Kwame Building Group completes work on multiple projects at schools in the Normandy Schools Collaborative

ST. LOUIS, MO – Construction is complete on a series of projects in the Normandy Schools Collaborative in St. Louis, with Kwame Building Group (KWAME) serving as the construction manager and owner’s representative. The projects, which were funded by Proposition N, a $23 million no-tax- rate increase bond issue, include the new $15 million Normandy Early Learning Center, new library media centers and STEAM studios at Jefferson and Washington Elementary and additions at all elementary schools to reconfigure the schools to a 1st through 8th-grade model.

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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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Kwame Building Group profiled for their work on the Washington State Convention Center Addition

Anthony Thompson

From the Washington State Convention Center Addition Website & Newsletter

Quality control is important for any large-scale job. When it comes to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Addition project, which will create 6,000 jobs during construction, that project management assistance becomes even more critical. Luckily, Anthony Thompson and his team at KWAME Building Group are up to the task.

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St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium Workforce Construction Update

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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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Little Bit Feeding Hope Program Provides Meals During COVID-19

We are calling on the community to join us in helping fund the Little Bit Feeding Hope program run by the Little Bit Foundation.

Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Little Bit Feeding Hope program brings fresh and shelf-stable groceries, along with hot meals, directly to their doorsteps. For families identified as the highest risk, Little Bit assesses needs on an ongoing basis and connects them with organizations that can assist them with other resources.

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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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Tony Thompson Shares Words of Wisdom to Ameren Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program

Last month, Kwame Building Group CEO Tony Thompson presented to the Ameren Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program about being the “face” of the organization. 

“As the founder of KBG, we knew Tony would be a great guest presenter and he certainly did not disappoint,” said Michael Wild of Burns & McDonnell.

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Two KWAME staff selected as FOCUS St. Louis® Emerging Leaders

Kwame Building Group’s own Ashlee Cooksey and Michael Thompson have been selected as one of 33 young professionals for the FOCUS St. Louis® Spring 2020 Emerging Leaders. 

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