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Spring 2021

Butz Participates in OSHA's 8th Annual Safety Stand-Down Week

Maintaining the safety of our work sites is one of the top priorities at The Butz Family of Companies. Accordingly, the construction management firm is participating in the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 8th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, May 3-7, 2021.
Read the full press release.

Butz Promotes Mike Butz to Director of Business Development and Administration and Mitch Hanna to Senior Marketing Specialist

The Butz Family of Companies (BFC) is pleased to announce the promotions of Michael Butz to Director of Business Development and Administration and Mitchell Hanna to Senior Marketing Specialist. Mike and Mitch will both be based out of the company's headquarters at the Butz Corporate Center in downtown Allentown.
Read the full press release.

Butz to build future science complex

Da Vinci Center provided a first look of the future science complex in downtown Allentown. Alvin H. Butz Inc. will manage the construction of the 67,000 SF complex.
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Butz Creates Department Focused on Providing Innovative Services

The Butz Family of Companies (BFC) is proud to announce a new department focused on advancing the use of innovative solutions on projects. Lean techniques and technology are crucial parts of our construction management approach. BFC introduces innovative practices early in its CM process because of proven value they bring to owners.
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Fall 2020

Butz promotes Andrew Hartenstine to Project Manager

Alvin H. Butz, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Hartenstine to Project Manager. Hartenstine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering - Construction & Water Resources from The Pennsylvania State University. The former project engineer brings more than nine years of industry experience to our project team. In his role as project manager, Hartenstine will be responsible for managing the construction and directing the work of specialty subcontractors and personnel.
Read the full press release.

Butz Visits Schnecksville Elementary School for a Safety Program

This week Corporate Safety Director, Tyrone Reed, ran children's safety programs at Parkland School District's Schnecksville Elementary School renovation project. Assisted by Principal Damian Goodman, who played the role of "Bob the Builder", the interactive K-5 program discussed the dangers associated with construction sites and the importance of practicing safe behavior.

Butz Family of Companies receives two CMAA National Awards

The Butz Family of Companies received two 2020 Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) National Project Achievement Awards. The Parkland School District Veterans Memorial Elementary School project received an award for Education Projects less than $50 million. The Mount Nittany Health Cardiovascular Pavilion project received an award for Healthcare Projects less than $50 million. Read the full press release.

Summer 2020

Butz Holds Safety Stand-down at Jobsite

Butz hosted a live demonstration event that showed the dangers of falling objects. Objects of various sizes and weights were dropped from 23' onto watermelons, without and then with hard hats, to emphasize the importance of wearing personal protection and working safely on the job site.

BFC Ranked 35 in ENR

The Butz Family of Companies ranked 35 on Engineering News-Record MidAtlantic's 2020 Top Contractors list, moving up 6 places from 2019.

Mike Butz joins United Way Board of Directors

Mike Butz is the newest board member for the Greater Lehigh Valley United Way. The Butz family has always been dedicated to the community in which they live and do business and have long been proud supporters of United Way and its initiatives. Mike's' experience working with and listening to business owners to meet their construction needs runs parallel to his new role in helping to improve services provided through the United Way so donor's contributions have the greatest impact for the community. Read the GLVUW press release.

Construction Update: Penn State Lehigh Valley Expansion Project.

Foundations are almost done and underground stormwater work is ongoing. Underground plumbing and electric will be the focus for the next week, then we’ll pour the slab. Steel erection is slated to begin mid-August.

Butz completes Lutron Electronics Wellness Center

Our CM approach to program management takes care of an owner's needs from start to finish. A major challenge here was working in an active corporate environment. The team effectively communicated with the owner at every stage of the project, especially during the seven months of construction. The result is an expanded fitness center that includes employee locker rooms, exercise areas and multi-purpose meeting places. Fitness equipment and TVs were also installed. In this event, Butz helped the client achieve their project goals by creating a new employee recreation space to accommodate future use.

Spring 2020

Butz Family of Companies promotes Wendy Silfies to Project Accounting Manager

The Butz Family of Companies announces the promotion of Wendy Silfies to Project Accounting Manager. As the Project Accounting Manager for the Butz Family of Companies, Silfies leads the Alvin H Butz Inc, Alexander Building Construction and Shoemaker Construction project accounting teams. She is responsible for ensuring timely processing of project budgets, project disbursements, job cost entries and monthly customer invoices. Read the full press release.

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

The Butz Family of Companies is once again ranked on Engineering News-Record's (ENR) list of the Top 400 Contractors in 2020. 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 the full press release.

Winter 2020

Butz holds annual subcontractors award luncheon

On Thursday, March 5, Alvin H. Butz, Inc. held its twenty-fourth annual Subcontractors Appreciation Luncheon and Awards Program at Cedar Crest College. The luncheon is Butz' way of acknowledging the quality of the subcontractors and suppliers it worked with in 2019 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.

New Penn State Lehigh Valley project breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Penn State Lehigh Valley on March 4. The 3-story expansion will include a dining facility, student service spaces and a STEM wing with an organic chemistry lab. Read Penn State's press release.

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