(St. Louis, MO) The UP Companies (UPCO) proudly announces the promotion of Square UP Senior Estimator Kyle Renaud to the position of UPCO Director of Preconstruction.

In his new position, Renaud is responsible for maintaining and leading a team of subject matter experts focused on developing a strong customer base through the assembly of competitive bids and proposals that differentiate The UP Companies and allow it to reach or exceed its sales, revenue, and margin goals year over year.

“Kyle is an experienced and passionate construction professional with a proven track record of successfully securing profitable work by providing real value and service to our customers and collaborating with our operations managers to develop productivity measures and job specific means and methods to achieve our mutual goals,” said UPCO President Brian Arnold. “We knew he would be an ideal candidate for this new and very important leadership role at the company.”

With more than 20 years of experience estimating commercial and residential projects, Renaud was initially hired by Square UP Builders, a division of The UP Companies, in August 2019. As a Senior Estimator he was responsible for reviewing plans with the customer, developing project estimates, negotiating pricing and discounts with third party subcontractors, consolidating information into proposals for submission to clients, and supervising projects.

Renaud has a degree in Public Management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

About The UP Companies

Headquartered in St. Louis with a full-service regional office in Kansas City, The UP Companies (UPCO) is one of the Midwest’s largest full-service sub-contracting companies offering fully integrated solutions for general contractors, owners and facilities management professionals. For a decade, UPCO has focused on its mission of Building UP Communities Through Innovation, Diversity, and Integrity, providing superior design and contracting services through each of its distinct operating companies— Power UP Electrical Contractors, Square UP Builders and Hustle UP Laborers. Power UP is one of the region’s largest minority-owned, full-service electrical contractors and a leader in electrical and technology systems design, construction, installation and maintenance serving the commercial, residential, industrial and institutional marketplaces. Square UP is one of the region’s largest minority-owned full-service carpentry contractors specializing in high-quality rough and finish carpentry and drywall services for the commercial, residential, industrial, institutional and healthcare markets. Hustle UP is a certified minority-owned business offering general labor, selective demolition, general clean up, site maintenance and final cleaning services. UPCO delivers a highly diverse and extremely productive union workforce that is fit tested, safety-trained and lives up to The UP Companies’ reputation of ensuring a timely and successful completion of construction projects. For more information, visit www.theupcompanies.com or call 314-865-3888.

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