As Vice President of The UP Companies, Steve Grass focuses on fully integrating UPCO’s services (Power UP Electrical Contractors, Square UP Builders and Hustle UP Laborers) and promoting the UPCO brand. He works on setting the “best of class” benchmarks in all areas of business including safety, productivity, quality control, billing, accounts payable and project reporting.
Grass was hired by Square UP in 2011 as a General Foreman and was promoted to General Superintendent in 2014 where he was responsible for hiring and managing project carpenters. In 2018, he was promoted to Project Manager and subsequently to General Manager of the Carpentry Division where he demonstrated the ability to pay attention to details in creating efficiencies through UPCO’s practices while also being able to see the greater overall project picture, beyond the mindset of an individual subcontractor.
Grass has a total of 25 years of construction industry experience in the St. Louis area, ranging from building large custom homes to multi-million-dollar senior living facilities. Prior to Square UP, he worked 14 years as a Carpenter Foreman for Behlman Builders in Chesterfield, Missouri.