Tohono O’odham Selects Construction Team for West Valley Resort
$400 Million Project will Create Thousands of Construction Jobs, Positive Economic Impacts
The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise (TOGE) announced today that it has selected the partnership of Hunt Construction Group and PENTA Building Group as the construction team for Tohono O’odham Nation’s new West Valley Resort and Casino. Rounding out this stellar construction team, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) and Summit Project Management will jointly serve as the owner’s representative.
The $400 million project will create thousands of construction jobs and more than 3,000 permanent jobs when completed, offering a tremendous economic boost to the region. Site preparation and other preliminary activities have already been completed and will assist in expediting construction. This will be one of the largest construction projects planned for the West Valley and these firms were chosen for their particular expertise in large-scale resort projects.
Upon completion the state-of-the-art facility will include a casino with a 75,000 square foot gaming floor, a 400 room resort hotel, restaurants, spas and many other amenities. It will be a high-end, four-star facility and will be greater than one million square feet at full build-out.
Andy Asselin, CEO of TOGE, said, “We are proud to have assembled one of the finest construction teams in Arizona, one that can handle a project of this massive scale. The core tools are now in place to create jobs and economic opportunity the West Valley has been waiting for. That's why we are committed to hiring local firms and subcontractors as we move forward into construction and beyond.”
Robert Hart, Vice President Hunt Construction Group, said, “We are very excited to be involved in this incredible project, which will deliver an enormous economic boost to the West Valley and the entire state. Penta and RLB/Summit bring exceptional expertise to our team and we look forward to working together, along with other Arizona contractors, to construct a world class facility the entire West Valley can be proud of."
Hunt Construction Group is celebrating 70 years of construction excellence and 30 years of success in Arizona. Hunt Construction Group is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation's top commercial construction management/general contracting firms. More information can be found at www.huntconstructiongroup.com.
The PENTA Building Group is a nationally recognized general contractor with offices in Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Palm Desert and Tulsa. The success and experience of PENTA spans a wide variety of market segments including major gaming projects like the West Valley Resort. PENTA is ranked annually among the top 400 national general contracting firms by Engineering News Record and is the recipient of countless project awards. For more information, visit www.pentabldggroup.com.
Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is an independent, global property and construction practice with over 3,500 people in more than 120 offices across Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Services provided include Cost Management, Project Management and Advisory Services. The firm is committed to delivering high quality outcomes through advice focused on the cost, quality and sustainability of the built environment. More information can be found at www.rlb.com.
Founded in 1986, Summit Project Management combines comprehensive project development services with a unique team-building philosophy. Summit Project Management has successfully provided Owner’s Representative and Project Management services to Native American clients since 2000. The variety of tribal projects include casinos, hotels, medical facilities, offices, parking structures, dry and wet utilities infrastructure and food service, conference, teaching and cultural facilities. For more information, visit www.summit-pm.com.
The Tohono O’odham Nation is a federally-recognized Indian tribe, with existing reservation lands in Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Pima County, Arizona. The West Valley Resort will be located at 95th and Northern avenues and will generate thousands of new jobs and more than $300 million in annual economic impact. For more information, visit www.westvalleyopportunity.com.
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