Topic: Blog

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.


Semper Tek, Inc. launches new blog and website

We are excited to announce the launch of our new website and blog!  We will use this site to showcase our latest projects, share about our community service work, and connect with clients, subcontractors, and potential employees.

We look forward to keeping you up to date with our projects by adding pictures to the photo galleries of  our project profiles. We also hope that users of the site enjoy the opportunity to download several pieces of information about our firm and projects.  Our current Capability Statement can be found on our About Us page, and project profiles of each of our highlighted projects can be saved to your computer.

You can also easily share comments with us using the contact us feature, or if you wish to do business with our firm, you can complete the online Subcontractor Pre-qualification form.  This site makes it easy to connect with our social media pages as well.

We hope you enjoy our new website and blog!  Special thanks to Scott Dudgeon Graphic Design for helping us build the new site!