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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 108th 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.

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

January 17, 2023

Today found site concrete pads completed, painting in the HVAC training lab (precast building), finishing up drywall in the west building and MEP overhead rough-in for both wings.   In Greater Peoria, 60% of jobs require a credential past high school. Currently, only 40% of adults in…

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St. Jude Church - Peoria, IL

January 4, 2023

After conducting a complete master plan review of their facility, the St. Jude Catholic Parish decided to completely demolish its existing church building and rebuild it.  This new building will replace the existing church with an increase in sanctuary seating from 450 to approximately 800 and…

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St. Jude Church - Peoria, IL

December 6, 2022

This new church construction will sit on roughly the same footprint as the one they just left, but will add about 150 to 200 feet. The new church facility will include a rotunda with a baptistery, through which parishioners will enter the church. Designed by architect James McCrery of Washington, D.C.,…

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Central Illinois Chapter of Healthcare Engineers (CICHE)

November 10, 2022

The annual CICHE Conference was held today at the Holiday Inn & Suites, Grand Prairie in Peoria, IL. The Central Illinois Chapter of Healthcare Engineering is the primary resource for developing, educating, and expanding the skills of professionals in Central Illinois health care institutions…

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

November 2, 2022

Today found drywall, MEP rough-in’s, exterior siding, and site work 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…

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St. Jude Church - Peoria, IL | Ground Breaking Ceremony

September 30, 2022

Yesterday afternoon a ground breaking ceremony was held for the new church construction that is under way that will occupy roughly the same footprint as the one they just left, but will add about 150 to 200 feet. The new church facility will include a rotunda with a baptistery, through which parishioners…

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Annual P.J. Hoerr Family of Companies Picnic

September 26, 2022

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 picnic at the beach. Zoo Crew Face Painting, Fun on the Run Inflatables, water balloon and candy toss, stud throw…

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

September 22, 2022

Today found exterior brick, exterior curtain walls, drywall, MEP rough-ins, and setting mezzanine structural steel 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…

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Newlywed / Wedding Celebration Luncheon

September 7, 2022

This afternoon, P.J. Hoerr hosted a luncheon for 3 employees that are either engaged or just got married.  After lunch some of the kids and a few of the adults took some swings at the pinata out in the parking lot.

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

August 18, 2022

Today found exterior vapor barrier being installed, wrapping up interior framing, and 3/4 of the way done with the roofing.  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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