Tonemah signs contract with NHA to provide code inspection services

Staff reports
9/28/10

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On Sept. 9, representatives from the Gilbert, Ariz. based construction company, Tonemah Construction, were on hand to sign a two year contract that would grant Tonemah the privilege of providing code inspection services to the Navajo Housing Authority for all American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects, additional plans and design reviews.

David C. Tonemah, Kiowa, president and principle owner of Tonemah Construction, attended the event which was held in front of the NHA Central Office. Tonemah was joined by two of his senior project managers, Todd Wenger and Jennifer Clack.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with the Navajo Housing Authority.” Tonemah said. “We are looking forward to bringing quality service to them (NHA) as well.”

Together, the company’s core team has more than 235 years of combined experience in code inspection services.

“We believe we are going to bring some added value that they (NHA) are not accustomed to,” added Tonemah.

Aneva J. Yazzie, NHA CEO and contracting officer, added that, “NHA’s expectations will be high for Tonemah Construction to do its job to ensure code compliance is achieved by general contractors as NHA will not accept poor quality or non-compliant work.”

Tonemah’s first code inspection assignment will be for the ARRA Arizona furnaces projects.

“We have 200 furnaces that need the code inspections,” said Robert Sandoval senior project manager for NHA’s Planning and Engineering Department. “Tonemah has a full team ready to go."

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