St. Albans

St. Albans Properties LLC

Since 1998 Cochran has been the partner of choice for St. Albans Properties LLC, with the ongoing development at the Village of St. Albans.  This massive development comprises 5,000 acres and more than 300 luxury homes, with two 18-hole championship golf courses.

Cochran has performed all aspects of the civil site engineering components of numerous phases of this development, including master planning, conceptual layouts, surveying, MDNR permitting, grading, drinking water, stormwater, sanitary sewer, utilities, roads, and final plans, as well as our services in geotechnical engineering and environmental services.

MERS Goodwill

MERS Goodwill Sign

MERS Goodwill

Established in 1918, MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries is a non-profit organization that provides employment rehabilitation services.  Most funds are received via their 44 retail locations/donation centers and are used to facilitate their mission… “Changing lives through the power of work”.

Since 2010 Cochran, has worked with MERS/Goodwill to construct new stores and upgrade existing facilities.  As part of our scope of services, Cochran has completed or is currently providing full service professional civil engineering, surveying, geotechnical, and materials testing services for more than 38 MERS/Goodwill stores throughout the Midwest and Illinois.  Upgrades to the existing facilities have included the addition of new truck docks, ADA compliance upgrades, and parking lot improvements.  The new stores included conceptual planning, boundary and topographic surveys, geotechnical services, Phase 1 ESA services, Planning, and Board approvals, civil construction plan preparation, permitting, construction staking, construction material testing and as-built surveys.  The new retail locations have included stores ranging from 11,000 S.F. to 15,300 S.F. and all associated parking, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, water service, detention, etc.

Superior Oil

Superior Oil Company Building

Superior Oil Company, Inc.

Superior Oil of Arnold, Missouri selected Cochran to provide architectural and civil design, geotechnical, survey, construction inspection and testing services for their new 20,000 square foot pre-engineered metal building warehouse facility and 3,000 square foot office.  The warehouse included hazardous and non-hazardous sections along with a dispensing room, loading dock, and large storage tank farm.

With in-house collaboration between Cochran’s civil and geotechnical teams, soil issues and foundation challenges were addressed prior and during construction to ensure the project schedule was not interrupted.


Silgan Building Front


Located in the North Loop Industrial Park, Silgan is one example of Cochran’s 95% repeat clients.  Cochran was repeatedly selected by Silgan to provide architectural, engineering, survey, and construction testing & inspections services for their facility expansions.

The first project consisted of a 16,000 sf, two-story office building addition, and a facade upgrade.  Cochran provided architecture, interior, & civil design services.  Additional services included geotechnical, testing, inspection and construction administration.  This new 16,000 sf conventional steel building with curtain wall included individual offices, conference rooms, boardroom, data center, fitness area, cafeteria, and atrium lobby.  In an effort to decrease their energy cost high UV/energy efficient windows and high-energy efficient mechanical systems were used throughout.

Silgan’s second project, a 35,000 sf manufacturing, and warehouse addition included additional parking for 230 cars and a stormwater retention pond.  Cochran provided architectural, full engineering design, testing inspection, and construction administration.

Veteran’s Care

Client – Veteran’s Care

Cochran was selected to design the 15,000 sf tilt-up office and warehouse steel structure addition of which 5,000 sf included complete tenant finishing. Cochran services included architecture, civil, and interior design along with geotechnical and survey services. The floor plan included open floor space, traditional office, conference and training rooms, two new full restrooms and an employee lunchroom with outdoor seating.

In the lunchroom, we were able to utilize some unique design elements. The existing building had a large industrial overhead door. By switching out the existing door for a new fire-station type door with glass, we were able to introduce daylighting for the lunchroom. This also allowed the owners to open the door and use the new patio on the exterior for an open indoor/outdoor area. The new finishes selected, complimented the existing finishes and brought earth tones to complement their open concept design.

Prewitt’s Point

Client – Prewitt Enterprises

Cochran was selected to provide civil design, survey (boundary, platting, and topography) and geotechnical services for this 160-acre retail/commercial project located along Missouri Route 54 in Osage Beach, Missouri.

The project included 3 big box stores, multiple small box, retail strip, and outlot users.

Some of the tenants include Hy-Vee, Target, Lowe’s, Marshalls, Petco, Walgreens, Jo-Ann Fabric, Ross Dress for Less, Outback Steakhouse, West Marine, Steak ‘n’ Shake, Shoe Carnival, and Maurices.

Cochran has performed consulting services for this development for over 15 years.

Fricks Market

Client – Fricks Grocery Store

With a commanding view over the City of Union, the new 35,000 square foot Fricks’ Market is designed to enhance the customer experience, while placing the customer’s needs first.

Fricks, a family-owned grocery store with two locations in Missouri, selected Cochran for relocation and design of their new 35,000 square foot store. Cochran’s interior design features rich, bold colors and theme designs for the bakery, liquor, and meat & seafood departments. The highly popular deli department was expanded to include a mezzanine cafe area and convenient drive-thru for customer flexibility. Keeping sustainability in mind, Cochran utilized natural exterior materials to complement the surrounding buildings and landscape and utilized reclaimed heat to warm the warehouse. Future plans call for a waste oil (cooking oil) furnace to increase the overall sustainability of the market.

The design defining corner tower anchors the south side of the building increasing hilltop visibility and notoriety for this new location. Daylighting, energy efficient lighting, HVAC systems, refrigerator and freezer units were specially selected to increase energy efficiency.

The compact site required multiple retaining walls and underground stormwater retention for environmentally efficient and fast stormwater removal. The limited footprint demanded strategic placement for delivery truck traffic to reduce customer/delivery traffic conflicts.

Cochran services included architecture, interior, civil, and engineering design, survey, construction testing & inspection and construction observation/administration.