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The Christman Company delivers holiday cheer to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

December 22, 2023

Construction management firm The Christman Company brought holiday joy to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital with its toy and battery drive, which culminated in a delivery on Dec. 22 as part of the firm’s “Be Constructive” program.

The drive, led by Christman’s Knoxville office, aimed to brighten the holiday season for children who may be spending it in the hospital.

“Christman is honored to help power the holidays for young patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital,” said Marty Gibbs, senior vice president and general manager for The Christman Company’s Knoxville operations. “It’s a small gesture, but we hope it brings some comfort to these children and their families.”

The Christman Company delivered boxes of toys and 16 buckets of batteries to the hospital that had been collected by employees and subcontractors that work with the firm. The toys included a range of items that children can play with in bed, ranging from puzzles, games and coloring books to Barbie dolls and Play-Doh.

The “Be Constructive” program is a company-wide initiative to be an active and significant contributor to the local communities it serves. The program supports a variety of missions through volunteerism, individual and corporate giving, sponsorships and partnerships.

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 and self-perform services. Christman specializes in a variety of construction markets, including government, higher and K-12 education, industrial and power, healthcare, and corporate office. Ranked at No. 85 in the Engineering News-Record ENR 400 top contractors nationally and No. 56 in the ENR 100 Construction Management-at-Risk firms, Christman has more than $6.1 billion under contract managed by 500 professional employees across five states throughout the Southeast U.S., the Midwest, the Southwest U.S., and the Mid-Atlantic. In 2021 Christman formalized its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program by forming a dedicated DEI Council representing diverse members from across the regions we serve. Click this link to read more about our activities and focus on DEI.  For more information, visit, and connect on Facebook or LinkedIn.