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
was a point
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
Expansion of the firm’s first office
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
Purchase of a new facility to serve as
icon’s Service Division building
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.