People In St. Louis Construction

Liz Peroutka Promoted to Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Peroutka, LizS.M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Liz Peroutka to Project Engineer.  She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting.  Liz will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion.

Liz joined S. M. Wilson in 2006 and was promoted to Project Coordinator in 2013.  She has worked on a variety of project teams building schools, hospitals and most recently the Cancer Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.  She has 15 years of construction industry experience.

Steve Ryan Joins Brinkmann Constructors As Project Manager

Brinkmann Constructors is pleased to announce that Steve Ryan has joined Brinkmann Constructors as Project Manager. Ryan has 27 years of diverse project management experience in the construction industry including healthcare, hotels, and financial institutional projects. He has a solid track record of managing and directing all phases of large complex design / build projects from preconstruction through completion.

Prior to joining Brinkmann, Ryan was a Project Manager for another general contracting firm in Davenport, Iowa. Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

POE Hires Hayes as Director, Workplace Solutions

Professional Office Environments (POE), St. Louis’ leading provider of knowledge-based furniture solutions, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Marianne Hayes as Director, Workplace Solutions. Hayes will work with clients to provide unique, adaptable workspace solutions.

“Marianne is an exciting addition to our team,” stated Jennifer Klaverkamp, Vice President of Sales at POE. “Her knowledge of the industry, creative problem solving, and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment are extremely valuable to POE. Her ability to understand clients’ needs and build a solution to meet those is unparalleled.”

Marianne has over 15 years of experience in building client relationships and handling projects of every shape and size. Her approach is consultative in nature, seeking first to gain insight on the clients’ needs, challenges, and future goals so that she and her team can create solutions aligned with their budget, culture, and workstyles.

Distinguished for her consistency, responsiveness, and client-centric philosophy, Marianne serves her clients as a trusted advisor on building long-term, adaptable workplace solutions.

Marianne brings over 15 year of experience to the POE team. Her previous roles as a Business Development Leader at Arcturis and self-employed sales representative for commercial furniture manufacturers developed her skills at understanding clients’ needs.

Marianne Hayes received her Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences from Western Illinois University, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.

Helmkamp Construction Company Promotes Three Employees to Superintendent

Helmkamp Construction Company is happy to announce the promotions of Andy Carrol, Todd Murray, and Tony Smithe to superintendents. All three are long term employees at Helmkamp and we welcome them into their new role as they continue to help Helmkamp grow and prosper.

Helmkamp is a relationship-based general contractor, based in East Alton, IL, working exclusively for private, professional, repeat buyers of construction, primarily in the industrial, power, healthcare, higher education, and telecommunication industries. Helmkamp provides self-performed general contracting services, including civil, millwright, concrete, carpentry, structural steel, and pile driving.

Helmkamp’s primary focus is in the St. Louis and Southern Illinois markets, however we have completed projects in 20 states over the last 5 years. Helmkamp employs 150 people and has an average annual volume of $40 million. To learn more about Helmkamp, visit their website at

February 26, 2016

Adam Kuchy joins McGrath as Project Engineer

Adam 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)

Art 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

The 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

Mitch 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.

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