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Seven Gables Inn | Poettker Construction

Publication: St. Louis Construction News & Review, January 2020

Poettker Construction, a second-generation family-owned professional construction company, recently completed the Seven Gables Inn renovation in Clayton. As this hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and remained operational during construction, the $3.5 million project required Poettker’s historic renovation and detailed schedule management expertise. Construction on the project began in January 2019 and was completed in fall 2019.

“The entire Poettker team was honored to have played a part in this great project for a client dedicated to enhancing communities in St. Louis,” said Keith Poettker, president of Poettker Construction. “We were truly blessed to have been chosen by Amy and Amrit Gill with Restoration St. Louis in order to help them deliver on their vision of this historic landmark in order to better serve their guests and provide them with a memorable and intimate experience.  This project allowed us to showcase our team’s great work and detailed project management skills to complete this project on time and in budget.”

Poettker Construction’s hospitality experts were engaged by Restoration St. Louis for overall interior upgrades, accessibility layout adjustments, and to replace their existing restaurant with an American Bistro called “Seven”.  The renovation entailed interior finish updates with new bedroom furnishings, flooring, and bathroom fixtures, and exterior improvements such as new windows.  For easier guest access, a bridge was constructed between the 2nd and 3rd floor guest wings and an elevator was added.  The new in-house American Bistro, “Seven” features expanded indoor and outdoor seating, is open to the public seven days a week, and offers reasonably priced dishes and a “Lost Legends” menu which pays homage to dishes from famous restaurants what are now closed.

“Poettker’s reputation, particularly in hospitality and historic renovation, is second to none, and we’re excited that the project turned out so well,” said Amrit Gill, president of Restoration St. Louis. “The response from our guests and team members on the renovation has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re thrilled that our 1926 historic gem has been restored to her former glory.”

Checkmate Design, LLC served as the architect for the renovation of Seven Gables Inn.


This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue of St. Louis Construction News & Review

 Also featured in: St. Louis Business Journal, KSDK Online, Commercial Construction & Renovation, Construction Forum St. Louis, and REJournals.com.

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