Barbour Spangle Design receives HUB certification
February 16, 2017,
HIGH POINT — Barbour Spangle Design, a High Point-based firm offering professional design services for residential, commercial, showroom and educational clients, has received the HUB certification from the state of North Carolina.
HUB, an acronym for Historically Underutilized Business, is given to select companies following a rigorous application, vetting and certification process. The state’s Department of Administration — which acts as the state government’s business manager — seeks out HUB-certified businesses when offering bids for key projects. The designation signifies that Barbour Spangle Design has developed and implemented gold-standard bidding and budgetary processes, and accurate project management tools in addition to their design expertise and customer service strategies.
Christi Spangle, left; Christi Barbour of Barbour Spangle Design
Spangle also noted that attaining the certification can help other leading architects and builders with whom Barbour Spangle partners by putting those firms in a better position to be awarded top jobs.
“It makes us a better partner,” she said.
Since achieving the certification, Barbour Spangle Design also received the Outstanding Achievement in Professional Service Award from the Minority/Women Business Enterprise group, an honor Spangle attributes in part to the HUB certification. The firm is co-owned by Christi Barbour and Christi Spangle and was founded in 2000.