Biography of Stan Weaver and his Company
Stan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin in 1931. His family relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1934 in order for his father to be closer to the VA Hospital. In 1937 Stan’s family relocated to Clermont, Florida where Stan was raised. Stan refers to Clermont as God’s country and after a few trips to Clermont I would agree. He enjoyed playing baseball and football as a youth and graduated from high school in 1948.
Stan later attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. During his college years, he spent time in the merchant marines skidding across the Great Lakes to bring ore, wheat and other commodities over the lakes to earn money for school. All that for a dollar an hour. After his graduation from the University of Florida in 1954 (Go Gators!) he went to work for General Electric in the sales engineering training program and then enlisted in the Air Force in 1955 where he spent some time across the pond in Germany and other parts of Europe.
In 1957 Stan joined the Trane Company and spent a year at their facility in Lacrosse, Wisconsin before relocating to Tampa, Florida with Trane. He worked for the Trane Company until 1967. That year Stan accepted a position with the Middleton Company to manage their Tampa office where he worked until 1977.
In 1977 Stan and his wife Cathy (married for 42 years until her death in 1996) founded Stan Weaver and Company in Tampa, FL. In 1996 the company opened a second office in Orlando, FL and in 2008 a third office in Jacksonville, FL. He has led the company for over 30 years with his experience and integrity. He is one of the greatest gentlemen of our industry.
Stan is remarried to his lovely wife Betty and together they have 10 children and 26 grandchildren.
From all of your loyal employees we say thank you Stan for being a major part of our lives.