Missouri Shuts Out STL-Area Firms on Capitol Repairs

By on November 21, 2017

From KMOV:  The state of Missouri is telling three St. Louis contracting firms they cannot bid on a $30 million project to repair the state capitol, while allowing four out of state firms to compete for the job.

“It stings pretty bad,” says Dan Staat of Staat Tuckpointing in south St. Louis County.

Staat’s company has done restorative work at the Chase Park Plaza, at the Arcade Building in downtown St. Louis and even worked on the steps of the state capitol last year.

“We deal with the same sort of stone the capitol is made of on a day in and day out basis,” Staat says.

The other two firms rejected from submitting bids are Heitkamp Masonry in Ellisville and Superior Waterproofing and Restoration in St. Louis.

Of the four firms accepted by the state, three are in the Chicago area, and one is headquartered in Michigan and maintains a Kansas City address.

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