Client Testimonies

A Track Record of Success and Accomplishments.



“I want to commend The Sanford Group, LLC for your outstanding work in providing DBE/SBE outreach and compliance services for Swinerton Builder’s RTD Wadsworth and Sheridan Parking Garage projects. Your effective team work with Swinerton enabled the outstanding achievement of obtaining 32% DBE participation on Wadsworth and 54% SBE on Sheridan. Both surpassed RTD’s program goals of 16% and 51%, respectively. The 54% achievement I understand is unprecedented on any RTD and other national transportation projects to date. The new Denver RTD expectation bar has been set high. The Sanford Group, LLC was very professional, maintained excellent communication with the team; aggressively problem solved issues and was very effective in working with RTD administration and staff, the Denver community and with DBE/SBE firms. You thought outside the box and met the challenges of the project. Swinerton Builders would highly recommend your firm to clients which require similar DBE/SBE services. As a company, Swinerton will continue to explore opportunities for future teaming with The Sanford Group on other RTD and public projects.”


Dennis R Ashley Design-Build Project Manager Swinerton Builders


“I want to congratulate the Sanford Group, LLC for your outstanding DBE/SBE outreach and compliance monitoring accomplishments for RTD’s Wadsworth and Sheridan parking garages. With the original goals set for DBE participation at Wadsworth for 16% and Sheridan for SBE participation at 51%, your team set the bar high by reaching 32% and 54%, respectively. I understand The Sanford Group, LLC set a national precedence of reaching 54%, given that no national transit agency has accomplished that feat to date. Most importantly, I was thoroughly impressed with your efforts working with the Hispanic Contractor of Colorado’s membership. You provided my members with specific bidding opportunities, assisted them individually in understanding the scope and schedule, and oversaw their contract process, including verification of work payments and proper DBE/SBE certifications. Best of all, HCC members got contracts. The Sanford Group, LLC has set the bar high for Denver’s RTD projects. I would highly recommend The Sanford Group, LLC for similar projects demanding a high level of professionalism, open communication and accountability. I wish you continued success.”


Helga Grunerud Executive Director Hispanic Contractors of Colorado


“Adrianne is one of the most organized people that I know. She runs great classes for construction oriented classes”

Kerry O’Connell,  Construction Executive at Mortenson Construction


As a newly certified DBE (Disadvantage Business Enterprise) and ESB (Emerging Small Business) in the State of Colorado, I found it to be a pleasure to be associated with Ms Sanford on a profession basis. I observed her to be very knowledgeable, resourceful, and professional and friendly. Her can-do attitude is unsurpassed by her commitment to the community and the construction industry. Our company is making great strides in the construction industry (Trucking) because of Ms. Sanford commitment and sincere desire to help.

Black and White Trucking Connection, LLC

As an emerging disadvantaged business enterprise, Ms Sanford was on the cutting edge of how to grow disadvantaged contractors. She encouraged my firm to expand my capacity and create additional bidding opportunities by teaming with another person that performed the same scope of work my firm performed. She facilitated our strategic planning to produce the needed results; we were able to untapped talent of existing team members which greatly increased my company capacity. Now I am able to bid on larger project as a result of Ms. Sanford efforts and knowledge of the construction industry.

FHI Constructors, LLC


We have been in business for two years. It has been a challenge at times. I meant Ms Sanford at the CDOT CDC last year where she help me recognize our needs and suggested classes that have best helped our company grow. It wasn’t until I started attending the classes recommend by Ms. Sanford, that I began to understand how this information is so critical to the growth of our company. After each class, Ms. Sanford would follow up and see how the classes were helpful, she would listen and mentor us. I appreciate all of her help.

Alarcon Brothers Concrete, Inc.

Adriane Sanford has helped our business tremendously. I was troubled with the idea that our business needed structure and Adriane dedicated the time individually with us to explain the difference of business levels. We were faced with the harsh reality that even though we had been in business over ten years that we were still considered a start-up business and with Adriane’s recommendations, evaluations and consulting, she moved our business into a sustainable and growing emerging small business. Without her experience we would have fallen with the economy.

Loya Construction, Inc.

“I met Adriane from a referral with the Aurora Business Development Center.

Adriane and I worked together to present a workshop to a group of Denver minority business owners.

While I had specific business expertise in financial matters, I found Adriane to have a great sense about people and business in general. I believe Adriane is a VERY good supporter of people. She is wonderful in helping people better their lives.

I consider Adriane a very good friend and business associated. I highly trust her character and intentions and highly recommend her.”

Darrell Berger, VP SBA Lender at FMS Bank




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