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CREW-St. Louis Appoints 2017 Officers & Directors

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The St. Louis chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) announced its executive officers and board directors for 2017.

Officers for 2017, including their respective companies, are:

  •  President, Angie Earlywine, Forum Studio
  • President-Elect and National Delegate, Lynn Goessling, Herzog Crebs LLP
  • Immediate Past President, Monica Conners, Lawrence Group
  • Secretary, Tracy Howren, UMB Bank
  • Treasurer, Carol Hanson, Great Southern Bank
  • National Delegate, Michelle Yates, Lawrence Group

Board directors for 2016, and their respective companies, are:

  • Natasha Das, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Cara McKedy, Remiger Design
  • Ann Schmelzle, Balke Brown Transwestern
  • Lori Drury, BBT & Marketing Services
  • Sara Stock, Stock Legal LLC
  • Libbey Tucker, The City of Chesterfield

About CREW

The St. Louis chapter of CREW Network was started in 1982. Since then, it has grown to become one of the largest of CREW Network’s 76 chapters in North America, with more than 180 members from all disciplines in commercial real estate.

Asphalt Conference Nov. 29-30 at Missouri S&T

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The 59th annual Asphalt Conference will be held Nov. 29-30 at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Registration is $130 per person and is available online here.

Conference presentations will include intelligent compaction projects; basics of plant operation; lift thickness and nominal maximum size of aggregate issues; benefits of increased density; Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) performance tests: cracking, rutting and stripping industry task groups; chip seal design, specification and construction; cape seals; high-volume traffic chip seals; soil cement stabilization and cold in-place recycling; scratch and seal update; scrub seals and matrix slurry seals; Binder 101; MoDOT recycled asphalt pavement/recycled asphalt shingles long-term pavement program update; parking lot design for longevity; pavement design examples with “PaveXPress;” Federal Aviation Administration versus highway spec comparison; MoDOT’s current research; and the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association update.

Organizers say the conference will be of interest to contractors, public agencies, consulting engineers, testing labs, aggregate producers, asphalt binder suppliers and technical equipment representatives. Conference participants will receive personal development hours credit.

For conference program information, contact Dr. Dave Richardson, Chancellor’s Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T and conference director, at 573-341-4487 or richardd@mst.edu. For registration information, contact Missouri S&T’s office of Distance and Continuing Education at 573-341-6222 or dce@mst.edu.

2016 Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry

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Features 19th Annual Keystone Awards and 6th Annual Specialty Contractor of the Year Awards

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri announced the winners of its 2016 construction industry awards at its gala event at the River City Casino & Hotel.  The Construction Awards Gala featured the 19th Annual Construction Keystone Awards which highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry.  This year also marks the sixth time the AGC of Missouri has named First Place Specialty Contractors in 12 disciplines along with the coveted Specialty Contractor of the Year.

The 19th Annual Keystone Awards were presented to 10 contractors chosen from a group of 27 finalists covering a broad spectrum of project types including hospitals, educational buildings, manufacturing facilities, treatment plants, railyards and retail.  The awards ceremony also honored the owners of the projects in this elite group.

The Construction Keystone Awards are not awarded based upon a project’s beauty. Instead, the Keystone Awards recognize a contractor’s success in achieving solutions during construction for challenges faced on a project.  The awards are a glowing recognition of construction professionals whose skill, teamwork and spirit of innovation make a lasting contribution to a community by building the facilities that support and enhance the quality of life. Safety performance and workforce diversity also are essential components of overall performance.

Keystone Project of the Year winners include: Interface Construction Corporation for the Agriculture Pavilion at the Saint Louis Science Center (St. Louis, MO); icon Mechanical Construction & Engineering for BJC-Washington University Medical School Campus Renewal Project-Penthouse (St. Louis, MO); S. M. Wilson & Co. for IKEA St. Louis (St. Louis, MO); L. Keeley Construction Company for the Illinois River Transmission Project-Mississippi River Cross (Palmyra, MO to Quincy, IL); Concrete Strategies, LLC for Railroad Depot Grand Staircase (Poplar Bluff, MO); Guarantee Electrical Company for William H. Danforth Wing of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, MO); Guarantee Electrical Company for December 2015 Flood Mitigation for Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (Fenton, MO); PayneCrest Electric, Inc. for Flint Creek Environmental Retrofit (Gentry, AR); ISC Contracting, Inc. for Varsity Tutors LLC Corporate Headquarters (St. Louis, MO); and, Herzog/Reyes, a Joint Venture for Pier E Container Yard / Intermodal Railyard, Phase I (Long Beach, CA).  Click here for project photos and descriptions.

The 2016 Keystone Heritage Award was awarded to the Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Since its first presentation in 1997, the Heritage Award’s purpose is to recognize a project of significance and ongoing importance that was built prior to the inception of the Keystone Awards.  If ever there was a project that exemplified the elements of a Keystone Award long before the award criteria was even developed, it is the Bagnell Dam.  This construction project – virtually the only major construction project in the nation during the Great Depression – created the economic engine known to us as Lake of the Ozarks and continues to provide power for Missourians nearly 90 years later.

Specialty Contractor Awards

The AGC of Missouri also announced 12 Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) Awards to Specialty Contractors voted “First Place” in their discipline by the general contractor members of the AGC.  The General Contractor members were asked to consider a Specialty Contractor’s timeliness in regard to completion of project(s), ability to stay within budget and their overall experience with the specialty contractor.  The 12  First Place Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) award winners are:  D & S Fencing CO., Inc. (Ancillary Services); Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co., Inc. (Concrete / Paving); Drilling Service Company (Earthwork & Utilities); Guarantee Electrical Company (Electrical); Spirtas Wrecking Company (Environmental Remediation & Demolition); T. J. Wies Contracting, Inc. (Int. & Ext. Finishes, Openings & Fixtures); Murphy Company (HVAC / Piping); Grant Masonry Contracting Co., Inc.(Masonry); Fire Tech, LLC (Plumbing & Fire Protection); Waterhout Construction, Inc. (Structural & Finish Carpentry); ACME Erectors, Inc. (Structural & Finish Metals); and, Kirberg Company (Thermal & Moisture Protection).

The Specialty Contractor receiving the most votes by General Contractors also was presented the Specialty Contractor of the Year award by the AGC of Missouri. This distinction was awarded to T. J. Wies Contracting, Inc.

“As the largest statewide construction trade association it’s really exciting for us to have the opportunity to highlight outstanding projects completed by our members here in Missouri and throughout the country.  The SCOTY Awards provide our General Contractors the opportunity to honor our specialty contractors for their contributions to the success of a project,” said Leonard Toenjes, CAE, president of the AGC.  “More than ever in today’s competitive and challenging construction environment, collaboration is the key to making a successful project happen.”

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri is the united voice of the construction industry, representing nearly 550 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties in Missouri. Visit:  www.agcmo.org

Three St. Louis NECA Electrical Contractors Ranked Among the Top 50 Nationally by Engineering News Record

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St. Louis National Electrical Contractor Association (NECA) contractor members continue to have a robust presence in a national ranking of top specialty contractors.   Three St. Louis Chapter NECA electrical contractors – Sachs Electric Co., Guarantee Electrical Co. and PayneCrest Electric, Inc. – are ranked among the top 50 electrical contractors nationally according to the construction trade publication Engineering News Record (ENR).  Meanwhile, Aschinger Electric Co. Inc. joined the three to give St. Louis four local NECA contractors listed in ENR’s Oct. 24, 2016 cover story, “The Top 600 Specialty Contractors.”

Sachs ranked 35th in the nation among electrical contractors with $222 million in 2015 revenues.  It ranked 92nd among all specialty contractors nationally. Guarantee ranked 47th among electrical contractors nationally with revenues of $148 million.  It ranked 146th among all specialty contractors nationally.   PayneCrest placed 50th among its peers with revenues of $143 million.  The firm ranked 154th among all specialty contractors nationally.

Aschinger Electric Co. Inc. was ranked 380th among all specialty contractors nationally with revenues of $48.8 million.  Meanwhile, Bell Electrical Contractors, Inc. is part of the MDU Construction Services Group, Inc. which ranked 15th largest nationally among electrical contractors with $426.2 million in revenue.  According to the St. Louis Business Journal 2016 listing of the largest St. Louis electrical contractors, Bell accounted for $35 million of that revenue which by itself would earn placement among the top 600 contractors.  Other St. Louis area contractors who are represented by NECA and would have earned a ranking among the top 600 contractors based on 2015 revenue reported by the St. Louis Business Journal are:  J.F. Electric Inc. ($180.4 million); Kaiser Electric, Inc. ($39.2 million); Kaemmerlen Electric ($33.43 million); Schneider Electric of St. Louis LLC ($28.33 million); TSI Global Companies ($24.5 million); Pyramid Electrical Contractors, Inc. ($22.2 million); Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc. ($18.3 million); TD4 Electrical and Communications, LLC ($18.13 million); and RJP Electric LLC ($16.11 million)

St. Louis NECA contractors partner with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One to form the Electrical Connection, providing safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information, visit www.electricalconnection.org.

Complying with FAA Rules for Commercial Drones Certification

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By Jim Curran, Executive Vice President, Electrical Connection

Drones - Phantom 3When you consider the technology that goes into commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones, you can understand why the Electrical Connection partnership is taking a leading role in training for UAV certification.  UAVs are essentially flying robots that integrate wireless communications and controls. Training in advanced manufacturing that relies on robotics, process controls and wireless communications has long been a staple of the Electrical Industry Training Center.

The training center is operated by the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1.  UAV onboard cameras and other data-gathering and inspection sensors provide IBEW/NECA members a powerful tool that is safe and effective.  UAV technologies can be used for thermal imaging to detect electrical infrastructure hot spots in buildings, three-dimensional mapping of topography for precision planning of electrical installations and construction project monitoring of progress and site assets.  The construction industry is predicted to lead the commercial UAV market with the 10 largest construction firms worldwide already deploying or experimenting with UAVs.

With that in mind, the Electrical Connection hosted an Oct. 28, 2016 informational session on UAV certification at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center in St. Louis.  Working with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – Gateway Chapter and UAViation, IBEW/NECA is developing the region’s first-ever curriculum for commercial UAV certification.   This summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) created a certification process covering the operation of commercial drones which took effect on Aug. 29, 2016.  The number of commercial UAVs will grow from 600,000 units in 2016 to 2.7 million by 2020.  The new FAA rules are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft, people and property on the ground.  Annual worldwide UAV production is predicted to rise from $4 billion to more than $14 billion by 2026.

Certification at the training center will be open to all industries using commercial UAVs.  This includes first responders, real estate firms, agriculture, media and film makers, civil engineering civic entities and others.  For example, agriculture and land management enterprises might use UAVs equipped with special sensors to analyze crop health or water quality.  First responders may use UAV’s equipped with thermal sensors to detect human heat signatures in search and rescue operations.

The new FAA small UAV regulations are outlined in a 624-page rule book and include a number of limitations for commercial UAV use.  For example, the maximum weight limit for a commercial drone is 55 pounds and it’s limited to altitudes of 400 feet with a few exceptions.  Drones may also not be flown out of visual contact.

IBEW/NECA electrical and communication training spans more than 70 years and has been continuously adapted to new technologies like UAVs.  Training was refined at the dawn of the Information Age and for data storage, building automation, wireless integrated communications, electric vehicles and robotics.  It is the prime reason why the Electrical Connection partners with visionary organizations like AUVSI-Gateway Chapter so our workforce is always prepared to safely and proficiently install the technologies we will rely on in the future.  Learn more at www.electricalconnection.org.

St. Clair County Breaks Ground for $8.1 Million River Bridge District Project

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Critical infrastructure improvements aim to attract additional industry and jobs along East St. Louis Riverfront

With a ceremonial tossing of the dirt by several public and private stakeholders, work got underway Tuesday morning on the $8.1 million River Bridge District Project, which aims to transform a key section of the East St. Louis Riverfront into a magnet for additional industry and jobs.  St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern was joined by East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks; James Nations, chairman of the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA), and representatives of the various funding partners and other invited guests for the official groundbreaking, which took place on Front Street at the intersection of Trendley Ave. directly across from the Gateway Arch.

The project is the final piece to a suite of substantial highway infrastructure improvements in the immediate area, including the relocation of Illinois Route 3 and the opening of the new Stan Musial Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.

The River Bridge District Project involves a comprehensive, multi-million dollar overhaul of Front Street from Trendley Ave. in East St. Louis to where the road dead ends in Fairmont City, as well as improvements to connecting roadways. The initial phase includes the critical rebuilding and upgrading of Front Street to allow for enhanced access for the burgeoning commercial traffic being generated by Cargill and Bunge-SCF along the East St. Louis Riverfront.  In addition to improving the mile long stretch of Front Street that links these two industry leaders so it can better support their growing operations, the project will also open up several hundred acres of undeveloped, newly accessible ground that is ripe for investment by other agribusiness and distribution companies.

Speaking at the event, St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern noted, “Many of you know that over the recent years the surrounding area has seen millions of dollars in transportation infrastructure investment – much of it actually visible from this very spot. The policy strategy here is to return this area to the strategic center as a prime location for smooth and convenient transportation efficiencies. Ultimately, we believe this investment will continue to spur the robust expansion of business, leading to economic health and local prosperity.”

Specific improvements include adding a thick concrete surface to Front Street, and widening the road to 30 feet from its existing 20 – 24 foot footprint, so that it can better handle the heavy truck traffic, especially during harvest season. An estimated 400 trucks a day currently use the road, and that number is expected to grow by 30 percent with market growth and improved conditions. The project also will include resurfacing of Trendley Avenue from Front Street to Main Street, the reconstruction of West Missouri Avenue from Front Street to B Street and the reconstruction of B Street from Missouri Avenue to River Park Drive.  All three streets would be 24-feet wide upon completion of the work.

This important infrastructure work also will create enhanced access for patrons and employees of the Casino Queen and citizens of East St. Louis, providing separation of the heavy commercial traffic from other normal public movement. Instead of using River Park Drive, truck traffic would come down Trendley Ave. to Front Street and have direct access from there to Route 3, which is now connected to the new Mississippi River Bridge. A separated lane for pedestrian and bike traffic that would tie into the Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park is included the Front Street rebuilding project. A new roundabout near the Casino Queen on River Park Drive is part of Phase 2 of the project, and that will help reduce traffic congestion issues.

“When this project was first presented to the City we were hopeful of the tremendous potential that this kind of infrastructure investment could produce for the City,” stated East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks.  “But as mayor of this City, I have to ask myself, ‘What else can such a project bring to the citizens and economic health of our City?’ We would like to ensure that more of the benefits of this project can see their way to the citizens of East St. Louis. I am proud and happy to announce that the project team – under Chairman’s Kern direction, has accomplished this and the minority participation goal for this project has been increased from 12% to 20%. We fully expect that some of these jobs will bring more prosperity and experience to my citizens.”

Funding for the project is coming from various public and private sources, including $1.5 million from the private sector. Bungee-SFC, Cargill, and Casino Queen have each committed $500,000 for the project. The additional funding is being provided in the form of a $3.5 million grant from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA); a $1.5 million contribution from SWIDA; $900,000 from the St. Clair County Transit District; $500,000 from the Metro East Park and Recreation District and a $125,000 TARP grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Illinois-based Baxmeyer Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor for the job, while engineering is being handled by TWM of Swansea. Work on phase one is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017, while Phase 2 is expected to wrap up a year thereafter.

Above Photo (L to R):

William Warren, EDA; Delores Lysakowski, Chairperson, St. Clair County Transit District; East St. Louis Mayor Emeka Jackson-Hicks; Barb Holt, Chairperson, Metro East Parks & Recreation District; Jeff Watson, President and General Manager, Casino Queen; Rick Bauwens, Bunge-SCF; Mark Kern, St. Clair County Board Chairman; James Nations, Chairman, SWIDA; Fred Oleshlaeger, Cargill; and Lonnie Mosely, St. Clair County Board Member.

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Saint Louis Construction Cooperative Salutes Cortex Innovation Community & St. Louis Construction Leadership

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Saint Louis Construction Cooperative (formerly PRIDE of St. Louis Inc.) has honored a community of entrepreneurial idea generation and enduring leadership in the local construction industry.  The Cortex Innovation Community was awarded the labor-management organization’s 2016 Joe Rinke Impact Award at its ninth annual awards luncheon on October 27, 2016.  Dennis Corrigan, CEO of Corrigan Co., the mechanical contracting firm celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, was honored with the Al Fleischer Management Award.  Dr. John Gaal, director of training and workforce development for the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council was saluted with the Dick Mantia Labor Award.  The awards were presented at a luncheon at the Cedars at St. Raymond’s at 939 Lebanon Dr. in St. Louis.

“We are honoring a legacy of entrepreneurial excellence in the construction industry while also saluting champions of strengthening St. Louis’ entrepreneurial and workforce development future,” said John Stiffler, executive secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO and Saint Louis Construction Cooperative board member.

Founded in 2002, the Cortex Innovation Community is a vibrant 200-acre innovation hub and technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods.  It is surrounded by nationally ranked universities and medical centers and abundant cultural and recreational assets.  Since its inception, Cortex has completed or has under construction one million square feet of new and rehabilitated space totaling $350 million of investment and generating 2,500 technology-related jobs. When fully implemented, the Cortex master plan projects $2.1 billion of construction, more than 4.5 million square feet of mixed-use development (research, office, clinical, residential, hotel, and retail), a new MetroLink light-rail station and 13,000 permanent technology-related jobs.  For more information, visit www.cortexstl.com.

Dennis Corrigan is the third generation of his family to lead Corrigan Co.  Founded in 1896 at the dawn of indoor plumbing, Corrigan has grown to serve the complex mechanical engineering and construction needs for a variety of industries.  For more than 25 years, Corrigan has guided the firm’s award-winning and customer-focused approach serving energy and nuclear power, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, data centers, public works, commercial and other industries.  Today, 16 of the 20 largest high rises in St. Louis have Corrigan installed HVAC systems.

Corrigan has been highly active in improving the mechanical and construction industry locally and nationally.  He is past president and current board member of the Mechanical Contractors Association, Eastern Missouri.  As a board member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Corrigan serves its government affairs committee. He is also a mentor for the AGC of Missouri Stempel Mentor-Protégé Program.  His enduring commitment to the Saint Louis Construction Cooperative includes current service on its executive committee.

As director of training for the Carpenters Regional Council, Dr. John Gaal oversees five federally-approved joint apprenticeship training programs and three full service training facilities.  He has an associate’s degree in construction management, a bachelor’s degree architecture, a masters in international business and a doctorate in organizational leadership. In addition, Dr. Gaal has completed a post-doctoral project on trade union leadership at Harvard University.  As a labor representative, he has served on the Missouri and St. Louis County Workforce Investment Boards and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans committee on training and education.  Dr. Gaal has been honored with the 2004 Missouri Trade and Technical Outstanding Leadership Award, the 2007 Missouri NEA’s Horace Mann Award, the 2007 NAACP Labor Diversity Advocate Award and the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers 2008 Diversity Champion Award.

The Saint Construction Cooperative was founded in 1972 and is the oldest voluntary local construction labor-management organization in the nation. For more than 40 years, it has pioneered a collaborative approach to sustaining harmony and building cooperation among St. Louis area AFL-CIO construction craft workers, contractors, construction buyers, architects, engineers and suppliers.  For more information, visit www.stlouisconstructioncooperative.org.

The Saint Louis Construction Cooperative awards recipients seated in the front row are, left to right, Dennis Corrigan, , CEO of Corrigan Co., Dr. John Gaal, director of training and workforce development for the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, Mike Sullivan, COO of the Cortex Innovation Community.  In the back row, left to right, are John Stiffler and Tom Heeger, Saint Louis Construction Cooperative co chairs, and Jeff Aboussie, former secretary-treasurer, St. Louis Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO.

Kirberg Company Receives BBB 2016 Torch Award

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Eric Kirberg, president of Kirberg Company, proudly announces that the company has received the coveted 2016 BBB TORCH Award.  The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois presented the award.  The award recognizes their commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices.  Kirberg Company has been a leader in the commercial and residential roofing industry for 97 years.  Eric Kirberg accepted the award Thursday October 27th at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.

“BBB’s TORCH Awards celebrate exceptional companies with great customer service and ethics,” said Scott Mosby, BBB board chair and chief executive of Mosby Building Arts. “Start with Trust, honor the exceptional and learn from the best, is our practice within St. Louis BBB. These companies and charities are examples to emulate for anyone who wants to be trusted in the marketplace.”

Lara Toledo, Executive Director of the Center for Women in Transition, nominated Kirberg Company for the TORCH Award.  In 2015, Kirberg Company donated $36,000 in labor and materials to install a new roof at the Baker House.

“We are all extremely grateful for the generous donation of a complete roof replacement from Kirberg in 2015,” Laura Toledo stated. “They also coordinated with other contractors to make sure that the job was done well and at no cost to the agency. Kirberg has continued to support the mission of the Center for Women in Transition in numerous ways since then. Kirberg is an excellent company that is dedicated to its community.”

Through practicing and promoting restorative justice, the center assists women in the criminal justice system in making a successful transition back to their families and communities. Baker House is one of two transitional living facilities ran by the center. The women are offered safe, stable housing as they make the difficult transition from incarceration back to their communities and families. Residents receive case management, life skills instruction, guidance from volunteer mentors, assistance with locating jobs, and accessing other resources, such as substance abuse treatment, medical and mental health care.

“We were delighted to be able to help our friends at the Center for Women in Transition,” said Eric Kirberg, President, Kirberg Company. “The Center provides a wonderful service here in town, and a new roof was badly needed. Now the apartment building will remain open to help hundreds of women for years to come.”

In its nearly 100 years of service to the St. Louis community, Kirberg Company has installed almost every type of roof.  After emigrating from Germany, Eric’s great-grandfather founded the business in 1920 and began installing slate and tile roofs.  Once Eric’s father took over in the 1970s, the company dedicated energies to becoming experts in newer technologies which included roofing systems for flat roofs, such as EPDM, TPO, and Modified.  Today, Kirberg Company services nearly every type of roof system from slate and tile, to flat roof applications.  They are also capable of installing green roof systems and solar roofing systems.

Over the years, Kirberg Company has expanded by acquiring companies in Kansas City, Kansas, and Springfield, Missouri.  Recently Kirberg has opened a new office in Springdale, Arkansas. Their reach allows Kirberg to service clients from coast to coast. Major retailers nationwide are among Kirberg’s regular customers.

Kirberg’s field personnel are all union members. By working closely with the union, the company can provide its employees top-notch training to sharpen hands-on skills and safety protocols. Kirberg rewards employees who exhibit conscientious safety awareness, remain accident free, and consistently demonstrates exceptional performance.

With 90 field employees in St. Louis and approximately 50 in its other branches, Kirberg Company is committed to exceeding customer expectations.

“Getting roofs done right the first time, that’s always been our motto,” Kirberg said. “When our roofers are as good as they are, it’s easy to have good customer service when the work is almost perfect.”

Kirberg company is located at 1400 South Third Street in downtown St. Louis. Learn more about Kirberg Company at www.kirberg.com.

BBB is a nonprofit, business-supported organization that sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior.

PHOTO CAPTION: Michelle Corey, St. Louis BBB president and CEO, Eric Kirberg, President of Kirberg Company and emcee Chris Nagus, News 4 investigative reporter.

Industry Information Forum for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Next NGA West Campus “N2W”

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District will host an Industry Information Forum for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Next NGA West Campus (N2W) program. The Forum will be held on December 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM located at the Central Library, St. Louis, Missouri.

The purpose of this Information Forum is to:

  • continue the open communication with Industry regarding the NGA program
  • improve Industry’s understanding of USACE’s requirements – 2 Phase design build
  • provide an update about the program schedule
  • answer questions on the N2W Program
  • provide information on how the community can support this program
  • provide networking opportunities

For planning, logistics and security purposes, contractors interested in participating shall RSVP by submitting your company name, address, and the names of no more than two attendees to Jay.B.Denker@usace.army.mil no later than November 15, 2016.

Industry Forum Date: December 8, 2016

Time: Please arrive before 8:45 AM for registration.

The presentation will begin at 9:00 AM and will conclude by 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – potential prime contractors will be available for networking opportunities

Location: St. Louis Public Library – Central Library – Auditorium

1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

RSVP no later than: December 5, 2016

RSVP to: Jay.B.Denker@usace.army.mil

Please include Onsite NGA in the Subject Line as well as submit your company name, address, and the names of no more than two attendees and e-mail address.

 

NOTE: if you are unable to attend this event, additional industry events are tentatively planned for February and June 2017.

Lutheran Senior Services Begins $5.8 Million Expansion Of Dunn Road Manor Affordable Living Community In Florissant

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Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) broke ground this week on the $5.8 million construction of 36 new affordable housing apartments at its 62-unit Dunn Road Manor affordable living community at 3399 Dunn Road in Florissant. The new apartments will be located in a new wing added to the existing building that provides direct access to a variety of health-related and social services including a shared commercial kitchen, computer lab with internet access, library, parish nurse, chaplaincy services, multipurpose room and a unique tele-health kiosk already enjoyed by current Dunn Road Manor residents.  When completed, Dunn Road Manor will provide independent living for 98 residents with an average age of 78 and average annual income of $11,000.

The project will utilize the Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) offered by the Missouri Housing Development Commission.  In 2012, LSS opened its first LIHTC project at the Village at Mackenzie Place in Affton.  LSS currently provides decent, safe and affordable housing to nearly 800 very low income older adults in the St. Louis area as part of its mission to help older adults live life to the fullest.

“LSS is able to provide more than the bricks and mortar of housing, but also a family-like atmosphere where low income residents have an opportunity to successfully age in place, remaining at home where they wish to stay,” said Susan Hutchinson, Executive Director of Affordable Housing at LSS. “Dunn Road Manor has experienced a significant waiting list since it first opened, and this new addition will help provide a service enriched environment that meets the marketplace demand.”

Paric is providing general contracting services, and St. Louis Design Alliance in the project architect.  Construction is scheduled for completion in Fall 2017.

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