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The Weitz Company to Expand Manufacturing and Process Market Leadership

The Weitz Company, a full-service construction firm, today announced expansion of its Manufacturing and Process leadership, with the appointment of Jesse Hammes to provide national oversight to the project management and field operations teams. Hammes will also consult on fully-integrated design-build solutions for Manufacturing and Process services.

Hammes has managed biofuel, biomass, processing and treatment facility projects for clients including Cargill, ADM, Bunge North America, Renewable Energy Group, Syngenta and Iowa Fertilizer Company.

“We are thrilled to have Jesse leading the Manufacturing and Process team for The Weitz Company, as his robust experience in managing projects in a variety of sectors will be a great asset to the clients with which The Weitz Company partners,” said Humberto Lopez, executive vice president of Industrial, The Weitz Company.

Hammes will play a key role in assisting clients of The Weitz Company take advantage of the fully-integrated design-build solution that was launched in Summer 2014. This approach provides a unique opportunity for collaboration among stakeholders, engineers and contractors in the early design phase, and throughout the life of a project. The result is time and cost savings, reduced risk and a better quality outcome.

 


The Weitz Company to Design-Build One Belleview Station (Denver, CO)

The Weitz Company, a full-service project and construction management firm, announced its selection as the lead for the design-build delivery of One Belleview Station, a 16-story, 340,000 square foot, Class A office building, located adjacent to the light rail station at the intersection of I-25 and Belleview Avenue in the Denver Tech Center. One Belleview, developed by Prime West in partnership with Goldman Sachs, is the first high-rise office building to be developed in the Denver Tech Center in over six years.

One Belleview Station – designed by architectural firm Gensler – will be part of an envisioned 42-acre, walkable, master-planned Belleview Station transit-oriented development at Interstate 25. This building is expected to attract companies requiring a sizable block of space in an employee-centric, energy-efficient building, which will offer more amenities than the majority of existing suburban office buildings.

“The Weitz Company is thrilled to support the development of this mixed-use destination in Denver,” said Bill Hornaday, executive vice president of The Weitz Company-Colorado office. “Our superb design-build expertise and exceptional record of achievement in the Class A office market make Weitz a great fit for this expansive project that will add great value to the community. We are excited about working with our long-time clients, Prime West, and the exceptional team at Gensler.”

 


The Weitz Company Named on ENR’s List of “Top 400 Contractors”

The Weitz Company, a full-service construction firm, today announced that it has been ranked the 120th general contractor in the United States by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine in its annual “Top 400 Contractors” edition.

ENR’s annual ranking is based on company revenues from the previous year. The Weitz Company’s 2013 revenues were $507 million, including $503 million in new contracts.

“The Weitz Company is pleased to rank among the top one-third of contractors in the United States, a recognition that acknowledges our national presence in providing design and construction services,” said Len Martling, President and CEO of The Weitz Company. “More than 75 percent of our business is from repeat or referral clients, which is a testament to our great teams and client-focused business practices, high quality construction and exceptional safety standards.”

ENR reports that overall contracting revenue in 2013 is up and that general contractors in some buildings and industrial markets are experiencing a rebound from the recent economic slowdown.

 


The Weitz Company Offers New, Fully-Integrated Design-Build Approach

The Weitz Company, a full-service construction firm, today introduced a new, fully-integrated design-build solution for agriculture, food and beverage and manufacturing services.

This approach provides a unique opportunity for collaboration among the client, contractor and engineer in the early design phase, and throughout the life of the project. The result is time and cost savings, reduced risk and a better quality outcome.

This latest announcement comes on the heels of an expansion of services announced in May 2014, in which The Weitz Company began providing in-house design and engineering services for process solutions, modular construction, fabrication capabilities, and diversified into slipform concrete design and construction.

“This transition in our business is a natural progression of our plan for growth, which started with the opening of our design-build office in Minneapolis in May,” said Humberto Lopez, executive vice president of Industrial, The Weitz Company. “Our design-build expertise will allow The Weitz Company to deliver more innovative design and construction services for new and existing clients.”

Kevin Grittner, P.E., will lead the new design-build agriculture team. Grittner has more than 13 years of industry experience in engineering and project management.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to roll out this very valuable approach to our hundreds of clients, helping them to maximize their capital investments,” said Grittner. “The expertise The Weitz Company is able to offer through our talented team will serve us well as we work to grow our presence in the marketplace.”

The group will include design, project management and field services, ensuring a fully integrated solution.


Weitz Announces In-House Design Services and New Office

The Weitz Company, a full-service construction firm, is excited to enhance their service offerings with in-house design engineering and the opening of a new design-build office in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. Weitz will deliver innovative design and construction services for new and existing clients to meet industry and service needs.

“This is a byproduct of our continuing growth,” said Len Martling, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Weitz Company. “Our new in-house design team—led by Minnesota-based engineering and process experts—will better enable us to meet our clients’ needs and respond to increased market demand. We look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the marketplace.”

With its expanded services underway, Weitz will provide mechanical engineering for process solutions; modular construction integrated with its fabrication capabilities; and will diversify into slipform concrete design and construction. The design expertise aligns with industry markets such as Agriculture, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Heavy Industrial.

Weitz design engineering team will be led by Gerald (Gerry) Leukam, 39-year industry veteran, serving as Director of Business Development. Gerry will be supported by Kevin Grittner, P.E., Engineering Manager with solid experience in structural engineering and project management, and Alexander (Alex) Westlind, P.E., Mechanical Engineering Manager with process design experience.

“Our Minnesota-based team of industry professionals is excited to bring their expertise and over 60 years of combined experience to enhance the industrial and commercial services of Weitz.” Leukam said.