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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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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. 


Semper Tek joined SBA Administrator Linda McMahon and KY Governor Matt Bevin for Small Business Roundtable on Workforce Issues

Pictured are the small businesses that signed the Pledge to America's Workers along with KY Governor Matt Bevin and SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

Pictured are the small businesses that signed the Pledge to America’s Workers along with KY Governor Matt Bevin and SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

Last week Semper Tek was one of ten small businesses in Kentucky to be invited by the Kentucky District of the SBA to participate in a roundtable discussion during SBA Administrator Linda McMahon’s visit to the District.  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was also in attendance. The focus of the conversation was workforce development.

Administrator McMahon has been traveling the Country to visit many SBA district offices and to meet with small business owners. Her visit to Kentucky was the first time she has focused her discussions on workforce issues. During her time in the Kentucky District, the Administrator visited a Chef Incubator in west Louisville, in addition to speaking with the roundtable participants at Jeptha Creed Distillery in Simpsonville, KY.

Administrator McMahon expressed that she and the President are aware of the workforce shortages in out Country. She acknowledged that all industries are effected, but that some are experiencing more substantial shortages than others. During the discussion Tara Brinkmoeller, Business Development Manager for Semper Tek shared about the construction workforce issues from a regional perspective. We discussed how there is a shortage in skilled workers both to supply our General Construction field crews, as well as the crews of our subcontractor base. We shared about how these shortages effect our ability to sufficiently bid projects at times and staff current projects to meet required schedules.

Others firms present represented the retail and restaurant industries, manufacturing, medical day spas, and engineering industries. The common theme from all small business owners was the issue with finding willing employees with the right skill sets and issues of turnover after significant investment in training.

Governor Bevin acknowledged these issues in Kentucky’s workforce and shared about initiatives of the Kentucky Workforce Development Cabinet, which include Work Ready Communities, training dollars for employees in specific fields, and more.  He encouraged everyone to visit HelpWantedKY.com to learn more about what the state is already doing to address workforce issues.

On July 19, President Trump issued an Executive Order that established the National Council for the American Worker. The Council has been established in order to provide a coordinated process for developing a national strategy to ensure that America’s students and workers have access to affordable, relevant, and innovative education and job training that will equip them to compete and win in the global economy. As part of the Order, the President has created a Pledge that communities, states, and businesses can sign to support the Council and show where they will create opportunities for American workers. During the roundtable event Governor Bevin signed the Pledge on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, as did many individual firms, including Semper Tek.

Semper Tek was excited to have the opportunity to participate in the event and speak about workforce issues on behalf of our industry. Click here to read one of the articles from the many media outlets that covered the event. 

 


Semper Tek receives 2018 Excellence in Small Business Award for Construction Services from SAME Kentuckiana Post

SAME Award 2018Semper Tek was selected based on the successful completion of multiple projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2017, as well as Multiple Award Task Order Contracts completed for the Department of the Air Force at Robins AFB in Georgia. Projects submitted for consideration for this award included the 25,000 sq. ft. vertical medical office space fifth floor addition at the Lexington VAMC – Cooper Drive location, as well as the Renovate and Construct BRAC Facility for the VAMC Huntington, W.V.  These multi-million dollar highly complex projects are representative of the excellent work regularly performed by our firm.

Mr. Scott Matheny, President of Semper Tek and Mr. Santiago Iturralde, SE Division Vice President accepted the award during the luncheon award ceremony at the workshop.

Semper Tek is proud to be a member of the SAME Kentuckiana Post.