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Bara Homes Featured On UCEDC

UCEDE.COM – Encouraged by her mother’s success in building her own real estate portfolio, Maritza Guillaume Émile boldly decided to leave the corporate world and embark on a mission-driven journey in the construction industry. Thus, Bara Homes was born—a testament to Maritza’s vision of promoting home ownership and revitalizing communities through urban redevelopment.

Derived from the Hebrew words “bara ex nihilo,” meaning “to create from nothing,” the name Bara Homes embodies the essence of the company’s mission. Maritza’s passion for community empowerment led her to explore government contracting in 2019. When the pandemic struck in 2020, causing her to lose clients, she discovered that government contracts could provide a lifeline for her business.

Delving deeply into the intricacies of government procurement, Maritza found a guiding light in Nadine Clark, UCEDC’s Director of Procurement. Describing Nadine as instrumental, Maritza credits her with providing invaluable support and guidance throughout the complex process of bidding on government contracts. Nadine’s heart of service and genuine concern for Maritza’s success left a lasting impression.

Adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, Bara Homes expanded its services to include janitorial services, a move that proved fruitful when they secured a contract to provide janitorial services to the only federally managed fish hatchery in the United States.

Looking ahead, Bara Homes is enthusiastic about their role in urban redevelopment and their commitment to creating pathways to homeownership for underserved communities. Maritza’s dedication extends beyond business ventures; she demonstrates compassion by offering support to those she works with, such as assisting an electrician in setting up phone reminders to take his medicine.

Bara Homes’ journey is a testament to resilience, community care, and the transformative power of entrepreneurship. UCEDC takes pride in contributing to Bara Homes’ success and eagerly anticipates the profound impact of their meaningful work in building inclusive and thriving communities.