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Kwame Building Group Hires Huzefa Jawadwala as a Construction Management Intern

ST. LOUIS, MO – Huzefa Jawadwala has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Construction Management Intern. Huzefa’s responsibilities include supporting scheduling, estimating and conceptual design for featured KWAME projects and conducting constructability and pay app reviews.

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Kwame Building Group CEO named to the inaugural St. Louis Small Business Monthly Hall of Fame

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) CEO Tony Thompson has been named to the St. Louis Small Business Monthly Hall of Fame. The inaugural award honors the accomplishments of nine area executives who have made lifetime contributions to St. Louis business.

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The Kwame Foundation cancels annual golf tournament

  
Maryville University Golfers
Images from 2019 Kwame Foundation Golf Tournament

Fundraising continues for first-generation, college-bound students

ST. LOUIS, MO — Because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, The Kwame Foundation has canceled its 17th annual golf tournament, which raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for scholarships for first-generation, college-bound students. The Kwame Foundation, a 501c(3) organization, is fundraising online so they can continue to help students. Donations can be made at www.kwamefoundation.org/donate 

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St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium Workforce Construction Update

Photo Credit: HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects
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As part of the construction of the new St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium and district, the ownership group is committed to engaging the community and creating opportunities for minority-owned businesses in St. Louis and the surrounding area.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Courtney Prentiss as a Construction Management Intern

ST. LOUIS, MO – Courtney Prentiss has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Construction Management Intern. Prentiss’ responsibilities include assisting the construction project manager on project responsibilities, including scheduling, cost estimating and other aspects of project performance.

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Bill Smothers Joins Kwame Building Group as Chief Estimator

ST. LOUIS, MO – Bill Smothers has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. as Chief Estimator. His responsibilities include compiling project estimates in support of KWAME’s role as an owner’s representative.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Katina Shannon-Crawford as Project Administrator

ST. LOUIS, MO – Katina Shannon-Crawford of Spanish Lake, MO has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Project Administrator. Shannon-Crawford’s responsibilities include contract changes, tracking documents and maintaining staff schedules for the construction management firm’s projects, including the new St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium and America’s Center expansion.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Martel Hulsey as Business Developer and Diversity Monitor

ST. LOUIS, MO – Martel Hulsey, of Olivette, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as Business Developer and Diversity Monitor. Hulsey’s responsibilities include creating business and marketing opportunities and maintaining existing client communications. As Diversity Monitor, he oversees construction sites to ensure and verify minority involvement on projects.

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Kwame Building Group begins work on 1.4 million-square-foot expansion of Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA

Photo CreditImage courtesy of LMN Architects

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has begun work on the $1.8 billion Addition to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, WA. As a subconsultant to the Clark-Lewis Joint Venture team, KWAME’s role is to augment the project’s quality assurance and quality control staff. The 1.4 million-square-foot expansion is expected to complete in 2021 and open for events in 2022.

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Kwame Building Group completes work on six schools as part of Dallas Independent School District’s $1.6 billion bond program

Solar Preparatory School for Girls
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ST. LOUIS, MO – Construction is complete on major new construction and renovation projects at six schools in the Dallas Independent School District. As a member of the Dikita\\Vanir Joint Venture team, Kwame Building Group’s role is to augment the construction staff and provide project management services. This is the first time that this district has awarded program management services to a minority-led team.

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