OGS Reaches 1,000 Active Certified Veteran-Owned Businesses

Milestone Celebration
1,000 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses Certified

New York State’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) program has reached a significant milestone, with more than 1,000 certified SDVOBs now active. 

Today we are excited to join Governor Hochul in announcing the significant milestone that has been reached in our State’s SDVOB program. This important initiative has flourished under the Governor’s leadership and through the hard work and dedication of OGS’s veteran-led Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development.

-OGS Commissioner Jeanette M. Moy

To celebrate this significant milestone, OGS created a video that places a spotlight on three SDVOB success stories from across New York State. Featured in the video are Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development Executive Director Ken Williams and the owners of three State-certified SDVOBs:

  • Grey O. Nina, CEO and founder of G & J Leading Construction Inc., a general construction company located in the Bronx. Since receiving her NYS SDVOB certification, Nina has seen her company’s annual revenues from government and private sector work grow from $14,000 to $8 million in a few years.
  • Darius Myles, President and CEO of DMYLES Inc., a general contractor located in Niagara Falls, NY. Myles has seen tremendous growth in his company. Bringing in approximately $500,000 in his first year as a certified SDVOB, he expects to have revenues from public and private sector work of between $8 million and $9 million this year.
  • Ty Thoeny, the owner of WeldStream, LLC, a provider of steel fabrications and piping solutions located in Ballston Spa, NY. Thoeny’s company hit the ground running when he received his certification three years ago and has seen his business triple in size.


Veteran Success Stories