ST. LOUIS, MO – Construction is complete on the expansion and renovation of the new weight room at Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School in St. Louis. Kwame Building Group (KWAME) served as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR). The project included updating the building’s footprint in order to expand the current weight room by approximately 1,200 square feet. The upgraded facility will help Cardinal Ritter develop and extend their athletic program and create a space that enhances the learning experience for students.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has received the American Concrete Paving Association (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Paving Award for taxiway and runway rehabilitation work at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). KWAME, via their joint venture with HR Green, Inc., provided project management for the $6.07 million, four-phase reconstruction of .2 miles of the taxiway known as Kilo (Taxiway Foxtrot to the cargo apron, an area leading to STL’s North Cargo Area). The highly complex project included removing existing Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) pavement and replacing it with 23,996 square yards of new concrete while portions of the taxiway were in operation.

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KWAME CEO Tony Thompson was recognized for his multi-decade contributions to the construction industry with the Leadership Institute Award through the Construction Forum St. Louis Building Tomorrow Awards program.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Vama Garrimella, of DeBaliviere Place, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a Project Engineer. Garrimella’s responsibilities include developing design documents, creating 3D renderings, responding to RFPs and submittals, managing project scopes and reviewing change orders for various KWAME projects, including the St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium. She previously was an intern at KWAME.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Bree Ballentine, of St. Peters, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as Human Resources Manager. Ballentine’s responsibilities include benefits and payroll administration, government reporting and compliance, leadership and organizational change, performance management and employee relations.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Construction is complete on phase one of the new $20 million headquarters for The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, with Kwame Building Group (KWAME) serving as the project manager and construction manager at risk (CMAR). Located in the old Sears department store building on North Kingshighway Blvd, the new facility consolidates the Urban League operations, which were separated in three buildings into a central location that they own. The architect is Grice Group Architects. TD4 Electrical is the electrical contractor. Sleet Design and Fast Signs designed and installed the signage.

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Rendering courtesy of Kwame Building Group

ST. LOUIS, MO – AMJ Investment Group in partnership with Kwame Building Group (KWAME), the City of St. Louis and Alderman John Collins-Muhammad is announcing the $81 million The City District, which will revitalize 10 blocks in the historic O’Fallon Park Neighborhood in North St. Louis City.

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For the past few years, Kwame Building Group CEO Tony Thompson has been invited to speak to classes of the University of Missouri Saint Louis – Washington University Joint Engineering Program. 

Last month, Tony again met with classes and gave his insight into the business of an engineer. He shared his candid reflections on opening Kwame Building Group when few minority firms existed in the industry. 

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“When project owners practice due diligence to its fullest extent, it equips them with the knowledge and expertise they need to either move forward on a fully vetted site with confidence or raise the red flag.”

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“In my almost 50 years in academia, nothing gave me more thrills than similar student responses and the look on their faces when they heard or understood something that they did not know or appreciate. You have experienced what many individuals have not!” — Professor Ralph Quatrano

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