A View From the Top


By: Michael Chollet, Publisher – St. Louis CNR Magazine A few weeks ago, my son and I set out on our annual trout fishing trip to the White River in Arkansas. The Fall weather and Ozark mountain scenery were beautiful and the fish were exceptionally cooperative. We’ve been making the trip for several years now


Home Builders Association Donates $10,000 to Pony Bird, Inc.

On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2020-21 HBA President Bill Wannstedt of Consort Homes (left) presented a $10,000 donation to Sara Sucharski, president and CEO of Pony Bird, and Jennifer Adams, director of development for Pony Bird. The donation will be used to replace flooring in one of six of Pony Bird’s residential homes, which will improve the quality of


Holland Construction Services Breaking Ground on Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Holland Construction Servicesis beginning work on the new Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, which will be located at 331 Regency Park Drive in O’Fallon, Illinois. A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the project which is expected to be complete by the summer of 2021. “We selected Holland because of


Helmkamp Construction Earns Keystone Award for Historic Renovation Project at Principia College

The annual Construction Keystone Awards celebrates the best of the construction industry as recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO).  The Keystone Awards were created in 1998 and celebrated its 22nd annual ceremony on Oct. 29, 2020.  At the first-ever hybrid event, held in-person but also virtually so that construction firms could safely


Molly Studer Joins Gershman Commercial Real Estate as Senior Vice President

Gershman Commercial Real Estate, the largest locally-owned commercial real estate services firm in the St. Louis metropolitan area, announced that Molly Studer, has joined Gershman as Senior Vice President in a newly created strategic, business development and operational role with the firm. This new role at Gershman is designed to leverage Molly’s deep operational experience


Spirtas Named Specialty Contractor of The Year for Environmental Remediation and Demolition


The Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) has named Spirtas Wrecking Corporation as its Specialty Contractor of the Year for Environmental Remediation and Demolition services.  Spirtas was voted ‘First Place’ in this discipline by the General Contractor members of AGCMO, who were asked to consider their overall experience with Spirtas including timeliness in regard to


Altering Your Sales Approach in This Climate

By TOM WOODCOCK Sales trainers and consultants around the country are trying to pull rabbits out of their hats. How do you teach traditional sales techniques to contractors in a non-traditional business environment? Answering that question is a daunting task. I’ll take a stab at it. As I watch and experience what is taking place


Western Specialty Contractors Offers Tips on Protecting Parking Structures from Winter Damage

Chemical deicers and snowplows are commonly used in winter to eliminate hazardous ice and snow from parking decks and structures. While deicers are doing their job melting away snow and ice, some may actually be corroding the parking structure’s concrete and reinforcing steel, and some snow removal techniques may actually be doing more damage than


2020 AGC Construction Awards Hybrid Event Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry

Heritage Award presented posthumously to Tarlton’s Bob Elsperman Recently, the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO) announced the winners of its 2020 Construction Keystone Awards during a hybrid event – held virtually and in-person at the St. Peters Performing Arts Theatre.  The staged awards ceremony highlighting the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry was


Knoebel Construction Completes Construction of 10th Patel Brothers Indian-American Grocery Store

The new Patel Brothers grocery store in Nashville, TN is open with Knoebel Construction serving as the general contractor. This is the 10th location in eight states that Knoebel has built for Patel Brothers, the largest Indian-American supermarket chain in the United States.  Patel Brothers’ 25,000-square-foot grocery stores feature a wide variety of authentic Indian grocery

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