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Hager Companies Promotes Ralph J. (Johnston) Hager, III to President and C.O.O.

Ralph J. Hager, III

Hager Companies, a leading U.S. manufacturer of commercial and residential door hardware products, is pleased to announce the promotion of Johnston Hager to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Ralph J. Hager, II retains the position of Chief Executive Officer while Rusty Hager also retains his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In his role as Senior Vice President of residential sales, national accounts, and customer support, Johnston was instrumental in driving customer relationships and reorganizing Hager’s customer support team. Under his leadership, Hager has expanded the technical services team and developed a customer support team that has been ranked #1 in surveys conducted by two of Hager’s most prominent customers. Johnston continued to lead Hager’s efforts within our residential products category and was able to increase market share during the post-pandemic supply chain struggles. Hager Companies looks forward to his continued leadership in his new role as President and Chief Operating Officer.

“I am pleased with the direction our company is going and expect continued success with Johnston leading our team as President and Chief Operating Officer”, said C.E.O. Ralph Hager. “On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Hager team, I want to congratulate Johnston on his promotion and wish him the best in his new role. I have complete faith in his abilities to lead our team to continued top and bottom-line growth going forward.”

Founded in 1849, St. Louis-based Hager Companies offers more than 6,000 full-line quality door hardware products under one brand name. With 13 product lines including access control, door controls, electrified hardware, exit devices, locks, commercial and residential hinges, two types of continuous hinges, sliding door hardware, trim, threshold and weatherstripping, and Euroline our European hardware line. Hager focuses on architectural door hardware that exceeds today’s building standards and that are built to last. For additional information, visit

Lucien Lagrange Joining Clayco Subsidiary Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Clayco, a national full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, and its subsidiary Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) are pleased to welcome distinguished Architect Lucien Lagrange and members of his team joining the Lamar Johnson Collaborative effective September 1, 2022.

Lucien Lagrange will join Lamar Johnson Collaborative as a principal and will act in the role of senior design consultant. Additionally, My-Nga Lam, Victor Krasnopolsky and Alfredo Marr will also join as principals. Together, this team will provide leadership to the residential and hospitality studios at Lamar Johnson Collaborative. With the addition of this new team, Lamar Johnson Collaborative will have a staff of over 250 and offices in Chicago, St Louis, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Kansas City and Atlanta.

“This is truly an enormous milestone for our firm,” Lamar Johnson, FAIA said. “Lucien is an icon in architecture with an incredible legacy of outstanding design. I look forward to learning from Lucien and to further establishing our capabilities for the benefit of our clients.”

Lucien Lagrange’s national body of work and industry reputation will strengthen LJC’s position and forge new opportunities. 

“Over the course of his career since Lucien Lagrange went on his own, he has completed some of the most noteworthy and exclusive projects and properties in Chicago,” said Clayco Executive Chairman and Founder Bob Clark. “This includes the Park Hyatt on Michigan Avenue, the Waldorf and nine out of the top 20 most expensive high rise residential properties. He will add depth and breadth to our offerings. With him comes an amazing team that I am really looking forward to working with.”

Architecture is a part of who Lagrange is and something he has had the privilege of practicing for nearly 40 years.

“I am delighted to be teaming up with an extraordinary organization like LJC and Clayco.” Lucien Lagrange said. “This is the next step to elevate the elegance, quality and excellence of our architecture even further and an opportunity to build together into the future from our legacy of outstanding design.”

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm that safely and sustainably delivers the highest quality solutions to clients across North America on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $4.9 billion in revenue for 2021, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential-related building projects. For more information, visit

LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit

For over 50 years, Lucien Lagrange has designed iconic architecture and interiors in Chicago and around the world. In 1985, Lucien began his own practice, at Lucien Lagrange Studio LLC, which grew to include Managing Principal Alfredo Marr, and Design Principals My-Nga Lam and Victor Krasnopolsky, sharing ideals regarding quality design, hands-on work ethic, collaboration, and trust. Lucien Lagrange Studio LLC will complete certain pending projects and assign certain select projects to LJC with client consent. For more information, visit

September 9, 2022

S. M. Wilson Hires Administrative Manager and Client Development Manager

Joyce Glass
Taylor Tisoncik

S. M. Wilson, a St. Louis-based construction manager and general contracting firm, has hired Joyce Glass as Administrative Manager and Taylor Tisoncik as Client Development Manager.

As an ambassador for S. M. Wilson, Glass provides administrative expertise and support firm-wide in her role as Administrative Manager. She is responsible for ensuring smooth day-to-day operations and adequate flow of information across the company’s support departments. Glass brings more than 20 years of experience to S. M. Wilson. She has an extensive background in strategic human resources management, staff development, recruiting, employee relations, procedure creation and legal compliance.

As a Client Development Manager, Tisoncik assists in evaluating business opportunities, acquiring new clients, maintaining existing relationships and promoting S. M. Wilson in identified markets as well as the local community. Tisoncik brings six years of experience in marketing and sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Lewis University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, S. M. Wilson is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. Areas of expertise include K-12 education, commercial, healthcare and industrial projects. For more information, visit

Josh Skeeters joins Wiegmann Associates as Mechanical Revit Designer

Josh Skeeters

Josh Skeeters of St. Peters, MO has joined Wiegmann Associates as a Mechanical Revit Designer. He is responsible for building information modeling (BIM), creating and managing project data as well as assisting engineers in the design process. Skeeters started as an intern with Wiegmann Associates. He holds an associate’s degree in Building Systems Engineering Technology from Ranken Technical College. 

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. Since 1995, Wiegmann Associates has engineered and installed innovative, energy-saving and cost-efficient HVAC solutions, refrigeration systems and automation controls for clients in a wide range of industries, including senior living, food and beverage distribution, warehouse, healthcare, commercial and industrial. Wiegmann also provides 24-hour preventative maintenance programs and service in the St. Louis region. Wiegmann is ranked among the top 50 specialty contractors in the Midwest by Engineering News-Record and the largest mechanical contractors by the St. Louis Business Journal. For more information, visit or call (636) 940-1056.

September 2, 2022

S. M. Wilson & Co. promotes Chris Watkins to Project Superintendent

Chris Watkins

S. M. Wilson & Co., a St. Louis-based construction manager and contracting firm, has promoted Chris Watkins to Project Superintendent. Watkins is responsible for coordinating all job site activities and ensuring project success by making sure that all employees and contractors adhere to the schedule, quality expectations, work safely and follow environment regulations. Watkins is currently assigned to remodel projects for long-time client, Target.

Throughout the past four years, Watkins has held positions with S. M. Wilson as Assistant Superintendent and Field Engineer. He previously was an intern through S. M. Wilson’s Field Engineer Intern Program. Watkins is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Construction Management.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, S. M. Wilson is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. Areas of expertise include K-12 education, commercial, healthcare and industrial projects. For more information, visit

Christopher McDonald Joins Tarlton Accounting and Finance Team

Christopher McDonald

Tarlton Corp., a leading St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, hired Christopher McDonald as an accountant on its accounting and finance team.

In this new position, McDonald assists Tarlton Controller Holly Kinney in the firm’s ongoing financial responsibilities including processing payroll; benefits and tax reporting; updating licensing; and establishing new vendors. He also is an active member on Tarlton’s Social and Wellness Committees.

McDonald brings to Tarlton over a decade of work experience, including serving in multi-faceted positions at Enterprise Holdings, Nestle Purina PetCare, Save A Lot and Cushman & Wakefield.

“Chris is a great addition to the Tarlton accounting and finance department,” said Anthony Eftimoff, vice president of finance. “His outgoing personality and enthusiasm for his work has forged positive relationships with members of multiple departments within the company.”

McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accountancy from Fontbonne University.

Having celebrated its 75th year in business in 2021, Tarlton Corp. is a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise that provides outstanding preconstruction and construction solutions to clients in the commercial, institutional, government and nonprofit, industrial and power and energy markets. The Midwest general contractor/construction manager also has special expertise in concrete construction, restoration and maintenance. Tarlton has completed many landmark St. Louis projects and is committed to improving lives through inclusive construction, civic engagement, and service to others.

August 26, 2022

Terracon Names John Norwood National Manager for Materials Technology and Innovation

John Norwood

Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has named John Norwood, P.E., CSSGB, national manager for materials technology and innovation. Norwood is responsible for partnering with Terracon’s operations and service line leaders to explore future technology needs and drive technology adoptions.

“I’m passionate about connecting people with technology in ways that make our jobs better,” Norwood said. “I’m excited to be at Terracon and looking forward to doing great things with technology and business systems to continually improve our client experience.”

John has more than 14 years of experience managing engineering and construction management projects, including developing materials-focused cost control methods, streamlining project initiation and quality audit processes, and implementing companywide systems surrounding field and lab reporting. John earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and is Six Sigma certified. He is based in Terracon’s Raleigh office.

Terracon is an employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 5,500 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Explore with us by visiting

Mindy Schmidt Joins Wiegmann Associates as Administrative Assistant

Mindy Schmidt

Mindy Schmidt of St. Charles, Missouri has joined Wiegmann Associates as an Administrative Assistant to the mechanical contractor’s Project Management department. Schmidt is responsible for supporting the project management team for all new HVAC construction projects.

Schmidt brings 25 years of experience as an administrative assistant and in project management. She also has experience as a Youth Services Paraprofessional providing outreach services and streamlining outreach programming for at-risk youth at the St. Charles City-County Library. Schmidt also presented at Missouri Library Association conferences and the Young Adult Library Services Association’s Young Adult Services Symposium.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. Since 1995, Wiegmann Associates has engineered and installed innovative, energy-saving and cost-efficient HVAC solutions, refrigeration systems and automation controls for clients in a wide range of industries, including senior living, food and beverage distribution, warehouse, healthcare, commercial and industrial. For more information, visit or call (636) 940-1056.

Holland Construction Services Adds Three Additional Employees to Its Growing Team

Holland Construction President, Mike Marchal

Holland Construction Services has announced the addition of three new employees to its growing team. The new employees include Kent Richardson as Senior Virtual Design and Construction Engineer, Ashleigh Loehring as Project Administrator and Garrison West as Project Manager.

“2022 has been an outstanding year of growth for Holland Construction Services despite all of the challenges we’ve seen in the construction industry,” said Holland’s President Mike Marchal. “We have seen record growth and revenue this year and have been fortunate to attract top-level talent to join our team despite the labor shortages we know are happening in the construction industry. We are excited to continue to grow and work on more projects within the St. Louis Metro Area.”

“It has been wonderful to see how Holland has grown in the last few months by attracting high-caliber people to our team,” said Holland’s Human Resources Director Stacey Martin. “We have added 25 new team members since January and will add another 15 over the next few months in a variety of roles.”

To accommodate the growth, Holland is currently working to complete construction on its new St. Louis office which will open later this summer. The company currently has 17 active projects in the St. Louis Metro Area ranging from $1 million to over $70 million, with 10 of those projects valued at more than $20 million. 

About Holland

Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm guided by the principle of providing clients the best possible construction experience on every project. Holland has been providing quality construction services throughout Illinois and Missouri since 1986. Holland is led by President Mike Marchal and founder and CEO Bruce Holland.

Holland offers pre-construction, construction, and virtual design & construction services to commercial, education, healthcare, industrial, multi-family, municipal, recreation, and senior living clients. The St. Louis Business Journal ranks Holland as a “Best Places to Work” and one of the top 15 contractors in the St. Louis area by volume. For more information, visit Holland’s website

Winco Window Company President Bill Krenn to Retire, Gantt Miller III Returns to Lead Transition

For the third time in the history of WINCO Window Company, Gantt Miller III, AIA is returning to manage the leadership transition as current president Bill Krenn retires.   The company is experiencing explosive growth, and Miller will return to head the company until a new president can be selected, either internally or externally.  Krenn will continue to preside over the company’s corporate governance until his permanent replacement is found.   Miller has been serving as CEO for the past 40 years, as well as managing his own development and management businesses.

Krenn became president of WINCO in 2017 and has been with the St. Louis-based company since 1996.  Krenn has served in various capacities, including director of human resources, treasurer, vice president, and chief financial officer.  

Miller became president of Winco in 1980 when his wife’s father, son of WINCO’s founder Otto Kubatzky, passed away suddenly. Like the company’s founder, Miller is an architect, builder, and developer. Under Miller’s leadership, WINCO grew to become a full-service aluminum window manufacturer, and now produces a wide array of window products including historic replication, sound, thermal, wind protection, blast, and FEBR (forced entry and ballistic resistant) products.   Among many initiatives, Miller plans to focus on expanding WINCO’s growing line of high-performance, dynamic energy-efficient products to help meet the demand for window systems that can modernize the country’s current building stock effectively and at a reasonable cost. 

WINCO currently has a strong senior management team, including his son Woody Miller, who manages operations in St. Louis. Other fourth-generation family members also hold senior positions within the company, including Brad Barnes and Elise Macchi.

For the first time in its 100 -plus year history, WINCO is turning away business, due to staffing shortages. Like many US companies, WINCO is seeking to fill a growing list of management positions. It’s been all hands on deck throughout the pandemic and beyond,” says Miller.  “Our California representative and son, Gantt IV, even returned from California to work in the plant during the night shift and helped oversee some of his customer’s special projects!”  

About WINCO  At Winco, we are committed to creating custom aluminum windows for commercial applications in both new and historic buildings — and everything in between. Working with customers, we develop custom window solutions, and with most of our products engineered and tested in-house, we ensure premium performance every time. See why Winco has been a trusted leader in windows for more than 100 years. Visit us at

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