February 2019 Around Town 1

Christman Company Names Randy Merritt Regional Business Development Manager

Randy Merritt has been named regional business development manager for the Christman Company and will be responsible for seeking new business and project opportunities, as well as maintaining and developing relationships for the construction company.

Randy, who previously held the title of project manager at the Christman Company, has handled projects in health care, K-12 education, industrial, hospitality and entertainment, retail, religious structures and public facilities. Recent projects include the Tennessee School for the Deaf high school and dining hall in Knoxville and the Foundry Hotel in Asheville, North Carolina.

KCDC’s Five Points Phase 2 Earns ‘Green Communities’ Certification

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation has earned national recognition for Five Points Phase 2, which has been certified by Enterprise Green Communities.

The certification demonstrates KCDC’s commitment to the economic and environmental benefits of sustainable construction practices for affordable housing. Enterprise Green Communities uses five criteria to determine certification: planning process, operational efficiency, resource conservation, energy efficiency and healthy living environment.