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Competitive Edge Partners & Counsulting, LLC

Debbie RodriguezAt the age of 12, Debbie embarked on her first business venture providing lawn care services in her neighborhood. She embraced a strong work ethic at an early age, thanks to parents she describes as hardworking and generous. She has always been an advocate for providing opportunities so that people can help themselves. Her work to be of service has been threaded through the construction industry.

Debbie began her career assisting day laborers in finding work, which also allowed for businesses to get the job done. Her passion led her to become a franchisee for Quality Labor Management, today she holds the distinction of being the largest franchise in the country. The work and her clients inspired Debbie to found her own venture in Competitive Edge Partners & Consultants LLC. The services provided by CEP&C ensure a powerful contribution to your business, addressing requirements and exceeding expectations. The suite of services continues to grow and currently includes safety services, electrical, Division-1, professional cleaning, Prime Subcontracting, and professional painting.

Debbie will be quick to tell you, there is never a problem that cannot be solved. She goes to work each day expecting those around her to have the same drive for excellence. With determination and continued innovation, Debbie thrives on people. It is this spirit in which she founded her non-profit, iBuild Central Florida. iBuild is a unique organization building partnerships between education and the construction industry to promote and provide pathways to careers in the skilled trades.

For Debbie, your business is her business, and success is the only option. She strives to build excellence through her people, services and relationships. Safety | Accountability | Commitment are more than a business mission, they are a way of life.

Honors & Awards:

2014 Orlando Business Journal 40 under 40
2015 NAWIC Red Rose Recruiter, National Association of Women in Construction
2015 NAWIC Orlando Chapter Member of the Year
2017 Founded IBuild Central Florida
2021 Orlando Business Journal Women Who Mean Business honoree
2022 Orlando Business Journal Power Player
2022 Commonwealth Institute Florida Top 100 Women-Led Business honoree

Associations & Memberships:

Professional Construction Estimators Association
Academy of Construction Technologies
Associated Builders and Contractors:
Positions Held: Chair Safety Committee, Board of Directors
National Association of Women in Construction Orlando Chapter:
Positions Held: Director, Vice President, President, Construction Career Camp

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