Member Spotlight : GVI, Inc.

Hear from SENEDIA’S members what services/products they provide and why membership to SENEDIA is valuable to them.

What is your company’s history? GVI, Inc. was founded in 1999 by Orville M. Brown and Matthew T. Hales to offer senior-level program and financial management services to SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston, Norfolk Virginia detachment. Since then, GVI has grown to more than 200 full-time employees with annual revenues of greater than $16M, and an annual growth rate that has never fallen below 10%. In addition to continuous sales growth, GVI has received exceptional ratings from our customers in the Contractor Performance and Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).

In April 2002, GVI was certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration as an 8(a) small disadvantaged business, and in 2003 GVI was awarded its first prime Federal Government contract with SPAWAR Charleston, followed by the company’s second prime contract in 2005 with NAVSEA Indian Head. GVI has since graduated from the 8(a) program and is proving to be a successful small business.

After GVI’s President Orville Brown unexpectedly passed away in 2007, the company completely reorganized and Mr. Brown’s widow, Beverly, stepped in as President to oversee and manage all business aspects of the corporation, while Matthew Hales oversaw and managed the technical /customer end of the business. By 2016, the company was growing at a very fast rate, and not wanting to strain its infrastructure or employees, GVI’s leadership realized a shift should be made. Later that year, GVI was acquired by a successful and tenured Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), Three Saints Bay, LLC. This enabled GVI to focus on its employees, customers, and service, and Three Saints Bay manages the shared resource of General & Administrative staff: accounting, contracts, communications, human resources, recruiting, and IT. The acquisition allowed Beverly Brown to retire, and GVI is now growing and thriving under the knowledgeable and passionate leadership of Matthew Hales as President.

What services and/or products does your company provide? GVI, Inc. specializes in providing professional Systems Engineering and Logistics & Program Management services to government agencies and programs, as well as other government contracting companies. GVI has nine core business areas:
• Logistics Management Inventory
• Warehouse Management, & Kitting
• Engineering / Depot Operations
• Financial, Contracts, & Process Management
• Program Management
• Quality Assurance Configuration Management
• IUID Marking, Tracking, & Support

With corporate headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA and our operations division in Manassas, VA, GVI has offices strategically located near concentrations of maritime activity and naval home ports including Middletown, RI; North Charleston, SC; and Upper Marlboro, MD.

Why do you consider membership in SENEDIA valuable? SENEDIA provides the opportunity to stay informed of the drumbeat of all things happening at NUWC Division Newport. As a member of SENEDIA, we are exposed to technical presentations from NUWC leadership that not only provide thoughtful insight into NUWC but also the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the defense community.

If a company wants to do business with yours, whom should they contact? Robert M. Wind, VP/GM bwind@gatewayventures.net (401) 248-3920