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.

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has named Mark Stanton Vice President of Sales and Estimating 

Mark Stanton

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. has named Mark Stanton Vice President of Sales and Estimating. Mark has been a part of the Commercial Roofing Industry for 15 years and a part of the Geissler Roofing Co Inc. family for 11 years. Mark’s prior positions with Geissler Roofing include flat roof estimating and project management. Mark has a Bachelors degree from SIUE in Business Management and Marketing.

Mark Stanton in his new role will be overseeing all of the jobs that are being bid and managing our contracted jobs and sales. Mark is also the head of Geissler Roofing Co Inc. Marketing department.

Geissler Roofing Co Inc. is a commercial union roofing company that has been serving the Saint Louis area since 1929.  

Spellman Brady Promotes Melissa Keeney and Alicia Nicolay

Spellman Brady & Company is pleased to announce that Melissa Keeney and Alicia Nicolay have been promoted to the positions of Director of Senior Living.  They will share corporate responsibilities which include leading the firm’s team of designers on Senior Living projects.

Melissa Keeney

Ms. Keeney is a certified interior designer by the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ®) and a LEED® accredited professional.  She has 15 years of interior architectural design experience,  including work in the furniture and furnishings industry.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maryville University and is active in IIDA.  Melissa’s portfolio of Senior Living projects include published projects in “Environments for the Aging,” (EFA) and “Healthcare Design Magazine” (HCD).

Alicia Nicolay

Ms. Nicolay, a certified interior designer by the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ®), has 18 years of experience.  Alicia’s interior architectural design, furniture and furnishings knowledge combined with her experience in the Hospitality market result in Senior Living projects tailored to the needs of residents, staff and guests.  Alicia received her Associate of Fine Arts degree from Stevens College and St. Louis Community College.  Her project work has been featured in numerous hospitality and resort publications.

Spellman Brady & Company is a St. Louis–based interior design firm specializing in Senior Living, Healthcare, and Higher Education environments.

Recent Promotions at HDA Architects

Tyson Pyle
Kyle Wilson
Josh Goodman
Andrew Sitton

Andrew Sitton has been promoted to Managing Director

Kyle Wilson has been promoted to Managing Director

Josh Goodman has been promoted to Director of Operations

Tyson Pyle has been promoted to Senior Project Designer.

Dale Harvey

Tarlton Corp. Hires Dale Harvey To Lead The Company’s Market Expansion Efforts In Higher Education

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Dale Harvey to lead the company’s market expansion efforts in higher education.

Harvey brings more than 30 years of experience in planning, design and construction to his position at Tarlton. In this role, he will spearhead Tarlton’s geographic market growth and manage new and ongoing relationships with higher education clients.

Serving 25 years in the higher education sector, Harvey was instrumental in the management of over $1 billion in capital and infrastructure projects nationally. He previously served as director of planning and development for Hastings & Chivetta Architects.

Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts, with an emphasis in design and construction from San Diego State University. He is a professional land surveyor and graduate of the Society for College and University Planning Institute and member of the Society for College and University Planners. Harvey is a life director of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and member of the American Planning Association. His industry honors include a Gold Nugget Award for Land Planning from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and Associate of the Year from the Building Industry Association.

In business since 1946, Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that completes projects for wide-ranging clients in the commercial, life sciences, health care, institutional, power and industrial markets, also providing special expertise in concrete construction and restoration as well as hydro excavation and industrial vacuum services.

May 19, 2017

G&S Acoustics Hires Brittany Williams as Administrative Assistant

Brittany Williams

St. Louis-based G&S Acoustics has hired Brittany Williams as administrative assistant. As an integral part of the sales team, Brittany will have a variety of responsibilities, including entering orders, invoicing, managing incoming calls and maintaining customer records.

Before joining G&S Acoustics, Brittany worked at Hobby Lobby for ten years as a department head, assistant manager and customer service manager. She also spent two years working for a financial company and a law firm. Brittany received her Bachelors in Organizational Leadership from Missouri Baptist University. “G&S Acoustics is growing fast, adding Brittany to our team will help our customers receive the best and most efficient service possible,” said Herb Golterman, President of G&S Acoustics.

G&S Acoustics®, a subsidiary of Golterman & Sabo, is a leading manufacturer of acoustical, tackable and sound diffusing wall and ceiling products distributed worldwide.

McGrath & Associates promotes Tony Vansaghi to Senior Estimator

Tony Vansaghi

Tony Vansaghi has been promoted to Senior Estimator at McGrath & Associates, a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm. Vansaghi has been with McGrath for more than five years. 

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.  

Mark Gershenson joins ARCH Design as CEO and Partner

ARCH Design, a leading artwork consulting firm for the healthcare and hospitality industries, announced that Mark Gershenson has joined as Chief Executive Officer and Partner effective March 20, 2017.  Kristen Holton will continue to serve as President of ARCH Design.

Prior to joining ARCH Design, Gershenson was the Director of Global Brand Management for automotive films at Eastman Chemical Company.  He started his career in advertising at the former D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles, and held a series of positions in brand management and marketing leadership with Ralston Purina, Ralcorp and Spectrum Brands.  Gershenson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his master’s degree from St. Louis University.

ARCH Design has been in business for 39 years, and has completed thousands of projects across the United States in every commercial environment, including; healthcare, senior living, hospitality, education and multi-family. 

KAI Design & Build Hires Three New Employees to Build Department

KAI Design & Build has hired three new employees to its Build Department:

Barry Alt

Barry Alt of Ballwin, MO, Senior Project Manager. Alt comes to KAI’s Build Department with 30 years of industry experience. Alt is highly organized and demands commitment and performance from field management, subcontractors and vendors to provide the owner with a quality finished project. He will focus his resources on organizing, scheduling, planning, motivating, controlling and completing projects. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Jeremy Lammers

Jeremy Lammers, LEED AP, of Chesterfield, MO, Senior Project Manager. In this position, Lammers is responsible for organizing a project from start to finish, with consideration given to the cost, scheduling and subcontractors. Prior to KAI, Lammers worked for Rhodey Construction, Inc. as a Project Manager/Estimator and as an Assistant Superintendent/Project Engineer for SM Wilson and Company. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL.

Ron Covarrubias

Ron Covarrubias, CPE, of Maryville, IL, Director of Preconstruction Services. Covarrubias has 28 years of estimating, project management and teaching experience. As Director of Preconstruction Services, Covarrubias will be responsible for recruitment, development and retainment of preconstruction staff; maximizing existing systems and databases; providing all levels of estimates;  approving preconstruction deliverables; consulting with project teams; and developing relationships with vendors and subcontractors, among other duties. Prior to KAI, he served as Director of Estimating and Preconstruction for Alberici Constructors. Covarrubias has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL.

KAI Design & Build is a national 100+ person design and build firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. A renowned leader in the industry, KAI provides design and build integrated project delivery solutions through collaboration, technology, processes and expertise.



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