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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.

Steve Baker Joins Haberberger as VP of Plumbing

Steve Baker
Steve Baker

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Baker, of O’Fallon, Mo., to the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm as Vice President of Plumbing. In his new role, he will be heading up the new Plumbing division.

Steve brings over 35 years of experience in the plumbing industry. He spent 18 years of his career working in the field as a plumber. Baker relocated to St. Louis with his family eight years ago from California where he was the President of Extreme Mechanical, Inc., a company he founded in 2000. Steve holds several master plumber licenses in Missouri, as well as plumbing, fire protection and general contractor licensees in California.

Steve has an extensive background as a plumbing and process piping contractor in the industrial, pharmaceutical and food processing sectors in St. Louis and throughout the country.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 68-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers energy management and customized maintenance programs, process piping, sheetmetal, HVAC, refrigeration, and now plumbing to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

McCarthy Enhances Virtual Design & Construction Expertise with Addition of Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell

To provide clients with greater insight into their future buildings and streamline the design and construction process through technology, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the addition of Chris Campbell as Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Engineer.

In this new role, Campbell will produce 3D animated models, flyovers, renderings and virtual walk-throughs of construction projects, in conjunction with McCarthy’s preconstruction, business development and marketing teams. He will also support core services for building information modeling (BIM), including 3D coordination, modeling concrete lift drawings and creating virtual enclosure mockups.

“As VDC, BIM and other advanced technologies continue to transform our industry, we want to be leaders in bringing this expertise to our clients,” said John Buescher, President of McCarthy’s Central Division. “Through Chris’ unique background and perspective, he is able to create effective visual tools that allow clients to experience their buildings at every stage of the construction process.”

Campbell has a range of experience in graphic design, VDC, virtual reality and project management.

He previously served as Assistant Project Manager at Kamadulski Excavating and Grading and VDC Specialist at Penta Engineering Corporation. Campbell graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients.

Kyle Stigler Signs on as Project Engineer for IMPACT Strategies

Kyle Stigler
Kyle Stigler

Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies today announced it has hired Kyle Stigler, a resident of Fairview Heights, Illinois, as a project engineer.

Stigler is an experienced construction engineer with proficiency in managing the day-to-day responsibilities of contractors on mid-sized projects to major multi-million dollar developments for both private companies and government agencies. Since 2011, Stigler has worked as a staff engineer and engineering technician for various companies, providing him the opportunity to hone his project management experience and engineering skills. He has completed his OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training and is certified in storm water erosion control and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Public Right of Way Accessible Guidelines (PROWAG). Stigler also completed the New Environment, Inc. – Confined Space Safety Program, IDOT Documentation Class, and he is a Qualified Compliance Inspector of Storm water.

IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management.

Anthony Eftimoff Joins Tarlton Corp Exec Team

Anthony Eftimoff
Anthony Eftimoff

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has added Anthony Eftimoff to its executive team as vice president of finance.

Eftimoff brings more than 17 years of executive management experience in finance and accounting operations in the construction industry to his position at Tarlton. In this new role, he will help guide and enhance the firm’s financial operations, as well as foster employee development and growth, mentoring and team-building across functions and departments.

He previously served as director in subcontractor default insurance and controller at S.M. Wilson & Co. He also held positions in financial management at Walton Construction Co. LLC, Fru-Con Construction Corporation and May Department Stores.

Eftimoff holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting from John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.

“We are excited to have Tony join the Tarlton executive team,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “He brings a wealth of experience in construction and will be a real asset to our organization.”

In business since 1946, Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that completes projects for wide-ranging clients in the life science, health care, institutional, commercial, power and industrial markets, as well as concrete construction and restoration and hydro excavation/industrial vacuum services.

Jamie Foster Joins Holland Construction Services as Director of Human Resources

Jamie Foster
Jamie Foster

Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce that Jamie Foster has joined the Holland team as the new Director of Human Resources.

Jamie comes to Holland with nearly 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. In her new role with Holland, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of talent management including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.

“I am very excited to begin a new challenge with such an amazing organization,” Jamie said. “Holland is a growing company and I look forward to building upon its success in hiring quality people and providing career development opportunities. The company has an outstanding reputation and corporate culture, and I am glad to be joining the team.”

Jamie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration and her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.  She is an active member of the Metro-East Illinois Society for Human Resource Management.

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 our clients the best possible building experience on every project.

HOK’s St. Louis Office Continues to Expand Staff Allison Johnson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Brittany Picker have joined HOK’s St. Louis practice.

Allison Johnson
Allison Johnson

Johnson will contribute her design expertise as a project architect working on multiple local building and space planning studies, in addition to other duties. A licensed architect with ten years of experience, Johnson joins HOK from RTA Architects in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.

Brittany Picker
Brittany Picker

Picker will provide office-wide administrative support in her new role as a receptionist. She brings office management experience from Schaub+Srote Architects. Picker earned her associate degree in Communication Arts from St. Louis Community College.

Virginia Pankey
Virginia Pankey

Virginia Pankey, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, has joined HOK’s team in St. Louis as a senior medical planner and senior associate. A registered architect with more than 25 years’ experience, Pankey will support the team working on the Wyoming Department of Health Facilities projects.

Prior to joining HOK, Pankey was a senior medical planner and project manager at Christner, Inc. She earned her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

September 9, 2016

Christine Goodman Rejoins Professional Installers, Inc as Sr. Project Manager.

Christine Goodman
Christine Goodman

Christine previously worked for PI from 2000-2004. Christine recently returned to manage projects for our large national accounts. In addition to her experience with Professional Installers, she has worked in both Facilities, and the Furniture and Design Departments for Washington University; Facilities Purchasing for St Charles Community College; and as a Sr. Account Executive for the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team. Christine received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) in 1996. Christine’s furniture, facilities and account management experience make her a highly valuable asset to our team and to our customers!

September 2, 2016

Darrell Fielder joins McGrath as Field Safety Supervisor

Darrell Fielder
Darrell Fielder

Darrell Fielder of Augusta, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as field safety supervisor. Fielder has five years of experience in the construction industry and has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. Fielder is ASP and OSAH 30 certified.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Michael A. Scott, RA as Senior Project Architect

Mike Scott
Michael Scott

Michael A. Scott, RA has joined KAI Design & Build as a Senior Project Architect.  Scott is a registered architect and brings more than twenty years of experience to KAI.

Scott is responsible for the production of construction documents and assists in the completion of design development documents. Scott also takes  a leadership role as a liaison between clients and KAI’s multidisciplined team to ensure the successful execution of the construction-related documents during a project’s various phases. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Kansas State University.

KAI Design & Build, founded in 1980, is a MBE-certified design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis with affiliate locations in Atlanta, Omaha, Dallas and San Antonio.

Annie Webb joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Administrative Assistant

Annie Webb
Annie Webb

Annie Webb has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as an Administrative Assistant. In her role, Annie will support the Director of Business Development, the firm’s regional offices as well as the Marketing Department. Annie is a highly-organized and thorough professional with extensive experience in the areas of relationship, data and financial management. She previously worked at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School.

Annie earned a bachelor of arts in drama at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and a Professional Designation at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA in 2006.

Kevin Daut Added to Subsurface Constructors Team

Kevin Daut
Kevin Daut

Subsurface Constructors, Inc. is proud to welcome Mr. Kevin P. Daut, P.E. to our team. He will be serving as a Project Engineer of Ground Improvement Services, and his duties will include assisting in project bidding, takeoffs, plan drafting, project design, and management.  Kevin joined Subsurface Constructors in August after serving as a Project Engineer and Materials Group Manager in the geotechnical consulting industry for over 9 years. Mr. Daut holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, both from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

 

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.

Christine Goodman Rejoins Professional Installers, Inc as Sr. Project Manager.

Christine Goodman
Christine Goodman

Christine previously worked for PI from 2000-2004. Christine recently returned to manage projects for our large national accounts. In addition to her experience with Professional Installers, she has worked in both Facilities, and the Furniture and Design Departments for Washington University; Facilities Purchasing for St Charles Community College; and as a Sr. Account Executive for the St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball team. Christine received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL) in 1996. Christine’s furniture, facilities and account management experience make her a highly valuable asset to our team and to our customers!

September 2, 2016

Darrell Fielder joins McGrath as Field Safety Supervisor

Darrell Fielder
Darrell Fielder

Darrell Fielder of Augusta, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as field safety supervisor. Fielder has five years of experience in the construction industry and has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. Fielder is ASP and OSAH 30 certified.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Michael A. Scott, RA as Senior Project Architect

Mike Scott
Michael Scott

Michael A. Scott, RA has joined KAI Design & Build as a Senior Project Architect.  Scott is a registered architect and brings more than twenty years of experience to KAI.

Scott is responsible for the production of construction documents and assists in the completion of design development documents. Scott also takes  a leadership role as a liaison between clients and KAI’s multidisciplined team to ensure the successful execution of the construction-related documents during a project’s various phases. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Kansas State University.

KAI Design & Build, founded in 1980, is a MBE-certified design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis with affiliate locations in Atlanta, Omaha, Dallas and San Antonio.

Annie Webb joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Administrative Assistant

Annie Webb
Annie Webb

Annie Webb has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as an Administrative Assistant. In her role, Annie will support the Director of Business Development, the firm’s regional offices as well as the Marketing Department. Annie is a highly-organized and thorough professional with extensive experience in the areas of relationship, data and financial management. She previously worked at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School.

Annie earned a bachelor of arts in drama at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and a Professional Designation at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA in 2006.

Kevin Daut Added to Subsurface Constructors Team

Kevin Daut
Kevin Daut

Subsurface Constructors, Inc. is proud to welcome Mr. Kevin P. Daut, P.E. to our team. He will be serving as a Project Engineer of Ground Improvement Services, and his duties will include assisting in project bidding, takeoffs, plan drafting, project design, and management.  Kevin joined Subsurface Constructors in August after serving as a Project Engineer and Materials Group Manager in the geotechnical consulting industry for over 9 years. Mr. Daut holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, both from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

August 26, 2016

McCarthy Appoints Steve Miller as Central Division Safety Director

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the appointment of Steve Miller to Safety Director of the firm’s Central Division, a reflection of McCarthy’s industry-leading commitment to safety in construction.

In this role, Miller will oversee all aspects of the Central Division’s ongoing commitment to creating the nation’s safest work environment for its employees, subcontractors and project partners. His duties include safety training, pre-project safety planning, injury and accident management, conducting project inspections, tracking reporting compliance, safety resource hiring and placement, and overseeing injury and accident management. He will also serve on McCarthy’s Central Division leadership team to drive advancements in safety management practices.

A 16-year industry veteran, Miller has spent the majority of his construction career with McCarthy. In 2006, he was promoted to Director of Safety for MC Industrial, an independent McCarthy company.

“During his tenure at McCarthy, Steve has played an integral role in both creating and getting buy-in to a culture where safety is the most important thing we do every day,” said John Buescher, President of McCarthy’s Central Division.

Miller is a member of the St. Louis Associated General Contractors Safety and Health Committee, the Association of Union Contractors Safety and Health Committee, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Safety Council. He earned the Construction Health and Safety Technician certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in safety management from Central Missouri State University.

HOK’s St. Louis Practice Adds Three Design Professionals

John Pirtle
John Pirtle

John Pirtle, Nicole Schepers, LEED GA, and Allison Zuck have joined HOK’s design team in St. Louis.

In his new role as design professional, Pirtle will join the team working the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn.  He worked previously as an architectural intern at Grojean Architects in Cape Girardeau. Pirtle recently earned his master of architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in construction management and interior design from Southeast Missouri State University.

Nicole Schepers
Nicole Schepers

Schepers will contribute her design expertise as an interior design professional focusing on urban mixed-use projects. She joins HOK from Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, where she was an interior designer. Schepers earned her degree in interior design from Maryville University.

Allison Zuck
Allison Zuck

Zuck will also support urban mixed-use projects as a design professional. She brings previous experience as an architectural intern at FGM Architects in O’Fallon, Ill. Zuck earned her master of architecture and master of business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

 

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Darrell Fielder joins McGrath as Field Safety Supervisor

Darrell Fielder
Darrell Fielder

Darrell Fielder of Augusta, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as field safety supervisor. Fielder has five years of experience in the construction industry and has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri. Fielder is ASP and OSAH 30 certified.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Michael A. Scott, RA as Senior Project Architect

Mike Scott
Michael Scott

Michael A. Scott, RA has joined KAI Design & Build as a Senior Project Architect.  Scott is a registered architect and brings more than twenty years of experience to KAI.

Scott is responsible for the production of construction documents and assists in the completion of design development documents. Scott also takes  a leadership role as a liaison between clients and KAI’s multidisciplined team to ensure the successful execution of the construction-related documents during a project’s various phases. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Kansas State University.

KAI Design & Build, founded in 1980, is a MBE-certified design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis with affiliate locations in Atlanta, Omaha, Dallas and San Antonio.

Annie Webb joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Administrative Assistant

Annie Webb
Annie Webb

Annie Webb has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as an Administrative Assistant. In her role, Annie will support the Director of Business Development, the firm’s regional offices as well as the Marketing Department. Annie is a highly-organized and thorough professional with extensive experience in the areas of relationship, data and financial management. She previously worked at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School.

Annie earned a bachelor of arts in drama at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and a Professional Designation at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA in 2006.

Kevin Daut Added to Subsurface Constructors Team

Kevin Daut
Kevin Daut

Subsurface Constructors, Inc. is proud to welcome Mr. Kevin P. Daut, P.E. to our team. He will be serving as a Project Engineer of Ground Improvement Services, and his duties will include assisting in project bidding, takeoffs, plan drafting, project design, and management.  Kevin joined Subsurface Constructors in August after serving as a Project Engineer and Materials Group Manager in the geotechnical consulting industry for over 9 years. Mr. Daut holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, both from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

August 26, 2016

McCarthy Appoints Steve Miller as Central Division Safety Director

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the appointment of Steve Miller to Safety Director of the firm’s Central Division, a reflection of McCarthy’s industry-leading commitment to safety in construction.

In this role, Miller will oversee all aspects of the Central Division’s ongoing commitment to creating the nation’s safest work environment for its employees, subcontractors and project partners. His duties include safety training, pre-project safety planning, injury and accident management, conducting project inspections, tracking reporting compliance, safety resource hiring and placement, and overseeing injury and accident management. He will also serve on McCarthy’s Central Division leadership team to drive advancements in safety management practices.

A 16-year industry veteran, Miller has spent the majority of his construction career with McCarthy. In 2006, he was promoted to Director of Safety for MC Industrial, an independent McCarthy company.

“During his tenure at McCarthy, Steve has played an integral role in both creating and getting buy-in to a culture where safety is the most important thing we do every day,” said John Buescher, President of McCarthy’s Central Division.

Miller is a member of the St. Louis Associated General Contractors Safety and Health Committee, the Association of Union Contractors Safety and Health Committee, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Safety Council. He earned the Construction Health and Safety Technician certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in safety management from Central Missouri State University.

HOK’s St. Louis Practice Adds Three Design Professionals

John Pirtle
John Pirtle

John Pirtle, Nicole Schepers, LEED GA, and Allison Zuck have joined HOK’s design team in St. Louis.

In his new role as design professional, Pirtle will join the team working the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn.  He worked previously as an architectural intern at Grojean Architects in Cape Girardeau. Pirtle recently earned his master of architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in construction management and interior design from Southeast Missouri State University.

Nicole Schepers
Nicole Schepers

Schepers will contribute her design expertise as an interior design professional focusing on urban mixed-use projects. She joins HOK from Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, where she was an interior designer. Schepers earned her degree in interior design from Maryville University.

Allison Zuck
Allison Zuck

Zuck will also support urban mixed-use projects as a design professional. She brings previous experience as an architectural intern at FGM Architects in O’Fallon, Ill. Zuck earned her master of architecture and master of business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

August 19, 2016

S. M. Wilson Promotes Brian Mee To Project Manager
Brian Mee
Brian Mee

S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Brian Mee 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.

Mee joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer and has worked on a variety of federal, retail and healthcare construction projects. He has 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Mee holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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 $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

August 12, 2016

Trivers Names Three New Associates

Trivers is pleased to announce that three Project Architects have been named Associates of the firm. The Associates serve as an advisory group to the Principals and work together to implement strategic initiatives.

Neid Chace
Neil Chace

  Neil Chace is a Project Architect with 14 years of experience on a variety of project types.  He has worked on Hope Lodge projects for the American Cancer Society in both Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi.  Locally, he is working on the new Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Ranger Station and a new 126-unit apartment complex in Soulard.  Neil is also the co-founder and President of Modern STL, a non-profit organization striving for the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis Modernism.

Ashley Hoolihan
Ashley Hoolihan

Ashley Hoolihan has been with Trivers for five years and is a newly licensed architect in the State of Missouri. She is currently working on the new $40M Health Professions Education Building at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Other projects in her portfolio include The Euclid and the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall.  Ashley is a former Design Thinking andBuilding Systems instructor at Washington University and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and Young Friends of Downtown STL.

David Lott
David Lott

David Lott is a Project Architect who has spent the last eight years with Trivers.  He has served a key role on some of the firm’s most visible projects including The Laurel, the 610,000 SF adaptive reuse of the former Grand Leader Department Store in downtown St. Louis.  He is currently working on the expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project as well as new affordable housing in the Grove neighborhood for Rise. David has a passion for St. Louis history and serves as a board member for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

 

Mosby Project Manager on the 2016 Women In Construction List

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Jill Huckelberry of Mosby Building Arts is acknowledged for her contributions by Constructech Magazine

Jill Huckelberry, a Project Manager for Mosby Building Arts, has been placed on the list of 2016 Women In Construction by Constructech Magazine.

Jill Huckelberry, who has been with the St. Louis remodeling firm for 12 years, earned her spot on the list because of her construction management achievements. Says Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Constructech, “Jill is one of the women in the construction industry with willingness to take challenges head on, and have raised the bar significantly on what women can achieve in construction.”

Huckelberry is having a good year; along with this Women in Construction honor, one of her remodeling projects recently won a national Chrysalis Award in the Basement Remodeling category. See photos of this award-winning project.

Mosby Building Arts has been the trusted resource for home remodeling, design, architecture and repair in Metro St. Louis for 68 years. As a family-owned business, Scott Mosby and his team have been recognized nationally and locally for high standards of customer service and business ethics. Learn more at www.CallMosby.com.

People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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McCarthy Appoints Steve Miller as Central Division Safety Director

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the appointment of Steve Miller to Safety Director of the firm’s Central Division, a reflection of McCarthy’s industry-leading commitment to safety in construction.

In this role, Miller will oversee all aspects of the Central Division’s ongoing commitment to creating the nation’s safest work environment for its employees, subcontractors and project partners. His duties include safety training, pre-project safety planning, injury and accident management, conducting project inspections, tracking reporting compliance, safety resource hiring and placement, and overseeing injury and accident management. He will also serve on McCarthy’s Central Division leadership team to drive advancements in safety management practices.

A 16-year industry veteran, Miller has spent the majority of his construction career with McCarthy. In 2006, he was promoted to Director of Safety for MC Industrial, an independent McCarthy company.

“During his tenure at McCarthy, Steve has played an integral role in both creating and getting buy-in to a culture where safety is the most important thing we do every day,” said John Buescher, President of McCarthy’s Central Division.

Miller is a member of the St. Louis Associated General Contractors Safety and Health Committee, the Association of Union Contractors Safety and Health Committee, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Safety Council. He earned the Construction Health and Safety Technician certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in safety management from Central Missouri State University.

HOK’s St. Louis Practice Adds Three Design Professionals

John Pirtle
John Pirtle

John Pirtle, Nicole Schepers, LEED GA, and Allison Zuck have joined HOK’s design team in St. Louis.

In his new role as design professional, Pirtle will join the team working the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn.  He worked previously as an architectural intern at Grojean Architects in Cape Girardeau. Pirtle recently earned his master of architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a degree in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in construction management and interior design from Southeast Missouri State University.

Nicole Schepers
Nicole Schepers

Schepers will contribute her design expertise as an interior design professional focusing on urban mixed-use projects. She joins HOK from Thalden Boyd Emery Architects, where she was an interior designer. Schepers earned her degree in interior design from Maryville University.

Allison Zuck
Allison Zuck

Zuck will also support urban mixed-use projects as a design professional. She brings previous experience as an architectural intern at FGM Architects in O’Fallon, Ill. Zuck earned her master of architecture and master of business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

 

August 19, 2016

S. M. Wilson Promotes Brian Mee To Project Manager
Brian Mee
Brian Mee

S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Brian Mee 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.

Mee joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer and has worked on a variety of federal, retail and healthcare construction projects. He has 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Mee holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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 $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

August 12, 2016

Trivers Names Three New Associates

Trivers is pleased to announce that three Project Architects have been named Associates of the firm. The Associates serve as an advisory group to the Principals and work together to implement strategic initiatives.

Neid Chace
Neil Chace

  Neil Chace is a Project Architect with 14 years of experience on a variety of project types.  He has worked on Hope Lodge projects for the American Cancer Society in both Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi.  Locally, he is working on the new Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Ranger Station and a new 126-unit apartment complex in Soulard.  Neil is also the co-founder and President of Modern STL, a non-profit organization striving for the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis Modernism.

Ashley Hoolihan
Ashley Hoolihan

Ashley Hoolihan has been with Trivers for five years and is a newly licensed architect in the State of Missouri. She is currently working on the new $40M Health Professions Education Building at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Other projects in her portfolio include The Euclid and the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall.  Ashley is a former Design Thinking andBuilding Systems instructor at Washington University and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and Young Friends of Downtown STL.

David Lott
David Lott

David Lott is a Project Architect who has spent the last eight years with Trivers.  He has served a key role on some of the firm’s most visible projects including The Laurel, the 610,000 SF adaptive reuse of the former Grand Leader Department Store in downtown St. Louis.  He is currently working on the expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project as well as new affordable housing in the Grove neighborhood for Rise. David has a passion for St. Louis history and serves as a board member for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

 

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.
S. M. Wilson Promotes Brian Mee To Project Manager
Brian Mee
Brian Mee

S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Brian Mee 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.

Mee joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer and has worked on a variety of federal, retail and healthcare construction projects. He has 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Mee holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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 $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

August 12, 2016

Trivers Names Three New Associates

Trivers is pleased to announce that three Project Architects have been named Associates of the firm. The Associates serve as an advisory group to the Principals and work together to implement strategic initiatives.

Neid Chace
Neil Chace

  Neil Chace is a Project Architect with 14 years of experience on a variety of project types.  He has worked on Hope Lodge projects for the American Cancer Society in both Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi.  Locally, he is working on the new Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Ranger Station and a new 126-unit apartment complex in Soulard.  Neil is also the co-founder and President of Modern STL, a non-profit organization striving for the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis Modernism.

Ashley Hoolihan
Ashley Hoolihan

Ashley Hoolihan has been with Trivers for five years and is a newly licensed architect in the State of Missouri. She is currently working on the new $40M Health Professions Education Building at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Other projects in her portfolio include The Euclid and the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall.  Ashley is a former Design Thinking andBuilding Systems instructor at Washington University and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and Young Friends of Downtown STL.

David Lott
David Lott

David Lott is a Project Architect who has spent the last eight years with Trivers.  He has served a key role on some of the firm’s most visible projects including The Laurel, the 610,000 SF adaptive reuse of the former Grand Leader Department Store in downtown St. Louis.  He is currently working on the expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project as well as new affordable housing in the Grove neighborhood for Rise. David has a passion for St. Louis history and serves as a board member for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

August 5, 2016

Haberberger Welcomes Greg Harrop To Its Team As Project Manager

Gregg Harrop
Greg Harrop

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Harrop to the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm as a project manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Harrop brings over 28 years of experience in the St. Louis construction market, where he has worked as both a mechanical contractor and general contractor. His background includes working in preconstruction services and project management with projects ranging up to $100 million. He has also managed self-perform work in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois.

Harrop’s focus has been in the industrial, pharmaceutical and micro-electronics sectors in St. Louis. He also has extensive project management experience in the design-build HVAC market. Along with his expertise, Harrop serves on the MCA of Eastern Missouri Student Chapter Committee. He is also a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 68-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.

JLL Hires Former Cresa Senior Advisor as Vice President

Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt

Commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced it has hired Chris Schmidt, a former top advisor with Cresa St. Louis. Schmidt, who specializes in industrial tenant representation, leasing, and sales, joined the company on July 6. He works alongside David Branding, Pat Reilly and Terry Stieve on JLL’s industrial brokerage team.

David Steinbach, executive vice president of JLL St. Louis, said, “We have the highest performing industrial team in St. Louis, which is why we’re able to attract the top industrial tenant rep in town. Chris’ expertise will be a tremendous asset to our clients and to helping JLL maintain our large market share of industrial tenants.”

Prior to joining JLL, Schmidt spent eight years as a senior advisor representing tenants both in the office and industrial sectors in St. Louis and across the nation. Throughout his career, he has been involved in lease negotiations with national and local companies such as PLZ Corporation, Nova Marketing, 3M and Missouri Confluence COOP, TAGG Logistics and the American Red Cross in the industrial market, and Gardner Capital, American Family Insurance and Ironshore in the office market. Schmidt also spent six years in the financial market providing a wide range of services, including financial modeling, strategic planning, and research.

JLL’s industrial team last year transacted over 3.5 million square feet valued at $247 million. Nationally, the firm is ranked number one for industrial tenant representation.

Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. Promotes McLaughlin to Vice President of Operations

Tim McLaughlin
Tim McLaughlin

Tim McLaughlin has been promoted to vice president of operations for Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. The announcement was made by Nelson Grumney, Jr., president.

As vice president of operations, McLaughlin will oversee the firm’s project managers, estimators and project engineers.

McLaughlin joined Pinnacle in 2013 as a project manager. “Tim has excelled in successfully completing large and complex projects. His new role will further showcase his talents. The promotion is well deserved and we look forward to his future leadership,” Grumney said.

McLaughlin earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Founded in 1998 in St. Louis by Tom McLaughlin, P.E., and Nelson Grumney, Jr., Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services to a national clientele.

Claghorn Promoted to GM, QualSafe Solutions

Brad Claghorn
Brad Claghorn

Brad Claghorn has been promoted to general manager of QualSafe Solutions, an affiliate company of the Murphy Company that provides project safety management, equipment, training and safety consulting services. The announcement was made by Rob Koester, chief financial officer.

“With nearly two decades experience in the construction industry, Brad is a seasoned professional who has demonstrated his ability to manage all aspects of safety programs and a multi-layered team delivering top-notch service to customers,” said Koester. “His experience with inspections, training, incentive programs, confined space entry, fall protection, respiratory protection and OSHA compliance combined with his dedication to customer service are a perfect match with the continued growth we are experiencing at QualSafe.”

Claghorn holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health from Murray State University. From 2013 to 2014 he served as QualSafe Solutions’ project safety coordinator on the Amite BioEnergy Program in Gloster, MS, He also was previously employed as a safety engineer for Murphy Company from 1990 to 1998.

Lisa Abney Joins Murphy as Quick Response Account Manager

Lisa Abney
Lisa Abney

Lisa Abney has joined Murphy Company as Quick Response account manager. The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice president, Quick Response.

Abney has more than 15 year experience in DDC/HVAC (direct digital controls/heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) service and sales.

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

HOK’s St. Louis Office Adds Three to Design Staff

Arno Sandoval, RA, NCARB, CSI CDT, Mark Stegeman and , have joined HOK’s design team in St. Louis.

Arno Sandeval
Arno Sandeval

A licensed architect with more than 15 years of experience, Sandoval will support the HOK team as a senior project architect working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project in addition to other project duties. Prior to joining HOK, he was a senior project architect at KAI Design & Build. He earned his degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York.

Mark Stegeman
Mark Stegeman

Stegeman brings more than 10 years of architecture and engineering experience to his new role as a senior associate and director of project management. He will be responsible for leading the local project management team to optimize project planning and financial performance. Previously Stegeman was a director at Arcturis. He earned his degree in environmental design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jonathon Wirth
Jonathon Wirth

Wirth, a licensed architect with 14 years of experience, will contribute his design expertise as a senior associate and senior project designer on HOK’s Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Wirth joins HOK from CannonDesign, where he was a design architect. He earned his degree in architecture from the University of Kansas.

 

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

Christner, Inc. Names Stacey Wehe Education Market Leader

Stacey Wehe
Stacey Wehe

Christner, Inc. is pleased to announce that Stacey Wehe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will take on a leadership role in the firm’s education practice. Over the last decade, she has managed academic, arts, and student life commissions ranging from fast-paced summer renovations to complex, multi-phase projects. Stacey combines curiosity and knowledge about campus trends with the perspective to balance a project’s goals and budget. She frequently shares lessons learned at the national conferences of SCUP and ACUI.

In this region, Stacey is a voice for collaborative community building and environmental stewardship through such non-profits as FOCUS St. Louis, The Saint Louis TEN, and GOOD Ideas for Cities.

McCarthy Promotes Marketing Professionals Jessica Davila and Nora Bresnahan

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the promotions of Jessica Davila and Nora Bresnahan to Marketing Managers in the Central Division, reflecting McCarthy’s ongoing commitment to elevating its marketing expertise to meet client needs.

“As a company dedicated to sharing our specialized expertise and strong knowledge base, we are focused on strengthening our marketing team to better serve our clients,” said John Buescher, McCarthy Central Division President. “Jessica and Nora have consistently proven their commitment to McCarthy and our clients. Elevating their roles within the marketing team is a reflection of that commitment.”

Jessica Davila
Jessica Davila

As Marketing Manager for the Central Division’s healthcare business unit, Davila works closely with business development teams to manage pursuit efforts. Her responsibilities also include marketing research, public relations, event coordination, and additional marketing outreach. She joined McCarthy in early 2010 and has more than nine years of marketing experience in the construction industry. Davila currently serves as President of the St. Louis chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in French.

Nora Bresnahan
Nora Bresnahan

Bresnahan’s promotion to Marketing Manager recognizes her leadership in a range of marketing activities, including proposal development and strategy, marketing planning and research, public relations, database management, event coordination, marketing outreach and onboarding new marketing personnel. Bresnahan has 15 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry and joined McCarthy in 2010. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism and is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), serving on the St. Louis Chapter’s board for multiple years, including incoming Special Events Chair for 2016-2017.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients.

 

Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis Names Jay Korte as Chair of 2016 Fundraising Campaign

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Jay Korte
Jay Korte

Jay Korte, director of client relations at The Korte Company, has been named the 2016 fundraising campaign chair for the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis. Korte has been a great asset to United Way for several years as a strong supporter through his service as a board member, donor and volunteer.

The Southwest Illinois Division’s annual fundraising campaign, which supports 38 local health and human service organizations, officially begins on September 1 with its “Bring Home the Gold” Olympic-themed kickoff event.

“United Way helps people live their best possible lives by building a strong foundation for a good quality of life for our neighbors, family members, co-workers and friends throughout Southwestern Illinois,” Korte said. “The unwavering dedication to support our community is one of many reasons I’m proud to lead United Way’s campaign. United Way is creating real, lasting impact in the lives of thousands and providing essential funding and support to so many of our local health and human service agencies.”

Korte has served in several roles with the Southwest Illinois Division of United Way of Greater St. Louis throughout the past few years, including being a member of the auxiliary board of directors since 2012, member of the board’s executive committee since 2015 and serving as the board vice chair in 2015 and 2016. With his new appointment as the 2016 Southwest Illinois Division campaign chair, Korte will also serve on United Way of Greater St. Louis’ overall campaign team.

“Jay is an excellent leader who is dedicated to going above and beyond to help this community through United Way,” said Maura Wuellner, United Way’s Illinois Region Director. “I know he will continue to bring innovative and engaging ideas to the table to make this campaign successful, and I look forward to continuing our work together to help people in Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties.”

Korte joined The Korte Company in 1990 after earning his degree in civil engineering at University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana. His roles have included project engineer, superintendent, director of preconstruction and project manager. He is a Certified Professional Constructor by the American Institute of Constructors and a Designated Design-Build Professional by Design-Build Institute of America.

He and his wife live in Highland, Illinois and have two grown sons. He is an active member of several community and church organizations, including Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois Board of Directors, Highland Optimist Club and Highland Rotary Club.

United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division serves the counties of Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene and Calhoun counties, helping nearly 200,000 people within this area each year.

In 2015, the Southwest Illinois Division campaign was chaired by Adam Koishor, Scott Credit Union’s chief marketing officer, and raised a total of $1.8 million. Regionally, United Way of Greater St. Louis raised $74.3 million, which was United Way’s most successful campaign to date.

Steve Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC HealthCare, and Gene Diederich, partner with Moneta Group, will serve as co-chairs of the overall 2016 United Way of Greater St. Louis campaign.

About United Way of Greater St. Louis

United Way of Greater St. Louis mobilizes the community with one goal in mind — helping people live their best possible lives. United Way helps one in three people in our 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois by supporting the foundation for a good quality of life through

Kirby-Smith Machinery Welcomes New General Service Manager, Brad Campbell

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Kirby-Smith Machinery is excited to announce the hiring of Brad Campbell as General Service Manager. Campbell will lead Kirby-Smith’s service business, including strategical oversight of company goals and objectives to further the growth and development of all business segments related to the company’s service operations. The creation of the General Service Manager position will ensure that Kirby-Smith continues to be well positioned in what has become a complex, competitive landscape across the heavy equipment industry. Campbell’s office will be located at Kirby-Smith’s Fort Worth branch.

Kirby-Smith’s Vice President of Customer Care, Tom Montgomery, is confident about the positive impact Campbell will have in this new role.

“Brad comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the construction equipment business. I am sure we will all benefit from his leadership and ability to create solutions for many of the issues we face every day,” said Montgomery.

Campbell brings 37 years’ of experience into this new role with Kirby-Smith. He has served as Product Support Manager for multiple heavy equipment dealerships with a primary focus on improving customer satisfaction. Campbell is committed to giving his employees a working environment suitable to ensuring that customers receive the best service experience possible, and understands the importance of attracting, educating, and supporting service employees in an industry that is facing a nation-wide technician shortage. Campbell is excited for the opportunity and has big expectations for the company’s service operations.

“With a strong focus on improving customer satisfaction, as well as the continued support, training, and education of our service personnel, we will become a world class leader in the equipment industry,” said Campbell.

For leisure, Campbell loves to spend time kayaking with his wife Cindy. They have been married 37 years and have raised two wonderful sons.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premiere new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country.

The Korte Company Honors Founder

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Ralph Korte
Ralph Korte

Currently, celebrating its 58th anniversary, The Korte Company is honoring the life of founder and design-build pioneer, Ralph Korte.

After the tornados of December 1957, Ralph got to work rebuilding local buildings. Over 3,000 projects and 45 million square feet of construction later, the Korte Company has consistently been named one of the top privately owned companies in the St. Louis Area.
In 1958, Ralph Korte founded The Korte Company when he bought an 8-inch heavy-duty saw for $79 and a pick-up truck for $100 in the town of Highland, Illinois. 58 years later, The Korte Company has completed more than 3,000 projects across 42 states and Puerto Rico. The company, which helped establish the design-build method, has delivered more than 45 million square feet of construction in the healthcare, education, and industrial sectors. Learn more about the life of Ralph Korte, the son of a dairy farmer who turned five dollars into one of the nation’s top 100 Design-Build firms, as ranked by Engineering News and Record.

You can read Ralph’s full story here.

Link to Youtube Video

 

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.

Trivers Names Three New Associates

Trivers is pleased to announce that three Project Architects have been named Associates of the firm. The Associates serve as an advisory group to the Principals and work together to implement strategic initiatives.

Neid Chace
Neil Chace

  Neil Chace is a Project Architect with 14 years of experience on a variety of project types.  He has worked on Hope Lodge projects for the American Cancer Society in both Omaha, Nebraska and Jackson, Mississippi.  Locally, he is working on the new Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Ranger Station and a new 126-unit apartment complex in Soulard.  Neil is also the co-founder and President of Modern STL, a non-profit organization striving for the identification, education, preservation and celebration of St. Louis Modernism.

Ashley Hoolihan
Ashley Hoolihan

Ashley Hoolihan has been with Trivers for five years and is a newly licensed architect in the State of Missouri. She is currently working on the new $40M Health Professions Education Building at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky.  Other projects in her portfolio include The Euclid and the Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall.  Ashley is a former Design Thinking andBuilding Systems instructor at Washington University and is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and Young Friends of Downtown STL.

David Lott
David Lott

David Lott is a Project Architect who has spent the last eight years with Trivers.  He has served a key role on some of the firm’s most visible projects including The Laurel, the 610,000 SF adaptive reuse of the former Grand Leader Department Store in downtown St. Louis.  He is currently working on the expansion of the Museum of Westward Expansion as part of the CityArchRiver 2015 project as well as new affordable housing in the Grove neighborhood for Rise. David has a passion for St. Louis history and serves as a board member for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

August 5, 2016

Haberberger Welcomes Greg Harrop To Its Team As Project Manager

Gregg Harrop
Greg Harrop

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Harrop to the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm as a project manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Harrop brings over 28 years of experience in the St. Louis construction market, where he has worked as both a mechanical contractor and general contractor. His background includes working in preconstruction services and project management with projects ranging up to $100 million. He has also managed self-perform work in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois.

Harrop’s focus has been in the industrial, pharmaceutical and micro-electronics sectors in St. Louis. He also has extensive project management experience in the design-build HVAC market. Along with his expertise, Harrop serves on the MCA of Eastern Missouri Student Chapter Committee. He is also a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 68-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.

JLL Hires Former Cresa Senior Advisor as Vice President

Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt

Commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced it has hired Chris Schmidt, a former top advisor with Cresa St. Louis. Schmidt, who specializes in industrial tenant representation, leasing, and sales, joined the company on July 6. He works alongside David Branding, Pat Reilly and Terry Stieve on JLL’s industrial brokerage team.

David Steinbach, executive vice president of JLL St. Louis, said, “We have the highest performing industrial team in St. Louis, which is why we’re able to attract the top industrial tenant rep in town. Chris’ expertise will be a tremendous asset to our clients and to helping JLL maintain our large market share of industrial tenants.”

Prior to joining JLL, Schmidt spent eight years as a senior advisor representing tenants both in the office and industrial sectors in St. Louis and across the nation. Throughout his career, he has been involved in lease negotiations with national and local companies such as PLZ Corporation, Nova Marketing, 3M and Missouri Confluence COOP, TAGG Logistics and the American Red Cross in the industrial market, and Gardner Capital, American Family Insurance and Ironshore in the office market. Schmidt also spent six years in the financial market providing a wide range of services, including financial modeling, strategic planning, and research.

JLL’s industrial team last year transacted over 3.5 million square feet valued at $247 million. Nationally, the firm is ranked number one for industrial tenant representation.

Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. Promotes McLaughlin to Vice President of Operations

Tim McLaughlin
Tim McLaughlin

Tim McLaughlin has been promoted to vice president of operations for Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. The announcement was made by Nelson Grumney, Jr., president.

As vice president of operations, McLaughlin will oversee the firm’s project managers, estimators and project engineers.

McLaughlin joined Pinnacle in 2013 as a project manager. “Tim has excelled in successfully completing large and complex projects. His new role will further showcase his talents. The promotion is well deserved and we look forward to his future leadership,” Grumney said.

McLaughlin earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Founded in 1998 in St. Louis by Tom McLaughlin, P.E., and Nelson Grumney, Jr., Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services to a national clientele.

Claghorn Promoted to GM, QualSafe Solutions

Brad Claghorn
Brad Claghorn

Brad Claghorn has been promoted to general manager of QualSafe Solutions, an affiliate company of the Murphy Company that provides project safety management, equipment, training and safety consulting services. The announcement was made by Rob Koester, chief financial officer.

“With nearly two decades experience in the construction industry, Brad is a seasoned professional who has demonstrated his ability to manage all aspects of safety programs and a multi-layered team delivering top-notch service to customers,” said Koester. “His experience with inspections, training, incentive programs, confined space entry, fall protection, respiratory protection and OSHA compliance combined with his dedication to customer service are a perfect match with the continued growth we are experiencing at QualSafe.”

Claghorn holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health from Murray State University. From 2013 to 2014 he served as QualSafe Solutions’ project safety coordinator on the Amite BioEnergy Program in Gloster, MS, He also was previously employed as a safety engineer for Murphy Company from 1990 to 1998.

Lisa Abney Joins Murphy as Quick Response Account Manager

Lisa Abney
Lisa Abney

Lisa Abney has joined Murphy Company as Quick Response account manager. The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice president, Quick Response.

Abney has more than 15 year experience in DDC/HVAC (direct digital controls/heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) service and sales.

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

HOK’s St. Louis Office Adds Three to Design Staff

Arno Sandoval, RA, NCARB, CSI CDT, Mark Stegeman and , have joined HOK’s design team in St. Louis.

Arno Sandeval
Arno Sandeval

A licensed architect with more than 15 years of experience, Sandoval will support the HOK team as a senior project architect working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project in addition to other project duties. Prior to joining HOK, he was a senior project architect at KAI Design & Build. He earned his degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York.

Mark Stegeman
Mark Stegeman

Stegeman brings more than 10 years of architecture and engineering experience to his new role as a senior associate and director of project management. He will be responsible for leading the local project management team to optimize project planning and financial performance. Previously Stegeman was a director at Arcturis. He earned his degree in environmental design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jonathon Wirth
Jonathon Wirth

Wirth, a licensed architect with 14 years of experience, will contribute his design expertise as a senior associate and senior project designer on HOK’s Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Wirth joins HOK from CannonDesign, where he was a design architect. He earned his degree in architecture from the University of Kansas.

 

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

Christner, Inc. Names Stacey Wehe Education Market Leader

Stacey Wehe
Stacey Wehe

Christner, Inc. is pleased to announce that Stacey Wehe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will take on a leadership role in the firm’s education practice. Over the last decade, she has managed academic, arts, and student life commissions ranging from fast-paced summer renovations to complex, multi-phase projects. Stacey combines curiosity and knowledge about campus trends with the perspective to balance a project’s goals and budget. She frequently shares lessons learned at the national conferences of SCUP and ACUI.

In this region, Stacey is a voice for collaborative community building and environmental stewardship through such non-profits as FOCUS St. Louis, The Saint Louis TEN, and GOOD Ideas for Cities.

McCarthy Promotes Marketing Professionals Jessica Davila and Nora Bresnahan

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the promotions of Jessica Davila and Nora Bresnahan to Marketing Managers in the Central Division, reflecting McCarthy’s ongoing commitment to elevating its marketing expertise to meet client needs.

“As a company dedicated to sharing our specialized expertise and strong knowledge base, we are focused on strengthening our marketing team to better serve our clients,” said John Buescher, McCarthy Central Division President. “Jessica and Nora have consistently proven their commitment to McCarthy and our clients. Elevating their roles within the marketing team is a reflection of that commitment.”

Jessica Davila
Jessica Davila

As Marketing Manager for the Central Division’s healthcare business unit, Davila works closely with business development teams to manage pursuit efforts. Her responsibilities also include marketing research, public relations, event coordination, and additional marketing outreach. She joined McCarthy in early 2010 and has more than nine years of marketing experience in the construction industry. Davila currently serves as President of the St. Louis chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in French.

Nora Bresnahan
Nora Bresnahan

Bresnahan’s promotion to Marketing Manager recognizes her leadership in a range of marketing activities, including proposal development and strategy, marketing planning and research, public relations, database management, event coordination, marketing outreach and onboarding new marketing personnel. Bresnahan has 15 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry and joined McCarthy in 2010. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism and is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), serving on the St. Louis Chapter’s board for multiple years, including incoming Special Events Chair for 2016-2017.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients.

July 29, 2016

Allison Connely Joins Arcturis as Interior Designer 

Allison Connely
Allison Connely

Arcturis is pleased to announce that Allison Connely will be joining the team as an interior designer. Connely joins Arcturis to work closely with several of the firm’s clients including Wells Fargo, Saint Louis Fashion Fund, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Whether designing or space forecasting, Allison provides a sharp eye for quality design.

“Arcturis is the fourth-largest interior design firm in St. Louis and is constantly looking to build our team with talented people. Allison is a great addition that will help us continue to create innovative, fresh work for our corporate clients,” said Julie Keil, principal with Arcturis.

Connely holds a BFA, Cum Laude, in Interior Design from Maryville University in St. Louis and is a member of the International Interior Design Association.

Arcturis is a national design firm based in St. Louis that specializes in planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, and landscape architecture.

 

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