Career Marine veteran Drew Simpson entered the construction industry serving as a foreman, estimator, operator, and manager before founding Amerivet in 2017. Drew Simpson, President, and his partners Keith Arnold, Vice President; and Ryan Tisinger, Director of Business Development successfully operate Amerivet, an all-inclusive commercial and industrial construction firm which became fully operational in October of 2019. It now has 75 employees, 50 full-time and the balance are Project Labor Agreement employees. They increased revenues by 4,000% and anticipate doubling again in the next year or two.
The Amerivet team received guidance and assistance from various SBA programs and resource partners to help them start and grow, such as SBA’s Boots to Business Reboot, Monterey PTAC, California SBDCs, including the North San Diego SBDC, and most recently they received an SBA 7A Loan to purchase Amerivet’s main office, in National City, CA. Additional California offices are in Ridgecrest, and Yreka, and their California storage yards are located in Bakersfield, Riverside, Paso Robles, and Lindsay.
As Amerivet Contracting continues to grow, Drew is dedicated to giving back to the community in several ways. As a veteran, he is focused on hiring other veterans as they transition to the private sector by offering training and professional development. The company also contributes to a variety of causes such as Toys for Tots, Christmas Meals for veterans, sponsors sports teams, and school events, as well as donating time and equipment for disaster recovery situations, and more.
Amerivet Contracting has demonstrated tremendous growth, job creation, ability to overcome adversity, expand services, and a commitment to the community they service; both directly and indirectly.