Although the company has been around for 15 years, the founder, CEO and CFO of Craig Technologies, Carol Craig, says these days remind her of the time when her company was a fledgling start-up. Craig started the company in 1999 as a one-woman consulting firm, leveraging her background in engineering and technology to assist various companies. In 2003, Craig learned about and applied for the various federal designations that applied to her business – Minority-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Economically-Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business.
At the same time, Craig Technologies became ISO 9001-certified and began employing more engineers to become a true specialty engineering firm offering software design and development, systems engineering and integration, multidisciplinary engineering, training and courseware development, modeling and simulation, information technology support and integrated logistics support. Once Craig established the infrastructure with core competencies, quality certifications and federal designations, the company took off, she says.