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Weaver Precast chief names two new partners in phased ownership transition

Janessa Weaver and Director of Operations Doug Pfautz have joined President and CEO Gary Weaver as partners in Weaver Precast and Superior Walls by Weaver Northeast, an Ephrata, Pa., operator entering its 60th year of business. Through 20 years with Weaver Precast, Pfautz has served in various operational, sales and customer service roles. Janessa Weaver has worked for her father’s company for 10 years, and is transitioning to the role of director of Sales.

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Weaver Precast is among licensees of the Superior Walls foundation—the first system of its kind to earn National Green Building Standard Green Certified Product designation.

“This is the first step in a multi-year plan to transfer operating and ownership responsibilities to these two very capable individuals,” says Gary Weaver. “The future of our company looks extremely bright with Janessa and Doug at the helm.

“Our company started in 1958 when my father and grandfather, Charles W. Weaver and Luke S. Weaver, founded Charles W. Weaver, Inc., a residential masonry contracting firm based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The company grew continuously, and in 1985, a newly-established Weaver Precast joined Weaver Masonry. This allowed us to re-enter the residential construction market. The very next year Superior Walls became the standard foundation solution for many builders because it was the only system that arrived at the jobsite ready to install and with insulation and studding integrated into the wall. We saw the future with that product and never looked back.

“Weaver Precast was our first licensee in 1986 and remains a strong player in a very active geographic market of the country,” affirms Superior Walls of America Vice President and CFO Keith Weller. “We’ve been in business as the innovator of precast concrete foundation systems for more than three decades. During each of those years the people at Weaver have efficiently served the needs of builders while growing their business.”

With a payroll of 60, Weaver Precast services southeastern Pennsylvania along with parts of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The company purchased the Superior Northeast territory in 2012, positioning it in New York’s Hudson Valley, Connecticut and Rhode Island, plus parts of Massachusetts and Vermont. All Superior Walls precast foundation products are produced at the headquarters plant in Pennsylvania and installed by territory-designated crews.