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Castle Stone Products Welcomes Jim Tovo as Director of Operations

Jim Tovo

Castle Stone Products is pleased to announce that Jim Tovo has joined the Castle Stone team as Director of Operations. In his new position, Jim will be responsible for leading production, QC, shipping & receiving and further positioning the company for operational efficiencies and growth. Jim will also be instrumental in the company’s launch of its new line of Laticrete products. Jim brings nearly 15 years of industry operational & sales experience in his new role, as the Company continues to expand its reach in multiple states.

Castle Stone Products is a STL-based, business-to-business manufacturer of 12 different styles of stone veneer, distribute a full range of cast stone materials & granite and recently was approved as a distributor for masonry veneer installation products from Laticrete.

IMPACT Strategies’ Growth Prompts Promotions of Teresa Whittaker & Scott Manning

Teresa Whittaker

IMPACT Strategies is excited to announce the promotions of Teresa Whittaker to Chief Financial Officer and Scott Manning to Director of Construction Operations.

As Chief Financial Officer, Teresa Whittaker will execute IMPACT’s financial strategic initiatives, develop long-term financial goals, and play an integral role in driving the success of IMPACT by monitoring financial performance. In this role, Whittaker will continue to lead IMPACT’s accounting team and HR operations, identify critical trends, and develop new company best practices, projections, and solutions.

Prior to joining IMPACT, Whittaker received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Robert Morris College and worked in the public accounting sector for 10 years. Whittaker has been with IMPACT since the company’s inception—she was hired as an Accounting Manager in 2002, promoted to Controller, and is currently an active member of IMPACT’s Executive Committee.

“Teresa has grown substantially throughout her career with IMPACT,” said Mark Hinrichs, President of IMPACT Strategies, Inc. “She has done an excellent job in preparing the department to support our growth–from the early founding days of the company to where we stand today. She has continually challenged herself and others around her to find ways to streamline our processes and procedures with an innovative focus on technology.”

Scott Manning

Scott Manning brings 10+ years of construction management, business knowhow, and a vast understanding of IMPACT’s company culture to the position. In addition to managing IMPACT’s team of Project Managers, Project Engineers, and Superintendents, Manning’s role will also supervise the safety and quality control efforts on IMPACT job sites. As Director, Manning will oversee the execution of field construction activities—ensuring the delivery of timely, safe, and quality construction and completion of IMPACT projects.

Manning’s career with IMPACT began early. While in college, Manning served as an intern for IMPACT. In 2009, he graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a degree in Construction Management and a minor in Business. Post-graduation, Manning worked for the Corps of Engineers at Scott AFB. But, after 18 months, he decided to continue his career at IMPACT.

During his tenure, Manning started as a Project Engineer and progressed from Project Manager to Senior Project Manager. He managed an array of projects—from retail and commercial, to large-scale senior living and multi-family housing developments. “Scott’s hard work ethic, construction knowledge, and commitment to the IMPACT team are why he was chosen for this position,” said Hinrichs.

“He is an integral part of the IMPACT culture and, through his efforts, has helped IMPACT expand its presence as a leading provider of premier construction services. In this role, we will continue to expect amazing things from him.”

IMPACT’s continued growth is guided by their Executive Committee which is comprised of six members of its senior leadership team: Mark Hinrichs – President, Mike Christ – Executive Vice President, Nick Walker – Vice President, Project Development & Strategy, Teresa Whittaker – Chief Financial Officer, Jason Toennies – Senior Estimator, and Scott Manning – Director of Construction Operations. This Committee meets regularly to review the tactical functions within all departments of the company while also establishing accountability to the objectives of our regularly updated strategic business plan.

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. To learn more visit BuildwithIMPACT.com or call 618-394-8400 or 314-646-8400.

June 18, 2021

Sam Duggan Joins Midwest BankCentre’s Legal Board of Directors

Sam Duggan

Sam Duggan, chief financial officer of Stupp Bros., Inc., has been elected to the legal board of directors of Midwest BankCentre.

In his role as chief financial officer at Stupp Bros., Duggan directs accounting, finance, risk management, information systems, legal, human resources and strategy. Stupp Bros., Inc. is a fifth-generation privately owned company focused on providing infrastructure development in the United States as well as serving the St. Louis market through Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis’ second largest, locally owned community bank.

Duggan serves on the corporate boards of Stupp Bros., Inc. and Ben Hur Construction Co. He also is a member of the Father’s Club board of directors at Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Duggan graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. He obtained his master’s in business administration degree with an emphasis in finance and international business at the University of Notre Dame. Duggan has been a certified public accountant since 1987.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. A mainstay of the greater St. Louis community banking scene since 1906, the bank employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois. It works to empower people, enable business and energize neighborhoods through the strength of its financial services, including personalized consumer and business banking, business cash management, mortgage lending, home equity loans, financial planning and investments, insurance and digital banking.

The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition (formerly the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force) and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

June 11, 2021

S. M. Wilson Promotes Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager

Anna Eisenbath

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager. As Assistant Project Manager, she will be coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, financial management, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets.

Eisenbath joined S. M. Wilson five years ago as an intern and has worked on a variety of complex projects playing a significant role in their success, including projects for clients such as Ladue School District, Nestle Purina PetCare and Target. Most recently, Eisenbath has taken on management of multiple in-store remodels for the Target Corporation throughout the region.

Eisenbath is a highly respected and regarded construction team member within the Target Corporation. S. M. Wilson is one of Target’s preferred providers of construction services nationally, having worked on hundreds of stores throughout the country.

Eisenbath holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and is OSHA 30 certified. She is also actively involved in the community including being a member of the United Services for Children Playmakers Young Professionals Group.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, and celebrating its 100th year of serving the community, S. M. Wilson  is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com. 

Segal Joins TriStar Properties as Vice President of Development

Matt Segal

Matt Segal has joined TriStar Properties as vice president of development.  Making the announcement was Michael Towerman, TriStar president.

In his new position Segal will focus on identifying institutional grade residential development opportunities and taking projects from inception to stabilization on behalf of TriStar and its partnering investors.

Prior to joining TriStar, Segal, a 20-year veteran of the St. Louis real estate market, built a substantial book of business in land acquisition and development across metro St. Louis on behalf of Pulte and Payne Family Homes.

Segal holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in business administration from Maryville University.

Wes Burns Joins Midwest BankCentre as Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development

Wes Burns

Wes Burns has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president of community and economic development.

Burns applies more than 20 years of banking experience to leading Midwest BankCentre’s expanded focus on supporting affordable housing, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and other complex financing solutions within the St. Louis region and beyond. His work aligns with the bank’s five-year, $200 million investment in helping people in underserved communities buy homes, start or scale businesses, and transform neighborhoods.

Burns most recently served as market president for a community bank in St. Louis. He previously was a director of asset management, leading a team managing a national portfolio of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.

“Wes applies his vast economic development experience to helping Midwest BankCentre transform lives and neighborhoods that have been marginalized,” said Chairman and CEO Orvin T. Kimbrough. “His efforts help us change neighborhoods pockmarked by abandonment into thriving and stable communities, restoring forgotten communities into places of value and contribution.”

Burns has served as vice chairman of the board for both Sunnyhill Inc. and The Housing Partnership. He now serves as a board member for Covenant House Missouri. He graduated from the Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned his MBA at Webster University. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at University of Colorado in Boulder.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. A mainstay of the greater St. Louis community banking scene since 1906, the bank employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois

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Sam Duggan Joins Midwest BankCentre’s Legal Board of Directors

Sam Duggan

Sam Duggan, chief financial officer of Stupp Bros., Inc., has been elected to the legal board of directors of Midwest BankCentre.

In his role as chief financial officer at Stupp Bros., Duggan directs accounting, finance, risk management, information systems, legal, human resources and strategy. Stupp Bros., Inc. is a fifth-generation privately owned company focused on providing infrastructure development in the United States as well as serving the St. Louis market through Midwest BankCentre, St. Louis’ second largest, locally owned community bank.

Duggan serves on the corporate boards of Stupp Bros., Inc. and Ben Hur Construction Co. He also is a member of the Father’s Club board of directors at Chaminade College Preparatory School.

Duggan graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. He obtained his master’s in business administration degree with an emphasis in finance and international business at the University of Notre Dame. Duggan has been a certified public accountant since 1987.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. A mainstay of the greater St. Louis community banking scene since 1906, the bank employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois. It works to empower people, enable business and energize neighborhoods through the strength of its financial services, including personalized consumer and business banking, business cash management, mortgage lending, home equity loans, financial planning and investments, insurance and digital banking.

The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Financial Empowerment Coalition (formerly the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force) and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

June 11, 2021

S. M. Wilson Promotes Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager

Anna Eisenbath

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager. As Assistant Project Manager, she will be coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, financial management, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets.

Eisenbath joined S. M. Wilson five years ago as an intern and has worked on a variety of complex projects playing a significant role in their success, including projects for clients such as Ladue School District, Nestle Purina PetCare and Target. Most recently, Eisenbath has taken on management of multiple in-store remodels for the Target Corporation throughout the region.

Eisenbath is a highly respected and regarded construction team member within the Target Corporation. S. M. Wilson is one of Target’s preferred providers of construction services nationally, having worked on hundreds of stores throughout the country.

Eisenbath holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and is OSHA 30 certified. She is also actively involved in the community including being a member of the United Services for Children Playmakers Young Professionals Group.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, and celebrating its 100th year of serving the community, S. M. Wilson  is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com. 

Segal Joins TriStar Properties as Vice President of Development

Matt Segal

Matt Segal has joined TriStar Properties as vice president of development.  Making the announcement was Michael Towerman, TriStar president.

In his new position Segal will focus on identifying institutional grade residential development opportunities and taking projects from inception to stabilization on behalf of TriStar and its partnering investors.

Prior to joining TriStar, Segal, a 20-year veteran of the St. Louis real estate market, built a substantial book of business in land acquisition and development across metro St. Louis on behalf of Pulte and Payne Family Homes.

Segal holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in business administration from Maryville University.

Wes Burns Joins Midwest BankCentre as Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development

Wes Burns

Wes Burns has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president of community and economic development.

Burns applies more than 20 years of banking experience to leading Midwest BankCentre’s expanded focus on supporting affordable housing, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and other complex financing solutions within the St. Louis region and beyond. His work aligns with the bank’s five-year, $200 million investment in helping people in underserved communities buy homes, start or scale businesses, and transform neighborhoods.

Burns most recently served as market president for a community bank in St. Louis. He previously was a director of asset management, leading a team managing a national portfolio of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.

“Wes applies his vast economic development experience to helping Midwest BankCentre transform lives and neighborhoods that have been marginalized,” said Chairman and CEO Orvin T. Kimbrough. “His efforts help us change neighborhoods pockmarked by abandonment into thriving and stable communities, restoring forgotten communities into places of value and contribution.”

Burns has served as vice chairman of the board for both Sunnyhill Inc. and The Housing Partnership. He now serves as a board member for Covenant House Missouri. He graduated from the Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned his MBA at Webster University. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at University of Colorado in Boulder.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. A mainstay of the greater St. Louis community banking scene since 1906, the bank employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois

May 28, 2021

Mia Rose Holdings Adds Two Partners

Joyce Morgan

St. Louis-based developer, Mia Rose Holdings has added Joyce Morgan and Nathan Wever as Partners to help grow the firm’s vision to develop high-quality properties that support the growing needs of the surrounding community. Mia Rose Holdings is currently developing several commercial, multi-family and mixed-use properties including Meadows Luxury Living in Lake Saint Louis, The Prairie in Dardenne Prairie, PURE Springdale in Springdale, Arkansas and a 97,000-square-foot youth volleyball and basketball sports complex in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Joyce Morgan brings nearly 25 years of construction industry experience to Mia Rose Holdings. Morgan is a partner on key development projects and is the property owner and manager at Mia Rose Holdings’ Timber Ridge multifamily complex in Hillsboro, Missouri. Morgan most recently was the Diversity Coordinator for a large, national general contractor. In that role, she helped hire numerous women and minority contractors and apprentices on prominent local projects. 

Nathan Wever

Nathan Wever brings valuable construction and real estate industry expertise to Mia Rose Holdings, including work on public and private projects across the United States, ranging from $1 million to over $200 million. He has more than 16 years of experience in construction engineering, consulting and contracting as well as investment property acquisitions and ownership. As Development Manager, Wever will oversee all aspects of the real estate development process from site acquisition to due diligence through construction to stabilization. He will develop and implement strategic planning, project management and financial oversight for the firm’s commercial development projects.

Founded in 2014, 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 was formed in 2014 by Tom Kaiman who oversaw more than $1 billion in development during his previous 15 years of design and construction experience. For more information about Mia Rose Holdings, visit www.miaroseholdings.org.

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S. M. Wilson Promotes Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager

Anna Eisenbath

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager. As Assistant Project Manager, she will be coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, financial management, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets.

Eisenbath joined S. M. Wilson five years ago as an intern and has worked on a variety of complex projects playing a significant role in their success, including projects for clients such as Ladue School District, Nestle Purina PetCare and Target. Most recently, Eisenbath has taken on management of multiple in-store remodels for the Target Corporation throughout the region.

Eisenbath is a highly respected and regarded construction team member within the Target Corporation. S. M. Wilson is one of Target’s preferred providers of construction services nationally, having worked on hundreds of stores throughout the country.

Eisenbath holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and is OSHA 30 certified. She is also actively involved in the community including being a member of the United Services for Children Playmakers Young Professionals Group.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, and celebrating its 100th year of serving the community, S. M. Wilson  is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com. 

Segal Joins TriStar Properties as Vice President of Development

Matt Segal

Matt Segal has joined TriStar Properties as vice president of development.  Making the announcement was Michael Towerman, TriStar president.

In his new position Segal will focus on identifying institutional grade residential development opportunities and taking projects from inception to stabilization on behalf of TriStar and its partnering investors.

Prior to joining TriStar, Segal, a 20-year veteran of the St. Louis real estate market, built a substantial book of business in land acquisition and development across metro St. Louis on behalf of Pulte and Payne Family Homes.

Segal holds a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in business administration from Maryville University.

Wes Burns Joins Midwest BankCentre as Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development

Wes Burns

Wes Burns has joined Midwest BankCentre as senior vice president of community and economic development.

Burns applies more than 20 years of banking experience to leading Midwest BankCentre’s expanded focus on supporting affordable housing, New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and other complex financing solutions within the St. Louis region and beyond. His work aligns with the bank’s five-year, $200 million investment in helping people in underserved communities buy homes, start or scale businesses, and transform neighborhoods.

Burns most recently served as market president for a community bank in St. Louis. He previously was a director of asset management, leading a team managing a national portfolio of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects.

“Wes applies his vast economic development experience to helping Midwest BankCentre transform lives and neighborhoods that have been marginalized,” said Chairman and CEO Orvin T. Kimbrough. “His efforts help us change neighborhoods pockmarked by abandonment into thriving and stable communities, restoring forgotten communities into places of value and contribution.”

Burns has served as vice chairman of the board for both Sunnyhill Inc. and The Housing Partnership. He now serves as a board member for Covenant House Missouri. He graduated from the Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned his MBA at Webster University. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at University of Colorado in Boulder.

Midwest BankCentre’s current assets exceed $2 billion and deposits total more than $1.5 billion. A mainstay of the greater St. Louis community banking scene since 1906, the bank employs a staff of about 280 working at 18 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties in Missouri and St. Clair County in Illinois

May 28, 2021

Mia Rose Holdings Adds Two Partners

Joyce Morgan

St. Louis-based developer, Mia Rose Holdings has added Joyce Morgan and Nathan Wever as Partners to help grow the firm’s vision to develop high-quality properties that support the growing needs of the surrounding community. Mia Rose Holdings is currently developing several commercial, multi-family and mixed-use properties including Meadows Luxury Living in Lake Saint Louis, The Prairie in Dardenne Prairie, PURE Springdale in Springdale, Arkansas and a 97,000-square-foot youth volleyball and basketball sports complex in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Joyce Morgan brings nearly 25 years of construction industry experience to Mia Rose Holdings. Morgan is a partner on key development projects and is the property owner and manager at Mia Rose Holdings’ Timber Ridge multifamily complex in Hillsboro, Missouri. Morgan most recently was the Diversity Coordinator for a large, national general contractor. In that role, she helped hire numerous women and minority contractors and apprentices on prominent local projects. 

Nathan Wever

Nathan Wever brings valuable construction and real estate industry expertise to Mia Rose Holdings, including work on public and private projects across the United States, ranging from $1 million to over $200 million. He has more than 16 years of experience in construction engineering, consulting and contracting as well as investment property acquisitions and ownership. As Development Manager, Wever will oversee all aspects of the real estate development process from site acquisition to due diligence through construction to stabilization. He will develop and implement strategic planning, project management and financial oversight for the firm’s commercial development projects.

Founded in 2014, 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 was formed in 2014 by Tom Kaiman who oversaw more than $1 billion in development during his previous 15 years of design and construction experience. For more information about Mia Rose Holdings, visit www.miaroseholdings.org.

May 21, 2021

Knoebel Construction Promotes Erica Boyd to Controller
Erica Boyd

Erica Boyd, of O’Fallon, MO, has been promoted to Controller at Knoebel Construction. Boyd is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions for the national general contracting firm, including overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable activities, establishing benchmarks and measuring Knoebel’s performance, overseeing licensing and financial reporting, annual budgeting and implementing internal control policies.

Boyd joined Knoebel Construction in 2018 as an Accounting Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, multi-use, restaurant, grocery, healthcare and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. Celebrating its 40-year anniversary in 2021, Knoebel Construction provides full-service development and general contracting services to real estate development firms, independent restaurant and retail owners, and retailers. Centrally based in the St. Louis region, Knoebel Construction offers services nationwide.

Mackenzie McCulloch Promoted to Director of Design, Interiors at HOK 

Mackenzie McCulloch

Mackenzie McCulloch, LEED GA, has been promoted to Director of Design, Interiors in HOK’s St. Louis studio. McCulloch brings more than 10 years of experience in design and workplace strategy on complex projects across the country.  

With special expertise in workplace strategy, Mackenzie works collaboratively with clients and project teams to elevate the workplace experience.  “We are excited to promote Mackenzie to Design Director, his creativity, talent and passion position him to lead clients and the design team.” Margaret McDonald, Senior Principal 

As Director of Design, Interiors, McCulloch will continue leading significant projects for the firm, foster relationships with potential clients and collaborate with HOK’s interiors leaders globally. 

Since joining HOK in 2013, McCulloch has led the design of award-winning workplace projects in the St. Louis region and beyond for clients including Microsoft, Tyson Foods and Visa. Mackenzie also led the interior design for the new $154 million transformational Stryker Instruments R&D facility. 

McCulloch is active with professional and civic organizations across the city including the St. Louis Chapter of AIA and Young Architects Forum, as well as Focus St. Louis. He is a board member of St. Louis Start Up Ambassadors. McCulloch has a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. 

With offices around the globe, HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. HOK designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities. 

May 7, 2021

Holland Construction Services Hires Stacey Martin as Director of HR &Talent Strategy

Stacey Martin

Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce that Stacey Martin has joined the Holland team as the new Director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy.  

Martin has 14 years of human resources experience, and brings a wealth of knowledge in providing strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs for employees. In her new role with Holland, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of talent management including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, engagement and total rewards.

Martin’s key responsibilities will be to develop and coordinate HR activities and strategies across all departments within the organization.  She will be working closely with department heads throughout the company to design and implement plans that will benefit employees, especially around recruitment, employee satisfaction and professional growth.

Martin graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is a certified Strategic HR Business Partner through the Human Capital Institute (HCI). Outside of work, she is actively involved in the community, and has volunteered her time with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Operation Food Search and the nonprofit, KidSmart. She has also raised thousands of dollars over ten years volunteering her time with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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, and is led by founder and CEO Bruce Holland, President Mike Marchal, and Vice President & Multi-Family Director Doug Weber. For more information, visit Holland’s website at www.hollandcs.com.

Brad Hilton joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer
Brad Hilton

Brad Hilton of St. Charles, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer. He is responsible for designing energy-efficient, cost-effective and high-performing HVAC systems. He also performs heating and cooling loads for HVAC systems, selects appropriate HVAC equipment and uses 3D modeling software to generate design and construction documents.

Hilton previously interned with U.S. Steel as a Mechanical Engineer. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

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 the largest mechanical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

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Mia Rose Holdings Adds Two Partners

Joyce Morgan

St. Louis-based developer, Mia Rose Holdings has added Joyce Morgan and Nathan Wever as Partners to help grow the firm’s vision to develop high-quality properties that support the growing needs of the surrounding community. Mia Rose Holdings is currently developing several commercial, multi-family and mixed-use properties including Meadows Luxury Living in Lake Saint Louis, The Prairie in Dardenne Prairie, PURE Springdale in Springdale, Arkansas and a 97,000-square-foot youth volleyball and basketball sports complex in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Joyce Morgan brings nearly 25 years of construction industry experience to Mia Rose Holdings. Morgan is a partner on key development projects and is the property owner and manager at Mia Rose Holdings’ Timber Ridge multifamily complex in Hillsboro, Missouri. Morgan most recently was the Diversity Coordinator for a large, national general contractor. In that role, she helped hire numerous women and minority contractors and apprentices on prominent local projects. 

Nathan Wever

Nathan Wever brings valuable construction and real estate industry expertise to Mia Rose Holdings, including work on public and private projects across the United States, ranging from $1 million to over $200 million. He has more than 16 years of experience in construction engineering, consulting and contracting as well as investment property acquisitions and ownership. As Development Manager, Wever will oversee all aspects of the real estate development process from site acquisition to due diligence through construction to stabilization. He will develop and implement strategic planning, project management and financial oversight for the firm’s commercial development projects.

Founded in 2014, 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 was formed in 2014 by Tom Kaiman who oversaw more than $1 billion in development during his previous 15 years of design and construction experience. For more information about Mia Rose Holdings, visit www.miaroseholdings.org.

May 21, 2021

Knoebel Construction Promotes Erica Boyd to Controller
Erica Boyd

Erica Boyd, of O’Fallon, MO, has been promoted to Controller at Knoebel Construction. Boyd is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions for the national general contracting firm, including overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable activities, establishing benchmarks and measuring Knoebel’s performance, overseeing licensing and financial reporting, annual budgeting and implementing internal control policies.

Boyd joined Knoebel Construction in 2018 as an Accounting Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, multi-use, restaurant, grocery, healthcare and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. Celebrating its 40-year anniversary in 2021, Knoebel Construction provides full-service development and general contracting services to real estate development firms, independent restaurant and retail owners, and retailers. Centrally based in the St. Louis region, Knoebel Construction offers services nationwide.

Mackenzie McCulloch Promoted to Director of Design, Interiors at HOK 

Mackenzie McCulloch

Mackenzie McCulloch, LEED GA, has been promoted to Director of Design, Interiors in HOK’s St. Louis studio. McCulloch brings more than 10 years of experience in design and workplace strategy on complex projects across the country.  

With special expertise in workplace strategy, Mackenzie works collaboratively with clients and project teams to elevate the workplace experience.  “We are excited to promote Mackenzie to Design Director, his creativity, talent and passion position him to lead clients and the design team.” Margaret McDonald, Senior Principal 

As Director of Design, Interiors, McCulloch will continue leading significant projects for the firm, foster relationships with potential clients and collaborate with HOK’s interiors leaders globally. 

Since joining HOK in 2013, McCulloch has led the design of award-winning workplace projects in the St. Louis region and beyond for clients including Microsoft, Tyson Foods and Visa. Mackenzie also led the interior design for the new $154 million transformational Stryker Instruments R&D facility. 

McCulloch is active with professional and civic organizations across the city including the St. Louis Chapter of AIA and Young Architects Forum, as well as Focus St. Louis. He is a board member of St. Louis Start Up Ambassadors. McCulloch has a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. 

With offices around the globe, HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. HOK designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities. 

May 7, 2021

Holland Construction Services Hires Stacey Martin as Director of HR &Talent Strategy

Stacey Martin

Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce that Stacey Martin has joined the Holland team as the new Director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy.  

Martin has 14 years of human resources experience, and brings a wealth of knowledge in providing strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs for employees. In her new role with Holland, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of talent management including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, engagement and total rewards.

Martin’s key responsibilities will be to develop and coordinate HR activities and strategies across all departments within the organization.  She will be working closely with department heads throughout the company to design and implement plans that will benefit employees, especially around recruitment, employee satisfaction and professional growth.

Martin graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is a certified Strategic HR Business Partner through the Human Capital Institute (HCI). Outside of work, she is actively involved in the community, and has volunteered her time with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Operation Food Search and the nonprofit, KidSmart. She has also raised thousands of dollars over ten years volunteering her time with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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, and is led by founder and CEO Bruce Holland, President Mike Marchal, and Vice President & Multi-Family Director Doug Weber. For more information, visit Holland’s website at www.hollandcs.com.

Brad Hilton joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer
Brad Hilton

Brad Hilton of St. Charles, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer. He is responsible for designing energy-efficient, cost-effective and high-performing HVAC systems. He also performs heating and cooling loads for HVAC systems, selects appropriate HVAC equipment and uses 3D modeling software to generate design and construction documents.

Hilton previously interned with U.S. Steel as a Mechanical Engineer. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

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 the largest mechanical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

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St. Louis Construction Attorney Richard Stockenberg Launches New Law Practice

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Dick Stockenberg

Seasoned construction industry attorney Richard Stockenberg has launched his own firm.

As The Stockenberg Law Firm LLC, the St. Louis-based attorney continues his full-time dedicated representation of construction industry project partners – subcontractors/suppliers, owners, design professionals, general contractors and others.

“Launching my own firm enables me to actively continue representing a vast array of clients within the construction industry,” said Stockenberg. “I remain active in doing exactly what I’ve done well for many years, providing a full scope of legal services to all parties in the construction industry.”

In addition to Stockenberg’s tenure in representing construction clients, he has written key construction-specific legislation enacted into law.

Stockenberg drafted Missouri’s Retainage Reform legislation allowing for bonds as substitutes for withholding cash as retainage. He drafted the legislation banning “broad form” indemnification clauses.

The attorney also recently wrote language for a Missouri law requiring payment bonds on projects owned by the government but used for private or non-governmental purposes. This law is unique to Missouri in that it affords general contractors – as well as subcontractors – payment bond protection. This legislation also allows remote suppliers at any tier to make claims under Missouri’s Little Miller Act. These represent major changes to Missouri law.

“Actively advocating for the rights of my clients remains a full-time passion of mine,” he said. “I’m delighted to continue representing all construction industry participants at the helm of my own firm.”

Stockenberg’s experience also includes negotiating and drafting contracts, lien and bond enforcement, and mediation/arbitration/litigation.

He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois and the federal courts in Kansas.

Stockenberg has been named since 2006 as a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer and is named as a Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News. He is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Stockenberg has served as Chapter Attorney for the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council for more than 25 years. He has also served as Chair of the National Attorney’s Council of the ASA. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law.

For more information, see http://www.stockenberglawfirm.com/

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Knoebel Construction Promotes Erica Boyd to Controller
Erica Boyd

Erica Boyd, of O’Fallon, MO, has been promoted to Controller at Knoebel Construction. Boyd is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all accounting operational functions for the national general contracting firm, including overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable activities, establishing benchmarks and measuring Knoebel’s performance, overseeing licensing and financial reporting, annual budgeting and implementing internal control policies.

Boyd joined Knoebel Construction in 2018 as an Accounting Coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, multi-use, restaurant, grocery, healthcare and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. Celebrating its 40-year anniversary in 2021, Knoebel Construction provides full-service development and general contracting services to real estate development firms, independent restaurant and retail owners, and retailers. Centrally based in the St. Louis region, Knoebel Construction offers services nationwide.

Mackenzie McCulloch Promoted to Director of Design, Interiors at HOK 

Mackenzie McCulloch

Mackenzie McCulloch, LEED GA, has been promoted to Director of Design, Interiors in HOK’s St. Louis studio. McCulloch brings more than 10 years of experience in design and workplace strategy on complex projects across the country.  

With special expertise in workplace strategy, Mackenzie works collaboratively with clients and project teams to elevate the workplace experience.  “We are excited to promote Mackenzie to Design Director, his creativity, talent and passion position him to lead clients and the design team.” Margaret McDonald, Senior Principal 

As Director of Design, Interiors, McCulloch will continue leading significant projects for the firm, foster relationships with potential clients and collaborate with HOK’s interiors leaders globally. 

Since joining HOK in 2013, McCulloch has led the design of award-winning workplace projects in the St. Louis region and beyond for clients including Microsoft, Tyson Foods and Visa. Mackenzie also led the interior design for the new $154 million transformational Stryker Instruments R&D facility. 

McCulloch is active with professional and civic organizations across the city including the St. Louis Chapter of AIA and Young Architects Forum, as well as Focus St. Louis. He is a board member of St. Louis Start Up Ambassadors. McCulloch has a Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. 

With offices around the globe, HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. HOK designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities. 

May 7, 2021

Holland Construction Services Hires Stacey Martin as Director of HR &Talent Strategy

Stacey Martin

Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce that Stacey Martin has joined the Holland team as the new Director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy.  

Martin has 14 years of human resources experience, and brings a wealth of knowledge in providing strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs for employees. In her new role with Holland, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of talent management including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, engagement and total rewards.

Martin’s key responsibilities will be to develop and coordinate HR activities and strategies across all departments within the organization.  She will be working closely with department heads throughout the company to design and implement plans that will benefit employees, especially around recruitment, employee satisfaction and professional growth.

Martin graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is a certified Strategic HR Business Partner through the Human Capital Institute (HCI). Outside of work, she is actively involved in the community, and has volunteered her time with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Operation Food Search and the nonprofit, KidSmart. She has also raised thousands of dollars over ten years volunteering her time with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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, and is led by founder and CEO Bruce Holland, President Mike Marchal, and Vice President & Multi-Family Director Doug Weber. For more information, visit Holland’s website at www.hollandcs.com.

Brad Hilton joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer
Brad Hilton

Brad Hilton of St. Charles, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer. He is responsible for designing energy-efficient, cost-effective and high-performing HVAC systems. He also performs heating and cooling loads for HVAC systems, selects appropriate HVAC equipment and uses 3D modeling software to generate design and construction documents.

Hilton previously interned with U.S. Steel as a Mechanical Engineer. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

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 the largest mechanical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

April 23, 2021

Joe Dietz Creates Dietz Architectural Products Will Rep WINCO Window Company

Joe Dietz

WINCO Window Company, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of architectural and commercial aluminum windows, has announced that its vice president Joe Dietz will be now managing its Midwest sales operations, replacing Tim Cox, who has retired.  

Dietz will work as an independent rep covering Missouri, Southern Illinois, Kansas, and Nebraska . He will continue to support his current Winco responsibilities until September, 2021.  Dietz is also opening his own independent company, Dietz Architectural Products, LLC., which he believes will allow him to better serve WINCO customers directly.

WINCO will continue to benefit from its relationship with Dietz. “With his extensive knowledge of the company, estimating, and technical aspects of aluminum windows, we believe that Joe will continue to be a great value to WINCO customers,” says Bill Krenn, president of WINCO.  “His skill set is unique, and we are confident he’ll bring insight to the architectural community we serve.”

One of Dietz’s first goals is to help schools and essential facilities design safe rooms for tornado and intruder protection.  “Winco is one of the few companies to offer storm-resistant products tough enough to meet the new FEMA 361 requirements.”

 “I have always had a passion to problem solve and build relationships,” explains Dietz of the new career step. “Last fall, I was cleaning out our basement and found a box of papers that I wrote in college. One was a career planning paper, where I wrote that when I am 45, I will own my own company. Then Tim (Cox) announced his retirement, and the opportunity was there.”

Dietz has been with WINCO for 11 years. He has a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing/Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

For more information, contact WINCO Window Company at (314) 725.8088 or visit www.wincowindow.com.

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Promotes Two

Patrick Devero

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a premier national builder, has promoted Pat Devero to the position of Vice President, National Safety. Based in St. Louis, this veteran safety professional will focus on advancing the company’s industry-leading safety program and genuine safety culture throughout the U.S. His focus will be on supporting McCarthy’s Central, Southern and Southwest Regions.

Devero joined McCarthy in 2005 and initially served as an onsite Safety Coordinator and Manager on several commercial and industrial projects throughout the Midwest. He relocated to Atlanta in 2011 to lead that team’s overall safety program as McCarthy Southern Regional Safety Director. In 2018, he was appointed National Safety Director.

Devero earned a bachelor’s degree in safety management from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. His professional designations include Certified Safety Professional and Construction Health and Safety Technician from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

“Pat has achieved exceptional safety results throughout his McCarthy career,” said Kevin Maitland, McCarthy Senior Vice President, National Safety. “Our construction teams will benefit from his leadership, expertise and commitment to prioritizing safety and health.” 

Rob Graham

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a premier national builder, has promoted Rob Graham to the position of Vice President, National Safety. Based in St. Louis, this veteran safety professional will focus on advancing the company’s industry-leading safety program and genuine safety culture throughout the U.S. His focus will be on supporting McCarthy’s Southern California, Northern Pacific and Southwest Regions.

Graham’s McCarthy career began in 2002 as a Project Safety Coordinator in the Central Region. He relocated to San Diego to work as Project Safety Coordinator and was promoted to McCarthy Southern California Regional Safety Manager in 2005 and Regional Safety Director in 2008. He was named National Safety Director in 2019.  

Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental health & safety from Illinois State University in Normal. He’s a Certified Safety Professional from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Industrial Hygienist from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

“During his 19-year McCarthy career, Rob has delivered outstanding safety results,” said Kevin Maitland, McCarthy Senior Vice President, National Safety. “He’s a valued resource whose expertise and resourcefulness will benefit the safety and health of McCarthy teams across the U.S.” 

About McCarthy Holdings. Inc.

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 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. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 9th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2020). With approximately 5,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

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Sylvester Taylor Named Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection Partnership

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Sylvester Taylor, an officer with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and 31-year IBEW electrician, has been tabbed to lead diversity initiatives for the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection partnership.  Taylor was named director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the labor-management partnership which represents more than 5,000 IBEW members and more than 150 electrical contractors signatory to the union.  IBEW partners with the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to form the Electrical Connection.

“As leader of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, Sylvester has been instrumental in helping us broaden diversity within our membership,” said Frank Jacobs, business manager, IBEW Local 1.  “He has been an effective voice for minorities within IBEW, from apprentices to veteran journey workers, helping us better reflect the communities we serve.”

Taylor serves as president of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus which he helped found in 2004.  He is currently the recording secretary for IBEW. Outside of the electrical industry, Taylor serves as treasurer on the Hazelwood School Board, chairman of the St. Louis County Fire Safety and Standards Commission and has served on the board of the Black Jack Fire Protection District. From 2012 to 2019, Taylor also served as the representative for 80th District in the Missouri House of Representative.

“Sylvester has been a tremendous asset in our outreach to minority communities,” said Doug Martin, executive vice president, St. Louis Chapter NECA.  “His work in a mentoring program with the Missouri Division of Youth Services has opened pathways for young people to careers in the electrical industry.”

About a third of the apprentices now being trained at the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center at 2300 Hampton Ave. are minorities.

Members of the Electrical Connection provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  Learn more at www.electricalconnection.org.

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Holland Construction Services Hires Stacey Martin as Director of HR &Talent Strategy

Stacey Martin

Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce that Stacey Martin has joined the Holland team as the new Director of Human Resources and Talent Strategy.  

Martin has 14 years of human resources experience, and brings a wealth of knowledge in providing strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs for employees. In her new role with Holland, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of talent management including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, engagement and total rewards.

Martin’s key responsibilities will be to develop and coordinate HR activities and strategies across all departments within the organization.  She will be working closely with department heads throughout the company to design and implement plans that will benefit employees, especially around recruitment, employee satisfaction and professional growth.

Martin graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is a certified Strategic HR Business Partner through the Human Capital Institute (HCI). Outside of work, she is actively involved in the community, and has volunteered her time with Ronald McDonald House Charities, Operation Food Search and the nonprofit, KidSmart. She has also raised thousands of dollars over ten years volunteering her time with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

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, and is led by founder and CEO Bruce Holland, President Mike Marchal, and Vice President & Multi-Family Director Doug Weber. For more information, visit Holland’s website at www.hollandcs.com.

Brad Hilton joins Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer
Brad Hilton

Brad Hilton of St. Charles, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as Project Engineer. He is responsible for designing energy-efficient, cost-effective and high-performing HVAC systems. He also performs heating and cooling loads for HVAC systems, selects appropriate HVAC equipment and uses 3D modeling software to generate design and construction documents.

Hilton previously interned with U.S. Steel as a Mechanical Engineer. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

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 the largest mechanical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

April 23, 2021

Joe Dietz Creates Dietz Architectural Products Will Rep WINCO Window Company

Joe Dietz

WINCO Window Company, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of architectural and commercial aluminum windows, has announced that its vice president Joe Dietz will be now managing its Midwest sales operations, replacing Tim Cox, who has retired.  

Dietz will work as an independent rep covering Missouri, Southern Illinois, Kansas, and Nebraska . He will continue to support his current Winco responsibilities until September, 2021.  Dietz is also opening his own independent company, Dietz Architectural Products, LLC., which he believes will allow him to better serve WINCO customers directly.

WINCO will continue to benefit from its relationship with Dietz. “With his extensive knowledge of the company, estimating, and technical aspects of aluminum windows, we believe that Joe will continue to be a great value to WINCO customers,” says Bill Krenn, president of WINCO.  “His skill set is unique, and we are confident he’ll bring insight to the architectural community we serve.”

One of Dietz’s first goals is to help schools and essential facilities design safe rooms for tornado and intruder protection.  “Winco is one of the few companies to offer storm-resistant products tough enough to meet the new FEMA 361 requirements.”

 “I have always had a passion to problem solve and build relationships,” explains Dietz of the new career step. “Last fall, I was cleaning out our basement and found a box of papers that I wrote in college. One was a career planning paper, where I wrote that when I am 45, I will own my own company. Then Tim (Cox) announced his retirement, and the opportunity was there.”

Dietz has been with WINCO for 11 years. He has a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing/Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

For more information, contact WINCO Window Company at (314) 725.8088 or visit www.wincowindow.com.

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Promotes Two

Patrick Devero

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a premier national builder, has promoted Pat Devero to the position of Vice President, National Safety. Based in St. Louis, this veteran safety professional will focus on advancing the company’s industry-leading safety program and genuine safety culture throughout the U.S. His focus will be on supporting McCarthy’s Central, Southern and Southwest Regions.

Devero joined McCarthy in 2005 and initially served as an onsite Safety Coordinator and Manager on several commercial and industrial projects throughout the Midwest. He relocated to Atlanta in 2011 to lead that team’s overall safety program as McCarthy Southern Regional Safety Director. In 2018, he was appointed National Safety Director.

Devero earned a bachelor’s degree in safety management from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. His professional designations include Certified Safety Professional and Construction Health and Safety Technician from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

“Pat has achieved exceptional safety results throughout his McCarthy career,” said Kevin Maitland, McCarthy Senior Vice President, National Safety. “Our construction teams will benefit from his leadership, expertise and commitment to prioritizing safety and health.” 

Rob Graham

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a premier national builder, has promoted Rob Graham to the position of Vice President, National Safety. Based in St. Louis, this veteran safety professional will focus on advancing the company’s industry-leading safety program and genuine safety culture throughout the U.S. His focus will be on supporting McCarthy’s Southern California, Northern Pacific and Southwest Regions.

Graham’s McCarthy career began in 2002 as a Project Safety Coordinator in the Central Region. He relocated to San Diego to work as Project Safety Coordinator and was promoted to McCarthy Southern California Regional Safety Manager in 2005 and Regional Safety Director in 2008. He was named National Safety Director in 2019.  

Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental health & safety from Illinois State University in Normal. He’s a Certified Safety Professional from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Industrial Hygienist from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

“During his 19-year McCarthy career, Rob has delivered outstanding safety results,” said Kevin Maitland, McCarthy Senior Vice President, National Safety. “He’s a valued resource whose expertise and resourcefulness will benefit the safety and health of McCarthy teams across the U.S.” 

About McCarthy Holdings. Inc.

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 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. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 9th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2020). With approximately 5,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

April 15, 2021

Charles Wiseman Joins Muprhy Company as Refrigeration Project Manager

Charles Wiseman

Charles Wiseman has joined Murphy Company as Refrigeration Project Manager. The announcement was made by Bob Eichelberger, Manager – Refrigeration Solutions.

Wiseman has several decades of experience in the mechanical construction industry. Having started his career as a journeyman sheet metal worker, Charles moved into a maintenance manager role. From there, he served as COO, project manager and estimator. Most recently, Charles held a position as mechanical project manager. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com.

Castle Contracting Expands Design-Build Team with Addition of Joel Richardson as Civil Engineer

Joel Richardson

In this position, Richardson will support Senior Design Manager James Parks, P.E., and Design Manager Amy Huller, P.E., in delivering turnkey civil design-build services for site development work. This streamlined delivery method combines “civil design” and “civil construction” as a single, integrated client deliverable.

Prior to joining Castle, Richardson was Manager of Survey, CAD, and Machine Control Operations at Millstone Weber in St. Charles, Mo. After 15 years of laying out projects in the field, he adds a valuable perspective about functional design to the design-build process and brings a wealth of field expertise to the Castle team.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the UMSL/Washington University Joint Engineering Program.

Castle Contracting, LLC provides turnkey site preparation and design-build services; site utilities; earthwork; and trenchless technology directly to owners; general contractors; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors. The company’s earthmoving expertise is visible throughout the St. Louis region and from coast to coast. Castle’s recent civil contracting projects in St. Louis include Gateway Arch National Park, the East End transformation of Washington University’s Danforth campus, Next NGA West, and Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility.

KAI Build Hires Linn Curtis as Senior Project Manager

Linn Curtis

KAI Build is pleased to announce the hiring of Linn Curtis as Senior Project Manager at its St. Louis headquarters. As Senior Project Manager, Curtis is responsible for overall project profitability and customer satisfaction. He also manages owner relations and oversees subcontractor and KAI personnel performance.

“Linn is a strong program and project management professional. His extensive experience in project estimation, construction, preconstruction, contract management and submittals will be an asset to our team and to our clients,” said KAI Build President Brian Arnold.

Curtis has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Prior to KAI, he worked 14 years as a Project Manager for JE Dunn Construction in Kansas City, Missouri.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry.KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.

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Kirby-Smith Hires Matt Nelson as Sales & Operations Manager for St. Louis

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Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has hired Matt Nelson as Sales & Operations Manager for its St. Louis location. Nelson will be responsible for St. Louis’ branch operations, including oversight of its parts, service, sales and rental departments. Nelson most recently served as Director of Product Improvement for Terramac, where he also previously served in roles including Director of Dealer Support and Regional Sales Manager. Nelson brings a strong understanding of the greater Missouri construction market to the position from his time in the region as a general contractor and commercial carpenter. His background in construction project management also includes various roles leading teams for maintenance and production activities at the Lafarge Holcim Ste. Genevieve cement plant.

Jeff Weller, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for KSM, believes Nelson is a true “renaissance man” with the abilities and character necessary to ignite new life into the St. Louis location.

“Matt has achieved amazing marks in engineering in his career despite not being papered in it. He is a devoted father with three children who have all pursued engineering because of his example. I also think of how Matt used his background as a carpenter to build a 23-acre home where his family could thrive and grow. In my opinion, Matt will build a new legacy for Kirby-Smith in St. Louis in much the same way – with ample amounts of patience, teaching and a strong vision for success. We are fortunate to have him join our team.”

Nelson takes great pride in joining KSM and embraces the opportunity to engage the St. Louis construction community.

“I am very excited to become part of the Kirby-Smith family and to work with the highly skilled team already in place in St. Louis,” said Nelson. “By striving to be an indispensable resource for our customers new and old, together we are going to reach new levels as a premier dealer for the area.”

KSM is a full-service equipment dealership in St. Louis offering sales, rentals, parts, and service and is the authorized dealer for Manitowoc lattice boom crawler cranes, Grove mobile telescoping cranes, National Crane boom trucks, and Broderson industrial cranes. In addition to cranes and boom trucks, the St. Louis rental fleet includes a wide selection of JLG and SkyTrak telehandlers.

About Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. was established in 1983 and is recognized as one of the premier new and used heavy construction equipment and crane dealers in the country. Kirby-Smith Machinery and its hundreds of dedicated professional employees are committed to providing reliable new and used equipment for sale and equipment rentals, as well as responsive service and equipment parts for multiple makes and models. Kirby-Smith Machinery has 12 branch locations in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri, as well as a dedicated Pipeline Services Division. For more information about Kirby-Smith Machinery, call 888-861-0219 or visit kirby-smith.com.

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Joe Dietz Creates Dietz Architectural Products Will Rep WINCO Window Company

Joe Dietz

WINCO Window Company, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of architectural and commercial aluminum windows, has announced that its vice president Joe Dietz will be now managing its Midwest sales operations, replacing Tim Cox, who has retired.  

Dietz will work as an independent rep covering Missouri, Southern Illinois, Kansas, and Nebraska . He will continue to support his current Winco responsibilities until September, 2021.  Dietz is also opening his own independent company, Dietz Architectural Products, LLC., which he believes will allow him to better serve WINCO customers directly.

WINCO will continue to benefit from its relationship with Dietz. “With his extensive knowledge of the company, estimating, and technical aspects of aluminum windows, we believe that Joe will continue to be a great value to WINCO customers,” says Bill Krenn, president of WINCO.  “His skill set is unique, and we are confident he’ll bring insight to the architectural community we serve.”

One of Dietz’s first goals is to help schools and essential facilities design safe rooms for tornado and intruder protection.  “Winco is one of the few companies to offer storm-resistant products tough enough to meet the new FEMA 361 requirements.”

 “I have always had a passion to problem solve and build relationships,” explains Dietz of the new career step. “Last fall, I was cleaning out our basement and found a box of papers that I wrote in college. One was a career planning paper, where I wrote that when I am 45, I will own my own company. Then Tim (Cox) announced his retirement, and the opportunity was there.”

Dietz has been with WINCO for 11 years. He has a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing/Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.

For more information, contact WINCO Window Company at (314) 725.8088 or visit www.wincowindow.com.

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Promotes Two

Patrick Devero

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a premier national builder, has promoted Pat Devero to the position of Vice President, National Safety. Based in St. Louis, this veteran safety professional will focus on advancing the company’s industry-leading safety program and genuine safety culture throughout the U.S. His focus will be on supporting McCarthy’s Central, Southern and Southwest Regions.

Devero joined McCarthy in 2005 and initially served as an onsite Safety Coordinator and Manager on several commercial and industrial projects throughout the Midwest. He relocated to Atlanta in 2011 to lead that team’s overall safety program as McCarthy Southern Regional Safety Director. In 2018, he was appointed National Safety Director.

Devero earned a bachelor’s degree in safety management from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. His professional designations include Certified Safety Professional and Construction Health and Safety Technician from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

“Pat has achieved exceptional safety results throughout his McCarthy career,” said Kevin Maitland, McCarthy Senior Vice President, National Safety. “Our construction teams will benefit from his leadership, expertise and commitment to prioritizing safety and health.” 

Rob Graham

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., a premier national builder, has promoted Rob Graham to the position of Vice President, National Safety. Based in St. Louis, this veteran safety professional will focus on advancing the company’s industry-leading safety program and genuine safety culture throughout the U.S. His focus will be on supporting McCarthy’s Southern California, Northern Pacific and Southwest Regions.

Graham’s McCarthy career began in 2002 as a Project Safety Coordinator in the Central Region. He relocated to San Diego to work as Project Safety Coordinator and was promoted to McCarthy Southern California Regional Safety Manager in 2005 and Regional Safety Director in 2008. He was named National Safety Director in 2019.  

Graham earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental health & safety from Illinois State University in Normal. He’s a Certified Safety Professional from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and a Certified Industrial Hygienist from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

“During his 19-year McCarthy career, Rob has delivered outstanding safety results,” said Kevin Maitland, McCarthy Senior Vice President, National Safety. “He’s a valued resource whose expertise and resourcefulness will benefit the safety and health of McCarthy teams across the U.S.” 

About McCarthy Holdings. Inc.

McCarthy Holdings, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 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. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 9th largest domestic builder (Engineering News-Record, May 2020). With approximately 5,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

April 15, 2021

Charles Wiseman Joins Muprhy Company as Refrigeration Project Manager

Charles Wiseman

Charles Wiseman has joined Murphy Company as Refrigeration Project Manager. The announcement was made by Bob Eichelberger, Manager – Refrigeration Solutions.

Wiseman has several decades of experience in the mechanical construction industry. Having started his career as a journeyman sheet metal worker, Charles moved into a maintenance manager role. From there, he served as COO, project manager and estimator. Most recently, Charles held a position as mechanical project manager. For more information, visit www.murphynet.com.

Castle Contracting Expands Design-Build Team with Addition of Joel Richardson as Civil Engineer

Joel Richardson

In this position, Richardson will support Senior Design Manager James Parks, P.E., and Design Manager Amy Huller, P.E., in delivering turnkey civil design-build services for site development work. This streamlined delivery method combines “civil design” and “civil construction” as a single, integrated client deliverable.

Prior to joining Castle, Richardson was Manager of Survey, CAD, and Machine Control Operations at Millstone Weber in St. Charles, Mo. After 15 years of laying out projects in the field, he adds a valuable perspective about functional design to the design-build process and brings a wealth of field expertise to the Castle team.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the UMSL/Washington University Joint Engineering Program.

Castle Contracting, LLC provides turnkey site preparation and design-build services; site utilities; earthwork; and trenchless technology directly to owners; general contractors; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors. The company’s earthmoving expertise is visible throughout the St. Louis region and from coast to coast. Castle’s recent civil contracting projects in St. Louis include Gateway Arch National Park, the East End transformation of Washington University’s Danforth campus, Next NGA West, and Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility.

KAI Build Hires Linn Curtis as Senior Project Manager

Linn Curtis

KAI Build is pleased to announce the hiring of Linn Curtis as Senior Project Manager at its St. Louis headquarters. As Senior Project Manager, Curtis is responsible for overall project profitability and customer satisfaction. He also manages owner relations and oversees subcontractor and KAI personnel performance.

“Linn is a strong program and project management professional. His extensive experience in project estimation, construction, preconstruction, contract management and submittals will be an asset to our team and to our clients,” said KAI Build President Brian Arnold.

Curtis has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Prior to KAI, he worked 14 years as a Project Manager for JE Dunn Construction in Kansas City, Missouri.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry.KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.

April 9, 2021

Helmkamp Construction Names Kyle Runge to New Controller Position

Kyle Runge

Helmkamp Construction Co. has hired Kyle Runge for the newly created Controller position and eventual head of the company’s accounting department.

Runge has over a decade of experience in the finance world, spending the past six years leading the finance team in a SAAS organization.  He was most recently VP of Finance at Facilisgroup, where he successfully navigated the IPO of its parent company.  As part of the leadership team at Facilisgroup, he led the rapid scaling of the organization that included doubling the employee size the past year while setting the foundation to triple revenues in coming years. 

When asked about his new role at Helmkamp Construction Co., he said, “I am excited.  They are an organization heavily integrated in the construction and improvement of my local community.  I’m looking forward to new challenges by joining the construction industry and contributing to the strong legacy Helmkamp has established so far.”

Runge will be working in tandem with Helmkamp’s Vice President and CFO, Gary Bradstreet, over the next several months as Bradstreet prepares to retire.

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.  Helmkamp self-performs excavations, concrete foundations and slabs, structural steel, rough and finish carpentry, labs, millwright equipment installations, and laser alignment/precision leveling.  Helmkamp Construction Co. serves clients in the St. Louis metro area but has also performed work for customers in 25 states to date.  To learn more, visit www.helmkamp.com.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Travis DeJohn to Senior Branch Manager Overseeing Operations in Florida

Travis DeJohn

Western Specialty Contractors proudly announces the promotion of Little Rock, AR Branch Manager Travis DeJohn to Senior Branch Manager overseeing growth at Western’s Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, FL branches.

DeJohn came to Western in 2007 as a Field and Office Intern at its St. Louis, MO headquarters. He was hired in 2011 as an Estimator/Assistant Project Manager at Western’s Indianapolis, IN branch before being promoted to Project Manager/Sales. He was then promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at Western’s Little Rock, AR branch, then to Branch Manager in 2016.

In his new role as Senior Branch Manager, DeJohn will work out of Western’s Orlando office to expand business opportunities for the company’s two Florida branches. His responsibilities will include finding new customers and consultants, securing reliable suppliers/vendors, growing national accounts, and researching and joining local trade organizations.

He will also oversee existing projects, growth and day-to-day operations at both branches, while also providing monthly, quarterly and yearly oversight in terms of budgets, marketing, best practices and safety audits.

“Travis has been a very dedicated, hard-working team member for nearly 15 years, starting out as an intern and working his way up through the company,” said Bill Hohmeier, VP of East Operations at Western. “We think he is a great leader and more than capable of taking on the additional responsibilities associated with his new role. We are looking forward to seeing what Travis can do in Florida.”

DeJohn has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Management from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration with dual concentrations in Finance and Marketing from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO with 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit www.westernspecialtycontractors.com.                    

Gray Design Group Strengthens Client-First Approach with Interiors Promotions

Gray Design Group, named one of Saint Louis’ largest interior design firms, recently promoted two integral interiors team members. Nicole Habbe, NCIDQ, LEED AP and Leisha McVicar were recognized for their outstanding achievements, commitment to client success and innovative solutions that continue to enhance the firm’s growth.

Nicole Habbe

Habbe was promoted to Senior Project Manager, Interiors. Since joining Gray in 2012, her attention to detail and team approach have been vital to the firm’s success. Habbe’s recent work includes exceptional transformations for Midwest Orthopedic and Spine Specialists, Kingdom Capital and several projects with Gershman Commercial Real Estate. She is heavily involved in professional and community organizations, including being a member of the International Interior Design Association, Missouri Coalition for Interior Design and an NCIDQ Ambassador. Habbe is also involved in the Illinois Junior Chamber (Jaycees) and University of Illinois Extension 4H as a Federation Judge in Interior Design.

Leisha McVicar

McVicar was promoted to Project Manager, Interiors. Her expertise in hospitality and multi-family design has greatly influenced Gray’s marked growth in these sectors since joining the firm in 2017. She was a key component to the success of recently completed projects like Peel Wood Fired Pizza in Clayton, MO, a 2020 Design St. Louis award finalist, and Whispering Heights Luxury Apartments in Edwardsville, IL. McVicar was the former President of the USGBC Mizzou Chapter and is actively involved with a number of volunteer efforts through Restoration Church and Westminster Christian Academy.

‘We feel so fortunate to have such intentional, collaborative and forward-thinking designers like Nicole and Leisha,’ said Jessica Frey, Gray’s Director of Interiors. ‘Their outstanding track record and character are evident in the success of their projects and long-lasting client relationships. I’m so proud of their accomplishments and am thrilled to see them grow with Gray.’

Gray Design Group, founded in 1982, is one of the leading multi-disciplined architectural and interior design firms in the Midwest. With 39 years of experience, the Saint Louis-based firm specializes in creating dynamic commercial, hospitality, industrial, multi-family and senior living environments. For more information, visit www.graydesigngroup.com or call 314.646.0400.

Foley Joins Citizens for Modern Transit as Assistant Director

MIchael Foley

The St. Louis region’s transit advocacy organization, Citizens for Modern Transit, has hired Michael Foley as assistant director. In this role, he will be responsible for the management of programming, community engagement and membership, while working to secure grant funding, serving as a legislative liaison and furthering the organization’s mission to ensure access to a safe, affordable and convenient public transportation system that helps drive economic growth and improves the quality of life in the bi-state area. 

Foley brings with him more than a decade of nonprofit management experience, most recently serving as the senior director of development for the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. He has also held positions with Grace Hill Settlement House, St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation and Pony Bird, Inc. He has a wealth of experience in fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship and the creation and implementation of annual fund plans. Prior to moving to the nonprofit sector, Foley spent 16 years working as a probation and parole officer and supervisor for the Missouri Department of Corrections. During that time, he served as the president of the Missouri Probation and Parole Officers Association for three years and gained experience meeting with legislators, crafting policy agendas and testifying before legislative committees. 

Foley has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science in Public Administration and Policy Analysis from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and previously served as a board member and board president of the Crime Victim Advocacy Center of St. Louis and president of the Missouri Probation and Parole Officers Association.

To learn more about Citizens for Modern Transit and its efforts to further transit development in the St. Louis region, call (314) 231-7272, visit cmt-stl.org, find the organization on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @cmt_stl.

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) is the region’s transit advocacy organization. It was established in 1985 to help bring light rail to St. Louis and works to develop, support and enhance programming and initiatives to ensure safe, convenient and affordable access to the region’s integrated public transportation system. CMT champions, challenges, encourages and advocates for public transit in an effort to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life in the St. Louis region. To learn more, visit www.cmt-stl.org.

April 2, 2021

Ron Kurtz

Ron Kurtz Joins Dark Light as Principal

Ron Kurtz has joined Dark Light Design as principal in charge of their new St. Louis office. Kurtz has more than 30 years of lighting design experience, including infrastructure/bridges, monuments, museums, retail, and hospitality projects throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Kurtz is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and is a LEED AP.  His award-winning projects include the Utah State Capitol, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial-Gateway Arch, and the Haworth Showroom-Chicago Merchandise Mart.

Jill Cody, Dark Light principal and founder said, “We’re excited to have Ron join our team – his experience is a great complement to Dark Light’s work in the realms of corporate, education, and public space. We’re looking forward to enhancing the experience we offer our clients with Ron’s leadership and expertise.”

Prior to joining Dark Light, Kurtz was a senior associate at Randy Burkett Lighting Design and has worked on the ASHRAE 90.1 Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the IALD and currently serves on the IALD Membership Committee and the IES Distinguished Service Award and Energy Management Committees. Kurtz holds an architectural engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University.  

His previous project experience includes the Four Seasons Hotel and the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, the St. Anthony Falls Bridge in Minneapolis, Bass Pro Shops Prototype Stores, and the State Capitols for both Missouri and Arkansas.

Dark Light, based in Seattle, was established in 2008 to provide lighting design services to the design community, institutions, and owners. https://www.darklight-design.com/press

McCarthy Promotes Steve Miller to Vice President, Regional Safety 

Steve Miller

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has promoted Steve Miller to the position of Vice President, Regional Safety. 

In this role, Miller will oversee safety initiatives across the company’s 28-state Central Region. His ongoing work will support the company’s commitment to creating the nation’s safest work environments for its employees, project partners and surrounding communities. Miller will also continue to serve on McCarthy’s Central Region leadership team to drive advancements in safety management practices.

During his 20+-year career with McCarthy, Miller has helped to build a strong safety culture that’s reflected in the company’s excellent safety record. He joined McCarthy in 2000 and was appointed Director of Safety in the company’s Industrial division in 2007. He assumed his most recent position as Director of Safety in the Central Region in 2015.

“Safety is the most important thing we do as a company, and Steve has been a driving force behind our focus and continuous improvement in sending workers on our projects home safely every day,” said John Buescher, President of McCarthy’s Central Region. “He’s also taken an active national role with our company-wide safety effort, helping to lead and coordinate several initiatives that have enhanced our overall safety performance.”

An active contributor to the local construction industry, Miller is a member of the Safety and Health Committee of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri, where he was instrumental in developing the nationally recognized suicide prevention campaign.  He also is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and the National Safety Council.

“Steve has worked closely with the AGC of Missouri over the years to develop resources and help elevate safety programs industry-wide,” said Matt Cowell, vice president of safety at AGC of Missouri.

Miller graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in safety management from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He earned the Construction Health and Safety Technician certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With approximately 5,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, the firm has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; Dallas, Houston; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at www.mccarthy.com or by following the company on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

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