Construction and design veteran started own business to address industry need, was met by success

O’FALLON, ILL., December 13, 2010… Headed by a 30-year veteran of the design and construction industry, Sitton Construction Group entered the local market in 2007 with an alternative approach to construction management services. The firm has consulted on over $225 million in total projects, with nine projects under its belt and eight more currently in the works. The firm has proven the value-added benefits of its unique niche and, despite the bleak economy, is set to double its revenue in 2010 over 2009.

Sitton Construction Group offers what company owner and President Doug Sitton refers to as “pure” professional construction management services to plan, design and construct facilities. The firm works as the leader and manager of the project and focuses on maximizing the value of the construction delivered by independently managing the performance of all project participants as a single collaborative team. This process offers the project owner access to the supplementary knowledge, experience and skills needed to ensure project success through project planning, site selection, delivery method selection, budget management, design and construction administration and more. These strategic client services are designed to pay for themselves, often several times over.

Getting that message through to prospective clients initially proved somewhat challenging since the term “construction management” is currently used for a variety of different types of services that often are associated with a specific delivery method rather than applying to all project approaches.

“Projects developed under the pure construction management umbrella don’t necessarily look any different on the surface. But when clients dig a little deeper, they can see the importance of expertise that is independent from the design and construction teams. Our comprehensive systems and processes streamline communication and decision-making, eliminating many of the problems that prove to be costly and tarnish so many construction projects,” commented Sitton.

Sitton also notes one of the single biggest causes of problems during design and construction is that project team members don’t have all the information they need when they need it. “We use technology with one goal in mind – instant sharing of information with all project team members. We eliminate the periodic transfer of information by encouraging continuous sharing over the course of the project through our technology,” stated Sitton.

The result is a more effective and efficient process that accounts for much of the savings Sitton Construction Group delivers for clients; and those savings are shared by all project participants.

The firm is currently working on:

  • Construction of the new SIUE Science Building
  • Construction of new student housing at McKendree University
  • Construction of a new communications building at John A. Logan College
  • Energy saving improvements at Touchette Regional Hospital
  • Capital project management for St. Clair County
  • Additions and renovations to Jefferson College’s Arnold Campus
  • Construction of a multi-purpose facility at the Korean Hope Community Church
  • Construction of a new worship center at Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Sitton Construction Group’s portfolio of completed projects includes:

  • Planning assistance for Belle Valley, Okawville, Central, Teutopolis and Hillsboro school districts
  • Construction of the Comprehensive Mental Health Center of St. Clair County
  • Renovations to school facilities at Neogo, Ill., Community Unit School District #3
  • Design of Fr. McGivney Catholic High School
  • Renovations to school facilities at Riverton, Ill., Community Unit School District #4

The Sitton Construction Group team includes President Doug Sitton, PE, LEED AP; Project Executive Craig Louer (former Assistant Superintendent for the Edwardsville School District); Construction Managers Jason Combs, PE, LEED AP, Katie Stein, LEED AP, and Tim Koerkenmeier; and a team of technical specialists. The firm is a leader in the implementation of green principles in both its own operations and on the company’s various projects.

“Because our offerings are unique, it took awhile for us to catch on,” noted Sitton. “Once we did, we had the systems and talent in place to capitalize on the demand for our services. Our goal is to continue our growth so we can help more clients deliver more construction for less cost.”

To learn more about Sitton Construction Group call 314-412-5677 or 618-406-0993, or visit sittoncg.com.

Headed by a 30-year veteran of the design and construction industry, Sitton Construction Group provides a range of hands-on services to help project owners manage capital projects more effectively. The firm’s unique approach focuses on maximizing collaboration among all stakeholders and applying the latest technology.