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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.

Spring 2017

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Participates in 2017 Lehigh Valley Volunteer Challenge

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. took part in the 2017 Volunteer Challenge to improve The Valley Youth House Shelter for children in west Bethlehem. The Volunteer Challenge is a fundraiser created by The Volunteer Center of Lehigh Valley. The challenge is an invitation-only corporate competition in which area businesses team up to help local nonprofit organizations.

This is the first year Alvin H. Butz, Inc. participated in the challenge. The Butz team worked together to paint two hallways on two floors of the Bethlehem shelter. Valley Youth House had received a grant to purchase the paint and supplies for the project. Read more.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. receives award for Geisinger Community Medical Center Expansion

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, received the 2017 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Project of the Year Award for its work in Private Sector Projects over $20 million.

Butz was awarded the honor for the construction management of Geisinger Health System's, Geisinger Community Medical Center - C & E Wing Expansion in Scranton, PA. The project was completed in October 2016. Read more.

The Butz Family of Companies Participates in the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

To coincide with OSHA's National Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction week, the Butz Family of Companies held safety stand-downs at multiple project jobsites last week. Led by our Safety Directors, project teams, including superintendents, foremen, managers, and subcontractors, participated in voluntary safety meetings which focused on fall hazards and the many ways workers can take actively take the necessary steps to eliminate falling risks inside the work zone. Read more.

Butz Family of Companies investing in Lean Construction

Built on a commitment to collaboration and efficiency, The Butz Family of Companies has established itself as an industry leader when it comes to fostering innovative approaches such as Lean Construction. Our investment in the Lean approach permeates all facets of our organization. Read more.

Winter 2016-17

Alvin H. Butz Holds Annual Subcontractors Award Luncheon

On Tuesday, February 28, Alvin H. Butz, Inc. held its twenty-first annual Subcontractors Appreciation Luncheon and Awards Program. The luncheon is Butz' way of acknowledging the quality of the subcontractors and suppliers it worked with in 2016 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. Read the full article and view award recipients.

The Butz Family of Companies Holds Annual Safety Awards

Maintaining the safety of our jobsites is one of our top priorities at The Butz Family of Companies. As such, we are constantly looking for ways to not only improve the quality of safety on our jobsites, but also praise those individuals who best exemplify this commitment to safety.

Just recently, superintendents from Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc., and Shoemaker Construction Co. got together for our annual safety awards events. Hosted by Tyrone Reed, Corporate Safety Director and Darren Rech, Safety Director, the award ceremonies honored superintendents from the three companies who went above and beyond in their duties to ensure their worksite was as safe as possible. Read the full article.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Begins Upgrades and Expansion at Nardone Brothers Baking Company

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently began construction on the facility expansion of Nardone Brothers Baking Company, Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

An expansion and upgrades to the high-output pizza production facility are necessary to meet the needs of Nardone Brothers Baking Company's growing customer base. Read the full press release.

Fall 2016

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. completes expansion project at Geisinger Community Medical Center - Scranton

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed a major expansion and multi-phased renovation at Geisinger Health System's Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA.

The expansion broke ground in June 2013. The 200,300 square-foot project involved four stories of new and renovated construction in and around the existing hospital. New construction included a four-story overbuild above the existing active Emergency Department and a new four-story wing with a deep basement below. Construction also included a new pedestrian sky bridge which connects the visitor's parking garage to the second floor of the new wing. Read more project details.

Butz Family of Companies Hires Bill Sahwell, Project Executive

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 Bill Sahwell as a project executive.

In his role as project executive, he will provide executive management oversight during all phases of work from preconstruction through project completion. As the Owner's executive level contact, he is responsible for facilitating teamwork between all disciplines of the project team, ensuring overall project success and achieving 100% client satisfaction.

With more than 34 years of professional experience, Sahwell will also contribute across the companies with specific project pursuit planning and participate in strategic initiatives and the application of industry best practices. Read the full press release.

Summer 2016

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Hires New Project Manager for Property Repair and Restoration Division

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., a Butz Family Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Andy Martin as a Project Manager for the company's Property Repair & Restoration division.

"After working more than 25 years in the construction industry, reputation means everything and that is what brought me to Alvin H. Butz, Inc.," said Andy. "I'm thrilled to be part of a well-respected organization with strong values and work ethics that truly set it apart from our competition. I look forward to working with the other repair and restoration division team members and continuing their unsurpassed service to their clients."

Andy has ample experience in the construction field, having worked previously as a Project Manager for Ondra-Huyett Associates, Inc. as well as in Coopersburg Construction's restoration department. Read the full press release.

Butz Family of Companies Ranks Among ENR Mid-Atlantic Top Contracting Firms

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., earned a spot on Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of the Top Mid-Atlantic Contracting Firms in 2016. This year, the firm ranked #33 in the entire Mid-Atlantic region and #14 in the state of Pennsylvania. It also ranked #329 on the Top 400 Contractors list.

"We constantly strive for outstanding results for our clients based on a steadfast commitment to innovation and superior service to our clients," says Greg L. Butz, President and CEO of the Butz Family of Companies. "Our success in providing superior project delivery in true partnership and teamwork is evident through our continuous ranking on ENR's esteemed lists." Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Completes Renovations to Carpenters Apprentice School

Alvin H. Butz Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed renovations to the Carpenters Apprentice School of Philadelphia and Vicinity in Allentown, PA. Butz teamed with Roberson Butz Architects to also provide design and engineering services on the project.

The Carpenters Apprentice School is led by the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee, which exists to provide first class quality training to members and contractors associated with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. completes Breidegam Connector at The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia

Alvin H. Butz Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed the Breidegam Connector at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

The Breidegam Connector joins The Brossman Center to the historical Krauth Memorial Library providing ADA handicap accessibility to the library. Constructed in 1908, the Krauth Memorial Library is the only public building on the 14-acre Northwest Philadelphia campus that was not handicap accessible.

Demolition occurred at the openings for The Brossman Center as well as the existing Library facade for basement, first and second floor entry points. The existing library stairs were demolished at the new entry points. Read the full press release.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Hires Sixth Generation Builder of Butz Family

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., a Butz Family Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Butz as a Project Engineer. He is the son of Greg L. Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc.

Steven joins Mike Butz, Greg's oldest son, as a member of the 6th generation of Butz builders. Mike has served as an Assistant Project Manager since 2011.

The Butz family has a long, successful tradition of building in the Lehigh Valley that dates back to the mid-1800s. In 1920, the family's passion for construction led to the creation of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. The company has since been continuously owned and operated in the Lehigh Valley by the Butz family, and the addition of Steven and Mike solidifies the 6th generation of the Butz family who are in line to preserve the tradition and reputation of the organization. Read the full press release.

Butz Family of Companies Ranks Among Top 400 Contractors in 2016

The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., earned a spot on Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of the Top 400 Contractors in 2016. This year, the firm ranked #329 on the list.

"Our firms' consistent ranking among the Top 400 contractors in the United States for more than 15 years demonstrates that our approach continues to bring exceptional value to our clients," said Greg L. Butz, President and CEO of the Butz Family of Companies. "Our success stems from our guiding philosophy to build on our tradition of excellence, perform with integrity, honesty, reliability and enthusiasm and our unwavering commitment to our clients and community."

ENR uses construction revenue from the previous year as its primary grading criteria, making the Top 400 list a showcase of only the best and most sought-after construction management and general contracting firms. Read the full press release.

Spring 2016

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Receives Award for Geisinger Medical Center New Medical Laboratories

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, received the 2016 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Project of the Year Award for its work in Private Sector Projects over $20 million.

Butz was awarded the honor for the construction management of Geisinger Health System's, Geisinger Medical Center - New Medical Laboratories in Danville, PA. The project was completed in April 2015 and is pending a LEED-certified rating. Read the full press release.

Lee Butz Awarded Keystone Spirit of United Way Award

Lee Butz, Chairman of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. was awarded the inaugural Keystone Spirit of United Way Award. The award was given at the Statewide Tocqueville Society reception at Governor Tom Wolf's residence on Monday night.

The award is given for generosity, advocacy and commitment to improving the lives of Pennsylvania residents. Lee Butz was chosen from 68 United Ways in the Commonwealth. Read the full press release.

The Butz Family of Companies Construction Crews Participate in the National Fall Prevention Stand Down


Butz Corporate Center Phasee III
Allentown, PA

When it comes to managing construction projects, safety is our #1 priority. This week, our construction crews took part in the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down - an OSHA-supported initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the risks of falling and how to prevent any accidents. Led by our Safety Directors, we had our project teams take a break from the construction project in order to participate in voluntary safety meetings. During these meetings, we focused on "Fall Hazards" and ways to eliminate falling risks inside the work zone. Ultimately, we hope to do our part in raising awareness to decrease the hundreds of preventable fall-related fatalities that occur each year in the United States.View all images.

The following project sites participated in the stand-down:

Butz Corporate Center Phase II
I - ALLENTOWN PA
Mount Nittany Medical Center - STATE COLLEGE PA
The Pennsylvania State University Beaver Stadium Maintenance - STATE COLLEGE PA
The Gallery Renovations - PHILADELPHIA PA

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Recognized at 2016 United Way Celebration of Caring Event

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. received the Campaign Chairman's Award at the 2016 United Way Celebration of Caring event. The award is presented to a company that has demonstrated leadership and innovation in conducting its United Way campaign and an ability to increase awareness about United Way's mission and vision. For more than 25 years, Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has achieved 100% participation. This level of continued participation is evidence of the company's and its employees' commitment to the community in which they live. Watch the video below and click here to read the article and view event photos online.

Campaign Award - Butz from ASR Media Productions on Vimeo.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. Completes Synthetic Turf Field for Parkland School District

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed a conversion of Parkland High School's sports field from natural to synthetic turf.

The original field, which was used for soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, was completed in 1999. Due to years of extensive use and high traffic, damage and deterioration of the grass created high maintenance for staff and potential unsafe surfaces for students.

"The main goal in switching to an all-weather field was to maximize the total days the field can be used as well as create a safer environment for our student athletes," said Richard Sniscak, Superintendent of Parkland School District. "The Butz project team saw to it that our goal was successfully met with quality results." Read the full press release.

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