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Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Contractors
Holland Construction Services, multi-family housing
communities, Richmond Heights/Des Peres, Mo.


By MELISSA CROCKETT MESKE
p14 holland A look at The Residences at Sunset Ridge, which are being built at Interstate 270 and Manchester Road in Des Peres, Mo.    Swansea-based Holland Construction Services is the general contractor for two large multi-family projects in St. Louis.
    Prominently located at Interstate 64 and Brentwood Boulevard in Richmond Heights, Evo is a new $54 million luxury apartment community featuring 281 one- and two-bedroom units within a four-story complex. This project is the first of four phases of development for real estate services firm Draper and Kramer, Inc. of Chicago. The second phase will include an additional 46 units.
    Groundbreaking on the first phase took place in September and the second phase kicks off later this month. Both phases are expected to be complete by the end of 2016.
    Doug Weber, Holland’s director of multi-family housing, said one of Evo’s unique construction and design features is a 4½-level parking garage that will allow direct access from each level of the apartment building.
    “The apartment units will wrap around the parking garage on the north, east, and south sides of the parking garage,” said Weber. The complex will feature a sky deck, saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen areas, fire pits, and a dog park.
    Holland has also started construction on The Residences at Sunset Ridge located at I-270 and Manchester Road in Des Peres. TriStar Properties and Propper Construction Services have partnered in developing this new $49 million luxury apartment community.
    The complex will feature 254 units within multiple structures. Amenities include a two-story clubhouse, an infinity edge pool, a wine storage area, spa, fitness and business centers, and covered parking.
    Weber said Sunset Ridge will be turned over in three phases. The first set of units will be ready in August, the second set in December, with final turnover scheduled for January 2017.
    Humphreys & Partners Architects, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the architect on both projects.


Holland raises $23,000 at golf tourney

    SWANSEA – The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation raised $23,000 at this year’s Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament, thanks to the support of 160 golfers and more than 100 sponsors.
    The event was held in February at Far Oaks Golf Club in Caseyville.
    This year’s tournament was held to benefit Fontebella Maternity Home in O’Fallon. Founded in 2009 by Bob and Susan Hoff, Fontebella provides a safe, loving, home-like setting for women 18 and older who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and have nowhere else to turn.
    Members of the HECF presented a $23,000 check to Fontebella at the conclusion of the event.
    “We are so grateful for this blessing and will be able to do so many incredible things to advance the mission of Fontebella with this money,” said founder Susan Hoff. With added resources, Fontebella’s plans include expansion of their home, addiction and mental health services for the women residing at the home, and the addition of long-term after-care units.
    The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation was established with the mission of helping others in the community through donations and volunteering. The HECF is employee-run and driven.
    The Klondike Klassic Charity Golf Tournament is an annual event. Funds raised each year will go toward a local organization voted on annually by the Foundation.
    The Holland Employee Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity as a component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation.
    Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm based in Swansea. It was founded in 1986 by company CEO Bruce Holland.

 
IBJ Business News

EMS coordinator named poison advisory board

    ALTON – The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced the appointment of Debbie Woelfel, the Emergency Medical Services coordinator at Alton Memorial Hospital, to serve as a member of the Illinois Poison Advisory Board.
    Woelfel will be representing the state in an advisory capacity regarding the regulation of regional poison control centers that fall under the Poison Control System Act. Woelfel is required to participate in annual ethics training under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act by May 4.
    Woelfel has been Alton Memorial’s Southern Illinois volunteer satellite education partner for the past 10 years, covering Madison, St. Clair, Monroe and Clinton counties.

Job seekers invited to resume workshop

    GODFREY – State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is partnering with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Career Development Center to host a Resume Building Workshop at 3 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Community Room of Liberty Bank, located at 3112 Godfrey Road.
    For more information contact Beiser’s constituent services office at (618) 465-5900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..