Alvin H. Butz, Inc. completes new accessible trail for Hawk Mountain

Posted On On: July 24, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Allentown, PA, July 24, 2015 . . . Alvin H. Butz, Inc., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed the first phase of a new accessible trail for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, PA. ADA Trail 1

The budget on the project was $540,000. It is the first accessible trail in 81 years at Hawk Mountain.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with Butz’ professionalism, thoroughness, flexibility, and ability to grasp hold of our vision and truly become our partner in the success of this project,” said Craig George, Director of Advancement at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. “We had very strict guidelines regarding protection of the environment, and they took our mandates throughout the whole process chain to include each and every contractor and subcontractor.  They held our interests in very high regard, and treated our organization and our project with the utmost respect.  Butz also was the epitome of construction management, costing out and budgeting for us with precision, and in fact, we are going to come in under budget thanks to their vision and oversight.”


Features of the trail include:

  • A full accessible route from the parking lot to the full height of the South Lookout
  • Trail beautification with native landscaping
  • Restoration and expansion of a secluded outdoor education area known as the “Laurelwood Niche”
  • Rest benches that are wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible restrooms


A dedication ceremony for the new trail will be held at Hawk Mountain on July 26th at 12:00 p.m.


Butz is also working on the design and construction of a new amphitheater for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, slated to become the sanctuary’s largest classroom.


“Butz is proud to have worked on a project with such a significant, positive impact on Hawk Mountain,” said Greg Butz, President and CEO of Alvin H. Butz, Inc. “We look forward to our continued working relationship with Hawk Mountain on the amphitheater project and all future projects.”