Manchester, NH – Gary Bertram, retired executive of Hutter Construction, New Ipswich, N.H., has been named as the recipient of the 22nd annual New Hampshire Construction Industry Ethics Award. The award honors the “individual, business or organization that, through its words and deeds, best demonstrates a commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in construction.”
Bertram will receive the award on June 21st at the AGC Safety Awards Dinner at The Derryfield Country Club.
In addition to a handsome plaque, the award carries with it a $1,000 donation to the recipient’s charity of choice. Bertram has requested that the donation be split between Teen Challenge New England, which brings life-changing hope to addicts and their families, and the American Heart Association.
In 1978, Bertram joined Hutter Construction, signing on as a laborer and quickly moving up to assistant project manager. He was named vice president in 1985, and continued his rise over the next 30 years, serving as executive vice president (1990), president (2000) and executive vice president (2008), retiring in 2015 after 36 years with the company. During the vast majority of that time he oversaw the project management and estimating staff, and handled preconstruction services for all of Hutter’s projects.
Bertram’s impact on the community has also been significant. Among his many activities, he has served on the New Ipswich Board of Adjustment and the town’s Building Committee for several school projects. Throughout his career, he was often recruited as an independent expert witness on construction matters.