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Refuse to fail a Mission to inspire

Sunday, June 09, 2013 08:03 | Albert Guzman
Being homeless two times in my life is something I hope no Veteran has to go through. After getting my award, I found myself wanting to do more than sit around the house watching tv. I still had a vision of getting back on top where I once was. I knew this would not be easy. I started working part time at a cabinet shop. I was approached by a vice president of a company who was finishing a project for Cal Trans. She ask if I was a disable Veteran, I replied yes. She said they needed a DVBE to do the maintenance contract for the building. At this time I did not know what a DVBE was. I got certified as a DVBE for the State of California and was in charge of the Cal Trans building in San Bernadino. This was my first contract with the state. I was seeing that if you have faith in yourself you can overcome anything in life including homelessness.                                                                                                                                                                                     More to come

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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 17:42 | Jeffrey Backus
    Congrats on the job. But, what is a DVBE?
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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 15:05 | Anonymous member
    Albert,

    Great example of refusing to fail! Faith is key!

    Chad
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