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Ann Althoff, MCR, LEED AP, Associate DBIA Named Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis


St. Louis design/build project executive Ann Althoff, MCR, LEED AP, Associate DBIA, has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute – St. Louis District Council (ULI St. Louis).

Active in ULI locally and nationally for more than eight years, Althoff has helped advance the organization’s responsible land use mission by serving as treasurer, assisting with the organization’s educational programs, co-founding the Women’s Leadership Initiative, and representing ULI St. Louis nationally as chair for mission advancement. On a national level, Althoff is active in the Public-Private Product Council and is a founding member of the End-User Product Council.

In her corporate work, Althoff brings more than 30 years of experience in the real estate and design/build industry.   She currently serves as a project executive at Clayco charged with identifying, nurturing and supporting new corporate, institutional and industrial design and construction ventures. Ann also provides client relationship and business development leadership for Forum Studio, the full-service design practice and wholly owned subsidiary of Clayco.  Prior to joining Clayco, Althoff worked with HOK, as senior vice president in charge of strategy and business development, Pace Properties and Cushman Wakefield (formerly Cassidy Turley).

Althoff earned a masters degree in urban affairs from Saint Louis University and earned her business administration degree from Fontbonne University.  She holds a masters in corporate real estate through CoreNet Global. Ann Althoff is a resident of Glendale, MO

With more than 220 members, ULI St. Louis unites thought leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.


IFMA St. Louis Appoints Members to Board


The St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Managers Association) announced officers elected to its Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. Their terms run from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

  • President, Nancy Cripe, GRS Auction Services
  • Vice President, Don Finnegan, CFM, Enterprise Holdings
  • Treasurer, Jennifer Johnston-Tichacek, Ferguson Enterprises
  • Secretary, Jacqueline Mattingly, FMP, Monsanto
  • Immediate Past President, Chris Laughman, CFM, SFP, LEED AP O&M, Federal eserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Membership Chair, Gary Wood, Stryker Construction
  • Marketing Chair, Chris Darnell, Bluegrass Lawn Care
  • Education Chair, Scott Held, Ameren Corp.
  • Programs Chair, Jeff Touchette, Jarrell Mechanical Contractors
  • Sponsorship Chair, Karl Gnau, Veritiv
  • Sustainability Liaison, Dave Gardin, CFM, The Koman Group
  • Advocacy Liaison, James Delgado, Cozad Commercial Real Estate

IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region.

Photo Above: IFMA St. Louis Board Members from left: James Delgado, Cozad Commercial Real Estate; Chris Laughman, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Nancy Cripe, GRS Auction Services; Don Finnegan, Enterprise Holding; and Jennifer Johnston-Tichacek, Ferguson Facilities Supply. Not present Jacqueline Mattingly, Monsanto.


Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis Lists Property & Buildings For Sale


Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis has announced that it is publicly listing its property and buildings for sale as of Monday, July 11, 2016. Newmark Grubb Zimmer has been retained as a broker agent. The property is located at 3763 Forest Park Avenue in St. Louis. It sits on 1.5 acres and consists of multiple buildings ranging in size from 10,750 SF +/- to 25,600 SF +/- with a total of 52k +/- SF and 342 +/- feet of Forest Park Avenue frontage.

Habitat TEFThe property houses Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ Administrative Offices, ReStore Forest Park and a Construction Warehouse. It is just east of the Cortex Innovation Community and Washington University Medical Center complex and across from IKEA.

Newmark Grubb Zimmer has set a 30-day call for offers (with no list price) ending Friday, August 12, 2016. The listing does not obligate Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis to sell.

Kimberly McKinney
Kimberly McKinney

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly McKinney offered, “In a continued effort to be good stewards of the organization’s assets (whether that asset is a donation or, in this case, our building), Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis is exploring a relocation that would allow the organization to maximize the value of real estate occupied since 2002 in order to further our mission to provide decent and affordable housing. All Habitat Saint Louis functions currently operating on Forest Park Avenue – the ReStore, the Construction Warehouse and the Administrative Offices – will continue to operate during this time of due diligence. If a relocation is deemed to be appropriate, all three functions will continue to operate in a new location.”

Habitat STL 2“Given the exciting, new commercial development around us, we have an obligation and responsibility to move forward and determine what our assets are worth,” emphasized Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Board President, Marc Hirshman.

Mike Carlson, Executive Managing Director-Principal of Newmark Grubb Zimmer added, “Habitat for Humanity’s current site, being right on Forest Park Parkway, is truly the last premier redevelopment site in the corridor that connects BJC to SLU. Then of course, in between you have CORTEX, the CWE and IKEA. This is the hottest area in St. Louis for multifamily and commercial real estate in general. We expect extremely high interest from possible buyers.”

Questions regarding the listing should be directed to Mike Carlson at Newmark Grubb Zimmer, or 314-628-0438.

Habitat STL 1Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) is a not-for-profit, ecumenical housing ministry working in partnership with individuals and communities of all faiths to improve housing conditions and provide safe, decent and affordable housing in St. Louis City and County. With nearly 400 homes already built or rehabbed, HFHSL is one of the leading housing developers in St. Louis. HFHSL regularly ranks among the top Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the country. HFHSL donors, volunteers, and partner families work side-by-side to build or rehab homes ensuring that every deserving family in St. Louis has a decent place to live.

In addition to a down payment and a 30-year affordable mortgage, each HFHSL homebuyer invests 350 sweat-equity volunteer hours into building or rehabbing a home and attending life skills classes. Homeowners are teachers, healthcare providers and returning college students determined to achieve homeownership and create a legacy for their families.

HFHSL’s two ReStores sell new and reusable construction and home remodeling supplies. The mission of the ReStore is to provide additional financial resources to HFHSL; expand opportunities to serve a broader base of the community by providing low-cost materials; and provide good stewardship of sustainable resources within the St. Louis MSA.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis: Building Homes, Building Hope, Building St. Louis. For more information, visit:


ASA Midwest Council Elects 2016-17 Officers, Board of Directors


The American Subcontractors Association (ASA)-Midwest Council recently elected its officers and board of directors for 2016-17.

Amy Heeger
Amy Heeger

Amy Heeger, president of AME Constructors was elected as 2016-17 chapter president. Heeger succeeds Kevin Douglas of Freeman Contracting, and will serve a one-year term which began July 1 and will expire June 30, 2017.

Heeger, who has been a member of ASA since 2011, will be the first women president for the ASA Midwest Council.

“I am looking forward to a great year and am honored to have been elected to lead such a fine organization. Heeger said. “The ASA Midwest Council will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, and it will be my privilege to serve during such a milestone for our chapter.”

Val Perales of Bazan Painting Co, was elected vice-president. Jennifer Church of United Rentals was elected secretary, and Mark O’Donnell of Schmersahl Treloar & Co., CPA’s will serve as the association’s treasurer for a three-year term.

Members of the 2016-17 Board of Directors also include: Tom Henson, Affton Fabricating and Welding; Jeffrey Loebner, Envirotech; Brian Hayden, Hayden Wrecking; Christopher O’Hagan, J. D. Kutter Insurance Associates; Richard Russell, Sachs Electric Co.

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council is a construction trade association made up of quality specialty contractors and suppliers serving the construction industry and the community in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and southern Illinois.


IFMA St.Louis Honors Members, Facility At National FM Day Celebration


Members of the St. Louis Chapter of IFMA (International Facility Managers Association) gathered to recognize two industry members and the facility of the year. Held on Wednesday, June 15, at the Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop, the awards were presented during the chapter’s celebration of National FM Day. Started in 2008, FM Day underscores the value and contributions of facility managers in St. Louis and around the nation who ensure that commercial buildings provide a safe, healthy and productive environment.

Award recipients were:

Distinguished Member Award: Michelle Hoff, Business Development Representative, Paragon Certified Restoration

Hoff was recognized for her contributions to IFMA St. Louis. She chaired the chapter’s recent annual Golf Classic. Additionally, she oversaw marketing for the area’s Industry Expo, which brings building owners, facility managers and suppliers together to discuss common issues and trends. Chapter members lauded her ability to collaborate and find new opportunities that benefit the facility management industry.

Achievement in Facility Management Award: Jacqueline Mattingly, FMP, Workplace Strategy Management, Monsanto

An 18-year veteran in developing and leading complex projects, Mattingly works with senior leadership to identify opportunities to increase performance. As a team leader at Monsanto, she has been an integral part of the global company’s improved service performance. This included launching a new software program earlier this year to streamline office allocations at the company’s St. Louis corporate campus. The new system allows the end user to review and follow all work orders, significantly reducing cycle time and improved service levels. The software also ties directly into Monsanto’s other operating systems.

Facility of the Year: Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis

The new replacement hospital opened in June 2015 not far from its first St. Louis location. The 90,000-square-foot facility represents an extreme departure from a traditional 24/7 full-service hospital. It now operates primarily as an outpatient center with just 12 in-patient beds. Serving a nine-state region, many patients travel several hours to receive the hospital’s specialized care. Hotel-style guest rooms accommodate parents and their children for these visits. Its high-tech, high-touch design features brightly colored décor, interactive technology to engage all regardless of physical abilities, and an accessible playground for children with special needs.


IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals.


Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA to the Rescue!


On a dangerously sweltering day when much of downtown St. Louis was without power, the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA came to the rescue for an organization that specializes in rescuing stray animals.

It all began on June 16, 2016 after a massive outage left 2,100 Ameren Missouri customers without power downtown, including Stray Rescue of St. Louis.   The animal shelter nonprofit was desperate to find a way to protect 200 dogs in kennels from the rising temperature in its building at 2320 Pine St.  It reached out to the public and dozens of volunteers came by to foster the dogs in cooler spaces as work was underway to restore power.

“The public response was great, but we were at a loss on how to protect the remaining dogs in our shelter,” said Randy Grim, executive director of Stray Rescue.  “Then the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA stepped up and came to the rescue.”  The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

The labor-management partnership donated a large commercial generator and the services to install it.  “The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA is a great asset to the St. Louis community, providing not only great skills and safety to power our region, but also helping the community in times of need,” said Grim.  “We are so grateful for their generous donation.”

More information on Stray Rescue can be found at www.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services in Missouri and nationwide. More is online at

Photo coutesy of the St. Louis Labor Tribune


Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA Make Homes Safer for Low Income St. Louisans


140 IBEW Local 1 Electricians Team with 23 NECA Contractors to Help Rebuilding Together St. Louis.

Nearly two dozen St. Louis low income families living with electric hazards and outdated electrical systems now have safer homes with upgraded electrical installations thanks to the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership.  The partnership mobilized an IBEW/NECA team that donated services and materials to help Rebuilding Together St. Louis make improvements to 23 homes in North St. Louis and North St. Louis County.  The work was performed by 140 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One electricians who teamed with 23 electrical contractor members of the St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).

This was the 13th consecutive year that the Electrical Connection partnership volunteered in the annual Rebuilding Together home repair campaign.   Since 2003, the IBEW/NECA partnership has supported Rebuilding Together by donating more than $800,000 in labor and materials to improve more than 450 homes for low-income, disabled and elderly St. Louisans.

“The Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership is invaluable to our efforts to improve the lives of low income families in our region,” said Dave Ervin, executive director, Rebuilding Together St. Louis. “Some of the electrical conditions we find in these homes are just deplorable and extremely hazardous to anyone living there.”

Among the many issues that the Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA partnership repaired were ungrounded outlets, extension cords used for permanent wiring, a lack of ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) switches and outlets, overloaded panel boxes, open splices, fixtures with charred or burned wires and more.

“A lot of the issues we encounter seem to be just shoddy work performed by people who lack the skills needed to perform electrical work,” noted Frank Jacobs, business manager, IBEW Local 1.  Douglas R. Martin, executive vice president of the St. Louis Chapter, NECA, concurred.  “There’s a reason why Electrical Connection IBEW/NECA is a staunch supporter of the National Electrical Code, which is the standard for safe electrical installations that function properly. Always check credentials and leave electrical work to licensed professionals who follow the code,” said Martin.

The Electrical Connection offers the largest number of licensed commercial and residential electrical contractors and skilled electricians in the region with a searchable data base at

Dave Roth, business representative and treasurer for IBEW Local One, orchestrated the volunteer initiative.  Participating electrical contractors, who donated 23 service trucks and tools, included:

  • American Electric and Data
  • Bathe Electric Co
  • MR Bathe Electric
  • Bell Electrical Contractors
  • Branson Electric Co.
  • BRK Electrical Contractors LLC
  • Concept Electric Services LLC
  • Electric Limited
  • Fusion Electric
  • Grasser Electric
  • Guarantee Electric Co.
  • Hanenkamp Electric
  • Jag Electric
  • Kaemmerlen Electric
  • Kaiser Electric
  • Kay Bee Electric
  • Northwest Electric Co.
  • Pioneer Electric
  • RJP Electric
  • Sachs Electric Co.
  • Sanderson Electric
  • Schaeffer Electric Co., Inc.
  • Summit Electric

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  Find a contractor near you in the Electrical Connection contractor database.


SIBA Announces New Board of Directors and Staff


The Southern Illinois Builders Association recently announced the names of its board of directors and staff for the current year. The purpose of the Southern Illinois Builders Association is to advance the construction industry through strengthening its members by enabling them to do collectively what they cannot accomplish on their own. They offer a full range of services and programs to provide value to their members in Southern Illinois.

Click on the URL below to review the new Board & Staff list.

SIBA Board & Staff 2016


ASA Midwest Council Hosts St. Louis Construction Showcase & BBQ


Free event scheduled for June 15th in Queeny Park

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council has assembled more than 70 companies to participate in its 4th Annual St. Louis Construction Showcase and BBQ on Wednesday, June 15th in Queeny Park.  The event is free for all to attend! Visit for a full list of exhibitors scheduled to be in attendance.

The free event is open from 2:00-7:00 p.m., with judging of the BBQ competition to begin at 5:00 p.m.  Attendees will be able to visit with companies that represent all aspects of the St Louis construction industry, while enjoying some fantastic FREE BBQ samples and refreshments.

“The event provides an ideal opportunity for anyone in the construction industry to network and experience the latest innovations in construction technology, software, equipment, tools and supplies,” said ASA Midwest Council president Kevin Douglas. “We are looking forward to a great turnout and are excited about the more than 70 companies already signed up to exhibit at the annual showcase.”

New this year, ASA’s Showcase & BBQ will play host to the Bricklayer 500 Regional Competition.          The winner of the Missouri SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Qualifier will advance to compete at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas in January 2017. Come and cheer on Missouri’s most skilled bricklayers as they battle for 1st place, and a free trip to the World of Concrete in Las Vegas.  The Bricklayer 500 Competition will take place during the ASA Showcase & BBQ on June 15th at Queeny Park.

For more information about the FREE TO ATTEND ASA Construction Showcase & BBQ, visit or email

About American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council is a construction trade association made up of quality specialty contractors and suppliers serving the construction industry and the community in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and southern Illinois. The ASA Midwest Council’s purpose is to improve the construction process through active participation in education, advocacy and cooperation. For more information about the ASA Midwest Council, visit or contact executive director Susan Winkelmann at 314-845-0855.


Carpenters Back Carnahan for Lieutenant Governor


The Missouri Carpenters Union is supporting former U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan in his bid to become lieutenant governor.

“Our more than 22,000 members have been working tirelessly to fight back against “right to work” and other attempts to erode the gains we have battled so long to win,” Al Bond, the Carpenters’ executive secretary-treasurer, said.  “Whether fighting for improved funding for dilapidated roads and bridges, or improving health care for our veterans, Russ’ priorities have always been squarely focused on making government work for average Americans.  He is a friend to hard-working families and champions the same issues and ideas we’re fighting for.”

According to the Carpenters Regional Council, Carnahan is stressing the need for better education, from early childhood to grade school and college, is committed to helping those starting and growing their own businesses, and believes government can, and should, do better to strengthen Missouri’s middle class.

Founded in 1882, the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council represents more than 22,000 skilled tradesmen and women across Missouri, Kansas and southern Illinois.

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