About Us


Who is Tekla:

Tekla, founded in 1995, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) supporting the Department of Defense. Tekla is a cost-competitive, agile, small business with offices in Pax River, MD; Dumfries, VA; Washington DC and Norfolk, VA. Tekla has managed more than 35 subcontractors, ranging from multi-billion-dollar corporations to very small companies, as the prime contractor on multiple contracts ranging from $2M to $64M.  We are lean and efficient and have well-established processes and procedures that are used to manage and report on contractual performance throughout the life of a contract. 

Our Priorities:

Since our inception, Tekla has been an employee-focused company, founded on the values of integrity, quality, and respect. We believe in investing in our employees by fostering their professional growth through cross-training, promoting from within, and by helping them manage their careers and technical capabilities. The diverse team at Tekla consists of passionate and disciplined individuals that successfully produce solutions for our nation’s warfighters.

Our Mission:

Our focus is on our customers and our employees. We strive to provide an environment of shared success that encourages growth and improvement for our employees, mutual respect for our partners, and fast, cost effective solutions for our clients.

Our Growth:

Tekla Research has achieved remarkable but sustainable growth, year in and year out. Our employee-oriented atmosphere has fostered great loyalty and allowed us to expand upon our already accomplished workforce. Our former aviators liken our culture to a ready room, our career civilian employees to a family.  We succeed because our employees are superb and motivated, and because we insist on working with carefully selected, like-minded companies who help us deliver timely, mission focused, cost effective decisions, products and solutions. Our unwavering commitment to our ethics and to customer service has allowed Tekla to produce remarkable long-term relationships and trust with clients and partners.

Our Services:

Our core competencies include engineering, test and evaluation, logistics, program/project management, IT/Cyber, and acquisition oversight. Tekla’s employees range from high potential young, new employees, to operationally experienced former military, to individuals with decades of specialized acquisition and technical expertise in engineering, logistics, T&E, program management, offensive and defensive cyber, and IT.

Tekla combines the many skillsets of employees to ensure our client’s needs are recognized and understood, and a custom solution developed in a rapid, cost-effective manner. We currently provide a unique blend of experience with prime contracts supporting the Naval Research Lab (NRL), NAVAIR/NAWCAD (PMA-202, PMA-274, AIR-5.1.12, AIR-4.1), Commander, Operational Test Force (COTF), and Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1).  We also have significant roles on contracts supporting NAVAIR (PMA’s-205, 207, 209, 213, 226, 262, 271, 275, 276), NAWCAD (AIR-4.0P, AIR-5.1, NAVAIR University, VX-1, VX-23) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (DASD(SE) and DASD(DT&E).

Tekla’s skilled professionals have extensive experience providing technical and management expertise for Department of Defense projects from early stage Research and Development through Operational Test and Evaluation, Fielding, and In-Service Support. With our capabilities geared to support weapons systems acquisition across the lifecycle, we pride ourselves on speed, reliability, competence, and innovation; all of which allow us to exceed expectations. We are our people and our people are the solution.

10333 Southpoint Pkwy, Suite 207
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Phone: 703-492-2620
Fax: 703-492-2680

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