NEWS RELEASE
December 28, 2011

Awards Recognize Diversity Advocacy in Construction

Diversity in Business Award.(left to right) Terry Simpson of Northstar Management and Chair of SLCCC, Ashley Raineri of Raineri Construction, and Sandra Marks, Washington University and Chair of the SLCCC Diversity Committee
Efforts to promote diversity in the construction industry were recognized by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) during its annual awards on December 15, 2011 at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO.

The Organization of the Year was presented to Paric Corporation for employing proactive efforts to use minority and woman owned businesses (MWBE) and to promote the employment of women and minorities in the work force. The general contractor breaks down projects into smaller sizes that are more realistic and manageable for less experienced MWBEs and works with firms to identify issues and to provide technical assistance. To attract trained, qualified and highly skilled minorities and women, the company collaborates with community based organizations and technical schools. Paric.s success with achieving MBE participation is demonstrated in the recent completion of the Peabody Opera House. Paric exceeded the 25% goal by achieving over 27%. This included subcontracts that were as small as a few thousand dollars to others that were hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Raineri Construction was recognized as the outstanding Minority or Women Business Enterprise. Raineri is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) that has developed in good times and in bad. Despite the deeply depressed construction market that followed in the wake of the recession in 2008, Raineri has grown rapidly. Today, it employs 50 people, a 150% growth over its 2009 staff. During that time, revenues have quadrupled to a projected $30 million in 2011. The firm achieves these results via a services that include turn key design build contracting, construction management, project planning and site selection.

The Diversity Champion award was presented to Christopher Bowers of KAI Design & Build and to Leticia Lago of Alberici Constructors.

Bowers provides the minority business enterprise (MBE) contract management and monitoring for KAI.s projects. He hosts pre-bid meetings with subcontractors to network with MBE subs and develop relationships before the bid, rather than as an afterthought to the bidding. For KAI, the result has been projects that consistently had participation between 25 and 40%. For a project that had a requirement for a specific percentage of minorities in the project.s work force, Chris worked with union labor officials on a strategy to provide successful contractors with qualified minority craft workers. Using certified payroll reports, his daily tracking graphed the actual number of minorities. This provided real time data to confirm compliance with project requirements for participation.

As Diversity Coordinator for Alberici, Leticia Lago is responsible for supporting all of Alberici.s departments. She develops strategies to increase participation by women, minority and other disadvantaged businesses, regardless of requirements by clients. As a result, she has continued to help Alberici to meet and exceed participation goals. For example, on the St. Louis Science Center East Expansion project, Alberici achieved 22% MBE participation and 12% WBE participation.

A Lifetime Diversity Advocate Award was presented posthumously for Edward Frazier. As the former compliance officer with the Jefferson City office of the Federal Highway Administration, his responsibilities included affirmation action requirements and the American with Disabilities Act. He championed diversity to provide opportunities for women, minorities and others who have been disadvantaged. Frazier was an ongoing advocate and supporter of federal funding through MODOT for the construction industry to host Construction Career Days. These programs helped to attract middle school and high school women and minorities to consider construction careers

Best practices in the construction industry were also recognized by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) during the annual awards.

The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) is the owner organization representing major buyers of construction. SLCCC promotes the region through collaborative leadership to improve the efficient delivery of construction projects. It serves as the owners. voice for design and construction.


 

 


NEWS RELEASE
September 15, 2011

Martin Joins Raineri Construction as Project Assistant

Sara Martin has joined Raineri Construction as project assistant. Making the announcement was Tony Raineri, Raineri Construction director of business development.

In her new position, Martin will assist the project management team with all day-to-day functions and serve as a back-office liaison for all project managers.

Martin received her associate.s degree in communications from St. Louis Community College in St. Louis, Mo.

Raineri Construction, certified by the St. Louis Airport Authority as a Woman Business Enterprise, was founded in 2003 by Ashley Raineri. The firm focuses on general contracting, turn-key design/build contracting, construction management, project planning and site selection. The firm is active in the multifamily residential, retail, healthcare, government and industrial sectors in both new construction and renovation. It employs more than 50 people.


 

 


NEWS RELEASE
September 7, 2011

The St. Louis Slice of a $405 Million Federal Stimulus Pie!

Federal stimulus funds are continuing to filter their way through the local economy as Raineri Construction advances construction of new firehouses in suburban Jefferson and Lincoln Counties.

The projects, totaling $3.1 million, are being funded by American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants. All told, federal authorities earmarked $405 million in fiscal 2011 for fire and emergency services operations grants nationwide.

Nearing completion is a single-level 15,200-square-foot facility outside of Festus, Mo. that will be shared by the Mapaville Fire Department and the Joachim Plattin Ambulance District. Following it is another single-level emergency services structure with 7,800 square feet being built by Raineri off Missouri Highway 47 in Lincoln County. It is destined for use by the Winfield-Foley Fire Protection District. The two facilities are the only new firehouses being funded by stimulus monies in metro St. Louis.

The Jefferson County location can host up to seven emergency medical service (EMS) vehicles and accommodate up to 14 people. The Winfield facility has capacity for four vehicles and accommodate up to eight emergency services personnel.

Bacon Commercial Design, Crystal City, Mo. was architect and structural engineer for the Jefferson County building, with Archimages, Kirkwood, Mo. responsible for the Lincoln County design.

Raineri Construction, certified by the St. Louis Airport Authority as a Woman Business Enterprise, was founded in 2003 by Ashley Raineri. The firm focuses on general contracting, turn-key design/build contracting, construction management, project planning and site selection. The firm is active in the multifamily residential, retail, healthcare, government and industrial sectors in both new construction and renovation. It employs more than 50 people.


 

 


NEWS RELEASE
July 6, 2010

Moske Joins Raineri Construction as Project Manager

St. Louis - Robert W. Moske has joined Raineri Construction as a project manager. Making the announcement was Anthony Raineri, director of business development for the St. Louis, Mo.-based construction firm.

Moske brings more than 25 years of diverse project management and estimating experience to Raineri after working for several local construction companies.

Raineri Construction, a Woman Business Enterprise, was founded in 2003 by Ashley Raineri. The locally owned, self-performing contractor focuses on turn-key design/build prime contracting and specialized subcontracting in the multifamily residential, commerical and industrial sectors.


 

 


NEWS RELEASE
April 9, 2009

RAINERI CONSTRUCTION COMPLETES $2 MILLION PROJECT

Raineri Construction recently completed a $2 million project for Downtown Urgent Care, a first-of-its-kind clinic in downtown St. Louis. Renovations created a 2,600-square-foot medical center that houses six exam rooms and one lab. Raineri also constructed an additional 2,100-square-foot mezzanine to accommodate growth. The clinic serves an estimated 12,000 people residing in downtown St. Louis, as well as 95,000 individuals who commute downtown for work.

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FEATURED PROJECT
March 31, 2009

ST. LOUIS CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF DOWNTOWN URGENT CARE

Please click here to view KSDK's coverage of downtown St. Louis' premiere urgent care clinic recently completed by Raineri Construction.


 

 


FEATURED ARTICLE
September 26, 2008

ST. LOUIS AREA BUILDERS FIND ALTERNATVE WORK DURING DOWNTURN

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NEWS RELEASE
August 29, 2008

RAINERI CONSTRUCTION NAMED PRIME CONTRACTOR FOR $2 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT IN HYDE PARK

St. Louis-based Raineri Construction has been named prime contractor for a $2 million residential redevelopment now underway in the 2000 block of Mallinckrodt St. in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis.

The project will yield four fully renovated single-family detached homes and four renovated townhomes upon completion. Raineri is restoring the circa 1890’s structures in accord with Missouri State Historic Preservation guidelines and equipping them with new electric, sewer and HVAC systems, windows and roofs.

The project is being developed by Clayton, Mo.-based Blue Shutters Development, Inc.

Raineri Construction, certified by the St. Louis Airport Authority as a Woman Business Enterprise, was founded in 2003 by Ashley Raineri. The firm focuses on turn-key design/build prime contracting and specialized subcontracting in the multifamily residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It employs more than 50 people.

 

   

 


NEWS RELEASE
June 24, 2008

MISSOURI WOMEN IN TRADES ELECTS RAINERI AS TREASURER

Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) has elected Ashley Raineri as treasurer of the board of directors. Raineri serves as the director of finance and human resources for Raineri Construction, a St. Louis, Mo.-based construction firm.

MOWIT is a newly formed non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the professional and personal empowerment of women through careers in the construction trades.

Raineri also serves as the treasurer on the board of directors for the Macklind Business District.

Raineri Construction, certified by the St. Louis Airport Authority as a Woman Business Enterprise, was founded in 2003 by Ashley Raineri. The firm focuses on turn-key design/build prime contracting and specialized subcontracting in the multifamily residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It employs more than 30 people.

 

   

 

 

NEWS RELEASE
June 13, 2008

Raineri Construction Promotes Pals to Director of Field Operations

Steve Pals has been promoted to director of field operations at Raineri Construction. Making the announcement was Anthony Raineri, director of business development for the St. Louis, Mo.-based construction firm.In his new position, Pals will oversee all field operations and superintendents. Pals joined Raineri in 2006 as a field superintendent.

Raineri Construction, certified by the St. Louis Airport Authority as a Woman Business Enterprise, was founded in 2003 by Ashley Raineri. The firm focuses on turn-key design/build prime contracting and specialized subcontracting in the multifamily residential, commercial and industrial sectors. It employs more than 30 people.


   

 

 

 
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