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New Hires at Hastings+Chivetta Architects 

Rabia Bajwa

Rabia Bajwa has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. As a member of the architectural graphics team, Rabia develops 3D renderings for Hastings+Chivetta’s clients, as well as 2D drawings and elevations during the design development process. In May 2017, Rabia completed a five-year Master of Architecture program at The University of Kansas. She is working towards becoming a licensed architect.

Nancy Burns

Nancy Burns has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as an Accountant. In her new role, she will provide project financial analysis, billing and general accounting services for the firm. Nancy earned her bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Kurt Kruger

Kurt R. Kruger has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Director of Client Development. In this role, Kurt will guide and direct client development activities across the firm. Kurt will work with Hastings+Chivetta’s team to build relationships with both current and potential clients. He brings experience as a senior client development executive responsible for hiring, training and developing individuals and teams in the design and construction industry. Kurt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Syracuse University.

Arlene Vespa

Arlene Vespa, NCARB, LEED® AP BD+C, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Space Utilization and Planning Specialist. In her new role, Arlene will work on master planning and space programming activities for a range of clients. She will guide the research and decision-making process that leads to the development of an architectural program, and she will work closely with our clients and design team to meet current and future needs. Arlene has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies, a Master in Architecture and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Certified Construction Documents Technologist (CDT), a Registered Architect in the States of Illinois and Oregon, holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a LEED accredited professional.

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

Kevin P. Hogan Promoted to Partner at Schmersahl Treloar & Co.

Kevin P. Hogan has been promoted to Tax Partner at Schmersahl Treloar & Co.  Kevin joined Schmersahl Treloar & Company in 2014 with over fifteen years of experience specializing in tax and business consulting services. In addition, Kevin leads the firm’s valuation services team.

Schmersahl Treloar & Co. specializes in accounting for the construction industry.

Kevin has become an important part of our service offering and valued member of our team.  His hard work and dedication to serving our clients with integrity and creativity has earned him the right to be our partner and we congratulate him,” said partner Julie Treloar.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Economics from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St Louis.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Schmersahl Treloar & Company is a St Louis based accounting, tax and business consulting firm.  Schmersahl Treloar provides a variety of specialized consulting services such as succession and estate planning, mergers and acquisition consulting, as well as employee benefit plan audits, litigation support and valuation, and business planning.  The firm serves a wide range of privately held companies, government and non-profit organizations.

A native of Saint Louis, Kevin currently resides in South County with his wife Amy and two children Danny and Nora, and Bulldog Hamish.

Schmersahl Treloar is a St Louis based accounting, tax and business consulting firm. The firm and its affiliates BeneFLEX and PARS with nearly 70 professionals and staff, offers a diversity of services, which includes auditing, accounting, tax, and business advisory services

January 12, 2018

The UP Companies Hires Steve Richardson as Corporate Safety Director

Steve Richardson

The UP Companies (UPCO) has strengthened its commitment to workplace safety with the addition of Steve Richardson of Imperial, MO as Corporate Safety Director.

As UPCO’s Corporate Safety Director, Richardson will work with the entire UPCO team to develop, manage and nurture a “Construction Design and Build Safety Program” based on leading edge performance indicators.

Richardson has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety Engineering from the University of Central Missouri. He is also certified as an OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer and is a member of the National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, Mid-Missouri Associated General Contractors (AGC) Executive Safety and Health Committee, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Substance Abuse and Safety Committee, and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers.

Richardson has 38 years of AEC industry experience, having previously worked as Corporate Safety Director for Clayco, Inc. and Tarlton Corp., both based in St. Louis, MO.

The UP Companies (UPCO) is one of the region’s largest full-service MBE-certified contracting companies. For more information, go to www.theupcompanies.com or call 314.865.3888.

Rotty named to 40 Under 40 by St. Louis Business Journal

Sondra Rotty

Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C of Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

The 40 Under 40 Award is one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s most prominent annual awards. Rotty joins an elite group of the area’s young business leaders who are selected for outstanding contributions to their companies and local business community. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, more than 500 nominations were received for the 2018 award. Rotty also is a past recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 Award.

Recently promoted to project director, Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She also is managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at MissouriBotanical Garden.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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.

January 5, 2018

Erin Erhart Promoted to Executive Vice President at Midwest BankCentre

Erin Erhart

Erin Erhart has been promoted to executive vice president of retail and fee services at Midwest BankCentre. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Erhart leads the community bank’s retail branch network and fee service businesses. She focuses the bank’s retail banking teams on enhancing customer experiences to advance the growth and performance of the bank’s financial services to consumers.

She was previously vice president of consumer banking and corporate services at Midwest BankCentre and has 12 years of banking experience. Erhart earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Louis University.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.9 billion and deposits of $1.4 billion.

S. M. Wilson Promotes Three to Project Directors

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Brian Bea, Jack Kinamore and Mike Hanner to Project Directors. All three previously held the position of Senior Project Manager.

As Project Directors, Bea, Kinamore and Hanner are responsible for the supervision and overall performance and profitability of multiple project teams, large-scale building programs and the development and continuation of the relationships related to these clients.

Brian Bea

Bea has been with S. M. Wilson for 11 years and has more than 20 years in the Industry. He has worked on $70+ million of projects at Blessing Hospital, and is currently overseeing projects with Formation Development and Erickson Living. Bea holds a B.S. Construction Management from John Brown University and is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

Jack Kinamore

Kinamore began working at S. M. Wilson more than 17 years ago as a Laborer. He has worked for the company as a Laborer, Intern, Project Engineer, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. During this time, Jack has worked on more than 40 projects for S. M. Wilson, including $100 million of projects for Von Maur and $24 million for Target. He is currently working on Von Maur Rosedale.  Kinamore holds a B.S. Construction Management, Central Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

Mike Hanner

Hanner joined the industry in 2000 and began working for S. M. Wilson in 2001. He has been involved in a variety of projects. Most recently, Hanner has been working on the $542 million Campus Renewal project. Hanner holds a B.S. Construction Management from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 

 

People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

The UP Companies Hires Steve Richardson as Corporate Safety Director

Steve Richardson

The UP Companies (UPCO) has strengthened its commitment to workplace safety with the addition of Steve Richardson of Imperial, MO as Corporate Safety Director.

As UPCO’s Corporate Safety Director, Richardson will work with the entire UPCO team to develop, manage and nurture a “Construction Design and Build Safety Program” based on leading edge performance indicators.

Richardson has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety Engineering from the University of Central Missouri. He is also certified as an OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer and is a member of the National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, Mid-Missouri Associated General Contractors (AGC) Executive Safety and Health Committee, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Substance Abuse and Safety Committee, and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers.

Richardson has 38 years of AEC industry experience, having previously worked as Corporate Safety Director for Clayco, Inc. and Tarlton Corp., both based in St. Louis, MO.

The UP Companies (UPCO) is one of the region’s largest full-service MBE-certified contracting companies. For more information, go to www.theupcompanies.com or call 314.865.3888.

Rotty named to 40 Under 40 by St. Louis Business Journal

Sondra Rotty

Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C of Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

The 40 Under 40 Award is one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s most prominent annual awards. Rotty joins an elite group of the area’s young business leaders who are selected for outstanding contributions to their companies and local business community. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, more than 500 nominations were received for the 2018 award. Rotty also is a past recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 Award.

Recently promoted to project director, Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She also is managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at MissouriBotanical Garden.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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.

January 5, 2018

Erin Erhart Promoted to Executive Vice President at Midwest BankCentre

Erin Erhart

Erin Erhart has been promoted to executive vice president of retail and fee services at Midwest BankCentre. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Erhart leads the community bank’s retail branch network and fee service businesses. She focuses the bank’s retail banking teams on enhancing customer experiences to advance the growth and performance of the bank’s financial services to consumers.

She was previously vice president of consumer banking and corporate services at Midwest BankCentre and has 12 years of banking experience. Erhart earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Louis University.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.9 billion and deposits of $1.4 billion.

S. M. Wilson Promotes Three to Project Directors

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Brian Bea, Jack Kinamore and Mike Hanner to Project Directors. All three previously held the position of Senior Project Manager.

As Project Directors, Bea, Kinamore and Hanner are responsible for the supervision and overall performance and profitability of multiple project teams, large-scale building programs and the development and continuation of the relationships related to these clients.

Brian Bea

Bea has been with S. M. Wilson for 11 years and has more than 20 years in the Industry. He has worked on $70+ million of projects at Blessing Hospital, and is currently overseeing projects with Formation Development and Erickson Living. Bea holds a B.S. Construction Management from John Brown University and is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

Jack Kinamore

Kinamore began working at S. M. Wilson more than 17 years ago as a Laborer. He has worked for the company as a Laborer, Intern, Project Engineer, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. During this time, Jack has worked on more than 40 projects for S. M. Wilson, including $100 million of projects for Von Maur and $24 million for Target. He is currently working on Von Maur Rosedale.  Kinamore holds a B.S. Construction Management, Central Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

Mike Hanner

Hanner joined the industry in 2000 and began working for S. M. Wilson in 2001. He has been involved in a variety of projects. Most recently, Hanner has been working on the $542 million Campus Renewal project. Hanner holds a B.S. Construction Management from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

December 29, 2017

Kevin Hogan Promoted to Partner at Schmershal Treloar & Co.

Kevin Hogan

Schmersahl. Treloar & Co is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of Kevin P. Hogan, CPA, CVA to partner.

Kevin has been with the firm since 2014 and has been practicing since 2002. Kevin’s industry concentrations include real estate, manufacturing, distribution, construction, healthcare and commercial services. His experience includes assisting closely held businesses, their owners and high net-worth individuals on tax compliance, planning and consulting.

“Kevin has become an important part of our service offering and valued member of our team.  His hard work and dedication to serving our clients with integrity and creativity has earned him the right to be our partner and we congratulate him,” said Julie Treloar, a founding partner at Schmersahl Treloar.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance and economics from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Missouri – St Louis. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. A native of Saint Louis, Kevin currently resides in South County with his wife Amy, two children Danny and Nora and Bulldog Hamish.

Schmersahl Treloar is a St Louis based accounting, tax and business consulting firm.

Randy L. Mitchell Joins AAIC as Director of Architecture

Randy Mitchell

Randy brings 32 years of experience in design and project management in the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) industry. He has a Bachelor’s of Technology in Architecture from Washington University

Prior to joining AAIC, Randy served 9 years as Project Architect for a local architectural firm and 23 years as Project Manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources overseeing multiple million dollar projects such as World Shooting and Recreational Complex, in Sparta, IL and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office Complex in Springfield, IL.

During his career he has implemented the American’s with Disabilities Act for facilities throughout the State of Illinois, organized and assembled annual need assessments, scope development and cost estimating for the annual budget process.

Randy resides in Collinsville with his wife Renee, they have two grown children and enjoys technology, watercolor painting, golf and traveling.  He will be responsible for the coordination and direction of the AAIC design team professionals, from program analysis through construction administration and client acceptance.

New Hires at HOK’s St. Louis Office

Kate Maxson

Kate Maxson, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Staff Attorney. She will support the HOK legal department as a staff attorney. Maxson joins HOK coming from Competitive Range Solutions, LLC. Maxson has recently returned to home after growing up in St. Louis and enjoying stints in Mississippi, England, California and Tennessee.

Brooke Richars

Brooke Richars, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Accounting Manager. She will support HOK’s Corporate Accounting department as an accounting manager. Richars joins HOK after running her own accounting company for six years, where she worked with small to mid-size businesses in the St. Louis area as an outsourced controller. Richars has over 20 years of experience in audit, tax, finance and financial accounting.

Alicia Touma

Alicia Touma, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Administrative Assistant. She will support the HOK legal department as an administrative assistant. Touma joins HOK coming from her position at local law firm Brinker and Doyen, located in Clayton.

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

December 22, 2017

Haberberger Welcomes Francis Leisure As Service Project Manager 

Francis Leisure

Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its growing team. Francis Leisure, of Oakville, has been hired to serve as service project manager with the Affton-based mechanical contracting company.

Leisure brings to Haberberger more than 10 years’ experience in the HVAC-R mechanical engineering industry, as well as seven years of experience in facilities management. In his new role, he will be working with building owners and facility end-users, delivering engineered HVAC-R mechanical solutions and services. Additionally, Leisure will collaborate with other members of the team, utilizing his expertise to help create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs possible.

“We are excited to add Francis to our service team,” said Mark Haberberger, Vice President of Service for Haberberger. “His knowledge and experience in HVAC-R will be valuable in building relationships with our clients and fulfilling their needs in the years to come.”

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-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. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

S. M. WILSON Promotes Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer

Mark Cochran

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cochran serves as the firm’s first COO.

Cochran will be responsible for the leadership of all construction operations related functions and charged with ensuring the achievement of safe, profitable, and quality work in a manner that fulfills the S. M. Wilson Core Purpose, “To build great value, relationships and careers while having fun in the process”.

In partnership with Amy Berg, President and as a member of the Executive Committee, Cochran will be heavily involved in strategic planning, developing new market strategies, high-level financial decision making and planning and developing company-wide systems and processes.

“We promoted Mark because of his steadfastness and professionalism under pressure, his problem-solving abilities, his strategic thinking, and his unwavering commitment to our Core Purpose and Core Values. Mark has influenced many positive changes over the years which resulted in the significant successes that you see today,” stated Amy Berg, President.

Cochran began as an intern with S. M. Wilson in 1999. Over his 17 year tenure, Mark has managed $500,000,000+ of projects. He holds a B.S. Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has his ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

Gateco Development Welcomes Christopher Leonard As Vice President Of Development And Construction

Chris Leonard

Gateco Development, a Gatesworth enterprise, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Christopher Leonard of Wildwood, Mo., as Vice President of Development and Construction. In this position, Leonard oversees all new building construction and ongoing maintenance and renovations of all existing properties in The Gatesworth community. This includes the Gatesworth’s independent living community, McKnight Place Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing – all on the 15-acre University City campus; as well as Parc Provence Memory Care in Creve Coeur.

Having previously worked in commercial construction management and general contracting for two leading local construction firms and a large hospital system, Leonard brought to Gateco more than 15 years of experience in every phase of architectural services and construction oversight. He earned his Master of Science in Construction Engineering – with a specialization in business management – from Washington University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – with a specialization in construction management – from the University of Missouri-Rolla, (now Missouri S&T).

“Since joining Gateco, Chris has seamlessly juggled roles as developer, general contractor, owner’s rep and operator, overseeing construction of the new $32 million McKnight Place Assisted Living expansion,” noted Charles Deutsch, owner of The Gatesworth. “He and the team at Gateco contribute daily to both the overall comfort and wellbeing of Gatesworth residents, and also to the Gatesworth’s enduring reputation for quality.”

For more information on Gateco Development, visit www.gatecodevelopment.com or call 314-372-2279. For details on The Gatesworth community and its continuum of care services, visit www.thegatesworth.com or call (314) 993-0111.

Named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Retirement Communities” by Forbes Magazine, The Gatesworth opened its doors in 1988 and established itself as a pioneer in providing area seniors with a variety of quality services in a warm, residential environment.

December 15, 2017

Industry Veteran, Joseph McGauley Joins Colliers International Group Inc.

Joseph McGauley

Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. recently named Joseph McGauley, SIOR, CRE as an executive vice president in its St. Louis office. McGauley, 58, has worked in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 36 years, beginning in 1982.

Focused on corporate services, McGauley’s expertise is managing large, international real estate portfolios. Having represented companies from family sized to multi-national corporations, he has completed numerous transactions with an aggregate value of over $1 billion.

“As a business real estate advisor, my strategic approach provides clients with more organization, cost savings and an overall understanding of how real estate can add value to their respective businesses,” he says. “I look forward to sharing my expertise with the Colliers team and clientele.”

Prior to joining Colliers International, McGauley was president of Gershman Commercial Equities, a private real estate investment group that began in 2015. Before this, he was a founding member of Gateway Commercial in St. Louis. Gateway was the alliance successor of Cushman & Wakefield’s local branch, which McGauley opened back in 1989. Throughout his career, he has been in multiple leadership positions helping a number of brokerage advisors succeed in the industry.

Since Colliers’ acquisition of Gateway in Sept. 2015, the firm has expanded its brokerage and property management services, with approximately 60 employees locally. In 2016 and 2017, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Colliers as one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries.

Sondra Rotty Promoted at Tarlton Corp.

Sondra Rotty

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C, to project director.

Previously serving as senior project manager, Rotty joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2005.She has specialized in large, complex projects completed on fast-track schedules and is a member of Tarlton’s team that serves higher education clients.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She is also managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Rotty holds a Master of Science degree in engineering management and a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 and this year earned the LEED AP BD+C designation, recognizing her expertise in the sustainable design and construction of institutional and commercial buildings.

A past winner of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” award, Rotty is a member of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis and the Society of Women Engineers. She serves on the Girl Scouts Focus Area STEM Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, an organization for which she also volunteers, and she previously volunteered with Girls Inc. of St. Louis.

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.

William Edwards Jr. Named Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Midwest BankCentre

Bill Edwards

William Edwards Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer at Midwest BankCentre. He also joins the bank’s executive management committee. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Edwards continues to lead the deposit operations and information technology teams. He is responsible for defining and delivering the technologies and systems required to support the bank’s strategic goals and for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Saint Louis University. He is a board member of Encore Building Solutions and on the advisory board of Covenant Technology Partners.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis 

Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

Briner Electric Co. Advancing Modernization of St. Louis County Library Branches

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Briner Will Complete Three Branch UpgradesIn 2018 for a Total of 16 in the Improvements Program

Briner Electric Co. and its IBEW Local 1 workforce will complete electrical improvements to three St. Louis County Library branches in 2018.  That will bring the total number of library upgrades by Briner and IBEW to 16 branches since 2014.  Briner is a member of the Electrical Connection a partnership of IBEW Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The three projects slated for completion in 2018 include:

  • The Grand Glaize Branch at 1010 Meramec Station Rd in Manchester Mo., which is undergoing a full building renovation with an addition;
  • The Mid-County Branch replacement at 7821 Maryland Ave. in Clayton, Mo. that includes a parking garage under the new library; and
  • A replacement library for the Thornhill Branch at 12863 Willowyck Drive near Maryland Heights, Mo.

Briner and IBEW have completed work on the Grant View, Weber Road, Jamestown Bluffs, Indian Trails, Rock Road, Samuel Sachs, Cliff Cave, Prairie Commons, Natural Bridge, Oak Bend, Bridgeton Trails, Florissant Valley, and Daniel Boone branches.  The projects have entailed a wide variety of complexities including electrical, fire alarm, decorative and energy efficient lighting, generators for emergency lighting, and technology improvements for new and renovated branches.

The projects are part of a multi-year capital improvement campaign called Your Library Renewed. In 2012, voters approved a $.06 tax increase to fund new facilities and upgrades to existing structures, as well as enhanced library programs and services. More information on all of the library improvements including images can be found at https://www.slcl.org/content/your-library-renewed.

Founded in 1895, Briner is the second oldest NECA-member contractor in the country.  Visit its web site at www.brinerelec.com.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information, visit www.electricalconnection.org.

 

$2 Million Renovation by Drury Development Corp. for Witte Hardware Building

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Developers aim to preserve and enhance many of the original architectural details in what is said to be the strongest building of its kind in St. Louis

The historic Witte Hardware Building – located at 707 N. Second Street on Laclede’s Landing – is undergoing a $2 million renovation by Creve Coeur-based Drury Development Corporation. The improvements aim to meet the evolving needs of the existing tenants, while also attracting others who will appreciate the renovated building’s blend of historic details and modern conveniences, along with its exceptional location in St. Louis City’s oldest district and only riverfront entertainment/dining destination.

The historic building was originally a warehouse distribution facility for Witte Hardware, an exclusive wholesale hardware business that operated on The Landing from 1849 to 1975. It served that purpose for 73 years, before being converted into office and restaurant space. The office space in the building is serving as home to a variety of tenants in the fields of financial services, engineering, marketing, logistics and technology. Opportunities abound for growing companies with over 25,000 square feet of office space available, including the entire 6th floor. The ground floor, former home to the popular Hannegan’s Restaurant, has been set aside for a new restaurant concept or two with a smaller footprint more consistent with today’s dining experience. Renovations to the 80,000-square-foot building began in September 2017, and the first phase of renovations is scheduled to be completed by spring 2018.

Renovations in progress include a complete makeover of the main common areas, including new key card entrances, tiled lobby area, modernization of the elevators, upgraded conference rooms and new restrooms, as well as new carpet and furnishings in the common areas to foster collaboration for individuals working in the office spaces. A new dock and tenant entry directly from the dedicated, attended parking lot at the rear of the office building will feature a full glass storefront entry, new canopy, and enhanced lighting. The second phase of renovations will be focused on reducing the energy footprint of the building, with new energy-efficient roof-top HVAC units, all new digital VAV boxes, and all new LED lighting throughout the building.

“We believe that this project is helping return Laclede’s Landing to the vibrant live-work-play neighborhood it once was, while providing people the opportunity to work in a truly one-of-a-kind historic structure,” said Tom Milford, Drury Development Corporation.

Built in 1902 of timber, bricks and cement, The Witte Building is said to be the strongest building of its kind in St. Louis. Recognizing the particular appeal of the building’s history, during the renovation, many of the original architectural details are being preserved and enhanced, including:

  • The building’s original, massive, 16-inch-wide cedar timber columns
  • The six-story atrium that allows for natural light on every floor of the building
  • Exposed timber in all the office spaces
  • Restored trademark signage on the south side of the building.  (The “Witte IXL Square” trade-mark was placed on only high quality hardware and was an indicator the product was backed with a guarantee of satisfaction.)
  • Ornate doors with leaded glass that provide a dramatic backdrop for the office spaces on the west side of the building
  • Two original locking vaults, another spot inside the building where the distinctive Witte trademark logo is present

“We’re excited to see the thoughtful transformation taking place in the Witte Building and believe it will be a great location for businesses to grow and flourish,” noted John Clark, president of Laclede’s Landing Community Improvement District. “This project is the latest in a series of exciting developments underway on The Landing and it helps to reinforce that this district is the full package, featuring not only amazing dining and entertainment venues, but also affordable, modern and convenient office space just steps from the river and iconic Gateway Arch. With the dramatic renovations to the Arch Grounds complete and now more easily accessible from The Landing, and the new museum set to open by summer of 2018, we fully anticipate this section of the St. Louis riverfront is going to be THE place to be.”

Laclede’s Landing is downtown St. Louis’ oldest district and only riverfront entertainment/dining destination. The nine-block area features unique restaurants, bars, and nightclubs as well as a variety of retail shops, attractions, and businesses. Just steps away from the Gateway Arch, Laclede’s Landing offers a historical experience with charming cobblestone streets and century-old buildings overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

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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.

Erin Erhart Promoted to Executive Vice President at Midwest BankCentre

Erin Erhart

Erin Erhart has been promoted to executive vice president of retail and fee services at Midwest BankCentre. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Erhart leads the community bank’s retail branch network and fee service businesses. She focuses the bank’s retail banking teams on enhancing customer experiences to advance the growth and performance of the bank’s financial services to consumers.

She was previously vice president of consumer banking and corporate services at Midwest BankCentre and has 12 years of banking experience. Erhart earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Saint Louis University.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.9 billion and deposits of $1.4 billion.

S. M. Wilson Promotes Three to Project Directors

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Brian Bea, Jack Kinamore and Mike Hanner to Project Directors. All three previously held the position of Senior Project Manager.

As Project Directors, Bea, Kinamore and Hanner are responsible for the supervision and overall performance and profitability of multiple project teams, large-scale building programs and the development and continuation of the relationships related to these clients.

Brian Bea

Bea has been with S. M. Wilson for 11 years and has more than 20 years in the Industry. He has worked on $70+ million of projects at Blessing Hospital, and is currently overseeing projects with Formation Development and Erickson Living. Bea holds a B.S. Construction Management from John Brown University and is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

Jack Kinamore

Kinamore began working at S. M. Wilson more than 17 years ago as a Laborer. He has worked for the company as a Laborer, Intern, Project Engineer, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. During this time, Jack has worked on more than 40 projects for S. M. Wilson, including $100 million of projects for Von Maur and $24 million for Target. He is currently working on Von Maur Rosedale.  Kinamore holds a B.S. Construction Management, Central Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

Mike Hanner

Hanner joined the industry in 2000 and began working for S. M. Wilson in 2001. He has been involved in a variety of projects. Most recently, Hanner has been working on the $542 million Campus Renewal project. Hanner holds a B.S. Construction Management from Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville. He has is ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate and OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

December 29, 2017

Kevin Hogan Promoted to Partner at Schmershal Treloar & Co.

Kevin Hogan

Schmersahl. Treloar & Co is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of Kevin P. Hogan, CPA, CVA to partner.

Kevin has been with the firm since 2014 and has been practicing since 2002. Kevin’s industry concentrations include real estate, manufacturing, distribution, construction, healthcare and commercial services. His experience includes assisting closely held businesses, their owners and high net-worth individuals on tax compliance, planning and consulting.

“Kevin has become an important part of our service offering and valued member of our team.  His hard work and dedication to serving our clients with integrity and creativity has earned him the right to be our partner and we congratulate him,” said Julie Treloar, a founding partner at Schmersahl Treloar.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance and economics from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Missouri – St Louis. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. A native of Saint Louis, Kevin currently resides in South County with his wife Amy, two children Danny and Nora and Bulldog Hamish.

Schmersahl Treloar is a St Louis based accounting, tax and business consulting firm.

Randy L. Mitchell Joins AAIC as Director of Architecture

Randy Mitchell

Randy brings 32 years of experience in design and project management in the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) industry. He has a Bachelor’s of Technology in Architecture from Washington University

Prior to joining AAIC, Randy served 9 years as Project Architect for a local architectural firm and 23 years as Project Manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources overseeing multiple million dollar projects such as World Shooting and Recreational Complex, in Sparta, IL and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office Complex in Springfield, IL.

During his career he has implemented the American’s with Disabilities Act for facilities throughout the State of Illinois, organized and assembled annual need assessments, scope development and cost estimating for the annual budget process.

Randy resides in Collinsville with his wife Renee, they have two grown children and enjoys technology, watercolor painting, golf and traveling.  He will be responsible for the coordination and direction of the AAIC design team professionals, from program analysis through construction administration and client acceptance.

New Hires at HOK’s St. Louis Office

Kate Maxson

Kate Maxson, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Staff Attorney. She will support the HOK legal department as a staff attorney. Maxson joins HOK coming from Competitive Range Solutions, LLC. Maxson has recently returned to home after growing up in St. Louis and enjoying stints in Mississippi, England, California and Tennessee.

Brooke Richars

Brooke Richars, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Accounting Manager. She will support HOK’s Corporate Accounting department as an accounting manager. Richars joins HOK after running her own accounting company for six years, where she worked with small to mid-size businesses in the St. Louis area as an outsourced controller. Richars has over 20 years of experience in audit, tax, finance and financial accounting.

Alicia Touma

Alicia Touma, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Administrative Assistant. She will support the HOK legal department as an administrative assistant. Touma joins HOK coming from her position at local law firm Brinker and Doyen, located in Clayton.

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

December 22, 2017

Haberberger Welcomes Francis Leisure As Service Project Manager 

Francis Leisure

Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its growing team. Francis Leisure, of Oakville, has been hired to serve as service project manager with the Affton-based mechanical contracting company.

Leisure brings to Haberberger more than 10 years’ experience in the HVAC-R mechanical engineering industry, as well as seven years of experience in facilities management. In his new role, he will be working with building owners and facility end-users, delivering engineered HVAC-R mechanical solutions and services. Additionally, Leisure will collaborate with other members of the team, utilizing his expertise to help create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs possible.

“We are excited to add Francis to our service team,” said Mark Haberberger, Vice President of Service for Haberberger. “His knowledge and experience in HVAC-R will be valuable in building relationships with our clients and fulfilling their needs in the years to come.”

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-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. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

S. M. WILSON Promotes Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer

Mark Cochran

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cochran serves as the firm’s first COO.

Cochran will be responsible for the leadership of all construction operations related functions and charged with ensuring the achievement of safe, profitable, and quality work in a manner that fulfills the S. M. Wilson Core Purpose, “To build great value, relationships and careers while having fun in the process”.

In partnership with Amy Berg, President and as a member of the Executive Committee, Cochran will be heavily involved in strategic planning, developing new market strategies, high-level financial decision making and planning and developing company-wide systems and processes.

“We promoted Mark because of his steadfastness and professionalism under pressure, his problem-solving abilities, his strategic thinking, and his unwavering commitment to our Core Purpose and Core Values. Mark has influenced many positive changes over the years which resulted in the significant successes that you see today,” stated Amy Berg, President.

Cochran began as an intern with S. M. Wilson in 1999. Over his 17 year tenure, Mark has managed $500,000,000+ of projects. He holds a B.S. Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has his ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

Gateco Development Welcomes Christopher Leonard As Vice President Of Development And Construction

Chris Leonard

Gateco Development, a Gatesworth enterprise, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Christopher Leonard of Wildwood, Mo., as Vice President of Development and Construction. In this position, Leonard oversees all new building construction and ongoing maintenance and renovations of all existing properties in The Gatesworth community. This includes the Gatesworth’s independent living community, McKnight Place Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing – all on the 15-acre University City campus; as well as Parc Provence Memory Care in Creve Coeur.

Having previously worked in commercial construction management and general contracting for two leading local construction firms and a large hospital system, Leonard brought to Gateco more than 15 years of experience in every phase of architectural services and construction oversight. He earned his Master of Science in Construction Engineering – with a specialization in business management – from Washington University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – with a specialization in construction management – from the University of Missouri-Rolla, (now Missouri S&T).

“Since joining Gateco, Chris has seamlessly juggled roles as developer, general contractor, owner’s rep and operator, overseeing construction of the new $32 million McKnight Place Assisted Living expansion,” noted Charles Deutsch, owner of The Gatesworth. “He and the team at Gateco contribute daily to both the overall comfort and wellbeing of Gatesworth residents, and also to the Gatesworth’s enduring reputation for quality.”

For more information on Gateco Development, visit www.gatecodevelopment.com or call 314-372-2279. For details on The Gatesworth community and its continuum of care services, visit www.thegatesworth.com or call (314) 993-0111.

Named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Retirement Communities” by Forbes Magazine, The Gatesworth opened its doors in 1988 and established itself as a pioneer in providing area seniors with a variety of quality services in a warm, residential environment.

December 15, 2017

Industry Veteran, Joseph McGauley Joins Colliers International Group Inc.

Joseph McGauley

Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. recently named Joseph McGauley, SIOR, CRE as an executive vice president in its St. Louis office. McGauley, 58, has worked in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 36 years, beginning in 1982.

Focused on corporate services, McGauley’s expertise is managing large, international real estate portfolios. Having represented companies from family sized to multi-national corporations, he has completed numerous transactions with an aggregate value of over $1 billion.

“As a business real estate advisor, my strategic approach provides clients with more organization, cost savings and an overall understanding of how real estate can add value to their respective businesses,” he says. “I look forward to sharing my expertise with the Colliers team and clientele.”

Prior to joining Colliers International, McGauley was president of Gershman Commercial Equities, a private real estate investment group that began in 2015. Before this, he was a founding member of Gateway Commercial in St. Louis. Gateway was the alliance successor of Cushman & Wakefield’s local branch, which McGauley opened back in 1989. Throughout his career, he has been in multiple leadership positions helping a number of brokerage advisors succeed in the industry.

Since Colliers’ acquisition of Gateway in Sept. 2015, the firm has expanded its brokerage and property management services, with approximately 60 employees locally. In 2016 and 2017, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Colliers as one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries.

Sondra Rotty Promoted at Tarlton Corp.

Sondra Rotty

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C, to project director.

Previously serving as senior project manager, Rotty joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2005.She has specialized in large, complex projects completed on fast-track schedules and is a member of Tarlton’s team that serves higher education clients.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She is also managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Rotty holds a Master of Science degree in engineering management and a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 and this year earned the LEED AP BD+C designation, recognizing her expertise in the sustainable design and construction of institutional and commercial buildings.

A past winner of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” award, Rotty is a member of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis and the Society of Women Engineers. She serves on the Girl Scouts Focus Area STEM Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, an organization for which she also volunteers, and she previously volunteered with Girls Inc. of St. Louis.

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.

William Edwards Jr. Named Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Midwest BankCentre

Bill Edwards

William Edwards Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer at Midwest BankCentre. He also joins the bank’s executive management committee. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Edwards continues to lead the deposit operations and information technology teams. He is responsible for defining and delivering the technologies and systems required to support the bank’s strategic goals and for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Saint Louis University. He is a board member of Encore Building Solutions and on the advisory board of Covenant Technology Partners.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis 

Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

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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.

Kevin Hogan Promoted to Partner at Schmershal Treloar & Co.

Kevin Hogan

Schmersahl. Treloar & Co is pleased to announce the continued growth of our firm with the promotion of Kevin P. Hogan, CPA, CVA to partner.

Kevin has been with the firm since 2014 and has been practicing since 2002. Kevin’s industry concentrations include real estate, manufacturing, distribution, construction, healthcare and commercial services. His experience includes assisting closely held businesses, their owners and high net-worth individuals on tax compliance, planning and consulting.

“Kevin has become an important part of our service offering and valued member of our team.  His hard work and dedication to serving our clients with integrity and creativity has earned him the right to be our partner and we congratulate him,” said Julie Treloar, a founding partner at Schmersahl Treloar.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in finance and economics from Rockhurst University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Missouri – St Louis. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Missouri State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. A native of Saint Louis, Kevin currently resides in South County with his wife Amy, two children Danny and Nora and Bulldog Hamish.

Schmersahl Treloar is a St Louis based accounting, tax and business consulting firm.

Randy L. Mitchell Joins AAIC as Director of Architecture

Randy Mitchell

Randy brings 32 years of experience in design and project management in the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) industry. He has a Bachelor’s of Technology in Architecture from Washington University

Prior to joining AAIC, Randy served 9 years as Project Architect for a local architectural firm and 23 years as Project Manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources overseeing multiple million dollar projects such as World Shooting and Recreational Complex, in Sparta, IL and Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office Complex in Springfield, IL.

During his career he has implemented the American’s with Disabilities Act for facilities throughout the State of Illinois, organized and assembled annual need assessments, scope development and cost estimating for the annual budget process.

Randy resides in Collinsville with his wife Renee, they have two grown children and enjoys technology, watercolor painting, golf and traveling.  He will be responsible for the coordination and direction of the AAIC design team professionals, from program analysis through construction administration and client acceptance.

New Hires at HOK’s St. Louis Office

Kate Maxson

Kate Maxson, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Staff Attorney. She will support the HOK legal department as a staff attorney. Maxson joins HOK coming from Competitive Range Solutions, LLC. Maxson has recently returned to home after growing up in St. Louis and enjoying stints in Mississippi, England, California and Tennessee.

Brooke Richars

Brooke Richars, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Accounting Manager. She will support HOK’s Corporate Accounting department as an accounting manager. Richars joins HOK after running her own accounting company for six years, where she worked with small to mid-size businesses in the St. Louis area as an outsourced controller. Richars has over 20 years of experience in audit, tax, finance and financial accounting.

Alicia Touma

Alicia Touma, has joined HOK in St. Louis as Administrative Assistant. She will support the HOK legal department as an administrative assistant. Touma joins HOK coming from her position at local law firm Brinker and Doyen, located in Clayton.

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

December 22, 2017

Haberberger Welcomes Francis Leisure As Service Project Manager 

Francis Leisure

Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its growing team. Francis Leisure, of Oakville, has been hired to serve as service project manager with the Affton-based mechanical contracting company.

Leisure brings to Haberberger more than 10 years’ experience in the HVAC-R mechanical engineering industry, as well as seven years of experience in facilities management. In his new role, he will be working with building owners and facility end-users, delivering engineered HVAC-R mechanical solutions and services. Additionally, Leisure will collaborate with other members of the team, utilizing his expertise to help create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs possible.

“We are excited to add Francis to our service team,” said Mark Haberberger, Vice President of Service for Haberberger. “His knowledge and experience in HVAC-R will be valuable in building relationships with our clients and fulfilling their needs in the years to come.”

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-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. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

S. M. WILSON Promotes Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer

Mark Cochran

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cochran serves as the firm’s first COO.

Cochran will be responsible for the leadership of all construction operations related functions and charged with ensuring the achievement of safe, profitable, and quality work in a manner that fulfills the S. M. Wilson Core Purpose, “To build great value, relationships and careers while having fun in the process”.

In partnership with Amy Berg, President and as a member of the Executive Committee, Cochran will be heavily involved in strategic planning, developing new market strategies, high-level financial decision making and planning and developing company-wide systems and processes.

“We promoted Mark because of his steadfastness and professionalism under pressure, his problem-solving abilities, his strategic thinking, and his unwavering commitment to our Core Purpose and Core Values. Mark has influenced many positive changes over the years which resulted in the significant successes that you see today,” stated Amy Berg, President.

Cochran began as an intern with S. M. Wilson in 1999. Over his 17 year tenure, Mark has managed $500,000,000+ of projects. He holds a B.S. Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has his ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

Gateco Development Welcomes Christopher Leonard As Vice President Of Development And Construction

Chris Leonard

Gateco Development, a Gatesworth enterprise, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Christopher Leonard of Wildwood, Mo., as Vice President of Development and Construction. In this position, Leonard oversees all new building construction and ongoing maintenance and renovations of all existing properties in The Gatesworth community. This includes the Gatesworth’s independent living community, McKnight Place Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing – all on the 15-acre University City campus; as well as Parc Provence Memory Care in Creve Coeur.

Having previously worked in commercial construction management and general contracting for two leading local construction firms and a large hospital system, Leonard brought to Gateco more than 15 years of experience in every phase of architectural services and construction oversight. He earned his Master of Science in Construction Engineering – with a specialization in business management – from Washington University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – with a specialization in construction management – from the University of Missouri-Rolla, (now Missouri S&T).

“Since joining Gateco, Chris has seamlessly juggled roles as developer, general contractor, owner’s rep and operator, overseeing construction of the new $32 million McKnight Place Assisted Living expansion,” noted Charles Deutsch, owner of The Gatesworth. “He and the team at Gateco contribute daily to both the overall comfort and wellbeing of Gatesworth residents, and also to the Gatesworth’s enduring reputation for quality.”

For more information on Gateco Development, visit www.gatecodevelopment.com or call 314-372-2279. For details on The Gatesworth community and its continuum of care services, visit www.thegatesworth.com or call (314) 993-0111.

Named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Retirement Communities” by Forbes Magazine, The Gatesworth opened its doors in 1988 and established itself as a pioneer in providing area seniors with a variety of quality services in a warm, residential environment.

December 15, 2017

Industry Veteran, Joseph McGauley Joins Colliers International Group Inc.

Joseph McGauley

Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. recently named Joseph McGauley, SIOR, CRE as an executive vice president in its St. Louis office. McGauley, 58, has worked in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 36 years, beginning in 1982.

Focused on corporate services, McGauley’s expertise is managing large, international real estate portfolios. Having represented companies from family sized to multi-national corporations, he has completed numerous transactions with an aggregate value of over $1 billion.

“As a business real estate advisor, my strategic approach provides clients with more organization, cost savings and an overall understanding of how real estate can add value to their respective businesses,” he says. “I look forward to sharing my expertise with the Colliers team and clientele.”

Prior to joining Colliers International, McGauley was president of Gershman Commercial Equities, a private real estate investment group that began in 2015. Before this, he was a founding member of Gateway Commercial in St. Louis. Gateway was the alliance successor of Cushman & Wakefield’s local branch, which McGauley opened back in 1989. Throughout his career, he has been in multiple leadership positions helping a number of brokerage advisors succeed in the industry.

Since Colliers’ acquisition of Gateway in Sept. 2015, the firm has expanded its brokerage and property management services, with approximately 60 employees locally. In 2016 and 2017, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Colliers as one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries.

Sondra Rotty Promoted at Tarlton Corp.

Sondra Rotty

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C, to project director.

Previously serving as senior project manager, Rotty joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2005.She has specialized in large, complex projects completed on fast-track schedules and is a member of Tarlton’s team that serves higher education clients.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She is also managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Rotty holds a Master of Science degree in engineering management and a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 and this year earned the LEED AP BD+C designation, recognizing her expertise in the sustainable design and construction of institutional and commercial buildings.

A past winner of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” award, Rotty is a member of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis and the Society of Women Engineers. She serves on the Girl Scouts Focus Area STEM Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, an organization for which she also volunteers, and she previously volunteered with Girls Inc. of St. Louis.

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.

William Edwards Jr. Named Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Midwest BankCentre

Bill Edwards

William Edwards Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer at Midwest BankCentre. He also joins the bank’s executive management committee. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Edwards continues to lead the deposit operations and information technology teams. He is responsible for defining and delivering the technologies and systems required to support the bank’s strategic goals and for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Saint Louis University. He is a board member of Encore Building Solutions and on the advisory board of Covenant Technology Partners.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis 

Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

December 8, 2017

Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Andy McDonell to Vice President; Leads Kansas City Office

Andy McDonell

Brinkmann Constructors has promoted Andy McDonell to vice president and appointed him to lead its regional office in Kansas City. During McDonell’s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company’s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.

“Under Andy’s leadership, our vision is to deepen business relationships, build new ones and strengthen our culture with our employee-owners,” said Brian Satterthwaite, president of Brinkmann Constructors.

McDonell’s leadership of the firm’s Kansas City office deepens hands-on management of the company’s expanding regional operations. It also positions Brinkmann for strategic growth.

“Our team’s ability to generate creative solutions and add value to our clients’ building investments is earning us strong repeat business with our customers in the Kansas City region,” Satterthwaite noted.

The office is located 8700 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 150, Overland Park, Kansas 66210; phone: 913-717-9007.

Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor that has completed about $4 billion in construction since its founding in 1984.

 

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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.

Haberberger Welcomes Francis Leisure As Service Project Manager 

Francis Leisure

Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the newest addition to its growing team. Francis Leisure, of Oakville, has been hired to serve as service project manager with the Affton-based mechanical contracting company.

Leisure brings to Haberberger more than 10 years’ experience in the HVAC-R mechanical engineering industry, as well as seven years of experience in facilities management. In his new role, he will be working with building owners and facility end-users, delivering engineered HVAC-R mechanical solutions and services. Additionally, Leisure will collaborate with other members of the team, utilizing his expertise to help create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs possible.

“We are excited to add Francis to our service team,” said Mark Haberberger, Vice President of Service for Haberberger. “His knowledge and experience in HVAC-R will be valuable in building relationships with our clients and fulfilling their needs in the years to come.”

Haberberger, Inc. is a 69-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. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.

S. M. WILSON Promotes Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer

Mark Cochran

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cochran serves as the firm’s first COO.

Cochran will be responsible for the leadership of all construction operations related functions and charged with ensuring the achievement of safe, profitable, and quality work in a manner that fulfills the S. M. Wilson Core Purpose, “To build great value, relationships and careers while having fun in the process”.

In partnership with Amy Berg, President and as a member of the Executive Committee, Cochran will be heavily involved in strategic planning, developing new market strategies, high-level financial decision making and planning and developing company-wide systems and processes.

“We promoted Mark because of his steadfastness and professionalism under pressure, his problem-solving abilities, his strategic thinking, and his unwavering commitment to our Core Purpose and Core Values. Mark has influenced many positive changes over the years which resulted in the significant successes that you see today,” stated Amy Berg, President.

Cochran began as an intern with S. M. Wilson in 1999. Over his 17 year tenure, Mark has managed $500,000,000+ of projects. He holds a B.S. Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois –Urbana-Champaign. He is a graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has his ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

Gateco Development Welcomes Christopher Leonard As Vice President Of Development And Construction

Chris Leonard

Gateco Development, a Gatesworth enterprise, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Christopher Leonard of Wildwood, Mo., as Vice President of Development and Construction. In this position, Leonard oversees all new building construction and ongoing maintenance and renovations of all existing properties in The Gatesworth community. This includes the Gatesworth’s independent living community, McKnight Place Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing – all on the 15-acre University City campus; as well as Parc Provence Memory Care in Creve Coeur.

Having previously worked in commercial construction management and general contracting for two leading local construction firms and a large hospital system, Leonard brought to Gateco more than 15 years of experience in every phase of architectural services and construction oversight. He earned his Master of Science in Construction Engineering – with a specialization in business management – from Washington University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – with a specialization in construction management – from the University of Missouri-Rolla, (now Missouri S&T).

“Since joining Gateco, Chris has seamlessly juggled roles as developer, general contractor, owner’s rep and operator, overseeing construction of the new $32 million McKnight Place Assisted Living expansion,” noted Charles Deutsch, owner of The Gatesworth. “He and the team at Gateco contribute daily to both the overall comfort and wellbeing of Gatesworth residents, and also to the Gatesworth’s enduring reputation for quality.”

For more information on Gateco Development, visit www.gatecodevelopment.com or call 314-372-2279. For details on The Gatesworth community and its continuum of care services, visit www.thegatesworth.com or call (314) 993-0111.

Named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Retirement Communities” by Forbes Magazine, The Gatesworth opened its doors in 1988 and established itself as a pioneer in providing area seniors with a variety of quality services in a warm, residential environment.

December 15, 2017

Industry Veteran, Joseph McGauley Joins Colliers International Group Inc.

Joseph McGauley

Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. recently named Joseph McGauley, SIOR, CRE as an executive vice president in its St. Louis office. McGauley, 58, has worked in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 36 years, beginning in 1982.

Focused on corporate services, McGauley’s expertise is managing large, international real estate portfolios. Having represented companies from family sized to multi-national corporations, he has completed numerous transactions with an aggregate value of over $1 billion.

“As a business real estate advisor, my strategic approach provides clients with more organization, cost savings and an overall understanding of how real estate can add value to their respective businesses,” he says. “I look forward to sharing my expertise with the Colliers team and clientele.”

Prior to joining Colliers International, McGauley was president of Gershman Commercial Equities, a private real estate investment group that began in 2015. Before this, he was a founding member of Gateway Commercial in St. Louis. Gateway was the alliance successor of Cushman & Wakefield’s local branch, which McGauley opened back in 1989. Throughout his career, he has been in multiple leadership positions helping a number of brokerage advisors succeed in the industry.

Since Colliers’ acquisition of Gateway in Sept. 2015, the firm has expanded its brokerage and property management services, with approximately 60 employees locally. In 2016 and 2017, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Colliers as one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries.

Sondra Rotty Promoted at Tarlton Corp.

Sondra Rotty

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C, to project director.

Previously serving as senior project manager, Rotty joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2005.She has specialized in large, complex projects completed on fast-track schedules and is a member of Tarlton’s team that serves higher education clients.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She is also managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Rotty holds a Master of Science degree in engineering management and a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 and this year earned the LEED AP BD+C designation, recognizing her expertise in the sustainable design and construction of institutional and commercial buildings.

A past winner of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” award, Rotty is a member of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis and the Society of Women Engineers. She serves on the Girl Scouts Focus Area STEM Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, an organization for which she also volunteers, and she previously volunteered with Girls Inc. of St. Louis.

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.

William Edwards Jr. Named Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Midwest BankCentre

Bill Edwards

William Edwards Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer at Midwest BankCentre. He also joins the bank’s executive management committee. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Edwards continues to lead the deposit operations and information technology teams. He is responsible for defining and delivering the technologies and systems required to support the bank’s strategic goals and for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Saint Louis University. He is a board member of Encore Building Solutions and on the advisory board of Covenant Technology Partners.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis 

Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

December 8, 2017

Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Andy McDonell to Vice President; Leads Kansas City Office

Andy McDonell

Brinkmann Constructors has promoted Andy McDonell to vice president and appointed him to lead its regional office in Kansas City. During McDonell’s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company’s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.

“Under Andy’s leadership, our vision is to deepen business relationships, build new ones and strengthen our culture with our employee-owners,” said Brian Satterthwaite, president of Brinkmann Constructors.

McDonell’s leadership of the firm’s Kansas City office deepens hands-on management of the company’s expanding regional operations. It also positions Brinkmann for strategic growth.

“Our team’s ability to generate creative solutions and add value to our clients’ building investments is earning us strong repeat business with our customers in the Kansas City region,” Satterthwaite noted.

The office is located 8700 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 150, Overland Park, Kansas 66210; phone: 913-717-9007.

Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor that has completed about $4 billion in construction since its founding in 1984.

December 1, 2017

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions Announces Hire of Project Manager

Aaron Hammerstone

Aaron Hammerstone brings six years of industry experience to St. Louis position

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions, a national commercial design-bid-build roofing contractor, announces the hire of Aaron Hammerstone as Project Manager. Hammerstone brings six years of management experience to his new position.

“We are elated to have Aaron join the RSS St. Louis team,” said Joe Lauberth, general manager of RSS St. Louis. “Aaron’s experience and knowledge will make him a great asset to the company.”

Hammerstone received his B.S. in Construction Management from Missouri State University with a 3.88 GPA. Prior to joining the RSS St. Louis team, Hammerstone was employed at Kirberg Company as a Project Manager. In this role, he conducted roof and maintenance inspections as well as managed sales and large-scale projects.

“RSS is an industry leader and I am thrilled to be a part of the team,” said Hammerstone. “I am looking forward to working with the talented individuals at RSS.”

RSS St. Louis was founded in 1895. Through a commitment to integrity, service and reliability, RSS remains a leader in commercial roofing for both Missouri and Illinois. 

Spellman Brady Increases Staff of EDAC Designers 

Liz Tung

Liz Tung Receives Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  

Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Liz Tung, Designer has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  Ms. Tung is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes.  Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Tung passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy.  The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.  

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. Named Vice President and Commercial Lender at Midwest BankCentre

Franklin D. Shelton Jr.

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. has joined Midwest BankCentre as vice president and commercial lender. He markets the bank’s credit products to serve both low- to moderate-income customers and emerging market communities. He serves as credit administrator for the bank’s Community and Economic Development loan portfolio and partners with local organizations to build marketing and community service alliances. He has 28 years of banking and finance experience.

Shelton serves on the board of the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity (M-SLICE) and is a member of the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting major from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and his master’s degree in business administration at Webster University in St. Louis.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. 

Knoebel Construction Completes The Shoppes at Mid Rivers

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Knoebel Construction has completed construction of the $54 million The Shoppes at Mid Rivers in St. Peters, Missouri. The project is the largest mall to be built in St. Charles County since 2008. Developer GBT Realty Corporation of Brentwood, TN estimates the shopping center will employ 750 full and part time employees.

The 270,000-square-foot shopping center includes 14 buildings on 28 acres just north of Interstate 70 and across the highway from Mid Rivers Mall, the only regional mall in St. Charles County. Academy Sports + Outdoor, Burlington, Marshalls, Home Goods, Ulta Beauty, Carter’s-OshKosh B’gosh, Five Below, Famous Footwear and Aspen Dental are open. Ross Dress for Less, Sleep Number, Sprint and World Financial will open early 2018. A few smaller storefronts are available for lease.

The project, which broke ground in March 2017, employed an average of 75 construction workers a day at the St. Peters site. Knoebel divided the work into seven subprojects with separate management teams to meet an expedited schedule so the majority of the stores could open for the holiday shopping season. Approximately 50 subcontractor companies worked on the project. Knoebel is finishing another $20 million GBT Realty Corporation shopping center in Bartlesville, OK.

GBT Realty Corporation develops retail and mixed-use developments throughout the United States. Over the last thirty years, they have been involved with the development, construction, leasing and management of over $6 billion of real estate totaling 35 million square feet in 27 states.

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

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Industry Veteran, Joseph McGauley Joins Colliers International Group Inc.

Joseph McGauley

Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. recently named Joseph McGauley, SIOR, CRE as an executive vice president in its St. Louis office. McGauley, 58, has worked in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 36 years, beginning in 1982.

Focused on corporate services, McGauley’s expertise is managing large, international real estate portfolios. Having represented companies from family sized to multi-national corporations, he has completed numerous transactions with an aggregate value of over $1 billion.

“As a business real estate advisor, my strategic approach provides clients with more organization, cost savings and an overall understanding of how real estate can add value to their respective businesses,” he says. “I look forward to sharing my expertise with the Colliers team and clientele.”

Prior to joining Colliers International, McGauley was president of Gershman Commercial Equities, a private real estate investment group that began in 2015. Before this, he was a founding member of Gateway Commercial in St. Louis. Gateway was the alliance successor of Cushman & Wakefield’s local branch, which McGauley opened back in 1989. Throughout his career, he has been in multiple leadership positions helping a number of brokerage advisors succeed in the industry.

Since Colliers’ acquisition of Gateway in Sept. 2015, the firm has expanded its brokerage and property management services, with approximately 60 employees locally. In 2016 and 2017, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranked Colliers as one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) is an industry leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries.

Sondra Rotty Promoted at Tarlton Corp.

Sondra Rotty

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Sondra Rotty, LEED AP BD+C, to project director.

Previously serving as senior project manager, Rotty joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2005.She has specialized in large, complex projects completed on fast-track schedules and is a member of Tarlton’s team that serves higher education clients.

Rotty has managed or worked on many notable LEED-certified Tarlton projects, including the award-winning Olin Business School expansion (Knight and Bauer Halls) and the Bryan Hall Renovation, both at Washington University in St. Louis. She also served on the Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture team for the expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum. For the U.S. General Services Administration, she managed Tarlton’s renovation of the Charles F. Prevedel Federal Building in Overland, Mo., and was a member of the teams that constructed the 500,000-square-foot National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis and built out the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Rotty is leading the Tarlton team that will construct a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Forest Park campus of St. Louis Community College. Construction on the LEED-registered project will begin in 2018. She is also managing the Tarlton team on the renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden.

Rotty holds a Master of Science degree in engineering management and a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. She became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 and this year earned the LEED AP BD+C designation, recognizing her expertise in the sustainable design and construction of institutional and commercial buildings.

A past winner of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30” award, Rotty is a member of the Engineers’ Club of St. Louis and the Society of Women Engineers. She serves on the Girl Scouts Focus Area STEM Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, an organization for which she also volunteers, and she previously volunteered with Girls Inc. of St. Louis.

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.

William Edwards Jr. Named Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Midwest BankCentre

Bill Edwards

William Edwards Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer at Midwest BankCentre. He also joins the bank’s executive management committee. The announcement was made by Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Jim Watson.

Edwards continues to lead the deposit operations and information technology teams. He is responsible for defining and delivering the technologies and systems required to support the bank’s strategic goals and for ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies.

Edwards earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Saint Louis University. He is a board member of Encore Building Solutions and on the advisory board of Covenant Technology Partners.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis 

Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

December 8, 2017

Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Andy McDonell to Vice President; Leads Kansas City Office

Andy McDonell

Brinkmann Constructors has promoted Andy McDonell to vice president and appointed him to lead its regional office in Kansas City. During McDonell’s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company’s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.

“Under Andy’s leadership, our vision is to deepen business relationships, build new ones and strengthen our culture with our employee-owners,” said Brian Satterthwaite, president of Brinkmann Constructors.

McDonell’s leadership of the firm’s Kansas City office deepens hands-on management of the company’s expanding regional operations. It also positions Brinkmann for strategic growth.

“Our team’s ability to generate creative solutions and add value to our clients’ building investments is earning us strong repeat business with our customers in the Kansas City region,” Satterthwaite noted.

The office is located 8700 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 150, Overland Park, Kansas 66210; phone: 913-717-9007.

Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor that has completed about $4 billion in construction since its founding in 1984.

December 1, 2017

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions Announces Hire of Project Manager

Aaron Hammerstone

Aaron Hammerstone brings six years of industry experience to St. Louis position

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions, a national commercial design-bid-build roofing contractor, announces the hire of Aaron Hammerstone as Project Manager. Hammerstone brings six years of management experience to his new position.

“We are elated to have Aaron join the RSS St. Louis team,” said Joe Lauberth, general manager of RSS St. Louis. “Aaron’s experience and knowledge will make him a great asset to the company.”

Hammerstone received his B.S. in Construction Management from Missouri State University with a 3.88 GPA. Prior to joining the RSS St. Louis team, Hammerstone was employed at Kirberg Company as a Project Manager. In this role, he conducted roof and maintenance inspections as well as managed sales and large-scale projects.

“RSS is an industry leader and I am thrilled to be a part of the team,” said Hammerstone. “I am looking forward to working with the talented individuals at RSS.”

RSS St. Louis was founded in 1895. Through a commitment to integrity, service and reliability, RSS remains a leader in commercial roofing for both Missouri and Illinois. 

Spellman Brady Increases Staff of EDAC Designers 

Liz Tung

Liz Tung Receives Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  

Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Liz Tung, Designer has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  Ms. Tung is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes.  Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Tung passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy.  The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.  

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. Named Vice President and Commercial Lender at Midwest BankCentre

Franklin D. Shelton Jr.

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. has joined Midwest BankCentre as vice president and commercial lender. He markets the bank’s credit products to serve both low- to moderate-income customers and emerging market communities. He serves as credit administrator for the bank’s Community and Economic Development loan portfolio and partners with local organizations to build marketing and community service alliances. He has 28 years of banking and finance experience.

Shelton serves on the board of the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity (M-SLICE) and is a member of the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting major from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and his master’s degree in business administration at Webster University in St. Louis.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. 

November 24, 2017

Winco Window Company Announces Bill Krenn as Company’s New President

Bill Krenn

Winco Window Company announces Bill Krenn as the company’s new president. Krenn has been with Winco since 1996 and has served in various capacities, including director of human resources, treasurer, vice president, and most recently, chief financial officer.  Krenn will replace John Campbell, who is retiring.

As Winco’s new president, Krenn will be focused on the overall direction of the company’s sales outreach and operations in concert with the vision of family ownership. Winco has been a family owned and operated manufacturer for more than 100 years, when it first established by Johann “Otto” Kubatzky.

Krenn sees a bright future in product development for specialty niche markets, such as tornado, hurricane, blast protection, solar products and technology-based automated window products.   Winco has recently introduced popular customer-focused services, such as pre-packaging trim kits in one bundle for easier installation; a state of the art online customer tracking tool; and an express program that offers custom windows in about two weeks.

Krenn is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Krenn graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1977. He attended the Masters of Business Administration program at St. Louis University from 1981-1985.

For more information, contact Winco Window Company at (314) 725.8088 or visit www.wincowindow.com

 

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Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Andy McDonell to Vice President; Leads Kansas City Office

Andy McDonell

Brinkmann Constructors has promoted Andy McDonell to vice president and appointed him to lead its regional office in Kansas City. During McDonell’s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company’s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.

“Under Andy’s leadership, our vision is to deepen business relationships, build new ones and strengthen our culture with our employee-owners,” said Brian Satterthwaite, president of Brinkmann Constructors.

McDonell’s leadership of the firm’s Kansas City office deepens hands-on management of the company’s expanding regional operations. It also positions Brinkmann for strategic growth.

“Our team’s ability to generate creative solutions and add value to our clients’ building investments is earning us strong repeat business with our customers in the Kansas City region,” Satterthwaite noted.

The office is located 8700 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 150, Overland Park, Kansas 66210; phone: 913-717-9007.

Brinkmann Constructors is a national general contractor that has completed about $4 billion in construction since its founding in 1984.

December 1, 2017

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions Announces Hire of Project Manager

Aaron Hammerstone

Aaron Hammerstone brings six years of industry experience to St. Louis position

RSS Roofing Services & Solutions, a national commercial design-bid-build roofing contractor, announces the hire of Aaron Hammerstone as Project Manager. Hammerstone brings six years of management experience to his new position.

“We are elated to have Aaron join the RSS St. Louis team,” said Joe Lauberth, general manager of RSS St. Louis. “Aaron’s experience and knowledge will make him a great asset to the company.”

Hammerstone received his B.S. in Construction Management from Missouri State University with a 3.88 GPA. Prior to joining the RSS St. Louis team, Hammerstone was employed at Kirberg Company as a Project Manager. In this role, he conducted roof and maintenance inspections as well as managed sales and large-scale projects.

“RSS is an industry leader and I am thrilled to be a part of the team,” said Hammerstone. “I am looking forward to working with the talented individuals at RSS.”

RSS St. Louis was founded in 1895. Through a commitment to integrity, service and reliability, RSS remains a leader in commercial roofing for both Missouri and Illinois. 

Spellman Brady Increases Staff of EDAC Designers 

Liz Tung

Liz Tung Receives Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  

Spellman Brady & Company is proud to announce that Liz Tung, Designer has earned her Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC).  Ms. Tung is the most recent Spellman Brady designer to receive EDAC.

Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing healthcare facility planning and design decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible patient, staff and operational outcomes.  Research evidence attests to the fact that the physical environment impacts patient stress, patient and staff safety, staff effectiveness and quality of care provided in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

In order to earn EDAC, Ms. Tung passed a two-hour, 110-question multiple-choice exam. The exam’s five sections tested her on EBD in healthcare, the research process, the pre-design process, construction, and occupancy.  The exam certifies professional’s ability to practice the EBD process.

Spellman Brady & Company is an award-winning St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in senior living, healthcare, and higher education environments.  

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. Named Vice President and Commercial Lender at Midwest BankCentre

Franklin D. Shelton Jr.

Franklin D. Shelton Jr. has joined Midwest BankCentre as vice president and commercial lender. He markets the bank’s credit products to serve both low- to moderate-income customers and emerging market communities. He serves as credit administrator for the bank’s Community and Economic Development loan portfolio and partners with local organizations to build marketing and community service alliances. He has 28 years of banking and finance experience.

Shelton serves on the board of the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity (M-SLICE) and is a member of the Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting major from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and his master’s degree in business administration at Webster University in St. Louis.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.8 billion and deposits of $1.3 billion. 

November 24, 2017

Winco Window Company Announces Bill Krenn as Company’s New President

Bill Krenn

Winco Window Company announces Bill Krenn as the company’s new president. Krenn has been with Winco since 1996 and has served in various capacities, including director of human resources, treasurer, vice president, and most recently, chief financial officer.  Krenn will replace John Campbell, who is retiring.

As Winco’s new president, Krenn will be focused on the overall direction of the company’s sales outreach and operations in concert with the vision of family ownership. Winco has been a family owned and operated manufacturer for more than 100 years, when it first established by Johann “Otto” Kubatzky.

Krenn sees a bright future in product development for specialty niche markets, such as tornado, hurricane, blast protection, solar products and technology-based automated window products.   Winco has recently introduced popular customer-focused services, such as pre-packaging trim kits in one bundle for easier installation; a state of the art online customer tracking tool; and an express program that offers custom windows in about two weeks.

Krenn is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Krenn graduated from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1977. He attended the Masters of Business Administration program at St. Louis University from 1981-1985.

For more information, contact Winco Window Company at (314) 725.8088 or visit www.wincowindow.com

November 17, 2017

S. M. Wilson Hires Steven Meeks, PE As Vice President Of Pre-Construction & Estimating
Steven Meeks

Meeks brings 30 years of construction expertise to the position. In his new role, Meeks will lead and guide S. M. Wilson’s Pre-Construction and Estimating efforts. He will provide oversight and assistance to project teams for budget tracking, cost analysis, forecasting, cost negotiations and change orders; ensuring accuracy and completeness. Meeks has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the company successfully negotiates and bids projects.

“Steven will be a wonderful addition to our strong established estimating and pre-construction team,” states Amy Berg, S. M. Wilson & Co. President. His years of leadership and experience will help our team fine tune our processes to better serve our clients. S. M. Wilson is constantly evaluating how we can go Beyond the Build to better serve our employees, clients and partners and Steve will be an integral part of our growth moving forward.”

Meeks is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Washington University.

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

Holland Construction’s Fred Dintelman Retires

Fred Dintelman and a couple of his grandkids at his retirement party

Trenton, Ill. Resident, Fred Dintelman retired Nov. 3 from Holland Construction Services (Holland) in Swansea, IL where he has worked since 2005 as a senior project manager..

Dintelman worked 19 years for Poettker Consruction as their first project manager, eventually working his way up to vice president of project management.” In 2005, Holland recruited Dintelman. But his path had crossed with several Holland employees years earlier, including that of Mike Marchal, current president at Holland. Marchal remembers meeting Dintelman for the first time through their high school-aged children who were both involved in theater. I immediately realized I was in the presence of a very likable gentleman. Words I associate with Fred are integrity, a can-do attitude, humility and a true family man.”

Dintelman said he is looking forward to spending a lot more time with his wife and their six grandchildren, and also having the time to enjoy traveling and golf.

Marchal said it will be difficult to adjust to an empty office two doors to the right – the very one Dintelman occupied for 12 years. “The legacy of what Fred leaves behind includes servant leadership and a whole lot of mentoring those around him. Fred’s unwavering work ethic could regularly be seen when putting his head down and working hard, whether it was during the week or weekends, to meet a project deadline. He never hesitated to take time to mentor our people. Even during the final weeks of his career, it was really neat to watch Fred taking younger colleagues under his wing to ensure that their transition in serving clients and projects transpired as smoothly as possible. Fred truly is a friend to all of us. He’s irreplaceable.”

Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Mike Duehren To Project Director

Mike Duehren

Brinkmann Constructors has promoted Mike Duehren to Project Director. Duehren has more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry and a 14-year tenure with Brinkmann Constructors where he has lead many large multifamily and senior living facilities. As a Project Director, Duehren is responsible for all operational planning activities, and has overall responsibility for quality, schedule, and cost. In addition, he is responsible for multiple planning meetings to outline the goals and objectives of the project and the working relationships of the team members. Duehren received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Missouri, Rolla in 2000 and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

KAI Design & Build Hires Michael Hein as Chief Integration Officer

Michael Hein

KAI Design & Build proudly announces the addition of Michael Hein, AIA, PMP, as Chief Integration Officer.

In his new role as the firm’s Chief Integration Officer, Hein will work closely with KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. to drive the firm’s strategic initiatives, plus work to incorporate the highest level of efficiency in terms of communication and operating systems within the company.

Hein is a Registered Architect, Business Unit Leader and Program Manager with progressive managerial and leadership skills in operations, design and engineering management, program and project management, construction management, and business development.

“We are really excited to add Michael to our staff. He is highly regarded as a collaborative leader focused on delivering technical facilities to clients requiring multi-disciplined design services, system integration and document coordination,” said Kennedy, Jr. “He will be a true asset to our company and allow me to delegate so we can focus on more corporate initiatives and move the company forward.”

Hein has a Master of Urban Design/Architecture from The City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire. He is a Registered Architect in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan and is currently a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

KAI Design & Build is a national 100+ person design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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