Salute to Business

Veteran-owned businesses play a significant role in the community. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), veteran-owned companies contribute about $1 trillion to the economy and employ more than 5 million people. 

For resources for veteran-owned businesses, visit the SBA Veterans Small Business Week website

If you are a veteran business owner and would like to be included in our Salute to Business program, please email us at info@choosecalvert.com

Barstow Acres Children's Counseling Center
Owner: Sonia Hinds
590 Main Street, Prince Frederick

Military Service: 24 years combined service as a United States Army Nurse Officer and Commissioner Corps Officer with the United States Public Health Service

Barstow Acres Children's Counseling Center, owned by Sonia Hinds, was founded in 2003. Barstow Acres Children's Counseling Center provides mental health services, developmental and enrichment programs for at-risk children, adults and families. 

Barstow Acres Children's Counseling Center Website

Brother's Johnson Inc.
Owners: Tony, Mike, Everard and Langford Johnson
1925 Laveille Road, Port Republic

Military Service: Everard and Langford both served in the United States Army for two years

Founded in 1990, Brother's Johnson Inc. offers portable toilet rentals for special events and construction sites, mobile event restrooms trailer rentals and septic services.

Brother's Johnson Inc. Website

Calvert Crabs & Seafood
Owner: Robert Penn
General Manager: David Goodnow
151 Central Square Drive, Prince Frederick

Military Service: Robert served four years in the United States Army, David served four years in the United States Navy

Calvert Crabs & Seafood specializes in handmade food using fresh ingredients sourced from local watermen, farmers and other small businesses.

Calvert Crabs & Seafood Website

Calvert Systems
Owner: John Cooper
85 Sherry Lane 3A, Prince Frederick

Military Service: 19 years in the United States Air Force, retired as a Colonel in 1991

Calvert Systems is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that has been proudly serving Calvert County since 2003 with Assistance and Advisory Support (A&AS) to the United States Government.

Calvert Systems Website

Cannon Ball Dispensary
Owner: Christopher & Barbara Cannon
226 Town Square Drive, Lusby

Military Service: Christopher has four years active duty, two years reserves in the United States Navy

Cannon Ball Dispensary is a veteran and woman owned business with a mission to help and bring knowledge to the community and customers about the use of legal cannabis products.

Cannon Ball Dispensary Website

Firearms 4 Freedom
Owner: Phillip Boulais
2509 Preakness Way, Prince Frederick

Military Service: Eight years in the United States Army 

Firearms 4 Freedom is a Veteran-owned Federal firearms licensed dealer.

Firearms 4 Freedom Website

JF Marine & Reliable Marine
Owner: Dave Vollmer
JF Marine: 138 Bugeye Square, Prince Frederick
Reliable Marine: 13994 HG Trueman Road, Solomons

Military Service: 14 years in the United States Navy

JF Marine & Reliable Marine specializes in the service, maintenance and repair of outboard, sterndrive and inboard gasoline-powered vessels.

JF Marine Website
Reliable Marine Website

SOMD Auto Works
Owner: Andrew Schwallenberg
11550 HG Trueman Road, Lusby

Military Service: Six years in the United States Navy

SOMD Auto Works is a veteran-owned automotive repair shop.

SOMD Auto Works Website

SWT Fitness
Owner: Sandy Vazquez
10078 Southern Maryland Blvd, Dunkirk

Military Service: Eight years in the United States Marine Corps

SWT Fitness is fitness studio that exclusively caters to the fitness needs of women.

SWT Fitness Website

Valor Construction, LLC.
Owners: Al & Adam Kincaid, Brian Bauer
3755 Crane Road, Port Republic

Military Service: Al served four years in the United States Navy

Valor Construction, LLC. offers several home services including roofing, siding, gutters and more.

Valor Construction, LLC. Website

Wise Engineering Consulting, LLC.
Owner: Mike Mehls
663 Good Shepherd Way, Owings

Military Service: Retired as a Commander (O-5) in the United States Navy

Wise Engineering Consulting, LLC. is focused on the integration of DoD air and ship vehicles.

Wise Engineering Consulting, LLC.