Abatement Contractors of Montana (ACM), Missoula, has been named SBA’s 2019 Montana 8(a) Graduate of the Year.

8(a) refers to certification provided through the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAC) that indicates a business has had the training necessary to compete for government contracts.

Established in 2004, ACM provides a full range of environmental remediation services including asbestos abatement and testing, lead paint removal and disposal, mold remediation, hazardous materials remediation, and drug and chemical lab packaging and disposal.

The company is owned and managed by Tanya Chemodurow, CEO and President of Abatement Contractors of Montana.

Under Tanya Chemodurow’s leadership, ACM has grown into a strong and profitable business.  Tanya has worked hard to keep the business customer focused.  Although work requirements for government jobs are often rigorous and detailed, ACM has completed all contracts on time, on budget, and have always met their client’s expectations.  Tanya is proud of the help she has provided to other small business along the way. 

Headquartered in Missoula, ACM has developed into a strong competitor in the field of environmental remediation with steady growth and expanding opportunities in multiple states across the country.  ACM has successfully managed over 200 8(a) projects in the past 10 years as well as hundreds of commercial and private residential projects.  ACM has acquired 8(a) and HUBZone certification, and expanding government contracting opportunities including GSA, Department of Defense, USDA Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, FBI and U.S. Customs.

Tanya Chemodurow learned of the SBA loan programs through her participation in the SBA E200 Emerging Leaders training in 2011 which was a turning point in for her and the company.  The business utilized an SBA 504 loan to purchase a new shop and land when the company outgrew their previous location.

ACM was nominated by Patty Cox, Government Contracting Advisor at Montana PTAC in Missoula.