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Upon graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering, George pursued a career in construction management, starting in the field and advancing with various companies until forming Building Systems in 1983. After starting Building Systems, he also obtained MBA and Masters in Management degrees. While running the company he also was an Adjunct Instructor in Construction Management at Frederick Maryland Community College for 20 years.
He has been a member of several committees and boards over the years. For many years he was a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors serving on the Board of Directors and Chairman. He also has served as a Trustee and Chair for John Wesley United Methodist Church, on the Board of Trustees of the Washington County Free Library and on the Washington County School Design Review Committee.
George and his wife, Helen, worked together operating Building Systems for 35 years before her retirement. They have two children and three grandchildren. George enjoys woodworking in his spare time and Helen is an accomplished quilter and enjoys reading.
George owes his success to the many dedicated and skilled employees that have worked for the company for many years. The company has a wide range of talents as a General Contractor which self performs carpentry, concrete and building finishes. From George’s engineering background, bridge work and historical renovations have become a specialty.
As CEO of Building Systems and President & CEO of Lantz Construction, Chris divides his time between Virginia and Maryland. He is a native of Sharpsburg, Maryland and a graduate of James Madison University and Washington & Lee University School of Law. Chris is also an associate member of the Virginia Bar. For seven years prior to assuming the role of President & CEO, Chris served in an executive capacity at Lantz that included roles as Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Preconstruction Services, and Executive Vice President. His professional experience before Lantz included aviation consulting and real estate brokerage and development in Maryland.
Chris’ current community and professional involvement includes serving on the Harrisonburg Electric Commission (HEC), Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) Board of Directors, Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce (GARCC) Board of Directors, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) Public Policy Committee, and the Broadway Hometown Partnership (former Chairman). He formerly sat on the HRCC Board of Directors and its Executive Committee, and has held numerous positions within various local government committees, chambers of commerce, builders’ associations, and economic development entities. When he was engaged in the real estate business in Maryland, Chris served on numerous boards and committees including the Homebuilders Association of Washington County, Frederick County Builders Association and its Land Use Council, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, City of Frederick Downtown Parking Committee, and Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County. He is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Washington County (formerly Leadership Hagerstown).
When not engaged in professional and community endeavors, Chris enjoys studying history and spending every minute he can with family – especially his lovely wife, wonderful daughter, and the twins (one girl and one boy) who were born in November 2019! He is also an avid fly-fisherman, bird hunter, and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, cycling and kayaking.
Leon has 35 years of experience in commercial, bridge, residential, and industrial construction. Half of those years were spent working in the field. He previously worked for Building Systems from 1992 until 2006; starting as a carpenter and working through the ranks to become Vice President of Construction. Leon then started his own General Contractors Company, which he operated from 2006 until 2020 before returning to Building Systems.
Leon and his wife Joyce have four grown children, seven grandchildren, and two Shih Tzu’s. Leon and Joyce have been active members of Gateway Church for 25 years. His favorite pastimes are spending time with his wife and having picnics with family and friends. He also enjoys hunting and spending time on their farm.
Clair began working for Building Systems in February 1989, soon after her graduation from Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a former member of the Finance Committee for Associated Builders and Contractors.
She and her husband, Jim have been married since 1996 and have three sons. Their eldest is a sergeant with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Their middle son attends Hagerstown Community College and the youngest is finishing middle school. She is also “fur mom” to Weimaraner, Gracie and her stubborn grandmutt, Apollo.
Clair is an avid fan of the Hagerstown Suns minor league baseball team and the Baltimore Ravens. Favorite pastimes include trips to the beach and attending her sons’ sporting events.
Keegan is originally from Mobile, Alabama, but has lived all over the east coast. He received a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering and Management form Virginia Tech in 2018. Before moving to Hagerstown and joining Building Systems in March 2019, Keegan had previously interned for Sargent Corporation and Branch Civil.
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