Posts By: Tara Brinkmoeller
The Semper Tek Family wishes George Schmidt, Superintendent a wonderful retirement! George was our 2nd most tenured employee and has been with Semper Tek for more than 11 years. He successfully completed projects in multiple states for multiple clients over the years. In recent years, George spent a majority of his time at the VA facilities in Lexington KY. In fact, George became such an everyday fixture that he was often mistaken as a VA Engineering employee!
While we will certainly miss George’s work ethic and dedication, we hope that he and his wife Sally enjoy their time in retirement. Thanks George for all your contributions to Semper Tek over the years and congrats on a well-deserved retirement!
As a token of our appreciation and to celebrate George, we had this custom hard hat made for him.
Just in time for Veterans Day, the ribbon was cut on the Fort Knox Department of Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The clinic has already begun seeing patients and is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies to be able to serve area veterans with the latest in medical innovative care.
Mr. Stephen Black, Robley Rex VA Medical Center Director remarked that “this CBOC is the nicest facility of its type that he has ever seen.” The VA began seeing patients in the facility in mid-October and they have received extremely positive comments about the facility since opening.
Semper Tek is proud to have served as the General Contractor for this Design-Build project contracted through the Louisville US Army Corps of Engineers for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jason Brinkmoeller, Sr. Vice President of Semper Tek, participated in the ribbon cutting event and remarked, “This project was particularly special to our firm since myself and our Founder and President, Mr. Scott Matheny are both disabled veterans.” Our firm’s employees are proud to be able to create places that serve our nation’s veterans and provide them with the care they deserve. We are confident that this building will serve our Kentucky veterans well for many years to come.
There were many people who helped the DVA CBOC come to fruition. We would like to thank Col. Gant for her leadership during much of this project, and Col. Crispino in the end. We appreciate the support and partnership of Mr. Matt Lowe and his team, as well as Mr. Nick Biebelhauser, Resident Engineer and his team. Thank you also to the Department of Veterans Affairs staff, in particular Mr. Jodi Babb, Mr. Jeremy Bradshaw, and Mr. Stephen Black, the Robley Rex Medical Center Director.
We are very proud of our team at Semper Tek and our subcontracting partners who have created this beautiful building. Our on-site team worked tirelessly, often nights and weekends, even holidays, to ensure that we continued to progress on this project so that we could begin to serve veteran patients as soon as possible. I would like to particularly recognize Mrs. Wanda Ortiz, our Project Manager, Mr. Eric Boursaw, our General Superintendent, Mr. Shawn James, our QC Manager, Mr. Will Murray, Mechanical QC Manager, Mr. Tony Anderson and Mr. James Ruley, Superintendents, and Mr. Butch Merritt, Site Safety and Health Officer, for your outstanding work on-site each day. Thank you also to Mr. Jason Brinkmoeller and Mr. Santiago Iturralde who provided Executive leadership throughout this project. Finally, we must thank and recognize American Structurepoint, our Design Firm partner for your beautiful design, as well as CMTA Consulting Engineers.
We wish everyone who works at the CBOC facility the best and pray that the space honors and serves the veterans of Kentucky.
Bulldog stickers are given out to employees who go above and beyond their normal duties and showcase exemplary execution in their roles. Our firm is blessed with a team of incredible people who all showcase incredible dedication, talent, and work ethic, which makes it most difficult to earn one of these awards. The following employees were recognized today for their top-notch work and efforts:
Carol Corcoran, Pre-Construction
Outstanding leadership of pre-construction processes, including coordinating calls for subcontractor coverage and management of amendments.
Lisa Miller, Administrative Assistant
Exceptional work performed beyond her daily assigned duties throughout COVID-19 Pandemic months
Mary Fawns, Accounting Manager
Consistently performs with excellence, but was instrumental during COVID-19 to ensure our firm was up-to-date with accounting and paycheck protections
Emily Jenkins, Corporate Business Director
Conducted significant research on programs provided to small businesses during COVID-19 pandemic and prepared applications so that we were sufficiently awarded. She spent countless hours ensuring our employees and the firm was in compliance and taken care of during the uncertain times.
Adam DeRossett, Design Build Manager
Exhibited incredible initiative to pursue the ASHE CHC certification on his own time, and passed the test to obtain the certification for the company.
Tyler Sermons, Estimator
As the primary estimator in the SE Division office, Tyler successfully added $10M of new work backlog for the SE region. He continues to grow in his role and shows incredible initiative for his work
Congratulations to our team members for this excellent work! Each of them have received the Bulldog hard hat sticker and a $100 gift card. To see a full list of all past recipients, click here.
Semper Tek’s Design-Build Manager, Mr. Adam DeRossett has earned the Certified Healthcare Constructor Certification from the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE). This certification requires extensive self-study and passage of a very difficult exam. Mr. DeRossett stepped-up on his own to help Semper Tek fulfill its goal to add additional CHC certified employees to our Team in 2020. Semper Tek’s Sr. Vice President, Mr. Jason Brinkmoeller has held the CHC Certification since 2014.
Mr. DeRossett’s knowledge of the CHC criteria of Healthcare industry fundamentals; Planning, design and construction process; Healthcare facility safety; and Financial stewardship helps our firm to successfully complete design-build and design-bid-build projects for our clients.
We are very proud to now have two team members with the CHC Certification. This is just another way that Semper Tek sets itself apart of our competition.
Semper Tek is excited to announce the opening of a satellite office in Louisville, KY. The office is located at 13295 O’Bannon Station Way in the Eastpoint Business Center.
The office will be home to Project Management staff from within the local area and will be managed by Sr. Vice President, Jason Brinkmoeller, CHC.
As our firm continues to grow, we are happy to be able to open offices such as this to best serve our clients located throughout the southeast U.S. Semper Tek additionally operates offices in Lexington, KY (Corporate); Valdosta, GA; and Florence, AL.