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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Tony Thompson named to St Louis Business Journal’s inaugural Hall of Fame

Kwame Building Group CEO Tony Thompson has been named to the inaugural St. Louis Business Journal Hall of Fame. The honorees were recipients of the publication’s signature awards programs over the years who “continue to have an outsized influence on the business world.” A team of editors considered 1,600 individuals. 

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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
Photo Credit: Terry Wier


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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Kwame Building Group Selected as St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium Owner’s Representative and Program Manager


 

Photo Credit: HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has been selected as the MLS4THELOU Ownership Group’s representative and program manager for St. Louis’ new Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. Located in St. Louis’ Downtown West area, the new St. Louis MLS stadium is scheduled to open ahead of the 2022 MLS season. KWAME is serving an integral role in the pre-construction phase, including project planning and scheduling; value engineering and budgeting; selecting project partners and maximizing MBE/WBE participation; coordinating with the city and utility companies; and other project management. The Mortenson | Alberici | L. Keeley Joint Venture has been selected as the pre-construction general contractor. The architects include a partnership of St. Louis-based architecture firm HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects.

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Kwame Building Group named a Top 25 African American Business by Saint Louis American newspaper

Congratulations to all of the great organizations honored at the St. Louis American Salute to Excellence in Business gala. Kwame Building Group was named a Top 25 African American Businesses of the year. KWAME has received this award twenty times. In addition, KWAME president and CEO Tony Thompson received the 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year award and the 2011 Stellar Performer in Education award in recognition of his scholarship efforts. 

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