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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.

Gillani Joins USA Mortgage As Branch Manager 

Michael Gillani

Mike Gillani has joined USA Mortgage as branch manager in charge of overseeing its new partnership with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties. Prior to joining USA Mortgage, the 20-year industry veteran founded and led Chesterfield, Mo.-based Boardwalk Lending since 2004. Gillani resides in Wildwood, Mo. 63021.

New Hires at Murphy Company

Carrie Shoults

Carrie Shoults has joined Murphy Company as refrigeration customer service representative. The announcement was made by Bob Eichelberger, manager, refrigeration solutions for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm. Shoults served as a dispatch supervisor for AAA Missouri for 12 years and most recently worked as a dispatch supervisor for MTM, Inc. She attended Truman State University and St. Louis Community College, and currently is studying business at Columbia College.

Tawnya Naslund

Tawnya Naslund has joined Murphy Company as a service dispatcher. The announcement was made by Stephanie Oberle, service dispatch supervisor. Naslund has more than nine years experience coordinating service and preventative maintenance schedules for multiple field technicians in HVAC, fire suppression and building automation controls.

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson has been appointed refrigeration project manager for Murphy Company, the area’s largest mechanical contractor and engineering firm. The announcement was made by Bob Eichelberger, manager, refrigeration solutions. Thompson has more than 16 years’ experience in the supermarket retail facility and service industry.  Most recently he served as manager of construction and maintenance for a franchise holder of over 75 McDonald’s in Tennessee where he was responsible for a large team of technicians covering service/maintenance and construction for multiple locations. Prior to that he served as a facilities maintenance manager with a division of Kroger, a manager of facilities for United Supermarkets, and then as senior facilities manager and HVAC/R alarms/customer service manager for Supervalu.  Early in his career he also served as a district maintenance manager for Winn-Dixie. He attended the University of Memphis.

Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting and engineering firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets.  Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service emanating from its five locations in St. Louis, Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and Northern Colorado. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com. 

Justin Pham Joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer

Justin Pham

Mr. Pham will be responsible for designing and selecting HVAC systems for client facilities, and provides mechanical engineering support on construction projects. He has expertise in Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Pham holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla. 

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

Kyle Wilson Joins Kadean Construction As Director Of Project Development

Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson, AIA, has joined Kadean Construction as Director of Project Development, and will lead the company’s marketing and business development. He also will lend his architecture expertise to Kadean’s construction delivery process.

Wilson previously worked as an architect for HDA Architects, where he held a variety of positions since 2006 — from an associate to managing director.

“We are excited to have Kyle on board to help develop new business for us in the St. Louis area and throughout the Midwest,” said Kadean President Mike Eveler. “Kyle is highly qualified and will be a great addition to our team.”

Founded in 1963, Kadean Construction is based in Fenton, MO in suburban St. Louis, and has become one of the Midwest’s most successful construction companies. It specializes in design-build, construction management, and general contracting for a diverse set of major clients in the health care, industrial, commercial, office, senior care, and multi-family industries.

Wilson, who is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional, is licensed in 15 states, from as far west as California, throughout the Midwest, and as far south as Texas and Florida.

He also holds a certificate from the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), and is a member of  the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis Chapter, and the Webster Groves, MO Architecture Review Board.

Wilson earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2006 from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University in 2012.

During his career, Wilson has designed in excess of two million square feet of commercial, retail, and residential space worth more than $300 million in construction costs.

Cari A. Noll Joins Midwest BankCentre as Senior Vice President-Private Banker 

Cari Noll

Cari A. Noll has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president-private banker. Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson made the announcement.

With nearly 20 years in the financial services industry, Noll helps high net worth clients meet their personal and financial goals with concierge service. “Her experience and track record of providing excellent service and financial advice make her a true asset to our Midwest BankCentre clients and team,” said Erin Erhart, executive vice president of retail and fee services.

Prior to joining Midwest BankCentre, Noll was senior vice president and private banker at Commerce Trust Co. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Lindenwood University. 

Cari Noll resides in Defiance, Mo. (63341). Her office is located at Midwest BankCentre’s branch at 500 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield, Mo.

Midwest BankCentre, a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906, employs a staff of about 280 working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Further details are available at www.midwestbankcentre.com.

September 21, 2018

David Denny

Castle Contracting Promotes David Denny to Director, Field Operations

In this role, he oversees Castle’s field operations staff to ensure that project teams have the people, equipment and other resources required to successfully execute their work on a daily basis. His responsibilities also include the hiring, training and development of superintendents, foremen, field employees and internal apprentices.

Denny joined Castle in 2012 as an estimator/project manager and was promoted to field operations manager in 2013. His 22-year construction career has also included serving in estimating and project management positions at Goodwin Brothers Construction, RV Wagner, Inc., Kozeny-Wagner and J.H. Berra Construction Co.

“David is a proven leader who understands the importance of supporting construction teams to maximize their overall performance,” said Michael Pranger, vice president, operations at Castle Contracting. “Our clients and teams will benefit from his skilled leadership.”

Denny earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and American Subcontractors Association (ASA) – Midwest. He is also a Master Drainlayer in St. Louis City and County. 

Castle Contracting, LLC provides turnkey site preparation services, site utilities, earthwork and trenchless technology directly to owners; general contractors; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors. The company’searthmoving expertise is visible throughout the St. Louis region and from coast to coast..

September 14, 2018

Alex Whiteside Joins McCarthy as Business Development Manager 

Alex Whiteside

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has expanded its St. Louis-based team with the appointment of Alex Whiteside as business development manager in the firm’s central region.

In this role, Whiteside will identify and pursue new project opportunities in commercial markets across a 28-state region—from the Plains to the East Coast. He will also focus on building and maintaining long-term relationships with existing McCarthy clients.

Whiteside joins McCarthy with significant construction industry experience. Most recently, he served as construction development manager at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in St. Louis. His previous experience also includes roles as project manager and engineer for several construction firms in the area.

“Alex’s strong construction background and commitment to nurturing long-term relationships make him a terrific addition to our business development team,” said Ryan Freeman, senior vice president at McCarthy.

Whiteside earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.comor by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramand Google+.

Joel Daniel Joins Geotechnology as Geophysics Project Manager

Joel Daniel

Geotechnology, Inc., has announced the appointment of Joel Daniel as its new Geophysics Project Manager in the firm’s Specialty Testing Group.

Daniel will be operating out of Geotechnology’s corporate office in St. Louis. He is relocating from the East Coast where he has spent more than 11 years performing geophysical surveying with Draper Aden Associates and Schnabel Engineering. In addition, he has extensive experience working in the environmental field and with geotechnical engineers.

Geophysical surveying is used to investigate and characterize subsurface conditions non-destructively, and enhance environmental, geotechnical, hydrogeological and engineering projects.

A graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in geology, Daniel also earned an M.S. degree in geological sciences at Old Dominion University, and completed additional course work in the physics program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS).

“We are delighted that Joel is joining our organization,” said Doug Lambert, R.G., and Craig Kaibel, P.E., Leaders of Geotechnology’s Specialty Testing Group. “He has extensive experience that will be valuable to our team and our clients.”

Established more than 30 years ago, Geotechnology, Inc. is a professional corporation offering a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, including geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing and drilling. Geotechnology has provided expertise on thousands of major construction projects in the Midwest and Mid-South regions. Geotechnology is ranked #406 in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms in 2018. Geotechnology, Inc. is based in St. Louis, Mo., and has 10 offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. For more information, visit www.geotechnology.com

Veta T. Jeffery Joins Midwest BankCentre as Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development

Veta Jeffery

Veta T. Jeffery has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president of community and economic development. Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson made the announcement.

Jeffery’s primary responsibility will be to expand the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce (HSBCC), serving the full metro St. Louis region. As a member of the bank’s community and economic development team, she will focus on serving established and emerging businesses.

At its July 2018 convention, Jeffery also was elected to the US Black Chambers’ board as national director of chamber relations. In that role, she will work to connect top African-American-owned businesses with Fortune 500 companies to generate economic growth.

A unit of the US Black Chambers of Commerce, the HSBCC covers metro St. Louis and surrounding areas. It is part of the Heartland Regional Chamber, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. To achieve business and community growth, she also focuses on capacity-building for individuals, families, faith-based and community organizations, businesses, financial institutions and others.

Alex Fennoy, executive vice president of community and economic development at Midwest BankCentre, said, “Veta Jeffery adds great value to our team and to the community by blending essential financial advisory experience with proven skills in advocacy, collaboration and engagement. Our entire community will benefit from her multidimensional contributions.”

“I am pleased to be able to work toward creating and expanding opportunities for our city and our metro region to grow together,” Jeffery said. “This work matches my strong desire to be a servant-leader, with the aim of helping everyone in our community rise together.”

Prior to joining Midwest BankCentre, Jeffery was most recently manager of community economic partnerships with the state of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development. She also served as community development officer with the Missouri Office of Community Engagement.

Previously, she held various senior management and diversity strategy positions with private sector companies, including Prudential Financial Services. Her work is informed by her experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant, elected official and community advocate.

Jeffery’s current and past civic involvement includes leadership roles with the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force; the Money Smart School of Finance for Children; and the Workforce Diversity Council in the state of Missouri’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Midwest BankCentre, a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906, employs a staff of about 280 working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Further details are available at www.midwestbankcentre.com.

Hastings+Chivetta Architects Promotes Carl Drafall to Project Manager 

Hastings+Chivetta Architects is excited to announce the promotion of Carl Drafall, RA, LEED AP BD+C, to Project Manager. Carl has been with the firm for seven years and has over 17 years of experience. He has been instrumental as the lead Project Architect on many successful projects at Hastings+Chivetta with clients such as the University of Alaska Anchorage, Millikin University, Ladue School District and The University of New Mexico.

“We are delighted to promote Carl to this leadership role as a Project Manager. His technical knowledge and experience will be key as we adapt new strategies in delivering excellent design solutions to our clients,” said Hastings+Chivetta President, Chris Chivetta.

As Project Manager, Carl will lead the planning and design process, guide consultant efforts and advocate for our clients’ interests. His leadership and communication skills are informed by his extensive architectural experience on projects across the country.

Carl received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. He is a Licensed Architect and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C).

HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States

September 7, 2018

Michael Browning Joins Christner as Senior Designer

Michael Browning

Christner is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Browning, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA as a Senior Designer.  Michael’s experience will continue to build upon the design excellence that Christner has established over the last 50 years.  He brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, corporate and the science and research industry.  Most recently, Michael has been involved in the design of the St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community, a technology and innovation hub as well as Discovery Square, located in Rochester, Minnesota. Michael prides himself on being a true partner with clients and stakeholders while helping guide the project team to achieve the highest quality design. Michael’s recent experience includes the @4240 office and lab building as well as the 4220 building, located at the Cortex Innovation Community Campus.

Wellington Environmental Hires New Engineering Solutions Manager

Austin DossAustin Doss, MEE joins local environmental company to support sales, engineering, remediation efforts

Wellington Environmental, a specialized environmental service company serving the Midwest, hires Austin DossMEE as its new Engineering Solutions Manager. In this role, Doss will be involved in all aspects of the company’s services including sales, engineering, remediation and management.

“I’m eager to join this talented team at a company with 30 years of experience,” said Austin Doss, MEE Engineering Solutions Manager at Wellington Environmental. “I’m looking forward to demonstrating my engineering skills, particularly on implementing legionella water management plans for facility managers.”

Prior to joining Wellington Environmental, Doss was a graduate teaching assistant of thermal dynamics at Missouri University of Science and Technology in its Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering Department. He also interned for the Engineering Division of the City of Rolla’s Public Works Department where he developed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for the Rolla National Airport and Rolla Public Works.

Doss graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with his master’s degree in environmental engineering. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics.

“Austin will be a great addition to our existing team,” said Thom Wellington, CEO of Wellington Environmental. “In 2016, he worked as a laborer for Wellington Environmental, so he is familiar with our team and processes.”

Wellington Environmental, a specialized environmental service company founded in 1988, serves the Midwest, including all of Missouri and Illinois. For more information, visit www.environmentalcare.com.

August 31, 2018

Daniel Latham, P.E. Moves into Client Relations Role at Bloomsdale Excavating

Daniel Latham

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating recently announced that Daniel Latham, P.E. will move from Project Engineer to Client Relations.  Daniel will report to Clayton Blum who recently assumed the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Daniel has been with the 70+ year old excavation and grading company, located in southeast Missouri since 2007.

Prior to assuming the Client Relations position, Daniel was has served in both Estimator and Project Engineer roles.  Daniel received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2007 from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.).  While as a Project Engineer, Latham estimated and managed projects as large as $32 million.

His knowledge of the site development industry lends itself in a very integrated manner to his new roles and responsibilities.  These include development of existing and future client relationships, generation of new markets, and procurement and administration of contracts with focus on the Public Sector, Environmental, and Power & Energy markets.

Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating adds, “We are extremely excited to have Daniel step into the role of managing our client relationships in key vertical markets.  He joined us 11 years ago straight after graduating college and has been an instrumental part of many projects during that time.  His ability to offer value added business insight for customers is a tremendous advantage for them.”

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Todd Nelson joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Todd Nelson

Todd Nelson of Saint Peters, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects, both in St. Louis and nationally.  He has 17 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southwest Missouri State University.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

KAI Design & Build to Construct Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson, MO

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Inspiring groundbreaking ceremony held on Sept. 13

The sun was shining and so were the spirits of all who gathered to break ground on Sept. 13 for the new Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Teen Center of Excellence in Ferguson, MO. The event marked a time of renewal for the area which gained national attention in 2014 for violent protests following the fatal police shooting of teen Michael Brown.

The $12.4 million Teen Center of Excellence, under construction at 9200 West Florissant, will offer afterschool and summer programs to youth ages 12-18 in the North St. Louis County area.

KAI Design & Build has been selected as the general contractor for the project, which is expected to open in time for the 2019-20 school year and is one of the first of its kind in the country. The architect on the project is Arcturis of St. Louis, MO.

“KAI is ready to build this facility for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. This is a much-needed community asset in North St. Louis County,” said KAI Design & Build President Michael Kennedy, Jr. “It wouldn’t have been possible without a region that is committed to creating positive change in Ferguson. I am really proud of what the private and corporate community is doing to make this facility a reality.”

The 26,856-square-foot, three-level center will provide a safe place for area youth to gather and participate in a variety of activities. Designs for the facility include a nutrition education center, gym, teen lounge, outdoor garden, auditorium, music and art studio, office space, intellectual commons, innovation center, and outdoor basketball and activity court.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis has a 50-plus-year track record of success in the St. Louis region as a youth services provider and will implement nationally acclaimed programs at the new Teen Center similar to those offered in the ten locations it presently operates (seven of which are located in North County). Programming will include an emphasis on health and wellness (such as yoga, healthy habits, open gym), education and workforce development (such as college tours, ACT/SAT prep, tutoring), STEAM (such as coding, app creation, robotics) and leadership and civic engagement (such as fine and performing arts, community service, applied arts).

“Building a Boys & Girls Club in the Ferguson area will produce positive outcomes in a community that has been subsumed with difficult realities and negative images. Adding a successful youth focused organization into Ferguson like Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, which has a long track record of success, can bolster young people’s attitudes and give them a sense of hope. A new club will enrich our children’s lives and the city by helping its youth build strong character, graduate from high school with a plan for life, and become productive citizens,” said Dr. Flint Fowler, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis President.

About KAI Design & Build

KAI Design & Build is a national 100+ person design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. A renowned leader in the industry, KAI provides design and build integrated project delivery solutions through collaboration, technology, processes and expertise. Since its inception in 1980, KAI has been instrumental in reshaping the urban environment through its expertise in housing, K-12 schools, transit facilities, collegiate structures, commercial buildings, sports and recreational facilities, government/justice centers and healthcare buildings. Beginning as an architectural design firm, KAI added mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to give clients a full package of in-house disciplines for their projects. Today, KAI continues with its original core service of design and has quickly grown its construction management group since 1997. Additionally, KAI is a leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM), applying the skill set to architectural, engineering and construction projects firm-wide. KAI’s affiliate locations include Atlanta, Omaha, Dallas and San Antonio. For more information about KAI Design & Build, visit www.kai-db.com or call 314-241-8188.

 

Tarlton Building Out Innovation Hall at 4220 Duncan Ave.

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Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, is serving as construction manager for Innovation Hall, a free drop-in workspace and event venue operated by Venture Café St. Louis. Innovation Hall
will occupy the north half of the first floor at 4220 Duncan Ave. in the Cortex Innovation Community.

Cortex is developing Innovation Hall as lively meeting space for entrepreneurs, corporate and government groups, as well as start-ups, nonprofits, innovators and artists. The 13,800-square-foot area is modeled after Venture Café’s successful District Hall in Boston.

Tarlton recently completed the core and shell construction of the newest building in Cortex, known as 4220, along with several interior fit-outs for the building’s tenants BJC WellAware Center, Microsoft and Cambridge Innovation Center. Construction of Innovation Hall began earlier this year and is slated for completion in October. HOK is the project architect.

In addition to new core and shell systems, Tarlton’s work on the ground level of the five-story building includes new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The space will include an auditorium, conference rooms, a large lounge area, small café market and a restaurant called The Chocolate Pig. Work on the restaurant involves utility work up through the five-story shaft for roof-mounted equipment, as well as added landscaping for an outdoor patio area to include seating, site lighting and a fire pit.

Tarlton has completed more than 20 projects in the Cortex District, including the @4240 (4240 Duncan Ave.) core and shell historic renovation; tenant fit-outs in @4240 including Cambridge Innovation Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Boeing, Husch Blackwell and Park Avenue Coffee; BioGenerator lab and office expansion, Cortex 1 building; new lobby conference rooms, Cortex 1 building; CIC@CET renovations, 20 S. Sarah St.; 4260 Forest Park Ave., new core and shell; Alcami fit-out, 4260 Forest Park Ave.; Duncan Avenue storm sewer extension; various parking lot projects; and work by Tarlton HydroVac Services. The new Cortex parking garage at 4217 Custom Steel Dr. is under construction.

In business since 1946, Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that completes projects for wide-ranging clients in the life science, higher education, health care, commercial, power and industrial markets. Tarlton also has special expertise in concrete construction, concrete restoration and hydro excavation services.

Founded in 2002 through a collaboration of Washington University in St. Louis, BJC Healthcare, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Cortex Innovation Community (CortexSTL.com) is a nationally and internationally recognized hub of innovation and technology commercialization. It serves as an anchor in St. Louis’ growing ecosystem of innovative startups and established companies. Cited by the Brookings Institution as a Best Practice among global urban innovation districts, Cortex is home to 350 technology-related businesses, and it provides a deep pool of entrepreneurial support programs available to the entire St. Louis community.

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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.

Alex Whiteside Joins McCarthy as Business Development Manager 

Alex Whiteside

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has expanded its St. Louis-based team with the appointment of Alex Whiteside as business development manager in the firm’s central region.

In this role, Whiteside will identify and pursue new project opportunities in commercial markets across a 28-state region—from the Plains to the East Coast. He will also focus on building and maintaining long-term relationships with existing McCarthy clients.

Whiteside joins McCarthy with significant construction industry experience. Most recently, he served as construction development manager at Save-A-Lot Food Stores in St. Louis. His previous experience also includes roles as project manager and engineer for several construction firms in the area.

“Alex’s strong construction background and commitment to nurturing long-term relationships make him a terrific addition to our business development team,” said Ryan Freeman, senior vice president at McCarthy.

Whiteside earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.comor by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagramand Google+.

Joel Daniel Joins Geotechnology as Geophysics Project Manager

Joel Daniel

Geotechnology, Inc., has announced the appointment of Joel Daniel as its new Geophysics Project Manager in the firm’s Specialty Testing Group.

Daniel will be operating out of Geotechnology’s corporate office in St. Louis. He is relocating from the East Coast where he has spent more than 11 years performing geophysical surveying with Draper Aden Associates and Schnabel Engineering. In addition, he has extensive experience working in the environmental field and with geotechnical engineers.

Geophysical surveying is used to investigate and characterize subsurface conditions non-destructively, and enhance environmental, geotechnical, hydrogeological and engineering projects.

A graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. degree in geology, Daniel also earned an M.S. degree in geological sciences at Old Dominion University, and completed additional course work in the physics program at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a member of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS).

“We are delighted that Joel is joining our organization,” said Doug Lambert, R.G., and Craig Kaibel, P.E., Leaders of Geotechnology’s Specialty Testing Group. “He has extensive experience that will be valuable to our team and our clients.”

Established more than 30 years ago, Geotechnology, Inc. is a professional corporation offering a comprehensive range of consulting services in applied earth and environmental sciences, including geophysics, water resource management, geotechnical and environmental engineering, materials testing and drilling. Geotechnology has provided expertise on thousands of major construction projects in the Midwest and Mid-South regions. Geotechnology is ranked #406 in ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms in 2018. Geotechnology, Inc. is based in St. Louis, Mo., and has 10 offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. For more information, visit www.geotechnology.com

Veta T. Jeffery Joins Midwest BankCentre as Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development

Veta Jeffery

Veta T. Jeffery has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president of community and economic development. Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson made the announcement.

Jeffery’s primary responsibility will be to expand the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce (HSBCC), serving the full metro St. Louis region. As a member of the bank’s community and economic development team, she will focus on serving established and emerging businesses.

At its July 2018 convention, Jeffery also was elected to the US Black Chambers’ board as national director of chamber relations. In that role, she will work to connect top African-American-owned businesses with Fortune 500 companies to generate economic growth.

A unit of the US Black Chambers of Commerce, the HSBCC covers metro St. Louis and surrounding areas. It is part of the Heartland Regional Chamber, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. To achieve business and community growth, she also focuses on capacity-building for individuals, families, faith-based and community organizations, businesses, financial institutions and others.

Alex Fennoy, executive vice president of community and economic development at Midwest BankCentre, said, “Veta Jeffery adds great value to our team and to the community by blending essential financial advisory experience with proven skills in advocacy, collaboration and engagement. Our entire community will benefit from her multidimensional contributions.”

“I am pleased to be able to work toward creating and expanding opportunities for our city and our metro region to grow together,” Jeffery said. “This work matches my strong desire to be a servant-leader, with the aim of helping everyone in our community rise together.”

Prior to joining Midwest BankCentre, Jeffery was most recently manager of community economic partnerships with the state of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development. She also served as community development officer with the Missouri Office of Community Engagement.

Previously, she held various senior management and diversity strategy positions with private sector companies, including Prudential Financial Services. Her work is informed by her experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant, elected official and community advocate.

Jeffery’s current and past civic involvement includes leadership roles with the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force; the Money Smart School of Finance for Children; and the Workforce Diversity Council in the state of Missouri’s Office of Equal Opportunity.

She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Midwest BankCentre, a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906, employs a staff of about 280 working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Further details are available at www.midwestbankcentre.com.

Hastings+Chivetta Architects Promotes Carl Drafall to Project Manager 

Hastings+Chivetta Architects is excited to announce the promotion of Carl Drafall, RA, LEED AP BD+C, to Project Manager. Carl has been with the firm for seven years and has over 17 years of experience. He has been instrumental as the lead Project Architect on many successful projects at Hastings+Chivetta with clients such as the University of Alaska Anchorage, Millikin University, Ladue School District and The University of New Mexico.

“We are delighted to promote Carl to this leadership role as a Project Manager. His technical knowledge and experience will be key as we adapt new strategies in delivering excellent design solutions to our clients,” said Hastings+Chivetta President, Chris Chivetta.

As Project Manager, Carl will lead the planning and design process, guide consultant efforts and advocate for our clients’ interests. His leadership and communication skills are informed by his extensive architectural experience on projects across the country.

Carl received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. He is a Licensed Architect and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C).

HASTINGS+CHIVETTA ARCHITECTS, INC. provides architectural planning and design services to clients throughout the United States

September 7, 2018

Michael Browning Joins Christner as Senior Designer

Michael Browning

Christner is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Browning, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA as a Senior Designer.  Michael’s experience will continue to build upon the design excellence that Christner has established over the last 50 years.  He brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, corporate and the science and research industry.  Most recently, Michael has been involved in the design of the St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community, a technology and innovation hub as well as Discovery Square, located in Rochester, Minnesota. Michael prides himself on being a true partner with clients and stakeholders while helping guide the project team to achieve the highest quality design. Michael’s recent experience includes the @4240 office and lab building as well as the 4220 building, located at the Cortex Innovation Community Campus.

Wellington Environmental Hires New Engineering Solutions Manager

Austin DossAustin Doss, MEE joins local environmental company to support sales, engineering, remediation efforts

Wellington Environmental, a specialized environmental service company serving the Midwest, hires Austin DossMEE as its new Engineering Solutions Manager. In this role, Doss will be involved in all aspects of the company’s services including sales, engineering, remediation and management.

“I’m eager to join this talented team at a company with 30 years of experience,” said Austin Doss, MEE Engineering Solutions Manager at Wellington Environmental. “I’m looking forward to demonstrating my engineering skills, particularly on implementing legionella water management plans for facility managers.”

Prior to joining Wellington Environmental, Doss was a graduate teaching assistant of thermal dynamics at Missouri University of Science and Technology in its Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering Department. He also interned for the Engineering Division of the City of Rolla’s Public Works Department where he developed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for the Rolla National Airport and Rolla Public Works.

Doss graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with his master’s degree in environmental engineering. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics.

“Austin will be a great addition to our existing team,” said Thom Wellington, CEO of Wellington Environmental. “In 2016, he worked as a laborer for Wellington Environmental, so he is familiar with our team and processes.”

Wellington Environmental, a specialized environmental service company founded in 1988, serves the Midwest, including all of Missouri and Illinois. For more information, visit www.environmentalcare.com.

August 31, 2018

Daniel Latham, P.E. Moves into Client Relations Role at Bloomsdale Excavating

Daniel Latham

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating recently announced that Daniel Latham, P.E. will move from Project Engineer to Client Relations.  Daniel will report to Clayton Blum who recently assumed the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Daniel has been with the 70+ year old excavation and grading company, located in southeast Missouri since 2007.

Prior to assuming the Client Relations position, Daniel was has served in both Estimator and Project Engineer roles.  Daniel received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2007 from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.).  While as a Project Engineer, Latham estimated and managed projects as large as $32 million.

His knowledge of the site development industry lends itself in a very integrated manner to his new roles and responsibilities.  These include development of existing and future client relationships, generation of new markets, and procurement and administration of contracts with focus on the Public Sector, Environmental, and Power & Energy markets.

Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating adds, “We are extremely excited to have Daniel step into the role of managing our client relationships in key vertical markets.  He joined us 11 years ago straight after graduating college and has been an instrumental part of many projects during that time.  His ability to offer value added business insight for customers is a tremendous advantage for them.”

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Todd Nelson joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Todd Nelson

Todd Nelson of Saint Peters, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects, both in St. Louis and nationally.  He has 17 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southwest Missouri State University.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

August 24, 2018

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Three New Team Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome three new staff members to its team of professionals. Michelle Bock, of Frontenac, has joined as Chief Operating Officer; Shaughnessy Daniels, of Florissant, has been hired as Community Engagement Manager, and Michael Steinlage, of Ballwin, joins as Project Manager. The three will work with other staff members and partners to fulfill Great Rivers Greenway’s mission of connecting the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can enjoy more of their lives outside.

Michelle Bock

As Chief Operating Officer, Bock is tasked with the oversight of all areas related to Great Rivers Greenways’ operations. She is responsible for ensuring the proper controls and procedures are in place to effectively advance the organization’s strategic plan, while also ensuring financial strength, operating efficiency and sound financial stewardship. Bock comes to Great Rivers Greenway with 29 years of experience in public finance, including capital financing of facilities, economic development, public ratings, as well as budget and investor relations. Her prior experience includes 16 years with Piper Jaffray & Co in St. Louis, where she most recently held the position of managing director. During her time there, Bock was a senior level banker responsible for the execution of public financing and business generation.  Bock earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis.

Shaughnessy Daniels

Daniels joins Great Rivers Greenway as Community Engagement Manager and is responsible for collaborating with staff and a range of partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Daniels will manage the organization’s long-term engagement strategy and planning and will also oversee efforts to engage with community members throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project. Daniels was part of the team responsible for planning and implementing the St. Louis 2004 initiative, which aimed to bring about a renaissance in the metropolitan region and eventually led to the ballot measure that created Great Rivers Greenway. She brings more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, management and executive level leadership. Her background includes serving as Vice President-Community Support for St. Louis ARC and providing senior level project support in large scale community revitalization initiatives as Vice President for Urban Strategies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Michael Steinlage

Steinlage has joined as Project Manager and will help oversee the various aspects of greenway construction projects, including community engagement, design and construction. He will primarily be focused on projects within the Maline and St. Vincent Greenways in North St. Louis County. He will also be tasked with advancing the organization’s master plan for these greenways. A landscape architect, Steinlage brings more than four years’ experience designing and overseeing the construction of international and domestic public spaces. Most recently, he served as a landscape architect and project manager for Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm OLIN, overseeing and designing a range of projects – from small scale gardens to citywide green infrastructure master plans.  Steinlage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Missouri, and he holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle, Shaughnessy and Michael to our team,” said Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Executive Officer.  “The depth and breadth of their experience will enhance not only our processes, but also our projects and partnerships as we continue to expand the network of greenways and connect people across the region to their rivers, parks and communities.”

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

James Alverson

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Project Management Leader

 KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted James Alverson to Associate in charge of Project Management.

Alverson joined KRJ in 2014, bringing 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, quality assurance and specification writing to the firm. He is responsible for managing projects throughout all phases of the firm’s educational and civic projects, from planning through design, documentation and construction completion.

“Jamey is a talented project manager, who works closely with all team members to bring projects to timely completion with the high standards our firm always strives for,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “His extensive experience in complex building renovations and new construction, with cost control, adds to our long tradition of maximizing community resources by enhancing existing facilities and building new facilities.”

Alverson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University and a Master’s of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. He is a LEED-accredited professional registered to practice in the state of Missouri.

The St. Louis architectural firm of Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen, Inc. (KRJ) is an award-winning, dynamic organization known for “architecture that builds communities.” The firm is respected for its work in the education and public sectors, seamlessly creating functional architecture that is cost-effective and energy efficient. For educational organizations including K-12, community colleges and universities, KRJ evolves its designs to accommodate changes in methods of teaching, the learning environment and technology.  Established in 1955, KRJ is an employee-owned firm.  www.KRJarch.com

Maggie Sieges

Maggie Sieges joins Knoebel Construction as Project Engineer

Maggie Sieges has joined Knoebel Construction as project engineer. Sieges assists in the management of nationwide retail development, restaurant and grocery projects for Knoebel Construction, including on-site quality control, project administration and client relations.

Sieges has six years of experience in the construction industry.  She holds a Master of Science in Project Management from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

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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.

Michael Browning Joins Christner as Senior Designer

Michael Browning

Christner is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Browning, Assoc. AIA, LEED GA as a Senior Designer.  Michael’s experience will continue to build upon the design excellence that Christner has established over the last 50 years.  He brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, corporate and the science and research industry.  Most recently, Michael has been involved in the design of the St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community, a technology and innovation hub as well as Discovery Square, located in Rochester, Minnesota. Michael prides himself on being a true partner with clients and stakeholders while helping guide the project team to achieve the highest quality design. Michael’s recent experience includes the @4240 office and lab building as well as the 4220 building, located at the Cortex Innovation Community Campus.

Wellington Environmental Hires New Engineering Solutions Manager

Austin DossAustin Doss, MEE joins local environmental company to support sales, engineering, remediation efforts

Wellington Environmental, a specialized environmental service company serving the Midwest, hires Austin DossMEE as its new Engineering Solutions Manager. In this role, Doss will be involved in all aspects of the company’s services including sales, engineering, remediation and management.

“I’m eager to join this talented team at a company with 30 years of experience,” said Austin Doss, MEE Engineering Solutions Manager at Wellington Environmental. “I’m looking forward to demonstrating my engineering skills, particularly on implementing legionella water management plans for facility managers.”

Prior to joining Wellington Environmental, Doss was a graduate teaching assistant of thermal dynamics at Missouri University of Science and Technology in its Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering Department. He also interned for the Engineering Division of the City of Rolla’s Public Works Department where he developed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for the Rolla National Airport and Rolla Public Works.

Doss graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology with his master’s degree in environmental engineering. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics.

“Austin will be a great addition to our existing team,” said Thom Wellington, CEO of Wellington Environmental. “In 2016, he worked as a laborer for Wellington Environmental, so he is familiar with our team and processes.”

Wellington Environmental, a specialized environmental service company founded in 1988, serves the Midwest, including all of Missouri and Illinois. For more information, visit www.environmentalcare.com.

August 31, 2018

Daniel Latham, P.E. Moves into Client Relations Role at Bloomsdale Excavating

Daniel Latham

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating recently announced that Daniel Latham, P.E. will move from Project Engineer to Client Relations.  Daniel will report to Clayton Blum who recently assumed the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Daniel has been with the 70+ year old excavation and grading company, located in southeast Missouri since 2007.

Prior to assuming the Client Relations position, Daniel was has served in both Estimator and Project Engineer roles.  Daniel received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2007 from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.).  While as a Project Engineer, Latham estimated and managed projects as large as $32 million.

His knowledge of the site development industry lends itself in a very integrated manner to his new roles and responsibilities.  These include development of existing and future client relationships, generation of new markets, and procurement and administration of contracts with focus on the Public Sector, Environmental, and Power & Energy markets.

Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating adds, “We are extremely excited to have Daniel step into the role of managing our client relationships in key vertical markets.  He joined us 11 years ago straight after graduating college and has been an instrumental part of many projects during that time.  His ability to offer value added business insight for customers is a tremendous advantage for them.”

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Todd Nelson joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Todd Nelson

Todd Nelson of Saint Peters, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects, both in St. Louis and nationally.  He has 17 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southwest Missouri State University.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

August 24, 2018

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Three New Team Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome three new staff members to its team of professionals. Michelle Bock, of Frontenac, has joined as Chief Operating Officer; Shaughnessy Daniels, of Florissant, has been hired as Community Engagement Manager, and Michael Steinlage, of Ballwin, joins as Project Manager. The three will work with other staff members and partners to fulfill Great Rivers Greenway’s mission of connecting the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can enjoy more of their lives outside.

Michelle Bock

As Chief Operating Officer, Bock is tasked with the oversight of all areas related to Great Rivers Greenways’ operations. She is responsible for ensuring the proper controls and procedures are in place to effectively advance the organization’s strategic plan, while also ensuring financial strength, operating efficiency and sound financial stewardship. Bock comes to Great Rivers Greenway with 29 years of experience in public finance, including capital financing of facilities, economic development, public ratings, as well as budget and investor relations. Her prior experience includes 16 years with Piper Jaffray & Co in St. Louis, where she most recently held the position of managing director. During her time there, Bock was a senior level banker responsible for the execution of public financing and business generation.  Bock earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis.

Shaughnessy Daniels

Daniels joins Great Rivers Greenway as Community Engagement Manager and is responsible for collaborating with staff and a range of partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Daniels will manage the organization’s long-term engagement strategy and planning and will also oversee efforts to engage with community members throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project. Daniels was part of the team responsible for planning and implementing the St. Louis 2004 initiative, which aimed to bring about a renaissance in the metropolitan region and eventually led to the ballot measure that created Great Rivers Greenway. She brings more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, management and executive level leadership. Her background includes serving as Vice President-Community Support for St. Louis ARC and providing senior level project support in large scale community revitalization initiatives as Vice President for Urban Strategies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Michael Steinlage

Steinlage has joined as Project Manager and will help oversee the various aspects of greenway construction projects, including community engagement, design and construction. He will primarily be focused on projects within the Maline and St. Vincent Greenways in North St. Louis County. He will also be tasked with advancing the organization’s master plan for these greenways. A landscape architect, Steinlage brings more than four years’ experience designing and overseeing the construction of international and domestic public spaces. Most recently, he served as a landscape architect and project manager for Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm OLIN, overseeing and designing a range of projects – from small scale gardens to citywide green infrastructure master plans.  Steinlage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Missouri, and he holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle, Shaughnessy and Michael to our team,” said Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Executive Officer.  “The depth and breadth of their experience will enhance not only our processes, but also our projects and partnerships as we continue to expand the network of greenways and connect people across the region to their rivers, parks and communities.”

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

James Alverson

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Project Management Leader

 KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted James Alverson to Associate in charge of Project Management.

Alverson joined KRJ in 2014, bringing 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, quality assurance and specification writing to the firm. He is responsible for managing projects throughout all phases of the firm’s educational and civic projects, from planning through design, documentation and construction completion.

“Jamey is a talented project manager, who works closely with all team members to bring projects to timely completion with the high standards our firm always strives for,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “His extensive experience in complex building renovations and new construction, with cost control, adds to our long tradition of maximizing community resources by enhancing existing facilities and building new facilities.”

Alverson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University and a Master’s of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. He is a LEED-accredited professional registered to practice in the state of Missouri.

The St. Louis architectural firm of Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen, Inc. (KRJ) is an award-winning, dynamic organization known for “architecture that builds communities.” The firm is respected for its work in the education and public sectors, seamlessly creating functional architecture that is cost-effective and energy efficient. For educational organizations including K-12, community colleges and universities, KRJ evolves its designs to accommodate changes in methods of teaching, the learning environment and technology.  Established in 1955, KRJ is an employee-owned firm.  www.KRJarch.com

Maggie Sieges

Maggie Sieges joins Knoebel Construction as Project Engineer

Maggie Sieges has joined Knoebel Construction as project engineer. Sieges assists in the management of nationwide retail development, restaurant and grocery projects for Knoebel Construction, including on-site quality control, project administration and client relations.

Sieges has six years of experience in the construction industry.  She holds a Master of Science in Project Management from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

August 17, 2018

Jason Riggs, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Mechanical Engineer

Jason Riggs

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Jason Riggs as Mechanical Engineer.  Jason is a registered Engineer in Missouri with over 12 years of experience in mechanical design and construction of facilities including commercial, governmental, industrial, healthcare, universities, laboratories, pharmaceutical, and data centers.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is employs approximately 30 employees, including 18  licensed engineers. EDM also has locations in Collinsville, IL and St. Charles, MO

August 10, 2018

Jessie Schilligo

Jesse Schilligo of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager. Schilligo is responsible for managing construction of select Knoebel Construction retail projects, including tenant build-outs and large retail developments in St. Louis and nationally.

Schilligo has ten years of experience in the construction industry, including field experience and management.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Southeast Missouri State with double majors in Construction Management & Design and Facilities Management & Sustainability.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

Jim McGraw

Haberberger Hires Jim Mcgraw As Project Manager

Haberberger, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Jim McGraw, of Kirkwood, to its growing team. McGraw will be joining the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm’s plumbing department as project manager.

McGraw joins Haberberger with more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing industry. His background includes accounting, purchasing and project management. McGraw will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Haberberger’s plumbing division was established in 2016, handling a variety of projects, including 24-hour emergency service and repair; drain cleaning, video pipeline inspection and sewer line location; water and sewer line breaks repair and replacement; rehab of existing buildings, new construction, and plan and spec and design-build. For more information, visitwww.haberbergerinc.com.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 70-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, plumbing and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

 

Tarlton Completes Historic Renovation of Shriners Hospital & CID Buildings

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Project promotes sustainability by converting two vacant buildings into modern apartments

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, completed the $28 million historic renovation of buildings that formerly housed Shriners Hospital for Children and Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis’ Central West End, into The Core Apartment Residences.

Tarlton served as general contractor on the project that transformed two adjacent buildings – Shriners Hospital at 700-728 S. Euclid Ave. and CID at 818 S. Euclid Ave. – into 160 rental apartments that share amenity spaces, including common kitchens and a large community room, as well as a game room, music practice space, media lounge and fitness center. BOBB, LLC was the developer for the project.

The mix of units includes studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The scope of work included restoring the existing masonry facade, window repair or replacement, installation of new mechanicals, plumbing, electrical systems and fire protection, paving and landscaping. The new residential development offers a convenient central location to students on the medical campuses of Washington University and BJC HealthCare and the nearby St. Louis College of Pharmacy, as well as people working in the Cortex Innovation Community.

The Shriners and CID buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The two buildings opened within a decade of each other, and each was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by renowned St. Louis architect William B. Ittner. The three-story, 77,671-square-foot Shriners building, which opened in 1924, was the largest facility in a national network of free hospitals created by The Shriners fraternal society to treat disabled children. Central Institute for the Deaf, founded by Dr. Max Aaron Goldstein, opened in 1929 as a school for deaf children and to train teachers in deaf education. The four-story CID building totals 51,207 square feet.

“It’s rare that builders have the opportunity to lead the construction management team on the renovation of two separate, but adjacent historic buildings that have evolved into an exciting, centrally located residential apartment community,” said Tracy Hart, Tarlton president.

The Tarlton team included Matthew Pfund, project executive; Joe Scarfino, project director; Chris Kaintz, project manager; Sarah Mangapora, senior project engineer; Mack Waggoner, project engineer; and Jeff Peterson and Steve Moore, project superintendents. Lawrence Group was the project architect.

The Shriners and CID project is the latest in a number of historic renovations completed by Tarlton. The firm recently restored and constructed an addition to a pre-Civil War building at Missouri Botanical Garden, the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum. Other historic renovations completed or in progress include 700 Market St. in downtown St. Louis, home to Spire headquarters; @4240 in the Cortex District, a former telephone factory; and Moosylvania, a Baptist church transformed into a marketing agency headquarters.

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

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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.

Daniel Latham, P.E. Moves into Client Relations Role at Bloomsdale Excavating

Daniel Latham

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating recently announced that Daniel Latham, P.E. will move from Project Engineer to Client Relations.  Daniel will report to Clayton Blum who recently assumed the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Daniel has been with the 70+ year old excavation and grading company, located in southeast Missouri since 2007.

Prior to assuming the Client Relations position, Daniel was has served in both Estimator and Project Engineer roles.  Daniel received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2007 from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.).  While as a Project Engineer, Latham estimated and managed projects as large as $32 million.

His knowledge of the site development industry lends itself in a very integrated manner to his new roles and responsibilities.  These include development of existing and future client relationships, generation of new markets, and procurement and administration of contracts with focus on the Public Sector, Environmental, and Power & Energy markets.

Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating adds, “We are extremely excited to have Daniel step into the role of managing our client relationships in key vertical markets.  He joined us 11 years ago straight after graduating college and has been an instrumental part of many projects during that time.  His ability to offer value added business insight for customers is a tremendous advantage for them.”

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Todd Nelson joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Todd Nelson

Todd Nelson of Saint Peters, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects, both in St. Louis and nationally.  He has 17 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southwest Missouri State University.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

August 24, 2018

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Three New Team Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome three new staff members to its team of professionals. Michelle Bock, of Frontenac, has joined as Chief Operating Officer; Shaughnessy Daniels, of Florissant, has been hired as Community Engagement Manager, and Michael Steinlage, of Ballwin, joins as Project Manager. The three will work with other staff members and partners to fulfill Great Rivers Greenway’s mission of connecting the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can enjoy more of their lives outside.

Michelle Bock

As Chief Operating Officer, Bock is tasked with the oversight of all areas related to Great Rivers Greenways’ operations. She is responsible for ensuring the proper controls and procedures are in place to effectively advance the organization’s strategic plan, while also ensuring financial strength, operating efficiency and sound financial stewardship. Bock comes to Great Rivers Greenway with 29 years of experience in public finance, including capital financing of facilities, economic development, public ratings, as well as budget and investor relations. Her prior experience includes 16 years with Piper Jaffray & Co in St. Louis, where she most recently held the position of managing director. During her time there, Bock was a senior level banker responsible for the execution of public financing and business generation.  Bock earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis.

Shaughnessy Daniels

Daniels joins Great Rivers Greenway as Community Engagement Manager and is responsible for collaborating with staff and a range of partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Daniels will manage the organization’s long-term engagement strategy and planning and will also oversee efforts to engage with community members throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project. Daniels was part of the team responsible for planning and implementing the St. Louis 2004 initiative, which aimed to bring about a renaissance in the metropolitan region and eventually led to the ballot measure that created Great Rivers Greenway. She brings more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, management and executive level leadership. Her background includes serving as Vice President-Community Support for St. Louis ARC and providing senior level project support in large scale community revitalization initiatives as Vice President for Urban Strategies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Michael Steinlage

Steinlage has joined as Project Manager and will help oversee the various aspects of greenway construction projects, including community engagement, design and construction. He will primarily be focused on projects within the Maline and St. Vincent Greenways in North St. Louis County. He will also be tasked with advancing the organization’s master plan for these greenways. A landscape architect, Steinlage brings more than four years’ experience designing and overseeing the construction of international and domestic public spaces. Most recently, he served as a landscape architect and project manager for Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm OLIN, overseeing and designing a range of projects – from small scale gardens to citywide green infrastructure master plans.  Steinlage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Missouri, and he holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle, Shaughnessy and Michael to our team,” said Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Executive Officer.  “The depth and breadth of their experience will enhance not only our processes, but also our projects and partnerships as we continue to expand the network of greenways and connect people across the region to their rivers, parks and communities.”

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

James Alverson

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Project Management Leader

 KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted James Alverson to Associate in charge of Project Management.

Alverson joined KRJ in 2014, bringing 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, quality assurance and specification writing to the firm. He is responsible for managing projects throughout all phases of the firm’s educational and civic projects, from planning through design, documentation and construction completion.

“Jamey is a talented project manager, who works closely with all team members to bring projects to timely completion with the high standards our firm always strives for,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “His extensive experience in complex building renovations and new construction, with cost control, adds to our long tradition of maximizing community resources by enhancing existing facilities and building new facilities.”

Alverson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University and a Master’s of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. He is a LEED-accredited professional registered to practice in the state of Missouri.

The St. Louis architectural firm of Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen, Inc. (KRJ) is an award-winning, dynamic organization known for “architecture that builds communities.” The firm is respected for its work in the education and public sectors, seamlessly creating functional architecture that is cost-effective and energy efficient. For educational organizations including K-12, community colleges and universities, KRJ evolves its designs to accommodate changes in methods of teaching, the learning environment and technology.  Established in 1955, KRJ is an employee-owned firm.  www.KRJarch.com

Maggie Sieges

Maggie Sieges joins Knoebel Construction as Project Engineer

Maggie Sieges has joined Knoebel Construction as project engineer. Sieges assists in the management of nationwide retail development, restaurant and grocery projects for Knoebel Construction, including on-site quality control, project administration and client relations.

Sieges has six years of experience in the construction industry.  She holds a Master of Science in Project Management from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

August 17, 2018

Jason Riggs, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Mechanical Engineer

Jason Riggs

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Jason Riggs as Mechanical Engineer.  Jason is a registered Engineer in Missouri with over 12 years of experience in mechanical design and construction of facilities including commercial, governmental, industrial, healthcare, universities, laboratories, pharmaceutical, and data centers.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is employs approximately 30 employees, including 18  licensed engineers. EDM also has locations in Collinsville, IL and St. Charles, MO

August 10, 2018

Jessie Schilligo

Jesse Schilligo of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager. Schilligo is responsible for managing construction of select Knoebel Construction retail projects, including tenant build-outs and large retail developments in St. Louis and nationally.

Schilligo has ten years of experience in the construction industry, including field experience and management.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Southeast Missouri State with double majors in Construction Management & Design and Facilities Management & Sustainability.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

Jim McGraw

Haberberger Hires Jim Mcgraw As Project Manager

Haberberger, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Jim McGraw, of Kirkwood, to its growing team. McGraw will be joining the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm’s plumbing department as project manager.

McGraw joins Haberberger with more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing industry. His background includes accounting, purchasing and project management. McGraw will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Haberberger’s plumbing division was established in 2016, handling a variety of projects, including 24-hour emergency service and repair; drain cleaning, video pipeline inspection and sewer line location; water and sewer line breaks repair and replacement; rehab of existing buildings, new construction, and plan and spec and design-build. For more information, visitwww.haberbergerinc.com.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 70-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, plumbing and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

August 3, 2018

Jamie Berzon

S. M. Wilson It Manager, Jamie Berzon, Honored In Constructech’s Annual Women In Construction List For 2018

S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Jamie Berzon, was honored in Constructech magazine’s annual Women in Construction List for 2018.

The list recognizes the most successful women working in the construction industry who are constantly proving they have the passion, tenacity and steadfastness to lead the largest and most successful projects in the world, all while leveraging innovative technology.

“These women are demonstrating how to be an effective leader in the construction industry today,” says Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine. “Together, as an industry, we can bring a whole new generation of workers to the jobsite. These women are taking the first step, helping to mentor and lead in encouraging ways.”

As S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Berzon is responsible for managing the firm’s information technology and computer systems, controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations.

The 2018 Women in Construction winners will be honored at an awards Gala on August 22. There will also be a special panel discussion with women in the construction space talking about challenges in the industry today, such as the skilled labor shortage, and how they can be resolved.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.
Ghlee T. (G.T.) Cozad III Joins Midwest BankCentre’s West Region Advisory Board

Ghlee T. (G.T.) Cozad III, president of Cozad Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre West Region Advisory Board.

As president of Cozad Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., Cozad directs the firm’s brokerage, property management and marketing activities. He provides commercial real estate brokerage services, develops new business and supports human resource initiatives, including employee development. Founded in 1987, Cozad has grown to rank among the top real estate and property management companies in St. Louis.

Cozad received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and his master’s degree in business administration from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. He serves as a member of the board and as real estate chair for Easterseals Midwest.

Midwest BankCentre (www.midwestbankcentre.com), founded in St. Louis in 1906, employs a staff of 300 currently working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. In April 2015, it acquired Southern Commercial Bank, formed in 1891. In July 2016, it purchased Bremen Bank & Trust Co., founded in 1868.

Remiger Design Adds Veteran Architect Tyson Pyle to Its Team 

Tyson Pyle

Veteran architect adds to firm’s capabilities in design and planning

With more than a decade of experience, Tyson Pyle, AIA, NCARB, has strengthened Remiger Design’s ability to provide creative solutions for its clients. As a Senior Design Architect, Pyle will implement design standards and principles for the firm’s clients. Additionally, he will spearhead new design initiatives.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Pyle has a wealth of expertise in architecture and planning, with a focus on developer-driven mixed-use projects. Notable projects include: 300 South Broadway, a 32-story luxury apartment tower under development in downtown St. Louis; a 22-story luxury apartment tower with ground-floor retail in Clayton, MO; ANEW, the rooftop event space for Big Brothers Big Sisters in midtown St. Louis; and New City, a one million square-foot lifestyle and entertainment district in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area. Additionally, he has designed and planned office, industrial and retail buildings across the United States.

“Tyson adds greatly to our capabilities as we serve existing and new clients across the country,” said Vern Remiger, president of the company he started in 2010. “His background in design and planning meshes well with our team approach to deliver exceptional client service with flexible, creative and cost-effective design solutions.”

Based in St. Louis, MO, the firm provides architectural, planning and interior design services in several environments: education, institutional and industrial facilities, corporate offices, and retail and hospitality. The firm was founded in 2010 by Vern Remiger, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in architecture, interior design, planning and facilities management.

Tarlton Corp. Begin Muny Renovations

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Marks the first phase of capital improvements to the iconic outdoor musical theater 

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, is serving as construction manager for renovations to The Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater.

Tarlton, which has been providing preconstruction services, has begun the first phase of construction now that The Muny’s centennial summer season has concluded. In May, The Muny launched its first-ever public fundraising effort, “Second Century Capital Campaign,” to raise $100 million for capital improvements and ongoing maintenance of its 11.5-acre campus in Forest Park.

The scope of work includes rebuilding and revamping The Muny’s century-old stage to address structural needs and provide capabilities for modern stage technologies. A new revolving platform to move sets and actors more efficiently during productions will replace the existing turntable, which was installed in 1930. Other upgrades include tracks to move scenery and five lifts to bring materials and/or actors to the stage from below.

A new overhead light bridge of structural steel with an integrated walkway will replace the current cable light bridge system and provide infinite capabilities for lighting configurations. The Muny’s current lighting system also will be enhanced by all new LED lighting. Other improvements include additional LED screens for digital projections, which create unlimited color variations on and around the stage.

The Muny’s stage will undergo dramatic design changes. Two architectural shell-shaped towers constructed of steel, concrete, concrete masonry units and drywall will frame each side and conceal an array of electronics and sound equipment. Air ducts in the new towers will distribute air more evenly throughout the theater. At the close of The Muny’s 2019 season, a façade of durable glass fiber reinforced concrete panels will be installed. These panels are designed to reflect lighting and produce a wide spectrum of color.

In addition, a new, expanded climate-controlled orchestra pit situated under The Muny’s stage will accommodate musicians, who still will remain visible to Muny-goers, but in a protected environment more conducive for delicate musical instruments sensitive to humidity and temperature fluctuations.

The team will construct a full basement, new electrical and mechanical systems, new elevators, restrooms, locker rooms and general storage spaces.

“The renovations have been in the planning stages for years,” said Dennis Reagan, president and chief executive officer.  “As we look toward the second century of The Muny, these improvements are designed to enhance the musical theater experience for St. Louisans and visitors and are vital to its future.”

The Tarlton team includes Joe Scarfino, project director; Cameron Denison, senior project manager; Travis Aly, senior project engineer; Chad Hartman and Matt Grill, project superintendents; and Cindy Cerentano, cost engineer. The project architect is H3 architects in New York City.

“We are honored to be a part of this exciting renovation and continue our history in working with The Muny, an iconic cultural institution and summer favorite in St. Louis,” said Tarlton President Tracy Hart.

Tarlton has completed a host of renovation projects for The Muny over the last 20 years. Its work for the long-time Forest Park institution ranges from the installation of giant cooling fans to amphitheater, restroom and concession stand renovations. In addition, Tarlton has completed numerous miscellaneous projects including lighting work, plaza renovations, sidewalk repairs and handrail upgrades.

“The Muny” is the nation’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater. The popular amphitheater seats 11,000 people with approximately 1,500 free seats available. The Muny produces all of its musicals, offering seven productions that run seasonally from mid-June to mid-August. It is the largest outdoor theater to host Broadway-style musical theater and has a history of hosting top performers from theater, TV, film and stage. 

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

Building Careers

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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.

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Three New Team Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome three new staff members to its team of professionals. Michelle Bock, of Frontenac, has joined as Chief Operating Officer; Shaughnessy Daniels, of Florissant, has been hired as Community Engagement Manager, and Michael Steinlage, of Ballwin, joins as Project Manager. The three will work with other staff members and partners to fulfill Great Rivers Greenway’s mission of connecting the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can enjoy more of their lives outside.

As Chief Operating Officer, Bock is tasked with the oversight of all areas related to Great Rivers Greenways’ operations. She is responsible for ensuring the proper controls and procedures are in place to effectively advance the organization’s strategic plan, while also ensuring financial strength, operating efficiency and sound financial stewardship. Bock comes to Great Rivers Greenway with 29 years of experience in public finance, including capital financing of facilities, economic development, public ratings, as well as budget and investor relations. Her prior experience includes 16 years with Piper Jaffray & Co in St. Louis, where she most recently held the position of managing director. During her time there, Bock was a senior level banker responsible for the execution of public financing and business generation.  Bock earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis.

Daniels joins Great Rivers Greenway as Community Engagement Manager and is responsible for collaborating with staff and a range of partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Daniels will manage the organization’s long-term engagement strategy and planning and will also oversee efforts to engage with community members throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project. Daniels was part of the team responsible for planning and implementing the St. Louis 2004 initiative, which aimed to bring about a renaissance in the metropolitan region and eventually led to the ballot measure that created Great Rivers Greenway. She brings more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, management and executive level leadership. Her background includes serving as Vice President-Community Support for St. Louis ARC and providing senior level project support in large scale community revitalization initiatives as Vice President for Urban Strategies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Steinlage has joined as Project Manager and will help oversee the various aspects of greenway construction projects, including community engagement, design and construction. He will primarily be focused on projects within the Maline and St. Vincent Greenways in North St. Louis County. He will also be tasked with advancing the organization’s master plan for these greenways. A landscape architect, Steinlage brings more than four years’ experience designing and overseeing the construction of international and domestic public spaces. Most recently, he served as a landscape architect and project manager for Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm OLIN, overseeing and designing a range of projects – from small scale gardens to citywide green infrastructure master plans.  Steinlage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Missouri, and he holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle, Shaughnessy and Michael to our team,” said Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Executive Officer.  “The depth and breadth of their experience will enhance not only our processes, but also our projects and partnerships as we continue to expand the network of greenways and connect people across the region to their rivers, parks and communities.”

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

James Alverson

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Project Management Leader

 KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted James Alverson to Associate in charge of Project Management.

Alverson joined KRJ in 2014, bringing 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, quality assurance and specification writing to the firm. He is responsible for managing projects throughout all phases of the firm’s educational and civic projects, from planning through design, documentation and construction completion.

“Jamey is a talented project manager, who works closely with all team members to bring projects to timely completion with the high standards our firm always strives for,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “His extensive experience in complex building renovations and new construction, with cost control, adds to our long tradition of maximizing community resources by enhancing existing facilities and building new facilities.”

Alverson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University and a Master’s of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. He is a LEED-accredited professional registered to practice in the state of Missouri.

The St. Louis architectural firm of Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen, Inc. (KRJ) is an award-winning, dynamic organization known for “architecture that builds communities.” The firm is respected for its work in the education and public sectors, seamlessly creating functional architecture that is cost-effective and energy efficient. For educational organizations including K-12, community colleges and universities, KRJ evolves its designs to accommodate changes in methods of teaching, the learning environment and technology.  Established in 1955, KRJ is an employee-owned firm.  www.KRJarch.com

Maggie Sieges

Maggie Sieges joins Knoebel Construction as Project Engineer

Maggie Sieges has joined Knoebel Construction as project engineer. Sieges assists in the management of nationwide retail development, restaurant and grocery projects for Knoebel Construction, including on-site quality control, project administration and client relations.

Sieges has six years of experience in the construction industry.  She holds a Master of Science in Project Management from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

August 17, 2018

Jason Riggs, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Mechanical Engineer

Jason Riggs

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Jason Riggs as Mechanical Engineer.  Jason is a registered Engineer in Missouri with over 12 years of experience in mechanical design and construction of facilities including commercial, governmental, industrial, healthcare, universities, laboratories, pharmaceutical, and data centers.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is employs approximately 30 employees, including 18  licensed engineers. EDM also has locations in Collinsville, IL and St. Charles, MO

August 10, 2018

Jessie Schilligo

Jesse Schilligo of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager. Schilligo is responsible for managing construction of select Knoebel Construction retail projects, including tenant build-outs and large retail developments in St. Louis and nationally.

Schilligo has ten years of experience in the construction industry, including field experience and management.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Southeast Missouri State with double majors in Construction Management & Design and Facilities Management & Sustainability.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. For more information, visit www.knoebelconstruction.com or call (636) 326-4100.

Jim McGraw

Haberberger Hires Jim Mcgraw As Project Manager

Haberberger, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Jim McGraw, of Kirkwood, to its growing team. McGraw will be joining the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm’s plumbing department as project manager.

McGraw joins Haberberger with more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing industry. His background includes accounting, purchasing and project management. McGraw will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Haberberger’s plumbing division was established in 2016, handling a variety of projects, including 24-hour emergency service and repair; drain cleaning, video pipeline inspection and sewer line location; water and sewer line breaks repair and replacement; rehab of existing buildings, new construction, and plan and spec and design-build. For more information, visitwww.haberbergerinc.com.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 70-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, plumbing and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

August 3, 2018

Jamie Berzon

S. M. Wilson It Manager, Jamie Berzon, Honored In Constructech’s Annual Women In Construction List For 2018

S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Jamie Berzon, was honored in Constructech magazine’s annual Women in Construction List for 2018.

The list recognizes the most successful women working in the construction industry who are constantly proving they have the passion, tenacity and steadfastness to lead the largest and most successful projects in the world, all while leveraging innovative technology.

“These women are demonstrating how to be an effective leader in the construction industry today,” says Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine. “Together, as an industry, we can bring a whole new generation of workers to the jobsite. These women are taking the first step, helping to mentor and lead in encouraging ways.”

As S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Berzon is responsible for managing the firm’s information technology and computer systems, controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations.

The 2018 Women in Construction winners will be honored at an awards Gala on August 22. There will also be a special panel discussion with women in the construction space talking about challenges in the industry today, such as the skilled labor shortage, and how they can be resolved.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.
Ghlee T. (G.T.) Cozad III Joins Midwest BankCentre’s West Region Advisory Board

Ghlee T. (G.T.) Cozad III, president of Cozad Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre West Region Advisory Board.

As president of Cozad Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., Cozad directs the firm’s brokerage, property management and marketing activities. He provides commercial real estate brokerage services, develops new business and supports human resource initiatives, including employee development. Founded in 1987, Cozad has grown to rank among the top real estate and property management companies in St. Louis.

Cozad received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and his master’s degree in business administration from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. He serves as a member of the board and as real estate chair for Easterseals Midwest.

Midwest BankCentre (www.midwestbankcentre.com), founded in St. Louis in 1906, employs a staff of 300 currently working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. In April 2015, it acquired Southern Commercial Bank, formed in 1891. In July 2016, it purchased Bremen Bank & Trust Co., founded in 1868.

Remiger Design Adds Veteran Architect Tyson Pyle to Its Team 

Tyson Pyle

Veteran architect adds to firm’s capabilities in design and planning

With more than a decade of experience, Tyson Pyle, AIA, NCARB, has strengthened Remiger Design’s ability to provide creative solutions for its clients. As a Senior Design Architect, Pyle will implement design standards and principles for the firm’s clients. Additionally, he will spearhead new design initiatives.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Pyle has a wealth of expertise in architecture and planning, with a focus on developer-driven mixed-use projects. Notable projects include: 300 South Broadway, a 32-story luxury apartment tower under development in downtown St. Louis; a 22-story luxury apartment tower with ground-floor retail in Clayton, MO; ANEW, the rooftop event space for Big Brothers Big Sisters in midtown St. Louis; and New City, a one million square-foot lifestyle and entertainment district in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area. Additionally, he has designed and planned office, industrial and retail buildings across the United States.

“Tyson adds greatly to our capabilities as we serve existing and new clients across the country,” said Vern Remiger, president of the company he started in 2010. “His background in design and planning meshes well with our team approach to deliver exceptional client service with flexible, creative and cost-effective design solutions.”

Based in St. Louis, MO, the firm provides architectural, planning and interior design services in several environments: education, institutional and industrial facilities, corporate offices, and retail and hospitality. The firm was founded in 2010 by Vern Remiger, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in architecture, interior design, planning and facilities management.

Electrical Connection Members Power the PGA Championship in St. Louis

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If you attended or watched the historic 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, you marveled at the precision golf shots.  Behind the scenes, equally impressive precision by Electrical Connection members powered the event and connected it to a worldwide audience.  Contracted by Aggreko, an international electricity, heating, and cooling provider, NECA contractor Guarantee Electrical Co. teamed with IBEW Local 1 to power every facet of the championship.

“The PGA was a spectacular showcase for St. Louis worldwide,” said Jim Curran, executive vice president, Electrical Connection.  “We are extremely proud of our IBEW/NECA team which for decades has been the region’s ‘go to’ source for reliable and safe electrical and communications infrastructure needed for major events.   The PGA and Bellerive Country Club delivered a great tournament for fans and we were pleased to be part of it.”

The tale of the tape on the sprawling Bellerive Country Club in Town & Country, Mo. and its 7,547-yard course also tells the tale of the enormous challenge of transforming the private club for a worldwide spectacle. The event was almost entirely powered by generators.

Guarantee connected temporary power to the 46,800-square-foot PGA Merchandise Pavilion to power its air conditioning, wireless communications, lighting, video boards and more. The generators also reliably powered the concession stands strategically placed along the golf course.

Equally impressive were the accommodations for the media and the estimated 1,000 journalists covering the event.  The IBEW/NECA team provided temporary power to the massive media center and stationary cameras covering the action on the course.  In addition, the temporary power was used to support media using wireless connections for roaming camera crews and journalists on the course.

Guarantee began work on the project a year ago by connecting temporary power from an Ameren feed to the PGA trailer from which the entire championship was orchestrated. To insure uninterruptable power for this major event, a backup generator was provided to the Bellerive clubhouse.

The PGA project was yet another in a series major St. Louis area events wired by the IBEW/NECA team.  Indeed, Guarantee Electrical traces its name to its “guaranteed performance” wiring of the 1904 World’s Fair.

The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the National Electrical Contractors Associations (NECA).  For more than 100 years, IBEW/NECA has been the “go to” resource for safe and reliable electrical and communications construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information, visit www.electricalconnection.org.

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