St. Louis’ Castle Contracting names VP of operations

St. Louis-based Castle Contracting, LLC has elevated Michael Pranger to the position of Vice President, Operations. This appointment caps off a period of growth and expansion for the St. Louis-based civil contracting company.

As principal of the Castle Contracting leadership team, Pranger will oversee the company’s operational, project management and field operations teams. Castle has operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of McCarthy Holdings, Inc. since 2014.

Since joining Castle Contracting in 2004, Pranger has led key projects and managed the company’s field operations staff as Castle evolved from a small local player to one of the region’s top civil contractors with projects nationwide. The firm has established a reputation for its innovative use of construction technology.

Castle’s earth-moving expertise is visible throughout the St. Louis region and from coast to coast. In St. Louis the firm’s recent civil contracting projects include the north and south grounds at Gateway Arch National Park, the East End transformation of Washington University’s Danforth campus, the Topgolf entertainment complex in Chesterfield, and a new track & field complex at Maryville University.