Associations

Southern Illinois Builders Association Awards Scholarships

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The Southern Illinois Builders Association began offering scholarships in 2012 and have awarded 104 scholarships totaling approximately $200,000.  This year fifteen scholarships were awarded to the following individuals:  Lucy Balch, New Athens, IL; Richard Boyer, III, Swansea, IL; Andrew Dant, Highland, IL; William Denny, Columbia, IL; Dylan Hites, O’Fallon, IL; Arianna Kampwerth, Highland, IL; Jason

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Executive Director Terry Briggs to Retire From SITE Improvement Association

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Terry Briggs, Executive Director of the SITE Improvement Association for the past five years, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2020.  Briggs joined SITE in 2001 as Government Relations Director, and in 2015 became only the second executive director in the 54-year history of this independent construction contractor trade association serving eastern

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Electrical Connection Offers Homeowners Winter Electrical Safety Tips

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As the winter months approach, the Electrical Connection is reminding resident to be aware of the hazards of home electrical fires typically associated with colder weather. Dave Roth of the Electrical Connection has frequently been tapped by the media for winter electrical safety tips.  He notes that improper use of space heaters, extension cords, holiday lighting combine with

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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to St. Vincent Home for Children

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2020-21 HBA President Bill Wannstedt of Consort Homes (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Latosha Fowlkes, executive director of St. Vincent Home for Children, and Steven Martinez, chief development officer for St. Vincent. The donation will be used to replace flooring in one of four of St. Vincent’s residential living units. St. Vincent

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Urban Land Institute St. Louis Hosts Annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate

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ULI Panelists Will Detail How St. Louis is Finding Opportunities for Reinvention In what promises to be one of its most momentous reports, the Urban Land Institute St. Louis (ULI STL) will host its annual “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” on Dec. 10, 2020.  “People have never been more excited to think about what’s in store for the coming

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Midas Hospitality Holds Ribbon Cutting for Element Hotel

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St. Louis’ first Element by Westin recently held a ribbon cutting to signify its official opening.  Located at 3763 Forest Park Ave., the $40 million Element St. Louis Midtown is a seven-story hotel with 153 extended stay rooms.  The eco-conscious property features the rooftop UPBAR, which offers a variety of signature cocktails and food selections.

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$81M The City District Will Revitalize 10 City Blocks of North St. Louis City

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AMJ Investment Group in partnership with Kwame Building Group (KWAME), the City of St. Louis and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad is announcing the $81 million The City District, which will revitalize 10 blocks in the historic O’Fallon Park Neighborhood in North St. Louis City. A series of new construction and redevelopment initiatives will reimagine 610,000 square

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Contractors at the Wall

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Partnership to Provide Job Training/Employment for Veterans. Missouri Governor Parson and NFL Hall of Famer & Official Spokesperson for Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial Highlight Construction Job Opportunities for Vets Perryville rolled out the red carpet earlier today for  veterans seeking employment and Missouri’s contractors seeking workers.  Robinson Construction, a design-build contractor and major employer in

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Midwest BankCentre Land Donation to Paves Way for $10 Million Crossroads Senior Living

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Midwest BankCentre’s donation of 1.9 acres in the 4900 block of Gravois Avenue to the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corp. (TGNCDC) is paving the way for new affordable senior housing near the iconic Bevo Mill. The donation culminates a three-and-a-half-year community effort to expand senior housing options in the area. The $10 million Crossroads Senior Living at Bevo

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Home Builders Association Donates $11,396 to Independence Center

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2020-21 HBA President Bill Wannstedt (Consort Homes) (left) presented an $11,396 donation to Independence Center member Jewell Turner, grant writer Abigail Kim and unit staff member Pat Marshall. The donation will be used to fund the installation of security camera systems at two residential facilities for adults with serious mental illness, increasing

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