The Christman Company earns AGC of Tennessee award for Morristown-Hamblen West healthcare project

February 2, 2024

The Knoxville branch of The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee has honored The Christman Company with a Build Knoxville Award for the Morristown-Hamblen West project.

Morristown-Hamblen West, an extension of the Covenant Health and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, is a 67,000-square-foot facility featuring an emergency room, diagnostic center and medical offices. The state-of-the-art facility plays a vital role in enhancing healthcare services in Morristown, Tennessee.

2024 AGC Build Knoxville Award winner Morristown-Hamblen West, a 67,000-square-foot extension of Covenant Health and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown, Tennessee, establishes a freestanding facility prominently featuring an emergency room and diagnostic center on the first level, complemented by medical offices on the second level. The project, steered by The Christman Company, successfully managed and melded multiple construction, logistical and technological aspects, ensuring the delivery of a state-of-the-art healthcare facility.

The Build Knoxville Awards were presented on Jan. 25 and highlight the area’s best construction projects. Winning projects are selected based on management, innovation, safety, environmental considerations, client service and community relations.

“Receiving the Build Knoxville Award is a testament to our team’s dedication and hard work,” Marty Gibbs, senior vice president and general manager for The Christman Company’s Knoxville operations, said. “The Morristown-Hamblen West project represents our commitment to excellence and our passion for contributing to the well-being of the communities we serve.”

The project stands out for its successful management of significant geographical and supply chain challenges. The team mitigated 17 sinkholes, managed 45,000 tons of excavated rock and navigated supply chain disruptions with adaptable strategies to ensure project continuity.

In addition to the Build Knoxville Award, last month the Morristown-Hamblen West project earned a 2023 Annual Excellence in Construction® Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Greater Tennessee Chapter.

About The Christman Company

The Christman Company, founded in 1894, and marking its 130th anniversary, 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.