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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 105th 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.

Central School District #51 - Washington, IL

July 9, 2019

Work is underway for Central School District #51 in Washington, IL. This project consists of renovations of two existing schools and two additions that connect the two schools together. New spaces created by the project are: teaching classrooms, breakout teaching spaces, resource rooms, art rooms, a…

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Washington Community High School - Washington, IL

July 9, 2019

Steady progress continues. Photographed here are updates on the progress of the football stadium, exterior site digging, and some interior gutting. More updates will be coming, stay tuned!   We're making progress! Earlier construction updates: April 2019 Construction Update March 2019 Construction…

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Black Band Distillery - Peoria, IL

June 27, 2019

Steady progress continues on this complete renovation. Past Project Updates: June 10, 2019 Demolition Video May 28, 2019 Video of Progress May 21, 2019 Photo Update May 10, 2019 Photo Update May 8, 2019 Project Announcement!     Walkthrough of Progress at Future Site of Black Band Distillery…

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Pop-A-Shot - Historic Warehouse District Renovation - Peoria, IL

June 27, 2019

Today found demolition of the old roof underway. Watch an overview video here:   Follow all the Updates on our Facebook page: @PJHoerrContractors Past Project Updates: May 21, 2019 Progress Update May 15, 2019 Renovation Announcement Roof Demolition for Pop-A-Shot Building Renovation

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LEAN Construction

June 26, 2019

Grabbed some photos this morning of a LEAN Pull Planning session getting underway. The pull planning process is a tool that creates teamwork and better support, providing the right level of engagement from all work participants, including tradesmen. The process creates a good workflow and generates…

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ANSI Training Program - Next Generation Aerial and Scissor Lifts

June 20, 2019

CAT Altorfer completed a classroom and hands-on training for P.J. Hoerr, Summit Masonry and Van Buskirk Steel employees.  This training aligns our employees with the new ANSI training program and familiarizes them with the new operating specifications of the next generation aerial and scissor lifts.…

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Knox College Umbeck Science & Mathematics Center - Galesburg, IL

June 18, 2019

Steady progress continues on this renovation and addition for Knox College's Umbeck Science & Mathematics Center. Previous Project Updates: April 2019 Progress Album January 2019 Walkthrough December 2018 Walkthrough October 2018 - Groundbreaking   June's Construction Update for…

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Lutheran Hillside Village-New Wellness Center - Peoria, IL

June 13, 2019

This morning Lutheran Hillside Village held a groundbreaking ceremony as their new 19,000 square foot, two-story Wellness Center is underway.  The new addition will promote healthy lifestyles and provide a wide range of convenient on-site services to enrich the quality of life for all residents. …

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Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic - Princeton, IL

June 13, 2019

Yesterday afternoon a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic in Princeton, IL. This new stand-alone medical office building will include 21 exam rooms, 3 procedure rooms, nurse stations, a tele-psych room, social worker office, lab, and conference center. …

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Black Band Distillery - Peoria, IL

June 10, 2019

Today found continued demo underway on all 3 floors, as well as Summit Masonry on site doing brick demo and some exterior brick repair. More Project Updates: May 28, 2019 Video of Progress May 21, 2019 Photo Update May 10, 2019 Photo Update May 8, 2019 Project Announcement! Video of On-Site Demolition…

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