Category: Weigand News

Electric Works Construction Begins

Larry Weigand Weigand, CEO Headshot

LARRY WEIGAND, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – With 2020 firmly behind us, we look forward to an exciting and hopeful 2021. We are so proud of our team for the many successes and achievements they accomplished this past year, despite the changes and the challenges. Our team completed lots of notable projects this past year for a variety of industries. These projects are helping us live our “Weigand Why” – building landmarks that impact the lives and communities we serve.

As we look to the future, we are encouraged by a very strong backlog of projects. We currently have major projects lined up for all kinds of markets. As I’m sure you know, the largest of those projects is none other than the long awaited (and highly anticipated) Electric Works.

This adaptive reuse of the old GE campus offers 700,000 square-feet of corporate offices, innovation, retail, and healthcare space. Construction has just begun, and will wrap up in 2022. We’re so excited to be involved in a project that will impact our community for generations, and we can’t wait to share this beautiful new space with everyone soon!

I look forward to working with all of you in 2021!

** An excerpt from our Q1 2021 Newsletter **

Electric Works In The News

WPTA21 – Machinery is moving on old GE site; construction on Electric Works project launches

Northeast Indiana Public Radio – Developers close on Electric Works financing, construction can begin

Inside INdiana Business – Electric Works financing deal closes, Construction to begin

WANE15 – Developers close on $286 million Electric Works deal; construction to begin

Inside INdiana Business – Developer Calls Electric Works Milestone ‘Rewarding’

We’re Hiring! South Bend/Michiana Area Superintendents

Hiring


🚨 We’re Hiring!! 🚨

Weigand Construction is looking to add an experienced Construction Project Superintendent that is comfortable managing multiple subcontractors and laborers simultaneously. This is a unique opportunity to have a massive impact on our local community with a fast growing company where relationships, trust, and quality are at the core of what we do. Our company provides services for a variety of markets and clients with a wide range of budgets from under $1 Million to upwards of $80 Million.

Think you’ve got what it takes or know someone that does?

Feel free to apply on LinkedIn

Or apply on our careers page!

The Superintendent serves as the on site project supervisor and is in charge of ensuring that daily schedule, budget, safety & the coordination thereof are executed with subcontractors. Superintendents are also responsible for managing our self-performance tradesman & coordination of suppliers/vendors.

Job Requirements:

  • 5-8 years of experience in commercial construction
  • Ability to read and understand construction contract documents
  • Ability to develop and manage schedules and construction costs
  • Understanding of building design and construction terms
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project and Outlook
  • Proficient in typing/word processing
  • Proficient in email management
  • Able to handle a fast-paced environment and is responsive to short duration deadlines
  • Organization skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Detail oriented

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • 5+ years of project superintendent
  • 5+ years of managing self-performance, specifically concrete, carpentry and/or masonry.
  • Preferred, but not required, experience in:
  • MS Excel
  • Blue Beam
  • Construction Management Software

Compensation & Benefits Package:

  • To be determined upon experience aligning with company needs

Core Values:

  • Comradery
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Executing on our Commitments
  • Forward Thinking

The Weigand Why:

BUILDING LANDMARKS THAT IMPACT THE LIVES AND COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Please include salary requirements with resume submission.

Weigand Construction Awarded Concord Community Schools 2021 Bond Projects

Concord

Weigand Construction is proud to announce that we’ve been selected for the Concord Community Schools 2021 Bond Projects in Elkhart, Indiana. This project will include numerous safety renovations, roofing repairs and interior upgrades to different schools throughout the district. Schools included in this project are Concord High School, Concord Intermediate School, East Side Elementary School, Ox Bow Elementary School, and West Side Elementary School. Preconstruction for these projects will start immediately, and the full scope of work should be completed by Summer 2022.

Our Take on Tech

Bishop Brown - Chief Technology Officer

BISHOP BROWN, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER – At Weigand, we understand the importance technology plays in Building Landmarks That Impact The Lives And Communities We Serve. We always seek to leverage technology to improve the construction process and continually exceed client expectations on each and every project. The technology department helps Weigand reach their goals by providing IT support to employees, subcontractors, and customers as well as adopting and implementing innovative technologies to help Weigand serve better.

Some examples of our use of technology include:
  • Using our Building Information Modeling (BIM) approach to coordinate complex projects using state of the art software
  • Our three FAA licensed UAV pilots using our professional-grade drones to capture compelling project visuals
  • Our use of project management software, like PlanGrid, to collaborate with all project stakeholders in real-time

Construction Scheduling

COVID-19 reinforced the principal at Weigand that to be effective, our employees must be able to effectively and efficiently work from anywhere.  For several years, we have been equipping our field and office leaders with mobile-first hardware and software to enable this principal, such as cellular-enabled laptops and iPads and cloud-first applications like PlanGrid and Zoom. These investments allowed Weigand to pivot overnight into an entirely remote workforce with no disruptions or impact to operations. The entire office staff was able to work from home as effectively as if they were still in the office, and use our prior investment in Zoom to continue the high level of collaboration we expect. While we all endure the hardships and adversity that COVID-19 has wrought, I am thankful for our foresight into enabling a remote workforce and our ability to protect the health and safety of our employees.

****An excerpt from our Fall 2020 Newsletter***

Weigand Awarded New Mishawaka City Hall Project

Weigand Construction is proud to have been awarded the new Mishawaka City Hall project by the Redevelopment Commission in Mishawaka. The 100,000 square foot facility, previously owned by Liberty Mutual, is centrally located at the heart of downtown at Lincolnway and Main, right on the bus line, and right across from other government services, within a block of the library. The new plan includes space for City Hall, the Mishawaka Police Department, and City Utilities all under one roof, as all of the current buildings being used for those services need quite a bit of work, and are spread out all over the city.

The new City Hall should open in Spring 2021.

The current Liberty Mutual Building to be renovated.

The Rescue Mission – New Lifehouse and Restoration House Reveal

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

 

Changing Lives for Good

The Fort Wayne Rescue Mission serves a variety of displaced individuals in the Greater Fort Wayne area, and was in need of a larger facility to meet their goals of creating a safe haven for the homeless and a larger restoration program to help graduates restart their lives. Their new facility is nearly 4 times the size of the previous location, giving them the ability to house 3 times the amount of residents and expand critical services by partnering with up to 16 local agencies to help those in need merge back into society smoothly. They’ve also partnered with local businesses and colleges to create jump start programs and classes to help displaced people get the education and skills they need to hold lasting jobs. Weigand Construction is so proud to have been the Construction Manager on this project, one that is such an important asset to our local community.

 

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

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The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW - New Lifehouse & Restoration House

The Rescue Mission FW – New Lifehouse & Restoration House

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Indiana

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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 Rescue Mission Honors Donor With Naming Rights

As our project at The Rescue Mission in downtown Fort Wayne finishes up, they’ve got an announcement to make – A major donor was honored today with the reveal of his name on the side of their building! With a longstanding history in relations with The Rescue Mission and a heartwarming story to go along with it, the W. Paul Wolf Rescue Mission was shown off with pride. The new facility is just about ready for move-in, which will take place later this summer. We can’t wait to show this space off to the public – a much needed asset to our downtown community. As things finish up over the next couple of months, keep an eye out as we’ll be showcasing the vast differences between the old space and the new. Congratulations!

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

The Rescue Mission Donor Announcement

 

Byron Wellness Community Nearing Completion: Drone View


Check out those neighborhoods! 🏘️ 🌳 🙌

 

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! 🎉

 

In Loving Memory of Robert M. Weigand

 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Robert M. Weigand, the patriarch of the Weigand Construction family. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family Wednesday, and was just 2 months away from his 90th birthday. As owner of the company for 23 years, with an active philanthropic spirit, he was truly passionate about the impact of our community through our construction efforts. He lead many landmark projects for our company, including office buildings, manufacturing, k-12 education, upper education, and churches. Considered a true gentleman in the construction industry, Bob had many long standing relationships in business and personally throughout our region. Even after retirement, he was always a fixture in the office that offered a smile in the hall, and served as a valued consultant that everyone loved to stop in and talk to. His support and dedication will be sorely missed around the office. We are saddened by his loss, however, we are also incredibly grateful for having such an amazing leader throughout the years.

Obituary – Robert M. Weigand (May 10, 1930 – March 11, 2020)

On March 11, 2020, the Good Lord called His humble servant Robert M. Weigand home to begin eternal life beside his beloved wife Sally. He was a selfless and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather to his appreciative family, and a fun-loving and adventuresome friend to many.

A life-long resident of Fort Wayne, Bob was born on May 10, 1930, the son of Joseph and Helen Weigand. From his parents and older brother, James Weigand, Bob learned the value of hard work and a job “done right.”

Bob graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1948, and Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH in 1952 with his bachelor’s degree. While in the 9th grade, Bob worked up the nerve to invite his CCHS classmate Sally Disser to a school dance. They went on to spend 61 wonderful years together after tying the knot at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in October 1954.

Bob and Sally welcomed 6 children into their family. Bob is survived by children Joseph (Lana), Ft. Wayne, IN; William, Seattle, WA; Thomas (Jennifer) Sarasota; FL, John (Kathy) Denver; CO, Jean Morrisey (Kevin) Woodbridge, VA; and Laurence (Monica) Ft. Wayne, IN. Bob and Sally were blessed with 15 grandchildren including Sean (Rachael), Kelley, Kendall (Ben), Erin, Rob (Madeline), Tanner, Jack, Caroline, Julia, Ryan, Shane, Sidney, Stella, Gracie, and Matthew. In his last year, Bob was also blessed with a great-granddaughter, Cora Lynn. Bob is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Sue Libbing and Jo Barger, and many Weigand and Disser nieces and nephews.

Bob started working at Weigand Construction, a fourth-generation General Contractor and Construction Manager, in 1955.  He continued his work in a leadership role as Vice-President of Weigand Const. from the years 1972–1985 and President/Owner from 1985-1993. He was proud to contribute to the construction of many landmark buildings for the Ft. Wayne and surrounding communities (St. Charles Church, St. Judes Church, Bishop Dwenger High School, Original Carroll High School, PFW Theater, Multiple projects for Don Halls Restaurants, Original Lutheran Heart Center, Sacred Heart Church, Multiple projects for Huntington College, Bellmont High School, West Noble High School, Seyferts Potato Chips, and Ft Wayne Neurology)

Bob was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and he served the Parish in a variety of capacities for over 65 years.  He was an active member of the Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana and served on its board of directors for 20 years from 1986-2006 and earned its “Summit Award” in 2004 to honor his contributions to the construction industry and his dedication to the community.  In 2010, Bob and Sally were named recipients of the “Citizens of Two Worlds” award by the Bishop Dwenger community, honoring their tradition of service to others.  Bob had an active philanthropic spirit and especially enjoyed supporting St. Charles School and Church, Bishop Dwenger, Vincent Village, Inc and SCAN among many others.

While his life centered around his family, his work, and his religion, he enjoyed unique hobbies like hot air-ballooning, racing boats, competing in tennis tournaments, and fishing in the waters of N. Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, Florida, and the Pacific Northwest. Bob was always up for a good game of cards, especially euchre. He leaves us all with a sense of tremendous loss, but enriched with many wonderful gifts and incredible memories of a life well-lived.

Visitation is set from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. on April 3, 2020 at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Avenue, Ft. Wayne Indiana 46805, and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on April 4, 2020 10:30 am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, Ft. Wayne,. IN 46915 with visitation one hour prior. Memorial donations be made to Vincent Village 2827 Holton Ave, Ft. Wayne, IN 46806, http://vincentvillage.org/.