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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. 

 

IMPACT Strategies Awarded Contract to Build New Public Safety Facility for the City of Edwardsville

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Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies announced it has been awarded a $12 million contract to build a 51,000-square-foot public safety facility for the City of Edwardsville. The project officially kicked-off at a groundbreaking event held Saturday at the building’s site located at 333 South Main Street. The new facility will be directly adjacent to the new Leon Corlew Park and Splash Pad.

IMPACT Strategies is working collaboratively with FGM Architects in O’Fallon, Illinois. Upon completion in late 2017, the new public safety facility will house the fire department and all law enforcement offices, including detention cells and evidence storage. The City’s decision to co-locate police and fire services under one roof was done in an effort to save tax payer dollars while at the same time providing greater convenience for the departments.

Mark Hinrichs, president of IMPACT Strategies, said “The fire and police departments work hand-in-hand so having a single location for all things public safety related will be a huge advantage to the City and its residents. The new building will allow the City to support its current needs and future growth for the next 50 to 75 years.”

The public safety building isn’t IMPACT Strategies first in the area. The company constructed several notable developments around town, including the Enclave and Enclave West student housing community, and Park Plaza, home to popular destinations such as Bin 51, Global Brew and Wasabi Sushi Bar. The company last year completed the renovation of 300 Main Apartments located across the street from the new public building site.

IMPACT Strategies begins this latest Edwardsville project on the heels of completing the construction of a new police department headquarters for the City of Belleville.

IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management.

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