Press Release: 02.18.2016

City of O’Fallon, Mo., selects McCarthy for its new Justice Center

External Rendering of O'Fallon Justice Center

Following a diligent selection process, the City of O’Fallon, Mo., has retained McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. ( to serve as construction manager for the city’s new Justice Center. In this role, McCarthy will function as the City’s agent for the preconstruction and construction phases of the 80,000+ square-foot facility. 

To be located on Bryan Road, south of Veterans Memorial Parkway, the new justice center will house a police station and municipal court. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to meet the needs of a modern police force while enabling the City of O’Fallon to continue providing the highest level of service to its residents and businesses and enable the department to grow to meet the projected needs through 2040.

In April 2015, O’Fallon residents approved a $28.7-million bond issue and property tax increase to finance the new facility. The city selected Wilson Estes Police Architects to design the new building. 

“This project will provide much needed space for critical services within the city, allowing us to continue providing quality services to our residents and businesses and attract the most professional officers and staff,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy, City of O’Fallon. “We recognize the strong bond between our residents and our officers, and we appreciate their trust and support in making this project a reality. With the assistance of McCarthy and Wilson Estes, we will ensure that this project is both fiscally responsible and one our residents can all take pride in.”

“McCarthy is honored to collaborate with the City of O’Fallon on this important project,” said Ryan Freeman Vice President of Operations at McCarthy. “As a national leader in justice projects and a local leader in construction, we understand the challenges facing municipalities and local governments, and we are committed to providing the best project outcome.”

Construction of the new facility is scheduled to begin in late Spring 2016 and complete in late 2017.


About the City of O’Fallon
With a strong reputation as a community where residents can truly live, work and play, O’Fallon, Mo., is the seventh-largest city in the State of Missouri and the second-largest city in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. O’Fallon is home to more than 84,000 residents and 1,600 businesses and has been consistently rated as one of America’s “Best Places to Live” (Money 2006-2015) and one of “America’s Safest Cities” (CQ Press 2010-2015).

About McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Headquartered in St. Louis, and founded in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the nation’s premier builder. Throughout all phases of a project, from early integrated design phase services, through construction and after completion, McCarthy builders utilize industry-leading construction techniques and the most sophisticated technology tools to deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best value. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy has approximately 1,600 salaried employees with offices in St. Louis; Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Dallas, Houston; Albuquerque; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned. More information about the company is available online at or by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

About Wilson Estes Police Architects
Wilson Estes Police Architects is a full-service architectural firm exclusively dedicated to the planning and design of police/public safety facilities. The firm originated in 1978 following completion of participation in a federal study that began in 1974. That study looked at the impact of facilities on the delivery of modern policing services and the development of standards for the facility type. The data obtained from that study formed the basis for providing quantifiable planning for the purpose of achieving justifiable results. Wilson Estes Police Architects have been involved in well over 200 public safety facility need studies and designs, and continues to create highly functional buildings that stand the test of time for this unique building type. Learn more about the firm and its services at



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