SOURCE: ROEL Construction Company

ROEL Construction Company

February 19, 2009 19:16 ET

ROEL® Construction Completes Design/Build of Quechan Casino Resort Over 4 Months Ahead of Schedule

FORT YUMA INDIAN RESERVATION, CA--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - ROEL Construction announced today early completion of the design/build delivery of the Quechan Casino Resort located on the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation in California. This stylish Santa Barbara inspired project will offer the largest convention and entertainment venue in the area with a Grand Opening Celebration to be held on Friday, February 27, 2009. Taking this expansive 30-acre master planned site from design to a destination resort 4-1/2 months early necessitated moving over 1 million cubic yards of dirt, relocating high voltage lines while maintaining optimum safety measures that the oppressive desert climate presented. Due to the remote location, two wells were drilled for the water treatment plant creating the resort's potable water supply; and a wastewater treatment facility was built to eliminate reliance upon local infrastructure as well as provide reclaimed water to sustain the lush landscape. The 297,000-square-foot casino resort design elements incorporate high-end finishes of stone, granite, stacked stone columns, and wood beams throughout. The five-story, poured in place concrete, 166-room hotel includes 8 luxury suites, 33,000-square-feet of gaming, a 20,000-square-foot event center, 24-hour cafe, food court, sports bar, and signature steakhouse. Additional features include an interactive beach entry pool with pop-up jets and a lazy river, a 1,200-person concert venue and surface parking to accommodate up to 1,650 cars and recreational vehicles.

"The completion of the Quechan Casino Resort, a truly unique conference, entertainment, and gaming destination, has enabled the Quechan Tribe to grow exponentially," said Mike Jackson Sr., President, Quechan Indian Tribe. "We had a tremendous public opening on February 13th and our nation's future looks bright. ROEL Construction is truly one of the best companies we have ever worked with and we thank them for braving the extreme desert conditions to finish our resort over four months ahead of schedule."

Tribal Council President Mike Jackson Sr., Brian Golding Sr., and Felix Montague are representatives for the Quechan Indian Tribe. Marty Breen, Steve Jones, Jason Beckham, and Adam Bock of Cumming Corporation are the construction managers. Leading architecture and design were Brent Hughes of ROEL Construction and Bob Dollar with the Friedmutter Group. Other members of the design team include GSSI Structural Engineers, Dahl, Robins & Associates, Orness Design Group Inc., MPE Engineering, Casino Food & Beverage Solutions, The Lifestyle Companies, Endelman & Associates Inc., Rolf Jensen & Associates, Veneklasen Associates, and Square Peg Design.

ROEL representatives include Wayne Hickey as project executive, Brent Hughes as project director, Jarrod Smith, Gaurav Shah, and Pat Monahan as project managers, Steve Fruitman as assistant project manager, Juan Romero and Lee Banaszak as project engineers, Patrick Shields as assistant project engineer, Bob Oostra, Tom Groenendal, Harold Kenaga, Tony Morris, Eric Riveness, James Archer, Matt Kaiser, and Brandon Brooke as superintendents, with Carol Maniglia as senior project coordinator, Andrea Newell as administrative assistant and Andrea Eddington as clerk.

Subcontractors for the project include, Al Miller & Sons Roofing, Anning-Johnson Company, California Comfort Systems, California Sheet Metal Works, Cement Cutting, Clear Solutions Engineering Inc., Collins Plumbing, Convergent Inc., Desert Road Builders, Devco Engineering Inc., DFS Flooring, Fireproof Coatings, F Rodgers Corporation, Ground Service Technologies, Horizon Painting, Hufcor Airwall, Kamran & Company, The Lifestyles Companies, Magik Glass and Door, The McIntyre Company, Neal Electric, Pacific Coast Iron, Paramount Tile, PDI Coatings, Pugliese Interior Systems, Quality Cabinets & Fixtures, Raymond Interior Systems, Superior Door Systems, and Western Fire Protection.

About ROEL Construction

Founded on integrity, quality and trust, ROEL has been delivering construction excellence for over ninety years. Whether the job involves small tenant improvements, large-scale new construction or LEED certification -- ROEL provides a wide array of expertise to ensure an unparalleled client experience. ROEL has received the Contractor of the Year award eight times from the Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter, and is a nine-time winner of the Large General Contractor of the Year award from the American Subcontractors Association, San Diego Chapter. Additionally, the 2008 McGraw-Hill Engineering News-Record ranked ROEL 215th amongst the nation's 400 largest general contractors. Headquartered in San Diego, ROEL also has offices in Irvine and Palm Desert, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Kingman, AZ. Along with general construction, ROEL provides tenant improvement, structural concrete, and consulting services. For more information on ROEL Construction, visit

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