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Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance CenterPhone: 501-671-2390Email: PTAC@uada.edu
by Kim Magee - June 2, 2021
Target Applicators, Inc. is located in Newhope and has been in business since 1994.
The business offers landscaping and ground maintenance services including commercial
mowing services, tree care/removal, stump grinding, vegetation management, herbicide
application, chain sawing, and high production fertilization for large paper companies.
Owner Julie Ward and her husband took over the business in 2020 upon the passing of
Julie’s mother. Under her mother's ownership, Target Applicators was classified as
an "Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business." With Ward currently being
majority owner, the company was able to keep that designation. Ward plans to continue
the business along with her two employees in honor of her mother.
Target Applicators has been a Arkansas PTAC client since 2007, when the company found
us through an internet search when looking for government contracting bid opportunities.
The company received several government contracts when owned by Ward's mother. This
May, the company received its first government contract under Ward's leadership. The
contract for just over $110,000 was awarded by Department of Defense (DOD) and will
entail lawn maintenance and beautification for DeQueen Lake in Sevier County.
PTAC counselor Tim Hicks is Target Applicators’ designated counselor.
“Tim has helped us keep our System for Award Management (SAM) and Data Universal Numbering
System (DUNS) accurate and up to date. He has also been wonderful in helping us keep
an eye out for bids so that we didn’t miss any that we might be eligible for,” Ward
She was excited to have won the first government contract since taking over the business.
Arkansas PTAC is also excited for her. We congratulate Ward on business ownership
and receiving the award.
To learn more about the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the many
ways mentioned in this article that our counselors can help secure government contracts,
connect with us by calling 501-671-2390.