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Joe started his career in construction over 23 years ago as a union carpenter. Never satisfied with the norm, he always strived to better himself and learn every aspect of the construction industry. He was born and raised in St. Louis and started a career in the medical field. He attended pre-med at St. Louis University until his focus changed and he pursued his inspiration of construction. Joe worked for his father in the family business building and remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, basements and room additions. He transitioned to his uncle’s business, Al Sneed Acoustics until the mention of phasing down and retirement. Joe then pursued a carrier as Superintendent for a local contractor and when worked slowed down in the field he was encouraged to start estimating. Shortly thereafter, Joe was promoted to Chief Estimator at McGrath and Associates completing several labs, hospital remodels, churches, schools, retail and industrial projects. A few of the most notable clients were: KV Pharmaceutical, Meridian Medical, Forest Park Hospital, Des Peres Hospital, BJC Hospital, City of St. Louis and The Archdioceses of St. Louis. After almost 7 years as Chief Estimator, Joe accepted an offer from Kozeny – Wagner to be their Director of Pre-Construction. He managed all of the estimating staff for Commercial, Civil and Communications projects. He reviewed and evaluated bidding opportunities, estimated and delegated to his staff, negotiated contracts with owners and subcontractors, developed conceptual estimates and cost opinions, and analyzed specific challenges of projects in order to tailor the approach of construction. Joe departed Kozeny to become the Vice-President at J.E. Foster and continue his career and skills. Joe prides himself on the relationships he has made during the several years in the industry. His motto is: “No matter where you go, your reputation follows”. He loves to be busy and remains active in several industry associations: the AGC, ASPE, ASHE, USGBC and MGA. In his personal time he also serves on the Green Park School Board, Property Management and Co-Chair of the Master Planning Committee at his church and Co-Chair of Green Park Cares Foundation for kids with cancer. Joe resides in the South County area and is married with two children that keep any spare time occupied with sporting events.