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Douglas K. Rendleman



Doug, who has been active in the construction services industry for three decades, is one of three principals at A.J. Brown, Inc. He joined the staff in 2000 and was elevated to a partner in 2006.

Doug is responsible for business development & retention, contract negotiation, pre-construction budget analysis, construction estimating and operations management. He primarily works with clients in the industrial, commercial, healthcare and tenant improvement fields.

Doug oversees a core team of 15 employees, plus a large number of subcontractors and suppliers. He maintains regular external communications with business owners and senior leadership for each company.

A.J. Brown was founded in 1991 as a general contracting company. Thanks to leadership from Doug and his business partners, A.J. Brown has grown significantly over time and now specializes in construction projects from inception to completion. Using a design-build approach, the company is currently capable of managing more than 100 projects each year.

In the beginning, A.J. Brown exclusively served clients in the St. Louis metropolitan area and its larger projects were in the neighborhood of $1 million. With a client base that has easily grown tenfold, A.J. Brown now works on projects up to $80 million throughout the United States.

A.J. Brown’s processes and services allow each construction management professional to spend time with clients developing innovative, efficient and economical solutions. Team members work to create a shared vision, sense of ownership and level of collaboration that produces an unparalleled customer experience.

A.J. Brown provides clients with a unique brand of innovation, knowledge and teamwork. Its highly-motivated specialists, proven processes and advanced technology are critical to every project’s success.

A native of St. Louis, Doug earned a bachelor’s degree in construction science & management from Kansas State University. He has held a variety of professional affiliations and served in many capacities throughout the St. Louis region. A summary is listed below:


  • Joined the A.J. Brown staff in 2000
  • Became a partner at A.J. Brown in 2006


  • Kansas State University
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction science & management

Present Affiliations

  • Arcdecor Fabrications, Principal
  • Gateway Insiders, Member
  • Saint Louis Bank, Advisory Board Member
  • Villa Duchesne Oak Hill School, Building & Grounds Committee

Past Affiliations

  • Associated General Contractors, Committee Member
  • Fair Saint Louis & VP Organization, Committee Member
  • Six Row Brewery, Co-Founder
  • The CRUDEM Foundation, Construction Consultant
  • The Racquet Club, Board of Governors
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