Aldrica Lattimore, President and CEO of Accurate Engineering Integrated Construction Services, Inc., started her business in 1994, with husband Steven Lattimore and brother Rodney Lattimore. The company performs general and specialty construction work for a variety of governmental agencies, including the city of San Diego, the Navy and Marine Corps and the General Services Administration. Two years ago, a loan from Neighborhood National Bank helped the firm expand its operations. “By all accounts, we shouldn’t have survived,” says Lattimore, referring to the early years. “But I started out as a kindergarten
teacher in New York, working in one of the worst school districts. It certainly toughened me up for this construction business, which can be a monster.”
Today Accurate Engineering has two offices in San Diego, an office in Los Angeles, and a fourth office that opened in Georgia last year. It has grown to 50 employees.