An Excerpt from our Q4 Newsletter
Goshen Intermediate School Groundbreaking Ceremony
LARRY WEIGAND, CEO – Our Weigand Why is “We build landmarks that impact the lives and communities we serve.” Many of these landmarks are educational projects, and the impact these upgraded facilities have on our community are paramount for our younger generations. We are fortunate to be very active in building Kindergarten through High School (K-12) and College and University (upper educational) projects throughout Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. In 1982, one of my first jobs at Weigand Construction was an upper education project – working the business end of the broom as part of the “continuous clean” crew at Huntington University. Since then, we have built landmark projects and long standing relationships with many incredible upper education clients such as:
Purdue University (West Lafayette & Fort Wayne Campuses), Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana University, Grace College, University of Notre Dame, Ball State University, Hillsdale College, Saint Mary’s College, and Andrews University, among others in our region.
As far as K-12 projects, we’ve recently worked with Fort Wayne Community Schools, Southwest Allen County Schools, Northwest Allen County Schools, East Allen County Schools, Adams Central Community Schools, Warsaw Community Schools and Goshen Community Schools… just to name a few.
At Weigand, we are understandably proud that our involvement with educational projects throughout the region is both a result of the longstanding relationships we’ve formed in our communities and our ability to continually exceed client expectations on each and every project. We are excited that Indiana has adopted IC-5-32 which allows public education projects to be contractually delivered with the Construction Manager at Risk method. Weigand Construction Co., Inc has been delivering projects under this contract delivery method for over twenty years for our private clients, so needless to say we have quite a successful track record. To think we have played a small part in helping educate our children and young adults by improving their learning environments with our construction services is really inspiring for our team. I wish all of our friends and co-workers health and happiness as we wrap up 2019!
We are incredibly proud to have served as the Construction Manager of the new Andreasen Center for Wellness project at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. The largest new facility construction project in Andrews history, the Andreasen Center for Wellness boasts 2 floors of fitness equipment, an indoor 1/11th mile track, an outdoor fitness suite, a sensory retreat, an indoor saltwater pool, a healing oasis including a sauna, steambath, infrared lighting cove, and sunroom retreat. The Wellness east wing includes multiple classrooms (including a full demonstration kitchen classroom with outdoor event patio), massage therapy suites, multiple sports courts complete with locker rooms and athletic team offices. Congratulations on the opening of this beautiful new facility!
The Chapel at Hillsdale College is on it’s way up! This project will be unlike any of its kind, designed by a premier architect that specializes in traditional European style churches, the details and grandeur will really make this building a work of art on campus.
Fun fact: This project has so much masonry work, if you stacked all of the blocks and reinforcing straight up, it would be 22 miles high!
Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana celebrated the grand opening of their Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex this past weekend and it was a sight to be seen! This gorgeous 61,000 square foot addition includes a new field house with three additional courts and private classrooms allowing multiple events to take place at the same time.
Sunny days are for ceremonies! This afternoon we broke ground at Defiance College where the renovations and expansion of their athletic facilities will be taking place this spring. Additional locker rooms and upgrades to the existing facilities will give them a competitive edge for future student athletes as well as taking care of their current basketball, volleyball and football programs.
We’re making moves in Michigan! Andrews University broke ground yesterday evening with a ceremony celebrating their future Health & Wellness Center. The 76,000 square foot facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019, with a swimming pool, recreation and event center, basketball courts, fitness/exercise areas and a space for educational programs.
Big things are happening at Sweetwater Sound with Purdue Fort Wayne! Today the plans were unveiled for a beautiful new studio building for the music technology program located on Sweetwater’s campus. This project should be completed and ready to begin classes in the fall of 2018.
Purdue Fort Wayne Sweetwater Music Technology Building Floorplan