By Eric Althoff
ST. LOUIS—S. M. Wilson & Co. has been assigned the duties of construction manager at risk for Missouri’s Pattonville School District’s ongoing projects. S. M. Wilson will oversee some $111 million in work as part of the Prop S bond issue, which is funding several years’ worth of educational construction activity in the area.
S. M. Wilson will conduct upgrades throughout the Pattonville School District for the next half-decade, marking the sixth such bond issue that the contractor has partnered with the school district for. The upgrades include expanding classrooms, making safety improvements and touching upon all manner of maintenance work.
S. M. Wilson is now deep into pre-construction and design, with the first shovelfuls of dirt to be overturned in the spring.
“We are honored to continue to serve as a trusted partner for the Pattonville School District during the design and construction phases of this exciting district-wide project,” Amy Berg, president at S. M. Wilson, said in a recent statement. “This project continues to grow our public school portfolio with the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method, which offers the greatest benefits and checks and balances for education projects of this magnitude.”
Elsewhere in the Show-Me State, S. M. Wilson is conducting construction manager at risk work for the Francis Howell School District, Ladue School District, Caruthersville School District, Winfield School District and Hallsville School District.
“We have a team of CMAR experts and have created specified processes to allow public school districts the maximum return on their investments,” said Berg.
In addition to its offices in St. Louis, S. M. Wilson, founded in 1921, has outposts in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Edwardsville, Illinois.