We transform the construction industry by putting people first and leading with excellence.


As a trusted partner, we enrich lives by building spaces to live, work, heal, learn and play.

We have built a reputation over 100+ years as a design/build, construction management and general contracting firm that puts people first. Beyond the Build, S. M. Wilson is committed to adding great value and building client partnerships that are substantial and strong.

Every S. M. Wilson employee is 100% committed to your project…after all they own the company.

We take the time to get to know our clients and their project then we deliver a well-built facility that is enjoyed in the years to come by you and your community.

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What we build is more than bricks and mortar; we enrich lives by building spaces to live, work, health, learn and play. We deliver safe and effective environments for our clients that stand the test of time.

Whether constructing a new building or rehabbing an existing structure, we are dedicated to helping our clients meet each and every project goal.

We have transformed landscapes and communities throughout the country, especially in the Midwest. Our expertise is as diverse as our ideas. We work in a multitude of specialty markets especially commercial, education, municipal, healthcare, industrial and retail.

Specialty Markets

“Throughout the years, S. M. Wilson has completed more than $48 million worth of work for the Blessing organizations. They are a very reliable construction partner when it comes to safety, quality and budget. The projects S. M. Wilson has completed for Blessing have consistently been on schedule.”

Jerry JacksonBlessing Physician Services: Retired President/CEO

“S. M. Wilson once again demonstrated their quality workmanship and commitment to connecting us as the owner, with every phase of the project....Our internal team gained valuable learning and information about the construction that is now critically important to operating the facility. “

Catherine WemertCOCA: Retired Director of Administration

“From the beginning of our project through completion, the professionals at S. M. Wilson & Co. performed above my expectations and demonstrated their ‘ownership’ in our project.”

Mike GeiselCity of Chesterfield: City Administrator

"During construction they go to great lengths to ensure projects are always accomplished within our set budgets and timeframes. They have always shown to be experts in phasing projects across multiple occupied school sites in a way that was cost effective and non-intrusive to school activities."

Ron Orr, CPAPattonville School District: Former Chief Financial Officer

"S. M. Wilson’s pride in the quality of their work and willingness to perform any task in order to help make the project go as smoothly as possible has exceeded our expectations. We view S. M. Wilson as a collaborator and partner and appreciate their dedication to our project and community."

Chris ConradCity of Highland: City Manager

"S. M. Wilson's pride in the quality of their work and willingness to perform any task in order to help make the project go as smoothly as possible exceeded our expectations.
The city views S. M. Wilson as a collaborator and partner and appreciates their dedication to our project and community."

Art RisavyCity of Edwardsville: Mayor

"I cannot say enough about the professionalism, thoroughness and commitment to excellence shown by the S. M. Wilson team.”

David BurkeVon Maur: Director of Operations

"The Granite City School District view S. M. Wilson as a collaborative partner and appreciates their dedication to our project, and the GCSD9 students and community."

Stephanie CannGranite City CUSD #9: Superintendent

"S. M. Wilson was truly a collaborative partner, managing the project with passion and enthusiasm. The entire team was always accessible and pleasant to work with. In addition, the team’s pro-activeness resulted in a successful project that is an exciting addition to the City of St. Louis."

Steve SmithLawrence Group: CEO

"Their approach to budget management has ensured the district receives excellent value for the scope of work. In the early stages of the project, S. M. Wilson assisted us with constructability and value alternatives to reduce the budget and allow us to make additional improvements throughout the district."

David John DownsHallsville R-IV Schools: Superintendent of Schools

"Throughout the preplanning and the construction process, S. M. Wilson really listened to me and gave serious consideration to my input. We established a strong mutual respect for one another, which led to better communication and better decision-making throughout the life of the project."

Mike NoonanLadue School District: Facilities Manager

"Selecting S. M. Wilson to be our Construction Manager at Risk was a clear decision for us as they were the most experienced and cost effective, and they truly cared about our district’s building program from the start. Their pre-construction process has already proven beneficial to Winfield. Simply put, they understand our priorities and they know the best way to accomplish them. Our pre-construction process has been great and I look forward to working through the construction process with them."

Daniel WilliamsWinfield R-IV School District: Former Superintendent