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Institutional | PARIC CORP. Paric’s Pride • 2011 sales: $260 • Headquarters: St. L million ouis • Employees: 100 • Services: General co struction managementntracting, conand design/build “We’ PARIC’S STAFF TEAMWORK HAS MADE THE ROCKY INDUSTRY MORE BEARABLE. BY ALAN DORICH Paric Corp. re no rested going into ta intemmunitin just being anothercocommod y and ity.” -Keith Wolkoff, presid ent S ome general contractors are content to stay in their home area and only serve clients locally, but not Paric Corp. Instead, President Keith Wolkoff says, the St. Louis-based company often works outside of its home city. However, “The majority of our work has been in the greater St. Louis area,” Wolkoff says. “[But] we’re doing work actively in Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas and Ohio.” Founders Paul McKee and Richard Jordan started Paric Corp. in 1979, and created its moniker from the first few letters of their first names. The founders started taking on design/build projects in the office market, which helped the company grow, Wolkoff says. In 2002, McKee’s son, Joe McKee, purchased the firm. “We’ve shifted our focus in the company to be niche-focused,” Joe McKee says. “We have six core markets where we can provide unique value to our customers.” For instance, the company’s busiest market today is senior living, while it also specializes in academic projects, urban renewal work, healthcare, interior projects, and public and institutional work. Wolkoff says that for public and institutional work, the owners typically will hire Paric Corp. to manage the project on their behalf. According to the company, it pairs its design/build services with construction management and negotiated general construction to provide its “next-level experience” to its cus- Paric’s projects include the $6 million Three Sixty rooftop bar. « tomers. “When Paric partners with a client, Paric sets the bar higher than expected to ensure complete client satisfaction,” the company says. An Ideal Environment Wolkoff joined Paric Corp. 15 years ago. “I have served in almost every capacity, from project manager to market leader,” Wolkoff says, noting that he took the role of the company’s president earlier this year. Previously, Wolkoff worked at a much larger construction firm, but he prefers Paric’s more modest size. “Even though we’ve had some growth, we’ve continued the family feel,” he says. “That’s just something I want to be a part of.” What has allowed Paric Corp. to be a success, Wolkoff notes, is its ability to develop a high-quality staff. “St. Louis is blessed with a lot of really good contractors, so we bring the 94 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - November/December 2012

Construction Today - November/December 2012
Construction Law
Best Practices
Hurricane Sandy
Marketing Strategies
Holcim (US) Inc.
Tampa Tank Inc./Florida Structural Steel
Rockwell Group
IVM Construction Inc.
Millennium Partners – Millennium Place
Paradigm Cos.
W.G. Yates Construction
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Marlyn Development and S.L. Nusbaum Realty – Heritage Forest Apartments
Chas Roberts Air Conditioning
Bellini Williams Island
Beal|Derkenne Construction – The Hub
Cedar Siding Inc.
Nibbi Bros. – Hunters View Phase 1
EllisDon Corp. – Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care
Turner Construction – Martin Army Community Hospital
U.S. General Services Administration/VCC – FBI Field Building
The Hayner Hoyt Corp.
Paric Corp.
Rotondo Weirich Enterprises Inc.
Advocate Christ Medical Center and Pepper Construction – Outpatient Pavilion expansion
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – United Excel – Birth Center
National Lutheran Communities & Services – The Village at Rockville/ARCH Consultants Ltd.
Harold O'Shea Builders – Springfield Clinic First North
Dewberry/Okland Construction – Western Regional Medical Center Addition
Kohler Ronan LLC
Graber Post Buildings Inc.
Tooz Construction Inc.
Bombardier Learjet – Facility Expansion
Rock Gaming LLC – Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Demar Plumbing Corp.
Metrolina Greenhouse
Rommel Cos.
W.G. Tomko Incorporated Contractors
Continental Contractors
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Graham Construction and Engineering – Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
J.R. Filanc Construction Co. Inc.
Pulice Construction Inc. – I-10 Prince Road
Ames-Granite – US 36
Tomar Construction
E.E. Cruz/Tully – Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach
TL Wallace Construction Inc.
CARCON Industries and STL Engineering
Last Look

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