About Melco Incorporated

MELCO's Advisory Board consists of five members with diverse executive management experience including a previous Assistant Secretary of Department of Energy, Nuclear Security Scientist, corporate Executive and President of a successful Small Business.

Melva Wagner


Melva was born and raised in Washington, DC and at the age of 15, she was awarded an academic scholarship to attend the prestigious Emma Willard Prep School in Troy, NY. She discovered the south (warm weather) during a family vacation and soon graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a degree in economics.

After an extraordinary corporate career in sales, construction management and real estate at IBM and General Electric, Melva was nominated in 1989 and confirmed by the United States Senate as a Presidential Appointee during the President George H. W. Bush administration. Managing a Senate appropriations budget of $250 million and a staff of 24, her office’s main responsibilities were assisting minority, women-owned, small businesses and HBCUs obtain contracts with the federal government.

In 1995, Melva opened Melco, Inc. and since then, has been very successful providing the private sector and the federal government with facilities and real estate management services.

 In June 2008, Melva reached another milestone with the US Small Business Administration 8(a) certification for Melco, Inc. giving her company the ability to be awarded sole source contracts through the federal government. Melco, Inc. continues to grow offering a wide range of real estate and facilities management services nationwide and collaborates with other small businesses when teaming opportunities become available.                                                                                 In 2011, Melva was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Board Member for the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. When not assisting clients and the business community, Melva volunteers her time with Rotary International, Girls Scouts of America and conducting real estate workshops for women/minority home buyers and non- profit organizations.


Don Maxwell

Managing Associate

Currently, Donald is a Managing Associate. Mr. Maxwell is responsible for increasing his client’s footprint within corporate diversity and inclusion sector, business development platform-wide for all of their companies, strategic planning, and improving execution tactics and program within the Sales, Operations, and Marketing arenas. He is also responsible for developing and implementing business strategies to include Profit and Loss management that significantly impacts ROI. Prior to starting his own consulting firm, Donald was an Executive Vice President of 24 Asset Management, LLC, a company focused on third-party asset management. He has responsibilities for managing daily operations, client relationships and developing new business opportunities for the company. Prior to joining 24 Asset Management, Donald was Senior Vice President of Executive Asset Management and President of a consultant company called Asset Serve Management where he led efforts to increase the minority lending practices of several mortgage companies by building start up multicultural lending divisions, introducing sales and operational disciplines throughout the organizations, developing strategic plans for partnerships with various participants. His clients included, Washtenaw Mortgage Company, Allied Mortgage Group, Maverick Residential Mortgage, First Guaranty Mortgage, Net Bank, SMI Mortgage and Prime Lending, to name a few.

New Facilities

With the new 8(a) facilities management contracts in place in the Washington, DC area, MELCO expects extensive growth attributable to the multitude of marketing initiatives it has in place. The mission is to target new clients at the multitude of GSA and Federal buildings throughout the area.

Extensive Marketing

With the extensive marketing efforts lead by CEO Melva Wagner and COO Joe Easton, it is anticipated the company will triple in growth within the next two years, making MELCO an $8 million company by the end of 2015. In addition, MELCO is actively searching for prestigious firms that are interested in aligning with a growing 8(a) firm, and to team on various set-aside opportunities.

Teaming Opportunities

When teaming opportunities become available, we use our Advisory Board as a resource to assist in recruiting other minority, female and service-disabled personnel. Our firm also has a mentor program for young women with an interest in becoming female business owners.

Wide Range of Services

MELCO provides a wide range of Real Estate Services, Program and Facilities Management services through our hands-on approach and hard work. With our team of experienced professionals,we provide our clients timely responses, accurate cost assessments and quality workmanship. MELCO Is committed to always staying within budget requirements.