2023 has been a great year for Weigand Construction. We have experienced measured growth and currently have a healthy backlog going into 2024. Many of you know that we have been providing Construction Management as Constructor (CMc) services to our private clients since 1994. In 2017, the state allowed public projects, such as schools, jails, courthouses, and more to be delivered in this manner.
The Partner Advantage
Our public partners have enjoyed the benefits associated with this method, and because of that, a large portion of our growth is attributed to CMc. This wouldn’t be possible without strong preconstruction and estimating services to set the table and an operations team that executes on promises made during our interviews.
Thanks to You
It’s a rewarding feeling to have our clients reach out to their peers to share their experiences with our team. Thank you for all of your hard work and partnering mentality when it comes to supporting our clients. It matters! We will continue to work as an extension of our clients and be more than just their builder. It’s all a part of what it means to embody the Weigand Difference.
Waves of cheers and celebration reverberated through the halls of the new Parkview Southwest facility as Dr. Greg Johnson, Regional Market President at Parkview Health, Gail Altekruse, Vice President of Operations at Parkview Southwest, and Larry Weigand, CEO of Weigand Construction, cut the ribbon, officially opening the building. What first began as an idea in 2018 concluded after five years of inspiration, determination, and hard work.
“The Parkview team is excited about the opportunity to serve and extend our services in our community to this campus and this beautiful facility…”
Dr. Greg Johnson, Regional Market President, Parkview Health
Strengthening Another Community
Serving the Southwest region of Fort Wayne, the new facility centralizes and brings additions to the existing Parkview services off of Glencarin Boulevard. Known as the Parkview Southwest Outpatient Center, the building gives patients access to a host of healthcare offerings such as:
Colon & Rectal Surgery
“Our biggest consideration for bringing this group of services and this group of specialists to the Southwest part of Allen County was because, frankly, we were getting requests from other people that are part of the Parkview family that already come to Parkview for their healthcare, and they wanted something closer to their home and so we responded to that need.”
Gail Altekruse, Vice President of Operations at Parkview Southwest, Parkview Health
Excellence is Key
Aware of how important this project would be for the community, Parkview leadership knew that they wanted to offer only the best for those coming to receive medical care at this campus.
“Rick Henvey, our CEO… has challenged us throughout this project to make this an excellent experience for our patients.”
John Bowen, President, Parkview Regional Medical Center & Affiliates, Parkview Health
We’re proud to partner once again with Parkview Health and bring this vision to life through the Outpatient Center addition!
Mercer Health staff and the Marion community gathered to celebrate the completion and opening of the new Marion Campus. Along with the grand opening, there were also guided tours of the building and a “shop local” event for surrounding businesses like Moeller Brew Barn, Winans Coffee and Chocolate, The Edge Sports Complex, and IOS.
Replacing the existing office off Marion Drive, this facility is now located on Booster Drive at Marion Industrial Park. The additional office space supports more practitioners in a medical office building, resulting in a great expansion of Mercer Health’s medical care services to the communities they serve in Ohio.
Final Progress Update
Take look at this video from November covering the campus and some finishing touches before the opening:
This 19,600sf structure is equipped with:
Medical Exam Rooms
Beautiful Lobby/Waiting Area
Multipurpose Community Space
Spacious Parking Lot
These features give the $7.8M development more capacity for physicians, medical staff, and practitioners to increase patient treatment throughout the community.
Being a Good Neighbor
“We are excited to enhance health care services in the Marion community. At Mercer Health we often talk about caring for our friends, family and neighbors. This isn’t just something we say, it is a promise. It is truly our mission, an honor we don’t take lightly, to care for our community.”
Mindy Kremer, Vice President of Development, Marketing, and Communications, Mercer Health
We are thankful for the opportunity to work alongside Mercer Health to construct a medical office building that fits their vision and purpose. We look forward to seeing friends, families, and neighbors of Maria Stein benefit from high quality healthcare in the years to come.
The results are in! We have two projects that have been awarded by the Building Contractors Assocation of Northeast Indiana. After careful consideration and reviewing the square footage, pricing, building process, functionality, and overall features of our jobs, the BCA has selected us as winners in two different categories:
Parkview Physicians Group Electric Works Clinic was chosen in the “$1 Million to $5 Million” Division.
This marks the 20th year that the BCA Annual Awards Program has highlighted standout construction projects in the Northeast Indiana Region. Electric Works, PPG Electric Works Clinic, Project Owners, and Weigand will be officially recognized during the Spring Membership Dinner & Awards Banquet on April 20th.
A Team Effort
We’re proud of what our team has accomplished across all our projects in 2022. It’s the dedication to quality, doing what we say we’re going to do, and our commitment to the client that guides us in each and every job we take on. That being said, those values mean little in the grand scheme if they’re not upheld by individuals, crews, and project teams that believe in their significance too. We’re lucky to have a group that’s devoted to integrity at every level of leadership. From workers to project executives, it’s our mentality to go there together that has helped us succeed time and again throughout the years.
It is truly our mission, an honor we don’t take lightly, to care for our community.”
Mindy Kremer (VP of Development, Marketing, and Communications)
The Doctors are In
This fall, we held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction at a new Mercer Health Campus site! The Coldwater, Ohio based health organization is planting a new medical office building at Marion Industrial Park. It will be home to both the Mercer Health Medical Group at Maria Stein and Dr. Heather Kleinhenz when it’s completed.
More Access for Marion
With 75 locals from throughout Marion present in total, it’s clear that many in the area are looking forward to this facility and what it brings to the community. Mindy Kremer, who is the Vice President of Development, Marketing, and Communications at Mercer, said this about the plans:
“We are excited to enhance health care services in the Marion community. At Mercer Health we often talk about caring for our friends, family, and neighbors. This isn’t just something we say, it is a promise. It is truly our mission, an honor we don’t take lightly, to care for our community.”
We can’t wait to get to work on this new campus! We’re proud to stand with Mercer Health in their mission to provide the best medical care for communities all over Ohio.
Get a tour of one of our other healthcare projects here!
“It will be a place where hopefully they feel like their loved ones can come and receive care, and they feel like they’re safe while they’re there.”
Scott Gabriel (President, Parkview Whitley, Kosciusko Hospitals)
The Cherry on Top
Celebrating the successful completion of the Parkview Kosciusko hospital addition’s frame, we put together a special, final beam. Once we had it primed and ready for signatures, it was signed by everyone who is involved in this project. After that, the tower crane lifted the last piece, where our team secured it. And with that, the construction of the expansion framework was complete!
Watch our team top off the steel right here!
For the County
For Parkview leadership, this accomplishment is a testament to the community that they are serving. “Those grateful patients are always the key to what keeps us going,” says Scott Gabriel (President of Parkview Whitley and Kosciusko Hospitals). This expansion has been an ask by the Warsaw community for years. It will provide more accessibility for patients in the area to receive medical treatment. In the past, residents of Warsaw had to travel to neighboring counties for serious care. However, with the addition of this new section, that problem will remain what it was: a thing of the past.
“We opened up six years ago; the community immediately began asking, ‘When are you going to have inpatient beds; when are you going to have surgery?’ …To be able to say we’ve topped off our expansion project to include those services and more is great.”
Jeffrey Rockett (V.P. of Outpatient Services)
Just like the team at Parkview, we’re so excited to see the progress on this new section! We’re honored to join forces with them once again to meet the needs of this county.
The Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital in Mishawaka has finally opened it’s doors! The two-story, 56,500 square foot facility located just across the street from Saint Joseph Hospital by Edison Lakes, houses 40 beds for patients who are going through rehabilitation from stroke, brain injury, amputation and a range of medical conditions.
This stunning facility has lots of open spaces for rehab equipment with floor to ceiling windows for patients to be able to feel like they are enjoying the outdoors. The skills labs are equipped with kitchen and laundry appliances, as well as other home related spaces to help adapt to typical day-to-day living. The patient bedrooms have their own ensuite bathrooms where they can also relearn how to engage in self care and hygiene practices. Facilities like this are much needed to help people recover from complicated medical issues, where they can stay longer than a typical hospital would keep them.
The residents and staff at Byron Wellness Community will be moving into their new digs next week! Take a look at that beautiful campus, where residents will have their OWN rooms, with their OWN bathrooms (something many of them have never experienced!) and even their own green spaces allowing them to spend time outside without needing a staff member to accompany them.
We are so excited for the increased quality of life for the whole Byron Health Center family, as they finally move into the state-of-the-art facility they deserve, to match their state-of-the-art quality of care they provide. Congratulations!
It was a gorgeous day for a Steel Topping Ceremony! Our friends at Byron Wellness Community gathered to sign their ceremonial beam which was installed at the highest point of steel on their new home this morning. Congratulations everyone!