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About Us


Since 1st Choice was founded in 2000, we have evolved into a client-focused, full business management solutions organization.

1st Choice has three divisions of business that cater to client needs: Document Management Solutions, Human Capital Management, and Government Solutions. We provide a variety of services to government, privately owned, commercial, and non-profit businesses throughout all of the United States. President and Founder, Michelle A. Bell, PHR, has been the driving force behind the company’s growth. Her focus on developing strategic partnerships, creative marketing, and sound fiscal management, has escalated the company’s reputation.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, 1st Choice has a nationwide presence, capable of outfitting your company with efficient and affordable document management solutions. Our partners depend on us to maintain confidential records, provide certificates of destruction, and help to mitigate their storage costs. We firmly believe in building relationships with our clients by providing them with expert knowledge and processes to fulfill their business requirements. We believe in developing and sustaining relationships with our clients to provide complete strategic document management solutions for any organization.

Awards and Recognition 

1st Choice has received numerous awards and recognition for its superior service and contributions to the community, including the following:

      2012 Smart CEO

2012 Top 100 MBE

2011 Best of Silver Spring

2010 INC 500/5000 List


2010 Top Business         

2010 Growth Master Award 
U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce

2010 Advocate of the Year  
Maryland DC Minority Supplier Development Council

2008 President’s Award 
Maryland DC Minority Supplier Development Council

Top 500 African-American Owned Businesses in America 

Past Performance and Current Client Partners
Partnership is a key part of our solution. At 1st Choice, partnership is more than a word. It defines our commitment to establish a collaborative relationship with our customers and to measure success by the extent of their operational improvement. 1st Choice has had the privileged of servicing many clients, including: 

National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. Department of the Army

U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Transportation

U.S Department of Homeland Security

National Institutes of Health

Verizon Wireless

Duncan Solutions

Smithsonian Institute

Institute of Museum and Library Services

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