icon Mechanical: 25 Year Anniversary - Page 4

icon purchased a sheet metal company in 2001 and moved into their current Granite City, Illinois headquarters the same year.

By then, icon Mechanical was booming, sporting a resume’ of projects for St. Louis’ largest companies and general contractors, including: Anheuser-Busch, ARCO, McCarthy, US Steel, GM, Ford, Chrysler, and BJC.

“We were always planning for growth,” Bieg said. “We never really set our sights on size, but we grew consistently. We built a strong foundation and put the


systems in


Bieg said

there were


“up’s and

downs” in

that first


but there

was a point

when he

knew the


he started with a dream and a philosophy of

challenging the status quo, had turned the corner.

“I think it was in 2004. That’s when we got to the end of the beginning,” Bieg said. “The beginning

is like an upward curve. It’s a constant struggle to make your mark. You are justifying who you are financially and trying to prove your engineering capabilities. If you fail at either of those, you don’t make it.”

icon Mechanical made it. And, they just kept making it. By 2017, the company had surpassed $100 million in revenue.

By the end of 2021, icon will have completed its 11th capital investment and strategic expansion initiative in just over 25 years.

These efforts include:

The company’s initial fabrication shop

(Granite City)

Expansion of the firm’s first office

(Granite City)

The purchase and remodel of the former

S.M. Wilson office building to serve as

icon’s HQ (Granite City)

A warehouse purchase and repurpose for

a sheet metal shop (Granite City)

The purchase of a 20-bay truck shipping

and receiving warehouse (Granite City)

The establishment of icon’s St. Louis office

Constructing a coil fabrication shop

(Granite City)

Purchase of a new facility to serve as

icon’s Service Division building

(Granite City)

Expansion into Nashville, TN with

purchase of Nashville office building

Building a heavy metal shop (Granite City)

Construction of new icon headquarters

coming summer, 2021 (Granite City)

For the past quarter century, icon has continued growing its business by making strategic capital investments and expanding its capabilities, service scope, and geographic footprint.


icon partners, Mike Bieg (left), Tim Schaeffer (center), and Joe Parise (right) pose for a 2000 feature story in the St. Louis Business Journal.