January 20, 2019
Fairlawn’s Welty Building Co. has become more than a construction firm.
“There are not a lot of people in the world that do horizontal integration. They do vertical integration, but we do horizontal integration, or at least that’s what I’m calling it,” said president and CEO Don Taylor.
He’s been the driver behind the addition of eight new offices and business units, including five subsidiaries. All of them have been formed since Taylor took the helm of the company from partner Jerry Welty in 1998, with many formed in the past 10 years.
The company has added Welty Facility Services Group to manage buildings and assets for property owners; inSITE Advisory Group to work with clients on grants, public-private projects and business attraction; Environments 4 Business, which provides office furniture and space design; and Virtual Design Construction, which offers clients technology such as drones, laser scanners and virtual reality.