Movers & Shakers: Eric Spirtas
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Movers & Shakers: Eric Spirtas

Photo by Ryan Hanlon, Route Three Films A jack-of-all-trades, Eric Spirtas brings more than 30 years of industrial contracting experience to bid, demolish and redevelop some of the best-known landmarks throughout the metro area, including the iconic Coral Court Motel and the St. Louis Arena, former home of the St. Louis Blues. A fitness enthusiast, Spirtas also teaches spin and interval training classes at Clayton’s Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa. A marketing major from Arizona State University, Spirtas graduated in 1988 and immediately joined his family’s business, Spirtas Wrecking Co. in St. Louis. Diligently, he worked through the ranks to become president and CEO before leaving in 2004 to pursue industrial property development. “I formed Spirtas Worldwide using all the skills my father [Arnold Spirtas of Spirtas Wrecking] taught me over the years and purchased a defunct aluminum smelter plant in Ohio,” he explains. Three years later, he sold the plant “stripped clean and prepared for redevelopment.” Spirtas has since created a successful niche and become a prominent player in the industry with Spirtas Worldwide, buying, selling and repurposing old industrial assets. However, it wasn’t until after a recent holiday in Europe that the Creve Coeur resident realized his […]

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