Awards

2017 SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Company of the Year

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Tehama is one of three Tepa Companies named 2017 8(a) Business Development Program Company of the Year in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Kansas City District. Tehama, Tukuh and Medvolt were honored with the award after securing a combined $100 million-plus worth of federal contracts during fiscal year 2016 with the support of the SBA.

Tehama and the other two Tepa Companies were chosen from more than 40 8(a) companies across 89 counties in Missouri and Kansas.

Tepa is truly an American success story. I admire the courage of [the Tepa leaders] for their determination to succeed.
— Malcom Richards, District Director of the Kansas City District SBA Office
We are honored to be recognized by the Kansas City SBA as its 8(a) Business Development Program Company of the Year. Its partnership has been invaluable in helping us build the kind of business foundation that will not only spur continued growth in Kansas City but also for the Tepa Companies as a whole and Tepa’s Tribe, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.
— Matt Metcalf, Chief Strategy Officer for the Tepa Companies

National Safety Council Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, 2017

Tehama received a National Safety Council (NSC) Occupational Excellence Achievement Award in 2017 for maintaining injury and illness records better than or equal to 50% of the Bureau of Labor Statistics for their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code.


2016 Burns & McDonnell Community of Inclusion Award

Tehama received a 2016 Community of Inclusion Award for its exemplary work on Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) projects with the Environmental Group at Burns & McDonnell. Burns & McDonnell is an engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm in Kansas City, Missouri. Its Community of Inclusion award honors the outstanding contributions of small businesses, like Tehama, and other diversity partnerships.


National Safety Council Safety Leadership Award, 2012-2016

Tehama received a National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Leadership Award in 2017 for five straight years of no occupational injuries or illnesses that required employees to miss work. 

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National Safety Council Perfect Record Award, 2016

Tehama received a National Safety Council (NSC) Perfect Record Award in 2016 for reaching 12 months without an occupational injury, illness or death.