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AIA St. Louis Installs David Kehm as 2016 President

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis Chapter Announces David W. Kehm, AIA of Christner Inc. as 2016 President.

AIA St. Louis recently installed David W. Kehm, AIA of Christner Inc. as the 2016 President to head the nearly 800 members of the local chapter of the national organization.  Architect Kehm will lead AIA St. Louis Chapter in 2016 with the call for ever-growing collaboration between design and construction professionals and their respective organizations.

Architect Kehm is a graduate of Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, with a bachelor in Architecture and has served on the Board of Directors of Food Outreach in St. Louis.   In the past, David Kehm has served AIA St. Louis as Director, Treasurer and President-Elect before serving his one year term in 2016 as President.  Kehm is employed as the Corporate Market Leader in his role as Associate Principal at Christner Inc.

In addition to President Kehm’s leadership, the 2016 officers and directors are as follows:

  • V.P., President-Elect  –  Steven Anton, AIA  –  Anton Architecture
  • Past-President  –  Michael Hein, AIA  –  Jacobs
  • Secretary  –  Lucy C. Williams, AIA  –  Lucy C. Williams, Architect
  • Treasurer  –  William Albinson, AIA  –  Etegra, Inc.
  • Director  –  Barb Anderson, AIA  –  Oates and Associates Inc.
  • Director  –  Jason Dale Pierce, AIA  –  HOK, Inc.
  • Director  –  Tomislav Zigo, AIA  –  CLAYCO, Inc.
  • Director  –  Geoffrey Vaughn, AIA  –  Christner Inc.
  • Associate Director  –  Cody Henderson, Associate AIA  –  SFA Architects Inc.

The American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter is the voice of the architectural profession, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.  AIA St. Louis provides services and fellowship to the architectural profession in St. Louis and eastern Missouri.

Leadership Council Elects New Officers for 2016

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The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois is beginning the New Year with new board leadership. Members in December unanimously approved five new officers to serve one-year terms, including Mark Turner as the president of the organization. Turner, president of Memorial Hospital, most recently served as the Leadership Council’s vice president. Michael Riley, immediate past president, has moved into the role of chairman. The complete slate of officers chosen includes:

  •  Chairman – Michael Riley, President, Professional Therapy Services, Inc.
  • President – Mark Turner, President, Memorial Hospital
  • Vice President – Keith Cook, Market President, Southwest Illinois for Regions Bank in Belleville
  • Secretary  Dale Stewart, Executive Secretary, Southwestern Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Treasurer – Don Vichitvongsa, General Manager of SunCoke Energy in Granite City

As president of the Leadership Council, Turner will help guide the work of the premier organization uniting the Southwestern Illinois region for economic growth.

“Through its expansive network of 200-plus members, the Leadership Council continues bringing together regional leaders in business, industry, government, education and labor, who share a common desire to position Madison and St. Clair counties for continued growth,” notes Turner. “This past year saw terrific progress on many fronts, from accelerating efforts to position our region as a multimodal hub to the continued growth around Scott Air Force Base, as well as the work underway to support our manufacturing base and advance entrepreneurship in our region. With improvements to the Metro East levee system on target for completion in the coming months, and a decision due in March regarding the new location for the NGA headquarters, it’s an exciting time for our region. I look forward to collaborating with our dedicated staff and members to keep the momentum going.”

The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois is a member-based, economic development corporation representing Madison and St. Clair counties. 

Southern Illinois Builders Association Exceeds Project Goal In 2015

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The Southern Illinois Builders Association projected that they would receive approximately 1,066 new projects in 2015. As of December 31, 2015, “I am pleased to report that the Association had received 1,246 new projects for calendar year 2015 which is approximately 17% more new projects than anticipated,” said Donna Richter, Chief Executive Officer of SIBA. The total amount of the projects awarded in 2015 is in excess of $862,156,530. The projected goals for 2016 are to increase that project total by at least 5%.

The Southern Illinois Builders Association is a trade association representing 500 plus: commercial contractors; industrial construction companies; building contractors; highway construction companies; utility construction contractors; subcontractors; suppliers; and serviced oriented companies throughout the southern 39 counties in Illinois.

COCA Elects 2016 Board of Director & Officers

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During its Council of Owners and Construction Associates December 10, 2015 Board of Director’s meeting, Mr. Kenneth B. Pollmann, General Manager Power Operations, Prairie State Generating Co., LLC; was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc. (COCA, Inc.).

Also, elected as the Vice –Chairman was Mr. Jonathan A. Bach, Mechanical Integrity Specialist Engineer, Afton Chemical Corporation; and elected as the Secretary/Treasurer was Mr. Joseph Wickenhauser, Safety Excellence Coordinator, Olin Brass Fabricated Products.

COCA, Inc., located in Maryville, Illinois is the local Construction User Council serving the Metro-East area of Southwestern Illinois, and is affiliated with the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT). The primary purpose of COCA is to increase safety awareness; and the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the Construction Industry.

COCA’s membership includes the area’s major Industries and Utilities and over 130 construction firms who perform construction and maintenance services for these industries.

Phil Hocher named AGC of Missouri Board Chairman

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Missouri Highway Contractor Lead Statewide Association in 2016

Phil Hocher, president of Pace Construction Company has been elected the chairman of the board of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC) for 2016.    Phil holds a civil engineering degree from SIU-Carbondale and an MBA from Fontbonne University.  Founded in 1932, Pace Construction Company is a highway contractor specializing in asphalt production, asphalt paving and bridge construction.  Hocher succeeds Joseph M. Kaiser of BSI Constructors, Inc. who will remain on the board as immediate past chairman.

Hocher’s dedication to the construction industry and his involvement in the AGC spans many years and a variety of committees.  He has served on the labor policy and collective bargaining committees and various training/advancement fund committees.  He also has served on the quality management and budget/finance committees. Hocher served as president of the former AGC of Missouri chapter in 2009 and has been a member of both the former St. Louis and Missouri chapters’ boards for a total of nine years both before and after their merger in 2015.

Other officers of the AGC for 2016 are:  chair elect of the board – Ed Twehous, Twehous Excavating Co., Inc.; vice chair of the board –William Wagner, S. M. Wilson & Co.; secretary-treasurer – Becky Spurgeon, Interface Construction Corporation; building division chair – Greg Hesser, Alberici Constructors, Inc.; heavy/highway/infrastructure division chair – Chip Jones, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.; building division vice-chair – Rebecca Wall-Schultz, Paric Corporation; and, heavy/highway/infrastructure division vice-chair – Paul Ideker, Ideker, Inc.

Serving on the board representing contractor members are:  Scott Drury, Bloomsdale Excavating Co., Inc.; Larry Goodwin, Goodwin Brothers Construction Co.; Zachary Hamilton, Kwame Building Group, Inc.; Don Rosenbarger, Delta Companies; Sean Thouvenot, Branco Enterprises, Inc.; and, Bryan Wilkerson, Clarkson Construction Company.

Serving on the board representing the AGC’s specialty contractors are:  Steve Faust, Icon Mechanical Construction & Engineering, LLC and Jaime Loch, Collins & Hermann, Inc.

Serving on the board representing the AGC’s supplier/service providers is Duane Smith, BlueLine Rental and Gary Wisch, DeLong’s, Inc.

The ex-officio board members representing the Construction Leadership Council and Young Executives Club for 2016 are Michael Richardson of Pyramid Electrical Contractors and Randy Besand of Pace Construction Company, respectively.

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri is the leading voice of the construction industry in Missouri, representing approximately 550 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties throughout Missouri.

ASA Midwest Council 14th Annual Meet the GC’s Expo on January 20

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The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) – Midwest Council will host its annual Meet the GC’s Expo on Jan. 20, 2016 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. The yearly event gives area subcontractors and construction professionals the opportunity for valuable face-to-face time with the premier St. Louis area general contractors.

ASA members and non-members are welcome to attend. Reservations are required by January 13th. The cost to attend is $65 for ASA members and $95 for non-members. The expo will be open 3-4:30 p.m. for ASA members only, and 4:30-7 p.m. for all registered attendees.

The expo provides an ideal opportunity for construction-industry professionals to network with some of St. Louis’ top general contractors, all in one place and in a relaxed setting.

ASA invites anyone in a construction-related industry to register to attend and enjoy the relaxed evening, as the expo is designed specifically for networking and building relationships.

Last year’s event drew more than 1000 attendees. ASA will also have a booth at the expo with information about the organization and membership.

Attendees must register online at www.asamidwest.com by January 13, 2016.

2016 St. Louis Area General Contractor Exhibitors: 

  •  Alberici Constructors, Inc.
  •  ARCO Construction Company
  •  Brinkmann Constructors
  •  BSI Constructors
  •  Clayco
  •  Contegra Construction Company
  •  Conway Contracting
  •  Eagan Building Group
  •  Echelon Constructors LLC
  •  HBD Construction, Inc.
  •  Helmkamp Construction Co.
  •  Holland Construction Services
  •  IMPACT Strategies, Inc.
  •  Interface Construction Corporation
  •  Kadean Construction Company
  •  KCI Construction Company
  •  The Korte Company
  •  Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.
  •  L. Keeley Construction Co.
  •  LANDCO Construction
  •  Lawrence Group Projects
  •  McCarthy Building Companies
  •  McGrath & Associates, Inc.
  •  Paric Corporation
  •  Pinnacle Contracting, Inc.
  •  Poettker Construction Company
  •  R. G. Ross Construction Company
  •  Rhodey Construction
  •  S. M. Wilson & Co.
  •  Sitelines, Inc.
  •  Tarlton Corporation
  •  THOR Construction
  •  United Construction Ent. Co. of St. Louis
  •  Volk Construction
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