Leonard W. Martling

President & CEO

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Building a Better Way Since 1981

Len came to The Weitz Company in 1981 and offers more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry. During his career, he has provided operational leadership on some of the company’s most challenging projects. Before becoming president and CEO in 2010, Len led several of The Weitz Company’s regional offices, as well as serving six years as the company’s chief operating officer.

Len’s current leadership is driving innovation and efficiency through technology and client-focused business and construction practices.

What makes Weitz such a great place to work?
Over my 35-plus years at the company, there have been numerous experiences that stand out as having had a very positive impact on my life. Without question, the highlight has been the great people I have had the opportunity to work with over those years. From Denver to Connecticut to Iowa, Nebraska, Florida and then back to Iowa and all of our other offices, personal and professional relationships have been formed that will last a lifetime.

What is one thing everyone should know about The Weitz Company?
In 162 years of being in business, we have never failed to complete a project for a client. Again, it is part of our core mission that quality of service to our clients, and being their advocate during the entire construction experience, is what we are about.

Something unique or interesting about me is …
My career path has been unusual to say the least. My degree is in economics, I began in construction as a laborer and then a residential carpenter. When making the move to commercial construction at age 31, I came in as a coordinator and have worked my way up the ladder, primarily through operations ever since.

Industry Memberships:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • American Contractors Insurance Group (Board Member)
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Industry Round Table
  • Iowa Business Council

“It is our people, guided by our Core Values, that have positioned us as a highly respected organization in the national construction industry. We should all be proud to tell anyone we work for The Weitz Company.”