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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.

Introducing Aidan Eddy

July 15, 2024

Introducing Aidan Eddy!   We’re excited to show off another member of our team! Aidan is a former Illinois State Red Bird who majored in Construction Management. He is the newest Project Engineer for PJ Hoerr but has been a part of the construction industry for a lot longer than you think.…

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In Progress:

July 2, 2024

Here's a few things we've been working on! (in order based on photos)   First we're showing Young Minds Clinic, an affiliate of Carle Health. Young Minds was a complete rennovation of a nursing home building, now turned to a Pediatric Mental Health Facility for young people in the Peoria…

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Welcome Sam Bielema: Our New Marketing Manager!

June 26, 2024

We’re thrilled to welcome Sam Bielema to the PJ Hoerr team as our very first member of the marketing team!   Sam graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2024 with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. During her time at Iowa, Sam was involved in various clubs and organizations,…

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Brad Meacham - Chief Mechanic

June 20, 2024

November will mark the 22nd anniversary of Brad Meacham's career at PJ Hoerr. He’s been the lifeline of PJ Hoerr’s machinery, vehicles, and tools since he started with them.   Brad was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois until he was about 12 years old before he and his family…

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Second Annual Company Bowling Competition

April 3, 2024

Last evening the P.J. Hoerr family of companies held it’s 2nd annual company bowling competition at Sunset Lanes in Pekin. Over 50 employees were in attendance.  Fun, food and fellowship were had by all. Thanks everyone for coming out!

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Washington Girl Scout Troop #4115 Daisies & Brownies

April 1, 2024

This morning, Girl Scout Troop #4115 from Washington, IL learned the history and services of P.J. Hoerr and it's affiliate companies. Thanks troop for stopping by!

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

March 22, 2024

Last evening P.J. Hoerr held their quarterly Safety Meeting at the Peoria P.J. Hoerr shop facilities.   Chris Murray with Werner Co presented on the intricacies of fall protection in the construction sector.  Among the items discussed included the travel distance of a fall event, inspection…

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Project Oz - Bloomington, IL

March 21, 2024

It was a beautiful spring day for a groundbreaking celebration!  Today, Project Oz, along with members of the community, broke ground to commemorate the construction start of their new Youth Education and Support Center.  We are proud to support an organization that serves the local youth…

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Trillium Place Young Minds Center - An Affiliate of Carle Health - Peoria, IL

November 15, 2023

Renovations are under way that will transform this property purchased in 2022 into a state-of-the-art facility with youth-centered inpatient mental health services for children ages 4-17 years. The center will provide kids and their families with comprehensive behavioral health care close to home.  …

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

October 13, 2023

Last evening P.J. Hoerr held their quarterly Safety Meeting at the Peoria P.J. Hoerr shop facilities.  Corporate Safety Director Hans Hinrichsen covered Hazard Communication and the different applications of the standard to the construction industry.  In addition, employees were trained on…

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