Wow! Twenty-five years in business!
I’m not sure I was thinking that far ahead when I started the company back in 1994, by myself, in a windowless basement 340 square foot office. Back then we were Dominion Environmental Group and definitely a “local” consultant, focused on hazardous materials testing and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s). Boy have we evolved, grown and enhanced our array of professional service offerings over the years! A few years after opening, we changed the name to our current Dominion Due Diligence Group and really started to focus on supporting the preservation of affordable housing, a cause I am deeply passionate about. We expanded our services to include Capital Needs Assessments, Architectural Review, Construction Cost Estimation, Sustainability/Energy Consulting, Green Building Certification, and Affordable Housing Repositioning Services. I am proud that D3G is the only affordable and workforce housing due diligence company that offers this depth and breadth of experience with experts that are all in-house – employees not contractors.
I’m also very proud of the accomplishments and acknowledgments we’ve received over the years, including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a Best Places to Work award, and recognition of our support of Veterans Housing. I’m excited that for the past two decades D3G has been a willing guinea pig for HUD’s various pilot initiatives and housing preservation tools, such as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Multifamily Accelerated Process (MAP); CNA e-Tool platform; 24 CFR 50/58 HEROS; LIHTC Pilot Initiative; Green MIP Reduction; and the Moving to Work (MTW) program.
I’m thankful too, for the trust and support from our valued clients and vendors. Thank you for your belief in us and our abilities to help you achieve your project goals. Thank you for letting us share in your successes to transform communities and preserve workforce and affordable housing. D3G’s success can be attributed to the commitment to our core values, maintaining the highest level of customer service and having true Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) for employees. We will continue our mission of supporting workforce housing development and affordable housing preservation across the country by staying ahead of the latest financing programs and providing expert level consultative services to our clients. Here’s to 25! And celebrating the next successful chapter together.