On March 17th 2020 some major changes occured in the way the Department of Defense (DOD) works with 8(a) designated companies  (like LDF Construction) can participate in sole-source awarded contracts. Meaning the Pentagon (or DOD) can simply offer a contract to someone who is in the 8(a) program without having to do a bid or RFP (Request for Proposal) or similar request. The…

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Stay-at-home and social-distancing orders have been issued to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While some of the essential businesses seem uncontroversial—like hospitals and grocery stores—others fall into a gray area. Construction, which employmillions of people nationwide, is one of them. While some cities and states are shutting construction down, others are granting exceptions, particularly…

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RES 2020

LDF Construction’s Max Gans Smith recently attended RES 2020 (Reservation Economic Summit)  to continue to advance the growth of our construction business. RES Conference is an event by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. The event features tribal leaders, members of Congress, federal agency representatives, state and local officials and top CEOs. The…

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LDF Construction earned a prestigious safety award at this year’s Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin annual conference. Hundreds of construction builders and contractors gathered in Wisconsin Dells, where LDF Construction’s Maxine Gans and Christy Jackson accepted the Award of Honor for Zero Recordable Accidents in 2019. “We are so proud of our team and…

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LDF Construction would like to wish our vendors, partners and colleagues a Happy New Year! We are grateful to be entering 2020 with our current projects going well and newly formed partnerships flourishing! We are thankful to continue to work with local companies year after year and look forward to building new relationships around the…

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LDF Construction team members recently attended the Governor’s Conference on Diverse Business Development (Marketplace). The conference is focused on diversity and inclusion for businesses like ours to not only participate in projects around the state, but to have success. Marketplace offers a host of resources, contacts from around the Midwest, and tools to ensure we…

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Mondeaux Recreation Site Project in Westboro, Wis., Valued at $1,015,000 LAC DU FLAMBEAU, Wis.— October 10, 2019—LDF Construction, part of the LDF Business Development Corporation (BDC), today announced it was awarded a $1,015,000 federal 8(a) construction contract by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service. This is the first contract awarded to LDF Construction through…

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Ground Breaking

Generations to Benefit From New LDF Retail Center If you’ve driven through Lac du Flambeau lately, you likely noticed the beginning ground breaking stages of a new retail center to replace the current home of LDF Country Market. This ground breaking new expansion is a historic event for Tribal Members and for the region. Building…

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The insights and expertise offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) certainly has contributed to the evolution of LDF Construction into a Federal 8(a) contractor. From access to capital and entrepreneurial development to government contracting and advocacy, we continue to leverage these resources. And the results are undeniable. We’ve pursued, secured, executed and completed…

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J.H. Findorff Partnership

As a participant in the Federal 8(a) program, LDF Construction is planning to enter into the All Small Mentor-Protégé program with J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. based out of Madison, Wisconsin The purpose of this program is for larger, established companies to guide and assist smaller, younger companies to be successful in the federal work space. Protégés can get…

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