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. 



In addition to providing resources for the community, ROE 41 also hosts its own events including Construction Camp as well as a STEM Camp and Ag Camp. This summer’s Construction Camp will include hands-on construction related work as well as classroom and lab activities. Camp activities will provide age appropriate knowledge and hands-on skill development in a fun learning environment. 

S. M. Wilson is proud to sponsor this year’s event in collaboration with the firm’s construction career education program, SKILLED®. ROE 41’s Construction Camp is congruent with SKILLED’s mission to “inspire the future of construction.”

“We are excited to partner with Madison County ROE 41 through our SKILLED Program to provide students with a first-hand look into the construction industry. Participating in the Construction Camp, we hope to engage students and increase awareness of potential careers in construction,” says Kerry Lorts, Senior Project Manager. Lorts oversees S. M. Wilson’s Illinois office operations. 

In addition to supporting individual student interest, S. M. Wilson’s SKILLED program strives to support the serious needs of the construction industry to promote career paths in the trades and provide access to those careers. At the camp, students in grades six through twelve will learn the basics of building. Skill sets will include how to build floors, walls, roofs as well as how to install doors, windows, siding and shingles while building a full size shed.

S. M. Wilson will assist with camp construction projects and provide construction site tours to the R. P. Lumber Center, a new recreation complex under construction for the City of Edwardsville.

The five-day Construction Camp will take place from 7:30am-2:30pm daily and is free for students. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3vumDQD.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with offices in Edwardsville, IL and St. Louis and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921 in Granite City, and celebrating its 100th year of serving the community, S. M. Wilson  is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com. 




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. 



Located at 222 1st Ave, Suite A, the Edwardsville office is managed by sr. project manager Kerry Lorts. Lorts has been with the firm for 10 years managing projects such as City Foundry STL and BJC Campus Renewal. Lorts is an Edwardsville native and is currently overseeing the new Highland Public Safety Building in Highland, IL.

To support Lorts in providing more value and personalized experience for their clients, partners and employees throughout the state of Illinois, the firm has hired Greg Williams as director of client development. Williams joins S. M. Wilson’s client development team with 15 years of A/E/C, developer and property management sales experience. 

Nick Martin sr. project development manager is managing the new Cape Girardeau location. The new office is located in the heart of the city at 145 S. Mount Auburn Rd., Suite A. Martin joined S. M. Wilson in September. He has 14 years of experience and is a Cape Girardeau native.

“S. M. Wilson remains focused on long-term sustainable growth centered around our clients,” said Berg. “We are dedicating the talent, processes and resources necessary and these two new locations reinforce that focus.” 

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis and offices in Edwardsville, IL. and Cape Girardeau, MO. Founded in 1921, and celebrating its 100th year of serving the community, S. M. Wilson  is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. The 100% employee-owned company is one of the leading construction management firms in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com. 




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. 



Loyet Architects is the architectural firm selected for the project. Throughout the bidding process, S. M. Wilson worked with the Architect to ensure all of the City Council’s questions and concerns were answered. Pre-Construction is already underway in collaboration with Loyet Architects and the City with an estimated completion date of summer 2021.

S. M. Wilson has been building in Illinois since the Firm’s founding in Granite City in 1921. Over the past 99 years, S. M. Wilson has maintained a field office and operations in Granite City while building area municipal facilitates, schools, office buildings and hospitals.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. For nearly 100 years, S. M. Wilson has provided a complete range of services and has become one of the leading general construction and construction management firms in the Midwest. The employee-owned company is dedicated to going above and beyond expectations for their clients by putting people first. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.