Our Company

  • Founded in 1894 by H.G. Christman in South Bend, Indiana, The Christman Company opened its Lansing, Michigan office in 1915, and was incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1927. 
  • In 2013, Christman acquired the capital stock of Rentenbach Constructors Incorporated and the two firms merged in a strategic growth initiative to expand their mutual capabilities in the southeast U.S. and beyond, yielding a resulting company with a combined 192 years of experience.
  • Annual revenues of more than $650 million, with over $2 billion in construction currently underway.
  • Fully management-owned, with every project overseen by a corporate officer who is also a shareholder with a vested interest in each client’s complete satisfaction.
  • We have the financial strength to properly staff our projects and meet all commitments.
  • Ranked 102 in the 2016 Engineering News-Record ENR 400 list of top contractors nationally, and 67 in the 2015 ENR 100 list of top construction management-at-risk firms.
  • Award-winning safety program, with a current average Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of .85 where anything below 1.00 is considered well above the industry average in terms of a proven safety record. We have also been recognized with a first-ever Gold Safety award to a construction management firm by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) organization in our home state of Michigan and Accident Fund Insurance Company of America’s first-ever “Policyholder of the Year” award for an exemplary claims record out of 45,000 policyholders.  
  • Nationally recognized historic preservation group.
  • Ten full-service offices nationwide
  • Experience in 38 states
  • The industry’s best, most comprehensive pre-construction and planning services, with a “whole building” approach, technologically advanced virtual building, and a wide range of value management tools such as benchmarking and life cycle costing.
  • A diverse corporate culture built around the values of The Christman Way, including honoring commitments with integrity, teamwork, mutual respect, recognition of excellence, a passion for our work, a competitive spirit and a focus on developing long-term relationships.
  • A caliber of work recognized by many local, state and national awards and honors.

Our People: Experts. Leaders. Partners.

  • Over 275 experienced full-time professionals, including a full complement of project managers, superintendents, planners, value analysts, LEED Accredited Professionals, estimators, architects, in-house mechanical/electrical coordinators, information specialists, engineers, and accountants.
  • Through Christman University, a comprehensive training and development program, our people are given the specialized tools required to deliver the highest level of service.
  • A diverse corporate culture built around the values of The Christman Way, including teamwork, mutual respect, recognition of excellence, a passion for our work, a competitive spirit, and a focus on developing long-term relationships.