The Building People Celebrates 100 Employees

Since we began our journey to becoming the premier real estate and facilities solutions provider with a forward looking vision that integrates Technology, Buildings, and People, we knew that it was The Building People’s employees that would make us who we are. Today we celebrate the amazing team members that have helped us grow by more than 2000% over the past five years and earn a spot in the top 26% of america’s fastest growing small businesses in 2018, all while delivering first class service, and our forward looking vision for the future of facilities, to our clients. To mark this momentous occasion we would like to share a short video that tells our story here.

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Press Release: The Building People Announces New Partnership with ARCHIBUS


July 30, 2018

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

tbparchibusLeesburg, VA, July 30, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. has announced a new partnership with ARCHIBUS to support continued growth and innovation across the Real Estate IT and technology sector. This partnership will support ongoing facilities operations work The Building People have with Department of Defense as well as their future work in support of Federal and private sector clients.

The Building People is an SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified firm that delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients by integrating technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. For over 35 years, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has been a global leader in streamlining how enterprises manage their facilities, infrastructure, and real estate through the ARCHIBUS advanced integrated workplace management system (IWMS) which centralizes data, planning and operations onto one seamless platform.

If you would like to learn more about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 706 or email at

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

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Employee Introductions, June 26, 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!


Mike Atsbaha, Senior Financial Analyst

Mike Atsbaha is a Senior Financial Analyst with The Building People where he brings more than 13 years of experience in budget formulation, renewable energy analysis, and financial modeling. Mike currently supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technology Office (BTO), to coordinate spending plans, budget formulation, and execution duties for $200 Million in projects. This has allowed Mike the opportunity to work with national laboratories to meet their financial needs, as well as providing analysis in response to both DOE front office and congressional budget requests. Prior to that, Mike was responsible for all project tracking and financial analysis for the $4 Billion Presidential Performance Contracting Challenge in addition to preparing the management and budgetary reports for the EPA’s Energy Star program.

Amanda Chiu, Senior Project Analyst

Amanda Chiu is a Senior Project Management Analyst at The Building People with over 10 years of experience working in clean energy and climate change. Amanda supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office where she focuses on capturing and sharing lessons learned related to the adoption of energy efficient technologies through residential energy efficiency programs. Her research areas included renewable energy technologies and climate policies at the state, national, and international levels.

Ben Murray, Senior Financial/Budget Analyst and Project Manager

Ben Murray is a Senior Financial/Budget Analyst and Project Manager at The Building People, with more than 14 years of experience providing financial and managerial oversight in a technical environment. Ben has provided service at the Department of Defense and the Department of State. For the past 3 years, Ben has served at the Department of Energy/Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy supporting the Wind Energy Technology Office. In his position as a Senior Budget Analyst, his responsibilities included managing daily budget operations, formulations, execution, and funds control. Recently, Ben has advanced into an additional role as a Project Manager supporting the Technological Development team– leveraging his experience working in the tech environment to further push The Building People along our road of success.

Stacey Young, Senior Conference Manager

Stacey Young is a Senior Conference Manager at The Building People where she brings 21 years of experience as a meeting planner, communications expert, and outreach coordinator. Her experience includes 19 years as a Senior Meeting Planner/Manager for government contractors and 2 years working in Conference Services for clients in high-end hospitality services. Stacy helps clients plan, develop, and implement meetings, conferences, workshops, and expos that range in size from 10 attendees to 3,000 attendees. She works primarily with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy on all of the organization’s logistic needs, such as creating and monitoring budgets; conducting site selections; negotiating contracts with hotels and other vendors; creating, operating, and maintaining invitational and registration databases and websites; designing, preparing, planning, and man powering exhibit halls and poster sessions; planning receptions and tours outside of the meetings; and handling travel for attendees.

Ken Slattery, Senior Project Management Analyst

Ken Slattery is a Senior Project Management Analyst at The Building People, has extensive experience in administering home energy efficiency initiatives across several sectors and in a range of capacities. In addition to his work for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score Program, he has managed residential energy efficiency programs for utilities, for both private contractors and state governments. He has assisted in the development of energy audit software programs for industry-leading suppliers, and has logged several hundred home energy audits in the national HERS structure. He was a key team member in the design of home performance programs at the utility and state government level, and has implemented pioneering low-income weatherization programs. Ken developed a home performance business approach for a large HVAC firm in Kentucky, and has worked in the commercial application of LED lighting and solar PV. His experience encompasses the entire spectrum of energy efficiency improvements for the built environment, in crafting policy for the adoption of energy efficiency in the private sector, in technical training for contractors, and in project management.


A Sincere Thanks to AIA for an Engaging A’18 Conference!

The Building People would like to say thank you to AIA and all those who participated in this years A’18 Conference. These engaging conversations provide insights and a path forward as professionals across the design landscape collaborate to create cities that are more resilient, sustainable, and cost effective. A special thank you to Keith Cunningham (GAO), David Insinga (GSA), and Mathew Cook (GAO) for their contributions to our session on “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”


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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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Complete Event Details Below:


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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