Mr. Hameed is a behind the scenes advisor to many top executives and owners of various size organizations ranging from two-man shops with revenues of $100,000 annually to billion-dollar national companies. Currently, his specialty is consulting for private and government agencies regarding workforce diversity and contractor participation opportunities in San Diego County. Mr. Hameed’s testimonials through the years have been provided to City and State Governmental agencies with a history spanning Five San Diego mayors, Six City Councilmen from his district, and four City of San Diego Equal Employment Opportunity Contracting Managers. He is a respected speaker at national and local events. Founder of the National Black Contractors Association 2008 www.bcasd.org
Mr. Hameed is founder and president of the Black Contractors Association of San Diego, with present membership of 250 business owners. The association operates more as a focus group addressing the concerns of “Mom and Pop” builders emerging into the mainstream of the local building industry. Particularly, business concerns not previously addressed by trade unions or government authorities. Mr. Hameed worked diligently to establish the first African-American State Certified Apprenticeship Program in the United States Known as the Inner-City Community Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee designed to train inner-city “at-risk” youth. After securing a $1.5 million dollar grant from the Community Development Block Program, Mr. Hameed completed construction on a 10,000 square foot Apprentice Center for teaching inner-city youth. One of the first apprentices from this program, Charles A. Black Jr., graduated with his California State Certified Journeyman Carpenter Certificate. Under his leadership BCA was awarded a $1.4 million dollars in HUD Youthbuild training grant FY 2001-2003 and FY 2004-2006 in leading 40 youth to construct 2 homes from the ground up and one of them will be for homeless youth.