People In St. Louis Construction

Daniel Fahey Joins McGrath as Project Manager

Fahey, DanielDaniel Fahey of University City, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project manager and has been initially assigned to projects at a food production facility and a chemical plant. Fahey previously managed construction projects in the power generation and transmission, laboratory, competitive sports, retail and medical industries. He is a member of the Living Well Foundation Board of Directors and an AGC of America superintendent training program instructor, and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983.

Julie Steffens Promoted to Associate Director

Steffens, JulieJulie Steffens, NCIDQ was recently promoted to associate director for Lawrence Group’s healthcare and education studios. Steffens joined Lawrence Group in 1996 as an intern and was hired on full-time in 1999. She has developed and implemented interior design master plans and fostered long-term relationships with several local and national clients including Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) and East Central College (ECC).

Lawrence Group is a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis.

February 12, 2016

Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis Welcomes New Volunteer Services Manager

Fetter, JoeHabitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) has announced that Joe Fetter has joined the organization as Volunteer Services Manager.

Mr. Fetter will direct all aspects of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ volunteer program including recruitment, orientation, scheduling, retaining and recognition for all HFHSL volunteers. He will serve as the site manager and administrator for the AmeriCorps, internship and community services programs at the organization.

Mr. Fetter is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA degree in English and Journalism, and received a Master’s in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a member of the JDRF Young Leadership committee and serves on the membership committee of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of St. Louis.

Kruse, JessicaMarketing Team Expanded to Inspire & Support Rapid Growth

HDA Architects has hired Jessica Kruse to oversee Marketing | Public Relations.  Kruse will focus on expanding HDA’s online presence and professional networking by leveraging the company’s media platforms interchangeably to provide high quality engaging content.


February 5, 2016

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 appointed 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 .

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