COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has announced Dr. Louis B. Lynn, president of ENVIRO Ag Science, Inc., as the winner of the 2012 Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award. Dr. Lynn was honored today at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The presentation was part of the annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference. Dr. Lynn was also one of 30 small business owners invited to participate in a December 4 White House Business Council, Minority Business Leaders Briefing about the fiscal cliff.
Inspired by the outstanding leadership of the late U.S. Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, this prestigious award recognizes exceptional leaders who have made great strides in creating diversity in the public or private sector.
“On behalf of all South Carolinians I’m extremely proud of Dr. Lynn,” said U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. “For the last twenty-five years he has worked hard to build a highly successful business. His success is inspiring and should be a model for young people throughout our state and nation. Most importantly, he has shared his success through many acts of generosity and public service. I cannot think of a more deserving award winner than Dr. Lynn.”
Dr. Lynn has been elected to seven four-year terms on the Clemson Board of Trustees, and serves on the BB&T National Bank Board, as well as the boards of many additional regional and state organizations.
A once-small residential landscaping company, ENVIRO has grown to become what is now one of the largest African American-owned landscape and construction firms in South Carolina. Specializing in construction and project management services, the company was recognized earlier this month as number four of the 25 Fastest Growing Companies in South Carolina. ENVIRO is headquartered in Columbia and has expanded to Georgia with offices in both Atlanta and Tucker.
Recently, ENVIRO has managed large-scale projects for public schools, municipal buildings and clients in the manufacturing industry. As a SBA HUBZone Certified contractor, the firm has managed several new construction projects for the federal government and is currently under contract with the Department of Defense for repair and renovation services on historic buildings at Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
About ENVIRO AgScience
ENVIRO AgScience, Inc. is a provider of construction, construction management, landscape and design services for a wide range of government and private sector projects. ENVIRO AgScience is a recent graduate of the SBA 8(a) business program and is currently a participant in the SBA HUBZone program. Headquartered on a 12-acre campus in Columbia, S.C., with additional offices in Atlanta and Tucker, Georgia, the company currently has 85 full time employees. For more information, visit enviroags.com.