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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.

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.

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.

June 3, 2016

Bryan Herberg Joins McGrath As Project Engineer/Estimator

Bryan Herberg
Bryan Herberg

Bryan Herberg of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer/estimator responsible for estimating, project scope development, subcontractor coordination and scheduling. Herberg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University. He has six years of experience in mechanical contracting with a specialization in process piping installation.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm

Mosby Building Arts New Hires and Expansions

The St. Louis remodeling firm hires a new Consultant, Administrative Assistant and Production Assistant, and expands customer service

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Courtney Kinsella as Production Assistant, Morgen Nelson as Administrative Assistant, and Kyle Slaughter as Home Consultant. In addition, the customer service roles of Noël Powers and Todd Bachman have expanded in scope and title to Client Experience Coordinators.

Courtney Kinsella has a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies and in her role as Production Assistant works with Mosby Production Managers to keep track of project hours and billings.

Morgen Nelson has a B.A. in Psychology and in her role as Administrative Assistant, she help the company run smoothly, internally, and serves as the external first point of contact as receptionist.

Kyle Slaughter has nearly a decade of experience in real estate and insurance renovation that he brings to his role as a Home Consultant. He works with homeowners to analyze and enact their best home improvement options.

With a title change to Client Experience Coordinators, Noël Powers and Todd Bachmann have assumed a broader range of customer service duties. From initial client intake to social media, events, client surveys and weekly service check-ins, they keep Mosby’s homeowners updated, engaged and satisfied throughout the entire remodeling process.

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

 

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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.

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.

June 3, 2016

Bryan Herberg Joins McGrath As Project Engineer/Estimator

Bryan Herberg
Bryan Herberg

Bryan Herberg of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer/estimator responsible for estimating, project scope development, subcontractor coordination and scheduling. Herberg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University. He has six years of experience in mechanical contracting with a specialization in process piping installation.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm

Mosby Building Arts New Hires and Expansions

The St. Louis remodeling firm hires a new Consultant, Administrative Assistant and Production Assistant, and expands customer service

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Courtney Kinsella as Production Assistant, Morgen Nelson as Administrative Assistant, and Kyle Slaughter as Home Consultant. In addition, the customer service roles of Noël Powers and Todd Bachman have expanded in scope and title to Client Experience Coordinators.

Courtney Kinsella has a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies and in her role as Production Assistant works with Mosby Production Managers to keep track of project hours and billings.

Morgen Nelson has a B.A. in Psychology and in her role as Administrative Assistant, she help the company run smoothly, internally, and serves as the external first point of contact as receptionist.

Kyle Slaughter has nearly a decade of experience in real estate and insurance renovation that he brings to his role as a Home Consultant. He works with homeowners to analyze and enact their best home improvement options.

With a title change to Client Experience Coordinators, Noël Powers and Todd Bachmann have assumed a broader range of customer service duties. From initial client intake to social media, events, client surveys and weekly service check-ins, they keep Mosby’s homeowners updated, engaged and satisfied throughout the entire remodeling process.

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

 

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.

Bryan Herberg Joins McGrath As Project Engineer/Estimator

Bryan Herberg
Bryan Herberg

Bryan Herberg of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer/estimator responsible for estimating, project scope development, subcontractor coordination and scheduling. Herberg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University. He has six years of experience in mechanical contracting with a specialization in process piping installation.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm

Mosby Building Arts New Hires and Expansions

The St. Louis remodeling firm hires a new Consultant, Administrative Assistant and Production Assistant, and expands customer service

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Courtney Kinsella as Production Assistant, Morgen Nelson as Administrative Assistant, and Kyle Slaughter as Home Consultant. In addition, the customer service roles of Noël Powers and Todd Bachman have expanded in scope and title to Client Experience Coordinators.

Courtney Kinsella has a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies and in her role as Production Assistant works with Mosby Production Managers to keep track of project hours and billings.

Morgen Nelson has a B.A. in Psychology and in her role as Administrative Assistant, she help the company run smoothly, internally, and serves as the external first point of contact as receptionist.

Kyle Slaughter has nearly a decade of experience in real estate and insurance renovation that he brings to his role as a Home Consultant. He works with homeowners to analyze and enact their best home improvement options.

With a title change to Client Experience Coordinators, Noël Powers and Todd Bachmann have assumed a broader range of customer service duties. From initial client intake to social media, events, client surveys and weekly service check-ins, they keep Mosby’s homeowners updated, engaged and satisfied throughout the entire remodeling process.

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

 

HOK’s Eli Hoisington Promoted to Sr. VP

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Architect Eli Hoisington, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to senior vice president in HOK’s St. Louis office. Hoisington, the design principal and a leader for HOK’s St. Louis practice since relocating from the firm’s New York office in 2014, also is a member of HOK’s global design board and board of directors.

Hoisington was a lead designer for the proposed St. Louis riverfront NFL stadium project. Most recently, he has been leading the design of Indiana University Health’s regional academic health campus in Bloomington, Indiana. Hoisington also is leading the team designing a new $26 million headquarters building for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Kansas.

“Eli is an exceptional designer and relationship-builder,” said Bill Hellmuth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, HOK’s president and CEO. “We are fortunate to have his leadership in such an important office for our firm. His ability to guide planning and design teams in creating sustainable, high-performance and intelligent buildings brings great value to our clients.”

Hoisington works with Marketing Principal Lance Cage, LEED AP BD+C, and Technical Principal Angelo Arzano, AIA, in guiding HOK’s projects and operations in St. Louis.

His work has been honored in numerous awards competitions, including three design awards from the American Institute of Architects. Hoisington earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 24 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

Eli Hoisington is a resident of Clayton, Missouri (63105).

IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs Appointed

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The St. Louis County Council has appointed IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs to its Emergency Communications Commission (ECC).  The ECC administers the county’s emergency communications system including an interoperable county-wide wireless radio communication network providing communications links that permit participating governmental entities to communicate within the geographic boundaries of the county. This includes the radio system, the emergency alert system, and the enhancements to the 911 system. 

Jacobs provides the perspective of more than 30 years of service to the St. Louis electrical industry.  He chairs the Electrical Connection, a partnership of IBEW and the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).  For more than 70 years, the IBEW/NECA partnership has invested in training the most highly skilled and safe electricians and communication technicians in Missouri, all at no taxpayer expense.  For decades, journey workers trained at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center have installed and maintained much of the county’s emergency communications system.  Jacobs also chairs the IBEW/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund, which oversees workforce training at the training center.

“It’s essential that we keep the county’s emergency communications system operating at peak performance,” said St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.  “Frank Jacobs will be a tremendous asset in helping the ECC keep its communication infrastructure up to date.”  Jacobs noted that the IBEW/NECA training facility will continue to educate its workforce on all advances in communications technology.  His term on the ECC will expire in December of 2020. 

A native St. Louisan, Jacobs represents 7,000 IBEW members, including 5,000 active members working in the electrical industry.   In addition to workforce development, Jacobs helps guide the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership in supporting economic development and a number of community betterment initiatives including Rebuilding Together St. Louis, Habitat for Humanity, Light up St. Louis, STEM initiatives and more.  Jacobs is a Saint Louis Science Center advisory board member.  He has served as St. Louis County Athletic Association president and is currently on the Ballwin Athletic Association board. 

Frank D. Jacobs is a resident of Wildwood (63011)

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.

Bryan Herberg Joins McGrath As Project Engineer/Estimator

Bryan Herberg
Bryan Herberg

Bryan Herberg of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer/estimator responsible for estimating, project scope development, subcontractor coordination and scheduling. Herberg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri-St. Louis/Washington University. He has six years of experience in mechanical contracting with a specialization in process piping installation.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm

Mosby Building Arts New Hires and Expansions

The St. Louis remodeling firm hires a new Consultant, Administrative Assistant and Production Assistant, and expands customer service

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of Courtney Kinsella as Production Assistant, Morgen Nelson as Administrative Assistant, and Kyle Slaughter as Home Consultant. In addition, the customer service roles of Noël Powers and Todd Bachman have expanded in scope and title to Client Experience Coordinators.

Courtney Kinsella has a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies and in her role as Production Assistant works with Mosby Production Managers to keep track of project hours and billings.

Morgen Nelson has a B.A. in Psychology and in her role as Administrative Assistant, she help the company run smoothly, internally, and serves as the external first point of contact as receptionist.

Kyle Slaughter has nearly a decade of experience in real estate and insurance renovation that he brings to his role as a Home Consultant. He works with homeowners to analyze and enact their best home improvement options.

With a title change to Client Experience Coordinators, Noël Powers and Todd Bachmann have assumed a broader range of customer service duties. From initial client intake to social media, events, client surveys and weekly service check-ins, they keep Mosby’s homeowners updated, engaged and satisfied throughout the entire remodeling process.

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

 

 

May 20, 2016

Tyler Cluff Named Board Member of St. Louis Chapter of NARI

Tyler Cluff
Tyler Cluff

Tyler Cluff, Vice President of Production of St. Louis remodeling firm Mosby Building Arts, has been named a board member of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Tyler Cluff said of his appointment, “I am happy to be a local NARI board member, and eager to begin re-organizing and boosting St. Louis membership. The Kansas City chapter has over 250 members; St. Louis should and can have those numbers. I will do my part to recruit more professionals by educating our peers on the benefits of NARI’s certification programs.”

When homeowners work with a NARI professional, they are working with an experienced and dedicated remodeler who voluntarily adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Certifications include green remodeling, universal design, and lead safety.

Blake Grinestaff joins McGrath & Associates as Project Engineer

Blake Grinestaff
Blake Grinestaff

Blake Grinestaff has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for project coordination, estimating and project documentation. Grinestaff has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and was an intern with McGrath for two years. He is a member of the Missouri Society of Healthcare Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.

McGrath & Associates is a general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983.

HOK St. Louis Promotes Seven Design Staff Employees

HOK has promoted seven members of its design staff in the St. Louis office from a variety of the firm’s disciplines, including four new officers. The new officers include:

Sebrina Berra
Sebrina Berra

Sebrina Berra, project administrator, architecture, promoted to associate.  She is a resident of Ballwin, Mo. (63021)

Jodie Crohn
Jodie Crohn

Jodie Crohn, senior design professional, interiors, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a resident of Clayton, Mo. (63105)

Mackenzie McCulloch
Mackenzie McCulloch

Mackenzie McCulloch, senior design professional, interiors, promoted to associate.  He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63108)

Jeanne Qiu
Jeanne Qiu

Jeanne Qiu, lab planner, science + technology, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of Washington University and a resident of Ballwin, Mo. (63021)

Three current officers of the firm were also promoted.  They include:

Julie Donovan
Julie Donovan

Julie Donovan, project lighting designer, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63139)

Jason Pierce
Jason Pierce

Jason Pierce, senior project architect, interiors, promoted from associate to senior associate. He is a graduate of Drury University and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63104)

Kelly Heet
Kelly Heet

Kelly Heet, knowledge manager, science + technology, promoted from associate to senior associate.  She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a resident of Chesterfield, Mo. (63017)

The seven individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”

“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”

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

Steve Giacin
Steve Giacin

Professional Installers, Inc. Hires Steve Giacin as New President and Chief Operating Officer

Former President of Kaiser Electric and the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, Steve Giacin has joined Professional Installers, Inc. (PI) as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. PI founder, Aubrey Kimberling, has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. Located in Maryland Heights, MO, Professional Installers, was established in 1984 and continues to be the premier contract office furniture installer in the Midwest.

Steve brings 35+ years of construction, construction management, operations and executive level experience to the Professional Installers, Inc. team. Steve will be responsible for corporate strategy, growth, cost containment and business development. “As part of our overall growth and diversification strategy, we are very excited to have someone with Steve’s experience and qualifications in the construction industry joining our team and look forward to opening up new vertical and geographic market channels for PI”, added Aubrey Kimberling.

Before joining PI, Giacin most recently was the Vice President, Division General Manager for a national electrical contracting firm overseeing its Colorado operation which included $35 million of P/L responsibility. Prior to that he was President of St. Louis based Kaiser Electric from 2008-2014. He has also served as the President of the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, has been a Leadership Chair and Board Member of ASA National, served on the Boards of NECA St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis Amateur Blues and Affton Hockey, and was Hockey Coach at MICDS in 2011-2012. Having grown up in his father’s masonry and snow removal businesses, Steve became an IBEW electrical apprentice in 1985, worked in the field as an electrician from 1989-1993 before taking his first management position. Steve has his Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University. Steve’s wife Cathy is Executive Director of the Bi-State Fabricators Association.

 

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.

Tyler Cluff Named Board Member of St. Louis Chapter of NARI

Tyler Cluff
Tyler Cluff

Tyler Cluff, Vice President of Production of St. Louis remodeling firm Mosby Building Arts, has been named a board member of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Tyler Cluff said of his appointment, “I am happy to be a local NARI board member, and eager to begin re-organizing and boosting St. Louis membership. The Kansas City chapter has over 250 members; St. Louis should and can have those numbers. I will do my part to recruit more professionals by educating our peers on the benefits of NARI’s certification programs.”

When homeowners work with a NARI professional, they are working with an experienced and dedicated remodeler who voluntarily adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Certifications include green remodeling, universal design, and lead safety.

Blake Grinestaff joins McGrath & Associates as Project Engineer

Blake Grinestaff
Blake Grinestaff

Blake Grinestaff has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for project coordination, estimating and project documentation. Grinestaff has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and was an intern with McGrath for two years. He is a member of the Missouri Society of Healthcare Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.

McGrath & Associates is a general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983.

HOK St. Louis Promotes Seven Design Staff Employees

HOK has promoted seven members of its design staff in the St. Louis office from a variety of the firm’s disciplines, including four new officers. The new officers include:

Sebrina Berra
Sebrina Berra

Sebrina Berra, project administrator, architecture, promoted to associate.  She is a resident of Ballwin, Mo. (63021)

Jodie Crohn
Jodie Crohn

Jodie Crohn, senior design professional, interiors, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a resident of Clayton, Mo. (63105)

Mackenzie McCulloch
Mackenzie McCulloch

Mackenzie McCulloch, senior design professional, interiors, promoted to associate.  He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63108)

Jeanne Qiu
Jeanne Qiu

Jeanne Qiu, lab planner, science + technology, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of Washington University and a resident of Ballwin, Mo. (63021)

Three current officers of the firm were also promoted.  They include:

Julie Donovan
Julie Donovan

Julie Donovan, project lighting designer, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63139)

Jason Pierce
Jason Pierce

Jason Pierce, senior project architect, interiors, promoted from associate to senior associate. He is a graduate of Drury University and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63104)

Kelly Heet
Kelly Heet

Kelly Heet, knowledge manager, science + technology, promoted from associate to senior associate.  She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a resident of Chesterfield, Mo. (63017)

The seven individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”

“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”

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

Steve Giacin
Steve Giacin

Professional Installers, Inc. Hires Steve Giacin as New President and Chief Operating Officer

Former President of Kaiser Electric and the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, Steve Giacin has joined Professional Installers, Inc. (PI) as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. PI founder, Aubrey Kimberling, has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. Located in Maryland Heights, MO, Professional Installers, was established in 1984 and continues to be the premier contract office furniture installer in the Midwest.

Steve brings 35+ years of construction, construction management, operations and executive level experience to the Professional Installers, Inc. team. Steve will be responsible for corporate strategy, growth, cost containment and business development. “As part of our overall growth and diversification strategy, we are very excited to have someone with Steve’s experience and qualifications in the construction industry joining our team and look forward to opening up new vertical and geographic market channels for PI”, added Aubrey Kimberling.

Before joining PI, Giacin most recently was the Vice President, Division General Manager for a national electrical contracting firm overseeing its Colorado operation which included $35 million of P/L responsibility. Prior to that he was President of St. Louis based Kaiser Electric from 2008-2014. He has also served as the President of the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, has been a Leadership Chair and Board Member of ASA National, served on the Boards of NECA St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis Amateur Blues and Affton Hockey, and was Hockey Coach at MICDS in 2011-2012. Having grown up in his father’s masonry and snow removal businesses, Steve became an IBEW electrical apprentice in 1985, worked in the field as an electrician from 1989-1993 before taking his first management position. Steve has his Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University. Steve’s wife Cathy is Executive Director of the Bi-State Fabricators Association.

 

May 13, 2016
HBD Construction, Inc Adds Two
Robert Turck
Robert Turck

Robert Turck recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Manager. Evan Fox recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Engineer

Evan Fox
Evan Fox

HBD Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm, headquartered in the city of St. Louis.  HBD has strong experience in historic renovations and construction of senior living facilities, retail, office buildings, parking facilities, healthcare and multi-unit residential projects.

HOK St. Louis Promotes Five Firm-wide Services Personnel and Officers of the Firm

HOK recently announced more than 170 firm-wide officer promotions, including several individuals from our legal, human resources, accounting and technology groups in the St. Louis office. The new officers include:

Mark Baum
Mark Baum

Mark Baum, associate general counsel, promoted to associate. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Law School and Saint Louis University.

Shwan Hamed
Shwan Hamed

Shwan Hamed, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate. He is a resident of Sappington, Mo. (63126)

Wendy McClory
Wendy McClory

Wendy McClory, senior project accountant, promoted to associate.  She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Fontbonne University. She is a resident of Waterloo, Il. (62298)

Curtis Peterson
Curtis Peterson

Curtis Peterson, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate.  He is a graduate of Vatterott College. He is a resident of Lakeshire, Mo. (63123)

One current officer of the firm was also promoted:

Leslie Johns
Leslie Johns

Leslie Johns, senior human resources generalist, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). She is a resident of Wildwood, Mo. (63011)

All five individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”

“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”

HOK Adds Healthcare Planner

Michael Thoma
Michael Thoma

Michael Thoma, AIA, has joined HOK as a vice president and senior project manager in St. Louis. Bringing over 15 years of healthcare planning and project leadership experience, Thoma will join the architectural teams working on major academic medical center projects throughout the Midwest. Thoma previously worked for HOK from 2005-2015. He earned his degree in architecture from Mississippi State University.

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.
May 13, 2016
HBD Construction, Inc Adds Two
Robert Turck
Robert Turck

Robert Turck recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Manager. Evan Fox recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Engineer

Evan Fox
Evan Fox

HBD Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm, headquartered in the city of St. Louis.  HBD has strong experience in historic renovations and construction of senior living facilities, retail, office buildings, parking facilities, healthcare and multi-unit residential projects.

HOK St. Louis Promotes Five Firm-wide Services Personnel and Officers of the Firm

HOK recently announced more than 170 firm-wide officer promotions, including several individuals from our legal, human resources, accounting and technology groups in the St. Louis office. The new officers include:

Mark Baum
Mark Baum

Mark Baum, associate general counsel, promoted to associate. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Law School and Saint Louis University.

Shwan Hamed
Shwan Hamed

Shwan Hamed, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate. He is a resident of Sappington, Mo. (63126)

Wendy McClory
Wendy McClory

Wendy McClory, senior project accountant, promoted to associate.  She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Fontbonne University. She is a resident of Waterloo, Il. (62298)

Curtis Peterson
Curtis Peterson

Curtis Peterson, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate.  He is a graduate of Vatterott College. He is a resident of Lakeshire, Mo. (63123)

One current officer of the firm was also promoted:

Leslie Johns
Leslie Johns

Leslie Johns, senior human resources generalist, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). She is a resident of Wildwood, Mo. (63011)

All five individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”

“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”

HOK Adds Healthcare Planner

Michael Thoma
Michael Thoma

Michael Thoma, AIA, has joined HOK as a vice president and senior project manager in St. Louis. Bringing over 15 years of healthcare planning and project leadership experience, Thoma will join the architectural teams working on major academic medical center projects throughout the Midwest. Thoma previously worked for HOK from 2005-2015. He earned his degree in architecture from Mississippi State University.

 

May 6, 2016

BuildingPoint Mid-America Hires Corey Bell, CM-BIM As VDC Services Manager

Corey Bell
Corey Bell

BuildingPoint Mid-America, an elite group of experts that caters to the technological needs of clients with the software, hardware, and services that will best suit their requirements, is pleased to announce the addition of Corey Bell to its team of professionals. His specific focus will be on Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Services and he will be personally responsible for helping deliver VDC Services to clients. Corey notes that advancements in technology have created a pathway to help clients build better, be more accountable, and keep better records.  Corey has over 20 years of experience in construction ranging from working in the field as a carpenter and superintendent as well as roles in the office as a project manager and estimator for both large and mid-sized general contracting firms. He has experienced and helped facilitate every aspect of BIM utilization on projects as well as helping companies to develop their BIM departments throughout the last 11 years of his career.  He is also active in teaching BIM practices for many associations including the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Carpenter’s Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP).

Sterling P. Wells Joins the Plumbing Industry Council

Stirling Wells
Stirling Wells

The Plumbing Industry Council is pleased to announce that Sterling P. Wells has joined the Plumbing Industry Council as the new Membership Services and Education Coordinator.  Mr. Wells will be directly for all facets of Membership Services and Continuing Education for the Plumbing Industry Council. Formerly of the United Sates Army, Mr. Wells brings a strong operations and management background to the Plumbing Industry Council.  In addition, Mr. Wells is a highly decorated military veteran.  Mr. Wells can be reached at sterling@picstl.com. The Plumbing Industry Council is a local, union trade association representing licensed, union plumbing and mechanical companies in the Eastern half of Missouri.

Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Nikki MacDonald To Assistant Controller

Nikki MacDonald
Nikki MacDonald

Brinkmann Constructors is pleased to announce that Nikki MacDonald has been promoted to Assistant Controller. Nikki joined Brinkmann in 2007 as an Accounts Payable Specialist and moved through the ranks to Senior Accounts Payable Specialist, and Accounting Manager. In her new role, she will be responsible for the preparation of company financial statements and supervision of Accounts Payable Specialist and Accounting Coordinators. “Throughout her career at Brinkmann, Nikki has shown her dedication to our company and the accounting department, and I am proud to have her on our team,” said Jennifer Funk, Director of Finance.

Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor in construction since 1984.

McClure Engineering Hires Kaelyn Nichols as Electrical Designer

Kaelyn Nichols
Kaelyn Nichols

Kaelyn Nichols joined McClure Engineering on May 2 as an Electrical Designer. Kaelyn received her Associates Degree in Electrical Design from Southwestern Illinois College and received her class certificate from McClure President, Keith Cooper’s Electrical Grounding and Bonding class. Kaelyn comes with 6 years of electrical design experience and is proficient in Revit and AutoCAD. Her former employers include: BRiC Partnership, Kuhlmann Design and most recent Aedifica Case Engineering.

LANDCO’S Vice President Linda Bernhard Awarded G.C. Office Employee of the Year by ASA Midwest Council

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Submitted by Ronald L. Landolt

ASA recognized the ethics and practices of some of the best subcontractors, general contractors, field and office personnel in the construction industry at the ASA Midwest Council’s Annual Awards Gala held Saturday, April 23, at the Four Seasons Hotel.

“I would like to congratulate this year’s recipient of the G.C. Office Employee of the Year – Linda Bernhard of LANDCO Construction,” said Tom Woodcock, ASA – Midwest Council presenter.

Linda graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Architectural Engineering, emphasizing in Construction Management. She began her career as a Field engineer with Turner Construction, gaining valuable “ground up” construction experience with Hoechst Marion Roussel and Sigma Chemical companies. Linda moved on to an ENR Top 50 Design/Build Contractor, specializing in interior renovation as a project engineer and estimator. This experience led Linda to her current role at LANDCO, which incorporates all of her skills as a multi-talented manager.

Linda’s project leadership reputation in the industry has resulted in her managing LANDCO’s numerous Fortune 500 Corporate accounts and her clients, subcontractors, and superintendents always express their appreciation of her ability to lead a successful project from conception to completion. One of Linda’s clients stated the following of her leadership ability: “Linda’s extremely thorough meeting minutes and notes of all encounters were crucial in maintaining the accuracy and timeliness of the building. Her outstanding professionalism was matched only by her genuine concern for our satisfaction of the job. Even after completion of the project, she has been extremely helpful with situations that have developed, responding just as quickly and completely with resolutions.” (Mercy Medical Group).

Linda Bernhard told the ASA gala audience:

“What an amazing honor to be the recipient of this award this evening. Growing up in the construction industry, I had a wonderful teacher and leader in my dad. He was a great example that patience, dedication and treating everyone with respect are the keys to success in business. I began my career as a project manager 20 years ago. And I learned very quickly that the approach that I was most comfortable with leading projects was very similar to what I had learned growing up. Patience, attention to detail and respect became my motto, as well.

I was fortunate enough, early in my career, to have Ron Landolt as a mentor. He provided the unbelievable opportunity for me to join and help create LANDCO Construction in 2001. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity, as it has allowed me to grow as a project manager, as a leader, and as a person. Ron taught me that it wasn’t about the general contractor – it was about the success of the project and ALL of the members involved.

As my career progressed, I proved to myself that all team members, including everyone from the client, to the design firms, to my own support staff, and most importantly the subcontractors, were essential to the success of any project. I am extremely proud of the subcontractors that I work with every day. You bring wisdom, experience and dedication to every project that we work on together. I know that I can depend on you, and you are clearly the experts in your fields. I am extremely grateful that you have allowed me the opportunity to be on your team, and I look forward to much more success, working with you in the future,” Linda said.

To quote LANDCO Construction’s President Ron Landolt:

“Linda exemplifies a high level of character, competency, and capacity, which are traits that every employer is looking for in their employees. I am extremely proud of all of her accomplishments and pleased to have Linda on my team for over the past 20 years. It goes without saying that Linda is truly a genuine leader in our construction industry. On behalf of LANDCO Construction and our esteemed subcontractors, many thanks to our valued clients for your continued support, and for allowing us to be a part of your project teams.

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