Press Release: 11.22.2016

McCarthy Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of New O’Fallon Justice Center

O'Fallon Justice Center Topping Out

At the new O’Fallon Justice Center under construction in O’Fallon, Mo., McCarthy celebrated a key project milestone during a November 16 topping-out ceremony. This traditional construction event takes place as the final beam, signed by members of the project team, is hoisted onto the building to signify that the structure has reached its maximum height.

“It’s so gratifying to me that our residents get to see our new Justice Center take shape right before their eyes,” said Bill Hennessy, mayor of the city of O’Fallon. “Our residents gave their overwhelming support to this building, and I continue to receive extremely positive comments about the building and the professionalism of the men and women involved in the construction.”

As construction manager of the 80,000-square-foot facility, McCarthy serves as the city of O’Fallon’s agent for the preconstruction and construction phases of the project. Located on Bryan Road, south of Veterans Memorial Parkway, the $28.7 million 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.

John Neske

“Topping out represents an important construction milestone, and McCarthy is honored to collaborate with other team members and the city of O’Fallon to bring this important civic building to life for the city and region,” said Ryan Freeman, vice president of operations at McCarthy.

As part of the topping-out ceremony, the project team also celebrated the project’s safety milestones at a safety lunch, commemorating 147 work days without a OSHA-recordable or lost-time incident.

Wilson Estes Police Architects of Kansas City designed the new building.

Construction of the new O’Fallon Justice Center is expected to be completed 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 85,000 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
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016). With approximately 1,700 salaried employees and offices in St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; 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, Instagram and Google+.

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