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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.

Daniel Latham, P.E. Moves into Client Relations Role at Bloomsdale Excavating

Daniel Latham

Bloomsdale, MO – Bloomsdale Excavating recently announced that Daniel Latham, P.E. will move from Project Engineer to Client Relations.  Daniel will report to Clayton Blum who recently assumed the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  Daniel has been with the 70+ year old excavation and grading company, located in southeast Missouri since 2007.

Prior to assuming the Client Relations position, Daniel was has served in both Estimator and Project Engineer roles.  Daniel received his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2007 from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.).  While as a Project Engineer, Latham estimated and managed projects as large as $32 million.

His knowledge of the site development industry lends itself in a very integrated manner to his new roles and responsibilities.  These include development of existing and future client relationships, generation of new markets, and procurement and administration of contracts with focus on the Public Sector, Environmental, and Power & Energy markets.

Scott Drury, President of Bloomsdale Excavating adds, “We are extremely excited to have Daniel step into the role of managing our client relationships in key vertical markets.  He joined us 11 years ago straight after graduating college and has been an instrumental part of many projects during that time.  His ability to offer value added business insight for customers is a tremendous advantage for them.”

Bloomsdale Excavating, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heptacore, Inc., founded in 1946 by Marvin Drury provides excavation, grading, site utility and concrete services for the residential/ commercial, quarry/mining, landfill, public construction sectors.  Bloomsdale provides construction services across Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas.

Todd Nelson joins Knoebel Construction as Project Manager

Todd Nelson

Todd Nelson of Saint Peters, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects, both in St. Louis and nationally.  He has 17 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southwest Missouri State University.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction.For more information, visit or call (636) 326-4100.

August 24, 2018

Great Rivers Greenway Welcomes Three New Team Members

Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to welcome three new staff members to its team of professionals. Michelle Bock, of Frontenac, has joined as Chief Operating Officer; Shaughnessy Daniels, of Florissant, has been hired as Community Engagement Manager, and Michael Steinlage, of Ballwin, joins as Project Manager. The three will work with other staff members and partners to fulfill Great Rivers Greenway’s mission of connecting the St. Louis region through the development of greenways so people can enjoy more of their lives outside.

Michelle Bock

As Chief Operating Officer, Bock is tasked with the oversight of all areas related to Great Rivers Greenways’ operations. She is responsible for ensuring the proper controls and procedures are in place to effectively advance the organization’s strategic plan, while also ensuring financial strength, operating efficiency and sound financial stewardship. Bock comes to Great Rivers Greenway with 29 years of experience in public finance, including capital financing of facilities, economic development, public ratings, as well as budget and investor relations. Her prior experience includes 16 years with Piper Jaffray & Co in St. Louis, where she most recently held the position of managing director. During her time there, Bock was a senior level banker responsible for the execution of public financing and business generation.  Bock earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration at Washington University in St. Louis.

Shaughnessy Daniels

Daniels joins Great Rivers Greenway as Community Engagement Manager and is responsible for collaborating with staff and a range of partners and consultants to engage the community with the organization’s mission, vision and projects. Daniels will manage the organization’s long-term engagement strategy and planning and will also oversee efforts to engage with community members throughout the lifecycle of a greenway project. Daniels was part of the team responsible for planning and implementing the St. Louis 2004 initiative, which aimed to bring about a renaissance in the metropolitan region and eventually led to the ballot measure that created Great Rivers Greenway. She brings more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, management and executive level leadership. Her background includes serving as Vice President-Community Support for St. Louis ARC and providing senior level project support in large scale community revitalization initiatives as Vice President for Urban Strategies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Saint Louis University.

Michael Steinlage

Steinlage has joined as Project Manager and will help oversee the various aspects of greenway construction projects, including community engagement, design and construction. He will primarily be focused on projects within the Maline and St. Vincent Greenways in North St. Louis County. He will also be tasked with advancing the organization’s master plan for these greenways. A landscape architect, Steinlage brings more than four years’ experience designing and overseeing the construction of international and domestic public spaces. Most recently, he served as a landscape architect and project manager for Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm OLIN, overseeing and designing a range of projects – from small scale gardens to citywide green infrastructure master plans.  Steinlage earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish at the University of Missouri, and he holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from The University of Texas at Austin.

“We are pleased to welcome Michelle, Shaughnessy and Michael to our team,” said Susan Trautman, Great Rivers Greenway Chief Executive Officer.  “The depth and breadth of their experience will enhance not only our processes, but also our projects and partnerships as we continue to expand the network of greenways and connect people across the region to their rivers, parks and communities.”

Great Rivers Greenway connects the St. Louis region with greenways so people can explore their rivers, parks and communities, making it a vibrant place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

James Alverson

St. Louis-Based KRJ Architecture Appoints New Project Management Leader

 KRJ Architecture, a long-time architectural firm specializing in the design of educational and civic facilities, has promoted James Alverson to Associate in charge of Project Management.

Alverson joined KRJ in 2014, bringing 30 years of experience in project management, construction administration, quality assurance and specification writing to the firm. He is responsible for managing projects throughout all phases of the firm’s educational and civic projects, from planning through design, documentation and construction completion.

“Jamey is a talented project manager, who works closely with all team members to bring projects to timely completion with the high standards our firm always strives for,” said David Kromm, president of KRJ. “His extensive experience in complex building renovations and new construction, with cost control, adds to our long tradition of maximizing community resources by enhancing existing facilities and building new facilities.”

Alverson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University and a Master’s of Architecture from Columbia University in New York. He is a LEED-accredited professional registered to practice in the state of Missouri.

The St. Louis architectural firm of Kromm, Rikimaru & Johansen, Inc. (KRJ) is an award-winning, dynamic organization known for “architecture that builds communities.” The firm is respected for its work in the education and public sectors, seamlessly creating functional architecture that is cost-effective and energy efficient. For educational organizations including K-12, community colleges and universities, KRJ evolves its designs to accommodate changes in methods of teaching, the learning environment and technology.  Established in 1955, KRJ is an employee-owned firm.

Maggie Sieges

Maggie Sieges joins Knoebel Construction as Project Engineer

Maggie Sieges has joined Knoebel Construction as project engineer. Sieges assists in the management of nationwide retail development, restaurant and grocery projects for Knoebel Construction, including on-site quality control, project administration and client relations.

Sieges has six years of experience in the construction industry.  She holds a Master of Science in Project Management from Missouri State University and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. Projects range from major regional shopping centers to local restaurants. For more information, visit or call (636) 326-4100.

August 17, 2018

Jason Riggs, PE Joins EDM Incorporated as  Mechanical Engineer

Jason Riggs

EDM Incorporated is proud to welcome Jason Riggs as Mechanical Engineer.  Jason is a registered Engineer in Missouri with over 12 years of experience in mechanical design and construction of facilities including commercial, governmental, industrial, healthcare, universities, laboratories, pharmaceutical, and data centers.

Headquartered in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, EDM Incorporated is a 45+ year old full-service engineering firm providing civil, structural, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering to local, state and federal governments as well as private sector clients. EDM is employs approximately 30 employees, including 18  licensed engineers. EDM also has locations in Collinsville, IL and St. Charles, MO

August 10, 2018

Jessie Schilligo

Jesse Schilligo of Wentzville, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as project manager. Schilligo is responsible for managing construction of select Knoebel Construction retail projects, including tenant build-outs and large retail developments in St. Louis and nationally.

Schilligo has ten years of experience in the construction industry, including field experience and management.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology Management from Southeast Missouri State with double majors in Construction Management & Design and Facilities Management & Sustainability.

Knoebel Construction, Inc. is a national general contractor specializing in retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction. For more information, visit or call (636) 326-4100.

Jim McGraw

Haberberger Hires Jim Mcgraw As Project Manager

Haberberger, Inc. is thrilled to welcome Jim McGraw, of Kirkwood, to its growing team. McGraw will be joining the Affton-based mechanical contracting firm’s plumbing department as project manager.

McGraw joins Haberberger with more than 20 years’ experience in the plumbing industry. His background includes accounting, purchasing and project management. McGraw will be responsible for project management and estimating.

Haberberger’s plumbing division was established in 2016, handling a variety of projects, including 24-hour emergency service and repair; drain cleaning, video pipeline inspection and sewer line location; water and sewer line breaks repair and replacement; rehab of existing buildings, new construction, and plan and spec and design-build. For more information,

Haberberger, Inc. is a 70-year-old mechanical contracting company that offers complete HVAC installation, customized maintenance programs, process piping and piping fabrication, plumbing and refrigeration and energy management services to a variety of industrial and commercial customers. For more information, call 314-631-3324 or visit

August 3, 2018

Jamie Berzon

S. M. Wilson It Manager, Jamie Berzon, Honored In Constructech’s Annual Women In Construction List For 2018

S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Jamie Berzon, was honored in Constructech magazine’s annual Women in Construction List for 2018.

The list recognizes the most successful women working in the construction industry who are constantly proving they have the passion, tenacity and steadfastness to lead the largest and most successful projects in the world, all while leveraging innovative technology.

“These women are demonstrating how to be an effective leader in the construction industry today,” says Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine. “Together, as an industry, we can bring a whole new generation of workers to the jobsite. These women are taking the first step, helping to mentor and lead in encouraging ways.”

As S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Berzon is responsible for managing the firm’s information technology and computer systems, controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations.

The 2018 Women in Construction winners will be honored at an awards Gala on August 22. There will also be a special panel discussion with women in the construction space talking about challenges in the industry today, such as the skilled labor shortage, and how they can be resolved.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit
Ghlee T. (G.T.) Cozad III Joins Midwest BankCentre’s West Region Advisory Board

Ghlee T. (G.T.) Cozad III, president of Cozad Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre West Region Advisory Board.

As president of Cozad Commercial Real Estate, Ltd., Cozad directs the firm’s brokerage, property management and marketing activities. He provides commercial real estate brokerage services, develops new business and supports human resource initiatives, including employee development. Founded in 1987, Cozad has grown to rank among the top real estate and property management companies in St. Louis.

Cozad received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and his master’s degree in business administration from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. He serves as a member of the board and as real estate chair for Easterseals Midwest.

Midwest BankCentre (, founded in St. Louis in 1906, employs a staff of 300 currently working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. In April 2015, it acquired Southern Commercial Bank, formed in 1891. In July 2016, it purchased Bremen Bank & Trust Co., founded in 1868.

Remiger Design Adds Veteran Architect Tyson Pyle to Its Team 

Tyson Pyle

Veteran architect adds to firm’s capabilities in design and planning

With more than a decade of experience, Tyson Pyle, AIA, NCARB, has strengthened Remiger Design’s ability to provide creative solutions for its clients. As a Senior Design Architect, Pyle will implement design standards and principles for the firm’s clients. Additionally, he will spearhead new design initiatives.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Pyle has a wealth of expertise in architecture and planning, with a focus on developer-driven mixed-use projects. Notable projects include: 300 South Broadway, a 32-story luxury apartment tower under development in downtown St. Louis; a 22-story luxury apartment tower with ground-floor retail in Clayton, MO; ANEW, the rooftop event space for Big Brothers Big Sisters in midtown St. Louis; and New City, a one million square-foot lifestyle and entertainment district in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area. Additionally, he has designed and planned office, industrial and retail buildings across the United States.

“Tyson adds greatly to our capabilities as we serve existing and new clients across the country,” said Vern Remiger, president of the company he started in 2010. “His background in design and planning meshes well with our team approach to deliver exceptional client service with flexible, creative and cost-effective design solutions.”

Based in St. Louis, MO, the firm provides architectural, planning and interior design services in several environments: education, institutional and industrial facilities, corporate offices, and retail and hospitality. The firm was founded in 2010 by Vern Remiger, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in architecture, interior design, planning and facilities management.

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