Awards & Certifications


  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • Projects performed at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Levels 3-5
  • Lockheed Martin Safety Evidence Assurance Level (SEAL) 2
  • Texas Centralized Master Bidders List
  • State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  • State of Texas Qualified Information Systems Vendor / Category IS Vendor
  • SBA Certified Small Business, Minority-Owned


Over the years, GB Tech has garnered local, regional and national awards and recognition for its exemplary service:

  • 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award
  • 2009 Boeing Performance Excellence Award
  • 2007 U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator's Award for Excellence
  • 2006 Johnson Space Center Mentor of the Year
  • 2005 Awarded Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year by United Space Alliance
  • 2005 Ranked #11 Largest Johnson Space Center Contractors (Ranked by Dollar Amount of Contracts in 2004)
  • 2005 Ranked #40 Houston Small Business 100 (Ranked by 2004 Local Gross Revenue)
  • 2005 GB Tech Ranked "10" Largest Houston-Area Minority-Owned Business" by the Houston Business Journal. Companies were ranked by 2004 local gross revenue.
  • 2005 MS Business Journal Finalist in two categories for Small Business Innovation
  • 2004 Gale Burkett Receives NASA Public Service Medal
  • 2004 GB Tech Ranked #11 “Largest Area Minority-Owned Business” by the Houston Business Journal
  • 2004 Gale Burkett and Jean Burkett Humanitarian Award by the Sickle Cell Association
  • 2003 Boeing “Exceptional Company Performance” Award
  • 2002 named “Minority Subcontractor of the Year” by NASA
  • 2001 U.S. Small Business Administration's Entrepreneurial Success Award given by Houston District Office
  • 1999 selected by United Space Alliance as “Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontractor of the Year”
  • 1998 Ranked 99th, 1997 Ranked 98th & 1995 Ranked 86th by Black Enterprise magazine (BE Industrial/Service 100)
  • 1996 & 1995 Nominated by Johnson Space Center as their “Minority Contractor of the Year”
  • 1996 & 1995 Recipient of “African-American Pinnacle Award”, sponsored by Bank One and the Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce
  • 1995 Ranked 41st in Inc. Magazine’s “500 Fastest Growing” Private Companies
  • 1994 Recipient of the “Blue Chip Enterprise Award” sponsored by Connecticut Mutual, U. S. Chamber of Commerce and Nation’s Business
  • 1991-1994 Recognized as Member of “Houston 100” Fastest Growing Companies
  • 1993 Regional Winner “Service Firm of the Year” by the Minority Business Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Commerce