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Pfund Construction Continues Rapid Growth

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Kevin Nesselhauf Joins as Project Developer

Pfund Construction is excited to announce that Kevin Nesselhauf has joined the team in the newly created role of Project Developer. Kevin’s responsibilities will include working with clients to conceptualize and optimize their projects, building strong collaborative partnerships with design teams, and developing mutually beneficial subcontractor relationships.

With over 15 years of experience, Kevin is well respected in the St. Louis construction industry. He completed both his undergrad in Construction Management and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  He and his wife Nicole have three children and live in Edwardsville.

About Pfund Construction: Pfund Construction, based in Edwardsville, was named the City of Edwardsville’s 2017 and 2022 Business of the Year. Pfund Construction continues a rapid expansion in the St. Louis metro area, delivering unique projects that require a hands-on building approach to provide exceptional value to their clients.   

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Wiegmann Associates Completes Work on 22-Story Apartment and Retail Building in Minneapolis

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Wiegmann Associates completed work on the 22-story upscale apartment and retail building, 270 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. As the Engineer of Record and mechanical contractor for the design/build project, Wiegmann was responsible for designing and installing the HVAC system and a Building Automation System for the entire 480,000-square-foot, multi-use building. The general contractor was Weis Builders and the architect was Tushie Montgomery Architects. The co-developers were CA Ventures and Harlem Irving Companies.

Positioned on the border of North Loop and Downtown Minneapolis with impressive city and water views, the 270 Hennepin Avenue building features the 346-unit, upscale Bespoke Apartments and 20,000-square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenity spaces include golf simulator and game rooms, private dining and party rooms, yoga studio, fitness center, sauna, an indoor spa pool and spa outside on the 19th-floor deck.

Wiegmann’s HVAC design solution met the client’s goal of a mechanical system that provides future tenants with a comfortable living space while balancing first-cost with energy-saving measures. The HVAC system features a central plant with a cooling tower, pumps and boilers, which distribute condenser water to water-source heat pumps to serve all of the residential units, retail and amenity spaces with optimal comfort and energy efficiency. 

Providing ventilation for the two floors of underground parking posed major HVAC design challenges. Between using building information modeling and close coordination with the architect, Wiegmann identified acceptable locations for the heating and ventilation equipment to maintain clear height requirements.

ABOUT WIEGMANN ASSOCIATES

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. Since 1995, Wiegmann Associates has engineered and installed innovative, energy-saving and cost-efficient HVAC solutions, refrigeration systems and automation controls for clients in a wide range of industries, including senior living, food and beverage distribution, warehouse, healthcare, commercial and industrial. Wiegmann also provides 24-hour preventative maintenance programs and service in the St. Louis region. Wiegmann is ranked among the top 50 specialty contractors in the Midwest by Engineering News-Record and St. Louis’ fifth-largest mechanical contractor by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

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IMPACT Strategies to Construct Two New Buildings at Fenton Logistics Park

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The buildings mark the firm’s 7th project at the park. Fairview Heights, IL – April 20, 2022 U.S. Capital Development (USCD), the developer behind Fenton Logistics Park, has awarded IMPACT Strategies the construction of two new buildings at the park, located along Interstate 44 near the I-270 interchange in Fenton, Missouri. The two spec warehouse buildings, known as Buildings 6A and 6B, will be constructed simultaneously. IMPACT Strategies will serve as the construction manager.

Building 6A is 125,000 square feet; 6B is slightly larger at 160,000 square feet. Both will be Class A industrial buildings comprised of concrete and steel construction. In addition to managing the building construction, IMPACT’s responsibilities include site development for earthwork, utilities, parking lots, landscaping, and more. The buildings are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2022.

IMPACT Strategies project manager Travis Schwartz said, “We are thrilled to once again be working with the team at U.S. Capital Development on these latest additions to Fenton Logistics Park. USCD continues to bring businesses and jobs to the area, and the IMPACT team is excited to be a part of that growth.”

The redevelopment of the former Chrysler Plant reflects a transformation of a brownfield site into a state-of-the-art industrial and commercial development. Upon completion, the Fenton Logistics Park will total more than 2.5 million square feet of development with a value in excess of $250 million.

IMPACT Strategies provides client-focused construction management, design/build, and general contracting services. The firm offers a full continuum of innovative design/build service capabilities including proven construction management processes and site development. IMPACT Strategies serves a regional and national client base in the Healthcare, Senior Living, Multifamily, Office, Retail, and Warehouse/Distribution markets from its offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio.

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IMPACT Strategies to Construct Two New Buildings at Fenton Logistics Park

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The buildings mark the firm’s 7th project at the park.

U.S. Capital Development (USCD), the developer behind Fenton Logistics Park, has awarded IMPACT Strategies the construction of two new buildings at the park, located along Interstate 44 near the I-270 interchange in Fenton, Missouri. The two spec warehouse buildings, known as Buildings 6A and 6B, will be constructed simultaneously. IMPACT Strategies will serve as the construction manager.

Building 6A is 125,000 square feet; 6B is slightly larger at 160,000 square feet. Both will be Class A industrial buildings comprised of concrete and steel construction. In addition to managing the building construction, IMPACT’s responsibilities include site development for earthwork, utilities, parking lots, landscaping, and more. The buildings are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2022.

IMPACT Strategies project manager Travis Schwartz said, “We are thrilled to once again be working with the team at U.S. Capital Development on these latest additions to Fenton Logistics Park. USCD continues to bring businesses and jobs to the area, and the IMPACT team is excited to be a part of that growth.”

The redevelopment of the former Chrysler Plant reflects a transformation of a brownfield site into a state-of-the-art industrial and commercial development. Upon completion, the Fenton Logistics Park will total more than 2.5 million square feet of development with a value in excess of $250 million.

IMPACT Strategies provides client-focused construction management, design/build, and general contracting services. The firm offers a full continuum of innovative design/build service capabilities including proven construction management processes and site development. IMPACT Strategies serves a regional and national client base in the Healthcare, Senior Living, Multifamily, Office, Retail, and Warehouse/Distribution markets from its offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio. To learn more visit BuildwithIMPACT.com.

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IMPACT Strategies to Construct Two New Buildings at Fenton Logistics Park

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The buildings mark the firm’s 7th project at the park.

U.S. Capital Development (USCD), the developer behind Fenton Logistics Park, has awarded IMPACT Strategies the construction of two new buildings at the park, located along Interstate 44 near the I-270 interchange in Fenton, Missouri. The two spec warehouse buildings, known as Buildings 6A and 6B, will be constructed simultaneously. IMPACT Strategies will serve as the construction manager.

Building 6A is 125,000 square feet; 6B is slightly larger at 160,000 square feet. Both will be Class A industrial buildings comprised of concrete and steel construction. In addition to managing the building construction, IMPACT’s responsibilities include site development for earthwork, utilities, parking lots, landscaping, and more. The buildings are scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2022.

IMPACT Strategies project manager Travis Schwartz said, “We are thrilled to once again be working with the team at U.S. Capital Development on these latest additions to Fenton Logistics Park. USCD continues to bring businesses and jobs to the area, and the IMPACT team is excited to be a part of that growth.”

The redevelopment of the former Chrysler Plant reflects a transformation of a brownfield site into a state-of-the-art industrial and commercial development. Upon completion, the Fenton Logistics Park will total more than 2.5 million square feet of development with a value in excess of $250 million.

IMPACT Strategies provides client-focused construction management, design/build, and general contracting services. The firm offers a full continuum of innovative design/build service capabilities including proven construction management processes and site development. IMPACT Strategies serves a regional and national client base in the Healthcare, Senior Living, Multifamily, Office, Retail, and Warehouse/Distribution markets from its offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio. To learn more visit BuildwithIMPACT.com.

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Three Promoted to Project Manager at Tarlton

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Tarlton Corp., a leading St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted Travis Aly, Kurt Aubuchon and Cory Littlejohn to project manager.

Travis Aly

Aly started with Tarlton as a project engineer in 2013 and was promoted to senior project engineer in 2017. He has worked on projects including The Muny Stage & Production Improvements and Second Century Projects; the historic renovation of the former St. Louis Post-Dispatch building at 900 N. Tucker Blvd.; the Spire Service Center; and multiple life science and commercial fit-outs in the Cortex Innovation Community.

Aly earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Missouri State University.

Kurt Aubuchon

Aubuchon joined Tarlton in 2016 as a project engineer and was promoted to senior project engineer in 2019. A member of the Tarlton Concrete Division, he has worked for clients including BJC HealthCare; the St. Louis Airport Authority; U.S. Postal Service; Washington University in St. Louis; and Wells Fargo.

Aubuchon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Central Missouri.

Cory Littlejohn

A member of the Tarlton Concrete Restoration team, Littlejohn was a project engineer intern with Tarlton in 2016 and joined the company as project engineer in 2017 before being promoted to senior project engineer in 2019. He has worked on projects including the historic renovation of the former St. Louis Post-Dispatch building at 900 N. Tucker Blvd.; Missouri American Water Co. Basin Repairs; The Muny Stage & Production Improvements; and the 314 LC parking structure under construction across from the new soccer stadium in Downtown West.   

Littlejohn co-chairs Tarlton’s Social Committee and participated in the company’s Lifting Leaders program in 2019-20. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and also has experience as a construction laborer.

Having celebrated its 75th year in business in 2021,Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that provides outstanding preconstruction, construction and design-build solutions to clients in the commercial, institutional, government and nonprofit, industrial and power and energy markets. The Midwest general contractor/construction manager also has special expertise in concrete construction, restoration and maintenance. Tarlton has completed many landmark St. Louis projects and is committed to improving lives through inclusive construction, civic engagement and service to others.

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Kwame Building Group hires John Farnen as Vice President of Operations

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John Farnen of Caseyville, IL has joined Kwame Building Group as Vice President of Operations. Farnen is responsible for leading Kwame Building Group’s healthcare, higher education and corporate divisions. He also develops and maintains strategic partnerships and directs marketing and business development activities. 

Farnen has an illustrative career with more than 30 years of experience in planning, design and construction, including an extensive background in healthcare construction. He was Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction for Mercy for 24 years and has managed hundreds of healthcare projects worth over one billion dollars.  

Farnen holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is a Certified Healthcare Constructor and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineers’ (ASHE) Training Certification and Executive Leadership committees. 

Farnen has extensive community leadership experience, including as a member of the Advisory Board for Health+Homes, a Board Trustee at Christ Church in Fairview Heights, IL and a Board Member at Marian Middle School. He also is a member of the St. Louis University High School (SLUH) Disadvantaged Business Partnership, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers, ASHE and the American Hospital Association (AHA). 

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is one of the nation’s top pure construction management firms, dedicating 100 percent of its resources to project management services. An employee-owned company, KWAME provides estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle. For more information, visit www.kwamebuildinggroup.com or call (314) 862-5344.

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Golterman & Sabo Receives ASA Safety Cup

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Award presented at annual Neon Awards Gala hosted by ASA Midwest Council

Golterman & Sabo, a family-owned supplier of acoustical and architectural products for the construction industry, came out the big safety winner at the Neon Awards Gala held Saturday, April 9th, 2022. The annual event is hosted by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council and recognizes the achievements of general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and southern Illinois region for their outstanding work, as well as maintaining job safety protocols.

This year the ASA Midwest Council awarded special safety awards to qualifying ASA members in six divisions who had achieved work safety excellence in 2021 and an overall safety cup award was presented to Golterman & Sabo. This award is much like hockey’s Stanley Cup, whereby the winning recipient keeps the award to showcase for a year before it travels on to the next winner.

Golterman & Sabo has won ASA Safety Awards in previous years, but this is the first time for receiving the overall Safety Cup award.

“Safety for our employees is always priority for us,” says Chuck DeFosset, vice president project management & engineering. “Work stations are kept clean with cutting tools, adhesives and cleaning liquids properly secured and put away when not in use. We do weekly walk-throughs of our shop and warehouse for potential safety hazards, every Monday we do a “Toolbox Talk” with our carpenters before they go to a job, and we do annual safety training for all employees.”

This was the 29th year for the Neon Awards Gala, which hosted 430 people at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis. In addition to the special safety awards, other award categories include General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractors, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractors, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year. G&S has won the ASA Outstanding Specialty Subcontract of the Year Award six times! These accomplishment mean a lot to G&S and we will continue to support the construction community with our very best.

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People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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Mia Rose Holdings Adds Thomasina Hergert as Property Manager

Thomasina Hergert

St. Louis-based real estate developer Mia Rose Holdings (MRH) has added Thomasina Hergert of Hillsboro, Missouri as Property Manager. Hergert will oversee day-to-day operations of Timber Ridge Apartments in Hillsboro, which is owned and operated by MRH. Her responsibilities include lease management and vendor relations management, unit preparation, tenant service requests and inspections.

Hergert has over 15 years experience in account management, customer services, business development and human resources. She holds a Doctoral Candidate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland University College. 

Timber Ridge Apartments is a 104-unit apartment community located 40 miles southwest of St. Louis in Hillsboro, MO. The complex features one and two-bedroom units, a pool, clubhouse, storage units and high-speed Internet access. Mia Rose Holdings purchased the complex in 2020 and has been remodeling units and property features. 

Mia Rose Holdings LLC (MRH) is a Chesterfield, MO-based commercial real estate development company that actively acquires and develops real estate to support the needs and vision of local communities. MRH provides comprehensive, first-class development services through partnerships with the best and brightest in commercial brokerage, engineering, architectural and construction services. Mixed-use and luxury multi-family developments include The Junction in Wentzville, PURE Springdale in Northwest Arkansas, 44 West Luxury Living in St. Louis County, The Prairie in Dardenne Prairie and The Meadows in Lake Saint Louis. In addition to multi-family and mixed-use developments, MRH has a strong niche developing and consulting for ice rinks and other youth athletic facilities, including Maryville University Hockey Center, Pacific Ice Rink and Chesterfield Sports Complex. For more information about Mia Rose Holdings, visit www.miaroseholdings.com.

April 15, 2022

Gabrielle Fields Joins Building Futures as Interim Executive Director

Gabrielle Fields

Building Futures, a growing non-profit founded by Frank and Gay Lorberbaum, is proud to announce that Gabrielle Fields has joined the organization as Interim Executive Director. Gabrielle will work alongside Frank and Gay with the intention of assuming full responsibilities of Executive Director of Building Futures within the year.

Gabrielle, born and raised in St. Louis, is a proud graduate of the AGC sponsored Charter High School, Construction Careers Center, a high school known to many as Triple C. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. She has spent the past two years working in higher education in Delaware, Ohio and is excited to return to the St. Louis area.

Founded in 2012, Building Futures: Design & Build Workshop began as a year-round Saturday workshop with the goal of supplementing education of under-served youth in the St. Louis area. Today, Building Futures serves over 1,500 students in weekday in-school classes, after school programs, and summer programming. The classes currently taught are for K-8 students, although expansion of their teaching in-school classes for high school students will take place soon.

The current mission of Building Futures is “to help disadvantaged young people obtain the skills needed to excel in the 21st century.”  They conduct this mission by teaching the kids concepts of design and construction. The organization works out of a spacious 5,000+ SF warehouse in the North City area at the corner of 13th Street and St. Louis Avenue. The non-profit is supported by grants, corporate and private donations and fees earned from teaching in the various city and public schools. The Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the Opus Group Foundation have been instrumental in the success of Building Futures.

“We are excited to have Gabrielle join us and help lead the way into the future,” says Frank Lorberbaum, founder, and current Executive Director, “her youthful excitement and passion for helping kids fits in perfectly with our mission.”

“It is especially satisfying for me that Gabrielle was a graduate of Construction Careers Center as I also served on the board of this former charter high school and greatly believed in the mission and purpose of the school,” commented Ron Unterreiner of PEOPLE of Construction, current board chair of Building Futures. “What a great story for our industry, the Associated General Contractors of Missouri, and for all the good people that participated in the founding and the managing of Construction Careers Center.”

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Promotes Kristine Newman to Chief Financial Officer

Kristine Newman

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., one of the nation’s largest 100 percent employee-owned construction companies, recently promoted Kristine Newman to chief financial officer. Prior to assuming this role, Newman served as executive vice president for the company. She replaces retiring CFO Doug Audiffred, and reports directly to McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sedey.

Newman joined McCarthy in 2005 as controller for the builder’s Southwest Region and was promoted to vice president, finance in 2016 and senior vice president, finance in 2018. In 2019 she assumed the executive vice president, finance position and became a member of McCarthy’s enterprise leadership team. Now as chief financial officer, she will be responsible for all accounting, finance and insurance components of McCarthy including cash management, investments, internal audit financial reporting and risk management.

“Kris has been working closely with [outgoing CFO] Doug Audiffred for some time to ensure a thoughtful and smooth transition,” Ray Sedey said. “In addition to her outstanding financial acumen, strong work ethic and exceptional professionalism, Kris brings a deep understanding of McCarthy and our industry. She is an inspirational and trustworthy leader, and I speak for our entire leadership team and all our employee-owners when I express how pleased we are to welcome Kris into this role.”

Newman began her career with Arthur Andersen LLP, working on audit and consulting engagements in the firm’s Chicago and Phoenix offices, prior to joining McCarthy. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). An Indiana native, Newman earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University.

In addition to her responsibilities with McCarthy, Newman was recognized as a “Most Influential Woman in Commercial Real Estate” (AZ Business Magazine, 2019) and serves on the national committee for the McCarthy Partnership for Women, the firm’s employee resource group dedicated to recruiting, developing and retaining women. She currently serves on the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce board of directors, is past president and current member of the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and is past chair of the board of directors for UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix.

“It is an incredible honor to serve in this crucial role for our company,” Newman said. “I am grateful to be able to follow in the footsteps of Doug Audiffred, and his guidance through the transition period was extremely helpful and appreciated. I know without a doubt that this organization will continue to accomplish amazing things.”

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with nearly 160 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. McCarthy Holdings, Inc. is comprised of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Castle Contracting, Inc. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

Joyce Morgan Promoted to Director of Finance at Mia Rose Holdings

Joyce Morgan

St. Louis-based real estate developer Mia Rose Holdings (MRH) has promoted Joyce Morgan to Director of Finance. Morgan was made a partner at Mia Rose Holdings last year. In her Director of Finance role, she oversees the firm’s long-term financial health and growth and is responsible for establishing financial strategies, overseeing all accounting operations, managing accounts payable and receivable, producing financial reports and analyzing budgets.

Morgan brings 25 years of construction industry experience. She previously was property manager at Mia Rose Holdings’ Timber Ridge multifamily complex in Hillsboro, Missouri where she is a co-owner. 

Mia Rose Holdings LLC (MRH) is a Chesterfield, MO-based commercial real estate development company that actively acquires and develops real estate to support the needs and vision of local communities. For more information about Mia Rose Holdings, visit www.miaroseholdings.com.

April 8, 2022

AGC of Missouri Launches New Utility Infrastructure Division

Joe Crites

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) has launched a new Utility Infrastructure Division designed to meet the needs of contractors and suppliers engaged in utility construction, including water and wastewater facilities and pipelines, energy generation and transmission, and broadband infrastructure. The Division also serves contractors engaged in other underground utility work as well as specialty work such as excavation, tunneling, boring and site preparation. The Division serves as liaison to, and monitor for, other water, wastewater, and utility owner and user groups in the public and private sectors.

Joe Crites, who has 27 years’ experience in various types of construction, has been appointed coordinator for the new division.  Crites, a resident of Poplar Bluff, serves as staff coordinator for members statewide.

“This important new group joins our other two divisions – the Building and Highway & Transportation Divisions,” said Len Toenjes, CAE, president of AGCMO. “Our new membership structure also perfectly aligns with the three divisional structure of AGC of America.”

Steve Sellenreik, president of Sellenreik Construction, Inc. in Jonesburg, MO, serves as chair of the new division and also as a member of AGCMO’s board of directors.

“An investment of more than $440 million is projected for federal- and state- funded infrastructure projects in Missouri over the next few years.” noted Toenjes.  “After hearing with our members, it was evident that this is the ideal time to put our own resources, market and program support towards contractors and suppliers working in this sector.”

The Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) represents the united voice of the construction industry throughout the state of Missouri. AGC of Missouri represents nearly 550 commercial, industrial, highway, transportation, and utility infrastructure contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties across the state of Missouri. AGCMO operates offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City and Springfield. Visit: www.agcmo.org

RoofTech & PaveTech Consulting, Inc. Hire David Barnes as Vice President of Business Development

David Barnes

David Barnes appointed Vice President of Business Development to support building client relationships

RoofTech and PaveTech Consulting, Inc., a St. Louis-based, independent, third-party consulting group, appoints David Barnes as Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Barnes will focus on growing the business in additional markets.

“Barnes is an excellent addition to have on board,” said Cale Prokopf, president of RoofTech and PaveTech Consulting, Inc. “His experience and skill set in business development and client acquisitions are invaluable assets for RoofTech and PaveTech.”

Before joining RoofTech & PaveTech, Barnes most recently served as Vice President of Sales for Inland Coatings. Prior to this, Barnes worked as a Business Development Manager for the Soprema Group, where he was instrumental in increasing sales, creating new strategies, and implementing new product lines. Barnes brings with him 20 years of experience producing sales and revenue growth, relationship building, and new market development, as well as project management history for roofing and waterproofing jobs.

“As we continue to expand our focus to different regions across the country, David will be key to ensuring the success of this effort.” continued Prokopf.

About RoofTech Consulting

RoofTech Consulting, Inc. was founded in 2001 in response to a growing need in the roofing and construction industries. RoofTech Consulting provides infrared thermography, FM 1-52 uplift testing, ASTM flood testing and electronic leak detection. As a third-party, independent consulting group, RoofTech can provide evaluations with no ties to contractors and giving clients the best possible outcome for their project.  For more information, visit https://rooftechconsulting.com/.

About PaveTech Consulting

PaveTech Consulting, Inc. was created in 2020 in response to the growing market need of an independent, third party paving consultant. PaveTech Consulting specializes in the management and design of new or existing roadways, parking lots, ADA designs and parking structures. For more information, visit https://pavetechconsulting.com/.

Crystal Grant Named Senior Operations Manager for Missouri American Water

Crystal Grant

Missouri American Water recently named Crystal Grant as St. Louis Senior Operations Manager.

In this position, she oversees field customer service and the construction and maintenance teams throughout St. Louis County, the largest community served by the company. Grant has been with the American Water family for 24 years. In 1998, she began with the system conversion and implementation team. Since then, she has worked as a Senior Education and Development Specialist in American Water’s Customer Service Center, Operations Support Supervisor for Illinois American Water, and Employee Relations Business Partner and Human Resources Business Partner for American Water. Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in business, bachelor’s degree in computer science, and master’s degree in teaching from Webster University.

Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people. For more, visit missouriamwater.com and follow Missouri American Water on TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn and Instagram

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 24 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn

April 1, 2022

Helmkamp Construction adds Stuarrt Bailey to Project Management Team

Stuart Bailey

Helmkamp Construction continues to grow with the addition of Stuarrt Bailey to their project management team. Bailey joins Helmkamp with a background in estimating and project management in industrial work and will be mainly focused on serving Helmkamp’s clients in industrial markets.

Stuarrt Bailey graduated in 2016 from the Construction Management program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Since, he has worked on construction projects at both Berco Industrial and Ameren Transmission. When asked why he decided to join Helmkamp Construction, he said “Helmkamp has a great culture. The benefits are amazing and that says a lot to me about the leadership.” 

Helmkamp President and Owner, Rob Johnes, said “I am pleased to announce Stuarrt as the most recent addition to our team. He comes to us with industrial experience that will allow him to jump into and excel on industrial projects. The industrial market is a specialty that Helmkamp performs well in. Stuarrt will be a strong part of the team that continues to help us shine in that segment of our business.”

Bailey says he most looks forward to opportunities to grow and experience new projects at Helmkamp. He currently resides in Glen Carbon, Illinois with his wife and one-year-old son.

About Helmkamp

Since 1938, Helmkamp Construction Co. has built relationships based on quality, integrity, and safety leadership. Helmkamp is the builder of choice for the repeat, professional buyer of construction in Industrial, Building, and Life Science markets, primarily serving corporate clients in the St. Louis metro area. Helmkamp offers pre-construction, construction, and design/build services, as well as out-of-state capabilities. To learn more, visit www.helmkamp.com.

IMPACT Strategies’ Schwartz & Grant Complete Continuing Education Courses

Intensive, multi-week courses add depth to the firm’s knowledge base.

Travis Schwartz

Travis Schwartz completed the Project Manager Academy through Fails Management Institute (FMI) in Raleigh, NC in February. The four-day intensive training focused on topics such as: project planning, customer-focused construction, field productivity, and ethics and integrity. Schwartz said, “I enjoyed the hands-on learning and working as a team with different groups of people. I also developed relationships with other project managers from across the country as we learned new methodologies and best practices to take back to our firms.”

Travis Schwartz, project manager, and Jordan Grant, senior project engineer at IMPACT Strategies have recently completed in-depth continuing education courses to further their construction knowledge and enhance IMPACT’s client services.

Jordan Grant

Jordan Grant graduated from the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) Construction Leadership Institute in March. The nine-week annual program, attended by the area’s top emerging leaders, provides valuable knowledge and skills to tackle the modernday challenges of the construction industry. Grant was recommended and sponsored by IMPACT to participate in the Institute as a part of his continued education and growth within the company.

“IMPACT Strategies is committed to continually investing in our employees’ training and education in order to bring ever-better service to our valued clients,” said Mark Hinrichs, president of IMPACT. “Travis and Jordan are assets to both the firm and to our clients. We look forward to seeing them implement their new skills and knowledge.”

IMPACT Strategies provides client-focused construction management, design/build, and general contracting services. The firm offers a full continuum of innovative design/build service capabilities including proven construction management processes and site development. IMPACT Strategies serves a regional and national client base in the Healthcare, Senior Living, Multifamily, Office, Retail, and Warehouse/Distribution markets from its offices in Missouri, Illinois, and Ohio. To learn more visit BuildwithIMPACT.com.

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Holland Construction Services Working on Expansion at Eckert’s in Belleville

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Holland Construction Services is working on an expansion project at Eckert’s in Belleville, which will expand the popular outdoor entertainment venue by nearly 10,000 square feet. The project will include a new Cider Shed Tasting Room and Pavilion, as well as a Cider Donut & Custard Shop. The expansion broke ground in February and is expected to be complete by Memorial Day weekend.

“This is an interesting renovation because Eckert’s is an 8th generation business. This is where the company began so we’re learning a lot of history while working on this project,” said Holland Project Executive Ryan Savage. “We’ve enjoyed being part of Eckert’s growth.”

The addition will be located between the Country Store and Country Restaurant and include the 3,500 square-foot Cider Shed Tasting Room and Pavilion, bar, and an indoor dining room. An additional 5,500 square-foot pavilion with outdoor dining will connect to the Cider Shed and feature a stage for outdoor concerts. Additional renovations include relocating the new Cider Donut & Custard Shop inside the Country Store.

“This is a complex project since we are remodeling existing facilities, but we are excited that it will be a step forward for Eckert’s in terms of entertainment and appealing to younger adults,” said Chris Eckert, President and CEO of Eckert’s Inc. “It was a natural way to branch out our brand and make it interesting to a broader market.”

Holland worked with Eckert’s before on the construction of their Country Store and Restaurant expansion.

“This is the biggest project we’ve taken on since then and we were very happy with how that turned out,” said Eckert. “We’ve also been very impressed with Holland’s relationships with their subcontractors. They do an excellent job of managing all the details to ensure our project gets the priority and stays on target.”

The architecture firm on the project is Dennis McGrath Design LLC. About Holland Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm guided by the principle of providing clients the best possible build experience on every project. Holland has been providing quality construction services throughout Illinois and Missouri since 1986, when it was founded by company CEO Bruce Holland.

Holland offers pre-construction, construction and virtual design & construction services to commercial, education, healthcare, industrial, multi-family, municipal, recreation, and senior living clients. The St. Louis Business Journal ranks Holland as a “Best Places to Work” and one of the top 15 contractors in the St. Louis area. For more information, visit Holland’s website at www.hollandcs.com

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