Two construction projects by PARIC, one of the largest privately held companies in the Midwest, earned special recognition in the Keystone Awards of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.
The top award was for the Delmar DivINe tenant fit-out in St. Louis in which 21 tenants each were empowered to design their space – from total square footage to the smallest of finishes. On a single tight completion date and in only 12 weeks, the PARIC team managed the unique needs of 21 different 501c3 tenants with a total of 256 alternative finishes.
The vision for Delmar DivINe is to provide a space and a place where the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the region’s non-profit sector could be maximized, especially among health, education and human service organizations, while also being a catalyst for the transformation of nearby neighborhoods.
A finalist award recognized work for the Friendship Village Chesterfield campus expansion in which 30 of the facility’s 37 acres were impacted. The construction team added 52 independent living apartments and 54 assisted living units plus 90 skilled nursing beds and rehabilitation areas. A gym, clubhouse, ice cream parlor and a creative arts studio also were added, and a new chapel was completed in the heart of the campus.
During construction, the facility was home to 400-plus residents with an average age of 82 and required diligent monitoring of all site activities to ensure the safety of residents, staff and visitors. The project had zero resident injuries, zero accidents, zero Covid cases and zero lost days due to Covid.
PARIC is an innovative general contractor, construction manager and design-build firm. The team focuses on building excellence while also building answers to the special challenges impacting their customers’ operations. With teams in St. Louis, Kansas City and throughout the Midwest, PARIC manages construction projects ranging from industrial facilities and hospitals to universities multi-family housing and the renovation of historic buildings.