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Western Specialty Contractors has expanded the territory of Region Manager Jim Rechtin, Jr. to include its St. Louis Roofing, Kansas City and new Kansas City Roofing branches. 
Additionally, Rechtin will continue to oversee Western’s St. Louis Concrete Restoration, Peoria and Springfield, IL branches. Rechtin’s territory will no longer include Western’s Chicago Concrete Restoration and Chicago Facade Restoration branches.
Rechtin began his career with Western in 1994 as a union laborer in his hometown of St. Louis, MO, working for the St. Louis Concrete Restoration branch. After working as a Journeyman for nearly three years, he was promoted to Laborer Foreman, then to Project Superintendent where was responsible for scheduling projects and workers, ordering materials and overseeing jobsite safety. In 2003, Rechtin was promoted to Sales/Project Manager where he was responsible for marketing, sales and project management. Five years later, he was promoted to Branch Manager of the Springfield, IL office where he and his family were relocated.
In 2012, Rechtin was promoted to Region Manager and became responsible for overseeing the St. Louis Concrete Restoration and Peoria and Chicago, IL branches, while maintaining the interim branch manager position in the Springfield, IL office. In 2015, Rechtin and his family moved back to St. Louis, MO.
Western Specialty Contractors Senior Vice President of Operations Tom Brooks praised Rechtin for his good communication skills and well-thought-out processes which have enabled him and his teams throughout the years to successfully complete extremely complicated, multi-million dollar, multi-year projects.
“Over the years, Jim has developed and maintained great working relationships with many property managers, engineers, architects and building owners. His mission now will be continuing to create and maintain relationships with customers and broadening the horizon to help those in need of Western’s services,” said Brooks. “Jim brings over 20 years of experience with Western and has been a big part of Western’s success in the Midwest. Jim has always focused on creating meaningful relationships with customers, being loyal and honest and has always gone the extra mile to deliver the highest quality of work.”
Western currently has over 30 branch offices nationwide. For a complete listing of Western’s branch locations, visit
About Western Specialty Contractors
Family-owned and operated for 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing. Western offers a nationwide network of expertise that building owners, engineers, architects and property managers can count on to develop cost-effective, corrective measures that can add years of useful life to a variety of structures including: industrial, commercial, healthcare, historic, educational and government buildings, parking structures and sports stadiums. Western is headquartered in St. Louis, MO with over 30 branch offices nationwide and employs more than 1,200 salaried and hourly professionals who offer the best, time-tested techniques and innovative technology. For more information about Western Specialty Contractors, visit                     


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