Betreace Everhart Joins The Building People

BetreacePlease join us in welcoming Betreace Everhart, The Building People’s new corporate office Administrative Assistant.  Betreace brings 17 years of experience in small to large-size organizations with a background as a coordinator for executive meetings, travel arrangements, calendar management, financial reports and other corporate administrative tasks.  Prior to joining The Building People, Betreace provided her services for commercial retail organizations in various roles and programs to support their missions. Betreace has supported commercial retail organizations in customer service, business administration, and team management for top executives to ensure smooth operations across their organizations.

Betreace holds an Associate of Science degree from Kaplan University. While attending Kaplan University, her area of studies centered in accounting. She will attend an online university in the fall to obtain and complete her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting.

Betreace Everhart is located at The Building People headquarters office at 113 East Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, VA 20176 and can be reached by email at or by phone at 703.669.2222 x100.


Join us for the American Institute of Architects Conference 2018 in NYC


This years AIA Conference (A’18) is themed as the Blueprint for Better Cities. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England. Among these dynamic speakers will be The Building People President & CEO Lawrence Melton discussing, “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”

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How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings

calendar6/21/2018   clock8:45 AM – 9:45 AM  clockJavits Center  clockRoom 1E14  address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Recently, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted research on the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) creative architectural design. The GAO studied its potential effects on operations and maintenance costs, and their findings have been used to reduce long-term costs at federal facilities.  Join panelists from the GAO, GSA, and private sector for a discussion of how architects and engineers can collaborate to design buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing and efficient to operate. You’ll get an inside look at design features of recently completed federal buildings and hear from the panel on what they’ve learned from these recent innovations.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn to identify possible overlooked operations and maintenance costs associated with innovative designs.
  2. Review the evolution of design in federal courthouses and office buildings.
  3. Explore key differences between the design and operational needs of public and private sector buildings.
  4. Hear about the types of decisions and tradeoffs that the GSA and Congress make when allocating taxpayer dollars.

Moderator: Keith CunninghamAssistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

David Insinga,
Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC

Lawrence Melton, FRICS, Chief Executive Officer, The Building People, Leesburg, Virginia

Matthew Cook, Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

Employee Spotlight: Carlos Villacis

This Employee Spotlight features Carlos Villacis! Carlos works for The Building People as a Program Analyst based in Washington D.C. serving our clients at Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Although he has only been with us for a couple months, Carlos’ enthusiasm and energy has been recognized by many, and we are so excited to have him on board! Congrats Carlos! Learn more about him by reading below.

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The Building People Recognized by Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County

Small Business Week LeesburgThe Building People offers our sincere thanks to the town of Leesburg, Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk, Loudoun County Supervisor Kristin Umstattd, Russ Seymour (Leesburg Economic Development) and Chris Hunter (Loudoun Economic Development) for taking the time to stop by our new offices at 113 Market Street and provide us with recognition on our success and growth during Loudoun Small Business Week. The Building People is proud to be a thriving part of the Loudoun business community and is excited about our future in Loudoun County. Thank you!

Employee Introductions, April 17, 2018

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At The Building People we take great pride in our employees and their contributions to our success. Please join us by welcoming, and getting to know, some of our recent additions who help make our company culture and workplace exceptional!

Martha Amador, Senior Management Analyst III

Martha Amador is a Program Monitor for the Water Power Technology Office for The Building People in Golden, CO. Her extensive experience working at the Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared her well for her current responsibilities that include preparing technical, budgetary, and environmental impact reviews of federally funded grants as well as general direction and oversight throughout the project life-cycles. Additionally, you can find Martha focusing her time to ensure that 100% of active Financial Assistance projects have met the acquisition and project management (APM) requirements while gathering client recognition for company compliance.

Stephanie Hodge, Senior Management Analyst III

Stephanie Hodge is a Senior Management Analyst with The Building People in Golden, CO. Prior to joining our team, Stephanie served the DOE for 8 years where she delivered the successful initiation of the Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, supported the Solar Program, and the Wind and Water Technologies office. Currently, Stephanie works with several organizations at DOE and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where she prepares various impact reviews of federal funded grants, and more. Additionally, works directly with recipients to support their projects by providing expert advice and ensures quality results in the deliverables.

Stephanie Byham, Senior Project Management Analyst

Stephanie Byham works as a Senior Project Management Analyst, with 15 years of experience in energy efficiency, capacity building, and client service. After providing the DOE  with analytical, management, and strategic planning for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office, her current responsibilities include support for multiple programs like the Market Transformation subprogram and the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell in the Economy (IPHE). These exceptional contributions stem from her Bachelor’s degree in Energy, Environmental, and Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from The University of Washington.

Garry Watson, Senior Advisor

Gerry Watson serves as Senior Advisor to the DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) where he leads content strategy and development, with a particular focus on the impact and viability of geothermal technology innovation. Gary works closely with GTO leadership to build and launch content platforms targeted at various government/industry stakeholders. In addition to his career achievements, Garry holds a Bachelor’s degree in professional writing from the University of Michigan, a Graduate Certificate in Energy Innovation from Stanford University (in affiliate with the Andlinger Center at Princeton University). Prior to joining the DOE, Gerry served as communications director for ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO), a leading innovator in oil and gas exploration, where he guided investor relations and external communications across their global enterprise. Earlier in his career, he helped position several companies for investor funding and/or acquisition, including Transform Software (acquired by Drillinginfo), TerraSpark Geosciences (acquired by CGG Veritas), and iCommunicate (acquired by Microsoft).

Leticia Forrest, Executive Admin Assistant IV

Leticia Forrest brings The Building People more than 20 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she provided technical expertise and assistance to the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, first for CSRA and currently for The Building People. A California native and military brat, Leticia has lived around the world and throughout the United States. She has managed both retail and corporate businesses before bringing her expertise to Capitol Hill and the Federal government. Leticia received her Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Consumer Science from Alabama A&M University and her Master of Human Resource Management from Trinity Washington University.

Press Release: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC HUBZone Status Successfully Recertified


April 11, 2018

The Building People
113 East Market Street
Suite 210
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

Leehub zonev2sburg, VA, April 11, 2018 – The Building People, LLC has successfully completed the recertification process and continues to be included on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) list of qualified Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone) small business concerns. This recertification will remain in effect for three years, and continues to help create new jobs and strategic partnerships for The Building People.

pic1Each year the Federal Government has an annual goal of awarding 3% of all federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns. As a proud member of the Town of Leesburg’s small business community for more than 4 years, The Building People is excited to participate in the program and play a key role in Loudoun County’s growing small business community. Participants with HUBZone Certifications have the opportunity to receive competitive and sole source contracts with the Federal Government.  “The HUBZone program has proven to be a very successful initiative for the Town of Leesburg and our small business community.  We are very pleased to learn of The Building People’s successful recertification and continued growth in Leesburg”. – Russell Seymour, Leesburg Economic Development Director.

The Building People helps clients navigate 21st century real estate and facilities operations challenges. Their global organization delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. They empower clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Their strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at

113 E. Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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Press Release: The Building People-Led Joint Venture, Northbound Solutions, Wins 5-Year $70M Contract to Support Department of Energy

October 31, 2017

The Building People
111 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

JPEG NB TBP RHLeesburg, VA, October 31, 2017Northbound Solutions, LLC, a joint venture led by The Building People and Redhorse Corporation, was awarded a 5-Year $70 million single award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to provide strategic, operational, organizational, and financial planning; equity and asset management; and business process improvement.

Under this contract Northbound Solutions will provide professional support services to assist EERE in meeting performance measurement expectations of stakeholders across DOE leadership, Congressional oversight, and the Executive Branch. They will conduct business analysis and deliver strategic planning and management systems to support the EERE mission, vision, and strategies that are central to DOE’s innovative approach. Additionally, they will support legislative affairs activities, budget, procurement, finance, and help implement the EERE information management systems.

“The Building People and Redhorse Corporation have experienced tremendous success teaming on a number of opportunities as our combined services provide a unique and broad scope of offerings to our clients,” said Northbound Solutions Managing Member, Lawrence Melton. “We look forward to continued success as we plan for the future of this joint venture.”

Northbound Solutions will play a critical role in supporting EERE’s mission to strengthen America’s energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality through public-private partnerships that (1) promote energy efficiency and productivity, (2) bring clean, reliable, and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace, and (3) make a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at

111 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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Update: The Building People to Present on Infrastructure Management at AACE Symposium at The Woodlands, TX

AACE R 5Come join The Building People’s Charles Dilley as he presents insights from RICS Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends during the AACE Symposium at The Woodlands, TX.

Date/Time: November 3rd, 11:10AM

RICS IM - CPFTInfrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends – Stakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century. The infrastructure boom that followed World War II helped to ignite the economy for over a quarter century, but efforts to maintain and enhance these structures and systems have weakened. Public infrastructure investments and innovation have not kept pace with major advances in architecture, engineering science, communications, and urbanization.

Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends, is a call to action that delivers insights from industry leaders on the current environment, while offering guidance on how to influence and restore this central pillar of economic growth. Many infrastructure leaders embrace these challenges and are working with policy makers to identify the path to restore, innovate, and deliver 21st century infrastructure across North America, but require more support from industry professionals across the various infrastructure sectors and disciplines. For this reason, now is the time to advance innovative ideas, best practices, and standards that will strengthen the industry and help society prepare for the future.

headshotcdBio: Charles Dilley is a real property asset management consultant, researcher, and writer with fifteen years of experience specializing in statistical analysis, asset management, enterprise application integration, and key performance measures for private and public sector clients such as Kaiser Permanente, CenturyLink, Department of Defense (DoD), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) among others. As Managing Director at The Building People, Charles advances the connected real estate model to influence policy and operational behaviors that drive cooperation, ingenuity, and innovation towards economic growth and a sustainable future that we create together.

The Building People Awarded Building Automation System Upgrades and Integration Contract for U.S. General Services Administration, New England Region

October 24, 2017

The Building People
111 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222


Leesburg, VA, October 24, 2017 –The Building People LLC., an innovative real estate support services small business specializing in facilities operations and technology, has announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), New England Region has awarded them a contract to provide building automation system upgrades for 10 facilities across the region.

GSAtmLogoThe Building People is no stranger to GSA’s portfolio as it currently manages more than 10 million GSF of GSA’s owned and leased buildings in the Southeast Sunbelt Region 4. Since the company’s launch in 2013, The Building People have experienced exponential growth as their connected real estate model is helping to lead the industry through the complexities of the modern technology landscape.

The Building People’s global organization delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. They empower their clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Their mission is to lead the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at


111 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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