DESA, Inc. is a professional services firm based in Columbia, South Carolina. It is important that the work we do has a positive impact on our world. We do this by being committed to our clients and our community, and by trying to make each life we encounter better.

For Immediate Release


    DESA, Inc. has recently expanded its engineering team with the hiring of Antonio Shuler as Engineering Associate. Shuler, a registered Certified Stormwater Plan… (read more)

  • October 14, 2015 Minority Business Development Agency Opens SC Office to All Minority Businesses Impacted by Flood

    The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center has opened its Columbia, SC office to minority business owners who need assistance processing… (read more)

  • April 20, 2015 USC Forecast and 2015 Bid Schedule Workshop

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 5:00 pm USC Facilities Center 743 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208 USC will host a indepth information session on their 2015… (read more)

  • October 7, 2014 The COMET Contracted Operation and Maintenance of Fixed Route and Paratransit Services

    DESA, Inc., on behalf of Keolis Transit America, is seeking qualified bids to provide paratransit and other services under a subcontracting agreement with… (read more)

  • August 11, 2014 More than 500 Books Donated to Columbia Elementary Schools

    On August 4th and 5th, Columbia welcomed the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council’s (CVMSDC) Business Opportunity Conference to the Capital… (read more)

  • July 23, 2014 DESA Celebrates Growth and Expansion

    DESA recently expanded its service to include Engineering. Acknowledged are the City of Columbia, URS, Mead-Hunt and others. (read more)

  • July 10, 2014 DESA, RTI & HHS: A Success Story

    In November 2011, Diane Sumpter, president and CEO of DESA, Inc., attended the HHS VHW8 Industry Day. The owner of a small, woman-owned professional services… (read more)

  • July 1, 2014 DESA, Inc. to Begin Offering Engineering Services

    COLUMBIA, SC — DESA, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Construction Management Services division to include engineering services. The new line… (read more)

  • March 31, 2014 Local Magazine Highlights Columbia’s Minority Business Center

    Columbia, SC - Columbia residents can get a glimpse of the work, challenges and practices of Columbia's Minority Business Development Agency in the March 2014… (read more)

  • March 7, 2014 DESA’s Founder, Equity and Diversity Leader

    Columbia, SC – Millennium magazine developed a feature story on Diane Sumpter, founder and CEO of DESA, Inc. as an equity and diversity leader. In the article… (read more)


    Columbia, SC – Today, the South Carolina Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center launches a county-wide effort to encourage small,… (read more)

  • July 1, 2013 DESA’s Director Earns Certification in Meeting Management

    COLUMBIA, SC — DESA, Inc. is pleased to announce that Camille Williams Shaw, Director of Conference and Event Management Services, has recently earned the… (read more)

  • June 6, 2013 DESA’s Meeting Planner Earns Certified Government Meeting Professional Certification

      COLUMBIA, SC — Natoshia Drinkard, meeting planner at DESA, Inc., has recently earned the Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) certification… (read more)

  • May 22, 2013 DESA, Inc. Wins Two Gold Awards for Creativity

    COLUMBIA, SC — DESA, Inc. announced today that it is a Gold Award recipient in the Hermes Creative Awards 2013 competition. DESA is recognized in the Pro… (read more)