Holland Construction Services

Near Doubling of MidAmerica Airport Terminal Finishing in Summer


Phase three of the $34 million expansion project at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is progressing toward completion this summer.

The existing 53,000-square-foot terminal adjacent to Scott Air Force Base in Mascoutah, Illinois will grow by 41,000 square feet to accommodate continuing passenger growth and provide a host of new amenities.

A new, standard TSA screening area, service animal relief area, new family restrooms, nursing room, expanded departure lounge and two additional boarding bridges are part of the construction project, headed by Holland Construction Services.

$31 million in funding for the expansion comes from federal and state grant dollars via the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

“We are excited to be nearing completion of the critical infrastructure and safety improvement projects that will enhance overall operations at the airport, which has been seeing significant passenger growth and continues to operate as a joint-use airport with Scott Air Force Base,” said St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern.

Renovation of the existing terminal is underway which will include many of the same upgrades as the terminal expansion. Final improvements to the existing terminal are anticipated to reach completion in late 2023.

A $37.7 million project to add nearly 3,100 linear feet of new Taxiway Lima pavement and a new taxiway bridge over Crooked Creek is under construction. It will service as Boeing’s new production facility that is expected to open in 2024.

Holland Completing Pier Property Group’s Flats at Dorsett Ridge


A 214-unit apartment community near the intersection of I-270 and Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights is expected to reach substantial completion by Dec. 10.

Owner/Developer Pier Property Group of St. Louis and Construction Manager Holland Construction Services of Swansea, IL are partners on the $40 million project.

Amenities include clubhouse space with a golf simulator room, an outdoor swimming pool, grilling stations and firepits and a dog park. Residents of The Flats at Dorsett Ridge will also have access to the development’s parking garage.

Holland Project Manager Miranda Stevens said construction of the four-story, wood frame structures began in May 2020 and is on schedule.

“The Flats at Dorsett Ridge has a modern, sleek building façade that includes contemporary aluminum siding, black and grey brick and wood-tone plank siding,” Stevens said. “The balcony and railing sidings are aluminum with a mesh appearance. It’s a striking look, and it complements the city of Maryland Heights well. This is the first new apartment community to be built here in years,” she added.

Studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units comprise The Flats at Dorsett Ridge.

Managing the project’s suppliers, receiving materials on time and anticipating pandemic-driven supply chain delays, Stevens said, were key challenges that the project team overcame. The tight site and limited laydown and storage areas also provided challenges throughout the project.

Chesterfield-based SSC Engineering is working as structural engineer on The Flats at Dorsett Ridge. Chicago-based FitzGerald Associates is project architect. St. Louis-based Remiger Design is the project’s interior designer.

Holland and Pier Property Group are also building the Mill Creek Flats, a $25 million apartment community in historic Midtown St. Louis. Mill Creek Flats is slated for completion in Spring 2022.

Holland Construction Doubling Size of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport


Swansea-based Holland Construction Services is constructing Phase II of an ambitious expansion of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport that will nearly double its footprint to serve a large increase in travelers.

Airport figures reveal there is a 376 percent increase in MidAmerica travelers from 2015-2019. The airport’s projected volume for 2021 is more than 340,000 travelers.

Holland Senior Project Manager Steve Teipe said the $25 million construction project is adding 41,000 square feet to the 53,000-square-foot airport in Mascoutah, IL that opened in 1997. Phase I of the project took place from January to April 2020 and involved the relocation of electrical service for the terminal.

Phase II, which is currently under way, includes construction of the core and shell of the new addition including the roof, aluminum curtain wall framing, glazing, glass fiber concrete panels and the extension of the terminal’s exterior canopy.

Holland completed the formwork, waterproofing and reinforcing steel for the mat foundation slab in late June. The project team is currently putting in concrete basement foundations and forming the basement walls for the addition. Structural steel is projected to arrive in August.

Major facets of the expansion project include relocating Transportation Security Administration (TSA), adding two more gates and passenger jet bridges and building and renovating ADA-compliant restrooms. An expanded departure lounge, nursing room, additional concessions room and service animal relief area are also within the scope of the expansion.

Additional federal funding earmarked for MidAmerica St. Louis Airport will fund Phases III and IV. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2023.

A total of $6.5 million in federal transportation grant monies were awarded in September 2020, followed by $12.6 million in May 2021 to support the project’s final phase.

HOK is the project designer.

Holland Construction Renovating Historic Downtown Belleville Building



A 90-year-old building in downtown Belleville that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places is being transformed into loft living by Holland Construction Services.

The six-story building, located just south of Belleville’s downtown square, long stood as Hotel Belleville. In 1962, the Diocese of Belleville purchased it to operate the Meredith Home, a retirement living community. The city of Belleville acquired the property in 2010 and was preparing to demolish it several years later when SWIDA – the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority – and St. Louis-based Bywater Development proposed buying the building to build Lofts on the Square. The developer-owner team purchased the site from the city in April 2020 for $600,000.

Also in April 2020, Swansea-based Holland Construction Services began construction and renovation. Holland Senior Project Manager Tim Simon said construction costs total roughly $9.5 million to transform the structure into 47 independent living units.

The project received $7.5 million in federal tax credits from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

“We’re working our way from the top floor on down,” said Simon. “Finishes are currently taking place on the sixth floor and we’re finalizing mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins down to the first floor. We’re maintaining historic features throughout the building, including historic corridor walls, doors and frames. There’s a lot of ornate plaster work in this building that will be restored,” he added.

Efficiency, one-bedroom and two-bedroom living spaces are being constructed. Simon said a 3,000-square-foot space on the ground floor will be devoted to restaurant and retail.

Lofts on the Square project partners include Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects and engineering consultant BWC.

The project is expected to be completed in July.