Blue Skies Consulting, LLC, was recently named the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency’s (FSA’s) 2010 Woman-Owned Business
Contractor of the Year. The company was nominated by the USDA’s Aerial
Photography Field Office in Salt Lake City for "providing outstanding
support and service."
Blue Skies specializes in aerial photography and remote sensing for mapping
and surveying applications. Its expertise includes primary data acquisition,
system integration, and remote sensing applications. Blue Skies employees have
more than 30 years experience on projects throughout the United States and in
Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Its philosophy of performing rigorous
quality assurance, providing unsurpassed customer service, and delivering the
best products possible has led to exceptional corporate growth: the company has
seen a 750% increase in sales revenues since its inception in 1999.
Over the past 10 years, Blue Skies has performed numerous projects for USDA,
including acquisition of vertical, high-resolution imagery for the USDA Natural
Resources Conservation Service’s National Resources Inventory (NRI), five
national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah, riparian studies in New
Mexico, and a resource management evaluation in California and Nevada.
Blue Skies is a woman-owned small business located at the Belen Alexander
Airport in Belen, NM. It is registered as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
with the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise Program and New Mexico Unified Certification Program. Blue Skies also
maintains ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS)
using outside auditors to perform annual internal audits and annual surveillance
or re-certification reviews.