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Houston First Spotlight: Bradlink LLC

Houston • Aug. 10, 2017

Houston is known as an entrepreneurial city, and Helen Callier, President and CEO of Bradlink LLC., is one of the reasons why. She took her passion for business and determination to overcome challenges, and started her company in 2004.

Bradlink LLC is a technical services firm covering three core service areas: technical support, information technology and operations and maintenance support. Located in Houston and Dallas, Bradlink has a staff of 20 employees and is certified as a Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MWBE) by the City of Houston, a METRO Small Business Enterprise, and a Historically Underutilized Business with the State of Texas.

Ms. Callier, who comes from a family of entrepreneurs, traveled the globe working for a large multinational corporation. But when the private sector did not yield positive results for her, Ms. Callier opened the doors to Bradlink and quickly set her sights on the public arena. Bradlink has achieved success working as a prime and subcontractor on various public projects in the transportation, education, and aviation sectors.

By positioning Bradlink with several large prime contractors, her company has worked on projects involving high profile clients like: METRO, the City of Houston, Houston First, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Houston Community College, and Texas Southern University. Currently, Bradlink provides building technicians to Houston First prime contractor TDIndustries, a commercial construction management firm that provides HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services.

It is the success of entrepreneurs like Ms. Callier that has helped to build Houston’s reputation as a good place to do business. Her advice to fellow entrepreneurs: "Be clear on milestones, be visible, have credible market value, and be a leader in the marketplace."

Ms. Callier earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Prairie View A&M University. She has received a number of honors and recognition for her business savvy, including, SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year, and Houston SBA MED Week Mentor of the Year. Recently, she was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve as a commissioner on the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation.

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