Delta-21 has overcome a long and difficult history to emerge today as a diverse and stable company that actively seeks to be a HUBZone resource for community economic improvement. Delta-21, under its original name of Information Management Services (IMS), was founded in Oak Ridge, Tennessee by Mr. Jerry Thomas in 1982 on an awarded contract from the U.S. Department of Energy to operate computer aided information processing systems for scientific information. In 1990, at the age of 40, Mr. Thomas developed "Lou Gehrigs" disease and in 1992 was survived by his wife and infant son. As a key employee within a small business, Mr. Thomas' illness and death had a significant impact on the company's contracts, employees, and financial stability.
In 1994, the company embarked upon a program to diversify with the addition of a broader spectrum of government clients and services. The name of the company was changed to reflect the company's new vision. This vision incorporated the necessity for change, as reflected in the Greek "delta" symbol and "21" for the 21st century. Long time friends of Mr. Thomas stepped up to assist in this effort. It was during this period the company expanded its technical services to include disciplines such as materials science, process engineering, environmental restoration, waste management (including special case waste or spent nuclear fuel), nuclear engineering, health physics, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and epidemiology.
This expansion of effort was lead by Mr. A.L. (Pete) Lotts, a retired Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Research Reactors Division Director as well as a respected Knox County School Board Member; Mr. Nicolas Ingle, a former Health Physicist with the U.S. Department of Energy Formerly Utilized Site Remedial Action Program (DOE FUSRAP) and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Center for Epidemiologic Research; and Ms. Tracey Steller (Ingle), a former Laboratory Chemist with the ORNL Analytical Services Division. The success of this effort expanded Delta-21 from a single Energy Department client to a multi-faceted technical services business.
In 2004, Delta-21 moved its corporate office from Oak Ridge, Tennessee to the downtown Knoxville, Tennessee underutilized business district of Market Square in order to support the new regional economic improvement efforts initiated through a partnership with the Federal Government, State of Tennessee, and Regional Planning Commissions. Subsequently, Delta-21 became certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business concern and began an employment program focused on HUBZone located residents within the community of Knoxville and the surrounding counties of Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Loudon, Union, Grainger, Jefferson, Roane, and Sevier.
The HUBZone program is unique because it directs Federal contract dollars to small businesses located in areas of high unemployment and low-income to stimulate economic development. Its published mission is to "foster the growth of Federal contractors in these areas ensuring that these contractors become viable businesses for the long term" This combination provides a mechanism that reconciles the cost of providing Federal assistance to distressed communities with the need of the Federal Government to acquire products and services at fair prices. By using Federal procurement dollars to provide economic development, the HBZone program is able to bridge the gap between the costs of Federal initiatives aimed at revitalizing distressed communities with the benefits of market-based economic development.
Delta-21's efforts are supported locally by the Honorable John J. Duncan Jr., (R) United States House of Representatives Tennessee 2nd District. As the representative of Delta-21's home district, Congressman Duncan has formally supported Delta-21's HUBZone programs and personally worked to ensure Delta-21's continued local success.
Corporate Philosophy- A Servant Leadership approach to client interaction results in trust and recognition (relationship). Servant Leadership is defined as a willingness to unconditionally serve and embodies a respect in the applied technical knowledge; a broad experience that brings fresh, innovative, and tested ideas; and a commitment to project flexibility.
Missions Statement- Delta-21 Resources, Inc. will contribute to the success of our clients by providing them with unmatched service and products at competitive rates. We will do this by applying Christian values with people who are responsive to change and are willing to serve. – less – More from ZoomInfo »