Chinook Celebrates 20 Years! A Message from Wanda Lenkewich
Arlington, Virginia, April 25, 2022
Today, Chinook celebrates its 20th anniversary. When we started the company 20 years ago to support the Pentagon Renovation program, I saw a challenging opportunity to drive success through building a comprehensive program of commissioning, quality assurance, and project controls – intentionally connected through automated workflow and document management technology. We dove in head first to accomplish just that, but it was only the beginning.
Over the past two decades, Chinook has grown from a small consulting firm with a single client, to a multi-disciplinary solutions provider supporting critical infrastructure on a global scale. What began with a handful of service offerings has evolved into so much more. We’ve remained grounded in our foundation of commissioning and facility management, while building an entire lifecycle solutions organization. Our ability to deliver MEP and Controls systems design, construction, code compliance, operations, maintenance, and cybersecurity has charted our roadmap for the future.
But we did not do this alone.
To Our Clients: Thank you for trusting Chinook with your most valuable, and vulnerable, assets – your facilities. Because of you, we have the opportunity to pursue our passions everyday – rolling up our sleeves, getting down and dirty, and studying the inner workings of your systems and infrastructure. Your success is what drives us, and our priority remains creating meaningful outcomes each day to support your critical missions and protect your investments.
You’ve challenged us to develop and implement innovative technologies and tools to serve your facilities. You’ve taken us around the world to secure and optimize them. And you’ve given us the platform and field experience required to develop the next generation of multi-disciplinary technicians, engineers, and cybersecurity professionals.
To our partners: Thank you for joining us in the trenches. Whether we’re on-site performing inspections, in the lab testing and developing new technologies, or at a conference side-by-side delivering a presentation, your partnership and expertise mean we will continue to advance our industry and protect our nation.
And to our Employees: Thank you for your leadership, your tireless efforts, your fierce commitment to our clients’ success, and your never-ending curiosity. You embody the principles that serve as Chinook’s foundation each day. These traits will ensure that, together, we continue raising the bar, dreaming up innovative facilities engineering solutions, and further optimizing and improving our clients’ facilities in ways we never thought possible.
As we celebrate this moment and look to the next 20 years, Chinook will continue its unwavering commitment to continuous innovation in our services, technology solutions, and operations. Stay tuned over the coming months as we unveil a number of exciting projects and initiatives planned across the company. The energy among our team is high and we look forward to continuing the journey with you.
– Wanda Lenkewich, President