Alexander Building Construction Co. begins greenhouse renovations at Penn State

Posted On On: July 7, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

State College, PA, July 07, 2015 . . . Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently began a construction management project for The Pennsylvania State University.   The project entails renovations to eight of the nine university greenhouses located near the Tyson Building.

PSU Greenhouse_Before Construction

“Our greenhouses were in need of some major renovations, and we felt the Alexander team had the thorough understanding of the project scope needed to successfully navigate the intricacies of the project,” said Jeff Spackman, Project Manager for Penn State.


Renovations will cost approximately $3,500,000 and will include some of the following features:

  • Replacement of heating and cooling systems
  • Ventilation systems upgrades
  • New heating and climate controls
  • Upgraded lighting and electrical systems
  • General construction work to doors, floors and benches


These renovations mark the 18th construction project Alexander has worked on for Penn State within the past five years alone.


“It is a testament to the proficiency of our staff that our firm is chosen time and time again to work on a variety of Penn State projects,” said Chris Magent, Business Development and Strategic Initiatives Director of the Butz Family of Companies and General Manager of Alexander’s State College location.  “It is an accurate reflection of our commitment to establishing long-term business relationships, as much of our work comes from repeat clients.”