Criss & Hutcheson honored by city for construction efforts

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Honored by the City of Greencastle with a proclamation by Mayor Lynda Dunbar creating “Criss and Hutcheson Construction Excellence Day in Greencastle,” Tony Criss (center) and longtime partner Keith Hutcheson are cited prior to the recent City Council meeting at City Hall.
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Recognizing construction excellence in the City of Greencastle, the City Council honored longtime local builders Tony Criss and Keith Hutcheson at its June meeting.

With Criss joining business partner Hutcheson in retirement from the construction trade, City Building Commissioner Patrick Thibodeau presented the case for Criss and Hutcheson Construction Excellence Day by reviewing some of their work within the city.

With a slide show displaying a dozen remodeled homes and new construction completed by the partners, Thibodeau said their efforts have helped make the Greencastle “housing stock way better.”

Noting that Criss & Hutcheson Construction has been known for a legacy of “commitment to excellence and integrity,” the building commissioner noted that their renovated homes are “as good as any house you would ever want to buy.”

Greencastle Mayor Lynda Dunbar read a proclamation, noting that Criss & Hutcheson Construction has “rehabbed numerous homes that otherwise would have been considered by most as not worth saving, and bringing these homes back to life in a condition that they could last for another 100 years or more if properly maintained.”

Dunbar called upon all citizens “to recognize the significant impact they have made in our community over their many years of revitalizing houses in the City of Greencastle.”

The slide show spotlighted new construction at 1046 Shadowlawn Ave., as well as renovations at 1101 and 1102 S. Indiana St., 1026 S. Indiana St., 1001 S. Indiana St., 407 N. College Ave., 307 W. Liberty St., 409 W. Washington St., 96 Ridgway, 608 Brentfield Ct., 604 Maple St. and 627 E. Walnut St.

As read by the mayor, the proclamation, noted that “the City of Greencastle would like to express its sincere appreciation for the contributions of Tony Criss and Keith Hutcheson for increasing the quality, quantity, safety, aesthetics and energy efficiency of the housing inventory in the City of Greencastle.”

Also honored during the recent meeting was the Greencastle High School baseball team and coach Ben Wells for making the semistate finals and winning the school’s first regional championship in 35 years. Six players were able to attend the brief ceremony.

The Tiger Cubs’ historic exploits were covered every step of the way by Banner Graphic Sports Editor Trent Scott and his stringers.

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  • Thanks Tony!

    -- Posted by smartmom on Fri, Jul 5, 2024, at 7:45 AM
  • Congratulations Tony and Keith.

    -- Posted by dkmcmains on Fri, Jul 5, 2024, at 8:39 AM
  • How nice of the city administration to honor locally owned businesses for making Greencastle a better place. It is so good to have honest, hard working individuals like Tony and Keith. They developed a niche in rehab, remodeling, renovation that has proven very successful for them and their customers.

    -- Posted by rawinger on Fri, Jul 5, 2024, at 11:37 AM
  • Good job you two, your houses look amazing!

    -- Posted by Ben Dover on Fri, Jul 5, 2024, at 3:56 PM
  • Well deserved Tony and Keith! Enjoy retirement!

    -- Posted by djc2020 on Mon, Jul 8, 2024, at 9:13 AM
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