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Institutional | PARIC CORP.
PARIC’S STAFF TEAMWORK HAS MADE THE ROCKY INDUSTRY MORE BEARABLE. BY ALAN DORICH
• 2011 sales: $260
• Headquarters: St. L million
• Employees: 100
• Services: General co
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-Keith Wolkoff, presid
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
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-
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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
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