D. Samuels & Associates Nominated for Prestigious 2018 Pinnacle Award
By dsamllc, Sep 20 2018 03:00PM
By Darian Ward
For more than 25 years Darryl Samuels has positively impacted the construction industry as the
executive director of the Houston chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC),
project manager for G&A Partners and now as head of the construction management firm D. Samuels & Associates which is nominated for the 2018 Pinnacle Award presented by the Greater Houston Black
“It’s an honor to be nominated,” said Darryl Samuels, “but the recognition is really for the work of my
amazing team. It’s a reflection of their accomplishments. As construction management and compliance
experts, we specialize in problem-solving and changing attitudes and we have an accomplished team of professionals.”
Since 2013, D. Samuels & Associates has assisted the Houston Independent School District as their
construction compliance management team and has overseen 40 projects including three stadiums and 18 bathroom renovations; they have conferred with eight general contractors and 800 subcontractors; reviewed 70,000 certified payrolls and interviewed 12,000 construction workers on-site.
“We have a thorough understanding of our client’s ultimate goals, objectives and requirements and
that’s why we have been so successful in our labor compliance, progress monitoring and analysis,” said Samuels.
In addition to construction management, D. Samuels & Associates spend quality time developing the
next generation of construction professionals through its Million Dollar Blueprint initiative. They also
hire Houston youth interns and initiate community outreach projects in schools through its Construction Combine project. The DSA team has spoken with more than 500 students regarding construction-related activities. In fact, they pride themselves on having a collaborative approach to working with young people and clients and see possibilities to partner with fellow Pinnacle Award nominees.
“We have opportunities to partner with one nominee who focuses on education and help them with
STEM activities,” said Samuels. “Another firm handles freight, we are looking for a consistent company
for our firm. Another nominee is a recycling company, we have lots of demolition projects. These are
win-win opportunities. So again, I say thank you to the Greater Houston Black Chamber for the
nomination and the introduction to these great businesses.”
The Pinnacle Awards gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in
downtown Houston. It’s hosted by the Greater Houston Black Chamber which is the city’s first AfricanAmerican civic organization and was founded in 1935. For more details on the Pinnacle Awards log on to www.ghbcc.com.
To find out more about D. Samuels & Associates, construction opportunities and the new podcast
hosted by Darryl Samuels, visit www.dsamllc.com.
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