EDUCATION

Regis College- Bachelor of Arts (1970) Washington University University of Missouri, St. Louis

EXPERIENCE

  • HERCULES CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT COMPANY
    President
    7/1/94 – Present
  • KLOSTER COMPANY
    Vice President
    1/1/1992 – 7/1/1994
  • HERCULES DIVISION OF TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
    Manager, St. Louis Office
    1986 – 1992
  • HERCULES CONSTRUCTION OF NORTH CAROLINA
    President
    1984 – 1986
  • HERCULES CONSTRUCTION OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
    Project Manager
    1971 – 1984

MEMBERSHIP/ ACTIVITIES

  • Past President Associated General Contractors of St. Louis
  • Past Member of the Executive Committee St. Louis Ambassadors
  • Past Member of the Board of Trustees St. Louis University High School Past Member Board of Trustees De Smet Jesuit High School
  • Past Member Board of Directors Father Dunne’s Boys Home
  • Past Member Board of Trustees Marian Middle School
  • Past President Board of Trustees White House Retreat

With the retirement of David Reid, Peter Benoist has been appointed Chair of the Site Committee for the Green House Venture. Peter has served on the Committee for the last four years, and he is taking on the leadership role at a pivotal time as we move into high gear with our initiative to build the new Education Center.

Peter’s credentials make him ideally suited for the role. Having spent his entire career in the construction industry, he has been the President of Hercules Construction Management Company since 1994.

“I got involved to the GHV some 6 years ago through a relationship with Tom Purcell who I have known for a number of years.  Some described what he was trying to put together for primary age school children in the Shaw area.  In would include a range of different schools all interested in science and particular a sustainable world through a hands-on program in bio-science and urban agriculture.  I was hooked!!  What a way to bring to elementary inter city children the future of sustainable living.  My role is the chairman of the site committee.  Our job is to bring to fruition the embankment garden and the new educational center and Greenhouse facility.”