The Weitz Company Builds Commercial Construction Presence in Minnesota

Trillium Woods

The Trillium Woods project in Plymouth, Minn.

The Weitz Company, a national full-service commercial and industrial construction firm, announces the formal expansion of its commercial construction business in Minnesota. Personnel dedicated to commercial projects will locate with the staff of Weitz Professional Services, the company’s in-house industrial design-build operations, located in Plymouth, Minn. The Weitz Company is in the top 25 of general contractors by annual dollar volume in Minnesota.

The Weitz Company is currently building the Trillium Woods project in Plymouth, Minn.,  an $85 million Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). The project is comprised of a 50,000 square foot commons building, 44 bed skilled nursing and memory care facility, and 198 customized independent living apartments with underground parking.

“The Weitz Company has had the opportunity to work on numerous projects in the Minnesota market over the years,” said Mike Tousley, executive vice president, The Weitz Company. “By leveraging our local and national relationships and expertise, our Minnesota team will be focused on providing best in class service to our clients.”

The Weitz Company’s commercial office team will be led by Dave Rahe and Mike Zitelman.

About Dave Rahe

Dave Rahe has a decade of experience in the construction industry, providing project management leadership for projects totaling more than $270 million, including LEED Platinum and Gold projects. Rahe is a core group member of the LEAN Construction Institute – Upper Midwest Chapter and has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from Iowa State University.

About Mike Zitelman

Mike Zitelman has more than thirteen years of experience in the construction industry, serving as the project manager for over 50 projects totaling more than $150 million.  Zitelman’s primary focus has been serving national accounts with several Fortune 100 clients. Zitelman has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University.