Equinox Consulting Services, LLC was founded in 2018 by owner JoAnne Gareau. Ms. Gareau started her career in the construction industry in 1997 while working on complex environmental projects encompassing land, air and water remediation. She migrated to the nuclear weapons safety field when she accepted a promotion that also included a relocation. Her career took an interesting turn in 2004 when he walked away from the construction industry and became a self-employed web designer serving several clients in the NASCAR industry. The construction industry came calling once again and JoAnne spent the next several years working in the marine industry with a focus on environmental dredging and marine construction projects.
Starting from the basics, JoAnne amassed experience in many diversified fields meeting every challenge presented to her head-on. Her tenacity and work ethic allowed her grow her career in various avenues. JoAnne grew to become a Project Administrator, Quality Control Manager, Project Manager, and Quality Control Director with a constant component in technical writing. Her focus on providing a superior end-product led her down the more structured path of quality control and technical writing, specifically proposal preparation and winning capture strategy assessment followed by plan writing for awarded projects. JoAnne spent several years performing field quality control services on various projects. She started providing freelance technical writing and from there Equinox Consulting Services, LLC was born.
JoAnne currently focuses on assisting small business interests navigate Federal and State contracting arenas. She assists small contractors with a focus on SBA Set-Asides, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), 8(a), HUBZone and Small Disadvantaged Businesses. She provides assistance for SBA Mentor-Protege programs and Joint Venture projects. JoAnne’s focus and dedication to her clients is evident as she thrives on assisting them grow their business interests.