Contegra Founder + CEO Eric Gowin

Eric Gowin

Founder + Chief Executive Officer

With over 28 years of experience in the construction industry, Eric is active in the day-to-day management of the company and heads the business development team.

Eric serves on the Edwardsville Economic Advisory Board and the Lewis & Clark College Foundation Board. He is a graduate of the SIUE construction management program.

Eric plays an active role in many local charities including the Ronald McDonald House Charity and serves on the Kids & Clays Committee to support the areas Ronald McDonald Houses.   Some of the other charities supported include the Backstoppers, annual Adopt-a-Family event, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (KIDstruction).


  • 25 Years in the Construction Industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering | Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville