Category: Fort Wayne News

Project Spotlight: Hillsdale College Christ Chapel

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As the first new religious chapel of this magnitude in over 70 years in the United States, the construction of Christ Chapel on Hillsdale College’s campus has been a truly unique opportunity. The official dedication ceremony for the Chapel took place on October 3, with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas remarking, “[College students] need a place where they can go to be relieved of their troubles and get their bearing as so much comes at them so fast. By building this chapel, Hillsdale College has provided that space where students can come to discern God’s calling, to pray through difficult times and to praise God for his faithfulness.”

The dedication of Christ Chapel was part of Hillsdale College’s 175th anniversary celebration. Located in the heart of the campus, between the Grewcock Student Union and Dow Leadership Center, the 27,500 square foot building is a new focal point on campus. The interior of the Chapel pays homage to the classic English church, St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The Chapel’s 64-foot painted barrel ceilings, fourteen columns, wooden pews, and arched windows give it a timeless grandeur and beauty.

With seating for 1,350 and ample room for large performance ensembles, the Chapel will provide Hillsdale with a much-needed venue for college ceremonies and concerts, as well as religious services. Weigand Construction is proud to have been the Construction Manager of such a monumental project, the seventh that has been completed throughout the relationship with Hillsdale College.

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Byron Wellness Community Groundbreaking

Byron Groundbreaking
A new home for Byron Wellness Community is well on it’s way! The Randallia corridor off of Lake and Beacon streets is where it will be located. The new facility will include 5 neighborhoods with a mix of assisted and unassisted living, green spaces, and community spaces, with a vast upgrade to the quality of life for the residents. Congratulations everyone!

Jade Painter – 2018 Robert M. Weigand Award Recipient

Jade's Robert M Weigand Award

We are so pleased to announce that on Friday night at our holiday celebration we were able to honor one of our employees with the Robert M. Weigand award. Since he started in 2002 as a carpenter, and grown with us as a company into his position now as the Director of Field Operations, he has shown through and through that he embodies what the Weigand values are all about.

Congratulations Jade Painter, you more than deserve this honor! ???