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Tindall Construction moved its headquarters to its current location at 5240 Nameoki Road in July. The company specializes in commercial and industrial projects.
GRANITE CITY — In July, Tindall Construction found a new home.
The Granite City-based construction company moved its headquarters to 5240 Nameoki Road, just a quarter-mile from Interstate 270. The building was previously a bar.
“One of our commercial real estate guys called us up and said they were looking to sell the place,” said Scott Garman, Tindall Construction’s vice president of business for 14 years. “It’s a good fit. It’s close to the interstate for us. We’ve got interstate access. We’ve always been in and around the Granite City area, so it was a perfect fit for us being that close to the interstate.”
Tindall Construction began in 1987 at the home of Bill Tindall, the company’s president. Its headquarters were on Horseshoe Lake Road for several years before moving to its current location. Tindall’s son, Chris, is the operations manager.
“He (Bill) started with very small projects and he worked his way up to doing multi-million dollar projects,” Garman said.
This month, the Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County is recognizing businesses that specialize in construction, and Tindall Construction is one of them. The others are L. Wolf Construction, L.E. Lindsay Construction, Lamar Moore Construction, Korte and Luitjohan Contractors, Limbaugh Construction, ONEWAY Construction, AMSCO Mechanical, Icon Mechanical, Ryterski Remolding, Bruce’s Concrete, Guarantee Electrical Construction Co. and William American Construction.
Tindall Construction specializes in commercial and industrial projects and is a AFL-CIO union contractor. The company is also bonded through J.W. Terrill with a current aggregate of $12 million and a single limit of $7 million.
“We would like to grow bigger,” Garman said. “We’ve got space in here to expand to be able to hire more project managers. I don’t really consider doing bigger projects. I like to do more volume. Our typical sales average for the last four or five years is probably $5 million. If we can double that, that would be great. Bill is set to retire April 1, 2017 and we’ve got a buyout in place for four years now, but Chris and I are buying him out.”
Garman, who started working for the company in 2001 after graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in construction management, said the company has been specializing in churches the last several years.
“The biggest project we did within the last year or two was we did a $5 million addition to First Baptist in O’Fallon,” Garman said. “It’s about 38,000 square feet and three stories. That’s probably the biggest that we have done. St. Boniface in Edwardsville is the biggest that we have done, but that was back in 2002-2003. We seem to have a niche for churches.”
Garman said the company has three times the amount of space in its new location than its old one at Horseshoe Lake Road.
“We usually have four (employees) in the office,” Garman said. “Our field depends on the time of the year. Typically, we have four to five guys running work for us, but we had up to 60 on payroll before. We typically do jobs from $1,000 all the way up to $7 or $8 million. Our bread and butter is the $1 to $2 million range.”
For information, call (618) 797-6744 or visit www.tindallconstruction.com.