Erika Eckert - Right-of-Way Negotiator

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Erika Eckert was approved as a Right-of-Way Negotiator by the Illinois Department of Transportationon October 19, 2017, to provide land acquisition services . Erika has assisted with Right-of-Way negotiation on East A Street Resurfacing and the IL 13 at Freeburg Avenue Roundabout in Belleville, Shiloh Safe Routes to School, Rieder Road Interchange Water Main Relocation on O'Fallon, and the US 6 and East 550th Street and Stonebridge Blvd Intersection Improvements in Colona, Illinois.

Ametra Harris - Appointed to the City of St. Louis Planning Commission

Ametra Harris

KEG is proud to announce the appointment of Ametra Harris to the City of St. Louis Planning Commission. Harris was appointed by Mayor Francis Slay, who has partnered with the Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project, in order to address the gender gap in city leadership positions.

“Ametra Harris will be a wonderful addition to the City of St. Louis Planning Commission. As a young engineer, Ametra will bring a valuable perspective to the commission,” said Mayor Francis Slay. 

Benjamin Bovee, P.E., S.E. - SAME Scott Field Post Secretary

Congratulations to Ben Bovee, P.E., SE. for his newly elected position of Secretary for the SAME Scott Field Post.

As Post Secretary, Mr. Bovee is responsible for maintaining the correspondence and records of the Post, sending out notices of meetings, recording the proceedings of all Board and membership meetings, and maintaining a record copy of the Streamer and Award submissions. 

Press Release: KEG Acquires Central Illinois Tile, Co.

Geri E. Boyer, President of Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC and Bill Schlueter, Sr., Owner of Central Illinois Tile. Co.

Geri E. Boyer, President of Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC and Bill Schlueter, Sr., Owner of Central Illinois Tile. Co.

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is happy to announce its acquisition of Central Illinois Tile Co. (CIT), a Champaign, Illinois construction firm. 

With the acquisition of CIT, KEG Build will expand their work capabilities into underdrains and other related services. KEG Build currently provides contracting services that include cold milling, preformed pavement markings, patching, grading and drainage work. 

The CIT acquisition includes their existing facility, equipment, several of their employees, as well as existing contracts. The acquisition does not include the CIT name.

KEG Build looks forward to providing these expanded services and carrying on the tradition of quality work in which CIT is known.

New Hire: Keith Baker

Keith Baker

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is pleased to announce the addition of Keith Baker to lead our new Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota Office.

Mr. Baker has more than 30 years of experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors as a leader, manager, and trainer. Serving the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 18 of those years, Keith has working knowledge of the transportation arena, in both the vertical and horizontal construction industries. Keith is keenly aware of and a key influencer concerning TGB, DBE, VET, and small business utilization, and at the forefront of trends and priorities concerning small business development and inclusion.

As a champion for small business growth and sustainability in the region, through "Everybody In," he has demonstrated leadership capacity and acquired talents to advance strategic partnerships like the “Consortium” of small firms put together to successfully compete and win engineering and architect contracts on US Bank Stadium (Vikings Stadium). Keith has cultivated key relationships with local leaders, business owners, and members of such organizations as Association of General Contractors, Association of Women Contractors, National Association of Minority Contractors, and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

New Hire: Benjamin "BJ" Bovee

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is pleased to announce the addition of BJ Bovee to lead our Structural Engineering Department.

Mr. Bovee brings with him over 13 years of experience specializing in infrastructure engineering, bridge inspection, and building enclosure design and evaluation. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, and Minnesota and a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois.