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Spiegelglass Construction Welcomes Scott Beard as Senior Project Manager

Scott Beard

St. Louis-based Spiegelglass Construction Company, a 110+ year old commercial general contractor specializing in restaurants, corporate interiors and retail, welcomes Scott Beard as a senior project manager. Scott, who brings more than 20 years of construction management experience to the company, will be managing ground up and renovation projects for franchises, national chains and independently-owned businesses.

After serving as the 82nd Airborn Infantry Squad Leader in the United States Army, Scott spent several years in various construction management roles leading numerous new home residential projects. He then moved into the commercials space where he served as an owner representative and project manager for a host of multi-million dollar projects including hotels, educational facilities, apartment complexes and multi-family units.

In his current role at Spiegelglass Construction, Scott is managing all aspects of local and regional projects – from pre-construction to completion – for restaurant and retail clients.

Based in St. Louis, Spiegelglass Construction Company has been a family-owned general contractor since its inception in 1904. For more information, please visit www.spiegelglass-gc.com.

June 1, 2018

New Hires at Feeler, S. Architects

Cody Henderson

Cody Henderson has been promoted to Senior Associate at FSA, LLC. Henderson has been with FSA for nine years and has worked on many high-profile projects. Spearheading FSA’s mentorship program, Henderson’s dedication to developing young architects played a key role in the firm receiving the Emerging Professional Friendly Firm designation from the AIA Central States Region. Outside of work, Henderson participates in many local community programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, Young Architects Forum, and the American Institute of Architects. Professional affiliations include LEED AP, NCARB, AIA, and licensure in Missouri and Arizona. Henderson earned his bachelor’s in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College and his Masters in Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Joshua Curvey

Joshua Curvey joined the FSA team as an Architectural Associate in March. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a bachelor’s in Architectural Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. While at SIUC, Joshua operated the Design Fabrication Lab and actively volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. When it comes to architecture, he is most passionate about sustainability and efficiency in design.

Kimberly Lange

Kimberly Lange stepped into her role as the Operations and Marketing Coordinator at FSA last October. Bringing seven years of marketing and management experience to the firm, Kimberly specializes in operational process improvement, engaging management practices, innovative marketing programs, and exceptional customer experiences. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is currently pursuing her MBA at Maryville University.

May 25, 2018

Kimberly Witbrodt named to the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors

Kimberly Witbrodt

Kimberly Witbrodt has been selected as a director on the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors. Witbrodt has been with McGrath & Associates for 35 years in various roles, including as office manager for the last five years. McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

New Hires at Zak Companies

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley accepted a position as REVIT/CAD Technician – Mechanical/Plumbing for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Lilley is a student at Ranken Technical College studying the Building Systems Engineering program.

Colin Santel

Heideman Associates, a Zak Company, recently hired Colin Santel as Mechanical Engineer. He is a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

J. J. Chiang

Jyi Jiun (JJ) Chiang joined as Mechanical Engineer full-time for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Chiang was serving Heideman | Associates part-time until his recent graduation from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Heideman Associates, is a member of Zak Companies, a single-source firm in design and construction services, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with offices in Belleville, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona. The Zak family of companies includes Heideman Associates, K & F Electric, Franklin Mechanical, Franklin Drain Services and Zak Controls.

Jim Massara Joins Winco Window’s Architectural Sales Team

Jim Massara

Jim Massara has Joins Winco Windows as Architectural Sales Rep.

Massara, who has a 25-plus year background in both architecture and contracting, will handle special projects, with an emphasis on the coastal United States.

“Last year’s hurricane season has highlighted the need for retrofit work, and many owners are opting to upgrade to hurricane-resistant windows,” says Massara.   “Architects have to be concerned with so many building details, so my role will include being an information source for the latest in code changes, product upgrades and other window-related data.  We want to make it easy for them.”

Massara will also help manage Winco’s growing protective-glazing window related work.   “The government’s need for blast-approved windows and doors is expanding and I’ll be helping to share Winco’s considerable capabilities in this area.”

“Jim will be based in St. Louis, but will be traveling to locations as needed,” says Kurtis Suellentrop, business development manager at Winco.  “Winco’s business has grown significantly in the past few years, so we’re delighted to have an architectural pro like Jim on our team to help handle business throughout the country.”

Massara holds a degree in architectural drafting and structural technologies from St. Louis-based Ranken College.

Founded in 1915, St Louis based Winco Window Company provides full-service manufacturing of innovative aluminum window and door concepts nationally, for classic.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Ed Carter to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas Branch

Ed Carter

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Ed Carter of Dallas, TX to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas branch office. Carter was previously a Sales/Project Manager at Western’s Austin, TX branch.

Carter will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Carter has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2015 and has a total of 20 years of experience in specialty construction, including manufacturing, contracting, application of polyurethane coatings and waterproofing.

He has attended Centenary College of Louisiana, Blinn College in Bryan, TX and Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He is a member of International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME).

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

 

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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

New Hires at Feeler, S. Architects

Cody Henderson

Cody Henderson has been promoted to Senior Associate at FSA, LLC. Henderson has been with FSA for nine years and has worked on many high-profile projects. Spearheading FSA’s mentorship program, Henderson’s dedication to developing young architects played a key role in the firm receiving the Emerging Professional Friendly Firm designation from the AIA Central States Region. Outside of work, Henderson participates in many local community programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, Young Architects Forum, and the American Institute of Architects. Professional affiliations include LEED AP, NCARB, AIA, and licensure in Missouri and Arizona. Henderson earned his bachelor’s in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College and his Masters in Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Joshua Curvey

Joshua Curvey joined the FSA team as an Architectural Associate in March. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a bachelor’s in Architectural Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. While at SIUC, Joshua operated the Design Fabrication Lab and actively volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. When it comes to architecture, he is most passionate about sustainability and efficiency in design.

Kimberly Lange

Kimberly Lange stepped into her role as the Operations and Marketing Coordinator at FSA last October. Bringing seven years of marketing and management experience to the firm, Kimberly specializes in operational process improvement, engaging management practices, innovative marketing programs, and exceptional customer experiences. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is currently pursuing her MBA at Maryville University.

May 25, 2018

Kimberly Witbrodt named to the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors

Kimberly Witbrodt

Kimberly Witbrodt has been selected as a director on the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors. Witbrodt has been with McGrath & Associates for 35 years in various roles, including as office manager for the last five years. McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

New Hires at Zak Companies

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley accepted a position as REVIT/CAD Technician – Mechanical/Plumbing for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Lilley is a student at Ranken Technical College studying the Building Systems Engineering program.

Colin Santel

Heideman Associates, a Zak Company, recently hired Colin Santel as Mechanical Engineer. He is a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

J. J. Chiang

Jyi Jiun (JJ) Chiang joined as Mechanical Engineer full-time for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Chiang was serving Heideman | Associates part-time until his recent graduation from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Heideman Associates, is a member of Zak Companies, a single-source firm in design and construction services, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with offices in Belleville, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona. The Zak family of companies includes Heideman Associates, K & F Electric, Franklin Mechanical, Franklin Drain Services and Zak Controls.

Jim Massara Joins Winco Window’s Architectural Sales Team

Jim Massara

Jim Massara has Joins Winco Windows as Architectural Sales Rep.

Massara, who has a 25-plus year background in both architecture and contracting, will handle special projects, with an emphasis on the coastal United States.

“Last year’s hurricane season has highlighted the need for retrofit work, and many owners are opting to upgrade to hurricane-resistant windows,” says Massara.   “Architects have to be concerned with so many building details, so my role will include being an information source for the latest in code changes, product upgrades and other window-related data.  We want to make it easy for them.”

Massara will also help manage Winco’s growing protective-glazing window related work.   “The government’s need for blast-approved windows and doors is expanding and I’ll be helping to share Winco’s considerable capabilities in this area.”

“Jim will be based in St. Louis, but will be traveling to locations as needed,” says Kurtis Suellentrop, business development manager at Winco.  “Winco’s business has grown significantly in the past few years, so we’re delighted to have an architectural pro like Jim on our team to help handle business throughout the country.”

Massara holds a degree in architectural drafting and structural technologies from St. Louis-based Ranken College.

Founded in 1915, St Louis based Winco Window Company provides full-service manufacturing of innovative aluminum window and door concepts nationally, for classic.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Ed Carter to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas Branch

Ed Carter

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Ed Carter of Dallas, TX to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas branch office. Carter was previously a Sales/Project Manager at Western’s Austin, TX branch.

Carter will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Carter has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2015 and has a total of 20 years of experience in specialty construction, including manufacturing, contracting, application of polyurethane coatings and waterproofing.

He has attended Centenary College of Louisiana, Blinn College in Bryan, TX and Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He is a member of International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME).

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

May 18, 2018

Byrne & Jones Promotes Walter to Controller

Misty Walter

Misty Walter has been promoted to controller at Byrne & Jones Construction. Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

As controller, Walter will be responsible for all Byrne & Jones client billing and receivables and cash management.  Walter has a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com.

Ken Lewis joins McGrath & Associates as Project Engineer

Ken Lewis

McGrath & Associates has hired Ken Lewis from the Central West End in St. Louis, MO, as project engineer.   He will be working with McGrath’s pharmaceutical and healthcare business groups.  Lewis has three years of construction project engineering and estimating experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology from Purdue University Northwest.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

FGM Announces Staff Promotions

Brian Wright, Director of FGM’s Municipal & Recreation Practice will continue to expand the firm’s mission to Enhance Communities by Creating Quality Environments. Having joined the firm in 2007, Brian has focused primarily on designing fire, police, civic and recreation facilities with great success. Previously leading efforts to expand FGM’s municipal practice in St. Louis, Brian will now be focused on FGM’s Chicago, Oak Brook and Milwaukee locations.

Scot Fairfield: Vice President & Director of Marketing’s 28-year career combines leadership, project management and business development expertise to advance the firm’s mission to Enhance Communities by Creating Quality Environments.

Initially hired in 1999, Scot rejoined FGM in 2017 after ten years of design-build and business development in the construction industry. In his new role, Scot will promote a culture of strong client and market engagement through corporate-wide efforts affecting FGM’s Chicago, Oak Brook, O’Fallon, St. Louis and Milwaukee locations within their Corporate, Federal, Higher Education, Municipal & Recreation and PK-12 Education Practices.

In Scot’s own words. “My passion has always been focused on creating trusted relationships while pursuing and collaborating on projects. I look forward to the challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the sustaining growth of our firm”.

Diane Gilmartin has been named Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Diane worked for FGM from 2002 – 2004 and returned to the firm in 2016 as the Director of Finance. With more than 30+ years’ experience in finance for professional services firms, Diane now manages FGM’s ever growing revenue. Diane’s career includes seven years as a Senior Manager for Arthur Andersen.

FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments for work, study and play since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our team of more than 75 professionals supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service.

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Vice President

Romy Uelk

KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted Romy Uelk to the position of vice president, principal in charge of programming. During her ten years at KRJ, Uelk’s responsibilities have grown to include taking an active role in helping clients communicate project goals to the community, whether it be for a bond issue or fundraising. Her experience includes projects for public schools, colleges, ambulance districts and other public entities.

“Romy is skilled at facilitating diverse groups of people to move toward the same vision for their communities. She’s a consensus-builder on behalf of our clients,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “As we look to the future of KRJ, Romy’s strengths in leadership and communication will continue to serve our clients well.”

Kromm added that Uelk’s deep knowledge of the specialized needs of public entities has contributed greatly to the firm’s ability to bring innovative, cost-effective solutions to clients, on time and on budget.

Uelk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Drury University.

EDAC Designers Grow at Spellman Brady

Amanda Renshaw

Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Amanda Renshaw,designer, has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Ms. Renshaw is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC, which brings the firm’s designers to over 20% certified.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes.  Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Renshaw passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy.  The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. For more information about Spellman Brady & Company, please visit www.spellmanbrady.com.

Ramona Nicula, MS, MBA, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Vice President, Senior Electrical Engineer

Ramona Nicu

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Ramona Nicula as Vice President and Senior Electrical Engineer.  Ramona is a registered Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maryland, Arizona, California and New York with over 24 years’ experience.  Ramona holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Transilvania University, in Romania.  She is also a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is a mid-sized firm that employs approximately 31 employees, 18 of whom are licensed engineers.

New Hires at Hastings+Chivetta Architects

William Schenck

William Schenck, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Project Designer. In his role, William will work closely with our team of designers to create facilities that foster campus community and student engagement. This approach focuses on collaboration and teamwork utilizing cutting edge software to allow for efficient design exploration. Prior to joining the firm, William produced award-winning designs for athletic, recreation, community, healthcare and science & technology clients. He shares H+C’s client-oriented approach and brings a fresh perspective to the design team.

William received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Alvaro Simon Merino

Alvaro Simon Merino has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. As a member of the architectural graphics team, Alvaro assists project teams with conceptual designs and creates 2D and 3D renderings and virtual reality models. He is currently developing renderings for the Gustavus Adolphus College Nobel Hall addition and renovation.

Alvaro received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture in Architectural Design and Architectural Engineering from the University of Alcala in Madrid, Spain. Alvaro was born and raised in Madrid and moved to the U.S. this past summer.

HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Please contact Marketing Coordinator Laura Lancia at llancia@hcarchitects.com or 314-863-5717 x167.

McClure Engineering Names Keith Esarey President

Keith Esarey

McClure Engineering announces that Keith Esarey, PE and Principal, has been named the new President of the McClure Corporation. Esarey has served on the Board of Directors since 2009, most recently holding the position of Vice President since 2016. He takes over the position of President from Keith Cooper, PE and Principal, who has held the position since 2009. Cooper remains with the company as Chairman of the Board, Principal, and Electrical Engineer.

“We expect a seamless transition both internally and externally, as we have been transitioning responsibilities over the last year,” said Cooper. “Keith’s ongoing guidance and dedication to McClure over the past 20 years has more than earned him this position. We are excited to watch his leadership continue to make a difference here.”

As the new President, Esarey is responsible for leading the development of McClure’s short and long-term strategy, evaluating the work of officers and Principals and assessing business risks and opportunities for the company as they arise.

“I have been part of the development of McClure for some time now, and it will be great to tackle it from the perspective of this position,” said Esarey. “We have an incredible team here and I am honored that my coworkers have entrusted me to lead it.”

Esarey is a Professional Engineer in multiple states and Principal at McClure Engineering. He is responsible for project management and mechanical design for critical environment systems where the control of temperature and humidity is a sensitive operational component. He began his career as an intern with McClure in 1992, worked for Monsanto after graduating from Missouri S&T and then rejoined McClure in 1997. Other officers of the company include Phil Wentz as Vice President and Eric Schactman as Secretary/Treasurer.

McClure Engineering is a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm established in 1953 and dedicated to the development of innovative solutions to unique engineering problems. For project profiles, services and more, visit McClure Engineering online at www.mcclureeng.com

Building Careers

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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

Kimberly Witbrodt named to the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors

Kimberly Witbrodt

Kimberly Witbrodt has been selected as a director on the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors. Witbrodt has been with McGrath & Associates for 35 years in various roles, including as office manager for the last five years. McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

New Hires at Zak Companies

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley accepted a position as REVIT/CAD Technician – Mechanical/Plumbing for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Lilley is a student at Ranken Technical College studying the Building Systems Engineering program.

Colin Santel

Heideman Associates, a Zak Company, recently hired Colin Santel as Mechanical Engineer. He is a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

J. J. Chiang

Jyi Jiun (JJ) Chiang joined as Mechanical Engineer full-time for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Chiang was serving Heideman | Associates part-time until his recent graduation from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Heideman Associates, is a member of Zak Companies, a single-source firm in design and construction services, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with offices in Belleville, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona. The Zak family of companies includes Heideman Associates, K & F Electric, Franklin Mechanical, Franklin Drain Services and Zak Controls.

Jim Massara Joins Winco Window’s Architectural Sales Team

Jim Massara

Jim Massara has Joins Winco Windows as Architectural Sales Rep.

Massara, who has a 25-plus year background in both architecture and contracting, will handle special projects, with an emphasis on the coastal United States.

“Last year’s hurricane season has highlighted the need for retrofit work, and many owners are opting to upgrade to hurricane-resistant windows,” says Massara.   “Architects have to be concerned with so many building details, so my role will include being an information source for the latest in code changes, product upgrades and other window-related data.  We want to make it easy for them.”

Massara will also help manage Winco’s growing protective-glazing window related work.   “The government’s need for blast-approved windows and doors is expanding and I’ll be helping to share Winco’s considerable capabilities in this area.”

“Jim will be based in St. Louis, but will be traveling to locations as needed,” says Kurtis Suellentrop, business development manager at Winco.  “Winco’s business has grown significantly in the past few years, so we’re delighted to have an architectural pro like Jim on our team to help handle business throughout the country.”

Massara holds a degree in architectural drafting and structural technologies from St. Louis-based Ranken College.

Founded in 1915, St Louis based Winco Window Company provides full-service manufacturing of innovative aluminum window and door concepts nationally, for classic.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Ed Carter to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas Branch

Ed Carter

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Ed Carter of Dallas, TX to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas branch office. Carter was previously a Sales/Project Manager at Western’s Austin, TX branch.

Carter will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Carter has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2015 and has a total of 20 years of experience in specialty construction, including manufacturing, contracting, application of polyurethane coatings and waterproofing.

He has attended Centenary College of Louisiana, Blinn College in Bryan, TX and Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He is a member of International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME).

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

May 18, 2018

Byrne & Jones Promotes Walter to Controller

Misty Walter

Misty Walter has been promoted to controller at Byrne & Jones Construction. Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

As controller, Walter will be responsible for all Byrne & Jones client billing and receivables and cash management.  Walter has a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com.

Ken Lewis joins McGrath & Associates as Project Engineer

Ken Lewis

McGrath & Associates has hired Ken Lewis from the Central West End in St. Louis, MO, as project engineer.   He will be working with McGrath’s pharmaceutical and healthcare business groups.  Lewis has three years of construction project engineering and estimating experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology from Purdue University Northwest.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

FGM Announces Staff Promotions

Brian Wright, Director of FGM’s Municipal & Recreation Practice will continue to expand the firm’s mission to Enhance Communities by Creating Quality Environments. Having joined the firm in 2007, Brian has focused primarily on designing fire, police, civic and recreation facilities with great success. Previously leading efforts to expand FGM’s municipal practice in St. Louis, Brian will now be focused on FGM’s Chicago, Oak Brook and Milwaukee locations.

Scot Fairfield: Vice President & Director of Marketing’s 28-year career combines leadership, project management and business development expertise to advance the firm’s mission to Enhance Communities by Creating Quality Environments.

Initially hired in 1999, Scot rejoined FGM in 2017 after ten years of design-build and business development in the construction industry. In his new role, Scot will promote a culture of strong client and market engagement through corporate-wide efforts affecting FGM’s Chicago, Oak Brook, O’Fallon, St. Louis and Milwaukee locations within their Corporate, Federal, Higher Education, Municipal & Recreation and PK-12 Education Practices.

In Scot’s own words. “My passion has always been focused on creating trusted relationships while pursuing and collaborating on projects. I look forward to the challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the sustaining growth of our firm”.

Diane Gilmartin has been named Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Diane worked for FGM from 2002 – 2004 and returned to the firm in 2016 as the Director of Finance. With more than 30+ years’ experience in finance for professional services firms, Diane now manages FGM’s ever growing revenue. Diane’s career includes seven years as a Senior Manager for Arthur Andersen.

FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments for work, study and play since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our team of more than 75 professionals supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service.

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Vice President

Romy Uelk

KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted Romy Uelk to the position of vice president, principal in charge of programming. During her ten years at KRJ, Uelk’s responsibilities have grown to include taking an active role in helping clients communicate project goals to the community, whether it be for a bond issue or fundraising. Her experience includes projects for public schools, colleges, ambulance districts and other public entities.

“Romy is skilled at facilitating diverse groups of people to move toward the same vision for their communities. She’s a consensus-builder on behalf of our clients,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “As we look to the future of KRJ, Romy’s strengths in leadership and communication will continue to serve our clients well.”

Kromm added that Uelk’s deep knowledge of the specialized needs of public entities has contributed greatly to the firm’s ability to bring innovative, cost-effective solutions to clients, on time and on budget.

Uelk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Drury University.

EDAC Designers Grow at Spellman Brady

Amanda Renshaw

Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Amanda Renshaw,designer, has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Ms. Renshaw is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC, which brings the firm’s designers to over 20% certified.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes.  Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Renshaw passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy.  The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. For more information about Spellman Brady & Company, please visit www.spellmanbrady.com.

Ramona Nicula, MS, MBA, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Vice President, Senior Electrical Engineer

Ramona Nicu

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Ramona Nicula as Vice President and Senior Electrical Engineer.  Ramona is a registered Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maryland, Arizona, California and New York with over 24 years’ experience.  Ramona holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Transilvania University, in Romania.  She is also a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is a mid-sized firm that employs approximately 31 employees, 18 of whom are licensed engineers.

New Hires at Hastings+Chivetta Architects

William Schenck

William Schenck, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Project Designer. In his role, William will work closely with our team of designers to create facilities that foster campus community and student engagement. This approach focuses on collaboration and teamwork utilizing cutting edge software to allow for efficient design exploration. Prior to joining the firm, William produced award-winning designs for athletic, recreation, community, healthcare and science & technology clients. He shares H+C’s client-oriented approach and brings a fresh perspective to the design team.

William received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Alvaro Simon Merino

Alvaro Simon Merino has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. As a member of the architectural graphics team, Alvaro assists project teams with conceptual designs and creates 2D and 3D renderings and virtual reality models. He is currently developing renderings for the Gustavus Adolphus College Nobel Hall addition and renovation.

Alvaro received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture in Architectural Design and Architectural Engineering from the University of Alcala in Madrid, Spain. Alvaro was born and raised in Madrid and moved to the U.S. this past summer.

HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Please contact Marketing Coordinator Laura Lancia at llancia@hcarchitects.com or 314-863-5717 x167.

McClure Engineering Names Keith Esarey President

Keith Esarey

McClure Engineering announces that Keith Esarey, PE and Principal, has been named the new President of the McClure Corporation. Esarey has served on the Board of Directors since 2009, most recently holding the position of Vice President since 2016. He takes over the position of President from Keith Cooper, PE and Principal, who has held the position since 2009. Cooper remains with the company as Chairman of the Board, Principal, and Electrical Engineer.

“We expect a seamless transition both internally and externally, as we have been transitioning responsibilities over the last year,” said Cooper. “Keith’s ongoing guidance and dedication to McClure over the past 20 years has more than earned him this position. We are excited to watch his leadership continue to make a difference here.”

As the new President, Esarey is responsible for leading the development of McClure’s short and long-term strategy, evaluating the work of officers and Principals and assessing business risks and opportunities for the company as they arise.

“I have been part of the development of McClure for some time now, and it will be great to tackle it from the perspective of this position,” said Esarey. “We have an incredible team here and I am honored that my coworkers have entrusted me to lead it.”

Esarey is a Professional Engineer in multiple states and Principal at McClure Engineering. He is responsible for project management and mechanical design for critical environment systems where the control of temperature and humidity is a sensitive operational component. He began his career as an intern with McClure in 1992, worked for Monsanto after graduating from Missouri S&T and then rejoined McClure in 1997. Other officers of the company include Phil Wentz as Vice President and Eric Schactman as Secretary/Treasurer.

McClure Engineering is a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm established in 1953 and dedicated to the development of innovative solutions to unique engineering problems. For project profiles, services and more, visit McClure Engineering online at www.mcclureeng.com

May 11, 2018

Northstar Management Company Hires New Associates 

Northstar Management Company is proud to announce the addition of three new associates.

Jake Goss joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with nineteen years of total industry experience. Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. In addition, he earned his Associate of Science in Construction Management at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

Scott Rushing

Scott R. Rushing joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with eighteen years of total industry experience. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Kristin Gounis

Kristin Gounis joins the Northstar team as Special Projects Coordinator with eighteen years of total industry experience.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri State University – Springfield, MO.

Founded in 1998, Northstar Management Company is an independent Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm whose sole focus is guiding clients through successful construction projects.

Ryan Laley Joins Byrne & Jones Construction As Project Manager and Estimator for Its Sports Division 

Ryan Laley

Ryan Laley has joined Byrne & Jones Construction’s sports division as a project manager and estimator.  Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

Laley provides project cost estimates and manages projects for the sports division which serves elementary, secondary and higher education as well as professional sports teams and sports organizations.

Laley has a degree in civil engineering technology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com.

 

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Byrne & Jones Promotes Walter to Controller

Misty Walter

Misty Walter has been promoted to controller at Byrne & Jones Construction. Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

As controller, Walter will be responsible for all Byrne & Jones client billing and receivables and cash management.  Walter has a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com.

Ken Lewis joins McGrath & Associates as Project Engineer

Ken Lewis

McGrath & Associates has hired Ken Lewis from the Central West End in St. Louis, MO, as project engineer.   He will be working with McGrath’s pharmaceutical and healthcare business groups.  Lewis has three years of construction project engineering and estimating experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Technology from Purdue University Northwest.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

FGM Announces Staff Promotions

Brian Wright, Director of FGM’s Municipal & Recreation Practice will continue to expand the firm’s mission to Enhance Communities by Creating Quality Environments. Having joined the firm in 2007, Brian has focused primarily on designing fire, police, civic and recreation facilities with great success. Previously leading efforts to expand FGM’s municipal practice in St. Louis, Brian will now be focused on FGM’s Chicago, Oak Brook and Milwaukee locations.

Scot Fairfield: Vice President & Director of Marketing’s 28-year career combines leadership, project management and business development expertise to advance the firm’s mission to Enhance Communities by Creating Quality Environments.

Initially hired in 1999, Scot rejoined FGM in 2017 after ten years of design-build and business development in the construction industry. In his new role, Scot will promote a culture of strong client and market engagement through corporate-wide efforts affecting FGM’s Chicago, Oak Brook, O’Fallon, St. Louis and Milwaukee locations within their Corporate, Federal, Higher Education, Municipal & Recreation and PK-12 Education Practices.

In Scot’s own words. “My passion has always been focused on creating trusted relationships while pursuing and collaborating on projects. I look forward to the challenge and the opportunity to contribute to the sustaining growth of our firm”.

Diane Gilmartin has been named Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Diane worked for FGM from 2002 – 2004 and returned to the firm in 2016 as the Director of Finance. With more than 30+ years’ experience in finance for professional services firms, Diane now manages FGM’s ever growing revenue. Diane’s career includes seven years as a Senior Manager for Arthur Andersen.

FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments for work, study and play since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our team of more than 75 professionals supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service.

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Vice President

Romy Uelk

KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted Romy Uelk to the position of vice president, principal in charge of programming. During her ten years at KRJ, Uelk’s responsibilities have grown to include taking an active role in helping clients communicate project goals to the community, whether it be for a bond issue or fundraising. Her experience includes projects for public schools, colleges, ambulance districts and other public entities.

“Romy is skilled at facilitating diverse groups of people to move toward the same vision for their communities. She’s a consensus-builder on behalf of our clients,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “As we look to the future of KRJ, Romy’s strengths in leadership and communication will continue to serve our clients well.”

Kromm added that Uelk’s deep knowledge of the specialized needs of public entities has contributed greatly to the firm’s ability to bring innovative, cost-effective solutions to clients, on time and on budget.

Uelk holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Drury University.

EDAC Designers Grow at Spellman Brady

Amanda Renshaw

Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Amanda Renshaw,designer, has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). Ms. Renshaw is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC, which brings the firm’s designers to over 20% certified.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes.  Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Renshaw passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy.  The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. For more information about Spellman Brady & Company, please visit www.spellmanbrady.com.

Ramona Nicula, MS, MBA, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Vice President, Senior Electrical Engineer

Ramona Nicu

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Ramona Nicula as Vice President and Senior Electrical Engineer.  Ramona is a registered Engineer in Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maryland, Arizona, California and New York with over 24 years’ experience.  Ramona holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from Transilvania University, in Romania.  She is also a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is a mid-sized firm that employs approximately 31 employees, 18 of whom are licensed engineers.

New Hires at Hastings+Chivetta Architects

William Schenck

William Schenck, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Project Designer. In his role, William will work closely with our team of designers to create facilities that foster campus community and student engagement. This approach focuses on collaboration and teamwork utilizing cutting edge software to allow for efficient design exploration. Prior to joining the firm, William produced award-winning designs for athletic, recreation, community, healthcare and science & technology clients. He shares H+C’s client-oriented approach and brings a fresh perspective to the design team.

William received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas.

Alvaro Simon Merino

Alvaro Simon Merino has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. As a member of the architectural graphics team, Alvaro assists project teams with conceptual designs and creates 2D and 3D renderings and virtual reality models. He is currently developing renderings for the Gustavus Adolphus College Nobel Hall addition and renovation.

Alvaro received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture in Architectural Design and Architectural Engineering from the University of Alcala in Madrid, Spain. Alvaro was born and raised in Madrid and moved to the U.S. this past summer.

HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Please contact Marketing Coordinator Laura Lancia at llancia@hcarchitects.com or 314-863-5717 x167.

McClure Engineering Names Keith Esarey President

Keith Esarey

McClure Engineering announces that Keith Esarey, PE and Principal, has been named the new President of the McClure Corporation. Esarey has served on the Board of Directors since 2009, most recently holding the position of Vice President since 2016. He takes over the position of President from Keith Cooper, PE and Principal, who has held the position since 2009. Cooper remains with the company as Chairman of the Board, Principal, and Electrical Engineer.

“We expect a seamless transition both internally and externally, as we have been transitioning responsibilities over the last year,” said Cooper. “Keith’s ongoing guidance and dedication to McClure over the past 20 years has more than earned him this position. We are excited to watch his leadership continue to make a difference here.”

As the new President, Esarey is responsible for leading the development of McClure’s short and long-term strategy, evaluating the work of officers and Principals and assessing business risks and opportunities for the company as they arise.

“I have been part of the development of McClure for some time now, and it will be great to tackle it from the perspective of this position,” said Esarey. “We have an incredible team here and I am honored that my coworkers have entrusted me to lead it.”

Esarey is a Professional Engineer in multiple states and Principal at McClure Engineering. He is responsible for project management and mechanical design for critical environment systems where the control of temperature and humidity is a sensitive operational component. He began his career as an intern with McClure in 1992, worked for Monsanto after graduating from Missouri S&T and then rejoined McClure in 1997. Other officers of the company include Phil Wentz as Vice President and Eric Schactman as Secretary/Treasurer.

McClure Engineering is a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm established in 1953 and dedicated to the development of innovative solutions to unique engineering problems. For project profiles, services and more, visit McClure Engineering online at www.mcclureeng.com

May 11, 2018

Northstar Management Company Hires New Associates 

Northstar Management Company is proud to announce the addition of three new associates.

Jake Goss joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with nineteen years of total industry experience. Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. In addition, he earned his Associate of Science in Construction Management at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

Scott Rushing

Scott R. Rushing joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with eighteen years of total industry experience. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Kristin Gounis

Kristin Gounis joins the Northstar team as Special Projects Coordinator with eighteen years of total industry experience.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri State University – Springfield, MO.

Founded in 1998, Northstar Management Company is an independent Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm whose sole focus is guiding clients through successful construction projects.

Ryan Laley Joins Byrne & Jones Construction As Project Manager and Estimator for Its Sports Division 

Ryan Laley

Ryan Laley has joined Byrne & Jones Construction’s sports division as a project manager and estimator.  Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

Laley provides project cost estimates and manages projects for the sports division which serves elementary, secondary and higher education as well as professional sports teams and sports organizations.

Laley has a degree in civil engineering technology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com.

May 4, 2018

IWR North America Announces Hire of Sean Hamlin

Sean Hamlin

Hamlin joins glass and glazing division as senior estimator

IWR North America, a leading building enclosure specialty contractor based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Sean Hamlin as senior estimator. In this position, Hamlin is responsible for glass and glazing pricing, proposals and preconstruction support services.

“Sean is a great asset to our team, and we are eager to have him with our company,” said Todd Staley, general manager of IWR North America. “His experience in analyzing and bidding project opportunities for design and construction is prevalent and necessary for our strategic initiatives.”

Hamlin, a predominant name in the industry, brings 11 years of commercial façade contracting to the company. The St. Louis area native both lived and worked in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions managing multiple national projects. Most recently, he was employed by Enclos Corp. as senior project manager. He previously worked at Cupples Inc. and Trainor Glass Company.

“I look forward to becoming part of a progressive company like IWR,” said Hamlin. “I’m eager to develop and implement effective strategies for IWR’s glass and glazing division.”

IWR North America launched its glass and glazing division in 2016 to enhance its existing building enclosure service offerings, and it is rapidly growing. Now as a single-source building enclosure partner, IWR North America offers its customers a complete exterior package, including design-assist, preconstruction, laser scanning, scheduling, in-house engineering, glass and glazing, and installation.

IWR North America, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the longest standing specialty contractors in the United States with a focus on being a true building enclosure partner.For more information, contact Todd Staley at tstaley@iwrna.com or call 314-633-4958.

Avison Young-St. Louis Names Brian Kelley a Principal of the Firm

Brian Kelly

Avison Young-St. Louis announces Brian Kelley has joined the company as a Principal  of the firm. Kelley has over 13 years of commercial real estate experience and has worked with clients on both a national and local basis.

Kelley will use his expertise at Avison Young to work with clients in the areas of retail, office, industrial, multi-family and investment brokerage.

“This is an exciting opportunity with a firm that is growing rapidly in the St. Louis area. They have a winning approach that designs ways to add value to every property and process. I look forward to helping their team make the client experience as productive and easy as possible,” Kelley said.

George Convy, a founder of the Avison Young-St. Louis office, said, ““Brian comes to us with a wide breadth of commercial real estate experience. He practically grew up in the commercial real estate and construction business. Brian will have an immediate positive impact on our office, and will assist us in the planning and implementation of our future growth”.

A licensed commercial realtor in both Missouri and Illinois, Kelley’s experience includes overseeing leasing, negotiation, construction, and installation of space for numerous Edward Jones Investment locations. He has worked with Koman Properties Inc., and most recently served in a managerial role with Savoy Properties where he developed a portfolio to include office, warehouse, and retail spaces.

A native of St. Louis, Kelley attained a Master in Business Administration degree from Webster University and attended Arizona State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a member of the Missouri Growth Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serves on the alumni board of Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Avison Young-St. Louis—a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals—provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, industrial, investment and community properties. 

McGrath & Associates promotes Cindy Spriggs to Vice President, Finance

Cindy Spriggs

Cindy Spriggs has been promoted to Vice President, Finance at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Spriggs has been with McGrath & Associates for eight years, serving as Controller.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

Northstar Management Company Hires New Associates

Northstar Management Company is proud to announce the addition of three new associates.

Jake Goss joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with nineteen years of total industry experience. Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. In addition, he earned his Associate of Science in Construction Management at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

Scott R. Rushing joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with eighteen years of total industry experience. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Kristin Gounis joins the Northstar team as Special Projects Coordinator with eighteen years of total industry experience.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri State University – Springfield, MO.

Founded in 1998, Northstar Management Company is an independent Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm whose sole focus is guiding clients through successful construction projects.

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Northstar Management Company Hires New Associates 

Northstar Management Company is proud to announce the addition of three new associates.

Jake Goss joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with nineteen years of total industry experience. Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. In addition, he earned his Associate of Science in Construction Management at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

Scott Rushing

Scott R. Rushing joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with eighteen years of total industry experience. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Kristin Gounis

Kristin Gounis joins the Northstar team as Special Projects Coordinator with eighteen years of total industry experience.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri State University – Springfield, MO.

Founded in 1998, Northstar Management Company is an independent Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm whose sole focus is guiding clients through successful construction projects.

Ryan Laley Joins Byrne & Jones Construction As Project Manager and Estimator for Its Sports Division 

Ryan Laley

Ryan Laley has joined Byrne & Jones Construction’s sports division as a project manager and estimator.  Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

Laley provides project cost estimates and manages projects for the sports division which serves elementary, secondary and higher education as well as professional sports teams and sports organizations.

Laley has a degree in civil engineering technology from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com.

May 4, 2018

IWR North America Announces Hire of Sean Hamlin

Sean Hamlin

Hamlin joins glass and glazing division as senior estimator

IWR North America, a leading building enclosure specialty contractor based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Sean Hamlin as senior estimator. In this position, Hamlin is responsible for glass and glazing pricing, proposals and preconstruction support services.

“Sean is a great asset to our team, and we are eager to have him with our company,” said Todd Staley, general manager of IWR North America. “His experience in analyzing and bidding project opportunities for design and construction is prevalent and necessary for our strategic initiatives.”

Hamlin, a predominant name in the industry, brings 11 years of commercial façade contracting to the company. The St. Louis area native both lived and worked in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions managing multiple national projects. Most recently, he was employed by Enclos Corp. as senior project manager. He previously worked at Cupples Inc. and Trainor Glass Company.

“I look forward to becoming part of a progressive company like IWR,” said Hamlin. “I’m eager to develop and implement effective strategies for IWR’s glass and glazing division.”

IWR North America launched its glass and glazing division in 2016 to enhance its existing building enclosure service offerings, and it is rapidly growing. Now as a single-source building enclosure partner, IWR North America offers its customers a complete exterior package, including design-assist, preconstruction, laser scanning, scheduling, in-house engineering, glass and glazing, and installation.

IWR North America, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the longest standing specialty contractors in the United States with a focus on being a true building enclosure partner.For more information, contact Todd Staley at tstaley@iwrna.com or call 314-633-4958.

Avison Young-St. Louis Names Brian Kelley a Principal of the Firm

Brian Kelly

Avison Young-St. Louis announces Brian Kelley has joined the company as a Principal  of the firm. Kelley has over 13 years of commercial real estate experience and has worked with clients on both a national and local basis.

Kelley will use his expertise at Avison Young to work with clients in the areas of retail, office, industrial, multi-family and investment brokerage.

“This is an exciting opportunity with a firm that is growing rapidly in the St. Louis area. They have a winning approach that designs ways to add value to every property and process. I look forward to helping their team make the client experience as productive and easy as possible,” Kelley said.

George Convy, a founder of the Avison Young-St. Louis office, said, ““Brian comes to us with a wide breadth of commercial real estate experience. He practically grew up in the commercial real estate and construction business. Brian will have an immediate positive impact on our office, and will assist us in the planning and implementation of our future growth”.

A licensed commercial realtor in both Missouri and Illinois, Kelley’s experience includes overseeing leasing, negotiation, construction, and installation of space for numerous Edward Jones Investment locations. He has worked with Koman Properties Inc., and most recently served in a managerial role with Savoy Properties where he developed a portfolio to include office, warehouse, and retail spaces.

A native of St. Louis, Kelley attained a Master in Business Administration degree from Webster University and attended Arizona State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a member of the Missouri Growth Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serves on the alumni board of Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Avison Young-St. Louis—a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals—provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, industrial, investment and community properties. 

McGrath & Associates promotes Cindy Spriggs to Vice President, Finance

Cindy Spriggs

Cindy Spriggs has been promoted to Vice President, Finance at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Spriggs has been with McGrath & Associates for eight years, serving as Controller.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

Northstar Management Company Hires New Associates

Northstar Management Company is proud to announce the addition of three new associates.

Jake Goss joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with nineteen years of total industry experience. Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. In addition, he earned his Associate of Science in Construction Management at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

Scott R. Rushing joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with eighteen years of total industry experience. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Kristin Gounis joins the Northstar team as Special Projects Coordinator with eighteen years of total industry experience.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri State University – Springfield, MO.

Founded in 1998, Northstar Management Company is an independent Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm whose sole focus is guiding clients through successful construction projects.

April 27, 2018

 

S. M. Wilson Hires Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer

Chris Kopp

S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer. Kopp will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.

Kopp has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has 31 years of construction experience. As a project engineer, Mounce will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. He will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Michael Mounce

Mounce has 18 years of design and construction experience. He holds a B.A. and a Master of Architecture in Architecture from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. He also has his SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) Certification.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271 st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com .

Jeff Patterson Named Chief Estimator for Murphy Company

Jeff Patterson

Jeff  Patterson has been promoted to chief estimator for Murphy Company, the area’s largest mechanical contracting and engineering firm.  The announcement was made by Kevin Suiter, vice president, estimating. Patterson has worked in the industry nearly 30 years, with a strong emphasis on HVAC piping and ductwork. He joined the Murphy team in 2016 as an estimator. Prior to that, he managed a pre-construction services department and created design standards for sheet metal fabrication. He attended both St. Louis Technical School and St. Louis Community College.

Commenting on the promotion, Suiter said, “Jeff has done an exceptional job estimating and assembling complex projects.  His attention to detail, comprehensive design build knowledge and his passion for estimating will add value to our estimating group and long lasting sustainability to Murphy Company.”

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com.

 

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IWR North America Announces Hire of Sean Hamlin

Sean Hamlin

Hamlin joins glass and glazing division as senior estimator

IWR North America, a leading building enclosure specialty contractor based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Sean Hamlin as senior estimator. In this position, Hamlin is responsible for glass and glazing pricing, proposals and preconstruction support services.

“Sean is a great asset to our team, and we are eager to have him with our company,” said Todd Staley, general manager of IWR North America. “His experience in analyzing and bidding project opportunities for design and construction is prevalent and necessary for our strategic initiatives.”

Hamlin, a predominant name in the industry, brings 11 years of commercial façade contracting to the company. The St. Louis area native both lived and worked in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions managing multiple national projects. Most recently, he was employed by Enclos Corp. as senior project manager. He previously worked at Cupples Inc. and Trainor Glass Company.

“I look forward to becoming part of a progressive company like IWR,” said Hamlin. “I’m eager to develop and implement effective strategies for IWR’s glass and glazing division.”

IWR North America launched its glass and glazing division in 2016 to enhance its existing building enclosure service offerings, and it is rapidly growing. Now as a single-source building enclosure partner, IWR North America offers its customers a complete exterior package, including design-assist, preconstruction, laser scanning, scheduling, in-house engineering, glass and glazing, and installation.

IWR North America, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the longest standing specialty contractors in the United States with a focus on being a true building enclosure partner.For more information, contact Todd Staley at tstaley@iwrna.com or call 314-633-4958.

Avison Young-St. Louis Names Brian Kelley a Principal of the Firm

Brian Kelly

Avison Young-St. Louis announces Brian Kelley has joined the company as a Principal  of the firm. Kelley has over 13 years of commercial real estate experience and has worked with clients on both a national and local basis.

Kelley will use his expertise at Avison Young to work with clients in the areas of retail, office, industrial, multi-family and investment brokerage.

“This is an exciting opportunity with a firm that is growing rapidly in the St. Louis area. They have a winning approach that designs ways to add value to every property and process. I look forward to helping their team make the client experience as productive and easy as possible,” Kelley said.

George Convy, a founder of the Avison Young-St. Louis office, said, ““Brian comes to us with a wide breadth of commercial real estate experience. He practically grew up in the commercial real estate and construction business. Brian will have an immediate positive impact on our office, and will assist us in the planning and implementation of our future growth”.

A licensed commercial realtor in both Missouri and Illinois, Kelley’s experience includes overseeing leasing, negotiation, construction, and installation of space for numerous Edward Jones Investment locations. He has worked with Koman Properties Inc., and most recently served in a managerial role with Savoy Properties where he developed a portfolio to include office, warehouse, and retail spaces.

A native of St. Louis, Kelley attained a Master in Business Administration degree from Webster University and attended Arizona State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a member of the Missouri Growth Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), serves on the alumni board of Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Avison Young-St. Louis—a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals—provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, industrial, investment and community properties. 

McGrath & Associates promotes Cindy Spriggs to Vice President, Finance

Cindy Spriggs

Cindy Spriggs has been promoted to Vice President, Finance at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Spriggs has been with McGrath & Associates for eight years, serving as Controller.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

Northstar Management Company Hires New Associates

Northstar Management Company is proud to announce the addition of three new associates.

Jake Goss joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with nineteen years of total industry experience. Jake earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. In addition, he earned his Associate of Science in Construction Management at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL.

Scott R. Rushing joins the Northstar team as Project Manager with eighteen years of total industry experience. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Kristin Gounis joins the Northstar team as Special Projects Coordinator with eighteen years of total industry experience.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Missouri State University – Springfield, MO.

Founded in 1998, Northstar Management Company is an independent Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm whose sole focus is guiding clients through successful construction projects.

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S. M. Wilson Hires Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer

Chris Kopp

S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer. Kopp will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.

Kopp has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has 31 years of construction experience. As a project engineer, Mounce will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. He will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Michael Mounce

Mounce has 18 years of design and construction experience. He holds a B.A. and a Master of Architecture in Architecture from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. He also has his SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) Certification.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271 st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com .

Jeff Patterson Named Chief Estimator for Murphy Company

Jeff Patterson

Jeff  Patterson has been promoted to chief estimator for Murphy Company, the area’s largest mechanical contracting and engineering firm.  The announcement was made by Kevin Suiter, vice president, estimating. Patterson has worked in the industry nearly 30 years, with a strong emphasis on HVAC piping and ductwork. He joined the Murphy team in 2016 as an estimator. Prior to that, he managed a pre-construction services department and created design standards for sheet metal fabrication. He attended both St. Louis Technical School and St. Louis Community College.

Commenting on the promotion, Suiter said, “Jeff has done an exceptional job estimating and assembling complex projects.  His attention to detail, comprehensive design build knowledge and his passion for estimating will add value to our estimating group and long lasting sustainability to Murphy Company.”

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com.

April 20, 2018

John Dzarnowski Named President of FGM Architects Inc.

John Dzarnowski

FGM Architects announced that John Dzarnowski has been named President of the firm. John joined the firm in 2007 and has been integral to the growth of FGM’s municipal and recreation practices. Enhancing Communities by Creating Quality Environments is the mission of the firm and the cornerstone of John’s 30 year career in public architecture. FGM’s CEO, John Ochoa commented, “I’ve known John as an insightful, respected leader; FGM is in very good hands moving forward.”

FGM Architects FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments for work, study and play since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our team of more than 75 professionals supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service. We offer a unique combination of experience, talent and proximity to our clients. Commitment to service means approaching small renovation assignments with the same enthusiasm as large, highly visible projects. We build relationships as well as projects. www.fgmarchitects.com

David Murphy Named Project Manager at Drilling Service Co.

David Murphy

Murphy, who has worked at DSC for 13 years, was promoted from general labor foreman to project manager. He is part of the third generation of the Murphy family to work at the firm. He followed in a family tradition, by beginning his career at the 63-year-old company in a crafts position.

Other members of the Murphy family working at Drilling Service are: Mark Murphy, president; Jeffrey Murphy, executive vice president; Bruce Murphy, vice president; Michael Murphy, mechanic; Austin Murphy, laborer; and Alexander Murphy, Laborer

In his new position, Murphy will perform estimating and project management services. He will also be assisting the management team in setting and attaining the company’s yearly goals. David Murphy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Crystal Moyer to Senior National Account Program Manager

Crystal Moyer

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Crystal Moyer of Eureka, MO to Senior National Account Program Manager. She was a National Account Manager for the past two years.

Western recently restructured its Marketing/Business Development/National Account Department into two main focuses – National Account Program and National Account Asset, each headed by a Senior Manager. Moyer will head the National Account Program and oversee a pair of National Account Managers.

Moyer and her team will focus on strategically identifying organizations they believe will be a good fit for national partnership and work with regional development teams to expand work with this client evenly across all branches, establish new accounts and manage the list of prospective accounts. Additionally, the team will create and modify the department’s go/no go process for continual evaluation of accounts, identify and implement Master Service Agreement options for accounts, and maintain and nurture the national contacts for each account.

Western launched its National Account Program in 2010 to provide property managers with a single-source for exterior repairs and restoration services on their nationwide facilities. Western has 30+ branch locations to serve their clients’ needs anywhere in the United States.

“What we are trying to do by restructuring our National Account Program is provide facility managers and owners with a single contact at Western to manage the building envelope maintenance on all of their facilities, no matter where they are in the country,” said Moyer. “This way the process becomes more streamlined and efficient for the facility manager.”

Moyer has 10 years of business development experience. Prior to Western, Moyer worked as Director of Employer Relations at Kaplan University in St. Louis, MO and as a Recruiter for Career Education Corporation in Fenton, MO.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

CRG Announces New Senior Leadership Team

Shawn Clark

CRG today announced the appointment of Shawn Clark as group president effective immediately. Clark, former Vice President of Finance at CRG and son of Clayco CEO and Chairman Bob Clark, has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry with a focus on project and fund-level financing activity.  Former President Chris McKee will assume the role of Chief Development Officer and Bob Clark will take on duties of Chief Executive Officer.

“CRG is a culture-first developer focused on performance and providing real estate solutions to our clients. Our new leadership team represents the best in the business with proven track record for delivering results,” Clayco CEO and Chairman Bob Clark said. “I am honored that Shawn is leading CRG is this capacity and playing such an important role with an accomplished team of senior leaders that reflects the strength and diversity of our organization.”

CRG is the private real estate development arm of Chicago-based Clayco that buys, develops and operates real estate assets.  CRG’s total revenue grew nearly 18 percent to $484.5 million last year, up from $412 million in 2016.

Earlier this year, CRG launched three new industrial projects in top tier markets across the United States. The Cubes at DuPont is master planned as a 1.6 million square foot institutional quality business park on the former Intel campus in DuPont, Washington. The Cubes at Etna 70 is a 155-acre land development is centrally located in Etna Township in Columbus, Ohio and The Cubes at Inland 85 is a 324-acre site in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Last summer, CRG completed the Everly on the Loop, a 14-story student high-rise building on the east end of the Delmar Loop. Currently, CRG has two multi-family developments underway in Chicago’s Uptown and Bucktown neighborhoods.

Shawn Clark is the founder of Illumination; an immersive theatrical event that raises money for rare disease research and Co-Chair of the associate board for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Seasoned Client-Side Veteran Joins Crb’s Business Development And Strategy Team

Ralph Grant

Ralph Grant, a chemical engineer with 28 years of experience leading high-performing project teams, has joined CRB’s Central region as the director of business development. Grant’s strong engineering skills and personal interests as an award-winning photographer and painter are the perfect mix of science and art that will benefit business development at CRB. These skills bring an understanding of client needs in the evolving world of engineering consulting and sourcing of capital projects.

Grant was previously the senior director of engineering at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, managing capital strategy for its generics businesses. He has worked in many market segments, including engineering consulting, construction, process safety, skid fabrication, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, food, beverage and dairy. Grant has executed hundreds of projects, aligning business with capital strategy and finding economic solutions to technical engineering problems.

“In my previous position, working with CRB helped me be successful on many projects. I’m excited to be a part of CRB’s culture of technical excellence, entrepreneurialism and relentless pursuit of success,” Grant said.

Grant will focus on cultivating relationships with new and existing clients—getting to know their strengths and opportunities. He will address their needs by accessing CRB’s deep bench of experts in engineering, consulting and construction. While Grant will be based in St. Louis, he will support clients in the nine-state region and clients who have offices abroad.

“Ralph brings a keen strategic eye to his work that is pragmatic yet always creative. We have witnessed his talents when partnering with him on projects over the past 10 years,” Central Region Leader Tim Greenwald, said. “We are thrilled to have his innovative thinking and dry wit as part of our entrepreneurial team. I’m confident our clients will find tremendous value in his expertise.”

CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants, assisting advanced technology organizations in the planning, design, construction and operational support of facilities across the globe. For more information, visit crbusa.com.

Midas Hospitality Promotes Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Lucinda Fryman

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management.

In this position, Fryman will oversee the revenue management team while providing direction and leadership that is in accordance with the company’s mission.  She will also be responsible for training, systems and standards in order to achieve growth and innovation.  Fryman will oversee the development, execution, and measurement of the organization’s strategic planning for all market segments and revenue streams.

Fryman has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.  Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Revenue Management at Midas Hospitality.  She previously held directorial and managerial positions at various properties owned by Hilton Hotels Worldwide.

“Lucinda has played an integral role at Midas Hospitality for more than six years, and this promotion is to acknowledge her hard work, industry expertise and skillset to further enhance our hotel revenue performance,” said Kurt Furlong, EVP Sales & Marketing and Principal.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 40 hotels in 14 states. For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

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S. M. Wilson Hires Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer

Chris Kopp

S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer. Kopp will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.

Kopp has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has 31 years of construction experience. As a project engineer, Mounce will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. He will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Michael Mounce

Mounce has 18 years of design and construction experience. He holds a B.A. and a Master of Architecture in Architecture from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning. He also has his SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) Certification.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271 st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com .

Jeff Patterson Named Chief Estimator for Murphy Company

Jeff Patterson

Jeff  Patterson has been promoted to chief estimator for Murphy Company, the area’s largest mechanical contracting and engineering firm.  The announcement was made by Kevin Suiter, vice president, estimating. Patterson has worked in the industry nearly 30 years, with a strong emphasis on HVAC piping and ductwork. He joined the Murphy team in 2016 as an estimator. Prior to that, he managed a pre-construction services department and created design standards for sheet metal fabrication. He attended both St. Louis Technical School and St. Louis Community College.

Commenting on the promotion, Suiter said, “Jeff has done an exceptional job estimating and assembling complex projects.  His attention to detail, comprehensive design build knowledge and his passion for estimating will add value to our estimating group and long lasting sustainability to Murphy Company.”

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com.

 

April 20, 2018

John Dzarnowski Named President of FGM Architects Inc.

John Dzarnowski

FGM Architects announced that John Dzarnowski has been named President of the firm. John joined the firm in 2007 and has been integral to the growth of FGM’s municipal and recreation practices. Enhancing Communities by Creating Quality Environments is the mission of the firm and the cornerstone of John’s 30 year career in public architecture. FGM’s CEO, John Ochoa commented, “I’ve known John as an insightful, respected leader; FGM is in very good hands moving forward.”

FGM Architects FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments for work, study and play since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our team of more than 75 professionals supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service. We offer a unique combination of experience, talent and proximity to our clients. Commitment to service means approaching small renovation assignments with the same enthusiasm as large, highly visible projects. We build relationships as well as projects. www.fgmarchitects.com

David Murphy Named Project Manager at Drilling Service Co.

David Murphy

Murphy, who has worked at DSC for 13 years, was promoted from general labor foreman to project manager. He is part of the third generation of the Murphy family to work at the firm. He followed in a family tradition, by beginning his career at the 63-year-old company in a crafts position.

Other members of the Murphy family working at Drilling Service are: Mark Murphy, president; Jeffrey Murphy, executive vice president; Bruce Murphy, vice president; Michael Murphy, mechanic; Austin Murphy, laborer; and Alexander Murphy, Laborer

In his new position, Murphy will perform estimating and project management services. He will also be assisting the management team in setting and attaining the company’s yearly goals. David Murphy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Crystal Moyer to Senior National Account Program Manager

Crystal Moyer

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Crystal Moyer of Eureka, MO to Senior National Account Program Manager. She was a National Account Manager for the past two years.

Western recently restructured its Marketing/Business Development/National Account Department into two main focuses – National Account Program and National Account Asset, each headed by a Senior Manager. Moyer will head the National Account Program and oversee a pair of National Account Managers.

Moyer and her team will focus on strategically identifying organizations they believe will be a good fit for national partnership and work with regional development teams to expand work with this client evenly across all branches, establish new accounts and manage the list of prospective accounts. Additionally, the team will create and modify the department’s go/no go process for continual evaluation of accounts, identify and implement Master Service Agreement options for accounts, and maintain and nurture the national contacts for each account.

Western launched its National Account Program in 2010 to provide property managers with a single-source for exterior repairs and restoration services on their nationwide facilities. Western has 30+ branch locations to serve their clients’ needs anywhere in the United States.

“What we are trying to do by restructuring our National Account Program is provide facility managers and owners with a single contact at Western to manage the building envelope maintenance on all of their facilities, no matter where they are in the country,” said Moyer. “This way the process becomes more streamlined and efficient for the facility manager.”

Moyer has 10 years of business development experience. Prior to Western, Moyer worked as Director of Employer Relations at Kaplan University in St. Louis, MO and as a Recruiter for Career Education Corporation in Fenton, MO.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

CRG Announces New Senior Leadership Team

Shawn Clark

CRG today announced the appointment of Shawn Clark as group president effective immediately. Clark, former Vice President of Finance at CRG and son of Clayco CEO and Chairman Bob Clark, has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry with a focus on project and fund-level financing activity.  Former President Chris McKee will assume the role of Chief Development Officer and Bob Clark will take on duties of Chief Executive Officer.

“CRG is a culture-first developer focused on performance and providing real estate solutions to our clients. Our new leadership team represents the best in the business with proven track record for delivering results,” Clayco CEO and Chairman Bob Clark said. “I am honored that Shawn is leading CRG is this capacity and playing such an important role with an accomplished team of senior leaders that reflects the strength and diversity of our organization.”

CRG is the private real estate development arm of Chicago-based Clayco that buys, develops and operates real estate assets.  CRG’s total revenue grew nearly 18 percent to $484.5 million last year, up from $412 million in 2016.

Earlier this year, CRG launched three new industrial projects in top tier markets across the United States. The Cubes at DuPont is master planned as a 1.6 million square foot institutional quality business park on the former Intel campus in DuPont, Washington. The Cubes at Etna 70 is a 155-acre land development is centrally located in Etna Township in Columbus, Ohio and The Cubes at Inland 85 is a 324-acre site in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Last summer, CRG completed the Everly on the Loop, a 14-story student high-rise building on the east end of the Delmar Loop. Currently, CRG has two multi-family developments underway in Chicago’s Uptown and Bucktown neighborhoods.

Shawn Clark is the founder of Illumination; an immersive theatrical event that raises money for rare disease research and Co-Chair of the associate board for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Seasoned Client-Side Veteran Joins Crb’s Business Development And Strategy Team

Ralph Grant

Ralph Grant, a chemical engineer with 28 years of experience leading high-performing project teams, has joined CRB’s Central region as the director of business development. Grant’s strong engineering skills and personal interests as an award-winning photographer and painter are the perfect mix of science and art that will benefit business development at CRB. These skills bring an understanding of client needs in the evolving world of engineering consulting and sourcing of capital projects.

Grant was previously the senior director of engineering at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, managing capital strategy for its generics businesses. He has worked in many market segments, including engineering consulting, construction, process safety, skid fabrication, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, food, beverage and dairy. Grant has executed hundreds of projects, aligning business with capital strategy and finding economic solutions to technical engineering problems.

“In my previous position, working with CRB helped me be successful on many projects. I’m excited to be a part of CRB’s culture of technical excellence, entrepreneurialism and relentless pursuit of success,” Grant said.

Grant will focus on cultivating relationships with new and existing clients—getting to know their strengths and opportunities. He will address their needs by accessing CRB’s deep bench of experts in engineering, consulting and construction. While Grant will be based in St. Louis, he will support clients in the nine-state region and clients who have offices abroad.

“Ralph brings a keen strategic eye to his work that is pragmatic yet always creative. We have witnessed his talents when partnering with him on projects over the past 10 years,” Central Region Leader Tim Greenwald, said. “We are thrilled to have his innovative thinking and dry wit as part of our entrepreneurial team. I’m confident our clients will find tremendous value in his expertise.”

CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants, assisting advanced technology organizations in the planning, design, construction and operational support of facilities across the globe. For more information, visit crbusa.com.

Midas Hospitality Promotes Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Lucinda Fryman

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management.

In this position, Fryman will oversee the revenue management team while providing direction and leadership that is in accordance with the company’s mission.  She will also be responsible for training, systems and standards in order to achieve growth and innovation.  Fryman will oversee the development, execution, and measurement of the organization’s strategic planning for all market segments and revenue streams.

Fryman has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.  Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Revenue Management at Midas Hospitality.  She previously held directorial and managerial positions at various properties owned by Hilton Hotels Worldwide.

“Lucinda has played an integral role at Midas Hospitality for more than six years, and this promotion is to acknowledge her hard work, industry expertise and skillset to further enhance our hotel revenue performance,” said Kurt Furlong, EVP Sales & Marketing and Principal.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 40 hotels in 14 states. For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

April 13, 2018

Gary Hahn

Gary Hahn joins Subsurface Constructors, Inc. as Business Development Manager for the North Central Region

Subsurface Constructors is excited to announce the opening of our third satellite location with an office in Minneapolis, MN. Gary Hahn, P.E.  was recently hired to be the Business Development Manager – North Central Region, covering primarily Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota. Having a business development manager and geotechnical/structural engineer in this region will allow us to better support engineers, contractors, and owners in the decision making process when it comes to soft soil construction projects.

Gary grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended the University of Minnesota. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota in 2009, Gary worked in geotechnical consulting and special inspections and construction materials testing for nearly 4 years in both Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN. From 2013 until early 2018 he worked as a structural design engineer and project manager in Minneapolis.  He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son.  He is an avid golfer as well as marathoner, ultra-marathoner and triathlete.

Subsurface Constructors has served the construction industry for over 100 years in Missouri and adjacent states, bringing innovative, cost-conscious and practical approaches to design and construction of deep foundations, earth retention systems and ground improvement. 

Bloomsdale Excavating Announces New Executive Leadership Team Member – Pete Buback Rejoins Company

Pete Buback

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating has announced longtime industry veteran, Pete Buback will rejoin the company as Executive Vice President after spending the previous six years with sister company, Nexus Construction Service Group.  Pete originally joined Bloomsdale Excavating in 2004 as Regional Manager of the St. Louis region and for eight years served in a variety of roles.  In 2012, he was one of the founding members of Nexus Construction Service Group, as Vice President of Business Development focusing on constructability analysis, budgeting & estimating, GPS file building, site civil construction management and owner’s representation to a variety of owners and general contractors in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.

As Executive Vice President, Pete will oversee all day-to-day business operations, implement corporate business plans, interact with top priority clients, and evaluate organizational success, among other responsibilities.

According to Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating, “We are excited to have Pete rejoin the Bloomsdale Excavating side of our business.  He has been instrumental in our growth both with Nexus Construction Service Group and Bloomsdale Excavating prior to that.  His re-joining is a result of our long term strategic vision for growth and our focus on setting the bar in the industry.

Pete’s college education at Missouri University of Science & Technology (former University of Missouri-Rolla) has seen his career cover working for civil engineering firms, home builders and excavation and grading contractors in project and executive capacities.  Through Nexus Construction Service Group, Pete has recently been instrumental in projects such as the Washington University East End Campus Transformation project in St. Louis, Stanberry Reclamation project near St. Joseph, MO and Marketplace West in Rolla, MO.

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

MHS Legacy Group Announces Hire of New Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Huss

Joseph F. Huss brings years of experience and leadership to new role

MHS Legacy Group, a national holding company of specialty contractors based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Joseph F. Huss as Chief Financial Officer. Huss brings a diverse and deep background in all areas of executive financial management with success at building and leading a high-performance finance organization.

“We are very excited to have Joe join the MHS family,” said Walt Hatfield, president of MHS Legacy Group. “His forward-thinking and creative approaches to our financial functions will be a great addition to our company as we continue to grow.”

Most recently, Huss was the CFO at a biodiesel manufacturing company in south Roxana, Ill. Throughout his extensive career, Huss was responsible for financial reporting and treasury functions, cash flow forecasting and budgeting, coordination with outside legal/tax counsel, management of banking relations, risk management, employee benefit programs and much more. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

MHS Legacy Group was founded in 1895 in St. Louis and holds a diverse group of specialty contracting companies in the roofing, custom metal fabrication, building enclosure and glazing, and industrial scaffolding industries. For more information, visit www.mhslegacygroup.com.

MC Hotel Construction Hires Director of Operations

Randy Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience

Randy Wild

MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently hired Randy Wild as Director of Operations.  In this position, Wild will create and implement procedures, as well as manage and supervise daily operations.  He will oversee business development, monitor financial oversight, and cultivate both vendor and subcontractor relationships.  Wild’s responsibilities include maintaining and enforcing the corporation’s safety programs to ensure OSHA compliance.  He also will oversee job safety site practices.

Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience.  Prior to joining MC Hotel Construction, he founded and eventually sold Paragon Certified Restoration, one of the area’s largest disaster recovery and restoration businesses with offices in Swansea, Ill., Columbia and St. Louis, Mo.

“Randy’s ability to face challenges by developing cutting edge solutions makes him an integral asset to our management team,” said Jim Heinz, Vice President.  “He is the perfect fit when it comes to our mission of providing excellent hotels for our clients, and we look forward to incorporating his vision of growth and opportunity into our future.”

MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO, specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.  MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites.  For more information, call (314) 339-6600 or visit http://www.mchotelconstruction.com

 

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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

John Dzarnowski Named President of FGM Architects Inc.

John Dzarnowski

FGM Architects announced that John Dzarnowski has been named President of the firm. John joined the firm in 2007 and has been integral to the growth of FGM’s municipal and recreation practices. Enhancing Communities by Creating Quality Environments is the mission of the firm and the cornerstone of John’s 30 year career in public architecture. FGM’s CEO, John Ochoa commented, “I’ve known John as an insightful, respected leader; FGM is in very good hands moving forward.”

FGM Architects FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments for work, study and play since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design to furniture selection, our team of more than 75 professionals supports the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service. We offer a unique combination of experience, talent and proximity to our clients. Commitment to service means approaching small renovation assignments with the same enthusiasm as large, highly visible projects. We build relationships as well as projects. www.fgmarchitects.com

David Murphy Named Project Manager at Drilling Service Co.

David Murphy

Murphy, who has worked at DSC for 13 years, was promoted from general labor foreman to project manager. He is part of the third generation of the Murphy family to work at the firm. He followed in a family tradition, by beginning his career at the 63-year-old company in a crafts position.

Other members of the Murphy family working at Drilling Service are: Mark Murphy, president; Jeffrey Murphy, executive vice president; Bruce Murphy, vice president; Michael Murphy, mechanic; Austin Murphy, laborer; and Alexander Murphy, Laborer

In his new position, Murphy will perform estimating and project management services. He will also be assisting the management team in setting and attaining the company’s yearly goals. David Murphy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Lindenwood University.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Crystal Moyer to Senior National Account Program Manager

Crystal Moyer

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Crystal Moyer of Eureka, MO to Senior National Account Program Manager. She was a National Account Manager for the past two years.

Western recently restructured its Marketing/Business Development/National Account Department into two main focuses – National Account Program and National Account Asset, each headed by a Senior Manager. Moyer will head the National Account Program and oversee a pair of National Account Managers.

Moyer and her team will focus on strategically identifying organizations they believe will be a good fit for national partnership and work with regional development teams to expand work with this client evenly across all branches, establish new accounts and manage the list of prospective accounts. Additionally, the team will create and modify the department’s go/no go process for continual evaluation of accounts, identify and implement Master Service Agreement options for accounts, and maintain and nurture the national contacts for each account.

Western launched its National Account Program in 2010 to provide property managers with a single-source for exterior repairs and restoration services on their nationwide facilities. Western has 30+ branch locations to serve their clients’ needs anywhere in the United States.

“What we are trying to do by restructuring our National Account Program is provide facility managers and owners with a single contact at Western to manage the building envelope maintenance on all of their facilities, no matter where they are in the country,” said Moyer. “This way the process becomes more streamlined and efficient for the facility manager.”

Moyer has 10 years of business development experience. Prior to Western, Moyer worked as Director of Employer Relations at Kaplan University in St. Louis, MO and as a Recruiter for Career Education Corporation in Fenton, MO.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

CRG Announces New Senior Leadership Team

Shawn Clark

CRG today announced the appointment of Shawn Clark as group president effective immediately. Clark, former Vice President of Finance at CRG and son of Clayco CEO and Chairman Bob Clark, has over a decade of experience in the real estate industry with a focus on project and fund-level financing activity.  Former President Chris McKee will assume the role of Chief Development Officer and Bob Clark will take on duties of Chief Executive Officer.

“CRG is a culture-first developer focused on performance and providing real estate solutions to our clients. Our new leadership team represents the best in the business with proven track record for delivering results,” Clayco CEO and Chairman Bob Clark said. “I am honored that Shawn is leading CRG is this capacity and playing such an important role with an accomplished team of senior leaders that reflects the strength and diversity of our organization.”

CRG is the private real estate development arm of Chicago-based Clayco that buys, develops and operates real estate assets.  CRG’s total revenue grew nearly 18 percent to $484.5 million last year, up from $412 million in 2016.

Earlier this year, CRG launched three new industrial projects in top tier markets across the United States. The Cubes at DuPont is master planned as a 1.6 million square foot institutional quality business park on the former Intel campus in DuPont, Washington. The Cubes at Etna 70 is a 155-acre land development is centrally located in Etna Township in Columbus, Ohio and The Cubes at Inland 85 is a 324-acre site in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Last summer, CRG completed the Everly on the Loop, a 14-story student high-rise building on the east end of the Delmar Loop. Currently, CRG has two multi-family developments underway in Chicago’s Uptown and Bucktown neighborhoods.

Shawn Clark is the founder of Illumination; an immersive theatrical event that raises money for rare disease research and Co-Chair of the associate board for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Seasoned Client-Side Veteran Joins Crb’s Business Development And Strategy Team

Ralph Grant

Ralph Grant, a chemical engineer with 28 years of experience leading high-performing project teams, has joined CRB’s Central region as the director of business development. Grant’s strong engineering skills and personal interests as an award-winning photographer and painter are the perfect mix of science and art that will benefit business development at CRB. These skills bring an understanding of client needs in the evolving world of engineering consulting and sourcing of capital projects.

Grant was previously the senior director of engineering at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, managing capital strategy for its generics businesses. He has worked in many market segments, including engineering consulting, construction, process safety, skid fabrication, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biofuels, food, beverage and dairy. Grant has executed hundreds of projects, aligning business with capital strategy and finding economic solutions to technical engineering problems.

“In my previous position, working with CRB helped me be successful on many projects. I’m excited to be a part of CRB’s culture of technical excellence, entrepreneurialism and relentless pursuit of success,” Grant said.

Grant will focus on cultivating relationships with new and existing clients—getting to know their strengths and opportunities. He will address their needs by accessing CRB’s deep bench of experts in engineering, consulting and construction. While Grant will be based in St. Louis, he will support clients in the nine-state region and clients who have offices abroad.

“Ralph brings a keen strategic eye to his work that is pragmatic yet always creative. We have witnessed his talents when partnering with him on projects over the past 10 years,” Central Region Leader Tim Greenwald, said. “We are thrilled to have his innovative thinking and dry wit as part of our entrepreneurial team. I’m confident our clients will find tremendous value in his expertise.”

CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors and consultants, assisting advanced technology organizations in the planning, design, construction and operational support of facilities across the globe. For more information, visit crbusa.com.

Midas Hospitality Promotes Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Lucinda Fryman

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Lucinda Fryman to Corporate Director of Revenue Management.

In this position, Fryman will oversee the revenue management team while providing direction and leadership that is in accordance with the company’s mission.  She will also be responsible for training, systems and standards in order to achieve growth and innovation.  Fryman will oversee the development, execution, and measurement of the organization’s strategic planning for all market segments and revenue streams.

Fryman has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.  Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Revenue Management at Midas Hospitality.  She previously held directorial and managerial positions at various properties owned by Hilton Hotels Worldwide.

“Lucinda has played an integral role at Midas Hospitality for more than six years, and this promotion is to acknowledge her hard work, industry expertise and skillset to further enhance our hotel revenue performance,” said Kurt Furlong, EVP Sales & Marketing and Principal.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 40 hotels in 14 states. For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

April 13, 2018

Gary Hahn

Gary Hahn joins Subsurface Constructors, Inc. as Business Development Manager for the North Central Region

Subsurface Constructors is excited to announce the opening of our third satellite location with an office in Minneapolis, MN. Gary Hahn, P.E.  was recently hired to be the Business Development Manager – North Central Region, covering primarily Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota. Having a business development manager and geotechnical/structural engineer in this region will allow us to better support engineers, contractors, and owners in the decision making process when it comes to soft soil construction projects.

Gary grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended the University of Minnesota. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota in 2009, Gary worked in geotechnical consulting and special inspections and construction materials testing for nearly 4 years in both Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN. From 2013 until early 2018 he worked as a structural design engineer and project manager in Minneapolis.  He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son.  He is an avid golfer as well as marathoner, ultra-marathoner and triathlete.

Subsurface Constructors has served the construction industry for over 100 years in Missouri and adjacent states, bringing innovative, cost-conscious and practical approaches to design and construction of deep foundations, earth retention systems and ground improvement. 

Bloomsdale Excavating Announces New Executive Leadership Team Member – Pete Buback Rejoins Company

Pete Buback

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating has announced longtime industry veteran, Pete Buback will rejoin the company as Executive Vice President after spending the previous six years with sister company, Nexus Construction Service Group.  Pete originally joined Bloomsdale Excavating in 2004 as Regional Manager of the St. Louis region and for eight years served in a variety of roles.  In 2012, he was one of the founding members of Nexus Construction Service Group, as Vice President of Business Development focusing on constructability analysis, budgeting & estimating, GPS file building, site civil construction management and owner’s representation to a variety of owners and general contractors in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.

As Executive Vice President, Pete will oversee all day-to-day business operations, implement corporate business plans, interact with top priority clients, and evaluate organizational success, among other responsibilities.

According to Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating, “We are excited to have Pete rejoin the Bloomsdale Excavating side of our business.  He has been instrumental in our growth both with Nexus Construction Service Group and Bloomsdale Excavating prior to that.  His re-joining is a result of our long term strategic vision for growth and our focus on setting the bar in the industry.

Pete’s college education at Missouri University of Science & Technology (former University of Missouri-Rolla) has seen his career cover working for civil engineering firms, home builders and excavation and grading contractors in project and executive capacities.  Through Nexus Construction Service Group, Pete has recently been instrumental in projects such as the Washington University East End Campus Transformation project in St. Louis, Stanberry Reclamation project near St. Joseph, MO and Marketplace West in Rolla, MO.

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

MHS Legacy Group Announces Hire of New Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Huss

Joseph F. Huss brings years of experience and leadership to new role

MHS Legacy Group, a national holding company of specialty contractors based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Joseph F. Huss as Chief Financial Officer. Huss brings a diverse and deep background in all areas of executive financial management with success at building and leading a high-performance finance organization.

“We are very excited to have Joe join the MHS family,” said Walt Hatfield, president of MHS Legacy Group. “His forward-thinking and creative approaches to our financial functions will be a great addition to our company as we continue to grow.”

Most recently, Huss was the CFO at a biodiesel manufacturing company in south Roxana, Ill. Throughout his extensive career, Huss was responsible for financial reporting and treasury functions, cash flow forecasting and budgeting, coordination with outside legal/tax counsel, management of banking relations, risk management, employee benefit programs and much more. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

MHS Legacy Group was founded in 1895 in St. Louis and holds a diverse group of specialty contracting companies in the roofing, custom metal fabrication, building enclosure and glazing, and industrial scaffolding industries. For more information, visit www.mhslegacygroup.com.

MC Hotel Construction Hires Director of Operations

Randy Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience

Randy Wild

MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently hired Randy Wild as Director of Operations.  In this position, Wild will create and implement procedures, as well as manage and supervise daily operations.  He will oversee business development, monitor financial oversight, and cultivate both vendor and subcontractor relationships.  Wild’s responsibilities include maintaining and enforcing the corporation’s safety programs to ensure OSHA compliance.  He also will oversee job safety site practices.

Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience.  Prior to joining MC Hotel Construction, he founded and eventually sold Paragon Certified Restoration, one of the area’s largest disaster recovery and restoration businesses with offices in Swansea, Ill., Columbia and St. Louis, Mo.

“Randy’s ability to face challenges by developing cutting edge solutions makes him an integral asset to our management team,” said Jim Heinz, Vice President.  “He is the perfect fit when it comes to our mission of providing excellent hotels for our clients, and we look forward to incorporating his vision of growth and opportunity into our future.”

MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO, specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.  MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites.  For more information, call (314) 339-6600 or visit http://www.mchotelconstruction.com

April 6, 2018

Explore St. Louis Welcomes Anaja “AJ” Sander as New Director of Community Engagement

Anaja Sanders

Explore St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of Anaja “AJ” Sander as new Director of Community Engagement. In her new role, Sander will serve as a community liaison for Explore St. Louis and the lead development representative for the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation.  She will also guide several committees, as well as maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the St. Louis region.

Prior to joining Explore St. Louis, Sander served in a variety of capacities for the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America including District Director and District Executive.  She also served as Youth Ministries Director for the Salvation Army, and was a Youth Minister for the South Side Christian Center.

Sander’s has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Central Methodist University and an Associate of Arts in Psychology degree from State Fair Community College.

Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex. 

Terri Rollings Joins the Leica Geosystems Team

Terri Rollings

Rollings has joined Leica Geosystems as Territory Sales Representative for Building Construction and Survey products in Missouri and Southern Illinois.    With a background of over 25 years serving the St. Louis construction market, Terri brings expertise in a wide range of topics, from positioning with robotic total stations, to laser levels, to underground detection solutions. Terri is based in St. Louis, MO and can be reached at terri.rollings@leica-geosystems.com or via telephone at (314) 240-2219.

March 30, 2018

Mosby Building Arts Expands Their Design & Sales Department

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of two new licensed architects, Arthur Merdinian as a Home Consultant and Architect, and Lucy Stopsky as Architect.

Lucy Stopsky

Lucy Stopsky is our new licensed Architect; She is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Lucy received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Illinois, and her master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. She has several years of experience with residential design-build firms. Lucy has been working in Chicago, Illinois for the past five years, and is excited to move back to her hometown of St. Louis. Mosby Building Arts is excited to have her on the team!

Arthur Merinian

Arthur Merdinian is joining our team as a Home Consultant and Architect, he is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Arthur received his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Hobart College, then his master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. He has 25 years of experience in the residential remodeling and construction industry. Arthur is also an active chairman with the St. Louis Building Code Review Committee. Mosby Building Arts looks forward to Arthur bringing his knowledge to the team.

Mosby Building Arts continues to expand in all areas. For other open positions at Mosby Building Arts, visit their Careers page.

Mosby Building Arts has been the trusted resource for discerning home owners for residential architecture, design, and remodeling in Metro St. Louis for over 70 years. Learn more at www.CallMosby.com.

Greensfelder Attorney Jessica Courtway Named 2018 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow

Jessica Courtway

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jessica Courtway, an attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law as a 2018 Diversity Fellow.

The ABA Forum on Construction Diversity Fellowship program aims to draw diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term forum members by identifying those who have demonstrated interest in the Forum on Construction and are potential candidates for future Forum leadership. The largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States, the ABA Forum on Construction Law has more than 6,000 members who represent all segments of the construction industry.

Ms. Courtway is a member of Greensfelder’s Construction industry group, representing clients in a variety of construction matters including construction litigation and arbitration, prosecution of mechanic’s liens, contract negotiation, and contractor licensing issues.

Ms. Courtway also holds a number of leadership positions in professional and community organizations. She serves as president of the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association and vice chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Ms. Courtway received her J.D. (cum laude) from Washington University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Saint Louis University.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville, Ill.  Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of practice include business services; communications and media; construction; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; employment and labor; energy; franchising and distribution; health care; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; securities and financial services; and trusts and estates.  Find out more at www.greensfelder.com.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Jon Carden to Branch Manager of its San Francisco Branch

Jon Carden

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Jon Carden of Hayward, CA to Branch Manager of its San Francisco branch office. Carden was previously Superintendent at the branch.

Serving Northern California since 1965, Western’s San Francisco branch offers the following commercial specialty services:

  • Building cleaning
  • Concrete restoration
  • EIFS restoration/recoating
  • Epoxy and chemical grout injection
  • Expansion joint systems
  • Exterior wall coatings
  • Masonry restoration
  • Parking deck restoration
  • Waterproofing

Carden will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carden will be responsible for ensuring the branch’s profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control and building/maintaining customer relationships.

Carden has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2003, and has held the positions of Craftsman, Foreman and Superintendent at the San Francisco Branch before being promoted to Branch Manager. He has worked in the waterproofing industry for a total of 36 years.

He is a member of ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. Carden is serving on an ASTM committee to update the cold applied waterproofing standard.

Additionally, Carden is acting as an advisor to the Sam Mazza Foundation, offering guidance on maintaining the 109-year-old castle located in Pacifica, CA.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing.  For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

 

Gary Hahn

Gary Hahn joins Subsurface Constructors, Inc. as Business Development Manager for the North Central Region

Subsurface Constructors is excited to announce the opening of our third satellite location with an office in Minneapolis, MN. Gary Hahn, P.E.  was recently hired to be the Business Development Manager – North Central Region, covering primarily Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota. Having a business development manager and geotechnical/structural engineer in this region will allow us to better support engineers, contractors, and owners in the decision making process when it comes to soft soil construction projects.

Gary grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended the University of Minnesota. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota in 2009, Gary worked in geotechnical consulting and special inspections and construction materials testing for nearly 4 years in both Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN. From 2013 until early 2018 he worked as a structural design engineer and project manager in Minneapolis.  He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son.  He is an avid golfer as well as marathoner, ultra-marathoner and triathlete.

Subsurface Constructors has served the construction industry for over 100 years in Missouri and adjacent states, bringing innovative, cost-conscious and practical approaches to design and construction of deep foundations, earth retention systems and ground improvement. 

Bloomsdale Excavating Announces New Executive Leadership Team Member – Pete Buback Rejoins Company

Pete Buback

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating has announced longtime industry veteran, Pete Buback will rejoin the company as Executive Vice President after spending the previous six years with sister company, Nexus Construction Service Group.  Pete originally joined Bloomsdale Excavating in 2004 as Regional Manager of the St. Louis region and for eight years served in a variety of roles.  In 2012, he was one of the founding members of Nexus Construction Service Group, as Vice President of Business Development focusing on constructability analysis, budgeting & estimating, GPS file building, site civil construction management and owner’s representation to a variety of owners and general contractors in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.

As Executive Vice President, Pete will oversee all day-to-day business operations, implement corporate business plans, interact with top priority clients, and evaluate organizational success, among other responsibilities.

According to Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating, “We are excited to have Pete rejoin the Bloomsdale Excavating side of our business.  He has been instrumental in our growth both with Nexus Construction Service Group and Bloomsdale Excavating prior to that.  His re-joining is a result of our long term strategic vision for growth and our focus on setting the bar in the industry.

Pete’s college education at Missouri University of Science & Technology (former University of Missouri-Rolla) has seen his career cover working for civil engineering firms, home builders and excavation and grading contractors in project and executive capacities.  Through Nexus Construction Service Group, Pete has recently been instrumental in projects such as the Washington University East End Campus Transformation project in St. Louis, Stanberry Reclamation project near St. Joseph, MO and Marketplace West in Rolla, MO.

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

MHS Legacy Group Announces Hire of New Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Huss

Joseph F. Huss brings years of experience and leadership to new role

MHS Legacy Group, a national holding company of specialty contractors based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Joseph F. Huss as Chief Financial Officer. Huss brings a diverse and deep background in all areas of executive financial management with success at building and leading a high-performance finance organization.

“We are very excited to have Joe join the MHS family,” said Walt Hatfield, president of MHS Legacy Group. “His forward-thinking and creative approaches to our financial functions will be a great addition to our company as we continue to grow.”

Most recently, Huss was the CFO at a biodiesel manufacturing company in south Roxana, Ill. Throughout his extensive career, Huss was responsible for financial reporting and treasury functions, cash flow forecasting and budgeting, coordination with outside legal/tax counsel, management of banking relations, risk management, employee benefit programs and much more. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

MHS Legacy Group was founded in 1895 in St. Louis and holds a diverse group of specialty contracting companies in the roofing, custom metal fabrication, building enclosure and glazing, and industrial scaffolding industries. For more information, visit www.mhslegacygroup.com.

MC Hotel Construction Hires Director of Operations

Randy Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience

Randy Wild

MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently hired Randy Wild as Director of Operations.  In this position, Wild will create and implement procedures, as well as manage and supervise daily operations.  He will oversee business development, monitor financial oversight, and cultivate both vendor and subcontractor relationships.  Wild’s responsibilities include maintaining and enforcing the corporation’s safety programs to ensure OSHA compliance.  He also will oversee job safety site practices.

Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience.  Prior to joining MC Hotel Construction, he founded and eventually sold Paragon Certified Restoration, one of the area’s largest disaster recovery and restoration businesses with offices in Swansea, Ill., Columbia and St. Louis, Mo.

“Randy’s ability to face challenges by developing cutting edge solutions makes him an integral asset to our management team,” said Jim Heinz, Vice President.  “He is the perfect fit when it comes to our mission of providing excellent hotels for our clients, and we look forward to incorporating his vision of growth and opportunity into our future.”

MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO, specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.  MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites.  For more information, call (314) 339-6600 or visit http://www.mchotelconstruction.com

March 6, 2018

Explore St. Louis Welcomes Anaja “AJ” Sander as New Director of Community Engagement

Anaja Sanders

Explore St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of Anaja “AJ” Sander as new Director of Community Engagement. In her new role, Sander will serve as a community liaison for Explore St. Louis and the lead development representative for the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation.  She will also guide several committees, as well as maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the St. Louis region.

Prior to joining Explore St. Louis, Sander served in a variety of capacities for the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America including District Director and District Executive.  She also served as Youth Ministries Director for the Salvation Army, and was a Youth Minister for the South Side Christian Center.

Sander’s has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Central Methodist University and an Associate of Arts in Psychology degree from State Fair Community College.

Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex. 

Terri Rollings Joins the Leica Geosystems Team

Terri Rollings

Rollings has joined Leica Geosystems as Territory Sales Representative for Building Construction and Survey products in Missouri and Southern Illinois.    With a background of over 25 years serving the St. Louis construction market, Terri brings expertise in a wide range of topics, from positioning with robotic total stations, to laser levels, to underground detection solutions. Terri is based in St. Louis, MO and can be reached at terri.rollings@leica-geosystems.com or via telephone at (314) 240-2219.

March 30, 2018

Mosby Building Arts Expands Their Design & Sales Department

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of two new licensed architects, Arthur Merdinian as a Home Consultant and Architect, and Lucy Stopsky as Architect.

Lucy Stopsky

Lucy Stopsky is our new licensed Architect; She is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Lucy received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Illinois, and her master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. She has several years of experience with residential design-build firms. Lucy has been working in Chicago, Illinois for the past five years, and is excited to move back to her hometown of St. Louis. Mosby Building Arts is excited to have her on the team!

Arthur Merinian

Arthur Merdinian is joining our team as a Home Consultant and Architect, he is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Arthur received his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Hobart College, then his master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. He has 25 years of experience in the residential remodeling and construction industry. Arthur is also an active chairman with the St. Louis Building Code Review Committee. Mosby Building Arts looks forward to Arthur bringing his knowledge to the team.

Mosby Building Arts continues to expand in all areas. For other open positions at Mosby Building Arts, visit their Careers page.

Mosby Building Arts has been the trusted resource for discerning home owners for residential architecture, design, and remodeling in Metro St. Louis for over 70 years. Learn more at www.CallMosby.com.

Greensfelder Attorney Jessica Courtway Named 2018 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow

Jessica Courtway

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jessica Courtway, an attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law as a 2018 Diversity Fellow.

The ABA Forum on Construction Diversity Fellowship program aims to draw diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term forum members by identifying those who have demonstrated interest in the Forum on Construction and are potential candidates for future Forum leadership. The largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States, the ABA Forum on Construction Law has more than 6,000 members who represent all segments of the construction industry.

Ms. Courtway is a member of Greensfelder’s Construction industry group, representing clients in a variety of construction matters including construction litigation and arbitration, prosecution of mechanic’s liens, contract negotiation, and contractor licensing issues.

Ms. Courtway also holds a number of leadership positions in professional and community organizations. She serves as president of the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association and vice chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Ms. Courtway received her J.D. (cum laude) from Washington University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Saint Louis University.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville, Ill.  Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of practice include business services; communications and media; construction; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; employment and labor; energy; franchising and distribution; health care; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; securities and financial services; and trusts and estates.  Find out more at www.greensfelder.com.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Jon Carden to Branch Manager of its San Francisco Branch

Jon Carden

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Jon Carden of Hayward, CA to Branch Manager of its San Francisco branch office. Carden was previously Superintendent at the branch.

Serving Northern California since 1965, Western’s San Francisco branch offers the following commercial specialty services:

  • Building cleaning
  • Concrete restoration
  • EIFS restoration/recoating
  • Epoxy and chemical grout injection
  • Expansion joint systems
  • Exterior wall coatings
  • Masonry restoration
  • Parking deck restoration
  • Waterproofing

Carden will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carden will be responsible for ensuring the branch’s profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control and building/maintaining customer relationships.

Carden has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2003, and has held the positions of Craftsman, Foreman and Superintendent at the San Francisco Branch before being promoted to Branch Manager. He has worked in the waterproofing industry for a total of 36 years.

He is a member of ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. Carden is serving on an ASTM committee to update the cold applied waterproofing standard.

Additionally, Carden is acting as an advisor to the Sam Mazza Foundation, offering guidance on maintaining the 109-year-old castle located in Pacifica, CA.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing.  For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

Explore St. Louis Welcomes Anaja “AJ” Sander as New Director of Community Engagement

Anaja Sanders

Explore St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of Anaja “AJ” Sander as new Director of Community Engagement. In her new role, Sander will serve as a community liaison for Explore St. Louis and the lead development representative for the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation.  She will also guide several committees, as well as maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the St. Louis region.

Prior to joining Explore St. Louis, Sander served in a variety of capacities for the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America including District Director and District Executive.  She also served as Youth Ministries Director for the Salvation Army, and was a Youth Minister for the South Side Christian Center.

Sander’s has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Central Methodist University and an Associate of Arts in Psychology degree from State Fair Community College.

Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex. 

Terri Rollings Joins the Leica Geosystems Team

Terri Rollings

Rollings has joined Leica Geosystems as Territory Sales Representative for Building Construction and Survey products in Missouri and Southern Illinois.    With a background of over 25 years serving the St. Louis construction market, Terri brings expertise in a wide range of topics, from positioning with robotic total stations, to laser levels, to underground detection solutions. Terri is based in St. Louis, MO and can be reached at terri.rollings@leica-geosystems.com or via telephone at (314) 240-2219.

March 30, 2018

Mosby Building Arts Expands Their Design & Sales Department

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of two new licensed architects, Arthur Merdinian as a Home Consultant and Architect, and Lucy Stopsky as Architect.

Lucy Stopsky

Lucy Stopsky is our new licensed Architect; She is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Lucy received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Illinois, and her master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. She has several years of experience with residential design-build firms. Lucy has been working in Chicago, Illinois for the past five years, and is excited to move back to her hometown of St. Louis. Mosby Building Arts is excited to have her on the team!

Arthur Merinian

Arthur Merdinian is joining our team as a Home Consultant and Architect, he is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Arthur received his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Hobart College, then his master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. He has 25 years of experience in the residential remodeling and construction industry. Arthur is also an active chairman with the St. Louis Building Code Review Committee. Mosby Building Arts looks forward to Arthur bringing his knowledge to the team.

Mosby Building Arts continues to expand in all areas. For other open positions at Mosby Building Arts, visit their Careers page.

Mosby Building Arts has been the trusted resource for discerning home owners for residential architecture, design, and remodeling in Metro St. Louis for over 70 years. Learn more at www.CallMosby.com.

Greensfelder Attorney Jessica Courtway Named 2018 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow

Jessica Courtway

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jessica Courtway, an attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law as a 2018 Diversity Fellow.

The ABA Forum on Construction Diversity Fellowship program aims to draw diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term forum members by identifying those who have demonstrated interest in the Forum on Construction and are potential candidates for future Forum leadership. The largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States, the ABA Forum on Construction Law has more than 6,000 members who represent all segments of the construction industry.

Ms. Courtway is a member of Greensfelder’s Construction industry group, representing clients in a variety of construction matters including construction litigation and arbitration, prosecution of mechanic’s liens, contract negotiation, and contractor licensing issues.

Ms. Courtway also holds a number of leadership positions in professional and community organizations. She serves as president of the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association and vice chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Ms. Courtway received her J.D. (cum laude) from Washington University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Saint Louis University.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville, Ill.  Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of practice include business services; communications and media; construction; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; employment and labor; energy; franchising and distribution; health care; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; securities and financial services; and trusts and estates.  Find out more at www.greensfelder.com.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Jon Carden to Branch Manager of its San Francisco Branch

Jon Carden

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Jon Carden of Hayward, CA to Branch Manager of its San Francisco branch office. Carden was previously Superintendent at the branch.

Serving Northern California since 1965, Western’s San Francisco branch offers the following commercial specialty services:

  • Building cleaning
  • Concrete restoration
  • EIFS restoration/recoating
  • Epoxy and chemical grout injection
  • Expansion joint systems
  • Exterior wall coatings
  • Masonry restoration
  • Parking deck restoration
  • Waterproofing

Carden will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carden will be responsible for ensuring the branch’s profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control and building/maintaining customer relationships.

Carden has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2003, and has held the positions of Craftsman, Foreman and Superintendent at the San Francisco Branch before being promoted to Branch Manager. He has worked in the waterproofing industry for a total of 36 years.

He is a member of ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. Carden is serving on an ASTM committee to update the cold applied waterproofing standard.

Additionally, Carden is acting as an advisor to the Sam Mazza Foundation, offering guidance on maintaining the 109-year-old castle located in Pacifica, CA.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing.  For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

March 23, 2018

Western Specialty Contractors Hires Jillian Chew as National Account Program Manager

Jillian Chew

Western Specialty Contractors has hired Jillian Chew of Wildwood, MO as National Account Program Manager. In this role, Chew will assist in the company’s efforts to identify, establish and develop relationships with large, multi-location customers. Assigned to three to five customers, Chew will also work to establish productive, professional relationships with high-level executives and other key contacts for all assigned client accounts, as well as effectively communicate to customers the benefits of a national account partnership with Western.

Chew has seven years of sales experience, having previously worked as a Retirement Sales Representative for Paychex, an Admissions Advisor for Kaplan University and an Admissions Representative for Corinthian College.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Communication from the University of Missouri St. Louis and an MBA from Kaplan University.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

Eva Fryar, Vice President of Construction Operations at Payne Family Homes

Named to Professional Builder Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

Payne Family Homes, a leading St. Louis, Missouri based homebuilder, is proud to announce that Vice President of Construction Operations Eva Fryar has been selected for Professional Builder magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018, featured in their March 2018 issue. Her contributions are a key reason that Payne Family Homes has become the St. Louis metropolitan area’s fastest-growing homebuilder, growing from $7 million in sales in 2009 to $90 million in 2017. She also is one of a very few women to hold the title of Vice President of Construction Operations in a male-dominated field.

Fryar provides strategic leadership and direction for the homebuilder’s growing portfolio of residential homes in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region. She oversees 26 people including field superintendents, estimators, and the company’s in-house architecture, purchasing and customer care teams. She also coordinates the efforts of approximately 100 suppliers.

She is charged with opening six new residential developments in early 2018, as well as again leading the campaign and building efforts for the 2018 St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway house, an effort that has helped raise over $4 million to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2014.

In addition to her achievements at Payne Family Homes, Fryar is chair of the committee for the St. Louis Professional Women in Building Council. She is also an active member of the St. Louis Home Builders Association for which she sits on its board of directors and is helping to start the association’s student education chapter. Fryar has been a judge for the National Home Builders Association Residential Construction Management Competition, which gives college students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom by completing a management project/proposal for an actual construction company. She also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and helps build a house every year for a low-income family.

“Eva is exceptionally bright and a great contributor to Payne’s executive team and its overall strategic direction,” says Ken Kruse, Payne Family Homes president. “We are very proud of Eva’s dedication, her perfecting of new processes and the way she leads her team. This recognition is well deserved.” 

Professional Builder received more than 150 nominations this year, illustrating the depth of talent among this collection of future and present industry leaders. The magazine’s editors selected the winners based on both personal and professional accomplishments. This year’s class included 15 women and 25 men representing all regions of the United States.

For more information about Payne Family Homes, visit www.paynefamilyhomes.com or call 314-477-1218.

Byrne & Jones Construction Adds Christine Lips & Michael Stolze as Accounting Assistants

Christine Lips

Christine Lips and Michael Stolze have joined Byrne & Jones Construction as accounting assistants.  Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.

Lips received her degree in business administration and management and a minor in mathematics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.   Stolze received his degree in accountancy from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Michael Stolz

Founded in 1976, Byrne & Jones Construction builds and maintains parking lots, roads and highways, athletic fields, running tracks, tennis courts, underground drainage systems and paved surfaces and performs a variety of marine construction.  Learn more at www.byrneandjones.com. 

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Tom Brooks to Chief Operating Officer

Tom Brooks

Western Specialty Contractors proudly announces the promotion of Sr. Vice President of Operations Tom Brooks to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective Jan. 1, 2018. Brooks replaces COO Jim Rechtin, Sr., who retired from Western after 46 years of service.

Brooks will utilize his more than 20 years of construction industry experience to oversee and manage all aspects of day-to-day operations, plus implement strategies for continued bottom line growth. He plans to work closely with Western’s  President Jeff Kelley to develop and propose new programs that support the company’s short- and long-term objectives.

“Tom has demonstrated strong business acumen, along with the ability to lead and mentor others,” said Kelley. “I am very excited for Tom and I look forward to new opportunities in 2018 and beyond.”

Brooks started with Western in 2012 as Vice President – Operations and Business Development, then was promoted to Sr. Vice President of Operations in 2016.

Brooks has a degree in Building Construction Management from Purdue University – North Central Campus and an AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Southern Illinois University. He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, a veteran of Desert Storm and a graduate of the Military Police Academy. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), Construction Users Round Table (CURT) and U.S. Green Building Council.

Family-owned and operated for over 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.

 

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