Who We Are

Helping to build St Louis
Building to help St Louis

St Louis Contractor Loan Fund

non-profit

lending organization

The Contractor Loan Fund is a coalition of local governments, non-profit organizations, and small to large private sector businesses committed to build a more inclusive region. CLF partners have pooled their financial and technical business resources to make construction and expansion loans to minority and women owned businesses to facilitate their greater participation in construction projects throughout the region. If you are a City of St. Louis certified M/WBE, consider whether a CLF loan is right for you. Together we can build a strong St. Louis!

CLF Investment Pool

66%
Senior Investor Debt
34%
Junior Investor Debt

CLF Provides:

Access to below market rate construction loans

Access to business technical assistance

The History of the contractor loan fund

In April 2013, a small group of individuals met for breakfast to discuss development of a revolving loan fund that would provide capital to M/WBE construction companies, thereby assisting them to secure more business and grow their companies. Over the next two years the group grew to include senior representatives from the public, non-profit and corporate sectors. The working group that developed the CLF includes:

  • City of St Louis
  • St. Louis Development Corporation
  • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • Stifel Bank & Trust
  • St Louis County
  • Eagle Bank and Trust
  • Twain Financial
  • Regional Union Construction Center
  • SM Wilson
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Metropolitan Sewer District
  • Husch Blackwell
  • AGC
  • NAACP
  • MOKAN
  • justine PETERSEN
  • Small Business & Technology Development Center
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • Midland States Bank
  • CC Ward
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Minority Business Council
  • National Society of Black Engineers
CLF Breakfast Meeting

CLF Leadership & Partners

  • Stifel Bank & Trust
  • Enterprise Bank
  • Eagle Bank & Trust
  • Midland States Bank
  • Scottrade Bank
  • World Wide Technology
  • US Bancorp CDC
  • Metropolitan Sewer District
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Monsanto
  • Clayco
  • SM Wilson
  • Alberici Constructors
  • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
  • St. Louis Development Corporation
  • Legal Services of Eastern Mo
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • mokan
  • IFF
  • HBD Construction
  • Polsinelli
  • NAACP
  • PARIC Corporation
  • Webster University
  • ARCO Construction Company
  • AGC of Missouri
  • The Cordish Companies, Inc.
  • Kozeny-Wagner, Inc.
  • St. Louis Cardinals, LLC
  • Regional Union Construction Center
  • justine PETERSEN Housing and Reinvestment Corporation
  • National Society of Black Engineers St. Louis Gateway Professionals Chapter
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • Cortex Innovation Community
  • Saint Louis University
  • City of St. Louis
  • Centene
  • Musick Construction
  • Small Business Technology Development Center
  • St. Louis MBDA Center
  • Minority Business Development Council
  • Rhodey Construction
  • Twain Financial Partners

Organizational Leadership


  • Stifel Bank & TrustChris Reichert (Chairman)
  • St. Louis Development CorporationOtis Williams (Vice Chairman)
  • Eagle Bank and TrustBill Springer (Treasurer)
  • Cortex Innovation CommunityDennis Lower (Secretary)
  • Enterprise Bank & TrustMitch Baris
  • World Wide TechnologyJustin Reise
  • BJC HealthcareGregory Mohler
  • Washington UniversityAmy Kweskin
  • SM WilsonScott Wilson
  • MonsantoDaphanie Pointer
  • Midland States BankJeffrey Mefford
  • Scottrade BankAnn Sutter
  • Association of General ContractorsLeonard Toenjes
  • Regional Union Construction CenterAlan Richter
  • St. Louis Small Business & Technology Development CenterKevin Wilson
  • Legal Services of Eastern MissouriTherese James
  • justine PETERSENRob Boyle
  • MOKANYaphett El-Amin
  • National Society of Black EngineersAbe Adewale
  • NAACPAdolphus Pruitt
  • St. Louis Minority Business CouncilEdward Bryant
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. LouisKarlos Ramirez
  • St. Louis Development CorporationHoward Hayes
  • St. Louis Economic Development PartnershipRick Palank
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer DistrictTim Snoke
  • WebsterKenneth Creehan
  • CenteneJeff Schwaneke

Financial Partners


  • Stifel Bank & Trust

  • Enterprise Bank

  • Eagle Bank & Trust

  • Midland States Bank

  • Scottrade Bank

  • World Wide Technology

  • US Bancorp CDC

  • Metropolitan Sewer District

  • BJC Healthcare

  • Washington University in St. Louis

  • Monsanto

  • Clayco

  • SM Wilson

  • Alberici Constructors

  • St. Louis Economic Development Partnership

  • St. Louis Development Corporation

  • AGC of Missouri

  • Paric Corporation

  • St. Louis University

  • Webster University

  • ARCO Construction

  • Cortex Innovation Community

  • Cordish Companies

  • St. Louis Cardinals

  • Tarlton

  • DCM Group

  • Kozeny-Wagner

  • HBD Construction

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