"GATES has truly grown with the community that it has served for many years. Todd Gates and the associates at GATES have successfully formed an integrated family of high quality development, construction and real estate services uniquely equipped to serve the needs of the citizens and businesses of Southwest Florida and beyond."

- Dudley Goodlette
Former State of Florida Legislator


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Wednesday, February 9, 2005

GATES McVey And Butz Enterprises Join Forces To Target Schools And Public Work Projects

Todd Gates, President and CEO of Gates McVey, announces the formation of a new division – “Gates McVey Butz Institutional Construction.” The new entity will bring together resources from Gates McVey Builders, Inc. of Naples, Florida and Butz Enterprises, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Lee A. Butz, CEO and Greg L. Butz, President oversee Butz Enterprises which has been in businesses for over 84 years.

Gates McVey is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a very successful, highly respected and fully integrated Construction, Development and Real Estate Company here in Southwest Florida. Having recently been named as Builder of the Year, as well as successfully completing a large local University project, the decision was made to continue with the institutional work and help support the ever-increasing School and Public Work projects.

Alvin H. Butz, Inc., the main construction division of Butz Enterprises, has a current contract volume of approximately $750 million, primarily in the institutional area. This work includes most of the major university, hospital and school projects in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. Butz has been consistently ranked among the top 100 construction management (CM) firms in the United States by Engineering News Record (ENR), McGraw Hill’s construction industry magazine. Butz is also the second largest CM firm headquartered in Pennsylvania and the only firm in the region to achieve the ENR ranking. The firm has won three prestigious national CMAA Project Achievement Awards and one coveted regional Project Achievement Award.

Gates McVey Butz Institutional Construction is headquartered in the new Gates McVey corporate building located at 12810 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34110. Personnel from both firms will be utilized on individual projects according to specific requirements. Fred Klopp has been named Director of Institutional Projects and will be responsible for both project development and project management.

For more information on Gates McVey Butz Institutional Construction, call (239) 593-3777 or visit http://www.butz.com


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