Top Construction Projects will be Honored Nov. 7

STLOUIS, Mo. –  Improving transportation and utility infrastructure, increasing industrial capacity for advanced manufacturing,  creating innovative healthcare and medical research centers and improving quality of life for all Missourians are just a few of the phrases that describe the work of the general and specialty contractor finalists for the 2024 Keystone Awards. Projects include roads, bridges and sewers; airport expansions; healthcare and medical research buildings; manufacturing facilities; commercial projects; sports, retail, entertainment and hotel projects; and a broad range of rail, utility and infrastructure projects.

The Construction Keystone Awards are presented by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri. A panel of five judges selected these outstanding projects as finalists based on strict criteria and will continue their review of additional data provided by the finalists in order to determine the winning project in each category.

The submissions span 11 categories focused on the work of AGCMO’s general contractor and specialty contractor members.  A majority of the projects are competing in the Mid-America Class covering projects built in Missouri plus eight contiguous states.  Three large projects are competing in the National Class, covering the lower 48 states outside of the Mid-America Class territory. All entries were made by AGCMO members across Missouri.

Winners of the 26th Annual Keystone Awards will be announced and celebrated at the AGCMO’s Construction Awards Gala scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7 at the River City Casino & Hotel in St. Louis. Specialty contractors also will be honored in various categories and the Specialty Contractor of the Year also will be announced.

“It’s rewarding to see the high quality work and projects taking place to replace and improve our aging infrastructure,” said Leonard Toenjes, CAE, president of AGCMO. “We’ve been talking about the ‘need’ for years. Now the Missouri legislature and the U.S. Congress have put significant resources into our roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Another positive sign for our economy is the several advanced manufacturing projects, healthcare and medical research facilities recently completed or well underway. Many people regard the construction industry as a bellwether for the overall economy, and we’re seeing a positive future with thousands of new jobs coming into our area.

“Building, highway and utility contractors across the state are developing innovative construction methods, using new materials and applying technology to help solve some of  the workforce and supply chain challenges that our industry faces,” added Toenjes. “Whether our member contractors are working on large or small projects, these finalists have done an outstanding job of overcoming challenges by assembling exceptional teams, adapting to a variety of construction challenges and developing solutions that bring these outstanding projects in on time and on budget.

“I believe our area has some of the best contractors and talented skilled labor in the nation,” said Toenjes. “And it’s exciting to see so many young people now entering our industry. They see that they can contribute their talents and make a direct impact on the future of their community while also creating a sustainable career for themselves and their family. It’s truly an exciting time for our industry.”

Here are the 2024 ACGMO Keystone finalists:

Mid-America Class
(Projects located in Missouri or contiguous states)

 

General Contractor / Construction Manager / Prime Contractor
Building Construction
Project Under $10 Million

Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Project:  Saint Louis University Hospital Behavioral Health Urgent Care
Owner:  Saint Louis University
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

Ben Hur Construction
Project:  Stella Artois Flash Pasteurizer Keg Line 93:
Owner:  Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

Ben Hur Construction
Project:  Procter & Gamble Project Aether
Owner:  Procter & Gamble
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

 

General Contractor / Construction Manager / Prime Contractor
Building Construction
Project $10 – $30 Million

PARIC
Project:  Kings Hill Historic Redevelopment
Owner:  Third Man Development
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

Wright Construction Services, Inc.
Project:  St. Louis County Police Precinct #3
Owner:  St. Louis County
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

Holland Construction Services
Project:  MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Terminal Expansion
Owner:  MidAmerica St. Louis Airport
Project Location:  Mascoutah, IL

 

General Contractor / Construction Manager / Prime Contractor
Building Construction
Project $30 – $70 Million

Brinkmann Constructors
Project:  First Bank Headquarters
Owner:  First Bank
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

Integrate Construction Partners
Project:  City Foundry STL Tenant Improvement
Owner:  FoPa Partners
Location:  St. Louis, MO

Russell
Project:  21c Museum Hotel St. Louis
Owner:  21c Museum St. Louis
Location:  St. Louis, MO

 

 

General Contractor / Construction Manager / Prime Contractor
Building Construction
Project Over $70 Million

Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Project:  Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center
Owner:  Missouri Botanical Garden
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

PARIC
Project:  Butler Brothers Historic Renovation
Owner:  Development Services Group
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

McCarthy Building Companies
Project:  Jeffrey T. Fort Neuroscience Research Bldg.
Owner:  Washington University in St. Louis
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

 

General Contractor / Construction Manager / Prime Contractor
Highway & Transportation Construction

Capital Materials, Paving & Construction
Project:  Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program
Owner:  Missouri Department of Transportation
Project Location:  Across Missouri

Herzog Contracting Corp.
Project:  Interstate 29 Resurfacing
Owner:  Missouri Department of Transportation
Project Location:  Andrew & Buchanan Counties, MO

Millstone Weber, LLC
Project:  I-270 North Design-Building
Owner:  Missouri Department of Transportation
Project Location:  St. Louis County, MO

 

 

Utility Infrastructure Construction

Keeley Construction
Project:  Chain of Rocks Bridge Park Enhancements
Owner:  Great Rivers Greenway
Project Location: St. Louis, MO

Elastizell of St. Louis, Inc.
Project:  Emergency Sewer Replacement
Owner:  Missouri American Water
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

 

Specialty Contractor / Subcontractor
Building Construction
Project Under $2.5 Million

G&S Architectural Products
Project:  First Bank Headquarters
Owner:  First Bank
Project Location:  St. Louis

PayneCrest Electric, Inc.
Project:  O’Loughlin Family Champions Center
Owner:  Saint Louis University
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

Murphy Company
Project:  Costco University City
Owner:  Costco Wholesale
Project Location:  University City, MO

 

 

Specialty Contractor / Subcontractor
Building Construction
Project $2.5 – $15 Million

Tarlton Corporation
Project:  First Bank Headquarters Concrete
Owner:  First Bank
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

KAI Build, LLC
Project:  Neuroscience Research Building Link Bridge
Owner:  Washington University School of Medicine
Project Location: St. Louis, MO

Guarantee Electrical Company
Project:  Mercy Center for Performance Medicine & Specialty Care
Owner:  Mercy
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

 

Specialty Contractor / Subcontractor
Building Construction
Project $16 – $25 Million

Vee-Jay Cement Contracting
Project:  Chicken N Pickle
Owner:  Chicken N Pickle 8, LLC
Project Location:  North Kansas City, MO

IWR North America
Project:  HealthCare Women’s & Children’s Hospital Facility
Owner:  MU-HealthCare Women’s & Children’s Hospital Facility
Project Location:  Columbia, MO

Guarantee Electrical Company
Project:  MEMC SOI Expansion
Owner:  MEMC
Project Location:  St. Peters, MO

 

 

Specialty Contractor / Subcontractor
Building Construction
Project Over $25 Million

icon Mechanical Construction & Engineering, LLC
Project:  Boeing MQ-25 Stingray Production Facility, Phases 1 & 2
Owner:  The Boeing Company
Location:  Hazelwood, MO

Haberberger, Inc.
Project:  MEMC SOI Expansion
Owner:  MEMC
Project Location:  St. Peters, MO

Murphy Corrigan Joint Venture
Project:  Neuroscience Research Building
Owner:  Washington University in St. Louis
Project Location:  St. Louis, MO

 

National Class
(Projects located in lower 48 states, excluding Mid-America Class)

 

Herzog Contracting Corp./HSR Constructors (JV)
Project:  Brightline Florida Higher-Speed Rail
Owner:  Brightline Trains Florida, LLC
Project Location:  Orlando, FL

Millstone Weber, Inc.
Project:  Denver International Airport Runway 17L-35R
Pavement Rehabilitation & Electrical Upgrade
Owner:  Denver International Airport
Project Location:  Denver, CO

PARIC
Project:  Kootenai Electric Cooperative Headquarters
Owner:  Kootenai Electric Cooperative
Project Location:  Rathdrum, ID