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.
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.
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.
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.
Fortney & Weygandt received two Awards of Merit from The Association of Builders & Contractors (ABC) for Melt Bar & Grilled in Avon, OH and Arby's in Boardman, OH. The Excellence in Construction Awards event was on Friday, October, 27th at the A Loft Hotel in Cleveland. Matt Frank, Director of Business Development, was in attendance to accept the awards.
Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. was recently provided a challenge by the Arby’s Corporation, remodel a restaurant in 12 days versus a standard schedule of 4 weeks.
We are continuing our Meet Fortney & Weygandt series with highlighting our summer intern, Ryan.
Ryan is attending OhioNorthern University and has been interning with our company for the past two summers. He has been shadowing our Superintendents all across the country to learn more about our field. Watch the video below to learn more about Ryan and everything he's done this summer!
Fortney & Weygandt participated in the 7th Annual CLE Plane Pull benefiting the Special Olympics of Ohio on Saturday in the I-X Center parking lot. Teams of 20 people had one chance to pull a Boeing 737, which weighed over 100,000 pounds, 12 feet in the fastest time. The event raised over $68,000 for the Special Olympics of Ohio.
Fortney & Weygandt has nearly four decades of experience in the restaurant industry and has had a longtime relationship with Arby’s Restaurant Group for nearly 15 years. In that time we have built and remodeled many locations for the popular restaurant chain. Arby’s got its start in Boardman, OH in 1964 by Leroy and Forrest Raffel. Today there are more than 3,000 locations across the country.