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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.

Winco Window Announces Retirement of John Campbell as President of the Company 

Winco Window Company announces the retirement of John Campbell as the company’s president. Campbell was hired in May, 1995 as Production Control and Scheduling Mgr..  Prior to joining Winco, Campbell worked at several other window companies, enabling him to bring significant knowledge and experience to Winco.

Campbell formerly worked at Alcan Aluminum Co. in Owensboro, K, Nashville, Tenn., Rome, Ga. and Warren, Ohio; then White Star Aluminum in Pensauken, N.J.; Peerless Products in Fort Scott, Kan.; then Sugar Creek Window and Door in Sugarcreek, Ohio before joining Winco.

“John has been steady at the wheel since day one,” says Gantt W. Miller III, AIA and CEO of Winco. “We hired John knowing that he would one day run the company for us. His manufacturing, engineering, product design expertise and information systems experience was the catalyst for our current operational systems and standards.”

Integrating computer technology, software development and in-house programming of numerous operational functions were among Campbell’s major accomplishments at Winco. His ability to create sophisticated internal systems played a key role in providing solutions for larger jobs. “John was the one to manage the minute details, yet keep his eye on the big picture,” adds Miller.  “Customer satisfaction remains paramount to John.”

Credited with adding structure to Winco’s new product development, Campbell helped move Winco from a standard product offering company to one that provides unique and technically sophisticated window and wall solutions. “John was actively involved in developing Winco’s hung window — a popular product in much demand today — and then worked tirelessly to push Winco into the specialty custom market with historic replica, tornado, hurricane, blast, psychiatric and ballistic products,” according to Miller.

Campbell has noticed a major shift in the fenestration business during his long career. “It used to be, you simply sold windows,” he says. “Now, multiple people are involved in the production of one window and the sales process extends far beyond the actual sale. The line in the sand is blurred between the owner, the installer and the manufacturer. We must all work as a team to make sure the windows protect the building and provide comfort for the occupant – it’s a shared responsibility.”

Winco is beginning the search for Campbell’s replacement, both internally and outside the company. During the transition, John will continue to be actively involved with the company. “John is committed to a smooth transition at the helm,” says Miller. “He shares our confidence in the future of Winco in a market that is strong and a team of employees and reps that are dedicated and committed to excellence.”

John is moving his residence from the St. Louis area to his hometown of Owensboro, Ky., where he and his wife, Kathryn Robertson Campbell, met 48 years ago. Even though he will retire as president, Campbell plans to explore new business and marketing opportunities for Winco in the Kentucky market. He will also continue to consult with Winco’s management.

During his time with Winco, John and his wife Kathy lived in Columbia, Ill. Both John and Kathy have been active in community theater for years, as actors and directors. John is a member of the Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) in Waterloo, Ill., and he currently serves as President for its Board of Directors. Campbell is a 1974 graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he studied Theatre Arts.(He met his wife at the Community Theater in Owensboro, where he was involved in community theaters in Kentucky, Georgia, Ohio, New Jersey and Kansas, prior to founding the MASC. Together, they have produced 89 full length plays and musicals since founding the stage company in 1999.

Castle Contracting Promotes Aaron Retherford to Director of Business Development

Aaron Retherford

Castle Contracting has promoted Aaron Retherford to the position of Director of Business Development.

As a member of the Castle leadership team, Retherford will focus on growing the company’s sales through the cultivation of new business opportunities. Additional responsibilities include prioritizing project opportunities, developing and leading pursuit strategies, managing sales activity, and leading Castle’s marketing and branding initiatives.

“Aaron is a skilled and respected business developer with a thorough knowledge of the construction sales process,” says Mike Myers, vice president of Castle Contracting. “His commitment to understanding current and future market trends will continue to guide Castle’s expansion in St. Louis and other markets.”

Retherford joined Castle in 2010 as an estimator and earned promotions to preconstruction manager and business development manager.

Retherford received bachelor of science degrees in both construction management and business administration from Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. His community involvement includes volunteering for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation’s KIDstruction event and the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers golf committee.

Castle Contracting, LLC provides turnkey site preparation services, site utilities, earthwork and trenchless technology directly to owners; general contractors; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors.

KAI Promotes Derwin Broughton to Deputy Director of Architecture  

Derwin Broughton

KAI is proud to announce that Derwin Broughton, AIA, has been promoted to Deputy Director of Architecture.

Broughton, who previously held the position of Senior Project Architect/Project Manager, joined KAI four years ago. As Deputy Director, Broughton will be more closely involved in the formulation of architectural plans and management, while acting as a steward of all work entrusted to the architectural department and promoting corporate excellence. His professional experience will guide him in setting goals for the KAI Texas office, establishing future objectives by identifying issues and opportunities, and developing strategic recommendations.

“Derwin has meticulously climbed the ranks with his dedication and commitment to not only the architectural department, but to the overall success of our Dallas office,” said KAI Texas President and COO Darren L. James. “For the past couple of years, along with his design responsibilities, Derwin has also supported business development and project management, where he has shown exemplary performance and has proven himself as a committed company advocate. He has always shown initiative in the performance of his duties, even going above and beyond what is expected of him.”

Broughton has a Bachelor of Science in Design/Architecture from Clemson University. He is also a board member for Dash for the Beads, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy eating and physical activity for grade school children. In the recent past, he was Board Chair for Junior Players, Dallas’ oldest children’s theater, as well as a board member for AIA Dallas. Broughton has been recognized by the Dallas Business JournalEngineering News-Record and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for his exemplary leadership in the architectural profession.

KAI Design & Build is a national 100+ person design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Lori Owens joins McGrath & Associates as Project Accountant

Lori Owens

McGrath & Associates has hired Lori Owens of Alton, IL, as project accountant. Owens has 24 years of experience in payroll, office management, accounting and project management support for several construction industry organizations. She has a clerical bookkeeping diploma from United College and is a trained Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corp volunteer.

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. 

August 11, 2017

Michelle Jordan Joins Architectural Business Interiors Team as Business Development Manager 

Michelle Jordan

Architectural Business Interiors (ABI), located in DesPeres, MO, has recently expanded its staff to include Michelle Jordan as Director of Business Development representing their Muraflex® demountable walls, Arktura acoustical systems and Carvart architectural glass product lines.  Michelle brings 20+ years of business development experience to the ABI team including nearly 10 years in the Architectural Interiors industry.  Her primary responsibilities include business development focusing on construction specifiers, architects, commercial real estate, end-users and general contractors.  “We are very excited to have someone with Michelle’s experience and qualifications in the construction industry joining our team and look forward to opening up new vertical market channels for ABI.” Added Bob Mitchusson, President.

Oberle Promoted to Service Dispatch Supervisor at Murphy

Stephanie Oberle

Stephanie Oberle has been promoted to the position of service dispatch supervisor at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering firm. The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, service.

Oberle brings 27 years of customer service experience and 15 years of supervisory experience, many in the HVAC industry, to her new role. She joined Murphy as a dispatcher. Earlier in her career she served as a service coordinator for an HVAC company and  club services manager for Optimist International. She also has held administrative positions with  the Missouri chapter of the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Options for Justices, and Delsan  industries.

She is a graduate of Hazelwood Central and also attended St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

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.

KC McDonald joins Wiegmann Associates as Director of National Business Development

KC McDonald

KC McDonald has joined Wiegmann Associates as director of national business development. McDonald is responsible for developing national construction design/build opportunities primarily in the industries of healthcare, senior living, commercial office, refrigeration, multi-family housing, warehouse, manufacturing and food and beverage distribution and processing. He also provides mechanical engineering support and assists in HVAC equipment selection on construction projects.

McDonald has eight years of construction industry experience. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University and is a licensed real estate broker.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects.  

Terry Denny joins Knoebel Construction as Site Superintendent

Terry Knoebel

Terry Denny of Dardenne Prairie, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a site superintendent. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, subcontractor coordination and scheduling for various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Denny has 19 years of experience in commercial construction. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

August 4, 2017

Geotechnology Announces Tim Gorline has Achieved Designation as ICC Master Special Inspector

Tim Gorline

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, is pleased to announce today that Mr. Tim Gorline, a Geologist in their construction materials testing (CMT) group, has achieved International Code Council (ICC) designation as Master Special Inspector. Tim is one of only two Master Special Inspectors in the State of Missouri, the other being in the Kansas City area. Of the 16 Master Special Inspectors in the State of Illinois, only Gorline and one other reside in the St. Louis metro area.

Tim is now certified by ICC to perform inspections in reinforced concrete, soils, fireproofing, structural steel and welding, structural steel and bolting and reinforced masonry.  Tim also holds other certifications including the following: Level I Technician, American Concrete Institute (ACI);  Level II Technician, Post-Tensioning Institute; Level II Soils, Level II Asphalt and Level III Concrete Technician from National Institute of Civil Engineering Technicians (NICET); and Soil and Concrete Technician from Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Gorline received his Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Fredonia. As a degreed Geologist, and member of Geotechnology’s CMT group since 2002, Tim has extensive experience providing construction observation, inspection and testing of many facets of construction.   Tim provided quality control observations and testing for Busch Stadium, 212 South Meramec high rise, St. Louis Art Museum, MasterCard Headquarters, Washington University’s Loop Student Housing, Reinsurance Group of America, Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, and many other St. Louis metropolitan area projects.

“Geotechnology has made considerable investment in providing highly trained field representatives to perform code-required special inspections.  Tim has shown great leadership in achieving the Master Special Inspector designation.  The scarcity of Master Special Inspectors in the metropolitan area and the commitment of representatives like Tim, clearly differentiates Geotechnology, and allows us to to provide a level of service that others cannot.” said Jeff Klein, P.E., Construction Materials Testing Manager in St. Louis.

Established more than 32 years ago, Geotechnology, Inc. is a professional corporation offering a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, including geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing and drilling. 

Thomas Stockmann Jr. Joins Murphy Co. as BIM Designer

Thomas Stockman

Thomas Stockmann Jr. has joined Murphy Company as a BIM (Building Information Modeling) designer.  The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

A 2017 graduate of Mineral Area College with an associate’s degree in engineering, tech design drafting, Stockmann is a certified production technician (2015).  He also is OSHA 30-hr.certified (2014).           His work experience includes logging and customer service for his family’s business, Stockmann Logging,  in Fredericktown, MO.

Blake Named Fabrication Database Engineer VDC/BIM at Murphy

Dylan Blake

Dylan W. Blake has been appointed a fabrication database engineer VDC/BIM (Virtual Design and Construction/Building Information Modeling) at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical

contracting and engineering company. The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production.

A May 2017 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Blake was the university’s Lacrosse Club president and captain, an Opening Week mentor, and was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success in 2015.  A cum laude graduate of Fox High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society for four years, Blake played varsity soccer for three years, and served as captain of the high school’s varsity Lacrosse team.

While a college student, he worked as a maintenance/field worker for the City of Arnold Parks Department, performing plumbing, welding and carpentry work.  

Vincent Named Plumbing Designer,  VDC/BIM at Murphy

Ahmad Vincent

Ahmad Vincent has been appointed a plumbing designer, VDC/BIM (Virtual Design and Construction/Building Information Modeling) at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering company. The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production.

An experienced professional, Vincent holds a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in project/construction management and an associate’s degree in computer drafting and design from ITT Technical Institute.

Before joining Murphy Company, Vincent worked for more than two years as a project manager, BIM designer/estimator, on such projects as the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs Building, the 4220 Duncan Wexford Science and Research Building, and the Rockwood Summit High School renovation/addition.  He also worked on projects at the Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, among others. Prior to that, and during his college years, he was general manager of a high-volume restaurant.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado.  Murphy is ranked No. 17 on Engineering News-Record’s list of largest mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com. 

MC Industrial Appoints Bob Wood as Business Development Manager 

Bob Wood

MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company and leader in industrial construction, recently announced the addition of Bob Wood as Business Development Manager.

Based in MC Industrial’s St. Louis office, his focus will be working with project teams to develop design and construction solutions that enhance project delivery for MC Industrial’s clients in the power market nationwide. Bob brings 23 years industry experience and broad power expertise to his new role including environmental, new generation, renewable and plant maintenance projects.

“We are pleased to have Bob join our team and serve our power industry clients,” said Brian Timmer, Business Development Director. “His strong foundation in design and construction and experience with large-scale industrial projects brings extensive value to our firm and our clients alike.”

Bob attended Lindenwood University and Ranken Technical College HVAC. He has received special training through Carrier Corporation, York and Siemens. He is currently an active member of COCA, AGC, SLCCC and SIBA.

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly specialized needs of the industrial marketplace. 

Mueller Prost Promotes Partners Adam Herman and Quinn Martin to Firm Leadership Positions 

Effective July 1, 2017,  Adam Herman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA, CFE, Partner was named Chief Visionary Officer, and Quinn Martin, CPA, MBA, Partner was named Chief Operating Officer. This is the first-time Mueller Prost has appointed a CVO and COO, a move to ensure the growth and sustainability of the firm in future years. This split from the traditional Managing Partner structure recognizes the need for various skill sets as the firm grows, and allows for highest and best use of the firm’s resources and people.

Adam Herman

Herman has over 25 years of experience in business valuations, tax credits, advising and consulting. Adam has been successful in supporting new business growth nationwide through his leadership, creativity, energy, integrity and credentials which are highly respected among valuation, IRS, and business professionals. In his new role, Herman will oversee the strategy and direction of the firm, lead growth and new service initiatives and manage the firm’s industry leaders, sales and marketing efforts.

Quinn Martin

Martin has over 15 years of experience in assurance and auditing services, specializing in manufacturing, construction, distribution, and a variety of other niche industries including PCAOB non-issuers. In his new role, Martin will ensure the operational effectiveness of the firm. He will manage the firm’s service line leaders, human resources, finance and IT functions.

Herman and Martin will work closely together for a seamless transition. Co-founder Doug Mueller will remain President under the new structure and co-founder Mike Prost will act as Managing Partner during the transition.

President, Doug Mueller says, “When Mike and I founded our firm, we wanted to create a legacy firm for ourselves, our clients and our employees. This three-pronged leadership approach will position us to continue to grow in years to come. Adam and Quinn’s leadership and dedication to the firm are exactly what we need when it comes to succession planning.”

Mueller Prost has 18 partners, 3 locations and over 150 employees. The firm is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work and focuses on employee and client engagement and retention. 

Spellman Brady Welcomes Monica Stefek, Director of Marketing

Monica Stefek

Spellman Brady & Company welcomes Monica Stefek, who will serve as the firm’s Director of Marketing.  Ms. Stefek will have corporate responsibility for the firm’s marketing activities which includes developing the firm’s marketing material, responses to Requests for Qualifications and Proposals, as well as managing the firm’s communication, marketing and public relations activities.

Ms. Stefek is a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of innovative and results-oriented marketing experience.  Monica earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Some of her previous experience includes marketing responsibilities for clients at Visual Ingenuity and The Vandiver Group.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. 

Focal Pointe Hires John O’Connell as Controller*

John O’Connell

Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions announces the addition of John W. O’Connell of Chesterfield, Missouri as the firm’s Controller. In this position, John will lead all aspects of Focal Pointe’s financial processes and procedures, strengthening performance and profitability. He will also provide leadership for the firm’s administrative operations, including human resources and nformation technology.

O’Connell brings more than 35 years of experience in finance, having been a minority owner of a local luxury homebuilder, and financial executive for one of the largest home builders in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
certification with Peat Marwick Mitchell.

Founded by John Munie in 1998, Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, Inc. is a full-service grounds maintenance, lawncare, and landscaping company specializing in distinctive, high-touch properties for both residential and commercial clients.

Rick Rebecca Joins Contegra Construction Co. as Safety Director

Rick Rebecca

Rick Rebecca, who has more than 26 years of experience in risk management, has joined Contegra Construction Co. as safety director.  Rebecca will oversee all facets of safety and safety training at Contegra. Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, office and retail projects.

Johnston Joins Murphy as Service Sales Account Mgr.

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnston has been named service sales account manager for Murphy Company.  The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, service, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

Johnston recently was elected as president of the St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She has more than seven years’ experience in facilities, most recently serving as a facility and maintenance supply territory manager at Ferguson in St Louis. Before that, she was a service and building solutions sales executive in St. Louis from 2010 to 2014. She also is a member of the Building Owner Management Association (BOMA).

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

Murphy Appoints Jared Moresi as Engineer, Industrial

Jared Moresi

Jared Moresi has joined Murphy Company as an engineer, industrial.  The announcement was made by Mike Werdes, manager of engineering for the mechanical engineering and contracting firm. Moresi earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2017 from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was on the Dean’s List. He also was 2016-17 secretary of Mizzou’s Mechanical contractors Association of America student chapter, which captured First Place in the Final Four Competition at the MCAA National Convention in San Diego in March 2017.

The UMC chapter also was named MCAA’s Student Chapter of the Year. During summer 2016 Moresi served as an intern in Murphy’s design/build department.  The summer before he interned in the company’s service department. During summer 2013 he worked for Cardinal Home Improvement in Cottleville, MO.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

Dale Duello joins Knoebel Construction as Site Superintendent

Dale Duello

Dale Duello of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a site superintendent. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, subcontractor coordination and scheduling for various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Duello has 25 years of experience in commercial construction. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

Irace Named Engineer, Commercial at Murphy Company

Phillip Irace

Phillip Irace has joined Murphy Company as engineer, commercial.  The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice-president, commercial, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm. Irace holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, graduating summa cum laude.  He will receive a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington University in 2018, graduating magna cum laude, with a specialization is energy conversion and efficiency.

He joined Murphy full-time in June 2017 after having served as an intern for one year.  Prior to that, he worked at Global Surgical Corporation as part of Washington University’s engineering co-op program.   He is an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) graduate student member, an affiliate member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and an EIT (Engineer in Training.) He is a member of Pi Tau Sigma and also played Illinois College football.

Kniesche Joins Murphy Co. as Engineer, Commercial

Nicholas Kniesche

Nicholas (Nick) M. Kniesche has joined Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering firm, as engineer, commercial.  The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice-president, commercial.

Kniesche is a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was on the Dean’s List.  He also was 2015-17 president of Mizzou’s Mechanical Contractors Association of America student chapter, which is sponsored by MCA-EMO. The student chapter captured First Place in the Final Four Competition at the MCAA National Convention in San Diego in March 2017.  The UMC chapter, although only three years in the making, also was named MCAA Student Chapter of the Year from among a total of 52 student chapters nationwide.

While studying at UMC, he also was executive treasurer of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) student chapter for which he also served as a mentor for architectural studies.  He also was a member and subchairman of the marketing committee for Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional business fraternity.  Additionally, he was a member, executive secretary and member of the judicial board and finance committee, and Homecoming build chair for Alpha Tau Omega. An active community volunteer, he volunteered for Sacred Heart Church, Caring for Columbia, and the Thompson Center for Autism.

Kniesche served as a project management intern at Murphy Company during the summers of 2015 and 2016.  Prior to that, he was owner-operator of Kniesche Home Improvement. He is OSHA-10 certified.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.

People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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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.

Michelle Jordan Joins Architectural Business Interiors Team as Business Development Manager 

Michelle Jordan

Architectural Business Interiors (ABI), located in DesPeres, MO, has recently expanded its staff to include Michelle Jordan as Director of Business Development representing their Muraflex® demountable walls, Arktura acoustical systems and Carvart architectural glass product lines.  Michelle brings 20+ years of business development experience to the ABI team including nearly 10 years in the Architectural Interiors industry.  Her primary responsibilities include business development focusing on construction specifiers, architects, commercial real estate, end-users and general contractors.  “We are very excited to have someone with Michelle’s experience and qualifications in the construction industry joining our team and look forward to opening up new vertical market channels for ABI.” Added Bob Mitchusson, President.

Oberle Promoted to Service Dispatch Supervisor at Murphy

Stephanie Oberle

Stephanie Oberle has been promoted to the position of service dispatch supervisor at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering firm. The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, service.

Oberle brings 27 years of customer service experience and 15 years of supervisory experience, many in the HVAC industry, to her new role. She joined Murphy as a dispatcher. Earlier in her career she served as a service coordinator for an HVAC company and  club services manager for Optimist International. She also has held administrative positions with  the Missouri chapter of the Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Options for Justices, and Delsan  industries.

She is a graduate of Hazelwood Central and also attended St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley.

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.

KC McDonald joins Wiegmann Associates as Director of National Business Development

KC McDonald

KC McDonald has joined Wiegmann Associates as director of national business development. McDonald is responsible for developing national construction design/build opportunities primarily in the industries of healthcare, senior living, commercial office, refrigeration, multi-family housing, warehouse, manufacturing and food and beverage distribution and processing. He also provides mechanical engineering support and assists in HVAC equipment selection on construction projects.

McDonald has eight years of construction industry experience. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University and is a licensed real estate broker.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects.  

Terry Denny joins Knoebel Construction as Site Superintendent

Terry Knoebel

Terry Denny of Dardenne Prairie, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a site superintendent. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, subcontractor coordination and scheduling for various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Denny has 19 years of experience in commercial construction. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

August 4, 2017

Geotechnology Announces Tim Gorline has Achieved Designation as ICC Master Special Inspector

Tim Gorline

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, is pleased to announce today that Mr. Tim Gorline, a Geologist in their construction materials testing (CMT) group, has achieved International Code Council (ICC) designation as Master Special Inspector. Tim is one of only two Master Special Inspectors in the State of Missouri, the other being in the Kansas City area. Of the 16 Master Special Inspectors in the State of Illinois, only Gorline and one other reside in the St. Louis metro area.

Tim is now certified by ICC to perform inspections in reinforced concrete, soils, fireproofing, structural steel and welding, structural steel and bolting and reinforced masonry.  Tim also holds other certifications including the following: Level I Technician, American Concrete Institute (ACI);  Level II Technician, Post-Tensioning Institute; Level II Soils, Level II Asphalt and Level III Concrete Technician from National Institute of Civil Engineering Technicians (NICET); and Soil and Concrete Technician from Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Gorline received his Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Fredonia. As a degreed Geologist, and member of Geotechnology’s CMT group since 2002, Tim has extensive experience providing construction observation, inspection and testing of many facets of construction.   Tim provided quality control observations and testing for Busch Stadium, 212 South Meramec high rise, St. Louis Art Museum, MasterCard Headquarters, Washington University’s Loop Student Housing, Reinsurance Group of America, Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, and many other St. Louis metropolitan area projects.

“Geotechnology has made considerable investment in providing highly trained field representatives to perform code-required special inspections.  Tim has shown great leadership in achieving the Master Special Inspector designation.  The scarcity of Master Special Inspectors in the metropolitan area and the commitment of representatives like Tim, clearly differentiates Geotechnology, and allows us to to provide a level of service that others cannot.” said Jeff Klein, P.E., Construction Materials Testing Manager in St. Louis.

Established more than 32 years ago, Geotechnology, Inc. is a professional corporation offering a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, including geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing and drilling. 

Thomas Stockmann Jr. Joins Murphy Co. as BIM Designer

Thomas Stockman

Thomas Stockmann Jr. has joined Murphy Company as a BIM (Building Information Modeling) designer.  The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

A 2017 graduate of Mineral Area College with an associate’s degree in engineering, tech design drafting, Stockmann is a certified production technician (2015).  He also is OSHA 30-hr.certified (2014).           His work experience includes logging and customer service for his family’s business, Stockmann Logging,  in Fredericktown, MO.

Blake Named Fabrication Database Engineer VDC/BIM at Murphy

Dylan Blake

Dylan W. Blake has been appointed a fabrication database engineer VDC/BIM (Virtual Design and Construction/Building Information Modeling) at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical

contracting and engineering company. The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production.

A May 2017 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Blake was the university’s Lacrosse Club president and captain, an Opening Week mentor, and was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success in 2015.  A cum laude graduate of Fox High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society for four years, Blake played varsity soccer for three years, and served as captain of the high school’s varsity Lacrosse team.

While a college student, he worked as a maintenance/field worker for the City of Arnold Parks Department, performing plumbing, welding and carpentry work.  

Vincent Named Plumbing Designer,  VDC/BIM at Murphy

Ahmad Vincent

Ahmad Vincent has been appointed a plumbing designer, VDC/BIM (Virtual Design and Construction/Building Information Modeling) at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering company. The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production.

An experienced professional, Vincent holds a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in project/construction management and an associate’s degree in computer drafting and design from ITT Technical Institute.

Before joining Murphy Company, Vincent worked for more than two years as a project manager, BIM designer/estimator, on such projects as the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs Building, the 4220 Duncan Wexford Science and Research Building, and the Rockwood Summit High School renovation/addition.  He also worked on projects at the Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, among others. Prior to that, and during his college years, he was general manager of a high-volume restaurant.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado.  Murphy is ranked No. 17 on Engineering News-Record’s list of largest mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com. 

MC Industrial Appoints Bob Wood as Business Development Manager 

Bob Wood

MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company and leader in industrial construction, recently announced the addition of Bob Wood as Business Development Manager.

Based in MC Industrial’s St. Louis office, his focus will be working with project teams to develop design and construction solutions that enhance project delivery for MC Industrial’s clients in the power market nationwide. Bob brings 23 years industry experience and broad power expertise to his new role including environmental, new generation, renewable and plant maintenance projects.

“We are pleased to have Bob join our team and serve our power industry clients,” said Brian Timmer, Business Development Director. “His strong foundation in design and construction and experience with large-scale industrial projects brings extensive value to our firm and our clients alike.”

Bob attended Lindenwood University and Ranken Technical College HVAC. He has received special training through Carrier Corporation, York and Siemens. He is currently an active member of COCA, AGC, SLCCC and SIBA.

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly specialized needs of the industrial marketplace. 

Mueller Prost Promotes Partners Adam Herman and Quinn Martin to Firm Leadership Positions 

Effective July 1, 2017,  Adam Herman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA, CFE, Partner was named Chief Visionary Officer, and Quinn Martin, CPA, MBA, Partner was named Chief Operating Officer. This is the first-time Mueller Prost has appointed a CVO and COO, a move to ensure the growth and sustainability of the firm in future years. This split from the traditional Managing Partner structure recognizes the need for various skill sets as the firm grows, and allows for highest and best use of the firm’s resources and people.

Adam Herman

Herman has over 25 years of experience in business valuations, tax credits, advising and consulting. Adam has been successful in supporting new business growth nationwide through his leadership, creativity, energy, integrity and credentials which are highly respected among valuation, IRS, and business professionals. In his new role, Herman will oversee the strategy and direction of the firm, lead growth and new service initiatives and manage the firm’s industry leaders, sales and marketing efforts.

Quinn Martin

Martin has over 15 years of experience in assurance and auditing services, specializing in manufacturing, construction, distribution, and a variety of other niche industries including PCAOB non-issuers. In his new role, Martin will ensure the operational effectiveness of the firm. He will manage the firm’s service line leaders, human resources, finance and IT functions.

Herman and Martin will work closely together for a seamless transition. Co-founder Doug Mueller will remain President under the new structure and co-founder Mike Prost will act as Managing Partner during the transition.

President, Doug Mueller says, “When Mike and I founded our firm, we wanted to create a legacy firm for ourselves, our clients and our employees. This three-pronged leadership approach will position us to continue to grow in years to come. Adam and Quinn’s leadership and dedication to the firm are exactly what we need when it comes to succession planning.”

Mueller Prost has 18 partners, 3 locations and over 150 employees. The firm is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work and focuses on employee and client engagement and retention. 

Spellman Brady Welcomes Monica Stefek, Director of Marketing

Monica Stefek

Spellman Brady & Company welcomes Monica Stefek, who will serve as the firm’s Director of Marketing.  Ms. Stefek will have corporate responsibility for the firm’s marketing activities which includes developing the firm’s marketing material, responses to Requests for Qualifications and Proposals, as well as managing the firm’s communication, marketing and public relations activities.

Ms. Stefek is a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of innovative and results-oriented marketing experience.  Monica earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Some of her previous experience includes marketing responsibilities for clients at Visual Ingenuity and The Vandiver Group.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. 

Focal Pointe Hires John O’Connell as Controller*

John O’Connell

Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions announces the addition of John W. O’Connell of Chesterfield, Missouri as the firm’s Controller. In this position, John will lead all aspects of Focal Pointe’s financial processes and procedures, strengthening performance and profitability. He will also provide leadership for the firm’s administrative operations, including human resources and nformation technology.

O’Connell brings more than 35 years of experience in finance, having been a minority owner of a local luxury homebuilder, and financial executive for one of the largest home builders in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
certification with Peat Marwick Mitchell.

Founded by John Munie in 1998, Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, Inc. is a full-service grounds maintenance, lawncare, and landscaping company specializing in distinctive, high-touch properties for both residential and commercial clients.

Rick Rebecca Joins Contegra Construction Co. as Safety Director

Rick Rebecca

Rick Rebecca, who has more than 26 years of experience in risk management, has joined Contegra Construction Co. as safety director.  Rebecca will oversee all facets of safety and safety training at Contegra. Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, office and retail projects.

Johnston Joins Murphy as Service Sales Account Mgr.

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnston has been named service sales account manager for Murphy Company.  The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, service, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

Johnston recently was elected as president of the St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She has more than seven years’ experience in facilities, most recently serving as a facility and maintenance supply territory manager at Ferguson in St Louis. Before that, she was a service and building solutions sales executive in St. Louis from 2010 to 2014. She also is a member of the Building Owner Management Association (BOMA).

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

Murphy Appoints Jared Moresi as Engineer, Industrial

Jared Moresi

Jared Moresi has joined Murphy Company as an engineer, industrial.  The announcement was made by Mike Werdes, manager of engineering for the mechanical engineering and contracting firm. Moresi earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2017 from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was on the Dean’s List. He also was 2016-17 secretary of Mizzou’s Mechanical contractors Association of America student chapter, which captured First Place in the Final Four Competition at the MCAA National Convention in San Diego in March 2017.

The UMC chapter also was named MCAA’s Student Chapter of the Year. During summer 2016 Moresi served as an intern in Murphy’s design/build department.  The summer before he interned in the company’s service department. During summer 2013 he worked for Cardinal Home Improvement in Cottleville, MO.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

Dale Duello joins Knoebel Construction as Site Superintendent

Dale Duello

Dale Duello of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a site superintendent. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, subcontractor coordination and scheduling for various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Duello has 25 years of experience in commercial construction. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

Irace Named Engineer, Commercial at Murphy Company

Phillip Irace

Phillip Irace has joined Murphy Company as engineer, commercial.  The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice-president, commercial, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm. Irace holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, graduating summa cum laude.  He will receive a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington University in 2018, graduating magna cum laude, with a specialization is energy conversion and efficiency.

He joined Murphy full-time in June 2017 after having served as an intern for one year.  Prior to that, he worked at Global Surgical Corporation as part of Washington University’s engineering co-op program.   He is an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) graduate student member, an affiliate member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and an EIT (Engineer in Training.) He is a member of Pi Tau Sigma and also played Illinois College football.

Kniesche Joins Murphy Co. as Engineer, Commercial

Nicholas Kniesche

Nicholas (Nick) M. Kniesche has joined Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering firm, as engineer, commercial.  The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice-president, commercial.

Kniesche is a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was on the Dean’s List.  He also was 2015-17 president of Mizzou’s Mechanical Contractors Association of America student chapter, which is sponsored by MCA-EMO. The student chapter captured First Place in the Final Four Competition at the MCAA National Convention in San Diego in March 2017.  The UMC chapter, although only three years in the making, also was named MCAA Student Chapter of the Year from among a total of 52 student chapters nationwide.

While studying at UMC, he also was executive treasurer of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) student chapter for which he also served as a mentor for architectural studies.  He also was a member and subchairman of the marketing committee for Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional business fraternity.  Additionally, he was a member, executive secretary and member of the judicial board and finance committee, and Homecoming build chair for Alpha Tau Omega. An active community volunteer, he volunteered for Sacred Heart Church, Caring for Columbia, and the Thompson Center for Autism.

Kniesche served as a project management intern at Murphy Company during the summers of 2015 and 2016.  Prior to that, he was owner-operator of Kniesche Home Improvement. He is OSHA-10 certified.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

July 28, 2017

HOK’s Leah Hofferkamp Earns National Interior Design Award 

Lea Hofferkamp

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is honoring HOK’s Leah Hofferkamp as a future leader in the interior design profession.

Hofferkamp, an architect in HOK’s St. Louis studio, was named a 2017 ASID Ones to Watch award winner. The award recognizes rising leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and a willingness to push the boundaries of the interior design profession. Winners were honored at the ASID awards recognition ceremony in San Diego on July 13.

Hofferkamp focuses on projects for HOK’s healthcare clients. Her recent projects have included the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project in St. Louis, development projects for Indiana University Health in Central Indiana, and the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Hofferkamp also has helped create products for HOK Product Design.

Hofferkamp earned her master’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a degree in interior design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

ASID includes 13,500 design members, 6,000 industry partner representatives and 5,500 student members in 350 chapters throughout the country.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Etegra Hires CTO RT Murthy

Thandav Murthy

Mr. Thandav (RT) Murthy has joined Etegra as our Chief Technical Officer. As the technical lead, Mr. Murthy will support our areas of expertise including energy efficiency, PM/CM and the design of projects for secured facilities. Mr. Murthy will not only oversee active contracts, but will also assist in the winning of new contracts and supervise Program and Project Managers on active contracts with the USACE, AFCEC, USAF, VA, USDA and TRE.

He has extensive experience in professional civil engineering, including design, project management, program management, and construction management; with a focus on general/heavy civil engineering, facilities, dams, levees, tunnels, environmental compliance, NEPA, water resources, and conveyance.

Mr. Murthy has supported federal clients for more than 20 years, including USACE, USAF, GSA, USIBWC and numerous other state/local entities. Prior to Etegra, he served in the capacity of Infrastructure Manager for a large multinational Engineering Construction firm. His roles included being the functional group lead for design, construction management, program management, environmental, alternate financing and advisory services. He managed personnel resources and ensured adequate resourcing of all AE and PM/CM pursuits.

In addition, he was the Regional Federal Business Line Director responsible for sales, resourcing, program oversight, and the US Army Sector Lead for Texas and Oklahoma.

Spellman Brady & Company Hires Rachel Bartelsmeyer

Rachel Bartelsmeyer

Spellman Brady and Company, an interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Rachel Bartelsmeyer has joined its team as a Designer.  She is responsible for interior design solutions primarily for senior living projects.

Ms. Bartelsmeyer earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a secondary major in Gerontology, the study of aging, from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  In addition to her interior design experience, she brings an abundance of client-focused service and specialization to the elderly community.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.

Shawn Downey joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Shawn Downey

Shawn Downey of New Haven, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a project manager responsible for overseeing all aspects of various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Downey has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

 

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Geotechnology Announces Tim Gorline has Achieved Designation as ICC Master Special Inspector

Tim Gorline

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, is pleased to announce today that Mr. Tim Gorline, a Geologist in their construction materials testing (CMT) group, has achieved International Code Council (ICC) designation as Master Special Inspector. Tim is one of only two Master Special Inspectors in the State of Missouri, the other being in the Kansas City area. Of the 16 Master Special Inspectors in the State of Illinois, only Gorline and one other reside in the St. Louis metro area.

Tim is now certified by ICC to perform inspections in reinforced concrete, soils, fireproofing, structural steel and welding, structural steel and bolting and reinforced masonry.  Tim also holds other certifications including the following: Level I Technician, American Concrete Institute (ACI);  Level II Technician, Post-Tensioning Institute; Level II Soils, Level II Asphalt and Level III Concrete Technician from National Institute of Civil Engineering Technicians (NICET); and Soil and Concrete Technician from Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Gorline received his Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Fredonia. As a degreed Geologist, and member of Geotechnology’s CMT group since 2002, Tim has extensive experience providing construction observation, inspection and testing of many facets of construction.   Tim provided quality control observations and testing for Busch Stadium, 212 South Meramec high rise, St. Louis Art Museum, MasterCard Headquarters, Washington University’s Loop Student Housing, Reinsurance Group of America, Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, and many other St. Louis metropolitan area projects.

“Geotechnology has made considerable investment in providing highly trained field representatives to perform code-required special inspections.  Tim has shown great leadership in achieving the Master Special Inspector designation.  The scarcity of Master Special Inspectors in the metropolitan area and the commitment of representatives like Tim, clearly differentiates Geotechnology, and allows us to to provide a level of service that others cannot.” said Jeff Klein, P.E., Construction Materials Testing Manager in St. Louis.

Established more than 32 years ago, Geotechnology, Inc. is a professional corporation offering a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, including geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing and drilling. 

Thomas Stockmann Jr. Joins Murphy Co. as BIM Designer

Thomas Stockman

Thomas Stockmann Jr. has joined Murphy Company as a BIM (Building Information Modeling) designer.  The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

A 2017 graduate of Mineral Area College with an associate’s degree in engineering, tech design drafting, Stockmann is a certified production technician (2015).  He also is OSHA 30-hr.certified (2014).           His work experience includes logging and customer service for his family’s business, Stockmann Logging,  in Fredericktown, MO.

Blake Named Fabrication Database Engineer VDC/BIM at Murphy

Dylan Blake

Dylan W. Blake has been appointed a fabrication database engineer VDC/BIM (Virtual Design and Construction/Building Information Modeling) at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical

contracting and engineering company. The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production.

A May 2017 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Blake was the university’s Lacrosse Club president and captain, an Opening Week mentor, and was inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success in 2015.  A cum laude graduate of Fox High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society for four years, Blake played varsity soccer for three years, and served as captain of the high school’s varsity Lacrosse team.

While a college student, he worked as a maintenance/field worker for the City of Arnold Parks Department, performing plumbing, welding and carpentry work.  

Vincent Named Plumbing Designer,  VDC/BIM at Murphy

Ahmad Vincent

Ahmad Vincent has been appointed a plumbing designer, VDC/BIM (Virtual Design and Construction/Building Information Modeling) at Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering company. The announcement was made by Patrick Bastow, supervisor, BIM Production.

An experienced professional, Vincent holds a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in project/construction management and an associate’s degree in computer drafting and design from ITT Technical Institute.

Before joining Murphy Company, Vincent worked for more than two years as a project manager, BIM designer/estimator, on such projects as the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs Building, the 4220 Duncan Wexford Science and Research Building, and the Rockwood Summit High School renovation/addition.  He also worked on projects at the Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, among others. Prior to that, and during his college years, he was general manager of a high-volume restaurant.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado.  Murphy is ranked No. 17 on Engineering News-Record’s list of largest mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com. 

MC Industrial Appoints Bob Wood as Business Development Manager 

Bob Wood

MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company and leader in industrial construction, recently announced the addition of Bob Wood as Business Development Manager.

Based in MC Industrial’s St. Louis office, his focus will be working with project teams to develop design and construction solutions that enhance project delivery for MC Industrial’s clients in the power market nationwide. Bob brings 23 years industry experience and broad power expertise to his new role including environmental, new generation, renewable and plant maintenance projects.

“We are pleased to have Bob join our team and serve our power industry clients,” said Brian Timmer, Business Development Director. “His strong foundation in design and construction and experience with large-scale industrial projects brings extensive value to our firm and our clients alike.”

Bob attended Lindenwood University and Ranken Technical College HVAC. He has received special training through Carrier Corporation, York and Siemens. He is currently an active member of COCA, AGC, SLCCC and SIBA.

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly specialized needs of the industrial marketplace. 

Mueller Prost Promotes Partners Adam Herman and Quinn Martin to Firm Leadership Positions 

Effective July 1, 2017,  Adam Herman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA, CFE, Partner was named Chief Visionary Officer, and Quinn Martin, CPA, MBA, Partner was named Chief Operating Officer. This is the first-time Mueller Prost has appointed a CVO and COO, a move to ensure the growth and sustainability of the firm in future years. This split from the traditional Managing Partner structure recognizes the need for various skill sets as the firm grows, and allows for highest and best use of the firm’s resources and people.

Adam Herman

Herman has over 25 years of experience in business valuations, tax credits, advising and consulting. Adam has been successful in supporting new business growth nationwide through his leadership, creativity, energy, integrity and credentials which are highly respected among valuation, IRS, and business professionals. In his new role, Herman will oversee the strategy and direction of the firm, lead growth and new service initiatives and manage the firm’s industry leaders, sales and marketing efforts.

Quinn Martin

Martin has over 15 years of experience in assurance and auditing services, specializing in manufacturing, construction, distribution, and a variety of other niche industries including PCAOB non-issuers. In his new role, Martin will ensure the operational effectiveness of the firm. He will manage the firm’s service line leaders, human resources, finance and IT functions.

Herman and Martin will work closely together for a seamless transition. Co-founder Doug Mueller will remain President under the new structure and co-founder Mike Prost will act as Managing Partner during the transition.

President, Doug Mueller says, “When Mike and I founded our firm, we wanted to create a legacy firm for ourselves, our clients and our employees. This three-pronged leadership approach will position us to continue to grow in years to come. Adam and Quinn’s leadership and dedication to the firm are exactly what we need when it comes to succession planning.”

Mueller Prost has 18 partners, 3 locations and over 150 employees. The firm is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work and focuses on employee and client engagement and retention. 

Spellman Brady Welcomes Monica Stefek, Director of Marketing

Monica Stefek

Spellman Brady & Company welcomes Monica Stefek, who will serve as the firm’s Director of Marketing.  Ms. Stefek will have corporate responsibility for the firm’s marketing activities which includes developing the firm’s marketing material, responses to Requests for Qualifications and Proposals, as well as managing the firm’s communication, marketing and public relations activities.

Ms. Stefek is a seasoned marketing professional with over 20 years of innovative and results-oriented marketing experience.  Monica earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  Some of her previous experience includes marketing responsibilities for clients at Visual Ingenuity and The Vandiver Group.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments. 

Focal Pointe Hires John O’Connell as Controller*

John O’Connell

Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions announces the addition of John W. O’Connell of Chesterfield, Missouri as the firm’s Controller. In this position, John will lead all aspects of Focal Pointe’s financial processes and procedures, strengthening performance and profitability. He will also provide leadership for the firm’s administrative operations, including human resources and nformation technology.

O’Connell brings more than 35 years of experience in finance, having been a minority owner of a local luxury homebuilder, and financial executive for one of the largest home builders in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
certification with Peat Marwick Mitchell.

Founded by John Munie in 1998, Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, Inc. is a full-service grounds maintenance, lawncare, and landscaping company specializing in distinctive, high-touch properties for both residential and commercial clients.

Rick Rebecca Joins Contegra Construction Co. as Safety Director

Rick Rebecca

Rick Rebecca, who has more than 26 years of experience in risk management, has joined Contegra Construction Co. as safety director.  Rebecca will oversee all facets of safety and safety training at Contegra. Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, office and retail projects.

Johnston Joins Murphy as Service Sales Account Mgr.

Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnston has been named service sales account manager for Murphy Company.  The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, service, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

Johnston recently was elected as president of the St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). She has more than seven years’ experience in facilities, most recently serving as a facility and maintenance supply territory manager at Ferguson in St Louis. Before that, she was a service and building solutions sales executive in St. Louis from 2010 to 2014. She also is a member of the Building Owner Management Association (BOMA).

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

Murphy Appoints Jared Moresi as Engineer, Industrial

Jared Moresi

Jared Moresi has joined Murphy Company as an engineer, industrial.  The announcement was made by Mike Werdes, manager of engineering for the mechanical engineering and contracting firm. Moresi earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2017 from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was on the Dean’s List. He also was 2016-17 secretary of Mizzou’s Mechanical contractors Association of America student chapter, which captured First Place in the Final Four Competition at the MCAA National Convention in San Diego in March 2017.

The UMC chapter also was named MCAA’s Student Chapter of the Year. During summer 2016 Moresi served as an intern in Murphy’s design/build department.  The summer before he interned in the company’s service department. During summer 2013 he worked for Cardinal Home Improvement in Cottleville, MO.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

Dale Duello joins Knoebel Construction as Site Superintendent

Dale Duello

Dale Duello of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a site superintendent. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, subcontractor coordination and scheduling for various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Duello has 25 years of experience in commercial construction. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

Irace Named Engineer, Commercial at Murphy Company

Phillip Irace

Phillip Irace has joined Murphy Company as engineer, commercial.  The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice-president, commercial, for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm. Irace holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, graduating summa cum laude.  He will receive a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Washington University in 2018, graduating magna cum laude, with a specialization is energy conversion and efficiency.

He joined Murphy full-time in June 2017 after having served as an intern for one year.  Prior to that, he worked at Global Surgical Corporation as part of Washington University’s engineering co-op program.   He is an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) graduate student member, an affiliate member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and an EIT (Engineer in Training.) He is a member of Pi Tau Sigma and also played Illinois College football.

Kniesche Joins Murphy Co. as Engineer, Commercial

Nicholas Kniesche

Nicholas (Nick) M. Kniesche has joined Murphy Company, a leading mechanical contracting and engineering firm, as engineer, commercial.  The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice-president, commercial.

Kniesche is a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he was on the Dean’s List.  He also was 2015-17 president of Mizzou’s Mechanical Contractors Association of America student chapter, which is sponsored by MCA-EMO. The student chapter captured First Place in the Final Four Competition at the MCAA National Convention in San Diego in March 2017.  The UMC chapter, although only three years in the making, also was named MCAA Student Chapter of the Year from among a total of 52 student chapters nationwide.

While studying at UMC, he also was executive treasurer of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) student chapter for which he also served as a mentor for architectural studies.  He also was a member and subchairman of the marketing committee for Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional business fraternity.  Additionally, he was a member, executive secretary and member of the judicial board and finance committee, and Homecoming build chair for Alpha Tau Omega. An active community volunteer, he volunteered for Sacred Heart Church, Caring for Columbia, and the Thompson Center for Autism.

Kniesche served as a project management intern at Murphy Company during the summers of 2015 and 2016.  Prior to that, he was owner-operator of Kniesche Home Improvement. He is OSHA-10 certified.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. 

July 28, 2017

HOK’s Leah Hofferkamp Earns National Interior Design Award 

Lea Hofferkamp

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is honoring HOK’s Leah Hofferkamp as a future leader in the interior design profession.

Hofferkamp, an architect in HOK’s St. Louis studio, was named a 2017 ASID Ones to Watch award winner. The award recognizes rising leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and a willingness to push the boundaries of the interior design profession. Winners were honored at the ASID awards recognition ceremony in San Diego on July 13.

Hofferkamp focuses on projects for HOK’s healthcare clients. Her recent projects have included the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project in St. Louis, development projects for Indiana University Health in Central Indiana, and the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Hofferkamp also has helped create products for HOK Product Design.

Hofferkamp earned her master’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a degree in interior design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

ASID includes 13,500 design members, 6,000 industry partner representatives and 5,500 student members in 350 chapters throughout the country.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Etegra Hires CTO RT Murthy

Thandav Murthy

Mr. Thandav (RT) Murthy has joined Etegra as our Chief Technical Officer. As the technical lead, Mr. Murthy will support our areas of expertise including energy efficiency, PM/CM and the design of projects for secured facilities. Mr. Murthy will not only oversee active contracts, but will also assist in the winning of new contracts and supervise Program and Project Managers on active contracts with the USACE, AFCEC, USAF, VA, USDA and TRE.

He has extensive experience in professional civil engineering, including design, project management, program management, and construction management; with a focus on general/heavy civil engineering, facilities, dams, levees, tunnels, environmental compliance, NEPA, water resources, and conveyance.

Mr. Murthy has supported federal clients for more than 20 years, including USACE, USAF, GSA, USIBWC and numerous other state/local entities. Prior to Etegra, he served in the capacity of Infrastructure Manager for a large multinational Engineering Construction firm. His roles included being the functional group lead for design, construction management, program management, environmental, alternate financing and advisory services. He managed personnel resources and ensured adequate resourcing of all AE and PM/CM pursuits.

In addition, he was the Regional Federal Business Line Director responsible for sales, resourcing, program oversight, and the US Army Sector Lead for Texas and Oklahoma.

Spellman Brady & Company Hires Rachel Bartelsmeyer

Rachel Bartelsmeyer

Spellman Brady and Company, an interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Rachel Bartelsmeyer has joined its team as a Designer.  She is responsible for interior design solutions primarily for senior living projects.

Ms. Bartelsmeyer earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a secondary major in Gerontology, the study of aging, from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  In addition to her interior design experience, she brings an abundance of client-focused service and specialization to the elderly community.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.

Shawn Downey joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Shawn Downey

Shawn Downey of New Haven, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a project manager responsible for overseeing all aspects of various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Downey has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

July 21, 2017

St. Louis College of Pharmacy hires Treptow as Assistant Director, Public Relations

Shelene Treptow

St. Louis College of Pharmacy today announced that Shelene Treptow has been hired as the College’s new assistant director for public relations.

In her new role, Treptow will be responsible for media outreach activities designed to raise public awareness about the College and its work to become a globally prominent leader in pharmacy and health care education; interprofessional, patient-centered care and collaborative research.

With more than a decade of media relations experience, Treptow most recently served as an account director with The Hauser Group. During her 12 years with the St. Louis-based public relations agency, Treptow developed and implemented comprehensive communications plans for a variety of clients in the retail, non-profit and health care sectors.

“I’m thrilled to join St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and I look forward to working alongside College staff, faculty, students and alumni to help spread the word about the many exciting ways the College is positively impacting health care locally, nationally and globally,” said Treptow.

Treptow is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.

Haberberger Welcomes Four New Employees 

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of four new team members. Bob Willig has joined as Vice President of Sheet Metal Operations; Sherryle Waitrovich has been hired as Service Department Administrative Manager; Audrey Williams has joined the accounting department as Assistant Controller, and David P. Davis has joined Haberberger’s Virtual Construction and Technology Team.

Bob Willig

Willig, of Ballwin, brings to Haberberger over 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry, specializing in estimating, fabrication, installation and project management. Most of his recent experience has been in the school retrofit market and telecommunications, providing HVAC installations at many central office locations.

Sherryle Waitrovich

Waitrovich, who resides in Hillsboro, has more than 25 years of experience in commercial HVAC, refrigeration, food service and plumbing. She will be responsible for incoming service calls, dispatching, payroll, client billing and various other service department duties.

Audry Williams

As assistant controller, Williams, of Valley Park, will be responsible for all of Haberberger client billing and receivables, and will assist the firm in transitioning to a paperless environment. She brings to the Haberberger team 30 years of full service accounting experience in the residential construction, commercial and residential property management, and healthcare fields.

David Davis

Davis, who resides in Granite City, has more than 17 years of experience in the mechanical design and construction industry, working on a variety of projects that include hospitals, medical research buildings, energy plants, universities and several other developments. As one of the newest members of Haberberger’s Virtual Construction and Technology team, he will be responsible for creating and implementing the BIM Models for Haberberger clients.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Welcomes Karen Schleicher as Development Coordinator

Karen Schleicher

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is pleased to welcome Karen Schleicher, of Kirkwood, as Development Coordinator. She will work alongside Chief Development Officer Kevin Miller and the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Board to support the organization’s efforts to enhance and enrich the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day back office operations of the Foundation, working with the organization’s Greenway Friends program and assisting with special events, grant writing, membership mailings and Foundation Board of Directors’ meetings.

Schleicher brings more than 20 years’ experience to the Foundation, including a background in developing donor solicitation strategies and programs to better manage donor records. Schleicher most recently served as Operations Director in the Office of Philanthropy of the St. Louis Symphony, where she managed the donor database, overseeing donor data entry, acknowledgment letters and benefit packages. She was also responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for managing the database. Her prior experience also includes serving as Development Specialist at the Boone Center Inc., in St. Peters, Mo., and as Foundation and Planned Giving Manager at Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo.

Schleicher earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also a graduate of the Fund Raising School in Indianapolis’ program in Planned Giving.

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HOK’s Leah Hofferkamp Earns National Interior Design Award 

Lea Hofferkamp

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is honoring HOK’s Leah Hofferkamp as a future leader in the interior design profession.

Hofferkamp, an architect in HOK’s St. Louis studio, was named a 2017 ASID Ones to Watch award winner. The award recognizes rising leaders who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and a willingness to push the boundaries of the interior design profession. Winners were honored at the ASID awards recognition ceremony in San Diego on July 13.

Hofferkamp focuses on projects for HOK’s healthcare clients. Her recent projects have included the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project in St. Louis, development projects for Indiana University Health in Central Indiana, and the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. Hofferkamp also has helped create products for HOK Product Design.

Hofferkamp earned her master’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a degree in interior design from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

ASID includes 13,500 design members, 6,000 industry partner representatives and 5,500 student members in 350 chapters throughout the country.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Etegra Hires CTO RT Murthy

Thandav Murthy

Mr. Thandav (RT) Murthy has joined Etegra as our Chief Technical Officer. As the technical lead, Mr. Murthy will support our areas of expertise including energy efficiency, PM/CM and the design of projects for secured facilities. Mr. Murthy will not only oversee active contracts, but will also assist in the winning of new contracts and supervise Program and Project Managers on active contracts with the USACE, AFCEC, USAF, VA, USDA and TRE.

He has extensive experience in professional civil engineering, including design, project management, program management, and construction management; with a focus on general/heavy civil engineering, facilities, dams, levees, tunnels, environmental compliance, NEPA, water resources, and conveyance.

Mr. Murthy has supported federal clients for more than 20 years, including USACE, USAF, GSA, USIBWC and numerous other state/local entities. Prior to Etegra, he served in the capacity of Infrastructure Manager for a large multinational Engineering Construction firm. His roles included being the functional group lead for design, construction management, program management, environmental, alternate financing and advisory services. He managed personnel resources and ensured adequate resourcing of all AE and PM/CM pursuits.

In addition, he was the Regional Federal Business Line Director responsible for sales, resourcing, program oversight, and the US Army Sector Lead for Texas and Oklahoma.

Spellman Brady & Company Hires Rachel Bartelsmeyer

Rachel Bartelsmeyer

Spellman Brady and Company, an interior design firm, is pleased to announce that Rachel Bartelsmeyer has joined its team as a Designer.  She is responsible for interior design solutions primarily for senior living projects.

Ms. Bartelsmeyer earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a secondary major in Gerontology, the study of aging, from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  In addition to her interior design experience, she brings an abundance of client-focused service and specialization to the elderly community.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.

Shawn Downey joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Shawn Downey

Shawn Downey of New Haven, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as a project manager responsible for overseeing all aspects of various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Downey has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. He is a graduate of the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship program.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.

July 21, 2017

St. Louis College of Pharmacy hires Treptow as Assistant Director, Public Relations

Shelene Treptow

St. Louis College of Pharmacy today announced that Shelene Treptow has been hired as the College’s new assistant director for public relations.

In her new role, Treptow will be responsible for media outreach activities designed to raise public awareness about the College and its work to become a globally prominent leader in pharmacy and health care education; interprofessional, patient-centered care and collaborative research.

With more than a decade of media relations experience, Treptow most recently served as an account director with The Hauser Group. During her 12 years with the St. Louis-based public relations agency, Treptow developed and implemented comprehensive communications plans for a variety of clients in the retail, non-profit and health care sectors.

“I’m thrilled to join St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and I look forward to working alongside College staff, faculty, students and alumni to help spread the word about the many exciting ways the College is positively impacting health care locally, nationally and globally,” said Treptow.

Treptow is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.

Haberberger Welcomes Four New Employees 

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of four new team members. Bob Willig has joined as Vice President of Sheet Metal Operations; Sherryle Waitrovich has been hired as Service Department Administrative Manager; Audrey Williams has joined the accounting department as Assistant Controller, and David P. Davis has joined Haberberger’s Virtual Construction and Technology Team.

Bob Willig

Willig, of Ballwin, brings to Haberberger over 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry, specializing in estimating, fabrication, installation and project management. Most of his recent experience has been in the school retrofit market and telecommunications, providing HVAC installations at many central office locations.

Sherryle Waitrovich

Waitrovich, who resides in Hillsboro, has more than 25 years of experience in commercial HVAC, refrigeration, food service and plumbing. She will be responsible for incoming service calls, dispatching, payroll, client billing and various other service department duties.

Audry Williams

As assistant controller, Williams, of Valley Park, will be responsible for all of Haberberger client billing and receivables, and will assist the firm in transitioning to a paperless environment. She brings to the Haberberger team 30 years of full service accounting experience in the residential construction, commercial and residential property management, and healthcare fields.

David Davis

Davis, who resides in Granite City, has more than 17 years of experience in the mechanical design and construction industry, working on a variety of projects that include hospitals, medical research buildings, energy plants, universities and several other developments. As one of the newest members of Haberberger’s Virtual Construction and Technology team, he will be responsible for creating and implementing the BIM Models for Haberberger clients.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Welcomes Karen Schleicher as Development Coordinator

Karen Schleicher

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is pleased to welcome Karen Schleicher, of Kirkwood, as Development Coordinator. She will work alongside Chief Development Officer Kevin Miller and the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Board to support the organization’s efforts to enhance and enrich the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day back office operations of the Foundation, working with the organization’s Greenway Friends program and assisting with special events, grant writing, membership mailings and Foundation Board of Directors’ meetings.

Schleicher brings more than 20 years’ experience to the Foundation, including a background in developing donor solicitation strategies and programs to better manage donor records. Schleicher most recently served as Operations Director in the Office of Philanthropy of the St. Louis Symphony, where she managed the donor database, overseeing donor data entry, acknowledgment letters and benefit packages. She was also responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for managing the database. Her prior experience also includes serving as Development Specialist at the Boone Center Inc., in St. Peters, Mo., and as Foundation and Planned Giving Manager at Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo.

Schleicher earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also a graduate of the Fund Raising School in Indianapolis’ program in Planned Giving.

July 14, 2107

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has promoted Joel Sharp to Executive Vice President.

Joel Sharp

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has promoted Joel Sharp to Executive Vice President. His new role will include labor relations, customer retention and quality control.
Sharp has been an active part of the commercial roofing industry in the Saint Louis region since 1981. He is a Journeyman roofer. Sharp joined the Geissler Roofing Co Inc. family in 1989 as a flat roofer. He has worked his way up through a variety of positions including, roofer, superintendent, estimator and operations manager.

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. is a union commercial roofing company serving the St. Louis area since 1929. We specialize in low slope roofing, steep slope roofing and exterior finishes.
Visit [ www.geisslerroofing ]( http://www.geisslerroofing ) to learn more

William Azevedo and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA Become Newest Mueller Prost Partners 

Effective July 1, 2017, William Azevedo, Senior Manager of Healthcare Services, and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA, Director of Accounting Services were both promoted to Partner.  They will continue to lead their respective practice areas and become the firm’s 17th and 18th partners.

William Azevedo

Azevedo has nearly 20 years of experience in the long-term care industry and over a decade of experience in private sector accounting. His background includes positions in accounting, cost reporting, reimbursement, and government audits & appeals. Our clients call on Bill to improve their cost reporting and utilize data to improve operations. Bill’s promotion marks the second non-CPA team member to become partner.

Terry Richars

Mueller Prost has also named Terry Richars as a partner. Richars has over 10 years of experience providing business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, individual, corporate and partnership income tax returns, SAS 70/SSAE16 reporting, and consulting services.  Richars primarily works with privately-held and middle-market organizations across various industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and the legal community.

President, Doug Mueller, says, “We are excited to see growth in our firm and look forward to what the future brings with the addition of Bill and Terry to our partner group.”

Mueller Prost has 18 partners, 3 locations and over 150 employees. The firm is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work and focuses on employee and client engagement and retention.

Patterson Promoted to Senior Project Estimator at Murphy

Jeffrey Patterson

Jeffrey H. Patterson recently was promoted to senior project estimator at Murphy Company. The announcement was made by Kevin Suiter, vice president of estimating.

Patterson brings nearly 30 years’ experience in the HVAC industry with a strong emphasis on HVAC piping and ductwork to his new position. Since joining Murphy in December 2015, he has taken the lead on several high profile estimates. During his career he also has 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.

“Jeff’s attention to detail and his ability to incorporate his strong design build background makes Jeff an exceptional estimator for Murphy Company,” added Suiter. “We have been very impressed with his performance and are pleased to see him advance to his new position.”

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets. 

McGrath & Associates Promotes Scott Olson to Healthcare Business Manager

Scott Olson

Scott Olson has been promoted to Healthcare Business Manager at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Olson has been an employee of McGrath & Associates for 23 year, primarily involved in healthcare construction projects. In addition to managing client projects, Olson will be responsible for McGrath’s healthcare business plan.

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. 

 

Bruce Holland Earns EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2017 Award For Central Midwest Region

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Holland Construction Services owner and CEO joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs as prestigious award winner

Thirty years ago, Bruce Holland walked away from a safe job to pursue a vision of creating a company that would provide high quality, personalized construction services to commercial clients who would appreciate his focus on building relationships, not just buildings. This year, he was recognized with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(r) 2017 Award as a leading entrepreneur in the Central Midwest, a solid reminder that his vision is now very much reality thanks to his leadership, ingenuity, perseverance, and personal commitment to creating a business built on integrity.

Under Holland’s leadership, Holland Construction Services (HCS) has developed a strong company culture that balances personal family and business family, customer and employee satisfaction, and controlled growth that allows the company to maintain both its values and its close relationships with customers, while still providing the high quality service it is known for.

“I’m incredibly honored to receive such a prestigious award for doing what I’m passionate about. My philosophy has always been that by providing an exceptional client and employee experience, we would expand our reputation one quality relationship at a time,” said Holland. “I would not be where I am today without the support of my family, my fellow executive team members and all of our employees and their dedication to this organization and our clients.”

Holland’s roots in the construction industry are deep, having been planted as a youth when he worked as an apprentice for his father, a small home building contractor. He then spent 20 years working his way up at Bauer Brothers Construction Co. before taking the leap to launch HCS, convincing a small core group of co-workers to join him on what became a very successful journey. Some of those original employees are still on board, a testament to the type of company Holland has built as he has grown it into an enterprise with 80 employees and $178 million in annual revenues.

HCS’ ability to continue to grow during multiple economic downturns is, in part, due to a commitment to attracting the best talent, assembling the right leadership team, and leveraging improvements in construction technology to enhance efficiency. The company maintains a strong focus on safety, quality, and labor relations, serving as a resource in these areas for others in the industry.

Holland’s success as an entrepreneur has made him even more dedicated to giving back to the community.  In addition to supporting various charities, employees get paid time off for volunteering, and HCS has its own charitable foundation run entirely by company employees. The firm’s charity golf tournament has alone raised more than $170,000 over the past 11 tournaments. In addition, HCS donates more than $100,000 annually to area non-profits, continuing a generous history of giving under Holland’s leadership.

He also is generous with his time, serving on the boards of numerous organizations over the years; and his commitment to the community has been recognized through multiple awards he has humbly accepted on behalf of his family and employees. Among these are the Belleville Chamber of Commerce’s Commitment to Community Award and Business Excellence Award, Leadership Council’s Salute to Southwestern Illinois Award, Construction Forum St. Louis’ Building Tomorrow Award, The Boy Scouts of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award and many, many more.

With his latest award for Entrepreneur Of The Year(r),  Holland joins a remarkable group of prior recipients that includes Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company and Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. The Entrepreneur Of The Year’s panel of independent judges annually selects recipients of the award from a host of global regions based on qualities such as leadership, ingenuity, community impact and innovation. The awards for the Central Midwest were presented at a black-tie gala on Thursday, June 15 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, Mo. Regional winners are now also eligible to be considered for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program, where winners in several national categories will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 18, 2017. Since its founding in 1986, Entrepreneur Of The Year has recognized business leaders in over 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Other recipients of the 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year(r) award in the Central Midwest include Allan Connolly with Aclara, Dan Geraty with Clearent, Peter Mallouk with Creative Planning, Donald Welge with Gilster-Mary Lee Corp., Marty Bicknell with Mariner Holdings, LLC, John Goodbrake with Master’s Transportation, Inc. and David Johnson with Maxus Properties, Inc.

“EY has been recognizing leading entrepreneurs for over three decades,” said Scott McVicker, Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Co-Director for the Central Midwest. “The class of winners in 2017 represent new ways of thinking, disruptive business models and overall dynamism that make this country a great place to do business.

Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm based in Swansea, Ill., guided by the principle of providing clients the best possible building experience on every project.  

Entrepreneur Of The Year, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. 

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St. Louis College of Pharmacy hires Treptow as Assistant Director, Public Relations

Shelene Treptow

St. Louis College of Pharmacy today announced that Shelene Treptow has been hired as the College’s new assistant director for public relations.

In her new role, Treptow will be responsible for media outreach activities designed to raise public awareness about the College and its work to become a globally prominent leader in pharmacy and health care education; interprofessional, patient-centered care and collaborative research.

With more than a decade of media relations experience, Treptow most recently served as an account director with The Hauser Group. During her 12 years with the St. Louis-based public relations agency, Treptow developed and implemented comprehensive communications plans for a variety of clients in the retail, non-profit and health care sectors.

“I’m thrilled to join St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and I look forward to working alongside College staff, faculty, students and alumni to help spread the word about the many exciting ways the College is positively impacting health care locally, nationally and globally,” said Treptow.

Treptow is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications.

Haberberger Welcomes Four New Employees 

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of four new team members. Bob Willig has joined as Vice President of Sheet Metal Operations; Sherryle Waitrovich has been hired as Service Department Administrative Manager; Audrey Williams has joined the accounting department as Assistant Controller, and David P. Davis has joined Haberberger’s Virtual Construction and Technology Team.

Bob Willig

Willig, of Ballwin, brings to Haberberger over 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry, specializing in estimating, fabrication, installation and project management. Most of his recent experience has been in the school retrofit market and telecommunications, providing HVAC installations at many central office locations.

Sherryle Waitrovich

Waitrovich, who resides in Hillsboro, has more than 25 years of experience in commercial HVAC, refrigeration, food service and plumbing. She will be responsible for incoming service calls, dispatching, payroll, client billing and various other service department duties.

Audry Williams

As assistant controller, Williams, of Valley Park, will be responsible for all of Haberberger client billing and receivables, and will assist the firm in transitioning to a paperless environment. She brings to the Haberberger team 30 years of full service accounting experience in the residential construction, commercial and residential property management, and healthcare fields.

David Davis

Davis, who resides in Granite City, has more than 17 years of experience in the mechanical design and construction industry, working on a variety of projects that include hospitals, medical research buildings, energy plants, universities and several other developments. As one of the newest members of Haberberger’s Virtual Construction and Technology team, he will be responsible for creating and implementing the BIM Models for Haberberger clients.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Welcomes Karen Schleicher as Development Coordinator

Karen Schleicher

The Great Rivers Greenway Foundation is pleased to welcome Karen Schleicher, of Kirkwood, as Development Coordinator. She will work alongside Chief Development Officer Kevin Miller and the Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Board to support the organization’s efforts to enhance and enrich the mission of Great Rivers Greenway and the vision of the River Ring. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day back office operations of the Foundation, working with the organization’s Greenway Friends program and assisting with special events, grant writing, membership mailings and Foundation Board of Directors’ meetings.

Schleicher brings more than 20 years’ experience to the Foundation, including a background in developing donor solicitation strategies and programs to better manage donor records. Schleicher most recently served as Operations Director in the Office of Philanthropy of the St. Louis Symphony, where she managed the donor database, overseeing donor data entry, acknowledgment letters and benefit packages. She was also responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for managing the database. Her prior experience also includes serving as Development Specialist at the Boone Center Inc., in St. Peters, Mo., and as Foundation and Planned Giving Manager at Emmaus Homes in St. Charles, Mo.

Schleicher earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is also a graduate of the Fund Raising School in Indianapolis’ program in Planned Giving.

July 14, 2107

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has promoted Joel Sharp to Executive Vice President.

Joel Sharp

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has promoted Joel Sharp to Executive Vice President. His new role will include labor relations, customer retention and quality control.
Sharp has been an active part of the commercial roofing industry in the Saint Louis region since 1981. He is a Journeyman roofer. Sharp joined the Geissler Roofing Co Inc. family in 1989 as a flat roofer. He has worked his way up through a variety of positions including, roofer, superintendent, estimator and operations manager.

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. is a union commercial roofing company serving the St. Louis area since 1929. We specialize in low slope roofing, steep slope roofing and exterior finishes.
Visit [ www.geisslerroofing ]( http://www.geisslerroofing ) to learn more

William Azevedo and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA Become Newest Mueller Prost Partners 

Effective July 1, 2017, William Azevedo, Senior Manager of Healthcare Services, and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA, Director of Accounting Services were both promoted to Partner.  They will continue to lead their respective practice areas and become the firm’s 17th and 18th partners.

William Azevedo

Azevedo has nearly 20 years of experience in the long-term care industry and over a decade of experience in private sector accounting. His background includes positions in accounting, cost reporting, reimbursement, and government audits & appeals. Our clients call on Bill to improve their cost reporting and utilize data to improve operations. Bill’s promotion marks the second non-CPA team member to become partner.

Terry Richars

Mueller Prost has also named Terry Richars as a partner. Richars has over 10 years of experience providing business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, individual, corporate and partnership income tax returns, SAS 70/SSAE16 reporting, and consulting services.  Richars primarily works with privately-held and middle-market organizations across various industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and the legal community.

President, Doug Mueller, says, “We are excited to see growth in our firm and look forward to what the future brings with the addition of Bill and Terry to our partner group.”

Mueller Prost has 18 partners, 3 locations and over 150 employees. The firm is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work and focuses on employee and client engagement and retention.

Patterson Promoted to Senior Project Estimator at Murphy

Jeffrey Patterson

Jeffrey H. Patterson recently was promoted to senior project estimator at Murphy Company. The announcement was made by Kevin Suiter, vice president of estimating.

Patterson brings nearly 30 years’ experience in the HVAC industry with a strong emphasis on HVAC piping and ductwork to his new position. Since joining Murphy in December 2015, he has taken the lead on several high profile estimates. During his career he also has 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.

“Jeff’s attention to detail and his ability to incorporate his strong design build background makes Jeff an exceptional estimator for Murphy Company,” added Suiter. “We have been very impressed with his performance and are pleased to see him advance to his new position.”

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets. 

McGrath & Associates Promotes Scott Olson to Healthcare Business Manager

Scott Olson

Scott Olson has been promoted to Healthcare Business Manager at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Olson has been an employee of McGrath & Associates for 23 year, primarily involved in healthcare construction projects. In addition to managing client projects, Olson will be responsible for McGrath’s healthcare business plan.

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. 

July 7, 2017

New Hires at S. M. Wilson

Evan Dorks

S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Evan Dorks and as a Project Engineer, Galen Richards as a Project Superintendent and Gail Pijut as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.

Dorks 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.  Dorks has interned for S. M. Wilson for the past year. He holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Galen Richards

Richards is S. M. Wilson’s newest Project Superintendent. He will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety. Richards has a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and 22 years of construction experience.

Gail Pijut

Pijut is S. M. Wilson’s new Project Assistant/Job Accountant. She holds a BS in Business Administration and Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $280 million in 2016 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.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.

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has promoted Joel Sharp to Executive Vice President.

Joel Sharp

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has promoted Joel Sharp to Executive Vice President. His new role will include labor relations, customer retention and quality control.
Sharp has been an active part of the commercial roofing industry in the Saint Louis region since 1981. He is a Journeyman roofer. Sharp joined the Geissler Roofing Co Inc. family in 1989 as a flat roofer. He has worked his way up through a variety of positions including, roofer, superintendent, estimator and operations manager.

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. is a union commercial roofing company serving the St. Louis area since 1929. We specialize in low slope roofing, steep slope roofing and exterior finishes.
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William Azevedo and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA Become Newest Mueller Prost Partners 

Effective July 1, 2017, William Azevedo, Senior Manager of Healthcare Services, and Terry Richars, CPA/ABV, ASA, Director of Accounting Services were both promoted to Partner.  They will continue to lead their respective practice areas and become the firm’s 17th and 18th partners.

William Azevedo

Azevedo has nearly 20 years of experience in the long-term care industry and over a decade of experience in private sector accounting. His background includes positions in accounting, cost reporting, reimbursement, and government audits & appeals. Our clients call on Bill to improve their cost reporting and utilize data to improve operations. Bill’s promotion marks the second non-CPA team member to become partner.

Terry Richars

Mueller Prost has also named Terry Richars as a partner. Richars has over 10 years of experience providing business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, individual, corporate and partnership income tax returns, SAS 70/SSAE16 reporting, and consulting services.  Richars primarily works with privately-held and middle-market organizations across various industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and the legal community.

President, Doug Mueller, says, “We are excited to see growth in our firm and look forward to what the future brings with the addition of Bill and Terry to our partner group.”

Mueller Prost has 18 partners, 3 locations and over 150 employees. The firm is regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work and focuses on employee and client engagement and retention.

Patterson Promoted to Senior Project Estimator at Murphy

Jeffrey Patterson

Jeffrey H. Patterson recently was promoted to senior project estimator at Murphy Company. The announcement was made by Kevin Suiter, vice president of estimating.

Patterson brings nearly 30 years’ experience in the HVAC industry with a strong emphasis on HVAC piping and ductwork to his new position. Since joining Murphy in December 2015, he has taken the lead on several high profile estimates. During his career he also has 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.

“Jeff’s attention to detail and his ability to incorporate his strong design build background makes Jeff an exceptional estimator for Murphy Company,” added Suiter. “We have been very impressed with his performance and are pleased to see him advance to his new position.”

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets. 

McGrath & Associates Promotes Scott Olson to Healthcare Business Manager

Scott Olson

Scott Olson has been promoted to Healthcare Business Manager at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Olson has been an employee of McGrath & Associates for 23 year, primarily involved in healthcare construction projects. In addition to managing client projects, Olson will be responsible for McGrath’s healthcare business plan.

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. 

July 7, 2017

New Hires at S. M. Wilson

Evan Dorks

S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Evan Dorks and as a Project Engineer, Galen Richards as a Project Superintendent and Gail Pijut as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.

Dorks 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.  Dorks has interned for S. M. Wilson for the past year. He holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Galen Richards

Richards is S. M. Wilson’s newest Project Superintendent. He will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety. Richards has a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and 22 years of construction experience.

Gail Pijut

Pijut is S. M. Wilson’s new Project Assistant/Job Accountant. She holds a BS in Business Administration and Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $280 million in 2016 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

June 30, 2017

Woofter to Lead Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design Programs

Heather Woofter

Heather Woofter, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm Axi:Ome llc, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.

She will succeed Bruce Lindsey, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.

“Bruce leaves a significant legacy,” said Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School.  “His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus and contributing to the national discourse in architecture education.

“Heather is an internationally distinguished architect and design educator whose career embodies the close ties between academic research and studio practice,” Colangelo added. “I am proud to announce her appointment and look forward to working closely with her as we embark on a new era in the life of the school.”

A Maryland native, Woofter earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She began her career as a project architect with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Marks Barfield in London and Robert Luchetti Associates in Cambridge, Mass.

Before coming to St. Louis, Woofter served as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and as a visiting professor at both Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Konkuk University in Seoul. She also has taught at Boston Architectural College and Roger Williams University.

Florissant’s Director of Public Works Lou Jearls is Awarded Vince Tallo Award 

Lou Jearls

Mayor Schneider is pleased to announce that Lou Jearls, P.E., Director of Public Works for the City of Florissant, was awarded the prestigious Vince Tallo award by the St. Louis Metro Branch of the Missouri Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) on Thursday, June 22nd at the Orlando’s Events & Conference Centers.

According to Mr. V. K. Bhasin, PE, PWLF, the Vincent Tallo Service Award is presented by the Missouri Chapter APWA to employees of member organizations, municipalities or firms who have completed 30 or more years of service to the public with a single organization, municipality or firm. The Tallo Service Award is named after Vince Tallo, a long-time employee of Laclede Gas Company, active member of APWA and strong supporter of public works. Tallo worked at Laclede Gas from 1958 to 2001.

Jearls has served as Florissant’s Director of Public Works and Health since 1981. In that capacity he directs four separate divisions, comprised of Building, Engineering, Health and Streets. He oversees a staff that maintains 167 miles of roads and 165 individual streets within the city limits of Florissant, the largest municipality by population (52,000) in St. Louis County.

Good, safe and sound city streets in Florissant are a priority because they improve and help maintain property values for our residents and businesses as well as deter crime. As part of his responsibilities, Jearls oversees all activities in the City’s Engineering, Building, Health and Street Divisions that comprise the Public Works Department.

Jearls earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1974 from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now known as the Missouri University of Science and Technology), and has completed numerous certificates in his continuing education since then. He was a project engineer for J.S. Alberici Co. from 1975 to 1977 and then Manager of Materials Testing for the City of St. Louis from 1977 to 1981 before joining the leadership staff for the City of Florissant.

He is a member of the Engineers Club of St. Louis, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the American Public Works Association. Jearls has made presentations at numerous St. Louis asphalt seminars as well as at the Missouri Concrete Conference in Rolla in 2016.

Mehdi Motaleb, EIT Joins EDM Incorporated as Structural Engineer

Mehdi Motaleb

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Mehdi Motaleb as Structural Engineer.  Mehdi served as an apprentice Structural Engineer with EDM while attending Saint Louis University, where he recently graduated with a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering.  Mehdi is one of four Ph.D’s in our Structural Department.

Kurtis L. Eisenbath, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Senior Civil Engineer

Kurtis Eisenbath

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Kurtis Eisenbath as  Senior Civil Engineer.  Kurtis is a registered Civil Engineer in Missouri and Illinois, with over 16 years’ experience.  Kurtis graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Civil Engineering and received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri, Rolla with an emphasis in Hydrology/Hydraulics. 

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 40+ 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.

Leonard DeShurley, IV Rejoins Murphy Company as Technical Business Analyst 

Leonard DeShurley

The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, Service. Lenny DeShurley previously was employed by Murphy Company from 2013 to 2015 in a similar position.  Since then, he has worked as an IT manager in Boca Raton, FL and as an ERP analyst in St. Louis, working with business owners to implement expense reporting, time reports, content management and AP software.

“We are delighted to welcome Lenny back to our team,” said Carter. “He has a demonstrated history of implementing solutions that increase efficiency and reduce costs. He’s always eager to learn and improve new technologies, techniques and concepts – all things that are right in line with our core values.”

DeShurley holds an associate’s degree from St. Louis Community College and is proficient in a broad range of software, including ERP Suites; ECM/Business Workflow; LogiAnalystics Info; Oracle, MS SQL and MySQL relational databases; Crystal Reports, Concur, Keystyle; and Microsoft Word and Excel. He also has developed software in Python, Django, Javascript and HTML. He was recognized with the 2014 Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Award and the 2014 Constructech Vision Award. Prior to joining Murphy in 2015, he served for six years as a system analyst/IT specialist for LegalMetric, Incorporated in St. Louis.

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets.

NewGround Interior Design Professionals Obtain Certification NCIDQ Certification

Hannah Duke
Lauren Foerster
Laura Meyer

NewGround, a St. Louis-based design-build firm, announces that three interior design professionals received NCIDQ Certification. NewGround staff members Hannah Duke, Lauren Foerster and Laura Meyer successfully completed the course work to become NCIDQ Certified interior designers.

By passing the examination, this accomplishment distinguishes these professionals for attaining the industry’s highest standard of aptitude in interior design as well as their commitment to the profession.

“At NewGround, our most valued asset is our people. We always look for ways to continually invest in our staff,” said Jill Schumaier, Director of Interior Design, “and we are proud that Hannah, Laura and Lauren completed their coursework to receive the coveted NCIDQ designation. It’s a significant achievement in the industry and attests to the caliber of experience of the professionals we have at NewGround.”

S. M. Wilson Promotes Jason Gasawski To Project Manager

Jason Gasawski

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Jason Gasawski to Project Manager. He 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.

Gasawski joined S. M. Wilson in 2010 and has worked on a variety of retail, commercial and industrial construction projects including Metal Container Corporation Line 5 and The Orion. He is currently managing multiple Target store renovations. Gasawski holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University– Edwardsville and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

MC Industrial Names Rowena Amelung Business Development Manager

Rowena Amelung

MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, is pleased to announce the addition of Rowena Amelung to the business development team.

As Business Development Manager, Amelung is based in MC Industrial’s St. Louis office and serves MC Industrial clients in the heavy industrial market sectors nationwide, including automotive and aerospace, heavy civil and bio process. She previously served as MC Industrial’s Divisional Quality Manager.

“We are excited to have Row join the business development team. From her past roles in field engineering to management of our quality program, she brings tremendous value to our clients’ complex industrial projects.” said Director of Business Development Brian Timmer.

Amelung joined MC Industrial in 2007 and brings 13+ years total industrial construction experience to her new role. She holds multiple certifications and licenses, including Construction Quality Management Certification (CQMC – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI – American Welding Society) and OSHA-30 Construction Safety & Health. She received a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is an active member of AGC, COCA, SLCCC and Make-a-Wish St. Louis chapter.

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.

Teri Samples of Mueller Prost Completes Tangible Property Regulations Certification

Teri Samples

Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors is proud to announce that Partner & Director of Real Estate & Construction Services, Teri Samples, has successfully completed certification for Tangible Property Regulations through Wolters Kluwer’s CCH Tangible Property Regulations (TPR) Certificate Program. Wolters Kluwer certifies that Samples has completed Fundamental Concepts and Advanced Issues.

TPRs affect nearly every business that has fixed assets, depreciable property, repairs and maintenance expenses. Certification covered topics including:

  • Unit of Property: The Foundation of Applying RABI Rules
  • Material & Supplies: Most Complicated TPR Issue
  • TPRs and PADs: Focus on Partial or Prior Asset Dispositions
  • Removal Costs and Its Relationship to RABI Rules and PADs
  • Routine Maintenance, Small Taxpayer, Safe Harbors and Elections
  • The Use it or Lose it Rules of 1.1016-3 and Audit Protections Issues
  • TPRs and Leasehold Improvements – Landlord and Tenant Concerns
  • TPRs and 481(a) Adjustments

Of the certification, Samples says, “As a firm we are committed to delivering the best value to those we serve. Our team members actively seek professional development opportunities and additional certifications to best meet the current and future needs of our clients.”

President Doug Mueller adds, “Our firm is a leader in cost segregation studies. As we continue to grow in this area, having an in-depth understanding of tangible property regulations sets us apart from other area professionals and ensures our clients are receiving the most current and reliable information.”

In addition to tangible property regulations and cost segregation studies, Samples also has extensive knowledge regarding federal agency energy incentives including tax deductions and credits. She leads a team that includes Mueller Prost’s energy proposal partner as well as in-house engineers and tax experts, all working together to qualify both individual and company clients for grants and incentives. Teri’s experience with tax incentives for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings and determining if ASHRAE standards are met has distinguished her as a sought-after speaker and consultant in the field.

To contact Mueller Prost, please visit www.muellerprost.com or call 314.862.2070.

S. M. Wilson Promotes Mike Zick To Director Of Field Operations

Mike Zick

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mike Zick to Director of Field Operations. In his new role, Zick will ensure that onsite construction teams have everything needed to complete projects in a timely manner. He will make regular jobsite visits to assist Project Superintendents as needed and ensure that all processes are being followed for a successful project.

Zick has been with S. M. Wilson & Co for nearly 28 years and has 31 years of experience. He has held a variety of different roles within S. M. Wilson including carpenter, superintendent and, most recently, pre-construction coordinator. As superintendent, some of his notable projects include the new Wydown Middle School (LEED Gold) and Clayton High School Addition (LEED Silver).

Zick has an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety, ASHE Construction Certification, and is a Certified Storm Water Professional.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

IFMA St. Louis Honors Members, Facility at National FM Day Celebration

Members of the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) gathered to recognize two industry members and the facility of the year. Held on Wednesday, June 21, at The Corner Gates in the historic former Lemp Brewery, the awards were presented during the chapter’s celebration of National FM Day. Started in 2008, FM Day underscores the value and contributions of facility managers in St. Louis and around the nation who ensure that commercial buildings provide a safe, healthy and productive environment.

Award recipients were:

Achievement in Facility Management Award: Tauquincy Neal, Facilities Manager for the St. Charles City/County Library District

Tauquincy Neal

After joining the chapter in September 2015, Neal began working on earning her professional designations. In early 2016, she completed her coursework to earn her Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation. After completing this, she immediately moved on to the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) course, successfully earning this designation in early January 2017. Few industry professionals have earned both designations in just one year.

Neal started with the St. Charles City-County Library District in August 2015, as its first facility manager. She manages the day-to-day maintenance of all buildings and grounds, projects, and all contractors and vendors, as well as its delivery and supply operations. The library district comprises 12 branches in St. Charles City and County. She also is responsible for its administrative office.

Distinguished Member Award: Jeff Touchette, Jarrell Mechanical Contractors

Jeff Touchette

Touchette embodies the principle of service. After joining the chapter five years ago, he made a commitment to get involved. Touchette was recognized for his leadership and commitment to the organization. He has played many roles, serving as education, membership and program chair. His service continues as he joins the board as the chapter’s treasurer. His board term runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. 

Facility of the Year: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion (DDPSC) continues to cement St. Louis’ position as a leader in biosciences. Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. The expansion further enables world-class research in plant biology, bioenergy and sustainable agriculture with lab, office, conference and community space for 100 new scientists.

The facility’s innovative features include Human Factor Design and Environmental Stewardship.

The DDPSC Expansion provides flexible, efficient and transparent research space.  Large, highly efficient open lab “neighborhoods” share support lab facilities and are directly connected to write-up space. Ground floor labs put science on display.

Visual connectivity between the open labs and write-up areas and at enclosed offices and conference rooms is maximized with glass partitions. Shared support facilities and open labs increase interaction. A new atrium acts as a social center to the whole community and brings together researchers from both the new and existing labs for meals, coffee and informal meetings.

Additionally, the project targets LEED Gold certification. Environmental strategies include run-around coil heat recovery loop, smart lab exhaust, indigenous prairie and landscaping, green roofs, daylighting and a high-performance envelope with integrated solar shading.

About IFMA St. Louis

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals.  

 

People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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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 S. M. Wilson

Evan Dorks

S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Evan Dorks and as a Project Engineer, Galen Richards as a Project Superintendent and Gail Pijut as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.

Dorks 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.  Dorks has interned for S. M. Wilson for the past year. He holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Galen Richards

Richards is S. M. Wilson’s newest Project Superintendent. He will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety. Richards has a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and 22 years of construction experience.

Gail Pijut

Pijut is S. M. Wilson’s new Project Assistant/Job Accountant. She holds a BS in Business Administration and Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $280 million in 2016 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

June 30, 2017

Woofter to Lead Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design Programs

Heather Woofter

Heather Woofter, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm Axi:Ome llc, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.

She will succeed Bruce Lindsey, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.

“Bruce leaves a significant legacy,” said Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School.  “His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus and contributing to the national discourse in architecture education.

“Heather is an internationally distinguished architect and design educator whose career embodies the close ties between academic research and studio practice,” Colangelo added. “I am proud to announce her appointment and look forward to working closely with her as we embark on a new era in the life of the school.”

A Maryland native, Woofter earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She began her career as a project architect with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Marks Barfield in London and Robert Luchetti Associates in Cambridge, Mass.

Before coming to St. Louis, Woofter served as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and as a visiting professor at both Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Konkuk University in Seoul. She also has taught at Boston Architectural College and Roger Williams University.

Florissant’s Director of Public Works Lou Jearls is Awarded Vince Tallo Award 

Lou Jearls

Mayor Schneider is pleased to announce that Lou Jearls, P.E., Director of Public Works for the City of Florissant, was awarded the prestigious Vince Tallo award by the St. Louis Metro Branch of the Missouri Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) on Thursday, June 22nd at the Orlando’s Events & Conference Centers.

According to Mr. V. K. Bhasin, PE, PWLF, the Vincent Tallo Service Award is presented by the Missouri Chapter APWA to employees of member organizations, municipalities or firms who have completed 30 or more years of service to the public with a single organization, municipality or firm. The Tallo Service Award is named after Vince Tallo, a long-time employee of Laclede Gas Company, active member of APWA and strong supporter of public works. Tallo worked at Laclede Gas from 1958 to 2001.

Jearls has served as Florissant’s Director of Public Works and Health since 1981. In that capacity he directs four separate divisions, comprised of Building, Engineering, Health and Streets. He oversees a staff that maintains 167 miles of roads and 165 individual streets within the city limits of Florissant, the largest municipality by population (52,000) in St. Louis County.

Good, safe and sound city streets in Florissant are a priority because they improve and help maintain property values for our residents and businesses as well as deter crime. As part of his responsibilities, Jearls oversees all activities in the City’s Engineering, Building, Health and Street Divisions that comprise the Public Works Department.

Jearls earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1974 from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now known as the Missouri University of Science and Technology), and has completed numerous certificates in his continuing education since then. He was a project engineer for J.S. Alberici Co. from 1975 to 1977 and then Manager of Materials Testing for the City of St. Louis from 1977 to 1981 before joining the leadership staff for the City of Florissant.

He is a member of the Engineers Club of St. Louis, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the American Public Works Association. Jearls has made presentations at numerous St. Louis asphalt seminars as well as at the Missouri Concrete Conference in Rolla in 2016.

Mehdi Motaleb, EIT Joins EDM Incorporated as Structural Engineer

Mehdi Motaleb

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Mehdi Motaleb as Structural Engineer.  Mehdi served as an apprentice Structural Engineer with EDM while attending Saint Louis University, where he recently graduated with a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering.  Mehdi is one of four Ph.D’s in our Structural Department.

Kurtis L. Eisenbath, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Senior Civil Engineer

Kurtis Eisenbath

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Kurtis Eisenbath as  Senior Civil Engineer.  Kurtis is a registered Civil Engineer in Missouri and Illinois, with over 16 years’ experience.  Kurtis graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Civil Engineering and received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri, Rolla with an emphasis in Hydrology/Hydraulics. 

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 40+ 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.

Leonard DeShurley, IV Rejoins Murphy Company as Technical Business Analyst 

Leonard DeShurley

The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, Service. Lenny DeShurley previously was employed by Murphy Company from 2013 to 2015 in a similar position.  Since then, he has worked as an IT manager in Boca Raton, FL and as an ERP analyst in St. Louis, working with business owners to implement expense reporting, time reports, content management and AP software.

“We are delighted to welcome Lenny back to our team,” said Carter. “He has a demonstrated history of implementing solutions that increase efficiency and reduce costs. He’s always eager to learn and improve new technologies, techniques and concepts – all things that are right in line with our core values.”

DeShurley holds an associate’s degree from St. Louis Community College and is proficient in a broad range of software, including ERP Suites; ECM/Business Workflow; LogiAnalystics Info; Oracle, MS SQL and MySQL relational databases; Crystal Reports, Concur, Keystyle; and Microsoft Word and Excel. He also has developed software in Python, Django, Javascript and HTML. He was recognized with the 2014 Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Award and the 2014 Constructech Vision Award. Prior to joining Murphy in 2015, he served for six years as a system analyst/IT specialist for LegalMetric, Incorporated in St. Louis.

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets.

NewGround Interior Design Professionals Obtain Certification NCIDQ Certification

Hannah Duke
Lauren Foerster
Laura Meyer

NewGround, a St. Louis-based design-build firm, announces that three interior design professionals received NCIDQ Certification. NewGround staff members Hannah Duke, Lauren Foerster and Laura Meyer successfully completed the course work to become NCIDQ Certified interior designers.

By passing the examination, this accomplishment distinguishes these professionals for attaining the industry’s highest standard of aptitude in interior design as well as their commitment to the profession.

“At NewGround, our most valued asset is our people. We always look for ways to continually invest in our staff,” said Jill Schumaier, Director of Interior Design, “and we are proud that Hannah, Laura and Lauren completed their coursework to receive the coveted NCIDQ designation. It’s a significant achievement in the industry and attests to the caliber of experience of the professionals we have at NewGround.”

S. M. Wilson Promotes Jason Gasawski To Project Manager

Jason Gasawski

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Jason Gasawski to Project Manager. He 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.

Gasawski joined S. M. Wilson in 2010 and has worked on a variety of retail, commercial and industrial construction projects including Metal Container Corporation Line 5 and The Orion. He is currently managing multiple Target store renovations. Gasawski holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University– Edwardsville and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

MC Industrial Names Rowena Amelung Business Development Manager

Rowena Amelung

MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, is pleased to announce the addition of Rowena Amelung to the business development team.

As Business Development Manager, Amelung is based in MC Industrial’s St. Louis office and serves MC Industrial clients in the heavy industrial market sectors nationwide, including automotive and aerospace, heavy civil and bio process. She previously served as MC Industrial’s Divisional Quality Manager.

“We are excited to have Row join the business development team. From her past roles in field engineering to management of our quality program, she brings tremendous value to our clients’ complex industrial projects.” said Director of Business Development Brian Timmer.

Amelung joined MC Industrial in 2007 and brings 13+ years total industrial construction experience to her new role. She holds multiple certifications and licenses, including Construction Quality Management Certification (CQMC – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI – American Welding Society) and OSHA-30 Construction Safety & Health. She received a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is an active member of AGC, COCA, SLCCC and Make-a-Wish St. Louis chapter.

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.

Teri Samples of Mueller Prost Completes Tangible Property Regulations Certification

Teri Samples

Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors is proud to announce that Partner & Director of Real Estate & Construction Services, Teri Samples, has successfully completed certification for Tangible Property Regulations through Wolters Kluwer’s CCH Tangible Property Regulations (TPR) Certificate Program. Wolters Kluwer certifies that Samples has completed Fundamental Concepts and Advanced Issues.

TPRs affect nearly every business that has fixed assets, depreciable property, repairs and maintenance expenses. Certification covered topics including:

  • Unit of Property: The Foundation of Applying RABI Rules
  • Material & Supplies: Most Complicated TPR Issue
  • TPRs and PADs: Focus on Partial or Prior Asset Dispositions
  • Removal Costs and Its Relationship to RABI Rules and PADs
  • Routine Maintenance, Small Taxpayer, Safe Harbors and Elections
  • The Use it or Lose it Rules of 1.1016-3 and Audit Protections Issues
  • TPRs and Leasehold Improvements – Landlord and Tenant Concerns
  • TPRs and 481(a) Adjustments

Of the certification, Samples says, “As a firm we are committed to delivering the best value to those we serve. Our team members actively seek professional development opportunities and additional certifications to best meet the current and future needs of our clients.”

President Doug Mueller adds, “Our firm is a leader in cost segregation studies. As we continue to grow in this area, having an in-depth understanding of tangible property regulations sets us apart from other area professionals and ensures our clients are receiving the most current and reliable information.”

In addition to tangible property regulations and cost segregation studies, Samples also has extensive knowledge regarding federal agency energy incentives including tax deductions and credits. She leads a team that includes Mueller Prost’s energy proposal partner as well as in-house engineers and tax experts, all working together to qualify both individual and company clients for grants and incentives. Teri’s experience with tax incentives for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings and determining if ASHRAE standards are met has distinguished her as a sought-after speaker and consultant in the field.

To contact Mueller Prost, please visit www.muellerprost.com or call 314.862.2070.

S. M. Wilson Promotes Mike Zick To Director Of Field Operations

Mike Zick

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mike Zick to Director of Field Operations. In his new role, Zick will ensure that onsite construction teams have everything needed to complete projects in a timely manner. He will make regular jobsite visits to assist Project Superintendents as needed and ensure that all processes are being followed for a successful project.

Zick has been with S. M. Wilson & Co for nearly 28 years and has 31 years of experience. He has held a variety of different roles within S. M. Wilson including carpenter, superintendent and, most recently, pre-construction coordinator. As superintendent, some of his notable projects include the new Wydown Middle School (LEED Gold) and Clayton High School Addition (LEED Silver).

Zick has an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety, ASHE Construction Certification, and is a Certified Storm Water Professional.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

IFMA St. Louis Honors Members, Facility at National FM Day Celebration

Members of the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) gathered to recognize two industry members and the facility of the year. Held on Wednesday, June 21, at The Corner Gates in the historic former Lemp Brewery, the awards were presented during the chapter’s celebration of National FM Day. Started in 2008, FM Day underscores the value and contributions of facility managers in St. Louis and around the nation who ensure that commercial buildings provide a safe, healthy and productive environment.

Award recipients were:

Achievement in Facility Management Award: Tauquincy Neal, Facilities Manager for the St. Charles City/County Library District

Tauquincy Neal

After joining the chapter in September 2015, Neal began working on earning her professional designations. In early 2016, she completed her coursework to earn her Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation. After completing this, she immediately moved on to the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) course, successfully earning this designation in early January 2017. Few industry professionals have earned both designations in just one year.

Neal started with the St. Charles City-County Library District in August 2015, as its first facility manager. She manages the day-to-day maintenance of all buildings and grounds, projects, and all contractors and vendors, as well as its delivery and supply operations. The library district comprises 12 branches in St. Charles City and County. She also is responsible for its administrative office.

Distinguished Member Award: Jeff Touchette, Jarrell Mechanical Contractors

Jeff Touchette

Touchette embodies the principle of service. After joining the chapter five years ago, he made a commitment to get involved. Touchette was recognized for his leadership and commitment to the organization. He has played many roles, serving as education, membership and program chair. His service continues as he joins the board as the chapter’s treasurer. His board term runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. 

Facility of the Year: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion (DDPSC) continues to cement St. Louis’ position as a leader in biosciences. Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. The expansion further enables world-class research in plant biology, bioenergy and sustainable agriculture with lab, office, conference and community space for 100 new scientists.

The facility’s innovative features include Human Factor Design and Environmental Stewardship.

The DDPSC Expansion provides flexible, efficient and transparent research space.  Large, highly efficient open lab “neighborhoods” share support lab facilities and are directly connected to write-up space. Ground floor labs put science on display.

Visual connectivity between the open labs and write-up areas and at enclosed offices and conference rooms is maximized with glass partitions. Shared support facilities and open labs increase interaction. A new atrium acts as a social center to the whole community and brings together researchers from both the new and existing labs for meals, coffee and informal meetings.

Additionally, the project targets LEED Gold certification. Environmental strategies include run-around coil heat recovery loop, smart lab exhaust, indigenous prairie and landscaping, green roofs, daylighting and a high-performance envelope with integrated solar shading.

About IFMA St. Louis

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals.  

June 23, 2017

Midas Hospitality Promotes Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management Neubauer to support company’s growing family of hotels 

Jacob Neubauer

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management.

Neubauer’s responsibilities include supporting the hotels in the development and execution of property-specific and company-wide revenue management initiatives.  This includes transient and group pricing strategies, as well as implementing revenue management objectives and growth-related opportunities.  Neubauer will focus on optimizing hotel revenue by collaborating with the on-property general managers and directors of sales.

Prior to this position, Neubauer served as the company’s Revenue Management Coordinator.  He previously worked in the hospitality industry as a sales manager and in guest services.  Neubauer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“Jake’s promotion reflects his impressive work ethic and achieved success at our company,” said Kurt Furlong, Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “His new position will give him even more opportunities to work with and support the hotel management teams in order to maximize asset value.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states.

Spencer Buck Mason Joins Midwest BankCentre’s Central Region Advisory Board

Spencer Mason

Spencer Buck Mason, division manager of David Mason & Associates, has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre Central Region Advisory Board.

Founded in 1989, David Mason & Associates provides civil and structural engineering, surveying and 3D scanning, architectural, utility industry services and construction management/program management services to a wide array of clients from offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Mason serves as the president of the Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). He also is a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) and participates locally in the national Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

McLaughlin Now Majority Owner & President of Precision Daylighting

Precision Daylighting, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mrs. ‘Mini’ McLaughlin is now officially the majority owner and President of Precision Daylighting. Mini has been involved with ownership since the corporation was organized in 2004.

Precision Daylighting, Pacific MO, is recognized as the first locally owned hydro excavation company and “THE Hydro Excavation EXPERTS!”. PDI can now provide our services with WBE and SBA certification for all Midwest projects.

Precision provides air and hydro excavation services for numerous companies, contractors and engineers throughout the Midwest US.

Lane Named Director of Sales and Marketing for The Sheridan at Laumeier Park Assisted Living/Memory Care Community

Holly Lane

Holly Lane has been named director of sales and marketing of The Sheridan at Laumeier Park, a newly opened 84-unit assisted living/memory care community at 12470 Rott Road in Sunset Hills, Mo.  Lane has seven years of experience in the medical services field.

The Sheridan at Laumeier Park is one of three senior living communities in metro St. Louis either being built or recently completed by Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing based in Chicago, Ill.  The other Sheridan communities are in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur.

Murphy Promotes Kevin Suiter to Vice President of Estimating

Kevin Suiter

Murphy Company has promoted Kevin Suiter, P.E., to vice president of estimating.  The announcement was made by Patrick Murphy, Jr., president and CEO.

“Kevin has been a member of the Murphy team for more than two years, serving in an operation role, and recently took on responsibility for our estimating resources,” said Murphy. “Kevin’s previous experience and passion in this area of expertise provides both value and sustainability to our organization.”

Suiter, a registered professional engineer with 23 years’ experience In the industry, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and also holds a master plumber’s license.  Earlier in his career, he was employed by the University of Missouri-Columbia as a mechanical engineer where he assisted in the design and development of HVAC systems for the university’s Design Services Department.

Suiter currently serves as vice president of the St. Louis chapter of the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), and is a longtime board member and former treasurer.

Murphy Names Blanton Senior Project Manager, Institutional

Dan Blanton

Murphy Company has named Dan Blanton as senior project manager, Institutional. The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice president, Institutional.

Blanton has more than 17 years’ major project experience in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. He also spent three years supervising industrial work as a union boilermaker.  As a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (M.E.P.) project manager for more than five years, he oversaw several major projects.

His industry experience includes several major hospital projects, including St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL; Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic in St. Louis County; and Kindred Healthcare in Springfield, IL.  He also served as MEP superintendent on Pinnacle Entertainment/Four Seasons Hotel and Casino, Lumiere Place.

A veteran, Blanton served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1993 to 1997. He also has training in OSHA guidelines and regulations, project management, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and is a licensed Commissioning Agent.

PGAV Planners’ Andy Struckhoff Promoted to Vice President

Andy Struckhoff

Leading St. Louis urban planning firm,PGAV Planners announces that Associate Director Andy Struckhoff has been promoted to Vice President.

In his new role, Struckhoff will be help to guide the firm’s marketing and business development efforts, lead the professional development and growth of his colleagues, and develop strategies for expanding PGAV Planners’ national footprint.

 

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Woofter to Lead Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design Programs

Heather Woofter

Heather Woofter, co-director of the St. Louis-based firm Axi:Ome llc, has been promoted to director of the College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, both part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Woofter joined the Sam Fox School as an assistant professor in 2005; has chaired the graduate architecture program since 2010; and became a full professor in 2015. Her appointment begins July 1.

She will succeed Bruce Lindsey, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and current president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Lindsey has led architecture for the past 10 years, and will join the faculty after a yearlong sabbatical.

“Bruce leaves a significant legacy,” said Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School.  “His vision and energetic leadership have helped to shape the Sam Fox School, promoting interdisciplinary connections across campus and contributing to the national discourse in architecture education.

“Heather is an internationally distinguished architect and design educator whose career embodies the close ties between academic research and studio practice,” Colangelo added. “I am proud to announce her appointment and look forward to working closely with her as we embark on a new era in the life of the school.”

A Maryland native, Woofter earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She began her career as a project architect with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., Marks Barfield in London and Robert Luchetti Associates in Cambridge, Mass.

Before coming to St. Louis, Woofter served as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and as a visiting professor at both Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and Konkuk University in Seoul. She also has taught at Boston Architectural College and Roger Williams University.

Florissant’s Director of Public Works Lou Jearls is Awarded Vince Tallo Award 

Lou Jearls

Mayor Schneider is pleased to announce that Lou Jearls, P.E., Director of Public Works for the City of Florissant, was awarded the prestigious Vince Tallo award by the St. Louis Metro Branch of the Missouri Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) on Thursday, June 22nd at the Orlando’s Events & Conference Centers.

According to Mr. V. K. Bhasin, PE, PWLF, the Vincent Tallo Service Award is presented by the Missouri Chapter APWA to employees of member organizations, municipalities or firms who have completed 30 or more years of service to the public with a single organization, municipality or firm. The Tallo Service Award is named after Vince Tallo, a long-time employee of Laclede Gas Company, active member of APWA and strong supporter of public works. Tallo worked at Laclede Gas from 1958 to 2001.

Jearls has served as Florissant’s Director of Public Works and Health since 1981. In that capacity he directs four separate divisions, comprised of Building, Engineering, Health and Streets. He oversees a staff that maintains 167 miles of roads and 165 individual streets within the city limits of Florissant, the largest municipality by population (52,000) in St. Louis County.

Good, safe and sound city streets in Florissant are a priority because they improve and help maintain property values for our residents and businesses as well as deter crime. As part of his responsibilities, Jearls oversees all activities in the City’s Engineering, Building, Health and Street Divisions that comprise the Public Works Department.

Jearls earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1974 from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now known as the Missouri University of Science and Technology), and has completed numerous certificates in his continuing education since then. He was a project engineer for J.S. Alberici Co. from 1975 to 1977 and then Manager of Materials Testing for the City of St. Louis from 1977 to 1981 before joining the leadership staff for the City of Florissant.

He is a member of the Engineers Club of St. Louis, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the American Public Works Association. Jearls has made presentations at numerous St. Louis asphalt seminars as well as at the Missouri Concrete Conference in Rolla in 2016.

Mehdi Motaleb, EIT Joins EDM Incorporated as Structural Engineer

Mehdi Motaleb

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Mehdi Motaleb as Structural Engineer.  Mehdi served as an apprentice Structural Engineer with EDM while attending Saint Louis University, where he recently graduated with a Ph. D. in Civil Engineering.  Mehdi is one of four Ph.D’s in our Structural Department.

Kurtis L. Eisenbath, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Senior Civil Engineer

Kurtis Eisenbath

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Kurtis Eisenbath as  Senior Civil Engineer.  Kurtis is a registered Civil Engineer in Missouri and Illinois, with over 16 years’ experience.  Kurtis graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Civil Engineering and received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri, Rolla with an emphasis in Hydrology/Hydraulics. 

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 40+ 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.

Leonard DeShurley, IV Rejoins Murphy Company as Technical Business Analyst 

Leonard DeShurley

The announcement was made by Chris Carter, vice president, Service. Lenny DeShurley previously was employed by Murphy Company from 2013 to 2015 in a similar position.  Since then, he has worked as an IT manager in Boca Raton, FL and as an ERP analyst in St. Louis, working with business owners to implement expense reporting, time reports, content management and AP software.

“We are delighted to welcome Lenny back to our team,” said Carter. “He has a demonstrated history of implementing solutions that increase efficiency and reduce costs. He’s always eager to learn and improve new technologies, techniques and concepts – all things that are right in line with our core values.”

DeShurley holds an associate’s degree from St. Louis Community College and is proficient in a broad range of software, including ERP Suites; ECM/Business Workflow; LogiAnalystics Info; Oracle, MS SQL and MySQL relational databases; Crystal Reports, Concur, Keystyle; and Microsoft Word and Excel. He also has developed software in Python, Django, Javascript and HTML. He was recognized with the 2014 Midsize Enterprise Summit XCellence Award and the 2014 Constructech Vision Award. Prior to joining Murphy in 2015, he served for six years as a system analyst/IT specialist for LegalMetric, Incorporated in St. Louis.

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets.

NewGround Interior Design Professionals Obtain Certification NCIDQ Certification

Hannah Duke
Lauren Foerster
Laura Meyer

NewGround, a St. Louis-based design-build firm, announces that three interior design professionals received NCIDQ Certification. NewGround staff members Hannah Duke, Lauren Foerster and Laura Meyer successfully completed the course work to become NCIDQ Certified interior designers.

By passing the examination, this accomplishment distinguishes these professionals for attaining the industry’s highest standard of aptitude in interior design as well as their commitment to the profession.

“At NewGround, our most valued asset is our people. We always look for ways to continually invest in our staff,” said Jill Schumaier, Director of Interior Design, “and we are proud that Hannah, Laura and Lauren completed their coursework to receive the coveted NCIDQ designation. It’s a significant achievement in the industry and attests to the caliber of experience of the professionals we have at NewGround.”

S. M. Wilson Promotes Jason Gasawski To Project Manager

Jason Gasawski

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Jason Gasawski to Project Manager. He 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.

Gasawski joined S. M. Wilson in 2010 and has worked on a variety of retail, commercial and industrial construction projects including Metal Container Corporation Line 5 and The Orion. He is currently managing multiple Target store renovations. Gasawski holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University– Edwardsville and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

MC Industrial Names Rowena Amelung Business Development Manager

Rowena Amelung

MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, is pleased to announce the addition of Rowena Amelung to the business development team.

As Business Development Manager, Amelung is based in MC Industrial’s St. Louis office and serves MC Industrial clients in the heavy industrial market sectors nationwide, including automotive and aerospace, heavy civil and bio process. She previously served as MC Industrial’s Divisional Quality Manager.

“We are excited to have Row join the business development team. From her past roles in field engineering to management of our quality program, she brings tremendous value to our clients’ complex industrial projects.” said Director of Business Development Brian Timmer.

Amelung joined MC Industrial in 2007 and brings 13+ years total industrial construction experience to her new role. She holds multiple certifications and licenses, including Construction Quality Management Certification (CQMC – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Certified Welding Inspector (CWI – American Welding Society) and OSHA-30 Construction Safety & Health. She received a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and is an active member of AGC, COCA, SLCCC and Make-a-Wish St. Louis chapter.

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly-specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.

Teri Samples of Mueller Prost Completes Tangible Property Regulations Certification

Teri Samples

Mueller Prost CPAs + Business Advisors is proud to announce that Partner & Director of Real Estate & Construction Services, Teri Samples, has successfully completed certification for Tangible Property Regulations through Wolters Kluwer’s CCH Tangible Property Regulations (TPR) Certificate Program. Wolters Kluwer certifies that Samples has completed Fundamental Concepts and Advanced Issues.

TPRs affect nearly every business that has fixed assets, depreciable property, repairs and maintenance expenses. Certification covered topics including:

  • Unit of Property: The Foundation of Applying RABI Rules
  • Material & Supplies: Most Complicated TPR Issue
  • TPRs and PADs: Focus on Partial or Prior Asset Dispositions
  • Removal Costs and Its Relationship to RABI Rules and PADs
  • Routine Maintenance, Small Taxpayer, Safe Harbors and Elections
  • The Use it or Lose it Rules of 1.1016-3 and Audit Protections Issues
  • TPRs and Leasehold Improvements – Landlord and Tenant Concerns
  • TPRs and 481(a) Adjustments

Of the certification, Samples says, “As a firm we are committed to delivering the best value to those we serve. Our team members actively seek professional development opportunities and additional certifications to best meet the current and future needs of our clients.”

President Doug Mueller adds, “Our firm is a leader in cost segregation studies. As we continue to grow in this area, having an in-depth understanding of tangible property regulations sets us apart from other area professionals and ensures our clients are receiving the most current and reliable information.”

In addition to tangible property regulations and cost segregation studies, Samples also has extensive knowledge regarding federal agency energy incentives including tax deductions and credits. She leads a team that includes Mueller Prost’s energy proposal partner as well as in-house engineers and tax experts, all working together to qualify both individual and company clients for grants and incentives. Teri’s experience with tax incentives for energy efficiency improvements to commercial buildings and determining if ASHRAE standards are met has distinguished her as a sought-after speaker and consultant in the field.

To contact Mueller Prost, please visit www.muellerprost.com or call 314.862.2070.

S. M. Wilson Promotes Mike Zick To Director Of Field Operations

Mike Zick

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mike Zick to Director of Field Operations. In his new role, Zick will ensure that onsite construction teams have everything needed to complete projects in a timely manner. He will make regular jobsite visits to assist Project Superintendents as needed and ensure that all processes are being followed for a successful project.

Zick has been with S. M. Wilson & Co for nearly 28 years and has 31 years of experience. He has held a variety of different roles within S. M. Wilson including carpenter, superintendent and, most recently, pre-construction coordinator. As superintendent, some of his notable projects include the new Wydown Middle School (LEED Gold) and Clayton High School Addition (LEED Silver).

Zick has an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety, ASHE Construction Certification, and is a Certified Storm Water Professional.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

IFMA St. Louis Honors Members, Facility at National FM Day Celebration

Members of the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Management Association) gathered to recognize two industry members and the facility of the year. Held on Wednesday, June 21, at The Corner Gates in the historic former Lemp Brewery, the awards were presented during the chapter’s celebration of National FM Day. Started in 2008, FM Day underscores the value and contributions of facility managers in St. Louis and around the nation who ensure that commercial buildings provide a safe, healthy and productive environment.

Award recipients were:

Achievement in Facility Management Award: Tauquincy Neal, Facilities Manager for the St. Charles City/County Library District

Tauquincy Neal

After joining the chapter in September 2015, Neal began working on earning her professional designations. In early 2016, she completed her coursework to earn her Facility Management Professional (FMP) designation. After completing this, she immediately moved on to the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) course, successfully earning this designation in early January 2017. Few industry professionals have earned both designations in just one year.

Neal started with the St. Charles City-County Library District in August 2015, as its first facility manager. She manages the day-to-day maintenance of all buildings and grounds, projects, and all contractors and vendors, as well as its delivery and supply operations. The library district comprises 12 branches in St. Charles City and County. She also is responsible for its administrative office.

Distinguished Member Award: Jeff Touchette, Jarrell Mechanical Contractors

Jeff Touchette

Touchette embodies the principle of service. After joining the chapter five years ago, he made a commitment to get involved. Touchette was recognized for his leadership and commitment to the organization. He has played many roles, serving as education, membership and program chair. His service continues as he joins the board as the chapter’s treasurer. His board term runs from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. 

Facility of the Year: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

The Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion (DDPSC) continues to cement St. Louis’ position as a leader in biosciences. Founded in 1998, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is a not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. The expansion further enables world-class research in plant biology, bioenergy and sustainable agriculture with lab, office, conference and community space for 100 new scientists.

The facility’s innovative features include Human Factor Design and Environmental Stewardship.

The DDPSC Expansion provides flexible, efficient and transparent research space.  Large, highly efficient open lab “neighborhoods” share support lab facilities and are directly connected to write-up space. Ground floor labs put science on display.

Visual connectivity between the open labs and write-up areas and at enclosed offices and conference rooms is maximized with glass partitions. Shared support facilities and open labs increase interaction. A new atrium acts as a social center to the whole community and brings together researchers from both the new and existing labs for meals, coffee and informal meetings.

Additionally, the project targets LEED Gold certification. Environmental strategies include run-around coil heat recovery loop, smart lab exhaust, indigenous prairie and landscaping, green roofs, daylighting and a high-performance envelope with integrated solar shading.

About IFMA St. Louis

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals.  

June 23, 2017

Midas Hospitality Promotes Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management Neubauer to support company’s growing family of hotels 

Jacob Neubauer

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently promoted Jacob Neubauer to Director of Revenue Management.

Neubauer’s responsibilities include supporting the hotels in the development and execution of property-specific and company-wide revenue management initiatives.  This includes transient and group pricing strategies, as well as implementing revenue management objectives and growth-related opportunities.  Neubauer will focus on optimizing hotel revenue by collaborating with the on-property general managers and directors of sales.

Prior to this position, Neubauer served as the company’s Revenue Management Coordinator.  He previously worked in the hospitality industry as a sales manager and in guest services.  Neubauer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“Jake’s promotion reflects his impressive work ethic and achieved success at our company,” said Kurt Furlong, Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “His new position will give him even more opportunities to work with and support the hotel management teams in order to maximize asset value.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states.

Spencer Buck Mason Joins Midwest BankCentre’s Central Region Advisory Board

Spencer Mason

Spencer Buck Mason, division manager of David Mason & Associates, has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre Central Region Advisory Board.

Founded in 1989, David Mason & Associates provides civil and structural engineering, surveying and 3D scanning, architectural, utility industry services and construction management/program management services to a wide array of clients from offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Mason serves as the president of the Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). He also is a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) and participates locally in the national Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

McLaughlin Now Majority Owner & President of Precision Daylighting

Precision Daylighting, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mrs. ‘Mini’ McLaughlin is now officially the majority owner and President of Precision Daylighting. Mini has been involved with ownership since the corporation was organized in 2004.

Precision Daylighting, Pacific MO, is recognized as the first locally owned hydro excavation company and “THE Hydro Excavation EXPERTS!”. PDI can now provide our services with WBE and SBA certification for all Midwest projects.

Precision provides air and hydro excavation services for numerous companies, contractors and engineers throughout the Midwest US.

Lane Named Director of Sales and Marketing for The Sheridan at Laumeier Park Assisted Living/Memory Care Community

Holly Lane

Holly Lane has been named director of sales and marketing of The Sheridan at Laumeier Park, a newly opened 84-unit assisted living/memory care community at 12470 Rott Road in Sunset Hills, Mo.  Lane has seven years of experience in the medical services field.

The Sheridan at Laumeier Park is one of three senior living communities in metro St. Louis either being built or recently completed by Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing based in Chicago, Ill.  The other Sheridan communities are in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur.

Murphy Promotes Kevin Suiter to Vice President of Estimating

Kevin Suiter

Murphy Company has promoted Kevin Suiter, P.E., to vice president of estimating.  The announcement was made by Patrick Murphy, Jr., president and CEO.

“Kevin has been a member of the Murphy team for more than two years, serving in an operation role, and recently took on responsibility for our estimating resources,” said Murphy. “Kevin’s previous experience and passion in this area of expertise provides both value and sustainability to our organization.”

Suiter, a registered professional engineer with 23 years’ experience In the industry, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and also holds a master plumber’s license.  Earlier in his career, he was employed by the University of Missouri-Columbia as a mechanical engineer where he assisted in the design and development of HVAC systems for the university’s Design Services Department.

Suiter currently serves as vice president of the St. Louis chapter of the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), and is a longtime board member and former treasurer.

Murphy Names Blanton Senior Project Manager, Institutional

Dan Blanton

Murphy Company has named Dan Blanton as senior project manager, Institutional. The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice president, Institutional.

Blanton has more than 17 years’ major project experience in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. He also spent three years supervising industrial work as a union boilermaker.  As a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (M.E.P.) project manager for more than five years, he oversaw several major projects.

His industry experience includes several major hospital projects, including St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL; Mercy Hospital and Mercy Clinic in St. Louis County; and Kindred Healthcare in Springfield, IL.  He also served as MEP superintendent on Pinnacle Entertainment/Four Seasons Hotel and Casino, Lumiere Place.

A veteran, Blanton served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1993 to 1997. He also has training in OSHA guidelines and regulations, project management, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and is a licensed Commissioning Agent.

PGAV Planners’ Andy Struckhoff Promoted to Vice President

Andy Struckhoff

Leading St. Louis urban planning firm,PGAV Planners announces that Associate Director Andy Struckhoff has been promoted to Vice President.

In his new role, Struckhoff will be help to guide the firm’s marketing and business development efforts, lead the professional development and growth of his colleagues, and develop strategies for expanding PGAV Planners’ national footprint.

June 9, 2017

New Hires at S. M. Wilson

Rebecca Cornatzer

S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired six new employees including Rebecca Cornatzer as Director of Human Resources, Tim Ruck and James Shives as Project Superintendents and Josh Weber, Troy Gittemeier and Jordan Wicklein as Project Engineers.

Cornatzer has spent the past 13 years in a variety of roles at Epworth Children and Family Services, most recently as the Acting Chief Executive Officer. At S. M. Wilson she will be in charge of employee relations, recruiting, hiring and retaining talent, as well as employee training. Cornatzer holds a Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a BS in Psychology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. She is an iWAM Certified Administrator and a graduate of the CEO Leadership Program at Washington University.

Ruck and Shives will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety.  Ruck has 23 years of experience and is OSHA 30 Certified. He holds a BA from Drury College. Shives has 30 plus years of experience and is OSHA 30 Certified.

Troy Gittemeier
Jordan Wicklein
Josh Weber

Weber, Gittmemeier and Wicklein will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. They 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.

Weber has a B. S. in Construction Management from South East Missouri State and is OSHA 30 Certified.

Gittemeier has a B. S. in Construction Management from Missouri State.

Wicklein has a B.S. in Construction Management from Bradley University and is OSHA 30 Certified.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

Smith Joins Louer Facility Planning

Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith has joined Louer Facility Planning, Inc. as director of marketing and business development.

A career journalist and former business owner, Smith holds a master’s degree in public policy from SIUE and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. She is an Edwardsville resident.

“I am pleased that such a highly qualified individual has been chosen to join our team of design professionals,” said Jane Louer, the Collinsville-based firm’s founder and President.

Facility Planning has been in business for 21 years, offering the latest trends and innovations in smart workspace furniture for clients across the St. Louis metro region. Louer Facility Planning’s clients include those in the corporate, financial, healthcare, government and educational sectors.

Chris Nieburg Joins Spiegelglass Construction Company

Chris Nieburg

Spiegelglass Construction Company, a 110+ year old St. Louis-based commercial general contractor specializing in restaurants, retail and corporate interiors, is pleased to welcome Chris Nieburg as a Senior Project Manager. Chris is responsible for supervising projects for longstanding clients including national chains, franchises and independently-owned businesses.

Prior to joining Spiegelglass in 2017, Chris held estimating, operations, project management and engineering positions at a number of St. Louis-based residential and commercial construction companies. Notably, he led restaurant renovation projects and managed small and large-scale projects for educational and senior living facilities, hotels and offices.

Chris graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in industrial management – construction. Chris resides in Kirkwood, MO with his wife and children, and enjoys coaching little league, youth and high school sports teams including basketball, lacrosse, soccer and baseball.

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

Paul Jeffery Montgomery Becomes a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Corporate Safety Director at MHS Legacy Group receives safety credential from BCSP

Paul Montgomery

Paul Jeffrey Montgomery, CHST, Corporate Safety Director at MHS Legacy Group, has completed all requirements for a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination.

Montgomery oversees all aspects of the safety department at MHS Legacy Group, a diversified national holding corporation carrying a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial construction trade companies. His role includes implementing activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries, leading a systematic training and incentive programs, and conducting corporate site safety audits.

MHS Legacy Group, Inc., based in St. Louis since 1895, is a diversified national holding corporation carrying a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial companies including roofing and sheet metal, custom metal fabrication, total building enclosure and glass glazing, industrial scaffolding and environmental remediation, and mechanical insulation installation. For more information, visit www.mhslegacygroup.com.

June 2, 2017

Matthew Foust Joins G&S Acoustics as Project Assistant 

Matthew Foust has been named Project Assistant at St. Louis based G&S Acoustics. Foust is responsible for customer order acknowledgements, shop drawings, issuing purchase orders and releasing orders.

Prior to coming to G&S Acoustics, Foust was a Shop Supervisor at a medical equipment repair facility for five years, as well as a freelance sports writer for eight years. Foust has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems.

“We offer opportunities for young professionals to explore their talents at our growing company,” says Herb Golterman, president of parent company Golterman & Sabo. “Matthew is already using his computer skills to help the G&S team on various acoustical projects.”

G&S Acoustics®, a subsidiary of Golterman & Sabo, is a leading manufacturer of acoustical, tackable and sound diffusing wall and ceiling products distributed worldwide.

Midas Hospitality Hires New Information Technology Manager

Robert Schultz

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently hired Robert Schultz as its Information Technology Manager.

As the Information Technology (IT) Manager, Schultz will maintain the technology infrastructure for Midas Hospitality’s corporate office, as well as for the new and existing hotels the company manages.  He will implement all computer and information systems including everything from hardware to software, as well as oversee the installation and maintenance for the entire network.  Schultz also will be responsible for IT services at sister company MC Hotel Construction, which specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states.

Prior to joining Midas Hospitality, Schultz served as an Information Systems Manager for a local organization.  He has more than 20 years of technology experience and managerial background.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 30 hotels in 14 states. 

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Four New Staff Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome four new staff members to its team of professionals who are working to connect the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can live life outside.

Michael Carson

Michael Carson, of south St. Louis County has joined as Director of Finance and Administration. In this capacity, he will lead internal accounting finance, payroll and benefit functions and will also serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team. Carson has more than 30 years experience in financial management and accounting, including budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, strategic planning and contract negotiations. He has held senior management and financial oversight positions in both the private and not-for-profit sector, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Jazz St. Louis.

Tina Heischmidt

Tina Heischmidt, of south St. Louis County, has been named Accountant for the organization. She is tasked with overseeing accounts payable, fixed asset tracking, and financial reporting. Her prior experience includes more than 30 years financial administration and accounting management in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, she held the position of Controller for Affiliate Merchandise Group. She also served as the Assistant Finance Director and Interim Finance Director for the City of Sunset Hills.

Sara Olmstead

Sara Olmstead, of Belleville, Ill., has joined as Greenway Operations Supervisor. She is responsible for supervising and performing greenway operations, maintenance and conservation efforts, primarily in the City of St. Louis in partnership with the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. She will focus her efforts on Luther Ely Smith Park, the newly renovated Kiener Plaza, and the Mississippi Greenway, from the downtown Riverfront north to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Olmstead has worked as a horticulturist for the Lindbergh School District and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Her experience also includes time spent as a groundskeeper and public safety officer for Webster University and as a part-time horticulture instructor at Southwestern Illinois College.

Tiffany Clinton

Tiffany Clinton, of University City, has been named Administrative Assistant, serving as the first point of contact for visitors to the Great Rivers Greenway office and visitor’s center. She is responsible for welcoming visitors, vendors and partners, as well as directing inquiries and greenway feedback to the appropriate resources. She will also assist with education of the organization’s mission and help staff with special projects and events. Clinton has worked as a Medical Assistant, Youth Care Specialist at Great Circle and Home Health Aide for Home Instead. She brings to Great Rivers Greenway a strong track record for customer service, organization, and conflict resolution.

“The knowledge and experience of our four new team members will be put to good use as Great Rivers Greenway continues to expand and care for the more than 110-mile network of greenways in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County,” said Mike Sorth, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Operating Officer. “Their collective skills will not only ensure excellent fiscal stewardship of the taxpayer’s investment, but also enhance our processes and communication as we work with many partners to expand the network of greenways to connect people to their rivers, parks and communities.”

Great Rivers Greenway connects the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit www.GreatRiversGreenway.org.

 

Scott Wilson Receives Silver Beaver Award from St. Louis Area Council BSA

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Scott Wilson has received the Silver Beaver Award from the Greater St. Louis Area Council – Boy Scouts of America in recognition of his extensive volunteer service to the organization. For the past five years, Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of S. M. Wilson & Co., has chaired the Scouts’ annual Pinewood Derby, a racing event that raises money and awareness for the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

The Silver Beaver Award recognizes noteworthy service that impacts the lives of youth and outstanding contributions to the Scouting program. It is the highest recognition a Boy Scout council can bestow on an adult volunteer, and only a handful of recipients are selected each year from a pool of nearly 16,000 volunteers in the Greater St. Louis Area Council.

Scott and other 2017 Silver Beaver Award recipients were honored at the Council Annual Recognition Dinner on June 7 at the Gateway Center.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  

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