Tara Kramer, owner of MELTAR Supply, realized a lack of certified WBE building material suppliers affected diversity goals for both general contractors and sub-contractors. She also designed a lower-cost option to supply needed materials to the construction industry, while providing a single source supply model for her clients.
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Tara Kramer’s 30+ years of experience in construction, working with general contractors and subcontractors, guides MELTAR Supply.
Excellent communication skills, expert project management and practiced purchasing methods deliver an outstanding customer experience.
A combined 60+ years of MELTAR team experience in procurement and government contracts streamlines the process of ordering, delivery and verifying certifications.
Tara and her industry partners realized General Contractors and Subcontractors were paying inflated prices for building and construction materials from most supply houses.
Markups of 20% to 40% are standard. Plus GCs and Subs often pay for shipping, even if product is shipped directly to the job site from the manufacturer. Tara knew there was a better way—a business supply model which cuts overhead costs and passes those savings to the contractor.
With “Just in Time” delivery directly to the job site from the manufacturer, materials aren’t stored in a warehouse first. Costs are reduced and those savings are passed on to the contractor.
Cut job costs and expect quality materials
With MELTAR, material manufacturers are carefully chosen for both quality and reliability. MELTAR forms partnerships with manufacturers of a huge range of materials to deliver exactly what’s needed, when and where it’s needed. And they take care of all the required paperwork.
With the Just in Time model, MELTAR ensures overhead costs are reduced while diversity goals are met in a wide range of market categories and NAICS codes. Contractors working on buildings, airports, roads, bridges and dams can now save on needed construction materials while winning contracts which require WBE, DBE, SBA and other state and national certifications.
MELTAR Supply is recognized as a certified WBE, comprehensive one-source supplier, providing an extensive range of building materials to projects and contractors across the U.S. and abroad.
General contractors trust MELTAR to also supply their subs on large and complex projects. The MELTAR business model ensures construction timelines are met and all audits and paperwork completed, while cutting costs on materials.
Testimonials for Tara
“I have known Tara for 32 years and in that time I have never known her to have less than 2 jobs. She is a professional, fair and honest person who values her reputation and and position in her community…She has never let me down personally and you can trust her to be the same way professionally.”
“I knew Tara before she started [her company]. She is very professional and always works hard to be the best in all she does. I am very proud of Tara and what she has done with her business… She is what the “American Dream” is about. I would trust [her] with any of my projects and recommend her to my friends.”