Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Patricio Enterprises (PE) began operations in 2005 after the retirement of its founder and President LtCol Gabe Patricio, United States Marine Corps (Ret). After serving his last two tours on active duty as an Acquisition Officer with the Marine Corps Systems Command, first as a project officer and then as a Program Manager the transition to entrepreneurship within the Defense Industry seemed a natural fit. His vision, to provide innovative business solutions through streamlined cost effective methods that add value and help clients succeed became more than a bumper sticker and is in fact at the heart of the business model. PE became a Small Business Administration 8(a) certified participant in June 2005, and was verified a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business by the Center for Veterans Enterprise
(CVE) in July 2009.
PE's first work was in support of PEO Soldier and JPEO Chemical and Biological Defense. Building on its reputation and client focus, PE expanded operations to Albany, GA in support of the Marine Corps Logistics Command in 2006. PE also began supporting the following programs in Northern VA: PM Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE), PM Infantry Weapons Systems (PM IWS), PM Counter RCEID Electronic Warfare (PM CREW) and Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC).
Concurrently, PE began investing in training, education, tools and infrastructure necessary to support our vision. Among our first investments was training our analysts on ACEIT (Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools) and Think Tank®. ACEIT is a very robust cost estimation application and Think Tank® supports unbiased program decision support. It is a web-based team space for brainstorming and a decision-making tool used to evaluate products in an agnostic decision-making environment.
In 2007, PE teamed with Kalman & Company to continue supporting PM ICE at Marine Corps Systems Command.
With continued growth came the need to open an office to serve as its headquarters and in June 2008 PE moved its operations to its new headquarters located at 125 Woodstream Boulevard, Suite 105, Stafford, VA. In addition to its headquarters, PE also established an office in Albany, GA and began operations in Dayton, OH after award of a contract in support of the Air Force Uniform Office at Wright-Patterson AFB. Other significant awards made to PE during 2008 included support to the Joint Program Manager Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad (JPM MERS) and PM ICE on Subject Matter Expertise activities.
In 2009, PE began supporting PM ICE Rapid Response Issue Facility (RRIF) warehouse operations in Quantico, VA and Barstow, CA. PE was awarded a Program Management, Administrative, Clerical and Technical Services (Pacts) contract under Functional Category 2 - Administrative Services for the Department of Homeland Security, an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract in August. PE was also awarded a prime contract to support Services Branch (LFS), Facilities and Services Division (LF) and Installations and Logistics Department (I&L) at Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps
PE surpassed 100 active employees in late March 2010. PE expanded to Newport News, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Camp Pendleton, CA; Miramar, CA; Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan with the recent award of a subcontract in support of Medical Logistics Company (MEDLOGCO).