ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Brinkmann Constructors, a national, full-service general contractor, has joined forces with Ficon Construction. Ficon, an acronym for “food industry construction,” is a St. Louis-based firm specializing in building solutions for clients in the food and beverage industry. This collaboration aims to expand Brinkmann’s presence in the food and beverage industry as well as its cold storage expertise.

Charlie Hirschi, who established Ficon in 1992, has joined the Brinkmann team as executive director of food and beverage. With more than 30 years in the industry, Hirschi brings a wealth of experience and a portfolio exceeding 20 million square feet of national cold storage and food industry projects. His leadership will guide Brinkmann’s efforts to strengthen its build-to-suit, cold storage, food and beverage and manufacturing capabilities.

“Charlie is a respected authority in the food industry construction sector,” said Kendrick Lathum, vice president and national industrial market leader for Brinkmann Constructors. “We’re excited to integrate Ficon’s extensive cold storage and food industry expertise into our growing talent base.”

To meet the ever-changing needs of its clients, Brinkmann remains committed to partnering with companies and individuals who share its vision for finding creative solutions and building client success. The knowledge, insights and guidance provided by this partnership are positioned to further expand the company’s footprint and usher in a new era of growth.