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Two join Kwame Building Group Inc.

Bill Smothers has joined Kwame Building Group Inc. as chief estimator. His responsibilities include compiling project estimates in support of KWAME’s role as an owner’s representative.

Smothers (left) brings 30 years of industry experience, including with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and The United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

He completed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Management Program and is a member of the American Society of Professional Estimators, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Cost Engineers. Smothers earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.


Courtney Prentiss (right) has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. as a construction management intern. Prentiss’ responsibilities include assisting the construction project manager on project responsibilities, including scheduling, cost estimating and other aspects of project performance.

Prentiss holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. She will graduate from Washington University this December with master’s degrees in Architecture and Construction Management.

Prentiss is a student member of the National Organization of Minority Architects and the American Institute of Architectural Students. She was a first-place winner in the PCI Foundation’s 2020 Project Precast student competition and has been elected 2020-2021 vice president of Finance for the Washington University Graduate Architecture Council.

About Kwame Building Group

Kwame Building Group Inc.  is an employee-owned company. KWAME provides estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle.

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