David Mineer Jr. Selected as Utah's Small Business Person of the Year

Published: April 17, 2023 | Read Time: 3 minutes

Dave Mineer Jr. Named Utah's Small Business Person of the YearAhead of National Small Business Week in May, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners – over 50 outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the United States. David Mineer Jr., owner of Construction Monitor, has been selected as Utah’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2023.

“David Mineer Jr. is absolutely deserving of this recognition. He and his team have steadily grown the business year over year. Dave makes intentional business decisions that help him lead his team to success. I’m honored to work with Dave, and happy he is receiving this well-deserved award” said Joni Anderson, director of the SUU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and regional manager for APEX Accelerator.

Mineer was nominated by Joni Anderson, who he has worked with regularly over the years, and who more recently has been assisting him with government contracting resources through APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC).

Construction Monitor was started in 1989 by David Mineer Sr. His son David Mineer Jr. later purchased the business from his father in 2014. Construction Monitor collects and compiles construction data from building permits across the United States. The information is a valuable resource for construction industry suppliers and organizations, including the U.S. Census Bureau. The data is also used for analyzing construction related markets.

Since its beginning on the Wasatch Front of Utah (covering 8 counties), Construction Monitor has grown its coverage to include over 2,800 jurisdictions across the United States and is headquartered in Cedar City, Utah. The amount of data collected has grown from just a few hundred documents per week to over 50,000 documents per week. Construction Monitor started with just one employee 34 years ago, and currently has 42 employees and over 150 additional team members located throughout the United States.

“It’s an incredible honor to be chosen as the Small Business Person of the Year for Utah,” said Mineer. “I am grateful to the SBDC for the role they have played, not only in my personal development, but also in the growth and development of our company. The tools, resources and knowledge provided by the SBDC have been a catalyst for continued growth and success. Words cannot express our deep gratitude for all they have done to assist us.”

Each year, the SBA celebrates National Small Business Week by recognizing the achievements of outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs across the United States. All National Small Business Week winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 30 and May 1. Additionally, the Utah Small Business Administration will recognize Utah award winners at an event to be held on May 4 in Salt Lake City.

The Utah SBDC Network is part of a nationwide program, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, and various institutions of higher education.

Southern Utah University hosts the Cedar City Small Business Development Center located at the Cedar City Business & Innovation Center, 510 West 800 South in Cedar City, Utah. The SBDC offers free and confidential professional business advising and training to help small businesses succeed as part of their mission to strengthen the economy.

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