Karmyn Babcock

Executive Vice President, Strategy Execution

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Building a Better Way Since 1997

Karmyn oversees The Weitz Company’s process and technology infrastructures, improving means and methods across the organization. Since joining Weitz in 1997, Karmyn has been involved in every facet of the company’s IT strategy, successfully merging the disciplines of engineering and technology. She leads the company’s implementation of lean practices and is responsible for driving innovation and continuous improvements across the organization.

Karmyn is a construction engineer with an advanced degree in civil engineering and construction management.

What makes Weitz such a great place to work?
Weitz is a place where it is safe to make mistakes. Maybe an odd thing to say about an employer, but mistakes are a great way to learn. If people are afraid to do something wrong, creativity and innovation become stifled.  A leader or manager who “has your back” creates space for learning. This has always been my experience with Weitz and it is one of the things I really appreciate about the company.

What is one thing everyone should know about The Weitz Company?
We are here to serve you! Weitz exists because clients need a service and we understand that the client defines what is valuable. I would not go to purchase a vehicle and drive away with a truck if I wanted a car – the truck would not be of value to me. No different than our clients, we are here to listen and understand your value, then execute a product to fulfill your need.

Something unique or interesting about me is …
I live in a home built in 1895. This summer, after 17 years in the house, I believe we will have renovated every room, the shell, garage and landscaping. At least round one!

Industry Memberships:

  • Construction Information Executive Group
  • Iowa Women in Architecture
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • Oracle Advisory Council
  • Procore Advisory Council

“My experience at Weitz has been that we listen to new ideas, figure out a way to try them 'safely' (without too much harm to employees, clients or the bottom line) and then learn from those experiments.”