One day from its five-month anniversary, NativeVet Materiel, LLC, a Native-owned small business that provides products and supplies to Indian country, was awarded its first order. Navajo Housing Authority served as the company’s first customer with one order totaling almost a quarter of a million dollars. NativeVet received notice of its first federal award through the Indian Health Service just days later.
“This is a story of entrepreneurship, of hard work and dedication,” said NativeVet president, Tim Chavez. “Revenues didn’t just appear. We pounded the pavement for five months to get to this point. We are thrilled for these opportunities with Navajo Nation and Indian Health Service.”
NativeVet will provide Navajo Housing Authority with approximately 200 wood stoves used for heating homes under the Housing Authority’s care. Additionally, the Indian Health Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued Keres three blanket purchase agreements with Red Lake Hospital and Cass Lake Hospital in Minnesota for medical supplies, and Gallup, New Mexico-area clinics for alcohol-free hand sanitizer.
NativeVet has strategic alliances with powerhouse suppliers in the facilities and medical industries, including Grainger, Anixter, GOJO and B. Braun Medical. Through these alliances, NativeVet has access to an inventory of over one million facilities and medical products and supplies.
“When we set out in March, NativeVet established a mission to service the sustainability of life, health and infrastructure, natural resources and the environment in Indian Country by delivering quality products,” Chavez said. “We have been given our first opportunities to fulfill that commitment and remain focused on expanding our work to service a majority of tribes nationwide.”
To learn more about NativeVet Materiel, visit www.nativevet.com.