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

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. Continue reading “STEPHENS COLLEGE SELECTS REINHARDT/WILSON JOINT VENTURE TO RENOVATE SAMPSON HALL AND BUILD NEW ADDITION”

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

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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON AND 22 SUBCONTRACTORS COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SAINT LOUIS HOME IN CITY OF ST. LOUIS”

Fun at the Farm: An Afternoon at Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center

The Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center recently opened their Farm Friends and Seed to Table education program to a group of young children of S. M. Wilson employees for an afternoon of hands-on learning. The kids spent the afternoon meeting and feeding the center’s chickens and miniature donkeys and touring the site’s vegetable gardens, orchards and small prairie to learn where our food comes from and the role of plants and animals. The kids even made their own snack of salad and dressing with items they picked and prepared from the garden.

The afternoon ‘at the farm’ for S. M. Wilson kids was made possible through the company’s ongoing sponsorship of the Farm Friends program at the Early Childhood Center (ECC). The Farm Friends program creates an interactive student-learning center for animal health and care, symbiotic relationships with humans, nutrition and more. During the school year, animals are rotated into the lesson plan for a week at a time. Each week, for seven weeks total, students meet a new pair of adopted animals – ranging from donkeys, pigs and ducks – and learn something new about each species.

The Farm Friends program began in May 2011 as an extension of the District’s renowned Seed to Table program, which utilizes a garden located at the ECC to teach students in preschool through first grade about parts of plants, life cycles, symbiotic relationships and, most importantly, nutrition.

Throughout the year, teachers use the program and facility as an integral tool to help students understand where food comes from and how plants and animals are used to make many things in our everyday lives. For example, the small prairie on the site enables students to roll and rake hay and then transport it to the barn to feed the animals. They learn the difference between hay and straw and how both are important to the needs of animals (hay is dried grass and is what the animals eat, straw is for animal bedding).

“The program was started to help children understand how animals help us,” says Almut Marino, coordinator of the “Seed to Table” program.  “For the students, the animals are more than just a lesson plan… they are part of the class.  The kids love the animals.”

“It is important that our kids understand that food does not just come from the grocery store, but that it comes from plants and animals that provide humans with vital nutritional content,” says Marino.  “This program bridges the learning gap for city kids in a fun way.”

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. Continue reading “NICHOLE GEIGER AND CHAD KOLMER JOIN S. M. WILSON AS PROJECT ENGINEERS”

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

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.

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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.  Continue reading “S. M. WILSON ADDS JIM HOETTE AS DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, ANDREW AHLERS AND JAMAL DILLAHUNT AS PROJECT ENGINEER AND SCOTT BRIGGS AS SUPERINTENDENT”

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

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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES FOUR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY VETERANS IN SAFETY, ESTIMATING AND ENGINEERING”

What do you know about the Construction Management Agency (CMa) delivery method?

Public construction projects for municipalities and school districts have traditionally employed the design-bid-build method – An Owner selects an architect to design a project, solicits bids from general contractors and then contracts directly with the lowest bidder. While this approach is often thought to be the fairest use of taxpayer dollars, it does not always deliver the best value or end-product. It also puts an additional burden on the Owner to hire qualified internal staff to manage the insurance, bonding, change orders, contracts and other paperwork associated with the project. Continue reading “What do you know about the Construction Management Agency (CMa) delivery method?”

Happier, Healthier Learning Environments

Sustainable Energy Solutions in K-12 Schools

The new $39 million Wydown Middle School in the School District of Clayton just completed by S. M. Wilson & Co. is a showcase for new energy saving innovations and sustainability practices that are coming to the K-12 public school marketplace. Reducing energy consumption and conserving natural resources are high economic and educational priorities for today’s public schools. The ideas and innovations built into Wydown Middle School have created a dynamic learning environment for today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. Continue reading “Happier, Healthier Learning Environments”

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

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

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. Continue reading “DEBRA SHEAHAN PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF ESTIMATING AT S. M. WILSON”

Getting the Most for Your Construction Dollar

A comparison between general contracting and construction management delivery methods

Every construction project Owner must determine which delivery method – general contracting (GC) or construction management (CM) – will produce the best price and results for their project. In a perfect world, Owners would be able to manage their project using both methods simultaneously to reveal which would yield the best project in regards to cost, quality, and schedule. Since this is not feasible, how do Owners ensure they get the most for their construction dollar? Continue reading “Getting the Most for Your Construction Dollar”

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

Building Teachable Moments

Every construction project Owner must determine which delivery method – general contracting (GC) or construction management (CM) – will produce the best price and results for their project. In a perfect world, Owners would be able to manage their project using both methods simultaneously to reveal which would yield the best project in regards to cost, quality, and schedule. Since this is not feasible, how do Owners ensure they get the most for their construction dollar?

“The process of construction provides many opportunities for students to learn more about the steps involved in bringing a project to life.” Kathy Fitzgerald, Lower Division Director, Community School Continue reading “Building Teachable Moments”

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. Continue reading “RYAN PERRYMAN, LEED AP PROMOTED TO PROJECT DIRECTOR AT S. M. WILSON”

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. Continue reading “ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT SELECTS S. M. WILSON & CO.”

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.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES GARY WILLE

Gary Wille has been promoted to Senior Project Manager, and Zac Deets and Adam Nanney have been promoted to Project Superintendant at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Wille is responsible for leading all activities and personnel for construction projects, primarily in the company’s educational market. He joined S. M. Wilson 15 years ago, and has 33 years of construction industry experience. Wille holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES GARY WILLE”

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OPENS NEW $4 MILLION CENTENNIAL ARTS CENTER

Community School in Ladue has opened its new $4 million Centennial Arts Center. The 19,300 square foot facility has an auditorium with seating for 500 as well as classrooms to support the school’s Integrated Arts Education program. Drama, art, music, band, a multi-purpose room and small break-out rooms provide ample space for faculty and students to learn and create. A state-of-the-art lighting and sound system complement the performance space, which has already hosted two major theatrical productions.

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PAUL HAYHURST EARNS LEED ACCREDITED PROFESIONAL CREDENTIAL

Paul Hayhurst, Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co., has earned the LEED Accredited Professional credential from the U. S. Green Building Council with a Building Design + Construction Specialty. A LEED Accredited Professional demonstrates a solid, current understanding of green building principles and practices, and shows a clear commitment to professional growth in the field.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES STEVE MITCHLER

S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Steve Mitchler to Project Director and Jason Gasawski and Tim Doran to Assistant Project Manager. Mitchler been Senior Project Manager at the company for the past 15 years, and has overseen construction projects for Anheuser-Busch and Procter & Gamble, and now is leading the team responsible for constructing the future IKEA St. Louis store. Steve has more than 30 years of construction experience, and holds a B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla.

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S. M. WILSON AND AWA BUSINESS

The joint venture team of S. M. Wilson and AWA Business Corporation has been selected as the best value contractor by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District to build a new 115,000 square foot elementary school in the Ft. Knox Historic District at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. The AWA Wilson JV, a SBE 8(a), HubZone approved Mentor-Protégé joint venture, will provide general contracting services for the $32 million project. The new school will replace and consolidate two older elementary schools and accommodate 635 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

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S. M. WILSON ADDS COREY NODER

S. M. Wilson & Co. has added Corey Noder, Stacey Ross, Lee Wallace and Amy de Kramer to its professional staff.

Noder joined the company as Project Manager. He has 14 years of experience overseeing construction project elements including workforce, materials and budget management, and client and subcontractor communications. Noder holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON ADDS COREY NODER”

COMMUNITY SCHOOL HOLDS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW ARTS CENTER

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

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES TONY EFTIMOFF

Tony Eftimoff has been promoted to Director of Subcontractors Default Insurance and Mike Mangiore has been promoted to Controller at S. M. Wilson & Co.

Eftimoff is responsible for developing a system to prequalify subcontractors, communicate results, ensure accuracy of Subcontractors Default Insurance (SDI) billings and job costing, manage claims and track the company’s SDI reserve.  He previously was Controller at S. M. Wilson and has invaluable construction experience and proven analytical skills. Eftimoff joined S. M. Wilson in 2010. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES TONY EFTIMOFF”

NEW WYDOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL

The new $39 million Wydown Middle School in the School District of Clayton just completed by S. M. Wilson & Co. is a showcase for new energy saving innovations and sustainability practices that are coming to the K-12 public school marketplace. Reducing energy consumption and conserving natural resources are high economic and educational priorities for today’s public schools. The ideas and innovations built into Wydown Middle School have created a dynamic learning environment for today’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum.

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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WIN

Nine St. Louis area architecture, design and construction firms took home a total of 17 awards on April 10, 2014 at the Society of Marketing Professional Services St. Louis Marketing Excellence Awards held at Kemoll’s Top of the Met. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement in marketing communications by professional services firms in the design and building industry. The winners include:

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JACK KINAMORE AND BRIAN BEA GRADUATE

Jack Kinamore and Brian Bea, both Project Managers at S. M. Wilson & Co., recently graduated from the Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

The Construction Leadership Institute is an Executive Education program jointly developed by the SIUE School of Business and the Department of Construction in the School of Engineering.  The nine-week program of instruction is designed to improve the processes and outcomes of the building industry by preparing the nest generation of architecture, engineering and construction leaders. Continue reading “JACK KINAMORE AND BRIAN BEA GRADUATE”

MARK WINSCHEL NAMED TO BUILDING DESIGN

Mark Winschel, Director of Business Development at S. M. Wilson & Co., has been named to Building Design + Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014. According to the magazine, this class represents the next generation of leadership in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry nationally. They have been chosen by the editors of Building Design+Construction on the basis of three factors: career achievement, service to their professions and communities, and active participation in charitable work.

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LAUREN SMITH DISCUSSING EFFECTIVE LEVERAGING

Lauren Smith, CM-BIM and BIM Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., is making a presentation today on leveraging Mobile technology for more effective on-site construction project management at the Associated General Contractors 2014 Annual Convention Technology Showcase in Las Vegas. She is drawing upon her experience gained over the past two years in expanding the use of BIM services internally at S. M. Wilson. She now serves as a consultant with all S. M. Wilson project managers, streamlining project planning and identifying potential problems and solutions before they occur.

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

Employees of S. M. Wilson & Co. have completed the acquisition of the company from Chief Executive Officer Scott Wilson. The Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was established in 2005 to provide employees with an interest in the Company through their retirement plan and allow the employees to share in the profits of the Company. The ESOP completed the transaction on December 31, 2013. Most of S. M. Wilson’s 140 employees participate in the ESOP.

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MEET OUR NEW OWNERS…OUR EMPLOYEES!

Another big step in S. M. Wilson’s long range succession plan took place today when we announced that our employees have completed the acquisition of the company from Scott Wilson through their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Although originally planned to be completed at a later date, our strong revenue projections convinced us that now was a good time to give our employees full ownership of the company through their retirement plan and to share in the profits of the company. Most of our 140 employees participate in the ESOP, and we are truly excited!

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THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Higher education is undergoing substantial changes in the ways students are receiving their education, and these changes have a direct impact on the design and construction of new and renovated teaching facilities. For example, the growing popularity of online classes and distance learning can reduce the size of lecture halls and increase the use of video technology in the classroom. Higher Education students are now encouraged to collaborate on projects in small groups, which requires numerous gathering spaces where discussion and interaction can take place inside classroom buildings. At many colleges and universities, the overall focus has shifted from teaching to learning environments.

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GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR

GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR: A COMPARISON BETWEEN GENERAL CONTRACTING AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT DELIVERY METHODS

One of the most important decisions every construction project Owner faces is determining what delivery method to utilize to get the best price and results. In a perfect world, project Owners would be able to bid and manage their project using both general contracting (GC) and construction management (CM) delivery methods simultaneously, thus revealing which delivery method would yield the best project in regards to cost, quality and schedule. Of course this is not practical, but the question remains: how do Owners get the most for their construction dollar? Continue reading “GETTING THE MOST FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR”

S. M. WILSON WINS ANOTHER FEDERAL PROJECT

A rendering of the Army Reserve Center at Fort Lewis in Washington state, expected to be completed in fall 2015. S.M. Wilson will provide general contracting services for the project.

S.M. Wilson & Co., the St. Louis-based construction management firm, has been awarded a new $31.5 million project for a new Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis in Washington state. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON WINS ANOTHER FEDERAL PROJECT”

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

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. as the ‘Best Value’ contractor to build a new $31.5 Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis, Washington. Designed to support military training for 1200 Army Reserve members, the new ARC complex will consist of a 104,497 square foot Training Center, a 15,398 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Shop and a 3,817 square foot Unheated Storage building.

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