S. M. Wilson Vice President Steve Mast Retires
After More than Four Decades
Steven Mast, Vice President at S. M. Wilson, retired at the end of 2016 after 23 years with the company and 42 total years in the commercial construction industry.
Mast has overseen S. M. Wilson’s retail market sector operations for most of his tenure with the company, and while with the firm had been involved with more than $1.6 billion of construction projects around the country for well-known retailers including Target, Von Maur, Cabela’s and, most recently, IKEA. This included more than $600 million of renovations and new construction at 130 Target Stores across the central region of the United States.
“Steve has been instrumental for cultivating strong relationships with our retail clients and then providing outstanding service as Project Executive on these projects,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “His track record of success in retail construction speaks for itself. He was also integral to our winning the contract to build the IKEA store in St. Louis. Steve will be missed by all of us.”
"I had the good fortune of getting paired up with him when he first came to the company, as we both did our first Target together back in 1993," said Project Superintendent Steve Williams. "There are very few people in this world that I would walk through fire for, and Mr. Mast is one of them."
Superintendent Scottie Briggs also has nothing but complimentary things to say regarding Mast. "Look up 'class act', and you'll find Steve's picture."
Mast started his career in construction at the age of 15, working summers for a construction firm in Iowa. After graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in building construction, he worked his way up to management positions in project manager and business development. In 1993, he joined S. M. Wilson.
We wish you all the best Steve!