As we continue to celebrate our 40th anniversary, we have looked back at all the clients that have helped get us to this point and shaped our growth from a retail focused company working in malls to a multi-faceted general contractor working nationwide in a variety of construction segments.
Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. recently completed construction on City BBQ in Fairlawn, OH. This was a 3,519 square foot tenant build-out restaurant project.
Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. recently completed construction on a Panda Express restaurant in Chesapeake, VA. This was a new, free standing 2,216 square foot restaurant with a drive-thru.
If you read our blog article in April, then you know that for our 40th anniversary in the construction industry, we are giving back to our community. To do that, we asked employees to send in a list of charities that were important to them and we made a list of 40 to support throughout the year.
We at Fortney & Weygandt are happy to report that the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation awarded us a Certificate of 100% Achievement for preventing accidents and injuries in the work place during 2017. This award recognizes that we experienced no lost time accidents during the year. While there were a couple of minor injuries, our workforce competed 216,000 hours of work without a significant injury.
This year Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. is celebrating our 40th anniversary. Since 1978, a lot has changed, but Fortney & Weygandt’s commitment to service has always been there. Giving back and helping others was a personal philosophy of Bob Fortney’s as well as a part of how he conducted his business.
Fairfield Inn & Suites is celebrating the grand opening of their newest hotel in Indiana. Located at 1335 West Main Street, this 105 room Fairfield Inn & Suites is owned by Schahet Hotels and is opening in a great location near shopping and restaurants in Carmel. Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. was the general contractor and Bounds & Gillespie was the architect for this 60,900 square-foot, 4 story block and plank hotel.
Weather conditions can often have negative effects on a construction project, particularly potentially delaying the intended completion date. Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. has projects spread across the entire nation and, as a result, we must monitor weather conditions from coast-to-coast. So when I speak to business associates in the Midwest and they remark that the weather has been great and that we must be rolling along quite easily, I have to educate them that we may be good in this part of the country, but we have issues elsewhere. Adverse weather conditions can easily cause delays which, in turn, affect a project’s completion schedule.