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S. M. Wilson Completes Construction of New $8.9 Million Performance Gymnasium & Student Commons at Cor Jesu Academy

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of the new $8.9 million performance gymnasium and student commons at Cor Jesu Academy that enables the school to add new course offerings and state-of-the-art learning programs, while also growing its sports programs. The 40,000-square-foot, three-level addition is the second part of the Catholic, private, all-girl high school’s long-range campus enhancement plan that also included site improvements and increased on-campus parking.

The building addition includes a new performance gymnasium on the first level with one full court and state-of-the-art features conducive to basketball and volleyball competition, along with permanent bleachers and expanded weight and workout rooms. The second floor offers a new dance studio/multipurpose room, student commons and athletic offices. Four new innovative classrooms designed to foster leadership development and provide collaborative, cross-curriculum learning environments are located on the third floor.

The new student commons was built in open space between the new addition and the existing school building and provides a dramatic overlook into the new gymnasium. This designated community area will allow students to gather, meet with faculty and utilize collaborative study areas.

S. M. Wilson & Co. provided construction management services for the project, and Hastings + Chivetta was the project architect. Both firms engaged Cor Jesu students and faculty in STEM-related learning experiences as part of the building project throughout the 2016-17 academic year.

Cor Jesu Academy is a leading Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women founded in 1956 and operated by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Students from 60 zip codes across the St. Louis metropolitan area currently attend the school and come from more than 100 different Catholic, public, private and home-schooling learning environments. For more information, visit www.corjesu.org.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

S. M. Wilson’s ‘Swinging Fore Dreams’ Golf Tournament Raises $28,000 for the Dream Factory of St. Louis

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The 11th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $28,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 15, 2017 at Glen Echo Country Club. The total amount raised includes $20,000 from entry fees and an additional $8,000 through sponsorships and a silent auction.

More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.

Since 2007, S. M. Wilson has helped raise $335,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis through the Swinging Fore Dreams tournament.

“With help from our partners and subcontractors, we have been able to help grant more than 65 dreams to area children,” stated Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “We look forward to granting 65 more dreams in the future.”

The Dream Factory of Saint Louis was founded in 1983 — one of 36 non-profit Dream Factory chapters around the country. The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. To learn more about the St. Louis Dream Factory, visit www.dreamfactoryincstl.org .

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

Formation Development Group Awards S. M. Wilson Two New Senior Living Projects

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Formation Development Group to serve as the construction manager on two new senior living facilities.

The Solana East Cobb is a new facility in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The three-story building will feature 66 assisted living care units, while the one-story wing will feature 28 memory care units.  Amenities will include dining rooms. café, living room area with fireplace, salon, library, fitness room, wellness center, art studio and theater.

The Solana Mount Pleasant will include a three-story facility with 168 units offering a mix of independent living, assisted living and memory care, as well as four cottages. The project is being built in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, a suburb of Charleston. The facility will feature private dining areas for independent living and assisted living, a bistro, salon, theatre, indoor pool, fitness center and art studio. Other amenities will include a dog park, walking paths and ponds.

PRDG is the architect on both projects.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $280 million in 2016 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

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S. M. Wilson To Build 70,000 Sf Addition To Dot Foods Headquarters

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Dot Foods as general contractor on two additions to its headquarters in Mt. Sterling, Il. The project includes additions to two buildings on the Dot Foods campus.

The main office building will receive a 60,000 SF, two-story addition consisting of offices, cubicles, meeting rooms and conference rooms. The freezer building will receive a 10,000 SF locker room expansion to allow for additional lockers, showers, a break room and kitchenette.

Arcturis is the architect for the project. Construction began in March.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. 

S. M. Wilson Employees Provide 95+ Community ‘Acts of Kindness’ to Mark Company’s 95th Anniversary

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From rescuing stray animals and volunteering in local schools to granting holiday wishes and coaching youth sports, the employees of S. M. Wilson & Co. decided to celebrate the company’s 95th anniversary this year by voluntarily providing more than 95 acts of kindness. The acts enriched the St. Louis community by assisting kids, those in need and those who serve our country.  Employees were empowered to provide acts of kindness that they felt were important throughout the year, which resulted in a wide range of activities and support.  The program far exceeded its goal.

“We chose this form of celebration to underscore our company’s core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to transform communities by delivering more than just buildings,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson.  “The response from our employees was tremendous.  We provided more than 140 acts of kindness by August, and we are probably close to 200 by now.”

Seventy percent of S. M. Wilson’s employees are involved in the community in their own ways.

Through the acts, more than 40 Holiday Wishes were recently granted to kids at Epworth Children and Family Services. Seventeen employees gave blood to the American Red Cross.  Employees also volunteered their time mentoring, serving on non-profit boards and participating in Ready Readers, while others randomly purchased lunches for soldiers at Ft. Leonard Wood. The list goes on.

“The wide variety of support provided to the community reflects the employee-friendly culture at S. M. Wilson,” Berg added.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. 

S. M. Wilson Breaks Ground on Early Childhood Center Renovation & Addition

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has broken ground on the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Early Childhood Center (ECC) renovation and addition. The $7.9 million building program includes construction of a new 90-space parking lot and improvements to the current ECC campus.

Renovations to the current ECC building will include a gut remodel of all classrooms, installation of new HVAC and fire protection sprinkler systems and upgrades to the security system.  Site improvements will include enhancements to the drop off/pickup area, bus lanes, site fencing, site lighting and modular retaining walls.  The adjacent Burgess Avenue will be changed from the existing one-way traffic design to accommodate two-way traffic, and new sidewalks will improve pedestrian access to the campus.

The new one-story addition will feature a multipurpose room and three pre-school classrooms.  It will be built on the current ECC parking lot at 2801 Oakland Avenue in Maplewood.  The project will include more than 15,000 square feet of new and renovated educational space.

Upon completion of the remodel and addition, the ECC will have a total of nine new classrooms and intervention spaces, plus a large multi-purpose room.

S. M. Wilson will provide Construction Management services, and Bond Architects is the project’s architect. Construction is scheduled to be completed in late Summer 2017.

This is the fifth building project S. M. Wilson has handled for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District since 2001.  Most recently the company completed a $3.7 million program of renovations and additions to two different schools, including renovations to the high school and the construction of a new addition and renovations at the Early Childhood Center.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

S. M. Wilson Launches ‘Beyond the Build’ to Reinforce Core Strengths of Value, Service, People and Passion for Building

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has launched a new theme to emphasize and differentiate its longtime core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to deliver more than just buildings. Called ‘Beyond the Build’ the new program includes the new slogan, refreshed contemporary color schemes, updated website content and new videos, marketing materials and other editorial content. A video announcing the new branding program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFUcG-QKR4.

“In today’s increasingly commoditized commercial construction industry, we want prospective customers and others in our industry to know that S. M. Wilson uses bricks and mortar to transform communities and landscapes,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson.  “We have always been known for our employee-friendly culture, our collaborative and transparent approach to projects and our atmosphere of finding the fun in the work we do.  We are reaffirming these long-held company values and connecting them in a contemporary way.”

‘Beyond The Build’ encompasses the S. M. Wilson family’s embrace of innovation, service to the community, commitment to employee career development, collaboration with owners and project teams, respect for all people and the notion that work can be fun.  These values can be found in things like the company’s flexible work schedules, technology investments, commitments to sustainability and the desire to promote people from within whenever possible.

“Beyond the Build” will begin appearing on company project site signage, website (www.smwilson.com) YouTube videos, social media channels and other communications outlets.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis

S. M. Wilson & Co. Completes Construction of $12 Million Assisted Living Community Expansion at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of a $12 million expansion to its assisted living community and a new REACH short stay rehabilitation center at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. The three-story, 38,000 square foot addition includes 24 new assisted living apartments and 24 short stay rehabilitation private rooms.

“Both new areas will provide space for innovation and compassionate care,” said Shelly Heiden, Executive Director of Lutheran Hillside Village.  “Planned and constructed with thought to convenience and comfort, the new apartments and short stay rehabilitation rooms will allow us to grow our mission to help older adults in the greater Peoria area to live life to the fullest.”

The project began in April 2015, and represents the first phase of a two-phase building program that also includes renovations to the existing skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care assisted living areas, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy rooms and dining areas.  The second phase is scheduled for completion in late 2017.

Lutheran Hillside Village is a continuing care retirement community located at 6901 N. Galena Road in Peoria.  Part of Lutheran Senior Services, Lutheran Hillside Village offers five levels of senior living services on a 37-acre campus.  For more information, visit www.lutheranhillsidevillage.lssliving.mobi/.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

S. M. Wilson to Build New Residence Independent Living Building at the Tallgrass Creek Community in Overland Park

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Erickson Living to build 108 new independent living apartments at the Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas. The location of the apartments will be in a new residence building, to be called Hummingbird Square. This will be an 110,000 square foot, four-story structure adjacent to a picturesque courtyard. A weatherproof enclosed walkway will connect the new building to the Audubon Clubhouse.

Other features of the new addition will include an underground parking garage for 74 cars and an adjacent surface lot with 65 parking spaces. A new turnaround will also be added at the main entrance of the campus.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in summer 2017.  S. M. Wilson will provide General Contracting services.  Architect for the project is Lantz-Boggio Architects.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

S. M. Wilson & Co. Building New $6 Million Fire Station Headquarters for City of Maplewood

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The City of Maplewood, Missouri has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to build a new $6 million fire station headquarters to house the City’s fire department.  The 18,897 square foot facility is being built on City property just west of Maplewood City Hall and will replace the current fire station, which is more than 50 years old.

The first floor will feature offices, along wth a training and multi-purpose room. Living quarters, a dayroom, kitchen and dining area will be located on the second floor. The fire station will also have three drive-through apparatus bays and a training tower.

The facility was designed and is being built to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

S. M. Wilson will provide pre-construction and construction management services for the project. It is scheduled to be completed in April 2017.  JEMA is the architect for the project.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

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