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Spotlight On Southwestern Illinois Commercial Contractors

Holland Construction Services, Fairview Heights Recreational Complex

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Swansea-based Holland Construction Services is managing construction of the Fairview Heights Recreational Complex. The firm broke ground in October 2017 for the $17 million facility that will benefit city residents of all ages.     “The 58,000-square-foot, two-story building is a ‘walkout’ style,” says D.J. Weymouth, Holland’s project manager. “You’ll enter on the…

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Contegra Construction Co., The Reserve, Edwardsville

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Construction is progressing on a new $27 million student housing project to meet the growing demand for premium off-campus living space close to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Contegra Construction Company of Edwardsville broke ground in November 2017 and the project is scheduled for completion in July 2019.     Contegra is the general…

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Plocher Construction Co., Sugarfire Smoke House, O’Fallon

By RITA DUCKWORTH    Plocher Construction Co. Inc., of Highland, is helping bring Sugarfire Smoke House to the Metro East. The barbecue franchise specializes in smoked brisket, pulled pork and ribs, and is known for desserts made in-house. The Sugarfire franchise has locations in and around St. Louis and the O’Fallon location is its first in…

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IMPACT Strategies, Ameren Illinois Operating Facility, East St. Louis

By RITA DUCKWORTH    IMPACT Strategies Inc., of Fairview Heights, recently completed renovations of the Ameren Illinois operating facility in East St. Louis. The 29,000-square-foot, two-story building is approximately 60 years old. It was completely gutted and remodeled with a new design provided by St. Louis architects Burns & McDonnell. The project for the utility company…

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Korte & Luitjohan, New Microbrewery and Craft Distillery, Collinsville

By ROBERTA CODEMO    Korte & Luitjohan is working with owners Derik and Whitney Reiser to turn the former Collinsville Herald building in Collinsville into a microbrewery and craft distillery.     The $2.8 million design-build construction project is scheduled for completion by the end of this summer.    The city is contributing $650,000 from tax increment financing…

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