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Escondido Businessman Wins Award from CSUSM

George Weir, an Escondido businessman and philanthropist, has been recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Business Leader of the Year by the Cal State San Marcos Center for Leadership, Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB).

Weir received the award among business community members, faculty and students at CLIMB’s Fall 2019 Leadership Seminar on Nov. 15.

Weir is the founder and owner of George Weir Asphalt Construction, the flagship of his seven Escondido-based companies. His business is not only successful, it’s also sustainable. Weir Asphalt was the first in California to use warm-mix asphalt, which, because it is mixed at a lower temperature, uses less fuel, is less expensive, and reduces greenhouse gases by up to 70 percent.

Weir also was honored by CLIMB for his philanthropic work and dedication to the community. Since 2010, he has repaired hundreds of potholes for free in his native Escondido. He also has stepped in frequently to support the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and multiple events for nonprofit organizations.

Weir and his wife, Cindy, have three sons.

“We’ve been given so much that we want to give back,” Weir told the San Diego Union-Tribune for a 2011 article. “It’s a pleasure, it’s a privilege, and it’s a lot of doggone fun.”