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Sterling Staffing Solutions - Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

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Company: Sterling Staffing Solutions, Sugarland, TX
Company Description: Sterling Staffing Solutions provides contract employment opportunities for Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nurses, and Social Worker positions across TX and OK. We specialize in providing medical staffing services to home health agencies. In addition, we offer placement for temporary and permanent positions within rehab facilities and hospitals as well.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

Nomination Title: Sterling Staffing Solutions

Tell the story about what this nominated organization has achieved since January 1 2017 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Begin this section with the following two lines: Percentage of company owned by veterans of the U.S. armed forces (%): Percentage of company management who are veterans (%):

Percentage of company owned by veterans of the US Armed Forces(100%)
Percentage of company management who are veterans (100%)

Who are we?

Sterling Staffing Solutions provides health care staffing for five primary disciplines: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social Work and Skilled Nursing. We currently have nearly 800 contracted clinicians that are working for us in some capacity. We specialize in providing medical staffing services to home health agencies, hospices, and rehab hospitals with our carefully selected top clinicians. In 2017, we expanded our service offering to provide need-specific staffing in the education and corporate industries; moving beyond just healthcare with a focus on providing quality placements that meet any client’s needs.

Company founders and executives, MAJOR (RET) Dr. Sterling L. Carter,DPT, MS, CSCS and SPC Stephen L. Carter, MBA, PMP, have a total combined service of over 26 years in the US Army Reserve and Active Duty. They served multiple war tours to protect our great country including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqui Freedom.

2017 Accomplishments

-At the end of January 2016, we held active contracts with 254 clients. In January 2017, we had 354 contracted clients constituting a 36% growth rate in clients’ year over year.
-Annual revenue grew from $50K in 2011 to $3.4M in 2016. We finished the 2017 year at a whopping $4.4M in gross sales constituting a 29% growth rate year over year.
-In 2016, we began staffing skilled nursing services to our clients including Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses & Certified Nursing Assistants. We had gross sales of $32k in 2016 and ended 2017 with $90K in gross sales constituting a 181% growth rate year over year.
-To handle the additional business, we grew from a staff of 549 active employees and contractors in 2016 to 772 employees and contractors in 2017 constituting a 41% growth in staff.
-In 2017, we branched off into the education arena working with local school districts providing services on the administrative side as well as in the classrooms. With contracts with local school districts we managed to bring in $150K in 2017 in this sector.
-Providing quality care to patients is our mission. In 2016 we cared for a monthly average patient census of 618 patients. In 2017, we cared for a monthly average patient census of 773 patients constituting a 25% growth in average patients.
-We increased our foot print with in the hospital industry in 2017 by cultivating a major contract with a national health care system increasing our gross sales by $160K in 2017 alone.
-We developed an innovative medical credential storage and retrieval database that will revolutionize -the healthcare industry.
-Realizing that achieving business growth goals is simple not enough. Sterling Staffing Solutions is investing in the community as well by:
-Providing scholarships/internships to students.
-Hiring new college graduates giving them invaluable entry-level experience.
-Monthly 2017: Bi-weekly mentoring of youth through the 100 BMOH program.
-May 2017: Provided mentorship to youth via the National Lemonade Day
-September 2017: Supported Hurricane Harvey victims by volunteering at shelters and donating to the JJ Watt Relief Fund and the Red Cross.
-October 2017: Volunteered at Habitat for Humanity to build a home
-October 2017: Donated to “Real Men Who Cook” Event focusing on ending hunger.
-November 2017: Volunteered on Thanksgiving Day to serve meals.
-November 2017: Volunteered on a 2-week mission trip to Kenya and Nairobi, Africa.
-December 2017: Christmas Toy Drive for the foster kids in the Houston area.
-December 2017: Volunteered during Christmas feeding Houstonians

Not only have we achieved our 2017 goals, but we did so while maintaining strong professional relationships with our clients. The ability to place candidates can be achieved from any other competitor, but the sound ability to build rapport and trust with our clients, is why we have been able to meet and then exceed our set goals.

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) of the chief achievements of the nominated organization since January 1 2017 (up to 150 words).

Our focus on providing excellent customer service is our true passion. We are committed to our patients, clients, and clinicins. Our greatest pleasure is to hear "job well done" by our stakeholders.

In 2017, we were fortunate enough to not only receive informal recognition in the form of customer feedback, but also formal recognition in the form of regional, national, and global recognition for business excellence. Our most prized awards are:

2017 ABA Gold Stevie Award Winner
2017 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Small Business Award - #1,905 Nationally/ #40 Locally
2017 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner
2017 Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Finalist
2017 GHBCC Chamber Pinnacle Award Winner
2018 City of Sugar Land Proclamation