AGS is DBE / FSBE / MWBE

AGS is DBE certified!  UBE and DBE is a federal designation created to promote opportunity for for-profit small business concerns where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations. African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Pacific and Subcontinent Asian Americans, and women are presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged.

Advanced Government Services, Inc. is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) for projects funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). This new certification is due to changes in the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program that impact small and diverse business goals. Only UDBE firms will count towards FHA funded transportation project goals. WSDOT has implemented this program to be in compliance with the Federal DBE program regulations.

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Five Years of Zero Time Loss

AGS has a proven record of over 5 consecutive years of work related time loss.   Safety of our employees, customers and public is our #1 mantra while we provide any kind of Traffic Control Services.  Safety is at the core of everything we do at AGS.

Awards, News, Safety

Celebrating 15 Years

During our 15 years in business, we have been a proudly woman owned business serving the Western part of the State of Washington.  AGS is UDBE certified and partners with companies of all sizes on projects ranging from private waste water maintenance to highway projects.  We provide fast, flexible and reliable service, with a keen focus on the customer while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and safety values in the industry.

Working Hard At Playing It Safe™

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It’s a Woman’s World — Arti O’Brien is recognized by South Sound Business

Two years ago, Arti O’Brien was more than 30 years into a high-tech career in the cellular phone industry. She was making good money at the top of her game at HTC, but she said she just didn’t have “that fire in (her) belly” anymore.

O’Brien could have taken her retirement account and moved to some remote locale with her husband. Instead, she opted to fulfill a lifelong dream: She wanted to own a business.

“This thing had just been in my head: becoming an entrepreneur,” she said. “I didn’t want to finish my career with that ‘What if? What if?’ I had to go and fulfill my ultimate goal and dream.”

During the intervening months, O’Brien purchased Advanced Government Services (AGS) — a company that was founded in 2003, is headquartered in Tacoma, and provides traffic control and road safety services on roadway construction projects — and took over day-to-day operations. — Joanna Kresge, Southsound Business Magazine.

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