The Christman Company lands atop general contractor list in Knoxville area

The Christman Company has been ranked the No. 1 general contractor in the Knoxville area for the second year in a row based on its local revenue of more than $131 million.

The Book of Lists, compiled by the News Sentinel, ranks the area’s companies in multiple industries, including construction, education, health care and technology. The Christman Company recorded 2017 revenue of $131,816,000 and 75 local employees. A significant project for the company in 2017 was the $79.7 million Ken and Blaire Mossman Building, the recently opened science laboratory facility at the University of Tennessee.

“We appreciate our team for its commitment to excellent work, and we thank our clients for entrusting us to build important landmarks in East Tennessee,” said Marty Gibbs, vice president and general manager for Christman’s Knoxville operations. “Being at the top of the list is an achievement we do not take for granted.”

The Christman Company is on track to be atop the list again next year. The $187 million, multiphase University of Tennessee Student Union, built by Christman, spans nearly an entire campus block at 390,000 square feet and officially opened this month.

The company currently is working on an $11 million expansion to the State Street Garage in downtown Knoxville that will add two upper decks and 570 parking spaces. The work is expected to be completed this summer.

In addition, The Christman Company earned projects from the City of Knoxville in 2018 for an $8.5 million renovation of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum. Improvements to the Coliseum, which is home to the Knoxville Ice Bears, will include a new ice floor system, painting of the ceiling and structure above the ice floor, new sports lighting system, new scoreboard systems and new HVAC equipment. Renovations at the Auditorium, which hosts the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Series and multiple concerts and events, will include lighting upgrades, new stage flooring, new motorized orchestra pit and safety system upgrades.

The Christman Company also is handling the UT West Campus Housing Development – a $63 million project consisting of two residence halls with dining, study areas and a village-style community for students with suites and apartments.

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