Contegra adds staff, expands offices to handle growth
From Illinois Business Journal news services
Contegra Construction Company, LLC has announced eight recent additions to its staff. Steve Shawke and Chris Wernle have joined the project management team adding a combined 32 years of construction experience. Paul Hayhurst, who has four years experience, has been hired as a project engineer.
In addition, the Edwardsville company has added Megan Turner in the accounting department and has also hired four field engineers. Dylan Bentley and Tyler Goodman are recent SIUE graduates in construction management. Scott Mayes is a SIUE civil engineering student scheduled to graduate in 2016. Pete Hackett, who joined the company from the U.S. Naval Construction Forces (Seabees), is studying construction management at SWIC.
“We are thrilled to be able to add such a well-qualified group to our team,” said Eric Gowin, managing member at Contegra. “These new hires have all demonstrated they can go the extra mile to deliver for our clients.”
Revenue at Contegra is expected to reach $110 million, up nearly 36 percent from 2014, according to Gowin.
To make room for the new employees and the increased business activity, the company has added 7,500 square feet of office space and a CrossFit gym to its building in the Gateway Commerce Center.
The new executive office area, developed by Formation Architects and Louer Facility Planning, Inc., features project management and engineering offices as well as an open office work area with 10-12 foot ceilings. Hoteling workstations for field superintendents and engineers, a break room and a training room with state of the art sound and video systems have also been added.
Contegra is a general contracting, design/build and construction management firm that builds educational, healthcare, office, residential, retail, warehouse and wastewater treatment facilities.