The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community.
Stacy Sensel Rejoins HOK’s St. Louis Office as Senior Project Accountant
Stacy Sensel has joined HOK in St. Louis as a senior project accountant. As an experienced financial manager, Sensel will work with project teams to analyze project cost reports and review project status for profitability and invoicing.
Prior to joining HOK, Sensel was a business manager at Forum Studio in St. Louis. She has previous experience at Kiku Obata & Company and with HOK from 2000 to 2012. She earned her Master of Business Administration from McKendree University and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
HOK’s St. Louis Office Adds Three Architects
Jake Wagoner, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, Erik Illies, AIA, LEED AP and Bing Lui, AIA, have joined HOK in St. Louis. Wagoner will contribute his design expertise as an architect working on the Indiana University Health Academic Health Center project. A licensed architect with experience in healthcare and space planning, Wagoner joins HOK from The Beck Group in Dallas. He earned his Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Louis University.
In his new role as senior design professional, Illies is focusing on urban mixed-use projects. He joins HOK from FGM Architects, where he was a project architect. Illies earned his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Lui will support urban mixed-use project work as a senior project architect. With over 14 years of experience, Lui joins HOK from Gensler in Houston, where he was a project architect and project manager. He earned his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Art from the University of Oregon.
September 16, 2016
Steve Baker Joins Haberberger as VP of Plumbing
Haberberger is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Baker, of O’Fallon, Mo., to the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm as Vice President of Plumbing. In his new role, he will be heading up the new Plumbing division.
Steve brings over 35 years of experience in the plumbing industry. He spent 18 years of his career working in the field as a plumber. Baker relocated to St. Louis with his family eight years ago from California where he was the President of Extreme Mechanical, Inc., a company he founded in 2000. Steve holds several master plumber licenses in Missouri, as well as plumbing, fire protection and general contractor licensees in California.
Steve has an extensive background as a plumbing and process piping contractor in the industrial, pharmaceutical and food processing sectors in St. Louis and throughout the country.
Haberberger, Inc. is a 68-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers energy management and customized maintenance programs, process piping, sheetmetal, HVAC, refrigeration, and now plumbing to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit www.haberbergerinc.com.
McCarthy Enhances Virtual Design & Construction Expertise with Addition of Chris Campbell
To provide clients with greater insight into their future buildings and streamline the design and construction process through technology, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the addition of Chris Campbell as Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Engineer.
In this new role, Campbell will produce 3D animated models, flyovers, renderings and virtual walk-throughs of construction projects, in conjunction with McCarthy’s preconstruction, business development and marketing teams. He will also support core services for building information modeling (BIM), including 3D coordination, modeling concrete lift drawings and creating virtual enclosure mockups.
“As VDC, BIM and other advanced technologies continue to transform our industry, we want to be leaders in bringing this expertise to our clients,” said John Buescher, President of McCarthy’s Central Division. “Through Chris’ unique background and perspective, he is able to create effective visual tools that allow clients to experience their buildings at every stage of the construction process.”
Campbell has a range of experience in graphic design, VDC, virtual reality and project management.
He previously served as Assistant Project Manager at Kamadulski Excavating and Grading and VDC Specialist at Penta Engineering Corporation. Campbell graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies.
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.
Kyle Stigler Signs on as Project Engineer for IMPACT Strategies
Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies today announced it has hired Kyle Stigler, a resident of Fairview Heights, Illinois, as a project engineer.
Stigler is an experienced construction engineer with proficiency in managing the day-to-day responsibilities of contractors on mid-sized projects to major multi-million dollar developments for both private companies and government agencies. Since 2011, Stigler has worked as a staff engineer and engineering technician for various companies, providing him the opportunity to hone his project management experience and engineering skills. He has completed his OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training and is certified in storm water erosion control and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) and Public Right of Way Accessible Guidelines (PROWAG). Stigler also completed the New Environment, Inc. – Confined Space Safety Program, IDOT Documentation Class, and he is a Qualified Compliance Inspector of Storm water.
IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management.
Anthony Eftimoff Joins Tarlton Corp Exec Team
Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has added Anthony Eftimoff to its executive team as vice president of finance.
Eftimoff brings more than 17 years of executive management experience in finance and accounting operations in the construction industry to his position at Tarlton. In this new role, he will help guide and enhance the firm’s financial operations, as well as foster employee development and growth, mentoring and team-building across functions and departments.
He previously served as director in subcontractor default insurance and controller at S.M. Wilson & Co. He also held positions in financial management at Walton Construction Co. LLC, Fru-Con Construction Corporation and May Department Stores.
Eftimoff holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in accounting from John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri.
“We are excited to have Tony join the Tarlton executive team,” said Tracy Hart, president, Tarlton Corp. “He brings a wealth of experience in construction and will be a real asset to our organization.”
In business since 1946, Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that completes projects for wide-ranging clients in the life science, health care, institutional, commercial, power and industrial markets, as well as concrete construction and restoration and hydro excavation/industrial vacuum services.
Jamie Foster Joins Holland Construction Services as Director of Human Resources
Mike Marchal, president of Holland Construction Services (Holland), is pleased to announce that Jamie Foster has joined the Holland team as the new Director of Human Resources.
Jamie comes to Holland with nearly 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. In her new role with Holland, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of talent management including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, professional development, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.
“I am very excited to begin a new challenge with such an amazing organization,” Jamie said. “Holland is a growing company and I look forward to building upon its success in hiring quality people and providing career development opportunities. The company has an outstanding reputation and corporate culture, and I am glad to be joining the team.”
Jamie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration and her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She is an active member of the Metro-East Illinois Society for Human Resource Management.
Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm based in Swansea, Ill., guided by the principle of providing our clients the best possible building experience on every project.
HOK’s St. Louis Office Continues to Expand Staff Allison Johnson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Brittany Picker have joined HOK’s St. Louis practice.
Johnson will contribute her design expertise as a project architect working on multiple local building and space planning studies, in addition to other duties. A licensed architect with ten years of experience, Johnson joins HOK from RTA Architects in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.
Picker will provide office-wide administrative support in her new role as a receptionist. She brings office management experience from Schaub+Srote Architects. Picker earned her associate degree in Communication Arts from St. Louis Community College.
Virginia Pankey, AIA, LEED AP, EDAC, has joined HOK’s team in St. Louis as a senior medical planner and senior associate. A registered architect with more than 25 years’ experience, Pankey will support the team working on the Wyoming Department of Health Facilities projects.
Prior to joining HOK, Pankey was a senior medical planner and project manager at Christner, Inc. She earned her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.