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.

Richard Kinsey Recently Joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Engineer

Richard Kinsey
Richard Kinsey

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

Oculus Inc. Adds Marketing Assistant

Sarah Kreider
Sarah Kreider

Oculus Inc., a full-service architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce the addition of our new Marketing Assistant, Sarah Kreider.

Sarah brings over eight years of experience working as a Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer at a boutique photography studio where she assisted the marketing needs and provided administrative support. Her duties consist of developing and maintaining marketing information systems, assisting in preparation of proposals, marketing correspondence and marketing material, and researching target markets and potential clients. Her skills include implementation of public ¬relations campaigns, preparation of brochures and mailings. Sarah’s job related software skills include experience in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

To compliment Ms. Kreider’s work experience, she holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from McKendree University.
“We are thrilled to have Sarah join the St. Louis office,” said Lisa Bell-Reim, Oculus Inc. President.  “She has an outstanding work ethic and a creative flare for graphic design and should prove to be a great asset to our team.”

Oculus Inc. is a nationally, WBE-Certified, full-service architecture and consulting services firm with offices in St. Louis & Dallas.

Richard Paist Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS) 

Richard Paist
Richard Paist

Richard Paist of Springfield, Missouri, has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as Senior Project Engineer. Paist is working on multi-family and senior living projects in Kansas City, MO, and Stillwater, OK, for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Paist has more than 40 years of experience in industrial, commercial and government construction projects. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Geneva College and studied Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 240 professional and trade employees.

October 21, 2016

Ben Moore joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS) 

Ben Moore
Ben Moore

Ben Moore of Wildwood has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as Commercial Account Representative. Moore is responsible for tenant finishes on IFS projects. He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 240 professional and trade employees.

New Hires at Hastings+Chivetta Architects

Alyssa Jackson
Alyssa Jackson

Alyssa Jackson, NCIDQ, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as an Interior Designer. In her role, Alyssa works with Project Managers, Architects and Construction Administrators in selecting furniture, materials and finishes for projects. She also creates presentation boards for client meetings and provides construction documentation and specification review services. Alyssa is currently working on the interiors for Missouri State University’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center and Oberlin College’s Health and Wellness Center.

Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL.

Lisa Moon
Lisa Moon

Lisa Moon has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as a Project Accountant. In her role, she will provide project financial analysis, billing and general accounting services for the firm.

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree in Merchandising and Business from Illinois State University in 1998 and she is currently pursuing an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

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

October 14, 2016

HOK Adds Architect, Accountant 

Ken Kuhn
Ken Kuhn

Ken Kuhn has joined HOK in St. Louis as a project accountant. In his new role, Kuhn will work with project teams to analyze project cost reports and review project status for profitability and invoicing.

Prior to joining HOK, Kuhn was a billing manager at Husch Blackwell in St. Louis, with previous experience at ConAgra Foods. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Martha Martinko
Martha Martinko

Martha Martinko, AIA, NCARB, has joined HOK in St. Louis as an architect. She will join the team working on the design of a mixed-use and residential high-rise development in Kansas City.

Prior to joining HOK, Martinko worked as an architect at Oates Associates in Collinsville, Illinois, with previous experience at Image Architects and Eggemeyer Associates Architects. She earned her Master of Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

Kaintz Joins Tarlton Corp.

Christopher Kaintz
Christopher Kaintz

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Christopher Kaintz, LEED AP BD+C, as a project manager.

Kaintz has more than nine years of industry experience including procurement, value engineering, contract administration, on-site management and financial closeout for numerous high profile, multi-million dollar projects. With his previous employer Turner Construction Co., Kaintz managed renovation projects in Chicago including The Franklin lobby, 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory) and the Merchandise Mart 14th Floor showrooms. He also was responsible for the Kraft Foods Group Inc. campus renovation in Northfield, Ill., and for several projects at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago.

With Tarlton, he is serving on teams managing work for the U.S. General Services Administration in the Robert A. Young Federal Building and at 4260 Forest Park Ave. for the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis’ Central West End.

Kaintz became a LEED AP® in 2008, a designation granted by the U.S. Green Building Council® upon completion of rigorous study and participation in green building projects. He earned the Building Design + Construction specialty in 2011. Kaintz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

Flooring Industry Council of St. Louis Elects New Officers

Tim Schoolfield, owner, Country Side Carpets, O’Fallon, MO, has been re-elected president of the Flooring Industry Council of St. Louis for 2016-2017.

Re-elected as officers were Brian McGee, vice president, and C.J. Kuldell, treasurer.  Dave Zickel was added to the board and elected secretary.  Keith Throm was re-elected as an associate director.

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