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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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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.

July 18, 2016

Michelle Rotherham Promoted to Director at Arcturis

Michelle Rotherham
Michelle Rotherham

Arcturis is pleased to announce that Michelle Rotherham, NCIDQ. LEED AP, has been promoted to Director. Michelle is a leader in workplace strategy and healthcare interior design. Her unique leadership style of designing from the inside out often involves engulfing herself in a client’s space, culture and people in order to meet and then exceed their goals. She actively applies this design practice with several of the firm’s largest corporate and healthcare clients including Express Scripts, Equifax, Nestle Purina and Panera.

Her client service is incomparable and stems from a passion of helping those in need. In addition to her career and involvement within the design industry, Michelle is helping shape the community as a founder of the not-for-profit HomeFirst STL.

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

ISS Announces Addition of New Estimator & Project Manager

Scott Panther
Scott Panther

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects, announces the hire of Scott Panther as an estimator and project manager. Panther brings nearly 10 years of experience in the commercial construction, design and insulation fields to his new position.  He will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects, focusing on schedule adherence, bidding for insulation scopes and managing labor and cost.

Panther graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Drafting and Design. In his industry experience, Panther has managed several difficult and labor-intensive projects for high-profile companies. Before ISS, Panther worked as a shop worker, fire protection designer and senior designer primarily in the mechanical field.

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a member of the National Insulation Association, is a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects.

Christina Schafer Promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at IFS

Christina Schafer 2
Christina Schafer

Christina Schafer of Barnhart, MO has been promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). Schafer joined IFS in 2004 and previously was plumbing service coordinator.

Schafer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

Suzanne Bedwell joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa Office as Project Architect

Suzanne Bedwell
Suzanne Bedwell

Suzanne Bedwell, AIA, NCARB, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa, OK office as a Project Architect. With over 27 years of architectural and project management experience on a variety of building types, Suzanne has the ability to guide a project through design and construction, while managing and coordinating client and consultant interface. She is also a veteran field inspector. Suzanne is currently working on The University of Tulsa Keplinger Hall renovation and the Community School of Naples Student Activity Center concept.

Suzanne earned a Bachelor of architecture through the five-year National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited degree program at Oklahoma State University.

Reuther Promote to Principal at McClure Engineering

Eric Ruether
Eric Ruether

Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. Previously serving as Project Manager, Mr. Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. As one of the firm’s healthcare experts, he has been responsible for project management and design engineering on a variety of projects including hospitals, research laboratories, and clean rooms.

Melva Pete Named Vice President of Human Resources at SAK Construction, LLC

Melva Pete
Melva Pete

Melva Pete, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has joined the executive team of SAK Construction, LLC (SAK) as vice president of human resources. Pete brings years of experience in human resources and strategic planning to SAK, one of the fastest-growing pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S.

Her responsibilities include leading and enhancing the company’s strategy and partnerships in all areas of human resources, with a focus on talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, organizational development and employee relations.

Most recently, the St. Louis resident was vice president of human resources with Bi-State Development, where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and partnerships in all aspects of human resources. With over 15 years of diverse professional experiences in consumer products, manufacturing, and mass transit industries, Pete comes to SAK recognized as a dynamic leader, business partner and strategic thinker.  She has a strong record of success and the ability to create and implement complex strategies in fast-paced, ever-changing environments.

Pete’s previous experience also includes serving as a human resources professional at Monsanto and as corporate vice president, human resources, at Angelica Corp.

Pete earned her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Cory Murner Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Landscape Architect

Cory Murner
Cory Murner

Cory Murner, PLA, has joined HOK as a landscape architect in St. Louis. He will contribute to the project teams working on the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn. and the Will County Justice Center in Joliet, Illinois.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Prior to joining HOK, Murner worked as a landscape architect and project manager for Bayer Becker in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his master of landscape architecture from Kansas State University and his degree in landscape architecture from South Dakota State University.

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

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Eric Goeken as Intern Architect

Eric Goeken
Eric Goeken

Eric Goeken has joined KAI Design & Build as an intern Architect in KAI’s Omaha office.  Goeken will assist to ensure the successful execution of construction-related documents, projects and activities for KAI’s Nebraska clients.  Goeken’s responsibilities include assisting on all aspects of architectural design, from presentations for clients to working with KAI’s multidisciplined team in KAI’s office offices in St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio.

Goeken holds nearly eight years of industry experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University.

Mackey-Mitchell Promotes Clay Phillips to Principal of KC Office

Clay Phillips
Clay Phillips

Mackey-Mitchell has promoted Clay Phillips to Principal of their Lawrence, Kansas office. Clay graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1994. He worked at Mackey Mitchell from 1999-2007 and rejoined in 2012.

Clay heads up Mackey Mitchell’s newly established Kansas office. He has worked on office buildings, warehouses, classroom buildings, performing arts facilities, student centers, student housing and dining, parking garages, business schools and laboratories.

Clay has been a soccer, basketball and track coach, a school board member and a member of Rotary International. Clay is also an avid reader, chess player and runner. When he’s not solving architectural problems he is busy working on his historic home. Raised in St. Louis, Clay now resides with his wife and four children on their small farm in eastern Kansas.

 

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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.

July 18, 2016

Michelle Rotherham Promoted to Director at Arcturis

Michelle Rotherham
Michelle Rotherham

Arcturis is pleased to announce that Michelle Rotherham, NCIDQ. LEED AP, has been promoted to Director. Michelle is a leader in workplace strategy and healthcare interior design. Her unique leadership style of designing from the inside out often involves engulfing herself in a client’s space, culture and people in order to meet and then exceed their goals. She actively applies this design practice with several of the firm’s largest corporate and healthcare clients including Express Scripts, Equifax, Nestle Purina and Panera.

Her client service is incomparable and stems from a passion of helping those in need. In addition to her career and involvement within the design industry, Michelle is helping shape the community as a founder of the not-for-profit HomeFirst STL.

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

ISS Announces Addition of New Estimator & Project Manager

Scott Panther
Scott Panther

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects, announces the hire of Scott Panther as an estimator and project manager. Panther brings nearly 10 years of experience in the commercial construction, design and insulation fields to his new position.  He will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects, focusing on schedule adherence, bidding for insulation scopes and managing labor and cost.

Panther graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Drafting and Design. In his industry experience, Panther has managed several difficult and labor-intensive projects for high-profile companies. Before ISS, Panther worked as a shop worker, fire protection designer and senior designer primarily in the mechanical field.

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a member of the National Insulation Association, is a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects.

Christina Schafer Promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at IFS

Christina Schafer 2
Christina Schafer

Christina Schafer of Barnhart, MO has been promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). Schafer joined IFS in 2004 and previously was plumbing service coordinator.

Schafer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

Suzanne Bedwell joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa Office as Project Architect

Suzanne Bedwell
Suzanne Bedwell

Suzanne Bedwell, AIA, NCARB, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa, OK office as a Project Architect. With over 27 years of architectural and project management experience on a variety of building types, Suzanne has the ability to guide a project through design and construction, while managing and coordinating client and consultant interface. She is also a veteran field inspector. Suzanne is currently working on The University of Tulsa Keplinger Hall renovation and the Community School of Naples Student Activity Center concept.

Suzanne earned a Bachelor of architecture through the five-year National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited degree program at Oklahoma State University.

Reuther Promote to Principal at McClure Engineering

Eric Ruether
Eric Ruether

Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. Previously serving as Project Manager, Mr. Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. As one of the firm’s healthcare experts, he has been responsible for project management and design engineering on a variety of projects including hospitals, research laboratories, and clean rooms.

Melva Pete Named Vice President of Human Resources at SAK Construction, LLC

Melva Pete
Melva Pete

Melva Pete, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has joined the executive team of SAK Construction, LLC (SAK) as vice president of human resources. Pete brings years of experience in human resources and strategic planning to SAK, one of the fastest-growing pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S.

Her responsibilities include leading and enhancing the company’s strategy and partnerships in all areas of human resources, with a focus on talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, organizational development and employee relations.

Most recently, the St. Louis resident was vice president of human resources with Bi-State Development, where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and partnerships in all aspects of human resources. With over 15 years of diverse professional experiences in consumer products, manufacturing, and mass transit industries, Pete comes to SAK recognized as a dynamic leader, business partner and strategic thinker.  She has a strong record of success and the ability to create and implement complex strategies in fast-paced, ever-changing environments.

Pete’s previous experience also includes serving as a human resources professional at Monsanto and as corporate vice president, human resources, at Angelica Corp.

Pete earned her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Cory Murner Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Landscape Architect

Cory Murner
Cory Murner

Cory Murner, PLA, has joined HOK as a landscape architect in St. Louis. He will contribute to the project teams working on the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn. and the Will County Justice Center in Joliet, Illinois.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Prior to joining HOK, Murner worked as a landscape architect and project manager for Bayer Becker in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his master of landscape architecture from Kansas State University and his degree in landscape architecture from South Dakota State University.

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

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Eric Goeken as Intern Architect

Eric Goeken
Eric Goeken

Eric Goeken has joined KAI Design & Build as an intern Architect in KAI’s Omaha office.  Goeken will assist to ensure the successful execution of construction-related documents, projects and activities for KAI’s Nebraska clients.  Goeken’s responsibilities include assisting on all aspects of architectural design, from presentations for clients to working with KAI’s multidisciplined team in KAI’s office offices in St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio.

Goeken holds nearly eight years of industry experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University.

Mackey-Mitchell Promotes Clay Phillips to Principal of KC Office

Clay Phillips
Clay Phillips

Mackey-Mitchell has promoted Clay Phillips to Principal of their Lawrence, Kansas office. Clay graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1994. He worked at Mackey Mitchell from 1999-2007 and rejoined in 2012.

Clay heads up Mackey Mitchell’s newly established Kansas office. He has worked on office buildings, warehouses, classroom buildings, performing arts facilities, student centers, student housing and dining, parking garages, business schools and laboratories.

Clay has been a soccer, basketball and track coach, a school board member and a member of Rotary International. Clay is also an avid reader, chess player and runner. When he’s not solving architectural problems he is busy working on his historic home. Raised in St. Louis, Clay now resides with his wife and four children on their small farm in eastern Kansas.

July 15, 2106

McClure Engineering Hires Mechanical Designer

McClure Engineering welcomes Mechanical Designer, Robert Vogel. Robert received his Associates of Science in CAD Technology from Lewis & Clark Community College, comes with 25 years mechanical design experience and is proficient in AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks. His former employers include: United Excel Design, HBE, Airtherm and most recent Icon Mechanical.

Ramonda Harris Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Ramonda Harris
Ramonda Harris

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

Harris joins HOK from Corrigan Co., where she was an accounts payable manager. Prior to that she worked at TSi Geotechnical, Inc. and Metropolitan Build, Inc. Ramonda Harris is a resident of St. Louis, MO

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with a network of 24 offices worldwide.

Kurt Voss promoted to Vice President of Engineering at IFS

Kurt Voss
Kurt Voss

Kurt Voss, P.E. of Saint Louis has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). He is responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the IFS Engineering & Design Team. Voss joined IFS in 2008 as sales engineer and most recently was director of engineering.
Voss is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO.

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

Charles E. Brant joins Kwame Building Group, Inc. as Senior Project Manager

Charles E. Brandt
Charles E. Brandt

Charles E. Brant has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a senior project manager responsible for design management of projects within the $1.6 billion Dallas Independent School District 2015 Bond Program. Brant has a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. He has 13 years of experience as an architect and project manager for education, municipal and housing projects. Brant is LEED AP BD&C and NCARB certified, and has been named an American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Dallas Chapter “Young Architect of the Year.”

In Memoriam William (Bill) Smith

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William Smith
William Smith

William M. (Bill) Smith 80, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Passed Friday, July 15, 2016 surrounded by his nine children, as well as many other family members, grandchildren and friends. Bill started the PaintSmiths, Inc. in 1963 with his brother, Jerry, and became sole owner in 1968. Over the next 40 years, he grew the PaintSmiths into one of the larger painting contractors in St. Louis. Bill served for many years on the painting industry trust fund, served as chairman of the Painting and Decoration Foundation, and in 2004, their most distinguished service award was named in his honor. The PaintSmiths tradition carries on with his son’s Michael, the PaintSmiths of Missouri, and Jeff, the PaintSmiths of St. Louis.

In addition to his service to the painting industry, Bill was a tireless volunteer, board member and contributor to many service organizations. At the White House Jesuit Retreat Center, Bill served on the board as well as attended retreats for 55 years. Bill regularly took mission trips to Belize with the St. Joseph Medical Brigade, which built churches, did medical screenings, and donated school supplies. Bill volunteered with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), assisting with the construction of their retreat center in Cuba, MO. Bill volunteered with EarthWatch, assisting with research projects in Tibet, Poland, New Zealand, Scotland and Mexico.

Bill was known for his humble service and incredible generosity, helping those who had fallen on hard times. He would open his home, his heart, and his wallet, to those in need, often anonymously, and always with great humility.

For Bill, affectionately known by loved ones as Grumpy, family was the most important thing in his life. He married his high school sweetheart, Yvonne (Prost), whom he lost in 1997. Together they had nine children, all survived by him, Steve (Phoebe), Larry (Lucy), Greg, Jeff (Jeanette), Terry Raftery (Tim), Patty McDonald (Pat), Laura Conrad (Gary), Michael (Cindy), and Curt (Nancy). He is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral Tuesday, July 26, 9:30 AM from COLLIER’S Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. (St. Ann) to Holy Trinity Church, 3500 St. Luke Ln., Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery. Visitation Monday, July 25, 3:00-9:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Bill’s memory may be made to White House Retreat, 7400 Christopher Dr. St. Louis, MO. 63129.

Lambert Airport Business Diversity Development Success Story

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Will Sanders
Will Sanders, Owner, A-Plus Contractors, LLC

Will Sanders is living proof of how MBE/DBE certification and the support of the Lambert St. Louis Business Diversity Development (BDD) office can be instrumental in helping a young business take-off and thrive. His family business, A-Plus Contractors LLC, was founded in 2009 and certified in 2014. The company is on track to do $500,000 in business this year, and Will is setting his sights on reaching $1 million in contracts for 2017. Will credits Amber Gooding, Airport Assistant Director of Community Programs & Business Diversity Development with playing a major role in the company’s success story.

In 2014, Will attended an informational meeting conducted by the Airport for new businesses interested in obtaining certification. “That meeting proved to be invaluable,” he said. Up to that point he had been running A-Plus in addition to holding down another full-time position. He had just decided to leave his full-time job to devote all of his time and energy to growing A-Plus.

The decision to devote full-time to the fledgling business required a leap of faith from Will and his wife, Kadee. In their humble beginnings they were concerned about how the young business would weather the winter months, when work typically slows for a business that specializes in hauling, excavation, and mobile power washing. While in the process of seeking his certification, Will got an idea. He figured that snow removal at the Airport would require some hauling, so he asked Gooding about the contractor performing this service for the Airport. Gooding immediately put him in touch with Tom Green at Midwest Landscape, a certified prime contractor. Green readily agreed to bring A- Plus on board as a tier 2 supplier.

Will took advantage of this opportunity, making sure that his company performed at a high level, and advanced to tier 1 status. “That contract was paramount,” he exclaimed. “We would not have gotten that work without Amber.”

As a result, Will to this day is one of BDD’s biggest boosters and is a strong proponent of the certification program. “The MBE and DBE programs get us a seat at the table,” said Will. “It makes us visible to prime contractors.” When the Sanders’ were developing the first marketing plan for their business, they realized that most of their competitors were certified. “I needed to get on equal footing with them,” explained Will. The certification process took about three months.

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Will on the job at Lambert Airport

After landing that first snow removal contract with the Airport, Will was able to build on that success and quickly grow his business. He noted that he purchased his first dump truck for A-Plus in 2014 and that the company now owns four trucks and two trailers and is looking to purchase two-three more trucks this year. The company has also grown from a one-man operation (Will) to a staff of four full-time and one part-time employees. A-Plus currently is a sub-contractor on another Lambert Airport contract to reconstruct the F and J runways. The scope of work involves tearing out the old concrete, using some of the broken concrete as a base, hauling dirt and old concrete, and laying new concrete. Will estimated that the project has yielded A-Plus about $45,000 thus far, and when work is completed in October, the total contract will probably wind up at about $90,000.
Will credits his two stable Airport sub-contracts – the snow hauling and the taxiway reconstruction – with legitimizing his business. “They have enabled us to keep cash flow moving, and the runway work helps us stabilize revenue,” he notes.

His advice for other companies considering certification is to “pre-plan and get your paperwork in order. You have to understand your business,” he said. “The Airport is here to assist you, not to do your work for you. You have to be willing to help yourself.”

Will Sanders has big plans for A-Plus. “I’m looking to grow to be a mid-size company of 40-50 employees over the next seven years,” he said. “I have a strategic plan that looks to elevate our business beyond DBE/MBE status.”  Will wants to be an example in the community of a successful minority business. By all accounts he is doing just that.

 

Tyson Townsend
Tyson Townsend, Owner, Top to Bottom Cleaning Solutions and Landscaping

Tyson Townsend is a success story in the making. In just two years this enterprising 27-year-old has grown his business, Top to Bottom Cleaning Solutions and Landscaping, LLC, from push mowing five residential lawns in his neighborhood to currently maintaining up to 60 residential properties. The Festus-based business now has two full-time employees and Townsend is poised to take his business to a whole new level. As a result of earning Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification this past December, Townsend just landed his first commercial contract with the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) to perform sodding restoration work.

“I wouldn’t have gotten this job without the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification,” he explained. “They found my company on Lambert Airport’s Business Diversity Development (BDD) website.” He noted that MSD offers a lot of jobs for landscapers to restore lawns following sewer work. Townsend hopes that the successful completion of this first commercial job will lead to many more. He is also looking forward to bidding on work at the Airport.

Townsend was advised to apply for MBE certification by one of his previous employers. “They told me about all of the opportunities at the Airport for minority companies,” heexplained. The prospect of increasing the visibility of his business and getting opportunities to pursue commercial contracts appealed to Townsend so he researched the process, completed the paperwork, and earned his MBE certification within a few short months. He noted that Pamela Paulette, BDD Contract Compliance Officer, was very professional and helpful in guiding him through the process. “There is a lot of paperwork,” said Townsend. “Pam was great about answering any questions I had.” The BDD Office has streamlined the certification process.

Townsend attributes his early success to hard work and an insatiable desire to learn new things about his field. Prior to starting his own business in 2014, he gained valuable experience working for three other lawn and landscaping companies, where he focused on learning everything he could about all aspects of the business. He picked up new knowledge and skills with each company, working his way up to management and supervisory roles. Those experiences include supervision over a large project for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) to cut down more than 400 trees.

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Tyson Townsend and his wife, Nikki.

Thanks to the experience he gained working for others, he can provide a wide variety of services to his customers, including installation of retaining walls, tree cutting, sodding, and lawn mowing. When he first started his business, Townsend explored the possibility of including janitorial services in his business model. He subsequently decided to focus exclusively on what he knows best, lawn care and landscaping.

As he looks to expand his business, Townsend is focusing on gaining new knowledge and skills. “If you’re not learning every day, you’re not doing something right,” he declares. Long-term, he would like to branch out and offer additional services, such as sewer work. He would like to do more concrete work, excavating, and grading. Recalling his humble beginnings, Townsend also wants to contribute to the economic success of the community. His growth model includes providing employment for people who may not have the opportunities afforded to him. With Townsend’s drive to succeed and thirst for new knowledge, there’s no doubt that his business will soar.

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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.
Michelle Rotherham
Michelle Rotherham

Michelle Rotherham Promoted to Director at Arcturis

Arcturis is pleased to announce that Michelle Rotherham, NCIDQ. LEED AP, has been promoted to Director. Michelle is a leader in workplace strategy and healthcare interior design. Her unique leadership style of designing from the inside out often involves engulfing herself in a client’s space, culture and people in order to meet and then exceed their goals. She actively applies this design practice with several of the firm’s largest corporate and healthcare clients including Express Scripts, Equifax, Nestle Purina and Panera.

Her client service is incomparable and stems from a passion of helping those in need. In addition to her career and involvement within the design industry, Michelle is helping shape the community as a founder of the not-for-profit HomeFirst STL.

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

ISS Announces Addition of New Estimator & Project Manager

Scott Panther
Scott Panther

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects, announces the hire of Scott Panther as an estimator and project manager. Panther brings nearly 10 years of experience in the commercial construction, design and insulation fields to his new position.  He will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects, focusing on schedule adherence, bidding for insulation scopes and managing labor and cost.

Panther graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Drafting and Design. In his industry experience, Panther has managed several difficult and labor-intensive projects for high-profile companies. Before ISS, Panther worked as a shop worker, fire protection designer and senior designer primarily in the mechanical field.

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a member of the National Insulation Association, is a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects.

Christina Schafer Promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at IFS

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Christina Schafer

Christina Schafer of Barnhart, MO has been promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). Schafer joined IFS in 2004 and previously was plumbing service coordinator.

Schafer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

Suzanne Bedwell joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa Office as Project Architect

Suzanne Bedwell
Suzanne Bedwell

Suzanne Bedwell, AIA, NCARB, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa, OK office as a Project Architect. With over 27 years of architectural and project management experience on a variety of building types, Suzanne has the ability to guide a project through design and construction, while managing and coordinating client and consultant interface. She is also a veteran field inspector. Suzanne is currently working on The University of Tulsa Keplinger Hall renovation and the Community School of Naples Student Activity Center concept.

Suzanne earned a Bachelor of architecture through the five-year National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited degree program at Oklahoma State University.

Reuther Promote to Principal at McClure Engineering

Eric Ruether
Eric Ruether

Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. Previously serving as Project Manager, Mr. Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. As one of the firm’s healthcare experts, he has been responsible for project management and design engineering on a variety of projects including hospitals, research laboratories, and clean rooms.

Melva Pete Named Vice President of Human Resources at SAK Construction, LLC

Melva Pete
Melva Pete

Melva Pete, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has joined the executive team of SAK Construction, LLC (SAK) as vice president of human resources. Pete brings years of experience in human resources and strategic planning to SAK, one of the fastest-growing pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S.

Her responsibilities include leading and enhancing the company’s strategy and partnerships in all areas of human resources, with a focus on talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, organizational development and employee relations.

Most recently, the St. Louis resident was vice president of human resources with Bi-State Development, where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and partnerships in all aspects of human resources. With over 15 years of diverse professional experiences in consumer products, manufacturing, and mass transit industries, Pete comes to SAK recognized as a dynamic leader, business partner and strategic thinker.  She has a strong record of success and the ability to create and implement complex strategies in fast-paced, ever-changing environments.

Pete’s previous experience also includes serving as a human resources professional at Monsanto and as corporate vice president, human resources, at Angelica Corp.

Pete earned her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Cory Murner Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Landscape Architect

Cory Murner
Cory Murner

Cory Murner, PLA, has joined HOK as a landscape architect in St. Louis. He will contribute to the project teams working on the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn. and the Will County Justice Center in Joliet, Illinois.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Prior to joining HOK, Murner worked as a landscape architect and project manager for Bayer Becker in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his master of landscape architecture from Kansas State University and his degree in landscape architecture from South Dakota State University.

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

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Eric Goeken as Intern Architect

Eric Goeken
Eric Goeken

Eric Goeken has joined KAI Design & Build as an intern Architect in KAI’s Omaha office.  Goeken will assist to ensure the successful execution of construction-related documents, projects and activities for KAI’s Nebraska clients.  Goeken’s responsibilities include assisting on all aspects of architectural design, from presentations for clients to working with KAI’s multidisciplined team in KAI’s office offices in St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio.

Goeken holds nearly eight years of industry experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University.

Mackey-Mitchell Promotes Clay Phillips to Principal of KC Office

Clay Phillips
Clay Phillips

Mackey-Mitchell has promoted Clay Phillips to Principal of their Lawrence, Kansas office. Clay graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1994. He worked at Mackey Mitchell from 1999-2007 and rejoined in 2012.

Clay heads up Mackey Mitchell’s newly established Kansas office. He has worked on office buildings, warehouses, classroom buildings, performing arts facilities, student centers, student housing and dining, parking garages, business schools and laboratories.

Clay has been a soccer, basketball and track coach, a school board member and a member of Rotary International. Clay is also an avid reader, chess player and runner. When he’s not solving architectural problems he is busy working on his historic home. Raised in St. Louis, Clay now resides with his wife and four children on their small farm in eastern Kansas.

July 15, 2106

McClure Engineering Hires Mechanical Designer

McClure Engineering welcomes Mechanical Designer, Robert Vogel. Robert received his Associates of Science in CAD Technology from Lewis & Clark Community College, comes with 25 years mechanical design experience and is proficient in AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks. His former employers include: United Excel Design, HBE, Airtherm and most recent Icon Mechanical.

Ramonda Harris Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Ramonda Harris
Ramonda Harris

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

Harris joins HOK from Corrigan Co., where she was an accounts payable manager. Prior to that she worked at TSi Geotechnical, Inc. and Metropolitan Build, Inc. Ramonda Harris is a resident of St. Louis, MO

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with a network of 24 offices worldwide.

Kurt Voss promoted to Vice President of Engineering at IFS

Kurt Voss
Kurt Voss

Kurt Voss, P.E. of Saint Louis has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). He is responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the IFS Engineering & Design Team. Voss joined IFS in 2008 as sales engineer and most recently was director of engineering.
Voss is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO.

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

Charles E. Brant joins Kwame Building Group, Inc. as Senior Project Manager

Charles E. Brandt
Charles E. Brandt

Charles E. Brant has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a senior project manager responsible for design management of projects within the $1.6 billion Dallas Independent School District 2015 Bond Program. Brant has a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. He has 13 years of experience as an architect and project manager for education, municipal and housing projects. Brant is LEED AP BD&C and NCARB certified, and has been named an American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Dallas Chapter “Young Architect of the Year.”

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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.

McClure Engineering Hires Mechanical Designer

McClure Engineering welcomes Mechanical Designer, Robert Vogel. Robert received his Associates of Science in CAD Technology from Lewis & Clark Community College, comes with 25 years mechanical design experience and is proficient in AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks. His former employers include: United Excel Design, HBE, Airtherm and most recent Icon Mechanical.

Ramonda Harris Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Ramonda Harris
Ramonda Harris

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

Harris joins HOK from Corrigan Co., where she was an accounts payable manager. Prior to that she worked at TSi Geotechnical, Inc. and Metropolitan Build, Inc. Ramonda Harris is a resident of St. Louis, MO

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm with a network of 24 offices worldwide.

Kurt Voss promoted to Vice President of Engineering at IFS

Kurt Voss
Kurt Voss

Kurt Voss, P.E. of Saint Louis has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). He is responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the IFS Engineering & Design Team. Voss joined IFS in 2008 as sales engineer and most recently was director of engineering.
Voss is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO.

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

Charles E. Brant joins Kwame Building Group, Inc. as Senior Project Manager

Charles E. Brandt
Charles E. Brandt

Charles E. Brant has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a senior project manager responsible for design management of projects within the $1.6 billion Dallas Independent School District 2015 Bond Program. Brant has a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. He has 13 years of experience as an architect and project manager for education, municipal and housing projects. Brant is LEED AP BD&C and NCARB certified, and has been named an American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Dallas Chapter “Young Architect of the Year.”
July 8, 2016

James Williams II joins Kwame Building Group as Senior Project Manager

James Williams
James Williams, II

James Williams II has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as senior project manager. He is responsible for project coordination, budget documentation and project communications, including projects within the $1.6 billion Dallas Independent School District 2015 Bond Program.

Stacy Robben Recognized As A 2016 SMPS Fellow

Stacy Robben
Stacy Robben

SMPS-St. Louis member Stacy Robben, CPSM, LEED AP BD+C, has been recognized by the Society of Marketing Professional Services as one of the 2016 Fellows of the Society.  Stacy serves as Director of Business Development at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

SMPS Fellows represent the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing and business development within the design and building industry. Members who have 15 years’ experience as a marketer and/or business developer in the A/E/C industry, have been an active member for 10 of the previous 15 consecutive years, and who have held a current Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation for a minimum of five years were eligible to apply for the Fellows Recognition Program

Stacy will serve as a resource at the chapter, regional, and Society levels to provide insight, ideas, programs, and mentoring. SMPS Fellows will be honored during the SMPS Awards Gala on August 11 as part of Build Business, the SMPS annual conference.

“Stacy has been a significant contributor to the growth and success of the St. Louis chapter for many years, and we’re excited to continue benefiting from her marketing leadership and expertise,” says SMPS St. Louis President, Jessica Davila.

KAI Design & Build hires Heros Ghadimi as Senior Project Coordinator

KAI Design & Build has welcomed Heros Ghadimi as Senior Project Coordinator.

Ghadimi has more than 40 years of experience in the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ghadimi is also a certified LEED Green Professional.

“Heros brings a wealth of experience to KAI, especially his expertise in sustainable design,” said Michael B. Kennedy, President of KAI Design & Build.  “With more than four decades of extensive project coordination, we know he will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Ghadimi responsibilities include ensuring the client, staff and subconsultants have access to – and operate from – the correct procedures of activities. Additionally, Ghadimi will lead the KAI project team to success by managing essential interlinking design and drafting components between all project stakeholders including KAI’s affiliate offices. Ghadimi is a Texas native.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Ashraf Hamad as Senior Project Engineer

Ashraf Hamad has joined KAI Design & Build as Senior Project Engineer.  Hamad, a Project Management Professional certified through the Project Management Institute, brings more than ten years of project management experience to KAI and holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

“We are excited to welcome Ashraf Hamad to the KAI family,” said Brian Arnold, Vice President of Construction for KAI Design & Build.  “We know he will be a valuable asset to our team.”

Hamad will serve as a liaison between clients and KAI’s multidisciplined team to ensure the successful execution of construction-related projects and activities. Hamad’s responsibilities will include overseeing the entire lifecycle of a project to ensure compliance with scope, budget and schedule at KAI’s St. Louis and affiliate offices in Texas, Nebraska and Georgia.

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. 

 

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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.

James Williams II joins Kwame Building Group as Senior Project Manager

James Williams
James Williams, II

James Williams II has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as senior project manager. He is responsible for project coordination, budget documentation and project communications, including projects within the $1.6 billion Dallas Independent School District 2015 Bond Program.

Stacy Robben Recognized As A 2016 SMPS Fellow

Stacy Robben
Stacy Robben

SMPS-St. Louis member Stacy Robben, CPSM, LEED AP BD+C, has been recognized by the Society of Marketing Professional Services as one of the 2016 Fellows of the Society.  Stacy serves as Director of Business Development at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

SMPS Fellows represent the highest level of experience and leadership in marketing and business development within the design and building industry. Members who have 15 years’ experience as a marketer and/or business developer in the A/E/C industry, have been an active member for 10 of the previous 15 consecutive years, and who have held a current Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation for a minimum of five years were eligible to apply for the Fellows Recognition Program

Stacy will serve as a resource at the chapter, regional, and Society levels to provide insight, ideas, programs, and mentoring. SMPS Fellows will be honored during the SMPS Awards Gala on August 11 as part of Build Business, the SMPS annual conference.

“Stacy has been a significant contributor to the growth and success of the St. Louis chapter for many years, and we’re excited to continue benefiting from her marketing leadership and expertise,” says SMPS St. Louis President, Jessica Davila.

KAI Design & Build hires Heros Ghadimi as Senior Project Coordinator

KAI Design & Build has welcomed Heros Ghadimi as Senior Project Coordinator.

Ghadimi has more than 40 years of experience in the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. Ghadimi is also a certified LEED Green Professional.

“Heros brings a wealth of experience to KAI, especially his expertise in sustainable design,” said Michael B. Kennedy, President of KAI Design & Build.  “With more than four decades of extensive project coordination, we know he will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Ghadimi responsibilities include ensuring the client, staff and subconsultants have access to – and operate from – the correct procedures of activities. Additionally, Ghadimi will lead the KAI project team to success by managing essential interlinking design and drafting components between all project stakeholders including KAI’s affiliate offices. Ghadimi is a Texas native.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Ashraf Hamad as Senior Project Engineer

Ashraf Hamad has joined KAI Design & Build as Senior Project Engineer.  Hamad, a Project Management Professional certified through the Project Management Institute, brings more than ten years of project management experience to KAI and holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

“We are excited to welcome Ashraf Hamad to the KAI family,” said Brian Arnold, Vice President of Construction for KAI Design & Build.  “We know he will be a valuable asset to our team.”

Hamad will serve as a liaison between clients and KAI’s multidisciplined team to ensure the successful execution of construction-related projects and activities. Hamad’s responsibilities will include overseeing the entire lifecycle of a project to ensure compliance with scope, budget and schedule at KAI’s St. Louis and affiliate offices in Texas, Nebraska and Georgia.

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. 

July 1, 2016

KAI Design & Build hires Jeremy Lammers as Senior Project Manger

Jeremy LammersJeremy Lammers recently joined KAI Design & Build as a Senior Project Manager.

Lammers has more than 12 years of experience in the construction industry, including project management, estimating, and business development.

Lammers holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Lammers is OSHA 30-certified and is a LEED AP Professional certified through the US Green Business Council.

Lammers is active in Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), SIUe’s CLI Program Board Member, Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers and St. Louis Forum Young Leaders.

As Senior Project Manager, Lammers will organize projects from start to finish, and will be responsible for the oversight and management of costs, schedule, and subcontractors on these projects, as well as communication with owners and their stakeholders.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes William G. McCuen Jr. as Design Director

William G. McCuen has joined KAI Design & Build as Design Director.  A registered architect and certified LEED AP Professional through the US Green Business Council, McCuen brings more than thirty years of project management experience to KAI Design & Build and holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Washington University, and has participated in continuing education classes at Harvard University.

Prior to joining KAI, McCuen served as principal in large international Architecture/Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms with focus on contextually-sensitive sustainable design and urban development.  He led multicultural implementing teams for the United Nations in Afghanistan and Somalia, and was the Architecture and Project Management Department Manager for an A/E firm in Kuwait.

McCuen plays an active role in the pursuit, implementation and creative direction of projects in all of KAI’s markets and KAI’s St. Louis and affiliate offices in Texas, Nebraska and Georgia. McCuen’s responsibilities include managing the creative design process by working with KAI’s group of professionals to ensure all current designs meet the creative requests of our clients while adhering to the necessary programming and critical requirements.

KAI Design & Build hires Chris Mazurek as Business Development Manager

Chris Mazurek
Chris Mazurek

Chris Mazurek is the new Business Development Manager at KAI Design & Build. He has more than three decades of experience in the construction industry, including project management, estimating, and general contracting, and more recently, sales strategies, client services, and business development.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University and is active in Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), International Facilities Management Association, St. Louis Regional Chamber, Habitat for Humanities Development Council and the Association for Corporate Growth.

“Chris has a diverse background in construction, technology and business that has proven successful,” said KAI Design & Build President Michael B. Kennedy.  “So we look forward to him strengthening our pipeline in the build industry.”

As Business Development Manager, Mazurek will work to further KAI’s market position through developing new owner relationships and generating new construction leads.  Chris will also identify potential business opportunities in addition to negotiating project contracts for KAI’s St. Louis and affiliate offices.

Mazurek, a native of Boston, Massachusetts and has been a private pilot for over eight years.

ACME Constructors, Inc. Names Jerry Harmon Vice President of Operations

Jerry Harmon
Jerry Harmon

ACME Constructors, Inc. has promoted Jerry Harmon to vice president of operations.  Harmon has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and industrial projects and previously served as a senior project manager for ACME.  ACME specializes in structural steel erection and general construction assignments for large and small customers in 18 states.

In his career, Harmon has served as project manager, superintendent, general foreman and foreman on many industrial and commercial projects for large and small businesses. Among the companies he has served are Anheuser-Busch InBev, Monsanto, Metal Container Corp., Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co., Ameren, Nestle Purina, Hershey and ICL.    Harmon is engaged in a number of community endeavors including Sunday Night Lights,Step Up St. Louis and the St. Baldricks Foundation.

Aubrey Hawley Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Administrator

Aubrey Hawley
Aubrey Hawley

Aubrey Hawley has joined HOK as a project administrator in St. Louis. In her new role, Hawley will support the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project. Before joining HOK, Hawley was an administrative assistant for the city of O’Fallon. She earned her degree in English from Truman State University in Kirksville.

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

N.B. West Contracting Co. Names Jim Fitzgerald Company President

James Fitzgerald
James Fitzgerald

N.B. West Contracting Co. has named Jim Fitzgerald president of the company. Owner Larry West will become CEO /chairman of the board. West is celebrating its 60th year in business as an asphalt paving and concrete contractor serving the east central Missouri region. They specialize in commercial, municipal, and DOT paving projects. With three asphalt plants in the region, West also supplies the paving industry with quality asphalt products.

 

 

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.

Jeremy LammersKAI Design & Build hires Jeremy Lammers as Senior Project Manger

Jeremy Lammers recently joined KAI Design & Build as a Senior Project Manager.

Lammers has more than 12 years of experience in the construction industry, including project management, estimating, and business development.

Lammers holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Lammers is OSHA 30-certified and is a LEED AP Professional certified through the US Green Business Council.

Lammers is active in Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), SIUe’s CLI Program Board Member, Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers and St. Louis Forum Young Leaders.

As Senior Project Manager, Lammers will organize projects from start to finish, and will be responsible for the oversight and management of costs, schedule, and subcontractors on these projects, as well as communication with owners and their stakeholders.

KAI Design & Build Welcomes William G. McCuen Jr. as Design Director

William G. McCuen has joined KAI Design & Build as Design Director.  A registered architect and certified LEED AP Professional through the US Green Business Council, McCuen brings more than thirty years of project management experience to KAI Design & Build and holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Washington University, and has participated in continuing education classes at Harvard University.

Prior to joining KAI, McCuen served as principal in large international Architecture/Engineering and Construction (AEC) firms with focus on contextually-sensitive sustainable design and urban development.  He led multicultural implementing teams for the United Nations in Afghanistan and Somalia, and was the Architecture and Project Management Department Manager for an A/E firm in Kuwait.

McCuen plays an active role in the pursuit, implementation and creative direction of projects in all of KAI’s markets and KAI’s St. Louis and affiliate offices in Texas, Nebraska and Georgia. McCuen’s responsibilities include managing the creative design process by working with KAI’s group of professionals to ensure all current designs meet the creative requests of our clients while adhering to the necessary programming and critical requirements.

Chris Mazurek
Chris Mazurek

KAI Design & Build hires Chris Mazurek as Business Development Manager

Chris Mazurek is the new Business Development Manager at KAI Design & Build. He has more than three decades of experience in the construction industry, including project management, estimating, and general contracting, and more recently, sales strategies, client services, and business development.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Bowling Green State University and is active in Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), International Facilities Management Association, St. Louis Regional Chamber, Habitat for Humanities Development Council and the Association for Corporate Growth.

“Chris has a diverse background in construction, technology and business that has proven successful,” said KAI Design & Build President Michael B. Kennedy.  “So we look forward to him strengthening our pipeline in the build industry.”

As Business Development Manager, Mazurek will work to further KAI’s market position through developing new owner relationships and generating new construction leads.  Chris will also identify potential business opportunities in addition to negotiating project contracts for KAI’s St. Louis and affiliate offices.

Mazurek, a native of Boston, Massachusetts and has been a private pilot for over eight years.

Jerry Harmon
Jerry Harmon

ACME Constructors, Inc. Names Jerry Harmon Vice President of Operations

ACME Constructors, Inc. has promoted Jerry Harmon to vice president of operations.  Harmon has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and industrial projects and previously served as a senior project manager for ACME.  ACME specializes in structural steel erection and general construction assignments for large and small customers in 18 states.

In his career, Harmon has served as project manager, superintendent, general foreman and foreman on many industrial and commercial projects for large and small businesses. Among the companies he has served are Anheuser-Busch InBev, Monsanto, Metal Container Corp., Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co., Ameren, Nestle Purina, Hershey and ICL.    Harmon is engaged in a number of community endeavors including Sunday Night Lights,Step Up St. Louis and the St. Baldricks Foundation.

Aubrey Hawley
Aubrey Hawley

Aubrey Hawley Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Administrator

Aubrey Hawley has joined HOK as a project administrator in St. Louis. In her new role, Hawley will support the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project. Before joining HOK, Hawley was an administrative assistant for the city of O’Fallon. She earned her degree in English from Truman State University in Kirksville.

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

James Fitzgerald
James Fitzgerald

N.B. West Contracting Co. has named Jim Fitzgerald president of the company. Owner Larry West will become CEO /chairman of the board. West is celebrating its 60th year in business as an asphalt paving and concrete contractor serving the east central Missouri region. They specialize in commercial, municipal, and DOT paving projects. With three asphalt plants in the region, West also supplies the paving industry with quality asphalt products.

June 17, 2016

Danyelle Williams joins Kwame Building Group as Human Resources Manager

Danyelle Williams
Danyelle Williams

Danyelle Williams has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as human resources manager. She is responsible for hiring, employee benefits, and managing the firm’s 401K and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Williams holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Alabama A&M University of Huntsville, Alabama.

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is one of the nation’s top 15 pure construction management firms, dedicating 100 percent of its resources to project management services.

Nicholas Wester
Nicholas Wester

Nicholas Wester Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Landscape Design Professional

Nicholas Wester has joined HOK as a landscape design professional in St. Louis. Wester will be an integral part of the landscape architecture group and joins the project team working on the Davidson County Justice Center project in Nashville, Tenn.

Wester earned his degree in landscape architecture from Texas Tech University and his masters in landscape architecture from Texas A&M University. He was a 2016 recipient of the ASLA Student Merit Award at Texas A&M. Nicholas Wester is a resident of downtown St. Louis, MO. HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

June 10. 2016

Spellman Brady Hires Robyn Gaynor 

Robyn Gaynor
Robyn Gaynor

Spellman Brady and Company is pleased to announce that Robyn Gaynor has joined its design firm as a Director of Contract Markets. Ms. Gaynor is responsible for client development and project management for the higher education, healthcare and hospitality markets.

Ms. Gaynor attended Southeast Missouri State University where she graduated with an Interior Design degree and minor in Interior Architecture. She brings 18 years of interior design experience to her position and has a proven track-record for managing multiple clients within the higher education, healthcare and hospitality markets. Spellman Brady & Company is a St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in Healthcare, Higher Education and Senior Living environments.

Barry Oliver joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Contract Administrator

Barry Oliver
Barry Oliver

Barry Oliver, AIA, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a contract administrator. In his role, Barry will assist with the quality control review process and representing clients’ interests during construction. Barry has developed a thorough knowledge of specifications, building codes and construction contracts as well as the design and construction process through his work as a contract administrator, architect and project manager for over 33 years. His experience provides him with the ability to lead project teams from the bidding stage of a project to completion. He is currently working on Cor Jesu Academy’s student commons and performance gym and Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School’s new natatorium and stadium.

Barry earned a Bachelor of design and a Master of Arts in architecture from the University of Florida. HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States.

HOK Names Lance Cage New Managing Principal in St. Louis

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Senior vice president joined firm in 2012 as marketing principal

Senior Vice President Lance Cage, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to managing principal in HOK’s St. Louis practice.

Cage joined the St. Louis office’s leadership team as a senior vice president and marketing principal four years ago. He serves on HOK’s board of directors, the management board and the marketing board’s steering committee.

“We are thrilled to promote a proven leader from within the organization to head one of our most important, successful offices,” said Bill Hellmuth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, HOK’s president and CEO. “Lance’s expertise in design, construction and development brings great value to our clients. He has a remarkable ability to assemble strong teams that provide clients with the highest levels of design excellence, technical expertise and service.”

Prior to joining HOK in 2012, Cage served as institutional business unit and real estate services group leader for Clayco in St. Louis. A U.S. Army veteran, he earned a master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Dayton, a degree in civil engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a degree in liberal arts from Wheaton College in Chicago.

Cage is past president of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis. He serves on the Washington University School of Engineering Alumni Advisory Council and is helping to restart an ACE Mentor Program chapter in St. Louis.

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