Two Weitz Projects Receive Honors at 2014 “Build Florida” Awards

The Florida East Coast Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has recognized The Weitz Company for excellence in construction for two prominent projects: a private-jet terminal at Palm Beach International Airport and a clubhouse at one of the country’s most prestigious golf communities. The awards were announced at the AGC’s “Build Florida” awards banquet on December 3 in West Palm Beach.

Weitz won top honors in the Building Construction category for the complete replacement of a 63,500-square-foot clubhouse at the Lost Tree Club in North Palm Beach. The new clubhouse includes dining space, expansive dining terraces overlooking the golf course, a wine room in the cellar, vaulted-ceiling locker rooms, administrative offices, and golf cart storage.

The company received a Merit Award in the Building Construction category for the Signature Flight Support FBO, a fixed-base operator facility used exclusively by NetJets at Palm Beach International Airport. Working on the edge of PBIA’s flight path, Weitz coordinated many large-scale, pre-dawn concrete pours to build the six-acre tarmac. The sleekly modern 10,000-square-foot terminal building contains all the amenities needed by private jet travelers, including a conference center, crew lounge, and children’s entertainment center.

Founded in Des Moines, Iowa in 1855, The Weitz Company is a full-service general contractor, design-builder, and construction manager with office locations throughout the United States, including three in Florida (West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Jacksonville). Weitz has built some of South Florida’s highest-profile projects, including the Scripps Research Institute and Max Planck Society facilities, both in Jupiter (and both in a joint venture with DPR Construction), and the Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.