June 15, 2016
May 11, 2016
With several projects about to get started in Arizona, Sundt Construction is ready to add skilled craft workers to its roster of employee-owners.
We’re seeking experienced craft workers for transportation and industrial projects in Mesa, Gilbert, Maricopa and Tucson. Anyone interested is invited to attend a job fair June 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Center for Craft Excellence (2630 S. 20th Place, Phoenix).
We’re looking to hire Heavy Equipment Operators, Laborers, Pipe Layers, Grade Checkers, Water Truck Drivers, Finishers, Carpenters/Form Setters, Concrete Laborers, Ironworkers, Pipe Fitters, Welders, Mechanics, Lube Men and Dirt and Pipe Foremen. We offer a great working environment along with excellent benefits and competitive pay.
Profiles and applications can also be submitted by visiting our website.
March 7, 2016
The joint-venture team is constructing a new hotel tower. Rendering courtesy of Thalden Boyd Emery Architects.
By the time the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino project gets under way, you can bet Sundt and joint venture partner Yates Construction will have performed extensive work to ensure the project reflects the community’s heritage and priorities.
The team has been selected for pre-construction services on a major expansion of the casino and hotel, which is located on the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation near Phoenix. Representatives from both contractors have spent the past several months building a strong relationship with the Ak-Chin membership through community meetings and partnership opportunities.
The project will include a new hotel tower, a new ballroom, expansion of the casino and restaurant facilities along with a new parking garage.
“The community at large is interested in the project,” Sundt Project Director Chandra Reilly said. “It’s their community dollars being used to build the facility.”
A significant result of the extensive outreach was the creation of an art and design committee made up of community members. The group has been instrumental in ensuring the facilities are reflective of the Ak-Chin people and their agricultural heritage.
“They wanted to make sure the facility, from a cultural perspective, reflected something very unique to Ak-Chin,” Chandra said. “While they are connected to other O’odham communities, they have their own unique culture.”
Our joint venture with Yates Construction participated in the Ak-Chin Community’s Earth Day relay race.
Sundt’s history of building Native American casinos goes back more than 20 years to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Indian Reservation in Arizona. Chandra also has extensive experience with similar projects and understands the sensitivities involved in working with a sovereign government.
“We’re being invited to work in what amounts to another country,” she said. “We’re respectful that this is their land.”
Public outreach began last November when the team held the first of four meetings with tribal members, starting with the group’s elders. Those dozens of men and women are “the heart and soul of the community,” Chandra said.
After receiving the elders’ feedback, the team held a public meeting that was attended by around 75 people. Once completed, the results of that session were taken back to the elders before going to the public again.
“Much of the feedback involved making the facility accessible and appealing to the broad demographic Harrah’s attracts,” Chandra said.
The joint venture team has been a supportive partner in the community as well.
“We have participated in several events,” Chandra said. “We had people run in a relay race on Earth Day. We helped send their preschool to Sea World, sponsored a softball tournament and participated in a golf tournament.”
A new ballroom is part of the renovation plans. Rendering courtesy of Thalden Boyd Emery Architects.
May 1, 2015
Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa in Chandler won the retail category.
Last Thursday was a RED-letter night for Sundt. That’s when two of our projects won Real Estate and Development Awards, Arizona’s most comprehensive real estate honors.
The Pima County Public Service Center in Tucson and Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa in Chandler were honored during the RED Awards ceremony at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix. The awards are presented by AZRE Magazine.
Pima County Public Service Center, which won in the public category, is a 290,000-square-foot criminal justice facility in Downtown Tucson. Original plans were for the City of Tucson to use 55 percent of the facility with Pima County using the remaining space. Eventually, Pima County occupied the entire facility, putting 14 courtrooms and the offices of the assessor, constables, recorder and treasurer in the building. We also built the adjoining parking lot that accommodates more than 700 vehicles.
Ocotillo Village, which took the retail category, is an 82,000-square-foot facility that features two pools and a children’s splash pad, seven tennis courts, a full-service spa, salon and med spa, café and outdoor patio, kid’s club and nursery, kid’s gym, men’s, women’s and family locker rooms, an indoor basketball court and running track, two racquetball and two squash courts, cardio, weight and functional training rooms, hot yoga studio and traditional yoga studio, and Pilates, indoor cycling and group fitness studios.
The state’s biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects and transactions for the previous year are honored each year. RED Awards are given to developers, general contractors, architects and brokers/teams. All award winners and honorable mentions are featured in a special awards section of AZRE Magazine.
Pima County Public Service Center in Tucson won the public category.
March 18, 2014
Sundt is pleased to announce the completion of a beautiful new state-of-the-art health and racquet club in Chandler, Arizona.
The 82,000-square-foot Ocotillo Village (one of four Village Health Clubs & Spas owned by DMB Associates) features two pools and a children’s splash pad, seven tennis courts, a full-service spa, salon and med spa, café and outdoor patio, kid’s club and nursery, kid’s gym, men’s, women’s and family locker rooms, an indoor basketball court and running track, two racquetball and two squash courts, cardio, weight and functional training rooms, hot yoga studio and traditional yoga studio, and Pilates, indoor cycling and group fitness studios.
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Sundt is pleased to announce that Kevin Angelini has joined us as project engineer. Kevin has more than 10 years of construction trade experience and an extensive background in commercial and residential construction. He joins the Kings County Courthouse project team in Hanford, Calif., where he is responsible for overseeing project procurement. Prior to joining Sundt, Kevin worked on a $3 billion project for Intel where he oversaw the construction of a $100 million microprocessor fabrication cleanroom. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Arizona State University.
What else is interesting about Kevin? We recently asked him a few questions to find out:
What drew you to Sundt?
Sundt’s reputation as a leader and well respected contractor in the construction industry.
What are your job responsibilities in your new position?
My responsibility is to support the field staff by making sure that they have the material they need on site when they need it. I also have the various responsibilities of an engineer: submittals, RFIs, closeout, LEED, and building relationships with the owner and design team.
Where might you be working if you weren’t in the construction industry?
I would be a cabinetmaker with a focus on architectural millwork and custom furniture.
What’s the most interesting movie you saw recently?
I really enjoyed all of the Harry Potter movies and was amazed at the author’s creativity with the entire series.
Most unusual project you ever worked on?
My most unusual project was building the FAB 42 semiconductor plant for Intel. The scope requirements of that job were far different from anything I had done before – it was a great learning experience.
Where would you most like to travel?
I would like to travel throughout Europe and see all of the different types of architecture, taste the food, and learn about the different cultures.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I spend time with my wife and two sons. We go out and enjoy going to the movies, sporting events, outdoors, boating or just hanging out around the house.
Best advice you ever received?
I guess it would be that you only live once, so work hard and play even harder. Life is short – enjoy life and live it to its fullest in whatever you do.
Who has had the most profound influence on you?
There are lots of people who have impacted my life in one way or another, but I would say it was my parents. They taught me my values, work ethic and to be respectful of other people.