Press Release: 06.20.2018

Castle Contracting Promotes Michael Pranger to VP of Operations

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Castle Contracting, LLC has elevated Michael Pranger to the position of Vice President, Operations. This appointment caps off a period of unprecedented growth and expansion for the St. Louis-based civil contracting company.

As principal of the Castle Contracting leadership team, Pranger will oversee the company’s operational, project management and field operations teams. Castle has operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of McCarthy Holdings, Inc. since 2014.

“Mike has been instrumental to Castle’s growth and success during the last several years, and his new role recognizes his exceptional leadership abilities and knowledge of the unique challenges of civil construction,” said John Buescher, president of McCarthy Building Company’s central region.

Since joining Castle Contracting in 2004, Pranger has led key projects and managed the company’s field operations staff as Castle evolved from a small local player to one of the region’s top civil contractors with projects nationwide. The firm has established a reputation for its innovative use of construction technology,

Castle’s earth-moving expertise is visible throughout the St. Louis region and from coast to coast. In St. Louis the firm’s recent civil contracting projects include the north and south grounds at Gateway Arch National Park, the East End transformation of Washington University’s Danforth campus, the Topgolf entertainment complex in Chesterfield, and a new track & field complex at Maryville University. 

“Our goal is always to do it right the first time, helping general contractors and owners identify and plan for civil construction needs and then safely delivering these projects,” commented Pranger. “We have an outstanding team of professionals, and I’m excited about Castle’s future.”

About Castle Contracting

Castle Contracting, LLC provides turnkey site preparation services, site utilities, earthwork and trenchless technology directly to owners; general contractors; and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors. The company’s utility mapping service provides industry-leading underground utility investigation and mapping.


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