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Rudolph and Sletten

February 04, 2009 07:37 ET

Rudolph and Sletten Completes Construction of Red Hawk Casino Ahead of Schedule

Pre-Construction Services and Expert Scheduling by Rudolph and Sletten Helped Bring California's Newest Indian Gaming Casino to Completion Ahead of Schedule

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2009) - Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. announced today that construction is complete on California's newest Indian gaming casino, Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, Calif. Red Hawk Casino is a 278,000 square foot full-service gaming facility with an 88,000 square foot gaming floor, 2,000 slot machines, 75 gaming tables, six restaurants and four bars.

Red Hawk Casino welcomed approximately 25,000 guests as it officially opened its doors to the public on December 17, 2008.

Rudolph and Sletten's pre-construction services and expert scheduling allowed for the earlier than expected finish. By finishing a few days early, the casino was allowed "back of house" access for various support departments, such as facilities, finance, surveillance and food and beverage, giving staff a head start preparing for opening night.

"Our company's focus on stellar pre-construction services that emphasize budgets and schedules lead to an earlier than expected completion date," said Howard N. Mills, Senior Project Manager for Rudolph and Sletten. "The Red Hawk Casino is a perfect example of how our preplanning efforts can greatly contribute to an excellent finish producing an incredible entertainment facility with the surrounding infrastructure needed to support it."

In addition, the project included major infrastructure improvements to the Rancheria and a 1.2 million square foot, eight story parking structure with 3,100 parking spaces.

"I could not be more pleased with the superior and fast work that Rudolph and Sletten provided the Red Hawk Casino," said Scott Holmes, Chairman of the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority. "They built a spectacular gaming facility in a rugged location without time delays or other surprises that normally can occur on such large projects."

Red Hawk Casino is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and is managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO). The gaming facility is a three level braced steel frame structure built on a steep hillside location. The casino also has retail space and six full service restaurants, four casino bars, a childcare facility, and an arcade.

Rudolph and Sletten was selected for the project because of its experience in building California's Native Indian gaming and hospitality resorts, and its unique strategic partnership with the nation's largest builder of hotels and casinos, Perini Building Company, Inc. Rudolph and Sletten, a wholly owned subsidiary of Perini Corporation, is fast becoming a leading builder of Native American projects.

About Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. ( is one of the leading general contracting firms on the West Coast. Rudolph and Sletten is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perini Corporation (NYSE: PCR), the country's ninth largest construction services company. As a pacesetter in the construction industry, Rudolph and Sletten has provided quality-oriented general contracting and construction management services for four decades. Rudolph and Sletten's expert professionals manage each job comprehensively, from site selection and preconstruction services through project completion. With its corporate headquarters in Redwood City, the company also has regional offices in Roseville, Irvine, and San Diego, California.

Rudolph and Sletten's building expertise includes virtually all types of projects with an emphasis on those markets where their technical expertise and quality excel: biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing; electronics; nanotechnology; healthcare; and high-tech research. Other areas of expertise include corporate campuses and office buildings, hospitality, entertainment and gaming, educational institutions, and mixed-use retail facilities. Rudolph and Sletten's current clients include Hewlett-Packard, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Johnson & Johnson, Agilent Technologies, and the UC and CSU University systems.

About Perini Corporation

Perini Corporation (NYSE: PCR) is a leading construction services company offering diversified general contracting, construction management, and design-build services to private clients and public agencies throughout the world. Perini has provided construction services since 1894, and has established a strong reputation within their markets by executing large complex projects on time and within budget, while adhering to strict quality control measures.

Perini Corporation ( offers general contracting, preconstruction planning, and comprehensive project management services, including the planning and scheduling of the manpower, equipment, materials, and subcontractors required for a project. Perini also offers self-performed construction services including site work, concrete forming, and placement and steel erection. They are known for their hospitality and gaming industry projects, sports and entertainment, educational, transportation, healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, and high-tech facilities, as well as large and complex civil construction projects and construction management services to U.S. military and government agencies.

About Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. It is located near Placerville, Calif., off the Red Hawk Parkway exit of Highway 50, just 20 minutes east of Sacramento. Red Hawk Casino is managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and blends a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. Red Hawk Casino features approximately 2,000 slot machines, 75 table games, six restaurants, four bars, and lighted, covered parking. You must be 21 years of age or older to gamble. More information can be found at

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