The Weitz Company to Present “Design Build vs. Design Bid Build” at GEAPS Exchange 2015

The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, announces that Alex Westlind, engineering manager, The Weitz Company, will present, “Design Build vs. Design Bid Build” at the upcoming “Exchange 2015” event for The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). Brian Utoft, associate/senior designer, VAA LLC, will co-present.

“There has been considerable debate in recent years over the merits of the Design Build vs. the Design Bid Build construction delivery method,” says Westlind. “Proponents of the Design Build method site savings in time and money for the owner, while opponents of the method claim it limits the client’s involvement in the design with the added risk of contractors making design decision outside their realm of expertise.”

The “Design Build vs. Design Bid Build” presentation at GEAPS Exchange 2015 on Tuesday, February 24 at 2 p.m. will compare and contrast the two construction delivery methods to help clients choose the best process for their next construction project. For more information, visit




The Weitz Company, Kindred Transitional Care Center Reach Milestone


The Weitz Company announces the placement of the last beam on top of the structure (known as “topping out”) of the new Kindred Transitional Care Center, located at 1880 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Ariz. Weitz is the construction manager for the project with Bioscience Development Partners, LLC.

“Weitz is excited to reach this project milestone,” says Don Freeman, senior project manager, The Weitz Company. “The initial phase of the project consisted of civil, site and all underground work, which accounted for the first two months of our schedule. During this initial phase, our construction team was in constant communication and coordination with our neighbors and St. Luke’s Hospital to ensure we did not impact any of their day-to-day operations. In addition to working on the site for the new Transitional Care Center, we exported more than 24,000 cubic yards of dirt in order to reconstruct the adjacent parking lot for the hospital.”

Weitz began construction of this project on September 19, 2014 and topped out on January 30, 2015.

The new Kindred Transitional Care facility will provide transitional care services for all of the central metro area. The project consists of an 80,000 square foot., three-story, steel frame building with 120 all private patient rooms and accompanying treatment, therapy and dining facilities.

The project architect is SmithGroupJJR. Construction will be completed by September 2015.



The Weitz Company Announces Heavy Industrial Segment, New Leadership

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Jack Brooks, President – Weitz Heavy Industrial

The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, announces the addition of Jack Brooks to lead the organization’s newly-created Heavy Industrial segment.

Brooks joins Weitz as President, Weitz – Heavy Industrial, with more than 28 years of engineering and construction experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. His background includes process engineering, project and program management for multi-million dollar EPC projects, as well as business development and leadership responsibilities.

“The Weitz Company is focused on strategically growing our business through serving the heavy industrial marketplace, applying the same quality and client-focused approach for which Weitz is known in the commercial and industrial industries,” says Len Martling, president and CEO, The Weitz Company.

“Jack is a welcomed addition to our Weitz leadership team, as he possesses a strong balance of business acumen and customer understanding,” continues Martling. “With Weitz’s vision and Jack’s direction, we look forward to solidly placing our national footprint in the heavy industrial construction marketplace.”



The Weitz Company breaks ground on The Colonnade Campus

The Colonnade, Sunrise, Arizona

The Colonnade, Sunrise, Arizona

The Weitz Company announces the most recent groundbreaking within Sun Health’s Arizona Retirement Community. Phase three of the expansion of The Colonnade Campus is now underway at 14790 West Goldwater Ridge Drive in Surprise, Ariz.

“The Weitz Company is excited to begin the next phase of the Colonnade Campus, continuing our trusted partnership with Sun Health,” says Mike Bontrager, executive vice president, The Weitz Company. “Our employees enjoy creating a senior living community that enhances the quality of life for Colonnade residents.”

Weitz broke ground on Thursday, January 15 on The Colonnade Campus expansion, which consists of the addition of two four-story buildings with underground parking. Each building will feature 36 residential units. A common area is also being constructed between the two new buildings, which will feature a BBQ, fireplace and waterfall. Planters will be added on the north side of each building for residents to plant their own gardens.

The project architect is Orcutt Winslow Partnership (OWP).






The Weitz Company Names Industrial Business Development Vice President

Jason Robertson, VP of Business Development

Jason Robertson, VP of Business Development

The Weitz Company, a national full-service construction firm, announces the addition of Jason Robertson to lead business development operations for the Weitz Industrial segment.

Robertson, with more than 17 years in the construction industry, brings significant experience in working with owners to understand their design and building needs and wants to help create the best result possible. As Vice President of Business Development for Weitz’s rapidly growing Industrial segment, Robertson joins the Industrial leadership team with a focus on developing the company’s relationships and seeking new business opportunities.

“We are delighted to have Jason join the Weitz team. He possesses the business acumen, technical knowledge and spirit of collaboration that will help Weitz continue to expand our national footprint,” said Humberto Lopez, Executive Vice President of the Weitz Industrial segment.

Robertson graduated from Northwestern College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance with a minor in Marketing.