Hal Ball, youngest son of William E. Ball, who founded a construction company in 1946, represented the family by selling the last parcel of the business’ land holdings.
St. Louis (Feb. 27, 2023) – The family of William E. Ball, a well-known St. Louis business owner who founded multiple businesses and significant land holdings, sold the remaining parcel of land from the business, 1.1 acres located at 2220 Ball Drive, Maryland Heights, MO to Westport Dental. Hal Ball, Hilliker Corporation Senior Vice President, Principal, and William Ball’s youngest son, represented the Ball family in the sale to Westport Dental, who was represented by Sansone Group.
In 1946, when Ball returned from World War II to his hometown of St. Louis, he founded Ladue Building and Engineering, which first built Quonset Huts and later grew the business to become the Butler Metal Building contractor for the region. In the 1960s, Ball moved his company to a 5-acre-site in Maryland Heights when his Ladue location was taken for what is now Interstate-170.
During the next 30 years, Ball bought vacant sites around his business, which included an adjacent 20-acre-farm. After selling his business in the late 1990s, Ball sold his 35-acre-track to Duke Properties in 2000 that was later developed to the 200-acre Lakeside Crossing Business Park located in Maryland Heights. Ball passed away in 2001.
To incentivize the land sale and to honor William Ball, Duke Realty, chose to name a commercial street on the property Ball Drive. The Ball family retained several retail parcels, the last of which was the 1.1 acre-parcel, which sold in January to Westport Dental. Westport Dental will construct a 10,000 square-foot building that will expand their operations and provide additional tenant space.
Hal Ball, Hilliker Corporation Senior Vice President, Principal, standing in front of the property he sold located at 2220 Ball Drive, Maryland Heights, MO.
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