Helmkamp announces management team changes in East Alton

Rob Johnes has announced some management team changes at Helmkamp Construction Co. in East Alton.

Johnes, president of Helmkamp since 2012, acquired the company from the family’s third-generation owner in early 2018. He recently formed an internal leadership team whose purpose was to develop plans that will allow the company to continue sustainable growth.  The organization of the management team was a standout action item, he said.

Joe Stange (left), formerly director of Industrial Construction, will now adopt the role of director of Operations.  Stange will ensure all jobs are executed to Helmkamp standards, manage manpower and equipment to support field operations and implement training to help continually develop project management and superintendent staff.

Brian Bechard (right), formerly a senior project manager on the team, has been promoted to director of Pre-Construction.  Bechard will oversee the marketing, business development and estimating efforts as they align to growth goals.  This role will also allow someone with direct project management experience to work with new and existing clients on project solutions while strengthening relationships.

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