Posts By: Tara Brinkmoeller

Adam DeRossett receives CHC Certification from ASHE

Adam DeRossett (2)Semper Tek’s Design-Build Manager, Mr. Adam DeRossett has earned the Certified Healthcare Constructor CHCCertification 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 Opens a Louisville, KY Office

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.

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Honored to be Essential

Construction has remained an essential industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a Federal Government General Contractor, Semper Tek is continuing to execute each of our active contracts for our clients such as the Department of the Air Force, U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Much of our current work is being performed in active hospitals for the VA.  Semper Tek’s employees and our subcontractors are working as efficiently and effectively as possible, while following all CDC guidelines, and taking the precautions to protect the people on our jobs sites and in the hospitals.  We are proud and honored to be able to continue providing these mission-critical projects in these hospitals so that Veteran patients, and VA healthcare providers, can soon enjoy and utilize the renovated and newly constructed areas we are building.

We are not only proud of the work that our Semper Tek employees and our subcontractors are performing, but we are also extremely proud and grateful for the work we are witnessing being performed by the doctors, nurses, and various health providers in these hospitals.  Your dedication to your job and the Veterans is humbling.  We want to say “Thank You” for all you have done, are doing, and will do to help those affected and needing services during this time.

Commonwealth of Kentucky promotes posthumously Col. Charles Young to honorary Brigadier General

On February 11, 2020, Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear promoted posthumously Col. Charles Young to the honorary rank of Brigadier General. Charles-Young-Panel-07-wsv-1024x768

Brigadier General Young is a Kentucky native who attended the U.S. Military Academy and was only the third African American graduate of the Academy.  He went on to have a distinguished Military career and had it not been for the climate within the country, would have likely become the first African American to earn the rank of Brigadier General when he was actively serving. Many organizations and individuals have been working towards this posthumous recognition for years. Although this honorary rank is only recognized in the Commonwealth, it’s a significant achievement toward honoring this native son and American hero.

Semper Tek constructed the “Col. Charles Young Veteran Memorial” in 2018 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.
This Memorial honors General Young, as well as all veterans of the five branches of the military. Semper Tek partnered with NABVETS and the Kentucky Memorial_City backgroundCenter for African American Heritage, as well as many community sponsors to construct the public memorial in the front lawn of the Heritage Center in Louisville, KY.  This community project was how Semper Tek elected to celebrate its 10-year anniversary as  firm.

You can visit the “Col. Charles Young Veteran Memorial” for free at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, as well as explore an exhibit of artifacts and information about General Young. Additional information about the Memorial is available on our webpage dedicated to the Memorial.

Semper Tek makes donation to help Lexington Veteran with housing

Lexington Veteran in NeedThe Lexington, KY community is coming together to help 78-year old Army Veteran Donald Callaham. Mr. Callaham’s home caught fire just before Christmas. After the fire event, neighbors realized that the home was in dire state even before the fire.  Mr. Callaham has been living without running water for more than two years. He has no heat, no air, and has been cooking on a camping stove. Immediately, neighbors knew they  had to help.

Soon, Officer Holland, a Lexington policeman who routinely performs community outreach, became involved and a G0-Fund-Me account was created to help raise funds to rebuild Mr. Callaham’s home. The original home is 130-years old and has significant structural damage, so it’s not an inexpensive project. In total, Officer Holland is hoping to raise $40,000.  For the time being, Mr. Callaham is being housed at the VA in Lexington.

On January 8th, Semper Tek made a donation of $2,500 to the fund. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, whose office is literally just down the street from Mr. Callaham’s home, we wanted to help a brother in need. We hope our small contribution to the overall necessary funds helps to restore a suitable home and positive living condition for Mr. Callaham, who is currently suffering from prostate cancer and has a heart condition.

If you or your firm are interested in helping to support Mr. Callaham, please click on the links below to make a donation.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/2217339868568507/10156973463667615/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/uncle-donnys-roof?sharetype=teams&member=3444026&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=50d806996e204d12828513e985ffe788&fbclid=IwAR1YsK7hX09yt83_hTmoiqVWvARCHyrkcFMJPRc-_n4FWfDfh4OdDAA-HCc

If you would like to donate in another way, including building materials or resources from your company to help complete Mr. Callaham’s home contact: rholland0369@yahoo.com or 859-396-0920.