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Butz Family of Companies' Employee Recognized by ENR Mid-Atlantic as Top 20 Under 40 for 2013

Allentown, PA, February 20, 2013 . . . The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Alexander Building Construction Co. and Shoemaker Construction Co., announces the recent recognition of Christopher Magent, PhD, LEED AP, as one of the region's "Top 20 Under 40" for 2013 by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic.

ENR's competition recognizes young construction professionals who represent the "Best-of-the-Best" in their industry and who have made a positive impact exhibiting such qualities as leadership, career progress and community involvement.

Magent currently serves as Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director for The Butz Family of Companies as well as General Manager of Alexander Building Construction Co.'s State College office.

"Over the past few years, Chris has shown remarkable dedication and an unwavering willingness to ensure that the Butz Family of Companies maintains their status as industry leaders," says Greg Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. "He has proven to be an invaluable asset to our companies and is very deserving of this honor."

In his role as Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director, he oversees the corporate rebranding and integration of business development and marketing efforts between all three companies. He implemented a Business Information Modeling (BIM) training manual and process utilized by The Butz Family of Companies resulting in an increased use of BIM in project pursuits and current projects. He also implemented LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) training and processes in the company.

As General Manager, he is responsible for overall project success and customer satisfaction by facilitating teamwork and communication between all project team members. Since 2008 under Magent's management, Alexander's State College office has:

  • Quadrupled its sales.
  • Increased its total employees from 17 to over 30.
  • Ranked 38th in the 2012 16th annual list of "Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies" in Central PA as determined by the Central Penn Business Journal due in large part to his leadership of the State College office.
  • Increased client retention with such owners as, The Pennsylvania State University, Mount Nittany Health, State College Area School District and numerous others.
In addition to Magent's professional accomplishments he actively serves on numerous industry related and community boards such as the Clearwater Conservancy in Central PA and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County.

ABOUT THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management and design/build services, led by a strong commitment to complete customer satisfaction with special attention to safety, quality and value. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, corporate office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, government buildings, K-12 schools and retail buildings serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware.

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