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The Christman Company names Randy Merritt regional business development manager

December 19, 2018

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 Merritt
The Christman Company

Merritt, 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.

His 36 years of industry experience include general contracting and construction management. His operations expertise covers surveying, highway construction, environmental services, fuel storage systems, and precast fabrication and installation. He holds an associate degree in construction engineering technology from Pellissippi State Community College.

“Randy is exceptionally skilled at forming and maintaining client and community relationships,” said Marty Gibbs, vice president and general manager for The Christman Company’s operations in Knoxville. “His ability to build trust and unite teams, paired with a strong work ethic, make Randy a perfect fit for this position.”

A native of Knoxville, Merritt lives in the Luttrell community with his wife, Angie; daughter Callie and her husband, Bruce, who is finishing a degree at the University of Tennessee; and dogs, Louie and Jaxx. He gives back to the community by volunteering with the United Way of Greater Knoxville and Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and participating in church activities. In his spare time, Merritt enjoys playing bluegrass music, spending time in his workshop and caring for the family farm.

About The Christman Company

The Christman Company, founded in 1894, 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 skilled trades. Christman specializes in a variety of construction markets, including higher and K-12 education, government, industrial and power, healthcare, and corporate office. Ranked at 110 in the Engineering News-Record ENR 400 top contractors nationally, Christman has more than $3 billion in construction underway managed by 400 professional employees in 10 different office locations throughout the Southeast U.S., the Midwest, the Southwest U.S., and the mid-Atlantic. For more information, visit and connect on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.