Ed Lorenz


Presentation Title

Navigating the Construction Process for a Grow Facility 

Ed Lorenz, Vice President/Regional Director, WIELAND


In this session, Ed Lorenz, a partner and regional vice-president for WIELAND, will discuss some of the up-front challenges that owner’s face when planning a new facility.  Topics will include the pre-construction phase (architectural selections, permitting and due diligence) and how to manage and control costs once construction begins.  WIELAND is a national general contractor with multiple hemp/cannabis facilities in design or under construction.


Ed Lorenz is a Vice-President and Regional Director for WIELAND, an ENR-Top 400 construction firm with offices nationwide. In his role, Ed oversees a staff of project managers, superintendents and contract administrators who help WIELAND annually complete nearly $300M in construction projects nationwide.   Ed came to WIELAND in 2014 with over 20 years of industry experience, and became a Partner in 2018.  His areas of expertise include WIELAND’s work in both the industrial and cannabis sectors, as well as having K-12, multi-family and office experience.