People In St. Louis Construction

Mike Schwaller Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS)

Schwaller, MikeMike Schwaller of Eureka has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as safety director. He is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring safety initiatives and training programs for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Schwaller holds a bachelor’s degree in Safety Management from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. He has nine years of construction-industry safety management experience. Prior to joining IFS, Schwaller was district safety manager for Trane in Lenexa, Kansas.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS), formerly Air Masters Corporation, is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Ryan Hesker Joins Murphy Co. as Design-Build Engineer

Hesker, RyanRyan Hesker has Joined Murphy Co. as a design-build engineer after having served as an intern for the St. Louis-based mechanical contractor.   The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice-president, design-build.

Hesker is a 2015 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a major in mechanical engineering. He served as an intern at Murphy Co. where he helped plan and design HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial projects.

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets. With corporate offices in St. Louis and Denver and a regional office in Colorado Springs, Murphy offers process piping, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, design-build, piping fabrication, energy solutions and 24-hour service. Murphy currently is ranked No. 19 on Engineering News-Record’s list of top mechanical contractors in the United States. Founded in 1907, the firm employs more than 1,000 people nationwide. For more information, visit

Jeff Patterson Joins Murphy Co. as Estimator

Patterson, JeffJeffrey H. Patterson has joined Murphy Company as an estimator.  The announcement was made by Bob Breth, vice president, estimating.

Patterson has more than 25 years experience in mechanical estimating, including piping, plumbing, sheet metal and HVAC systems.  He also has managed a pre-construction services department and created design standards for sheet metal fabrication. He attended both St. Louis Technical School and St. Louis Community College.

Murphy Company delivers mechanical solutions to the industrial, commercial, institutional and heavy industrial markets.

Derek Don Rejoins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Senior Landscape Design Professional

Don, DerekDerek Don has joined HOK as a senior landscape design professional in St. Louis. Don will join the teams providing master planning for the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center and St. Louis office projects.

Don previously worked for HOK from 2006 to 2011 and most recently worked at SWT Design as a designer and project manager. He earned his degree in landscape architecture from Purdue University. HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Joel Maevers Joins Murphy Co. as Project Manager 

Maevers, JoelJoel Maevers, P.E., LEED AP, has joined Murphy Co. as project manager. The announcement was made by Thomas Skaggs, vice-president, operations.

A 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla  with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Maevers is a licensed professional engineer in both Missouri and Illinois, a LEED accredited professional (2007), and a Chicago Register Energy Professional. He previously worked in Chicago as a project manager for Mechanical, Inc. and Noresco, and served as an associate/project manager for Environmental Systems Design.

A member of the Mechanical Contractors Association, Maevers served as a designer, estimator and project manager for a plumbing contractor. He also was previously appointed by St. Louis County to the Board of Examiners as the professional engineer on the five-member committee responsible for approving licensure examination for all plumbers, pipe fitters and drain layers as well as for review of the exams and test procedures.  He is OSHA 30-hour certified.

Ben Pepin Re-Joins Murphy Company

Pepin, BenBen Pepin has returned to the company as an engineer in design-build. The announcement was made by Kevin Cook, vice president, design-build.

Pepin, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has worked on projects at Busch Stadium, several locations for Edward Jones and Enterprise, Graybar Electric, and Nestlé Purina.  He also has performed engineering work for several area hospitals, including Phelps County Regional Medical Center, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Clare Health Center and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center.

March 11, 2016

Kirby-Smith Machinery Appoints Joe Trapani Director of Pipeline Services Division 

Trapini, JoeKirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Trapani as Director – Pipeline Services Division.

Joe will head the development of Kirby-Smith’s newly dedicated pipeline division, which will focus on the equipment needs of pipeline contractors around the nation.  This new division will provide equipment and support nationwide to customers in the mainline, regional and local pipeline construction industry. Kirby-Smith’s goal is to provide a full service solution to customers offering a variety of equipment options such as dozers, excavators, pipelayers, wheel loaders, cranes, telehandlers, trailers and pipeline attachments such as hammers, pipe vacuum lifts, buckets, forks, quick couplers, and much more.

Joe has over 20 years’ experience in the construction equipment industry, bringing a wealth of sales and marketing expertise to his new position at Kirby-Smith. He recently retired from Caterpillar, Inc., where he spent the last 10 years developing their Global Pipeline Division. During his time at CAT, including roles as both Sr. Product / Marketing Manager and Sr. Corporate Account Manager, Trapani displayed a remarkable penchant for understanding customer needs in the market, and then creating effective solutions for them. Prior to this role, Trapani worked for Mustang CAT, Waukesha Pearce, Summit Equipment, and Ingersoll-Rand, serving in various roles.

Julian Boswell joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Graphics Director 

Boswell, JulianJulian Boswell has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects as Graphics Director. In his role, Julian oversees the Graphics Department and supervises project graphics, animations and videos. A designer with over 25 years of experience, Julian has worked on a wide range of building types, including educational, government and pharmaceutical. His sharp eye for detail and love for art, engineering and design translate into innovative projects with a strong sense of place that are in harmony with the environment and show concern for users.

Julian earned a Bachelor of Art from the University of Hawaii and a Masters of architecture from California Polytechnic University.

Sitton Energy Solutions Hires Mulligan As Energy Analytics Engineer

Mulligan, PadrickSitton Energy Solutions today announced it has added Padrick Mulligan, of Edwardsville, Ill., as an Energy Analytics Engineer. Mulligan will be responsible for delivering energy data analytics solutions to Sitton customers, including automated data collection, benchmarking, Measurement & Verification (M&V), and fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) capabilities. The documented results of Sitton’s solutions deliver an industry-leading ROI by decreasing energy costs, decreasing O&M costs, and increasing the safety, health, and productivity of facilities’ occupants. “Padrick is an outstanding addition to our team.” commented James Dice, Sitton Energy Solutions’ Lead for Analytics Sales and Execution. “His knack for turning raw data into valuable insights, along with his experience with building automation systems, will allow him to make an immediate positive impact for our clients.”

Prior to joining Sitton Energy Solutions, Mulligan served as Implementation Specialist at Control Graphics, where he was responsible for the implementation of complex building automation system graphics solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Sitton Energy Solutions is an independent energy consultant offering strategic energy management services to maximize the value of facilities, while reducing energy usage and operating and maintenance costs.

Kent Turner Launches New Advisory Group 

Turner, M. KentKent Turner, AIA, SFDFC, and longtime President of CannonDesign, announces the formation of K Turner Advisory LLC.  He will offer strategic counsel to select design practices, owners and industry partners seeking insight and distinction in the rapidly changing world of capital facilities planning, design and construction.


Randall E. Pickens, Jr. Joins St. Louis Bank as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending

Pickens, RandallRandall E. Pickens, Jr. has joined St. Louis Bank as senior vice president of commercial lending. Making the announcement was Mark Muesenfechter, chief executive officer. Prior to joining St. Louis Bank, Pickens was vice president of commercial lending for another local community bank, Midwest BankCentre. Pickens earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Founded in 2005, St. Louis Bank is a full-service community bank that delivers sophisticated, integrated financial services to customers.

Tim Doran Promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson

Doran, TimTim Doran has been promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co.  He will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.

Doran joined S. M. Wilson in 2011 and was previously Assistant Project Manager.  He has worked on a variety of retail construction projects, and most recently worked on the St. Louis County Library building program.  doran has 18 years of construction industry experience.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technical Studies at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

Tom Bahr Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Architect 

Barh, TomTom Bahr, AIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C, has joined HOK as a project architect in St. Louis. Bahr brings more than 10 years of healthcare facility experience to the firm and most recently worked in a dual role as project architect and project manager for Lawrence Group in St. Louis. He joins the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project. Bahr earned his degree in architecture from Drury University.


Greg Clement Joins Kirby Steel Building Systems 

Clement, GregKirby Steel Building Systems (a div of Nucor Steel) has announced that Greg Clement of St Louis will be the District Manager for the Missouri and Southern Illinois territory effective immediately. He has over 20 years experience and successes in the steel building industry working directly with Commercial General Building Contractors, especially in the Design-Build arena.

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