A woman entrepreneur success story
“If you teach a man to fish he can eat forever,” says Diana Patterson, President and Founder of ADG Enterprises, Inc. Diana started ADG as a janitorial services business over 20 years ago with less than $100 and one contract; which soon lead to five contracts and expanded to working with some of the largest institutions and corporations in the United States.
ADG is now recognized nationwide as a provider of quality and reliable services.
Although ADG is a small business, Diana operates and work with the mentality of a big business. She is persistent and hardworking, that along with her drive and self-motivation is part of what makes ADG the success that it is today.
Headquartered in Duluth Georgia, ADG is a prime supplier to the Federal government, service industries, educational institutions and product manufacturers. ADG’s client list includes corporations such a Georgia Power, Center for Disease Control (CDC), Lockheed Martin and the Department of Homeland Security.
The growth of the company was one of the reasons Lockheed Martin took notice of ADG in being a potential partner for the Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection, a business development partnership by which emerging firms could become suppliers for industry champions while learning a variety of skills.
ADG has received the distinguished 8(a) certification from the government which provides opportunities for the company to expand its capabilities and services.
Diana has received many awards to include the prestigious 2013 LACE Awards on behalf of the Greater Women’s Business Council where she was presented the 2013 TrailBlazer Award.