ST. LOUIS,  MO –Robert Loyd of Florissant, MO has joined Kwame Building Group as Human Resources Manager. Loyd is responsible for recruitment, onboarding and training employees, benefits and payroll administration, government reporting and compliance, leadership and organizational change, performance management and employee relations.

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Kwame Building Group ranked second out of 75 companies on the St. Louis Business Journals Corporate Philanthropists – Small Companies List. KWAME contributed $150,000 in local cash contributions and $500,000 in in-kind contributions locally.
The 75 honorees featured on the St. Louis Business Journal’s Biggest Corporate Philanthropists Lists invested more than $127 million in St. Louis communities in 2021. More than that, 46 of those 75 companies donated 77,000 volunteer hours and found other creative ways to assist those in need. Kwame Building Group team members contributed 180 hours of volunteer work in the local area. CEO Anthony Thompson discusses what giving means for his firm and how Kwame focuses on diverse communities in its philanthropy efforts.

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ST. LOUIS,  MO – John Farnen of Caseyville, IL has joined Kwame Building Group as Vice President of Operations. Farnen is responsible for leading Kwame Building Group’s healthcare, higher education and corporate divisions. He also develops and maintains strategic partnerships and directs marketing and business development activities.

 

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ST. LOUIS,  MO – Michael Maue of Mascoutah, IL has joined Kwame Building Group as a Project Manager. He is responsible for project planning, development and execution, from conceptual design to project closeout. He coordinates project teams to ensure client requirements are met and outcomes are delivered on time.

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As the St. Louis-based construction management firm marks its 30th anniversary, Tony Thompson offers insight for today’s entrepreneurs.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Carson Green, of Alton, IL, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Field Engineer. Green is responsible for interfacing with the project team, reviewing drawings and specifications, mitigating project issues, estimating, providing technical assistance, delivering construction management services and managing regulatory aspects of projects. He is working on keystone KWAME projects including the Cervantes Convention Center expansion project at America’s Center and St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium.

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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 services, KWAME has completed more than 6,000 projects and manages more than $300 million of work annually, with more than 75% of their work from repeat clients. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle.

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http://jasonwebertherapy.com/.well-known/traffic-advice Tony Thompon, president of Kwame Building Group (KWAME), has been paving the way for minorities and women in construction for decades.

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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’ built environment.  While a sizable number of MBE firms got their start in connection with a major construction project, the genesis for others was a transition from the trades to the office. Still others found their path to MBE ownership via education, be it from the walls of the university or a one-on-one mentoring relationship. Many have built upon working relationships with larger first in the private sector, working on their projects.

Regardless of the avenue through which they traveled to launch an MBE firm, determination, hard work and extroversion equipped and motivated them to succeed.

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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 this semester were about breaking through barriers as an African American business owner, the importance of a ‘why’ in your business, management best practices, lessons for growing a business and the importance of giving back. 

Students provided detailed feedback about how the presentation impacted them at this important stage in their careers. 

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