Construction workers


Construction worker

Harold Charles's CEEPCO employs two thousand construction workers in Haiti



Entrepreneur of the Year


Harold Charles Entrepreneur of the Year

Delegate Harold Charles is Digicel's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Construction Sector in Haiti

HAITI - During a televised ceremony in Port au Prince yesterday evening, CEEPCO President Harold Charles was honored as Digicel's Entrepreneur of the Year for the Construction Sector countrywide.

"On behalf of my entire team in Haiti and in the United States, I want to thank Digicel President Denis O'Brien for recognizing CEEPCO's tireless work and commitment to help rebuild my homeland," said Charles. "I am proud to receive this award, which represents excellence and elevates Haiti 's growing private sector."

Digicel, the largest cell phone company in Haiti, has hosted the competition each year since the devastating 2010 earthquake to promote small business development in the country.

Charles, who is Haitian American, was also named a Digicel regional Entrepreneur of the Year in Northern Haiti in October 2013 in the construction category.

About CEEPCO ( With operations in the United States and Haiti, CEEPCO has been fostering local economic growth for over a decade, building strong communities and stimulating business and job creation. The innovative engineering firm delivers construction, green building & LEED, emergency management service, and other services.


Harold R. Charles, PE, PMP, LEED AP
President / CEO
301-931-1601 Fax
011-509-2813-1600 Haiti


CEO of CEEPCO CONTRACTING LLC, 17 Rue 24G, Cap-Haïtien; 2 Rue Marcadieu, Bourdon, Port-au-Prince. Telephone: (509) 2813-1600, (509) 3676-1312 E-mail:

CEEPCO CONTRACTING is a construction company created in 2003 in Silver Spring, Md.


  • Rekindling economic growth
  • Rebuilding infrastructure damaged by natural disasters
  • Expanding access to basic public services
  • Reducing the country’s vulnerability to natural disasters
  • Developing and implementing sustainable human settlements with an emphasis on environmental preservation, food security, environmental and public services infrastructure (water, wastewater, municipal solid waste handling, recycling, disposal)

CEEPCO created over two thousand jobs in Haiti in 2012.

Black EnterpriseHarold Charles earned his BS in civil engineering from the University of the District of Columbia and an MS in environmental management from the University of Maryland. He was featured in Black Enterprise's November issue as a successful Haitian-American entrepreneur who is rebuilding Haiti.