APC is an award-winning, ISO 9001:2015 certified business in operation since 1993. Our focus is providing professional services of top IT, data analytics, marketing, engineering, and other highly skilled talent. Additionally, APC offers a full suite of assessment services in operations, applications, compliance, security, and project management. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, the Native American-owned company has offices throughout the US, with Professionals currently engaged on assignments in over 40 US states and several countries worldwide.
We positively impact the lives of our professionals, clients, and communities.
APC provides results-focused professional services to improve great companies.
To be the company preferred by professionals, the strategic trusted advisor to our clients,
and a leader in the community.
Since 1993, when APC was founded, the company has remained committed to the same cornerstones that have anchored our success and that of our professionals and clients – solid ethics, unwavering integrity, open sharing, empathetic caring, and a constant focus on quality and excellence. It is upon this foundation that our values are built and exemplified through our employees.
APC is formally committed to ethical actions and lawful conduct. All employees and suppliers are expected to comply with state and federal laws and adhere to APC’s Code of Ethics.
APC believes in doing what is morally right and that includes having the courage to acknowledge mistakes. We routinely embrace challenges and understand that learning from successes and problems builds better individuals and stronger organizations. APC operates with honesty and welcomes transparency in communications, transactions and relationships. This includes sharing information, skills, knowledge and in the rewards of success.
Our clients tell us we operate with refreshing business integrity. APC also believes that to understand a client’s project or issue, our teams must be empathetic and genuinely care about their challenges and outcomes. Without this level of care, true success doesn’t happen. We acknowledge that all of these principles set a high bar. To achieve it, APC is constantly striving for a higher level of quality and excellence from our employees and for our clients.
At APC, we are real people who enjoy making a real difference in the communities where we live and work. We also strive to be the very best at what we do.
APC has been recognized for the quality of our professionals, corporate client service and business growth. Since 1993, a dedication to core values, excellence, our professionals and our clients has helped APC achieve a variety of industry-leading awards and appear in numerous news articles and press releases.
We have also been fortunate to be recognized both in 2008 and 2016 by the US Department of Commerce, with APC founder Roy Roberts receiving the award at The White House.
APC has the distinguished honor of being named to the Triangle Business Journal’s (TBJ) Fast 50 Hall of Fame after being named to the Fast 50 list for ten consecutive years: 1997-2006.
Other corporations have joined with the TBJ in sponsoring the program that recognizes the area’s most dynamic, privately-held businesses whose growth and success has impacted the entire community. Companies are evaluated on both dollar growth and percentage growth rate during a three-year period.
Inc. magazine’s Top 500 Fastest-Growing Private Businesses in America recognized APC as a national growth leader for independent and privately-held companies in 2000 and 2002.
This designation was based on financial criteria that included base-year sales and year-over-year growth. privately-held companies in 2000 and 2002. This designation was based on financial criteria that included base-year sales and year-over-year growth.
APC received the Deloitte & Touche North Carolina Technology Fast 50 award for nine consecutive years: 1998-2007.
Companies had to be a technology partner and were evaluated on financial metrics including year-over-year growth. During seven of these nine years, APC reported a more-than-1100% average growth rate.
APC received Deloitte & Touche’s Technology Fast 500 award for three consecutive years: 1998-2000.
During this time, APC’s average growth was more than 2,200%. Through this designation, APC was featured in Forbes’ASAP magazine.
From the very beginning, our company’s focus has been on positively impacting the lives of others. One way in which we do so is by recognizing the efforts and contributions of our professionals as they positively impact our clients’ respective organizations, as well as APC itself. Here are some ways in which we do so:
A cornerstone is the primary foundation upon which great buildings, monuments, and institutions are built; quality, integrity, teamwork, attitude, and excellence are the foundation upon which APC’s success is built.
APC’s Cornerstone Award gives both APC leadership and our client managers the opportunity to acknowledge outstanding work. The Cornerstone Award is given to individuals for whom we receive positive feedback from our client managers, including those who receive nominations for the Waya Award.
The Waya Award is perhaps our most known recognition for professionals. On both a quarterly and annual basis, APC’s Waya Award honors a professional’s contributions and quality service to our client with special acknowledgement for their dedication and exemplary work.
Cherokee for “Wolf,” the Waya is a sacred animal to Native Americans and symbolizes family, teamwork, intelligence, dignity, respect, pride in work, loyalty, and success of a mission. Individuals who receive the Waya Award exemplify what it is to live these traits on a daily basis.
While participation is not limited solely to APC professionals, our Pass the Bucks program rewards individuals who help drive business growth for APC through new client referrals. Our employees are one of our best sales resources and the Pass the Bucks program provides a generous monetary award for efforts that lead to new business.
Refer your talented friends or former colleagues to career opportunities at APC and if they get hired, earn up to $600 in referral bonus money for each eligible referral!
From the day our company was founded in 1993, APC’s purpose has been to positively impact the lives of our professionals, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our founder, Roy Roberts, knew the importance of giving back and we are proud to continue that work today!
Our two primary nonprofit partners are Healing Transitions and StepUp Ministry. Both of these wonderful organizations help facilitate and advance the livelihoods of their respective participants through workforce development. APC is proud to partner with both groups to positively impact the lives of the program participants and their families.
Here’s more information about each group and the support that APC provides:
APC has a rather unique affiliation to Healing Transitions that started several years ago in a very unexpected way. Watch this video to learn more!
Located just down the street from APC’s headquarters, Healing Transitions is, as their motto states, a place for recovery. Those battling addiction turn to Healing Transitions for a variety of needs. The organization does not turn anyone away from getting assistance, and they particularly focus on making sure these services are available to the under-served, homeless, and uninsured.
Today, APC’s close affiliation with Healing Transitions includes:
APC employee volunteers use their expertise for Healing Transitions participants readying to re-enter the workforce as they near graduation of the 1+ year program by providing them with resume writing assistance & interview coaching.
A bi-weekly computer lab is setup in an APC conference room where soon-to-be program graduates can easily complete online applications with assistance from APC career experts.
Why a pop-up computer lab? Because of the limited bus schedule, program participants going to the public library to use the computers there are unable to get back to the campus for recovery classes & workshops. Space is already at a premium in the Healing Transitions building, so APC’s pop-up lab (created specifically for Healing Transitions) gives the ladies a safe space to complete applications while providing a convenient location that allows them to get back to campus for requisite classes & workshops.
Ongoing paycheck deduction donations allow APC employees & professionals to give towards rideshare service gift cards designated for advanced-level Healing Transitions program participants. These gift cards help get individuals to and from job interviews, along with to and from work for up to two weeks after employment is obtained.
Additionally, an ongoing donation area is located inside the APC office, where employees know they can easily drop off supplies intended for Healing Transitions. A monthly supply focus is posted on an employee bulletin board to highlight current needs, should APC employees happen to have that specific item they can donate.
We also partner with our vendors whenever possible to provide further assistance. For example, APC holds corporate off-site meetings and hosts guests at a couple of hotels in the area. These hotels have generously agreed to donate their gently used pillows at year-end to supply Healing Transitions with an abundance of that much-needed item.
APC has a long-standing relationship with StepUp Ministry and very much believes & supports their mission to transform lives through employment and life skills training. With Wake County’s significant poverty level, the work that StepUp Ministry does is vital to helping break or mitigate poverty cycles and put individuals on trajectories towards more self-sustaining employment. That generational impact extends to positively impact the community at-large as well.
APC is proud to continue to be a financial contributor supporting this important work, as well as to give our employees & professionals the opportunity to get involved through payroll deduction donations. The annual donation amount received through the generous giving of APC employees & professionals increases by double-digit percentages each year and speaks to each individual’s belief in positively impacting lives!
Whether it’s assisting individuals recovering from addiction with workforce re-entry, creating fundraising teams for races, or even donning a Santa costume to deliver an annual Christmas performance & lunch to impoverished senior citizens battling Alzheimer’s, we are fortunate to help meet the needs of a variety of organizations doing tremendous work in our communities.
Some of the opportunities to give back with which APC has been (and often continues to be annually) involved include:
APC is a Native American-owned business committed to embracing and promoting diversity, and we aggressively work to improve the economic and social conditions of the minority communities we serve. We believe diversity brings new experiences, ideas and opportunities that can address service needs and benefit employees, our clients and our business.
APC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status.
We extend our commitment to quality minority-owned businesses by engaging them as suppliers and vendors. We provide equal opportunity to qualified minority, gay, disabled, veteran and women-owned (MWBE) businesses. Since 1999 more than 49 percent of our suppliers have been MWBE suppliers and our supplier-retention rate is near 100 percent. APC’s minority business relationships have and continue to bring rewarding, valued services.
Corporate Plus® is an unprecedented membership program for minority businesses of the highest caliber. This program was created to address corporate member requests for assistance in identifying minority suppliers with the capacity to fulfill national contracts with the quality and financial means required by large global enterprises.
Corporate Plus® members have demonstrated their capacity to execute national contracts for major corporations. A C-level executive nomination is required from national corporate members for this designation, which elevates APC’s profile among other suppliers in the market.
You can learn more about the program here: NMSDC Corporate Plus® Program
APC has earned the designation of Corporate Plus® member of the NMSDC since 2004.
Additional certifications include:
APC is committed to helping American minority suppliers improve their own quality and customer service. Through our Supplier Mentor Program, APC offers a variety of business tools to qualified, minority-owned companies.
To participate in APC’s Supplier Mentor Program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At APC, we pride ourselves on being a unique partner for both our clients and professionals. Below are some key differentiators that set us apart from the rest:
Individualized Service & Live Support – When you call any of our APC locations, you’re reaching an in-house expert dedicated to helping you resolve any issues or concerns you may have. In fact, we’ve perfected this level of service so much so that we now provide it as a service offering to our clients! Never hesitate to contact our team for prompt, accurate resolution of HR, accounting, or other employment questions.
Specialized Industry Knowledge – Our recruitment team is highly adept at finding the best talent for our clients and their respective available positions. This can only be accomplished through our recruiters possessing a wealth of industry knowledge and knowing just what it is our clients need. For you, this means our recruiters will be respectful of your time and only share with you positions for which they know you’re strongly qualified.
Award & Recognition Programs – You work hard. And we at APC believe you should be rewarded for it! We have an entire suite of award & recognition programs, including our generous referral program and our Waya Award, which is driven entirely by nominations from our clients. The Waya Award is given quarterly; annually, we send the top performer (and a guest of their choosing) on an all-expenses paid trip!
Credibility & Value – Native American owned company, founded in 1993, our client retention is 3X the industry average. APC is a trusted core supplier to many Fortune 500 firms, such as IBM. IBM hiring manager surveys consistently show 90+% client satisfaction with APC.
Employee Retention – Our employee turnover is less than 1/2 the industry average – as a result of our best-in-class benefits and support and our employees’ passion for our clients.
Quality & Cost Savings – APC has proven its quality at the national and international level with our ISO Certification, year over year contract renewals & high client satisfaction results. Our relentless focus on process improvement and efficiency drive cost savings and high quality for our clients.
Talent Delivery – APC’s proprietary PACE recruiting methodology employs extensive technical, behavioral, and cultural screening to provide the right candidates to meet the needs of our clients. We maintain an active network of candidates to enable faster identification and selection based on skills, experience and culture.
Risk Abatement – APC isolates our clients from the risk of non-compliance issues. Over the last 20+ years, APC has undergone many governmental and client audits without ever having a single non-compliance finding. APC’s automated onboarding and offboarding systems ensures compliance with the client, the IRS, and Department of Labor.
Management Information – Client managers have on-line access to onboarding status, purchase order utilization, time sheet history, and invoice history for easy verification, internal audits and forecasting.
Strategic Partner – APC’s professionals assume problem ownership, take a results-oriented approach, are strong team players, and provide leadership and state-of-the-art skills to achieve success for our clients.
Quality is an essential fiber of APC. It is fundamental to our success and directly impacts the success of our employees and clients.
In 2004, APC extended its quality commitment by becoming one of a few, elite professional services firms to achieve an ISO 9001:2000. APC received a perfect score on its first attempt and has maintained a current certification ever since. In 2010, APC updated its certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. In 2017, APC updated its certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. The 9001:2015 certification confirms that APC continues to comply with a defined level of quality in business activities that include documentation, recruiting, quality service processes and client satisfaction.
ISO 9001:2015 has become an international reference for quality requirements in business-to-business dealings. This distinction is used worldwide to recognize companies with proven commitment to their customers, their employees and to quality.
APC’s proven, quality focus extends beyond certifications. We take tremendous pride in our client interactions and trusted relationships. This includes being a supplier to many Fortune 500 companies and having long-standing, repeat clients. In fact, APC is consistently ranked in the top 25 percent during annual supplier performance evaluations.
We are committed to equal opportunity to qualified minority- and women-owned suppliers. Since 1999, more than 49 percent of our suppliers have been MWBE suppliers who continuously access, develop and improve valued services for both clients and employees.
APC demands quality from its professionals and our team members deliver. By offering challenging assignments that leverage an individual’s skills and potential, APC is able to maintain an 11-percent employee-initiated turnover rate which is less than one-half to one-third of the industry average.
At APC, we are always looking for ways to improve our communities, the business world, and our operations. One way in which we work to positively impact our communities is through our commitment to preserve and protect the environment.
We are responsible for our waste footprint and making conscientious choices to protect our planet. It makes good business sense, and it’s the right thing to do.
These are some of the key ways in which we work to reduce our company’s footprint:
APC is proud to walk the “green” walk and encourages our employees and clients to take easy, actionable steps to protect our environment. We believe they will also see cost savings and help make a larger impact in protecting our world.