Steve Biederman

CE'72, 2015 Inductee

About Steve Biederman

Steve Biederman graduated from UMR in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. While at UMR, Steve was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity as well other campus organizations such as Blue Key, Theta Tau, Rollamo and the American Society of Civil Engineers and was listed in the 1971-1972 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Steve was a three-year varsity baseball letterman and was inducted into the Miner Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Steve was recognized by the Hall of Fame as well in 2001 with all members of the 1972 baseball team, which won the MIAA championship that year and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Steve was a career .358 hitter with the Miner team and won honorable mention All-American honors during the 1972 season when he led the team in hitting with a .383 average and won All-MIAA honors for a second time. Steve was named to the all-district team and to the Topps All-Star team as a third baseman.

Steve began his construction career in 1972 with Fru-Con Construction Corp. as a project engineer, was promoted to project manager and eventually to operations manager. In 2002, Steve ended his 30-year association with Fru-Con and accepted a position as senior project manager with Walton Construction Company in their newly opened St. Louis office. He became president of the St. Louis office and the East region in 2007, holding that position until his retirement from Walton in 2010. Steve was involved in industrial, power, commercial, retail, educational, and healthcare projects throughout the United States and was part of project management teams that were recognized by their respective companies for their outstanding performances related to cost control, schedule, safety and innovation.

Steve has been married since 1972 to Linda Biederman (nee Wollard), a 1974 UMR graduate and they have two married daughters, Stacey and Kimberly, and two grandsons, Wyatt and Gabriel. In 2008, Steve was selected by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LSS) as the Corporate Chairperson for the annual Light the Night Walk in St. Louis. He served on the LSS Executive Committee for the annual walk from 2007-2013 and continues to organize and co-chair a team with his wife each year for the walk. In retirement, Steve volunteers as a courier at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis and also volunteers as an OASIS intergenerational tutor in the Rockwood School District. Since 2012, Steve has served as a member of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity’s House Corporation Board of Directors. Linda and Steve enjoy traveling, attending St. Louis Cardinals baseball games, golfing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.