"Craft Professional of the Year" award goes to Charles P. Bowman of The Witmer Group

Multi Award-winning project: Charles L. Benton Building, Baltimore!

WINNER:  Award of Excellence, Masonry
for the Charles L. Benton Building, Baltimore
awarded April 2017

WINNER:  Project of the Year
for the Charles L. Benton Building, Baltimore
awarded April 2017


ABCBaltimore (Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter) awarded The Witmer Group two prestigious accolades, both for the high-profile Charles L. Benton Building, in Baltomore.  Our team:  Ken Oatman and David Legnini, Project Managers; Scott Pence, Superintendent; and Foreman, Chuck Bowman.  We're proud of our work on the Benton Building - if you're in downtown Baltimore, you cannot miss the total transformation!

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A bit more about the Benton Building project:

The Charles L. Benton Buildings sits in downtown Baltimore, housing several government agencies and hundreds of employees. Over the years, the fifteen-story building had deteriorated from natural elements and pol-lutants. Dark carbon stained the exterior and hundreds of small holes made way for rain water, wind, and even birds to enter the building. With so much damage, the city needed high-caliber professionals to restore the building to its former beauty. Once the interior of the building had under-gone modernizations and upgrades, it was time to bring in Witmer Resto-ration to tackle the problems of the building’s exterior. Witmer Restora-tion would handle cleaning, repairs, and water sealant, but faced several challenges due to the building’s height and busy location. Swinging scaffolding was suspended by cables from the top of the building in order to clean every inch of the exterior and apply water repellant. Hundreds of deteriorated limestone panels at the base of the building were replaced with highly durable, polished granite. All this work had to take place in a crowded central city, requiring traffic control and overhead protection for pedestrians. The repaired walls of the Charles L. Benton Building are now telling a completely different story. Between city officials and Witmer Res-toration, the building was properly repaired and sealed, even with the challenges of being in a high-traffic area. Witmer Restoration showcased exceptional skill and expertise that comes from decades of experience, and once again, the Charles L. Benton building has a polished and profes-sional public image to represent the City of Baltimore. Also in the Project Profile, here!

Brent Miller promoted to Assistant Superintendent

Congratulations to Brent Miller!
promoted to Assistant Superintendent, Waterproofing & Coatings



The Witmer Group has promoted Foreman Brent Miller to the newly added position of Assistant Superintendent.  Miller will be working alongside Waterproofing and Coatings General Superintendent Bill Kefauver, assisting in the supervision of field operations, coordinating for and interfacing with clients, contractors and field personnel, and monitoring work performance, quality, productivity, safety and scheduling.

Miller has worked in the industry for 13 years, beginning his career in waterproofing/coatings in 2004.  As a Foreman, he was celebrated for outstanding customer service, exceptional workmanship, and consistently meeting productivity and safety goals.

Miller lives in Wellsville, PA, York County, with his Partner Kristin and their three daughters, Mackenzie, Morgan and Madilyn.

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Learn more about Brent from his Employee of the Month story here!