“I would like to personally thank you [Ken Cates]and the rest of your team for your dedication to Mercy since the May 2011 tornado. Your team's commitment to Mercy has been much appreciated during this past year. I especially would like to highlight the work done on the temporary replacement hospital. We had a successful grand opening on April 15th and that success is mainly due to the hard work of the Northstar Management team. Denise LaChance, Tony Ruebsam and Dan O'Connor especially have played a crucial role to ensure that this facility opened successfully and on time... I speak on behalf of the entire Mercy family when I say thank you for everything that you have done.”

Terry F. Bader
Vice President, Planning Design & Construction


“Northstar is a first class company and we observed that frequently over the past year. I really enjoyed getting together for the wrap up meeting and again, this gathering reinforced the professionalism and leadership of Northstar.”

Dan Harbaugh

Ronald McDonald House

“Hiring Northstar was the best thing we ever did. The project would not have been completed or been as successful without Mike Viviano involved.”

Dan Harbaugh

Ronald McDonald House Charities, Metro St. Louis

“Northstar [Kevin Studer] has been a tremendous help in organizing our construction project. [Northstar] actively managed scope, schedule, and budget to ensure project success and helped me stay on top of the important issues. They are truly an advocate for the City's best interests.”

Gerald Brown, CPRP, AFO
Director of Parks and Recreation

City of Sunset Hills

“From the beginning to the end of the project, Chris Gocal was the on-site, go-to guy, did whatever it took for the project to be a safe site for everyone, no cancelled classes, on time and on budget. I feel strongly that without the hard work and dedication of Chris and the rest of the Northstar crew, St. Louis College of Pharmacy would not have been able to achieve its goal.”

Gary Torrence
(former) Vice President, Finance and Administration

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

“From the beginning, Mr. Kadel was an integral part of the success of the project . . . The management expertise provided by Mr. Kadel enabled CID to meet its design specifications and open both of its new facilities on time and within budget. His leadership, expertise, and ability to partner with other professionals were keys to this success.”

Judy Alexander, CPA
(former) Director of Administration & Finance, Capital Projects Manager

Central Institute for the Deaf

“Northstar's leadership and expertise quickly organized our staff and the project team to address schedule and budget issues. Their team went above and beyond to ensure DeSmet's best interests were represented. I recommend getting Northstar involved in the project sooner rather than later!”

Fr. John Arnold, S. J.

DeSmet Jesuit High School

“Northstar was instrumental in working with the Design Team on refining the project to meet the budget.”

Rich Schaefer

Washington University School of Medicine

“Northstar's planning expertise helped maximize bond funds approved for improving 5 District schools. Northstar's project process controls led the project team to completing the projects to meet the District's objectives on time and under budget.”

Dr. Stuart Weinberg

Ladue School District

“Northstar's expertise has provided invaluable guidance to the City Academy organization for all aspects of developing and implementing the project. I would highly recommend utilizing Northstar for anyone considering any type of construction project.”

Don Danforth

City Academy

“Our staff thoroughly enjoyed working with Shawn [Bailey]. His attention to detail, timely responses, helpful suggestions and positive attitude made the process of planning and moving incredibly smooth.”

Diane Brockmeier
Chief Operating Officer

Mid-America Transplant Services

“Thanks for ensuring [the transition] went smoothly.”

Nikki Viner
VP Market Development


“What an awesome job! The space around our decontamination room, clean equipment holding, and the linen chute area look fantastic. The coworkers are all very impressed.”

Jan O'Connell
Supply Chain Manager


“Just wanted to say how thankful I am that you are here and working on these projects with me. I appreciate your insight, your positive attitude, your follow through — I don't know how we did it before and I know your work takes Mercy to a new, better level.”

Diana Scherber
Operations Team for Mercy Physicians


“I want to thank you for all the work to date and work to come...I also want to recognize Chris [Viviano] for all that he is doing. We are blessed to have him guiding us through this project.”

Trish Geldbach
Vice President, Mercy Women's Services


“You [Curt Wuesthoff] should take a lot of pride in the success of the [Rogers, AR Replacement Hospital] project ~ More importantly, you should take greater pride knowing that because of your efforts and commitment the project was completed on time and under budget. Because of [this], the hospital was able to add several extras to the project to add further improvements in the patient care process... You treated everyone with respect and professionalism...I truly enjoyed working with you on this project.”

Terry Bader
Vice-President, Planning Design & Construction