By Tony Thompson, President
We are honored to be named a Top Corporate Philanthropist by St. Louis Business Journal.  Giving back has been a central value of the leadership at Kwame Building Group since the beginning. 

Education and excellence are the best deterrents to racism. Therefore, we made it our mission to provide as many first-generation and minorities as possible with opportunities to access a great education. The Kwame Building Group created the Kwame Foundation in 2003 after I served several years as a mentor in the St. Louis public schools.  Read more

ST. LOUIS, MO – Michael Thompson has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME), one of the nation’s top pure construction management firms, as a Marketing Business Developer. Thompson’s responsibilities are to support KWAME’s diverse business goals and objectives by building and maintaining mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with prospective and existing clients.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Jonathan Cohen has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Civil Inspector. In this role, Cohen will work on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) projects to monitor the installation of sewer lines and tunnel work as part of MSD’s Project Clear initiative to improve water quality and alleviate wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region.

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Left: Maryville University Golfers
: Overall Winner/Top Golfer Jeff Rainford (Rainford and Associates)


ST. LOUIS, MO – The Kwame Foundation raised more than $50,000 at its 16th Annual Golf Tournament at Top Golf in Chesterfield, MO on August 29th. Proceeds will fund scholarships for first-generation, college-bound students at Washington University, Maryville University, Saint Louis University and the University of Kansas and several others. Since 2003, the foundation has endowed over $1.5 million in scholarships and grants at over 12 different universities.

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Anthony Thompson
CEO, Kwame Building Group, Inc.

Over the past two decades, design-build has moved from alternative to mainstream as a preferred project delivery system. Today, nearly half of American construction dollars – an estimated $1.2 trillion in 2018-2021 – is being spent on design-build projects, according to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). 

Design-build promises a quality project at a lower cost and in a shorter time frame than traditional design-bid-build. But design-build project delivery also eliminates the Owner’s contractual relationships with the architects and engineers, who now report to the design-build team. 

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You’re invited! Join us for Kwame Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament on August 29 at Top Golf – Chesterfield. The tournament will fund scholarships for first-generation, minority, college-bound students. Since 2003, Kwame Foundation has awarded approximately $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to students throughout Missouri.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Casey Patterson, of Maplewood, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as civil inspector. Patterson’s responsibilities include inspecting construction sites for KWAME’s infrastructure, transportation and commercial projects.

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Photo Credit: August Jennewein, UMSL Campus Photographer

Congratulations to the newly selected 2019 University of Missouri–St. Louis Opportunity Scholar Program Recipients.

Kwame Building Group and Kwame Foundation are proud sponsors of the Opportunity Scholar Program. Each year, the program provides an all-inclusive, four-year scholarship to select first-generation college students and/or students who are underrepresented in the workforce.

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Donovan, AC has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a project engineer. Donovan’s responsibilities include project budgeting and estimating, contractor and subcontractor communications, site management and responding to RFI’s and submittals for select projects in the Seattle, WA area.

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Congratulations to all of the June college graduates, including the 20 seniors who attended Kwame’ Foundation’s college tours over their 2019 Spring Break.  A total of 128 high school juniors and seniors from 16 area high schools participated this year. The Kwame Foundation organized the weeklong bus trip to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and provided transportation and chaperones.

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