After becoming over 51% women-owned in 2017, HBE sought to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). Jerri Latour, HBE’s owner, applied for initial certification through the Greater Women’s Business Council (GWBC) in June 2017 and was awarded certification in October 2017.

The firm is a certified Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with the State of North Carolina through the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program.