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Kwame Building Group celebrates 30th anniversary

  Left Image: Tony Thompson, Kwame Building Group CEO Right Image: Kwame Building Group headquarters on Washington Avenue in St. Louis ST LOUIS, MO –  St. Louis-based construction management firm, Kwame Building Group (KWAME), is celebrating its 30th anniversary. One of the nation’s top pure construction management firms, dedicating 100 percent of its resources to project management […]

St. Louis CNR Magazine: Construction MBE Execs Say Longevity is Tied to Identity, Capacity

A solid dose of business expertise, a generous amount of relationship building, heaping quantities of grit and a healthy measurement of self-awareness are ingredients in the recipe for success of minority business enterprises (MBEs) working in St. Louis’ construction industry. MBE firms of all sizes and specialties are woven into the fabric of St. Louis’ […]

Tony Thompson meets with SLU Executive MBA Students

Twice each year, Kwame Building Group CEO, Tony Thompson, shares his wisdom with Executive MBA students at St. Louis University. Tony shares candid reflections and lessons learned from his decades of experience working for Fortune 500 organizations, government entities and running a successful construction management firm.  Some of the key messages that impacted the students […]


Construction team completes structural steel and pre-cast phases of the St. Louis CITY SC’s Major League Soccer stadium project

  Photo Credit: HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects More than 900,000 craft hours of work have been completed to date ST. LOUIS, MO – The construction team has completed the structural steel and pre-cast phases of the St. Louis CITY SC’s state-of-the-art Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium project. The final steel beam of the stadium’s superstructure was […]


St. Louis construction firms invited to event about bidding opportunities for the Cervantes Convention Center expansion project this Friday, September 24

Photo credit: Fentress Architects ST. LOUIS, MO – St. Louis construction firms are invited to an informational event this Friday, September 24 to learn about bidding opportunities for the Cervantes Convention Center expansion project at The America’s Center (AC Next Gen.) The event will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cervantes Convention Center, […]


Kwame Building Group is selected for Port of Seattle’s new PortGen Accelerator program

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group has been selected as one of 12 businesses to participate in the Port of Seattle’s inaugural PortGen Accelerator program. The PortGen Accelerator works to connect minority and women-owned small businesses with the training and tools to make them more competitive in the bidding. Based in St. Louis, Kwame Building […]

St. Louis Construction News and Review: Diversity Goals Met via Holistic Bidding Opportunities, Data Tracking

Minority participation goals for construction projects in the private sector should be achieved in the same data-driven, specialty-inclusive manner as with public-sector jobs, general contractors agree. “Your minority participation goals are like your high school GPA,” said Tony Thompson, CEO of Kwame Building Group.  “If you expect to achieve a 4.0 when you graduate, you […]

Construction Business Owner Magazine: Kwame shares IDIQ project management best practices

  8 project management best practices to keep projects on time & within budget by Anthony Simmons Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 VIEW ARTICLE PDF Indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, which may secure a construction manager for an undefined number of projects during an extended time period, are highly beneficial for owners with ongoing construction needs. […]