Saybr is a woman-owned small business; Karen Say-Valadez has been the majority owner of the company since its inception in 1997. Based on her personal history with the challenges disadvantaged business owners experience in starting and growing their businesses, Karen has become a passionate proponent of the WMBE community. She volunteers a large percentage of her time to serving on diversity outreach committees, teaching best business practices to emerging WMBE businesses at local colleges and small business events, and providing one-on-one mentorship to fellow WMBE business owners.
Saybr is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). We are certified through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Saybr has received numerous safety and performance awards throughout its history, including the following:
- Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 2020 Top Performer. Ranked 42 of the top 75 of woman and/or minority owned contractors in the nation for achievements in safety, quality, diversity, and project excellence.
- Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. 2020 Diamond STEP Award. ABC's Safety & Training Excellence Program (STEP) is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that measures contractor safety performance. Saybr is one of only a handful of contractors in the nation to achieve Diamond-level status in the program, with a TRIR at or below 50% of the BLS average, an EMR of less than 0.7, and a highly-effective safety program.