When Cornelious Lamberth first approached NCIMED in 1995, he had two employees and business revenues of $35,000.
With NCIMED's guidance, Lamberth surpassed the $1 million mark in two years, employed dozens of workers and was listed in 2002 as one of the most progressive minority companies in America.
"They helped me build an infrastructure with my business, which included hiring a banker and attorney, and helped me get bonded," said Lamberth, president of C2 Contractors in Greensboro. The company installs local area networks for public schools, higher education institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
C2 Contractors hit the $6.5 million mark in 2006. Today, the company has a $90 million contract to complete a student union at North Carolina A & T University. In addition, it recently signed a joint contract with a $50 million firm, making them the largest minority-owned electrical contractor in North Carolina.
"Short of Jesus, I wouldn't be here without NCIMED," Lamberth said. "I've been in business for 13 years. I've never called them and they not come."