SOURCE: The Korte Company

The Korte Company

June 22, 2011 13:26 ET

Department of Defense Builder, The Korte Company, Teams Up With U.S.M.C. and Operation Brightside to Build Community Garden for Marine Week 2011

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - On June 20th, the United States Marine Corps will descend on St. Louis for Marine Week 2011. One of the week's main projects will be the construction of a demonstration garden at the corner of South Kingshighway and Shenandoah.

The garden -- the brainchild of Mary Lou Green, Yvette Hartsfield and the rest of the Operation Brightside team -- will be used to offer the entire community hands-on educational opportunities in the subject matters of native plantings, smart green practices and much more. Thanks to the newly built garden, the community will now have a landmark promoting a cleaner and greener St. Louis.

During the five-day event, 20 marines will plant 2,764 perennials and lay 285 square yards of sod. The garden will be 12,600 square feet in total size, 6,500 square feet of which will be permeable surface for smart watering and irrigation.

Todd Korte, President & CEO of The Korte Company, stated, "We're proud to be a part of a project that has such a direct and positive impact on the community. Through the years, we've partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps on many projects across the country, so being able to work with them in our own backyard is something we're definitely excited about."

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The Korte Company, founded in 1958, specializes in design-build, construction management and construction services, and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company manages, on average, an excess of $330 million in annual construction volume.

A fully integrated design-build general contractor with in-house design, estimating, project management and construction services, The Korte Company's project expertise includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, schools, recreation centers and office complexes.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Todd Imming
    The Korte Company
    (618) 654-8611
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