HPMC was founded in July 2001 by Hollie Mooers. Ms. Mooers recognized a growing need to provide quality, cost-effective services in the areas of occupational medicine, occupational safety and health, and project management services. The formation was a natural evolution from Ms. Mooers' previous professional position as President of Bison Regulatory Applications Services Company, Inc. where she provided the necessary leadership to establish Bison as the supplier of choice to implement the Hanford Beryllium Awareness Program. From this beginning HPMC has experienced steady growth in our niche market.
Between 2001 and 2003 HPMC secured small, staffing-type contracts to support the development of a sound infrastructure that would sustain business growth and expansion of our core competencies. In 2003 HPMC partnered with a large business to pursue the occupational health services contract at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site. This proved to be a successful partnership, resulting in a contract award in June 2004.
Leveraging our Hanford experience, HPMC was successful in obtaining a non-Hanford contract in 2008 when we were awarded the Occupational Health Services contract at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. This contract was the first time HPMC assumed the prime contractor role in a government contracting environment. The MSFC contract also expanded HPMC's corporate and technical qualifications resume, as the contract scope included several professional areas outside of occupational medicine practice. HPMC's performance at MSFC earned recognition for the company as the "Small Business of the Year – Service Category" in 2011. In 2013 HPMC was nominated for the NASA George M. Low Award, NASA's highest award for performance and quality.
In 2008, HPMC became a pre-selected small business contractor to the Mission Support Alliance (MSA). The MSA is the mission support contractor to the DOE's Hanford Site. Again, HPMC was able to turn our relationship with the MSA into an opportunity to expand our market and gain valuable new competencies to add to our growing resume. This growth continues today as HPMC is awarded additional responsibilities well outside our original focus on occupational medicine.
Most recently, HPMC was awarded the Hanford Occupational Medicine Services contract in 2012. This contract represents HPMC coming full circle to our original intent to become the occupational medicine provider of choice in our community. As the prime contractor, HPMC has full responsibility and accountability for providing occupational medical and health services to over 9,000 Hanford workers.
Since our beginning HPMC has developed not only business systems and infrastructure but professional knowledge and skill second to none in the small business community. We are proud of our growth and development and excited about our future success and expansion.