The UP Companies Hires Four New Employees

By on April 5, 2018

The UP Companies (UPCO) recently added four new employees to its staff:


Jim Knaust of Wentzville, MO as Senior Drywall Estimator. Knaust has 40 years of industry experience, having previously owned and operated a commercial drywall company for the majority of his professional career.


Jeff Tubb of Desoto, MO as General Drywall Superintendent. Tubb has 13 years of industry experience, having previously worked as a Project Superintendent for a commercial construction company in Edwardsville, IL. He attended Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO.


Apolinar Panday of Arnold, MO as Senior Electrical Estimator. Panday has 38 years of industry experience and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Silliman University in the Philippines.



Dan Uhle of St. Charles, MO as Project Manager. Uhle has 19 years of industry experience, having most recently worked as a project manager for an electrical contractor based in O’Fallon, MO. Uhle has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Computer Science from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.


The UP Companies (UPCO) is one of the region’s largest full-service MBE-certified contracting companies. UPCO’s firms are Square UP Builders, a primary source of commercial and residential rough and finish carpentry and drywall services employing over 150 carpenters and laborers; Power UP Electrical Contractors, a leader in electrical systems design, installation and maintenance, and the largest minority-owned full-service electrical contractor in the St. Louis region with more than 60 skilled union electricians; Hustle UP, a provider or general construction labor in support of all trades providing construction clean up and selective demolition services; and Keep UP Commercial Services, a multi-faceted company providing grounds and building maintenance, construction and repair, and cleaning services to commercial property owners.


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