Monthly Archives: June 2017

Semper Tek hires Santiago Iturralde; Opens SE Division Office in Valdosta, GA

Semper Tek, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Santiago Iturralde as the Southeast Division Vice santiago_suitPresident. Mr. Iturralde will be responsible for the leadership of the new permanent office in Valdosta (GA) which serves the current contracts in the South Georgia and North Florida areas, as well as significant new business opportunities within this region.

Mr. Iturralde brings over 20 years of significant contribution to the A/E/C industry and significant experience working in the Federal Construction marketplace. Within the industry, Santiago has led successful design-build projects in the Southeast for clients such as US. Army Corps of Engineers, VA,  NAVFAC, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Army, etc.. With his extensive design background, Santiago will also expand Semper Tek’s opportunities within the design-build project delivery method in addition to the existing bid-build capabilities.

Mr. Iturralde holds a Bachelor in Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University). Santiago is a 30 year resident of Valdosta (GA), married with three children and active member at Forrest Park church of Christ.

Semper Tek, Inc. is excited about expanding our presence with the Southeast Division office located at 2200 N. Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA. Mr. Iturralde can be contacted at 229-412-8751. Corporate Office is located in Lexington, KY.

Semper Tek has formed a new Joint Venture company

We are very excited to announce that we now have an active Joint Venture company with our Mentor Firm, Hinkle Holding Company.  The Semper Tek – Hinkle JV, LLC was approved and registered in (System for Award Management) on June 15th.

The formation of this joint venture will allow our firms to work together in pursuing larger civil construction projects in the southeast. Hinkle brings years of experience and top-notch execution in highway construction, design/build construction, solid waste, concrete, utilities and power projects, as well as a variety of environmental services. Paired with Semper Tek’s impressive resume in vertical and horizontal new construction, renovation, and rehabilitation, we believe that joining our two firms expertise will allow us to provide exceptional service and performance on a variety of contracts for the Federal Government.

To learn more about the Mentor-Protege relationship that Semper Tek, Inc has with Hinkle Holding Companies, please click here.

Semper Tek employee goes “above and beyond” for a Lexington Veteran

Semper Tek, Inc. is fortunate to be able to perform multiple construction and renovations projects for the VanRJenkinsDepartment of Veterans Affairs.  As a Services Disabled Veterans Owned firm it is very important and dear to us to be able to construct buildings and facilities improvements that will aide in the care of those who have sacrificed so much.  Our passion for providing quality project and service to others runs deep within our employees, as is exemplified in this story below:

Van Jenkins is our firm’s Senior Estimator and Project Manager. He has been managing a project we are performing for the Lexington VA Leestown Campus for the past several months. He is not a veteran himself. He is an excellent man and just the type of representative that our firm is extremely proud to have. Please read this letter below which was written by the Contracting Officer Representative at the Leestown VA about Van’s compassion and performance.

Ms. Metcalf,
It is not often that I have the opportunity to boast about a contractor that has gone “above and beyond” their line of duty and responsibility, however, I feel extremely compelled and proud to endorse this letter to you today.
As I am sure you are aware, the smoke shelter is about to open in its new location and the transition phase of demolition of the old shelter is about to begin. During this morning’s walkthrough with the general contractor, an elderly veteran sitting in a wheelchair asked if someone could push him back into the hospital. Before anyone could reply, myself included, the contractor spoke up without hesitation, “I would be happy to”!
As a veteran and VA employee, I felt extremely proud to witness this “above and beyond” act from a General Contractor in aiding a Veteran. Van Jenkins from Semper Tek, Inc. continually demonstrates care for his construction projects and now compassion for his fellow man and veteran.  I am certain his compassion is sincere due to his action without hesitation.  I am not sure how often you hear of the good deeds of Contractors but I do feel this letter should at least represent one.
Kindest regards
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