Yolanda Jones. Photo by Joe L. Fisher, BAPAC.
By Kia Croom,
Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control (YCAT), an African-American and female owned firm that offers a range of administrative and traffic control services, opened the doors to its Richmond office March 1 at Suite 306, 3101 MacDonald Ave.
The office will support prime contractors in and around the Richmond community in their engineering and construction projects.
Working at the office are Erica Munoz, a Richmond Village resident and volunteer providing clerical support and community outreach; and Yolanda Jones, company proprietor. Within the year, Jones hopes to hire at least one additional staff person from the Richmond community.
Jones is proud to have established her firm’s Richmond headquarters and grateful for the reports she has received so far from the community and city.
“Thanks to Janet Johnson of the Richmond Economic Development Agency. I would not have been able to open it (without) Janet (who) believed in my company and helped me establish my company in Richmond,” she said.
Since opening the headquarters’ doors, Jones has hit the ground running.
“My goal is to engage all the major prime contractors in Richmond that do work and let them know that I am a certified business trying to employ people in the community for construction (and) supplies… I plan to partner (with) Wollborg/Michelson personnel services, Inc. and a host of others to benefit the Richmond community,” she said.
Jones expects to receive a small business certification from the Richmond in May. The company will receive the San Francisco Small Business Recognition Award on May 10 at the City Club of San Francisco.