People In St. Louis Construction

Adam Kuchy joins McGrath as Project Engineer

Kuchy, AdamAdam Kuchy of Kirkwood, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for estimating, subcontractor and vendor coordination, scheduling, cost reporting, project documentation and other duties. Kuchy has a Masters of Construction Management from Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Ambrose University. He is OSHA certified in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER).

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. 

Art Bottorff Joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS)

Bortoroff, ArtArt Bottorff has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as sales and marketing manager. Prior to joining IFS, Bottorff was Midwest Area Sales Manager for Carrier in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is responsible for developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm.

Bottorff holds a Master of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has 32 years of experience in senior management and sales of commercial HVAC, automation controls and mechanical service in the industrial, education, government and international markets. Bottorff is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He also is a Colonel in the Army National Guard.

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

Healthcare Construction Veteran Christopher Gilliam Joins The Kortecompany

Gilliam, ChristopherThe Korte Company is proud to welcome Christopher Gilliam, who will serve as VP of Healthcare. With more than 25 years of construction supervision and project management experience, Chris has overseen a wide range of For Profit and Not for Profit large-scale healthcare projects across the U.S.

For the past 25 years, he has served in leadership roles for Lend Lease, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s relationships with healthcare owners, overseeing its healthcare construction projects and growing its healthcare construction business. Chris has more than 300 projects completed under his leadership and direction, totaling over $2.5 billion in design and construction.

“Chris is a key addition to The Korte Company and will lead our healthcare team and strengthen our national efforts,” said Todd Korte, President and CEO of The Korte Company. “His experience and expertise will be invaluable and help ensure our healthcare clients receive the absolute best value from their projects.”

Chris has a proven track record of coordinating and assigning personnel, providing technical resources support and monitoring documentation, project controls and quality control guidelines. One of his most important functions is serving as liaison between all project parties to guarantee communication remains open throughout construction and all parties are aware of all project developments.

Crews Joins Kadean Construction As Project Manager

Crews, MitchMitch Crews, of St. Louis, Missouri, has joined Fenton-based Kadean Construction Company, one of the St. Louis-area’s oldest and most successful firms specializing in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level, it was announced today.

In his role as Project Manager, Crews will oversee Kadean’s build-out of 40,000SF over two floors at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, a project that is scheduled to get underway next month.

“Mitch will be a great addition to our team,” said Matt Breeze, vice president of Operations of Kadean Construction, which has more than $60 million in construction work underway. “His industry experience and soft skills will be essential in furthering our company’s expansion, and to help our clients succeed and have a real impact in their respective businesses.”

Before joining Kadean Construction, Crews was a project coordinator for Platinum Contracting in Lenexa, a general contractor that specializes in hospitality remodeling and renovation. He is experienced in project estimating, scheduling, procurement, and subcontractor coordination. He also is a LEED Green Associate.

Crews is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management.

In addition to the work that will be managed by Crews at Missouri Baptist, a 489-bed acute-care hospital located at I-64/40 and I-270 in west St. Louis County, Kadean’s recent work locally includes the expansion of the medical oncology unit at the Siteman Cancer Center, now underway in St. Peters, MO; Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood; Lakeview Commerce Distribution Center in Edwardsville; and, the KCI LogisticsCentre in Kansas City, MO.

February 19, 2016

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.

Marketing Team Expanded to Inspire & Support Rapid Growth

Kruse, JessicaHDA 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.

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