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Fall 2018

The Butz Family of Companies announces new leadership position, ensuring future growth and success

The Butz Family of Companies announces the promotion of Christopher Magent to Chief Operating Officer. In this newly-created position, Magent will be responsible for strategic direction, talent development, maintaining and building continuity between the four offices, and mentoring future leadership. Magent has been with Alexander for 13 years, most recently serving as Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director for the Butz Family of Companies, and General Manager of Alexander's State College Office. Read the full press release.

Alexander Promotes Doug Workman

Alexander Building Construction Co., a member of The Butz Family of Companies, announces the promotion of Doug Workman to Project Executive. Doug has more than 29 years of industry experience. He has managed more than $1 billion worth of work over his career including multiple projects for The Pennsylvania State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and multiple health networks. Read the full press release.

Alexander Announces Leadership Changes

Alexander Building Construction Co., a member of The Butz Family of Companies, announces changes to various leadership positions within the company to ensure its’ future growth and longevity in the market. Jeff Smith has been promoted to General Manager of the Harrisburg office assuming all oversight of the office's daily function and financial responsibilities. Stephen Wilt has transitioned from the General Manager role into a Project Executive with an increased focus on Alexander's affiliate company, Forge Development Group, in addition to his current project responsibilities. Read the full press release.

Summer 2018

Alexander Building Construction Co. Holds Subcontractor Appreciation Luncheon

Alexander Building Construction Co. recently held a Subcontractor Appreciation Luncheon at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill, PA. More than 75 people were in attendance at the event. Alexander holds the annual luncheon in recognition of the pivotal roles that local subcontractors and suppliers play in helping the company offer superior construction management services. Various awards were handed out during the luncheon. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction hires Carrie Pryde as Assistant Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Carrie Pryde as Assistant Project Engineer. Pryde has an Associate of Arts Engineering Technology Degree from South Hills School of Business & Technology. She brings more than 14 years of industry experience. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction hires Stephen Lee

Alexander Building Construction Co., a member of The Butz Family of Companies, 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. Read the full press release.

Alexander hires Drew Heilman as Project Manager, Christopher Stout as Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co. is pleased to announce the hiring of Drew Heilman as Project Manager and Chris Stout as Project Engineer. Heilman has a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with Construction Management Option degree from Penn State. He has more than 8 years of industry experience and is OSHA 30 certified. Heilman will be working on the $49 million WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover. Stout has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Penn State. Read the full press release.

Alexander Promotes Charlie Thiemann to Senior Project Manager

Alexander Building Construction Co. is pleased to announce the promotion of Charlie Thiemann to Senior Project Manager. In the 12 years Charlie has been with Alexander, he has led the construction of 23 projects totaling more than $160 million for some of Central Pennsylvania's largest employers. His project experience includes York Hospital Emergency Department Expansion, Durden Athletic Training Center at Dickinson College and UPMC Susquehanna Oncology Center. Charlie is currently managing the construction of the new $49 million WellSpan Health and Surgery Center in Hanover. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Celebrates 90 Years

Alexander Building Construction Co., a member of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce that the company is celebrating 90 years in business. Today, Alexander is a leader in the construction industry in Central Pennsylvania. Alexander 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 a part of one of the largest and most reputable construction management firms headquartered in Pennsylvania. 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.

Alexander Building Construction Co. hires Jacob Ergler as Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jacob Ergler as Project Engineer. Ergler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. He has more than 7 years of industry experience. In his role as Project Engineer, Ergler will be responsible for checking, tracking and monitoring all shop drawings and submittals, tracking all RFI's, assisting in updating CPM construction schedules and attending trade contractor coordination meetings. He also will perform field quality control inspections and analyze potential change directives in support of other team members. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. hires Mayone Saunders as Site Safety Coordinator

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mayone Saunders as Site Safety Coordinator. Saunders has a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Management from Mansfield University and is a Distinguished Honor Grad of the United States Army Quartermaster School. She has Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training as well as OSHA 10 & 30 Hour training and First Aid and CPR certification. Read the full press release.

Keystone Contractors Association Awards AWARDS Alexander Building Construction Co.'s Michael Sgriccia Top Young Leader

The Keystone Contractors Association recently awarded Alexander Senior Project Manager, Mike Sgriccia, with the inaugural KCA Top Young Leader Award. This award is bestowed upon emerging professionals from member companies who play critical roles in the community and professional areas of the construction industry. The announcement was made at an event Wednesday night at the Toftrees Club. 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.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Hires Project Engineer

Alexander Building Construction Co., as part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Philip Hromanik as a project engineer. Hromanik received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He has extensive experience leading Building Information Modeling coordination efforts among trade subcontractors and managing and utilizing construction document software. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. Promotes Michael Sgriccia to Senior Project Manager

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Sgriccia to Senior Project Manager. In the 10 years Mike has been with Alexander, he has led the construction of 14 projects totaling more than $182 million for some of Central Pennsylvania's largest employers. His project experience includes a new dining facility at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, multiple projects for Mount Nittany Health including the Emergency Department Expansion, Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion and the Perioperative Services Expansion, as well as ongoing work at the second largest football stadium in the country, Penn State's Beaver Stadium. Read the full press release.

Alexander Building Construction Co. completes UPMC Susquehanna Bald Eagle Court renovations

Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed renovations to the Bald Eagle Court retail center site in McElhattan, PA, for UPMC Susquehanna. As a commitment to expand health care services in the Lock Haven area, UPMC Susquehanna purchased and will renovate the nearly 21-acre site. The first phase of the project consisted of the conversion of approximately 15,000 square feet of former retail space into new medical office and diagnostic imaging space along with exterior improvements to the facility. The interior renovation included new registration areas, clinical areas, imaging and laboratory services, restrooms and staff areas, significant mechanical and electrical upgrades and a new entrance canopy. Read the full press release.

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