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Success Continues with Six Awards as Government FY Ended

As the Government Fiscal Year ended on 30 September, Semper Tek, Inc. was pleased to close-out the year with a number of awards. Our firm was awarded six new contracts in the month of September. The contracts are for work for the Department of Veterans Affairs at medical center campuses in Lexington, KY; Murfreesboro, TN; and Nashville, TN.

With the addition of these contracts, Semper Tek, Inc. will have been awarded 26 contracts during the 2017 government fiscal year. This year our firm has received contracts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, USACE- Louisville District, and the Department of the Air Force.

Semper Tek, Inc. has increased our presence in Tennessee in 2017.  We have numerous contracts with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Memphis. Additionally, we have grown our operations in Middle and South Georgia with our work for the Department of the Air Force at Robins AFB and Moody AFB. In order to support the growth of our firm in the southeast region, we opened a permanent office in Valdosta, GA in July.

We have a number of other potential awards for large projects for the VA, USACE Louisville District, and Department of the Air Force which we look forward to announcing.

This has been an excellent year for our firm. We are thrilled to announce that we have maintained our zero incident rate and EMR rating throughout this busy year. The safety of our employees and job sites is our number one priority.

As we enter 2018, our firm’s 10-year anniversary, we are excited to continue to grow as a firm and in the number and complexity of the contracts we are awarded.

Semper Tek teams up with 91.7 The Wind to Honor Veterans

Semper Tek takes Veterans Day very seriously. As a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business we understand the sacrifices made by our Service men and women.  Our firm is fortunate to be able to perform numerous contruction projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs which allows us to continually serve and honor Veterans across the southeastern region of the US by improving or building new facilities used by Veterans.

This Veterans Day, Semper Tek, Inc. has teamed up with Lexington Radio station 91.7, The Wind to celebrate and honor Veterans. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation for all Veterans and their families. Without these brave men and women our lives and our Country would be much different. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Click here to listen to our Military Tribute message.

Congratulations to Jason Brinkmoeller on the Certified Healthcare Constructor certification renewal

Semper Tek, Inc. would like to congratulate F. Jason Brinkmoeller, Senior Vice President, on the renewal of his logo-chc-224x200Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) certification by the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE).  Mr. Brinkmoeller is one of only five people in the state of Kentucky, and the only employee of a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business to hold this prestigious healthcare construction certification. Mr. Brinkmoeller’s certification is now valid until October 2020.

Semper Tek, Inc. routinely performs healthcare construction projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Brinkmoeller’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.

Semper Tek, Inc. awarded Robins AFB CEMACC

Semper Tek, Inc. is excited to announce its award on the Robins Air Force Base Civil Engineering Multiple Award Construction Contract (CEMACC), solicitation number F8501-17-R-0001.

For the design components of this contract, Semper Tek, Inc. has partnered with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, & Cannon, Inc. (BWSC). Barge Waggoner is a multidisciplinary engineering and architectural services firm. BWSC and Semper Tek’s staff have enjoyed a very successful history collaborating on many challenging projects for the federal government. BWSC is Semper Tek, Inc.’s design partner for the Moody Air Force Base MACC and provided the design for the Repair SCIFs project (FA4830-14-D-0003, TO: 2002). Barge Waggoner also worked with our firm on Robins AFB on the 554 parking lot project (W912QR-14-D-0023).

The contract will be primarily supported and executed out of our growing SE Division office in Valdosta, GA.  Santiago Iturralde, SE Vice President is building an excellent team. Recently Mr. Bill Daugherty was brought on as Project Manager. Mr. Daugherty has previously worked closely with Semper Tek’s Jason Brinkmoeller and David Dierson on the Renovate FGC Building 554 and Parking Lot projects at Robins AFB.  Bill brings significant experience in the Government contracting market, as well as knowledge of the commercial, institutional, and residential building markets.

Additionally, Mr. Wayne Suggs and Mr. Butch Merritt are the dedicated SE Division Superintendent/QC/SSHO field managers. These two gentleman offer a combined more than 75 years of construction management experience.  They have spent the majority of their careers working on military installations within the Georgia and North Florida area. They are excellent assets to our firm and will be outstanding leaders in the field on all resultant task orders from the Robins CEMACC.

Semper Tek, Inc. is unique in the small business arena due to the number of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) that it receives.  These multi-year option contracts are difficult to obtain and require significant coordination, manpower, and management due to the simultaneous task order nature of the contracts.  Semper Tek, Inc. is currently an awardee on eight (8) MATOC contracts.  Our firm is also a member of a Joint Venture, RDT – Semper Tek JV, LLC, which is also an awardee on three MATOC contracts. Click here to see details of all of our awarded MATOC contracts.

Exciting Announcements about new Managerial Responsibilities and Changes

As a small business, Semper Tek is fortunate to have such incredibly talented and intelligent people working in every aspect of our business.  There are large businesses and corporations who have not amassed the caliber of individuals as we have been able to in our nine years of operation.

Our firm has seen significant growth in the last couple of years. Recently we expanded operations and opened a new office in Valdosta, GA, to focus additional efforts on opportunities in the Georgia and North Florida areas. Mr. Santiago Iturralde, Southeast Vice President, will lead our efforts to facilitate a competitive approach in this area.

Our corporate office in Lexington, KY is also making some changes within our senior management team to better define roles and responsibilities. Our goal is to utilize the expertise of each of our senior managers so that we can excel and provide the best level of service in each area of our business to our clients. This new management approach will make our firm stronger and better equipped for continued growth.

Jason Brinkmoeller has been promoted to Senior V.P. and will continue to be responsible for field operations. In addition to the operations side, Jason will assume overall responsibility and over site of our corporate safety program, and project scheduling procedures.

Eric Boursaw is taking on a new role as General Superintendent. He will be assisting Jason Brinkmoeller in the management of our field operations.  In this role, Eric will assist the onsite field managers and PM’s with technical issues, project scheduling issues, project resource needs and cost control.

In addition to heading up our Southeast office, Santiago Iturralde will be assuming corporate over site of our business development and marketing operations. Additionally, with his experience and education as a professional Architect, he will have primary responsibility for the coordination and design quality control for our future design/build projects.

Van Jenkins is being promoted to Vice President and will have over site for all pre-construction services including estimating, pre-construction deliverables’ and our corporate quality control program. In addition, he will be responsible for project budget and cost control procedures and implementation.

As the Corporate Business Manager, Emily Jenkins will continue to have over site of Human Resources, Accounting, and IT functions at the corporate level. She will also assist the Southeast office with implementation of administrative processes.

Scott Matheny, President, will continue to have overall responsibility for corporate finances, strategic partnerships/planning, and project/program risk analysis. Scott will also be focus more of his time on client, partnership and vendor relations.

Each member of our Semper Tek team is a valuable asset and is directly responsible for the growth that our firm has experienced in our first nine years. We are thankful that we remain a small business so that we are able to fluidly make adjustments like the ones we are announcing today. We are constantly focused on being the best so that we can fulfill our company philosophy of excellent customer service, on-time and in-budget project delivery, and a high-quality finished product.