The elegant Henry Blosser House was built in the same style as the Missouri Governor’s Mansion—a unique sight in a rural area near Malta Bend. Built in 1880 by one of Saline County’s wealthiest farmers, the Blosser House once was the center of its own small village, with a blacksmith shop, livery stable, school, chapel and railroad stop. Thought to be the most endangered historic landmark in the state, Blosser House was placed on the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation’s “Places in Peril” list in 2014. Dr. Arthur and Carolyn Elman of Kansas City purchased the site in 2015 and.
“We drink beer like it’s our job” is the motto at 9th Street Public House, a drinking establishment in the heart of downtown Columbia. The light-filled bar’s rustic vibe features reclaimed wood, comfy leather chairs and a vintage jukebox.
The location was great, but the house had a few problems. A major remodeling project kept the home’s character while nearly doubling the amount of living space. The result is a spacious home custom-designed for a busy family. An open floor plan and state-of-the-art kitchen are perfect for entertaining a crowd.
Hercon Construction was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract for construction of retail outlet buildings for the Kroenke Group. The project included Panera, Clarkson Eyecare, Little Caesars and Freddy’s at Broadway Marketplace and Gap and Pancheros at the Stadium Shoppes. In additions, Hercon remodelled a building for Jo-Ann Fabrics on Grindstone Parkway.
Beneath this remarkable 6,000-square-foot home’s charm and good looks lies a functional, flexible floor plan designed to accommodate the changing needs of an active family. Jeff gave meticulous attention to the details we requested. He made sure the quality was the best and that expectations were met. — Bruce and Linda Ramshaw
When the 62,000-square-foot Toastmaster factory building became available, Columbia Independent School board members saw a near-perfect fit for their growing school. Working on an incredibly tight schedule, Hercon began work on the $1.7 million project in April. The job was finished in time for school to start in August. CIS parents invested sweat equity in the project, taking apart hundreds of office cubicles and pulling up thousands of square feet of carpet tiles to get the building ready for renovation. They filled 10 semi-trailers with Toastmaster desks, filing cabinets, computers and office equipment, much of which was repurposed by the school..