The Building People Welcomes Laura Fabeny as New Senior Program Manager at DOE

BioHSLFThe Building People is please announce the arrival of Laura Fabeny as the new Senior Program Manager for our Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) Business Administration Support Services (BASS) contract. Ms. Fabeny is an industry professional with an impressive background supporting innovative energy and sustainability programs across the country. For the past several years, she has managed the Mission Oriented Technical Support (MOTS) contract with the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, where she was responsible for the technical and contractual oversight of all DOE HQ staff supporting the MOTS contract. In this role Ms. Fabeny managed more than 60 staff across multiple technical programs including the Building Technologies Office, the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, and the Federal Energy Management Program. As Contract Manager at The Building People, Ms. Fabeny is responsible for the allocation and tracking of a millions in annual budgets for multiple tasks within each program, including subcontractor allocations, fiscal year funding tracking, tracking costs against deliverables, and obligated/costed/uncosted notifications. She will work directly with EERE program leadership as The Building People’s client representative to help ensure they achieve their programmatic goals. Additionally, she will work with teams to develop task order scopes, budgets, performance metrics, and staffing requirements for new initiatives. Ms. Fabeny is a James Madison University Graduate, holds an MBA from George Mason University, and is a PMP certified project manager.  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Fabeny to The Building People team. Ms. Fabeny can be reached by email at

Employee Spotlight: Martha Amador

This Employee Spotlight features Martha Amador! Martha works as a Senior Management Analyst III at The Building People and is based in Golden, CO. We are so grateful to have employees like her be a part of The Building People.

Congrats, Martha! Learn more about her by reading below.



Press Release: The Building People adds GSA Schedule 71 II K, Comprehensive Furniture Management Services

January 14, 2019

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

The Building People LLC., have announced a recent addition to their portfolio of GSA Schedule Offerings with the addition of the GSA Schedule 71 II K, Comprehensive Furniture Management Services (CFMS). This Schedule covers services to help federal agencies plan and manage major office upgrades, relocations, and reconfigurations by providing access to professional project managers, designers, asset management systems and furniture maintenance services, such as refinishing and reupholsters.

  • GSAScheduleProject Management
  • Assets Management
  • Reconfiguration/Relocation Management
  • Furniture Design/Layout
  • Assets Maintenance
  • Ancillary Repair and Alterations
  • Introduction of New Products/Services

When commenting on the additional of GSA’s 71 II K Schedule to The Building People’s portfolio of contract vehicles Executive Account Manager, Frank Santella said, “We are pleased to be adding GSA’s CFMS, Schedule 71 II K to our GSA contract vehicles as we continue to build on our complete real estate and professional services solution for the Federal Government.” Linda Osgood, Managing Director and lead of The Building People’s Workplace Solutions also commented saying, “As a leader in Workplace Solutions, our team offers end to end services so that clients can be confident their workplace projects are seamless and meet the client’s goals.” In addition to GSA’s Schedule 71 II K, The Building People are currently on GSA’s 03FAC, 00Corp, and the Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Best-in-Class open market, multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (MA-IDIQ).

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669-2222 or email at

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

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Press Release: Navy awards $5 Billion Annual SeaPort Next Generation contract vehicle to The Building People

December 19, 2018

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

1003usnavylogoThe Navy awarded The Building People, among more than 1,800 vendors, the SeaPort Next Generation indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple award contract (MAC). This contract is the next iteration of the services contracting vehicle SeaPort-e, according to the Navy and is expected to award approximately $5 Billion in awards annually.

The services included in SeaPort Next Generation are broadly categorized into engineering services and program management services. Within these categories there are 23 functional service areas that include:

Engineering Services
1. Engineering, System Engineering, and Safety and Process Engineering Support
2. Software Engineering, Development, Programming, and Network Support
3. In-Service Engineering, Fleet Introduction, Installation and Checkout and Provisioning Support
4. Measurement Facilities, Range, and Instrumentation Support
5. Interoperability, Test and Evaluation, Trials Support
6. Research and Development Support
7. Modeling, Simulation, Stimulation, and Analysis Support
8. Prototyping, Pre-Production, Model-Making, and Fabrication Support
9. System Design Documentation and Technical Data Support
10. Reliability, Maintainability, and Availability (RM&A) Support
11. Inactivation and Disposal Support
12. Biochemical Engineering Support

Program Management Services
1. Financial Analysis and Budget Support
2. Quality Assurance (QA) Support
3. Functional and Direct Programmatic Administrative Support
4. Professional Development and Training Support
5. Analytical and Organizational Assessment Support
6. Database Administrators
7. Public Affairs and Multimedia Support
8. Logistics Support
9. Configuration Management (CM) Support
10. Information System (IS) Development, Information Assurance (IA), and Information Technology (IT) Support
11. Computer Systems Analysts

These work categories span across the Navy’s major commands and agencies, with the exception of Naval Air Systems Command, which has pursued its own services contracting vehicle. One of the major changes in the requirements for award on this contract vehicle was past performance in direct support of the Navy.

The Building People have a strong relationship with the Navy providing many of the services included in the SeaPort Next Generation contract. The Building People’s President and CEO, Lawrence Melton,  said, “Utilizing this new contract vehicle, enables us to expand on our already great relationship with the Navy where our team provides our world class services.”

The Navy will begin using SeaPort-NxG MACs to award task orders for services at the beginning of fiscal year 2019.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669-2222 or email at

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

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Amy Boyce Joins The Building People as Director of Engineering Services


Please join us in welcoming Amy Boyce to The Building People as the new Director of Engineering Services.  Ms. Boyce brings over 16 years of experience to the company, focusing on the areas of engineering and energy management best practices. She is a licensed mechanical engineer, previously practicing in the areas of building design and construction, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Her work has spanned a variety of building types, including commercial and government properties, in locations throughout the United States as well as overseas.

Ms. Boyce earned her MBA from Georgetown University and holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. She 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.

Press Release: GSA Awards The Building People a 10 Year $15B O&M IDIQ Contract

November 20, 2018

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

Leesburg, VA, November 20, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. was recently awarded the Building Maintenance and Operations (BMO) Phase I multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The $15 Billion BMO Phase I contract vehicle has a five-year base term, five option years and another six-month option to extend services. The award of this General Services Administration contract places The Building People among 16 other best-in-class small businesses.

GSAThe contract provides Federal customers with access to a short list of the top building maintenance and operations support providers for federal agencies in GSA’s zone 1 (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC).

The GSA BMO Services include: HVAC Maintenance, Plumbing and Pipefitting, Elevator Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Fire Alarm System, Maintenance and Repair, Fire Suppression, System Preventative Maintenance and Repair, Roofing Services, Building Management Services, Architectural and Framework Building Maintenance Services, Commissioning Services, Elevator Inspection Services, Janitorial, Landscaping/Grounds Maintenance, Pest Control, Waste Management and Recycling Services.

“We have always worked hard to deliver our clients the highest quality services with our unique innovative approach to facilities, and we are very pleased to be awarded this best-in-class contract by GSA as it validates these efforts,” said Charles Dilley, Managing Director at The Building People.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669-2222 or email at

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

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Employee Spotlight: Katherine Tran

This Employee Spotlight features Katherine Tran! Katherine works as an Assistant Project Manager at The Building People and is based in Alexandria, Virginia. Katherine’s leadership and work ethic have been noted by many, and we are so grateful to have employees like her be a part of The Building People. Learn more about Katherine by reading below.


Press Release: The Building People, 2018 Moxie Award Recipient

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October 24, 2018

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

Leesburg, VA, October 24, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. has announced that it is the recipient of the 2018 Moxie Award for Construction and Real Estate. “The Building People is pleased to have won a 2018 Moxie Award,” said Lawrence Melton, CEO. “I want to congratulate our team for enabling us to be recognized as among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the D.C. metro community,” Melton said.

Winners were recently announced at the 2018 Moxie Award celebration on October 11 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. “We hosted nearly 400 of D.C.’s boldest in business to celebrate the 2018 Moxie Award winners,” said Sarah Cody, Moxie Award chair.

For a complete list of winners go to

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

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

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2018 Moxie Award Winner

moxie 2018v3The Building People are pleased to announce that on October 11th, 2018 we received the 2018 Moxie Award in recognition for our achievements as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the country. The Moxie Award honors companies for their boldness in business, placing us among an elite group of leading organizations. We are proud to be part of the 2018 Moxie Award winners for having demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of our growth strategy. We would like to extend a warm heartfelt thank you to the sponsors of the 2018 Moxie Awards for their support in recognizing the achievements of small business and promoting the DC metro area as an amazing place to launch a business.

About The Moxie Awards
The 2018 Annual Moxie Award, Celebrates Boldness in Business. The Moxie Award program is a night full of celebration and connections, honoring the accomplishments and achievements of growing businesses, nonprofits and associations in the DC metro community. Organizations are recognized for having demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. These outstanding organizations not only help make the DC metro area a great place to do business, but also an incredible place to live, thrive and play.

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.

The Building People 100