nawbo_logo_oc_member Riverside based construction firm, Stronghold Engineering, Inc., announces that its very own President/CEO, Beverly A. Bailey, will be honored at the National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County (NAWBO-OC) annual dinner and awards ceremony. She is one of three women that will be recognized at the 2013 Remarkable Women Awards in October 2013 for their achievements as businesswomen. Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her financial acumen and visionary approach to business, Beverly will also be honored her for her vast humanitarian effort. In 1991, Beverly along with her husband Scott Bailey founded a company (then called Stronghold Electric) as a small home-based business based on the ideal of always delivering construction excellence to all of its clients. The company has since blossomed into a full-fledged general, civil, and electrical design-build construction company with over 180 employees and over $1 billion in new construction, dry utility, renewable energy, and design-build projects. “I started the company when I started my family and the original goal was to pay the bills and give me time at home to raise my children,” Beverly said. This humble goal has grown into an ENR ranked, awarding winning design build, and bid build general contracting firm with a focused emphasis in government and public works construction with a national and international reach. To this Beverly modestly states. “We’ve come a long way since then.” Similarly, NAWBO-OC is the premier organization for Orange County women business owners was also founded in 1991. Since this founding it has grown in a 300 member chapter, the largest chapter in the nation. The organization is committed to empowering, encouraging, and developing women-owned businesses by positioning its members for profits, power, and the passionate pursuit of excellence. “These three remarkable women are the latest in a long list of exceptionally talented and accomplished businesswomen who have been so honored since our awards program began in 1996,” said Laura Neubauer, NAWBO-OC president. “They were selected from nominations received from our members and were subject to a rigorous review process of their qualifications, including business success, corporate leadership, and passion in their chosen fields.” While many would rest when receiving an award such as this, Beverly vows her work and humanity outreach is nowhere near completion. She states, “I’m honored to receive NAWBO-OC’s Lifetime Achievement award, but I feel like I still have a lot of lifetime to go.”