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Celebrating Nine Years in Business

Semper Tek, Inc. celebrates its nine-year anniversary as a company this month. It’s hard to believe that so much time has already passed, but at the same time, it feels like we’ve only just begun.9674_9years400

Much has changed since we started as a one-man firm in July 2008. We now have 36 employees and a southeast division office operating in Valdosta, Ga. Since 2008, our firm has been awarded 318 individual contracts and task orders valued at more than 81 million dollars. One of our greatest achievements is having performed this work with zero lost time accidents and maintaining our #1 priority of making sure that each employee goes home safely to their families when the work is complete.

Through the years we have seen dramatic economic and political changes. Through both hard times and good times, we have remained focused on striving to provide our clients with outstanding construction services delivered with honesty and integrity.

Our firm has had the pleasure of being a part of so many incredible projects in our first nine years. We are most proud of those projects that we have done that support our active duty military personnel and veterans. Being a contractor that exclusively serves federal government agencies has proven to be a very rewarding venture. It is an honor to partner with our government clients to improve VA hospitals, office facilities on Military bases, federal infrastructure and much more.

None of what our firm has accomplished in our first nine years could have been done without the hard work and dedication of the people who work for Semper Tek, Inc. each day. Our firm has been blessed with some of the most reliable, steadfast, honest, and capable employees, both in our office and in the field. The talent that we have attracted is second to none and is why we have been so successful at providing our clients with excellent customer service, on-time and in-budget project delivery, and a high-quality finished product. Our employees are some of the best in the business and are the greatest asset we possess as a company.

As we enter into our final year of our first decade as a company, we want to celebrate all that we have accomplished thus far and dream and plan BIG for the future. With accolades in our cap such as the 2016 Kentucky SBA Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year award, and countless, exceptional performance ratings, letters of commendation, testimonials, and repeat clients, we have a lot to live up to in order to make it better. We are confident in our ability to do so though. Knowing this team, we won’t stop until we’ve achieved even greater accomplishments in the coming years.

To all of our clients, subcontractors, employees, families, and friends – thank you for being a part of our first nine years.

To the Semper Tek, Inc. Team – Let’s spend the next 12 months being even better to cap off our first decade and plan for an even brighter future, a safe work environment and continued success!


Semper Tek, Inc. complimented on performance

Semper Tek, Inc. strives to provide excellent customer service to each client on every project awarded – it is one of our Corporate Cornerstones. Each member of our firm, from our President to our laborers, are held to a high standard of excellence in all we do. We have developed this culture based on honesty, integrity, and hard-work in the nearly nine years that our firm has been operating. Serving our government clients and becoming a partner with them rather than “just a contractor” doing a job for them, is important to us.

Because we place such an emphasis on excellence, we are always thrilled to receive compliments where our clients and others have noticed our dedication to our corporate cornerstones. Please see the comment below which we received this week from a Contracting Officer Representative from the VA in Lexington, KY.

Every phase of this project was meticulously managed, from architectural documents to the closeout phase of this project. I have received nothing but great reviews from my superiors and other members of this medical facility regarding the finished product and members of your teamThe level of workmanship from your trades were excellent, I was also pleased with the level of administration within your company… The level of workmanship from your trades were excellent, I was also pleased with the level of administration within your company… I look forward to any future projects with Semper Tek because of your company’s dedication and standards to a finished product.

 – Contracting Officer Representative, VA Lexington, KY


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 SAMS.gov (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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