Weis Builders was founded back in 1939 and serves clients nationwide today as a third-generation, family-owned general contractor. Since the beginning, the company has maintained a reputation for building solid relationships and continues to exceed client expectations today.
Hotels can be destinations or places to stop on the way to someplace else. They can be single purpose or multipurpose, combining event facilities, dining and meeting places, overnight accommodations, and local shops and trades. The more functionality that can be centered on the hotel structure, the better the chances for success and benefits to the community.
When a regional builder wants to expand, it can go national through acquisition. When a national builder wants to expand, acquisition is also possible route. Cavco Industries, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a national network of independent and company-owned retailers.
The East Coast and North East have some historical landmarks that are in need of safety and quality improvements. Those projects usually get the most attention while other buildings that are nearly as old are remodeled and renovated without a lot of publicity.
In 1888, San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado was an architectural masterpiece, acclaimed for its modern amenities. With its one-of-a-kind silhouette—once compared to a cross between an ornate wedding cake and well-trimmed ship—the resort was known throughout the country and around the world.
The University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind., baseball team, the Aces, will be putting its feet on a new surface as its stadium undergoes a major renovation this year, including a new AstroTurf synthetic turf field. The facility will be getting more than a greener look as the face-lift will include padded walls throughout the stadium, new fence lines down the first and third base lines, dugout and bullpen renovations, a new LED scoreboard, as well as the AstroTurf premium playing surface. The updated venue will be named German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium.
As of Monday, July 22, 2019, New York City’s electric utility, Con Edison, had crews working to restore power to about 33,000 electric customers in the southeast Brooklyn neighborhoods of Canarsie, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Old Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown due to continued heat and high usage.
The camera drone—also called a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) or UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)—has moved from the toy department to the construction company’s tool supplier. Buzzing about, checking the site and the work, drones are becoming as familiar on the job as hard hats and safety vests. And like those ubiquitous safety equipment staples, drones have a place in protecting workers as well as feeding high-level information to the boss.
Ray Kroc built an empire from 15-cent hamburgers and 10-cent fries. It’s called McDonald’s. Since his death in 1984, the Kroc Foundation has supported numerous causes, but perhaps its face to the world has been Ronald McDonald and the Ronald McDonald House, a nonprofit that provides free housing for parents close to medical facilities where their children are receiving care.