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Mike Schwaller Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS)

Schwaller, MikeMike Schwaller of Eureka has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as safety director. He is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring safety initiatives and training programs for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Schwaller holds a bachelor’s degree in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. He has nine years of construction-industry safety management experience. Prior to joining IFS, Schwaller was district safety manager for Trane in Lenexa, Kansas.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS), formerly Air Masters Corporation, is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Ryan Hesker Joins Murphy Co. as Design-Build Engineer

Hesker, RyanRyan Hesker has Joined Murphy Co. as a design-build engineer after having served as an intern for the St. Louis-based mechanical contractor.   The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice-president, design-build.

Hesker is a 2015 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a major in mechanical engineering. He served as an intern at Murphy Co. where he helped plan and design HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial projects.

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets. With corporate offices in St. Louis and Denver and a regional office in Colorado Springs, Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service. Murphy currently is ranked No. 19 on Engineering News-Record’s list of top 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.

Jeff Patterson Joins Murphy Co. as Estimator

Patterson, JeffJeffrey H. Patterson has joined Murphy Company as an estimator.  The announcement was made by Bob Breth, vice president, estimating.

Patterson has more than 25 years experience in mechanical estimating, including piping, plumbing, sheet metal and HVAC systems.  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.

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

Derek Don Rejoins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Senior Landscape Design Professional

Don, DerekDerek Don has joined HOK as a senior landscape design professional in St. Louis. Don will join the teams providing master planning for the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center and St. Louis office projects.

Don previously worked for HOK from 2006 to 2011 and most recently worked at SWT Design as a designer and project manager. He earned his degree in landscape architecture from Purdue University. HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Joel Maevers Joins Murphy Co. as Project Manager 

Maevers, JoelJoel Maevers, P.E., LEED AP, has joined Murphy Co. as project manager. The announcement was made by Thomas Skaggs, vice-president, operations.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla  with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Maevers is a licensed professional engineer in both Missouri and Illinois, a LEED accredited professional (2007), and a Chicago Register Energy Professional. He previously worked in Chicago as a project manager for Mechanical, Inc. and Noresco, and served as an associate/project manager for Environmental Systems Design.

A member of the Mechanical Contractors Association, Maevers served as a designer, estimator and project manager for a plumbing contractor. He also was previously appointed by St. Louis County to the Board of Examiners as the professional engineer on the five-member committee responsible for approving licensure examination for all plumbers, pipe fitters and drain layers as well as for review of the exams and test procedures.  He is OSHA 30-hour certified.

Ben Pepin Re-Joins Murphy Company

Pepin, BenBen Pepin has returned to the company as an engineer in design-build. The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice president, design-build.

Pepin, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has worked on projects at Busch Stadium, several locations for Edward Jones and Enterprise, Graybar Electric, and Nestlé Purina.  He also has performed engineering work for several area hospitals, including Phelps County Regional Medical Center, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Clare Health Center and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.

March 11, 2016

Kirby-Smith Machinery Appoints Joe Trapani Director of Pipeline Services Division 

Trapini, JoeKirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Trapani as Director – Pipeline Services Division.

Joe will head the development of Kirby-Smith’s newly dedicated pipeline division, which will focus on the equipment needs of pipeline contractors around the nation.  This new division will provide equipment and support nationwide to customers in the mainline, regional and local pipeline construction industry. Kirby-Smith’s goal is to provide a full service solution to customers offering a variety of equipment options such as dozers, excavators, pipelayers, wheel loaders, cranes, telehandlers, trailers and pipeline attachments such as hammers, pipe vacuum lifts, buckets, forks, quick couplers, and much more.

Joe has over 20 years’ experience in the construction equipment industry, bringing a wealth of sales and marketing expertise to his new position at Kirby-Smith. He recently retired from Caterpillar, Inc., where he spent the last 10 years developing their Global Pipeline Division. During his time at CAT, including roles as both Sr. Product / Marketing Manager and Sr. Corporate Account Manager, Trapani displayed a remarkable penchant for understanding customer needs in the market, and then creating effective solutions for them. Prior to this role, Trapani worked for Mustang CAT, Waukesha Pearce, Summit Equipment, and Ingersoll-Rand, serving in various roles.

Julian Boswell joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Graphics Director 

Boswell, JulianJulian Boswell has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Graphics Director. In his role, Julian oversees the Graphics Department and supervises project graphics, animations and videos. A designer with over 25 years of experience, Julian has worked on a wide range of building types, including educational, government and pharmaceutical. His sharp eye for detail and love for art, engineering and design translate into innovative projects with a strong sense of place that are in harmony with the environment and show concern for users.

Julian earned a Bachelor of Art from the University of Hawaii and a Masters of architecture from California Polytechnic University.

Sitton Energy Solutions Hires Mulligan As Energy Analytics Engineer

Mulligan, PadrickSitton Energy Solutions today announced it has added Padrick Mulligan, of Edwardsville, Ill., as an Energy Analytics Engineer. Mulligan will be responsible for delivering energy data analytics solutions to Sitton customers, including automated data collection, benchmarking, Measurement & Verification (M&V), and fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) capabilities. The documented results of Sitton’s solutions deliver an industry-leading ROI by decreasing energy costs, decreasing O&M costs, and increasing the safety, health, and productivity of facilities’ occupants. “Padrick is an outstanding addition to our team.” commented James Dice, Sitton Energy Solutions’ Lead for Analytics Sales and Execution. “His knack for turning raw data into valuable insights, along with his experience with building automation systems, will allow him to make an immediate positive impact for our clients.”

Prior to joining Sitton Energy Solutions, Mulligan served as Implementation Specialist at Control Graphics, where he was responsible for the implementation of complex building automation system graphics solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Sitton Energy Solutions is an independent energy consultant offering strategic energy management services to maximize the value of facilities, while reducing energy usage and operating and maintenance costs.

Kent Turner Launches New Advisory Group 

Turner, M. KentKent Turner, AIA, SFDFC, and longtime President of CannonDesign, announces the formation of K Turner Advisory LLC.  He will offer strategic counsel to select design practices, owners and industry partners seeking insight and distinction in the rapidly changing world of capital facilities planning, design and construction.

 

Randall E. Pickens, Jr. Joins St. Louis Bank as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending

Pickens, RandallRandall E. Pickens, Jr. has joined St. Louis Bank as senior vice president of commercial lending. Making the announcement was Mark Muesenfechter, chief executive officer. Prior to joining St. Louis Bank, Pickens was vice president of commercial lending for another local community bank, Midwest BankCentre. Pickens earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Founded in 2005, St. Louis Bank is a full-service community bank that delivers sophisticated, integrated financial services to customers.

Tim Doran Promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson

Doran, TimTim Doran has been promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co.  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.

Doran joined S. M. Wilson in 2011 and was previously Assistant Project Manager.  He has worked on a variety of retail construction projects, and most recently worked on the St. Louis County Library building program.  doran has 18 years of construction industry experience.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technical Studies at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Tom Bahr Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Architect 

Barh, TomTom Bahr, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, has joined HOK as a project architect in St. Louis. Bahr brings more than 10 years of healthcare facility experience to the firm and most recently worked in a dual role as project architect and project manager for Lawrence Group in St. Louis. He joins the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project. Bahr earned his degree in architecture from Drury University.

 

Greg Clement Joins Kirby Steel Building Systems 

Clement, GregKirby Steel Building Systems (a div of Nucor Steel) has announced that Greg Clement of St Louis will be the District Manager for the Missouri and Southern Illinois territory effective immediately. He has over 20 years experience and successes in the steel building industry working directly with Commercial General Building Contractors, especially in the Design-Build arena.

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Liz Peroutka Promoted to Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Peroutka, LizS.M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Liz Peroutka to Project Engineer.  She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting.  Liz 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.

Liz joined S. M. Wilson in 2006 and was promoted to Project Coordinator in 2013.  She has worked on a variety of project teams building schools, hospitals and most recently the Cancer Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.  She has 15 years of construction industry experience.

Steve Ryan Joins Brinkmann Constructors As Project Manager

Brinkmann Constructors is pleased to announce that Steve Ryan has joined Brinkmann Constructors as Project Manager. Ryan has 27 years of diverse project management experience in the construction industry including healthcare, hotels, and financial institutional projects. He has a solid track record of managing and directing all phases of large complex design / build projects from preconstruction through completion.

Prior to joining Brinkmann, Ryan was a Project Manager for another general contracting firm in Davenport, Iowa. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

POE Hires Hayes as Director, Workplace Solutions

Professional Office Environments (POE), St. Louis’ leading provider of knowledge-based furniture solutions, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Marianne Hayes as Director, Workplace Solutions. Hayes will work with clients to provide unique, adaptable workspace solutions.

“Marianne is an exciting addition to our team,” stated Jennifer Klaverkamp, Vice President of Sales at POE. “Her knowledge of the industry, creative problem solving, and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment are extremely valuable to POE. Her ability to understand clients’ needs and build a solution to meet those is unparalleled.”

Marianne has over 15 years of experience in building client relationships and handling projects of every shape and size. Her approach is consultative in nature, seeking first to gain insight on the clients’ needs, challenges, and future goals so that she and her team can create solutions aligned with their budget, culture, and workstyles.

Distinguished for her consistency, responsiveness, and client-centric philosophy, Marianne serves her clients as a trusted advisor on building long-term, adaptable workplace solutions.

Marianne brings over 15 year of experience to the POE team. Her previous roles as a Business Development Leader at Arcturis and self-employed sales representative for commercial furniture manufacturers developed her skills at understanding clients’ needs.

Marianne Hayes received her Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Western Illinois University, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.

Helmkamp Construction Company Promotes Three Employees to Superintendent

Helmkamp Construction Company is happy to announce the promotions of Andy Carrol, Todd Murray, and Tony Smithe to superintendents. All three are long term employees at Helmkamp and we welcome them into their new role as they continue to help Helmkamp grow and prosper.

Helmkamp is a relationship-based general contractor, based in East Alton, IL, working exclusively for private, professional, repeat buyers of construction, primarily in the industrial, power, healthcare, higher education, and telecommunication industries. Helmkamp provides self-performed general contracting services, including civil, millwright, concrete, carpentry, structural steel, and pile driving.

Helmkamp’s primary focus is in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois markets, however we have completed projects in 20 states over the last 5 years. Helmkamp employs 150 people and has an average annual volume of $40 million. To learn more about Helmkamp, visit their website at www.helmkamp.com.

February 26, 2016

Adam Kuchy joins McGrath as Project Engineer

Adam Kuchy of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for estimating, subcontractor and vendor coordination, scheduling, cost reporting, project documentation and other duties. Kuchy has a Masters of Construction Management from Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Ambrose University. He is OSHA certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER).

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. 

Art Bottorff Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS)

Art Bottorff has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as sales and marketing manager. Prior to joining IFS, Bottorff was Midwest Area Sales Manager for Carrier in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Bottorff holds a Master of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has 32 years of experience in senior management and sales of commercial HVAC, automation controls and mechanical service in the industrial, education, government and international markets. Bottorff is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He also is a Colonel in the Army National Guard.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS), formerly Air Masters Corporation, is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Healthcare Construction Veteran Christopher Gilliam Joins The Kortecompany

The Korte Company is proud to welcome Christopher Gilliam, who will serve as VP of Healthcare. With more than 25 years of construction supervision and project management experience, Chris has overseen a wide range of For Profit and Not for Profit large-scale healthcare projects across the U.S.

For the past 25 years, he has served in leadership roles for Lend Lease, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s relationships with healthcare owners, overseeing its healthcare construction projects and growing its healthcare construction business. Chris has more than 300 projects completed under his leadership and direction, totaling over $2.5 billion in design and construction.

“Chris is a key addition to The Korte Company and will lead our healthcare team and strengthen our national efforts,” said Todd Korte, President and CEO of The Korte Company. “His experience and expertise will be invaluable and help ensure our healthcare clients receive the absolute best value from their projects.”

Chris has a proven track record of coordinating and assigning personnel, providing technical resources support and monitoring documentation, project controls and quality control guidelines. One of his most important functions is serving as liaison between all project parties to guarantee communication remains open throughout construction and all parties are aware of all project developments.

Crews Joins Kadean Construction As Project Manager

Mitch Crews, of St. Louis, Missouri, has joined Fenton-based Kadean Construction Company, one of the St. Louis-area’s oldest and most successful firms specializing in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level, it was announced today.

In his role as Project Manager, Crews will oversee Kadean’s build-out of 40,000SF over two floors at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a project that is scheduled to get underway next month.

“Mitch will be a great addition to our team,” said Matt Breeze, vice president of Operations of Kadean Construction, which has more than $60 million in construction work underway. “His industry experience and soft skills will be essential in furthering our company’s expansion, and to help our clients succeed and have a real impact in their respective businesses.”

Before joining Kadean Construction, Crews was a project coordinator for Platinum Contracting in Lenexa, a general contractor that specializes in hospitality remodeling and renovation. He is experienced in project estimating, scheduling, procurement, and subcontractor coordination. He also is a LEED Green Associate.

Crews is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

In addition to the work that will be managed by Crews at Missouri Baptist, a 489-bed acute-care hospital located at I-64/40 and I-270 in west St. Louis County, Kadean’s recent work locally includes the expansion of the medical oncology unit at the Siteman Cancer Center, now underway in St. Peters, MO; Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood; Lakeview Commerce Distribution Center in Edwardsville; and, the KCI LogisticsCentre in Kansas City, MO.

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Adam Kuchy joins McGrath as Project Engineer

Kuchy, AdamAdam Kuchy of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for estimating, subcontractor and vendor coordination, scheduling, cost reporting, project documentation and other duties. Kuchy has a Masters of Construction Management from Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Ambrose University. He is OSHA certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER).

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. 

Art Bottorff Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS)

Bortoroff, ArtArt Bottorff has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as sales and marketing manager. Prior to joining IFS, Bottorff was Midwest Area Sales Manager for Carrier in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Bottorff holds a Master of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has 32 years of experience in senior management and sales of commercial HVAC, automation controls and mechanical service in the industrial, education, government and international markets. Bottorff is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He also is a Colonel in the Army National Guard.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS), formerly Air Masters Corporation, is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Healthcare Construction Veteran Christopher Gilliam Joins The Kortecompany

Gilliam, ChristopherThe Korte Company is proud to welcome Christopher Gilliam, who will serve as VP of Healthcare. With more than 25 years of construction supervision and project management experience, Chris has overseen a wide range of For Profit and Not for Profit large-scale healthcare projects across the U.S.

For the past 25 years, he has served in leadership roles for Lend Lease, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s relationships with healthcare owners, overseeing its healthcare construction projects and growing its healthcare construction business. Chris has more than 300 projects completed under his leadership and direction, totaling over $2.5 billion in design and construction.

“Chris is a key addition to The Korte Company and will lead our healthcare team and strengthen our national efforts,” said Todd Korte, President and CEO of The Korte Company. “His experience and expertise will be invaluable and help ensure our healthcare clients receive the absolute best value from their projects.”

Chris has a proven track record of coordinating and assigning personnel, providing technical resources support and monitoring documentation, project controls and quality control guidelines. One of his most important functions is serving as liaison between all project parties to guarantee communication remains open throughout construction and all parties are aware of all project developments.

Crews Joins Kadean Construction As Project Manager

Crews, MitchMitch Crews, of St. Louis, Missouri, has joined Fenton-based Kadean Construction Company, one of the St. Louis-area’s oldest and most successful firms specializing in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level, it was announced today.

In his role as Project Manager, Crews will oversee Kadean’s build-out of 40,000SF over two floors at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a project that is scheduled to get underway next month.

“Mitch will be a great addition to our team,” said Matt Breeze, vice president of Operations of Kadean Construction, which has more than $60 million in construction work underway. “His industry experience and soft skills will be essential in furthering our company’s expansion, and to help our clients succeed and have a real impact in their respective businesses.”

Before joining Kadean Construction, Crews was a project coordinator for Platinum Contracting in Lenexa, a general contractor that specializes in hospitality remodeling and renovation. He is experienced in project estimating, scheduling, procurement, and subcontractor coordination. He also is a LEED Green Associate.

Crews is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

In addition to the work that will be managed by Crews at Missouri Baptist, a 489-bed acute-care hospital located at I-64/40 and I-270 in west St. Louis County, Kadean’s recent work locally includes the expansion of the medical oncology unit at the Siteman Cancer Center, now underway in St. Peters, MO; Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood; Lakeview Commerce Distribution Center in Edwardsville; and, the KCI LogisticsCentre in Kansas City, MO.

February 19, 2016

Daniel Fahey Joins McGrath as Project Manager

Fahey, DanielDaniel Fahey of University City, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project manager and has been initially assigned to projects at a food production facility and a chemical plant. Fahey previously managed construction projects in the power generation and transmission, laboratory, competitive sports, retail and medical industries. He is a member of the Living Well Foundation Board of Directors and an AGC of America superintendent training program instructor, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

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.

Julie Steffens Promoted to Associate Director

Steffens, JulieJulie Steffens, NCIDQ was recently promoted to associate director for Lawrence Group’s healthcare and education studios. Steffens joined Lawrence Group in 1996 as an intern and was hired on full-time in 1999. She has developed and implemented interior design master plans and fostered long-term relationships with several local and national clients including Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) and East Central College (ECC).

Lawrence Group is a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis.

February 12, 2016

Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis Welcomes New Volunteer Services Manager

Fetter, JoeHabitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) has announced that Joe Fetter has joined the organization as Volunteer Services Manager.

Mr. Fetter will direct all aspects of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ volunteer program including recruitment, orientation, scheduling, retaining and recognition for all HFHSL volunteers. He will serve as the site manager and administrator for the AmeriCorps, internship and community services programs at the organization.

Mr. Fetter is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA degree in English and Journalism, and received a Master’s in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a member of the JDRF Young Leadership committee and serves on the membership committee of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of St. Louis.

Marketing Team Expanded to Inspire & Support Rapid Growth

Kruse, JessicaHDA Architects has hired Jessica Kruse to oversee Marketing | Public Relations.  Kruse will focus on expanding HDA’s online presence and professional networking by leveraging the company’s media platforms interchangeably to provide high quality engaging content.

Lauren Williams Named to ENR Midwest Top 20 Under 40

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Engineering News-Record Midwest has named Lauren Williams, CM-BIM and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., to its Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016.  She was recognized for her significant career achievements and meaningful community service from among hundreds of young engineers, architects and construction planners from across the Midwest.

In the magazine’s story announcing this year’s 20 Under 40 class, ENR credited Lauren with having coordinated $325 million of BIM-guided construction projects.  The article specifically states the following:

“Since Lauren Williams introduced the use of BIM to her company, she has transformed project management processes on every project at S. M. Wilson. She has helped design, plan and manage $325 million of increasingly complex projects through enhanced project visualization, better project costing, improved scheduling and timing, greater constructability detection, coordination and communication.  At the 90,000-sq-ft Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis, her BIM services delivered savings in six figures during the construction-coordination phase of the project. Through her teaching and mentoring, she is also a role model for young professionals.”

According to the article, ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 class “offers a deep bench of skilled, knowledgeable industry veterans and younger workers. More than qualified engineers, architects, planners and estimators, these are people who find fulfillment in serving their local communities and in employing the talents, skills and knowledge that bring them professional success. This year’s class of young professionals sets a fine example for the kinds of contributions that the region’s construction and design firms will require moving forward. The honorees span a wide variety of industry roles, often excelling not only through their jobs, but in their respective contributions via charitable endeavors, community positions and industry mentoring.”

“Lauren Williams has become a leader in the construction industry locally and nationally in utilizing BIM technology in pre-construction services and in leveraging mobile technologies for more effective on-site construction project management,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson & Co.  “We are incredibly proud of her and thankful for her important contributions to our company.”

Lauren joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer, and became BIM Manager in 2012.  She holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structures from Stanford University.

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

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Daniel Fahey Joins McGrath as Project Manager

Fahey, DanielDaniel Fahey of University City, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project manager and has been initially assigned to projects at a food production facility and a chemical plant. Fahey previously managed construction projects in the power generation and transmission, laboratory, competitive sports, retail and medical industries. He is a member of the Living Well Foundation Board of Directors and an AGC of America superintendent training program instructor, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

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.

Julie Steffens Promoted to Associate Director

Steffens, JulieJulie Steffens, NCIDQ was recently promoted to associate director for Lawrence Group’s healthcare and education studios. Steffens joined Lawrence Group in 1996 as an intern and was hired on full-time in 1999. She has developed and implemented interior design master plans and fostered long-term relationships with several local and national clients including Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) and East Central College (ECC).

Lawrence Group is a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis.

February 12, 2016

Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis Welcomes New Volunteer Services Manager

Fetter, JoeHabitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) has announced that Joe Fetter has joined the organization as Volunteer Services Manager.

Mr. Fetter will direct all aspects of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ volunteer program including recruitment, orientation, scheduling, retaining and recognition for all HFHSL volunteers. He will serve as the site manager and administrator for the AmeriCorps, internship and community services programs at the organization.

Mr. Fetter is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA degree in English and Journalism, and received a Master’s in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a member of the JDRF Young Leadership committee and serves on the membership committee of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of St. Louis.

Kruse, JessicaMarketing Team Expanded to Inspire & Support Rapid Growth

HDA Architects has hired Jessica Kruse to oversee Marketing | Public Relations.  Kruse will focus on expanding HDA’s online presence and professional networking by leveraging the company’s media platforms interchangeably to provide high quality engaging content.

 

February 5, 2016

Barbara Anderson Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Manager

Anderson, BarbaraBarbara Anderson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HOK as a project manager. In her new role, Anderson will assist on multiple projects, initially working with the healthcare and interiors teams. Anderson brings more than 25 years of experience in a wide variety of project types including municipal, federal, recreational, educational, healthcare, correctional, commercial and hospitality. She currently serves on the board for the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and has been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council since 2009, serving on the 2014-2015 Missouri Gateway Chapter board.

Prior to joining HOK, Anderson was the manager of the building + sites group at Oates Associates. As a member of the firm’s board of directors, Anderson was responsible for the management and oversight of architects, civil engineers and structural engineers, as well as all aspects of architectural projects. She earned her degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

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

Jacob Waltrip Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office 

Waltrip, Jacob_1St. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Jacob Waltrip as a Loan Officer. Jacob has over 6 years of experience in the residential loan and finance industries. He will specialize in conventional, jumbo/new conforming, FHA, MHDC, IHDA, VA, new construction loans and USDA.

Mr. Waltrip received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company, has a reputation for exemplary customer service and its professionalism is unmatched. The company has branch offices located in Chesterfield, St. Peters, St. Charles, South St. Louis City, Springfield and Branson, Missouri. Additional offices are located in O’Fallon, Swansea, Belleville, Waterloo and Chicago, Illinois; Johnson and Ankeny Iowa; Minco Oklahoma and Denver Colorado.

The office is located at 7 North Bemiston, St. Louis, MO 63105. The office phone number is (314) 889-0600. Jacob Waltrip can also be reached by email atjwaltrip@gershman.com.

Colleen Barry Joins Tarlton Corp.

Barry, ColleenTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Colleen Barry as marketing and business development associate.

In this role, Barry is supporting Tarlton’s efforts in marketing and branding, sharing team success stories with the construction community and public, while also supporting the business development group’s pursuit of new opportunities.

“Colleen is a great addition to the Tarlton marketing team,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “Her strong creative skills are a good fit for Tarlton as we strive to showcase the people, projects and solutions that contribute to our continued growth and success as one of the region’s top builders.”

Barry previously served as a marketing intern at FleishmanHillard and University of Missouri Athletics at University of Missouri Columbia, and as a public relations intern at Common Ground Public Relations Inc. She also worked as a brewery ambassador at the tour center at Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Barry holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism.

H&G/Schultz Door Announces New Appointment

Clark, KarenH&G/Schultz Door, an employee-owned distributor of commercial doors, door frames, architectural hardware, and automatic/aluminum doors, has made the following appointment to its senior management:

At the company year-end Board of Directors’ meeting, H&G/Schultz Door appointed Karen Clark to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Clark was previously Controller for the company and has been employed by H&G/Schultz Door since 2010. She has over 25 years of increasingly-responsible accounting, finance and management experience. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“The addition of Karen to our current senior management will add new ideas and strengthen our excellent employee-owned culture”, said President/CEO Jay Manzo. “Our culture is key to attracting and retaining the talent necessary to being the leader in providing ‘Total Door Opening Solutions’ for all of our customers’ needs.”

H & G has been employee-owned through an ESOP since 1988 and employs 72 people at its headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO .

HOK’s David Ziolkowski Among First to Earn International Lighting Certification

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David Ziolkowski CLD, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C, a senior project lighting designer in HOK’s St. Louis office, is among the first to earn a prestigious international certification for lighting designers. Ziolkowski earned the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD) designation, an international, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design.  Governed by the Chicago-based Certified Lighting Design Commission, the certification recognizes the professionalism and proficiency of lead architectural lighting designers by evaluating their imaginative, technical and professional responsibility skills.  More information can be found at www.cld.global.

Ziolkowski has served HOK Lighting Group for 15 years.  Some of his lighting projects include the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Indianapolis International Airport Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal, TD Ameritrade Corporate Headquarters and Operations Center, Valentine Building Façade Lighting, Wrigley Building Façade Lighting and the City of St. Louis Central Business District (Downtown) Lighting Master Plan.

Ziolkowski volunteers annually to help Autism Speaks illuminate landmarks and structures in blue light on April 2nd for World Autism Awareness Day.  He leads HOK’s summer internship program, which consistently gives back to local non-profit organizations including ReFab STL, the Innovative Concept Academy, Urban Harvest and Annie’s Hope.  Ziolkowski earned his degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas.

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

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Barbara Anderson Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Manager

Anderson, BarbaraBarbara Anderson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HOK as a project manager. In her new role, Anderson will assist on multiple projects, initially working with the healthcare and interiors teams. Anderson brings more than 25 years of experience in a wide variety of project types including municipal, federal, recreational, educational, healthcare, correctional, commercial and hospitality. She currently serves on the board for the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and has been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council since 2009, serving on the 2014-2015 Missouri Gateway Chapter board.

Prior to joining HOK, Anderson was the manager of the building + sites group at Oates Associates. As a member of the firm’s board of directors, Anderson was responsible for the management and oversight of architects, civil engineers and structural engineers, as well as all aspects of architectural projects. She earned her degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

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

Jacob Waltrip Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office 

Waltrip, Jacob_1St. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Jacob Waltrip as a Loan Officer. Jacob has over 6 years of experience in the residential loan and finance industries. He will specialize in conventional, jumbo/new conforming, FHA, MHDC, IHDA, VA, new construction loans and USDA.

Mr. Waltrip received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company, has a reputation for exemplary customer service and its professionalism is unmatched. The company has branch offices located in Chesterfield, St. Peters, St. Charles, South St. Louis City, Springfield and Branson, Missouri. Additional offices are located in O’Fallon, Swansea, Belleville, Waterloo and Chicago, Illinois; Johnson and Ankeny Iowa; Minco Oklahoma and Denver Colorado.

The office is located at 7 North Bemiston, St. Louis, MO 63105. The office phone number is (314) 889-0600. Jacob Waltrip can also be reached by email atjwaltrip@gershman.com.

Colleen Barry Joins Tarlton Corp.

Barry, ColleenTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Colleen Barry as marketing and business development associate.

In this role, Barry is supporting Tarlton’s efforts in marketing and branding, sharing team success stories with the construction community and public, while also supporting the business development group’s pursuit of new opportunities.

“Colleen is a great addition to the Tarlton marketing team,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “Her strong creative skills are a good fit for Tarlton as we strive to showcase the people, projects and solutions that contribute to our continued growth and success as one of the region’s top builders.”

Barry previously served as a marketing intern at FleishmanHillard and University of Missouri Athletics at University of Missouri Columbia, and as a public relations intern at Common Ground Public Relations Inc. She also worked as a brewery ambassador at the tour center at Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Barry holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism.

H&G/Schultz Door Announces New Appointment

Clark, KarenH&G/Schultz Door, an employee-owned distributor of commercial doors, door frames, architectural hardware, and automatic/aluminum doors, has made the following appointment to its senior management:

At the company year-end Board of Directors’ meeting, H&G/Schultz Door appoin ted Karen Clark to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Clark was previously Controller for the company and has been employed by H&G/Schultz Door since 2010. She has over 25 years of increasingly-responsible accounting, finance and management experience. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“The addition of Karen to our current senior management will add new ideas and strengthen our excellent employee-owned culture”, said President/CEO Jay Manzo. “Our culture is key to attracting and retaining the talent necessary to being the leader in providing ‘Total Door Opening Solutions’ for all of our customers’ needs.”

H & G has been employee-owned through an ESOP since 1988 and employs 72 people at its headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO .

Christopher Thomas Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Architect

Thomas, ChristopherChristopher Thomas, AIA, has joined HOK as an architect in St. Louis. In his new role, Thomas will join the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project.

Prior to joining HOK, Thomas was an architect at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Fayetteville, Ark. He earned his master’s in advanced architectural design from Washington University in St. Louis, and his degree in architecture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 2015, Thomas received the H.B. and M.B. Simon Scholarship for exemplary performance at Washington University. He currently resides in St. Louis.

Michael Bechtel Joins The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division As A Project Manager

Bechtel, MichaelThe Korte Company welcomes Michael Bechtel to its Las Vegas Division. Michael comes to the company with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, working for a large construction firm before heading up his own Design-Build construction company which specialized in self-performing federal and military projects.

Greg Korte, President of The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division stated, “Michael’s Design-Build background and experience with federal projects fits perfectly with our approach to delivering clients innovative solutions – and we look forward to having him on our team.”

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mary Dohogne Named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Dohogne, MaryMary Dohogne has been named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.  She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting.  Mary will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFI‘s through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Mary served as an intern at S. M. Wilson during summer 2015, where she received training on Building Information Modeling (BIM), processed RFIs and handled the responsibilities of a Project Engineer for her project teams.  She was offered a full time position with the company upon completion of her college studies.

“Many of our interns, including Mary, carry the responsibilities of a Project Engineer,” said Rachel Miller, Human Resources Manager at S. M. Wilson. “After seeing her perform in her internship, we knew we wanted her back after graduating from college.” Mary earned a B. S. in Construction Management at Southeast Missouri State University in December, 2015 and holds OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety and Health certification.

Paul Jurasovich Joins HOK’s St. Louis Practice as Senior Design Professional

Jurasovich, PaulPaul Jurasovich has joined HOK as a senior design professional. In his new role, Jurasovich will work on-site in Indianapolis on the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Jurasovich is a registered architect in New Zealand and Green Star Accredited. Jurasovich’s more than 12 years of professional experience includes sustainable consulting for design workshops and project teams. Jurasovich also worked as a Green Star Assessor, with more than 100 project assessed.

Prior to joining HOK, Jurasovich worked as a senior project architect at Williams Architects in Auckland, New Zealand. He earned a degree in architectural studies and a doctor of philosophy in achitecture from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. He currently resides in Indianapolis.

January 22, 2016

Charlie Nager Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office

Nager, CharlieSt. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Charlie Nager as an Account Executive.  Charlie has over 30 years of experience in the residential loan industry and his experience and knowledge of the industry is helpful to all parties involved in the loan process.

Mr. Nager received his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Culver-Stockton College.  He is on the Alumni Board of Directors for Culver-Stockton College.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company. 

Samantha Hurrell Joins HOK

Hurell, SamanthaSamantha Hurrell has joined HOK as a workplace strategy analyst in St. Louis. Hurrell will provide support for multiple ongoing local workplace strategy projects.

Hurrell recently earned a degree in architectural studies with an emphasis in interior design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received the People’s Choice Award for her work in the IIDA Student Design Charrette at NeoCon 2015. She currently resides in St. Charles, Mo.

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

MC Industrial Welcomes Steve Furman as Business Development Consultant

Furman, SteveMC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, recently welcomed A/E/C industry veteran Steve Furman of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc., as business development consultant. Furman will represent MC Industrial in business development and strategic sales for the greater Kansas City region, spanning from eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and western Iowa.

MC Industrial was recently awarded a new project with Thermal Engineering International (a Babcock Power, Inc. company) and Kansas City Power & Light, supporting the firm’s plans to serve clients in Kansas City and the surrounding states. Based in Kansas City, Furman has more than 35 years in the industry and region, bringing valuable market insight, strategic relationships, and technical sales to his new role representing MC Industrial.

“We have held a great business relationship with Steve for several years,” said Tom Felton, president of MC Industrial. “As a leader in our industry with extensive experience, Steve is able to support MC Industrial as we further engage with construction project owners in the greater Kansas City industrial market. Our team is pleased to bring him on board, and we look forward to mutual success in providing exceptional service to clients in this region.”

As a technical sales expert in energy, oil & gas and heavy industrial, Furman serves as president of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc. as a business and sales consultant for contractors and OEM’s nationwide. Furman holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (PE) and also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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

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Christopher Thomas Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Architect

Thomas, ChristopherChristopher Thomas, AIA, has joined HOK as an architect in St. Louis. In his new role, Thomas will join the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project.

Prior to joining HOK, Thomas was an architect at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Fayetteville, Ark. He earned his master’s in advanced architectural design from Washington University in St. Louis, and his degree in architecture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 2015, Thomas received the H.B. and M.B. Simon Scholarship for exemplary performance at Washington University. He currently resides in St. Louis.

Michael Bechtel Joins The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division As A Project Manager

Bechtel, MichaelThe Korte Company welcomes Michael Bechtel to its Las Vegas Division. Michael comes to the company with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, working for a large construction firm before heading up his own Design-Build construction company which specialized in self-performing federal and military projects.

Greg Korte, President of The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division stated, “Michael’s Design-Build background and experience with federal projects fits perfectly with our approach to delivering clients innovative solutions – and we look forward to having him on our team.”

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mary Dohogne Named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Dohogne, MaryMary Dohogne has been named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.  She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting.  Mary will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFI‘s through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Mary served as an intern at S. M. Wilson during summer 2015, where she received training on Building Information Modeling (BIM), processed RFIs and handled the responsibilities of a Project Engineer for her project teams.  She was offered a full time position with the company upon completion of her college studies.

“Many of our interns, including Mary, carry the responsibilities of a Project Engineer,” said Rachel Miller, Human Resources Manager at S. M. Wilson. “After seeing her perform in her internship, we knew we wanted her back after graduating from college.” Mary earned a B. S. in Construction Management at Southeast Missouri State University in December, 2015 and holds OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety and Health certification.

Paul Jurasovich Joins HOK’s St. Louis Practice as Senior Design Professional

Jurasovich, PaulPaul Jurasovich has joined HOK as a senior design professional. In his new role, Jurasovich will work on-site in Indianapolis on the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Jurasovich is a registered architect in New Zealand and Green Star Accredited. Jurasovich’s more than 12 years of professional experience includes sustainable consulting for design workshops and project teams. Jurasovich also worked as a Green Star Assessor, with more than 100 project assessed.

Prior to joining HOK, Jurasovich worked as a senior project architect at Williams Architects in Auckland, New Zealand. He earned a degree in architectural studies and a doctor of philosophy in achitecture from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. He currently resides in Indianapolis.

January 22, 2016

Charlie Nager Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office

Nager, CharlieSt. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Charlie Nager as an Account Executive.  Charlie has over 30 years of experience in the residential loan industry and his experience and knowledge of the industry is helpful to all parties involved in the loan process.

Mr. Nager received his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Culver-Stockton College.  He is on the Alumni Board of Directors for Culver-Stockton College.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company. 

Samantha Hurrell Joins HOK

Hurell, SamanthaSamantha Hurrell has joined HOK as a workplace strategy analyst in St. Louis. Hurrell will provide support for multiple ongoing local workplace strategy projects.

Hurrell recently earned a degree in architectural studies with an emphasis in interior design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received the People’s Choice Award for her work in the IIDA Student Design Charrette at NeoCon 2015. She currently resides in St. Charles, Mo.

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

MC Industrial Welcomes Steve Furman as Business Development Consultant

Furman, SteveMC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, recently welcomed A/E/C industry veteran Steve Furman of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc., as business development consultant. Furman will represent MC Industrial in business development and strategic sales for the greater Kansas City region, spanning from eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and western Iowa.

MC Industrial was recently awarded a new project with Thermal Engineering International (a Babcock Power, Inc. company) and Kansas City Power & Light, supporting the firm’s plans to serve clients in Kansas City and the surrounding states. Based in Kansas City, Furman has more than 35 years in the industry and region, bringing valuable market insight, strategic relationships, and technical sales to his new role representing MC Industrial.

“We have held a great business relationship with Steve for several years,” said Tom Felton, president of MC Industrial. “As a leader in our industry with extensive experience, Steve is able to support MC Industrial as we further engage with construction project owners in the greater Kansas City industrial market. Our team is pleased to bring him on board, and we look forward to mutual success in providing exceptional service to clients in this region.”

As a technical sales expert in energy, oil & gas and heavy industrial, Furman serves as president of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc. as a business and sales consultant for contractors and OEM’s nationwide. Furman holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (PE) and also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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

January 15, 2016

Haberberger Welcomes Alyssa Predico As Process Piping Designer 

Predico, AlyssaAffton-based mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa Predico, of Ballwin, to its growing team. In her new role, Predico will serve as a process piping designer.

Predico’s background includes five years of process piping experience in the oil refinery industry. She most recently served as a designer with Ambitech Engineering. In her new position with Haberberger, Predico specializes in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting and Building Information Modeling, working with other members of the team to create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs.

Predico, who originally hails from Louisiana, holds an Associate’s degree in Drafting from Delta Tech in Louisiana.

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.

Abby Buchmann Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Design Professional

Buchmann, AbbyAbby Buchmann has joined HOK as a design professional in St. Louis. In her new position, Buchmann will provide support for the interior design team working on FleishmanHillard’s executive offices.

Buchmann recently earned her master of architecture and product design degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm celebrating 60 years of design and innovation in 2015.

Tarlton Promotes Cameron Denison to Senior Project Manager 

Denison, CameronTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Cameron Denison, LEED AP, to senior project manager. Previously serving as project manager, Denison has worked on several notable projects, including the $90 million,175,000-square-foot LEED Gold Olin Business School expansion at Washington University in St. Louis (Knight and Bauer Halls), which won the firm one of the construction industry’s highest honors – a 2015 Alliant Build America Award. The project also was named a finalist for a 2015 Construction Keystone Award by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.

Denison is on the Tarlton construction management team on two separate projects at University of Missouri Columbia. Denison joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2001. He earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional designation in 2008, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council based on demonstrated knowledge and experience related to sustainable building design, construction and operation.

Denison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Geotechnology Promotes Buffy Flemming to Marketing Manager

Fleming, BuffyGeotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has named Buffy Flemming as the company’s Marketing Manager.

In this role, Flemming will manage marketing activities company-wide, including efforts related to public relations, advertising, the company website, marketing materials and tradeshows.

Flemming has been with Geotechnology since 2011, and as Marketing Coordinator has been instrumental in developing company branding efforts, establishing the Geotechnology intranet and social media involvement. She has been active in The Society of Marketing Professional Services and held the position of Education Director in the local chapter.

“During the past five years, Buffy has been a valuable member of our team, using her skills and talents to help Geotechnology enter new markets, expand its services and dramatically increase its operations,” said Vice President of Business Development Rick Pershall.  “I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

Gabrielle Clay Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Clay, GabrielleGabrielle Clay has joined HOK as a project accountant in St. Louis. In her new role, Clay will work with the corporate accounting team and regional offices to maintain accurate and timely accounting records.

Prior to joining HOK, Clay was a corporate accountant at a local real estate services company. She earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Clay currently resides in Florissant.

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

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Charlie Nager Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office

Nager, CharlieSt. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Charlie Nager as an Account Executive.  Charlie has over 30 years of experience in the residential loan industry and his experience and knowledge of the industry is helpful to all parties involved in the loan process.

Mr. Nager received his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Culver-Stockton College.  He is on the Alumni Board of Directors for Culver-Stockton College.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company. 

Samantha Hurrell Joins HOK

Hurell, SamanthaSamantha Hurrell has joined HOK as a workplace strategy analyst in St. Louis. Hurrell will provide support for multiple ongoing local workplace strategy projects.

Hurrell recently earned a degree in architectural studies with an emphasis in interior design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received the People’s Choice Award for her work in the IIDA Student Design Charrette at NeoCon 2015. She currently resides in St. Charles, Mo.

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

MC Industrial Welcomes Steve Furman as Business Development Consultant

Furman, SteveMC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, recently welcomed A/E/C industry veteran Steve Furman of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc., as business development consultant. Furman will represent MC Industrial in business development and strategic sales for the greater Kansas City region, spanning from eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and western Iowa.

MC Industrial was recently awarded a new project with Thermal Engineering International (a Babcock Power, Inc. company) and Kansas City Power & Light, supporting the firm’s plans to serve clients in Kansas City and the surrounding states. Based in Kansas City, Furman has more than 35 years in the industry and region, bringing valuable market insight, strategic relationships, and technical sales to his new role representing MC Industrial.

“We have held a great business relationship with Steve for several years,” said Tom Felton, president of MC Industrial. “As a leader in our industry with extensive experience, Steve is able to support MC Industrial as we further engage with construction project owners in the greater Kansas City industrial market. Our team is pleased to bring him on board, and we look forward to mutual success in providing exceptional service to clients in this region.”

As a technical sales expert in energy, oil & gas and heavy industrial, Furman serves as president of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc. as a business and sales consultant for contractors and OEM’s nationwide. Furman holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (PE) and also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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

January 15, 2016

Haberberger Welcomes Alyssa Predico As Process Piping Designer 

Predico, AlyssaAffton-based mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa Predico, of Ballwin, to its growing team. In her new role, Predico will serve as a process piping designer.

Predico’s background includes five years of process piping experience in the oil refinery industry. She most recently served as a designer with Ambitech Engineering. In her new position with Haberberger, Predico specializes in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting and Building Information Modeling, working with other members of the team to create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs.

Predico, who originally hails from Louisiana, holds an Associate’s degree in Drafting from Delta Tech in Louisiana.

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.

Abby Buchmann Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Design Professional

Buchmann, AbbyAbby Buchmann has joined HOK as a design professional in St. Louis. In her new position, Buchmann will provide support for the interior design team working on FleishmanHillard’s executive offices.

Buchmann recently earned her master of architecture and product design degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm celebrating 60 years of design and innovation in 2015.

Tarlton Promotes Cameron Denison to Senior Project Manager 

Denison, CameronTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Cameron Denison, LEED AP, to senior project manager. Previously serving as project manager, Denison has worked on several notable projects, including the $90 million,175,000-square-foot LEED Gold Olin Business School expansion at Washington University in St. Louis (Knight and Bauer Halls), which won the firm one of the construction industry’s highest honors – a 2015 Alliant Build America Award. The project also was named a finalist for a 2015 Construction Keystone Award by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.

Denison is on the Tarlton construction management team on two separate projects at University of Missouri Columbia. Denison joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2001. He earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional designation in 2008, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council based on demonstrated knowledge and experience related to sustainable building design, construction and operation.

Denison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Geotechnology Promotes Buffy Flemming to Marketing Manager

Fleming, BuffyGeotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has named Buffy Flemming as the company’s Marketing Manager.

In this role, Flemming will manage marketing activities company-wide, including efforts related to public relations, advertising, the company website, marketing materials and tradeshows.

Flemming has been with Geotechnology since 2011, and as Marketing Coordinator has been instrumental in developing company branding efforts, establishing the Geotechnology intranet and social media involvement. She has been active in The Society of Marketing Professional Services and held the position of Education Director in the local chapter.

“During the past five years, Buffy has been a valuable member of our team, using her skills and talents to help Geotechnology enter new markets, expand its services and dramatically increase its operations,” said Vice President of Business Development Rick Pershall.  “I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

Gabrielle Clay Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Clay, Gabrielle Gabrielle Clay has joined HOK as a project accountant in St. Louis. In her new role, Clay will work with the corporate accounting team and regional offices to maintain accurate and timely accounting records.

Prior to joining HOK, Clay was a corporate accountant at a local real estate services company. She earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Clay currently resides in Florissant.

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

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Haberberger Welcomes Alyssa Predico As Process Piping Designer 

Predico, AlyssaAffton-based mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa Predico, of Ballwin, to its growing team. In her new role, Predico will serve as a process piping designer.

Predico’s background includes five years of process piping experience in the oil refinery industry. She most recently served as a designer with Ambitech Engineering. In her new position with Haberberger, Predico specializes in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting and Building Information Modeling, working with other members of the team to create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs.

Predico, who originally hails from Louisiana, holds an Associate’s degree in Drafting from Delta Tech in Louisiana.

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.

Abby Buchmann Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Design Professional

Buchmann, AbbyAbby Buchmann has joined HOK as a design professional in St. Louis. In her new position, Buchmann will provide support for the interior design team working on FleishmanHillard’s executive offices.

Buchmann recently earned her master of architecture and product design degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm celebrating 60 years of design and innovation in 2015.

Tarlton Promotes Cameron Denison to Senior Project Manager 

Denison, CameronTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Cameron Denison, LEED AP, to senior project manager. Previously serving as project manager, Denison has worked on several notable projects, including the $90 million,175,000-square-foot LEED Gold Olin Business School expansion at Washington University in St. Louis (Knight and Bauer Halls), which won the firm one of the construction industry’s highest honors– a 2015 Alliant Build America Award. The project also was named a finalist for a 2015 Construction Keystone Award by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.

Denison is on the Tarlton construction management team on two separate projects at University of Missouri Columbia. Denison joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2001. He earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional designation in 2008, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council based on demonstrated knowledge and experience related to sustainable building design, construction and operation.

Denison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Geotechnology Promotes Buffy Flemming to Marketing Manager

Fleming, BuffyGeotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has named Buffy Flemming as the company’s Marketing Manager.

In this role, Flemming will manage marketing activities company-wide, including efforts related to public relations, advertising, the company website, marketing materials and tradeshows.

Flemming has been with Geotechnology since 2011, and as Marketing Coordinator has been instrumental in developing company branding efforts, establishing the Geotechnology intranet and social media involvement. She has been active in The Society of Marketing Professional Services and held the position of Education Director in the local chapter.

“During the past five years, Buffy has been a valuable member of our team, using her skills and talents to help Geotechnology enter new markets, expand its services and dramatically increase its operations,” said Vice President of Business Development Rick Pershall.  “I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

Gabrielle Clay Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Clay, GabrielleGabrielle Clay has joined HOK as a project accountant in St. Louis. In her new role, Clay will work with the corporate accounting team and regional offices to maintain accurate and timely accounting records.

Prior to joining HOK, Clay was a corporate accountant at a local real estate services company. She earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Clay currently resides in Florissant.

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

January 8, 2016

Paola Badea joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer 

Paola J. Badea, Assoc. AIA has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. In her role, Paola creates 2D and 3D visuals for presentations, drawings and elevations using architectural software. Additionally, she assists with project design development. She is currently working on 3D Model Renders and 2D site plans for Centre College’s new Soccer Field. Prior to joining the firm, Paola worked as a designer at Graniterra and MOMA Consulting Group.

Paola earned her bachelor of architecture from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. She is an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a prestigious nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization that brings together professionals in all sectors of real estate development and land use from all over the world.

Laura Lancia Joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Marketing Coordinator

Lancia, LauraLaura Lancia has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Marketing Coordinator. In her role, Laura will assist the Marketing Department with updating the company website and social media sites, conducting market research, maintaining marketing collateral, as well as preparing statements of qualifications and request for proposal responses. Additionally, she will update lead tracking and contact databases and help coordinate trade shows and conferences.

Laura has more than eight years of marketing experience at companies throughout St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in communication with a minor in marketing from Saint Louis University.

Darryl Vandever joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Contract Administrator

Darryl Vandever, CSI, CDT has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a contract administrator. In his role, Darryl will ensure the firm’s quality, performance and aesthetic standards for built projects. He is currently working on the new Saint Louis University Residence Hall and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcon Center.

Darryl possesses a wide range of experience managing a variety of building types and construction delivery systems and provides our clients a unique perspective having worked for architecture firms, general contractors, real estate developers and as an owner’s representative. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Design from Kansas State University in 1986.

Catherine Elz joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Human Resources Director

Catherine Elz has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as the Human Resources Director. In her role, Catherine is responsible for employee relations and communications, benefits, recruiting and retention, and company culture, among other tasks. Catherine will be instrumental in helping the firm continue to recruit and retain the best talent. Prior to joining Hastings+Chivetta, Catherine worked at American Direct Marketing Resources.

Catherine earned her bachelor of arts in English from Truman State University in 2000 and graduated from New York University School of Law in 2005. She volunteers as a Running Buddy with Stray Rescue of St. Louis and serves on the Board of Directors for Left Bank Books.

Eaves Promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering

Eaves, ErikPreviously serving as Project Manager, Mr. Erik Eaves has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering.  As the firm’s pharmaceutical expert, he has project managed and designed many technical cGMP/FDA regulated facilities ranging from research laboratories and cleanrooms, to cGMP production suites. Mr. Eaves is also a member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.10 and assisted in writing the second edition of the ASHRAE Laboratory Design Guide.

McClure Engineering welcomes Karl Bratcher, PE who joins the team as a Mechanical Engineer. Karl received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology and has spent the last three years working as a Mechanical Engineer for Abeinsa Business Development. Prior to Abeinsa, Karl worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Bechtel Power Corporation and as a Mechanical Engineer Intern for Kiewit Power Engineers.

Joel Vidlak Joins Kadean Construction Company

Vidlak, JoelJoel Vidlak, formerly of Lincoln, NE, has joined Kadean Construction Company, one of the region’s oldest and most successful firms specializing in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting, it was announced recently.

Before joining Fenton-based Kadean, Vidlak served as a project manager with Dickey-Hinds-Muir, Inc. in Lincoln, where he was engaged in more than a half-dozen major construction projects for a variety of clients, including the State of Nebraska Development Center, Nestle Purina PetCare, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Electric, the State of Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health, and others.

Vidlak, who earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Construction Management from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, will serve as the project engineer for Kadean work already underway at Red Cedar Surgery Center in East Lansing, MI, and Parkland Health Center in Farmington, MO.

“We’re very fortunate to have Joel on our team,” said Mike Eveler, president of Kadean Construction. “The value Joel brings will really come into play as we continue our growth and expansion throughout the St. Louis and Kansas City areas and in other markets across the country.”

In addition to the two projects being overseen by Vidlak in Michigan and Farmington, Kadean’s most recent work in the region includes the expansion of the medical oncology unit at the Siteman Cancer Center, now underway in St. Peters, MO; Aviator Park in Hazelwood; Lakeview Commerce Center Distribution Center in Edwardsville; and, the KCI LogisticsCentre in Kansas City, MO.

Incorporated in 1963, Kadean Construction has built a strong reputation industrywide for its quality construction, its collaborative approach with clients, designers and subcontractors early in the design-build process, its on-time performance, and high ethical standards.

Emily Pelcak Promoted to Director of Practice & Innovation at PGAV

Pelcak, EmilyPGAV Destinations Project Manager Emily Pelcak has been promoted to Director of Practice and Innovation at the St. Louis-based design firm.

In her new position, Ms. Pelcak will be fostering staff training and development, researching and encouraging innovative design, and implementing quality design documentation practices to cultivate PGAV’s technical expertise in building construction practices.

Her diligence and success in project management can be experienced at Aquatica Orlando, the Biltmore Estate’s Antler Hill Village, SeaWorld San Diego’s Explorer’s Reef and Manta, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Verbolten, and the Anheuser Busch St. Louis Brewery.

“Emily has been a fantastic leader at PGAV Destinations for many years, respected and valued by every one of our clients with whom she’s worked,” said Mike Konzen, principal and chair at PGAV Destinations. “In her new position, she’ll be empowered to innovate and develop new approaches to the technical implementation of our designs while leading us to excel even further in quality control measures. Just as importantly, Emily will help develop new approaches to staff education, ensuring that PGAV’s unique institutional technical knowledge will be passed down to new generations of designers and architects. Ms. Pelcak is a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Masters of Architecture. She is a registered architect in Missouri, holds a LEED AP Certification, is a member of IAAPA, and volunteers with the Animal Protection Association of Missouri.

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