History

Our Company

History

Pernix Group, Inc., formerly Telesource International, Inc., was formed in 1995 and, until July 1999, was a wholly owned by Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Co. W.L.L. (SHBC); a Kuwait based civil, electrical and mechanical construction company. In August 2001, the company became an SEC reporting/listed company enabling us to attract investment from other investors. The Behbehani Family is still involved with Pernix and supports corporate initiatives.

Pernix Group handles projects for both private and public entities, including U.S. Government projects located around the world. Pernix’s first major project was to execute a multi-million dollar radio relay station for the United States Information Agency (formerly the Voice of America) on a remote Pacific island.

Among its many other global activities, Pernix operates and manages facilities in The Republic of Vanuatu and The Republic of Fiji, through two of its subsidiaries, Vanuatu Utilities and Infrastructure, Ltd., (VUI) and Pernix (Fiji) Ltd., (PFL). In January 2011, VUI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Vanuatu for the Luganville Electricity Concession on the island of Espiritu Santo. The concession involved a complete takeover of the utility including but not limited to operation and maintenance of the Hydro and Diesel generation plants, transmission and distribution, sub-station, customer service and billing, meter readings, extensions, expansion, etc. PFL is responsible for management of Pernix’s long-term 20 year maintenance and operation contracts in the Fiji Islands. Under this contract we O&M 72 MW of Diesel fired generators for the Fiji Electricity Authority. Pernix has also executed construction projects in Palau, Cyprus and Guam.

In 2005, Nidal Zayed was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President. Nidal immediately set the company on a different course, articulated a new vision, and recruited world class executive and operational talent to help him execute his plans. Management is now focused on the continued expansion in the general construction and power generation markets, both worldwide and in the United States. Corporate plans have also included re-negotiation of several contracts and developing the foundation for significant growth. The firm has extensive investor and banking relationships around the world that have provided the resources and continued support of the corporate vision, plan and team.

Under the new management team, Pernix continues to actively seek joint venture partners and other strategic alliances to expand its market and to combine its knowledge and resources to greater benefit our clients.

Timeline

The timeline reflects a few operational milestones achieved by our extraordinary team of professionals.

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Company Founded

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Pernix Group was founded in 1995 as Telesource International, Inc.  The corporate headquarters are located in Lombard, Illinois.

Company Founded

1995
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Voice of America Project Completed

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Telesource CNMI (TCNMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group, successfully completed the Voice of America project in Tinian, CNMI.

Voice of America Project Completed

1996
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SEC Reporting & Listed Company

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Pernix Group, Inc. officially became a Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and listed company.

SEC Reporting & Listed Company

2001
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Kinoya & Vuda Power Plant Project Completed

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Telesource Fiji Limited (TFL) completed the contract for Kinoya Power Plant Extension, which is the largest diesel based power plant in Fiji.

During the project Pernix was commended for our efforts in moving the heaviest single piece of equipment weighing over 140 metric tons that was transported over the roads in Fiji by bringing in a specialized self-balancing, self-propelled hydraulic dolly system from the U.S.

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Kinoya & Vuda Power Plant Project Completed

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Tinian Power Plant Project Completed

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Telesource CNMI (TCNMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group, successfully completed the Tinian Power Plant project in Tinian, CNMI.

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Tinian Power Plant Project Completed

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Pernix Provides Emergency Relief to Guam

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In response to Typhoon Pongsona that struck Guam, Pernix airlifted 7 bucket trucks to the island providing immediate help for emergency repairs.

Pernix Provides Emergency Relief to Guam

2002
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20 Year O&M Contract

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(Dec 2003) Telesource Fiji Limited (TFL) was awarded a 20 year Operations and Maintenance contract for the Kinoya and Vuda Power Plants in Fiji.

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20 Year O&M Contract

2003
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West Tinian Airport Airside Improvement Project Completed

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The West Tinian Airport Airside Improvement project was successfully completed by Telesource CNMI (TCNMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group.

West Tinian Airport Airside Improvement Project Completed

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Belau National Museum Project in Palau Completed

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The construction of a new building is an expression of willingness to be a part of the administration’s thrust to promote the country’s cultural heritage.

Belau National Museum Project in Palau Completed

2004
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Mariana Radio Relay Station Project - Phases I & II Completed

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(Mar 2004) Telesource CNMI (TCNMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group, completed Phase I and II of the Mariana Radio Relay Station which included the design and construction of all facilities necessary to implement a fully integrated broadcasting station.

Mariana Radio Relay Station Project - Phases I & II Completed

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Palau National Capital Relocation Project Completed

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The project included the installation of all exterior and interior claddings and all architectural trims on the four capitol buildings, colonnade and gazebo; access road to buildings and highway; Palauan artworks and symbols; landscaping; maintenance and facility building; stand-by power supply completed-in-place; and a water system.

Palau National Capital Relocation Project Completed

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Adult Correctional Facility Project Completed

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(Jun 2005) Telesource CNMI (TCNMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group, successfully completed the Adult Correctional Facility in Saipan, CNMI.

Adult Correctional Facility Project Completed

2005
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Robert E. Kamosa Transmitting Station Project Completed

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(Aug 2005) Telesource CNMI (TCNMI) completed Phase III of the Mariana Radio Relay Station.  The project was considered a Tinian Low Band/Short Wave Antennas Project by the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) – International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB).  The Mariana Radio Relay Station was renamed Robert E. Kamosa Transmitting Station, which provides news and information to listeners in East Asia.

Robert E. Kamosa Transmitting Station Project Completed

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Mr. Nidal Z. Zayed Appointed to President and CEO

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(Sept 2005) Mr. Nidal Z. Zayed assumed full responsibility as President and CEO. Under his new role, Nidal transformed company operations and Pernix’s business approach.

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Mr. Nidal Z. Zayed Appointed to President and CEO

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Kinoya and Vuda Power Plant Expansion

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(Nov 2005) Telesource (Fiji) Limited (TFL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group, was awarded an additional 30MW extension to the Kinoya Power Station.

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Kinoya and Vuda Power Plant Expansion

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Joint Venture Partnership with Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons

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(Jan 2006) The Pernix Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Company Joint Venture (Pernix-SHBC JV) was awarded the U.S. Embassy project in Suva, Fiji.  SHBC has been a key strategic partner to Pernix and continues to play an integral role in the development of our projects.

Joint Venture Partnership with Sayed Hamid Behbehani & Sons

2006
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Pernix Awarded New U.S. Embassy Compound

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(Sept 2006) Pernix –SHBC JV was awarded the New U.S. Embassy Compound project in Suva, Fiji.

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Pernix Awarded New U.S. Embassy Compound

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First LEED Certified Project

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Pernix is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and has experience implementing the LEED rating system within our projects.  As a direct result of our dedication towards green building Pernix constructed Fiji’s first LEED registered project.

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First LEED Certified Project

2007
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Recognition for 1 Million Safe Man-Hours

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(Nov 2008) Pernix–SHBC JV received a certificate of recognition for completing one million man-hours without any disabling injury for the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Suva, Fiji, a first for any construction project in Fiji.

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Recognition for 1 Million Safe Man-Hours

2008
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Corporate Excellence Nomination

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(July 2009) Pernix Group was 1 of 42 companies worldwide that was nominated for the Secretary of State’s Corporate Excellence Award.

Corporate Excellence Nomination

2009
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Telesource becomes Pernix Group, Inc.

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(Oct 2009) Telesource International rebranded its image and company name to Pernix Group, Inc. Pernix means flexibility and agility, which reflects what our customers have come to know us for and further epitomizes how our company operates.

Telesource becomes Pernix Group, Inc.

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Joint Venture Partnership with Serka Insaat is Formed

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(May 2010) The Pernix Serka Joint Venture (PS JV) partnership was established for the Containerized Housing and Office Units IDIQ contract for the Design-Build of the Baghdad Police Academy Annex (BPAX) project in Iraq.

Joint Venture Partnership with Serka Insaat is Formed

2010
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Worldwide IDIQ

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(Jan 2011) Pernix Group, with its JV partner, Serka, was awarded a multi-billion dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for design, construction, supply, and/or installation of pre-fabricated and engineered containerized housing and office units to support U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide.

Worldwide IDIQ

2011
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Vanuatu Concession

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(Jan 2011) Pernix was awarded the operations of the electrical utility for the town of Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu.  This work is being executed though Pernix’s wholly owned subsidiary, Vanuatu Utility and Infrastructure (VUI).

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Vanuatu Concession

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Pernix Serka JV Awarded Baghdad Police Academy Annex

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(Apr 2011) Pernix Serka Joint Venture was awarded the Baghdad Police Academy Annex Task Order under the CHU/OU IDIQ contract.  The value of the project was $93.1 million dollars.  This project involved the diesng and construction of containerized housing units, life support facilities, an office building, technical and physical security improvements, and all associated utility infrastructure systems at the Baghdad Police Academy Annex in Iraq.

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Pernix Serka JV Awarded Baghdad Police Academy Annex

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Pernix Group Awarded the OBC Rehabilitation Project in Niamey, Niger

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(Jun 2011) Pernix Group was awarded the Office Building Compound Rehabilitation project in Niamey Niger.  This project has a value of $26.3 million dollars and involves all new construction, renovation, and rehabilitation at the existing U.S. Embassy.

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Pernix Group Awarded the OBC Rehabilitation Project in Niamey, Niger

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Pernix Serka JV Awarded Diplomatic Support Center Project

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(Feb 2012) Pernix Serka Joint Venture was awarded a new Task Order under the CHU/OU IDIQ program in Baghdad, Iraq for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Facilities, related to the Baghdad Master Plan Implementation for the Sather Air Base, Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO).  The project targets providing safe and secure facilities to the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Iraq, and comprises containerized housing units, office facilities, life support and upgraded technical and physical security facilities, as well as necessary infrastructure, utilities, and ancillary systems.

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Pernix Serka JV Awarded Diplomatic Support Center Project

2012
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Diplomatic Support Center is Awarded for 1 Million Safe Man-Hours

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(Feb 2013) Pernix Serka Joint Venture received an award recognizing completion of one million safe man-hours without lost time accidents at the Diplomatic Support Center project on Sather Air Base in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Diplomatic Support Center is Awarded for 1 Million Safe Man-Hours

2013
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Telesource (Fiji) Limited becomes Pernix (Fiji) Limited

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(May 2013) Telesource (Fiji) Limited rebranded its image and company name to Pernix (Fiji) Limited to align with its parent company, Pernix Group, Inc.

Telesource (Fiji) Limited becomes Pernix (Fiji) Limited

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Pernix Serka Joint Venture Awarded Baku Embassy Security Upgrades Project

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(Jun 2013) Pernix Serka Joint Venture was awarded a $6.5 million sole-source task order by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for the Design-Build services FY13 Interagency Security Assessment Team (ISAT) Security Upgrades project at the U.S. Embassy in Baku Azerbaijan.

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Pernix Serka Joint Venture Awarded Baku Embassy Security Upgrades Project

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Pernix Awarded Freetown Embassy Rainwater Capture and Storage System Project

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(Oct 2013) Pernix Serka Joint Venture was awarded a $10.8 million contract by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) for the Rainwater Capture and Storage System at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The project includes site improvements, rainwater capture and storage systems, conveyance infrastructure, and water treatment for this embassy compound in West Africa.

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Pernix Awarded Freetown Embassy Rainwater Capture and Storage System Project

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Diplomatic Support Center Recognized for 2 Million Safe Man-Hours

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(Jan 2014) Pernix Serka Joint Venture is recognized for 2 million safe man-hours without lost time accidents for our work on the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center at Sather Air Base in Iraq.

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Diplomatic Support Center Recognized for 2 Million Safe Man-Hours

2014
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Pernix Awarded Texas A&M Nanotechnology Laboratory

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(Feb 2014) Pernix Group is proud to be the lead joint venture partner on this multi-million dollar project. We have complete management of the construction for a nanotechnology laboratory in the Research Park area of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. This project was originally designed as a two-story 51,230 SF building. The 35,040 SF first floor housing traditional laboratory space as well as mobile clear room laboratories, and the 16,190 SF second floor completed as core and shell only for future use. However, this design-bid-build construction project became a design-assist construction project when the university decided to add another floor to the building.

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Pernix Awarded Texas A&M Nanotechnology Laboratory

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OBC Rehabilitation Project Recognized for 1 Million Safe Man-Hours

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(Feb 2014) Pernix Group, Inc. is recognized for 1 million safe man-hours without lost time accidents for our work on the OBC Rehabilitation project in Niamey, Niger.

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OBC Rehabilitation Project Recognized for 1 Million Safe Man-Hours

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Pernix (Fiji) Limited is awarded Kinoya Power Plant Expansion Project

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(Feb 2014) Pernix (Fiji) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pernix Group, was awarded Fiji Electricity Authority’s Kinoya Power Plant Expansion project.  The onshore component award is valued at FJD $11.8 million and the offshore component is valued at EUR $16.6 million.

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Pernix (Fiji) Limited is awarded Kinoya Power Plant Expansion Project

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OBC Rehabilitation Project Exceeds 1.5 Million Safe Man-Hours

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(July 2014) Pernix Group, Inc. exceeds 1.5 million safe man-hours without lost time accidents on the OBC Rehabilitation Project in Niamey, Niger.

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OBC Rehabilitation Project Exceeds 1.5 Million Safe Man-Hours

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Pernix-Kaseman JV is awarded Korea Communications Center Special Area Project

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(Jan 2015) Pernix-Kaseman JV, majority owned by Pernix Group, was awarded USACE’s Communications Center Special Area project at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.  The project is valued at $11.6 million to construct a 4,600 square foot security facility communication center special area, including administrative offices.

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Pernix-Kaseman JV is awarded Korea Communications Center Special Area Project

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Pernix Group, Inc. Acquires Certain Assets of dck pacific guam, LLC

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(June 2015) Pernix Group acquires certain assets of dck pacific guam, LLC to form Pernix Guam, LLC. This acquisition complements Pernix’s expanding Pacific operations to include existing personnel on Guam, and increases the Company total employee count on Guam to 81 personnel. The hiring of personnel with years of experience on Guam completing new construction and renovation work on institutional, retail, hotel, recreational, offices, and industrial facility space expands and strengthens Pernix’s capabilities and positions the Company to rapidly respond to the growing commercial and U.S. Military needs on Guam.

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Pernix Group, Inc. Acquires Certain Assets of dck pacific guam, LLC

2015
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Pernix Group, Inc. Acquires KBR Building Group

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(June 2015) Pernix Group acquires KBR Building Group to form BE&K Building Group. This acquisition expands Pernix’s commercial domestic operations and grows its international business. The addition of personnel, resources, proven past experience and successful past performance in the advanced manufacturing, industrial, life sciences, research & development, food & beverage, commercial, mixed-use and institutional markets serves to expand Pernix’s domestic offerings.  Pernix also leverages the the organization’s experience to expand its commercial market offerings internationally.

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Pernix Group, Inc. Acquires KBR Building Group

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Pernix Group, Inc. is awarded U.S. Embassy Berlin, Clay Allee Campus Project

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(Sept 2015) Pernix Group, Inc. was awarded the $81.6 million dollar contract award for the U.S. Embassy Berlin – Clay Allee Campus, including major renovations, campus security upgrade, and Marine Security Guard Quarters (MSGQ) fit-out project.  Pernix’s scope includes historical preservation and sustainability features.

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Pernix Group, Inc. is awarded U.S. Embassy Berlin, Clay Allee Campus Project