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SeminoleSeminole Gaming nears completion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., which it says will be a landmark destination. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has long been recognized in the gaming industry for innovation and delivering exceptional guest experiences. Its newest development, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., may be the tribe’s boldest move yet as its vision for the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel takes form 450 feet into the sky. 

RustonRuston Paving uses its vast experience and culture of teamwork to deliver paving projects on time, safely and with quality.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Success in the construction industry primarily depends on quality execution of projects, a focus on the schedule and a strong dedication to safety. Ruston Paving has become a valued partner to numerous contractors because it delivers on all these fronts and more. Coming to each project with more than 75 years of experience, Ruston Paving remains focused on providing complete and personalized service. 

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RANDALL’s ability to self-perform multiple trades with more efficient methods helps it stay recession-proof.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When RANDALL begins a project, the company takes a “whole building approach” to optimize its design and delivery capabilities. It is committed to providing clients with “champions” from the industry who have the right expertise to successfully manage large construction projects. Before they get on a job site, “Our teams go through extensive training,” says Taelor Purvis, head of Business Development. “We take quality and safety very seriously.”

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HolladayHolladay Construction Group leverages an extensive history in property development to turn concepts into reality, meeting all of its clients’ expectations.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Born out of one of the leading real estate development and property management companies in the industry in 2007, Holladay Construction Group’s unique history provides it with the experience and operational skills from an owner’s perspective to offer extended design/build support. “The key is to deliver a quality project and treat it like you were paying for it with your own money,” President Scott Trueblood says. 

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Turner Constructions learned from its past work with Great Wolf Lodge to improve the client’s latest resort.

By Tim O’Connor

In the tourism business, success is seasonal. It’s critical to be up and running during summer breaks and holidays when families are more likely to vacation. This is why the new Great Wolf Lodge under construction in LaGrange, Ga., about 60 miles south of Atlanta, is so keen on being open by June 2018 in time for summer visitors. Any delays could mean losing the entire prime travel season.

To meet that deadline, the resort company needed a construction manager with experience and the capability to work efficiently. Turner Construction was the clear choice because the company had the knowledge and expertise in place to accelerate work on the project.

Further, because Turner has worked with Great Wolf Lodge before, the company knew Great Wolf Lodge to be an educated client that could make decisions quickly. “Us being familiar with Great Wolf as a client and understanding their decision-making gives us the comfort to cut our schedule,” Turner Account Executive A.J. Bargoti says.

When it comes to its resources and ability to perform its projects, Campanelli is neither too big nor too small. “We’re the right size for the projects we take on,” says Jeff DeMarco, president and partner in the Braintree, Mass.-headquartered company, noting that its average project is $10 million to $70 million in value. “We’re big enough to take on a $40 million job, but we don’t take on 20 to 40 projects of that size at a time. We’re small enough that each of our projects is extremely important to us and we pay close attention to every detail.”

DeMarco considers the company’s greatest strength to be its ability to maintain a steady stream of development and construction projects in the commercial sector while giving all of its clients the attention they deserve. 

“One of the biggest challenges is knowing what projects to take on in a busy market,” DeMarco says. “We’ve managed our resources in a way that allows us to be sure our clients are pleased at the end of the day and every objective is met.”

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The city of Minneapolis’ new Public Service Building will create a central hub for government business, becoming the new face of public service.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

The City of Minneapolis is building a new Public Service Building that will consolidate staff formerly located at various sites throughout the city and improve access to services for the public. “For the City of Minneapolis, this is a generational building,” Director of Major Real Estate Projects for the City of Minneapolis Greg Goeke says. “We are really looking to this as a huge opportunity to improve our way of working with the public, as well as centralizing staff.”

JGRQuality, speed and dependability have led to growth for JGR Construction.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

JGR Construction, which works mostly for general contractors, has about 10 competitors it sees on a regular basis but differs from them in several ways. “We focus on quality and speed, both of which are necessary for us to be successful at what we do,” Co-president and Partner Antonio Obregon says. “We are extremely dependable. Dependability in construction doesn’t come around often and it certainly doesn’t come around easily.”

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