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By August 20, 2013No Comments

A rendering of the Army Reserve Center at Fort Lewis in Washington state, expected to be completed in fall 2015. S. M. Wilson will provide general contracting services for the project.

S. M. Wilson & Co., the St. Louis-based construction management firm, has been awarded a new $31.5 million project for a new Army Reserve Center (ARC) at Fort Lewis in Washington state.

S. M. Wilson will soon provide general contracting services on the 123,712-square-foot building, which represents the largest federal project, in both dollars and size, that the company has worked on to date.

S.M Wilson created a Federal and Military division business group in 2010 — a time when many firms were looking to federal contracts during the recession — to grow the federal segment of its business, said Judd Presley, the company’s federal segment director. Since then, the company has landed more than $150 million of federal projects, according to its website.

The company posted $307 million in 2012 revenue and projects similar revenue in 2013, Presley said.

The ARC complex will feature a 104,497-square-foot training center, a 15,398-square-foot vehicle maintenance shop and a 3,817-square-foot storage building. Construction is scheduled to begin in November, and will be completed in fall 2015.

Other federal projects S. M. Wilson has worked on include a Camp Atterbury dining facility ($8.9 million); a two-story Air Mobility Command Wing Headquarters at Little Rock Air Force Base ($5.7 million); and more than $60 million worth of developments to Fort Leonard Wood.

S. M. Wilson is headquartered on The Hill near the intersection of Hampton Avenue and Interstate 44. The company also operates Rollins Construction Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary in Indianapolis.

The health care industry made up most of S. M. Wilson’s portfolio in 2013. New projects include construction of the $47 million Shriners Hospital for Children in the Central West End and preconstruction operations associated with about $450 million of campus improvements for BJC HealthCare, also in the Central West End.

Earlier this month, S. M. Wilson announced it would build a new 19,300-square-foot performing arts center on the Ladue campus of the Community School. The $2.9 million project is expected to be complete in March 2014.