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Summer 2018

Butz hires Adam Karlheim as Project Engineer

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., a member of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Adam Karlheim as Project Engineer. Karlheim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He has more than six years of industry experience. He is OSHA 30 and OSHA 10 Certified and has a Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. Read the full press release.

The Butz Family of Companies hires Stephen Lee

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Lee who will serve as Senior Director of South Central Pennsylvania and Enterprise Director of Strategic Initiatives. As Senior Director of South Central Pennsylvania, Lee will join the leadership team in the delivery of construction management services from the Harrisburg location. He will advance the use of new innovative methods of project delivery incorporating technology in all phases of our projects. Read the full press release.

Butz Family of Companies ranks among top contracting firms on ENR list

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., is once again ranked on Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of the Top 400 Contractors in 2018. The firm has been consistently ranked among the Top 400 contractors in the United States for more than 30 years and is the only firm headquartered in the Lehigh Valley to ever make the list. Read more.

Butz Celebrates 175 Years of Building in Eastern PA

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., a member of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce that the company is celebrating 175 years of building in Eastern PA. Butz has been consistently ranked over the last 30 years among the nation's Top 400 Contractors by ENR, McGraw-Hill's construction industry magazine, and is one of the largest and most reputable construction management firms headquartered in Pennsylvania. It is the only firm headquartered in the Lehigh Valley to make the list. Read more.

Spring 2018

The Butz Family of Companies Participates in National Safety Stand-Down with Jobsite Events

To coincide with OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, The Butz Family of Companies held several events at multiple project job-sites the week of May 7-11, 2018. Led by our Safety Directors, project teams, including superintendents, foremen, managers, and subcontractors, participated in safety meetings focused on fall hazards and accident prevention measures. Read more.

Butz hires Pete Schneck as Project Manager and Mike Duffy as Project Engineer

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Schneck as Project Manager and Michael Duffy as Project Engineer. Schneck has an Integrated Bachelors/Masters degree in Architectural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He has more than 9 years of industry experience. Duffy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University. Read the full press release.

Lehigh Valley Ironpigs Recognize Michael Butz with 2018 Community Star Award

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs recognized Michael Butz with the 2018 Lehigh Valley Community Star Award presented by Stoudt Associates. The award was given prior to the start of Wednesday night's home game at Coca-Cola Park against the Charlotte Knights. This award is designed to recognize individuals that are making a difference in the community and are committed to making the Lehigh Valley a better place for all. Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. completes renovations to IBEW Local No. 375

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed renovations to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 375 in Allentown.

The project consisted of interior and exterior renovations to an existing former social services building to house facilities for IBEW Local No. 375 and the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC). Read the full press release.

Winter 2017-2018

The Butz Family of Companies participates in Women in Construction (WIC) week by celebrating accomplishments of company female leaders

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., will participate in Women in Construction (WIC) Week by promoting the accomplishments of female leaders working at the three companies and sharing their stories from careers in construction management on social media. WIC Week is celebrated March 4 through March 11, and on each of these days The Butz Family of Companies will feature a different female employee and have her answer questions about what it's like being a woman working in the construction industry. Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz holds annual subcontractors award luncheon

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. recently held its twenty-second annual Subcontractors Appreciation Luncheon and Awards Program at IBEW Local #375. The luncheon is Butz' way of acknowledging the quality of the subcontractors and suppliers it worked with in 2017 and expressing gratitude to them for playing an integral role in helping the company maintain its status as the region's top construction management firm. View the full list of award recipients.

Fall 2017

The Butz Family of Companies Community Involvement

The Butz Family of Companies lives by our mission statement which includes ensuring a continued commitment to our community. Not only do we support dozens of client events throughout the year, but our employees volunteer their time and contribute financially to support many nonprofit organizations. In this article, we feature several projects where company teams demonstrated leadership qualities and stepped up to improve their communities. Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. selected as construction manager for Penn State Schuylkill dining addition and renovation project

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, was recently selected as the construction manager for the Penn State Schuylkill Student Community Center dining addition and renovation project in Schuylkill Haven, PA. Butz is partnering with Spillman Farmer as the design-build team. The project budget is $6.5 million.

Penn State Schuylkill will renovate 9,000 square feet of existing space and expand the building's footprint by 5,000 square feet to make the dining facility larger, more efficient and modern. Construction will be phased with much of the work strategically taking place over summer 2018, therefore allowing uninterrupted meal service during the 2017-2018 school year. Read the full press release.

Summer 2017

Butz Family of Companies ranks among top contracting firms on ENR lists

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., moved up three spots to #326 on Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of the Top 400 Contractors and ranked #40 on the Top 50 Mid-Atlantic Contracting Firms list in 2017. The firm has been consistently ranked among the Top 400 contractors in the United States for more than 16 years and is the only firm headquartered in the Lehigh Valley to make the list in 2017. Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Completes ED Renovations for Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill

Alvin H. Butz Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed renovations to the Emergency, Radiology, Sterile Processing, and ICU departments as well as Operating Rooms at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill (formerly Schuylkill Health) in Pottsville, PA.

The renovations were made as part of an effort to further enhance access and the quality of patient care throughout the facility. Read the full press release.

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