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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.

Tyler Cluff Named Board Member of St. Louis Chapter of NARI

Tyler Cluff
Tyler Cluff

Tyler Cluff, Vice President of Production of St. Louis remodeling firm Mosby Building Arts, has been named a board member of the St. Louis chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Tyler Cluff said of his appointment, “I am happy to be a local NARI board member, and eager to begin re-organizing and boosting St. Louis membership. The Kansas City chapter has over 250 members; St. Louis should and can have those numbers. I will do my part to recruit more professionals by educating our peers on the benefits of NARI’s certification programs.”

When homeowners work with a NARI professional, they are working with an experienced and dedicated remodeler who voluntarily adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Certifications include green remodeling, universal design, and lead safety.

Blake Grinestaff joins McGrath & Associates as Project Engineer

Blake Grinestaff
Blake Grinestaff

Blake Grinestaff has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for project coordination, estimating and project documentation. Grinestaff has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and was an intern with McGrath for two years. He is a member of the Missouri Society of Healthcare Engineers and the American Concrete Institute.

McGrath & Associates is a general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983.

HOK St. Louis Promotes Seven Design Staff Employees

HOK has promoted seven members of its design staff in the St. Louis office from a variety of the firm’s disciplines, including four new officers. The new officers include:

Sebrina Berra
Sebrina Berra

Sebrina Berra, project administrator, architecture, promoted to associate.  She is a resident of Ballwin, Mo. (63021)

Jodie Crohn
Jodie Crohn

Jodie Crohn, senior design professional, interiors, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a resident of Clayton, Mo. (63105)

Mackenzie McCulloch
Mackenzie McCulloch

Mackenzie McCulloch, senior design professional, interiors, promoted to associate.  He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63108)

Jeanne Qiu
Jeanne Qiu

Jeanne Qiu, lab planner, science + technology, promoted to associate. She is a graduate of Washington University and a resident of Ballwin, Mo. (63021)

Three current officers of the firm were also promoted.  They include:

Julie Donovan
Julie Donovan

Julie Donovan, project lighting designer, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of Webster University and Washington University in St. Louis and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63139)

Jason Pierce
Jason Pierce

Jason Pierce, senior project architect, interiors, promoted from associate to senior associate. He is a graduate of Drury University and a resident of St. Louis, Mo. (63104)

Kelly Heet
Kelly Heet

Kelly Heet, knowledge manager, science + technology, promoted from associate to senior associate.  She is a graduate of the University of Kansas and a resident of Chesterfield, Mo. (63017)

The seven individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”

“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”

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

Steve Giacin
Steve Giacin

Professional Installers, Inc. Hires Steve Giacin as New President and Chief Operating Officer

Former President of Kaiser Electric and the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, Steve Giacin has joined Professional Installers, Inc. (PI) as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. PI founder, Aubrey Kimberling, has assumed the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. Located in Maryland Heights, MO, Professional Installers, was established in 1984 and continues to be the premier contract office furniture installer in the Midwest.

Steve brings 35+ years of construction, construction management, operations and executive level experience to the Professional Installers, Inc. team. Steve will be responsible for corporate strategy, growth, cost containment and business development. “As part of our overall growth and diversification strategy, we are very excited to have someone with Steve’s experience and qualifications in the construction industry joining our team and look forward to opening up new vertical and geographic market channels for PI”, added Aubrey Kimberling.

Before joining PI, Giacin most recently was the Vice President, Division General Manager for a national electrical contracting firm overseeing its Colorado operation which included $35 million of P/L responsibility. Prior to that he was President of St. Louis based Kaiser Electric from 2008-2014. He has also served as the President of the American Subcontractors Association – Midwest Council, has been a Leadership Chair and Board Member of ASA National, served on the Boards of NECA St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis Amateur Blues and Affton Hockey, and was Hockey Coach at MICDS in 2011-2012. Having grown up in his father’s masonry and snow removal businesses, Steve became an IBEW electrical apprentice in 1985, worked in the field as an electrician from 1989-1993 before taking his first management position. Steve has his Bachelor of Science degree from Webster University. Steve’s wife Cathy is Executive Director of the Bi-State Fabricators Association.

 

May 13, 2016
HBD Construction, Inc Adds Two
Robert Turck
Robert Turck

Robert Turck recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Manager. Evan Fox recently joined HBD Construction, Inc. as Project Engineer

Evan Fox
Evan Fox

HBD Construction, Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm, headquartered in the city of St. Louis.  HBD has strong experience in historic renovations and construction of senior living facilities, retail, office buildings, parking facilities, healthcare and multi-unit residential projects.

HOK St. Louis Promotes Five Firm-wide Services Personnel and Officers of the Firm

HOK recently announced more than 170 firm-wide officer promotions, including several individuals from our legal, human resources, accounting and technology groups in the St. Louis office. The new officers include:

Mark Baum
Mark Baum

Mark Baum, associate general counsel, promoted to associate. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale Law School and Saint Louis University.

Shwan Hamed
Shwan Hamed

Shwan Hamed, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate. He is a resident of Sappington, Mo. (63126)

Wendy McClory
Wendy McClory

Wendy McClory, senior project accountant, promoted to associate.  She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Fontbonne University. She is a resident of Waterloo, Il. (62298)

Curtis Peterson
Curtis Peterson

Curtis Peterson, senior IT support specialist, promoted to associate.  He is a graduate of Vatterott College. He is a resident of Lakeshire, Mo. (63123)

One current officer of the firm was also promoted:

Leslie Johns
Leslie Johns

Leslie Johns, senior human resources generalist, promoted from associate to senior associate. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL). She is a resident of Wildwood, Mo. (63011)

All five individuals were recognized for their outstanding performance across the firm and their dedication to the HOK’s mission, “to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.”

“We want to be truly global and to attract and keep the world’s most talented people,” said Bill Hellmuth, President and CEO. “When we hire the best talent in every community where HOK practices, diversity is just a natural outcome that improves our work for clients.”

HOK Adds Healthcare Planner

Michael Thoma
Michael Thoma

Michael Thoma, AIA, has joined HOK as a vice president and senior project manager in St. Louis. Bringing over 15 years of healthcare planning and project leadership experience, Thoma will join the architectural teams working on major academic medical center projects throughout the Midwest. Thoma previously worked for HOK from 2005-2015. He earned his degree in architecture from Mississippi State University.

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