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Christopher Thomas Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Architect

Thomas, ChristopherChristopher Thomas, AIA, has joined HOK as an architect in St. Louis. In his new role, Thomas will join the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project.

Prior to joining HOK, Thomas was an architect at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Fayetteville, Ark. He earned his master’s in advanced architectural design from Washington University in St. Louis, and his degree in architecture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 2015, Thomas received the H.B. and M.B. Simon Scholarship for exemplary performance at Washington University. He currently resides in St. Louis.

Michael Bechtel Joins The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division As A Project Manager

Bechtel, MichaelThe Korte Company welcomes Michael Bechtel to its Las Vegas Division. Michael comes to the company with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, working for a large construction firm before heading up his own Design-Build construction company which specialized in self-performing federal and military projects.

Greg Korte, President of The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division stated, “Michael’s Design-Build background and experience with federal projects fits perfectly with our approach to delivering clients innovative solutions – and we look forward to having him on our team.”

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mary Dohogne Named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Dohogne, MaryMary Dohogne has been named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.  She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting.  Mary will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFI‘s through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Mary served as an intern at S. M. Wilson during summer 2015, where she received training on Building Information Modeling (BIM), processed RFIs and handled the responsibilities of a Project Engineer for her project teams.  She was offered a full time position with the company upon completion of her college studies.

“Many of our interns, including Mary, carry the responsibilities of a Project Engineer,” said Rachel Miller, Human Resources Manager at S. M. Wilson. “After seeing her perform in her internship, we knew we wanted her back after graduating from college.” Mary earned a B. S. in Construction Management at Southeast Missouri State University in December, 2015 and holds OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety and Health certification.

Paul Jurasovich Joins HOK’s St. Louis Practice as Senior Design Professional

Jurasovich, PaulPaul Jurasovich has joined HOK as a senior design professional. In his new role, Jurasovich will work on-site in Indianapolis on the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Jurasovich is a registered architect in New Zealand and Green Star Accredited. Jurasovich’s more than 12 years of professional experience includes sustainable consulting for design workshops and project teams. Jurasovich also worked as a Green Star Assessor, with more than 100 project assessed.

Prior to joining HOK, Jurasovich worked as a senior project architect at Williams Architects in Auckland, New Zealand. He earned a degree in architectural studies and a doctor of philosophy in achitecture from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. He currently resides in Indianapolis.

January 22, 2016

Charlie Nager Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office

Nager, CharlieSt. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Charlie Nager as an Account Executive.  Charlie has over 30 years of experience in the residential loan industry and his experience and knowledge of the industry is helpful to all parties involved in the loan process.

Mr. Nager received his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Culver-Stockton College.  He is on the Alumni Board of Directors for Culver-Stockton College.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company. 

Samantha Hurrell Joins HOK

Hurell, SamanthaSamantha Hurrell has joined HOK as a workplace strategy analyst in St. Louis. Hurrell will provide support for multiple ongoing local workplace strategy projects.

Hurrell recently earned a degree in architectural studies with an emphasis in interior design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received the People’s Choice Award for her work in the IIDA Student Design Charrette at NeoCon 2015. She currently resides in St. Charles, Mo.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

MC Industrial Welcomes Steve Furman as Business Development Consultant

Furman, SteveMC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, recently welcomed A/E/C industry veteran Steve Furman of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc., as business development consultant. Furman will represent MC Industrial in business development and strategic sales for the greater Kansas City region, spanning from eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and western Iowa.

MC Industrial was recently awarded a new project with Thermal Engineering International (a Babcock Power, Inc. company) and Kansas City Power & Light, supporting the firm’s plans to serve clients in Kansas City and the surrounding states. Based in Kansas City, Furman has more than 35 years in the industry and region, bringing valuable market insight, strategic relationships, and technical sales to his new role representing MC Industrial.

“We have held a great business relationship with Steve for several years,” said Tom Felton, president of MC Industrial. “As a leader in our industry with extensive experience, Steve is able to support MC Industrial as we further engage with construction project owners in the greater Kansas City industrial market. Our team is pleased to bring him on board, and we look forward to mutual success in providing exceptional service to clients in this region.”

As a technical sales expert in energy, oil & gas and heavy industrial, Furman serves as president of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc. as a business and sales consultant for contractors and OEM’s nationwide. Furman holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (PE) and also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.

January 15, 2016

Haberberger Welcomes Alyssa Predico As Process Piping Designer 

Predico, AlyssaAffton-based mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Alyssa Predico, of Ballwin, to its growing team. In her new role, Predico will serve as a process piping designer.

Predico’s background includes five years of process piping experience in the oil refinery industry. She most recently served as a designer with Ambitech Engineering. In her new position with Haberberger, Predico specializes in Computer-Aided Design and Drafting and Building Information Modeling, working with other members of the team to create the most cost-efficient and state-of-the-art project designs.

Predico, who originally hails from Louisiana, holds an Associate’s degree in Drafting from Delta Tech in Louisiana.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 68-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, and refrigeration and energy management services.

Abby Buchmann Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Design Professional

Buchmann, AbbyAbby Buchmann has joined HOK as a design professional in St. Louis. In her new position, Buchmann will provide support for the interior design team working on FleishmanHillard’s executive offices.

Buchmann recently earned her master of architecture and product design degree from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm celebrating 60 years of design and innovation in 2015.

Tarlton Promotes Cameron Denison to Senior Project Manager 

Denison, CameronTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Cameron Denison, LEED AP, to senior project manager. Previously serving as project manager, Denison has worked on several notable projects, including the $90 million,175,000-square-foot LEED Gold Olin Business School expansion at Washington University in St. Louis (Knight and Bauer Halls), which won the firm one of the construction industry’s highest honors – a 2015 Alliant Build America Award. The project also was named a finalist for a 2015 Construction Keystone Award by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.

Denison is on the Tarlton construction management team on two separate projects at University of Missouri Columbia. Denison joined Tarlton as a project engineer in 2001. He earned his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional designation in 2008, granted by the U.S. Green Building Council based on demonstrated knowledge and experience related to sustainable building design, construction and operation.

Denison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Geotechnology Promotes Buffy Flemming to Marketing Manager

Fleming, BuffyGeotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has named Buffy Flemming as the company’s Marketing Manager.

In this role, Flemming will manage marketing activities company-wide, including efforts related to public relations, advertising, the company website, marketing materials and tradeshows.

Flemming has been with Geotechnology since 2011, and as Marketing Coordinator has been instrumental in developing company branding efforts, establishing the Geotechnology intranet and social media involvement. She has been active in The Society of Marketing Professional Services and held the position of Education Director in the local chapter.

“During the past five years, Buffy has been a valuable member of our team, using her skills and talents to help Geotechnology enter new markets, expand its services and dramatically increase its operations,” said Vice President of Business Development Rick Pershall.  “I congratulate her on this well-deserved promotion.”

Gabrielle Clay Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Accountant

Clay, GabrielleGabrielle Clay has joined HOK as a project accountant in St. Louis. In her new role, Clay will work with the corporate accounting team and regional offices to maintain accurate and timely accounting records.

Prior to joining HOK, Clay was a corporate accountant at a local real estate services company. She earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Clay currently resides in Florissant.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

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