Michael L. Pagano, President
As an FA-18 Hornet Pilot with 2500 tactical jet flight hours and over 28 years of professional experience with the Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Pagano emerged a proven leader with uncompromising integrity, work ethic, and a commitment to excellence that is unparalleled. Mike applied his military skills of leadership, mission implementation and resource management into his entrepreneurial vision for VetSource, Inc.
VetSource, Inc. a Southern California pipeline construction company was founded in 2013 with a simple goal of hiring military veterans transitioning to the civilian sector.
Mr. Pagano is a graduate of San Diego Gas & Electric's small business technical assistance programs, SCORE, Best in Class and Gas Mentorship program. Taking the time to get to know this customer and to fully integrate VetSource into the energy industry from its inception has enabled VetSource to become a prime contractor to SDG&E for their gas and electrical distribution activities.
VetSource began a mentor protégé relationship with ARB, Inc. through their corporate DBE Mentorship program in 2014. ARB is a subsidiary of Primoris Services Corporation. PSC was formed in 2004 as the parent company of a robust portfolio of engineering, industrial, underground, structural, civil and power generation contractors.
This ongoing mentorship has allowed VetSource to tap into over 65 years of pipeline construction experience and resources of ARB, Inc. The development includes consultation on back office support systems, payroll, cash flow management, project management support, safety review and training, OQ and environmental review and training. Assistance with the purchase of equipment, access to credit with favorable terms. Assistance with building strategic industry relationships, joint venture opportunities and marketing strategies. This opportunity has given VetSource the ability to grow at a rapid rate becoming a prime contractor providing quality craftsmanship to its customers while creating jobs for veterans.
The focus of ARB’s mentorship has been to share efforts that support a sustainable, profitable and thriving business for VetSource creating a win-win situation for our community by helping to provide a solid foundation to a growing company that provides jobs for returning veterans.