Thank you Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Indiana for letting us support The Woman Build Habitat Project!
Thrilled to announce that Andrea, is one of Indianapolis Business Journal's Forty under 40 honorees for 2022. She is a vital part of the GroundBreakers team and we are so grateful for her dedication to our ever growing company.
Each year, the IBJ honors 40 individuals who have made their mark in their profession before the age of 40. Honorees are selected by a committee from hundreds of individuals nominated by IBJ readers. Regardless of their field or profession, this diverse group of individuals is making a positive impact on the community. This is the 30th year for the awards.
"As a female executive, I have the opportunity to break barriers in the construction industry and make real, tangible progress in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts”- aNDREA SLOAN
Last year our company, GroundBreakers, was highlighted alongside our owner (and veteran) Andrea in a Invest Hamilton County video.
GroundBreakers is proud to announce we are a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) with INDOT. This certification will allow us to participate as a DBE firm on State of Indiana federally-funded transportation-related contracts.
GroundBreakers has been recognized by the only federal-level veterans’ employment award for our commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
Our owner, Andrea Sloan, was recently interviewed by Pepper Construction for their Women in Construction Week 2021. Click the link below to watch her full video as well as other highlighted women working in construction.
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CONTACT: Andrea Sloan
INDIANAPOLIS, IN November 3rd, 2020 — GroundBreakers LLC, a woman owned and operated leading hydrovac excavation service provider in the state of Indiana, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Great Lakes Women's Business Council (GLWBC), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
This certification comes after Andrea Sloan purchased 51% of the company and took over managing the business. The company’s management team, including President Andrea Sloan and Operations Manager Doug Taylor, are excited about the new certification, and recognize the importance of continuing to deliver an exceptional service to customers.
“Earning our WBE certification is an exciting breakthrough opportunity in the typically male-dominated construction field,” stated Sloan. “One thing that’s important to us, however, is remaining true to GroundBreakers mission. This business was founded on exceeding our customers’ expectations, supporting our employees, and remaining dedicated to safety and integrity. This certification will help us further our support of the woman owned business community, but we will also remain focused on continuing our legacy as a top locally owned non-destructive hydro-excavation services provider.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Great Lakes Women's Business Council is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
Hydro Vac Services LLC dba GroundBreakers LLC, founded in 2011, is one of Indiana’s leaders in hydrovac excavation service providers and serves a variety of industries including utility providers, industrial site owners, and construction services. We offer a multitude of services, including potholing, trenching, utility emergency response, foundations, pole holes, bollard holes, dewatering and air knife excavation. GroundBreakers is dedicated to our customers satisfaction and exceeding their expectations in quality and safety. We also provide a union laborer when needed for additional project completion items to stay on schedule with our own highly skilled workforce. To learn more about GroundBreakers, visit https://www.GroundBreakersLLC.com.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.
Indianapolis, (12/12/2019) — Andrea Sloan, President of GroundBreakers wins the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Emerging Entrepreneur Award at the annual Visionary Award Luncheon. The award is presented to a NAWBO Indianapolis member under the age of 40 who represents the organization’s mission and vision in all facets of business ownership including innovative leadership and community involvement. Created in 2004, the Visionary Awards were established to honor Indianapolis’ successful and dynamic women business owners.
Andrea Sloan is the owner of GroundBreakers, a non-destructive, precise hydrovac excavation services company based out of Indianapolis. GroundBreakers' mission is to safely and efficiently remove soil around buried utilities and underground structures. GroundBreakers has a large fleet of 12 vacuum trucks and has earned a reputation for delivering superior services with unrivaled safety, efficiency, and productivity.
Andrea is a born and bred Hoosier and grew up on the northeast side of Indianapolis. She served in the United States Army Reserves while earning her degree from Indiana University. She currently resides in Carmel, IN with her husband and two children.
Andrea is an active member in NAWBO, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Indiana Subcontractors Association, Indy Chamber, and the Indiana Construction Round Table Foundation. She is laser focused on expanding GroundBreakers services offerings in Indianapolis and providing services in other states within the US. Andrea is energized daily to work with the GroundBreakers’ team and excited about GroundBreakers’ future.
“I am very honored and humbled to have received this award and thrilled that I can be a role model for the next generation of young female leaders and entrepreneurs, especially my daughter. I would like to thank the numerous women who have mentored me and invested in my future and look forward to continuing the virtuous cycle of women coaching women.”