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Institutional | PARIC CORP. Paric’s Pride PARIC’S STAFF TEAMWORK HAS MADE THE ROCKY INDUSTRY MORE BEARABLE. BY ALAN DORICH Paric Corp. • 2011 sales: $260 • Headquarters: St. L million ouis • Employees: 100 • Services: General co struction managementntracting, conand design/build “We’ 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- 100 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 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 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
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