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Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites Opens in Maryland Heights, Mo.

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Midas Hospitality to manage St. Louis’ first dual-branded hotel by Marriott

Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott recently opened at 11918 Westline Industrial Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  The 119,000-square-foot hotel, which was the previous home of Clayton Engineering, cost $25 million.  This is Marriott’s first dual-branded hotel in the St. Louis area.

The hotel includes 96 suites for the Residence Inn and 88 rooms for the Fairfield Inn & Suites.  The property features a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, meetings rooms, guest laundry facilities, and backyard seating areas with a grill and pergola.  Located on Page Rd. east of I-270, the hotel is adjacent to Westport Plaza, Worldwide Technology headquarters, and Edward Jones headquarters, as well as 15 minutes from Lambert International Airport.

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, will manage the hotel built by sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations.

“This dual-branded hotel – one of the Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ finest – truly complements the growing Maryland Heights’ area,” said Rob Willard, President and Principal.  “We look forward to being a part of this community, as well as catering to both extended stay and transient customers.”.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 33 hotels in 14 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

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.

KAI Design & Build Engineering Department Completes The LINC Recreation & Wellness Center in Jefferson City, MO

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The Engineering Department at KAI Design & Build tapped its extensive recreational facility experience to help build The LINC Recreation & Wellness Center in Jefferson City, MO.

A collaborative project between Lincoln University and the City of Jefferson – Parks, Recreation and Forestry, the $11 million facility is cooperatively managed by both entities and provides improved services and facilities that link the university with the community.

KAI provided mechanical/electrical/plumbing and fire protection engineering on the new 79,808-square-foot, three-level facility. The main level features four, full-size gymnasiums and parks department offices and classrooms. The upper level boasts a fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment, meeting and class rooms, an elevated walking track and the university president’s suite, which overlooks the university’s football field. The basement level houses the Lincoln University athletic department.

The facility features over 2,000 square feet of dedicated indoor program and meeting spaces, which can be rented for small events or large gatherings.

Because two different agencies would be utilizing the facility, KAI had to design two separate data networks in the building, as security and privacy issues for each agency prevented them from sharing a single data network. Common spaces, such as classrooms that were to be used by both agencies, had jack outlets color coded so that users could identify which of the two data networks that they were connecting to.

KAI Design & Build is a national 100+ person design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. KAI provides design and build integrated project delivery solutions through client collaboration, the latest technology, proprietary processes and individual expertise. For more information about KAI Design & Build, visit www.kai-db.com or call 314-241-8188.

Kadean Selected To Develop Cedarhurst Assisted Living, Memory Care Complex In Blue Springs, Mo

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Kadean Construction has been tapped by St. Louis based Dover Development and Cedarhurst Senior Living to build Cedarhurst of Blue Springs, a multi-unit senior care facility in Blue Springs, MO, it was announced today.

The $9 million project includes constructing a 61,007 square foot, two-story, wood frame facility that will offer 49 assisted living and 20 memory care apartments in all private suites.

It also includes various common areas, such as a kitchen and dining hall, physical therapy unit, entertainment areas, and other amenities, said Mike Eveler, president of St. Louis-based Kadean Construction.

“We’re very excited to work with Cedarhurst on this tremendous project,” Eveler said. “And, it is a perfect fit with the work we’re continuing to do in the assisted living and memory care industry.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2018, said Kadean Project Manager Josh Moore, of Kansas City, MO, who is overseeing the Cedarhurst and other Kansas City-area projects.

Moore said that before winning the contract to build the assisted living facility, Kadean was selected to complete the site infrastructure work on the five lot, 22-acre Trinity Woods development, just south of Interstate 70 at Little Blue Parkway, where the Cedarhurst facility will be located.

Cedarhurst Senior Living, part of the St. Louis-based Dover Companies, currently operates twelve senior living communities in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, and has numerous projects under development throughout the Midwest.

Kadean Construction, named one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis region two years in a row by the St. Louis Business Journal, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level. Its expertise lies in light industrial and commercial facilities, medical construction, and senior living/multi-family facilities.

Construction Underway on New $5 Million Fresh Thyme Store in St. Peters, MO

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Construction is underway of a new $5 million Fresh Thyme store in St. Peters, Missouri, with Knoebel Construction serving as the general contractor. The 28,720-square-foot store is scheduled for completion Winter 2018. The developer is InSite Real Estate and the architect is NORR.

The construction project consists of precast concrete and custom interior finishes, and will be completed within a condensed schedule. Fresh Thyme will employ approximately 95 people at the new St. Peters store. Knoebel Construction also just completed construction of Fresh Thyme in South St. Louis, which is scheduled to open this Fall.

Fresh Thyme, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty retailer focused on value-priced fresh, healthy natural and organic products and groceries, operates other St. Louis-area stores in Kirkwood, Ballwin and O’Fallon, Missouri, and Fairview Heights, Illinois.

InSite Real Estate, LLC acquires, develops, and operates industrial, office, and retail investment property nationwide.  To date, InSite has completed over 500 industrial, office and retail projects in 35 states ranging from 2,000 to 2.6 million square feet in size and $1 million to $250 million in value.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants.

Contegra Construction Co. Completes 1.1 Million SF Logistics Optimization Center in Wentzville, Mo.

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Facility Serves GM Wentzville Assembly Plant

A massive 1.1 million-square-foot logistics center in Wentzville, Mo. is now serving the nearby General Motors Corp. assembly plant. Built by Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Co., the multi-million dollar facility was built for developer NorthPoint Development.

Located on a 132-acre tract at 201 Wentzville Industrial Drive, the facility serves as a logistics optimization center for the GM plant.  It is designed and constructed to optimize delivery, storage and processing of parts and products for timely transport to the assembly plant.  TVS Supply Chain Solutions operates the facility.

The seven-month project was constructed with a conventional steel frame, metal frame roof, and site-cast tilt-up concrete panel walls.  It features a 32-foot clear height ceiling, 168 dock doors and six drive-in doors.

“Contegra did a great job managing the schedule overcoming a record rainfall that deluged the region as construction was getting underway,” said Larry Lapinksi, vice president, NorthPoint Development.

The project is among 14 logistic facilities in the Metro St. Louis that Contregra is currently building or completed in 2017.  Since 2014, Contegra has performed work on 20 logistics projects in the region, including two fulfillment centers for Amazon and a number of distribution and warehouse facilities.

Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, multi-family, office and retail projects.  Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development.  Learn more at www.contegracc.com.

 

KAI Celebrates Grand Opening of Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health in St. Louis, MO

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KAI provided architecture, MEP engineering and interior design on the project

KAI recently celebrated the grand opening of the Lacy Clay Center for Children’s Health in St. Louis, MO. KAI provided architecture, MEP engineering and interior design on the $6 million project.

Located at 5647 Delmar Blvd., the new 18,000-square-foot facility provides behavioral health, clinical and counseling support to children ages three to 17. The facility is owned by Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers.

The three-story facility houses administrative offices, examination rooms, therapy spaces, conference rooms, a kitchen, medical records room and an art therapy room, with two outdoor roof terraces on the third level.

KAI designed the family-friendly facility to be bright, open and comfortable. Day lighting was utilized throughout the building’s design to promote the productivity and well-being of the building’s occupants, while large windows were specified in rooms where children would gather, such as the art therapy room.

The building’s exterior was designed for low-maintenance and durability, featuring a combination of fiber cement panels, brick veneer, aluminum storefront and curtain wall glazing systems. The building is supported on spread footings bearing on structural fill, with load bearing masonry wall construction and interior steel columns and steel bar joist.

KAI’s interior design team focused on creating a soothing atmosphere using neutral and cool tones and incorporating soft metals that glimmer when light reflects off the material. Floor to ceiling, curved metal panels are used as an artistic piece on a wall greeting visitors as they enter the main lobby. The same language follows as curves are used in the floor pattern, ceiling clouds and reception desk.

Thoughtful use of color in the flooring, art panels, furniture and casework is seen throughout the second floor. KAI worked with St. Louis artist Cbabi Bayoc to create various artistic images of children playing within tempered glass panels to define each waiting area on the second floor. KAI consulted with health center representatives to select furniture for the first and second floor public areas that utilized materials that could withstand a healthcare environment and worked well with the color scheme.

“The overall goal was to deliver a great project that was within the budget,” said KAI Interior Specialist Asha Perez.  “We listened and paid close attention to the needs of the owner and the community whom we understood would visit this building.”

Dwayne A. Butler, CEO of Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health, expressed his satisfaction with KAI’s work, calling the building, “a game changer in urban behavioral health.”

“My performance expectations of our team have always been so high, that I am rarely shocked by the product of our efforts, but after taking a tour of the interior of our new children’s building, I was almost speechless. The new building is utterly extraordinary. I cannot imagine a more fitting gift to our communities’ most ignored and deserving children and families,” said Butler.

KAI Design & Build is a national 100+ person design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. A renowned leader in the industry, KAI provides design and build integrated project delivery solutions through collaboration, technology, processes and expertise.

A First for Design-Build and Treatment Plant Delivery in Missouri

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This January, a first for wastewater treatment plants began operations in Liberty, Missouri.  This project is one of the first wastewater plants in Missouri utilizing Design-Build delivery, and the first Design-Build in Missouri to utilize State Revolving Funds (SRF).  SRF financing will save the City over $40 million in interest on this $74 million project when compared with conventional financing.  With Design-Build legislation enacted last summer the Liberty project paves the way for municipalities throughout Missouri to maximize their dollars utilizing the cost and schedule saving efficiencies of Design-Build with low-interest SRF financing.

The City of Liberty had outsourced treatment to a neighboring community for decades.  Facing near-term rate increases, uncertain future rates and potential treatment capacity issues, Liberty began studying alternatives, and identified that building their own facilities and discontinuing outsourcing of treatment would save the City $27 million in treatment costs over a 30-year period.  From there, Liberty worked with consultants to determine the scope, budget and user rates required for such an undertaking. The City estimated that it would take $95 million to construct the facilities, but user rates would be reduced and predicted to level out within 5 years.  With this information, in August 2013 the Citizens of Liberty voted overwhelmingly 91% in favor of the project.

To maintain promised user rates, the new facilities had to be completed and operational by first quarter 2017.  In February of 2014, request for qualifications were issued.  Three teams were shortlisted in April 2014.  Following review of conceptual designs, proposals and interviews the team of Goodwin Brothers and CMT was selected in September 2014. Construction of the new 7 MGD plant, two 10 MGD pump stations, 18,000 feet of force main, 6,000 feet of collector roadway, administration and maintenance facilities were completed by December 2016. Treatment operations began on January 3, 2017 just after the Christmas holidays.

Based on the cost and schedule savings gained through the Design-Build process, additional scope was added, including over 6,000 feet of trunk sewer. This work was completed in March 2017 with completion and close out scheduled for May 2017.

This project is a perfect example of a City looking out for the best interest of its citizens’ hard-earned dollars.  Rather than continuing the status quo, Liberty pursued different treatment options and innovative delivery methods that will positively impact the Citizens of Liberty for future generations to come.

Goodwin Brothers Construction is a three-generation family-owned business, celebrating 70 years of building this year. 

New Hampton Inn St. Louis Wentzville Opens in Wentzville, Mo.

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Midas Hospitality to manage property

 Hampton Inn St. Louis Wentzville recently opened at 150 Wentzville Bluffs Dr. in Wentzville, Mo. in a new development called Wentzville Bluffs.  The $12 million 64,000-square-foot hotel has 109 rooms and suites.

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, is managing the hotel.  The property features a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, meeting rooms, and backyard seating areas with a grill and gazebo. Midas Hospitality’s sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, built the hotel.

“The development features a B & B Movie Theatre, Planet Fitness, Stone Summit Steak House, and Hot Shots Sports Bar that are all within walking distance for our hotel guests,” said Midas Hospitality President Rob Willard.  “Wentzville is a growing area, and we are excited to be a part of this vibrant community.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 40 hotels in 14 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Senior Lifestyle Corporation Launching $31 Million, 91-Unit The Sheridan in Chesterfield, Mo.

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62 Assisted Living/29 Memory Care Residences to Open Late Summer 2017

Senior Lifestyle Corporation (SLC) has opened a Welcome Center at 16100 Chesterfield Parkway West, Suite 145, for The Sheridan at Chesterfield, the third senior living community it has under development in metro St. Louis.

The building, which will total 84,000 square feet of finished space and rank as SLC’s largest and most elaborate facility in the metro area, is taking shape on a 3.2-acre site in Chesterfield Village. It will host a combination of 62 assisted living apartments and 29 memory care units developed specifically to support those with dementia, including Alzheimer’s.  It is slated to open in late summer 2017.

“While The Sheridan in Chesterfield shares a core identity with its sister communities in Creve Coeur and near Laumeier Park – a nurturing environment supported by the latest technology and advances in senior living design – its amenities are unique,” noted Denise Niemann, executive director.  Distinguishing features of the Signature Collection service array found exclusively at Chesterfield include a 24-hour concierge, a movie theatre and a communal space that is a coffee bar by day and a bistro by night.

All told, residents will have access to approximately 30,000 square feet of elegantly finished common area that will include gathering rooms, two dining rooms, a fitness center and an art studio.  Additionally, integrated internet technology will make it easy for residents to stay in touch with family and staff.

Memory care residents will benefit from SLC’s highly regarded Embrace program that uses designated interior areas and outdoor gardens to directly address the symptoms of dementia via a curriculum of cooking, aromatherapy, literature appreciation, gardening and other activities.

The project is currently supporting  approximately 175 construction jobs and is forecast to create 120 full-time equivalent jobs (both full- and part-time permanent positions) when it opens.

Brinkmann Constructors is the general contractor; Wiegmann Associates the mechanical contractor.

Senior Lifestyle, a closely-held national owner, operator and developer of senior housing communities based in Chicago, Ill., has two other Sheridan properties underway locally. 

Knoebel Construction Doubles Office Space With Move To Chesterfield, Mo

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Knoebel Construction, Inc., a full-service general contractor specializing in retail development, restaurant, grocery and retail construction nationwide, has moved its headquarters from Fenton, MO, to Chesterfield, MO, in St. Louis County. The new location at 18333 Wings Corporate Dr. more than doubles Knoebel Construction’s space to 9,688 square feet.

Mathew Mabie

“Chesterfield Valley is a great central location to service our local clients, and being adjacent to Chesterfield Airport is very convenient for visits by our national roster of clients,” said Matthew Mabie, president of Knoebel Construction. “Chesterfield also is an area of high growth and development in our specialty area of retail shopping centers and restaurants.”

The new headquarters features 18 offices organized into two wings for project management and accounting/admin staff, three conference rooms, a team engagement area, a full kitchen and 2,500 square feet of warehouse space. The purchasing agent was Daniel Hayes at NAI Desco.

Keith Snider

Owners Matthew Mabie and Keith Snider, former employees of Knoebel Construction, purchased the company in 2012. Today, Knoebel Construction has expanded nationwide, providing full-service development, contracting and construction management services to real estate development firms, independent restaurant and retail owners, and retailers.

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Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail development, restaurant, grocery and retail construction.

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