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2017 August Issue

Jane Louer, founder and owner, Louer Facility Planning Inc., Collinsville

By KERRY SMITH    Building a vibrant business and a high-performing team takes talent, hard work, keen hiring and diligent training. Jane Louer, founder of Louer Facility Planning Inc. in Collinsville, knows this well.     Her firm recently celebrated 21 years of creating affordable, functional and beautiful workspace solutions for clients across the St. Louis region…

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Beverly Whysall, franchisee, Painting with a Twist, Shiloh

By RITA DUCKWORTH    If you think a girls’ night out can’t change your life, just ask Beverly Whysall.     Whysall had a career as a union electrician. As an empty nester, she spent about     10 years traveling around the country, working for a large construction firm. Working with men all day at job sites,…

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Louer Facility Planning Inc., Ss. Peter & Paul Church and Cedars of Lebanon

By KERRY SMITH    COLLINSVILLE – A 161-year-old parish in the heart of Collinsville and an affordable housing community in Lebanon are the latest examples of projects completed by Louer Facility Planning Inc.     In the spring, Louer worked to refresh and update the surroundings of both clients’ spaces to make them more usable and beautiful.…

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Kaskaskia Engineering Group, Blue Line Light Rail Project, Minnesota

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Benjamin Bovee, senior structural engineer of Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC, is overseeing the Noise Wall design and plan development of the Blue Line Light Rail Project in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.     The Belleville-based firm’s participation in the project stems from the opening of a St. Paul branch in January 2016.    The project…

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Quality Testing and Engineering, senior living facilities, metro St. Louis

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Senior citizen residential facilities are a booming real estate and construction market and Quality Testing and Engineering, Inc., headquartered in O’Fallon, Ill., has been working on a lot of them around metro St. Louis. Cedarhurst Living, based in Clayton, Mo., is one of QTE’s best clients, according to Joe Carter, QTE’s…

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Engineering Roundup

IBJ Business News Hospital foundation to honor former mayor     O’FALLON – Gary Graham, former mayor of O’Fallon, will be presented with the 2017 Elizabethan Award during the 2017 gala sponsored by HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Foundation.    The award recognizes Graham for his commitment to the hospital and the new facility under construction in O’Fallon. The…

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Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Southwestern Illinois Commercial Real Estate Transactions   The Illinois Business Journal is proud to publish commercial real estate transactions recently completed by commercial brokers across Southwestern Illinois. BELLEVILLE B & D Industrial Properties sold a 13,500-square-foot industrial building on 2.5 acres at 20 Empire Drive, to St. Clair County Land Company, LLC. BARBERMurphy Group represented…

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