Kadean Tapped to Complete Newest KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre Building


Kadean Construction has been awarded the interior build-out for developer Trammell Crow Company of a new 202,800 square foot building at KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre, a major distribution and logistics park adjacent to Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO, the company announced today.

The new $11.5 million tilt-up building – known as LogisticsCentre III – is a modern, multi-tenant, front-load warehouse/distribution facility that incorporates sustainable design and construction features. The building has 31 docks, a 32-foot high ceiling, and is constructed with a structural steel frame, tilt-up concrete walls, and a seven-inch thick reinforced concrete floor.

“We finished construction of the shell building late last year, and will now be able to complete the interior, which includes office space, common areas, and utility requirements for the warehouse/distribution operations,” said Mike Eveler, president of St. Louis-based Kadean Construction.

LogisticsCentre III is located next to LogisticsCentre II, a 423,928-square foot manufacturing facility, and near LogisticsCentre IV, a 432,640-square foot distribution center, both of which also were constructed by Kadean, said Austin Christensen, Kadean vice president who is in charge of the company’s Kansas City operation.

Additionally, Kadean recently completed Phase 3 infrastructure in the park for Trammell Crow Company. The work entailed sewers, roadways and preparation for a building pad that will host a 542,640 square foot building. Construction on that building could begin this year, Christensen said.

Kadean specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting services at the regional and national level, and focuses on light industrial, commercial, senior living, and healthcare construction.

Since 2016, St. Louis-based Kadean Construction has completed over $37 million of construction work in the greater Kansas City area.

Additionally, “We are looking to hire more construction engineers, construction superintendents, and project managers for our work in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas,” said Christensen, who joined Kadean in January and now oversees Kadean’s Kansas City regional operations. “We have consistently grown since we entered the KC market a few years ago and have a substantial amount of work on the books. So, we are looking for four to six men and women in construction who want to advance and help Kadean grow even more throughout the region.”

Kadean Senior Project Manager Josh Moore, a Kansas City native who joined Kadean several years ago, manages the company’s project operations in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas from the company’s office at 1821 McGee Street, in downtown Kansas City, MO.

“Kadean has built a great reputation on quality workmanship and being a reliable, trusted partner to our clients, designers and subcontractors,” Moore said, adding that Kadean was founded in St. Louis in 1963. “We’re proud of our success, and plan to continue growing throughout the greater Kansas City region.”

Christensen said Kadean’s construction work at the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre – which to date totals 986,960 square feet of industrial buildings — is similar to its logistics construction work at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO, and the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL, which total 1,321,000 square feet and 1,540,000 square feet, respectively.

Kadean Building Second Underground Proton Therapy Vault at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis


$32 million Siteman project focuses on proton therapy to attack tumors in sensitive areas

Kadean Construction has begun building a 48,000 cubic foot, underground concrete vault to house a 120 ton cyclotron for Siteman Cancer Center’s second proton treatment facility in St. Louis, it was announced today.

The vault is being built beneath a parking garage on the Washington University Medical Campus, which also includes Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, in the city’s Central West End.

When completed in mid-to-late 2019, the 40-foot deep vault will house the massive cyclotron, which will produce a focused beam of isolated protons for “pencil-beam scanning,” an advanced form of radiation therapy for patients treated at the S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center at Siteman.

In this type of radiation therapy, a single, narrow proton beam is aimed with great precision directly at a cancerous tumor and adjusted for intensity. Its precision helps to spare surrounding healthy tissues and organs and reduce the risk of treatment-related complications, according to experts.

The total cost of the project, which is scheduled to completed in mid-to-late 2019, is $32 million, including $17 million for the cyclotron and related infrastructure provided by Mevion Medical Systems.

The underground proton vault will be 30 feet wide, 40 feet long, and 40 feet tall, and made mostly of high-density concrete with walls that are four feet thick, said Matt Breeze, vice-president of Kadean Construction, based in Fenton, a suburb of St. Louis.

Upon completion, the finished patient treatment room will actually be located in the middle of what is now a cavernous, three-story area. The massive cyclotron and its infrastructure will encompass the treatment room, although it will never be seen by patients or the doctors.

“This is a very complex project,” Breeze said. “We had to dig all the way to bedrock, and then we had to excavate and remove three-to-six feet of bedrock, which serves as the foundation for the concrete floor and the walls of the vault.”

This will be the second proton therapy vault constructed by Kadean at Siteman Cancer Center. In 2011, Kadean finished constructing Siteman’s first proton vault, which, at the time, was the first of its kind in the world. Siteman began treating patients with the first system in 2013. The second vault is immediately adjacent to the first one, which provides some logistical challenges because the construction site has very limited space in which to work or free access for heavy construction equipment.

The first vault, which also houses a Mevion cyclotron, is slightly smaller, Breeze said. And, like the second vault, its walls are four-feet thick and made with high density concrete.

“We learned a lot when we built the first vault,” Breeze said. “The site traffic and logistics are fairly complicated because we had to tackle our work without interrupting the constant flow of patients and hospital deliveries, just as we always do in all medical construction.”

He added that other proton vaults have been built with 14 foot-thick walls for radiation containment.

“Because of the confined area we had to work with when we built the first vault, however, our walls could only be four feet thick,” he said. “The design team solved the problem by using Hematite, a heavy, iron ore aggregate mined in Brazil and shipped to St. Louis.”

Breeze said the high density concrete used for both vaults weighs 250 pounds per cubic foot dry density, whereas regular concrete is about 150 pounds per cubic foot.

Breeze said work on the second vault will involve 25-30 St. Louis-area subcontractors and their crews.

The new proton therapy system will complement the first one, and will be among an array of radiation therapy options available for adult patients at Siteman Cancer Center and pediatric patients through Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Pencil-beam scanning delivers a radiation treatment through a single, narrow proton beam aimed directly at the tumor and adjusted for intensity. Then, the beam paints the radiation dose on the tumor. Alternatively, Siteman’s first proton therapy system precisely targets the tumor using magnets that scatter the proton beam across the tumor.

Today, there are 29 proton therapy facilities throughout the United States, according to the National Association for Proton Therapy, and 75 worldwide, according to the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG). Both are independent, non-profit organizations that track the industry and promote the benefits of proton and particle therapy.

Siteman Cancer Center treats adults from throughout the region and beyond, as well as pediatric cancer patients from St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It is ranked among the top cancer treatment centers by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only a few cancer centers to receive the National Cancer Institute’s highest rating of “exceptional.”

Founded in 1963, Kadean Construction, one of the fastest growing construction companies in the Midwest, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting services in the medical, senior living, retail, commercial, and industrial sectors.

In addition to undertaking major construction projects in recent years for BJC HealthCare at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and other major medical facilities, Kadean also has built ambulatory surgical centers in Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, and high quality independent and assisted senior living and memory care facilities in the St. Louis and Kansas City regions.

Kadean also has a Kansas City, MO office to better serve customers in Western and Mid-Missouri, Eastern Kansas, and other Midwest locations.

For more information, contact Tom Pagano, 314-602-7549, for Kadean Construction

Budnick Converting Awards Kadean $8 Million Contract For New Headquarters And Production Facility


Budnick Converting Inc., a private, woman-owned enterprise, has awarded Kadean Construction an $8 million design-build contract to construct a 100,000 square foot headquarters and production facility, doubling the size of the company’s current operations in Columbia, IL, it was announced today.

The new structure will include 75,000 square feet of manufacturing, production and warehousing space, and 25,000 square feet of office space including the ground floor, a mezzanine area, a break room, conference room, and other commons areas.

The new structure will eventually replace Budnick Converting’s existing 50,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing operations on an 11-acre tract adjacent to its current location, 200 Admiral Weinel Boulevard in Columbia, which is about 15 miles south of downtown St. Louis.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-October and completed in June 2019. The company plans to move into the new facility next summer, said Ann Wegmann, owner and president of the company.

“We are very excited about our plans to construct our new headquarters and manufacturing facility,” said Wegmann, whose father, Ed “Bud” Schwartz, co-founded the company with “Nick” Cutlich in 1952. “My Dad would be very happy we are continuing to grow the company. This expansion also will enable us to better serve our national and international clients.”

Budnick Converting, which is ISO-certified, specializes in converting adhesive coated tapes, foams, films, foils, and other specialty materials for hundreds of clients, including the transportation, appliance, consumer electronics, moving and storage, medical, and distribution sectors.

Wegmann acquired the company in 1982, and runs it today with her executive team, which includes her daughter, Quality and Communications Manager Christy Hornacek, who is overseeing the new construction and helping to manage Budnick’s growth.

“This design-build project is exciting for our team because it will help this 66-year-old company continue to expand its services to its clients here and abroad,” said Mike Eveler, president of Kadean Construction.

Besides its operations in Columbia, IL, Budnick also has a second converting facility in Tampa, FL, a warehouse in Oklahoma City, OK, and a full-service joint venture operation in Monterrey, Mexico. The company also maintains six sales offices throughout North America.

The company currently employs 89 men and women at its Columbia, IL facilities and another 17 at its other operations across the country, Wegmann said. She pointed out that Budnick Converting plans to increase employment at its Columbia facilities by at least 10 percent in the next year.

Kadean has retained Gray Design Group as the project’s architect, J.R. Grimes Consulting Inc. for civil engineering, KPFF St. Louis for structural engineering, and numerous St. Louis-area subcontractors for carpentry, electrical, plumbing, concrete, and other work.

Founded in 1963, Fenton-based Kadean Construction has become one of the Midwest’s most successful construction companies, specializing in design-build, construction management, and general contracting for a diverse set of major clients in the industrial, commercial, health care, office, senior care, and multi-family industries.


Kadean Construction to Expand Old Tesson Surgery Center In South St. Louis County


Surgery Center in Concord to More Than Double in Size

Capitalizing on a growing trend in healthcare, St. Louis-based Kadean Construction has been selected to more than double the size of Old Tesson Surgery Center in Concord, in South St. Louis County, it was announced today.

Old Tesson Surgery Center, located at 12639 Old Tesson Road, Concord, is owned by United Surgical Partners International (USPI), which retained Kadean Construction to increase the size of the surgical center from 5,000 to 11,000 square feet, said Kadean President Mike Eveler.

The new construction includes expanding into an adjoining vacant unit in the existing building, remodeling the lobby area, adding a new sterilization unit, and increasing the size of the recovery room area. Kadean also will build a new waiting room area, upgrade the electrical and HVAC systems, and make other enhancements to the expanded facility.

Old Tesson Surgery Center, which is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and fully licensed by the State of Missouri, will remain open during the construction, which will be completed in early August, Eveler said.

“Ambulatory surgical centers like Old Tesson Surgery Center are growing in demand,” Eveler said. “As our nation’s population ages and the need for various joint replacements and other out-patient surgery continues to grow, these centers provide excellent medical services to patients across the country.”

Old Tesson Surgery Center specializes in Ophthalmology and Orthopedic surgery. USPI is among the most successful ambulatory surgical networks and owns and operates more than 285 surgical centers nationwide. It serves more than 1.3 million patients each year and maintains strategic joint-venture partnerships with 4,000 physicians and more than 50 health systems across the United States.

Kadean Construction, one of the fastest growing and most successful construction companies based in the St. Louis area, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting in the medical, retail, commercial, and industrial sectors.

In addition to Old Tesson Surgery Center, Kadean has recently completed ambulatory surgical centers in Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin.

Kadean also has undertaken major construction projects in recent years for BJC Healthcare, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Siteman Cancer Center, and other major medical facilities. According to Eveler, expanding its medical construction portfolio is part of Kadean’s continuing growth strategy.

Kadean Selected To Develop Cedarhurst Assisted Living, Memory Care Complex In Blue Springs, Mo


Kadean Construction has been tapped by St. Louis based Dover Development and Cedarhurst Senior Living to build Cedarhurst of Blue Springs, a multi-unit senior care facility in Blue Springs, MO, it was announced today.

The $9 million project includes constructing a 61,007 square foot, two-story, wood frame facility that will offer 49 assisted living and 20 memory care apartments in all private suites.

It also includes various common areas, such as a kitchen and dining hall, physical therapy unit, entertainment areas, and other amenities, said Mike Eveler, president of St. Louis-based Kadean Construction.

“We’re very excited to work with Cedarhurst on this tremendous project,” Eveler said. “And, it is a perfect fit with the work we’re continuing to do in the assisted living and memory care industry.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2018, said Kadean Project Manager Josh Moore, of Kansas City, MO, who is overseeing the Cedarhurst and other Kansas City-area projects.

Moore said that before winning the contract to build the assisted living facility, Kadean was selected to complete the site infrastructure work on the five lot, 22-acre Trinity Woods development, just south of Interstate 70 at Little Blue Parkway, where the Cedarhurst facility will be located.

Cedarhurst Senior Living, part of the St. Louis-based Dover Companies, currently operates twelve senior living communities in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas, and has numerous projects under development throughout the Midwest.

Kadean Construction, named one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis region two years in a row by the St. Louis Business Journal, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level. Its expertise lies in light industrial and commercial facilities, medical construction, and senior living/multi-family facilities.

Five Kadean Executives Recognized As ‘Certified Healthcare Constructors’ By American Hospital Association


Furthering the company’s expertise in medical construction, four project managers and a superintendent with St. Louis-based Kadean Construction Co. have earned their certification as Healthcare Constructors by the American Hospital Association Certification Center (AHA-CC), it was announced today.

Kadean Project Managers Mitch Crews, Travis Mulder, Kevin Nesselhauf, and Joel Vidlak, and Superintendent Ron Walton were awarded the AHA-CHC certification this week, joining an elite group of just 900 healthcare construction professionals nationwide.

To earn the CHC certification, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of education and associated healthcare-specific professional experience, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and, pass the CHC Certification Examination.

Kadean Construction Co. is one of the area’s oldest and most successful firms specializing in Pre-Construction, Design-Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting. For more than 50 years, Kadean has built its reputation on quality work, honesty in business, and being a trusted partner to its subcontractors, designers, and its clients.

Its work in the St. Louis area includes the expansion of the medical oncology unit and the addition of a radiation oncology unit with traditional linear accelerator at a major cancer center in St. Peters, MO; and, similar oncology units at a major St. Louis hospital and university.

Kadean also completed construction of a proton therapy vault – the first in the world – for a major area hospital; is under contract to complete a second proton therapy vault for the same facility; and, is near completion on a major expansion and interior build-out for another major St. Louis area hospital. This is in addition to its construction of five surgical centers in Michigan, Florida, and Indiana.

The CHC examination is designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge representative of practice in healthcare construction management covering Healthcare Industry Fundamentals; Planning, Design and Construction Process; Healthcare Facility Safety, Additions, and Renovations; and, Financial Stewardship.

The CHC certification program supports the community of healthcare construction professionals and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of broad-based knowledge in healthcare construction.

In addition to its expertise and growing influence in medical construction, Kadean also has been recognized for the construction of and interior build-out at the new Amazon distribution facility in the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL; construction and interior build-out of several huge light industrial buildings at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO; and, the Kansas City Logistics Center, in Kansas City, MO.

Friendship Village To Expand; Kadean Awarded Building Project


Kadean Construction extends senior living construction expertise

Kadean Construction has been tapped by Friendship Village, one of the region’s most comprehensive senior living communities, to manage and construct 12 new luxury villas in Friendship Village Sunset Hill’s Phase 1D expansion, it was announced today.

The expansion includes the construction of six, two-unit ranches within the development located on 52-acres at 12563 Village Circle Drive, Sunset Hills, in South St. Louis County.

The Sunset Hills community, which was started in 1978, provides a range of services from independent senior living in apartment homes and villas to Friendship Village’s 61-apartment Fountain View, which offers residential-style assisted living. Friendship Village also operates a sister community, Friendship Village Chesterfield.

The new units to be built by Kadean Construction are two- bedroom frame units ranging from 1,200 to 1900 sq. ft., with and without dens and finished basements. The $5 million expansion will be developed on Knighton Trail, a cul-de-sac on the northern side of the senior living community.

Each unit will start at $300,000, and will include Friendship Village’s Life Care benefit.

Construction is due to be completed by November 1, said Mike Eveler, president of Kadean Construction, which has completed a variety of construction projects for many of the St. Louis region’s largest independent and assisted living communities.

“We’re looking forward to breaking ground and getting started,” Eveler said. “There’s a substantial demand for this type of development. So, with our strong track record in senior living communities and our dedication to quality workmanship, this will be a great project.”

Friendship Village Sunset Hills includes 385 existing apartments and villas and a variety of common areas, such as a new 27,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, dining venues, a new wellness gym, fitness center, swimming pool, media lounge, beauty shop, patio, practice putting green, chapel, water feature, and other amenities, said Terry Walsh, executive director, Friendship Village.

“For more than 40 years, we have set the standard for senior services in the greater St. Louis area,” Walsh said. “In this expansion, we will continue to provide the highest-quality care, amenities and senior services guided by Biblical values and supporting lifelong well-being.”

Kadean Construction, named one of the fastest growing companies in the region by the St. Louis Business Journal, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting.