Serving the Vegas Commmunity
Local businessman, husband, father, community advocate, political leader known as “HAWK” by his friends.
Frank grew up in an area of the city known as West Las Vegas. When he was a little boy, his goal was to build up his community so it would look like the rest of Las Vegas neighborhoods. Frank said, if I ever make any money, I am going to spend it redeveloping my community. Frank had been told all his life he was not big enough, smart enough or good enough to be successful. “All I do is continued to prove them wrong each and every day.”
Frank attended Catholic grade school, Brinley Jr. High, and Western High School where he graduated with honors, won two state championships in wrestling and their football team won two state championships. Frank graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice in four years from the University of Nevada Reno, starred on the gridiron where he was a three time All American running back and the third all-time leading rusher in college football history. As the result of his performance on the football field, Frank was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1981. The Raiders went on to win the 1984 Super Bowl defeating the Washington Redskins 38-9. Frank’s professional football career ended in 1988 after tearing his triceps off the bone. Tenacious on and off the field, Frank returned home to Las Vegas to build businesses and to become the first African American ever elected to the Las Vegas City Council in 1991.
Single family/multifamily real-estate developer, general building contractor, and property manager of apartment developments. Frank’s businesses have invested more than one hundred million dollars in the community where he grew up, built more the one thousand multi-family and single-family homes, on more than eighty acres of land and employed hundreds of people from his community. “As a part of our community commitment we mentor people every day.” Frank advocated for the people by serving as the President of the NAACP Branch #1111, for 7 years. It is difficult to find an individual who has been a success in one area let alone four; professional football, government politics, real-estate development and general construction.
Mr. Hawkins has continued to make History in the State of Nevada by being the first to accomplish so many great endeavors. Frank has spent the last 7 years expanding his real-estate and Marijuana (Medical & Recreational) Territory as the First and ONLY 100% Black Owned dispensary in the State of Nevada. His work ethic and commitment to excellence continues to set him apart from the rest of the field. Frank said he has been blessed all his life because he works his business plan and goals every day. “The harder I work, the more knowledge and wisdom I gain, those are the things I willingly share with others. Teamwork makes the dream work. The Marijuana business is not for the faint of heart.
We have grown the first, largest and Only 100% Black Owned dispensary (Nevada Wellness Center) located in the City of Las Vegas into the first African American vertically integrated group of marijuana businesses including newly opened dispensary (Nevada Wellness Center West) and a marijuana Cultivation (Silver Black Attack) both located in Clark County Nevada, and soon to open a new Marijuana Consumption lounge.
Vertical integration creates an opportunity for direct distribution to dominate within the marijuana industry. Our supply chain supports our vision to own and control our resources, production, and consumer markets. To reduce the cost across the production process, while controlling information and quality management within the supply chain.
The responsibility of managing several different businesses and leading more than seventy-five employees successfully everyday shows Mr. Hawkins has the programing skills to manage personnel. He takes immense pride in his hands on approach and is a master delegator.
Frank is the loving son of Daisy Miller, whom he cherishes. He credits her with instilling in him the morals, values and tenacious attitude which exemplifies that the “Measure of a Man” is not determined by the dollars in his pocket, the type of car he drives or the kind of clothes he wears but by the attitude of his heart as he reaches out to lift others up.