Allyn was only 15 when he became a founding partner (although it’s doubtful whether the brothers realized they were “founding” anything at the time). For several subsequent years he spent summers as both a laborer and a (teenage) sales rep, while spending winters in Budapest, Hungary doing construction and service work with a foundation and church there. In 2005, Allyn became the managing partner of WSI and oversaw a new phase of growth in the company. Allyn continues to lead the company as President, and is involved in business development, coaching, customer service, and sales. He is the past president of the Flint Hills Area Builders’ Association, and is actively involved in Rotary and the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Allyn and his team are frequent volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. He has long-time involvement with the Master Gardener program and more recently has become a beekeeper. Allyn and his wife Emily have four children and are active in the Manhattan community.
Eric co-founded the company in 1998 at the age of 17. In the early days he split time between balancing on a roof and balancing the checkbook (more of the former). Eric was with the company through college where he majored in economics at Kansas State, with additional studies at the Budapest University of Economics. In 2005 he moved to Chicago but remained involved with the company in a finance and strategy capacity while also completing the MBA program at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Eric spent five years with a management consulting firm, working primarily with industrial clients across the U.S. and on 5 other continents (not Antarctica, in case there was any question). In 2016 he returned to Weddle and Sons, Inc. in a full-time CFO/Strategy role where he focuses much of his attention on developing new markets. Eric and his wife Elizabeth have two children.