About Us

Headquartered in Colorado, our clients, rely on our expertise in the industries to create win-win solutions.

Proven Track Record

Our solutions are driven by passion and commitment, in addition to our team’s combined 30 years of extensive experience in the design, build and construction industry which allowed us to develop an extensive knowledge base of the industries.

Our strong relationship within in the industry and our unique and intimate understanding of the minority and women contracting capabilities and capacities, provides us with the distinct ability to continue to offer our clients winning results.

Our Story

Adriane Sanford

Principal and Owner – The Sanford Group, LLC

From the early days of her career, Adriane Sanford recognized the challenges experienced by the small and minority business community. As Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)- Construction Development Center (CDC) she experienced firsthand the impact of the struggles of small and minority businesses to be successful. While at the CDOT-CDC, Adriane formed strategic alliances and partnered with community stakeholders resulting in a 100% increase in the number of technical and business development workshops and training. She also outreached and sought new opportunities for enhanced supportive service delivery for federally funded million-dollar grant programs authorized by the USDOT. It was those experiences that helped her develop the understanding and passion that motivated her to establish The Sanford Group, LLC (TSG).

Overtime, Adriane Sanford founder and principal of The Sanford Group, LLC (TSG) has earned an industry reputation for her passion to deliver solutions that help develop and expand the number of small and minority contractors in the construction and transportation marketplace. Through this effort, TSG has successfully directed the utilization of over $2.5 billion in subcontracted dollars to small, minority and women-owned businesses on major construction, transportation and capital projects that have been valued at multi-billions of dollars.

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What We Believe

Our work, accomplishments, strong relationships with clients and the communities; are all rooted in a set of principles that have shaped our business culture from the beginning.


Our quest for excellence will be built on Core Values, Promoting and Nurturing Organizational Excellence, Customer Services Focus and Service Excellence. These fundamental principles will provide the substance for our activities. Our performance will be guided by these principals and we will be relentless in the pursuit of these goals.

Succeed & Thrive

We believe to be successful you have to live it, and have a passion for your work. We believe in thriving on doing what others think is impossible.

Win with Integrity

We believe in finding a way to win and doing the right thing; have integrity in your business and personal life.

Commitment & Build

We believe in being committed, energized, and results driven. Build an A-Team that’s always raising the bar.

Together, these form the foundation for the mandates we take on, the team we have built, how we work and how our clients see us.

Leadership Advisory Committees

and Boards


Currently Co-Chairman of the Construction Empowerment Initiative (CEI) for the City and County of Denver


Serves in various capacities that reshaped the City & County of Denver 2014 and 2019 Ordinance that governs the minority and women business enterprise program.


Served on the CDOT Small Business Transportation Committee


Serves on the RTD Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisory Committee (DBEAC),


Serves on the CDOT Small Business Construction Collaborative Forum


BAC Airports Advisory Committee


City and County of Denver Mentor Protégé Program

Honors & Awards


2012 SBA Emerging Leaders (e200) Initiative


CBWPA Tribute to Black Women 2014 Award Honoree

Let’s work together

Our customers are our greatest asset. We’d love to hear from you!

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