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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.

Lucas and Gracie's Wedding Celebration Luncheon

June 17, 2022

Lucas Cross our newest Project Engineer is getting married, and to celebrate P.J. Hoerr hosted a luncheon, a tradition started many years ago.  On the menu today was Moe’s Southwest Grill, a gift for the couple followed by the groom to be taking some swings at the pinata out in the parking…

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

June 7, 2022

Today found a slab on deck concrete pour under way.  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 the year 2025.   In Greater Peoria, 60% of jobs require…

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

April 25, 2022

Today found pre-cast panels being installed. 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 the year 2025.   In Greater Peoria, 60% of jobs require a credential…

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P.J. Hoerr Quarterly Safety Meeting 2022 | Peoria, IL

April 8, 2022

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 Incident Investigation & Analysis presented by Josh Jeffries of ExergyPro Health & Safety

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

March 8, 2022

Today found site utilities, fire and water mains being installed. 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 the year 2025.   In Greater Peoria, 60% of…

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

January 27, 2022

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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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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