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P.J. Hoerr, Inc. stands as one of Central Illinois’ premier General Contractors, Construction Managers and Design/Builders. Founded in 1914 by Philipp J. Hoerr as a concrete construction company, our stamp can still be seen on many area driveways and sidewalks. Now into our 107th year of operations P.J. Hoerr, Inc. has become a diverse, multi-office commercial builder. Explore our blog to keep up on completed and in progress projects.

A Tribute to Brian Faulkner

January 17, 2022

Brian Faulkner, a Senior Project Manager with P.J. Hoerr, and an important part of our team since 2004, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 12th. Brian was a licensed architect who loved the “builder” side of the profession. He was frequently referred to as the smartest guy in our…

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St. John's Lutheran Church - Bloomington, IL

December 16, 2021

This project for St. John's Lutheran Church consists of  a new 9,700 sq. ft. worship space addition. The interior renovations are approximately 13,000 sq. ft. and include a gathering area and expanded entrance. There will also be  a new exterior canopy constructed. The existing organ…

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Bloomington-Normal YMCA - Bloomington, IL

December 15, 2021

Steady progress continues for the new Bloomington-Normal YMCA Facility.  This new facility will be a two-story, 70,000 square foot building that will provide a new home for the YMCA as well as Easterseals of Central Illinois.  Included in the new building will be administrative offices,…

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Bloomington-Normal YMCA - Bloomington, IL

November 5, 2021

Last evening within the future home of the Bloomington-Normal YMCA, a Growing Together Sneak Peek Event was held to give the community an update on the facilities construction.  The new facility will be a two-story, 70,000 square foot building that will provide a new home for the YMCA as well as…

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Illinois Central College - Workforce Sustainability Center - East Peoria, IL

October 28, 2021

This morning Illinois Central College proudly broke ground on the Workforce Sustainability Center that P.J. Hoerr will construct. This $12 million Workforce Sustainability Center will help both first-time students and career changers while also building our region’s credentialed workforce to 60% by…

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Annual P.J. Hoerr Family of Companies Picnic

September 27, 2021

Every year just as the autumn season begins, the P.J. Hoerr family of companies gets together for its annual picnic featuring family, food, fun and prizes.  This year our theme was Space Jam. Zoo Crew Face Painting, Funbelievable Balloons, Fun on the Run Inflatables, water balloon toss, candy toss,…

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St. John's Lutheran Church - Bloomington, IL

September 1, 2021

This project for St. John's Lutheran Church consists of  a new 9,700 sq. ft. worship space addition. The interior renovations are approximately 13,000 sq. ft. and include a gathering area and expanded entrance. There will also be  a new exterior canopy constructed. The existing organ…

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Bloomington-Normal YMCA - Bloomington, IL

September 1, 2021

Steady progress continues for the new Bloomington-Normal YMCA Facility.  This new facility will be a two-story, 70,000 square foot building that will provide a new home for the YMCA as well as Easterseals of Central Illinois.  Included in the new building will be administrative offices,…

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P.J. Hoerr Quarterly Safety Meeting 2021 | Peoria, IL

August 27, 2021

Last evening P.J. Hoerr / Summit Masonry / Van Buskirk Steel held their quarterly safety meeting at the Peoria P.J. Hoerr shop facilities. The topic was ladder safety & training presented by Chris Murray from Werner.  The evening was concluded with a retirement celebration for Tim…

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Christian Buehler Memorial Home - South Sheridan Road Addition - Peoria, IL

July 12, 2021

Today found a variety of tasks under way for this 4-story 50,000 sq. ft. building addition to the Buehler Home campus. The top two floors will be two bedroom independent living apartments. The second floor will include a fitness / therapy area with a walking track as well as a casual dining…

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