CCS Group, Inc.
1415 Elbridge Payne Rd.
Suite 265
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-532-2100
Fax: 636-532-1820

The Professionals of CCS Group

 
 
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Collectively, the CCS staff is diverse, accomplished and experienced across a broad spectrum of specialized building programs for education, government and private business. It includes registered professional engineers with both civil and structural engineering backgrounds; construction managers; licensed real estate brokers; hurricane and earthquake risk/mitigation experts; and a credentialed construction arbitrator/mediator.

 

 
 

Craig Lindquist, P.E., President

Founded CCS Group: 1997

Typical service to clients: Project management, CPM scheduling, dispute avoidance, mediation,
litigation support and expert witness

While at CCS Group, Lindquist has:

  • Provided dispute avoidance and resolution services to owners, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors, saving untold time and immeasurable expense in arbitration and litigation.

  • Authored a proprietary Owner Controlled Scheduling Program that enables owner-clients to expertly track the planning and management of their projects.

  • Resolved dozens of technically complex construction-related disputes as an arbitrator and mediator of the American Arbitration Association.

Prior to CCS Group:
Lindquist cultivated his entrepreneurial interests in the service of two national contracting companies, where over a 14-year span he advanced through the ranks from field engineer to division manager. He followed those stints with a four-year tour as executive vice president of a St. Louis-based real estate developer where he oversaw all construction and field operations. He entered the consulting profession in 1988. In that capacity, he managed projects, did CPM scheduling and became proficient in dispute avoidance and resolution.

  • Lindquist is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.

  • Lindquist is a registered real estate broker in Missouri.

  • Lindquist serves on the American Arbitration Association panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

  • Lindquist is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Rolla, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.


Alan Blair, Jr., P.E., Principal

Joined CCS Group: 1998

Typical service to clients: Project Management

While at CCS Group, Blair has:

  • Been responsible for CCS Group's K-12 and religious facility projects.

  • Managed the design, bidding, and construction of all Wentzville R-IV School District 1998 Bond Issue projects and managed the preconstruction efforts for the school district's 2000 Bond Issue projects. Funded projects included a new elementary school, the three-phased $30 Million construction of Timberland high school, and numerous building additions and renovations.

  • Oversaw the Gasconade County R-2 School District's 2005 Bond Issue projects totaling nearly $20 Million including a new elementary school and three major HVAC renovations.

  • Represented Chesterfield Day School during the construction of a new school and gymnasium addition at a new campus in St. Albans, Missouri as well as renovations and re-roofing projects at the school's original location in Chesterfield, Missouri.

  • Provided a variety of preconstruction and construction-phase services to H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy, Westminster Christian Academy, Grace Doctrine Church, Block Yeshiva High School, Ballwin Baptist Church, the Ferguson-Florissant School District, the Montgomery County School District, and Living Lord Lutheran Church.

Prior to CCS Group:
Over a 19-year span, Blair served in project engineering and management capacities for three diverse St. Louis-based concerns -- a large consulting engineer company, a general contractor and a construction consultant. During that time period He was responsible for projects involving the new construction or renovation of educational, residential, retirement, office and research facilities.

Immediately prior to joining CCS, Blair was managing consultant for 15 major educational projects funded by the Wentzville R-IV School District's 1993 and 1996 Bond Issues and the Francis Howell School District's 1990 Bond Issue. Projects included three new elementary schools, the two-phased construction of a new middle school, a new administration building, renovations and an addition to an existing administration building, renovations and new construction at several high school tracks & stadiums, as well as several other building renovations and additions.

  • Blair is a registered professional engineer in Missouri and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

  • Blair is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.


Michael Griffin, P.E., Principal

Joined CCS Group: 2005

Typical service to clients: Seismic analysis, structural engineering, forensic engineering and
expert witness

While at CCS Group, Griffin has:

  • Project technical manager responsible for the seismic evaluation and retrofit of nonstructural components and systems at the Bureau of Reclamation Grand Coulee Powerplants and six other dam sites.

  • Project manager for numerous seismic risk assessment and strengthening projects in St. Louis, Memphis, and the midwest using ASCE 31/41 criteria.

  • Served as the technical expert in multiple litigation cases related to damage causation (wind vs. flood) in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.

  • Subject matter expert for the Applied Technology Council providing training in FEMA 154, E-74,
    P-767, P-593, and ATC-20. 

  • Provided seismic design services for nonstructural equipment and systems under the St. Louis County seismic design ordinance for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Spirit of St. Louis Airpor control tower, MSD, and other area companies.  

  • Performed earthquake risk assessment and retrofit design for critical data center facilities, emergency power and utility systems at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital campus in
    Memphis, TN.

  • Prepared hurricane risk assessments for facilities in Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and South Carolina.

Prior to CCS Group:
Griffin compiled a 25-year career in which he built his credentials as an expert in the structural assessment and mitigation design of buildings and nonstructural components, equipment and systems to natural hazards. In that span, he crisscrossed the United States and to Puerto Rico and The Netherlands to guide facility owners with earthquake risk assessments and structural strengthening designs. Griffin conducted scores of post-earthquake and hurricane damage investigations, including a hurricane risk assessment for a $1 billion resort in The Bahamas. He also designed earthquake retrofits for three water pumping stations, 55 critical water well systems, data center, and two major manufacturing facilities in Memphis, TN. He now applies these real life observations to the cost-effective mitigation solutions he develops to reduce client risk.

  • Griffin is a registered professional engineer in California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee.

  • Griffin is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Association of Wind Engineering, and the American Institute of Steel Construction.

  • Griffin serves as Vice-Chair and Technical Instructor for the State of Missouri S.A.V.E. Coalition for the post-earthquake and tornado building damage assessments. 

  • Griffin is a graduate of the University of California-Irvine, where he earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in structural mechanics.


Lloyd Pooker, Project Manager

Joined CCS Group: 2001

Typical service to clients: Project management, CPM scheduling

While at CCS Group, Pooker has:

  • Represented the Gasconade County, MO School District in a multi-site, $16 million improvement and new construction program.

  • On behalf of a St. Louis-based contractor, managed the $36 million upgrade of a sewer system – including the creation of a 10-million-gallon detention chamber beneath an exclusive, existing subdivision – in Atlanta, GA.

  • Represented the contractor on the construction close-out of the $100 million Ameristar Casino. In less than 30 days, he attained 99.9% completion of a 6,000-item punch list.

  • Represented the owner, Ferguson-Florissant School District, over the life of the $28 million Berkeley High School construction project.

Prior to CCS Group:
Pooker was a principal and the operations manager of a St. Louis-based general contractor for 18 years, where he also oversaw estimating and scheduling. The company concentrated on public sector assignments that required it to build new or to renovate classroom, office and residential space for school districts and government agencies. Primary clients included the Bayless, Clayton, Hazelwood, Francis Howell, Ladue, Lindbergh, Parkway and St. Louis school districts; and various federal agencies, including Veteran's Administration.

  • Pooker is a graduate of Concordia University in Seward, NE.

 

Ben Pulliam, Project Manager

Joined CCS Group: 2008

Typical service to clients: Project management, CPM scheduling

While at CCS Group, Pulliam has:

  • Represented Brentwood School District in the development of their new Early Childhood Center.

  • Represented the owner during the construction of the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, a 79,000 sf, $20 million state-of-art facility at Chaminade College Preparatory School. 

  • Provided CMP scheduling services for Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital in California.

Prior to CCS Group:
Pulliam served the St. Louis area for over 24 years providing CPM scheduling and project management to owners and contractors.  During this time he was project controls manager on the runway expansion project at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, provided CPM scheduling services for the construction of numerous high rise condominiums, and provided owner's representation for the State of Missouri.

  • Pulliam is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Rolla, where he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering management with a focus on civil engineering.


Victoria Winn, Project Engineer

Joined CCS Group: 2006

Typical service to clients: Seismic analysis, structural engineering

While at CCS Group, Winn has:

  • Performed a multi-hazard assessment for buildings and nonstructural equipment for electric, water, and natural gas utility systems in Shelby County, Tennessee.

  • Performed a seismic risk assessment for 128 public water systems located throughout a 21-county area of west Tennessee.

  • Designed seismic anchorage and bracing for nonstructural components at that National Personnel Records Center and the Missouri River Waste Water Treatment Plant in St. Louis.

  • Completed structural assessments in multiple litigation cases related to damage caused in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to CCS Group:
Winn was a project engineer with the St. Louis office of a national consulting firm that specialized in seismic analysis and strengthening solutions for the full spectrum of structure types. Over her five-year tenure, she analyzed a variety of institutional and purpose-built facilities for seismic progressive collapse and blast vulnerability. She also performed reverse engineering studies on historic structures. Additionally, she was responsible for quality control and peer training in sister offices across the U.S. Winn gained her professional start as an engineering intern with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Winn is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction.

  • Winn is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in civil engineering.