April 21, 2018 3:52 PM 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

President, CEO & Member of Board of Managers
Chief Financial Officer
President of Watts Contractors
Vice President and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

The Weitz Company, LLC Key Developments

The Weitz Company, LLC Announces Executive Changes

Kevin McClain has assumed the positions of president and chief executive officer for The Weitz Company following the retirement of Leonard W. Martling. McClain, who most recently held the title of chief operating officer, had been identified as Martling’s successor in early 2017 when the transition between the two was initiated. McClain officially assumed the new leadership responsibilities when Martling announced his retirement on October 1 after 36 years with the national construction firm.

The Weitz Company Announces Executive Changes

The Weitz Company announced that Kimberly Davids was named the organization's first female general manager. She will oversee Weitz's operations in the southwest region from its office in Phoenix. Davids succeeds The Weitz Company Executive Vice President Chris Harrison, who is transitioning to a full-time leadership role over Weitz's National business unit that specializes in senior living and student housing projects. With 16 years of experience in the construction industry, including more than 10 in the Greater Phoenix area, Davids possesses knowledge and relationships that are difficult to replicate.

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.

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