her role as a government contractor isn’t always easy, especially during an election year. This year will be no different, as Coleman waits to see if an administration change will take place. If the change comes, business could slow dramatically. “Government contracting is largely affected by changes in the executive and legislative branches,” says Coleman. “When a new administration comes in, you can pretty much expect that nothing is going to happen for 12 to 18 months, as new initiatives and funding decisions are put on hold.”
Westover works with 17 different agencies which will help pull the company through should a change come in November. “The fact that we’re a niche business working for Department of Defense clients gives us a cushion,” says Coleman.