The Hicor Group, a Carpentry services provider, has received a 2017 Business of the Year Award from the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC). The award honors the minority certified (MBE) Contractor for its unique achievements and contribution to the City’s growth and development in the past year. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson presented the award to Andrew Stafford, President of The Hicor Group, at the annual Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon on October 13.
“We are extremely proud that the Mayor and SLDC have recognized us for our commitment to the economic development of the City of St Louis through our participation in projects at the Scott Joplin House, Soldiers Memorial, Nathaniel Rivers Apartments, Locust St. Lofts and in the Cortex Innovation District,” said Stafford. “We continue to focus on providing superior carpentry and construction services to both public and private construction projects in St Louis and build on the recent success we’ve experienced.”
After completing a $1.1 million renovation earlier this year, The Hicor Group moved its headquarters into the former Bronson Residence. The 132-year-old Late Victorian home listed on the National Historic Register at 3201 Washington Avenue, was recognized by The Landmarks Association of St Louis as one of its Most Enhanced Buildings for 2017.
The Hicor Group is experiencing a 30 percent growth in business in 2017 over 2016, and is projecting an additional 50 percent growth in 2018. The company currently has over 30 employees and anticipates reaching 75-100 employees by the end of next year.
Founded in 2014, the company is a MBE and an SBA-certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). Stafford is a 15-year veteran of the regional construction industry. For more information on The Hicor Group, visit www.thehicorgroup.com.
Photo Above: Lyda Krewson, Andrew Stafford and Otis Williams