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S. M. WILSON SELECTED BY U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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 JOIN S. M. WILSON & CO.

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 BEGINS CONSTRUCTION

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.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES GARY WILLE

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 OPENS NEW $4 MILLION CENTENNIAL ARTS CENTER

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.

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PAUL HAYHURST EARNS LEED ACCREDITED PROFESIONAL CREDENTIAL

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.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES STEVE MITCHLER

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.

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S. M. WILSON AND AWA BUSINESS

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.

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S. M. WILSON ADDS COREY NODER

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 HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW ARTS CENTER

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.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES TONY EFTIMOFF

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”

NEW WYDOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL

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.

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WIN

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:

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JACK KINAMORE AND BRIAN BEA GRADUATE

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 NAMED TO BUILDING DESIGN

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.

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LAUREN SMITH DISCUSSING EFFECTIVE LEVERAGING

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.

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EMPLOYEES COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF S. M. WILSON & CO.

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.

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MEET OUR NEW OWNERS…OUR EMPLOYEES!

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!

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THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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.

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GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR

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”

S. M. WILSON WINS ANOTHER FEDERAL PROJECT

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”

S. M. WILSON SELECTED BY U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

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.

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