Mr. Andrew Kishna is the Chief Executive Officer of Etegra, Inc. He spearheaded the formation of the firm in 2010, with a goal to more effectively continue his efforts in developing a Masterplan & Phasing Plan for his native country of Guyana in South America. After acquiring Team Four architects in 2013, he completed his vision of creating a full service Architecture/Engineering firm.
Since then, Mr. Kishna has spearheaded Etegra’s growth in the U.S., serving many public agencies with a deeper understanding and emphasis on planning and its’ far reaching impact beyond the end user. For Mr. Kishna, the future for Etegra is to continue spearheading its growth within the public agencies while branching out into other unique avenues to create a truly diversified small business.
Prior to Etegra, Mr. Kishna obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master’s Degree in Construction Management from Washington University. Starting as an engineer, he grew to a Federal Program Manager with a primary focus on projects for the Department of Veteran Affairs. Mr. Kishna served as a civilian employee for the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group and AF Medical Service.
His philanthropic aspirations for his native country have continued on through his firm’s core values. While Mr. Kishna is the CEO of a multi-million dollar firm, the more rewarding aspect of his life is supporting and investing in the children of the community. He founded the Adopt-a-Classroom project in 2013 to provide school supplies to various elementary schools in the Saint Louis area. Then, in 2016, he assisted in forming The Restoration House (www.restorationhousestl.org), a foundation to serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing the necessary resources to overcome their circumstances, find their identity, and have hope for tomorrow.
In addition, he is a proud supporter of our men, women and their families in the military or civil service through foundations like Wounded Warrior Project, Fisher House Foundation, the United Service Organizations, St. Louis County Police Welfare Association and BackStoppers.