Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois Commercial Contractors

Korte & Luitjohan, Richland College Student Success Center, Decatur

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Construction projects are often delayed due to weather, permits or materials. In the case of Richland College in Decatur, it was the Illinois budget crisis.     Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc. is the coordinating construction contractor for a new building at the college that is state funded under the Community Development Board.…

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Plocher Construction, water treatment plant, Taylorville, Ill

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Work began in August on a new $24.8 million water treatment plant in Taylorville to replace the city’s aging facility. Plocher Construction of Highland is in charge of the project.    The project will include construction of a new 32,000-square-foot plant on 23.5 acres, a 700-square-foot remote pretreatment building at Lake Taylorville and…

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Poettker Construction, Outpatient Prep and Recovery addition, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Breese

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Poettker Construction Co. is nearing completion of a new Outpatient Prep and Recovery addition to HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, Ill.    Construction began in September 2016 with a dedication scheduled for November 2017.     “The new addition is attached to the north side of the existing hospital. It connects to the…

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IMPACT Strategies Inc., Dick’s Sporting Goods, Fairview Heights

By RITA DUCKWORTH    IMPACT Strategies Inc. was the original builder of Fairview City Centre in Fairview Heights, and is doing construction there once again. Kimco Realty contracted the firm to do the buildout for a new Dick’s Sporting Goods store. It is replacing the 50,000-square-feet of retail space vacated by Sports Authority in July 2016.   …

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Contegra Construction Co., Dart Transit, Edwardsvill

By ROBERTA DUCKWORTH    The new truck service center and logistics operation facility for Dart Transit is nearing completion, reports Jim Mundy, design build coordinator and project executive with Contegra Construction Co. in Edwardsville.     Construction on the Gateway Commerce Center site is scheduled for completion by the end of November.    “Dart Transit is expanding their…

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The Korte Company, Knapheide Manufacturing facility, Quincy

    Construction is underway on a new 188,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for The Knapheide Manufacturing Co. in Quincy, Ill. The Korte Company was awarded the design-build contract earlier this year.    The new plant will be located directly south of the company’s existing 480,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which was originally constructed by The Korte Company in 1995.    …

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Holland Construction Services, Senior Living Projects, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Holland Construction Services has been gaining momentum in the senior living market. The Swansea-based company has several projects underway in this growing sector in Illinois, Missouri and Ohio.     “We’ve done a lot of work in the multi-family market over the years,” says Vice President Jeremy Maddox. “That experience translates effectively into…

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