Dusty Barrick, president of Diversified Interiors of Amarillo, Texas, credits what he calls a "cousin company" in El Paso, Texas, with helping his commercial subcontracting firm find new business in the military sector.
The two companies arenâ€™t related financially, but have had a long association.
"Really, they were kind of the spark that got us going," Barrick
"They introduced us to the right people.
We owe them a lot."
also credits his
companyâ€™s success to innovation.
The company is more involved in early stages of projects, providing input on design issues and ways the work can be done better, faster and cheaper.
That dramatically raises the companyâ€™s chances of getting a job, Barrick
also consults with suppliers, employees, material manufacturers and even friends to find better ways of doing things.
"The more people we can involve who have specific skill sets, the better," Barrick