HME founders Henry and Monica Perry of Farragut recently received the 2019 Department of Homeland Security Small Business Achievement Award during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.HME founders Henry and Monica Perry of Farragut recently received the 2019 Department of Homeland Security Small Business Achievement Award in recognition of the company’s outstanding work supporting the DHS mission at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.
Only 16 companies nationwide received the award this year.
“HME consistently goes above and beyond to meet demanding and changing environments created by the need to respond to disasters. They continuously step up as team players to ensure the success of the CDP and the FEMA mission,” a CDP press release stated. They were joined by CDP Program manager Bill Chapman during the ceremony in Washington, D.C. Oak Ridge-based HME operates the 622-bed CDP lodging facility, the CDP mail center and provides operations and maintenance services for six other CDP-related facilities at the former Fort McClellan. HME ensures facilities are prepared and maintained in support of unexpected surge training.
Responding to natural disasters during 2018, “HME managed the impacts of the surge with extra effort and exceeded expectations,” the CDP press released stated.