Posts By: Tara Brinkmoeller
The Moody-Valdosta Post has been active again for more than a year and has gained a lot of momentum thanks to the hard work of many, including two Semper Tek, Inc. (STI) employees. Mr. Santiago Iturralde, SE Division VP for STI, has served in 2018-2019 as the Post Vice President and was an integral figure in helping to re-launch the Post which had been inactive for many years. Additionally, Mrs. Camille Lewis, IT and Process Manager for STI, has served the Post in the past year as an administrator and program coordinator. On Monday, July 15 the SAME Moody-Valdosta Post took a moment to recognize the work of the 2018-2019 Board, as well recognize Camille for her leadership before installing their new Board of Directors during their monthly membership meeting. Lt Col Francis, 2018-2019 Post President showed his appreciation for their hard work on behalf of the Post by presenting them each with a SAME Post coin.
Following the comments, the 2019-2020 Board of Directors for the SAME Moody-Valdosta Post were announced and installed.
The officers include:
President – MSgt Amanda Jones
Vice President – Bill Bryan
Secretary – Camille Lewis
Treasurer – Anthony Payton
Scholarship & Fundraiser – MSgt Bruce Holden
Programs Chair – 1Lt Kyle Michael
Membership Chair – Santiago Iturralde
Enlisted & Young Members Membership – MSgt Joe Beale
STEM Outreach – TSgt Aundrey Esmie
Social Media & IT Support Liaison – MSgt Andrew Blackwell
The SAME Moody-Valdosta Post is excited to continue to offer monthly Programs to the local membership, as well as work within the Valdosta Community for STEM programs. The Post will soon launch a Facebook page where members can engage outside of meetings. If you’re interested in learning more about the SAME Moody-Valdosta post, visit their website at www.SAMEmoodyvaldostapost.org
Semper Tek, Inc. is proud to award a Bulldog Sticker and monetary gift card to several of our employees involved with the Emergency Demolition project for SPS at the Nashville VAMC. This project was awarded to our firm with a contract requirement of completion within eight (8) days from the notice to proceed. The following Semper Tek employees worked diligently over long hours in order to accomplish this job not only on schedule, but slightly ahead of the contract completion requirement. The outstanding performance of these people, and others like them, is what helps our firm to continue to be a valuable partner to the VA and other Government Agencies.
Jeff Means, Superintendent/QC
Tony Anderson, Superintendent
Greg Adkins, Carpenter
Cameron Collier, Carpenter
Rashid Bond, Carpenter (Temporary Employee from Trillium)
It was announced today that Scott Wharton has been promoted to Senior Project Manager at Semper Tek, Inc. Mr. Wharton has worked for Semper Tek for nine years providing project management on a variety of projects for clients such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and agencies with great success.
Along with the promotion, Mr. Wharton has earned the role as Project Manager on the firm’s largest contract in our almost 11 year history. Semper Tek, Inc. was recently awarded the contract for the Construct Continuing Care Facility at the Leestown VA Medical Campus in Lexington, KY. This project includes the construction of two 10-bed assisted living facilities and has a contract value of more than $11 Million.
We are very proud of Mr. Wharton and offer our congratulations to him on this promotion.
Semper Tek was awarded the 2019 Excellence in Construction award from the S.A.M.E. Kentuckiana Post for the second year in a row. The award was presented to Scott Matheny, Semper Tek President who was joined by his wife Kym and members of his staff during the Small Business Conference in Louisville on January 30th.
Semper Tek was nominated by another S.A.M.E. post member this year. The nomination was made primarily in honor of the work performed on the Freedom Flag Project at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH). The community project was tied to the Veterans Outreach efforts of the Kentuckiana Post in 2018, which was chaired by Semper Tek Business Development Manager, Tara Brinkmoeller. The S.A.M.E. Kentuckiana Post was also a sponsor of the Freedom Flag Project.
Our firm is extremely proud and honored to receive this award again in 2019. We are so grateful to have been nominated by our peers and recognized for the work performed in honor of our Veterans and service-members at the KCAAH in Louisville. We are so happy to be a part of the S.A.M.E. organization and the great work being performed by the Kentuckiana Post. This award belongs not only to the Semper Tek Team, but to all of the many companies and people who helped to make the Charles Young Veterans Flag Memorial a reality. Click here to see a list of all of our partners and donors for the Charles Young Veterans Memorial.
There was much to celebrate in 2018 during our firm’s 10-year Anniversary. This year provided an opportunity to continue to work with valued clients and partners, as well as bring about some new relationships. Semper Tek increased our Design-Build portfolio of work significantly this year and landed our company’s first single award job order contract.
However, most importantly were the continued relationships and opportunities for recognition that we were able to share with our employees. Semper Tek is extremely fortunate to have some of the best employees in the industry, bar none! We have grown our family a lot this year and brought in some incredible talent in each area of operation, including administrative, pre-construction, and operations/execution. We had numerous employees go above and beyond on their duties, earning Bulldog Awards, our firm’s internal recognition. Here are some of our most recent awardees:
Scott Matheny, President
Given by the Semper Tek Team in recognition of his incredible leadership
and success in the company’s first 10-years.
George Schmidt, Superintendent
Scott Wharton, Project Manager
For the early completion and excellent administration of the Water Fountains project
Steve Hale, Superintendent
Rob Crouch, Project Manager
For the early completion and excellent administration of the Abatement project in Murfreesboro, TN.
Brad Gray, Superintendent
Randall Talley, Pre-Construction Manager, TN Division
Johnny Talley, Carpenter
4 North Project for the great completion of this complicated emergency project
We are very excited about the opportunities that our team will have to serve our clients and partners in 2019. We wish you a very happy and safe New Year!