People In St. Louis Construction

Barbara Anderson Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Project Manager

Anderson, BarbaraBarbara Anderson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HOK as a project manager. In her new role, Anderson will assist on multiple projects, initially working with the healthcare and interiors teams. Anderson brings more than 25 years of experience in a wide variety of project types including municipal, federal, recreational, educational, healthcare, correctional, commercial and hospitality. She currently serves on the board for the St. Louis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and has been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council since 2009, serving on the 2014-2015 Missouri Gateway Chapter board.

Prior to joining HOK, Anderson was the manager of the building + sites group at Oates Associates. As a member of the firm’s board of directors, Anderson was responsible for the management and oversight of architects, civil engineers and structural engineers, as well as all aspects of architectural projects. She earned her degree in architectural studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

Jacob Waltrip Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office 

Waltrip, Jacob_1St. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Jacob Waltrip as a Loan Officer. Jacob has over 6 years of experience in the residential loan and finance industries. He will specialize in conventional, jumbo/new conforming, FHA, MHDC, IHDA, VA, new construction loans and USDA.

Mr. Waltrip received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company, has a reputation for exemplary customer service and its professionalism is unmatched. The company has branch offices located in Chesterfield, St. Peters, St. Charles, South St. Louis City, Springfield and Branson, Missouri. Additional offices are located in O’Fallon, Swansea, Belleville, Waterloo and Chicago, Illinois; Johnson and Ankeny Iowa; Minco Oklahoma and Denver Colorado.

The office is located at 7 North Bemiston, St. Louis, MO 63105. The office phone number is (314) 889-0600. Jacob Waltrip can also be reached by email

Colleen Barry Joins Tarlton Corp.

Barry, ColleenTarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Colleen Barry as marketing and business development associate.

In this role, Barry is supporting Tarlton’s efforts in marketing and branding, sharing team success stories with the construction community and public, while also supporting the business development group’s pursuit of new opportunities.

“Colleen is a great addition to the Tarlton marketing team,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “Her strong creative skills are a good fit for Tarlton as we strive to showcase the people, projects and solutions that contribute to our continued growth and success as one of the region’s top builders.”

Barry previously served as a marketing intern at FleishmanHillard and University of Missouri Athletics at University of Missouri Columbia, and as a public relations intern at Common Ground Public Relations Inc. She also worked as a brewery ambassador at the tour center at Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Barry holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism.

H&G/Schultz Door Announces New Appointment

Clark, KarenH&G/Schultz Door, an employee-owned distributor of commercial doors, door frames, architectural hardware, and automatic/aluminum doors, has made the following appointment to its senior management:

At the company year-end Board of Directors’ meeting, H&G/Schultz Door appoin ted Karen Clark to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Clark was previously Controller for the company and has been employed by H&G/Schultz Door since 2010. She has over 25 years of increasingly-responsible accounting, finance and management experience. Karen has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

“The addition of Karen to our current senior management will add new ideas and strengthen our excellent employee-owned culture”, said President/CEO Jay Manzo. “Our culture is key to attracting and retaining the talent necessary to being the leader in providing ‘Total Door Opening Solutions’ for all of our customers’ needs.”

H & G has been employee-owned through an ESOP since 1988 and employs 72 people at its headquarters in Maryland Heights, MO .

Christopher Thomas Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Architect

Thomas, ChristopherChristopher Thomas, AIA, has joined HOK as an architect in St. Louis. In his new role, Thomas will join the team working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project.

Prior to joining HOK, Thomas was an architect at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Fayetteville, Ark. He earned his master’s in advanced architectural design from Washington University in St. Louis, and his degree in architecture from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In 2015, Thomas received the H.B. and M.B. Simon Scholarship for exemplary performance at Washington University. He currently resides in St. Louis.

Michael Bechtel Joins The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division As A Project Manager

Bechtel, MichaelThe Korte Company welcomes Michael Bechtel to its Las Vegas Division. Michael comes to the company with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, working for a large construction firm before heading up his own Design-Build construction company which specialized in self-performing federal and military projects.

Greg Korte, President of The Korte Company’s Las Vegas Division stated, “Michael’s Design-Build background and experience with federal projects fits perfectly with our approach to delivering clients innovative solutions – and we look forward to having him on our team.”

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mary Dohogne Named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Dohogne, MaryMary Dohogne has been named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.  She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting.  Mary will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFI‘s through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Mary served as an intern at S. M. Wilson during summer 2015, where she received training on Building Information Modeling (BIM), processed RFIs and handled the responsibilities of a Project Engineer for her project teams.  She was offered a full time position with the company upon completion of her college studies.

“Many of our interns, including Mary, carry the responsibilities of a Project Engineer,” said Rachel Miller, Human Resources Manager at S. M. Wilson. “After seeing her perform in her internship, we knew we wanted her back after graduating from college.” Mary earned a B. S. in Construction Management at Southeast Missouri State University in December, 2015 and holds OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety and Health certification.

Paul Jurasovich Joins HOK’s St. Louis Practice as Senior Design Professional

Jurasovich, PaulPaul Jurasovich has joined HOK as a senior design professional. In his new role, Jurasovich will work on-site in Indianapolis on the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Jurasovich is a registered architect in New Zealand and Green Star Accredited. Jurasovich’s more than 12 years of professional experience includes sustainable consulting for design workshops and project teams. Jurasovich also worked as a Green Star Assessor, with more than 100 project assessed.

Prior to joining HOK, Jurasovich worked as a senior project architect at Williams Architects in Auckland, New Zealand. He earned a degree in architectural studies and a doctor of philosophy in achitecture from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. He currently resides in Indianapolis.

January 22, 2016

Charlie Nager Joins Gershman Mortgage in St. Louis Office

Nager, CharlieSt. Louis based Gershman Mortgage recently announced the addition of Charlie Nager as an Account Executive.  Charlie has over 30 years of experience in the residential loan industry and his experience and knowledge of the industry is helpful to all parties involved in the loan process.

Mr. Nager received his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Culver-Stockton College.  He is on the Alumni Board of Directors for Culver-Stockton College.

Gershman Mortgage, a St. Louis based company. 

Samantha Hurrell Joins HOK

Hurell, SamanthaSamantha Hurrell has joined HOK as a workplace strategy analyst in St. Louis. Hurrell will provide support for multiple ongoing local workplace strategy projects.

Hurrell recently earned a degree in architectural studies with an emphasis in interior design from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She received the People’s Choice Award for her work in the IIDA Student Design Charrette at NeoCon 2015. She currently resides in St. Charles, Mo.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm.

MC Industrial Welcomes Steve Furman as Business Development Consultant

Furman, SteveMC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, recently welcomed A/E/C industry veteran Steve Furman of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc., as business development consultant. Furman will represent MC Industrial in business development and strategic sales for the greater Kansas City region, spanning from eastern Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and western Iowa.

MC Industrial was recently awarded a new project with Thermal Engineering International (a Babcock Power, Inc. company) and Kansas City Power & Light, supporting the firm’s plans to serve clients in Kansas City and the surrounding states. Based in Kansas City, Furman has more than 35 years in the industry and region, bringing valuable market insight, strategic relationships, and technical sales to his new role representing MC Industrial.

“We have held a great business relationship with Steve for several years,” said Tom Felton, president of MC Industrial. “As a leader in our industry with extensive experience, Steve is able to support MC Industrial as we further engage with construction project owners in the greater Kansas City industrial market. Our team is pleased to bring him on board, and we look forward to mutual success in providing exceptional service to clients in this region.”

As a technical sales expert in energy, oil & gas and heavy industrial, Furman serves as president of Tompkins, Furman & Associates, Inc. as a business and sales consultant for contractors and OEM’s nationwide. Furman holds a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. He is a Certified Professional Engineer (PE) and also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

MC Industrial is a national construction firm, dedicated to the highly specialized needs of the industrial marketplace.

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