Who We Are
History of CENTECH
Four words…Trust, Quality, Service and Value
Fernando V. Galaviz started with these four words as the basic tenets of what he wanted his business to represent and after 35 years of great successes in both the private and public sector, he established THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. (CENTECH) in April of 1988. Starting with a couple of federal logistics and service support and training contracts acquired from a small 8(a) company called ETI, Mr. Galaviz and a single employee in the corporate office on Courthouse Road in Arlington, Virginia managed 48 people in the field and set about building a business that would operate in accordance with the core tenets of Trust, Quality, Service and Value. The goal was to grow an exceptional federal services contracting organization that would earn a sterling reputation as a respected company with highest levels of integrity and would change the idea of being an employee to being a highly skilled and professional “team member.” To make sure that everyone from team members to clients alike understood how much he believed in the core principles, as President and CEO, Mr. Galaviz issued a 100% customer satisfaction performance guarantee on all work performed by CENTECH… a guarantee we still stand by to this day.
CENTECH graduated from 8(a) status in 1998 and we continue to make headway by competing and winning against some of the best-known companies in the world in full and open competition. We have completed over 4,500 contracts and major task orders in the U.S. and around the world, and delivered on 150 mission critical software development projects. Our subcontractor history includes the management of more than 260 teaming partners with a current roster of 175 firms – 61 large corporations and 114 small business concerns. We have served as prime on over 20 different contract vehicles including our current NETCENTS, USAF CAPS, DHS EAGLE, USAF ACCESS, SPAWAR, U.S. Navy SeaPort-e, GSA IT Schedule, GSA MOBIS, GSA Alliant, and GSA Connections II.
From our first year’s revenue which totaled less than $5 million, we have now grown into a $150+ million dollar firm through strategic growth, an industry leading integrated management approach, our quality management systems and best business practices. Our clients include the US Air Force, Army, Navy, National Guard and Coast Guard; Departments of Energy, Commerce, Agriculture, Justice, State, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security; Federal Highway and General Services Administrations and Customs and Border Protection just to name a few.