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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First United Methodist Church - Peoria, IL

Today excavators moved in to start demolition of the old parking lot to accommodate
the church's expansion phase of construction.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hans Hinrichsen - Director of Corporate Safety

P.J. Hoerr is excited to welcome Hans Hinrichsen as our new Director of Corporate Safety. In this role Hans will be overseeing and administering all aspects of corporate and project safety and Risk Management for P.J. Hoerr as well as Summit Masonry and Benchmark Cabinetry and Millwork. Hans comes to us from Hayward Baker, Inc, a large geotechnical contractor based out of Odenton, Maryland where he served the last 4 years as a Corporate Safety Coordinator. In that capacity he traveled the U.S. performing site audits, incident investigations and OSHA training. While there he also oversaw safety on all projects, managed site safety personnel and helped implement risk management and safety programs to reduce job place injuries for Haywood Baker's Southern division. Programs developed included filming new hire orientation video, filming technique specific training videos, formalizing safety committees and developing a safety education program. Hans graduated in 2008 from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Environmental Health with a major in Safety. He has his OSHA 500 Certification with certification in OSHA 30 hour and 10 hour classes. He also has extensive training in the areas of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA General Industry, Confined Space, HazMat regulations, and Ergonomics. We feel that Hans is an excellent addition to our PJH/Summit team and will help to insure that we remain on the cutting edge of Construction Safety.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GM Dealership Direct Mailer

This direct mailer is being sent out to local GM Dealers who are looking to implement the General Motors Essential Brand Elements program.  If your dealership is considering an upgrade, remodel or even totaling relocating, please contact P.J. Hoerr so we can put our experience to work for you.

Uftring Chevrolet - Washington, IL

After completion of the Uftring Weston Chevrolet Cadillac in Peoria, P.J. Hoerr was brought on board to begin renovations to this other Uftring dealership in the neighboring town of Washington. Work to the exterior will include updating the entire facade with new glass and ACM panels to match the new Chevrolet requirements.The interior will be a complete remodel of all finishes including flooring, wall covering, paint, ceiling tile and interior glass walls. Also included is the addition of a new car delivery area.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bryan Schaffer - Project Manager, LEED AP BD+C

Upon graduation from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Mr. Schaffer spent time in the private industrial sector completing infrastructure and manufacturing process improvement projects.  It was here that Mr. Schaffer was exposed to various construction activities including concrete and foundation construction, building construction, and mechanical & electrical contracting.  It was the result of these projects that lead to a newfound interest in the construction & contracting world.

Drawing from a successful project history and trusted relationships, Mr. Schaffer sought out a career in construction contracting.  Now with 12 years in the industry, Mr. Schaffer has been involved with the construction and management of a wide variety of projects including: schools, libraries, retail stores, pools, restaurants, industrial projects, healthcare facilities, and office buildings.

Bachelor of Science in Industrial
Engineering Technology – University Of Omaha, NE

Introduction to LEED and LEED AP Certification
Tricon/ICC, Peoria, IL - Completion May 2009
LEED AP Certification 2009

Here are some of the recent projects Bryan was a part of:

Advocate-BroMenn Eastside Medical Office Building, Bloomington, IL  Project Manager responsible for the construction of this $15 million, 3-story, 86,500 sq ft Medical Office and Urgent Care Center.  P.J. Hoerr was the Construction Manager and self-performed various aspects of the work. 2012

Advocate Eureka Medical Group Medical Office Building, Eureka, IL  Estimator & Project Manager responsible for the construction of this $2.9 million, 12,000 sq ft Medical Office Building. 2010

Bloomington High School Cafeteria Renovation, Bloomington, IL  Estimator & Project Manager responsible for this $1.7 million, 12,000 sq ft demolition and renovation that was completed in the course of a 9 week period during summer vacation for this full service high school cafeteria.  The project was completed on a fast track schedule that included a substantial completion bonus which was awarded.  The renovation was marked as the high point of the District’s construction projects in recent years. 2009

Caterpillar, Peoria Proving Ground, Instrument Application Center, Peoria, IL  Project Manager responsible for the construction of this $6 million, 38,000 sq ft Instrumentation & Test Facility.  Achieved LEED Gold Certification. 2009
Caterpillar, Peoria Proving Ground, Machine Development Center, Peoria, IL  Project Manager responsible for the construction of this $16 million, 155,000 sq ft Product Development & Tractor Testing Facility. 2008

Mike Fort’s Toyota, Service & Delivery Addition, North Pekin, IL  Project Manager and Assistant Estimator for the construction of this $800,000, 14,000 sq ft service and new car delivery addition. 2009

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Parsons Company, Inc. - Roanoke, IL - Goodfield Phase I

Steady progress continues on this 55,000 square foot manufacturing facility for Parsons Company.  Much of the remaining exterior walls have been poured and steel is currently being set.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Meadows Mennonite Assisted Living Facility Addition and Renovations - Normal, IL

PAST PERFORMANCE - This Assisted Living Facility is due to open in early September.  Final interior and exterior photos were taken today.

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Advocate BroMenn Outpatient Center - Bloomington, IL

PAST PERFORMANCE - This facility is only a week away from opening it's doors to the community.  Amongst the hustle and bustle of getting everything operational, I managed to get some final photos of this modern, state-of-the-art medical center.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Illinois Fire Service Institute achieves LEED Silver Certification

I am happy to report that this project has achieved LEED Silver Certification.
This has been a long process and a lot of hard work on the part of the entire team.

Congratulations to ALL.

Joseph Pullara, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CSI
Vice President

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Meadows Mennonite Assisted Living Facility Addition and Renovations - Normal, IL

The Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community partnered with the Normal, Illinois congregation of the Apostolic Church to develop this mixed use development that will start with an assisted living facility.  Long term plans include the addition of retirement duplexes, quadplexes, a single family home subdivision, a congregate living apartment building, a skilled nursing center, a commercial center and community facilities.  In the first phase of this project, the 90 acre site has been developed to include the construction of sewers, roadways, storm water detention ponds, walking trails and other utilities.

The actual assisted living facility, nearing completion will house sixty (60) one and two bedroom apartments and a community building with food preparation facilities, a large dining room, community spaces and administrative offices.

More photos to come once landscaping completed and interior wrapped up


Thursday, August 2, 2012

University of Illinois | Huff Hall North Addition - Champaign, IL

PAST PERFORMANCE - More than 24,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classroom, research, conference, and office facilities were added to the University of Illinois Huff Hall north side.  The addition houses the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability and the Master of Public Health degree program.  This addition serves as the hub of interdisciplinary research and education efforts aimed toward improving the health, wellness, and quality of life needs of the community.

In Progress Photos

Completion Photos

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center - Sterile Processing Department Addition and Renovation - Peoria, IL

PAST PERFORMANCE - Due to a large addition to the existing medical center, additional sterile processing space was needed to keep up with the future surgery work load requirements.  Extremely detailed planning was conducted to insure the current SPD could remain in operation at all times.  The building addition was very complex as it was located above and below existing hospital spaces.  Detailed infection control and safety procedures were established to insure hospital standards and patient safety was maintained.  The renovation portion of the project was broken up into four separate phases.  This renovation included a complete demolition and reconstruction.  During each of the phases, all sterile processing functions were in operation.  Also, the infection control risk assessments were constantly reviewed and updated due to the changing phases and work tasks outside of the construction space.  The project also included the addition of two elevators within the existing hospital.  This required excavation and foundation work, which necessitated specific temporary barriers and separation from occupied hospital areas.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vermeer Midwest - Goodfield, IL

PAST PERFORMANCE - Having outgrown their Eureka, IL facility, Vermeer decided to move their operations to Goodfield, IL.  This new pre-engineered metal building increased their shop size considerably, along with the parts storage area and office space. With more than 31,000 square feet, this new location is almost double the size of the original facility.