November 19, 2008
Athena Construction Group Awarded Two VA Medical Center Contracts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ATHENA CONSTRUCTION GROUP AWARDED TWO VA MEDICAL CENTER CONTRACTS
November 19, 2008
Trillacorpe Construction Company announced today two separate awards to Athena Construction
Group for interior work at the new polytrauma unit at the VA McGuire Medical Center in
Richmond VA. Trillacorpe Construction is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned construction
company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and is the General Contractor on this project.
Frank Campanaro, President of Trillacorpe had this to say, “My company has a long standing
commitment to veterans. Partnering with Athena Construction Group on this project fortifies this
commitment. We can think of no better company to join with us in this endeavor.”
“I suspect in the history of government contracting this is a first. A first for a Service-Disabled
Veteran-Owned company to partner with another Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned company to
build a state of the art facility for disabled veterans. We are immensely proud and honored to be
part of this endeavor. Athena Construction Group considers it to be a sacred duty to provide
exceptional interior finishes to our injured colleagues. We think the quality of the work will convey
a message to the patients that “you are worth the very best we have to offer” and we thank you
for everything you have done for America, said Amber Peebles, President of Athena Construction
In business for over five years and headquartered just North of Quantico Marine Base in
Dumfries, VA, Athena Construction Group is a premier Service- Disabled Veteran, Woman –
Owned class A contractor. Athena is fully licensed, bonded and insured and is SWAM certified
in the state of Virginia.
The principals of Athena are Amber Peebles, President and Melissa Schneider, Vice President.
Ms. Schneider received her undergraduate degree from Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts
and Sciences and her graduate degree from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at The
George Washington University. Ms. Peebles has a degree in Business and Human Resources
as well as certification from Villanova in Project Management. Ms. Peebles is Chairman Emeritus
of the Marine Executive Association and is currently Chair of the Prince William Regional
Chamber of Commerce Construction Business Council. Ms. Peebles held a secret level security
clearance while on active duty and Ms. Schneider held a TS-SCI clearance both on active duty
and post service during employment by defense contractors.