March 12, 2013

March 12, 2013

Amanda Shell
Account Executive
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 255-0661
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Jessie Folmar
Public Relations Manager
Messer Construction Co.
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LorenzAndyKnoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero recently announced the appointment of Andy Lorenz, vice president of Messer Construction Co., as the licensed general contractor representative on the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals, serving through Jan. 1, 2018.

“Andy’s diverse background and construction expertise will be an asset to the city of Knoxville and allow him to advise and make sound judgments about building permits,” said Rogero. “I am thrilled that we are able to welcome him to the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals.”

The board is comprised of seven members and two alternates appointed by the mayor of Knoxville. If the Building Official issues a rejection of methods or materials for a project proposed by a builder, any appeals of the rejection are brought before this board.

The board is a cross-section of the building industry with representatives from the following specialties: registered architect, licensed home builder, licensed general contractor, attorney, registered structural engineer, trained fire service or National Fire Code official, and general consumer. Board members are required to have 10 or more years of experience in the field they represent.

Lorenz, who began his career with Messer Construction Co. in 1986 and heads the company’s Knoxville region, also serves on the boards of directors for the Knoxville Chamber and Pellissippi State Community College Foundation. He is a board member and past board president of the Episcopal School of Knoxville and serves on the Advocacy Board for the University of Tennessee Department of Construction Sciences.

About Messer Construction Co.

Messer Construction Co. is a construction manager and general contractor providing leadership for complex commercial building projects. Founded in 1932, Messer has built a premier reputation through outstanding construction experience and value with a focus on health care, life sciences and higher education. An employee-owned company, Messer employs more than 20 individuals in the Knoxville region. It ranks nationally as one of the Top 100 largest contractors and is a Top 40 green contractor. In fiscal 2012, Messer put in place more than $792 million in commercial construction. By striving to be an excellent community partner, Messer has contributed more than $300,000 and numerous volunteer hours to the Knoxville community since 2006. Messer was honored with the 2009 International Torch Award for Marketplace Excellence by the Council of Better Business Bureaus for superior commitment to exceptional standards that benefit customers, employees, suppliers and surrounding communities.