1904 Weis Family Plaster Crew

1904 Weis Family Plaster Crew*

History of George Weis Company

Peter Weis

Peter Weis

The company that is known as George Weis Company today was started by Peter Weis in the 1860’s as a small residential plastering, whitewashing and concrete finishing company.  Their main line of work was plaster which was the premier ceiling and wall building material used in the United States at that time.  Peter Weis came from Germany in the mid 1800’s with the knowledge of the trade.  Peter enlisted in the U.S. Army  and upon return from the Civil War in 1865 continued his skill of plastering.

William Weis

William Weis

 

 

Peter’s son’s and son-in-laws joined the crew, which included William Weis who later took over leadership to  continue the tradition of producing a quality plaster product which homeowners cherished for its’ durability which lasts a lifetime.

George Weis

George Weis

 

 

William’s sons  continued the plaster trade mostly in the residential markets with son George Weis becoming  the company’s namesake.

 

 

 

Robert Weis

Robert Weis

In 1946 Robert Weis (4th generation in the business)  came to work in the business along side his father George.    In an attempt to tap into other markets, George Weis Company started to shift gears and initially started in the drywall installation, taping, acoustical tile ceilings, spray-fireproofing, then eventually light gauge steel studs.  This expertise opened up an entire new field:  commercial construction, which encompasses the entire St. Louis Metropolitan area.

 

Also, as alternative to stucco, EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish System) transformed into the exterior finish of choice for many projects.  This enable commercial construction to have an alternative to brick and stone; with providing greater flexibility in design and affordability.

The company has been owned and operated since 1992 by representatives of the 5th generation of the Weis family; Mark Weis and brother  Michael Weis, who took over when their father: Robert Weis retired.  In 2010, Mark’s son, Ryan Weis, joined the team as a project manager/estimator insuring that the Weis family is well into the 6th generation of dependability, loyalty and trust that it has earned in the last 150 years.

George Weis Company has gone to great strides to ensure the highest quality of work, committing to meet the needs of the customer and have grown substantially over the last 150 years to become one of the St. Louis region’s premier commercial and residential specialty contractors.  George Weis Company’s vision is to continue to specialize in interior and exterior finishes (plaster, EIFS, drywall, interior/exterior metal framing and acoustic ceilings) for generations to come.

 

Mark Weis – President   5th Generation Family Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Weis– Vice President   5th Generation Family Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan Weis-Project Manager/Estimator   6th Generation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The 1904 Weis Family Plastering Crew picture was taken when a concrete curb was constructed in Millstadt in 1904 in front of Catholic Parsonage.  Weis family members on the picture are:  starting at right side of picture, William Weis, Sr., son and manager of crew; Peter Weis Sr., father and founder- shown with trowel; Peter Weis, Jr., son with hoe in mixing bin; and Edward Weis, son  shown in foreground and on the street side of construction.