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George Weir

Founder

George W. Weir Asphalt Construction Inc.

610 Metcalf St.
EscondidoCA92025

Giving back to the community, being a forward thinker and maintaining a strong faith has helped George Weir be successful in his businesses and his life.

His company, George W. Weir Asphalt Construction Inc., started fixing potholes for free in the city of Escondido this past February after the season's winter storms left a vast amount of damage to city streets.
Weir grew up in Escondido and his companies are headquartered there. He was born at Palomar Hospital and attended schools in the city. He earned his degree from San Diego State University in 1979.

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Giving back to the community, being a forward thinker and maintaining a strong faith has helped George Weir be successful in his businesses and his life.

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