Christman Company gets top ranking

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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. According to a press statement, Christman has 75 local employees.


Marty Gibbs is vice president and general manager for Christman’s Knoxville operations. Current projects include the $187 million, multiphase UT Student Union. It 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, Christman obtained 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 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.

Christman 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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