Black Plumbing is a 100% male owned business located in Abilene, Texas and has been operated by Darrin Black for over 25 years. They have expanded to San Angelo, Sweetwater, Snyder, Brownwood, Big Spring, Colorado City and Lubbock. The company is an S-Corporation and owns a segment of Maverick Core Drilling. Darren Black originally contacted the Abilene SBDC for assistance with Procurement Technical Assistance. He and his office staff continued to work with PTAC over many years. They worked with Abilene SBDC for an Emergency Action Plan in 2016 and updated in 2019 and 2020. Black Plumbing was nominated and awarded the 2020 International Torch Award for Ethics and the 2020 Reader’ Choice Award. They have also continued to strive during the pandemic implementing a COVID-19 policy for their staff and customers. Black Plumbing was granted the Paycheck Protection Plan Loan of $672,000 to continue at the current employment levels and cover the eight-week period, as stipulated per the PPP requirements.