The Plastering Experts
85+ Years of Plastering
When Frank Woemmel founded Woemmel Plastering Company in 1933, he launched a St. Louis family tradition that would pay homage to the world’s most beautiful architecture. Now in our fourth generation, with Connie Woemmel as President, we proudly continue our legacy as St. Louis’s indispensable resource for beautiful architectural detail, provided with the honor and integrity of our family.
Woemmel Plastering employs licensed, skilled applicators to provide Venetian plaster, interior and exterior stucco, exterior insulated finish systems (EIFS) and custom mouldings. We use current technology and training to create historically correct and beautiful results.
Woemmel Plastering also completes interior repair and historical restoration, reviving the magnificence of a home or business by artfully blending new craftsmanship with existing. Our family-owned business offers a range of customized services to the distinguished residential and commercial client looking to add the finest touches to their homes and businesses.
As the 3rd generation owner of Woemmel Plastering Co, Connie learned how to manage the business from Rich and Dee Woemmel. She furthered her knowledge by completing in the first “Women in Business” program offered in St. Louis. In 2012, she was qualified as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) through certifications from the State of Missouri and the City of St. Louis.
From Connie: I raised 5 kids and they made me a grandma of 10. I absolutely love hanging out with my grandkids. They are the best and I’m so proud of them all. When I’m not with the grandkids, I enjoy traveling, going for bike rides down the Katy Trail and looking at beautiful architecture throughout St. Louis. I can find myself lost in the grandeur of the buildings inside and out.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
Fire starter, pan & machete.
If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose and why?
Say Yes to the Dress. It’s a happy occasion and would be fun to work with the brides, plus I love fashion.
Mark is Woemmel Plastering’s 3rd generation plasterer. He began learning the trade at age 6 from his father, Rich Woemmel. In his teens, he was working side by side with his father perfecting his skills. Once his father was satisfied with Mark’s craftsmanship, it was time for his mom (Dee Woemmel) and his dad to turn the family legacy over to Mark and his wife, Connie. Under the guidance of Dee and Rich, they were able to build upon that legacy and continue as the best plastering company in St. Louis. Today, you will find him estimating and overseeing residential projects.
From Mark: I like to bring my older grandkids down to the shop. I teach them hands on about our family trade. I take great pride in seeing them pick up a trowel just like my father and grandfather showed me when I was young. We have a pretty busy schedule with our last 2 kids finishing college. I enjoy supporting my grandkids at their sports, recitals, and school events. If I do get a little down time, I like to sit back and relax with my dog Snickers. We happily sit in silence watching Judge Judy and NASCAR.
What’s your favorite sandwich and which restaurant do you like it from the best?
Jim’s Special at Farotto’s (McKnight/ Manchester).
You have to delete all your phone apps except 3, which would you keep?
Navigation, weather, and Zillow
Guy was just out of high school when he picked up a trowel. He trained in the art of plastering by Woemmel Plastering’s 2nd generation, Rich Woemmel. He carefully developed his skills and they have taken him all over the state and country working on restoring churches and installing new residential exterior systems. He can attribute most of his experience to repairing plaster in 1000s of homes across Metro St. Louis. Over the years, Guy has honed his skills in ornamental and decorative plastering. He is sought after to work in high-end homes to add luxurious touches. His work is truly exceptional.
From Guy: My favorite pastime is spending time with my family. We like to vacation together, I hunt and fish with my boys and we all watch my daughter play collegiate volleyball. I enjoy building unforgettable memories with them all.
What is one thing you refuse to share? Kleenex
Who was your childhood actor/actress crush?
Steve comes from a long line of plasterers originating in Germany hundreds of years ago. He has over 35 years of experience from basic plaster repairs to commercial exterior buildings. Although, his favorite type of work is ornamental and decorative mouldings. His work can be seen in places like the Fox Theatre and the Sun Theatre. Steve is now our Estimator and Superintendent that occasionally works in the field on big ornamental restoration jobs. To keep his skills fresh, he bought a full plaster 1860s Victorian home to restore to its former glory.
From Steve: I enjoy riding my Harley, and going to the dog park with my girl Cleo. I am a first time Grandpa enjoying every minute I can with my beautiful granddaughter. I am always finding a restoration project to do in my historic home.
What is your favorite meal to cook and why? BBQ ribs because everyone loves them.
What was your favorite TV show growing up? As a kid, Speed Racer and as a teen, Gilligan’s Island (Mary Ann)
A few years out of high school Jack started plastering. His good friend plastered for his father’s company in Lake of the Ozark. Impressed by his friend’s accomplishments, Jack started learning the trade working at the same company. He caught on quickly becoming especially skillful installing EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish Systems) on lake homes. Ten years later, he came up to St. Louis where he met Connie & Mark Woemmel. He was hired and began learning interior plastering. He became a master at matching wall and ceiling textures in older homes. His impressive trowel work can mimic the hands of plasterer’s from over 100 years ago.
From Jack: You can usually find me cooking up some awesome BBQ, boating out on the river or playing in a dart league. I have twin boys in college where one plays baseball. My wife and I enjoy cheering him on at his games.
You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick? Eagle – Hotel California
If you had your own Talk Show, who would be your first three guests?
One of my son’s, my brother and Rick Hendrick
After Brant graduated high school in 2003, he wanted to learn about the plaster trade. Mark Woemmel took him on even though he was simply looking for summer job. He enjoyed the work so much that summer, he applied and was accepted in the plasterer’s apprenticeship program. His work is skillful and quite remarkable.
From Brant: I enjoy being an outdoorsman. My son and I spend a lot of time hunting, fishing, boating and camping. I also enjoy welding and fabricating my own ATVs for advanced trail riding. When I am not working or enjoying the outdoors, I take on new rehab projects in my home.
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it?
Money to do good
If you could make a rule for a day and everyone had to follow it, what would it be? No Social Media
Jeremy decided on a career in plastering from helping repair his neighbor’s home which happened to be owned by our Estimator, Steve. He signed on with Woemmel Plastering in 2004, and has been with us ever since. He developed quickly and now those outstanding skills can be seen on projects with ornamental and decorative plastering, specialty finishes, exterior systems and interior repairs in historical restoration. Jeremy is quite impressive on our mass scale ornamental projects and delicate repairs in historic homes.
From Jeremy: I enjoy cycling and have won several competitive races. My son and I like to go trail riding, hiking, fishing and boating. I recently started dirt bike riding and ride with the Missouri Mudder’s Club. I’m excited for the day that my son is old enough to join me on the dirt trail.
Cristy ensures all our daily operations run smoothly. Her touch is found in nearly all aspects of Woemmel Plastering. She manages our client database, billing, accounts receivable, IT needs, internal processes, schedules and appointments. She is also our main point of contact for our clients. Cristy is a Notary Public and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Lindenwood University.
From Cristy: You can always find me with Gunnar, my Weimaraner. He comes to the office every day where he brings smiles to all whom come through. I am very passionate about traveling as well. I have been to National Parks and Historic places all over the US. I began venturing outside the US by visiting Mexico and Canada. In 2018, I finally landed across the pond in Ireland. It was an amazing experience and I am anxious to visit more of Western Europe in the next few years.
Would you rather travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?
I would definitely travel back in time to see family that fought in the Revolutionary War.
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
My favorites are Ozark, Narcos, After Life, Stranger Things and Travelers
Tony is a veteran of the US Navy. After his enlistment, he served in the US Naval Reserves for several years while building his career with Woemmel Plastering. At first, he set up and broke down jobs, and assisted plasterers on site. Within a couple years, he completed his apprenticeship program graduating to a Plaster Tender. We lean on him for plaster preparation, scaffold building, job safety, and keeping our machinery serviced and ready for the next project.
From Tony: I wrestled in high school, and on a collegiate level. When I was in the Navy, I wrestled Greco-Roman style. Since then, my wife and I stay very busy with 4 boys all under the age of 10. They are a rowdy bunch that loves to be outside with me every chance they get. We mostly fish and camp. As they get older, I hope they take an interest in wrestling like their dad.
If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be and why? Definitely shaving because it takes too long to do every morning.
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