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Congratulations Chris Hoff

As part of Contegra Constructions Continued Education Program, we would like to congratulate Chris Hoff for recently completing the Construction Leadership Institute at SIUE. More about this program can be seen below. The Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) at Southern Illinois Univerity Edwardsville celebrated 34 graduates of its program Friday, March 10 as a part of the […]


The continued growth at Contegra has landed the company at the 89th spot of the Top 150 Privately Help Companies in St. Louis. The article in the St. Louis Business Journal can be seen below. You can also see the article on their website here. Contegra Construction was able to grow its revenue from $135 million in […]

Employee Wellness by Design, featuring Contegra Construction

Article courtesy of Kerry Smith St. Louis Construction News Contegra Construction was featured in the most recent issue of St. Louis Construction News. The article, “Employee Wellness by Design”, features Contegra as an example of construction firms that are making employee well-being and health a priority in the workplace. “As a commitment to encouraging the company’s expanding […]

First to the Finish, Edwardsville

Article Courtesy Illinois Business Journal 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 […]

Trailblazer Commons expands, Lewis and Clark Community College students enjoy greater housing options

Article courtesy of The Riverbender.com GODFREY – Phase II of Trailblazer Commons officially opened today in Godfrey. Community leaders joined students, faculty and staff of Lewis and Clark Community College to mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located next door to campus, Trailblazer Commons is a purpose-built student housing complex serving Lewis and […]

Contegra One of Top 25 Fastest-Growing Companies in St. Louis

Article Courtesy St. Louis Business Journal Revenue is up at the 25 fastest-growing companies in St. Louis. Those 25 companies increased revenue more than 100 percent in the past two years, and on June 10 they’ll be profiled in the Business Journal. These awards recognize locally based, independent, privately held businesses (not a subsidiary, division […]

Spotlight on Southwestern Illinois Commercial Contractors

Article Courtesy Illinois Business Journal By Melissa Crockett Meske Contegra Construction Co., Gateway East 717 Distribution Center, Edwardsville Located just south of New Poag Road in Edwardsville, the Gateway East 717 Distribution Center is the first speculative warehouse structure built on the east side of Illinois 255. Construction began back in June 2015 and was substantially […]


If you ask Brad Barnard, one of the owners of Contegra Construction, why 2015 was such a successful year for the company, he’d tell you it was a perfect mix of customer satisfaction and the dedicated work of his employees. That mix resulted in $135 million in revenue in 2015, up from $79 million in 2014. “We […]

Welcome Jim Mundy

Contegra Construction recently welcomed Jim Mundy to the team. Jim brings over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. We are very excited to to have Jim at Contegra and look forward to having his expertise as a Project Executive.

Congratulations Travis Cory

As part of Contegra Constructions Continued Education Program, we would like to congratulate Travis Cory for recently completing the Construction Leadership Institute at SIUE. More about this program can be seen below. The Construction Leadership Institute is an Executive Education program jointly developed by the SIUE School of Business and the Department of Construction in the School of Engineering.  […]

Contegra Adds People, Grows Work 36%

Article Courtesy Construction Forum St. Louis Contegra Construction Company, LLC has announced eight recent additions to their staff. Steve Shawke and Chris Wernle have joined the project management team adding a combined 32 years of construction experience. Paul Hayhurst, who has four years experience, has been hired as a project engineer.  In addition, the fast-growing […]

TriStar Properties, dignitaries celebrate construction start on $30 million distribution facility

Article Courtesy Illinois Business Journal   EDWARDSVILLE – Rain was pouring outside the tent, but the mood under it was sunny as a host of dignitaries on Wednesday saluted the latest expansion planned at Gateway Commerce Center. TriStar Properties has begun construction of a $30 million, 717,060-square-foot speculative distribution center, the first facility to be […]

Go Green with Contegra

Contegra achieved Gold LEED Certification on Progress Point/Fireman’s Fund, a 3 story, 128,000 square foot Class A Office building in O’Fallon, MO.

West Star Aviation to spend $5.8 million on expansion in East Alton

By Greta Weiderman West Star Aviation officials plan to invest $15 million this year building more facilities in East Alton, Ill., Grand Junction, Colo., and Columbia, S.C., adding 160,000 square feet of space. At its location at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton, the aviation service provider is planning to spend $5.8 million to […]