Washington, DC — August 1, 2011

Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC and Turner Construction Company have entered into an SBA 8 (a) Mentor-Protėgė Joint Venture approved by the Small Business Administration.

Gregory Grabowski, PE, LEED® AP, the joint venture managing director states his vision; "We are excited to provide our men and women in uniform and their families with the resources and experience of the Ahtna-Turner team in delivering a broad array of services, including building renovation, new buildings, energy upgrades and retrofits, and security upgrades as we continue to improve the environment where they will train, live, and work."

Turner’s core values of teamwork, integrity, and commitment are in alignment with those of Ahtna and the goals of the joint venture. The firms are equally committed to innovation in building techniques and advancing new concepts including excellence in Building Information Modeling (BIM), lean construction, sustainability, and energy leadership. Brian Herrin, Turner’s Director of Federal Programs states: "We are extremely pleased to have Ahtna Engineering Services as our small business protėgė. They are providing significant energy and teamwork to the joint venture and the character and skill levels of their people combined with their drive to succeed is making this an exciting and rewarding venture."

The Ahtna-Turner joint venture was established to provide Ahtna Engineering Services, an established SBA 8(a) design-build Alaska Native Corporation, with the guidance and expertise of Turner’s experience and past performance with large design-build construction projects, enhancing Ahtna’s portfolio and bonding capacity.

Turner was established in 1902 and has 45 offices nationwide. Turner has been named #1 General Builder three years in a row by Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine. www.turnerconstruction.com

Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC is an SBA certified 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation commenced business in 2006, and has 11 offices nationwide. www.ahtnaes.com

Please direct inquiries to:

Gregory Grabowski, PE, LEED AP
Managing Director
Ahtna-Turner Mentor-Protėgė 8(a) Joint Venture
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 180
Irvine, CA 92606
mobile: 949-636-0461
ggrabowski@ahtnaes.com