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Solatube International Announces New Commercial Distributor in Missouri and Illinois


Mays, GarySolatube International Inc., the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), has named Mays Maune McWard as its new Certified Commercial Distributor covering territories in Missouri and Illinois. Based in Fenton, Mo., the company is owned by Gary Mays, president, and Patrick McWard, executive vice president, of Mays Maune McWard.



McWard, PatrickMays Maune McWard is the exclusive certified provider and installer of commercial Solatube Daylighting Systems in their territory. “Solatube is an excellent addition to our company as a highly engineered, specifiable product line.  With our consultative style of selling we foresee a long and profitable future for both companies,” Mays said.

“We are excited to welcome Mays Maune McWard as our new Certified Commercial Distributor the Illinois and Missouri territories,” said Solatube International President Robert E. Westfall Jr. “They have been in business for nearly 80 years and have an excellent reputation in the architectural product community.”

Mays Maune McWard offers the full line of commercial Solatube products including:

  • Solatube® SkyVault Series M74 DS – the largest tubular daylighting device in the world, offers high-output illumination for high-bay areas
  • Solatube SolaMaster Series – the first line of tubular daylighting devices designed specifically for larger commercial spaces
  • Solatube Brighten Up Series – ideal for smaller spaces such as corridors, washrooms, closets, and storage areas.
  • Solatube Smart LED System – a fusion of LED lighting and natural light for day and night, offering up to 94 percent in lighting energy savings
  • Flashings for nearly all roof types – allowing Solatube Daylighting Systems to be installed in virtually any business environment

Mays Maune McWard can provide professional services such as design consultations, lighting calculations, LEED analyses, and code compliance documentation for Solatube Systems.


Hilliker Corporation Assists Area Window And Door Wholesaler


St. Louis company buys building that is five times its previous size

Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, helped a window and door wholesaler buy a new location that is five times larger than its former home.

XL Building Products recently purchased a 50-year-old building located at 10707 Midwest Industrial for $585,000.  An additional $150,000 will be invested in renovations and upgrades for the more than 17,000-square-foot space, which will include a 5,000-square-foot showroom that will conveniently display products for builders, developers and rehabber customers.  XL Building Products will open for business on Feb. 15.

The property was the former home of Mead O’Brien, which specializes in valves and valve automation, steam and hot water products and systems, and instrumentation products.  The company moved to a larger location five years ago, and this property has been vacant since then.

Owner Matt Salviccio purchased XL Building Products in March of 2015.  The company, which was founded in 1997, is the premier window and door wholesale distributor in the St. Louis and bi-state area.  The company was previously located at 10848 Galt Industrial Blvd. in a 3,400-square-foot building.

Hilliker Corporation broker Will Aschinger represented the buyer, XL Building Products and F.L. Sweeney broker Floyd Sweeney represented the seller, Meade Mov Ink, LLC. 

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company


Haberberger Completes Projects at St. Louis University


Full-service mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc. has announced the completion of two large design/build projects, along with three smaller projects, at St. Louis University (SLU).

The first project, which was valued at $4.5 million, featured the renovation of the HVAC system at Ritter hall. The 75,000-square-foot project consisted of renovating three floors and laboratory areas on the lower level of the building. Haberberger worked on all three floors simultaneously and was able to complete the project just in time for classes to resume in August.  The laboratory space on the lower level was completed in September – also within project schedule. Haberberger collaborated with Bingman Construction, FSA Architects and St. Louis University Department of Design and Construction in order to meet the accelerated schedule.

The second project involved renovating the HVAC system at Litteken Hall that serves electronic classrooms on two floors, as well as storage and mechanical areas on the lower level of the building.

The HVAC portion of the project began on July 5, 2015, and was finalized on August 21, thanks to close cooperation between Haberberger, Inc., ICS Construction Services, The Lawrence Group Architects and St. Louis University Department of Design and Construction. The 17,000-square-foot project totaled $1.05 million.

In addition to the two large projects, Haberberger also completed three smaller design/build projects at SLU. The team worked on hood replacements and gas piping modifications at the Panda Express Kitchen in the Bush Student Center, as well as in several DuBourg Hall offices. Haberberger was a subcontractor to ICS Construction Services for these projects.

The projects at SLU were managed by Haberberger Project Manager John Gallia. The Haberberger team on the projects also consisted of Scott Martin, Mike Bonebrake, Frank Piel and Ron Arbuthnot; who all served as pipefitter foremen; and Ed Hallam and Tim Hancock, who served as sheet metal foremen.

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


McCarthy Awarded $62 Million Robert A. Young Federal Building Seismic Renovation Project in St. Louis


McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was recently awarded a $62 million, design-build seismic renovation of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis by the General Services Administration (GSA). The project includes the seismic retrofit of the historic structure along with seismic bracing of non-structural components such as ceilings, partitions and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. The renovation will enhance safety for tenants during and after a potential seismic event. St. Louis is approximately 166 miles north of the New Madrid fault located in southeastern Missouri.

The Robert A. Young Federal Building is a 1,050,000-square-foot, L-shaped building with a 10-story tower completed in 1933 for the Terminal Railroad Association. Located at the corner of Spruce Street and South Tucker Boulevard, the office building is owned and managed by the U.S. General Services Administration and houses dozens of offices for various federal agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, State Department, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as well as support services such as a cafeteria, daycare, fitness center and credit unions. The facility is 98% occupied.

“The Robert A. Young Federal Building Seismic Renovation is an important and challenging project,” explained Kevin Williams, senior vice president of McCarthy. “The team is focused on delivering a safer building to the tenants and GSA while minimizing the disruption to existing occupants throughout construction. McCarthy brings extensive seismic retrofit and construction experience in high seismic zones, including Missouri and the West Coast.”

Design begins this month and construction is anticipated to begin in mid-2016. McCarthy’s design-build team includes Gensler and Thornton Tomasetti as well as St. Louis firms Etegra, William Tao & Associates, Aschinger Electric, Air Masters, Gateway Mechanical Fire Protection, and Geotechnology, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier commercial construction companies. 


Creve Coeur Fire Protection District Selects S. M. Wilson to Build New Fire Station


S.M. Wilson has been selected by the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District to build a new fire station to replace the District’s existing Engine House #2, which was built in 1962.  The new 25,000 square foot facility will be built on the site of Engine House #2 at 10940 Schuetz Road and include five emergency vehicle bays, updated living quarters for Firefighters and Paramedics and an area that includes bunk rooms, day room, fitness area, locker room and kitchen.

The project is currently scheduled to break ground in March 2016 and be completed in Spring of 2017.  S. M. Wilson is providing Pre-Construction and Construction Management services for the project, and assisted the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District in reviewing and selecting the project’s architect.  The architect is Archimages. 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 $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit


Air Masters Rebranding as Integrated Facility Services


St. Louis-based Air Masters Corporation and its affiliated companies – Gateway Mechanical, Gateway Mechanical Fire Protection, Inc. and Automation Solutions Group – announced recently a rebranding as Integrated Facility Services, Inc. (IFS), their corporate holding company name. IFS has annual billings of more than $50 million, employs more than 220 people in St. Louis and mid-Missouri, and serves more than 4,000 clients in the St. Louis region and mid-Missouri.

The rebranding is part of a corporate initiative to better align the company name with IFS’ integrated range of facility services including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, building automation and building security systems.

“For the past 50 years, we’ve grown and diversified to serve all of our clients’ mechanical contracting and service needs,” said founder and CEO Bill Rundquist. “Our corporate name, Integrated Facility Services, better conveys that full range of services.”

IFS is a single-source mechanical contractor and service company headquartered in St. Louis with an office in Columbia, Missouri. IFS provides mechanical contracting, HVAC sales and 24/7 service, plumbing, process piping, sheet metal fabrication, fire protection and security systems, energy conservation and building automation systems.

“Our goal is to help companies reduce first costs, conserve energy and minimize operating costs over the lifetime of a building,” said IFS President John Rundquist. “We deliver competitive pricing and guaranteed systems performance, whether it’s a design/build, design/assist or pre-engineered plan and spec project.”

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service mechanical contracting and service firm providing HVAC design and installation, plumbing, fire protection, energy conservation and building automation services. 

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