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.”