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The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.

Haberberger Welcomes Greg Harrop To Its Team As Project Manager

Gregg Harrop
Greg Harrop

Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Harrop to the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm as a project manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Harrop brings over 28 years of experience in the St. Louis construction market, where he has worked as both a mechanical contractor and general contractor. His background includes working in preconstruction services and project management with projects ranging up to $100 million. He has also managed self-perform work in Texas, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois.

Harrop’s focus has been in the industrial, pharmaceutical and micro-electronics sectors in St. Louis. He also has extensive project management experience in the design-build HVAC market. Along with his expertise, Harrop serves on the MCA of Eastern Missouri Student Chapter Committee. He is also a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Haberberger, Inc. is a 68-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers.

JLL Hires Former Cresa Senior Advisor as Vice President

Chris Schmidt
Chris Schmidt

Commercial real estate brokerage firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) today announced it has hired Chris Schmidt, a former top advisor with Cresa St. Louis. Schmidt, who specializes in industrial tenant representation, leasing, and sales, joined the company on July 6. He works alongside David Branding, Pat Reilly and Terry Stieve on JLL’s industrial brokerage team.

David Steinbach, executive vice president of JLL St. Louis, said, “We have the highest performing industrial team in St. Louis, which is why we’re able to attract the top industrial tenant rep in town. Chris’ expertise will be a tremendous asset to our clients and to helping JLL maintain our large market share of industrial tenants.”

Prior to joining JLL, Schmidt spent eight years as a senior advisor representing tenants both in the office and industrial sectors in St. Louis and across the nation. Throughout his career, he has been involved in lease negotiations with national and local companies such as PLZ Corporation, Nova Marketing, 3M and Missouri Confluence COOP, TAGG Logistics and the American Red Cross in the industrial market, and Gardner Capital, American Family Insurance and Ironshore in the office market. Schmidt also spent six years in the financial market providing a wide range of services, including financial modeling, strategic planning, and research.

JLL’s industrial team last year transacted over 3.5 million square feet valued at $247 million. Nationally, the firm is ranked number one for industrial tenant representation.

Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. Promotes McLaughlin to Vice President of Operations

Tim McLaughlin
Tim McLaughlin

Tim McLaughlin has been promoted to vice president of operations for Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. The announcement was made by Nelson Grumney, Jr., president.

As vice president of operations, McLaughlin will oversee the firm’s project managers, estimators and project engineers.

McLaughlin joined Pinnacle in 2013 as a project manager. “Tim has excelled in successfully completing large and complex projects. His new role will further showcase his talents. The promotion is well deserved and we look forward to his future leadership,” Grumney said.

McLaughlin earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Founded in 1998 in St. Louis by Tom McLaughlin, P.E., and Nelson Grumney, Jr., Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. provides general contracting, construction management and design/build services to a national clientele.

Claghorn Promoted to GM, QualSafe Solutions

Brad Claghorn
Brad Claghorn

Brad Claghorn has been promoted to general manager of QualSafe Solutions, an affiliate company of the Murphy Company that provides project safety management, equipment, training and safety consulting services. The announcement was made by Rob Koester, chief financial officer.

“With nearly two decades experience in the construction industry, Brad is a seasoned professional who has demonstrated his ability to manage all aspects of safety programs and a multi-layered team delivering top-notch service to customers,” said Koester. “His experience with inspections, training, incentive programs, confined space entry, fall protection, respiratory protection and OSHA compliance combined with his dedication to customer service are a perfect match with the continued growth we are experiencing at QualSafe.”

Claghorn holds a bachelor’s degree in occupational safety and health from Murray State University. From 2013 to 2014 he served as QualSafe Solutions’ project safety coordinator on the Amite BioEnergy Program in Gloster, MS, He also was previously employed as a safety engineer for Murphy Company from 1990 to 1998.

Lisa Abney Joins Murphy as Quick Response Account Manager

Lisa Abney
Lisa Abney

Lisa Abney has joined Murphy Company as Quick Response account manager. The announcement was made by Conrad Philipp, vice president, Quick Response.

Abney has more than 15 year experience in DDC/HVAC (direct digital controls/heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) service and sales.

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

HOK’s St. Louis Office Adds Three to Design Staff

Arno Sandoval, RA, NCARB, CSI CDT, Mark Stegeman and , have joined HOK’s design team in St. Louis.

Arno Sandeval
Arno Sandeval

A licensed architect with more than 15 years of experience, Sandoval will support the HOK team as a senior project architect working on the BJC HealthCare Washington University School of Medicine Campus Renewal project in addition to other project duties. Prior to joining HOK, he was a senior project architect at KAI Design & Build. He earned his degree in architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York.

Mark Stegeman
Mark Stegeman

Stegeman brings more than 10 years of architecture and engineering experience to his new role as a senior associate and director of project management. He will be responsible for leading the local project management team to optimize project planning and financial performance. Previously Stegeman was a director at Arcturis. He earned his degree in environmental design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Jonathon Wirth
Jonathon Wirth

Wirth, a licensed architect with 14 years of experience, will contribute his design expertise as a senior associate and senior project designer on HOK’s Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. Wirth joins HOK from CannonDesign, where he was a design architect. He earned his degree in architecture from the University of Kansas.

 

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

Christner, Inc. Names Stacey Wehe Education Market Leader

Stacey Wehe
Stacey Wehe

Christner, Inc. is pleased to announce that Stacey Wehe, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will take on a leadership role in the firm’s education practice. Over the last decade, she has managed academic, arts, and student life commissions ranging from fast-paced summer renovations to complex, multi-phase projects. Stacey combines curiosity and knowledge about campus trends with the perspective to balance a project’s goals and budget. She frequently shares lessons learned at the national conferences of SCUP and ACUI.

In this region, Stacey is a voice for collaborative community building and environmental stewardship through such non-profits as FOCUS St. Louis, The Saint Louis TEN, and GOOD Ideas for Cities.

McCarthy Promotes Marketing Professionals Jessica Davila and Nora Bresnahan

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the promotions of Jessica Davila and Nora Bresnahan to Marketing Managers in the Central Division, reflecting McCarthy’s ongoing commitment to elevating its marketing expertise to meet client needs.

“As a company dedicated to sharing our specialized expertise and strong knowledge base, we are focused on strengthening our marketing team to better serve our clients,” said John Buescher, McCarthy Central Division President. “Jessica and Nora have consistently proven their commitment to McCarthy and our clients. Elevating their roles within the marketing team is a reflection of that commitment.”

Jessica Davila
Jessica Davila

As Marketing Manager for the Central Division’s healthcare business unit, Davila works closely with business development teams to manage pursuit efforts. Her responsibilities also include marketing research, public relations, event coordination, and additional marketing outreach. She joined McCarthy in early 2010 and has more than nine years of marketing experience in the construction industry. Davila currently serves as President of the St. Louis chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in French.

Nora Bresnahan
Nora Bresnahan

Bresnahan’s promotion to Marketing Manager recognizes her leadership in a range of marketing activities, including proposal development and strategy, marketing planning and research, public relations, database management, event coordination, marketing outreach and onboarding new marketing personnel. Bresnahan has 15 years of experience in the marketing and advertising industry and joined McCarthy in 2010. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism and is an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), serving on the St. Louis Chapter’s board for multiple years, including incoming Special Events Chair for 2016-2017.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients.

July 29, 2016

Allison Connely Joins Arcturis as Interior Designer 

Allison Connely
Allison Connely

Arcturis is pleased to announce that Allison Connely will be joining the team as an interior designer. Connely joins Arcturis to work closely with several of the firm’s clients including Wells Fargo, Saint Louis Fashion Fund, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Whether designing or space forecasting, Allison provides a sharp eye for quality design.

“Arcturis is the fourth-largest interior design firm in St. Louis and is constantly looking to build our team with talented people. Allison is a great addition that will help us continue to create innovative, fresh work for our corporate clients,” said Julie Keil, principal with Arcturis.

Connely holds a BFA, Cum Laude, in Interior Design from Maryville University in St. Louis and is a member of the International Interior Design Association.

Arcturis is a national design firm based in St. Louis that specializes in planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, and landscape architecture.

July 18, 2016

Michelle Rotherham Promoted to Director at Arcturis

Michelle Rotherham
Michelle Rotherham

Arcturis is pleased to announce that Michelle Rotherham, NCIDQ. LEED AP, has been promoted to Director. Michelle is a leader in workplace strategy and healthcare interior design. Her unique leadership style of designing from the inside out often involves engulfing herself in a client’s space, culture and people in order to meet and then exceed their goals. She actively applies this design practice with several of the firm’s largest corporate and healthcare clients including Express Scripts, Equifax, Nestle Purina and Panera.

Her client service is incomparable and stems from a passion of helping those in need. In addition to her career and involvement within the design industry, Michelle is helping shape the community as a founder of the not-for-profit HomeFirst STL.

Arcturis is a national design firm based in St. Louis that specializes in planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, and landscape architecture.

ISS Announces Addition of New Estimator & Project Manager

Scott Panther
Scott Panther

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects, announces the hire of Scott Panther as an estimator and project manager. Panther brings nearly 10 years of experience in the commercial construction, design and insulation fields to his new position.  He will be responsible for overseeing multiple projects, focusing on schedule adherence, bidding for insulation scopes and managing labor and cost.

Panther graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Drafting and Design. In his industry experience, Panther has managed several difficult and labor-intensive projects for high-profile companies. Before ISS, Panther worked as a shop worker, fire protection designer and senior designer primarily in the mechanical field.

ISS Insulation Services & Solutions, a member of the National Insulation Association, is a full-service insulation contractor specializing in both commercial and industrial projects.

Christina Schafer Promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at IFS

Christina Schafer 2
Christina Schafer

Christina Schafer of Barnhart, MO has been promoted to Service Manager – Plumbing at Integrated Facility Services (IFS). Schafer joined IFS in 2004 and previously was plumbing service coordinator.

Schafer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

Suzanne Bedwell joins Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa Office as Project Architect

Suzanne Bedwell
Suzanne Bedwell

Suzanne Bedwell, AIA, NCARB, has joined Hastings+Chivetta Architects’ Tulsa, OK office as a Project Architect. With over 27 years of architectural and project management experience on a variety of building types, Suzanne has the ability to guide a project through design and construction, while managing and coordinating client and consultant interface. She is also a veteran field inspector. Suzanne is currently working on The University of Tulsa Keplinger Hall renovation and the Community School of Naples Student Activity Center concept.

Suzanne earned a Bachelor of architecture through the five-year National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited degree program at Oklahoma State University.

Reuther Promote to Principal at McClure Engineering

Eric Ruether
Eric Ruether

Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. Previously serving as Project Manager, Mr. Eric Reuther has been promoted to Principal at McClure Engineering. As one of the firm’s healthcare experts, he has been responsible for project management and design engineering on a variety of projects including hospitals, research laboratories, and clean rooms.

Melva Pete Named Vice President of Human Resources at SAK Construction, LLC

Melva Pete
Melva Pete

Melva Pete, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has joined the executive team of SAK Construction, LLC (SAK) as vice president of human resources. Pete brings years of experience in human resources and strategic planning to SAK, one of the fastest-growing pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S.

Her responsibilities include leading and enhancing the company’s strategy and partnerships in all areas of human resources, with a focus on talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, organizational development and employee relations.

Most recently, the St. Louis resident was vice president of human resources with Bi-State Development, where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and partnerships in all aspects of human resources. With over 15 years of diverse professional experiences in consumer products, manufacturing, and mass transit industries, Pete comes to SAK recognized as a dynamic leader, business partner and strategic thinker.  She has a strong record of success and the ability to create and implement complex strategies in fast-paced, ever-changing environments.

Pete’s previous experience also includes serving as a human resources professional at Monsanto and as corporate vice president, human resources, at Angelica Corp.

Pete earned her master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.

Cory Murner Joins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Landscape Architect

Cory Murner
Cory Murner

Cory Murner, PLA, has joined HOK as a landscape architect in St. Louis. He will contribute to the project teams working on the Davidson County Justice Center in Nashville, Tenn. and the Will County Justice Center in Joliet, Illinois.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Prior to joining HOK, Murner worked as a landscape architect and project manager for Bayer Becker in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his master of landscape architecture from Kansas State University and his degree in landscape architecture from South Dakota State University.

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

KAI Design & Build Welcomes Eric Goeken as Intern Architect

Eric Goeken
Eric Goeken

Eric Goeken has joined KAI Design & Build as an intern Architect in KAI’s Omaha office.  Goeken will assist to ensure the successful execution of construction-related documents, projects and activities for KAI’s Nebraska clients.  Goeken’s responsibilities include assisting on all aspects of architectural design, from presentations for clients to working with KAI’s multidisciplined team in KAI’s office offices in St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas and San Antonio.

Goeken holds nearly eight years of industry experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Iowa State University.

Mackey-Mitchell Promotes Clay Phillips to Principal of KC Office

Clay Phillips
Clay Phillips

Mackey-Mitchell has promoted Clay Phillips to Principal of their Lawrence, Kansas office. Clay graduated from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1994. He worked at Mackey Mitchell from 1999-2007 and rejoined in 2012.

Clay heads up Mackey Mitchell’s newly established Kansas office. He has worked on office buildings, warehouses, classroom buildings, performing arts facilities, student centers, student housing and dining, parking garages, business schools and laboratories.

Clay has been a soccer, basketball and track coach, a school board member and a member of Rotary International. Clay is also an avid reader, chess player and runner. When he’s not solving architectural problems he is busy working on his historic home. Raised in St. Louis, Clay now resides with his wife and four children on their small farm in eastern Kansas.

 

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