With more than $1,000,000,000 in annual revenue and greater than 1,200 employees, Weitz is among the elite when it comes to commercial construction companies. While they have offices throughout the U.S., their roots are in the Heartland of the Midwest. As we began working with Weitz we quickly realized that while large in size, there was an honest, hardworking, family feel that defined the Weitz culture. One of our goals was to capture their Midwestern values and convey how the Weitz Way is positively different for job candidates as well as potential clients.
Beginning in the Winter of 2016, we began working on the Weitz website. With three distinct business units and more than 180 projects, this was clearly one of our biggest web builds. Over the next 4 months we strategically planned, designed and built an awesome website that was uniquely Weitz. We started by thinking big (literally) as we created a full frame design that featured big typefaces and large graphics. The whole site just feels large and powerful in a good way. We complemented the design with animations that have elements gently slide in or up. It’s a nice touch that creates a good user experience.
On the backend, we built a highly custom WordPress content management solution. Custom themes and templates were designed to give our client incredible control. Practically every element of the site is dynamic, allowing the client to make changes without needing the help of a programmer. Custom WordPress sections were built for leadership, projects, expertise, news, publications, press releases, locations and careers. We also made the site completely responsive with tablet and mobile layouts. The result is a big, bold site that can grow with Weitz in the years ahead.