In 1980, Mr. Collazo and his wife Carmen started COLSA Corporation in the garage of their southeast Huntsville home. The two-employee company offered systems analysis and engineering in support of air defense systems materiel development. There was but one goal: to serve the company’s customers with dedication and excellence. COLSA grew rapidly moving from the Collazo’s garage to small offices on South Memorial Parkway in Huntsville to Sparkman Drive and to its current facility in Cummings Research Park. In 1983, the SBA under the 8(a) program certified COLSA as a socially and economically disadvantaged company. COLSA Corporation Headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.
In 1988, in recognition of its outstanding growth and excellence in government contracting, COLSA was selected by the SBA as the Regional Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. In the subsequent national competition, the SBA named COLSA the National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year – a prestigious national honor.