PHONE: 314-743-0669

James G Staat Tuckpoointing and Waterproofing


James G. Staat Tuckpointing & Waterproofing Inc. is dedicated to bringing its clients the highest quality work in the fields of tuckpointing, masonry restoration, brick cleaning, joint sealants, water-proofing, stain and graffiti removal.


After World War I, a new growth surged in the heart of America, powered by the booming auto business.  In 1914, in an attempt to create a corridor to the west, the Willys-Overland Company constructed a then massive, 6 story building at 2300 Locust St..  The Willys-Overland Company was once one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, hosting the first indoor Saint Louis Auto Show in history.  The Willy-Overland Auto Company slowly faded however, as well as the area surrounding its location.  However, 80 years later promotions and consulting pioneer, SJI Companies, saw the potential of this once great giant.


Renovations began in 1999 after its official nomination into the National Historic Register.  Staat Tuckpointing was contracted directly by the owner to  by to renovate much of the exterior of the building, providing tuckpointing, concrete patching, brick reconstruction, as well as protective coatings to the concrete.

Being a historically significant building, as it was, great care had to be taken while renovating.   Like all of our historical preservation projects, the SJI building restoration had to be coordinated with the preservation briefs for historic masonry buildings set forth by the National Park Service as well as guided by theSecretary of the Interior Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties guidelines.  The owners had their own set of standards to meet as well.  

In their restoration endeavors, SJI wanted the perfect match for the brick reconstruction on their main entrance.  However, due to the unique style and age of the brick, a match which met these standards simply could not be found.  The solution was proposed that brick from a less noticeable area of the building would be transplanted to their main entrance to give it the perfect look.   

This not the only thing which stands out about our restoration of the SJI building.  Perhaps the most memorable aspect was the intense work schedule.  In order for the owner of a historical renovation to receive their much needed tax credits, work must be completed on an accelerated timeline.  To ensure the owner received these tax breaks, James G. Staat Tuckpointing had nearly 75% of its tradesmen working on this one building.  The results were astounding. 


  • OWNER:
  • S.J.I Properties
  • 2300 Locust St.
  • St. Louis, MO 63129
  • Attn: Matt Librach  
  • $589,091.00 



In June of 2000, Mayor Clarence Harmon held an awards ceremony at 2300 Locust street.  The focus of his attention...the new SJI building, which received a Mayor's Spirit of St. Louis Award for historic renovation.   He congratulated the SJI Companies on the tremendous renovation efforts and their contributions to the downtown economy.  The SJI Companies grabbed awards from other sources as well, including an award from the Landmarks Association of Saint Louis, which recognized the 2300 Locust site as one of the11 most enhanced buildings in St. Louis


Today SJI, which deals with big name clients such as Anheuser-Busch and Cartoon Network, brings new opportunity to downtown, while still preserving a piece of its history. 

Phone: 314-743-0669 Fax: 314-743-0671