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Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois Commercial Contractors

Holland Construction Services, Bridgeton (Mo.) Recreation Center

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Holland Construction Services, based in Swansea, acted as construction manager for a $14.4 million project completed in January 2016 for the city of Bridgeton, Mo.    The Bridgeton Recreation Center is a 56,000-square-foot complex that replaced the city’s outdated Community Center. It is a multipurpose facility housing the Parks and Recreation offices, as…

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Plocher Construction, Prairie Farms Dairy Headquarters, Edwardsville

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    EDWARDSVILLE — Work is proceeding at a brisk pace on the new, $9 million headquarters building for Prairie Farms Dairy that should be completed in mid-summer of 2017.    Project Manager Michael Garrett of Plocher Construction Co., which is serving as the design builder and contractor, said the building will accommodate office, sales…

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Contegra Construction Co., First to the Finish, Edwardsville

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    EDWARDSVILLE — When First to the Finish, an athletic apparel business, chose the site for its newest location, the company knew it would have a built-in customer base.    Next door is the Planet Fitness gym. Just to the north, plans are in the works for a connection to the Madison County bicycle…

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IMPACT Strategies Inc., Academy Sports + Outdoors, O’Fallon, Ill.

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Construction is underway at Academy Sports + Outdoors at the Lincoln Crossing shopping center in the 1500 block of West U.S. 50 in O’Fallon, Ill.    The sporting goods retailer says it offers “apparel, footwear, equipment and gear for the fan, enthusiast and participant.” It will be the Texas-based company’s first store Illinois,…

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Poettker Construction Co., Jefferson Barracks VA Engineering Warehouse, St. Louis

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Poettker Construction Co. was recently awarded the $31 million Jefferson Barracks VA Engineering Warehouse in St. Louis and anticipates mobilization in October 2016.     Poettker is one of several companies participating in the massive campus overhaul of the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center, located on the Mississippi River in St. Louis. In…

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McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital, Mattoon

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Project manager Matt Sauer with McCarthy Building Companies Inc. admits it can be tough renovating an existing building.     “You never know what you might uncover,” he said. He is overseeing the $15 million to $20 million renovation projects at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in Mattoon.    He and his team have encountered…

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