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Two Large Concrete Projects Under Construction
Prost Builders is currently working on two large concrete projects. The first project is for Jefferson City School District’s Capital City High School, which is getting a new stadium and press box for its football and soccer fields. This $4 million project will provide solid and long-lasting seating for the school district.
The second project is for Columbia Public Schools’ Jefferson Middle School. This addition and renovation project provides a new gymnasium and locker rooms for the school, as well as upgrading ADA entrances into the school. Prost Builders value engineered the gymnasium with a precast double tee roof structure, saving the school more than $300,000.00, which solved a bar joist schedule delivery problem at the same time. Prost Builders is the general contractor on this $11 million project.
“As a general contractor who can self-perform certain aspects of the project, we can better control the budget and schedule and the quality of the work. We are proud of our ability as a general contractor to self-perform our concrete and carpentry work. We are not a ‘suitcase’ general contractor who comes to town and mans the project with one superintendent and subcontracts all the work,” says Vaughn Prost, P.E. and President of Prost Builders.
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital Parking Structure
Pro-Prost J.V., a Service-Disabled Veteran Enterprise, is proud to have self-performed the concrete work on the new Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital parking garage structure (Phase 1). Construction of this new parking garage has solved the lack of parking spaces on the hospital campus.
Employee Spotlight: Drew Wilde, Corporate VP
Drew Wilde began his construction career building Legos and Lincoln Logs at age five and honed his skills renovating apartments with his father and brother. Drew graduated from Helias High School in 2007, then his interest in construction steered him to Missouri State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management and Real Estate Minor in 2011. While at Missouri State, Drew served as vice president of the Construction Club and vice president of the Missouri State Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Drew placed 9th and 18th in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Competition, and took third place in the regional Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Competition.
In 2014, Drew and his wife, Lindsey, moved to Jefferson City. Their family includes two sons, Tripp and Graham, and a daughter, Camryn. Drew has worked with Prost Builders since 2017, where he mentors and oversees project operations, and assists the estimating department. Drew believes that honor, integrity, respect, and transparency drive relationships in this industry.