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American Society of Concrete Contractors Elects New Officers


Chris Forster, Largo Concrete, Tustin, CA, has been re-elected president of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO for 2020-2021. Bill Bramschreiber, Charles Pankow Builders, was elected first vice president. Anthony DeCarlo, TWC Concrete, LLC; Mario Garza, Barton Malow, and Chris Klemaske, Sundek, were re-elected vice presidents, and Kevin Riley, Belfast Valley Contractors, was re-elected treasurer. Heston Hamilton, GCP Technologies; Tim Manherz, TAS; Ray Merlo, Merlo Construction; and Jason Swagert, Messerly Concrete Contractors, were re-elected directors.

The Decorative Concrete Council (DCC), a specialty council of the ASCC, re-elected Karen Keyes, The Art of Concrete, Denver, CO as council director, and Jeff Eiswerth, H&C Decorative Concrete Products, Cleveland, OH as secretary. Dan Krocson, Musselman & Hall, is a newly elected director. Chandler Balch, North Texas Bomanite; Michael Campbell, Trademark Concrete Systems; Rich Cofoid, Increte; David Edwards, Edwards Concrete; Greg Hrynewicz, Hyde Concrete; Byron Klemaske, T.B. Penick & Sons; and Rick Lobdell, Concrete Mystique Engraving were re-elected directors.

The ASCC Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) elected Aron Csont, Barton-Malow Co; Southfield, MI as council director for 2020. Matthew Rutrough, PROCON, Rocky Mount, VA was elected secretary. Kristin McKenzie, Martin Concrete Const.; John Messing, Joseph J. Albanese; and Manuel Rodriquez, TAS, were elected new directors. Jason Anglin, Christman Contractors and Phil Diekemper, Ceco Concrete Const., were re-elected as directors.

William Palmer, Hanley Wood, Chicago, IL was elected council director of the Manufacturers’ Advisory Council Board for 2020. Doug Rhiel, Schwing America, was elected secretary. David Aiken, CEMEX, was re-elected as a director and Mindy Krueggel, Transhield, was elected as a new director.

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) re-elected Shawn Halverson, Surfacing Solutions, Temecula, CA as council director and Scott Metzger, Metzger & McGuire, Concord, NH as secretary. Re-elected as directors were Chad Baker, Elite Concrete Coatings; Roy Bowman, Solid Surface Care; Clark Branum, Diamatic; Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete; Ryan Klacking, Syncon, and Mike Payne, Mike Payne & Assoc. Elected new directors, were Kristen Fox, Runyon Surface Prep; Ted Jessop, Phaze Concrete; Carla Nickodemus, BORIDE Engineering Abrasives, Joe Zingale; CTS Cement Mfg. Corp., and David Botley, Industrial Caulk & Seal.

Photo Above: Chris Forster

The American Society of Concrete Contractors is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 760 member companies in the United States and 13 foreign countries. For more information, visit or call the ASCC office at (866) 788-2722.

Spire and Ranken Launch New Hands-on Educational Program

Brandon Bowen shows off his signed offer letter from Spire

Spire and Ranken Technical College announced a partnership to create clearer pathways to careers in the natural gas industry — the Spire Cooperative Education Program at Ranken. The co-op is a two-year program that provides Ranken students with on-the-job experience and mentoring from Spire field operations professionals while they complete an HVAC associate’s degree.

With increasing attrition in the skilled labor workforce, both organizations hope the program will draw more  people to the natural gas industry.

“The No. 1 impediment of economic growth in this state, this region, this nation, is the inability to fill the skilled labor, technical workforce,” Stan Shoun, Ranken CEO, said during the program’s kick-off event at Spire’s downtown St. Louis office.  “Every company we [Ranken] engage would like to bring in more work if they could just find the workforce.”

Brandon Bowen, Eli Burris, Devin Chaudoin, Robert Rehmeier and Christopher Rieckenberg accept admission to the Spire Co-op Program at Ranken

Five students signed offer letters to join the Spire Co-op Education Program at Ranken: Brandon Bowen (Imperial, MO); Eli Burrus (Fenton, MO); Devin Chaudoin (Wrights, IL); Robert Rehmeier (Ballwin, MO): and Christopher Rieckenberg (Coulterville, IL).

During today’s event, Missouri Sen. Andrew Koenig, Missouri Rep. Dan Shaul, and Missouri Rep. Shamed Dogan presented Spire and Ranken with resolutions in recognition of their commitment to workforce development. Education Liaison Barbara Fraser presented official letters from the St. Louis County Executive’s office.

Ranken’s Stan Shoun, Ranken Student Brandon Bowen, and Spire’s Tim Goodson

“By emulating the success of similar programs developed by Enterprise and Emerson, we’ve created a dual-track program that builds on both classroom learning and on-the-job training,” said Tim Goodson, Spire’s vice president for Missouri field operations. “We’re excited about this partnership with Ranken because we’re confident that, together, we’ve designed an experience that readies people for employment, and, from Day One after completing the program, provides them with the skills they need to succeed as high-quality technicians in the natural gas industry.” “

Bowen said, “Once I heard about the program, I thought it would provide me with good work experience to expand my education. There is a high demand for this trade, and I find the work enjoyable.”

Photo Above: (L to R) MO Rep. Dan Shaul, MO Sen. Andrew Koenig, MO Rep. Shamed Dogan join the first group admitted to the Spire Co-op Program at Ranken, Ranken CEO Stan Shoun (center), Spire MO Field Operations VP Tim Goodson, St. Louis County Executive Office Education Liaison Barbara Fraser, and Spire COO Steve Lindsey on stage at the program’s kick-off event.

At Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR) we believe energy exists to help make people’s lives better. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our company. Every day we serve 1.7 million homes and businesses making us the fifth largest publicly traded natural gas company in the country. We help families and business owners fuel their daily lives through our gas utilities serving Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. Our natural gas-related businesses include Spire Marketing, Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Storage. We are committed to transforming our business through growing organically, investing in infrastructure, and advancing through innovation. Learn more at

Home Builders Association Donates More than $16,000 to Rainbow Village


On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), HBA Executive Vice President Celeste Rueter (left) presented a $16,135 donation to Abby Kim, donor relations manager for Rainbow Village.

The funds will be used to replace the driveways and sidewalks leading to the front porches of two of Rainbow Village’s 89 affordable, accessible neighborhood homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Rainbow Village strives to enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes. The organization currently has 307 residents living in 89 homes in neighborhoods throughout St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County. Living in a neighborhood home instead of a nursing home or institution gives Rainbow Village’s residents a better quality of life and more independence.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

IMPACT Strategies Helps Crossroads Centre Roll Into 2020


IMPACT Strategies recently gave a popular Fairview Heights shopping center an all new exterior façade. Crossroads Centre is home to Dollar Tree, Big Lots, T.J. Maxx, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Plato’s Closet, Ruler Foods, and several other retailers who received a fresh look just in time for the new year. IMPACT worked with Northeast Capital Group who purchased the property in 2018.

The renovations included repairs to the parking lot, and sidewalks, enhanced site lighting, an updated pylon sign, and new fabric canopies. The updates have refreshed the space and brought new life to this busy shopping center. IMPACT Strategies also installed a new water feature which was incorporated into the retention pond along Lincoln Trail.

Paul Ellis, Director of Economic Development for Fairview Heights said “This project was extremely well done by IMPACT Strategies. They always meet or exceed the requirements set by the city of Fairview Heights. IMPACT managed to pull off a beautiful, head turning result on a minimal budget. We hope that the renovations IMPACT Strategies completed at Crossroads Centre have set an example for future shopping center renovations.”

The shopping center’s day-to-day business was uninterrupted during the construction process. Now that the renovations are complete, Crossroads Centre is one of the brightest and most attractive shopping centers in Fairview Heights. IMPACT Strategies worked with the design team at Phase Zero Design on this project.

IMPACT Strategies provides client-focused construction management, design/build, and general contracting services. To learn more visit or call 618-394-8400 or 314-646-8400.

U.S. Capital Development Breaks Ground on Building 7 in Fenton Logistics Park


U.S. Capital Development, a Clayton, Mo.-based real estate development company, recently broke ground on Building 7 in Fenton Logistics Park, marking a major milestone with the delivery of more than one million square feet of new industrial and office space since 2017. The Park’s redevelopment has already spurred the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs.

“This is precisely what we envisioned for this site when we introduced our master redevelopment plan in 2016,” said Scott Sachtleben, managing principal of U.S. Capital Development. “The park is currently 94 percent leased by occupiers that are bolstering economic activity and growth in the region.”

The building is the latest phase of the ongoing transformation of Fenton Logistics Park, which is located on Interstate 44 near the I-44/Interstate 270 interchange. Formerly the site of a Chrysler assembly plant, it is now home to a mix of industrial and office buildings.

The 190,350-square-foot, Class A building is designed for office, warehouse, and manufacturing uses, and is slated to be completed in the third quarter of 2020. The spec building will feature 28-foot clear heights, 46 trailer dock doors, and more than 330 auto parking spaces. Impact Strategies will be the General Contractor on the project.

Since 2017, U.S. Capital Development has developed five industrial and office buildings in the park. Current tenants include BASF, BJC Medical Group, 1st Phorm, Hubbell Killlark, CoreLink, Beckwood Press, Alkem Laboratories, Nexius, and Skin Specialty Solutions. Jon Hinds and Katie Haywood of CBRE have represented the project since its inception.

With the completion of Building 7 later this year, there will be only 90 acres left to develop in the park. U.S. Capital Development plans a mix of industrial, office, manufacturing and retail buildings for this remaining section.

US Capital Development, is a real estate development company based in St. Louis that has its origins dating back to 1994. In fall 2018, the firm announced its repositioning as USCD following a period of rapid growth and expansion into multiple U.S. markets. Since the middle of 2017, the company has sourced and initiated close to a billion dollars of self-directed and owned development within various US markets.

Western Specialty Contractors Featured on “World’s Greatest!…” Television Series


Western Specialty Contractors has been selected by How2Media to be featured on its popular television series “World’s Greatest!…” – a 30-minute show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places and people.

“Started over 100 years ago, Western Specialty Contractors is still very much a family business; a family business with now over 30 offices nationwide and a network of skilled member companies and workers. Nationally recognized as a Top 20 masonry and concrete restoration firm, we think their story will be meaningful as well as educational to our viewers,” said Gordon Freeman, Executive Producer of the show.

How2Media, an award-winning 21st Century television production company, sent a film crew to Western’s headquarters in St. Louis, MO to seek out the story behind the company’s success, longevity and innovation. The end result is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes tour of Western Specialty Contractors featuring exciting visuals and informative interviews with the specialty contractor’s executives and skilled workers. Western’s segment aired nationally on the ION Network on Feb. 17 and is scheduled to air again on March 2.

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“We are honored and excited to have been selected by How2Media for their show,” said Crystal Moyer, Western Specialty Contractors Director National Accounts/Marketing. “We and our clients have always known about the quality and skilled concrete and masonry restoration services that Western provides; now we have a chance to reach an even larger audience with our success story.”

“World’s Greatest!…” can be seen on national cable channels and local network affiliates across the country. For more information on How2Media and their show lineup, visit

Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit    

Henty & Associates Architects Acquires Pfaff Architects


The architectural firm of Henty & Associates Architects is pleased to announce they have acquired Pfaff Architects. Henty & Associates Architects established in 1994, will now be called Henty+Pfaff & Associates Architects.

The firm specializes in commercial developments, focusing on Hotel and Hospitality, Senior Living and Corporate Office. Jeff Henty will lead the firm as president. John Pfaff will continue to be involved in project design and development. The team is excited to bring the combined experience of these professionals to their clients.

Photo above: Jeff Henty

Kadean Construction Completes Buildout of New Takashima Records Restaurant and Lounge At Chroma In The Grove


Kadean Construction has completed the buildout of a new Japanese-inspired cocktail lounge, restaurant and record listening room called Takashima Records in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis.  Located inside the Chroma luxury apartment complex at 4905 Chouteau Avenue, the 2,776 square foot venue features a ground floor dining room and bar area plus a second-story mezzanine lounge and private event space with a combined total seating for more than 100 customers.

Kadean worked with architect V Three Studios to facilitate the buildout from an empty white box shell space into a finished venue centered around Japanese and American art and inspired by vinyl record stores in Tokyo that double as bars. This included the creative utilization of two commercial shipping containers to establish the floor of the mezzanine level while simultaneously creating booth spaces in the ground floor dining area.

“The shipping containers are integral to Takashima Records’ design and required special on-site preparations and installation,” said Chris Nieburg, project manager for Kadean Construction.  “Before being moved into the building, the containers had side panels removed for access to the customer booths and were structurally altered to support the additional loads of both the customers and furnishings. The storefront of Takashima had to be disassembled so the containers could be craned inside and placed on their foundations. The concrete floor for Takashima was then poured around the containers for seamless integration.”

Kadean also oversaw all construction services and ensured that all mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems were incorporated properly into the building’s existing systems.  Construction began in July 2019 and was completed in early February 2020.

“Going into a project of this size in a building as beautiful as Chroma can be intimidating,” said Sean Baltzell, co-owner of Takashima Records.  “Working with Kadean allowed me to focus on creativity instead of getting lost in the frustrations of the buildout.  From bid to completion, Kadean was quick, transparent and efficient.”

Kadean Construction is a rapidly growing, 55-year-old commercial construction company with 44 employees and annual revenue of more than $85 million.  Kadean specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management and general contracting services at the local, regional and national level in the industrial & manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare, commercial and multi-family market segments.


Contegra Construction Completes EXO Lounge And Nail Bar in Edwardsville, IL


Successful Debut has Founder Planning Expansion Locally and Nationally

The first-of-its-kind EXO Lounge and Nail Barhas successfully launched in Edwardsville, Ill, drawing patrons from Illinois, Missouri and across the Midwest according to its founder Gina Gamblin.  “It is an emergence of cultures and a true destination,” said Gamblin. “We are looking to expand locally and nationally.”  EXO offers an elegant cocktail lounge with manicure, pedicure and other restorative services in space that is carefully designed for the senses.  Contegra Construction Co. completed a more than 8,000-square-foot renovation to create the EXO Lounge and Nail Bar at the 157 Center complex.  For more information, visit

“The lounge offers endless possibilities for fun and relaxation for men and women and is open to the public for special events,” noted Gamblin. “It’s a place where woman can come for a girls night, guys can grab a drink after a long day golfing. The outdoor patio, due to launch in this spring will offer a relaxing vibe to enjoy a drink with friends.”

The cocktail lounge and nail bar work in harmony. The nail bar offers manicures, pedicures, eyelash extensions and waxing.  From the European seating, customers enjoy a cocktail or beverage, ordering from EXO Lounge iPads at every station.  It also features a specialized ventilation system at every station to vent fumes from nail polish.  The lounge offers a relaxing social setting offering seasonal organic cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine and coffee.  During the week, happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and live music is offered on the weekends.

Contegra’s renovation features elegant finishes, including recessed and vaulted ceilings accented with gold paneling and brightened with ornate chandeliers.  Vibrant tile floor patterns enliven the nail bar.  The Nail Bar also features a video wall and a state-of-the-art audio visual system. The lounge area features darker flooring, a black Cambria Quartz bar top, velvet seating and a 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio area with fire pits.  Gamblin adds that seasonal aromas, fresh flowers, music and more create a soothing experience throughout the lounge and nail bar

The inviting entry features a white EIFS façade, a seamless black metal roof, Champaign bronze metal panels and a glass curtainwall to flood the interior with natural light.  The 15-foot clearstory entrance is ornamented with a large chandelier.

“Contegra did a great job delivering on my vision, effectively managing the budget and the work of subcontractors,” said Gamblin.

Joining Contegra on the project were EXO Lounge designer Shannon Petrou Design, Nail Bar designer Chris Grodeon and Ponto Solutions, designer of the video wall and audio visual system.

Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects.  Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development.  Learn more at

People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry


The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

Myron Ury Joins G&S Architectural Products 

Myron Ury

St. Louis-based Golterman & Sabo has hired Myron Ury as Sales Representative at G&S Architectural Products, a division of Golterman & Sabo. Ury’s primary focus will be promoting Hufcor Operable Walls to the Architectural Design and Construction Community.  He will also lead the Operable Wall service work.

“Operable walls are a fast-growing segment of our business,” says Dennis Voss, director of sales for G & S Architectural Products.  “We look forward to Myron helping our customers integrate these innovative products into their projects.”

Most recently, Ury was the Hufcor Factory Sales Representative for the St Louis metro area.   Ury enjoys spending time with his two children and their spouses, and four grandchildren.  His hobbies are traveling, and camping, and volunteer work.

Golterman & Sabo, a premier provider and installer of specialty building products, began operations in 1946 under the name of Herbert Golterman Company. Today, in its third generation of family ownership, the company manufactures and distributes acoustical products, operable walls, cubicle curtains and track and a variety of other specialized products.

February 21, 2020

Poettker Construction Finance Executive Receives St. Louis Business Journal Honor 

Kim Luitjohan

Poettker Construction Company’s vice president finance, Kimberly (Kim) Luitjohan, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2020. Luitjohan, along with other young business leaders in the St. Louis area, was honored for her contributions to the company and community at a special awards gala on Thursday, Feb. 13. The St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Awards salute young professionals making a difference in their organizations and communities. More than 600 nominations were submitted and reviewed by a panel of previous 40 Under 40 winners.

Luitjohan began her career at Poettker in 2001, where she worked in a variety of roles learning the processes of all company operations. She is a member of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville’s business program, the latter of which she earned while working full-time at Poettker. In 2010, at the age of 26, Kim was promoted to Vice President Finance, where she has been instrumental in managing the firms’ growth, by overseeing accounts payable, project accounting, payroll, human resources, IT, and asset management.

Luitjohan serves on the HSHS St. Joseph’s Breese Foundation Leadership Council (FLC), which has raised more than $250,000 in the past the years, as well as organizes the First United Methodist Church’s “Cookie Walk and Craft Bazaar” fundraiser, raising more than $16,000 since she founded the event in 2015.

Established in 1980, Poettker Construction is a second-generation, family-owned and veteran-owned business specializing in construction management, design/build, general contracting and self-perform services with an emphasis to exceed the client’s expectations. For more information, visit

Cody Baumgartner Joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Manager 

Cody Baumgartner

Cody Baumgartner of the Central West End in St. Louis, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as a project manager. Baumgartner is responsible for managing new and renovation HVAC construction projects in a range of industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

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. For more information, visit or call (636) 940-1056. 

Kwame Building Group Hires Martel Hulsey as Business Developer and Diversity Monitor

Martel Hulsey

Martel Hulsey, of Olivette, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as Business Developer and Diversity Monitor. Hulsey’s responsibilities include creating business and marketing opportunities and maintaining existing client communications. As Diversity Monitor, he oversees construction sites to ensure and verify minority involvement on projects.

Hulsey holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Business Management from Maryville University. He has four years of experience in the marketing industry. He earned a Delux Power 100 Rising Stars Award by Delux Magazine, which celebrates St. Louis’ most inspiring and influential African American professionals.  

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 servicesFor more information, visit or call (314) 862-5344.

Western Specialty Contractors Minneapolis Assistant Branch Manager David Grandbois Receives ICRI 40 Under 40 Award

David Granbois

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration, recently announced the winners of its first 40 Under 40 Award. Western Specialty Contractors is proud to announce that Minneapolis Assistant Branch Manager David Grandbois, 31, was among the announced winners.

The prestigious award recognizes 40 individuals who exemplify dedication to the concrete repair industry. A peer nominated award, the ICRI 40 Under 40 recognizes individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to continued professional growth, high potential for continued success in leadership roles, and a strong passion for – and commitment to – the mission of ICRI.

Grandbois started his career in construction as a Civil Construction Management Engineer for Kiewit in Omaha, NE before accepting a Project Manager position with Hans Hagen Homes in Fridley, MN. He joined Western Specialty Contractors’ Minnesota Branch as a Project Manager in 2015 where he held the position for nearly five years before being promoted to Assistant Branch Manager in February 2020.

Grandbois has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Minnesota State University, Moorhead. He is also a certified Concrete Surface Repair Technician – Tiers 1 and 2 through ICRI and an Associate Constructor through the American Institute of Constructors. He has also achieved OSHA 30 certified training.

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit

February 14, 2020

KWK Architects Hires Architectural Associate Heather Grove

Heather Grove

KWK Architects is proud to announce that it has expanded its staff with the recent hiring of Architectural Associate Heather Grove, LEED AP BD+C (Building Design + Construction), of St. Louis.

As Architectural Associate, Grove is responsible for design coordination, technical documentation and construction administration of KWK Architect’s higher education projects. She has more than 16 years of experience, having previously worked as a Project Manager for Dickinson Hussman Architects of Webster Groves, MO; as an Independent Contractor with Bozoian Group Architects of Brentwood, MO and as an Architectural Technician for Fletcher Architects of St. Louis.

Grove has an Associate of Applied Science, Architectural Technology from St. Louis Community College and a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter.

Her community involvement includes Secretary and Joint Business Manager for non-profit organization St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, Membership and Marketing Committee volunteer for U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter, and volunteer for the U.S. Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter LEED Community Project.

In her spare time, Grove enjoys staying active and spending time outdoors, exploring area hiking trails. She also performs a style of Japanese drumming called taiko, is learning to play the shinobue, a type of bamboo flute, and enjoys photography.

Johnny S. Wang Joins Midwest BankCentre’s Legal Board of Directors

Johnny Wang

Johnny S. Wang, a partner at Stinson LLP, has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre legal board of directors.

An attorney since 2005, Wang’s legal practice focuses on employment and traditional labor issues. His experience as a litigator deepens his perspective of the opportunities and risks employers navigate to align human resources and business strategy as well as managing a unionized workforce. Wang’s clients range from startups to multinational corporations across diverse industries.

In 2013, Wang co-founded the St. Louis Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), which now exceeds 250 members. He also founded and chaired the Missouri Minority Counsel Program from 2012-2016. He was Stinson’s 2016-2017 Fellow in the Leadership Council of Legal Diversity and a member of the FOCUS Leadership St. Louis Class 41.

Wang currently serves on the board for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) and as its alternate regional governor for the central U.S. He also serves as an officer for the board of FOCUS St. Louis and is vice president of the St. Louis County Library board of trustees.

Wang has been recognized with the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2020, NAPABA’s 2019 Best under 40, the Missouri Asian-American Bar Association’s 2018 Torch Bearer Award, the Royal Vagabond Foundation’s 2018 Leadership Award, the St. Louis Diversity Job Fair’s 2014 Spirit of Diversity Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers designation and the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2012 Diverse Business Leaders Award.

Wang earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He graduated from Washington University’s School of Law in 2005.

February 7, 2020

Grant Bergman joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer 

Grant Bergman

Grant Bergman of Wildwood, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as a project engineer. Bergman has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is working towards his Engineer in Training Certification and will ultimately be responsible for designing and engineering heating, cooling and ventilation systems for various Wiegmann Associates projects.

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. For more information, visit or call (636) 940-1056.

Tim Brimer Joins Murphy Data Center Services

Tim Brimer

Tim Brimer has joined Murphy Data Center Services as data center services account manager. The announcement was made by Eric Gottschlich, director, Murphy DCS.

Since 2017, Brimer has served as data center manager for CBRE/Thomson Reuters and, from 2014-2017, held the same position for the facility for Thomson Reuters. From 2012 to 2014, he served as a critical systems engineer/critical facilities manager for Ascent Corporation L.L. C. Prior to that, he served as a project manager/information systems for BJC Healthcare. He began his career as a system technician /communication technician for Southwestern Bell.

Brimer holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering from ITT Technical Institute. He also has completed numerous technical and management training courses and holds a BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International) Technician Level III certification. He also is ITIL-certified in fundamentals.

Murphy DCS is a turn-key data center services solution, providing strategic integration of all facility infrastructure components, from consulting, design and construction to operation and maintenance. For more information, visit

Quentin Gossen Joins Murphy Company

Quentin Gossen

Quentin Gossen has joined Murphy Company as service account manager. The announcement was made by Ryan Kramer, service sales manager for the mechanical contracting and engineering firm.

Gossen has more than 25 years’ experience in the mechanical industry within government, healthcare and higher education markets. Most recently, he he worked on several major chiller service projects.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering technology from Central Missouri State University and has completed advanced training in HVAC control systems, account management and sales.

Founded in 1907, Murphy Company is one of the nation’s top mechanical contracting firms delivering innovative solutions to the commercial, industrial and institutional markets. For more information, visit

S. M. Wilson Promotes Josh Weber to Project Manager

Josh Weber

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Josh Weber to Project Manager. As Project Manager, he will be responsible for leadership and coordination for all aspects of the project(s) and is accountable for the project’s success, as well as the success of the project stakeholders.

Weber joined S. M. Wilson in 2017 working on Tallgrass Creek Residential Building 1.4 and 1.5. Weber then transitioned to a lead role in managing a new client for S. M. Wilson, Dry Goods, which is a high-end retail brand owned by long-time client, Von Maur.

Weber’s commitment to the success of his projects, attention to detail, strong communication skills and client-focused approach has elevated him to his new position. Weber is OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health for Construction Industry certified and earned his B.S. in Construction Management from Southeast Missouri State University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For nearly 100 years, S. M. Wilson has provided a complete range of services and has become one of the leading general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The employee-owned company is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. For more information, visit

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