In an unprecedented move to expand construction and development operations throughout the Southeast U.S. and beyond, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. and Stiles Construction, a division of full-service real estate development firm Stiles, have developed a joint venture partnership to create the Seminole/Stiles JV, Certified by the State of Florida as a Minority Owned Business.
The newly created venture provides both Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. and Stiles with access to a range of real estate construction project opportunities within the Native American tribal network and also includes projects planned under the auspices of the U.S. federal government.
With this partnership, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. will be able to offer its vast tribal network Stiles’ 60 years of construction expertise, substantial resources, accomplished staff and diverse range of development and construction services. Seminole Development and Construction will have an opportunity to pursue a variety of planned and new construction projects within the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. real estate portfolio. Furthermore, the combined entity will also market construction services to other Native American tribes and pursue federal 8(a) set-aside contracting work, including judicial, military and naval air station projects, that is only accessible to federally recognized groups.
Our partnership with Stiles opens a world of opportunity for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. and for all Native American tribes. Maintaining our unique Seminole culture while providing the highest level of service to our clients and partners is our first priority, and we believe that with Stiles’ family-owned structure, superior values and first-class reputation, this partnership will lead to new projects that will increase our market share, expand and diversify the Seminole Tribe business operations and create substantial value for our tribe as well as our fellow Native American tribes.
It is an honor to join forces with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. to create a powerful partnership that will allow us to enter into new markets and offer exceptional construction and development services to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. as well as to their expansive Native American Tribal network.
This is just the beginning for the Tribe. This joint venture will eventually allow Seminole/Stiles to secure federal set-aside contracting work which will help small and disadvantaged tribally owned businesses compete in the marketplace and gain access to federal, local and private procurement markets.