Oakland, CA – On September 21, 2018, Kaiser Permanente honored Athena Engineering with the Exceptional Partner Award at the Fourth Annual Supplier Forum and Awards Breakfast in Oakland. The award was presented by the Vice President of National Facilities Services, Don Orndoff, who explained the award is for a partner that provides outstanding “metrics, tools, and processes that focus on operational efficiencies to improve the services to our [Kaiser’s] regions, proactively positions themselves to strategically respond to the needs of our business, and are dedicated subject matter experts in support of our overall vision and mission. A Lofty objective for recognizing a winner.” We were additionally honored to have been nominated by Wendell Silang, the Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center Chief Estimator, whom we’ve been working with for over 4 years.
Upon accepting the award on behalf of Athena Engineering, Athena Chiera, VP of Business Development, said, “There are very few clients say what they mean and do what they say. We started doing business with Kaiser in 2011 and after starting with small design-build work, it’s turned into millions of dollars of business each year. Thank you to NFS, CPFC, and the Supplier Diversity team for this honor, for all the jobs you’ve created, and all the entrepreneurs you support.”
Athena Engineering has completed over 50 projects with Kaiser Permanente in our seven years of doing business with them. Our completed projects include hospitals, medical office buildings, and laboratories in Fontana, Ontario, Los Angeles, Anaheim. Woodland Hills, and outlying projects.
About Kaiser Permanente
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. They currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Their stated mission: We are trusted partners in total health, collaborating with people to help them thrive and creating communities that are among the healthiest in the nation.
About Athena Engineering, Inc.
Athena Engineering, Inc. is a building systems contractor that helps commercial, industrial, and institutional clients find comfort in their environments and gives them the tools to maintain it. Our in-house Mechanical HVAC construction and Building Automation divisions specialize in notoriously complicated environments like hospitals, laboratories, infrastructure, utility, and operational facilities. Founded in 1984 by Richard and Jannie Chiera, our family of team members now numbers over 40 people. Learn more about us .