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Meet the Team

Don Stockell, President

Don has been in the construction industry for 42 years.  In 1976, he started as a brick & stone mason while attending St Louis Community College and the University of Missouri at St. Louis, studying architecture, business and construction related coursework.  Within a few years Don became a foreman for the masonry company he worked for.  In 1984 Don wanting to learn more about the construction industry, took work with a custom home builder building executive and estate homes.  He learned much from this experience about quality, detail, best building practices and workflows.

In 1986, the homebuilder he was working for retired and Don started Stockell General Contracting Inc.  One of his first contracts was remodeling Algonquin Golf Club in Glendale MO.  Don soon became known for his attention to detail and superb craftsmanship that he had acquired through his masonry and custom homebuilding experience.  His business flourished as a result of many successful projects for the clientele and businesses associated with the Golf Club. 

Through the years Stockell General Contracting has built large and small custom homes, remodeled homes, has built new and remodeled commercial retail spaces, offices, industrial build out work and has finished churches and libraries.

Don has a strong personal commitment to building quality, long lasting, energy efficient and healthy buildings while protecting the environment in the process.

Kaitlin Martin, Sales Director & Social Media Manager

Kaitlin graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a degree in Elementary Education. She worked as a kindergarten teacher before joining the Stockell Team in 2017.

John Bays, Estimator

Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in “Construction Management.”

Worked for HBE Contracting for 30yrs estimating & managing the construction of hospitals, hotels and other.

Worked for Korte Construction of 2 years before accepting the Estimating position with Stockell.

We are fortunate to have John on our team.

Nathan Stockell, Laborer & Apprentice Carpenter

Nathan is currently a full-time student at the University of Missouri St. Louis, where he is studying secondary education. When he isn’t working or studying, Nathan enjoys all things outdoors, from hiking and mountain biking to bow hunting and fishing.

Susan Sauer, Office Manager

Susan graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri (MIZZOU) in Accounting.

Susan worked in the accounting department for 2 large companies in St Louis for 10yrs. before deciding to stay home with her young children. 

After her youngest child started full time elementary school, Susan decided to resume her career in accounting and took the position with Stockell General Contracting Inc., as our office manager.  We are truly blessed to have Susan on our team.

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