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SBA approves Semper Tek, Inc. and Hinkle Holding Company, LLC for Mentor-Protege program

Semper Tek, Inc. and Hinkle Holding Company, LLC have recently been approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Hinkle Holding Company, LLC., a business with management who have significant experience in civil, environmental, and utilities construction will serve as the business Mentor to Semper Tek, Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business General Construction and Project Management firm.

The SBA created the All Small Mentor Protégé Program in November 2016; although it has operated this program for minority and women owned businesses for many years. The program allows a small business (Protégé Company) to work closely with and learn from a larger business (Mentor Company). Assistance can be provided by the Mentor to the Protégé in the following areas: Management and Technical Assistance; Financial Assistance; Contracting Assistance; Trade Education; Business Development Assistance; and General and Administrative Assistance. The business relationships can be established for an initial period of three years and has measurable goals it must meet that will demonstrate the growth and capabilities of the protégé firm. The SBA must approve all business relationships for them to be deemed valid.

Semper Tek, Inc. and Hinkle Holding Company, LLC.’s application was approved by the SBA in December 2016 and will be beneficial to Semper Tek’s continued growth as well as provide increased capabilities for civil works projects.

Hinkle Holding Company, LLC’s management formerly owned and operated Hinkle Contracting Corporation, which was founded by Mr. Buckner Hinkle. Through Hinkle Contracting Corporation, members of the Hinkle family have managed highway and transportation related construction operations in the southeast U.S., and to a limited extent, Central America. Members of Hinkle Holding Company have completed multi-million dollar projects in utilities construction, asphalt and concrete paving, environmental remediation, railroad construction and earthwork. Additionally, the leadership team at Hinkle Holding have produced and sold construction materials, including crushed limestone, asphalt and masonry products.

Semper Tek, Inc. has operated since July 2008 as a General Construction and Project Management firm. The firm specializes in construction services for federal government agencies including, but not limited to the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration, United States Air Force, and USDA Forest Service. Their past projects have ranged in value from $25,000.00 to $8,600,000.00 and have primarily been vertical building construction, renovation, and horizontal construction.

“We are thrilled to have formerly established this Mentor-Protégé relationship with Hinkle Holding Company, LLC,” said Scott Matheny, President of Semper Tek, Inc. “This relationship will allow Semper Tek, Inc. to meet goals we established in our business plan, and increase our capabilities as a firm. We are very excited to work with and learn from the Hinkle family management team.

“We are delighted to have established a Mentor – Protégé relationship with Scott Matheny and his team at Semper Tek, Inc.”, said Tom Hinkle, Executive Vice President of Hinkle Holding Company, LLC.  “Semper Tek has established a reputation as a high quality company that can get the job done. All of us at Hinkle Holding are looking forward to working closely with the Semper Tek team as they grow and expand their business.”

For more information about Semper Tek, Inc. visit  To learn more about the All Small Mentor Protégé Program visit

Excited to provide Christmas to a Veteran in need

For the past several  years Semper Tek, Inc. employees have come together to provide Christmas for presents-for-va-familya veteran and their family who are in need.  This is one of the ways our company works to give back to the communities that give us so much opportunity. Members of our staff either donate money or shop for the family to purchase items on their “wish list.” We then wrap the presents and get them back to the VA for delivery.

This year our firm is working with the Robley Rex VA Hospital in Louisville, KY.  Semper Tek, Inc. has been fortunate to be able to perform several projects at this VA location over the past several years.

If you would be interested in helping veterans this holiday season you can contact your local VA.  Click here to find the contact information for your local donation center at your VA.

Heading down the homestretch of the 5th Floor Vertical Addition Project at Lexington VAMC

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We’re in our final homestretch of work on the fifth floor vertical addition project that we are performing at the Cooper Drive location of the VA Medical Center in Lexington, KY.  The new floor has been added to serve as offices.

The interior finishes look tremendous and the exterior flows seamlessly with the existing structure. We are quite proud of how this project has executed.  Our team has performed exceptionally on this difficult project which called for increased safety and infectious controls due to the fact that the hospital remained fully-operational during all phases of construction.

We are excited to soon turn over this new building to its owners. To date, this is the highest dollar value project to be completed by Semper Tek, Inc.

To learn more about this project, view our project profile.


The History of Veterans Day

This Friday, November 11, 2016 is Veterans Day.  Semper Tek, Inc. is proud to be able to offer veterans-dayVeterans Day as a paid company holiday to our employees this year.  As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned business that currently employs seven veterans/former first-responders, we believe it is important to take time on that day to remember or engage with those who have served or are currently serving.

Ever wonder why Veterans Day occurs on November 11th?  In case you don’t know, here is some of the history of how the day was first confirmed as a holiday.

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

     Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

     Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

To read more about this history of this day click here.

If you would like to find ways to serve the veterans of your community this Veterans Day, or throughout the year, please click here.


Semper Tek, Inc. offers Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Services

Semper Tek, Inc. began its Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Division nearly three years ago. Today our firm’s Joint Venture company, RDT-Semper Tek JV, LLC holds two USACE MATOC contracts for
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Mr. Chad Howard is Semper Tek’s Maintenance Division Manager. He is the project manager for the Municipal Services Contract for the 81st Readiness Support Command Centers.  Under this contract (W912HP-14-D-0014) Mr. Howard manages subcontractors and self-performs services including janitorial cleaning of offices, grounds-keeping (mowing, edging, blowing, etc.), and trash collection and disposal at seven Army Depot sites in Kentucky.

Semper Tek, Inc. also has the ability to provide snow removal services in and around the Lexington, KY area.  Our firm has a large truck, snow plow, and salt spreader.

After receiving our Kentucky certification as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business in August, Semper Tek, Inc. looks forward to pursuing opportunities to compete for local and state facilities maintenance contracts to be able to expand this sector of our business.

Click here to download our Facilities Maintenance Brochure.