Matt Frank

Director of Business Development at Fortney & Weygandt, Inc.

Recent Posts

City Officials Join Construction Team for KFC Ground Breaking


Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes.

Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mitch Lapin has been named President, effective Friday, March 1st. He replaces Greg Freeh who will now serve as CEO of the company.

Thank You and Happy New Year


Midwestern Flooding

As we have seen so often, water can be an incredibly devastating natural force. When a flood hits, as we saw recently in Missouri and Illinois, the resulting misery and destruction can leave one with an unsure path to recovery. 

Can Construction Boost Retail Sales?

At a recent meeting with a client to discuss national remodel plans, it was mentioned that they look forward to the construction process starting because it often led to a boost in sales in those stores.

Fortney & Weygandt Inc. Reduces Project Costs by 15%

Value Engineering and a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) contract provided exceptional value to our client Brookdale throughout the project we just completed for them in Williamsburg, VA. It’s an approach that has allowed us to build repeatedly for Brookdale and in the senior living segment.

4 Construction Predictions

The past few weeks have featured countless stories on looking back at 2014. The year in review, the year in pictures, top ten of this and top 15 of that. Just as quickly as they sum up 2014, they start predicting what is ahead for 2015. Depending on what you read, the pendulum swings on a scale of good to bad for 2015– no one is really committing.

Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. Mourns Passing of Founder Robert L. Fortney

Robert L. Fortney, founder of Fortney & Weygandt, Inc., one of the largest commercial construction companies in Northern Ohio., passed away October 22, 2014 at his home in Westlake, Ohio. He was 61.

Bob Fortney had recently retired from the company he led for 36 years, naming Greg Freeh, a 31-year employee and most recently Chief Operating Officer, as President. 

Safety First

Continuing our efforts to keep our employees working safely is an important part of our culture.

In recognition of those efforts, Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. received an award from the Bureau of Workers Compensation for its effort in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace during 2012.                                 

What Drives You?

Our Founder, Bob Fortney, was recently featured in a segment about entrepreneurship and the business climate in Northeast Ohio. Click below to watch the full feature: