Still from The Build Up Podcast featuring Procon Founder Kyu Jung and Cotter Founder Anne Edwards-Cotter

Construction Management Firms Procon Consulting, LLC and Cotter Consulting, Inc. Announce Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture through the Small Business Administration (SBA)

WASHINGTON, Monday, March 11, 2024 – Procon Consulting, LLC (Procon) and Cotter Consulting, Inc. (Cotter) have entered into a Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) through the Small Business Administration (SBA) in which Procon will provide mentorship to Cotter. The strategic joint venture will allow both construction management firms to share resources and knowledge that will grow their respective small businesses and expand client capabilities. Procon and Cotter already have a history of working well together and proven track records of embracing technology and innovation to deliver complex projects. The bulk of Procon’s portfolio resides within the federal space, while Cotter has established a large footprint in the Midwest supporting state and local entities.

“Procon and Cotter have had a strong personal and professional relationship for years. We bring complementary resources and expertise to a joint venture. There is trust; we want to help each other grow and learn,” says Kyu Jung, President and Co-founder of Procon Consulting, LLC. “Anne Cotter is ahead of her time – she’s an inspiration to all women in the industry, and we are excited to provide mentorship as Cotter continues to grow into the federal marketplace.” “Cotter and Procon have very similar approaches to building meaningful relationships and strategic partnerships — we understand each other as small businesses with compatible corporate cultures. Procon has developed a roadmap for growing a federal practice and we are thrilled to embark on this knowledge exchange,” says Anne Edwards-Cotter, President and Founder of Cotter Consulting, Inc.

Procon Consulting, LLC
Procon Consulting was founded in 2000 by close friends and Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction classmates Kyu Jung and Mark Ilich. The company is based in the DC metro area and leverages the latest in technology and innovation to provide construction project management solutions to a range of federal, state, local, and private clients.

Cotter Consulting, Inc.
Cotter Consulting was established in 1990 by Anne Edwards-Cotter as a woman-owned, small business based in Chicago, IL. Cotter provides comprehensive program management, project management, and construction management services for diverse corporate, public, and institutional clients.


The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), has awarded Procon two contracts to provide Construction Management, Program/Project Management Services and Building/Lease Inspection Services under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). Procon was chosen through a competitive procurement to provide services not only on the Small Business Zonal BPAs that cover all four GSA zones across the country, but also on the nationwide unrestricted BPA.

“With Procon’s experience on some of GSA’s mega projects, it was particularly gratifying that Procon won a spot on the unrestricted nationwide contract,” said Mark Ilich, Procon’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “We are the only small business granted an unrestricted award. We think GSA’s decision reflects well on our 23 years of service on federal projects.”

Procon’s successful selection was measured based on the breadth, depth, and relevance of our prior experience in performing similar work in each of GSA’s zones and our performance on the previous five-year GPA. Each new BPA runs through 2028.


Procon is proud to move up nine places on the ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management/PM-for-Fee Firms. In 2023 Procon ranked 86 which is up from the 95th spot in 2022. This year Procon also placed in the top 50 of ENR’s Top Construction Management Firms.

“We have been really pleased with our steady growth, both in terms of volume and geographic reach.” said President and Co-Founder, Kyu Jung. “We are doing work in over 30 states including projects in hard-to-reach places in both Alaska and Hawaii. Our teams have really been delivering the goods for our clients. ”

ENR performs annual surveys of its key segments, and ranks companies within those areas. Procon first ranked in this category in 2018


Welcome to the future. Together with our clients at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Procon participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, developed as the first-of-its-kind Exchange Agreement between the General Services Administration and MIT.

Procon provided MIT construction management services for this $750M new facility which was part of a redevelopment project between MIT and GSA. The new facility at Kendall Square just outside of MIT’s campus was 10 years in the making and designed with the future in mind.

Not only will this be the home for the Department of Transportation to build the future of modern transit and develop a sustainable transit infrastructure, but the building itself is moving us into the future. The LEED Platinum building is expected to reduce emissions by over 50 percent from a typical building through the use of triple-paned glass, heat recovery chillers, EV charging, rainwater reclamation, a green roof, and dozens of other innovations all aimed at increased sustainability.

We are honored to be part of such an impactful project. It’s such a good feeling to see it come to fruition.