Butier’s Founder and President Mark M. Butier Received ECA’s 2017 DIG Award!

Congratulations to our founder and President Mark M. Butier for receiving the Engineering Contractors’ Association’s Dignity, Integrity, and Generosity (DIG) Award. The late Bill Davies of Albert W. Davies was honored with the Posthumous DIG award, which was accepted by his son Les Davies. Since 1988, the ECA has honored professionals like Mr. Butier and Mr. Davies who have laid the foundations upon which the Southern California underground and heavy construction industry is built. The black tie dinner and ceremony was attended by 200 guests, dignitaries, and colleagues at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

During his acceptance speech, Mr. Butier paid tribute to his parents for the enormous sacrifices they made to give him and his siblings the opportunities they never had. “My father was 18 years old when he immigrated to America from Konavle, Croatia after the death of my grandfather. He sent money back to his widowed mother and seven siblings for 20 years. At the age of 40, he married my mother and they worked hard to raise four children and provide them each with a college education,” Mr. Butier explained.

In 1952, Mr. Butier received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Santa Clara University. He spent his early career as a structural engineering design consultant with a leading Los Angeles based firm. His design background varied from multi-story buildings to large-scale civil infrastructure throughout California. After a decade as a design professional, he transitioned to the construction industry where he served several leading civil contractors as a senior project manager and resident engineer.

Mr. Butier elected to strike out on his own in 1976 to form Butier Engineering, Inc. His vision was to provide services to public owners, offering a full complement of technical and project / construction management services. In its 40-year history, Butier has successfully managed over $1.5 billion of public infrastructure projects throughout Southern California and Arizona.