June 25, 2017 1:44 AM ET

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Company Overview of The Weitz Company, LLC

Company Overview

The Weitz Company, LLC operates as a general contractor, design-builder, and construction manager. The company offers services in the areas of general construction and self-performance, construction management, design–build, preconstruction, construction, estimating and scheduling, virtual design and construction, safety, quality control, sustainability, Lean-last planner, and post-construction aspects. It provides commercial, industrial, heavy industrial, and supply chain projects in the United States. The Weitz Company, LLC was formerly known as Charles Weitz Sons General Contractors and changed its name to The Weitz Company, LLC in 1929. The company was founded in 1855 and is based in Des...

420 Watson Powell Jr.

Suite 1000

Des Moines, IA 50309

United States

Founded in 1855





Key Executives for The Weitz Company, LLC

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Board of Managers
President of Watts Contractors
Vice President and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

The Weitz Company, LLC Key Developments

The Weitz Company Opens New Office in Plymouth, Minnesota

The Weitz Company’s Minnesota commercial construction team celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new office in Plymouth, Minn. The event was attended by leaders from The Weitz Company and the City of Plymouth, including Mayor Kelli Slavik, Economic Development Director Danette Parr and several Plymouth City Council members. The addition of a commercial office expands Weitz’s existing footprint in Minnesota. America’s oldest general contractor west of the Mississippi River first established roots in the North Star State in 2014 when Weitz Professional Services was created to deliver design-build solutions to industrial and agricultural clients across the country. The Weitz Company’s Minnesota commercial construction team recently completed the sizable and award-winning Trillium Woods continuing care retirement community in Plymouth, as well as corporate office projects in St. Paul and Eagan, Minn. The company will break ground on the new corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility for Premier Marine in spring 2017 in North Branch, Minn.

Composites One, LLC Selects the Weitz Company to Manage the Design-Build Construction of Its New $5 Million, 60,000 Square Foot Industrial Distribution Facility

Composites One, LLC selected the Weitz Company to manage the design-build construction of its new $5 million, 60,000 square foot industrial distribution facility in the Lenexa Logistics Centre in Lenexa, Kan. The distribution and logistics center is scheduled for completion in February 2016. Weitz’s industrial division developed a 360° Facility Life Cycle TM comprehensive plan that assists clients on large capital projects from inception through construction and commissioning, start-up and maintenance, or any phase of a project.

The Weitz Company Appoints Chris Harrison as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Phoenix Office

The Weitz Company announced the appointment of Chris Harrison as Executive Vice President and General Manager of their Phoenix office. With over 28 years of Weitz experience, Harrison has a proven record of developing high-performing construction teams and has an intense focus on customer advocacy. Prior to his relocation to Phoenix, Harrison led the growth of the Nebraska office for Weitz for three years and previously led the business development and preconstruction efforts in the Iowa office for ten years.

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