When you think of FRG—think trusted partner, extended team. Our people make the difference. We are the experts on whom you can rely to maximize your facility’s performance—so you can focus on your business.
John N. Weeber – President, Co-founder/Owner
John is one of the driving forces behind the growth and operational excellence of FRG’s facilities services business. He has also played a vital role in FRG’s rise to its present position as an industry leader.
With 5 years in manufacturing and more than 10 years of experience in the facilities industry, John began building his expertise as a manager when he joined a small precision parts manufacturer where he held sales, marketing and operations positions and grew the business by over 300% in less than four years. In addition, John spent time in marketing positions with General Motors and Haworth, a multi-billion dollar furniture manufacturer. John also gained valuable facilities industry experience while working for SMG, one of the nation’s leading facilities management companies. In 1997, John joined facilities MRO giant Grainger Industrial Supply, where he met FRG co-founder James Faber. Experience like this has given him the extensive skills and expertise needed to lead, guide and direct FRG operations, finance, and engineering.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Hope College, as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University. John enjoys spending time with his wife and four young children, is actively involved in sports and serves in a leadership role for various non-profit organizations.
Benjamin C. Wirick – Director of Engineering
Ben Wirick is responsible for sales, design and project management activities for various projects at FRG. Ben manages or executes all phases of design-build projects as required to provide a complete and functioning product for the client. This includes diagnostic services, concept design, project management and commissioning.
For more than 20 years, Ben has been extensively involved in the design and installation of mechanical and process systems serving restaurant, commercial, institutional and manufacturing clients. He has designed many innovative mechanical systems and design solutions for HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, energy management and building systems applications. Certified in the Honeywell, Novar, Emerson CPC, and Trane product lines, Ben is also an expert in direct digital control (DDC) system applications. Prior to joining FRG in 2001, Ben owned and operated his own mechanical contracting business and held management positions with commercial mechanical contractors. Ben’s entire career has been in the mechanical design and construction fields.
Ben received a degree in mechanical engineering from ITT Technical Institute. He has successfully passed the mechanical Master’s and Mechanical Contractor’s Exams and is licensed to practice in the state of Michigan.