S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Marty Yearout as Estimator, Brian Zurosky as Project Superintendent and Amy Shultz as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.
St. Louis, Mo., December 23, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Sarah Miller to Assistant Estimator. She will be responsible for supporting the company’s estimating team as they develop and submit bids for potential construction projects. Sarah has worked in the estimating department since joining S. M. Wilson in 2014.
St. Louis, Mo., December 22, 2016 – Steven Mast, Vice President at S. M. Wilson & Co., will retire at the end of 2016 after 23 years with the company and 42 total years in the commercial construction industry. Mast has overseen S. M. Wilson’s retail market sector operations for most of his tenure with the company, and since joining the firm has been involved with more than $1.6 billion of construction projects around the country for well known retailers including Target, Von Maur, Cabela’s, and most recently IKEA. This includes more than $600 million of renovations and new construction at 130 Target Stores across the central region of the United States.
St. Louis, Mo., December 14, 2016 – From rescuing stray animals and volunteering in local schools to granting holiday wishes and coaching youth sports, the employees of S. M. Wilson & Co. decided to celebrate the company’s 95th anniversary this year by voluntarily providing more than 95 acts of kindness. The acts enriched the St. Louis community by assisting kids, those in need and those who serve our country. Employees were empowered to provide acts of kindness that they felt were important throughout the year, which resulted in a wide range of activities and support. The program far exceeded its goal.
“We chose this form of celebration to underscore our company’s core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to transform communities by delivering more than just buildings,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “The response from our employees was tremendous. We provided more than 140 acts of kindness by August, and we are probably close to 200 by now.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON EMPLOYEES PROVIDE 95+ COMMUNITY ‘ACTS OF KINDNESS’ TO MARK COMPANY’S 95TH ANNIVERSARY”
St. Louis, Mo., December 9, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has broken ground on the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Early Childhood Center (ECC) renovation and addition. The $7.9 million building program includes construction of a new 90-space parking lot and improvements to the current ECC campus.
Renovations to the current ECC building will include a gut remodel of all classrooms, installation of new HVAC and fire protection sprinkler systems and upgrades to the security system. Site improvements will include enhancements to the drop off/pickup area, bus lanes, site fencing, site lighting and modular retaining walls. The adjacent Burgess Avenue will be changed from the existing one-way traffic design to accommodate two-way traffic, and new sidewalks will improve pedestrian access to the campus. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER RENOVATION & ADDITION FOR MAPLEWOOD RICHMOND HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT”
St. Louis, Mo., December 1, 2016 – Megan Banks has been promoted to Assistant Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. She will be responsible for helping Project Managers organize, schedule, plan, control and deliver construction projects. Megan is currently working on the company’s Millikin University construction project and Maplewood Fire Station.
Megan began her career as an intern at S. M. Wilson four years ago and has been a Project Engineer for the past three years. She previously worked on several high-profile projects, including projects for BJC HealthCare and Blessing Hospital and The Orion high rise development in the Central West End. Continue reading “MEGAN BANKS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANGAER AT S. M. WILSON”
St. Louis, Mo., November 16, 2016 — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri has named S. M. Wilson & Co. a winner of the 2016 Keystone Project of the Year award for the construction of the IKEA St. Louis store, which opened in September 2015. The project took first place in the General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Building Construction Project $40 Million or More category. S. M. Wilson provided construction management services for the IKEA St. Louis store project, which is located in the Cortex Innovation District in midtown St. Louis. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON WINS 2016 CONSTRUCTION KEYSTONE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR ST. LOUIS IKEA STORE PROJECT”
St. Louis, MO –The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri announced the winners of its 2016 construction industry awards at its gala event at the River City Casino & Hotel. The Construction Awards Gala featured the 19th Annual Construction Keystone Awards which highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry. This year also marks the sixth time the AGC of Missouri has named First Place Specialty Contractors in 12 disciplines along with the coveted Specialty Contractor of the Year.
The 19th Annual Keystone Awards were presented to 10 contractors chosen from a group of 27 finalists covering a broad spectrum of project types including hospitals, educational buildings, manufacturing facilities, treatment plants, railyards and retail. The awards ceremony also honored the owners of the projects in this elite group. Continue reading “2016 Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry”
St. Louis, Mo., November 2, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has launched a new theme to emphasize and differentiate its longtime core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to deliver more than just buildings. Called ‘Beyond the Build™,’ the new program includes the new slogan, refreshed contemporary color schemes, updated website content and new videos, marketing materials and other editorial content. A video announcing the new branding program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFUcG-QKR4.
St. Louis, Mo., October 3, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of a $12 million expansion to its assisted living community and a new REACH short stay rehabilitation center at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. The three-story, 38,000 square foot addition includes 24 new assisted living apartments and 24 short stay rehabilitation private rooms.
“Both new areas will provide space for innovation and compassionate care,” said Shelly Heiden, Executive Director of Lutheran Hillside Village. “Planned and constructed with thought to convenience and comfort, the new apartments and short stay rehabilitation rooms will allow us to grow our mission to help older adults in the greater Peoria area to live life to the fullest.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON & CO. COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF $12 MILLION ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY EXPANSION AND NEW SHORT STAY REHABILITATION CENTER”
St. Louis, Mo., September 12, 2016 – The City of Maplewood, Missouri has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to build a new $6 million fire station headquarters to house the City’s fire department. The 18,897 square foot facility is being built on City property just west of Maplewood City Hall and will replace the current fire station, which is more than 50 years old.
The first floor will feature offices, along with a training and multi-purpose room. Living quarters, a dayroom, kitchen and dining area will be located on the second floor. The fire station will also have three drive-through apparatus bays and a training tower. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON & CO. IS BUILDING NEW $6 MILLION FIRE STATION HEADQUARTERS FOR CITY OF MAPLEWOOD”
ST. LOUIS —Environmental remediation work has commenced at City Foundry Saint Louis at Cortex, the new name of the former Federal Mogul Foundry property in midtown St. Louis. The proposed mixed-use redevelopment project is being designed and developed by Lawrence Group with significant reuse of the historic structures. The first phase of the overall $340 million project is programmed to include: Continue reading “Lawrence Group Unveils Vision for the Former Federal Mogul Site – London-based Bull Moose Industries Added to Investment Partnership”
St. Louis, Mo., August 16, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Brian Mee to Project Manager. He will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.
Mee joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer and has worked on a variety of federal, retail and healthcare construction projects. He has 10 years of experience in the construction industry. Mee holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES BRIAN MEE TO PROJECT MANAGER”
ST. LOUIS – The Sheldon is pleased to announce that S. M. Wilson & Co. has been chosen as the general contractor for the creation of a pedestrian walkway, plaza and renovated parking lot on the west side of Sheldon facilities. Construction is expected to begin in late July and to be completed in November.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Ben Gilmartin, the plaza and walkway will connect The Sheldon with Public Media Commons to the south and Washington Boulevard to the north. The walkway is The Sheldon’s portion of ArtWalk, linking several visual arts institutions in Grand Center. The plaza will feature a large vertical garden on the west wall of The Sheldon’s facilities, and a new sculptural sign and video blade will be installed on Washington Boulevard. Continue reading “THE SHELDON HIRES S. M. WILSON & CO. AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR”
Time lapse video of the construction of Chaminade College Preparatory School’s Viragh Center for the Arts building.
Here is Katie’s story and how she inspired S. M. Wilson’s timely construction of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, MO.
S. M. Wilson was a proud sponsor and participant in the S. E. E. Week (Summer Engineering Experience) at Cor Jesu Academy. On Monday, June 6, project team members lead students through an interactive and fun day. Students learned about the S. M. Wilson project currently being built on their campus through job estimating and scheduling challenges.
St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2016 – The 10th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $20,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 16, 2016 at Glen Echo Country Club. More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.
“Since 2007, S. M. Wilson has helped raise more than $319,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “This annual event underscores our core commitment to serve and enrich the community with passion and inspiration.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON’S SWINGING FORE DREAMS 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $20,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF ST. LOUIS”
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Vernon Pfeil to Senior Project Manager and named Robert Dulaney as Project Manager.
Pfeil will guide and lead the pre-construction and construction process on his projects. He will be involved with all pre-construction activities, paying particular attention to constructability issues and construction scheduling. During construction, Pfeil will direct the project management team to organize, schedule, plan, motivate, control and complete the building program to the Owner’s satisfaction and within the time set forth in the contract. Pfeil has eleven years of construction industry experience, mostly in government construction contracting, and holds a B. S. in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES VERNON PFEIL TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND NAMES ROBERT DULANEY PROJECT MANAGER”
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by the Ladue School District to perform $82.2 million worth of additions and renovations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School beginning this summer. Construction will focus on updating the academic core of the building where classrooms have not been significantly renovated since being built in the 1950s and 1960s. Funding for the project comes from an $85.1 million bond referendum passed by the District’s voters in April. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON TO BEGIN $82 MILLION ADDITION/RENOVATION OF LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL”
St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 2015 – Cor Jesu Academy has chosen S. M. Wilson & Co. to manage construction of the school’s new $8.9 million, 39,400 square foot, three-level performance gymnasium and student commons complex as part of the school’s long range campus enhancement plan. Slated for completion in the fall of 2017, this innovative new space gives Cor Jesu the opportunity to add new course offerings and state-of-the-art learning, while also growing the school’s sports programs. The project is being funded by a $9.5 million capital campaign launched in 2014 to provide a range of new facilities including a new chapel, plus site improvements and more financial aid for qualifying students at this private Catholic girls’ high school in South St. Louis County. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON CHOSEN BY COR JESU ACADEMY TO MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PERFORMANCE GYMNASIUM AND STUDENT COMMONS”
St. Louis, Mo., March 21, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Corey Noder to Senior Project Manager and Jordan Sanders to Assistant Project Manager.
Noder joined S. M. Wilson in 2014 as a Project Manager, and has 16 years of construction industry experience. He received a B.S. Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. He is a graduate of SIUE’s Construction Leadership Institute and the Duke University Management Program. Noder is a LEED Accredited Professional. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES COREY NODER TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND JORDAN SANDERS TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER”
St. Louis, Mo., March 14, 2016 – Lauren Williams, BIM Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., has received the 2016 Alumni Leadership Award from the Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (SIUE). The award recognizes an outstanding graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute program and honors the individual’s exceptional contributions to the building community through their leadership, character and hard work.
Lauren has become a leader in the construction industry locally and nationally in utilizing (BIM) technology in pre-construction services and in leveraging mobile technologies for more effective on-site construction project management. She rose quickly from Project Engineer to BIM Manager at S. M. Wilson, and has made a significant company-wide impact by immersing BIM into the company’s suite of pre-construction and construction management services. Last month Lauren was named a member of ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016 for having built an extraordinary industry portfolio in just a few short years while donating significant amounts of time and expertise to serve her community. Continue reading “LAUREN WILLIAMS RECEIVES 2016 ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE”
St. Louis, Mo., March 9, 2016 – Tim Doran has been promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. He will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.
Doran joined S. M. Wilson in 2011 and was previously Assistant Project Manager. He has worked on a variety of retail construction projects, and most recently worked on the St. Louis County Library building program. Continue reading “TIM DORAN PROMOTED TO PROJECT MANAGER”
St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2016 – Megan Banks, a Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co., was one of 20 African-American professionals under the age of 40 to be honored at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 6th Annual Salute to Young Leaders on February 25. Megan was recognized for her excellence in work and in her commitment to community building through service to others.
“Megan is a dedicated, determined and inspirational young woman,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “She is well respected by her peers, and continually goes above and beyond her job requirements to better the project and the people around her.” Continue reading “MEGAN BANKS HONORED BY ST. LOUIS AMERICAN FOUNDATION AT 6TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO YOUNG LEADERS AWARDS”
St. Louis, Mo., February 29, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Liz Peroutka to Project Engineer. She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. Liz will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion. Continue reading “LIZ PEROUTKA PROMOTED TO PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO.”
St. Louis, Mo., February 17, 2016 – Engineering News-Record Midwest has named Lauren Williams, CM-BIM and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., to its Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016. She was recognized for her significant career achievements and meaningful community service from among hundreds of young engineers, architects and construction planners from across the Midwest.
In the magazine’s story announcing this year’s 20 Under 40 class, ENR credited Lauren with having coordinated $325 million of BIM-guided construction projects. The article specifically states the following: Continue reading “LAUREN WILLIAMS NAMED TO ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD MIDWEST’S TOP 20 UNDER 40 CLASS OF 2016”
St. Louis, Mo., January 28, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected to renovate and expand the University Commons at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The $31 million, 85,000 square foot project will focus on renovating and reconfiguring the existing Staley Library and building a large addition to the structure.
When completed, the University Commons will feature the Staley Library, a new Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, the WJMU radio station, a New Technologies Studio and the University’s Math Center, Writing Center and Media Arts Center. The expanded University Commons will feature space for dining areas including a marketplace food court, a grill/bistro, a cafe and a large, dividable conference/banquet space. Other features will include the Center for International Education, Student Success Center, Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and spaces for collaboration and student organizations. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON SELECTED FOR $31 MILLION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND COMMONS”
St. Louis, Mo., January 26, 2016 – Mary Dohogne has been named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co. She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. Mary will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion. Continue reading “MARY DOHOGNE NAMED PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO”
St. Louis, Mo., January 11, 2015 – S. M. Wilson has been selected by the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District to build a new fire station to replace the District’s existing Engine House #2, which was built in 1962. The new 25,000 square foot facility will be built on the site of Engine House #2 at 10940 Schuetz Road and include five emergency vehicle bays, updated living quarters for Firefighters and Paramedics and a an area that includes bunk rooms, day room, fitness area, locker room and kitchen. Continue reading “CREVE COEUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SELECTS S. M. WILSON TO BUILD NEW FIRE STATION”
St. Louis, Mo., December 21, 2015 – Joyce Morgan, Diversity Coordinator at S. M. Wilson & Co., was honored as a Private Sector Executive of the Year at MOKAN’s “Embracing DIVERSITY – Excelling Toward Excellence” 41st Awards Anniversary Dinner on November 20, 2015 in St. Louis.
The awards recognize minority business owners and Corporate partners who have demonstrated commitment to enhancing the lives of others with a primary focus on expanding capacity building and workforce opportunities throughout the region. MOKAN is a leader in advancing opportunities of growth for minority and female businesses within the St. Louis area.
“We all have been working on leveling the playing field and making a difference for women and minorities in construction, and we now have more buy-in than ever,” Joyce said in accepting her award. “While we are making great strides in the right direction, we still have a long way to go. I am so honored to receive this award, and so lucky to work for S. M. Wilson, such a compassionate company that truly believes in making a difference for women and minorities in construction.” Continue reading “JOYCE MORGAN HONORED AS A ‘PRIVATE SECTOR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR’ AT MOKAN’S ‘EMBRACING DIVERSITY – EXCELLING TOWARD EXCELLENCE’ AWARDS DINNER”
St. Louis, Mo., December 14, 2015 – Jessica Barber has joined S. M. Wilson & Co. as coordinator of customer relationship management and market research. She will support the company’s marketing and business development efforts by organizing and managing the firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, which includes researching and gathering project, company, personnel and industry data as well as potential opportunities and clients. She will also assist in the development of marketing materials. Continue reading “JESSICA BARBER JOINS S. M. WILSON AS CRM AND MARKET RESEARCH COORDINATOR”
St. Louis, Mo., November 30, 2015 – Fred Jaeckle, Vice President of Pre-Construction and Estimating at S. M. Wilson & Co., will be retiring at the end of the year after 20 years of service to the company and 45 years in the construction industry. Jaeckle has worked on hundreds of commercial, healthcare, retail, education, senior living and industrial projects during his career with S. M. Wilson worth more than a billion dollars. Over his 20 years at S. M. Wilson, Fred has honed the company’s pre-construction and estimating services.
“Fred has been a mainstay on our team since his arrival here, and we greatly appreciate his service and the value he has added to our projects,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. Continue reading “FRED JAECKLE, VICE PRESIDENT OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND ESTIMATING AT S. M. WILSON, TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE”
St. Louis, Mo., November 3, 2015 – Stephens College has selected the joint venture of Reinhardt Construction Company and S. M. Wilson & Co. to renovate and build a new addition to Sampson Hall on its campus in Columbia, Missouri. The 22,090 square foot, $5.9 million project will create a home for the school’s new Physician Assistant program.
Renovations to the three-story existing building will create a new physician assistant laboratory, cadaver laboratory, four exam rooms and a hospital room for student training. Other new features will include offices for faculty and staff, a message room and a large classroom/multi-purpose room. Continue reading “STEPHENS COLLEGE SELECTS REINHARDT/WILSON JOINT VENTURE TO RENOVATE SAMPSON HALL AND BUILD NEW ADDITION”
St. Louis, Mo., October 26, 2015 – Ed Kerkhover, AIA of Kerkhover + Studio + Architects and Harrisburg Community Unit School District #3 have selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to build $16 million of renovations and additions at the District’s high school in Harrisburg, Illinois. The 53,563 square foot project will feature demolition of the school’s current gymnasium, construction of a new gymnasium and replacement of the school’s current Building ‘C’ with a new classroom building. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON SELECTED TO BUILD $16 MILLION OF RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS AT HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL”
St. Louis, Mo., October 7, 2015 – S. M. Wilson and 22 community-minded subcontractors have come together to complete construction of a new home in the City of St. Louis for Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis. All labor, materials and direct financial support were donated by the participating subcontractors. The first-time homebuyer family will receive the keys to their new home today at a Dedication ceremony hosted by Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON AND 22 SUBCONTRACTORS COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SAINT LOUIS HOME IN CITY OF ST. LOUIS”
St. Louis, Mo., October 1, 2015 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Courtney Kinamore to Marketing Manager and Tina Anthoney to Marketing Manager – Federal. Continue reading “COURTNEY KINAMORE AND TINA ANTHONEY PROMOTED”
St. Louis, Mo., August 17, 2015 – Brad Homes has been promoted to Assistant Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. He will be responsible for helping Project Managers organize, schedule, control and deliver construction projects. Continue reading “BRAD HOMES PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER AT S. M. WILSON & CO.”
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center recently opened their Farm Friends and Seed to Table education program to a group of young children of S. M. Wilson employees for an afternoon of hands-on learning. The kids spent the afternoon meeting and feeding the center’s chickens and miniature donkeys and touring the site’s vegetable gardens, orchards and small prairie to learn where our food comes from and the role of plants and animals. The kids even made their own snack of salad and dressing with items they picked and prepared from the garden.
The afternoon ‘at the farm’ for S. M. Wilson kids was made possible through the company’s ongoing sponsorship of the Farm Friends program at the Early Childhood Center (ECC). The Farm Friends program creates an interactive student-learning center for animal health and care, symbiotic relationships with humans, nutrition and more. During the school year, animals are rotated into the lesson plan for a week at a time. Each week, for seven weeks total, students meet a new pair of adopted animals – ranging from donkeys, pigs and ducks – and learn something new about each species.
The Farm Friends program began in May 2011 as an extension of the District’s renowned Seed to Table program, which utilizes a garden located at the ECC to teach students in preschool through first grade about parts of plants, life cycles, symbiotic relationships and, most importantly, nutrition.
Throughout the year, teachers use the program and facility as an integral tool to help students understand where food comes from and how plants and animals are used to make many things in our everyday lives. For example, the small prairie on the site enables students to roll and rake hay and then transport it to the barn to feed the animals. They learn the difference between hay and straw and how both are important to the needs of animals (hay is dried grass and is what the animals eat, straw is for animal bedding).
“The program was started to help children understand how animals help us,” says Almut Marino, coordinator of the “Seed to Table” program. “For the students, the animals are more than just a lesson plan… they are part of the class. The kids love the animals.”
“It is important that our kids understand that food does not just come from the grocery store, but that it comes from plants and animals that provide humans with vital nutritional content,” says Marino. “This program bridges the learning gap for city kids in a fun way.”
St. Louis, Mo., June 16, 2015 – Nichole Geiger and Chad Kolmer have joined S. M. Wilson & Co. as Project Engineers.
Nichole and Chad will help establish procedures with a project’s design professionals, consultants and Owner for efficient information flow, approvals, meetings, reporting and other administrative support. They will track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFI‘s through the duration of the project, and they will also assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion support as needed. Continue reading “NICHOLE GEIGER AND CHAD KOLMER JOIN S. M. WILSON AS PROJECT ENGINEERS”
St. Louis, Mo., June 3, 2015 – The 9th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $26,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 11, 2015 at Glen Echo Country Club. More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON’S SWINGING FORE DREAMS GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $26,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF ST. LOUIS”
St. Louis, Mo., May 29, 2015 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Judd Presley to Vice President of Business Development. He will be responsible for driving S. M. Wilson’s continued growth in the Midwest and nationally by identifying and developing strategic new business initiatives and growing existing client business relationships. Presley will also continue to oversee S. M. Wilson’s Federal and Military (MILCON) capture programs.
St. Louis, Mo., May 22, 2015 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Jim Hoette as Director of Project Development, Andrew Ahlers, CM-BIM, A.C. and Jamal Dillahunt as Project Engineer and Scott Briggs as Superintendent. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON ADDS JIM HOETTE AS DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW AHLERS AND JAMAL DILLAHUNT AS PROJECT ENGINEER AND SCOTT BRIGGS AS SUPERINTENDENT”
St. Louis, Mo., May 18, 2015 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has expanded its senior management team by promoting Brian Bea, Jack Kinamore and Mike Hanner to Senior Project Manager.
Bea joined S. M. Wilson as a Project Manager in 2006 and has been instrumental in the company’s continued growth in the healthcare market. He has also helped the company improve its overall operational processes. He has 18 years of construction industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from John Brown University. Bea is also a 2014 Graduate of Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Construction Leadership Institute program. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES BRIAN BEA, JACK KINAMORE AND MIKE HANNER TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER”
S. M. Wilson has hired Dan Hoffman and Neal Buschmann as Project Safety Managers, Dave Boeger as Estimator and John Peterson, P.E., as Mechanical Engineer. All four are construction industry veterans with nearly 30 years of experience in the field. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES FOUR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY VETERANS IN SAFETY, ESTIMATING AND ENGINEERING”
Public construction projects for municipalities and school districts have traditionally employed the design-bid-build method – An Owner selects an architect to design a project, solicits bids from general contractors and then contracts directly with the lowest bidder. While this approach is often thought to be the fairest use of taxpayer dollars, it does not always deliver the best value or end-product. It also puts an additional burden on the Owner to hire qualified internal staff to manage the insurance, bonding, change orders, contracts and other paperwork associated with the project. Continue reading “What do you know about the Construction Management Agency (CMa) delivery method?”
Sustainable Energy Solutions in K-12 Schools
The new $39 million Wydown Middle School in the School District of Clayton just completed by S. M. Wilson & Co. is a showcase for new energy saving innovations and sustainability practices that are coming to the K-12 public school marketplace. Reducing energy consumption and conserving natural resources are high economic and educational priorities for today’s public schools. The ideas and innovations built into Wydown Middle School have created a dynamic learning environment for today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. Continue reading “Happier, Healthier Learning Environments”
Larry Pyle and Steve Koxlien have joined S. M. Wilson & Co. as Quality Control Managers, and Carolyn Van Kirk has joined as Job Accountant/Project Assistant in the company’s Federal and Military (MILCON) construction division. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON ADDS LARRY PYLE, STEVE KOXLIEN AND CAROLYN VAN KIRK TO MILITARY CONSTRUCTION DIVISION”
S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected to build Phase 1 of a three-phase Master Plan project for Covenant Place independent senior living center on the Jewish Community’s Millstone Campus in St. Louis County, Missouri. Phase 1 will consist of the construction of a 92,000 square-foot facility with 101 independent living units featuring full kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms. The building will contain a grand main lobby, seating rooms, community rooms and several laundry areas. Situated on 3.3 acres, the project will also include a covered walkway connected to existing buildings on the campus, as well as outdoor seating areas.
According to Covenant Place, the Master Plan is a three-phase project that increases the level and quality of services for seniors living on the Millstone campus and in the surrounding community, while addressing the increasing obsolescence and inadequacies of the current buildings. The plan includes 355 apartments in new four-story, universally-designed, sustainable buildings as well as a Senior Lifestyle Center that will house a range of services and amenities. All of the apartments will be affordable, with 320 apartments preserving the existing HUD Section 8 contracts. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON SELECTED TO BUILD PHASE 1 OF THE NEW COVENANT PLACE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER IN CREVE COEUR”
Debra Sheahan has been promoted to Director of Estimating at S. M. Wilson & Co. She will be responsible for overseeing all of the company’s estimating activities, including the conceptualizing and assembling of cost estimates for projects, management of department staff, preconstruction coordination and bid room control and functionality.
Sheahan was previously a Senior Estimator at S. M. Wilson and has 40 years of construction industry experience. She attended the University of Missouri – Columbia. Continue reading “DEBRA SHEAHAN PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF ESTIMATING AT S. M. WILSON”
A comparison between general contracting and construction management delivery methods
Every construction project Owner must determine which delivery method – general contracting (GC) or construction management (CM) – will produce the best price and results for their project. In a perfect world, Owners would be able to manage their project using both methods simultaneously to reveal which would yield the best project in regards to cost, quality, and schedule. Since this is not feasible, how do Owners ensure they get the most for their construction dollar? Continue reading “Getting the Most for Your Construction Dollar”
S. M. Wilson & Co. has added five new professionals to its staff. Ayo Ojolola and Joe Boschert were hired as a Project Engineers, Anne Myers joined as Safety Coordinator, Carrine Allen was named Job Accountant/Project Assistant and Chuck Parker was hired as a Project Superintendant.
Ayo Ojolola and Joe Boschert will work with a project’s design professionals, consultants and Owners to establish and track the flow of information, approvals, meetings, reporting, shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries, LEED checklists and other support activities through the duration of a project. Ojolola earned a B. S. in Construction Engineering Technology from Murray State University. Boschert earned a B. S. in Construction Management from Missouri State University, and has interned at S. M. Wilson for the past year. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON ADDS NEW PROJECT ENGINEERS, SAFETY COORDINATOR, JOB ACCOUNTANT/PROJECT ASSISTANT AND PROJECT SUPERINTENDANT”
Every construction project Owner must determine which delivery method – general contracting (GC) or construction management (CM) – will produce the best price and results for their project. In a perfect world, Owners would be able to manage their project using both methods simultaneously to reveal which would yield the best project in regards to cost, quality, and schedule. Since this is not feasible, how do Owners ensure they get the most for their construction dollar?
“The process of construction provides many opportunities for students to learn more about the steps involved in bringing a project to life.” Kathy Fitzgerald, Lower Division Director, Community School Continue reading “Building Teachable Moments”
S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Ryan Perryman, LEED AP to Project Director. He will be responsible for providing leadership and operational oversight for a variety of construction projects and project teams while continuing to support sales and pre-construction efforts in the company’s Industrial Market segment.
Since joining S. M. Wilson in 2004, Perryman has been part of project teams that have built more than $200 million of construction in the company’s industrial and retail market segments. He is currently managing more than $38 million in projects in Missouri, Texas and Arizona. Perryman also serves on the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis Construction Leadership Council Steering Committee and is a member of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Continue reading “RYAN PERRYMAN, LEED AP PROMOTED TO PROJECT DIRECTOR AT S. M. WILSON”
The St. Louis County Library District has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to manage the construction of more than $31 million in upgrades at eleven library branches across the county in Phase 1 of a master facilities capital improvement plan. Two libraries will receive new buildings, and nine additional libraries will receive significant upgrades. Work has begun on the two new branch facilities. Continue reading “ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT SELECTS S. M. WILSON & CO.”
Rollins Construction Company is acting as a subcontractor to parent company S. M. Wilson & Co. to transform a 28,000 square foot student commons area inside Shreve Residence Hall into an academic support center on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The $2.1 million renovation project will turn an under-utilized area of the building’s first floor into a collaborative learning environment to support a variety of teaching styles. Rollins Construction Company will perform the project’s demolition, carpentry and concrete work.
The new academic support center will feature meeting and conference rooms, a computer classroom, administrative office, information center and a large student learning lounge that can be configured to supplement a variety of learning needs. The project is scheduled to be completed in February 2015. S. M. Wilson will provide general contracting services. MPA Architects is the project’s architect.
Founded by the Rollins family in 1977, Rollins Construction Company, located in Indianapolis, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of S. M. Wilson & Co. S. M. Wilson acquired Rollins in October 2007. For more information, visit www.rollinsconst.com.
S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $250 million in 2013 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. and Brigadier Construction Services, a Joint Venture, as the contractor to build a new $6 million Dining Facility (DFAC) at Fort McCoy, Army Garrison, Wisconsin.
The new dining facility was fully programmed and designed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District to support the NCO (Non Commissioned Officers) Academy. Capable of serving up to 390 persons, this full service, 12,545 Square Foot facility, was programmed to promote proper nutrition to support our nation’s soldiers. Additionally, the facility will include a vehicle unloading area with dock lift, receiving area, dry and cold storage areas, dishwashing area, administrative area, locker room, and mechanical and electrical rooms
S. M. Wilson and Brigadier Construction Services will provide general contracting services, with completion targeted for fall of 2015.
The NCO Academy falls under the command of the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center at Ft. Knox, KY. This training provides junior-enlisted Soldiers and NCO’s with the necessary training to develop leadership skills. Training includes: Warrior Leader Course (WLC), Advanced Leader Course-Distance learning (ALC-d1), Battle Staff NCO Course, (BSNCOC), Small Group Instructor Course and Army Basic Instructor Course.
S. M. Wilson established a Federal and Military (MILCON) division business group in 2010 to grow this segment of the company’s business. The firm has worked on more than $150 million of federal projects.
S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and Rollins Construction Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S. M. Wilson, in Indianapolis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $250 million in 2013 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.
Sidney Karneke and John Helfrich have joined S. M. Wilson & Co. as site safety health officers (SSHO). Karneke will serve as the SSHO at the new Army Reserve Center (ARC) being built at Ft. Lewis, Washington and Helfrich will serve as the SSHO for the new dining hall project at Ft. McCoy. They will help project managers identify the safety equipment and procedures needed for the project and ensure that those procedures and equipment are used in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Karneke has ten years of construction industry experience with the federal government in the areas of safety inspection and project management. He earned a Bachelor of Project Management at Ashford University.Helfrich has six years of experience in facilities safety inspection and site safety management. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Business Administration.
The $31.5 ARC is designed to support military training for 1200 Army Reserve members. The new ARC complex will consist of a 104,497 square foot Training Center, a 15,398 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Shop and a 3,817 square foot Unheated Storage building.
The $6 million new dining facility was fully programmed and designed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District to support the NCO (Non Commissioned Officers) Academy. Capable of serving up to 390 persons, this full service, 12,545 Square Foot facility, was designed to achieve LEED Silver and was programmed to promote proper nutrition to support our nation’s soldiers.
S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and Rollins Construction Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S. M. Wilson, in Indianapolis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $250 million in 2013 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.
TriStar Properties, in partnership with PCCP, LLC, has begun construction of a $25 million, 673,127 square foot speculative distribution center at the Gateway Commerce Center in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. The Gateway RT Distribution Center will be built by the joint venture of Propper Construction Services and S. M. Wilson & Co. A groundbreaking event with local and state officials will be held at the site to celebrate the start of construction.
Gary Wille has been promoted to Senior Project Manager, and Zac Deets and Adam Nanney have been promoted to Project Superintendant at S. M. Wilson & Co.
Wille is responsible for leading all activities and personnel for construction projects, primarily in the company’s educational market. He joined S. M. Wilson 15 years ago, and has 33 years of construction industry experience. Wille holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES GARY WILLE”
Community School in Ladue has opened its new $4 million Centennial Arts Center. The 19,300 square foot facility has an auditorium with seating for 500 as well as classrooms to support the school’s Integrated Arts Education program. Drama, art, music, band, a multi-purpose room and small break-out rooms provide ample space for faculty and students to learn and create. A state-of-the-art lighting and sound system complement the performance space, which has already hosted two major theatrical productions.
Paul Hayhurst, Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co., has earned the LEED Accredited Professional credential from the U. S. Green Building Council with a Building Design + Construction Specialty. A LEED Accredited Professional demonstrates a solid, current understanding of green building principles and practices, and shows a clear commitment to professional growth in the field.
S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Steve Mitchler to Project Director and Jason Gasawski and Tim Doran to Assistant Project Manager. Mitchler been Senior Project Manager at the company for the past 15 years, and has overseen construction projects for Anheuser-Busch and Procter & Gamble, and now is leading the team responsible for constructing the future IKEA St. Louis store. Steve has more than 30 years of construction experience, and holds a B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla.
The joint venture team of S. M. Wilson and AWA Business Corporation has been selected as the best value contractor by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District to build a new 115,000 square foot elementary school in the Ft. Knox Historic District at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. The AWA Wilson JV, a SBE 8(a), HubZone approved Mentor-Protégé joint venture, will provide general contracting services for the $32 million project. The new school will replace and consolidate two older elementary schools and accommodate 635 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
S. M. Wilson & Co. has added Corey Noder, Stacey Ross, Lee Wallace and Amy de Kramer to its professional staff.
Noder joined the company as Project Manager. He has 14 years of experience overseeing construction project elements including workforce, materials and budget management, and client and subcontractor communications. Noder holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON ADDS COREY NODER”
Community School recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Centennial Arts Center. Parents, alumni, faculty and friends gathered for a brief ceremony and first look at the new wing, as Head of School Matthew Gould, Board President John Stroup and Centennial Campaign Chair Mark Schnuck cut the ceremonial blue ribbon.
Tony Eftimoff has been promoted to Director of Subcontractors Default Insurance and Mike Mangiore has been promoted to Controller at S. M. Wilson & Co.
Eftimoff is responsible for developing a system to prequalify subcontractors, communicate results, ensure accuracy of Subcontractors Default Insurance (SDI) billings and job costing, manage claims and track the company’s SDI reserve. He previously was Controller at S. M. Wilson and has invaluable construction experience and proven analytical skills. Eftimoff joined S. M. Wilson in 2010. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES TONY EFTIMOFF”
The new $39 million Wydown Middle School in the School District of Clayton just completed by S. M. Wilson & Co. is a showcase for new energy saving innovations and sustainability practices that are coming to the K-12 public school marketplace. Reducing energy consumption and conserving natural resources are high economic and educational priorities for today’s public schools. The ideas and innovations built into Wydown Middle School have created a dynamic learning environment for today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum.
Nine St. Louis area architecture, design and construction firms took home a total of 17 awards on April 10, 2014 at the Society of Marketing Professional Services St. Louis Marketing Excellence Awards held at Kemoll’s Top of the Met. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. The winners include:
Jack Kinamore and Brian Bea, both Project Managers at S. M. Wilson & Co., recently graduated from the Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
The Construction Leadership Institute is an Executive Education program jointly developed by the SIUE School of Business and the Department of Construction in the School of Engineering. The nine-week program of instruction is designed to improve the processes and outcomes of the building industry by preparing the nest generation of architecture, engineering and construction leaders. Continue reading “JACK KINAMORE AND BRIAN BEA GRADUATE”
Mark Winschel, Director of Business Development at S. M. Wilson & Co., has been named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. According to the magazine, this class represents the next generation of leadership in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry nationally. They have been chosen by the editors of Building Design+Construction on the basis of three factors: career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work.
Lauren Smith, CM-BIM and BIM Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., is making a presentation today on leveraging Mobile technology for more effective on-site construction project management at the Associated General Contractors 2014 Annual Convention Technology Showcase in Las Vegas. She is drawing upon her experience gained over the past two years in expanding the use of BIM services internally at S. M. Wilson. She now serves as a consultant with all S. M. Wilson project managers, streamlining project planning and identifying potential problems and solutions before they occur.
Employees of S. M. Wilson & Co. have completed the acquisition of the company from Chief Executive Officer Scott Wilson. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was established in 2005 to provide employees with an interest in the Company through their retirement plan and allow the employees to share in the profits of the Company. The ESOP completed the transaction on December 31, 2013. Most of S. M. Wilson’s 140 employees participate in the ESOP.
Another big step in S. M. Wilson’s long range succession plan took place today when we announced that our employees have completed the acquisition of the company from Scott Wilson through their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Although originally planned to be completed at a later date, our strong revenue projections convinced us that now was a good time to give our employees full ownership of the company through their retirement plan and to share in the profits of the company. Most of our 140 employees participate in the ESOP, and we are truly excited!
Higher education is undergoing substantial changes in the ways students are receiving their education, and these changes have a direct impact on the design and construction of new and renovated teaching facilities. For example, the growing popularity of online classes and distance learning can reduce the size of lecture halls and increase the use of video technology in the classroom. Higher Education students are now encouraged to collaborate on projects in small groups, which requires numerous gathering spaces where discussion and interaction can take place inside classroom buildings. At many colleges and universities, the overall focus has shifted from teaching to learning environments.
GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR: A COMPARISON BETWEEN GENERAL CONTRACTING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DELIVERY METHODS
One of the most important decisions every construction project Owner faces is determining what delivery method to utilize to get the best price and results. In a perfect world, project Owners would be able to bid and manage their project using both general contracting (GC) and construction management (CM) delivery methods simultaneously, thus revealing which delivery method would yield the best project in regards to cost, quality and schedule. Of course this is not practical, but the question remains: how do Owners get the most for their construction dollar? Continue reading “GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR”
A rendering of the Army Reserve Center at Fort Lewis in Washington state, expected to be completed in fall 2015. S.M. Wilson will provide general contracting services for the project.
S.M. Wilson & Co., the St. Louis-based construction management firm, has been awarded a new $31.5 million project for a new Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis in Washington state. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON WINS ANOTHER FEDERAL PROJECT”
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. as the ‘Best Value’ contractor to build a new $31.5 Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis, Washington. Designed to support military training for 1200 Army Reserve members, the new ARC complex will consist of a 104,497 square foot Training Center, a 15,398 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Shop and a 3,817 square foot Unheated Storage building.
Community School has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to construct a new 19,300 square foot performing arts center with seating for 500 at its campus in Ladue, Missouri. The Centennial Arts Center is scheduled to be completed in time for the school’s 100th anniversary celebration in April 2014.
S. M. Wilson & Co. will break ground Monday on a $22 million program of building additions and renovations for the School of the Osage School District in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Construction will involve a total 126,000 square feet of building space and include the following projects:
National and local officials of Shriners Hospitals for Children Wednesday announced plans to build a $47 million replacement hospital on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine.