Building Careers


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

Spiegelglass Construction Welcomes Scott Beard as Senior Project Manager

Scott Beard

St. Louis-based Spiegelglass Construction Company, a 110+ year old commercial general contractor specializing in restaurants, corporate interiors and retail, welcomes Scott Beard as a senior project manager. Scott, who brings more than 20 years of construction management experience to the company, will be managing ground up and renovation projects for franchises, national chains and independently-owned businesses.

After serving as the 82nd Airborn Infantry Squad Leader in the United States Army, Scott spent several years in various construction management roles leading numerous new home residential projects. He then moved into the commercials space where he served as an owner representative and project manager for a host of multi-million dollar projects including hotels, educational facilities, apartment complexes and multi-family units.

In his current role at Spiegelglass Construction, Scott is managing all aspects of local and regional projects – from pre-construction to completion – for restaurant and retail clients.

Based in St. Louis, Spiegelglass Construction Company has been a family-owned general contractor since its inception in 1904. For more information, please visit

June 1, 2018

New Hires at Feeler, S. Architects

Cody Henderson

Cody Henderson has been promoted to Senior Associate at FSA, LLC. Henderson has been with FSA for nine years and has worked on many high-profile projects. Spearheading FSA’s mentorship program, Henderson’s dedication to developing young architects played a key role in the firm receiving the Emerging Professional Friendly Firm designation from the AIA Central States Region. Outside of work, Henderson participates in many local community programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, Young Architects Forum, and the American Institute of Architects. Professional affiliations include LEED AP, NCARB, AIA, and licensure in Missouri and Arizona. Henderson earned his bachelor’s in Architectural Technology from Ranken Technical College and his Masters in Architecture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Joshua Curvey

Joshua Curvey joined the FSA team as an Architectural Associate in March. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a bachelor’s in Architectural Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. While at SIUC, Joshua operated the Design Fabrication Lab and actively volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. When it comes to architecture, he is most passionate about sustainability and efficiency in design.

Kimberly Lange

Kimberly Lange stepped into her role as the Operations and Marketing Coordinator at FSA last October. Bringing seven years of marketing and management experience to the firm, Kimberly specializes in operational process improvement, engaging management practices, innovative marketing programs, and exceptional customer experiences. She earned her bachelor’s from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is currently pursuing her MBA at Maryville University.

May 25, 2018

Kimberly Witbrodt named to the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors

Kimberly Witbrodt

Kimberly Witbrodt has been selected as a director on the McGrath & Associates Board of Directors. Witbrodt has been with McGrath & Associates for 35 years in various roles, including as office manager for the last five years. McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm.

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. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit

New Hires at Zak Companies

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley accepted a position as REVIT/CAD Technician – Mechanical/Plumbing for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Lilley is a student at Ranken Technical College studying the Building Systems Engineering program.

Colin Santel

Heideman Associates, a Zak Company, recently hired Colin Santel as Mechanical Engineer. He is a recent graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

J. J. Chiang

Jyi Jiun (JJ) Chiang joined as Mechanical Engineer full-time for Heideman Associates, a Zak Company. Mr. Chiang was serving Heideman | Associates part-time until his recent graduation from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Heideman Associates, is a member of Zak Companies, a single-source firm in design and construction services, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, with offices in Belleville, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona. The Zak family of companies includes Heideman Associates, K & F Electric, Franklin Mechanical, Franklin Drain Services and Zak Controls.

Jim Massara Joins Winco Window’s Architectural Sales Team

Jim Massara

Jim Massara has Joins Winco Windows as Architectural Sales Rep.

Massara, who has a 25-plus year background in both architecture and contracting, will handle special projects, with an emphasis on the coastal United States.

“Last year’s hurricane season has highlighted the need for retrofit work, and many owners are opting to upgrade to hurricane-resistant windows,” says Massara.   “Architects have to be concerned with so many building details, so my role will include being an information source for the latest in code changes, product upgrades and other window-related data.  We want to make it easy for them.”

Massara will also help manage Winco’s growing protective-glazing window related work.   “The government’s need for blast-approved windows and doors is expanding and I’ll be helping to share Winco’s considerable capabilities in this area.”

“Jim will be based in St. Louis, but will be traveling to locations as needed,” says Kurtis Suellentrop, business development manager at Winco.  “Winco’s business has grown significantly in the past few years, so we’re delighted to have an architectural pro like Jim on our team to help handle business throughout the country.”

Massara holds a degree in architectural drafting and structural technologies from St. Louis-based Ranken College.

Founded in 1915, St Louis based Winco Window Company provides full-service manufacturing of innovative aluminum window and door concepts nationally, for classic.

Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Ed Carter to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas Branch

Ed Carter

Western Specialty Contractors has promoted Ed Carter of Dallas, TX to Branch Manager of its Dallas/North Texas branch office. Carter was previously a Sales/Project Manager at Western’s Austin, TX branch.

Carter will be responsible for running the branch office, which will include marketing, sales, estimating, oversight of operations and administrative functions, safety of all branch employees, and productivity of office staff and field crews. Carter has been with Western Specialty Contractors since 2015 and has a total of 20 years of experience in specialty construction, including manufacturing, contracting, application of polyurethane coatings and waterproofing.

He has attended Centenary College of Louisiana, Blinn College in Bryan, TX and Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He is a member of International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and Austin Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME).

Family-owned and operated for more than 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit


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