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Contegra Construction Named Business of the Year in Edwardsville



Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Company – a homegrown Metro East firm known for building projects such as World Wide Technology and Amazon warehouse/distribution/fulfillment centers – was granted the City of Edwardsville’s “Business of the Year” award for its work and charitable efforts throughout 2018.

Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton presented Contegra President Eric Gowin with the honor during the city’s annual Business Forecast Breakfast on Feb. 5th.

“Contegra’s commitment to Edwardsville since its inception 15 years ago is monumental,” said Patton. “The firm’s work represents nearly 48 percent of the dollar value of all new permits issued by our city during 2018. Contegra is also deeply committed to community involvement, and the company hires eight interns from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville every year.”

Gowin said the company is blessed to be an active part of the fabric of a dynamic, growing community. “Our integrity is an essential part of our culture,” he said. “It drives our dedication to excellent service, which results in project success. We work closely with our clients and fellow professionals. By committing to a true partnership, we look out for everyone’s best interest. We’re delighted and humbled to accept this honor from the City of Edwardsville.”

Other Contegra projects include Ironworks, the 22,000-square-foot, mixed-use retail/residential development in Edwardsville that will reach completion in early spring, and New Poag Richland Residential, a nine-building, 486-bed privatized student housing development near SIUE.

Contegra’s nonprofit arm, Contegra Cares, regularly volunteers time, energy and financial support to causes including Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, The BackStoppers, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (KIDstruction), Songs 4 Soldiers and Pedal the Cause.

Photo Above: Eric Gowin


Contegra Construction Targeting March 2019 Completion for $6 Million Ironworks Retail Center


Come March 2019, a retail center will open in Edwardsville, Ill. designed to capitalize on a well-travelled pedestrian and bike pathway that connects communities throughout Madison County.  The $6 million IronWorks retail center is being developed and built by Contegra Construction Co.  Its layout and orientation to the Madison County Transit Trail is an example of an emerging national trend detailed this fall by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) St. Louis in its presentation on The Path to Trail Oriented Development.

“In developing this site, we wanted to optimize its proximity to the greenway,” said Contegra Project Executive Jim Mundy. “It energizes a feeling of community and has attracted the interest of retailers who thrive in such environments.” The Madison County Transit Trail traverses 85 miles of natural surroundings that can be explored by bicycle, rollerblade or on foot.

Located on Plum Street between Center Grove Road and Governors’ Parkway, the first phase of IronWorks includes a two-building, 22,000-square-foot retail and restaurant enclave and is 60 percent leased. Tenants include Sugarfire Barbecue, Global Brew, and Strange Donuts.  A third building is planned at a later date. For leasing information, contact Evan Barnett at Pace Properties at (314) 968-9898

Designed by Gray Design Group, the retail center’s Ironworks theme is expressed in brick and heavy structural steel components.  The facades are tilt up construction with brick inlays.  Both buildings are connected by a courtyard and provide bicycle parking with a direct trail connection

Joining Contegra and Gray Design on the project are Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, civil engineer, and Alper Audi, structural engineer.

Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects. Learn more at


Contegra Construction Completes $3.2 Million Timberlake Village Retail Center in Edwardsville, Ill.


The newest shopping enclave to serve Edwardsville, Ill. is open with the completion of the $3.2 million Timberlake Village Retail Center.  Developed by Kamadulski Crays Fischer, LLC and built by Contegra Construction Co., the 10,000-square-foot Timberlake Village is introducing the first Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse to Edwardsville as the anchor tenant.    An additional 3,000 square feet of tenant space is available for lease.

Located at 441 South State Route 157, Timberlake Village will serve a growing corridor of development along Route 157 near Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.  That includes new apartments, hotels and office.

The retail center is built with a conventional structural steel frame and contemporary masonry façade.  It is ornamented with storefront and metal panel siding.  The 1.5-acre site is fully landscaped and offers 70 parking spaces.

Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects.  Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development.  Learn more at


Contegra Construction Building 380,000 SF Expansion to Walgreens Distribution Facility in Perrysburg Township, Ohio


Construction is underway on an $82 million expansion of a Walgreens warehouse and distribution center in Perrysburg Township, Ohio.  Edwardsville, Ill.-based Contegra Construction is targeting summer 2019 completion for the 380,000-square-foot expansion which is projected to create 350 jobs.  Contegra is tasked with building the addition without disrupting operations in the existing 650,000-square-foot distribution facility which employs approximate 680 workers.   When the expansion is completed, it will total more than one million square feet and allow Walgreens to continue supplying its existing stores and additional stores it acquired from Rite Aid.

The warehouse expansion is being constructed of tilt-up concrete panels and will feature 40-foot and 50-foot clear height warehouse spaces, 40 new dock doors, structural warehouse slabs, an automated storage and receiving system, pick modules, static racking, and conveyers.  It will be fully climate controlled, lit with LED lighting and include break room and office spaces.

Contegra has constructed more than 30 projects for Walgreens in 13 states.

Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects.  Learn more at

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Editors Note:   Contegra Construction Co. is headquartered in Edwardsville, Ill. (62025).