St. Louis Art Museum



Ahern brought its own ‘artists’ to the St. Louis Art Museum’s 200,000 square-foot addition project. Our design and field team brought 9 years of trade experience, while our project management team averaged over 12 years of experience. This was instrumental in blending our installations with the building’s architecture. Working with a European architect nearly one year before installations began, our design included exacting sprinkler head placement to hide the fire protection system within the museum’s aesthetics without compromising code requirements.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • 100% of Ahern’s team held industry licenses or certifications


  • Installation tolerances of (+/-) ¼” were met without rework
  • All designs were approved on the first submission

Schedule Assurance

  • Despite 23 outside initiated change orders, Ahern met the original project deadline
Ahern's field personnel were very proactive in staying on schedule, despite having to verify and draw existing systems that were never shown on the original drawing. I would consider Ahern a key subcontractor to be on all of Pepper Construction's bidder's lists in the future.

Dave Sigler

MEP Coordinator

Pepper Construction