The Weitz Company Appoints Senior Project Manager; General Contractor Strengthens Healthcare Resources

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Don Freeman hired to lead healthcare initiatives at The Weitz Company in Phoenix, Arizona.

This appointment is an indication of Weitz' continued commitment to the healthcare industry.

The Weitz Company announced today that Don Freeman has joined the firm to lead its efforts in the Arizona and southwest regional healthcare market.

“Don brings a significant level of highly specialized experience to our team,” said Mike Bontrager, executive vice president of the Weitz Phoenix office. “His record of innovation and exceptional client service aligns perfectly with our approach.” Don’s appointment as senior project manager is an indication of Weitz’ continued commitment to the healthcare industry. “Nationally, Weitz has a very strong presence in this market,” said Bontrager. “Don will play a key role in developing our portfolio of local and regional accounts, providing and implementing high-quality solutions for our clients.”

Prior to Weitz, Don worked for Guthrie General, where he managed the firm’s largest design-build project, Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Earlier in his career he worked for JE Dunn, DPR and Intel Corporation, where he was responsible for new business development, operations and logistics.

With 25 years of both domestic and international construction experience, Don’s background includes a significant body of work, including large-scale institutional projects, medical office buildings, lab and clean room work, and specialist medical/research/physician facilities. Major clients and projects managed include:

  •     Translational Genomics Research Institute
  •     International Genomics Consortium
  •     Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  •     Intel Corporation
  •     Honeywell
  •     GKN- Aero Space
  •     The Surgical Hospital of Phoenix
  •     Vi@Grayawk
  •     Banner Thunderbird
  •     Banner Boswell
  •     Banner Del Webb
  •     Abrazo Health Care
  •     Arizona Oncology Services

Don earned an MBA in 2000 from University of Phoenix and his BS in Electronic Engineering & Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology. During his tenure at Intel, he co-authored “Best Case Thinking,” a process designed to eliminate idle time on tools during construction, reduce installation time and realize revenue earlier.

Don comments, “I’m both excited and proud to be a part of the Weitz team. I look forward to working with such a respected company that prides itself on excellence in quality, safety and service.”

About Weitz

The Weitz Company is a full-service General Contractor, Construction Manager and Design Builder with offices throughout the United States. Established in Des Moines, Iowa in 1855, Weitz is one of the oldest commercial general contractors and typically ranks among the Top 50 in Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors Survey. Weitz offers construction expertise in the commercial, federal and industrial markets, and is licensed to build in all 50 states.

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