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The Christman Company advances in national contractor ranking

July 10, 2020

The Engineering News-Record (ENR), a news outlet known as the authority for tracking the construction industry, has placed The Christman Company (Christman) at #88 on its 2020 “ENR 400” list of the top 400 contractors nationally, a jump from the company’s 2019 ranking of 93. Overall rankings were calculated according to 2019 construction revenue.

Christman also landed at #90 on the 2020 ENR list of Top 100 Contractors by New Contracts.

“It is an honor to again be named in ENR’s top 100 national contractors, this year rising to #88. We are fortunate for continued growth in today’s ever-changing environment,” Christman President and CEO Steve Roznowski said. “We are thankful to our clients, partners and Christman team members who made this possible. We will continue our focus on client outcomes and relationships, while keeping our promise of building with integrity.”

Significant projects from the company’s Knoxville office contributing to the top-contractors ranking include:

  • Tennessee Technological University science lab; Cookeville, Tennessee; $80 million
  • Tennessee State Veterans’ Home; Athens, Tennessee; $39 million
  • Neyland Stadium improvements; Knoxville, Tennessee; $131.7 million
  • University of Tennessee Energy and Environmental Science Research Building; Knoxville, Tennessee; $78 million
  • East Brainerd Elementary School; Chattanooga, Tennessee; $18 million

“We are honored to be listed at Number 88 by ENR in their list of Top Contractors for 2020,” said Marty Gibbs, vice president at the Knoxville office. “Rising five places from last year is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the experts, leaders and partners that make up the Christman team. It is truly a great place to work.”

Locally, The Christman Company has earned the top spot as the No. 1 general contractor in the Knoxville area for three years in a row based on local billings.

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 2018 revenue of $144,577,529 and 48 local employees. Significant and recent local projects include the 395,088-square-foot University of Tennessee Student Union and the State Street Garage expansion, which added 570 parking spaces in downtown Knoxville.

The Christman Company has been ranked No. 88 on Engineering News-Record’s “ENR 40” list of the top 400 contractors nationally, representing a jump from the company’s 2019 ranking of 93. A recent project for the company’s Knoxville office was the $79.7 million Ken and Blaire Mossman Building, a science laboratory facility at the University of Tennessee.

The Christman Company has offices in Lansing, Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; and in the Washington, D.C., metro area. For more information, visit, and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

About The Christman Company

The Christman Company, founded in 1894, is one of the country’s leading professional construction services firms. The company’s award-winning services include construction management, general contracting, design/build, program management, real estate development, self-perform and millwork services. Christman specializes in a variety of construction markets, including government, higher and K12 education, industrial and power, healthcare, and corporate office. Ranked at 88 in the Engineering News-Record ENR 400 top contractors nationally and 54 in the ENR 100 Construction Management-at-Risk firms, Christman has more than $4 billion in construction underway managed by 485 professional employees across five states throughout the Southeast U.S., the Midwest, the Southwest U.S., and the Mid-Atlantic. For more information, visit, and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.