The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.
Gary Hahn joins Subsurface Constructors, Inc. as Business Development Manager for the North Central Region
Subsurface Constructors is excited to announce the opening of our third satellite location with an office in Minneapolis, MN. Gary Hahn, P.E. was recently hired to be the Business Development Manager – North Central Region, covering primarily Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota. Having a business development manager and geotechnical/structural engineer in this region will allow us to better support engineers, contractors, and owners in the decision making process when it comes to soft soil construction projects.
Gary grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended the University of Minnesota. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota in 2009, Gary worked in geotechnical consulting and special inspections and construction materials testing for nearly 4 years in both Milwaukee, WI and Minneapolis, MN. From 2013 until early 2018 he worked as a structural design engineer and project manager in Minneapolis. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife and young son. He is an avid golfer as well as marathoner, ultra-marathoner and triathlete.
Subsurface Constructors has served the construction industry for over 100 years in Missouri and adjacent states, bringing innovative, cost-conscious and practical approaches to design and construction of deep foundations, earth retention systems and ground improvement.
Bloomsdale Excavating Announces New Executive Leadership Team Member – Pete Buback Rejoins Company
Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating has announced longtime industry veteran, Pete Buback will rejoin the company as Executive Vice President after spending the previous six years with sister company, Nexus Construction Service Group. Pete originally joined Bloomsdale Excavating in 2004 as Regional Manager of the St. Louis region and for eight years served in a variety of roles. In 2012, he was one of the founding members of Nexus Construction Service Group, as Vice President of Business Development focusing on constructability analysis, budgeting & estimating, GPS file building, site civil construction management and owner’s representation to a variety of owners and general contractors in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas.
As Executive Vice President, Pete will oversee all day-to-day business operations, implement corporate business plans, interact with top priority clients, and evaluate organizational success, among other responsibilities.
According to Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating, “We are excited to have Pete rejoin the Bloomsdale Excavating side of our business. He has been instrumental in our growth both with Nexus Construction Service Group and Bloomsdale Excavating prior to that. His re-joining is a result of our long term strategic vision for growth and our focus on setting the bar in the industry.
Pete’s college education at Missouri University of Science & Technology (former University of Missouri-Rolla) has seen his career cover working for civil engineering firms, home builders and excavation and grading contractors in project and executive capacities. Through Nexus Construction Service Group, Pete has recently been instrumental in projects such as the Washington University East End Campus Transformation project in St. Louis, Stanberry Reclamation project near St. Joseph, MO and Marketplace West in Rolla, MO.
Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors. Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.
MHS Legacy Group Announces Hire of New Chief Financial Officer
Joseph F. Huss brings years of experience and leadership to new role
MHS Legacy Group, a national holding company of specialty contractors based in St. Louis, announces the hire of Joseph F. Huss as Chief Financial Officer. Huss brings a diverse and deep background in all areas of executive financial management with success at building and leading a high-performance finance organization.
“We are very excited to have Joe join the MHS family,” said Walt Hatfield, president of MHS Legacy Group. “His forward-thinking and creative approaches to our financial functions will be a great addition to our company as we continue to grow.”
Most recently, Huss was the CFO at a biodiesel manufacturing company in south Roxana, Ill. Throughout his extensive career, Huss was responsible for financial reporting and treasury functions, cash flow forecasting and budgeting, coordination with outside legal/tax counsel, management of banking relations, risk management, employee benefit programs and much more. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
MHS Legacy Group was founded in 1895 in St. Louis and holds a diverse group of specialty contracting companies in the roofing, custom metal fabrication, building enclosure and glazing, and industrial scaffolding industries. For more information, visit www.mhslegacygroup.com.
MC Hotel Construction Hires Director of Operations
Randy Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience
MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently hired Randy Wild as Director of Operations. In this position, Wild will create and implement procedures, as well as manage and supervise daily operations. He will oversee business development, monitor financial oversight, and cultivate both vendor and subcontractor relationships. Wild’s responsibilities include maintaining and enforcing the corporation’s safety programs to ensure OSHA compliance. He also will oversee job safety site practices.
Wild has more than 25 years of commercial construction and business experience. Prior to joining MC Hotel Construction, he founded and eventually sold Paragon Certified Restoration, one of the area’s largest disaster recovery and restoration businesses with offices in Swansea, Ill., Columbia and St. Louis, Mo.
“Randy’s ability to face challenges by developing cutting edge solutions makes him an integral asset to our management team,” said Jim Heinz, Vice President. “He is the perfect fit when it comes to our mission of providing excellent hotels for our clients, and we look forward to incorporating his vision of growth and opportunity into our future.”
MC Hotel Construction, which is also located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO, specializes in hotel construction and renovations with projects currently underway in six states. MC Hotel Construction builds for leading brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Starwood and Legacy Suites. For more information, call (314) 339-6600 or visit http://www.mchotelconstruction.com
March 6, 2018
Explore St. Louis Welcomes Anaja “AJ” Sander as New Director of Community Engagement
Explore St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of Anaja “AJ” Sander as new Director of Community Engagement. In her new role, Sander will serve as a community liaison for Explore St. Louis and the lead development representative for the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation. She will also guide several committees, as well as maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders throughout the St. Louis region.
Prior to joining Explore St. Louis, Sander served in a variety of capacities for the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America including District Director and District Executive. She also served as Youth Ministries Director for the Salvation Army, and was a Youth Minister for the South Side Christian Center.
Sander’s has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Central Methodist University and an Associate of Arts in Psychology degree from State Fair Community College.
Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex.
Terri Rollings Joins the Leica Geosystems Team
Rollings has joined Leica Geosystems as Territory Sales Representative for Building Construction and Survey products in Missouri and Southern Illinois. With a background of over 25 years serving the St. Louis construction market, Terri brings expertise in a wide range of topics, from positioning with robotic total stations, to laser levels, to underground detection solutions. Terri is based in St. Louis, MO and can be reached at email@example.com or via telephone at (314) 240-2219.
March 30, 2018
Mosby Building Arts Expands Their Design & Sales Department
Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce the addition of two new licensed architects, Arthur Merdinian as a Home Consultant and Architect, and Lucy Stopsky as Architect.
Lucy Stopsky is our new licensed Architect; She is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Lucy received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Illinois, and her master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. She has several years of experience with residential design-build firms. Lucy has been working in Chicago, Illinois for the past five years, and is excited to move back to her hometown of St. Louis. Mosby Building Arts is excited to have her on the team!
Arthur Merdinian is joining our team as a Home Consultant and Architect, he is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Arthur received his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Hobart College, then his master’s degree in Architecture from Washington University. He has 25 years of experience in the residential remodeling and construction industry. Arthur is also an active chairman with the St. Louis Building Code Review Committee. Mosby Building Arts looks forward to Arthur bringing his knowledge to the team.
Mosby Building Arts continues to expand in all areas. For other open positions at Mosby Building Arts, visit their Careers page.
Mosby Building Arts has been the trusted resource for discerning home owners for residential architecture, design, and remodeling in Metro St. Louis for over 70 years. Learn more at www.CallMosby.com.
Greensfelder Attorney Jessica Courtway Named 2018 ABA Forum on Construction Law Diversity Fellow
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jessica Courtway, an attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office, has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law as a 2018 Diversity Fellow.
The ABA Forum on Construction Diversity Fellowship program aims to draw diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term forum members by identifying those who have demonstrated interest in the Forum on Construction and are potential candidates for future Forum leadership. The largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States, the ABA Forum on Construction Law has more than 6,000 members who represent all segments of the construction industry.
Ms. Courtway is a member of Greensfelder’s Construction industry group, representing clients in a variety of construction matters including construction litigation and arbitration, prosecution of mechanic’s liens, contract negotiation, and contractor licensing issues.
Ms. Courtway also holds a number of leadership positions in professional and community organizations. She serves as president of the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association and vice chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Ms. Courtway received her J.D. (cum laude) from Washington University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Saint Louis University.
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Belleville, Ill. Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions for clients locally, nationally and internationally. Areas of practice include business services; communications and media; construction; creditors’ rights and bankruptcy; educational, religious and tax-exempt organizations; employee benefits; employment and labor; energy; franchising and distribution; health care; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; securities and financial services; and trusts and estates. Find out more at www.greensfelder.com.
Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Jon Carden to Branch Manager of its San Francisco Branch
Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Jon Carden of Hayward, CA to Branch Manager of its San Francisco branch office. Carden was previously Superintendent at the branch.
Serving Northern California since 1965, Western’s San Francisco branch offers the following commercial specialty services:
- Building cleaning
- Concrete restoration
- EIFS restoration/recoating
- Epoxy and chemical grout injection
- Expansion joint systems
- Exterior wall coatings
- Masonry restoration
- Parking deck restoration
Carden will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Additionally, Carden will be responsible for ensuring the branch’s profitability by forecasting and managing the budget, identifying market trends, ensuring quality control and building/maintaining customer relationships.
Carden has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2003, and has held the positions of Craftsman, Foreman and Superintendent at the San Francisco Branch before being promoted to Branch Manager. He has worked in the waterproofing industry for a total of 36 years.
He is a member of ASTM International, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services. Carden is serving on an ASTM committee to update the cold applied waterproofing standard.
Additionally, Carden is acting as an advisor to the Sam Mazza Foundation, offering guidance on maintaining the 109-year-old castle located in Pacifica, CA.
Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.