People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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

HOK Adds Architect, Accountant 

Ken Kuhn
Ken Kuhn

Ken Kuhn has joined HOK in St. Louis as a project accountant. In his new role, Kuhn will work with project teams to analyze project cost reports and review project status for profitability and invoicing.

Prior to joining HOK, Kuhn was a billing manager at Husch Blackwell in St. Louis, with previous experience at ConAgra Foods. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Martha Martinko
Martha Martinko

Martha Martinko, AIA, NCARB, has joined HOK in St. Louis as an architect. She will join the team working on the design of a mixed-use and residential high-rise development in Kansas City.

Prior to joining HOK, Martinko worked as an architect at Oates Associates in Collinsville, Illinois, with previous experience at Image Architects and Eggemeyer Associates Architects. She earned her Master of Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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

Kaintz Joins Tarlton Corp.

Christopher Kaintz
Christopher Kaintz

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Christopher Kaintz, LEED AP BD+C, as a project manager.

Kaintz has more than nine years of industry experience including procurement, value engineering, contract administration, on-site management and financial closeout for numerous high profile, multi-million dollar projects. With his previous employer Turner Construction Co., Kaintz managed renovation projects in Chicago including The Franklin lobby, 360 Chicago (formerly John Hancock Observatory) and the Merchandise Mart 14th Floor showrooms. He also was responsible for the Kraft Foods Group Inc. campus renovation in Northfield, Ill., and for several projects at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago.

With Tarlton, he is serving on teams managing work for the U.S. General Services Administration in the Robert A. Young Federal Building and at 4260 Forest Park Ave. for the Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis’ Central West End.

Kaintz became a LEED AP® in 2008, a designation granted by the U.S. Green Building Council® upon completion of rigorous study and participation in green building projects. He earned the Building Design + Construction specialty in 2011. Kaintz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

Flooring Industry Council of St. Louis Elects New Officers

Tim Schoolfield, owner, Country Side Carpets, O’Fallon, MO, has been re-elected president of the Flooring Industry Council of St. Louis for 2016-2017.

Re-elected as officers were Brian McGee, vice president, and C.J. Kuldell, treasurer.  Dave Zickel was added to the board and elected secretary.  Keith Throm was re-elected as an associate director.



October 7, 2016

Rodney Joins Midwest BankCentre’s WomenConnect Advisory Board

Nancy Rodney
Nancy Rodney

Nancy Rodney, project manager and architect at Rosemann & Associates, P.C., has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre WomenConnect Advisory Board. As a member of Rosemann’s senior management, she manages the design and construction of major projects spanning senior care communities, apartments, student housing, military housing and mixed used developments. Founded in 1987, the firm provides architectural, engineering, planning and interior design services to clients in more than 20 states and maintains offices in St. Louis, Denver, Kansas City and Atlanta.

Rodney is past president of both the Commercial Real Estate Women-St. Louis (CREW) and the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). She currently serves as development committee chair for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Missouri Gateway Chapter, and is active in the Missouri Growth Association and Missouri Workforce Housing Association. Rodney obtained her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

Celeste Rueter Named Exec VP of Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern MO

Celeste Rueter
Celeste Rueter

Celeste Rueter was named HBA Executive Vice President effective September 13. Before joining the HBA as Staff Vice President for Public Policy in 2015, Rueter worked for Variety The Children’s Charity of St. Louis as Annual Fund Manager and for the St. Louis Association of Realtors as Senior Vice President-Governmental & Legislative Affairs. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University and her M.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry.

Ryan Gowert joins Integrated Facility Services (IFS) 

Ryan Gowert
Ryan Gowert

Ryan Gowert of Maryland Heights has joined Integrated Facility Services (IFS) as Project Engineer. Gowert is responsible for project support on healthcare and data center projects for IFS, a St. Louis-based HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is a full-service HVAC, plumbing, piping, fire protection and building automation firm with more than 240 professional and trade employees.


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