SOURCE: Hunt Construction Group, Inc.

Hunt Construction Group, Inc.

June 07, 2012 14:46 ET

Hunt Construction Group in a Joint Venture With Hardin Construction Co. to Build Upscale Convention Hotel in Downtown Austin, Texas

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Jun 7, 2012) - Hunt Construction Group and Hardin Construction Company (Hunt-Hardin) have been selected as the joint venture firm for the construction of a 33-story, upscale convention hotel in downtown Austin, Texas.

The hotel -- to be located on Austin's prominent Congress Avenue and destined to become one of the largest developments in downtown Austin's history -- is a development of White Lodging Services Corporation, a hotel development, ownership and management company based in Merrillville, Ind.

The development will include a 1,012-room JW Marriott hotel and a three-story underground parking garage. Site work for the project is scheduled to start in June, followed by construction of the garage, beginning in early August, then the hotel. When complete, the new hotel will become the world's largest (number of rooms) JW Marriott.

The architect of record is HKS, Inc. of Dallas, TX.

About Hunt Construction Group
In its 67 year history, Hunt has been known as one of the nation's leading construction services firms consistently ranking among the top contractors by Engineering News-Record, and is ranked #2 in hotel construction (ENR Sourcebook September 19, 2011). Growth and innovation are the cornerstones of Hunt's team and their constant strive for knowledge makes us the standout organization we are today. We pride ourselves on being the best in construction management, design-build, integrated project delivery, general contracting and preconstruction services.

In December 2010, Hunt completed the JW Marriott Indianapolis for White Lodging Services ahead of schedule. Today, it is the largest JW Marriott in the world. Other hospitality projects Hunt has had the pleasure of building for White Lodging include the Marriott Convention Center Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, the Louisville Marriott Downtown Hotel and currently under construction is the Hyatt Place in Austin, TX. For more information, visit

About Hardin Construction
Celebrating 65 years of excellence, Hardin Construction Company, LLC is one of the nation's leading construction services firms, providing unequalled expertise for projects of broad scope and complexity through its culture of integrity, innovation and opportunity. With capabilities in general construction, construction management, design-build and renovation, Hardin is a leader in green building and sustainable practices and is recognized nationally for its safety practices. Privately-held, Hardin's headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with offices in Atlanta, GA, Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Belinda Burke
    Vice President of Marketing & Communications
    Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
    2450 South Tibbs Ave.
    Indianapolis, IN 46241
    Tele 317.227.7981
    Fax 317.227.7810
    Email Contact

    Whitney Thrower
    Director, Marketing and Public Relations
    Hardin Construction Company, LLC
    3301 Windy Ridge Pkwy., Suite 400
    Atlanta, GA 30339-5618
    Tele 404.504.6632
    Fax 404.264.3514
    Email Contact