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Contegra Construction Named Business of the Year in Edwardsville

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE

Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Company – a homegrown Metro East firm known for building projects such as World Wide Technology and Amazon warehouse/distribution/fulfillment centers – was granted the City of Edwardsville’s “Business of the Year” award for its work and charitable efforts throughout 2018.

Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton presented Contegra President Eric Gowin with the honor during the city’s annual Business Forecast Breakfast on Feb. 5th.

“Contegra’s commitment to Edwardsville since its inception 15 years ago is monumental,” said Patton. “The firm’s work represents nearly 48 percent of the dollar value of all new permits issued by our city during 2018. Contegra is also deeply committed to community involvement, and the company hires eight interns from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville every year.”

Gowin said the company is blessed to be an active part of the fabric of a dynamic, growing community. “Our integrity is an essential part of our culture,” he said. “It drives our dedication to excellent service, which results in project success. We work closely with our clients and fellow professionals. By committing to a true partnership, we look out for everyone’s best interest. We’re delighted and humbled to accept this honor from the City of Edwardsville.”

Other Contegra projects include Ironworks, the 22,000-square-foot, mixed-use retail/residential development in Edwardsville that will reach completion in early spring, and New Poag Richland Residential, a nine-building, 486-bed privatized student housing development near SIUE.

Contegra’s nonprofit arm, Contegra Cares, regularly volunteers time, energy and financial support to causes including Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, The BackStoppers, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (KIDstruction), Songs 4 Soldiers and Pedal the Cause.

Photo Above: Eric Gowin

City of Edwardsville Awards J.F. Electric as Business of the Year

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J.F. Electric Honored for Excellence and Innovation

J.F. Electric was named Edwardsville’s Business of the Year for 2016 in a recent ceremony held outside of the mayor’s office. The City of Edwardsville has annually honored businesses for their significant role in driving Edwardsville’s business community and economic growth. To be considered for a Business of the Year award, the organization must be setting the standards for excellence and innovation with their business practices and community involvement.

Previous award winners include World Wide Technology, Panttoni Development Company, Inc., and Tri-Star Properties.

At the ceremony, Jonathan Fowler of J.F. Electric stated, “We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award by the city of Edwardsville. We’ve been a part of the Edwardsville community for over 50 years and are proud to call Edwardsville home.” The company’s history dates back five generations to 1904, originating in south St. Louis. J.F. Electric has been doing business in southern Illinois since 1924 when the business was moved to Centralia. In 1969, J.F. Electric moved its headquarters to Edwardsville and currently employs more than 700 employees, serving customers in four different states.

J.F. Electric is an electrical contractor that’s in the business of creating connections for over 100 years and is one of the region’s largest privately held businesses. 

 

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