JACKIE TRIPI PROMOTED TO PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO.

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Jackie Tripi 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. Jackie 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.

Jackie joined S. M. Wilson 10 years ago as a Project Coordinator. She has worked on a variety of project teams building for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and most recently a public high school and fire station. She has 22 years of construction industry experience.




S. M. WILSON HIRES MARTY YEAROUT AS ESTIMATOR, BRIAN ZUROSKY AS PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND AMY SCHULTZ AS PROJECT ASSISTANT/JOB ACCOUNTANT

S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Marty Yearout as Estimator, Brian Zurosky as Project Superintendent and Amy Shultz as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.

Yearout is an estimator with 32 years of experience. He will be responsible for assembling cost estimates and developing constructability reviews and value engineering studies for construction projects. Yearout holds a BSBA in Business Management from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Zurosky is S. M. Wilson’s newest Project Superintendent. He will be responsible for the day to day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety. Zurosky has 36 years of experience and is OSHA 30 Certified.

Shultz is S. M. Wilson’s new Project Assistant/Job Accountant. She has 15 years of experience.




S. M. WILSON NAMES DANIEL HARPER, LEED AP BD+C AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

S. M. Wilson & Co. has named Dan Harper, LEED AP BD+C, as Senior Project Manager. Harper will be responsible for managing multi-million dollar senior care construction projects. His duties include project planning, scheduling, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.  He has 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on a variety of senior care, historic renovation, warehouse and commercial projects.

Harper earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  He has an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health and is LEED Accredited.




SARAH MILLER PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT ESTIMATOR AT S. M. WILSON

Sarah Miller 1St. 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.

Sarah is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and has also studied Estimating at St. Louis Community College.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




STEVE MAST TO RETIRE FROM S. M. WILSON

Steve MastSt. 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.

  “Steve has been instrumental for cultivating strong relationships with our retail clients and then providing outstanding service as Project Executive on these projects,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “His track record of success in retail construction speaks for itself. He was also integral to our winning the contract to build the IKEA store in St. Louis. Steve will be missed by all of us at S. M. Wilson.”

Steve started his career in construction at the age of 15, working summers for a construction firm in Iowa. After graduating from the University of Florida with a B. S. in Building Construction, he worked his way up to management positions in project manager and business development. In 1993, he joined S. M. Wilson as Vice President.

“S. M. Wilson has a reputation of professionalism and providing a high level of service to our clients, yet our culture of teamwork and having fun makes us a unique firm. I have enjoyed working with my S. M. Wilson family,” Mast said.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




S. M. WILSON EMPLOYEES PROVIDE 95+ COMMUNITY ‘ACTS OF KINDNESS’ TO MARK COMPANY’S 95TH ANNIVERSARY

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.”

Seventy percent of S. M. Wilson’s employees are involved in the community in their own ways.

Through the acts, more than 40 Holiday Wishes were recently granted to kids at Epworth Children and Family Services. Seventeen employees gave blood to the American Red Cross. Employees also volunteered their time mentoring, serving on non-profit boards and participating in Ready Readers, while others randomly purchased lunches for soldiers at Ft. Leonard Wood. The list goes on.

“The wide variety of support provided to the community reflects the employee-friendly culture at S. M. Wilson,” Berg added.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER RENOVATION & ADDITION FOR MAPLEWOOD RICHMOND HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT

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.

The new one-story addition will feature a multipurpose room and three pre-school classrooms. It will be built on the current ECC parking lot at 2801 Oakland Avenue in Maplewood. The project will include more than 15,000 square feet of new and renovated educational space.

Upon completion of the remodel and addition, the ECC will have a total of nine new classrooms and intervention spaces, plus a large multi-purpose room

S. M. Wilson will provide Construction Management services, and Bond Architects is the project’s architect. Construction is scheduled to be completed in late Summer 2017.

This is the fifth building project S. M. Wilson has handled for the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District since 2001. Most recently the company completed a $3.7 million program of renovations and additions to two different schools, including renovations to the high school and the construction of a new addition and renovations at the Early Childhood Center.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




MEGAN BANKS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANGAER AT S. M. WILSON

Megan Banks 3St. 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.

            Earlier this year, Megan 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. She was recognized for her excellence in work and in her commitment to community building through service to others.

          Megan holds a B. S. in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She also completed the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health Certification for the Construction Industry

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

                                   




S. M. WILSON WINS 2016 CONSTRUCTION KEYSTONE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR ST. LOUIS IKEA STORE PROJECT

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.

According to the AGC, ‘the IKEA store project involved an 18-month time frame, 21 acres of site work, Missouri’s largest combined sewer overflow drain, Missouri’s largest rooftop solar array and a 380,000 sq. ft. building with below store parking for 540 cars. Despite these challenges, through proper planning and quality control, IKEA was turned over to the Owner on time, within budget and with the highest level of quality.’

The Construction Keystone Awards highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry and recognize a contractor’s success in achieving solutions during construction for challenges faced on a project.  The awards are a glowing recognition of construction professionals whose skill, teamwork and spirit of innovation make a lasting contribution to a community by building facilities that support and enhance the quality of life. Safety performance and workforce diversity also are essential components of overall performance.

“This award is a testimony to the hard work, creative thinking and team approach that our entire staff put into the planning and execution of this project,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “The IKEA store has truly transformed the community we serve and showcases our passion to go ‘Beyond the Build’ and deliver more than brick and mortar buildings.”

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




2016 Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry

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. 

            The Construction Keystone Awards are not awarded based upon a project’s beauty. Instead, the Keystone Awards recognize a contractor’s success in achieving solutions during construction for challenges faced on a project.  The awards are a glowing recognition of construction professionals whose skill, teamwork and spirit of innovation make a lasting contribution to a community by building the facilities that support and enhance the quality of life. Safety performance and workforce diversity also are essential components of overall performance.

            Keystone Project of the Year winners include: Interface Construction Corporation for the Agriculture Pavilion at the Saint Louis Science Center (St. Louis, MO); icon Mechanical Construction & Engineering for BJC-Washington University Medical School Campus Renewal Project-Penthouse (St. Louis, MO); S. M. Wilson & Co. for IKEA St. Louis (St. Louis, MO); L. Keeley Construction Company for the Illinois River Transmission Project-Mississippi River Cross (Palmyra, MO to Quincy, IL); Concrete Strategies, LLC for Railroad Depot Grand Staircase (Poplar Bluff, MO); Guarantee Electrical Company for William H. Danforth Wing of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (St. Louis, MO); Guarantee Electrical Company for December 2015 Flood Mitigation for Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (Fenton, MO); PayneCrest Electric, Inc. for Flint Creek Environmental Retrofit (Gentry, AR); ISC Contracting, Inc. for Varsity Tutors LLC Corporate Headquarters (St. Louis, MO); and, Herzog/Reyes, a Joint Venture for Pier E Container Yard / Intermodal Railyard, Phase I (Long Beach, CA).  Click here for project photos and descriptions.

The 2016 Keystone Heritage Award was awarded to the Bagnell Dam at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Since its first presentation in 1997, the Heritage Award’s purpose is to recognize a project of significance and ongoing importance that was built prior to the inception of the Keystone Awards.  If ever there was a project that exemplified the elements of a Keystone Award long before the award criteria was even developed, it is the Bagnell Dam.  This construction project – virtually the only major construction project in the nation during the Great Depression – created the economic engine known to us as Lake of the Ozarks and continues to provide power for Missourians nearly 90 years later.

 Specialty Contractor Awards

            The AGC of Missouri also announced 12 Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) Awards to Specialty Contractors voted “First Place” in their discipline by the general contractor members of the AGC.  The General Contractor members were asked to consider a Specialty Contractor’s timeliness in regard to completion of project(s), ability to stay within budget and their overall experience with the specialty contractor.  The 12  First Place Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) award winners are:  D & S Fencing CO., Inc. (Ancillary Services); Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Co., Inc. (Concrete / Paving); Drilling Service Company (Earthwork & Utilities); Guarantee Electrical Company (Electrical); Spirtas Wrecking Company (Environmental Remediation & Demolition); T. J. Wies Contracting, Inc. (Int. & Ext. Finishes, Openings & Fixtures); Murphy Company (HVAC / Piping); Grant Masonry Contracting Co., Inc.(Masonry); Fire Tech, LLC (Plumbing & Fire Protection); Waterhout Construction, Inc. (Structural & Finish Carpentry); ACME Erectors, Inc. (Structural & Finish Metals); and, Kirberg Company (Thermal & Moisture Protection).

            The Specialty Contractor receiving the most votes by General Contractors also was presented the Specialty Contractor of the Year award by the AGC of Missouri. This distinction was awarded to T. J. Wies Contracting, Inc.

            “As the largest statewide construction trade association it’s really exciting for us to have the opportunity to highlight outstanding projects completed by our members here in Missouri and throughout the country.  The SCOTY Awards provide our General Contractors the opportunity to honor our specialty contractors for their contributions to the success of a project,” said Leonard Toenjes, CAE, president of the AGC.  “More than ever in today’s competitive and challenging construction environment, collaboration is the key to making a successful project happen.”

            The Associated General Contractors of Missouri is the united voice of the construction industry, representing nearly 550 commercial, industrial, heavy and highway contractors, industry partners and related firms in 110 counties in Missouri. Visit:  www.agcmo.org

 




S. M. WILSON LAUNCHES ‘BEYOND THE BUILD’ TO REINFORCE CORE STRENGTHS OF VALUE, SERVICE, PEOPLE AND PASSION FOR BUILDING

smwilson_logo_w-tag_7-2016_tm_rgb_300dpiSt. 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.


“In today’s increasingly commoditized commercial construction industry, we want prospective customers and others in our industry to know that S. M. Wilson uses bricks and mortar to transform communities and landscapes,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson.  “We have always been known for our employee-friendly culture, our collaborative and transparent approach to projects and our atmosphere of finding the fun in the work we do.  We are reaffirming these long-held company values and connecting them in a contemporary way.”
‘Beyond The Build’ encompasses the S. M. Wilson family’s embrace of innovation, service to the community, commitment to employee career development, collaboration with owners and project teams, respect for all people and the notion that work can be fun.  These values can be found in things like the company’s flexible work schedules, technology investments, commitments to sustainability and the desire to promote people from within whenever possible.
“Beyond the BuildTM” will begin appearing on company project site signage, website (www.smwilson.com) YouTube videos, social media channels and other communications outlets.
S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




S. M. WILSON & CO. COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF $12 MILLION ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY EXPANSION AND NEW SHORT STAY REHABILITATION CENTER

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.”

The project began in April 2015, and represents the first phase of a two-phase building program that also includes renovations to the existing skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care assisted living areas, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy rooms and dining areas. The second phase is scheduled for completion in late 2017.

Lutheran Hillside Village is a continuing care retirement community located at 6901 N. Galena Road in Peoria. Part of Lutheran Senior Services, Lutheran Hillside Village offers five levels of senior living services on a 37-acre campus. For more information, visit www.lutheranhillsidevillage.lssliving.mobi/.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON & CO. IS BUILDING NEW $6 MILLION FIRE STATION HEADQUARTERS FOR CITY OF MAPLEWOOD

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.

The facility was designed and is being built to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

S. M. Wilson will provide pre-construction and construction management services for the project. It is scheduled to be completed in April 2017. JEMA is the architect for the project.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




Lawrence Group Unveils Vision for the Former Federal Mogul Site – London-based Bull Moose Industries Added to Investment Partnership

City Foundry Saint Louis
City Foundry Saint Louis at Cortex

 

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:

  •  48,000 square feet of restaurant and food hall space with approximately 20 chef-driven quick serve food stalls and up to four full service restaurants
  • 124,000 square feet of creative office space in the City Foundry building complex
  • 133,000 square feet of retail space with up to 45 retailers
  • New 511-car parking garage plus ample surface spaces
  • Connection to the Great Rivers Greenway Trail System
  • Amenities including public plaza spaces, bike share, electric recharge stations and dedicated ride sharing drop-off

In addition to the commencement of remediation work on the site, Lawrence Group CEO Steve Smith has announced that Bull Moose Industries has become a major investment partner in the redevelopment. London-based Bull Moose Chairman, the Rt. Hon. Lord Swarj Paul, has continued to grow his investments in St. Louis, adding his partnership in City Foundry to his previous investments in the 634 North Grand building in Grand Center and the acquisition of XL Trailers earlier this year. “This new investment by Lord Paul represents our continued confidence in St. Louis as well as our belief in the exciting vision laid out by Steve Smith for the City Foundry development,” according to Bull Moose CEO Michael Blatz. Eagle Bank is providing the financing for the project.

The National Register of Historic Places nomination for the existing foundry complex was recently approved by the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Building on the region’s reputation as an innovation hub, City Foundry Saint Louis is envisioned as a place where ideas can thrive and where people can get connected and collaborate. The first phase of the car-optional development is expected to create 870 permanent jobs in addition to construction jobs, as well as spur additional development on neighboring properties. Great Rivers Greenway trails will traverse through the site providing a walkable connection between Saint Louis University, Cortex, and Metro stations as well as a pathway to Forest Park. “The City Foundry Saint Louis redevelopment represents another example of the continued investment and expansion of the Cortex brand. This will be a tremendous amenity to the already vibrant innovation community that exists at Cortex,” according to Dennis Lower, CEO of Cortex Innovation Community.

The first phase of the project is scheduled to open in 2018, and future phases call for a 279-unit residential tower; 265,000 square feet of office; and 16,000 square feet of retail. For leasing information, visit www.cityfoundrystl.com. The project team includes:

  • Lawrence Group – Design and Development
  • S.M. Wilson – Construction Management
  • Midwest Service Group – Remediation and Abatement Contractor
  • SCI Engineering – Environmental Consultant
  • Grimes Consulting – Civil Engineering
  • CBRE – Retail Leasing Brokerage
  • DCM Management – Office Leasing Brokerage
  • Eagle Bank and Advantage Capital Partners – Financing

About CORTEX: Founded in 2002 through a collaboration between Washington University in St. Louis, BJC Healthcare, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Cortex Innovation Community (CortexSTL.com) is the Midwest’s leading hub of innovation and technology commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies. Cited by the Brookings Institution as a model of an urban innovation district, Cortex is home to more than 200 software and bioscience technology firms, providing a deep pool of entrepreneurial programs that support emerging technology companies and helps to attract established technology firms to St. Louis.




S. M. WILSON PROMOTES BRIAN MEE TO PROJECT MANAGER

Brian MeeSt. 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.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




THE SHELDON HIRES S. M. WILSON & CO. AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR

 

The Sheldon Plaza Rendering
The Sheldon Plaza Rendering

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.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

The Sheldon opened its doors in 1912 and the Concert Hall is known around the world for its perfect acoustics. Today, The Sheldon presents jazz, folk, classical and world music concerts and the adjoining Sheldon Art Galleries present quality exhibits in many genres. Over 25,000 young people are engaged in Sheldon education programs and, overall, 125,000 individuals participate in over 350 events each year at The Sheldon.




S. M. WILSON’S SWINGING FORE DREAMS 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $20,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF ST. LOUIS

dream_factory_2016_IMG_3499St. 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.”

“The St. Louis Chapter of Dream Factory would like to thank S. M. Wilson for once again holding their annual golf tournament to benefit our chapter,” said Mike Gaterman, President of Dream Factory of St. Louis. “We are so grateful for the donation year after year; with your help, we are able to continue to grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children ages three to eighteen. The money you raise stays in the St. Louis area to benefit local children.”

The Dream Factory of Saint Louis was founded in 1983 — one of 36 non-profit Dream Factory chapters around the country. The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. To learn more about the St. Louis Dream Factory, visit www.dreamfactoryincstl.org .

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

 




S. M. WILSON PROMOTES VERNON PFEIL TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND NAMES ROBERT DULANEY PROJECT MANAGER

Vernon Pfeil - Senior Project Manager
Vernon Pfeil – Senior Project Manager

Rob Dulaney
Rob Dulaney – Project Manager

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.

Dulaney 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.  He has 20 years of experience in the construction industry, and has worked on a variety of school and university construction projects as well as retail and multi-family housing projects.

Dulaney earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology and Management at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.  He has an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health and a Quality Control Manager certification for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




S. M. WILSON TO BEGIN $82 MILLION ADDITION/RENOVATION OF LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL

Ladue School District High School Renovations
Ladue School District High School Renovations

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.

Preparations for construction have already begun with initial efforts focused on creating temporary classrooms within the existing building, installing outdoor classrooms that will primarily be dedicated to science programming, establishing construction staging areas, reconfiguring parking and traffic flow, and beginning abatement and the demolition process of the portion of the backside of the building that will be rebuilt.  The project is anticipated to be substantially completed by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.

When completed, the high school will feature classrooms designed to accommodate today’s educational best practices which require spaces conducive to collaboration across disciplines, small group work, the integrated use of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM), and the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in real-world applications and group-based projects.  Other features will include:

  • A three-story Commons Area at the apex of corridors leading to various academic areas;
  • Seminar and breakout areas mixed in with classrooms, enabling small group work;
  • A lecture area large enough to enable speakers to address multiple classes simultaneously; and
  • Spaces to exhibit student work throughout the building

S. M. Wilson provided pre-referendum informational services to the Ladue School District, and will provide pre-construction and construction management services for the project. Hastings+Chivetta and Bond Architects are the architectural firms selected for the project and also began work on the project well before the initiative was approved by voters in April. In 2011, S. M. Wilson completed construction of a $14 million Early Childhood Center for the Ladue School District. The company has also completed a variety of renovations and additions at many of the District’s elementary, middle school, and high school facilities.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.




S. M. WILSON CHOSEN BY COR JESU ACADEMY TO MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PERFORMANCE GYMNASIUM AND STUDENT COMMONS

Cor Jesu Rendering-EXTERIOR-smSt. 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.

The new gymnasium will feature two full courts on the first floor with state-of-the-art features conducive to basketball and volleyball competition, along with permanent bleachers and expanded weight and workout rooms. The second floor will feature a multipurpose room, student commons and athletic offices. Four new specialized classrooms will be added to the third floor.

The new student commons will be built in the open space between the new addition and the existing school building, and will overlook into the new gymnasium. This will be a designated community area for students to gather, meet with faculty and provide collaborative study areas.

Groundbreaking is scheduled for April 22, 2016, and the project is scheduled for completion in time for the 2017-18 school year. Hastings + Chivetta is the project architect.

Cor Jesu Academy is a leading Catholic college preparatory high school for young women founded in 1956 and operated by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Students from 61 zip codes across the St. Louis metropolitan area currently attend the school and come from 106 different Catholic, public, private and home schooling learning environments.  For more information, visit www.corjesu.org.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON PROMOTES COREY NODER TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND JORDAN SANDERS TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Corey Noder 1
Corey Noder – Senior Project Manger

Jordan Sanders 1
Jordan Sanders – Assistant Project Manager

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.

Sanders joined S. M. Wilson in 2012. He received a B. S. in Construction Management from Southeast Missouri State University, and has both an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health and an ASHE Health Care Construction Certificate.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




LAUREN WILLIAMS RECEIVES 2016 ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Lauren Smith 2St. 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.

“Lauren has used her energetic passion for BIM to help design, plan and manage $400 million of increasingly complex projects for S. M. Wilson & Co. and realize consistent cost savings,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “She has also championed the cause of encouraging and educating young professionals – and especially women – to learn these construction technologies and pursue professional careers in construction.  We are extremely proud of Lauren and grateful for her contributions to our business.”

The SIUE Construction Leadership Institute and its associated advisory board were established because of a recognized necessity for leadership and management training in St. Louis architectural, construction and engineering businesses. Starting with its founding class of 2004, the Construction Leadership Institute has trained over 250 members of the construction community. Lauren completed the Construction Leadership Institute program in 2012 and has served as a member of its Advisory Board Alumni Committee.

Lauren earned a B. S. in Civil Engineering and Structural Design from Stanford University, and earned her CM-BIM from the AGC of America.  Attending Stanford on an athletic, varsity diving scholarship, Lauren attributes her work ethic, desire for perfection and ability to turn constructive criticism into a successful outcome to her 18 years of intense athletic commitments.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




TIM DORAN PROMOTED TO PROJECT MANAGER

Tim_Doran_5St. 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. 

Doran has 18 years of construction industry experience.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Technical Studies at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




MEGAN BANKS HONORED BY ST. LOUIS AMERICAN FOUNDATION AT 6TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO YOUNG LEADERS AWARDS

Megan Banks 3St. 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.”

“When it comes to mentoring students, I tell them you can overcome any obstacle and achieve everything you put your mind to, especially as a young engineering student,” Megan told the St. Louis American.  “When you want something bad enough, you fight for it.  You don’t stop until you have achieved it.  There will be T’s to cross and I’s to dot, there will be impediments that may seem unattainable, and not everyone will be on your side or consistently support you. But you can make it.  Greatness lies within each of us.”

Megan began her career as an intern at S. M. Wilson nearly four years ago after earning a B. S. in Construction Management at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Since then, she has worked on several high-profile projects, including projects for BJC HealthCare and Blessing Hospital and now the City Walk high rise development in the Central West End.  Megan is responsible for interacting with subcontractors and suppliers to manage material procurement. She reviews, organizes and manages the submittal process and assists with pricing owner requests. Megan also manages all of the documents for the project through an electronic application.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




LIZ PEROUTKA PROMOTED TO PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO.

Liz Peroutka

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. 

Liz joined S. M. Wilson in 2006 and was promoted to Project Coordinator in 2013.  She has worked on a variety of project teams building schools, hospitals and most recently the Cancer Center at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.  She has 15 years of construction industry experience.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




LAUREN WILLIAMS NAMED TO ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD MIDWEST’S TOP 20 UNDER 40 CLASS OF 2016

Lauren Smith 2St. 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:

“Since Lauren Williams introduced the use of BIM to her company, she has transformed project management processes on every project at S. M. Wilson. She has helped design, plan and manage $325 million of increasingly complex projects through enhanced project visualization, better project costing, improved scheduling and timing, greater constructability detection, coordination and communication.  At the 90,000-sq-ft Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis, her BIM services delivered savings in six figures during the construction-coordination phase of the project. Through her teaching and mentoring, she is also a role model for young professionals.”

According to the article, ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 class “offers a deep bench of skilled, knowledgeable industry veterans and younger workers. More than qualified engineers, architects, planners and estimators, these are people who find fulfillment in serving their local communities and in employing the talents, skills and knowledge that bring them professional success. This year’s class of young professionals sets a fine example for the kinds of contributions that the region’s construction and design firms will require moving forward. The honorees span a wide variety of industry roles, often excelling not only through their jobs, but in their respective contributions via charitable endeavors, community positions and industry mentoring.”

“Lauren Williams 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,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson & Co.  “We are incredibly proud of her and thankful for her important contributions to our company.”

Lauren joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer, and became BIM Manager in 2012.  She holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structures from Stanford University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON SELECTED FOR $31 MILLION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND COMMONS

millikin_commons_rendering-800x500 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.

The project is scheduled to begin in February, 2016 and be completed in time for the start of the Fall 2017 semester.  S. M. Wilson will provide pre-construction, construction management and general contracting services for the project.  Architect for the project is Hastings + Chivetta.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com




MARY DOHOGNE NAMED PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO

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. 

Mary served as an intern at S. M. Wilson during summer 2015, where she received training on Building Information Modeling (BIM), processed RFIs and handled the responsibilities of a Project Engineer for her project teams. She was offered a full time position with the company upon completion of her college studies.

“Many of our interns, including Mary, carry the responsibilities of a Project Engineer,” said Rachel Miller, Human Resources Manager at S. M. Wilson. “After seeing her perform in her internship, we knew we wanted her back after graduating from college.”

Mary earned a B. S. in Construction Management at Southeast Missouri State University in December, 2015 and holds OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety and Health certification.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




CREVE COEUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SELECTS S. M. WILSON TO BUILD NEW FIRE STATION

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. 

The project is currently scheduled to break ground in March 2016 and be completed in Spring of 2017.  S. M. Wilson is providing Pre-Construction and Construction Management services for the project, and assisted the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District in reviewing and selecting the project’s architect.  The architect is Archimages.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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 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.” 

In 2013, Joyce received the Inclusion Champion Award from the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC).  The award recognizes her significant contribution and efforts to promote the greater use of women, minorities and women or minority owned firms on a construction project.

Joyce is personally involved in organizations that help guide disadvantaged youth to build meaningful careers in construction.  She has mentored many students from the St. Louis Construction Careers Center and the Workforce Investment Act program at Mers Goodwill.  Joyce is a leader of S. M. Wilson’s Habitat for Humanity team that recently completed construction of a new home for a deserving family.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




JESSICA BARBER JOINS S. M. WILSON AS CRM AND MARKET RESEARCH COORDINATOR

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.

Jessica has 17 years of marketing, program management and sales experience including service to the School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Tech Data Corporation in Clearwater, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications and Technology Management from St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




FRED JAECKLE, VICE PRESIDENT OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND ESTIMATING AT S. M. WILSON, TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

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. 

“Fred joined our company in 1995 and soon after helped us land our first negotiated project,” said Scott Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of S. M. Wilson.  “We will miss him and the contributions he has made to our business.”

Jaeckle has been involved with the Labor Committee and Carpenter Negotiating Team of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis in recent years.  He also serves on the board of directors of St. Louis ARC.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com




STEPHENS COLLEGE SELECTS REINHARDT/WILSON JOINT VENTURE TO RENOVATE SAMPSON HALL AND BUILD NEW ADDITION

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.

Further, a new 5,850 square foot addition to Sampson Hall will be built to provide more new space for new restrooms, an elevator, IT closets and a staircase providing additional access to the laboratories designed for hands-on training for students.

The project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2016.  The Reinhardt/Wilson Joint Venture will provide pre-construction, construction management and general contracting services for the project.  Mackey Mitchell Architects is architect for the project.

The Reinhardt/Wilson Joint Venture has built a variety of education, healthcare, retail and municipal projects together in mid-Missouri over the past fifteen years.

Founded in 1958, Reinhardt Construction Company is located in Centralia, Mo. Staying within the central Missouri construction market, Reinhardt Construction has developed long-term relationships with many clients, making repeat business the majority of their work. The company is a proud member of the Associated General Contractors of Kansas City.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON SELECTED TO BUILD $16 MILLION OF RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS AT HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL

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.

The new gymnasium will be built first and will be used to provide temporary classrooms when the existing gymnasium is demolished. The new Building ‘C’ will be built on the site of the existing gymnasium and will feature a cafeteria on the lower level plus two levels of academic space.  The first floor will feature consumer science classrooms and laboratory, plus a media center, computer laboratory and offices.  The science department will be located on the second floor and include six classrooms, two indoor laboratories and one outdoor laboratory.

Construction will begin immediately and is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2017.  S. M. Wilson will provide Pre-Construction and Construction Management services.  Kerkhover + Studio + Architects is architect for the project.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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 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.

The 1,600 square foot, two-story home with full basement is located in the city’s Tiffany neighborhood. The house features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a brick front façade and bamboo flooring throughout the first and second floors. Moses J. and his two adult daughters will live in the house.

“We are excited to help this family realize their dream of being a homeowner,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson & Co. “This happened thanks to the generosity and civic-minded involvement of the 21 subcontractors that donated their valuable time, materials and money to turn this dream into a reality. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to every subcontractor involved.”

The subcontractors working on this home include Niehaus Building Services, Taylor Roofing, Grasse and Associates, O. J. Laughlin Plumbing Co., Bel-Air, Geissler Roofing, BAM Contracting, John J. Smith Masonry Co., Imperial Ornament Metal Co., PM Leach, Waterhout, Flooring Systems, Trend Manufacturing and Platting Creek Excavating. In addition, direct financial contributions were made by Collins & Hermann, Coreslab Structures of MO, Vee-Jay Cement, Concrete Strategies, Taylor Excavating, Gerstner Electric, Castle Contracting and PaintSmith.

Work on the house began in early June. S. M. Wilson provided Construction Management services and solicited the involvement of the participating subcontractors.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis is a member of the Community Builders Network. The Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis is an association of community building nonprofits working to build vibrant neighborhoods where people of different incomes, races and walks of life can access the opportunities and resources necessary for a good life.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




COURTNEY KINAMORE AND TINA ANTHONEY PROMOTED

St. Louis, Mo., October 1, 2015 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Courtney Kinamore to Marketing Manager and Tina Anthoney to Marketing Manager – Federal.

Courtney will participate in the development of new business proposals, marketing materials, employee communications, customized client maintenance programs and other marketing communications functions. She has been with S. M. Wilson for ten years, including the past nine years serving in the marketing department. She earned a B.A. in Public Relations from Murray State University.

Tina will work with joint venture partners, architects and others to develop new business proposals for projects in both the federal government and private sectors. She joined S. M. Wilson in 2012 as Federal Marketing Coordinator and has 17 years of industry experience. Tina earned a B.A. in Sociology from Loyola University and a B.S. in Web Design and Interactive Media from The Art Institute.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




BRAD HOMES PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER AT S. M. WILSON & CO.

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.

Homes was previously a Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson, and began his tenure with the company as an intern in 2010.  He has four years of construction industry experience working primarily on large retail projects.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.     




NICHOLE GEIGER AND CHAD KOLMER JOIN S. M. WILSON AS PROJECT ENGINEERS

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.

Nichole has two years of construction industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Chad has one year of construction industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON’S SWINGING FORE DREAMS GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $26,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF ST. LOUIS

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.

“Since 2007, S. M. Wilson has helped raise nearly $300,000 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.”

“We can count on S. M. Wilson to help us achieve our mission,” said Bene Messmer, a long term volunteer for The Dream Factory of St. Louis  “The solid support of S. M. Wilson over the past nine years has helped us to better plan and fulfill dreams for the ever-increasing number of kids and families we serve.”

The Dream Factory of Saint Louis was founded in 1983 — one of 36 non-profit Dream Factory chapters around the country. The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. To learn more about the St. Louis Dream Factory, visit www.dreamfactoryincstl.org .

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




JUDD PRESLEY PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT S. M. WILSON

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.

Presley has 23 years of market analysis, strategic planning, management and business development experience, and has been in the AEC industry since 2001.  Prior to joining S. M. Wilson in 2012, he held executive level positions within the federal and commercial segments of the architectural and construction industries. Presley received a B. A. from Westminster College.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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 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. 

Hoette will be responsible for targeting new clients in the industrial and commercial markets. He will lead and support the preconstruction and estimating process through the handoff to project management. He has 18 years of construction industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ahlers and Dillahunt will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. They will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFI‘s through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion. Ahlers has three years of construction industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Dillahunt has three years of construction industry experience and holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in General Science from Morehouse College.

Briggs will be responsible for coordinating and managing all day-to-day on-site operations of construction projects. This includes communication with project architects, subcontractors and Owners. He has more than 45 years of construction industry experience and studied Industrial Management at Indiana State University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area. The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




S. M. WILSON PROMOTES BRIAN BEA, JACK KINAMORE AND MIKE HANNER TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

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.

Kinamore joined S. M. Wilson in 2000 and has worked for the company as a laborer, intern, Project Engineer and Project Manager.  He has worked on more than $295 million of projects for S. M. Wilson in the healthcare, education, industrial and retail sectors.  Kinamore graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and completed the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Construction Leadership Institute program in 2014.

Hanner joined S. M. Wilson in 2001 and has been the Project Manager for the Shriners Hospital for Children-St. Louis.  He has managed healthcare, retail and education projects, and serves on the membership committee for the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers. He received a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, where he also completed the Construction Leadership Institute program.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

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S. M. WILSON HIRES FOUR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY VETERANS IN SAFETY, ESTIMATING AND ENGINEERING

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.

Hoffman and Buschmann will be responsible for communicating safety policies to all subcontractor employees and ensure that projects are in compliance with all applicable safety laws and codes.  They will also support project superintendents in planning work activities to eliminate safety hazards on the jobsite.  Hoffman holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and has more than 30 years in industrial/construction safety and health management.  Buschmann studied Business Administration at St. Louis University and has 37 years of construction industry experience.

Boeger will be instrumental in assembling cost estimates and developing constructability reviews and value engineering studies for projects.  He will also develop interest in projects among the subcontracting community and solicit MBE/WBE contractors for projects.  He pursued General Studies at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and has 36 years of construction industry experience.

Peterson will provide administrative oversighton all mechanical and plumbing systems, as well as provide coordination for the installation of systems and the mechanical contractors. He will also troubleshoot any problems that arise with the installation and design of the mechanical systems.  He earned a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University, and has 34 years of construction industry experience.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON ADDS LARRY PYLE, STEVE KOXLIEN AND CAROLYN VAN KIRK TO MILITARY CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

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.

Pyle will be responsible for managing daily quality control documentation and reporting, and will facilitate the three-phase inspections required by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Noncommissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) Dining Facility at Fort McCoy, WI. He will also coordinate activities with project subcontractors and testing laboratory facilities to ensure that all contractor quality control measures and specifications are strictly maintained and adhere to construction documents.  Pyle has 36 years of construction industry experience and is a United States Air Force Veteran.

Koxlien will be responsible for the overall management of construction quality control on the projects and will also coordinate and schedule preparatory meetings and inspections as needed with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.  He has 31 years of construction industry experience, and received an A. S. in Construction Management from Park University.

Van Kirk will work closely with a project team to support all construction administrative duties on the Noncommissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) Dining Facility at Fort McCoy, WI.  She has 12 years of federal work experience including two years of military construction.

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 $200 million of federal projects.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




S. M. WILSON SELECTED TO BUILD PHASE 1 OF THE NEW COVENANT PLACE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER IN CREVE COEUR

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.

Construction work on Phase 1 has begun, and is scheduled for completion in spring of 2016. S. M. Wilson is providing pre-construction, construction management and general contracting services for phase 1 of the project.  KAI Design & Build is the project’s architect. McCormack Baron Salazar is the project developer.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




DEBRA SHEAHAN PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF ESTIMATING AT S. M. WILSON

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.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  The company is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  S. M. Wilson posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.




S. M. WILSON ADDS NEW PROJECT ENGINEERS, SAFETY COORDINATOR, JOB ACCOUNTANT/PROJECT ASSISTANT AND PROJECT SUPERINTENDANT

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.

Anne Myers will be responsible for determining and communicating all pertinent safety policies to all subcontractor employees at a project site and ensure the project is in compliance with all safety codes on a daily basis.  She has 21 years of experience in the health and safety field, and has completed the ASHE HealthCare Construction Certificate Program.  She attended Central Missouri State University.

Carrine Allen will work closely with a project team to support all construction administrative duties.  She has nine years of construction administration experience, and earned a B. S. in Accounting at Maryville University.

Chuck Parker will be responsible during a project for the on-site guidance and management of all subcontractors and suppliers, as well as monitoring the project’s safety and quality control programs.  He has 37 years of construction experience and holds an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and Health Certificate.  Parker attended Meramec Community College.

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 $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 283rd in Engineering News-Record’s 2014 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide.




RYAN PERRYMAN, LEED AP PROMOTED TO PROJECT DIRECTOR AT S. M. WILSON

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.

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.




ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT SELECTS S. M. WILSON & CO.

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.

The new Grant’s View branch in Affton will be a new two-story, 40,000 square foot building located at Gravois & Musick Roads. The replacement branch will feature abundant natural light and plenty of comfortable seating. Additional amenities include an expanded children’s area with a program and crafts center, two meeting rooms, a computing area with instructional lab, study rooms, a teen space and quiet areas.

The Lewis and Clark branch in Moline Acres will receive a new 20,000 square foot, one-story building on their existing site. The facility will feature three different computing areas including a computing instructional lab, an expanded children’s area with a program and crafts center, a space for teens, a business center featuring fax and copy machines, multiple study rooms and a meeting room.

Work on existing facilities upgrades will soon begin at the Rock Road, Jamestown Bluffs, Indian Trails, Weber Road, Oak Bend, Natural Bridge, Prairie Commons, Cliff Cave, and Samuel Sachs branches.  These facilities will have upgraded and expanded children’s areas, quiet reading rooms, community meeting spaces, expanded computer access, and private study areas.

S. M. Wilson is providing Pre-Construction and Construction Management services for the building program.  Work is expected to be completed in first quarter 2016.  Architects for the program are Christner, KAI Design & Build, and Bond Architects.

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.




ROLLINS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WORKS WITH S. M. WILSON & CO. TO TRANSFORM STUDENT COMMONS AREA INTO ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

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.




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.

The project will include development of the 44+-acre site and construction of a tilt-up distribution facility with 90 truck bays, a heat-reflective and energy efficient thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof and design/build mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. The Class A modern bulk building will have expansion capabilities to more than 1.3 million square feet.

“This is the first large ‘spec’ industrial building to be built in the St. Louis area since 2007, and it is a sign of our optimism on the area’s economy and on Gateway Commerce Center’s strength as a strategic logistical location for large companies,” said Mike Towerman, president of TriStar Properties. “Gateway currently has no vacancy and we’ve received interest from prospective tenants already.”

TriStar recently acquired the ground on which the Gateway RT Distribution Center is being constructed. It adjoins Unilever’s 1.2 million square foot building and represents the final parcel TriStar needed to acquire to complete its original vision for Gateway that dates back to 1996. Cassidy Turley will provide leasing services for the Gateway RT Distribution Center.

The project is scheduled for completion in early 2015. The Propper/Wilson Joint Venture is providing general contracting services for the project, and M & H Architects is the project’s architect.

The 2,300-acre Gateway Commerce Center is the premier business distribution park in the metropolitan St. Louis area with more than 10 million square feet of leased space. It is situated at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Interstate 255 and is home to leading corporate tenants such as Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics and Hershey. S. M. Wilson built the park’s first project, an 812,000 square foot warehouse for Dial Corporation, in 1997.

TriStar Properties, was founded by Rodney Thomas and Michael Towerman in 1996 to develop industrial real estate. Since its inception in 1996, TriStar and its principals, operating through affiliated partnerships, have developed numerous large business parks with total acreage of over 30,000 acres, as well as purchased and resold over 2,900 acres of residential land. During this time, TriStar has purchased or developed over 1,500,000 square feet of office buildings, built or sold land for the development of over 1,200,000 square feet of retail space, and developed or sold land for the construction of over 10,000,000 square feet of warehouses and distribution centers. TriStar’s current projects include virtually all real estate asset classes.

PCCP, LLC is a premier real estate finance and investment management firm focused on commercial real estate debt and equity investments.  PCCP has over $6 billion in assets under management on behalf of institutional investors.  With offices in New York, San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, PCCP has a proven track record for providing real estate owners and investors with a broad range of funding options to meet capital requirements. Since its inception in 1998, PCCP has successfully raised, invested and managed approximately $9 billion of institutional capital through a series of investment vehicles including private equity funds, separate accounts and joint ventures.  Learn more about PCCP at www.pccpllc.com.

Propper Construction Services provides a full range of construction management services for projects on a national basis. Founded earlier this year, Propper Construction Services is an affiliate of St. Louis-based Propper International. Propper International is one of the largest official suppliers of apparel to the United States armed forces, and also manufactures high-quality apparel for the commercial military, tactical, law enforcement and public safety markets. For more information, visit www.propper.com.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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.

Deets will be responsible for managing all subcontractors and suppliers on the projects he serves, and manage all communications with Owners and Architects. He joined S. M. Wilson in 2011, and has 14 years of construction industry experience. He earned an Associates Degree in Engineering Technology with Emphasis on Construction from Morrison Institute of Technology.

Nanney joined S. M. Wilson in 2008, and for the past several years has served as Project Engineer on a variety of projects. He has ten years of construction industry experience. Nanney earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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.

Parents, alumni, faculty and friends gathered recently for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony and first look at the new wing. Head of School Matthew Gould, Board President John Stroup and Centennial Campaign Chair Mark Schnuck cut the ceremonial blue ribbon.

“This amazing new space enables us to truly highlight our magnificent performing arts, fine arts, and public speaking programs, as well as special events, weekly assemblies and daily group activities,” said Gould.

Construction began in June 2013 and was completed in April, running throughout the school’s yearlong 100th anniversary celebration. S. M. Wilson & Co. was the project’s general contractor and Forum Studio was the architect.

Community School is an independent elementary school in Ladue serving age 3 through 6th grade. 350 students enjoy small class sizes with a 7:1 student/teacher ratio which ensures individual attention and a challenging curriculum. For more information, visit www.communityschool.com.

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 $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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.

Hayhurst joined S. M. Wilson in 2013, and holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Purdue University.

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 $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.




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.

Gasawski has been Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson for the past five years, working on projects for Metal Container Corporation and Ladue Schools. Jason will be serving as Assistant Project Manager on the CityWalk project. He has nine years of experience in the construction industry, and earned a B. A. at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Doran has served as Project Engineer for the past three years at S. M. Wilson, and has worked on a variety of projects around the country including Von Maur and JCPenney.  He has nine years of experience in the industry, and earned a B. S. in Advanced Technical Studies at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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.

The new school is considered one of the United States Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) first 21st Century Education schools. According to DoDEA, 21st Century Teaching and Learning is a student-centered approach to learning. It builds on Responsive and Inclusive Teaching to engage students through technology and the environment so that students create richer meaning from their learning.

The single-story complex will house learning hubs with flexible studios, a central commons area with performance stage, indoor and outdoor classrooms, a gymnasium, specialist rooms, music and art rooms, a learning impaired room, teacher work rooms, counseling areas, an information center, administrative areas, supply and storage areas and state-of-the-art kitchen and cafeteria. Designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification, the facility will include high-efficiency building systems, renewable energy technologies and sustainable features such as a geothermal heat pump system, solar water heaters, daylighting features and energy monitoring and control systems.

Construction will begin in June 2014 and is expected to be completed by November 2015. Architect for the project is RS&H, who will also provide construction administration in support of the Louisville District.

S.M. Wilson established its Federal and Military (MILCON) division business group in 2010 and has been awarded more than $150 million in federal government projects.

Founded in 1996, AWA is a certified SBE (small business enterprise), 8a and HubZone contractor in Ohio, with offices in Ohio and Missouri. AWA has been engaged in construction projects with clients including U.S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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.

Ross is S. M. Wilson’s new Project Assistant/Job Accountant. She has 20 years of experience and will be working on the Shriners Hospitals for Children St. Louis project.
Wallace will serve as Site Safety & Health Officer for the new elementary school project at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. He has more than 20 years of hazardous materials management and training, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University.

Amy de Kramer will serve as Project Coordinator on the company’s Ft. Knox elementary school project in Kentucky. She will handle a variety of administrative support responsibilities for the project. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University and has 11 years of construction project administration experience.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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.

The 19,300 square foot Centennial Arts Center 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.

Gould stated, “This amazing new space enables us to truly highlight our magnificent performing arts, fine arts, and public speaking programs, as well as special events, weekly assemblies and daily group activities.”

Construction on the $4 million project began in June 2013 and was completed in April, running throughout the school’s yearlong 100th anniversary celebration. S. M. Wilson was the project’s general contractor and Forum Studio was the architect.

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Photo caption: (l-r) Head of School Matthew Gould, Campaign Chair Mark Schnuck and Board President John Stroup cut the ribbon for Community School’s new Centennial Arts Center.

 




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.

Mangiore is responsible for leading and managing the company’s accounting department and maintaining the accuracy of its financial system.   He will also assist in preparing forecasts, budgets, and internal and external financial reports, and improve efficiencies in billings and job costing. Mangiore joined S. M. Wilson as Corporate Accountant in 2011.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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.

A large array of solar panels on the gymnasium roof provides 25,000 watts of electricity to the school on an ongoing basis, which is enough electricity to power …… . In addition, a variety of energy efficient HVAC equipment and systems are installed throughout the building, including sensors for heating and cooling efficiencies and digital lighting controls that reduce energy consumption. The building was designed so that 75 percent of all classroom space receives natural light. This reduces the need for artificial light and results in additional energy use reduction. And the use of low flow plumbing fixtures throughout the school reduces water usage.

The school also features a ventilation system that exceeds indoor air quality standards. A CO2 monitoring system and the use of low VOC-emitting materials create a cleaner environment and promote better health and higher student achievement.

The new school is built on the same site as the former school, and was built in three phases to coincide with the phased demolition of the former school. This phasing also ensured a safe and uninterrupted flow of education for students and teachers throughout the construction process.

The new school includes an academic and administrative wing, plus a second wing housing a gymnasium, auditorium, music and arts education classroom space. A new below-grade parking area features a play field and additional open spaces above. A new ‘Main Street’ central congregating area separates the academic and non-academic wings and features a new cafeteria and library areas. The wings are two stories tall to blend into the surrounding residential neighborhood. New outdoor areas of the school include field space, courtyards, ‘green roof’ areas and an outdoor classroom.

“Watching this new building become part of our reality has been like watching a dream come to life right before your eyes.  All the parties involved, the architects, the construction management group and the school district had one common goal throughout – to work together to create the best learning environment for the students of Wydown Middle School,” stated Wydown’s Principal, Mary Ann Goldberg.

The school was designed by Arcturis+Neumann Monson, a collaborative effort between St. Louis-based Arcturis, as the Architect of Record, and Neumann Monson Architects of Iowa City, IA as the Design Architect. The entire project was built to be LEED gold certified.

 




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:

Award of Merit Corporate Identity: Christner Inc.

Award of Merit Corporate Identity: S. M. Wilson & Co.

Award of MeritCorporate Identity: Spellman Brady & Company

Award of Merit – Feature Writing: Spellman Brady & Company “Blurred Lines” in HCD Magazine

Award of Excellence – Feature Writing: Spellman Brady & Company “For Good Design, Seek Resident, Staff Input” in LTL Magazine

Award of Merit – Feature Writing: HOK

Award of Excellence – Magazine: S. M. Wilson & Co.

Award of Merit – Promotional Campaigns: PW Architects

Award of Excellence – Proposals: Spellman Brady & Company

Award of Excellence – Self-Promotion/Holiday Card: HOK

Award of Merit – Self-Promotion/Video: KAI Design & Build

Award of Merit Self Promotion/Mailer: Mackey Mitchell Architects

Award of Merit Self Promotion: Thalden Boyd Emery Architects

Award of Excellence Social Media: Lawrence Group

Award of Merit – Special Events: Christner Inc.

Award of Merit – Website: Lawrence Group

Best of Show: Christner Inc.

“These firms represent some of the best in the AEC industry,” said Holly Bolton, FSMPS, CPSM, director of marketing at CE Solutions and emcee of the awards ceremony. “Their hard work, dedication and creativity have helped their firms rise to the top.” Founding member Andy Zinsmeyer also spoke at the event.

The Society of Marketing Professional Services was created in 1973 in St. Louis by a small group of professional service firm leaders to help tackle the day-to-day complexities of marketing at a time when marketing was barely acknowledged as a separate component of professional service firms. Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,000+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­smps-stl.org.

 




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.

Kinamore is currently managing the construction of a Von Maur store in Oklahoma, while Bea is managing the construction of a new patient tower at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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.

Winschel joined S. M. Wilson in 2002 as a project engineer and quickly rose through the company’s project management, business development and executive committee ranks. He became Project Manager in 2003, and has since been directly responsible for the overall budget, schedule and project management for more than $250 million of high profile construction programs. Several of these projects included the $30 million building program for the Ladue School District, the $51 million Clayton School Proposition S Building Program and the $40 million Wydown Middle School.

Mark was also a key team member on a $90 million project for MasterCard International and a $31 million project for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Since taking over as Director of Business Development 18 months ago, he has had a significant role in securing more than $50 million in new business for S. M. Wilson, including two school construction projects and a long range building program for a metropolitan area public library system. He leads a team of five marketing and support professionals and manages the company’s efforts in the pursuit of new business and repeat business. In 2012 Mark became one of the youngest members of S. M. Wilson’s Executive Planning Committee, which develops and monitors long-range planning and strategy for the company.

“Mark has made a multi-million dollar impact for the company in the field and in the boardroom, while also emerging as a recognized young leader in the construction industry and in the community,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson & Co.

Mark is heavily involved in the St. Louis area construction industry as a volunteer and a young leader. He currently serves as Chair of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of St. Louis Membership Committee, and has led efforts to recruit or renew member companies and affiliates. He is also active with the Construction Careers Center, a school established by the AGC to provide training and encouragement for young urban students to enter the construction trades.

While volunteering at the Construction Careers Center in 2010, Mark was introduced to Thomas, then age 17, and eventually was paired with Thomas as part of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. Mark’s involvement and role with Thomas was personal and deep, and he became more like a father figure for Thomas, who is the oldest of six children and often served as a father figure himself. Today, Thomas is in his second year of college and on the road to success. He and Mark remain close and connected.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.




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.

A graduate of Stanford University with a B. S. in Civil Engineering and a focus in Structural Design, Lauren later taught herself the BIM skills she employs today. She also teaches BIM as a nationally certified instructor to more than 35 students to date through the AGC. Lauren has also attended and completed the Construction Leadership Institute hosted by Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

“Lauren is a role model and inspiration for young professional women everywhere seeking to enter and find success in today’s engineering and construction industries, said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson & Co. “We are as excited as she is about presenting at the upcoming AGC Convention Technology Showcase.”

Lauren is a member of the AGC St. Louis BIM Committee and BIM Conference Advisory Committee. Last year she Chaired the AGC St. Louis Regional BIM Conference Committee, which put on a highly successful conference in conjunction with Washington University School of Engineering. More than 150 students and professionals attended this two – day event. Earlier this year, Lauren was featured in a video sponsored by the AGC of America that highlighted the professional education and networking opportunities offered by AGC nationally and at the chapter level.

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. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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.

Scott Wilson will remain actively involved in the company’s day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer. Amy Berg will continue to serve as President of the Company, and Michael Dohle and Amy Berg will serve as Trustees of the ESOP.

“This transaction will maintain the continuity of our business operations and reward our employees for their ongoing efforts to build this company into a local and national leader in our industry,” said Wilson. “Based on our strong revenue projections, we felt that the end of 2013 was a good time to complete the sale of the company to the ESOP. It also made a great holiday gift to our employees.”

“Starting 2014 as an ESOP-owned company has many benefits to our stakeholders,” Wilson added. “It encourages our motivated and empowered workforce to continue building partnerships with our construction teams and project owners to deliver our special brand of solutions-oriented results. And as owners, our employees have greater control over their own destiny.”

The negotiations on behalf of the Company were handled by Bryan LeMoine and Josh Richardson of McMahon Berger. John Zollo acted as the independent ESOP trustee during the acquisition process, and he was represented by James Moser of Jackson Lewis. Hillary Hughes with Prairie Capital Advisors provided special valuation and consulting services to the independent trustee.

S.M. Wilson was founded in 1921 by Shouse McGarvey Wilson in Granite City, Illinois. Scott Wilson, the grandson of the company founder, stepped in and infused a new culture that would revitalize the company and stimulate a growth wave that took the company from $10 million in annual revenues to $515 million in annual revenues over the next two decades.   By every measure of success — volume, profit, repeat business, integrity and financial capability — S. M. Wilson has performed well in this volatile and highly competitive industry.

In addition, the company is known today as a maverick in the construction industry for its culture of transparency and employee engagement that is uniquely positive and unconventional.

Today 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 $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2013 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.

 




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!

This transaction will maintain the continuity of our business operations and reward our employees for their ongoing efforts to build this company into the local and national leader that we are in our industry. The announcement comes two years after our new management team was put in place, and that team will stay in place. That means Scott Wilson will remain actively involved in our day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer, which also means that we will continue to have fun working here while building for the future.

Being employee owned has significant benefits to all our stakeholders. It motivates and empowers our workforce to continue building partnerships with our construction teams and project owners to deliver our special brand of solutions-oriented results. Our employees now have greater control over their own destiny, plus all the responsibilities and benefits of ownership. We are all very proud of this accomplishment, and we look forward to moving our business ahead with profitability and sustained growth.

We are known today for our culture of transparency and employee engagement that is uniquely positive and unconventional in the construction industry. Complete employee ownership is another sign that our progressive culture is working well for everyone here. Here’s to the new ownership team!




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.

In response, many college and university campus planners are reconfiguring their buildings to create flexible spaces and multi-purpose facilities. The new Brouder Science Center at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri provides an excellent example of this trend. The west wing of this 49,862 square foot science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) building houses the school’s nursing program and includes non-traditional classrooms with flexible seating and technology such as data projectors and SMART boards. The nursing simulation room allows hands-on training with students using SimMan, a simulated patient.

The north wing houses five general laboratories and eight advanced labs for the physical and biological sciences department, plus the forensic science program. These labs were built to be interchangeable in response to future curriculum and learning technology changes. Both wings include brightly lit gathering areas for students to comfortably collaborate.

Fontbonne University’s recently completed Science Center is also a STEM facility and mirrors this flexible facilities approach. This renovated building includes 32,448 square feet of lab space for biology, chemistry, physics and anatomy that can be converted to other uses as the situation dictates. The new addition includes a student lounge with numerous small group gathering spaces and a greenhouse.

At both higher education facilities, the focus is on building better learning environments.

 




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.

S.M. Wilson will soon provide general contracting services on the 123,712-square-foot building, which represents the largest federal project, in both dollars and size, that the company has worked on to date.

S.M Wilson created a Federal and Military division business group in 2010 — a time when many firms were looking to federal contracts during the recession — to grow the federal segment of its business, said Judd Presley, the company’s federal segment director. Since then, the company has landed more than $150 million of federal projects, according to its website.

The company posted $307 million in 2012 revenue and projects similar revenue in 2013, Presley said.

The ARC complex will feature a 104,497-square-foot training center, a 15,398-square-foot vehicle maintenance shop and a 3,817-square-foot storage building. Construction is scheduled to begin in November, and will be completed in fall 2015.

Other federal projects S.M. Wilson has worked on include a Camp Atterbury dining facility ($8.9 million); a two-story Air Mobility Command Wing Headquarters at Little Rock Air Force Base ($5.7 million); and more than $60 million worth of developments to Fort Leonard Wood.

S.M. Wilson is headquartered on The Hill near the intersection of Hampton Avenue and Interstate 44. The company also operates Rollins Construction Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary in Indianapolis.

The health care industry made up most of S.M. Wilson’s portfolio in 2013. New projects include construction of the $47 million Shriners Hospital for Children in the Central West End and preconstruction operations associated with about $450 million of campus improvements for BJC HealthCare, also in the Central West End.

Earlier this month, S.M. Wilson announced it would build a new 19,300-square-foot performing arts center on the Ladue campus of the Community School. The $2.9 million project is expected to be complete in March 2014.




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.

The training center facility will contain administrative, educational, assembly, library, learning center, vault, medical simulator, surgery and food labs, unit storage and physical fitness areas. This state-of-the-art complex will also include Anti-Terrorism Force Protection and technological training capabilities. The maintenance shop will feature work bays and maintenance administrative support area, while the storage building will have space for bulky equipment.

S.M. Wilson will provide general contracting services. Construction is scheduled to begin in November, with completion targeted for Fall of 2015.

Designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, the new ARC will utilize solar power sources including transpiring solar collectors, photovoltaics and a solar tube day lighting system. GLMV Architecture is architect for the project.

S.M. Wilson established a Federal and Military (MILCON) division business group in 2010 to grow this segment of the company’s business led by federal segment director Judd Presley. The firm has been awarded 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 $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 209th in Engineering News-Record’s 2012 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.

 




S. M. WILSON TO BUILD NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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.

The $2.9 million project will involve demolition of the existing arts wing at Community School and construction of a new two-story addition. The performing arts addition will feature an auditorium and classrooms to support the school’s Integrated Arts Education program including visual art, music, drama and other artistic expressions.

S.M. Wilson is providing General Contracting services for the project. Work has begun and construction is scheduled for completion in March 2014. Jerry Grunzinger GDI, LLC is the owner’s representative. Forum Studio is the project’s architect.

S.M. Wilson has planned, built and/or renovated more than $60 million in performing arts facilities for eleven public and private schools and colleges in and near the St. Louis area since 2004. These eleven facilities include more than 6,000 seats, and range in size from the 1500-seat, $19.2 million William D. Purser Center at Logan College of Chiropractic to the new 464-seat auditorium at Waterloo High School.

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 $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 209th in Engineering News-Record’s 2012 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.

 




S.M. WILSON TO BEGIN $22 MILLION BUILDING PROGRAM

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:

A new 60,000 square foot addition to the district’s Heritage Building that will add 24 new classrooms, a new elevator, ADA access and energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling;

Renovation of the lower level of the east wing of the Heritage Building into administrative offices; and

Improvements to the high school’s science lab.

District voters approved a bond issue to pay for the building program. S. M. Wilson provided pre-referendum informational services to the District in support of the bond issue’s passage. In addition, the company is also providing pre-construction and construction management agency services for the projects.

The building program is scheduled for completion in August 2014 in time for the 2014-2015 school year to begin. Ittner, Inc. is architect for the program.

In 2008 S. M. Wilson provided construction management services to School of the Osage School District for their new middle school and additions/renovations to their existing high school.

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 $307 million in 2012 revenues, and ranks 209th in Engineering News-Record’s 2012 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information visit www.smwilson.com.




SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN TO BUILD REPLACEMENT FACILITY

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.

Officials will break ground March 20 on the facility, which will replace the current 50-year-old hospital located in Frontenac. This will be the third facility for Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, having originally opened in 1924. (The original building is still in use today by Washington University and is located at the corner of Euclid and Clayton.)

The new facility will be located on 3.75 acres the hospital purchased from Washington University on the BJC Healthcare campus. The property, 4400 Clayton Avenue, is currently being used as a parking lot.

The Joint Board of Directors and Trustees for Shriners Hospitals for Children approved building a 90,000 square foot replacement facility in November 2012.

“This is truly a win-win opportunity for Shriners Hospitals for Children, Washington University School of Medicine and, more importantly, the children we treat,” said Douglas E. Maxwell, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the hospital network.

The move is expected to further enhance clinical care and research collaborations with Washington University School of Medicine, with which Shriners has had a long-standing partnership since the early 1920s. Most of the hospital’s medical staff – 35 physicians, including Chief of Staff Perry L. Schoenecker, M.D. – are Washington University faculty physicians.

“The closer Shriners Hospital is to the resources of not only Washington University School of Medicine but also St. Louis Children’s Hospital as well other BJC facilities and services, the more effective we can be in providing care to our children and more fully collaborate in the research and education that is the hallmark of the medical center,” said Ted Dearing, chairman of the hospital’s Board of Governors.

Plans for the new hospital include 12 inpatient beds, three surgical suites, and 18 clinic examination rooms. It also features enhanced space for its clinical research center for metabolic bone diseases and more room for same-day surgery patients. Other additions to benefit patients are nine rooms for outpatient family housing, a state of the art interactive and educational activity area and dedicated space for collaborative research with Washington University scientists.

“We expect this replacement hospital will provide the nation’s leading providers of pediatric orthopaedic care an ideal place to care for their patients, conduct their research, and educate the surgeons of the future,” said John Gloss, administrator. “Ultimately, we want this facility to help us continue to attract the best and brightest physicians and clinic staff in pediatric care, in providing state-of-the-art care efficiently, with a keen eye toward quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction.

“Each Shriner’s goal is to bring childhood back to kids with severe and complicated orthopaedic conditions,” Gloss said. “We are thrilled that a new facility will be part of their noble mission.”

The hospital has retained two local firms in the planning and construction of this new facility: architectural firm Christner designed the facility, and S. M. Wilson & Co. has been retained as the construction management firm.

Officials at S. M. Wilson report that the facility has a 20-month construction schedule and is expected to employ 100 tradesmen with 350,000 man hours.