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Castle Contracting Wins Pattonville Fire District Site Package

Castle Contracting will soon help improve fire protection in the Pattonville Fire District by handling the site package construction of a new 15,000 square foot fire house.

The new three-bay station, located at 2222 Maryland Heights Expressway, will feature suitable living quarters, dormitories, and administrative offices.

Castle was the low bidder with a projected cost of $939,939. The site work to be completed includes excavation, water, storm and sewer sanitation, asphalt and concrete. Paric Corporation will serve as the project’s Construction Manager.

“It’s an honor to work alongside Paric to improve fire protection for the citizens of the Pattonville Fire District,” says Rich Ledbetter, president of Castle Contracting. “By combining all of the site work into a separate package, Paric has helped control costs while delivering best-in-class execution to the site portion of this project.”

Among those at Castle credited with helping win the project include lead estimator Rich Mueller, lead manager Jake Goss and site general contracting team leader Mike Myers.


SLU Med Rec Project – Turnkey Site Group Triumphs

Saint Louis University provides ther finest in facilities for their students. 2011 will see the creation of a Medical Students Recreation complex, that will be built to NCAA-level standards adjacent to the medical campus south of Chouteau and East of Grand.

The complex will include all track and field venues, as well as a full college-sized soccer field and track facility. Castle Contracting is responsible for more than $1.5 MM worth of site improvements, utilty installations, etc….


Pinnacle gambled on Castle, and Won

Two magnificent casino projects are open for business, and two complex and different site projects are safely completed by Castle Contracting. Lumiere Place in downtown Saint Louis, and River City Casino in South Saint Louis County – each selected Castle Contracting for the site component of the work, and Castle’s bundled approach proved valuable in each project.

Lumiere, which opened more than a year ago, awarded Castle Contracting the Pedestrian link, a tunnel that connects the Edward Jones Dome with the new casino facility. Catle managed the earthwork and utilities for the project as well as the at-grade logistics. Castle worked under McCarthy Construction on the project.



A tightening economy impacts the good work of Saint Louis Children’s Hospital. Castle Contracting has long had a close association with the hospital, both as a contractor on site, and as a benefactor. That relationship was amplified in 2009 when Rich Ledbetter joined the SLCH Development Board, and worked closely with the hospital to create Kidstruction.

Because large charitable gifts are harder to find, Kidstruction is a different kind of outreach, it’s just $1 at a time. In December 2009, Castle trades-persons were asked to consider donating $1 per hour, for each hour worked over a single workweek. Overwhelmingly the good people of Castle participated at more than 90% and some even donated up to $5 per hour worked.