St. Louis, Mo., August 28, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Brad Homes, John Dohle and Kerry Lorts to Project Managers. As Project Managers, they 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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES BRAD HOMES, JOHN DOHLE AND KERRY LORTS TO PROJECT MANAGERS”
St. Louis, Mo., June 5, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired six new employees including Rebecca Cornatzer as Director of Human Resources, Tim Ruck and James Shives as Project Superintendents and Josh Weber, Troy Gittemeier and Jordan Wicklein as Project Engineers.
Cornatzer has spent the past 13 years in a variety of roles at Epworth Children and Family Services, most recently as the Acting Chief Executive Officer. At S. M. Wilson she will be in charge of employee relations, recruiting, hiring and retaining talent, as well as employee training. Cornatzer holds a Master of Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a BS in Psychology from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. She is an iWAM Certified Administrator and a graduate of the CEO Leadership Program at Washington University. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES REBECCA CORNATZER AS DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, TIM RUCK AND JAMES SHIVES AS PROJECT SUPERINTENDENTS AND JOSH WEBER, TROY GITTEMEIER AND JORDAN WICKLEIN AS PROJECT ENGINEERS”
St. Louis, Mo., April 13, 2017 – After 27 years, Al Miller, Director of Human Resources, retired from S. M. Wilson & Co. at the end of March 2017. Al is the grandson of founder Shouse McGarvey Wilson.
Miller began his career with his family’s firm in the safety department, becoming the firm’s first fulltime Director of Safety in 1990. In his role as the Director of Safety, he was able to instate new safety policies and instill a culture of safety throughout the firm. Under Miller’s direction, the firm consistently maintained a below industry EMR average.
St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Rachel Thess as Project Engineer and Jessica Kornfeld at Project Assistant/Job Accountant.
Thess will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. She will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES RACHEL THESS AS PROJECT ENGINEER AND JESSICA KORNFELD AS PROJECT ASSISTANT/JOB ACCOUNTANT”
St. Louis, Mo., December 23, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Sarah Miller to Assistant Estimator. She will be responsible for supporting the company’s estimating team as they develop and submit bids for potential construction projects. Sarah has worked in the estimating department since joining S. M. Wilson in 2014.
St. Louis, Mo., December 22, 2016 – Steven Mast, Vice President at S. M. Wilson & Co., will retire at the end of 2016 after 23 years with the company and 42 total years in the commercial construction industry. Mast has overseen S. M. Wilson’s retail market sector operations for most of his tenure with the company, and since joining the firm has been involved with more than $1.6 billion of construction projects around the country for well known retailers including Target, Von Maur, Cabela’s, and most recently IKEA. This includes more than $600 million of renovations and new construction at 130 Target Stores across the central region of the United States.
St. Louis, Mo., December 14, 2016 – From rescuing stray animals and volunteering in local schools to granting holiday wishes and coaching youth sports, the employees of S. M. Wilson & Co. decided to celebrate the company’s 95th anniversary this year by voluntarily providing more than 95 acts of kindness. The acts enriched the St. Louis community by assisting kids, those in need and those who serve our country. Employees were empowered to provide acts of kindness that they felt were important throughout the year, which resulted in a wide range of activities and support. The program far exceeded its goal.
“We chose this form of celebration to underscore our company’s core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to transform communities by delivering more than just buildings,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “The response from our employees was tremendous. We provided more than 140 acts of kindness by August, and we are probably close to 200 by now.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON EMPLOYEES PROVIDE 95+ COMMUNITY ‘ACTS OF KINDNESS’ TO MARK COMPANY’S 95TH ANNIVERSARY”
St. Louis, Mo., December 9, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has broken ground on the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Early Childhood Center (ECC) renovation and addition. The $7.9 million building program includes construction of a new 90-space parking lot and improvements to the current ECC campus.
Renovations to the current ECC building will include a gut remodel of all classrooms, installation of new HVAC and fire protection sprinkler systems and upgrades to the security system. Site improvements will include enhancements to the drop off/pickup area, bus lanes, site fencing, site lighting and modular retaining walls. The adjacent Burgess Avenue will be changed from the existing one-way traffic design to accommodate two-way traffic, and new sidewalks will improve pedestrian access to the campus. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER RENOVATION & ADDITION FOR MAPLEWOOD RICHMOND HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT”
St. Louis, Mo., December 1, 2016 – Megan Banks has been promoted to Assistant Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. She will be responsible for helping Project Managers organize, schedule, plan, control and deliver construction projects. Megan is currently working on the company’s Millikin University construction project and Maplewood Fire Station.
Megan began her career as an intern at S. M. Wilson four years ago and has been a Project Engineer for the past three years. She previously worked on several high-profile projects, including projects for BJC HealthCare and Blessing Hospital and The Orion high rise development in the Central West End. Continue reading “MEGAN BANKS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANGAER AT S. M. WILSON”
St. Louis, MO –The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri announced the winners of its 2016 construction industry awards at its gala event at the River City Casino & Hotel. The Construction Awards Gala featured the 19th Annual Construction Keystone Awards which highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry. This year also marks the sixth time the AGC of Missouri has named First Place Specialty Contractors in 12 disciplines along with the coveted Specialty Contractor of the Year.
The 19th Annual Keystone Awards were presented to 10 contractors chosen from a group of 27 finalists covering a broad spectrum of project types including hospitals, educational buildings, manufacturing facilities, treatment plants, railyards and retail. The awards ceremony also honored the owners of the projects in this elite group. Continue reading “2016 Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry”
St. Louis, Mo., November 2, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has launched a new theme to emphasize and differentiate its longtime core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to deliver more than just buildings. Called ‘Beyond the Build™,’ the new program includes the new slogan, refreshed contemporary color schemes, updated website content and new videos, marketing materials and other editorial content. A video announcing the new branding program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFUcG-QKR4.
St. Louis, Mo., October 3, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of a $12 million expansion to its assisted living community and a new REACH short stay rehabilitation center at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. The three-story, 38,000 square foot addition includes 24 new assisted living apartments and 24 short stay rehabilitation private rooms.
“Both new areas will provide space for innovation and compassionate care,” said Shelly Heiden, Executive Director of Lutheran Hillside Village. “Planned and constructed with thought to convenience and comfort, the new apartments and short stay rehabilitation rooms will allow us to grow our mission to help older adults in the greater Peoria area to live life to the fullest.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON & CO. COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF $12 MILLION ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY EXPANSION AND NEW SHORT STAY REHABILITATION CENTER”
ST. LOUIS – The Sheldon is pleased to announce that S. M. Wilson & Co. has been chosen as the general contractor for the creation of a pedestrian walkway, plaza and renovated parking lot on the west side of Sheldon facilities. Construction is expected to begin in late July and to be completed in November.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Ben Gilmartin, the plaza and walkway will connect The Sheldon with Public Media Commons to the south and Washington Boulevard to the north. The walkway is The Sheldon’s portion of ArtWalk, linking several visual arts institutions in Grand Center. The plaza will feature a large vertical garden on the west wall of The Sheldon’s facilities, and a new sculptural sign and video blade will be installed on Washington Boulevard. Continue reading “THE SHELDON HIRES S. M. WILSON & CO. AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR”
Time lapse video of the construction of Chaminade College Preparatory School’s Viragh Center for the Arts building.
Here is Katie’s story and how she inspired S. M. Wilson’s timely construction of the Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis, MO.
S. M. Wilson was a proud sponsor and participant in the S. E. E. Week (Summer Engineering Experience) at Cor Jesu Academy. On Monday, June 6, project team members lead students through an interactive and fun day. Students learned about the S. M. Wilson project currently being built on their campus through job estimating and scheduling challenges.
St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2016 – The 10th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $20,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 16, 2016 at Glen Echo Country Club. More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.
“Since 2007, S. M. Wilson has helped raise more than $319,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “This annual event underscores our core commitment to serve and enrich the community with passion and inspiration.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON’S SWINGING FORE DREAMS 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $20,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF ST. LOUIS”
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Vernon Pfeil to Senior Project Manager and named Robert Dulaney as Project Manager.
Pfeil will guide and lead the pre-construction and construction process on his projects. He will be involved with all pre-construction activities, paying particular attention to constructability issues and construction scheduling. During construction, Pfeil will direct the project management team to organize, schedule, plan, motivate, control and complete the building program to the Owner’s satisfaction and within the time set forth in the contract. Pfeil has eleven years of construction industry experience, mostly in government construction contracting, and holds a B. S. in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES VERNON PFEIL TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND NAMES ROBERT DULANEY PROJECT MANAGER”
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by the Ladue School District to perform $82.2 million worth of additions and renovations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School beginning this summer. Construction will focus on updating the academic core of the building where classrooms have not been significantly renovated since being built in the 1950s and 1960s. Funding for the project comes from an $85.1 million bond referendum passed by the District’s voters in April. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON TO BEGIN $82 MILLION ADDITION/RENOVATION OF LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL”
St. Louis, Mo., March 9, 2016 – Tim Doran has been promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. He will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.
Doran joined S. M. Wilson in 2011 and was previously Assistant Project Manager. He has worked on a variety of retail construction projects, and most recently worked on the St. Louis County Library building program. Continue reading “TIM DORAN PROMOTED TO PROJECT MANAGER”
St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2016 – Megan Banks, a Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co., was one of 20 African-American professionals under the age of 40 to be honored at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 6th Annual Salute to Young Leaders on February 25. Megan was recognized for her excellence in work and in her commitment to community building through service to others.
“Megan is a dedicated, determined and inspirational young woman,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “She is well respected by her peers, and continually goes above and beyond her job requirements to better the project and the people around her.” Continue reading “MEGAN BANKS HONORED BY ST. LOUIS AMERICAN FOUNDATION AT 6TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO YOUNG LEADERS AWARDS”