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S. M. WILSON & CO. AND MISSOURI SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION SKILLED CENTENNIAL AWARDS DEADLINE OCTOBER 1

St. Louis, Mo., Sep. 15, 2021 – With labor shortages in the A/E/C industry at an all-time high, S. M. Wilson & Co.’s trademarked construction career education program, SKILLED®, partnered with the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) to launch the Centennial Awards to inspire the next generation.

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S. M. WILSON & CO. CAPE GIRARDEAU HIRES PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT JEFF SCHWETTMAN

St. Louis, Mo., June 29, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Cape Girardeau native Jeff Schwettman as project superintendent for the firm’s Southeast Missouri location. 

As a project superintendent, Schwettman will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety. He joins the firm’s Cape Girardeau office as a local resident with 20 years construction experience. He has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University, is OSHA 30 certified and Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) certified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON LADUE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S $126M BUILDING PROGRAM

St. Louis, MO, June 29, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has officially broken ground on Ladue School  District’s Future-Ready Schools building program in St. Louis, Missouri. S. M. Wilson is serving as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the District’s $126M Proposition L bond referendum passed by the community in April. Projects include renovations and additions to Ladue Middle School, Old Bonhomme Elementary School and Spoede Elementary School.

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S. M. WILSON & CO. SPONSORS MADISON COUNTY CONSTRUCTION CAMP

St. Louis, Mo., June 3, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Madison County Regional Office of Education (ROE) 41’s Construction Camp in Troy, IL. As a sponsor, the company seeks to support the organization’s commitment to working for the success of their students and community through better education.

Led by Regional Superintendent of Schools, Robert W. Werden, ROE 41 supports Illinois’ Public Education System by providing educators and the general public with access to information regarding education services, agencies and events. 

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES ANNA EISENBATH TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., June 1, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Anna Eisenbath to Assistant Project Manager. As Assistant Project Manager, she will be coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, financial management, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets.

Eisenbath joined S. M. Wilson five years ago as an intern and has worked on a variety of complex projects playing a significant role in their success, including projects for clients such as Ladue School District, Nestle Purina PetCare and Target. Most recently, Eisenbath has taken on management of multiple in-store remodels for the Target Corporation throughout the region.

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TRIVERS & S. M. WILSON’S WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY JANUARY HALL PROJECT RECEIVES LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

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St. Louis, Mo., April 12, 2021 – Trivers and S. M. Wilson & Co.’s Washington University January Hall project received LEED Platinum certification for its green building practices, commitment to environmental responsibility and overall sustainability.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES MIKE MANGIORE, CCIFP TO CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

St. Louis, Mo., April 6, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mike Mangiore, CCIFP to Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2021. He replaces Mike Dohle who is set to fully retire in 2021 and has held the role for more than two decades.

Mangiore has been with S. M. Wilson for 10 years, most recently as Controller. He is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) with 15 years of financial management experience. Mangiore has a B.A. and M.A. in Accounting, from Truman State University and an M.B.A. from Fontbonne University. He is also active in the community as a board member for Ready Readers and the Gateway Earned Income Tax Community Coalition.

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S. M. WILSON & CO. NAMED A TOP PLACE FOR WOMEN TO WORK IN NEW “WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE” REPORT

St. Louis, Mo., March 24, 2021- The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis Recognizes S. M. Wilson & Co. for Demonstrating A Strong Commitment to Workplace Gender Equity.

Today, on Equal Pay Day, S. M. Wilson was recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) as a top place for women to work in the fourth annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.” S. M. Wilson was recognized as one of 21 St. Louis employers demonstrating excellence in four areas of workplace gender equity – leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES PATRICK AYLESWORTH TO PRE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., March 18, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Patrick Aylesworth, LEED Green Associate, to Pre-Construction Manager.

Aylesworth joined S. M. Wilson in October 2018 as a Project Manager and recently completed the $7.2 million Primary School Addition and Renovation project for Hallsville R-IV School District. His diligence, teamwork and client focus were vital to the success of the project.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES NICHOLE GEIGER TO PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, MO, March 11, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Nichole Geiger to Project Manager. As Project Manager, she 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.

Geiger started as an S. M. Wilson Intern in 2014 and has proven to be a valuable asset to the team. She has worked on several challenging, high-profile projects including IKEA St. Louis, BJC Campus Renewal project and City Foundry STL. On these projects, she demonstrated a high level of dedication and passion to excel to the project team. Most recently, she has been working on a complex project at Blessing Hospital managing an insurance claim from a flood event at the hospital last year.

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S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON WINFIELD R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING PROGRAM

St. Louis, MO, March 9, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has officially broken ground on Winfield R-IV School  District’s building program project in Winfield, Missouri. S. M. Wilson is serving as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the District’s $16 million 2020 Bond Issue. Projects include a new middle school as well as several other district-wide improvements.

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S. M. WILSON & CO. EXPANDS WITH TWO NEW LOCATIONS AND HIRES GREG WILLIAMS AS DIRECTOR OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT

St. Louis, Mo., January 12, 2021 – S. M. Wilson & Co. a 100-year old construction management and general contracting firm is celebrating its 100th year anniversary with the opening of two new locations Edwardsville, IL. and Cape Girardeau, MO.

S. M. Wilson was founded in 1921 in Granite City, IL and is opening Edwardsville and Cape Girardeau locations to better serve its clients.

“In 2019, we launched a new strategic plan focused around providing our clients with an amazing experience. With the new office locations, we can be closer to our clients providing them more value and a personalized experience,” said Amy Berg, president. 

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SCOTT WILSON CEO OF S. M. WILSON & CO. TO RETIRE IN APRIL

St. Louis, Mo., January 5, 2021 – Scott Wilson CEO of S. M. Wilson & Co. is set to retire April 1, 2021 after 37 years of service. 

In 1990, Wilson was named president, succeeding his father. Under Wilson’s leadership, S. M. Wilson’s revenue, profitability and repeat client portfolio hit new heights as the firm became primarily a construction manager. In 2012, Wilson became CEO and Amy Berg was named president.  

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES MARY ANDERSON, GWEN ARENBERG, AIA AND EVAN DORKS TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., December 29, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mary Anderson, Gwen Arenberg, AIA and Evan Dorks to Assistant Project Manager. As Assistant Project Managers, they will work with the Project Managers in coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time, with approved budgets while going Beyond the Build for our clients, ensuring an Amazing Client Experience.

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S. M. WILSON AWARDED $91 MILLION BUILDING PROGRAM FOR FRANCIS HOWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT

St. Louis, Mo., December 15, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Francis Howell School District to perform as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for its planned $91 million building program. Projects include a new Francis Howell North High School, construction on Henderson Elementary and Francis Howell North stadium and field work.

The program is part of Francis Howell’s $244 million bond issue passed in June 2020, the largest school bond issue to ever be passed in the state of Missouri. The project is also the first CMAR building program for a school district in St. Charles County.

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S. M. WILSON APPOINTS MAGGIE FARRELL AS DIVERSITY & HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., November 17, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has appointed Maggie Farrell as Diversity & Human Resources Manager. 

Farrell is committed to initiatives surrounding diversity in the construction industry and actively participates in coaching, training, mentoring, networking and career development. Since joining S. M. Wilson in 2018, she has been an integral part of the firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion objectives, sitting on the Company’s Employee Engagement Committee, Collegiate Development Committee and #SMWill, the firm’s charitable giving organization.

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S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON $6.5 MILLION HIGHLAND PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING IN HIGHLAND, IL

St. Louis, Mo., October 20, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by the City of Highland to perform as the General Contractor for their $6.5M Public Safety Building. The new 27,930 SF building will house the City’s Police, Fire and EMS Departments under one roof. The project officially broke ground on October 15, 2020. 

S. M. Wilson was the lowest-bidder amongst a group of local contractors and the council’s vote was unanimous. A committee of public safety employees worked with the Architect to determine what would be needed for the new building. The project will provide the City’s emergency services the capacity to double all services in the future. 

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S. M. WILSON HIRES NICK MARTIN AS SENIOR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

St. Louis, Mo., September 29, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Nick Martin as Senior Project Development Manager for the firm’s Southeast Missouri market.

Martin is stationed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The addition comes as part of the company’s efforts to provide more value and personalized experience for their clients and partners in Southeast Missouri. As Senior Project Development Manager, Martin will work closely with the firm’s Client Development team to identify potential opportunities with new clients in the area. He will also serve as the operational lead on these projects. 

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S. M. WILSON DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT KRISTYN NEWBERN JOINS ALIGNED ADVISORY BOARD

St. Louis, Mo., September 24, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. Director of Client Development Kristyn Newbern has joined the Aligned Advisory Board.

Aligned is an organization of business leaders across market sectors in Missouri and Kansas dedicated to improving education for workforce development and economic growth. Newbern is representing the design and construction perspective on education for the St. Louis Advisory Board.

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S. M. WILSON DONATES CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO EPWORTH RESIDENTIAL FACILITY RENOVATIONS

St. Louis, Mo., September 22, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. donated construction services and a field team to assist Epworth Children & Family Services for their residential facility renovations.

With residential dorms having not been upgrading in decades, Epworth wanted to transform the physical environment to make it more trauma-informed and home-like to better aid in the treatment and healing of its residential youth.

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S. M. WILSON’S SKILLED™ CONSTRUCTION CAREER EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPS VIRTUAL LEARNING CURRICULUM

St. Louis, Mo., September 15, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. is rolling out a virtual learning curriculum via construction career education program, SKILLED™.

Due to education’s transition to virtual learning, S. M. Wilson’s SKILLED has developed online resources for teachers, parents, students and other organizations to continue to provide opportunities to integrate academic learning and focus on future employment in the A/E/C industry.

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S. M. WILSON INTRODUCES NEW SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION

St. Louis, Mo., August 26, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. introduces Special Projects Division to meet the specialized needs of clients with unique, fast-paced projects.

The Division serves projects $3 million and under, typically consisting of tenant improvements, renovations, additions, repairs and core/shell services. With the new infrastructure in place, S. M. Wilson provides a hands-on, individualized approach to these projects with a dedicated team versed in this environment.

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COCA UNVEILS STUNNING CAMPUS EXPANSION

Prepares to welcome students and community into new state-of-the-art facility Create Our Future Campaign Achieves $49M towards $45M Goal

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ST. LOUIS, August 3, 2020 – COCA – Center of Creative Arts – is celebrating the successful completion of the Create Our Future Campaign, raising $49 million over its four-year effort to support the construction of an accessible, state-of-the-art expansion, the Ferring East Wing, which includes the incomparable 450-seat Catherine B. Berges Theatre, in addition to supporting endowment funds for scholarships, support services, artistic and educational programming.

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S. M. WILSON AWARDED $10.5 MILLION WINFIELD R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDING PROGRAM

St. Louis, Mo., July 7, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Winfield R-IV School District to perform as the Construction Management at Risk (CM at Risk) for their $10.5 million 2020 Bond Issue. Projects include a new middle school as well as several other district-wide improvements.

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S. M. WILSON VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER MATT NIEMEYER BECOMES LICENSED ARCHITECT IN MISSOURI

St. Louis, Mo., June 24, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. Virtual Design and Construction (VD&C) Manager Matt Niemeyer has become a Licensed Architect in the State of Missouri.

Architectural licensing is granted only when candidates complete sufficient professional education, the Internship Development Program and pass the Architect Registration Exams. Niemeyer earned his B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has 24 years of construction experience and also became a Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois in 2009.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JOSH WEBER TO PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., February 4, 2020 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Josh Weber to Project Manager. As Project Manager, he will be responsible for leadership and coordination for all aspects of the project(s) and is accountable for the project’s success, as well as the success of the project stakeholders.  

Weber joined S. M. Wilson in 2017 working on Tallgrass Creek Residential Building 1.4 and 1.5. Weber then transitioned to a lead role in managing a new client for S. M. Wilson, Dry Goods, which is a high-end retail brand owned by long-time client, Von Maur.

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S. M. WILSON ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF BILL WAGNER, VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTHCARE

St. Louis, Mo., January 16, 2020  – S. M. Wilson announces retirement of Vice President of Healthcare, Bill Wagner after 18 years with the company and more than 39 years in the construction industry. During his tenure at S. M. Wilson, Wagner has forged partnerships with industry leaders and built a talented healthcare project team, leaving the company in a strong position to execute strategic initiatives.

“On behalf of everyone at S. M. Wilson, I would like to thank Bill for his many contributions to our growth and success. Over the years, he has been an invaluable member of the team, providing mentorship on more than $1.1 billion in healthcare experience, building S. M. Wilson’s portfolio with BJC HealthCare, Boone Hospital and Blessing Health System and cultivating a strong foundation for S. M. Wilson’s future in the healthcare industry,” said Scott Wilson, S. M. Wilson CEO.

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S. M. WILSON HIRES KEITH PETERS AS DIRECTOR OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT

St. Louis, Mo., December 17, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Keith Peters as Director of Client Development.

Peters joins S. M. Wilson’s Client Development team with 20 years of experience in client development, marketing and sales. The addition comes as part of the company’s recent restructure to provide more value and personalized experience for their clients, partners and employees. Peters holds a Communications degree from Missouri State University and will be the dedicated lead for S. M. Wilson’s retail, hospitality, multi-family and development market sectors.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES MIKE ASHLEY TO FIELD DIRECTOR

St. Louis, Mo., December 3, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mike Ashley to Field Director.

His promotion comes with a recent restructuring of S. M. Wilson’s Field Operations department. The Field Director position will replace the Director of Field Operations to allow for more than one individual to provide direct support, oversight, and mentorship for the field aspects of projects from pre-construction to close-out including support of superintendents and tradespeople.

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S. M. WILSON NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

St. Louis, Mo., NOVEMBER 4, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. is under new leadership in an effort to provide more value and personalized experience for their clients, partners and employees. 

“Today we are naming a new executive committee to provide strategy, planning, development of our people and most importantly open communication,” said Amy Berg, S. M. Wilson & Co. President. 

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES REBECCA CORNATZER TO CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

St. Louis, Mo., October 18, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Rebecca Cornatzer to Chief Human Resources Officer.

Cornatzer joined S. M. Wilson in 2017 and has proven to be an integral part of the team. In just over two years, she has led strategic human resources initiatives related to personnel policy, professional development and talent and performance management. In her role as Chief Human Resources Officer, Cornatzer will continue to have ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the company’s Human Resources Department functions. She will also be involved in long-range planning and monitoring business performance and risk management with a focus on developing and executing human resources initiatives in support of the company’s strategic direction.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES AMANDA BOHNERT, CPSM TO CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER AND KRISTYN NEWBERN TO DIRECTOR OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT

St. Louis, Mo., October 7, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Amanda Bohnert, CPSM to Chief Marketing Officer and Kristyn Newbern to Director of Client Development.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES CHRIS WATKINS AND TRAVIS SCHMITT TO ASSISTANT PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT, EVA CHAPIN TO PROJECT MANAGER AND NICHOLE GEIGER TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., September 27, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Chris Watkins and Travis Schmitt to Assistant Project Superintendent, Eva Chapin to Project Manager and Nichole Geiger to Assistant Project Manager.

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MAGGIE FARRELL SELECTED FOR FOCUS ST. LOUIS FALL 2019 CLASS OF EMERGING LEADERS

St. Louis, Mo., September 20, 1019  – S. M. Wilson Human Resources Manager, Maggie Farrell, has been selected for FOCUS St. Louis’ Fall 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders.

The non-profit organization selects a group of young professionals ages 22-35 each spring and fall through a competitive application process. The three-month program provides the opportunity to strengthen personal, professional and civic leadership skills while building connections with a diverse group of network peers.

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S. M. WILSON AWARDED CITY OF CLAYTON SHAW PARK ALL-SEASON RECREATION COMPLEX

St. Louis, Mo., August 7, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by the City of Clayton to serve as the construction manager for a new all-season ice rink complex in Shaw Park.

This project includes replacing the City of Clayton’s existing 50-year-old ice rink with a new multi-use facility. The new recreation complex will include a regulation size ice-rink and replacement of the existing support building which includes, locker rooms, skate rental, warming areas, party and event spaces. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON AWARDED CITY OF CLAYTON SHAW PARK ALL-SEASON RECREATION COMPLEX”

S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON HALLSVILLE R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIMARY SCHOOL ADDITION & RENOVATION

St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has officially broken ground on Hallsville R-IV School District’s Primary School addition and renovation project in Hallsville, Missouri. S. M. Wilson is serving as the Construction Manager at Risk for the 31,000 SF addition to Hallsville Primary School which includes an eight-classroom second grade wing addition, new gymnasium and storm shelter. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON BREAKS GROUND ON HALLSVILLE R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIMARY SCHOOL ADDITION & RENOVATION”

S. M. WILSON PROMOTES KELLY SANTACRUZ TO SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Kelly Santacruz to Senior Project Accountant. As Senior Project Accountant, she will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project in addition to mentoring, providing high level coordination and organizational project support for the project team. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES KELLY SANTACRUZ TO SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT”

MARK COCHRAN NAMED ENR’S NATIONAL TOP 20 UNDER 40

St. Louis, Mo., July 1, 2019 –  S. M. Wilson’s COO, Mark Cochran has been named to ENR’s National Top 20 Under 40 2019 list. 

The national winners are chosen from the compilation of ENR’s 10 regional Top Young Professionals competition. Cochran was named one of the 2018 Top 20 Under 40 in ENR Midwest. This year’s national class was chosen from nearly 300 entries consisting of the highest scoring candidates from the regional competitions. Continue reading “MARK COCHRAN NAMED ENR’S NATIONAL TOP 20 UNDER 40”

S. M. WILSON’S ‘SWINGING FORE DREAMS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $36,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, Mo., June 26, 2019 – S. M. Wilson’s Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament raised $36,000 for the Dream Factory of Saint Louis. More than 150 players participated in the 13th annual event at Glen Echo Country Club on May 13, 2019.

S. M. Wilson has been hosting the tournament for 13 consecutive years with all proceeds benefiting children with chronic illnesses and disorders and their families. The event was also supported by S. M. Wilson’s charitable giving program, #SMWill, which launched in August 2018 with the mission of “investing in the community through partnering with organizations focused on supporting the health and education of children.” Continue reading “S. M. WILSON’S ‘SWINGING FORE DREAMS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $36,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF SAINT LOUIS”

UCP Heartland Breaks Ground on New Adult Day Program Facility in North County Partnering with S.M. Wilson

Berkeley, Missouri – (June 24, 2019) — UCP Heartland awarded the construction contract for its new 20,000 square foot disability program facility to S. M. Wilson, a 100% employee-owned general contracting firm with almost a 100-year history serving the region. Continue reading “UCP Heartland Breaks Ground on New Adult Day Program Facility in North County Partnering with S.M. Wilson”

ANDREW AHLERS, CM-BIM, A.C. NAMED ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S 30 UNDER 30

St. Louis, Mo., June 19, 2019  – S. M. Wilson Project Manager, Andrew Ahlers, CM-BIM, A.C. has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 list.

The award recognizes future leaders of the region and local business community. This year’s class contains a diverse group of individuals representing a variety of industries, careers and ethnicities who have made an impact in their profession and the community. Honorees were selected by previous 30 Under 30 recipients as well as the Business Journal editorial board. Continue reading “ANDREW AHLERS, CM-BIM, A.C. NAMED ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL’S 30 UNDER 30”

S. M. WILSON HIRES MICHELE LORD AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MATT NIEMEYER AS VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, TIM FISCHER AS ESTIMATOR AND GWEN ARENBERG AS PROJECT ENGINEER

 

St. Louis, Mo., May 6, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Michele Lord as Business Development Director, Matt Niemeyer as Virtual Design and Construction Manager, Tim Fischer as Estimator and Gwen Arenberg as Project Engineer. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES MICHELE LORD AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, MATT NIEMEYER AS VIRTUAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, TIM FISCHER AS ESTIMATOR AND GWEN ARENBERG AS PROJECT ENGINEER”

S. M. WILSON PROMOTES ANDREW AHLERS, CM-BIM, A.C. TO PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., February 18, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Andrew Ahlers, CM-BIM, A.C. to Project Manager. As 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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES ANDREW AHLERS, CM-BIM, A.C. TO PROJECT MANAGER”

S. M. WILSON HIRES TRAVIS SCHMITT AND CHRIS WATKINS AS FIELD ENGINEERS AND MARY ANDERSON AND EMILY ECHELE AS PROJECT ENGINEERS

   

St. Louis, Mo., February 5, 2019 – S. M. Wilson & Co., has rehired Mary Anderson as a Project Engineer and former S. M. Wilson Interns Travis Schmitt, Chris Watkins as Field Engineers as well as Emily Echele as Project Engineer.
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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JOSH WEBER TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., December 18, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Josh Weber to Assistant Project Manager. As Assistant Project Manager, he will work with the Project Managers in coordinating the activities of a project to ensure schedule, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JOSH WEBER TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER”

S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JORDAN SANDERS TO PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., November 20, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Jordan Sanders to Project Manager. As 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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JORDAN SANDERS TO PROJECT MANAGER”

S. M. WILSON AWARDED HALLSVILLE R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIMARY SCHOOL ADDITION AND RENOVATION PROJECT

St. Louis, Mo., NOVEMBER 2, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Hallsville R-IV School District to serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Hallsville Primary School addition and renovation. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON AWARDED HALLSVILLE R-IV SCHOOL DISTRICT PRIMARY SCHOOL ADDITION AND RENOVATION PROJECT”

S. M. WILSON PRESIDENT AMY BERG JOINS THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS’ INDUSTRY COUNCIL AND WYMAN CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

St. Louis, Mo., October 23, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co., President, Amy Berg, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Industry Council and the Wyman Center Board of Trustees.

As President and member of S. M. Wilson’s Executive Committee and Executive Planning Committee, Berg guides and manages the company and assists in determining the future direction of S. M. Wilson. During her 22 year tenure with the firm, Berg has been instrumental in the development of new business, client retention and establishing public relations and marketing strategies. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PRESIDENT AMY BERG JOINS THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ST. LOUIS’ INDUSTRY COUNCIL AND WYMAN CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES”

S. M. WILSON HIRES JACOB FENSTER AS AN ESTIMATOR, JANELL LANAHAN AS A JOB ACCOUNTANT/PROJECT ASSISTANT, GARY PARKER AS PROJECT ENGINEER, RYAN BROCKMANN AS ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER AND PATRICK AYLESWORTH AS PROJECT MANAGER

    

St. Louis, Mo., OCTOBER 17, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co., has hired Jacob Fenster as an Estimator, Janell Lanahan as a Job Accountant/Project Assistant, Gary Parker as a Project Engineer, Ryan Brockmann as Assistant Project Manager and Patrick Aylesworth as Project Manager. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES JACOB FENSTER AS AN ESTIMATOR, JANELL LANAHAN AS A JOB ACCOUNTANT/PROJECT ASSISTANT, GARY PARKER AS PROJECT ENGINEER, RYAN BROCKMANN AS ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER AND PATRICK AYLESWORTH AS PROJECT MANAGER”

S. M. WILSON IT MANAGER, JAMIE BERZON, HONORED IN CONSTRUCTECH’S ANNUAL WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION LIST FOR 2018

St. Louis, Mo., August 1, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co’s IT Manager, Jamie Berzon, was honored in Constructech magazine’s annual Women in Construction List for 2018.

The list recognizes the most successful women working in the construction industry who are constantly proving they have the passion, tenacity and steadfastness to lead the largest and most successful projects in the world, all while leveraging innovative technology. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON IT MANAGER, JAMIE BERZON, HONORED IN CONSTRUCTECH’S ANNUAL WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION LIST FOR 2018”

S. M. WILSON HIRES MATTHEW FRANK AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, SHEILA KENNEDY AS JOB ACCOUNTANT/PROJECT ASSISTANT AND EMILY BOZARTH AND ANNA EISENBATH AS PROJECT ENGINEERS

Matthew Frank

Sheila Kennedy

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St. Louis, Mo., July 12, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co., has hired Matthew Frank as Senior Project Manager, Sheila Kennedy as a Job Accountant/Project Assistant and former S. M. Wilson interns Emily Bozarth and Anna Eisenbath as Project Engineers. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES MATTHEW FRANK AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, SHEILA KENNEDY AS JOB ACCOUNTANT/PROJECT ASSISTANT AND EMILY BOZARTH AND ANNA EISENBATH AS PROJECT ENGINEERS”

S. M. WILSON’S ‘SWINGING FORE DREAMS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $30,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF SAINT LOUIS

St. Louis, Mo., June 25, 2018 – The 12th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $30,000 for The Dream Factory of Saint Louis on May 14, 2018 at Glen Echo Country Club. The total amount raised includes $25,000 from entry fees and sponsorships and an additional $5,000 through day-of events including a silent auction. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON’S ‘SWINGING FORE DREAMS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $30,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF SAINT LOUIS”

S. M. WILSON AWARDED NEW GRANDSTAND & PLAZA AT LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL

St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Ladue Schools to serve as the general contractor of the grandstand and plaza area at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

The project is being funded as part of Proposition R, which was approved in April 2016 in addition to other funding sources. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON AWARDED NEW GRANDSTAND & PLAZA AT LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL”

S. M. WILSON AWARDED $4 MILLION ATHLETIC STADIUM AT WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

St. Louis, Mo., June 14, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Westminster College to serve as the construction manager of the new $4 Million Mueller Stadium in Fulton, MO.

The new athletic stadium is being made possible due to a $4 million gift from Westminster alumnus Kent Mueller and his wife Judy.

Construction of the new Mueller Stadium at Priest Field encompasses the stadium structure itself, turf, scoreboard, lights, bleachers, press box, concessions, restrooms, and other facility enhancements. This will be the largest capital improvement project on the Westminster campus in over a decade.
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REINHARDT/WILSON JOINT VENTURE AWARDED NEW $20 MILLION ACADEMIC AND RESIDENCE HALL AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE

St. Louis, Mo., May 23, 2018 – The joint venture of Reinhardt Construction Company and S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Columbia College to serve as the general contractor of an academic and residence hall in Columbia, Missouri.

The project includes a new four-story, 61,000-square foot structure to accommodate a growing student body. The first floor of building the will house the School of Business offices, six classrooms and a large event center. The second, third and fourth floors will feature additional housing for 150 students.

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S. M. WILSON COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF TRUFUSION FITNESS & YOGA GYM IN CLAYTON, MO

St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of TruFusion’s newest location, which is now open.

Located in Clayton, the 17,000+ SF venue features space for a unique blend of yoga, cycle, Pilates, kettlebell, barre, bootcamp and boxing allowing members to customize their experience based on their interests and fitness level.

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S. M. WILSON HIRES CHRIS KOPP AS PROJECT MANAGER AND MICHAEL MOUNCE AS PROJECT ENGINEER

Chris Kopp – Project Manager

Michael Mounce – Project Engineer

St. Louis, Mo., April 24, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired Chris Kopp as Project Manager and Michael Mounce as Project Engineer.

Kopp 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.

Kopp has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. from University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has 31 years of construction experience.

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S. M. Wilson Awarded Best Practices in Construction for Monsanto Building K Waterproofing

St. Louis, Mo., March 12, 2018 – S. M. Wilson Awarded Best Practices in Construction for Monsanto Building K Waterproofing

Best practices in the construction industry were recognized by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) during its annual awards on March 5, 2018 at the St. Louis Science Center Planetarium, St. Louis, MO.   The annual awards recognize successful use of Construction Industry Best Practices validated by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) to improve project quality, budget and schedule.

The Monsanto Building K Waterproofing project was recognized with a Construction Industry Best Practices Award for Constructability by the SLCCC.

Restoring the building integrity of an underground structure was the purpose of the waterproofing project for Building K on the Creve Coeur, MO campus of Monsanto.  Continued service as a fully functional cafeteria and service to adjacent buildings created the opportunity to use the Constructability Best Practice for successful completion.  Joining with Monsanto in receiving the award were the team led by S. M. Wilson with ABS Consulting and Shield Systems.

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S. M. WILSON AWARDED NEW $43 MILLION MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING PROJECT IN ST. PETERS, MO

St. Louis, Mo., March 9, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Propper Construction Services to serve as the construction manager of a new multi-family housing development at the corner of Mexico Rd. and St. Peters Center Blvd. in St. Peters, MO.

The four-story complex will feature 265 apartment units ranging from one to three bedrooms, a main-level common area, lobby, rental office, and clubhouse. An elevated multi-story connector bridge will tie the East and West buildings together and include an exercise/workout area within the structure. Storage areas will also be available on all floors throughout the complex. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON AWARDED NEW $43 MILLION MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING PROJECT IN ST. PETERS, MO”

S. M. WILSON PROMOTES ANDREW AHLERS, CM-BIM TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., January 12, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Andrew Ahlers, CM-BIM from Project Engineer to Assistant Project Manager.

As Assistant Project Manager, Ahlers will work in concert with the Project Managers to ensure projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets. This is accomplished by developing and maintaining effective relationships with all parties involved with the project, maintaining and communicating accurate financial details of the project, maintaining accurate documentation of the project, and by providing support and direction for the entire project team.

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

St. Louis, Mo., January 2, 2018 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Brian Bea, Jack Kinamore and Mike Hanner to Project Directors. All three previously held the position of Senior Project Manager.

As Project Directors, Bea, Kinamore and Hanner are responsible for the supervision and overall performance and profitability of multiple project teams, large-scale building programs and the development and continuation of the relationships related to these clients.

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S. M. WILSON PROMOTES MARK COCHRAN TO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

St. Louis, Mo., December 18, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Mark Cochran to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cochran serves as the firm’s first COO.

Cochran will be responsible for the leadership of all construction operations related functions and charged with ensuring the achievement of safe, profitable, and quality work in a manner that fulfills the S. M. Wilson Core Purpose, “To build great value, relationships and careers while having fun in the process”.

In partnership with Amy Berg, President and as a member of the Executive Committee, Cochran will be heavily involved in strategic planning, developing new market strategies, high-level financial decision making and planning and developing company-wide systems and processes. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES MARK COCHRAN TO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER”

S. M. WILSON HIRES STEVEN MEEKS, PE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND ESTIMATING

St. Louis, Mo., November 9, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Steven Meeks, PE as Vice President of Pre-Construction and Estimating.

Meeks brings 30 years of construction expertise to the position. In his new role, Meeks will lead and guide S. M. Wilson’s Pre-Construction and Estimating efforts. He will provide oversight and assistance to project teams for budget tracking, cost analysis, forecasting, cost negotiations and change orders; ensuring accuracy and completeness. Meeks has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the company successfully negotiates and bids projects. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES STEVEN MEEKS, PE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION AND ESTIMATING”

S. M. WILSON HIRES KRISTYN NEWBERN AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., November 6, 2017– S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Kristyn Newbern as Business Development Manager.

Newbern will be the business development lead for S. M. Wilson’s healthcare and higher education market sectors. She will assist in acquiring new clients, maintaining existing relationships and elevating S. M. Wilson within the community.

Newbern holds an M.S. in Engineering Management and a B.S. in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science & Technology. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES KRISTYN NEWBERN AS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER”

S. M. WILSON PROMOTES LISA GREEN TO ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

St. Louis, Mo., October 10, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Lisa Green to Assistant  Controller. She will be responsible for company payroll, daily bank reconciliations, tax filings and implementing new company software for accounting and human resources purposes. Green joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as Payroll Manager.

“Every time we need someone to step up and fill a role or learn something new, Lisa is right there ready to help however she can, ready for any challenge,” said Mike Mangiore, Controller at S. M. Wilson. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES LISA GREEN TO ASSISTANT CONTROLLER”

S. M. WILSON HIRES EVA CHAPIN AS ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER, RICHARD YOUNG AS PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND LINDSEY ROELLIG AS PROJECT ASSISTANT/JOB ACCOUNTANT

St. Louis, Mo., August 29, 2017– S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Eva Chapin as Assistant Project Manager, Richard Young as a Project Superintendent and Lindsey Roellig as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.

Chapin will be responsible for all administrative functions during construction of a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs, and maintaining logs for all project information including transmittals, submittals, and RFIs. She holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University – DeKab and has 11 years of industry experience. She is ASHE Certified and has U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management Certification.

Young will be responsible for the day-to-day site management of a project including scheduling, quality and safety. This is his second employment stint with S. M. Wilson. He has 25 years of construction experience and is OSHA 30 certified.

Roellig is S. M. Wilson’s new Project Assistant/Job Accountant. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and has 10 years of 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 $280 million in 2016 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 PROMOTES BRAD HOMES, JOHN DOHLE AND KERRY LORTS TO PROJECT MANAGERS

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”

S. M. WILSON COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW $8.9 MILLION PERFORMANCE GYMNASIUM AND STUDENT COMMONS AT COR JESU ACADEMY

Cor Jesu Academy’s New Gymnasium & Student Commons

Cor Jesu Academy’s New Gymnasium

 

St. Louis, Mo., August 15, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of the new $8.9 million performance gymnasium and student commons at Cor Jesu Academy that enables the school to add new course offerings and state-of-the-art learning programs, while also growing its sports programs. The 40,000-square-foot, three-level addition is the second part of the Catholic, private, all-girl high school’s long-range campus enhancement plan that also included site improvements and increased on-campus parking. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW $8.9 MILLION PERFORMANCE GYMNASIUM AND STUDENT COMMONS AT COR JESU ACADEMY”

S. M. WILSON SELECTED FOR DESIGN/BUILD OF BURGERS’ SMOKEHOUSE EXPANSION

St. Louis, Mo., July 12, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Burgers’ Smokehouse to provide design/build services for a 41,000 SF expansion of their production facility in California, Mo.  Recognized as a historic Missouri Century Farm, Burgers’ Smokehouse is adding a three-story facility to expand their operations of producing specialty country cured, aged and smoked meats. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON SELECTED FOR DESIGN/BUILD OF BURGERS’ SMOKEHOUSE EXPANSION”

S. M. WILSON HIRES EVAN DORKS AS PROJECT ENGINEER, GALEN RICHARDS AS PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND GAIL PIJUT AS PROJECT ASSISTANT/JOB ACCOUNTANT

St. Louis, Mo., July 3, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Evan Dorks and as a Project Engineer, Galen Richards as a Project Superintendent and Gail Pijut as Project Assistant/Job Accountant.

Dorks will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. He will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects.  Dorks has interned for S. M. Wilson for the past year. He holds a BS in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON HIRES EVAN DORKS AS PROJECT ENGINEER, GALEN RICHARDS AS PROJECT SUPERINTENDENT AND GAIL PIJUT AS PROJECT ASSISTANT/JOB ACCOUNTANT”

FORMATION DEVELOPMENT GROUP AWARDS S. M. WILSON TWO NEW SENIOR LIVING PROJECTS

St. Louis, Mo., June 26, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by Formation Development Group to serve as the construction manager on two new senior living facilities.

The Solana East Cobb is a new facility in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The three-story building will feature 66 assisted living care units, while the one-story wing will feature 28 memory care units.  Amenities will include dining rooms. café, living room area with fireplace, salon, library, fitness room, wellness center, art studio and theater. Continue reading “FORMATION DEVELOPMENT GROUP AWARDS S. M. WILSON TWO NEW SENIOR LIVING PROJECTS”

S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JASON GASAWSKI TO PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., June 21, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Jason Gasawski 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.

Gasawski joined S. M. Wilson in 2010 and has worked on a variety of retail, commercial and industrial construction projects including Metal Container Corporation Line 5 and The Orion. He is currently managing multiple Target store renovations. Gasawski holds a B.A. from Southern Illinois University– Edwardsville and has 12 years of experience in the construction industry. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES JASON GASAWSKI TO PROJECT MANAGER”

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., 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”

AL MILLER RETIRES FROM S. M. WILSON & CO.

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.

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S. M. WILSON HIRES RACHEL THESS AS PROJECT ENGINEER

Rachel Thess

St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Rachel Thess as Project Engineer.

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”

S. M. WILSON NAMES BOB CASHDOLLAR, MPM AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

St. Louis, Mo., April 3, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has hired Bob Cashdollar, MPM. as a Senior Project Manager.

Cashdollar will be responsible for managing multi-million dollar retail construction projects. His duties include project planning, scheduling, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information. He has 25 years of experience in the construction industry, and has worked on a variety of retail, hospitality, education, historic renovation and commercial projects.

Cashdollar attended Moraine Valley College and Washburne Trade School. He has an OSHA 30 Hour Construction Safety and his Master Project Manager (MPM) from the American Academy of Project Management. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON NAMES BOB CASHDOLLAR, MPM AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER”

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.

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

Dan HarperS. 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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. Continue reading “MEGAN BANKS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT PROJECT MANGAER AT S. M. WILSON”

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

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.  Continue reading “2016 Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry”

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.

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

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

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

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

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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES BRIAN MEE TO PROJECT MANAGER”

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. Continue reading “THE SHELDON HIRES S. M. WILSON & CO. AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR”

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

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. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES VERNON PFEIL TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND NAMES ROBERT DULANEY PROJECT MANAGER”