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.
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.
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.
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”→
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.
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”→
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”→
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”→
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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”→
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.
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.
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.
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”→
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”→
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.
St. Louis, Mo., April 13, 2017 – After 27 years, Al Miller, Director of Human Resources, retired from S. M. Wilson & Co. at the end of March 2017. Al is the grandson of founder Shouse McGarvey Wilson.
Miller began his career with his family’s firm in the safety department, becoming the firm’s first fulltime Director of Safety in 1990. In his role as the Director of Safety, he was able to instate new safety policies and instill a culture of safety throughout the firm. Under Miller’s direction, the firm consistently maintained a below industry EMR average.
St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 2017 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has hired Rachel Thess as Project Engineer.
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”→
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.
S. M. Wilson & Co. has named Dan Harper, LEED AP BD+C, as Senior Project Manager. Harper will be responsible for managing multi-million dollar senior care construction projects. His duties include project planning, scheduling, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information. He has 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has worked on a variety of senior care, historic renovation, warehouse and commercial projects.
St. Louis, Mo., December 23, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Sarah Miller to Assistant Estimator. She will be responsible for supporting the company’s estimating team as they develop and submit bids for potential construction projects. Sarah has worked in the estimating department since joining S. M. Wilson in 2014.
St. Louis, Mo., December 22, 2016 – Steven Mast, Vice President at S. M. Wilson & Co., will retire at the end of 2016 after 23 years with the company and 42 total years in the commercial construction industry. Mast has overseen S. M. Wilson’s retail market sector operations for most of his tenure with the company, and since joining the firm has been involved with more than $1.6 billion of construction projects around the country for well known retailers including Target, Von Maur, Cabela’s, and most recently IKEA. This includes more than $600 million of renovations and new construction at 130 Target Stores across the central region of the United States.
St. Louis, Mo., December 14, 2016 – From rescuing stray animals and volunteering in local schools to granting holiday wishes and coaching youth sports, the employees of S. M. Wilson & Co. decided to celebrate the company’s 95th anniversary this year by voluntarily providing more than 95 acts of kindness. The acts enriched the St. Louis community by assisting kids, those in need and those who serve our country. Employees were empowered to provide acts of kindness that they felt were important throughout the year, which resulted in a wide range of activities and support. The program far exceeded its goal.
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.
St. Louis, Mo., December 1, 2016 – Megan Banks has been promoted to Assistant Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. She will be responsible for helping Project Managers organize, schedule, plan, control and deliver construction projects. Megan is currently working on the company’s Millikin University construction project and Maplewood Fire Station.
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.
St. Louis, Mo., November 2, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has launched a new theme to emphasize and differentiate its longtime core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to deliver more than just buildings. Called ‘Beyond the Build™,’ the new program includes the new slogan, refreshed contemporary color schemes, updated website content and new videos, marketing materials and other editorial content. A video announcing the new branding program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFUcG-QKR4.
St. Louis, Mo., October 3, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of a $12 million expansion to its assisted living community and a new REACH short stay rehabilitation center at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria. The three-story, 38,000 square foot addition includes 24 new assisted living apartments and 24 short stay rehabilitation private rooms.
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.
St. 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”→
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”→
St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2016 – The 10th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $20,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 16, 2016 at Glen Echo Country Club. More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co, has promoted Vernon Pfeil to Senior Project Manager and named Robert Dulaney as Project Manager.
Pfeil will guide and lead the pre-construction and construction process on his projects. He will be involved with all pre-construction activities, paying particular attention to constructability issues and construction scheduling. During construction, Pfeil will direct the project management team to organize, schedule, plan, motivate, control and complete the building program to the Owner’s satisfaction and within the time set forth in the contract. Pfeil has eleven years of construction industry experience, mostly in government construction contracting, and holds a B. S. in Building Construction Management from Purdue University. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON PROMOTES VERNON PFEIL TO SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER AND NAMES ROBERT DULANEY PROJECT MANAGER”→
St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by the Ladue School District to perform $82.2 million worth of additions and renovations to Ladue Horton Watkins High School beginning this summer. Construction will focus on updating the academic core of the building where classrooms have not been significantly renovated since being built in the 1950s and 1960s. Funding for the project comes from an $85.1 million bond referendum passed by the District’s voters in April. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON TO BEGIN $82 MILLION ADDITION/RENOVATION OF LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL”→
St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 2015 – Cor Jesu Academy has chosen S. M. Wilson & Co. to manage construction of the school’s new $8.9 million, 39,400 square foot, three-level performance gymnasium and student commons complex as part of the school’s long range campus enhancement plan. Slated for completion in the fall of 2017, this innovative new space gives Cor Jesu the opportunity to add new course offerings and state-of-the-art learning, while also growing the school’s sports programs. The project is being funded by a $9.5 million capital campaign launched in 2014 to provide a range of new facilities including a new chapel, plus site improvements and more financial aid for qualifying students at this private Catholic girls’ high school in South St. Louis County. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON CHOSEN BY COR JESU ACADEMY TO MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PERFORMANCE GYMNASIUM AND STUDENT COMMONS”→
St. Louis, Mo., March 14, 2016 – Lauren Williams, BIM Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., has received the 2016 Alumni Leadership Award from the Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (SIUE). The award recognizes an outstanding graduate of the Construction Leadership Institute program and honors the individual’s exceptional contributions to the building community through their leadership, character and hard work.
Lauren has become a leader in the construction industry locally and nationally in utilizing (BIM) technology in pre-construction services and in leveraging mobile technologies for more effective on-site construction project management. She rose quickly from Project Engineer to BIM Manager at S. M. Wilson, and has made a significant company-wide impact by immersing BIM into the company’s suite of pre-construction and construction management services. Last month Lauren was named a member of ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016 for having built an extraordinary industry portfolio in just a few short years while donating significant amounts of time and expertise to serve her community. Continue reading “LAUREN WILLIAMS RECEIVES 2016 ALUMNI LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM THE CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE”→
St. Louis, Mo., March 9, 2016 – Tim Doran has been promoted to Project Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co. He will be responsible for handling all administrative functions for a project, including scheduling, holding progress meetings, generating meeting minutes, tracking costs and maintaining logs for all project information.
St. Louis, Mo., March 3, 2016 – Megan Banks, a Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co., was one of 20 African-American professionals under the age of 40 to be honored at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 6th Annual Salute to Young Leaders on February 25. Megan was recognized for her excellence in work and in her commitment to community building through service to others.
St. Louis, Mo., February 29, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has promoted Liz Peroutka to Project Engineer. She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. Liz will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion. Continue reading “LIZ PEROUTKA PROMOTED TO PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO.”→
St. Louis, Mo., February 17, 2016 – Engineering News-Record Midwest has named Lauren Williams, CM-BIM and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., to its Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016. She was recognized for her significant career achievements and meaningful community service from among hundreds of young engineers, architects and construction planners from across the Midwest.
St. Louis, Mo., January 28, 2016 – S. M. Wilson & Co. has been selected to renovate and expand the University Commons at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The $31 million, 85,000 square foot project will focus on renovating and reconfiguring the existing Staley Library and building a large addition to the structure.
When completed, the University Commons will feature the Staley Library, a new Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, the WJMU radio station, a New Technologies Studio and the University’s Math Center, Writing Center and Media Arts Center. The expanded University Commons will feature space for dining areas including a marketplace food court, a grill/bistro, a cafe and a large, dividable conference/banquet space. Other features will include the Center for International Education, Student Success Center, Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and spaces for collaboration and student organizations. Continue reading “S. M. WILSON SELECTED FOR $31 MILLION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARY AND COMMONS”→
St. Louis, Mo., January 26, 2016 – Mary Dohogne has been named Project Engineer at S. M. Wilson & Co. She will be responsible for helping establish procedures with the design professionals, consultants and Owner of projects for information flow, approvals, meetings and reporting. Mary will also track shop drawings, submittals, material deliveries and RFIs through the duration of projects and assist the Project Manager with MBE/WBE participation and workforce inclusion. Continue reading “MARY DOHOGNE NAMED PROJECT ENGINEER AT S. M. WILSON & CO”→
St. Louis, Mo., January 11, 2015 – S. M. Wilson has been selected by the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District to build a new fire station to replace the District’s existing Engine House #2, which was built in 1962. The new 25,000 square foot facility will be built on the site of Engine House #2 at 10940 Schuetz Road and include five emergency vehicle bays, updated living quarters for Firefighters and Paramedics and a an area that includes bunk rooms, day room, fitness area, locker room and kitchen. Continue reading “CREVE COEUR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SELECTS S. M. WILSON TO BUILD NEW FIRE STATION”→
St. Louis, Mo., December 21, 2015 – Joyce Morgan, Diversity Coordinator at S. M. Wilson & Co., was honored as a Private Sector Executive of the Year at MOKAN’s “Embracing DIVERSITY – Excelling Toward Excellence” 41st Awards Anniversary Dinner on November 20, 2015 in St. Louis.
The awards recognize minority business owners and Corporate partners who have demonstrated commitment to enhancing the lives of others with a primary focus on expanding capacity building and workforce opportunities throughout the region. MOKAN is a leader in advancing opportunities of growth for minority and female businesses within the St. Louis area.
St. Louis, Mo., December 14, 2015 – Jessica Barber has joined S. M. Wilson & Co. as coordinator of customer relationship management and market research. She will support the company’s marketing and business development efforts by organizing and managing the firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system, which includes researching and gathering project, company, personnel and industry data as well as potential opportunities and clients. She will also assist in the development of marketing materials. Continue reading “JESSICA BARBER JOINS S. M. WILSON AS CRM AND MARKET RESEARCH COORDINATOR”→
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.
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.
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”→
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.
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 & 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 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.
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.
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”→
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 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.