Small Business Development Center located at NMSU-A serves all of Otero County
SBDC at NMSU-Alamogordo
Whether you already own a small business or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, we can help you!
Benefit from our local perspective and objective counsel.
All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
Take advantage of our services in:
- Business Planning
- Feasibility Analysis
- Market Research
- Business Registrations
- Operational Review
- Marketing Strategy
- Buying or selling a business
Alamogordo 2012 Client of the Year
Congratulations to the Cobles!
Barbara and Bruce Coble
Every year, each New Mexico Small Business Development Center highlights a Client Success Story of the Year. The Alamogordo SBDC is pleased to announce its 2012 Client of the Year - Coble Constructors, LLC!
The foundation of our local economy is created by small business owners. Our success client of 2012 knows full well about laying foundations. The Alamogordo area Small Business Development Center (“SBDC”) is excited to highlight Bruce and Barbara Coble of Coble Constructors, LLC as our Client Success Story of 2012.
Bruce worked in the construction trade and Barbara in an office setting for several years. In 1989, Coble Constructors was born. Specializing in concrete and concrete services, the company has grown to 25 employees. They added a second company, Americrete, which was established in 2009, fulfilling a life-long dream. Whether it is gainfully employing local people, supporting other small businesses and the local economy, or donating time or concrete, the Cobles do just that. They take pride in their workmanship and pride in their community. “We believe in creating long-term relationships with our customers.”
The Cobles have been able to successfully handle the downturns and manage the upswings. Barbara notes that having quality employees that can deliver their product at the Company’s high standards has been an important factor in their success. She also mentioned that having local bank support as vital in obtaining financing. Having that support has led to bigger and better things, like the federal government contract that Coble Constructors was recently awarded. She notes that with the help of the Procurement Technical Assistance Program advisor, she became a “recognized” woman-owned business in the government's system and the SBDC business advisor provided assistance with obtaining the bonding requirements.
The Cobles have used the Alamogordo SBDC several times over the years. “When I find someone that can help, I will continue to go back. I know that there’s someone there that can give me the answers I am looking for or send me to where I can find the answers. ” Even as existing business owners, business planning and startup assistance was useful. “Sometimes businesses just start, that’s the way it was with the first company. With our second company, we wanted it to be more planned. The SBDC helped us to focus the dream, get us going in the right direction, and get it (Americrete) off the ground.” When asked why they do what they do, Barbara says “I love seeing the things that we have built, even years and years later.” Congratulations to the Cobles, because what they have built, is a successful company.
Contact Coble Constructors at:
Small Business Resources:
Small Business Administration
Internal Revenue Service
New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Dept.
City of Alamogordo
Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce
Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce
Otero County Marketing Association (OCMA)
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NMSU-A SBDC Staff:
Sierra K. Duran, CPA, Director, 439-3662, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Hodgkinson, Administrative Assistant, 439-3660, email@example.com
Mike Byrnes, Business Advisor, 575-937-9593, firstname.lastname@example.org
Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP):
Elke Mosholder, Procurement Advisor, 439-3666, email@example.com
Please call to schedule an appointment.
Our offices are located on the New Mexico State University–Alamogordo campus.
TURN into the north entrance of the campus, followed by an IMMEDIATE LEFT and go UP the hill. You will see the Techical Education and SBDC building at the top parking lot. We are located on the northern end inside the building, Rooms 107 and 108. Handicapped parking and access to the building is available. Please use the ramp and entrance just south of the steps in the picture shown at the top of this page. Please contact our office if you have any difficulty reaching our office.
2400 N. Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(575) 439-3819 fax
Hours: 8:30–5:00, Monday through Friday