June 19, 2017

PROTECS Expands Design/Build and Target Costing® to Utah, West Coast Markets Donavon Minnis joins company as Director of Salt Lake City Office and Utah Operations

PROTECS Expands Design/Build and Target Costing® to Utah, West Coast Markets Donavon Minnis joins company as Director of Salt Lake City Office and Utah Operations

Plymouth Meeting, PA, June 19, 2017 — PROTECS, a leading provider of professional services in high-tech construction management, design/build and real estate development, announced today that it is expanding its business into the Intermountain Region, to be strategically located in Salt Lake City, UT. PROTECS has been working throughout this region for 12 years and the consistent need for its leveraged, Evolved Project Delivery Methodology has prompted President and Founder, Christopher R. DiPaolo, to plant permanent roots there. PROTECS’ Salt Lake City office will be the hub of its west coast operations, located in the University of Utah’s Technology Park.

The Intermountain Region is a rapidly growing market for several technology sectors, including life sciences, medical device, nutraceuticals, and semiconductor. “PROTECS’ Target Costing® design/build project delivery methodology for high-tech facilities is unique and a leveraged way for clients to maximize their investment, mitigate their risks, eliminate surprises and save time. PROTECS can clearly define all project parameters at the schematic phase of design and will guarantee performance, conformance, compliance and provide a Guaranteed Maximum Price ($GMP) to ensure our clients meet their strategic objectives and operational goals,” said DiPaolo. PROTECS is headquartered in Plymouth Meeting, PA and has regional offices in Bridgewater, NJ and Newark, DE. Although the company is operationally based on the east coast, PROTECS has expanded its reach across the country through repeat business of its national client base that desires its unique style of project delivery.

Donavon Minnis to Lead Utah Office

“Donavon’s strong leadership skills coupled with his design/build expertise and knowledge of the Salt Lake City marketplace are a natural fit within the PROTECS organization,” noted DiPaolo. Minnis has twenty plus years of extensive experience in construction management and oversight of design/build projects, specifically in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas. He has proven experience in taking projects from inception to completion and has been responsible for all phases of construction in versatile roles.

Prior to joining PROTECS, Minnis led multiple project teams, collectively managing a several hundred-million-dollar project portfolio over 10 years throughout the Intermountain Region. He graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in CM Engineering. Minnis holds the following certifications and licenses: LEED AP, Associated Constructor, Construction Documents Specialist, Utah B100 Contractors License, Utah S300 General Coating Contractors License, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training.


PROTECS is an innovative construction management firm focused on servicing the high-tech regulated market sectors. The company provides its clients a broad range of services in a collaborative design/build approach by partnering with best-in-class architecture/engineering firms. Through PROTECS’ patented Target Costing® delivery methodology, it acts as a single point of contact and accountability for master planning, site selection, design, construction management, commissioning and validation. As part of this delivery approach, PROTECS takes on the risk to guarantee performance, conformance, compliance and cost to ensure all of its clients’ strategic objectives and goals are met.

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