancey Street Foundation. The Delancey Street Foundation trains ex-convicts and ex-addicts to become general contractors and truck drivers by using our soil donations to re-develop various ecological hiking trails for the San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks.

In addition to making soil donations, BSP believes it is important to support our fellow local small business owners in the community. BSP is proud to announce that it has partnered with Yolanda’s Construction and Traffic Control, Inc. (YCAT). YCAT is helping BSP reach out to our surrounding community so as to develop an awareness for the recycled products we produce.

Yolanda HeadshotInheriting a sense of integrity, entrepreneurship and an inquisitive nature from the family business, Yolanda Jones founded Yolanda’s Construction and Traffic Control, Inc. (YCAT) in January of 2010. After 20 years of experience in office administration and working for her family’s trucking business, she made the transition to construction administration and management after witnessing the need for DBE companies within the sector. This discovery sparked a passion which led her to leverage the market opportunity in the Bay Area by providing quality services in areas that are in high demand for small and DBE firms.

The company offers a range of administrative and traffic control services to support public and private sector clients on engineering-construction projects. Under Yolanda’s leadership YCAT has grown from a company of two employees to its present size with projects throughout Northern California. Her rapid success can also be attributed to YCAT’s understanding the requirements for managing construction in the busy urban environment and under operating conditions, as well as interfacing with diverse communities affected by infrastructure projects. In 2012, San Francisco Small Business Network named YCAT ‘Small Business of the Year.’

Some of YCAT-T’s projects have included: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) District Capital Improvements; East Contra Costa BART Extension (eBART); Bay Area Toll Authority/Caltrans Dumbarton Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project; Naval Facilities Engineering Command/Southwest Division Hunter’s Point Shipyard Redevelopment; California Pacific Medical Center, Cathedral Hill Hospital Project; San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Muni Third Street Light Rail Extension Program; Caltrans Highway Expansion and Improvement Projects (Hwy 101 & Hwy 280); Caltrans Construction Management, Inspection and Testing for Transportation Projects.

Certifications/Memberships: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Woman-Owned/Minorty; Business Enterprise (W/MBE) – California Unified Certification Program; Small Business Enterprise (SBE) – State of California; Minority-Owned Local Business Enterprise (LBE) and Micro Local Business Enterprise (MLBE) – City & County of San Francisco; DBE (Federally funded contracts) – Washington, Oregon and Tennessee, YCAT is located in Hub Zone area; National Association of Government Contractors, member; Turner Construction Management Program graduate, 2010.