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Scott Wharton is promoted to Senior Project Manager

It was announced today that Scott Wharton has been promoted to Senior Project Manager at Semper Tek, Inc. Mr. Scott WhartonWharton 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 Receives Excellence in Construction Award from SAME Kentuckiana Post

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.

2019 SAME KP Award Web

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. 

Celebrating 2018 and Wishing all a Happy New Year

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:STI Bulldog Award

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

For a complete list of all Bulldog Award recipients, click here.

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!

Happy Holidays from the Semper Tek Team

Semper Tek Family Photo 2018

Happy Holidays from our Semper Tek Family

We have much to be thankful for in 2018!  We would like to send warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday season to you and your family.  We look forward to working with our great partners in 2019 to continue to serve Veterans, Soldiers, and support the Missions of the Agencies with whom we work.  Thank you to everyone we worked with and for this year.

We would also like to say a very special thank you to the greatest team members in the world – Semper Tek is so lucky to have such a great work family!

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic Groundbreaking Ceremony held at Fort Knox

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On Tuesday, December 11 the Department of Veterans Affairs, US Army Corps of Engineer Louisville District and Semper Tek participated in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic building at Fort Knox. The clinic will serve Veterans with health screenings, mental health services, outpatient procedures, and more. The project completion is anticipated Spring 2020.

Semper Tek is the General Contractor for this Design-Build project. Our design partners are American Structurepoint and CMTA. The design of the building is nearing completion and construction is anticipated to begin in January 2019.

Semper Tek is proud to be able to serve the many Veterans who will receive much-deserved care at this facility by our efforts to design and build this project. Our knowledge that the men and women who have sacrificed so much through their military service can have access to receive the care they need at this building is the driving force leading our team on this project. We are excited to begin and look forward to providing the best quality product as quickly as possible so that our nation’s heroes here in Kentucky can be served.

Click here to watch comments made by Semper Tek President Scott Matheny at the Groundbreaking Ceremony. 

Check back for progress photos and updates on this important project.